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Sister of 7/7 victim returns to scene to 'be close' to brother

David Foulkes

The sister of one of the 7/7 victims has returned to the scene where her brother was killed on the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks.

David Foulkes, 22, a newspaper sales manager from Oldham had just moved to the city to start a new job. He was killed at Edgware Road station by one of four devices to be detonated. 52 people we killed in the attacks.

His sister Jill Wood said: "I feel like if he's anywhere, that's where he is."

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Cowell to return to X Factor auditions on Wednesday

Simon Cowell will return to the judging panel on Wednesday. Credit: PA

X Factor auditions will begin this week after the show was halted following the death of Simon Cowell's mother.

The music mogul will attend auditions on Wednesday and Thursday, a statement from Syco said. The first try-outs had been due to begin in Manchester today.

Announcing the death of 89-year-old Julie Cowell last night, his family said they were "heartbroken".

A family spokesman added: "We would like to thank the media for kindly respecting Julie's privacy throughout and we politely request continued privacy for the entire family at this particularly difficult time."

Read more: X Factor auditions cancelled following death of Simon Cowell's mother


Blackpool fans in bid to buy club

Blackpool Chairman Karl Oyston Credit: PA Images

Blackpool fans will make a move to buy the football club today. They're unhappy at the way the club is currently being run by the Oyston family.

It's been a turbulent few months for the relegated club, the manager Lee Clarke quit after they went down to League One. The fans have protested a number of times and even invaded the pitch on the final game of the season to show their disdain for the owners.

Last month Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston was banned from all football activity for six weeks and fined £40,000 for sending abusive texts to a fan.

Today the Blackpool Supporters' Trust will deliver a bid to the club and hold a press conference later this morning.

Memorial for North West 7/7 victims

22 year old David Foulkes

A memorial will be held in the North West to mark the 10 years since the London terror attacks, Marie Hartley from Lancashire and David Foulkes from Oldham both died in the 7/7 blasts. The peace centre in Warrington who do work to educate against extremism will fall silent to remember the victims.

Marie Hartley from Lancashire

Mrs Hartley, 34, from Oswaldtwistle was one of 13 people killed in the bus explosion and left behind husband David and two sons.

22-year-old David from Oldham had moved to London to start a new job, was one of six people killed on the Edgware Road train.


Police statement as inquest finds taser use 'inappropriate'

Firstly I would like to offer our sincere sympathies to Mrs Begley and her family who have been left devastated by Jordon’s death.

Today, a jury has returned a narrative verdict into Jordon's death following very detailed consideration of evidence heard during a five-week Inquest.

That narrative verdict has raised a number of serious concerns, including the way the Taser was used, the use of force by the officers after the Taser was deployed and about the communication between the officers who attended Jordon’s home.

Given the gravity of those concerns, we will now need to take time to examine the jury's findings in detail, and liaise with the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) who carried out an independent investigation into Jordon's death, before it would be appropriate to make any further public comment.

In considering the circumstances of Jordon's death, the jury have raised some troubling concerns. We will ensure that these are thoroughly examined and that every possible lesson is learned from this tragic case.

In the interim, I have decided to restrict the operational duties of the officers involved in the Taser discharge and restraint until we have had time to fully consider the Coroner's comments and have further dialogue with the IPCC.

– Assistant Chief Constable Dawn Copley

Jordon Begley's mother delighted to finally hear the truth about his death

The mother of Jordon Begley has talked about her delight at finally hearing the truth about how her son died.

Speaking to ITV Granada Reports Dorothy Begley said Jordon's treatment by Greater Manchester Police officers had been "horrific and horrendous".

The 23-year-old factory worker died after being tasered at home in Gorton almost exactly two years ago on July 10th 2013.

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