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Liverpool's Steven Gerrard meets the US press at LA Galaxy

Steven Gerrard says he's 'coming into the champions' Credit: David Chisnall ITV
Gerrard meets the US press at LA Galaxy Credit: David Chisnall ITV

Liverpool FC's Steven Gerrard's been talking about starting an exciting new chapter in his football career. After 17 years at Anfield he's now signed for LA Galaxy and has faced the US press for the first time.

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Blackpool Supporters Trust make £23 million bid to buy football club

It's been a football club often in the headlines over recent months and today there was a new twist in the story of Blackpool FC.

The Supporters Trust have made a £23 million offer to buy it from the owners, the Oyston family.

The Trust describes the bid as serious and substantive, although there's been no response from the club itself.

Ralph Blunsom reports.

Manchester motorways: accident on M56 adds to travel woes

An accident on the M56 in Greater Manchester has added to an already difficult evening for drivers around Greater Manchester.

One lane is closed due to an overturned vehicle Eastbound between Junction 6 for the A538 (Hale Four Seasons Roundabout) and M56 Junction 5 for Manchester Airport. Congestion is stretching back to Junction 7 for the A556 (Bowdon).

Earlier accidents are still affecting the M6 Southbound at Junction 19 for the A556, the M60 at the Eccles Interchange and the M62 in Heywood.

7/7 victim's sister says country must stand up against terrorism

The sister of one of the victim's of the 7/7 attacks has said it was important to show the country has not been stopped or changed by the terrorism that killed her brother.

Jill Wood was speaking on Good Morning Britain before the one minute silence earlier today. She went to Edgware Road where her brother David Foulkes was killed exactly 10 years ago. He was a newspaper sales manager from Oldham who had just started a new job in the city.

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Five men arrested as part of investigation into Blackpool FC protest

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Five men have been arrested as part of a police investigation into the protest that forced the final game of Blackpool FC's season to be abandoned.

The match on Saturday May 2 was abandoned when around 150 people entered the pitch near the start of the second half.

The police say a small minority of people engaged in what are believed to be public order offences. The men, aged 24, 34, 40, 31 and 46, all from Blackpool, were arrested on suspicion of affray and a further two men are due to be spoken to at a later date.

Detective Inspector Jason Richardson of Blackpool Police said:

“Today’s arrests come as part of our on-going investigation into the events that occurred at the fixture back in May."

“I would like to once again reiterate our thanks to supporters from both teams for their restraint, support and cooperation on the day of the match which ensured that everyone was able to leave the ground safely."

“While the majority of supporters behaved responsibly and peacefully, our investigation is focused on the small number of people whose conduct overstepped the mark."

“There is no place for such conduct at any sporting fixtures and we are continuing with our enquiries to ensure that those who we believe behaved in an unacceptable manner are brought to account for their actions.”

– Detective Inspector Jason Richardson of Blackpool Police
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