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Young woman thanks hero bus driver who saved her life

A young woman who was seriously injured in a coach crash says she owes her life to the quick thinking driver.

Catrin Pugh has rebuilt her life after suffering terrible burns in the accident in France four years ago.

But she knows she is only alive because of the sacrifice made by the brave driver

Sarah Rogers has the story.

Man charged with attempted murder after Concert Square incident in Liverpool

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a mass brawl in Concert Square in Liverpool on Wednesday evening.

Ryan Lacey, 23, of Dunluce Street has been charged with attempted murder and Section 18 - grievous bodily harm with intent.

He's been remanded in custody.

Earlier today 26 German nationals were released after initially being arrested to prevent a breach of the peace.

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Wirral man who served 18 years loses latest round of fight to overturn conviction

A man who served 18 years behind bars for the murder of his heavily-pregnant wife has lost the latest round of a long-running fight to have his conviction overturned.

Eddie Gilfoyle was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court in 1993 of killing former factory worker Paula Gilfoyle and faking her suicide.

Mr Gilfoyle, who is now in his 50s, wants the Court of Appeal to reconsider the "safety" of his conviction in the light of "fresh evidence".

He has always insisted he is innocent, but has so far failed to successfully challenge his conviction.

Last year the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), an independent body which investigates possible miscarriages of justice, declined to refer his case back to the Court of Appeal for a further review.

Mr Gilfoyle sought a judicial review of the CCRC's decision, arguing its reasoning in reaching its conclusion was "fundamentally misguided in a number of critical respects".

Two judges at the High Court in London dismissed his case on Friday, ruling that the CCRC's decision was not "arguably flawed".

His 32-year-old wife was eight-and-a-half months pregnant when she was found hanging in the garage of the couple's home at Upton, Wirral, Merseyside, on June 4 1992.

Her death was initially treated as suicide.

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26 German nationals released after Concert Square incident

26 German nationals have been released by police in Liverpool after violence broke out at Concert Square on Wednesday evening.

A 23-year-old man from Walton and a 28-year-old man from Toxteth, five German nationals, a Spanish national and an Iranian national arrested on suspicion of violent disorder offences are being interviewed by detectives.

Violence flared on the streets of Liverpool on Wednesday night as dozens of men clashed in a brawl that saw chairs and missiles thrown.

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Government to only pay 'reasonable' costs spent in wake of Manchester in wake of terror attack

The Government's facing questions over the cost of the response to the Manchester bomb.

Ministers today pledged 12 million pounds to the city that asked for 17 million to pay for the emergency response to the attack at the Arena six months ago.

Earlier this week Theresa May responded to a question from Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell during PMQs, to say that she expected the majority of the money to be made available to city authorities by the end of this week.

We haven’t been trying it on, we’ve put together the evidence to back up our claim. Look at the books, this is what we’ve spent. If we don’t get it back we have to start cutting public services & that can’t be right. We shouldn’t have to plead for this money.

– Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester Mayor

We are absolutely committed to ensuring the victims of this terrible attack and Greater Manchester have all possible support.

We have given strong assurance Manchester will receive £12m. That includes £3m being paid now and a further £1m being made available to support the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

This is an ongoing process and the Government stands by its commitment to provide all necessary further assistance.

– Government Spokesperson

We were assured at the time of the Manchester Arena attack that the costs incurred by the city's public services as a result of that terrible event would be fully supported by government.

This still hasn't happened. While the government has gone some way towards addressing this, for example through a donation of £1m to meet the administrative costs of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, their response is incomplete and inconclusive.

Manchester will continue to push to ensure that those costs are met in full so there is no knock-on effect on our budget for public services.

– Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council

Police appeal after 18-year-old woman attacked with scissors

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An 18-year-old woman has been attacked with a pair of scissors by three teenagers in Greater Manchester.

Three teenage girls approached her from behind and pulled her to the floor where they began kicking her.

One of the offenders has then pulled out some scissors, which she used to cut the victim’s hair and her face.

Police were called to reports of the assault on Princess Avenue in Tyldesley on the evening of Wednesday 1st November

This was a completely random attack on a young woman that has left her mentally and physically scarred.

The brutal manner with which they cut her hair and then left her with a broken rib is something they should be utterly ashamed of.

The assault happened on a busy street at a time when people will have been making their way back from work, so I’d ask anyone who saw anything to get in touch.

– Police Constable James McCallion, GMP’s Wigan Borough

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 7225 or 101, quoting incident number 2099 of 01/11/17. This can also be done anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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