LIVERPOOL FC: Brendan Rodgers has challenged his Liverpool FC players to triumph in the face of adversity over the coming months as his depleted troops look to kick-start the club’s League campaign.
The international break hasn’t been kind to the Reds boss with £10.5million summer signing Fabio Borini facing three months out after surgery on his broken right foot.
It leaves Luis Suarez as Liverpool’s only fit senior striker ahead of tomorrow’s clash with winless Reading at Anfield.
However, Rodgers is refusing to dwell on the injuries and insists it’s up to those still standing to dig deep and lead Liverpool’s charge up the table.
PLANE EVACUATION: Passengers and crew were evacuated from a plane preparing for take-off at Glasgow Airport after smoke was detected in the cabin.
The incident happened on a Jet2 aircraft bound for Alicante in Spain at about 7.40am.
One woman passenger received minor injuries as she left the plane.
A Strathclyde Police spokeswoman said: “We are currently dealing with an ongoing incident at Glasgow Airport involving a 737 aircraft following reports of smoke within the cabin."
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LIVERPOOL FC TEAM NEWS: Goalkeeper Jose Reina faces a late fitness test on a minor hamstring problem sustained on international duty with Spain prior to tomorrow’s Barclays Premier League visit of Reading.
Striker Fabio Borini has been ruled out for up to three months with a fractured foot but defenders Jose Enrique and Jon Flanagan returned to training this week.
Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is available again after a three-match suspension.
Provisional squad: Reina, Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson, Gerrard, Allen, Sahin, Suso, Suarez, Sterling, Jones, Carragher, Coates, Henderson, Shelvey, Cole, Assaidi, Downing, Morgan, Yesil.
Competitors will start arriving in Llandudno today for the Cambrian Motor Rally. The event starts in the town on Saturday at 8am.
ACCIDENT: Accident on the B4580 in Llansilnear, between Llangollen and Welshpool, will update once have more details
FOOD PRODUCERS: Food and drink producers from across Wales are preparing to cross the channel for one of the most important events in the world food calendar – SIAL 2012.
A number of Welsh food and drink producers will be exhibiting at the event in Paris as part of the Welsh Government’s Wales the True Taste Pavilion. They include Anglesey based Plas Farm Ltd, the Snowdonia Cheese Company and North Wales based Wholebake.
ECONOMY: UK public sector net borrowing falls by £700m to £12.8bn in September 2012.
RHYL REGENERATION: Nick Smith, MP for Blaenau Gwent, has given a thumbs up to the regeneration projects in Rhyl. He was in the town to see the good practices which have been taken to help the long-term unemployed back into work and see if they could be transferred to projects in South Wales
AUSTERITY: Government borrowing fell last month, official figures showed today, in a sign that the Chancellor’s austerity measures are increasingly taking hold.
Public sector net borrowing, excluding financial interventions, was £12.8 billion in September, compared with a revised £13.5 billion in the same month last year. It was the lowest level of borrowing for a September since 2008.
RACIST TWEET: A man has been arrested after a racist comment was posted on Facebook about a Premier League footballer.
The 43-year-old, from Washington, Tyne and Wear, was held overnight on suspicion of racial harassment and has been bailed until November 28.
It is believed the remark was made about Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi.
Northumbria Police said the post has now been removed.
BIODIVERSTIY: The Centre for Alternative Technology is offering 5 people the chance to assist their Woodland and Biodiversity team for a week. From Nov 5-9 people have the option to stay at the Machynlleth site.
FA: Chairman David Bernstein said the decision by John Terry not to appeal his FA charge "hopefully brings to a close a difficult period for the domestic game in England in which, unfortunately, the reputation of English football has been damaged".
BARN FIRE: Firefighters have returned to the scene of a large blaze at a silage pit on a farm at Llechwedd Du Mawr, near Harlech this morning.Three tonnes of silage was destroyed in the fire. Fire crews from Harlech, Blaenau Ffestiniog and Dolgellau were initially called to the scene just off the B4573 yesterday afternoon. A crew returned this morning to dampen down smouldering hay.
DENBIGHSHIRE: The council is raising awareness of food hygiene amongst businesses to mark the second anniversary of the rating scheme. They've visited 1,012 businesses in 2 years: 699 were rated '5', the highest possible rating; five rated '0,' the lowest score possible. There's been five prosecutions, five cautions and 59 improvement notices served.
RUGBY: Welsh Rugby Union chief Roger Lewis has revealed Wales' four regions have turned down an offer to contract their Welsh international players centrally.
We've just had the morning conference. Been told North Wales Police are going to release more information on the Catherine Gowing investigation very soon.
