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Super League: St Helens v Castleford Tigers

St Helens captain James Roby will return to their squad as the Super League leaders face Castleford at the Magic Weekend at Anfield on Sunday.

Jack Welsby drops out with Roby recovering from a minor injury in time for the Liverpool clash.

Castleford make three changes to their 19-man ...

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins Gotzis heptathlon with personal best score

Katarina Johnson-Thompson won the heptathlon at the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting with a personal best and world-leading score of 6,813 points.

The Briton extended her overnight lead in the first event of day two, leaping the furthest (6.68m) in the long jump.

She performed strongly in the ...

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Tranmere Rovers v Newport County: Mellon celebrates as Flynn rues lack of VAR

Tranmere manager Mickey Mellon paid tribute to his side after they secured back-to-back play-off final success at Wembley with a last-gasp winner.

Connor Jennings' 119th minute header broke Newport hearts at Wembley.

"The togetherness and the fight sees us through anything, eight or ...

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Super League: Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves

Wigan make three changes to their side to face Warrington in Saturday's third Magic Weekend game at Anfield.

Jake Shorrocks, Oliver Partington and Jarrod Sammut replace Romain Navarrete, Liam Marshall and Sam Powell.

The Wire make four changes for a repeat of their match against ...

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New PSNI chief constable named as Simon Byrne

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Simon Byrne has been appointed as the new chief constable of the Police ...

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Crew evacuated from tilting cargo ship in Liverpool

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A crew had to evacuate a ship after it started tilting in the River ...

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Runcorn: Murder trial judge's knife crime warning

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Knife crime "destroys lives" a judge said as he sentenced two teenagers ...

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Morrissey posters removed from Merseyrail stations

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Posters promoting Morrissey's latest album have been removed from railway ...

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Whiston fishing trip killer Nathan Muat jailed for 19 years

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A man who bullied and beat his vulnerable friend to death while on a ...

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Rising heptathlete Niamh Emerson bids to emulate Jessica Ennis-Hill

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Tokyo 2020 could see the continuation of a remarkable British sporting success story - a sixth consecutive Olympic heptathlon medal.

Denise Lewis started the medal streak in 2000 ...

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Magic Weekend: Five reasons to watch Super League's annual carnival of rugby league

The rugby league posts are up at Liverpool's Anfield stadium as the annual Super League festival - the Magic Weekend - heads for Merseyside with six matches over two days.

If you are wondering what to expect, wonder no more.

Here are five great reasons to get involved at the Magic ...

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Nathan Muat guilty of fishing trip murder in Whiston park

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A man who bullied his friend before beating him to death during a fishing ...

2019-05-23 20:35 open_in_new
Witnesses sought over Liverpool fatal stabbing

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CCTV images of five potential witnesses have been released by detectives ...

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EFL play-offs: Is this the year Sunderland break the red and white curse?

The English Football League season comes to an end this weekend at Wembley with three promotion places decided in the play-off finals.

Nothing is certain in a one-off game and all the pressure that comes with it. But stats from past finals can tell you a lot.

On a Bank Holiday ...

2019-05-23 17:26 open_in_new
Joseph McCann: Serial rape accused refuses to appear in court

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A man accused of 21 offences including eight rapes across England has ...

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John Aldridge: Ex-Liverpool icon unites League Two play-off finalists

If there is one man who will unite everyone at Wembley for Saturday's League Two play-off final, it is Liverpool great John Aldridge.

The scorer of 330 league goals, Aldridge remains the sixth highest goalscorer in English football.

He is well remembered for his Anfield exploits, but ...

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Countess of Chester Hospital accepts Welsh patients again

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Thousands of Welsh patients barred from treatment at an English hospital ...

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Cheshire East Council elects first Labour leader

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Cheshire East Council's first Labour leader has been elected after the ...

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Biker thanks roadside open heart surgery doctor

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A motorcyclist has been reunited with the doctor who performed "last ...

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Mike Phenix: Four-year drugs ban for ex-Southport and Salford player

Former Southport player Mike Phenix has been banned from all football and football-related activity for four years after a failed drugs test.

The 30-year-old was sacked by Southport in October after failing an out-of-competition test on 17 September.

Phenix admitted the presence of ...

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Stefan Ratchford: Warrington full-back out for up to 12 weeks with shoulder injury

Warrington Wolves and England full-back Stefan Ratchford is to undergo a shoulder operation which will keep him out for up to 12 weeks.

The 30-year-old was hurt in Saturday's Super League defeat by Hull FC and is scheduled to have surgery on Wednesday.

Wolves confirmed he ruptured ...

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