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BREAKING: Boris Johnson says Greater Manchester will get the 60 million after all. Just announced in the Commons. More to follow.

Gyms will be able to reopen in the Liverpool City Region, the area's mayor has said

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He says the £60m will be distributed to all 10 boroughs and thanks the region's Conservative MPs for their support.

At the age of 71, John is one of the oldest PCSOs in the country! 👮‍♂️ But he's not got plans of stopping - he's finished his last shift on the beat and is gearing up for a new desk job at Barrow Police Station. @barrowpolice 

A security steward who worked on the night of the Manchester Arena bomb has told the inquiry looking for suspicious people "wasn't at the top of my list".

The Streetlife shelter in #Blackpool , which closed during the Covid-19 lockdown, will reopen in November.

The Parole Board has recommended one of Anthony Walker's murderers, Michael Barton should be moved to an open prison because of "progress made while in custody." He was jailed for life along with Paul Taylor after attacking Anthony in a park in Huyton, Merseyside in 2005.

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Greater Manchester moves to tier 3 restrictions from Friday. Still confused about what it all means? Read this ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️

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If you see a homeless person trying to sleep rough in tonight's freezing temperatures, you're urged to ring these emergency numbers: In Manchester 0161 2345339, in Liverpool 0300 1232041. Outreach teams say it could save someone's life.

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Manchester United's Daniel James says talking about the death of his father helped him to get through the grief. He's now urging other men to be open about their mental health.

19 dead, 50 injured in #ManchesterArena  explosion. Being treated as a terror incident.

Clapping has been banned at University of Manchester Students’ Union events to avoid triggering anxiety and improve accessibility. Students are instead encouraged to use "jazz hands" to express their support.

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Poor old Trevor the sausage dog ‘blew up like a balloon’ when an injury to his windpipe caused his body to fill with air. Luckily he's all better now.

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has conceded that the UK's Covid testing system is facing "operational challenges" after Labour accused him of losing control of the virus. Listen to the anger at a test centre in Oldham, where some parents and care workers were unable to get tested:

Detectives want to trace 2 males after a black Ford Fiesta car hit & killed 4 yr old Violet Grace Youens on Prescot Rd on Fri in St Helens.

Buxton born Tim Brooke-Taylor, the comedian and actor, has died this morning from COVID-19.

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