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Council boss Ged Fitzgerald steps aside amid fraud probe

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A council chief executive has stepped aside from his role after being ...

yesterday 19:53 open_in_new
James Anderson: England and Lancashire bowler a doubt for South Africa first Test

England seamer James Anderson is a doubt for July's first Test against South Africa after he sustained a groin tear playing for Lancashire.

England's all-time leading wicket taker suffered the problem in the Roses match against Yorkshire and is expected to be out for between four to six ...

yesterday 15:27 open_in_new
Mayor Steve Rotheram's 'relief' as taxi driver finds girls in bomb chaos

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The Liverpool city mayor has spoken of his "huge relief" after a taxi ...

yesterday 13:15 open_in_new
Four held in Lancashire County Council contract probe

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A council chief and the leader of the Conservatives on Lancashire County ...

2017-05-22 23:51 open_in_new
Lancashire v Yorkshire: Peter Handscomb hits 76-ball century as Roses rivals draw

Peter Handscomb's 76-ball century for Yorkshire was the highlight on day four as their Roses match with Lancashire at Old Trafford ended in a draw.

The Australia batsman (101 not out) hit 12 fours and a six in his first Championship ton for the Tykes, who were 177-1 when play was ...

2017-05-22 19:27 open_in_new
Zoe Tynan: WSL 2 winners Everton Ladies pay tribute to late former midfielder

Everton Ladies paid tribute to their former youth player Zoe Tynan as they collected the Women's Super League Two Spring Series trophy on Saturday.

Former England Under-19 midfielder Tynan died in August aged 18.

After sealing top spot in WSL 2 on what would have been her 19th ...

2017-05-22 16:10 open_in_new
BBC Radio Leeds Ian Brady music quiz 'unacceptable'

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A light-hearted music quiz about the Moors Murderer Ian Brady broadcast ...

2017-05-22 13:57 open_in_new
Ben Barba: St Helens want full-back who could face 12-match ban

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook says the Super League club want to sign Ben Barba, who could face a 12-match drugs ban on his return to rugby league.

Ex-Cronulla Sharks full-back Barba, 27, recently left rugby union club Toulon - a side he joined in a controversial code switch to avoid ...

2017-05-22 11:45 open_in_new
Ross Barkley: Everton boss Ronald Koeman says decision due on Monday

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The future of Everton midfielder Ross Barkley will be decided on Monday, says manager Ronald Koeman.

The 23-year-old has been told he will be sold if he does not sign a new contract ...

2017-05-21 22:33 open_in_new
Alleged plot to smuggle drugs from Spain to Liverpool

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Twenty-four people have been arrested over a suspected plot to smuggle ...

2017-05-21 13:45 open_in_new
Super League Magic Weekend: Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves

Wigan captain Sean O'Loughlin returns along with England half-back George Williams who was a late withdrawal in the win over Swinton with a migraine.

Young half-back Josh Woods comes back in with Oliver Partington and Josh Ganson dropping out.

Daryl Clark and Joe Westerman return ...

2017-05-20 17:57 open_in_new
Super League Magic Weekend: Hull FC v St Helens

Fetuli Talanoa, Sika Manu and Carlos Tuimavave are all vying for a return to the Hull FC side for Magic Weekend.

Josh Griffin returns despite limping out against Catalans, but Mahe Fonua, Jake Connor and Gareth Ellis are missing.

Tommy Makinson is set to make his 150th appearance for ...

2017-05-20 17:57 open_in_new
Lancashire v Yorkshire: James Anderson forced off as Red Rose edge day one

England seam bowler James Anderson was forced off with a tight groin on day one of Lancashire's County Championship match against Roses rivals Yorkshire.

Having reduced the Tykes to 9-2, with Anderson bowling opener Alex Lees, the 34-year-old broke down during his sixth over and had to ...

2017-05-19 21:01 open_in_new
Ross Barkley: Everton boss Ronald Koeman not confident midfielder will stay

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is not confident midfielder Ross Barkley will stay and says he is "looking for players in that position".

Koeman said last week that Barkley, 23, would be sold if he did not sign a new contract by the end of this weekend.

Asked on Friday if he was confident ...

2017-05-19 16:37 open_in_new
Ted and Jay Chapelhow: Widnes Vikings prop twins sign extended deals

Prop forward twins Ted and Jay Chapelhow have signed contract renewals at Widnes that will expire in 2019.

The Chapelhows, 21, came through the Vikings academy system to make their first-grade debuts in 2016.

Both players have had dual-registration spells at Whitehaven, while Ted has ...

2017-05-19 15:31 open_in_new
New Ferry explosion: Third man arrested over 'gas blast'

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A third man has been arrested following an explosion in which 100 people ...

2017-05-19 13:19 open_in_new
Ian Brady's ashes 'will not be scattered in Glasgow'

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Moors Murderer Ian Brady will not have his ashes scattered in Glasgow, ...

2017-05-19 11:07 open_in_new
Moors Murderer Ian Brady's body released from mortuary

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Moors Murderer Ian Brady's body has been released to his lawyer, a ...

2017-05-18 17:29 open_in_new
Chester hospital baby deaths to be investigated by police

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Baby deaths at a neonatal unit with a "higher than usual" mortality rate ...

2017-05-18 14:11 open_in_new
Corrie legend Hilda Ogden's curlers, pinny and headscarf auctioned

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Coronation Street legend Hilda Ogden's pinny, hair curlers and headscarf ...

2017-05-17 18:21 open_in_new
Kevin Wright: Widnes carpet crush death 'accidental'

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A man who was crushed at a recycling plant by a falling bale of carpet ...

2017-05-17 16:09 open_in_new