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Everton to face Dynamo Kiev in Europa League

Everton FC have been drawn against Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Europa League.

They are the only British side left in the competition.

This comes after they comfortably finished the job against Young Boys last night.

They beat the Swiss 3-1 at Goodison Park, that's 7-2 on aggregate.

10 years after winning the Champions League on penalties, there was deja vu for Liverpool on their return to the Ataturk Stadium.

No repeat result though. Dejan Lovren's miss against Besiktas gave Liverpool their second European exit of the season.

Five year old hailed a 999 hero

A five-year old from Gorton in Manchester has been hailed a hero after dialling 999 when his mother suffered an epileptic fit.

Cameron Smith sent for an ambulance when mum Hayley collapsed and fell into a fireplace

The crews say he did a brilliant job as Amy Welch reports:


Man jailed for 14 years for attempted murder

Nazakat Ali

A man who stabbed a woman 15 times during a frenzied attack and left her for dead has been jailed.

Nazakat Ali of East Street, Rochdale pleaded guilty to attempted murder at Manchester Crown Square.

Today, he was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

The court heard that Nazakat and the victim were at an address on East Street, Wardleworth, when the pair started arguing.

Ali’s mother, who was also there, entered the sitting room where the two were arguing and saw that Nazakat was holding a knife.

She describes how both herself and the victim leapt up to try and remove the knife from his grasp, but they were unable to prevent the attack.

He viciously stabbed the victim multiple times in the head, neck, abdomen and upper body, severing her aortic artery, the main blood supply to the heart.

Ali then ran, leaving the victim lying in a pool of her own blood as his mother screamed for help.

The victim was rushed to hospital, where she underwent major surgery and was intensive care for several weeks.

“This is one of the most brutal and horrific attacks I have experienced as a detective.

“The injuries she suffered were so severe that the first officer on the scene thought she was dead, her defensive injuries showed that he stabbed her with such force that the knife went right through her hand, breaking her forefinger.

It was only after the officer felt for her pulse, that he realised she was still alive and even then it was touch and go, with the victim undergoing life-threatening surgery and several harrowing weeks in intensive care.

But the victim was strong and brave, and I hope this sentence goes some way to helping her overcome what has happened.”

– Detective Sergeant Louise Ashurst


Inquests hear of breakdown of relationship between police and ambulance services after Hillsborough

The Hillsborough inquests have heard that the relationship between the bosses of South Yorkshire's police and ambulance services broke down in the days after the disaster.

Don Page, Chief Ambulance Officer in 1989, told the court he requested a meeting with Chief Constable Peter Wright because of concerns he had with press stories about casualties.

South Yorkshire Chief Constable Peter Wright at the Hillsborough disaster inquiry at Sheffield in 1989 Credit: Press Association

"There was a suggestion in the media that they were full of alcohol and they smelled highly of alcohol. My people were saying that there was a very, very few people in the fatality stage that had strong smells of alcohol on them."

– Don Page

He said Mr Wright told him: "That's our position. That's our stance and that's what we'll have to stand by."

Mr Page agreed that the ambulance service was not prepared to "sing from the same hymn sheet" as the police and said that was the end of the bosses' personal and professional relationship.

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Windermere and Furness Line to benefit

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Windermere and the Furness Line will reportedly benefit from franchise plans announced by the Government this morning.

The new 'Northern Regional' service means that by December 2017, Windermere should have two trains per day to Manchester Airport from Monday to Friday.

It also means that the Furness line is expected to have eight trains a day to Manchester and Manchester Airport, as well as extra trains along the Cumbrian Coast that it's claimed will be timed to better serve workers' shift patterns.

Chancellor confirms NHS budget control in Greater Manchester

Plans to devolve NHS spending power across Greater Manchester have been confirmed by the Chancellor.

The region will become the first in the country to be handed full control of it's entire £6 billion NHS budget in exchange for an elected mayor in 2017.

George Osborne has denied Labour claims it'll mean a two tier health service.

Noel Gallagher - 'No serious offer' for Oasis gig

Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher says he has never had "one serious offer" to get his old band back together.

The musician, who walked out of Oasis in 2009 after regular rows with his lead singer brother Liam, was responsible for most of the band's hits including Live Forever and Wonderwall.

He told The Times: "Given all the rumours, I haven't had one serious offer for a reunion gig."

Last year, Liam sparked stories the band were getting back together with a series of cryptic tweets that led one bookmaker to suspend betting on the band playing the Somerset festival.

But Noel said: "Michael Eavis has never called up and asked if Oasis will play Glastonbury."

He refused to totally rule out any prospect of a reunion, saying: "It's always like this. At the end of the interview some guy will say, 'I've got to ask...' And I reply: 'If, if it was happening, do you really think I'd let the world know by telling you?"'

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