Sport Gus Poyet gestures during last weekend's 2-2 draw with Southampton

The Black Cats remain in the relegation places despite an upturn in form

Northern General Sheffield Hospital

Criticism of hospital in handling Hillsborough

Hard-pressed staff sent victims direct to mortuary as stadium disaster unfolded

Flowers and a message left by Reading Football Club at the memorial outside Anfield for the 96 fans who died in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster

Chester, Crewe, Preston or Warrington? New Hillsborough inquests will be in the North-west

The judge is keen to ensure that they are within easy travelling distance from Liverpool

Unwanted: Luis Suarez and John Terry may both move on this summer

The Last Word: Week the FA jumped the Luis Suarez shark

The toxic presence of the Liverpool striker and John Terry make our national game a joke

A child wears a Jersey bearing the writing

Ian Herbert: Out of the darkness springs hope eternal for families ruined by Hillsborough disaster

The last inquest was scarred by degenerating into a private battle

The Hillsborough hearings will not be delayed

Police lose attempt to delay Hillsborough inquests

The judge presiding over the re-opened inquests into the 96 Hillsborough victims has rapidly and categorically rejected attempts by the Police Federation to delay the hearings by up to six years, until the conclusion of criminal investigations into the tragedy.

Lord Justice John Goldring, appointed the Coroner for the new Hillsborough inquests into the 1989 disaster at the FA Cup semi-final match

Hillsborough coroner promises to target 'culpable or discreditable conduct' in inquest early next year

Lord Justice Goldring reassures families that proceedings would be transparent

Luis Suarez pictured in the 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Chelsea

Luis Suarez bite: Liverpool striker faces long ban

FA has stated standard three-match punishment for the offence is "clearly insufficient in these circumstances"

Disgrace: today's Daily Star front page
A screen grab of Luis Suarez biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic

Luis Suarez bite: Striker apologises for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic

The incident occurred during the 2-2 draw at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers and Rafael Benitez

Rafael Benitez declines to comment on Liverpool ahead of return to Anfield

The Chelsea interim-manager returns for the first time

People take part in the Hillsborough memorial service at Anfield

Liverpool owner John Henry 'humbled' by Hillsborough families

Today marks the anniversary of the disaster

Saracens will hold a minute's silence before game this weekend

Saracens maintain plan to hold minute's silence for Margaret Thatcher despite anger among own fans

Debate over whether to pay respects to form Prime Minister has divided opinion

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers only wants a minute’s silence for Hillsborough

Hillsborough families oppose minutes silence for Margaret Thatcher

Brendan Rodgers has said the only silent tribute this weekend should be held before Liverpool's game at Reading in order to honour the memory of the 96 supporters who died in the Hillsborough disaster.

A view of Wembley, Liverpool will mark Hillsborough this weekend, respects paid to Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher takes advantage of a photo opportunity with Kevin Keegan (left), Emlyn Hughes and the rest of the England team of 1980

Ian Herbert: A minute's silence? Margaret Thatcher was not one of us when it came to sport

Her compulsory membership plan for supporters was detested and failed

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Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
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Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
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Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game