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Charity cycle event over for two competitors hit by van

Matt Lavery Credit: Pedals for Medals

A charity cycling event is in jeopardy after two of the people taking part were hit by a van.

Pedals for Medals was set to be a non-stop bike ride from Manchester to Gibraltar involving amateur cyclists and the armed forces.

The event has now been delayed until two of the bikers, both of whom suffered broken ribs and punctured lungs, are healthy again.

Dave Dickenson Credit: Pedals for Medals


Soldiers help complete centre named after Rhys Jones

Soldiers from the 36 Engineer Regiment are in Liverpool are helping to build a new fence around the Rhys Jones Centre today.

Rhys Jones was killed in 2007 Credit: Police / Family photograph

Fencing going all around the building was on the original plans for the centre, but a lack of funding means it was never completed.

The centre was opened last September in memory of Rhys Jones, who was killed by a stray bullet, aged 11, in a shooting in 2007.

His death became symbolic of north Liverpool's gang warfare problem. The community centre named after him helps local youngsters escape poverty and crime.

The opening of the Rhys Jones Centre in Liverpool Credit: Granada Reports
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Hearing over abuse cover-up accusations against doctor

An Iraqi detainee, abused by British soldiers, is giving evidence in a General Medical Council (GMC) case against a doctor accused of helping to cover up such abuse.

The GMC say army medic Dr Derek Keilloh was dishonest about the injuries suffered by detainees he was caring for. He denies the allegations.

The hearing has listened to the joint owner of a hotel when British soldiers raided it and arrested him in 2003.

The hotel's receptionist, Baha Mousa, was among those arrested. Mr Mousa died after being abused in British custody. He had 93 injuries.


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