Sport Luis Suarez celebrates his goal with his Liverpool team-mates during the 3-0 victory over Southampton

Steven Gerrard added a late penalty as Liverpool showed no signs of letting up their title push

Man killed in Jersey cliff plunge

A pensioner has been killed in a cliff fall while on holiday in Jersey, police said today.

Judge halts Travellers 'slavery' case

The jury in the trial of two Travellers accused of enslaving vulnerable men was discharged yesterday.

Stem cell hope for hip replacement procedure

Hip replacements for some patients could be a thing of the past after surgeons pioneered a new stem cell procedure to tackle a bone disease that leads to arthritis.

Postcode lottery over holiday cash rates

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

A woman uses a tablet computer in the sunshine in Hyde Park on May 23, 2012 in London, England. Following the high afternoon temperatures in the capital yesterday, it is expected to reach 26 degrees Celsius today with warm weather forecast for the rest of the week.

Britons get ready to make the most of 'barbecue weekend' as scorching weather continues

Met Office say temperatures over the weekend are likely to reach 26C

Murder suspect arrested in Italy

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a crane driver's body was found in his burnt out car.

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

Sam Allardyce has had to undertake a rebuilding programme at West Ham following their relegation last season

Football League round-up: Buoyant Sam Allardyce expects West Ham promotion

Sam Allardyce believes West Ham have banished the poor home form which cost his side automatic promotion as they head into the play-offs this week.

Southampton fans cheer on their side against Crystal Palace earlier this month

Fans can help push Saints all the way to the top flight, says Adkins

Nigel Adkins, the Southampton manager, has told the club's fans they will have a huge part to play against Coventry today when a victory will guarantee the Saints Premier League football next season.

British Gas to close 550-job centre

British Gas is planning to close a call centre at the end of the year with the loss of 550 jobs.

Four-year-old girl joins Mensa

A four-year-old girl has been accepted into Mensa after achieving a score of 159 on an IQ test.

Four in court over bin body

Three men and a woman were remanded in custody when they appeared in court today charged with the murder of a man whose burnt body was found in an industrial bin.

Southampton 'body in bin' man is named

A murdered man who might have been moved through a city centre in a wheelie bin before being set alight has been named by police as officers continue to question four people.

Fourth arrest after discovery of body in a bin

A fourth person has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a body in an industrial bin as police examine a theory that the killing took place elsewhere.

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Some are in period dress, some have come to learn about its history. In all, 1,309 passengers are about to recreate one of history's most infamous journeys

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