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The sense of despair gripping Liverpool's season after their FA Cup fifth-round defeat to Barnsley was given voice by Jamie Carragher yesterday when he admitted that the team's current form could not simply be dismissed as a blip. "I wouldn't call this just a bad spell, it's been a lot longer than that," he said. "We realise that we are not playing well enough."

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Championship side knock out Liverpool to leave manager under intense pressure before Tuesday's visit from Inter

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His office overlooks the Arc de Triomphe, and as the boss of global advertising behemoth Publicis - owners of Saatchi & Saatchi - Maurice Levy is something of a monument himself. Alex Benady probes behind the smooth facade

MTV/Microsoft to challenge iTunes

It is 25 years since a pioneering music channel launched on US television and proclaimed, with its first song, that Video Killed the Radio Star. Now, MTV is about to launch a music downloading service that, one day soon, might kill music television.

24 Hours On The Dingle Peninsula

Turn your watch back to Kerry time - life is enjoyed at a peaceful pace on Europe's most westerly point

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