Sport Alan Pardew celebrates as Newcastle go ahead against Liverpool

Newcastle manager can relax as last victory over Liverpool caps remarkable club revival

Outside The Box: No-go for Lowe in his bid to equalise Defoe

So Leeds United finally managed to win an evening game (see last week's Outside The Box) albeit only by 2-1 against the Championship's bottom club, Preston, on Tuesday. It was a frustrating night, however, for the country's leading goalscorer, Bury's 32-year-old striker Ryan Lowe, who had hoped to join Jermain Defoe in the record books by scoring for the 10th successive game.

60 Hope Street, 60 Hope Street, Liverpool

Let's clear this up: only a fool would doubt this Liverpudlian's right to recognition

Lucas Leiva says Andy Carroll must be given time at Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva insists it is unfair to heap unrealistic expectations on club record signing Andy Carroll.

Judge tackles sex offender who fled court

A judge rugby-tackled a sex offender to the ground to prevent him escaping from court, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.

Footballer's spending habits revealed

Premier League footballer Stewart Downing had to reveal his spending habits to a jury yesterday.

Children screamed as father 'drove into river'

Two children screamed for help and banged on the windows as a car driven by their father sank into an icy river, a court heard yesterday.

Alleged Night Stalker 'tried to blame his son'

A serial rapist dubbed the Night Stalker, who broke into the homes of elderly people and subjected them to a series of "humiliating and degrading" attacks, tried to blame his son for his 17-year campaign of terror, a court heard yesterday.

Wife found guilty of double murder

A former Sunday school teacher has been found guilty of murdering her husband and her lover's wife.

Peeping tom jailed over sex film



A man who used his mobile phone to film a couple having sex through their bedroom window before showing it to friends in the pub was jailed for 12 months today.

Two held after man shot in head leaving pub

Two people were being questioned by police today on suspicion of murder after a man was shot in the head as he left a pub.

Woman jailed for false rape claim

A mother-of-three was jailed for 18 months today for falsely claiming she had been abducted and raped because she was worried her husband would find out that she had a one-night stand.

Raoul Moat 'planned to turn dead badger into a hat'

Raoul Moat planned to skin a dead badger and turn it into a hat, a court has heard.

Liverpool Hope will not charge top tuition fee

Liverpool hope is the first university to announce it will not charge students the maximum £9,000 in tuition fees next year.

Mother cleared over blaze deaths

A mother cleared of killing her children in a house fire wept as she walked free from court today and said she just wanted to start piecing her life back together.

Charles Nevin: Must we regard our ancestors as cannibals?

Start the week: Do you ever think we're a touch tough on ourselves as a species?
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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
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Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

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Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

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