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Wigan Warriors' new home kit is a blast from the past

New kit is blast from the past Credit: Picture: Wigan Warriors

Wigan Warriors have released the first images of the brand new home kit that will be worn by the team in 2015.

The club says the new shirt reverts to a traditional Cherry and White design, inspired by the shirt worn 50 years ago in the 1965 Challenge Cup Final win over Hunslet - a game widely regarded as one of the best Finals of all time.

In tribute to the game, the shirt features narrow Cherry & White hoops with the famous Wigan Crest on a black patch.

For the first time in five years the replica kit will have a black collar, an element which has been specifically requested by fans over recent years.

Speaking about the new kit Rugby General Manager Kris Radlinski said:

“We are really happy with the design and quality of the new shirt, which takes inspiration from the 1965 Challenge Cup winning side. It is great that we can celebrate 50 years since that memorable game.”


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PM announces £130m boost for intelligence services

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced an extra £130 million will be given to security and intelligence agencies.

Mr Cameron said the money would be used to "enhance our ability to monitor and disrupt these self-starting terrorists".

It comes in the wake of a report by the Intelligence and Security Committee into actions by agencies in the lead up to soldier Lee Rigby's death.

Bayern Munich arrive in Manchester for crunch clash

The team bus leaves Manchester Airport Credit: Manchester Evening News

Looking relaxed and confident, Bayern Munich's players arrived in Manchester ahead of their crunch Champions League match against Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola signs for fans Credit: Manchester Evening News

City have claimed just two points from four games in Group E and will be eliminated if they fail to beat Bayern and there is a winner in the game between CSKA Moscow and Roma.

A tanned-looking Arjen Robben Credit: Manchester Evening News
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Cameron: Lessons can be learned from Rigby report

Prime Minister David Cameron has said lessons can be learned from a report into actions taken by intelligence agencies in the lead up to soldier Lee Rigby's murder.

Mr Cameron said: "There are lessons to be learned and things that need to change."

The report, by the Intelligence and Security Committee, concluded intelligence agencies could not have prevented the murder of Rigby despite his killers featuring in a total of seven error-filled operations before the attack.

Wirral man arrested after leak costs film studio millions

Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz and Wesley Snipes at the premiere for the film Expendables 3 in Paris Credit: PA

A man from Wirral has been arrested on suspicion of leaking action film Expendables 3 online before its official release - costing the studio millions of pounds.

The Hollywood film, which stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, appeared on internet websites in July, a month before it was due to hit the big screen.

City of London Police said the leaked film was viewed hundreds of thousands of times online and had a "significant financial impact" on film-makers Lionsgate and Millennium Films, costing them millions of pounds in the UK alone.


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Lack of monitoring by web firms 'leaves Britain open to higher terror threat'

The Intelligence and Security Committee raised concerns about the lack of monitoring by communication service providers and warned it left the British public open to "a higher level of threat".

The Committee said none of the providers it approached as part of its investigations into agency operations before the death of soldier Lee Rigby monitored and reviewed suspicious content on their systems.

Also none of the providers regarded themselves as compelled to comply with UK warrants.

"This is of very serious concern: the capability of the agencies to access the communications of their targets is essential to their ability to detect and prevent terrorist threats in the UK," the report said.

It said the UK Government was taking action on the issues but warned: "Until it is resolved the British public are exposed to a higher level of threat."

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Labour: Universal Credit has become a shambles

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves claims the Universal Credit programme has become "a shambles".

She said Labour would pause the programme for three months to see if it can be "rescued".

Iain Duncan Smith earlier admitted there had been mistakes in the roll-out of the flagship benefits changes, which he said should be complete by 2019, rather than his original target of 2017.

The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions show just 17,850 people are claiming Universal Credit - less than 1% of the million people Iain Duncan Smith said would be on the new benefit in April 2014," said Ms Reeves.

Labour wants Universal Credit to succeed but the Government's mishandling of the programme has led to huge waste and delays with over £130 million of taxpayers' money wasted on failed IT. It's another example of Tory welfare waste.

– Rachel Reeves
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MI5 won't reveal whether they tried to recruit Adebolajo

The Intelligence and Security Committee was asked whether the public will learn whether MI5 attempted recruit Michael Adebolajo in Kenya.

Committee chair Sir Malcolm Rifkind said that information was not in the public report.

MI5 will neither confirm nor deny the suggestion as it would be damaging to national security, the committee said.

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