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Full report: Debate over fans standing at football matches

by Andy Bonner

There is renewed debate over fans standing up at top-flight football matches.

All-seater stadiums were brought in following the 1989 disaster in which 96 people lost their lives.

Today the issue became a political one, with the Liberal Democrats saying they want the law changing to allow Premier League and Championship clubs to have safe standing sections.

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One in six children not eating enough in school holidays

by Rachel Townsend

It is claimed children in the North West are not getting enough food to eat during the summer holidays.

Research carried out by Kellogs reveals that families are struggling to provide for their children during the six week break.

The same research also reveals that teachers in the North West have reported some children returning from the school holidays showing signs of weight loss.

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Salmonella outbeak may be traced to single egg source

The national salmonella outbreak which has struck down nearly 250 people across Britain could be traced back to a single source of eggs, health investigators have said.

Dr Paul Cleary, consultant epidemiologist at Public Health England, said:

There is now evidence to indicate that cases in Europe with the same strains of salmonella infection were associated with consumption of eggs from a single source.

This egg supply also reached distributors and food outlets in England, but at this stage we cannot conclusively demonstrate this is the infection source in this country.

– Dr Paul Cleary, PHE

Greater Manchester Police apologise to murder victim's family

Greater Manchester Police has apologised to the family of teenager Rhyan Wilson, who was stabbed during a street fight in Urmston last weekend.

Rhyan Wilson
Rhyan Wilson

The force said it was sorry there had been a delay in confirming Rhyan's death to his family and a lack of support provided to them in the early hours after his death.

Assistant Chief Constable Ian Wiggett, said:

“In the desperate hours after an incident like this, the public has every right to expect the highest levels of compassion and professionalism from the police.

“Unfortunately, in this case, we acknowledge that we let Rhyan’s family down and did not provide the level of support and information that we should have done.

"[...] We have carried out a review of the service provided to the family and entirely accept that we failed the family in those initial hours.

“Clearly officers should always put victims and their families at the forefront of everything they do. This did not happen in this case."

– Assistant Chief Constable Ian Wiggett

A man has been charged in connection with Rhyan's death.

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