This was undoubtedly Ireland’s day on the battlefield but, despite a fine win that secures safe passage to the kinder half of the knockout draw, their World Cup campaign may have suffered a series of grievous blows.
Mark Webber and his Porsche team-mates made it three wins in a row to take the world endurance championship lead at Fuji but only after team orders allowed them to inherit the win from the sister car.
Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, may face a grilling by the parliamentary home affairs select committee over his pursuit of an accusation of rape against the Conservative peer Leon Brittan after the police decided not to continue with the investigation.
Jeremy Corbyn returns to parliament this week having passed the one-month marker as Labour’s leader, where he will look forward to a string of elections that could determine when and how Labour moderates decide to challenge his leadership.
Labour MP Helen Goodman has been criticised after a tweet from her account asked why, “if China is so great”, Jeremy Hunt’s wife – who is from China – had come to England.
Porto's Ruben Neves is reportedly a target for Liverpool.
Chelsea's star striker Diego Costa has admitted returning to the club overweight this season but he isn't the first and won't be the last.
Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Joe Allen and Dejan Lovren have points to prove, claims Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson.
Official figures show rise in cases, with incidents including drones being used for sexual offences and ferrying drugs into prisons
The Tottenham Hotspur and Everton stars were preparing for Monday night's European qualifier.
To deal with the sickly sweet elephant in the room: no, Candy Crush Saga isn’t included. Not for reasons of snobbery, but rather because surely anyone with an interest in playing puzzle games on their phone will know about it by now.
Jenson Button has refused to dismiss speculation concerning his expected imminent retirement from Formula One and it is widely predicted that he will quit the sport within days of Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.
As Nigel Farage paraded on stage with a “We want our country back” sign to a cacophony of whoops and cheers last week, there was no hint of the tribulations Ukip has suffered since the general election.