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Former Crewe Alexandra coach Barry Bennell denies child abuse charges

Former football coach Barry Bennell has denied eight child abuse offences.

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Funeral is held for cousins killed in hit-and-run

A funeral service has been held for two young girls who died in a hit-and-run on New Year's Eve.

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Corbyn: Key by-elections present 'opportunity' for Labour

Jeremy Corbyn has denied he will be "toast" if Labour fails to hold on in two crucial by-elections triggered by the resignations of outspoken critics of his leadership.

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Premier League clubs criticised in report into disabled access

Premier League clubs could face heavy fines and even points deductions if they fail to meet an August deadline to become compliant with disability access requirements, according to a report by the Culture, Media and Sport select committee.

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Terminally-ill Sunderland fan, five, chosen as Everton mascot

The family of a five-year-old Sunderland fan who is battling cancer thanked Premier League rivals Everton after the club picked him to be their mascot as millions of people watched.

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Cilla Black statue unveiled in Liverpool

A bronze statue of Cilla Black has been unveiled in her home city of Liverpool.

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Expensive Breitling watch among items stolen in bar theft

A £3,000 Breitling watch has been stolen after its owner left his suitcase in a bar while he went to the toilet, police said.

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Talks held in bid to resolve Fujitsu pay, pensions and jobs dispute

Talks will be held this week in a bid to resolve a long-running dispute on pay, pensions and job security at Fujitsu.

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Mother criticises lack of proton therapy centres

The mother of a teenage boy who said her son's cancer was treated successfully by proton therapy has criticised the lack of widely available centres in the UK.

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Manchester dance club Sankeys closed down after property deal struck

Legendary Manchester dance club Sankeys has been closed down after the venue was sold to property developers.

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Five charged over historical assaults at Cumbria boarding school

Five men have been charged with assaults at a former boarding school for boys in Cumbria.

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Suspected paedophile arrested in France after car crash

A suspected paedophile who went on the run and became one of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been arrested in France after crashing his car, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

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Teenager badly hurt after being dragged along by feet and punched

A teenager broke three bones in his cheek after he was dragged along a street by his feet and punched repeatedly in the face, police said.

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Reggae-loving king of Rwanda 'puts the washing and the bins out'

The new king of Rwanda has been described as a "down-to-earth" father-of-two by neighbours on the Greater Manchester housing estate where he lives.

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Police seek to trace man after woman's body found in house

Police want to speak to a male friend of a 45-year-old woman whose body was found at her home in Lancashire.

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Landlords make most profits in Lancashire and Merseyside, says Rightmove

Buy-to-let investors feeling squeezed by tax changes may want to head to Lancashire and Merseyside to maximise their profits, according to a property website.

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Police release e-fit of man wanted over rape of 12-year-old girl

Police investigating the rape of a 12-year-old girl have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to.

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Transport workers threaten more industrial action as 48-hour strikes end

More industrial disputes have been threatened by transport workers as Southern train drivers and British Airways cabin crew completed 48-hour strikes over staffing and pay.

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Labour split revealed over 'escalation' of tensions with Russia

Labour splits on defence have resurfaced after Jeremy Corbyn's team suggested Britain's deployment of troops and jets to Estonia was "escalating tensions" with Russia.

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Police probe after saline bags 'tampered with' at hospital

Police are investigating after saline bags were tampered with at a hospital.

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