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Newcastle United fans outside St James’ Park welcoming  the announcement that the  Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle has been approved.  Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Last Sunday morning news began to filter out of Vicarage Road that Watford were on the brink of dismissing their manager Xisco Munoz. This was a sur(...)

The WB Yeats letters that were sold at auction.

A series of seven unpublished letters by the teenage WB Yeats have been sold for nearly £48,000, more than double the pre-sale price estimate. The le(...)

The WB Yeats letters that are up for auction

A series of seven unpublished letters by the teenage WB Yeats will go on sale at Sotheby’s in London next week. The letters contain the first referen(...)

Bobby Ball. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Tommy Cannon has said he is “devastated” following the death of his comedy partner Bobby Ball at the age of 76. The comedian, actor and author had be(...)

Marcus Rashford: sparked a nationwide campaign after the British government voted against extending the provision of free school meals until next Easter for children in need.  Photo: Fareshare/Mark Waugh/PA

When Marcus Rashford wakes up on Saturday morning, he’s entitled to feel that it has been a fairly productive week. First he swooped in to score the (...)

Around 2006/07, Jason Molina moved from the US midwest to London, tilting himself towards an adventure that would become the material for this re(...)

“When it works it is the best thing in the world.” Above, Marie, Brian and Padraig (8) O’Callaghan

Louise Brown, the first in vitro fertilisation (IVF) baby, was born 40 years ago today at Oldham General Hospital in England. Known at the time as th(...)

 Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring his side’s  opener against Wolves this week. For all  the Fulham player’s maturity,  it is worth bearing in mind he is still a teenage boy. Photograph: Mark Kerton/PA Wire

Two Saturdays, two prodigies: last weekend you could feel the buzz on Fulham Palace Road as 23,000 gathered in west London for Fulham versus Wolves at(...)

Since 1978, more than 6 million babies have been born through IVF across the world and over 2 per cent of European births are now through IVF. Photograph: iStock

It is “critical” that fertility treatment be publicly funded and legally regulated here, a pioneer in the field has warned. Professor Simon Fishel, f(...)

Jeanne Moreau in Lift to the Scaffold/Ascenseur pour L’echafaud (1958)

With her sensual, pouting mouth, her Gauloises-saturated voice, and her combination of sharp intelligence and smouldering sexuality, Jeanne Moreau, wh(...)

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