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

Bulger father's 'daily nightmare'

The father of James Bulger told a parole board today about the "daily nightmare" of life since his son's murder.

Video: Liverpool follows in wake of Geordie Shore

It looks like Liverpool will follow in the footsteps of Geordie Shore and have its own reality series.

Tigers pledge to stand by jailed player Aspinwall

Castleford say they will stand by forward Martin Aspinwall, despite his four-month jail sentence for dangerous driving. Aspinwall, already under suspended sentence for an assault conviction, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court last week.

Liverpool supporters are seeing red over new 'blue' third kit

Liverpool insisted last night that they would proceed with the marketing of a new third kit which includes a blue trim, despite the indignation of fans for whom the slightest hint of Everton's colours is anathema.

Burgess and Cross to leave Leeds after failing to make impression

Leeds are to unload two of their prop forwards who have failed to come up to scratch this season. The Rhinos have agreed to requests for releases from Luke Burgess and Ben Cross.

Jailed contempt juror Joanne Fraill 'devastated'

The first juror to be prosecuted for contempt of court for using the internet was today left "totally devastated" as she was jailed for eight months.

Jail warning over unburied granny

A mother and daughter who left the corpse of a grandmother unburied for up to six months while one of them pocketed her pension were told they face jail today.

Huntley accused 'not fit for trial'

An armed robber alleged to have strangled a paedophile after attempting to kill Soham murderer Ian Huntley may not be fit to face trial, a court heard today.

Teacher filmed sex attacks on girls

A primary school teacher filmed himself sexually abusing "vulnerable" young girls in his classroom, a court heard today.

Mary Dejevsky: It is a warped mind that demands custody or death

Such tragic crimes share so many features that it is surely worth asking whether there is not more that could be done to prevent them

Man admits toddler's rape

A nursery worker has admitted that he raped a toddler in his care.

Liverpool move for Doni, claims agent

Liverpool are in talks with Roma to sign Brazilian goalkeeper Alexander Doni, according to the players agent.

Officers cleared over beating of terror suspect

Four police officers were cleared yesterday of assaulting a British terror suspect during an early morning raid on his home.

Macbeth, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

In the days of hack and slash video gaming, it is easy to forget just how terrifying an angry man with a sword must have been. It is not overlooked here. Stomping at high speed through the aisles as they hurry to and from the austere stage, the powerful Scottish warriors of this production are able to kill a child with their bare hands.

Pilot jailed for killing wife with hammer

A British Airways captain who admitted killing his wife was acquitted of her murder yesterday, but given 26 years for manslaughter.

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