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Hull was where it all started to go really wrong for Liverpool.

Stand-in Ngog stirs Liverpool to leave Zola's side on the brink

Liverpool 3 West Ham 0: Torres' absence makes little difference as Reds' new chairman watches a straightforward victory at a muted Anfield

Money doesn't matter insists Bullard

Hull midfielder Jimmy Bullard has told fans he is driven by pride and not pound signs following recent criticism of his displays.

Dowie haunted by fortune of relegations past

Birmingham City 0 Hull City 0

Hull dig in to allow Dowie hope of escape

Birmingham City 0 Hull City 0

Burnley build a heaven in Hull's despair

Hull City 1 Burnley 4

Dowie geared up for 'colossal' six-pointer

Hull view basement battle with Burnley as great chance to escape the bottom three

Dowie out to relegate Hammers

Hull manager is happy to put his past loyalties aside in order to beat the drop

Pulis moulds modest dream in Potteries

Stoke City 2 Hull City 0

Boateng blow clouds Stoke's safe delivery

Stoke City 2 Hull City 0

Fulham weigh response to West Ham claims

Fulham will decide this weekend how to respond to West Ham's claims that they broke Premier League rules by resting five key players for last week's defeat at Hull.

West Ham consider complaint against Fulham

West Ham are believed to be considering lodging an official complaint over Fulham's team selection last weekend.

Dowie's reticence can reap more rewards

Hull City 2 Fulham 0

Fagan picks Fulham's pocket to resurrect Hull

Hull City 2 Fulham 0

Sullivan's rage spells end for Zola

West Ham manager's days appear numbered as owner fumes at 'pathetic' displays

West Ham cast doubt over Zola but insist his job is safe for now

Owners say keeping manager until end of season is best option to protect Premier League survival chances
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Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
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Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform