Sport Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hinted he could look into the possibility of signing Victor Moses from Chelsea on a permanent deal

Rodgers admits he has seen an improvement in his training of late but ultimately it is the Blues' decision where his future lies

Uncle Vanya, Arcola Theatre, London

David Lan, the Young Vic's artistic director, said of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya that it is about people driving each other mad. In Helena Kaut-Howson's brittle, brutal production, Jon Strickland's Vanya threatens to kill himself in the first act.

St Helens suspend Kyle Eastmond for 'serious misconduct'

St Helens have suspended Bath-bound half-back Kyle Eastmond pending an investigation into alleged serious misconduct.

Mason calls the tune for rampant Rovers

Hull KR 40 Crusaders 22

Brian Cox: Stars in his eyes

The one-time member of D:Ream has proved a dream signing for the BBC – a presenter with the looks, charm and expertise to turn millions of viewers on to the joys of science

Album: Various Artists: Sweet Inspiration: the Songs of Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham (Ace)

Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham were integral to the development of Southern soul, members of the cadre of young white kids who played on such quintessentially "black" recordings as "When a Man Loves a Woman" and "Mustang Sally" and wrote countless soul hits.

Paul Vallely: How monocultural does the Prime Minister want us to be?

The idea that the culture of different ethnic groups should be nurtured and celebrated, as the basis for social harmony, has been the cornerstone of Britain's attitude to its minority communities for more than three decades. Multiculturalism was never popular with the Little Englanders of the right. But in recent years it has increasingly been attacked by the liberal left.

Council ponders fast food levy

A council is considering imposing a £1,000 levy on new hot food takeaway shops.

Tory ministers considering a tactical vote deal to stop Labour

A plan for the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats to encourage anti-Labour tactical voting at the next general election is being discussed privately by Tory Cabinet ministers.

John Rentoul: Ed needs business more than big wins

The Lib Dems lost the by-election but claimed success. Labour won it but it's a terrible result for them

Miliband keeps the champagne on ice as PM faces wrath of Tory right

Conservative leadership accused of pulling punches to protect Clegg as Labour claims result is first step towards rebuilding

Leading article: Everyone lives to fight another day, but the real test is still to come

The result of the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election offers varying degrees of comfort for each of the main parties.

Andrew Grice: Breathing space for Miliband - a bloody nose for Clegg

First, the good news for Labour. Victory in the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election will help silence the mutterings about its leader, Ed Miliband, from critics in his own party.

Labour win in Oldham deals blow to Coalition

Labour secured an emphatic victory in a crucial first test of its popularity under the leadership of Ed Miliband last night by winning the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election.

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The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
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Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
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Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
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Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible