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

'I am responsible because I pick the team,' said Brendan Rodgers about Liverpool's defeat at Hull

I'm the one to blame for Hull defeat, says Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers says he accepts full blame for Liverpool's surprise defeat at Hull but has also called on his players to assume greater responsibility.

Stealing food: one of a ‘disturbing trend’ of crimes on the rise

Shoplifting by people desperate for food is one of several categories of crime that are on the rise, according to provisional figures.

Tony Bellew, right, on his way to defeat against Adonis Stevenson in Quebec City

Boxing: I was KO’d by a better fighter, admits Tony Bellew

Tony Bellew admitted he was outclassed by Canadian Adonis Stevenson as his WBC light-heavyweight title fight ended in a sixth-round knockout.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has suffered a sprained ankle and will miss the trip to Hull on Sunday

Hull v Liverpool: Daniel Sturridge ruled out of Premier League clash and could face lengthy spell out after suffering sprained ankle

The England striker suffered the injury in training of Friday and the club have confirmed he will undergo further assessment to determine the extend of the damage

Sebastian Coates in action for Uruguay

Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates refuses to give up hope of playing at the 2014 World Cup

The Uruguay international has been out for most of the season

Steven Gerrard tangles with Germany’s Max Kruse

Everton v Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers relaxed over Steven Gerrard fitness despite captain not being 100%

The 33-year-old played for England against Germany on Tuesday despite concerns

Andy Carroll is yet to play a game for West Ham since making his loan move permanent

Sam Allardyce left in the dark over return of West Ham striker Andy Carroll

The forward is currently out injured

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool high fives Luis Suarez

Everton v Liverpool: Roberto Martinez confident Everton can cope with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge

The sides meet in the early kick-off on Saturday

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Jose Enrique

Everton v Liverpool: Blow for Liverpool as Jose Enrique is ruled out of Merseyside derby

The defender may require surgery on a knee injury

The Everton manager, Roberto Martinez, denies that Baines has expressed a desire to leave

Everton v Liverpool: Roberto Martinez reveals excitement of first Merseyside derby

The Spaniard came close to taking charge at Anfield before Brendan Rodgers was appointed

Gerard Deulofeu shone for Spain Under-21s and has been likened to a young Cristiano Ronaldo

Everton vs Liverpool: Barcelona's gifted Gerard Deulofeu can make the difference in the derby

A Different League: Barca have no doubts they have the next big thing in the talented winger

19-year-old Ross Barkley was the latest youngster to make his England debut on Friday against Moldova

Ross Barkley described as 'exquisite' by Everton manager Roberto Martinez

The midfielder is currently among the England set-up ahead of the game against Germany

Steven Gerrard is hoping success this season will convince Luis Suarez to stay with Liverpool

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits striker Luis Suarez could leave in the summer if they miss out on Champions League football

The Uruguayan striker was the subject of an intense pursuit by Arsenal in the summer, and Gerrard wants success this season to convince him that his future lies at Anfield

Groom makes hoax-bomb call at his own wedding

Groom rang wedding venue and said a bomb would go off after realising he had forgotten to book it

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project