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PFA Player of the Year award – live!

*Live updates from the ceremony at Grosvenor House *Email | Tweet: @NickMiller79*Six Chelsea players named in PFA’s team of the year*Paul Wilson’s Premier League team of the season – in pictures 9.21pm BST Another former winner, Terry McDermott, lifted the prize in 1980. Here he is playing cards with Phil Thompson on the Charity Shield. 9.12pm BST I

Celta Vigo v Real Madrid: La Liga – live!

*Live updates as Real Madrid seek to close gap on leaders Barcelona*Email or tweet @michaelbutler18*Scoreboard – all the latest scores from tonight’s games 9.19pm BST 59 min: Nolito is continuing his roasting of Carvajal, stepping over the ball, leaving the right-back for dead and coasting into the area. Illarramendi slides in to cover, but he can only cl

Kim Little and Marta head BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year shortlist

• Liverpool’s Nigerian Asisat Oshoala also nominated for inaugural award• Nadine Kessler and Spain’s Verónica Boquete nake up the five• Anna Kessel: Happiness lies with Liverpool for superstar OshoalaScotland’s Kim Little is among nominees for the first BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award in the shortlist announced on the BBC World Service on Sunday.Little scored 17 goals in 25 games

Surrey make strong start against Essex but Kevin Pietersen out for only 32

Surrey 293-5 v EssexFrom the most pedestrian of run-ups and the loosest of actions, the gentle medium pace of Jesse Ryder can be devastating. Just ask Kevin Pietersen, who was the first of two wickets in three balls for the New Zealander as Essex tried desperately to wrest control from Surrey on day one at the Kia Oval.Ryder, who is 15 months into a self-imposed hiatus from international cri

Clinton Foundation admits 'mistakes' on how it listed foreign donations

*Acting CEO: ‘We made mistakes, as many organisations of our size do’ *Clinton Cash author Schweizer calls for urgent investigation of donations Related: From Iron Lady to #GrandmothersKnowBest: Hillary Clinton is playing the 'gender card' to win The Clinton Foundation issued a statement on Sunday, in which it admitted it “made mistakes” over the listing of donations from foreign governm

Alabama storm kills at least two as sailboats capsize at regatta

Coast guard searches for five people still missing in the water after race involving more than 100 sailboats near Mobile BayCoast guard crews continued searching Sunday for five people missing in the water after recovering two bodies following a powerful storm that capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta near Mobile Bay, Alabama.One body was discovered Saturday and another wa

The Dozen: the weekend's best Premier League photos

We round up our favourite pictures from Saturday’s and Sunday’s matches in the English top flight Continue reading...

The average supermarket is chilly, fluorescent-lit hell. Here’s how to fix it

My radical plan to reinvent Tesco: a supermarket that promotes sociability, shares its data and looks after your health‘There are some stores,” Tesco’s beleaguered boss Dave Lewis suggested last week, “where we might want to put a giraffe in there.” The thought was only marginally less surreal than the loss he had just announced: at £6.4bn it was the largest writedown in British retail history.

Arsenal v Chelsea: Premier League – in pictures

Guardian photographer Tom Jenkins went along to the Emirates to capture all the action from the big game Continue reading...

London Marathon 2015: Eliud Kipchoge strength causes upset in men’s race

• Favourites Wilson Kipsang and Dennis Kimetto finish second and third• Kenyans all hope to race at world championships in BeijingThe men’s marathon race was billed as an athletics prizefight between the two greatest marathon runners in history. In one corner stood Dennis Kimetto, the world record holder. In the other, Wilson Kipsang, the reigning London marathon champion. But a third Kenyan,

Goodfellas: Robert De Niro and film's other stars celebrate an American classic

The 25th anniversary of Martin Scorsese’s mafia film was marked with an all-star screening at Tribeca to a rambunctious audience response and Jon Stewart“You’re over there in Row X. I mean no disrespect.”Even the ushers were getting in on the act at the Tribeca Film Festival’s rowdy closing night film and party. It was an opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary (and new 4K remaster)

France: three held during investigation into alleged plot to attack church

Detainees suspected of possible links to Sid Ahmed Ghlam, who was arrested last week after apparently shooting himself by accidentFrench police have detained three people in an investigation into an alleged plot to attack a church near Paris, authorities have said.The three are suspected of possible links to Sid Ahmed Ghlam, the chief suspect in the thwarted attack. The investigation has r

Greek finance minister hints at strained EU relations: 'I welcome their hatred'

Yanis Varoufakis quotes Franklin D Roosevelt in a statement that seems to confirm he received a dressing-down from eurozone ministers on FridayThe gulf between Greece and its creditors widened yet further on Sunday with the crisis-hit country’s finance minister brazenly tweeting that he has become a target of hate.Upping the ante in what has increasingly become a war of nerves, Yanis Varou

Three jailed in Russia for dance video filmed at Novorossiysk war memorial

Women, youngest of whom is 18, placed under administrative arrest after using a second world war monument as backdrop for promotional music videoA teenager has been jailed for 15 days and two other women for 10 days after they filmed themselves dancing near a second world war monument in the Russian city of Novorossiysk.On Saturday, a district court in the Black Sea port city sentenced 18-

Mediterranean migrants: No one makes this journey just to pick up benefits

Those who insist the west can’t take in the world’s misery must acknowledge how much of that misery we’re responsible forWhile travelling up the US-Mexican border several years ago,I met an anti-immigration campaigner in Columbus, New Mexico who went by the name of Quasimodo and who had carried a .38 pistol around with him ever since he went into an abandoned house and found some Latinos there.

