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Women's Super League: Arsenal chase after Liverpool

Arsenal kept alive their Women's Super League title hopes with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Birmingham City.

Football fans accuse police of using the orders to meet targets

Police 'paid' to seek football banning orders

Growth in curfew orders as funding gives forces incentive to bring civil cases

David Moyes greets Marouane Fellaini’s goal against Arsenal

Transfer news: David Moyes 'confident' of signing the Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini after pulling out of Willian and Mesut Ozil chase

United will focus their transfer attempts on Belgian striker after Toffees boss Roberto Martinez admits they will look at suitable offers made for the Belgian

Housing staff ‘may be target of bedroom tax protests’

Staff at a housing association have been warned against wearing their uniforms outside working hours for fear of being attacked by anti-bedroom tax protesters.

Aly Cissokho

Transfer news: Liverpool swoop for Valencia defender Aly Cissokho

Left-back to join on season-long loan with view to permanent deal

Suarez has arrived back on Merseyside after international duty with Uruguay

Transfer news: Brendan Rodgers will not allow Arsenal target Luis Suarez to 'sabotage' Liverpool season

The striker is set to hold talks with Rodgers this week

Suarez has arrived back on Merseyside after international duty with Uruguay

Transfer news: Brendan Rodgers refuses to let Luis Suarez saga 'sabotage' season

The Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he will not let the impasse with Luis Suarez "sabotage" the club's start to the Premier League season.

Luis Suarez played and scored for Uruguay against Japan

Transfer news: Luis Suarez remains unrepentant over push for Arsenal move ahead of talks with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

The striker understands his chances of a move are almost over

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

World Championships 2013: Katarina Johnson-Thompson misses out on medal in heptathlon

Youngster had chance of bronze medal going into final event

Shift that will keep Tories out of northern cities for years

Benefit changes are likely to ensure no Tory is elected as an MP by a northern city for some time  to come

Album review: Pinkunoizu, The Drop (Full Time Hobby)

The shadow of Seventies Krautrock looms large over Danish psych-rockers Pinkunoizu, judging by The Drop, their splendidly kosmische second album. Opener "The Great Pacific Garbage Patch" hooks one in with a chugging Neu!-beat motorik, then "Necromancer" wields simple beats and bleepy synth lines, in the manner of early Kraftwerk, before shifting gear to a Hawkwind-esque groove. Most tracks employ a similar pulsing quality, with variations: the angular guitar shards prickling "Pyromancer", the choral mellotron bringing blissful flotation to "Down in the Liverpool Stream", and most dynamic of all, the surf-guitar riff that drives "Tin Can Valley".

Raheem Sterling has not completed 90 minutes since December

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling arrested on charge of assault

18-year-old has denied the charge after appearing in court earlier today having spent the night in a police cell

Darren O'Flaherty was arrested at a Chinese restaurant in north Wales

Police in Wales arrest one of Britain's most wanted fugitives – on his birthday

Darren O'Flaherty, 39, is wanted for questioning by both Spanish and UK law enforcement in relation to a suspected murder and knife-point kidnapping

Marouane Fellaini of Everton celebrates his goal during

Transfer news: Manchester United to accept defeat over Cesc Fabregas by making £23m offer for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini

David Moyes looks set to raid his former club for the Belgian international as well as maintaining his interest in defender Leighton Baines

Diego Costa celebrates scoring for Atletico Madrid

Transfer news: Liverpool make £21m bid for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa - reports

Brendan Rodgers yesterday claimed he wouldn't make any unnecessary signings but has been tempted into an offer for Brazilian international

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Vietnam
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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served

Homeless Veterans appeal

Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing

Scarred by the bell

The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
Cuba's golf revolution: But will the revolutionary nation take 'bourgeois' game to its heart?

Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
A look back at fashion in 2014: Wear in review

Wear in review

A look back at fashion in 2014
Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015. Might just one of them happen?

Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

Might just one of them happen?
War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?