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Coleen Rooney takes to social media to announce the future arrive of tiny footsteps

Coleen and Wayne Rooney are expecting their fourth child. Credit: PA

Coleen Rooney has revealed she is pregnant with her fourth child.

The star, who is married to footballer Wayne Rooney, shared the news with her 1.25 million Twitter followers and said she has undergone scans and checks.

She wrote: "So Happy!!! ..... Never denied the news, but I was always protecting it!!

"Had scan & all checks are fine... Baby number 4 is on its way."

England football team captain Wayne retweeted the message from his own account.

Coleen and Wayne, both 31, have been married since 2008 after being in a relationship since their teens.

They are parents to three sons - Kai, eight, Klay, four, and Kit, who was born in January last year.

Coleen, who has previously released clothing lines for Littlewoods and an exercise DVD, has spoken about wishing to have a girl.

In a recent interview with New magazine, she was quoted as saying: "I can imagine having a girl. I've got a massive family, so I'm around girls as well as having boys myself.

"I'm not desperate but a girl would be nice as part of the family. It's not something I'd be upset about or well on."

The couple already have three sons, Kai, seven, Klay, four, and Kit, 18 months.

Fans were quick to congratulate the couple.


Liverpool's Commonwealth bid gathers momentum

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Liverpool is due to formally submit the city's bid today to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

It's battling with Birmingham to stage various events which are expected to transform the region's fortunes if successful.

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The judges spent two days visiting Liverpool in early July following the submission of the city’s outline bid.

After receiving feedback from them, the Liverpool Bid team enhanced its proposals, and was asked to officially present its final, detailed bid at the end of this week.


Arsonist to be sentenced over devastating fire at historic hall

Jeremy Taylor Credit: Manchester Evening News Syndication

A man who set fire to Manchester's historic Wythenshawe Hall has been told to expect jail when he's sentenced at Manchester Crown Court later.

28 year old Jeremy Taylor admitted starting the blaze which engulfed the Tudor landmark last year.

It resulted in an estimated restoration bill of around £2-million.

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Credit: ITV Granada

Archaeologists and conservation architects have spent months meticulously combing the hall to save as much original material as possible.

Hundreds of artefacts were recovered and catalogued prior to major repair work beginning.

Restoration work could take more than 5 years to complete.

Warnings of dangers of Fentanyl

A mum from Cheshire who lost her son to a terrifyingly powerful drug, thought to have arrived only recently in the North West, is warning others of the dangers. It's said Fentanyl is already causing 140 deaths a day in America - which is being described as a health crisis. So what impact could it have here? Our exclusive report comes from Ashley Derricott:

Manchester sends its support to Barcelona.

Senior figures across Manchester have sent messages of condolence to Barcelona following the terror incident earlier.

Officials have confirmed 13 people have died and more than 50 have been injured after a van mounted a pavement in Barcelona.

It follows what the country's Department of the Interior described as "a massive trampling on the Ramblas in Barcelona by a person with a van".

Greater Manchester's Chief Constable Ian Hopkins has tweeted his support.

And Sue Murphy, deputy leader of Manchester City Council, said: "Our hearts go out to Barcelona in the wake of this sickening incident. Manchester stands in solidarity with that great city. We know from recent experience both how devastating this sort of attack is and how important international solidarity, community spirit and a refusal to give in to terror are in dealing with its aftermath."

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Guardiola sends condolences to Barcelona

13 people have died and many more have been injured in the incident Credit: pa

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has sent a message of condolence to the people of Barcelona after today's suspected terrorist attack. Officials have confirmed 13 people have died and more than 50 have been injured after a van mounted a pavement in the Las Ramblas area of the city.

Police have confirmed they are treating the incident as a terror attack.

Guardiola, a former Barcelona midfielder and coach, said: "All at MCFC are saddened to hear of the attack in the City of Barcelona. Our thoughts are with all affected and the emergency services."

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