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

Murder charge ex-Brookside star Brian Regan in court

A former soap star appeared in court today charged with the murder of a nightclub doorman who was gunned down in the street.

Murder-charge ex-Brookside star Brian Regan in court

A former soap star appeared in court today charged with the murder of a nightclub doorman who was gunned down in the street.

22-year minimum term for murderer

A "cynical and cruel" killer who murdered his 21-year-old wife then dismembered her with an electric saw and hid her remains was today told that he would stay in prison for at least 22 years.

Teachers in strike threat

The 150,000-strong Association of Teachers and Lecturers is planning a series of strikes this summer in protest at plans to cut pensions.

Liverpool's King boast is a bad dream

Tourism officials have been left red-faced after claiming that Martin Luther King wrote his famous "I have a dream" speech at Liverpool's Adelphi hotel.

'Shocking demise' of hospital threatens NHS reform

MPs warn the 'malicious prosecution' of an independent mental health unit will deter entrepreneurs from opening care facilities

Man wins damages over porn charges

A man who was charged with child pornography offences has won £20,000 from Hertfordshire Police for malicious prosecution.

Our pain is raw, says Sian O'Callaghan's father

The father of the murdered secretary Sian O'Callaghan has spoken of his family's "raw and overwhelming" pain over her death.

Management buy out TJ Hughes

The discount department store TJ Hughes has been sold to its management in a private equity-backed deal. The Liverpool-based firm, which has 57 stores and more than 4,000 employees, is being bought for an undisclosed sum by a team led by recently appointed chief executive Beatrice Lafon with financing from turnaround specialists Endless.

'Night Stalker' given life for multiple sex attacks

The burglar and serial sex attacker known as the Night Stalker was jailed for life yesterday after carrying out a 17-year reign of terror.

Judge raps MP expense scam 'damage'

The MPs' expenses scandal resulted in serious damage to Parliament's reputation and reduced confidence in "our priceless democratic system", Court of Appeal judges said today.

Accused Night Stalker's ex ridicules frame claims

The ex-wife of accused Night Stalker Delroy Grant told a court today she was left speechless by his "ridiculous" claims she framed him.

Raoul Moat helpers jailed for life

Two men who helped Raoul Moat during his shotgun rampage, which left a man dead and a police officer blinded, have been jailed for life.

Man guilty of murdering student

A man was convicted today of the "brutal, cold and ruthless" murder of a medical student.

Stunt expert not guilty in film death

A special effects expert was cleared of health and safety breaches yesterday after the death of a cameraman during the making of the last Batman film.

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