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Liverpool jail's severely ill inmates at substantial risk, says psychiatrist

Inmates often wait days to be seen because of a lack of staff, a senior psychiatrist says.

Hacker Alex Bessell jailed for cyber crime offences

Alex Bessell, from Liverpool, is sentenced for attacks on Google, Skype and other companies.

Daniel Sturridge: Inter Milan interested in Liverpool and England striker

Inter Milan are interested in Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge - but their preference for a loan deal may complicate a potential move.

Liverpool footballer Jon Flanagan sentenced for assault

Liverpool FC defender Jon Flanagan "slammed" his partner against a wall, a court hears.

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Turpin case: California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'

The couple appeared in court after prosecutors detailed the horrific abuse allegations against them.

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

A bill to temporarily fund the US government must now be backed by the Senate to avert a shutdown.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year".

HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe

Financial giant HSBC agrees to pay $101.1m, confirming it misused client information for its own profit.