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Would-be Mayors go into battle at Manchester Hustings

Andy Burnham Ivan Lewis and Tony Lloyd head to head at hustings Credit: ITV

The three men who want to be the new Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester are slugging it out in the city tonight. Adam McClean is our reporter there.

Man attacked with an axe in Stockport

The man was attacked with an axe in Heaton Chapel Credit: PA

A man is fighting for his life after he was attacked with an axe.

Police found a 39–year-old man with serious head injuries in Nelstrop Walk in Heaton Chapel, Stockport shortly after 5am on Tuesday morning.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable but serious condition.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in custody.

Sergeant David Chambers, from GMP’s Stockport borough, said:

Our investigation is in the early stages and we are still trying to ascertain the circumstances behind this attack.

We do not believe there was any threat to the wider public and this was isolated incident.

We currently have one man in custody who is helping us with our enquiries but I would still appeal to the public for any information.

If you witnessed this incident or have any information about the attack then please call us.

Information can be passed on to GMP by calling 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Sergeant David Chambers

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Allardyce undecided on future of Rooney's England captaincy

Sam Allardyce during the England manager Media conference today. Credit: Press Association.

The new England manager Sam Allardyce has refused to be drawn on Wayne Rooney's future as England captain.

In his first press conference since taking up the job, the former Bolton and Blackburn boss said it was too early to reveal his choice for captain ahead of the World Cup qualifying campaign.

"It's far too early to make any predictions," he said. "I'm going to leave that until we meet all the players and get all the coaching staff together and plan for the internationals in September. It's my first day in, I'm getting my feet under the table and meeting everyone."

Rooney in action for England. Credit: Press Association.
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