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Lancashire terror victim 'lucky to be alive' says mum

The mother of a teenager left with serious injuries from the London terror attack has admitted her son is "extremely lucky" to be alive.

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Barry Geraghty is targeting a return to the saddle in time for next month's Grand National meeting at Aintree

Aintree ‘the target’ for injured Barry Geraghty

Barry Geraghty is targeting a return to the saddle in time for next month’s Grand National meeting at Aintree.

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A police officer stand outside an address in Hagley Road, Birmingham, where armed police have raided a flat overnight. West Midlands Police have directed media queries to the Met Police, who have refused to discuss the incident for operational reasons

Armed Police Raid Birmingham flat after Westminster terror attack

Armed police have carried out a raid apparently linked to the terror plot that brought bloodshed to the heart of London, as MPs spearhead a show of defiance by returning to Parliament.

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Water supplies back at affected homes

Water supplies back at affected homes

Water supply has been returned to homes in St Helens after a water main burst cut supplies.

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A car crashed into railings on Westminster Bridge before an attacker attempted to gain access to Parliament

Latest: Seven held over Westminster terror attack

Four people have died after a knifeman brought terror to the heart of Westminster, mowing down pedestrians then stabbing a policeman before he was shot by armed officers.
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Police outside the Palace of Westminster, London, after sounds similar to gunfire have been heard close to the Palace of Westminster.

Policeman stabbed, attacker shot in major Westminster terror alert

A policeman has been stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament.

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St Helens amateurs closing in a stunning treble

St Helens amateurs closing in a stunning treble

A St Helens Sunday league football team is closing in on a stunning cup and league treble.

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Happy Easter.. not that you'll remember it.

Buckfast Easter egg could be on its way to Britain

An off-licence in Northern Ireland looking to make a fast buck has been flooded with orders for its tonic wine-themed Easter eggs.

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Matty Smith

Smith named in squad to face Wolves

Matty Smith has been named in Saints’ initial squad for Friday’s Betfred Super League round six game with Warrington Wolves at the Totally Wicked Stadium - and more than likely will figure in the starting 17.

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Just flown into the kitchen... Here's Superdad

Mind-reading, super strength and heat vision to cook dinner - 55 per cent of kids think their parents have super powers

Kids really do think their parents are superheroes - with more than half believing their mums can read their MINDS, according to a study.

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Britain’s most stupid legal high as kids sniff fumes from burning wheelie bins

Britain’s most stupid legal high as kids sniff fumes from burning wheelie bins

Kids are literally getting wasted with Britain’s daftest drug craze - sniffing fumes from burning WHEELIE BINS, has been claimed today.

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Top Northern Soul artists and DJ to perform St Helens

Top Northern Soul artists and DJ to perform St Helens

One of the The UK’s leading Northern Soul bands, The Signatures, will be lighting up the stage at the Citadel in St Helens April 1, when they bring their intense live show to the venue.

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Middle class revolt as Waitrose targets coffee freeloaders

Middle class revolt as Waitrose targets coffee freeloaders

Waitrose has sparked outrage among its customers with the news that members of the posh supermarket’s loyalty card programme will no longer be entitled to a free tea or coffee.

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Manager Bob Paisley (centre)  is flanked by trainer Ronnie Moran (left) and assistant manager Joe Fagan.

Liverpool stalwart Ronnie Moran dies aged 83

Former Liverpool captain, coach and caretaker manager Ronnie Moran has died at the age of 83.

Football
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Primark recalls kids’ clothing over choking fears

Clothing giant Primark has recalled a line of children’s clothing over safety fears.
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The new 9.7-inch iPad replaces the iPad Air 2

Apple launches their cheapest iPad ever

Apple has launched its most affordable iPad ever, with prices starting at £339.

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Hockey: Prescot crowned champions

Hockey: Prescot crowned champions

Prescot Hockey Club first team have completed a fantastic return to North West Division One as league champions.

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Popular pub gets new look and new landlady

Popular pub gets new look and new landlady

A St Helens pub has re-opened following a major refurbishment.

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RMT Union members picket outside Wigan Wallgate

Rail strikes will affect the Grand National

Workers at three rail operators are to stage a fresh 24-hour strike on the day of the Grand National in bitter disputes over staffing and the role of conductors.

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Police are hoping to speak to the man who may be able to help with their enquiries

CCTV images released following car thefts in St Helens town centre

Police have released CCTV images to help trace a man following two car thefts in St Helens town centre.
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