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Fire devastates Blackpool guest house

Fire crews in Blackpool are dampening down at the scene of a huge fire at a guest house in the town.

Engines were called to Palatine road last night to find the building well alight, crews had to break into a car blocking a fire hydrant so they could tackle it. Information had been passed to firefighters that the property was under renovation but although no-one was expected to be in the building firefighters ensured that no-one was trapped inside.

The two neighbouring properties on either side were unoccupied but police evacuated homes further down as a precaution.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Two bailed over alleged racist tram attack

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Two people arrested after a man was allegedly racially abused on a Manchester tram have been released on bail.

Police were made aware of allegations after a video of the incident appeared online yesterday.

The pair aged 16 and 18, who were arrested yesterday on suspicion of affray have been bailed until August.

A 20-year-old man arrested for the same offence remains in police custody for questioning.

Liverpool will be 'best place in world to live' - Luciana Berger's mayoral pledge

Wavertree MP offically launches Liverpool Metro Major bid Credit: Luciana Berger

Wavertree MP, Luciana Berger has pledged to make the Liverpool City Region 'the best place in the world to live', as she launches her manifesto in the race to become Labour's candidate for Metro Mayor.

In a speech to Labour Party members and activists, Berger will today vow to bring the region back together after a 'difficult and divisive' EU campaign.

Referring to the tumultuous events of the past week, Berger says "We need new ideas, new leadership and new energy."

She says "I will work with every part of our region to ensure that no one is left behind, and everyone has a decent home, the chance to work or study and the opportunity to have a good quality of life in safe and friendly communities."

The Wavertree MP joins Labour colleagues Steve Rotheram and Joe Anderson in the running.

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Man due in court over teenager's murder

Lewis Dunne Credit: ITV Granada

A 25 year-old man from Anfield is due in court later charged with the murder of a teenager.

16 year old of Lewis Dunne was shot dead in the Eldonian Village near the Leeds Liverpool canal, in the Vauxhall area of the city in November last year.

Paul Martin from Ince Avenue will appear before Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates Court later.

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