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The Etihad  Stadium  descends into a stunned hush after Raheem Sterling’s ‘winner’ is disallowed. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/AFP/Getty Images

If football isn’t your cup of tea then you’d most likely have been oblivious to events in Manchester on Wednesday night, although come Thursday mornin(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Kyle Walker-Peters, manager Mauricio Pochettino, Ben Davies and Danny Rose celebrate after the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City   at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

And it seemed like such a good idea at the time: watch the first 10-ish minutes of Porto v Liverpool just to see if there was any life in the hosts, a(...)

Maximum Media founder Niall McGarry at the company’s office in Fumbally Lane in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When online publisher Joe released a mash-up in the UK this month of Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg as Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker, the internet almost (...)

England manager Bobby Robson with Paul Gascoigne and other members of the squad leaving Luton to fly to Italy for the World Cup in 1990. Photograph: Michael Stephens/PA Wire

Margaret Thatcher praised England’s 1990 World Cup football squad for not diving like other teams, whose players she likened to acting out “the death (...)

Argentina’s  Diego Maradona gets his hand to the ball ahead of England goalkeeper to score the ’Hand of God’ goal during the World Cup quarter-final at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City during the 1986 World Cup. Photograph: Bongarts

Brexit has divided communities, families and friends, so it should perhaps come as no surprise to find it has done the same to England’s 1986 World Cu(...)

The Final Table: the third World War is a food fight

When did chefs go from being teatime distractions usually to be found cooking up fairly recognisable dinners before the soaps started, to their now, a(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo congratulates Paulo Dybala after he scored for Juventus in the Champions League match at Old Trafford. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

There’d been much talk of late of Jose Mourinho losing the dressing room, so it didn’t augur well when he appeared to have literally done so ahead of (...)

A road sign in Hamburg’s Max Brauer Allee warning  motorists that older diesel vehicles are banned from using this stretch of road in the north German city.  Photograph: Getty Images

With apologies to Gary Lineker, the diesel crisis is a game where two sides run around for three years and, in the end, German car companies win. Thi(...)

  England’s  Paul Gascoigne celebrates after scoring   during the European Championship Finals group match against Scotland  on June 15th, 1996, in London, England. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Studies on flawed genius are multitude. One English man has a catalogue of harrowing tales spread across a lifetime sprinkled with pure skill. We are(...)

Elva Carri, Pamela Newenham and Áine Mulloy of GirlCrew: ‘We discovered many women in Dublin were looking to climb the career ladder, change jobs or set up their own business, and were unsure how’

Thanks to social networking there are plenty of ways to make contacts and connect without ever attending a real-life networking event. Think of the nu(...)

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