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Specialist counselling for Edge Hill University students caught up in terror attack

Edge Hill University students caught up in the London terrorist attack will be offered help from specialist counsellors from the 'Foundation for Peace' in Warrington.

The charity set up by Colin Parry who lost his son in the IRA bombing in the town, offers counselling for victims of terrorist attacks.

Thirteen students and one member of staff were in London for a trip to the Houses of Parliament.

Four students were injured when the attacker drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.

I have to say the students have been incredibly resilient. It's been a very emotional experience for them and varying degrees of upset and trauma.

One of the things we'll be focussing on is the emotional as well as practical support we can provide.

– Lynda Brady, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Edge Hill University

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Lancashire student injured in terror attack to have operation

Travis Frain

A Lancashire student who was injured in the terrorist attacks in London is to to undergo surgery on his leg today.

Travis Frain is one of four students from Edge Hill University who was injured when a car ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.

Three other students who suffered slight injuries have returned home.

Student injured in terror attack to stay in hospital for several days

The mother of a Lancashire student who was injured in the Westminster terror attack says her son will remain in hospital for several days.

Travis Frain was on Westminster Bridge when a car mowed down several people. Credit: Facebook

Travis Frain from Darwen was among a group of 13 students from Ormskirk's Edge Hill University, who were on the first day of a two-day visit to the Houses of Parliament when the attack happened on Wednesday.

The students had just left Parliament and made their way on to Westminster Bridge when a car mowed down several people.

The attacker left the car with two knives and went on to stab a police officer.

Four people were killed in the terror attack, including Pc Keith Palmer and the assailant.

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Dogs "bad behaviour" costs owners a packet

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They may well be our best friend, but their behaviour can cost us thousands. Research released by Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has revealed that dogs with problem behaviours cost the average North West dog owner £335.88 a year, equating to £4030.56 over the average dog’s lifetime. Shoes topped that list, with 58 per cent of dog owners in the North West replacing at least one pair of shoes a month.

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Nearly a third of dog owners identified that their dogs displayed destructive behaviour when left alone. The charity is urging dog owners to consider getting their beloved animals trained to improve behaviour.

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Cars removed from Westminster Bridge after terror attack

The silver and blue cars were driven away on Thursday morning. Credit: APTN

Two cars have been removed from Westminster Bridge after Wednesday's terrorist attack in the capital.

The vehicles were left stranded overnight after the area was cordoned off by police officers investigating the car and knife attack.

Five people are known to have died - including the attacker - and 40 others injured, some critically, after the incident.

Greater Manchester's top cop says force is 'reviewing' officer deployments after London terror attack

Greater Manchester's Chief Constable Ian Hopkins says the force is ''reviewing with immediate effect officer deployments across the region'' after the terror attack in London.

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He said: “I wish to extend the thoughts and sympathy of all at Greater Manchester Police to the families of the Metropolitan Officer and people murdered during the terrorist attack in London this afternoon.

“Police officers recognise the risks to themselves in undertaking their role to protect fellow citizens. Despite the knowledge of the risk we face, it is absolutely shocking when an officer carrying out their public duty is murdered in this way.''

– Ian Hopkins, Greater Manchester Police
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