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Man assaulted outside cemetery after Paul Massey funeral

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A 49-year-old man suffered serious head injuries after he was hit with a piece of wood outside Agecroft cemetary in Salford.

The attack took place around 3pm on Friday August 29 just after Paul Massey's funeral. Hundreds of people had lined the streets outside the cemetery to pay their respects to the man formely known as Salford's "Mr Big".

Paul Massey, 55, was shot dead at his homelast month by a masked gunman over his alleged involvement in organised crime.

The victim of the assault was taken to Salford Royal hospital were he remains in a stable condition.

Knowsley Safari counts on visitors' help

All the park's animals will be part of the Bioblitz Credit: PA

Knowsley Safari Park on Merseyside is asking visitors to become wildlife explorers for a day. Staff want visitors to help them count and discover which species are living right on the doorstep. Its called the Knowsley Safari BioBlitz 2015 and a team of experienced naturalists and wildlife watchers need help to find and identify as many different species of birds, bugs, plants and beasties as they can.

The BioBlitz takes place today and tomorrow.

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Corbyn campaign comes to Manchester

Jeremy Corbyn is thought to be the frontrunner in the Labour leadership race Credit: PA

Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn brings his campaign to be Labour leader to Manchester later. His supporters are staging a rally at the Sheridan Suite on Oldham Road. Mr Corbyn is favourite to win the vote. The Islington MP has been ahead in the polls. The results are announced on September 12th and other contenders are Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall.

Manchester takes Pride in procession

Alesha Dixon is among the names at the popular festival Credit: PA

Manchester's famous Pride parade takes place later. Thousands are expected to throng the streets of the city centre for the procession headed by North West-born actor Sir Ian McKellen. Alesha Dixon is one of the stars who'll be there along with Atomic Kitten and Danii Minogue. Motorists are warned the city centre will be extremely busy.

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Ain't no mountain high enough to keep these young musicians apart

The SA to UK Project has seen songs written and recorded in both countries.

An exchange project between young musicians from Liverpool and South Africa comes to fruition this weekend.

The two groups have been hard at work in a recording studio putting the finishing touches to three songs they've written together.

They'll all be performed this weekend at the Liverpool International Music Festival.

Tim Scott reports:

Funded by The National Lottery and The British Council, it's hoped this sceme be just the first of many similar collaborations in the future.

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