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Cueto calls on the RFU to stage more internationals in the North West

Mark Cueto meets fans with the Webb Ellis Trophy. Credit: ITV News.

Former Sale winger Mark Cueto has called on the RFU to stage more internationals in the North West.

Cueto, a World Cup finalist in 2007, today took the famous Webb Ellis trophy to Manchester's Central Library to let fans get a glimpse of what's up for grabs this autumn.

England will play Uruguay at the Etihad Stadium in their final World Cup group game. But that's their only match away from Twickenham.


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Manchester A&E reopens amid suspected Mers outbreak

Manchester Royal Infirmary A&E has re-opened as the hospital investigates two suspected cases of Mers.

Manchester Royal Infirmary A&E Credit: PA

Central Manchester University Hospitals issued a statement confirming that one patient suspected to have the virus has been moved to another hospital and said there is "no significant risk" to public health.

This afternoon, we confirmed that we are currently investigating two patients for suspected Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome - Coronavirus Infection (MERS-COV).

Both patients were isolated for on-going management of their condition while tests took place.

One patient has now been relocated to North Manchester General. Results of the tests are still pending.

Manchester Royal Infirmary A&E is open to the public.

We would like to reassure our patients and the general public that there is no significant risk to public health.

– Statement from Central Manchester University Hospitals
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Suspected Mers outbreak: 'Risk to public is extremely low'

As Manchester Royal Infirmary deals with two suspected cases of Mers, an expert in viruses has described the risk to the general public as "extremely low."

Manchester Royal Infirmary closed its accident and emergency department while it investigates two patients with suspected Mers Credit: PA

Dr Derek Gatherer, a lecturer at the University of Lancaster, said: "Outside hospitals the risk to the general public is extremely low and the outbreak ought not to cause concern."

The World Health Organisation defines Mers risk as being confined to those hospital workers not wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and working within two metres of a case in a ward or those patients in the same room or ward as a confirmed case, or those who have contacted respiratory secretions from a case.

– Dr Derek Gatherer

The hospital closed its accident and emergency department while it investigates two patients suspected to have the virus.

Further remains found at scene of Bosley blasts

Search and rescue teams at Wood Flour Mills in Bosley. Credit: Press Association.

Further remains have been found by search and recovery teams at the scene of the Bosley mill explosions ten days ago.

Cheshire Police said the remains, have been removed and taken to the Royal Liverpool Hospital for post mortem examination.

Forensic tests to identify the remains.

Three of the four victims have already been found - William Barks, 51; Dorothy Bailey, 62; and Derek Moore, 62.

Rescue teams are continuing their search for the body of a fourth victim, Jason Shingler, 38.

Derek Moore, Dorothy Bailey, Jason Shingler and William Barks. Credit: Cheshire Police

This has been an extremely difficult and distressing time for all involved, and especially for the families of the victims. A number of agencies have provided support for the community in the wake of this devastating incident.

"Additionally, the officers from the different emergency services have acted with great courage and it has been heartening to see the community rally round together to support not only the recovery effort, but also each other and the families of the victims."

– Cheshire Police


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