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19-year-old woman in court over Blackburn murder

Revidge road, Blackburn
Revidge road, Blackburn Credit: Dave Brown / ITV News

A 19-year-old woman has appeared in court charged with murder after a man from Blackburn.

Police found Bilal Saddique at a house on Revidge road on Monday after reports a man had been assaulted.

He died from a stab wound to his leg.

Sarah Willis was remanded in custody and will re-appear at Preston crown court next week.

Revidge road, Blackburn
Revidge road, Blackburn Credit: Dave Brown / ITV News

Man jailed over death of 'Salford John' Millett

John Millett
John Millett

A man has been jailed for five years after killing a 34-year-old man in Manchester city centre.

Simon Tarry from Stretford was found guilty of manslaughter at an earlier hearing and was sentenced today.

John Millett, known to his friends as 'Salford John' had been on a night out, when he confronted Tarry over his behaviour towards people outside a nightclub.

Tarry punched John - knocking him to the ground, hitting his head.

John died in hospital on 31 January 2014.

Simon Tarry
Simon Tarry


Mario Balotelli talks 'progressing well'

by Press Association
Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli Credit: PA

Talks between Mario Balotelli's representative and Liverpool are understood to be 'progressing well' as the club seek assurances about the player's behaviour - although any deal will not be completed in time for him to feature against Manchester City.

Reports have suggested the Reds have agreed a £16million fee with AC Milan for striker Balotelli's proposed move to Anfield.

And while Liverpool have not commented, Press Association Sport understands productive discussions involving Balotelli's agent and the club took place in England on Thursday and are continuing on Friday.

A key aspect of those discussions is believed to be the Merseyside outfit's desire to obtain some kind of guarantee about the discipline of the mercurial 24-year-old Italy international.

Balotelli himself remains in his homeland for now and will not be able to take part in Liverpool's Barclays Premier League clash with his former side City at the Etihad Stadium on Monday as the transfer would need to be completed by midday on Friday for him to be eligible.


Woman charged with murdering Blackburn man

A 19 year old woman has been charged with murder following the death of Bilal Saddique in Blackburn. Police were called to Revidge Road around 8pm on Monday to reports that a man had been injured. A post mortem revealed the 29 year old died after being stabbed in the leg.

Sarah Willis, 19, of Kings Road, Blackburn, was charged last night and is due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Lib Dems pledge to bring back standing at football grounds

The Liberal Democrats have announced they'll allow standing in Premier league and Championship football grounds as part of their 2015 election manifesto. The document will say clubs can introduce 'rail seating' meaning stands can be easily converted.

The party say it would allow clubs to offer cheaper tickets for fans. However, the families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster have condemned previous campaigns to bring it back.

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