FOOTBALL: Chris Coleman insists he has no intention of quitting as Wales manager despite a poor start to their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.
The winner of the Daily Post's Baby of the Year competition will be revealed in tomorrow's paper
CATHERINE GOWING: Police confirm they have found a burnt out five door Renault Clio on Pinfold Lane, Flintshire. They are not confirming at the moment if this is Catherine Gowing's car.
COURTS/IRAQ: Relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq secured a victory today in the latest round of a compensation fight with ministers.
The Court of Appeal said families could pursue damages claims against the Government.
Three appeal judges announced the decision after a hearing in London.
Relatives say the Ministry of Defence failed to provide armoured vehicles or equipment which could have saved lives and should pay compensation.
MoD bosses say decisions about battlefield equipment are for politicians and military commanders.
LLYN PADARN: Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is today outlining a proposal costing up to £15 million that will help improve water quality in Llyn Padarn and a local river.
The company is presenting the outcome of its extensive studies to the Llyn Padarn Forum, a group of local people and organisations including Welsh Water, who work together to consider the future of the lake.
Dwr Cymru says it is determined to do everything possible to help resolve the water quality issue and that its proposal will be a major step forward to protecting Llyn Padarn, a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The investment is intended to benefit the rare fish it contains as well as the lake’s amenity value for local people and tourists. Water quality in the River Seiont would also be improved.
RUGBY: Wales rugby legend Gareth Thomas is launching his new DVD called The Real Celebrity Fitness DVD.
It includes appearances from Hollywood superstar Mickey Rourke and Gareth’s
Celebrity Big Brother housemates Kirk Norcross and Nicola McLean.
Gareth said: "I so excited to be finally launching my own fitness DVD. I am always
being asked how I keep in shape and these routines will reveal just how I do this.
"As a professional sportsman, working out has always been an important part of
my job but since I retired from rugby, my passion for staying fit has remained as
strong as ever and this shows what I really do."
MOBILE HOMES: Tough new laws are needed to stop “gangsters” who own mobile home sites ruining the lives of residents, MPs heard today.
Rogue operators are exploiting people, often elderly, who live in static caravans by charging excessive fees, neglecting maintenance and using “bullying tactics” to make huge profits.
Tory MP Peter Aldous is leading a campaign to introduce tighter licensing, more transparent pricing and the possibility of a “fit and proper person” test for site owners in future.
EMERGENCY LANDING: A passenger plane has made a safe emergency landing at Dublin Airport after crew detected smoke in the cockpit.
The Thomas Cook flight touched down without incident at about 9.40am, a spokeswoman for the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) said.
The plane was en route from Manchester to Tenerife.
“The aircraft was en route from Manchester. There was a report of smoke in the cockpit,” the spokeswoman said.
All passengers have been evacuated from the plane.
The DAA’s full emergency response was put into action and backed up by at least a dozen fire and ambulance crews from across Dublin as a precaution.
LIFEBOAT: Pwllheli RNLI lifeboat cew are investigating the wreckage of a small dinghy seen in a channel close to the harbour this morning.
The owner of a Neath Valley colliery that employs the largest number of miners in Wales has announced that it is consulting on suspending activities. American firm Walter Energy says shutdown plans for Aberpergwm Colliery will affect about 270 employees.
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai standing for first time since being shot by Taliban, UK doctor says.
CATHERINE GOWING:Sources say police forensics are now carrying out investigations on a burnt out five door Renault Clio found on Pinfold Lane, Flintshire. They are not confirming at the moment if this is missing Catherine Gowing's car.
RHYL: Denbighshire has launched a public consultation to shape future planning guidance in the West Rhyl area. A draft copy of the Supplementary Planning Guidance (West Rhyl SPG) and comment forms are available from Wednesday, October 24 at Rhyl Library, The Foryd Centre, Princes Street and Rhyl Going Forward Offices, Unit A, The Village, West Parade,
WREXHAM FC: Wrexham boss Andy Morrell has insisted a good FA Cup run is as important as promotion back to the Football League.
JIMMY SAVILE: The BBC is aiming to rush a special edition of Panorama into its schedules looking into issues surrounding Leeds-born Jimmy Savile’s years of abuse.
SYRIA: Turkey’s foreign minister has joined an appeal for a ceasefire to stop the bloodshed in Syria during a Muslim holiday.
TUC: Welsh trade unionists, community campaigners and people from all over Wales will travel to London for a march and rally tomorrow organised by the TUC to protest against the government's austerity policies
Our man in Cardiff, Tom Bodden, will be updating us from a briefing on presumed consent organ donation from midday