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Six people released, without charge, after family were detained near the Syrian border

Turkish officials detained the family on 1 April Credit: ITV

Police in Greater Manchester have released six people, without charge, after a family were detained at the Syrian border.

Turkish officials stopped five adults and four children, from Rochdale, on 1 April. Five of those released today were returned to the UK from Turkey. One was arrested in Rochdale. All were questioned under anti-terrorism legislation.

Police say "no evidence was uncovered to suggest any imminent threat" to either the town, or the UK as a whole.

Police urgently appeal for son and brother of murder victims

Detectives investigating the murders of two women in Bootle are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man who they urgently need to speak to.

A murder inquiry was launched yesterday after the discovery of the bodies of two women at two separate addresses in Bootle.

The women have since been identified as Bernadette Fox, 57, of Brookhill Road, Bootle, and her daughter, Sarah Fox, 27, of Worcester Road, Bootle.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Rooney, said:

“We are currently trying to trace Peter Fox, the son of Bernadette, as he could have information which could assist with our investigation.

I would appeal to Peter to come forward so that we can speak to him following the murders of his mother and sister.

“I would also ask the public to help us find Peter as we need to speak to him urgently in relation to the two murders.

“I would stress to the public that if they do see Peter Fox, they should not approach him.

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Miliband on immigration: Labour 'got it wrong' in past

Ed Miliband has admitted Labour "got it wrong" on immigration in the past, but claims his party has "listened, learned and changed".

Ed Miliband, the Labour leader. Credit: ITV News

"We were wrong not to ensure there were maximum transitional controls when new countries joined the European Union in 2004," Mr Miliband said.

"And the reason we were wrong is that working people were seeing dramatic changes in their communities that were not planned or properly prepared for.

"And we won’t make that mistake in future."


22-year-old killed in crash in Hale, three in hospital

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A man has died and three others have been injured after a crash in Hale.

It happened at about 1.10am on Saturday 18 April 2015, when a Ford Focus was traveling along Clay Lane.

The driver lost control of the car and crashed into a tree close to the junction of Canterbury Road, before setting on fire.

The three passengers managed to escape from the car, but the 22-year-old driver was trapped inside and died at the scene.

All three men, aged 21, 21 and 25 were taken to hospital for treatment for various serious, but not life threatening injuries.

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Anderson 'proud' of record-breaking achievement

James Anderson has become England cricket's leading wicket taker. Credit: Nigel French / PA Archive/Press Association Images

England bowler James Anderson has spoken of his pride after becoming England's leading wicket taker in Test cricket.

The Lancashire paceman usurped Sir Ian Botham after he had West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin caught by Alastair Cook for his 384th record-breaking Test wicket in his 100th match.

The West Indies eventually held on, thanks to a Jason Holder century, to earn a draw in the first Test match in Antigua.

I am hugely proud. It is great to have my family here and taking over from an English legend is a proud moment.

It (the record) has not been a target. I love taking wickets, I love playing for England, it is a dream come true to play for England let alone for 100 Tests...

It's been an incredible journey. I am delighted to be here."

– James Anderson speaking after the match
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