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6 year old boy dies after being hit by a van in West Derby

Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses after a 6 year old boy was hit by a van.

The incident happened on Leyfield Road at around 3.25pm close to the junction with Hampton Court Road.

Police and paramedics treated the boy at the scene. He died a short time later.

Specially trained family liaison officers are supporting the boy's family.

An investigation into the full circumstances surrounding the incident is continuing.

Appeal to find missing mum and young son from Salford

Simona Valyte and her four your old son Domantas Cerapokas Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned of the whereabouts of a four-year-old boy from Salford.

Domantas Cerapokas was last seen on Tuesday 11 October 2014 at his home on Trafalgar Grove, Lower Broughton. His mum, Simona Valyte, picked him up to take him to the local park but did not return.

Despite extensive enquiries, both have not been found and police are appealing for anyone who may know where they are, to contact them.

It is believed they are in the Greater Manchester area although the family do have links to Lincolnshire.

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Dangerous dog laws don't go far enough, rules coroner

A coroner has called for tougher laws to control dangerous dogs at the end of an inquest into the death of a teenage girl.

Jade Lomas Anderson died after being attacked by a pack of dogs at a friend's house in Atherton in March 2013.

The dogs' owner has apologised to Jade's family - but denied her dogs had ever been a threat before.

Manchester fire fighters to strike before bonfire night

Manchester Fire crews are to strike for four days in the run up to Bonfire Night. Credit: PA

Manchester Fire crews are to strike for four days in the run up to Bonfire Night.

Manchester Evening News reports that fire crews will walk out at 6pm on October 31 and not return until 6pm on November 4.

The move comes after a three-year dispute over pensions.

Firefighters are incandescent following two months of negotiations which have led to no new proposals.

Firefighters will not stand by and see our members’ pension rights destroyed by a government which does not give a damn about the safety or wellbeing of firefighters or the long term.

– Matt Wrack, Fire Brigades Union general secretary

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Everton 'working with police' to understand Lille clashes

Everton FC say they will continue to work closely with French and Merseyside Police, in order to better understand two 'serious incidents' that occurred in Lille ahead of their Europa League fixture.

In a statement on their website, the club said:

"The incident in the city's main square quickly escalated into unwelcome and unpleasant scenes. Events then, equally quickly, returned back to normal with well-mannered and good-natured celebrations that were evident throughout the Club's stay in Lille. The Club will now work with all authorities to find out what happened and why."

Everton are now providing an online feedback form where fans will be able to submit their evidence.

Martinez sees Burnley as a 'huge challenge'

James McCarthy, Seamus Coleman, Steven Naismith and Leon Osman could all return to the Everton side for their Barclays Premier League clash with Burnley on Sunday.

Naismith and Osman were left out of the travelling party for Thursday's Europa League trip to face Lille while Coleman was an unused substitute and McCarthy played only the last few minutes.

The Toffees have no new injury worries but Kevin Mirallas (hamstring) and John Stones (ankle) remain sidelined while Bryan Oviedo and Arouna Kona are still not match-fit.

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