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Plasterer wins month-long trial with League One's Rochdale

River Humphreys, Rochdale's new team member.

In the week England's footballers are being labelled overpaid and pampered, we meet a young man from St Helens who is anything but.

River Humphreys works as a plasterer and has landed a one-month trial with League One's Rochdale.

The 25-year-old has won the Professional Tradesman Trials - a search to find a current tradesman who has the talent to turn professional.

England hero, and former electrician, Stuart Pearce was among the coaches to pick him.

  1. Matt O'Donoghue, ITV News

Special Report: How will Brexit affect house prices across the region?

We know that the Brexit vote has some caused instability in the UK and global economy.

But what could it all mean for the North West property market?

Before the referendum, one of the scary figures issued by the Treasury was that house prices in our region would fall 18 per cent in the next two years.

Our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue went to find the story behind the stats:



  1. Paul Crone, ITV News

The North West heroes of the Battle of the Somme

The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Credit: ITV News.

As the nation prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme, we have a series of special reports on Granada Reports.

Today we're featuring the story of two soldiers from the north west who survived - for very different reasons.

Here's Paul Crone:

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Cameron urged to meet with General Motors to seek guarantees over jobs at Vauxhall Ellesmere Port

Wallasey MP weighs up Labour leadership bid

Angela Eagle MP. Credit: Press Association.

Wallasey MP Angela Eagle, the most senior member of the shadow cabinet to join a mass mutiny, is being widely tipped to be chosen to take him on in a formal contest.

Speaking as she left her home this morning, she made no comment about the the speculation, simply stating she was going to get in her car and go to work.

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