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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'

In The Studio: Mark Leckey, artist

'Art today it is not about making things but about editing information'

Museum staff go on strike

Two days of strike action at museums and galleries across Britain has begun in a long-running row over jobs, pay and pensions.

The Natural History Museum in London

Staff walkouts threaten disruption at museums

Industrial action this week is part of a three month campaign culminating in a national walkout at the end of June

Police at the scene in Clubmoor, Liverpool

Two women arrested after ‘out of control’ dog savages pensioner

Two women are being questioned on suspicion of manslaughter after an elderly man was mauled to death by a dog.

Andy Carroll still plans to speak with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers before deciding where he will start next season

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll delays over West Ham move

The England international is keeping his options open

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'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

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Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

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The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there