Money Debit cards can be the worst way to spend you money abroad

Debit cards are losing their appeal in foreign climes as more banks withdraw fee-free deals, reports Chiara Cavaglieri

Face-off: Gerrard says the rivalry will still be intense between the two sides today

Steven Gerrard confident of producing more inspirational displays for Liverpool

Captain Steven Gerrard is confident he can go on producing inspirational displays for Liverpool for some time to come.

A family photograph of Georgia Keeling, aged two, who died after mistakes in diagnosing an infection

Emergency services failed girl with infection, says coroner

A two-year-old girl who died after she was wrongly diagnosed with swine flu was failed by emergency services, a coroner has said.

Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates scoring their first goal

Joe Allen hails Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen feels privileged to play alongside striker Luis Suarez.

Face-off: Gerrard says the rivalry will still be intense between the two sides today

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits the 'pressure is on'

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits the club's winless start to the season has increased the pressure on the players.

Bond pictured during his West Ham playing days in 1957

Tributes paid to late former Manchester City manager John Bond

The former Manchester City and Norwich manager John Bond has died at the age of 79. Bond was the last man to lead City to the FA Cup final before they won the competition last season, losing 3-2 to Tottenham Hotspur in a famous replay in 1981.

Fulham manager Martin Jol

Fulham set to make changes for Sheffield Wednesday trip

Martin Jol will rotate his squad for Fulham's Capital One Cup second round tie against Sheffield Wednesday tonight.

Golden boots: Rickie Lambert has sought advice from another Rochdale old boy on how to cut it in the top flight

From packing beetroot to tucking away goals

Saints striker Lambert believes he can match Grant Holt in the big time

Martin Jol expects Clint Dempsey exit

The Fulham manager, Martin Jol, has confirmed Clint Dempsey wants to leave and they will sell him for the right price.

Ailing 'Black Panther' serial killer Donald Neilson wanted to die, inquest hears

Serial killer Donald Neilson had asked prison staff not to keep him alive if his health deteriorated, an inquest has heard.

Ben Ainslie now lies in second place

Ben Ainslie's gold medal hopes hit after losing out to Finn leader Jonas Hogh-Christensen yet again

Ben Ainslie saw his assault on Olympic gold stutter once again today as he finished behind Finn leader Jonas Hogh-Christensen for a fifth time at London 2012.

Bill Gates’ foundation is a major player in global development

Anger after Bill Gates gives £6m to British lab to develop GM crops

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given British scientists a multi-million pound grant to develop GM crops in what could be the most significant PR endorsement for the controversial technology.

On his way: Paul Lambert leaves Norwich after three seasons of success

Villa finally get their man as Lambert takes charge

Norwich accept defeat in battle to keep manager but face fight to stop Holt taking same route out

Paul Lambert: The Norwich board officially rejected his resignation yesterday

Lambert's abrupt resignation clears the way for Villa

Paul Lambert is on the brink of becoming the manager of Aston Villa after offering his resignation at Norwich City.

Postcode lottery over holiday cash rates

There is a "postcode lottery" over foreign exchange, according to consumer group Which?.

Labour leader Ed Miliband greets supporters in Birmingham – but was hit by an egg in Southampton

Labour takes power across country – and Miliband tightens grip on party

Leader's position secure after difficult spell in charge as more than 800 council seats are won

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
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Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project