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Man caught doing running kick at cenotaph wreaths fined £90

A man has been fined £90 after he was caught on camera doing a running kick at wreaths laid on Manchester Cenotaph.

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'Blood clot' death woman 'told to have spa day after reporting breathing issues'

A business studies graduate who died from a blood clot months after starting to take a combined contraceptive pill had reported breathing difficulties and leg pain to her GP, an inquest has heard.

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HMRC office cleaners to strike in pay dispute

Cleaners in HM Revenue and Customs offices will strike for two days from Monday in a row over pay and hours.

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Girl, 12, found unresponsive at holiday park named

A 12-year-old girl who died in hospital after she was found unresponsive at a holiday park has been named.

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Labour rival accuses Corbyn of allowing 'culture of bullying'

Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of allowing a "culture of bullying" to take hold within Labour and was compared to Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley by his leadership rival.

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Stun gun murder accused like besotted teenager over love interest, court told

Alleged stun gun murderer Sarah Williams acted like a besotted teenager when talking about her ski instructor love interest, a jury has heard.

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Woman cleared of contempt of court after taking picture during trial

A woman who took a photograph of her sister and a judge midway through a crown court trial has been cleared of contempt of court.

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Somali asylum seeker handed place on PhD course by University of Manchester

A Somalian man with no formal education has become the first asylum seeker to be admitted on to a PhD programme by the University of Manchester.

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Man held after drone stops play as Huddersfield Town face Liverpool

Police have arrested a man after Liverpool's pre-season friendly against Huddersfield Town was halted by a drone.

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BBC to issue writer Alan Bleasdale's first TV work from 1975

Alan Bleasdale's Early To Bed, his first television work which has rarely been seen since 1975, is to be released by the BBC.

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Fake! TV show finds Merseysiders most eagle-eyed spotting forged paintings

The residents of Merseyside have the best eye for spotting a fake painting as 70% correctly guessed forgeries for a new Sky Arts show.

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Girl, 12, dies after being found unresponsive at holiday park

A 12-year-old girl has died in hospital after she was found unresponsive at a Lancashire holiday park.

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Missing Beatles demo found by Cilla Black's family after 52 years

A long lost Beatles demo disc sent to Cilla Black has been rediscovered 52 years later.

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Manchester United bond's interest rate will double if players win title

Savers are being offered a new bond where the returns could double - if Manchester United win the 2016/17 premiership title.

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Virtual Coronation Street tour guide Alison King 'does not miss learning lines'

Alison King will return to Coronation Street as a virtual guide for a new tour, but the actress has revealed she does not miss learning lines or filming wedding scenes.

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Father visits scene where boy died playing in river on hottest day of year

The father of a 16-year-old boy who drowned whilst playing in a river has visited the scene where his son lost his life.

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School holiday care costs £120 per child each week amid places shortage

The cost of childcare during the school holidays is still unaffordable for many families and there are not enough places to meet demand, a report has shown.

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Pensioner sees off would-be supermarket thief - with packet of bacon

A meat-wielding pensioner defended herself against a would-be thief by repeatedly bashing her over the head with a packet of bacon.

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All-male contest for Labour leadership as Eagle pulls out to back Smith

Labour is set for an all-male leadership contest after Angela Eagle withdrew to offer her support to Owen Smith as a "unity candidate" to take on Jeremy Corbyn.

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Honorary doctorate for Peter Kay at Salford University

Funnyman Peter Kay picked up an honorary doctorate from his old university and told fellow graduates that he knew he would regret it if he had not given comedy "a go".

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