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Daniel Sturridge at Anfield

Daniel Sturridge contract: Liverpool striker close to agreeing £150,000-a-week contract

The England international set to be rewarded for impressive form since joining from Chelsea

A view of the action during the game between Manchester City and Roma

Manchester City fans hit back at Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand amid criticism of Etihad atmosphere

Supporters hit back at criticism following Champions League draw with Roma

Ronaldinho signs the t-shirt of a pitch invader

Video: Ronaldinho signs shirt DURING Mexican league match - proving pitch invaders are becoming more ballsy

The Brazilian has caused a bit of a stir since his switch to Queretaro

Arsenal have suffered 889 injuries since August 2002 - over 300 more than Liverpool

Arsene Wenger is facing yet another crisis ahead of the match against Galatasaray

Cheik Tiote

Arsenal transfer news: Cheik Tiote reveals he is open to switch from Newcastle to Gunners

The midfielder is thought to be keen to move on from St James' Park

Rio Ferdinand, Alan Shearer, Alan Hansen and Gary Lineker during Hansen's final broadcast

Rio Ferdinand reveals how he became the DJ at a Brazilian shack for an Alan Hansen party

The pair had been working on the World Cup together for the BBC

New broom: Louis van Gaal has agreed to £157m of spending since his arrival

Rio Ferdinand reveals how Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal made a 'big impression'

QPR defender noticed differences between the Dutch camp and England's during the World Cup

David Beckham with Beyonce and Jay-Z watching PSG

David Beckham, Jay-Z and Beyonce watch PSG vs Barcelona

Former England captain takes celebrity pals to watch Champions League game

Arjen Robben as E.T. goes viral after Bayern Munich players are evacuated from hotel

The Dutchman was pictured trying to keep warm as he waited on the street after a fire alarm

Angel Di Maria reveals wish to return to Argentina - but don't worry Manchester United fans...

...he doesn't plan to return any time soon

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells