At first, it lulls you into a false sense of security. Maybe it’s the bright blue (powder blue, really) paint job or the fact that the wheel arches do(...)

Maribel Valencia holds her newborn twins at the San Diego Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center in San Diego. Jaelyn, right, and Luis Salgado, who were born just minutes apart but in different years. Photograph:  Kaiser Permanente San Diego /  AP

A woman in California has given birth to twins who arrived just minutes apart but in different years. Maribel Valencia (22) gave birth to Jaelyn Vale(...)

Clay “caganer” (defecator) figures of Albert Rivera, Mariano Rajoy, Pedro Sanchez and Pablo Iglesias at the Santa Llucia market in Barcelona. “Caganers” are believed to bring good luck. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

In the week leading up to the most open and arguably most significant elections their country has had in more than three decades, Spaniards’ attention(...)

  Gary Neville shows off Valencia’s shirt  during his presentation at the Mestalla stadium. Photograph:  Kai Foersterling

Gary Neville the coach admitted that Gary Neville the pundit would have been sceptical about his appointment at Valencia. But he insisted had he not (...)

Gary Neville is admired in Spain where  Manchester United made quite an impact. Photograph: EPA

Valencia’s players had thought for a few weeks now that Neville might one day become their coach. What they didn’t expect was for it to be Gary. Phi(...)

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(...)