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

Speed cameras slash road deaths by more than a quarter, study finds

RAC data finds 800 more people would be killed or seriously injured each year without cameras

Sturridge limped off in England's friendly against the Republic of Ireland at Wembley

Liverpool hopeful Daniel Sturridge will be free of injury before new season

The striker hurt himself while on England duty

Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez's first task is to ensure Marouane Fellaini remains at Everton

Following the former Wigan manager's appointment now it is time to set some targets

Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard pictured for Liverpool in their match against Everton

Liverpool 'confident' Steven Gerrard will be fit in time for next season

The England captain has undergone shoulder surgery

Luis Suarez took a nip in the arm of an astonished Branislav Ivanovic

Luis Suarez 10-match ban is 'extensive to say the least' says Celtic manager Neil Lennon

Scot comes to the defence of the Liverpool striker

In The Studio: Mark Leckey, artist

'Art today it is not about making things but about editing information'

Museum staff go on strike

Two days of strike action at museums and galleries across Britain has begun in a long-running row over jobs, pay and pensions.

(Left) Everton's club crest from 2000 to 2013; (right) the unpopular new badge which might not be sticking around for so long

On a crest, a wave of abuse: Everton and the perils of football clubs changing their badges

Everton the latest club to incur the wrath of fans after changing their crest

Family mourn 79-year-old man attacked by 'out of control' dog

The "heartbroken" family of a pensioner killed after being attacked by a dog have paid tribute to him. Clifford Clarke, 79, was in the garden of his home in Clubmoor, Liverpool, when he was mauled by an "out of control" dog on Saturday evening.

Police at the scene in Clubmoor, Liverpool

Liverpool dog attack: Two women on bail after mauling which killed pensioner Clifford Clarke

Clifford Clarke was mauled by an "out of control" dog on Saturday evening

Police at the scene in Clubmoor, Liverpool

Two women arrested after ‘out of control’ dog savages pensioner

Two women are being questioned on suspicion of manslaughter after an elderly man was mauled to death by a dog.

Liverpool pensioner killed after dog attack in garden of his home

A 79-year-old man has died after a dog attacked him in the garden of his home.

Karina Menzies, who was killed in Cardiff on Friday
Andy Carroll still plans to speak with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers before deciding where he will start next season

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll delays over West Ham move

The England international is keeping his options open

Social-housing landlords training staff to spot tenants at risk of suicide

Maintenance workers, call-centre staff and housing officers are being sent on courses after growing problems among victims of austerity reforms

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness