Former  Everton player and manager Howard Kendall with his Bell’s Manager of the Year Award in 1985 at Goodison Park after his team’s title triumph. Photograph:  PA Wire.

The radio was almost shaking. It sounded like thunder was pulsing through it. Last Saturday afternoon Goodison Park and Everton were saying farewel(...)

Vincent Kompany: his absence breaks up a defence that has kept five clean sheets in the five Premier League matches. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manuel Pellegrini believes Vincent Kompany’s intensity makes the Manchester City captain vulnerable to injury. Kompany will miss today’s game against(...)

The problem here is Alan Partridge. I can still remember an interview Steve Coogan gave at least 20 years ago, describing precisely the character o(...)

A  Syrian migrant runs after crossing under a fence as he enters Hungary, at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, August 27th, 2015.  Photograph:  Reuters/Bernadett Szabo

In Alfonso Cuarón’s film Children of Men, set in a dystopian 2027, women can, for some mysterious reason, no longer can have babies, and societies aro(...)

File pManchester City have announced the signing of defender Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia on a five-year contract. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA

Manchester City have announced the signing of defender Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia on a five-year contract. The 27-year-old, who had been strongly(...)

 The City of Arts and Sciences designed by Santiago Calatrava

Nowhere has fortune favoured the brave more than in Valencia. The 2,000-year-old city, one of Spain’s oldest, was founded by retiring Roman soldier(...)

Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United will play Club Brugge in the Champions League play-offs. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United have been drawn to play Club Brugge in the Champions League play-offs. Louis Van Gaal’s side will be at home in the first leg to be (...)

The seized painting,  ‘Head of a Young Woman’, by Picasso, at the customs offices in Calvi. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Kim Willsher in Paris When French customs officers boarded a yacht docked off the town of Calvi in northern Corsica, they knew exactly what they were (...)

Ryanair alleges it was defamed in Channel Four’s ‘Secrets from the Cockpit’ programme on the airline’s fuel policy. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ryanair has been ordered to give Channel Four TV Corporation documents related to its fuel policy between 2010 and 2012 in advance of the hearing of p(...)

Aine Connery scored Ireland’s winner against Uruguay as they qualified for the quarter-finals of the World League Round 3 in Valencia. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland 3 Uruguay 2 Ireland’s women booked a place in the quarter-finals of World League Round 3 in Valencia on Saturday afternoon as Aine Connery’s (...)