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20-year-old Flanagan has started the last four matches on the opposite flank to his natural position but he hopes he can impress enough to stay there with Jose Enrique out injured until February

Carragher issues warning to Manchester United

Jamie Carragher has warned champions Manchester United that they will be facing a wounded animal at Anfield on Sunday.

Benitez hoping for youth boost

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez believes being involved in the Champions League will help the development of the club's youngsters.

Liverpool seal Kyrgiakos transfer

Greece international Sotirios Kyrgiakos has completed his transfer to Liverpool and signed a two-year contract.

Fact! Johnson is worth the money, says Benitez

Liverpool's new £17m full-back Glen Johnson will make his Liverpool debut in Switzerland tomorrow with boss Rafael Benitez insisting he is worth the money.

Babel kick-starts Liverpool as pole is secured

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Liverpool clinch top spot in Eindhoven

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The Word On... The American Future: A History, BBC2

"It is poor television, bad journalism and worse history. Schama is not a natural journalist, as this series painfully shows; and as a professional academic, he doesn't need the likes of me telling him of the dangers involved in making pot-luck predictions in the historical dark." - Martin Kelly, www.martinkelly.blogspot.com

Martin Kelly: Leading craniofacial surgeon

Martin Kelly was a craniofacial surgeon who worked in the Craniofacial Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. He was also instrumental in founding the charity Facing The World, which works to reconstruct children with severe facial deformity from around the globe. One of Britain's leading plastic surgeons, he died suddenly at the age 43, in the prime of his career.

The man who rebuilt faces

Gifted plastic surgeon Martin Kelly will be remembered for his generosity

Leading plastic surgeon found dead

One of Britain's leading plastic surgeons and the husband of actress Natascha McElhone has died after collapsing at his home, it was announced today.

Rangers 0 Heart Of Midlothian 0: Hartley close to Rangers move as Hearts convulsions intensify

The week's transfer activity promises to be infinitely more eventful than this match after the latest ructions behind the scenes at Hearts forced the club's head coach, Valdas Ivanauskas, to leave out his two best players.

Album: The Decemberists

The Crane Wife, ROUGH TRADE

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Lincoln's Inn

Family's gun ordeal

A family is to make a formal complaint against police officers who fired a shot in the air and pointed machine-guns at a pregnant woman and her two young children when they mistook her husband for an armed robber. Caroline and Martin Kelly, of Halesowen, West Midlands, were surrounded as they left a pub in Chichester, West Sussex. Mr Kelly was taken to a police station but later released.

Three jailed for forcing girls into prostitution

THREE women who forced runaway schoolgirls into prostitution were yesterday jailed for a total of 17 years at Cardiff Crown Court.
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