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Liverpool Pride boss slams homophobic knife attack

[ad_1] Image copyright Joe Shaw Photography Image caption John Bird, right, co-founded Liverpool City Region Pride Foundation with Andi Herring One of the organisers of Liverpool Pride has condemned a homophobic knife attack on two men in the city, describing it as "terrifying".The victims were attacked by a boy with a knife in a "disturbing" hate crime in Anfield on Saturday, police said.He is believed to be about 12 years
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Libya assets tax ‘should go to IRA Semtex victims’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/GETTY IMAGES Image caption Muammar Gaddafi supplied weapons, including Semtex explosives, to the IRA during the Troubles The government is facing fresh calls to use the millions of pounds collected in taxes from £12bn of frozen Libyan assets to compensate IRA victims.It has emerged that £17m in tax has been collected over the past three years on some of the assets seized. The figure - about £5m
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Robert Hazeldean: Thousands raised for cyclist’s legal bill

[ad_1] Image copyright GoFUNDME Image caption Robert Hazeldean said he was left "reeling" after a judge ordered him to pay damages More than £50,000 has been raised for a cyclist who was ordered to pay compensation to a woman who stepped in front of him while using her phone.Both Robert Hazeldean and 28-year-old yoga instructor Gemma Brushett were knocked unconscious in a collision near London Bridge in July 2015.A judge
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Brexit: ‘Dozen’ Tories could back no confidence vote, says Ellwood

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Tobias Ellwood was speaking to the BBC's Panorama "A dozen or so" Conservative MPs could support a vote of no confidence to stop a no-deal Brexit, defence minister Tobias Ellwood has told the BBC.He told Panorama that many backbenchers and ministers would rebel if the UK faced leaving the EU on the 31 October deadline without a legal agreement.Boris Johnson, the favourite to succeed
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Wainfleet flood clean-up: Volunteers needed

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The River Steeping burst its banks after the equivalent of about two months' rain fell in two days Volunteers are being sought to put a flooded town "back on its feet" as the clean-up begins.Emergency planners are starting the recovery phase of their operation after the last evacuated residents of Wainfleet, were allowed home on Friday.More than 580 homes in and around the Lincolnshire
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Swansea Half Marathon death: Runner collapsed near finish

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Event organisers confirmed a participant in the half marathon had died A runner who was taking part in the Swansea Half Marathon collapsed near the finish line and died later in hospital, police have confirmed.The man collapsed in Adelaide Street, Swansea at about 13:20 BST on Sunday.There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and the coroner has been informed, South Wales Police
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Boy, 12, injured in St Helens swimming baths roof fall

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The boy was seen on the roof of the Parr Swimming and Fitness Centre before he fell A 12-year-old has been seriously injured after falling through the roof of a swimming baths.He is in a "serious condition" in hospital after he fell at Parr Swimming and Fitness Centre in St Helens on Sunday night at 18:20 BST.He had been seen on the roof with