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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?

Soldier tried to kill wife with grenade

A former soldier has been found guilty of trying to murder his pregnant wife by booby-trapping a car with a hand grenade.

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