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  • Call for more working class actors
    Call for more working class actors Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    TV dramatist Jimmy McGovern has revealed that he is struggling to fill working class roles because of a dearth of actors from poorer backgrounds. More »

  • New Calls For Fan Standing Areas In Stadiums
    New Calls For Fan Standing Areas In Stadiums Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    There are fresh calls to bring back standing areas in football stadiums with a poll suggesting many fans believe new technology can make it safe. Some 84% think safe standing areas would cut the likelihood of conflict between stewards and fans. And 97% felt modern stadium technology could make standing areas at football grounds safe. The poll, which questioned 2,364 fans, was commissioned by the Welsh Conservatives, who want to trial the rail seats. More »

  • Police 'Frustrated' By Hillsborough Reporting
    Police 'Frustrated' By Hillsborough Reporting Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    The former secretary of the South Yorkshire Police Federation has denied being the "mouthpiece" through which senior police officers were able to "spread gossip" blaming fans for the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. The inquest into the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters heard that Paul Middup had described the "colossal crowd" of fans who entered the Lepping Lane end of the stadium as a "mob" during a television interview. Mr Middup told the inquest that in the aftermath of the disaster at Sheffield Wednesday’s ground his police officer members "felt at risk, felt frustrated as a result of criticism directed at them". Mr Middup was asked by Mark George QC about a chief constable's briefing held the morning after the semi-final. More »

  • Florida 'zombie cat' hit with custody motion
    Florida 'zombie cat' hit with custody motion Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida cat that crawled out of its grave after a traffic accident is now ensnared in a legal dispute over custody involving its owner and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Bart the cat, nicknamed "zombie cat" on social media, made international headlines last month when he surfaced five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead. He was initially expected to return home after surgery at the Humane Society's veterinary clinic, where Bart was treated for a broken jaw and facial injuries. Bart's owner, Ellis Hutson of Tampa, filed a court motion earlier this week to demand the return of the black and white pet. More »

  • Silverware in Rodgers' sights ahead of Merseyside derby
    Silverware in Rodgers' sights ahead of Merseyside derby Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has outlined his determination to bring trophies to Anfield as he prepares to celebrate his 100th Premier League game in charge of the club with a Merseyside derby away to city rivals Everton on Saturday. More »

  • Everton FC to unveil plaque in memory of 96 Hillsborough victims
    Everton FC to unveil plaque in memory of 96 Hillsborough victims Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and Margaret Aspinall, Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, will make the unveiling. More »

  • Former footballer Clarke Carlisle speaks out over suicide attempt
    Former footballer Clarke Carlisle speaks out over suicide attempt Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    The 35-year-old hopes to help others suffering from depression after revealing he attempted to take his own life in December. More »

  • Thai tuna tycoon nets Sheffield Wednesday after completing buyout
    Thai tuna tycoon nets Sheffield Wednesday after completing buyout Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Sheffield Wednesday, one of England's oldest clubs who last played in the Premier League 15 years ago, have been taken over by a Thai consortium who are the world's largest producers of tuna products. Businessman Dejphon Chansiri, whose family owns Thai Union Frozen Group, has acquired a 100 percent stake in the Championship (second tier) club. Outgoing chairman Milan Mandaric, who has been in charge since December 2010, confirmed earlier this month the club were in talks with potential investors. "Once the final details and Football League approval have been concluded I will step down as chairman and as a director. More »

  • Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray: Loanee Will Keane can emulate Ross Ba …
    Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray: Loanee Will Keane can emulate Ross Ba … Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray has claimed both Manchester United loanee Will Keane and Chelsea's Lewis Baker can follow the footsteps of Ross Barkley and Connor Wickham who, after loan spells at Hillsborough, are excelling in the Premier League. Earlier in January, Louis van Gaal's United side confirmed the promising striker had joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan for the remainder of the season, while the Blues let Baker to move to Grays' side. After spending last season on loan at Wigan and Queens Park Rangers, he made the US tour with Van Gaal's squad but with Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and youngster James Wilson competing for places up front, he failed to breakthrough into the first team. More »

  • Alistair Burt MP: An open wound – the Contaminated Blood debate Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Alistair Burt MP questions how to satisfactorily resolve the tragic case of tainted blood transfusions and its many unanswered questions. More »

  • PFA Boss Sorry For Ched Evans Comparison
    PFA Boss Sorry For Ched Evans Comparison Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    The head of the Professional Footballers' Association has apologised for comparing convicted rapist Ched Evans' situation to the Hillsborough disaster. More »

  • Players' boss sorry for Evans gaffe
    Players' boss sorry for Evans gaffe Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    The head of the footballers' union has apologised after he compared the Ched Evans controversy to the Hillsborough disaster. More »

  • PFA Chief Gordon Taylor apologises for comparing Ched Evans case to Hillsborough …
    PFA Chief Gordon Taylor apologises for comparing Ched Evans case to Hillsborough … Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Taylor made his initial comments on Thursday. More »

