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Paul Nuttall named as new UKIP leader

The North West MEP received 62.6% of the vote. Credit: ITV News

North West MEP and former deputy leader Paul Nuttall has been announced as the new UKIP leader. He received 62.6% of the vote.

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Football hotline launched for sexual abuse victims

The NSPCC has launched a dedicated football hotline for potential victims of sexual abuse.

It follows a series of revelations from former players in the region. Ex England and Liverpool star Paul Stewart says he was abused by an unnamed coach during his time as a youth player in the 1980s.

Steve Walters says he was one of Barry Bennell's victims during his time at Crewe Alexandra. He is the second ex player from the club to waive his anonymity. The first was Andy Woodward.

Andy Woodward says he was abused while at Crewe Alexandra. Credit: pa

NSPCC figures show that boys are more than 5 times less likely to speak up about sexual abuse than girls.

They and the FA are now urging players and others involved in football from grassroots to Premier League to speak up using the NSPCC football hotline. Jon Brown is from the NSPCC.

The NSPCC hotline will be available 24 hours a day on 0800 023 2642.

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