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With tower blocks peeping above the tree line, Liverpool's Sefton Park is just a stroll from Penny Lane and a city steeped in a history of poverty and division.

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Bargain Hunter: Cut-price Jamaican break for tennis fans

Inspired by Andy Murray's Wimbledon triumph? Still seeking a luxury holiday this August? A couple could save up to £1,200 by booking a seven-night holiday for the price of four nights at Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Montego Bay in Jamaica. It holds summer tennis clinics run by former Davis Cup players and features rooms designed by Ralph Lauren, the official outfitter of the Wimbledon Championships.

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The Killers close T in the Park with Travis and Joy Division covers

The last day at Scotland's biggest music festival also saw sets from Frank Ocean and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Wireless festival: Two men in hospital after being stabbed

Men were stabbed during Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake performance

Mumford & Sons will headline T in the Park on Friday

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Were you happy with the BBC coverage of Glastonbury?

If you did attend Glastonbury Festival over the weekend, you're probably just about recovering now.

Music fans will be able to watch an hour of The Rolling Stones’ headline set at Glastonbury on television

Rolling Stones give BBC satisfaction with compromise deal over Glastonbury coverage

Music fans will be able to watch an hour of The Rolling Stones' headline set at Glastonbury on TV after a compromise was reached in a row over coverage of the set.

Singer Beyoncé performs on stage at the 'Chime For Change: The Sound Of Change Live' Concert at Twickenham Stadium

BBC 'only in interested in Glastonbury' says Chime For Change organiser after broadcaster only shows highlights of women's charity concert featuring Beyoncé

One of the promoters behind Saturday’s Chime For Change concert at Twickenham Stadium has slammed the BBC’s refusal to broadcast the event live.

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Video: The top festivals this summer

See below for taster videos from a selection of festivals set to take place this summer:

The Doctor looks pensive in the Tardis

Doctor Who's 50th anniversary to be celebrated with BBC Prom

The Tardis is coming to the Royal Albert Hall as Doctor Who's 50th anniversary is celebrated during this year's Proms.

Art house: Kraftwerk in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

Kraftwerk to headline at T in the Park

Fresh from their marathon sessions at the Tate Modern, electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have announced they will perform at Scotland's largest music festival for the first time this summer.

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