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Can Super League compete with the Aussies

The best of super league will be taking on their Australian counterparts this weekend. On Sat 18th February Grand Final runners up, Warrington Wolves take on the Brisbane Broncos in the World Series. The following day champions Wigan Warriors will face Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. Both North West sides know its a chance to show the Australians what they can do. Lets hear the views of both sides. Starting with Andre Savelio from Warrington and Liam Farrell from Wigan.

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Natalie's special anniversary

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A woman who had a double lung transplant is celebrating the fifth anniversary of her operation.

Young mother Natalie Kerr, from Adlington in Lancashire, is marking the milestone with a party to raise funds for Wythenshawe Hospital. Its a thank you for the care she's received there.

She wants people to think about becoming donors and says she sees the five years since the transplant as a bonus for her and her two children Brandon and Isabelle.

Hate crime soars to record levels after Brexit vote

Record levels of hate crime were reported by most police forces in England and Wales in the aftermath of last year's EU referendum according to new analysis. Greater Manchester was one of three forces that recorded more than a thousand incidents in the three months up to September 2016. Provisional figures on hate crimes published by the Home Office in October 2016 suggested that offences in July 2016 were 41% higher than in the previous year.

GMP recorded more than a thousand hate crime incidents in the 3 months after the Brexit vote Credit: pa

A human rights organisation has said the country should prepare for the possibility of further spikes in offences once the Brexit process has begun.

It is clear a small minority of people used the Brexit vote to legitimise inexcusable racism and prejudice. We cannot allow such intolerable acts of hate to be condoned or repeated.

– David Isaac, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
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