Mixed-heritage Britons mean casual racism is less acceptable than ever

Bigots who think no one will object to their racism are making a big mistake in multicultural BritainThe Runnymede Trust’s report on Race and Elections tells us that one of the groups least likely to register to vote is those of mixed heritage. They are relatively young; they move around – not least to study; and of all the things they have to do, registering to vote isn’t a massive priority.

UK troops recruited to help arms sales

Records released by UK Trade and Investment show that armed forces personnel have hosted delegations from Qatar and Egypt, among others, over the past yearBritish troops have been put to work demonstrating the wares of arms companies ranging from drone manufacturers to cyber-warfare specialists for a range of foreign buyers over the past two years.Records obtained by the Guardian [pdf] pro

What it takes to get a name into the Guardian’s birthdays list

There are occasional pleas for inclusion and we are always looking for new names to add – and have a little more room now, as Fidel Castro no longer appears twiceTucked away on the obituaries page, towards the back of the Guardian, is the paper’s daily birthdays column. An idiosyncratic list of around 30 names, it includes a smattering of the great and good, national treasures, sports stars and

Monty Python: 'We hate the Daily Mail slightly more than we hate each other'

The five surviving members of the British comedy troupe joined host John Oliver for a panel discussion and screening of The Holy Grail during Tribeca film festivalThe five surviving members of the famed British comedy troupe Monty Python – Michael Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam – do not get along. On stage at the Beacon Theater on Friday night, two members walked

Trial of radioactive implants offers improved prostate cancer survival

A prostate cancer treatment using permanently implanted radioactive “seeds” doubles rates of five-year tumour-free survival compared with conventional high-dose radiotherapy.A prostate cancer treatment using permanently implanted radioactive “seeds” doubles rates of five-year tumour-free survival compared with conventional high-dose radiotherapy, a study has found.Low-dose-rate prostate br

Should I buy prescription drugs over the internet?

Eloise Aimee Parry died after taking diet pills bought online. Is is always a risk to circumvent your doctor, or is there a safe way to buy medicine without a prescription?Is your erection droopy or your tummy flabby? Thank goodness for the internet. Phentermine is “the best weight-loss diet medication ever”, according to the websites that sell it, while Viagra can be posted to you without a

Leader of legal fight against Tower Hamlets mayor to run for office

Andy Erlam, whose legal action led to Lutfur Rahman stepping down on Thursday, will stand for mayor on 11 June with Red Flag partyA writer and film-maker who led a successful legal fight to oust the mayor of a London borough is to run for office.Lutfur Rahman was ordered to step down as mayor of Tower Hamlets on Thursday when a judge found him guilty of corrupt and illegal practices follow

Man charged in connection with murder of Tracey Woodford

Christopher May to appear at Pontypridd magistrates court on Monday, as family pay tribute to ‘selfless’ victimA man has been charged in connection with the murder of a woman who was found dismembered at a flat in south Wales. Christopher May, 50, will appear at Pontypridd magistrates court on Monday in connection with the murder of Tracey Woodford, 47. Continue reading...

How I became a manga hero!

When Michael Booth was told his book about his family’s foodie tour of Japan was becoming an anime film and manga comic he headed to Kyoto to see what he looked like as a cartoon ...‘I think it’s a crazy idea. When they told me, I didn’t really believe it.” I am standing with Goro Miyazaki in a recording studio in Akasaka, and have just asked what he thinks about me becoming a cartoon charact

Royal Challengers Bangalore hand Delhi Daredevils a thrashing

• Delhi Daredevils 95; Royal Challengers Bangalore 99-0• Royal Challengers win by 10 wickets• As it happened: Dan Lucas’s over-by-over reportDelhi Daredevils were blown away for 96 in 18.2 overs by an outstanding display of fast bowling, as Royal Challengers Bangalore eased to a second consecutive huge win. Chris Gayle made an unbeaten 62 from 40 balls as the away side won by 10 wickets.Th

Arsenal v Chelsea: Premier League – live!

*Latest updates as Chelsea take on Arsenal at The Emirates*Email | Tweet: @NickMiller79*Keep up with all today’s live scores across Europe 5.58pm BST “They wanted the draw more today,” notes Jeremy Dresner.Quite so, Jeremy. Quite so. 5.57pm BST Well, who saw that coming, eh? The Chelsea players punch the air and their fans celebrate, while the Goon

Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore: IPL 2015 – live!

*Latest updates from the Indian Premier League*Email | Tweet @DanLucas86 5.56pm BST 8th over: RCB 73-0 (Gayle 51, Kohli 21) target 96 In fact it’ll be leggies from both end, as Tahir comes in again. Kohli waits on his first ball and plays it very late, reading the low bounce and cutting with the spin down to third man for four. He smashes the next ball back at T

Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal slams team for complacency at Everton

• Manager labels defeat ‘most disappointing performance’ of Old Trafford reign• Roberto Martínez says Everton victory fully deserved• Match report: Everton 3-0 Manchester United• As it happened: Michael Butler’s minute-by-minute reportLouis van Gaal condemned his Manchester United players for offering “light” to Liverpool in the fight for Champions League qualification plus a complacent atti

County cricket – live!

*Updates from Somerset v Middlesex and Yorkshire v Warwickshire*Coverage from Division Two as Kevin Pietersen’s Surrey play Essex*Cook praises Anderson after England seal win in second Test 5.42pm BST A really disciplined hundred from Ian Westwood at Headingley has thwarted Yorkshire all day and left Jack Brooks, the leading wicket-taker in Division One, particularly frustrated in the

John McCain: drone strikes should be run by US military, not the CIA

US senator says strike in Pakistan that killed western hostages ‘was probably preventable, in that there was an obvious breakdown in intelligence’ Drone strikes against suspected enemy combatants on foreign soil should be run by the US military and not the CIA, Senate armed services committee chairman John McCain said on Sunday. McCain made his remarks on CNN, days after it was disclosed t News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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