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Special house in Lee Rigby's honour

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The final touches are being put to a special house in memory of Lee Rigby. The soldier from Middleton was killed by extremists close to his barracks in London in 2013.

The Foundation set up in his name has funded the project which aims to give respite to veterans and their families.

It comes ahead of a fundraising concert for the Lee Rigby Foundation at the weekend.

For more information on the concert and how to buy tickets click here.

Liverpool & Manchester United fans praised for behaviour

Zlatan Ibrahimovic tackles Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne during the game at Anfield Credit: Picture by Matt McNulty Sportimage/PA Images

Merseyside Police have praised fans from both Liverpool and Manchester United after last night's game at Anfield.

The fixture has been the subject of offensive chants and violence in recent times, but fans were praised for their 'exemplary' behaviour before, during and after the game.

There is a great rivalry between our fans and it was pleasing to see supporters being respectful throughout a game watched in over 200 countries.

– Merseyside Police Match Commander Superintendent Paul White


Steven Woolfe to sit as independent MEP

Ukip leadership frontrunner Steven Woolfe has announced he is to sit as an independent MEP for the North West after resigning from the party.

Mr Woolfe said he has "come to the conclusion that UKIP is ungovernable without Nigel Farage leading it and the referendum cause to unite it".

The party's former spokesman on Immigration said the UKIP is "riddled with infighting, proxy wars between rival camps and is run by an NEC that is not fit for purpose".

His resignation comes just just weeks after collapsing in the EU parliament following an altercation with a fellow MEP.

Mr Woolfe says his collapse has has a lasting effect.


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