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Mother of Warrington teen jailed for joint enterprise murder welcomes review

The case of one of the gang serving life for murdering Garry Newlove in Warrington is to be re-examined to see if he has grounds to appeal.

Jordan Cunliffe was 15 when he was found guilty under the legal principle of "joint enterprise."

The decision by the Criminal Cases Review Commission to look at the case, comes on the same day as calls to review the law that helped convict him.

Matt O'Donoghue, has this exclusive report.

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Title hopeful boxer, Crolla, in hospital with fractured skull after attack

There is support from across the region for the Manchester boxer Anthony Crolla after he was floored in a vicious attack by two burglars.

The 28 year old is in hospital with a fractured skull after being hit over the head with a concrete slab.

Crolla had been due to fight for a world title next month, that's now off, a decision which is said to have left him heartbroken.

Ralph Blunsom's report contains flash photography.

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Student's campaign for homeless man raises £25k

A campaign to raise money for a homeless man who offered a student his last £3 so that she could get home safely after a night out has managed to raise more than £25k.

The fundraising page to 'Help Robbie' Credit: GoGetFunding

The Help Robbie fund was set up by former University of Central Lancashire student Dominique Harrison-Bentzen who, although refusing to take the man's money when he offered it to her on December 4, was so touched by the gesture she set out to track him down and help him get off the streets.

Harrison-Bentzen found Robbie with the help of Facebook and her subsequent fundraising campaign to raise money for the Preston-based homeless man to be rehoused, and helped back into work after seven months on the streets, has so far seen 4,028 people donate a total of £25,195.25.

Posting on the fundraising page Harrison-Bentzen thanked everyone for their support and said: "Together our small act of kindness can change someone's life this Christmas and finally get him off the streets safe and warm."

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Warrington teen's joint enterprise conviction for murder to be re-examined

The mother of a teenager who was jailed for the joint enterprise murder of Warrington man Garry Newlove has welcomed the decision that his case will be re-examined to see if he has grounds to appeal.

Jordan Cunliffe was 15 when he was found guilty under the legal principle of "joint enterprise."

Janet Cunliffe believes her son's case is a miscarriage of justice.

Old Trafford to host the Ashes in 2019

Emirates Old Trafford Credit: PA

The home of Lancashire Cricket Club, Emirates Old Trafford will host an Investec Ashes Test and five ICC World Cup matches including a semi-final in 2019.

Michael Cairns OBE, Chairman of Lancashire County Cricket Club, said:

We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded this comprehensive package of international matches, which includes a prestigious Investec Ashes Test and five ICC World Cup matches during what promises to be an incredible summer of cricket in 2019.

Following our £45 million redevelopment, Emirates Old Trafford is now rightly recognised as one of the leading venues in world cricket and we are pleased that the communities of the North West of England will be able to watch international cricket on their doorsteps.

– Michael Cairns OBE, Chairman of Lancashire County Cricket Club
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