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Hundreds turn out in Frank's memory

Frank Sidebottom Credit: ITV

Hundreds took to the streets of Timperley this morning for the unveiling of the long-awaited Frank Sidebottom statue.

It was revealed to the public on Stockport Road at 11.37am – one of the comic’s catchphrases. It popped out of his very own famous shed.

Hundreds turn out for Frank Sidebottom

The character's creator Chris Sievey died from cancer in 2010, ever since his family and fans have been fundraising for the £20,000 bronze cast.

Celebration for Frank's statue

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Preparations for Rhys Jones Memorial Centre

The centre has two all-weather sports pitches and changing facilities. Credit: Rhys Jones Memorial Fund

Final preparations are being made ahead of the official opening of a community centre named in memory of Rhys Jones.

11-year-old Rhys was killed in a shooting in 2007. His parents Melanie and Steve Jones will be joined by former Everton star Joe Royle for the opening tomorrow.

Thieves ransack Liverpool cancer charity office

Offices of North West Cancer Research following break-in Credit: Ralph Blunsom

Workers at a leading cancer charity say they are devastated after their office in Liverpool was ransacked by thieves.

The North West Cancer Research offices were broken into at the weekend.

Anne Jackson, Chief Executive of NWCR said “The event that took place last night has shocked and upset the whole NWCR team.

It saddens me that a charity should be the victim of such a despicable crime and act of violence."

NWCR is a non-profit charity, money raised by the charity’s supporters funds vital and world-class cancer research at Liverpool, Bangor and Lancaster Universities.

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