Sport Brendan Rodgers (left) speaks to Luis Suarez during training

The Reds only want to sign players who can make an immediate impact

Fears raised over disappearance of businesswoman Carole Waugh

Concerns are growing for a missing oil industry executive after a fraudster tried to sell her flat by posing as her brother.

One of the olympic lanes

Olympics Games Lanes cause rush-hour traffic jams in London

The first day of Olympics-only traffic Games Lanes caused congestion for rush-hour drivers today.

Chelsea say any potential move to a new stadium will be dependent upon them buying the freehold for Stamford Bridge

Chelsea stadium row rumbles on

Chelsea's potential stadium move was at the centre of more controversy today after another dramatic and stormy meeting of Chelsea Pitch Owners.

Wayne Amiel in the Clapham garden he has been lovingly tending for five years

'My best find was in a skip': Wayne Amiel reveals his dedication to abandoned plants

I used to know the streets round London's Clapham Old Town reasonably well, wheeling pushchairs past the grand façades of The Pavement, balancing small children on swings in Grafton Square, haring after scooters in Rectory Gardens. Someone once told me this was the oldest squat in London. I like Rectory Gardens – the random collections of stuff tacked on to walls, the small bits of garden laid straight on to the street, shored up with timber offcuts, casually, promiscuously planted with marigolds and lettuce, petunias and parsley.

Villas-Boas: feels at home at Spurs

Villas-Boas takes another swipe at Abramovich

Andre Villas-Boas has dug the knife deeper into his previous employers at Chelsea by describing Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy as more committed than Roman Abramovich with superior footballing knowledge.

Ex-police employee among six held over terror plot

London arrests include three a mile from Olympic site – but authorities insist no threat to Games

Man killed and woman injured in Ealing shooting

A 32-year-old man was killed in a shooting today and a woman in her late 20s taken to hospital, police said.

Heathrow runway back on agenda – but not before 2015

David Cameron put the possibility of building a third runway at Heathrow back on the Tory agenda yesterday as the Government prepares to set out its plans for boosting airport capacity in the south-east of England.

The UO/Create struggles with steeper terrain

Wheels, etc: The UO/Create bicycle collection

Price: £340, Urban Outfitters (urbanoutfitters.co.uk)
Frame size: 54cm or 59cm
Gears: one/none

Council offers Chelsea stadium help

Chelsea could get help from Hammersmith and Fulham Council to upgrade Stamford Bridge after their latest attempt to find a new stadium site failed.

Last Night’s Viewing: Tales of Television Centre, BBC4
The Great Euro Crash with Robert Peston, BBC2

When the BBC revealed that it would be moving out of Television Centre and handing over its doughnut building to a developer, the announcement was followed by a brief Twitter storm as various actors and media types shared their indignation.

Detectives quiz man over assault on Bermudan diplomat George Fergusson

Detectives are questioning a man in connection with the mugging of a senior British diplomat who was attacked while walking through a cemetery and left partially blinded.

Diplomat is left partially blind after being mugged in London cemetery

A senior British diplomat has been left partially blind by a mugging just a month before he was due to take up his post as Governor of Bermuda.

Second Briton in three days dies in hotel fall

A British tourist has died after falling from a Spanish hotel balcony – the second Briton to die in Magaluf, Majorca, in three days.

18 years for Tube station killers

Three youths were jailed for 18 years each today for murdering a 15-year-old schoolboy stabbed to death at a Tube station.

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Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
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Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform