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Man caught driving 165mph tells court which banned him: 'Catch me if you can'

The 24-year-old was stopped in a £100,000 rented Audi R8 Spyder and says ban won't stop him hitting the roads again

Luis Suarez in action for Liverpool against Melbourne Victory

Transfer news: Luis Suarez allowed to hold talks with Arsenal after bid triggers clause - but Liverpool want in excess of £50m

Liverpool owner John W Henry asks what Arsenal are “smoking” following offer

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Underpaid? There’s little sympathy for MPs. And they can pay for their own tea

Sir Ian Kennedy seemed stolidly unmoved by the prevailing view. He said it was a ‘very good deal’

What happens to Jon Venables now he has been released from prison

Killer must demonstrate he is living a responsible life and has been successfully rehabilitated

Boa Constrictor snake called Petzy on the loose in Merseyside after escaping from home

Although Petzy is non-venomous police are warning members of the public not to approach her as she "may become aggressive if it feels threatened"

Lesley Sharp attends the 2013 TV Bafta awards

Lesley Sharp: 'The media is too biased against northerners'

British actress Lesley Sharp has accused the media of being more biased against people from the north than against people from Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Liverpool target Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be fined after failing to return for pre-season training

Shakhtar Donetsk chief executive Sergei Palkin has warned midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan he will be fined after going Awol and missing training.

Liverpool's Anfield home is hemmed in by terraced streets

Anfield expansion plans: Liverpool council paves way for stadium development

Club apologises to neighbours for years of housing blight in streets around the stadium

Ian Brady makes himself toast for breakfast and regularly cooks soup from packets, a tribunal has heard

'Hunger striking' Moors murderer Ian Brady's diet: toast for breakfast and packet soup during the day

The Moors murderer Ian Brady, who claims to have been on a 14-year hunger strike, makes himself toast for breakfast and regularly cooks soup from packets, a tribunal heard on Monday.

Luis Alberto will add to Liverpool's attacking options

Liverpool expected to complete deal for £6m Spanish winger Luis Alberto in next 48 hours

The 20-year-old will arrive from Seville

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Moors Murderer Ian Brady (left) appearing via video at his mental health tribunal at Manchester Civil Justice Centre

Ian Brady makes public plea to be transferred from hospital so he can die in prison

In first public appearance in for decades,  hunger-striker seeks decision that will end force-feeding

Baboon shot dead after escaping from Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside

The adult male made a run for it after being forced out of its enclosure at Knowsley Safari Park by other males as it tried to protect its mate

Radio review: Between The Ears, Radio 3, Saturday

Obsessively taping your conversations with a particular person is a suspiciously weird pastime – unless you're an artist. Sebastiane Hegarty is, and his decades' worth of recordings of his mother constitute a powerful exploration of the human condition.

Tourists rescued as boat bus full of passengers sinks off Liverpool dock

A rescue operation has been carried out after an amphibious tourist bus sank with 30 people on board in the Albert Dock, Liverpool.

Christine, Jason and Ian Fitzgibbon

Liverpool's Fitzgibbon drug family jailed for more than 30 years over Turkish heroin deal

Ian and Jason Fitzgibbon plotted to smuggle £6 million worth of high-strength heroin

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The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

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We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

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From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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