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Police and RSPCA officers are hunting for 50 snakes stolen from a pet shop in Nottingham.

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The judge presiding over the re-opened inquests into the 96 Hillsborough victims has rapidly and categorically rejected attempts by the Police Federation to delay the hearings by up to six years, until the conclusion of criminal investigations into the tragedy.

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Double Olympic champion calls time on her career

Swimming: Rebecca Adlington on verge of retiring

Rebecca Adlington will make a "major announcement" at a press conference next Tuesday.

Daniel Sturridge celebrates his first Liverpool league goal

Criticism of Daniel Sturridge unfair says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool boos allays fears about £12m striker's attitude

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Liverpool manager pulls no punches after star forward admitted he ‘fell’ to win penalty

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Liverpool striker admits underhand methods in attempt to win spot-kick against Stoke because 'we needed anything to win it'

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Brendan Rodgers backs Daniel Sturridge to be 'terrific signing' for Liverpool

£12m arrival has scored two in two

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