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Pardew heads into this weekend's match against Liverpool on the back of three straight wins

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Mario Balotelli training at Melwood yesterday

Liverpool vs Hull: Mario Balotelli and team-mates told to 'accept criticism', says Brendan Rodgers

The Italian striker has come in for criticism

Italian striker has three months to save his Anfield career after being taken off at half-time during defeat to Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli future: Liverpool 'losing patience' with controversial striker and would not be afraid to sell in January transfer window

Italian has three months to save his Anfield career after being taken off at half-time during defeat to Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli training at Melwood yesterday

Mario Balotelli comment: Time running out for 'lost boy' to shine at Liverpool, or anywhere

Maverick talent seems destined to drift down Euro leagues

Martin Skrtel vs Curtis Davies: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Liverpool and Hull City

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' defenders ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Anfield

Mario Balotelli (left) trudges off at half-time last night, to be substituted during the interval

Mario Balotelli shirt swap latest: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reveals he has spoken to striker about incident

Balotelli swapped shirts with Pepe at half-time before substitution

Mario Balotelli

Graeme Souness: 'I am wondering if Mario Balotelli doesn't have a football brain'

The Liverpool striker has come in for criticism since his £16m move from AC Milan

Gary Lineker: Time to stop 'pretending' that Premier League is strongest in the world

La Liga is stronger than the English top-flight says the Match of the Day pundit

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Mario Balotelli apology demand: Liverpool newspaper wants Liverpool striker to say sorry for half-time shirt swap against Real Madrid

Incident happened during woeful performance in 3-0 defeat by Real Madrid

Liverpool vs Real Madrid: 'Liverpool can be like Real Madrid', claims Jordan Henderson after humbling at Anfield

The Liverpool midfielder wants to see the Reds emulate Cristiano Ronaldo and co

Mario Balotelli in action against Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli: Just how useless was the Liverpool striker against Real Madrid?

The Italian has come in for criticism yet against

Cristiano Ronaldo opens the scoring

Cristiano Ronaldo applauded by Liverpool fans after master-class for Real Madrid, despite Manchester United ties

The Portuguese striker opened the scoring in last night's Champions League meeting

Mario Balotelli (left) trudges off at half-time last night, to be substituted during the interval

Mario Balotelli exit from Liverpool would not be a surprise, says Jamie Carragher after Real Madrid defeat

The Italian was taken off at half-time in the 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo excelled for Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys his opening goal
Karim Benzema (centre) is mobbed after scoring Real’s third goal

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Bryan Adams' images of wounded soldiers

Taken over the course of four years, Adams' portraits are an astonishing document of the aftermath of war
The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

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Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
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'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

Frank Warren column

Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

Adrian Heath's American dream...

Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities