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Tributes paid to former Prime Minister and Merseyside MP Harold Wilson on birth centenary

On 100th anniversary of his birth, tributes have been paid to Harold Wilson, the two-time Labour Prime Minister and former MP for Huyton.

Knowlsey MP George Howarth said Wilson's government of the 1970's ushered "an era where people were more comfortable with themselves", praising his record on rights for women and workers.

Harold Wilson, who died in 1995 aged 79, won four general elections and was prime minister from 1964 to 1970 and from 1974 to 1976.

He was MP for Huyton in Liverpool from 1950 to 1979. There is a permanent statue of Mr Wilson in the town, which was unveiled by former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair a decade ago.

Anti-fracking rally outside football club

Frack-Free Lacashire is due to hold a rally in Blackpool Credit: Frack Free Lancashire

Anti-fracking group Frack Free Lancs is holding a rally outside Blackpool Football ground.

They are fighting to stop businesses drilling for shale gas. Protesters say fracking is harmful to conservation and the environment.

The rally coincides with the summing up by Cuadrilla who are appealing against Lancashire County Council's decision to refuse fracking in Lancashire.

The Fracking Inquiry is due to finish on Wednesday.


EU Referendum - what do you care most about?

The result of the vote will be announced in Manchester Credit: PA

On June 23rd, you will be asked to vote on Britain's membership of the European Union - Remain or Leave?

In the build up to the EU referendum, we are asking what single issue you care most about when it comes to deciding how you will vote.

Take part in a poll below, and we will use what you tell us to inform our coverage on Granada Reports between now and the big day.

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