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Midfielder scores on his final appearance at Stamford Bridge but draw ends hopes of Champions League qualification

Trials of the scheme will begin in the North West in the autumn

Chris Grayling to announce plans for 70 'resettlement prisons' that hold offenders close to home before release

Plans to create 70 “resettlement prisons” so offenders can be held close to their home before release will be announced today by Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary.

Lesley Sharp attends the 2013 TV Bafta awards

Lesley Sharp: 'The media is too biased against northerners'

British actress Lesley Sharp has accused the media of being more biased against people from the north than against people from Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (left) takes on Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel in 2012

Liverpool and Spurs lose out in race for £20m midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan

The much sought-after Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Shakhtar Donetsk looks likely to join Borussia Dortmund, leaving Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool disappointed.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Liverpool target Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be fined after failing to return for pre-season training

Shakhtar Donetsk chief executive Sergei Palkin has warned midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan he will be fined after going Awol and missing training.

Liverpool's Anfield home is hemmed in by terraced streets

Anfield expansion plans: Liverpool council paves way for stadium development

Club apologises to neighbours for years of housing blight in streets around the stadium

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Luis Alberto will add to Liverpool's attacking options

Liverpool expected to complete deal for £6m Spanish winger Luis Alberto in next 48 hours

The 20-year-old will arrive from Seville

Baboon shot dead after escaping from Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside

The adult male made a run for it after being forced out of its enclosure at Knowsley Safari Park by other males as it tried to protect its mate

Radio review: Between The Ears, Radio 3, Saturday

Obsessively taping your conversations with a particular person is a suspiciously weird pastime – unless you're an artist. Sebastiane Hegarty is, and his decades' worth of recordings of his mother constitute a powerful exploration of the human condition.

Tourists rescued as boat bus full of passengers sinks off Liverpool dock

A rescue operation has been carried out after an amphibious tourist bus sank with 30 people on board in the Albert Dock, Liverpool.

The actor Andrew Lancel, from Gateacre in Liverpool, is best known for his appearance as Frank Foster in the ITV soap Coronation Street

Former Coronation Street actor Andrew Lancel cleared of indecent assault on 15-year-old boy

A former Coronation Street actor was cleared today of four counts of indecently assaulting a 15-year-old boy.

Liverpool College pupils playing rounders

Private college cuts its old-school ties

A fee-paying institution in Liverpool is the latest to become an academy

Sturridge limped off in England's friendly against the Republic of Ireland at Wembley

Liverpool hopeful Daniel Sturridge will be free of injury before new season

The striker hurt himself while on England duty

Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard pictured for Liverpool in their match against Everton

Liverpool 'confident' Steven Gerrard will be fit in time for next season

The England captain has undergone shoulder surgery

Jake Morrison, right, has accused Luciana Berger of making his life 'unbearable'

Rising star of the Labour Party Luciana Berger is driving me out of politics, says councillor

Jake Morrison, the youngest candidate ever elected to Liverpool City Council, accuses MP of making his life 'unbearable'

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Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison as authorities crackdown on dissent in the arts

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Marc Jacobs is putting Cher in the limelight as the face of his latest campaign

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Parents of six-year-old who beat leukaemia plan to climb Ben Nevis for cancer charity

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Paul Scholes column: With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards

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Heysel disaster 30th anniversary: Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget fateful day in Belgium

Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget Heysel

Thirty years ago, 39 fans waiting to watch a European Cup final died as a result of a fatal cocktail of circumstances. Ian Herbert looks at how a club dealt with this tragedy
Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri: Khan’s audition for Floyd Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation, says Frank Warren

Khan’s audition for Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation

The Bolton fighter could be damned if he dazzles and damned if he doesn’t against Algieri, the man last seen being decked six times by Pacquiao, says Frank Warren
Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

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Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

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Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor