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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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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
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Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot