Merseyside - latest news, breaking stories and comment - The Independent
Life and Style

Tomorrow will see people around the world hail the start of the Year of the Horse

Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates his goal

Liverpool 4 Everton 0: Police investigate after missiles are thrown at Luis Suarez

The striker was pelted as he went to take a corner in the first half

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers watches his side in the Merseyside derby

Transfer news: Liverpool eye 'major signing' following 4-0 victory on Everton

Brendan Rodgers hopeful of adding to his squad before Friday's deadline

Steven Gerrard (right) and Luis Suarez are expected to start for Liverpool in Tuesday's Merseyside derby

Liverpool v Everton: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at Anfield

1986, Everton 1 Liverpool 3, FA Cup Final

Liverpool v Everton: The best Merseyside derbies

A look at some of the classic encounters between the sides

Liverpool's Victor Moses, left, fights for the ball with AFC Bournemouth's Simon Francis

Bournemouth 0 Liverpool 2: Victor Moses has now obeyed Brendan Rodgers' commandment about training

Moses rewarded for his improved attitude with a start

Bryan Oviedo suffered a double leg break in stretching to make a recovering challenge

Stevenage 0 Everton 4: Bryan Oviedo’s injury in FA Cup a sorry symptom of demand on players to compete

Oviedo joined colleagues Coleman, Gibson, Kone, Barkley, Distin, Pienaar and Deulofeu in the Everton sick bay

Luis Suarez goes down after Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan comes charging out of his goal, with referee Jon Moss giving the penalty

Fall guy: Luis Suarez tumbles to the rescue as Liverpool snatch a point against Aston Villa

The Uruguayan, chasing Gerrard’s diagonal pass into the inside-left channel, went to ground in a 50-50 challenge for the ball with Guzan

The FA are looking into comments made by Brendan Rodgers after he furiously criticised referee Lee Mason for his decisions in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City

Liverpool are at 'the top' in terms of commercial clout claims Ian Ayre after agreeing deal with Dunkin' Donuts

Finding new revenue streams is essential if the club is to support Brendan Rodgers, says the managing director

Stephen Bunting celebrates winning the BDO World Championships Final

Darts: Top seed Stephen Bunting claims maiden world title

Top seed Stephen Bunting defeated Alan Norris 7-4 to be crowned BDO World Darts champion at Lakeside on Sunday night.

Aiden McGeady has joined Everton from Spartak Moscow on a four-and-a-half year deal

Transfer news: Everton confirm permanent signing of Aiden McGeady from Spartak Moscow

McGeady had been linked with signing a pre-contract for a summer move but was paraded before the Toffees fans ahead of their Premier League match with Norwich

Marouane Fellaini has been backed to produce his best at Manchester United by international colleague and Premier League rival Vincent Kompany

Marouane Fellaini backed to return to form for Manchester United - by Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany

Despite the fierce rivalry in the city, Kompany believes that Fellaini has the talent to be a success at Old Trafford even though he has come under heavy criticism since his £27.5m move

Roger Phillips accused the Prime Minister of being out of touch about the impact of government austerity measures have on Liverpool

David Cameron is 'so out of touch it’s untrue', says BBC Radio Merseyside presenter Roger Phillips

Prime Minister accused of being unaware of the impact of government austerity measures on the city

The FA Cup

FA Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton among fourth round ties selected for TV

The Arsenal match against Coventry will be played on the Friday night

Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring an equaliser for Liverpool against Everton

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return this weekend for Premier League clash with Stoke

Sturridge was initially feared to be sidelines until the end of January but could be back to reform his partnership with Luis Suarez on Sunday

File Image: A man lost part of his ear and finger after being shot with what is believed to have been a crossbow

Man loses part of ear and finger in 'horrendous' crossbow attack

The Liverpool man, believed to be in his 20s, was 'subjected to a sustained assault' with what is believed to have been a crossbow, police have said

News
John Travolta is a qualified airline captain and employed the pilot with his company, Alto
people'That was the lowest I’d ever felt'
Life and Style
healthIt isn’t greasy. It doesn’t smell. And moreover, it costs nothing
News
peopleThe report and photo dedicated to the actress’s decolletage has, unsurprisingly, provoked anger
Property
Home body: Badger stays safe indoors
property
News
The programme sees four specialists creating what they believe are three perfect couples, based on scientific matchmaking. The couples will not meet until they walk down the aisle together
tvUK wedding show jilted
Arts and Entertainment
US pop diva Jennifer Lopez sang “Happy Birthday” to Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, president of Turkmenistan
musicCorporate gigs become key source of musicians' income
Arts and Entertainment
You've been framed: Henri Matisse's colourful cut-outs at Tate Modern
artWhat makes a smash-hit art show
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona from £949pp
Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro from £799pp
Provence from £599pp
Apulia, Lecce and Vieste – Undiscovered Italy from £899pp
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples from £759
Classical Spain from £539pp
Prices correct as of 12 September 2014
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week