Everton’s Ross Barkley (centre) has signed a new four-year contract at Everton.  Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has signed a new four-year deal at Goodison Park, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.The 20-year-old has(...)

England’s Moeen Ali wears wristbands supporting Gaza and Palestine during the third cricket test match against India at the Rose Bowl cricket ground in Southampton.   Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Moeen Ali must stop wearing his ‘Save Gaza’ and ‘Free Palestine’ wristbands while playing for England, the International Cricket Council has decided.(...)

 Antonio Sanabria (right) of AS Roma passes the ball past Luke Shaw (Manchester United). Shaw has been told by Louis van Gaal to get fit. Photograph: Bob Pearson/Epa

Manchester United have had to devise a special training programme to get Luke Shaw in shape for the start of the season.Shaw had a fortnight off afte(...)

 Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge  is ready to step up and fill the sizeable gap left by Luis Suarez in the Liverpool attack  but says his team-mates need to do likewise as they begin life without the prolific Uruguayan.  Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Daniel Sturridge is ready to step up and fill the sizeable gap left by Luis Suarez in the Liverpool attack — but says his team-mates need to do likew(...)

Calum Chambers: glimpses of his talent persuaded Wenger that Chambers should be lured to London. Photograph: PA

The remarkable summer exodus of talent from Southampton is set to continue with Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez close to a reunion with former (...)

In a word

Róisín is Irish and the diminutive of Róis, meaning Rose in English. The Normans introduced it to England as Roese and Rohese and I am taking advantag(...)

Guns being landed at Howth in 1914. The figure on the far right is Erskine Childers. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

One hundred years ago on Saturday last Erskine Childers sailed his expensive gun-laden yacht Asgard towards the east pier at Howth. Unburdened of his (...)

The judge stopped the trial following the allegation and it will now be relisted. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

An investigation has been launched following claims a judge fell asleep in court, causing a child rape trial in England to be halted.The Judicial Cond(...)

Courage: the Paris of 1942 comes vividly alive in No Stars at the Circus by Mary Finn

Stories to make us laugh and stories to make us cry; stories to bring the past to life and stories to illuminate the present: today’s selection of fic(...)

Ulster Bank chief executive Jim Brown. Photo: David Sleator

Loans tied to Independent News & Media’s headquarters, upmarket homes in Belfast and Dublin, and properties backed by developer, Paddy McKillen f(...)