  • Cat Survives Being Shot In Head With Arrow
    Cat Survives Being Shot In Head With Arrow Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    A family cat in Florida has used up one of her nine lives after being shot through the head with an arrow. More »

  • Sunderland up for another trip down Memory Lane
    Sunderland up for another trip down Memory Lane Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    Sunderland were handed an opportunity to relive arguably the greatest day in their 136-year history when they were paired with Leeds United in the FA Cup. More »

  • Liverpool's Gerrard 'will never walk alone'
    Liverpool's Gerrard 'will never walk alone' Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    Liverpool fans expressed deep disappointment on Friday at the news that Steven Gerrard would be leaving them but wished him well, saying he would "never walk alone". More »

  • Hillsborough Campaigner's Honour 'An Apology'
    Hillsborough Campaigner's Honour 'An Apology' Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    A Hillsborough campaigner honoured in the New Year's Day list has told Sky News she believes the award is part of an apology from the establishment. More »

  • Tower poppies creators honoured
    Tower poppies creators honoured Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    The creators of the spectacular sea of poppies that engulfed the Tower of London and touched the hearts of millions this year receive awards in the New Year Honours. More »

  • Water cannons could be “more lethal than plastic bullets”. That’s what the UK …
    Water cannons could be “more lethal than plastic bullets”. That’s what the UK … Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    17 people were killed by either rubber or plastic bullets during The Troubles. More »

  • Abuse survivors welcome probe move
    Abuse survivors welcome probe move Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    Dozens of child abuse survivors have welcomed Theresa May's indication that a panel conducting a troubled inquiry into historical abuse could be disbanded in order for a new and more powerful body to take over. More »

  • Welby quizzed on same-sex marriage
    Welby quizzed on same-sex marriage Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge the split within the Anglican church over the issue of same-sex marriage. More »

  • Dalglish quizzed at Hillsborough inquest
    Dalglish quizzed at Hillsborough inquest Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Kenny Dalglish, the Liverpool manager at the time of the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster, was questioned Friday about the behaviour of ticketless Reds fans at the inquest into the 96 deaths. More »

  • Kenny Dalglish Feared For Son At Hillsborough
    Kenny Dalglish Feared For Son At Hillsborough Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has told the inquests into the Hillsborough disaster that he feared for his son's safety. More »

  • Dalglish quizzed on Liverpool fans
    Dalglish quizzed on Liverpool fans Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Kenny Dalglish has been questioned at the inquests into the Hillsborough disaster about the behaviour of Liverpool fans and hooliganism. More »

  • Five-goal Cherries on top of Championship
    Five-goal Cherries on top of Championship Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Bournemouth swept to the top of the Championship with a 5-3 victory over Cardiff after Derby surrendered top spot with a 2-0 loss at promotion rivals Middlesbrough on Saturday. More »

  • IN PICTURES: 21 images that made us cry in 2014
    IN PICTURES: 21 images that made us cry in 2014 Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    An emotional rollercoaster through 2014. More »

  • Liverpool Stadium Work To Start
    Liverpool Stadium Work To Start Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    Liverpool will begin work on Monday to increase Anfield's capacity to 59,000, an increase of 13,000. More »

  • Russell Brand Threatens To Sue Over Rent Row
    Russell Brand Threatens To Sue Over Rent Row Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Actor and comedian Russell Brand has threatened to take legal action over a report containing claims about his housing arrangements. More »

  • Russell Brand in legal threat over rent row
    Russell Brand in legal threat over rent row Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Russell Brand has threatened to take legal action over a report containing claims about his housing arrangements. The comedian pays rent for his London home to a firm registered in the British Virgin Islands, often referred to as a tax haven, according to the Sun. Brand, who has previously called for a revolution and appeared […] More »

  • Brand in legal threat over rent row
    Brand in legal threat over rent row Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Russell Brand has threatened to take legal action over a report containing claims about his housing arrangements. More »

  • McClaren desperate to escape Championship 'craziness'
    McClaren desperate to escape Championship 'craziness' Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Derby manager Steve McClaren is desperate for promotion to the Premier League to escape the "craziness" of the Championship after the leaders were beaten by Leeds on Saturday. More »

  • Hillsborough Inquest: Police Officer Breaks Down
    Hillsborough Inquest: Police Officer Breaks Down Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    A former police commander giving evidence at the Hillsborough inquests broke down and cried as he recalled the moment he stopped the match. More »

  • May: 'There Might Have Been' An Abuse Cover-Up
    May: 'There Might Have Been' An Abuse Cover-Up Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    The Home Office might have covered up historical allegations of child abuse by prominent figures, Theresa May has told MPs. More »

  • University of Liverpool Postpones Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe Honour Until After …
    University of Liverpool Postpones Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe Honour Until After … Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    The University of Liverpool will not present Britain's most senior police officer an honorary degree until after the Hillsborough inquiry has reached its conclusion. More »

  • Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
    Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    The very best of the week’s writing from around the web. More »