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Jessica Ennis-Hill eyes Manchester comeback

Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to make her long-awaited competitive return in the 100m hurdles at the Great CityGames in Manchester on May 9.

The Olympic heptathlon champion will take part in her strongest event after a near two-year absence from competition following the birth of son Reggie last summer.

Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to make her long-awaited competitive return. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Ennis-Hill set a British record of 12.54 seconds for the 100m hurdles at London 2012, although that has since been broken by Tiffany Porter.

I'm really looking forward to making my competitive return at the Great CityGames Manchester. The atmosphere is always amazing there.

Street athletics is a lot of fun, not only you are really close to the fans, but the energy around the Morrison's Great Manchester Run weekend is fantastic, as the elite races and the mass participation run bring the city together in a celebration of running.

– Jessica Ennis-Hill

75-year-old jailed for sexually abusing 13-year-old girl

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Seventy five-year-old grandfather Maurice McCullough from Manchester has been jailed for ten years for sexually abusing a thirteen-year-old girl from Merseyside he'd groomed after speaking to her on an internet chatroom.

The judge at Liverpool crown court said it was one of the worst cases he'd had to deal with in twenty five years. Our correspondent Ralph Blunsom has this report:

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Ted Robbins backs an ITV campaign to teach CPR in school

ITV have launched a campaign for CPR to be taught in schools, backed by a man who knows more than most about how it can save lives.

Ted Robbins, the Lancashire actor and comedian, says he's lucky to have survived after collapsing on stage in front of 15,000 people, following a cardiac arrest.

Recovering at home he's been talking to Granada Reports about that night, and its lessons.

Skrtel charged by FA over 'stamp' on De Gea

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Martin Skrtel has been charged by The FA for violent conduct after he stamped on Manchester United's goalkeeper David de Gea in the 95th minute of their clash this weekend.

The incident was not seen by the referee but was caught on camera.

The panel judging the incident was unanimous in it's decision that it was a 'sending off offence' and that Skrtel should therefore be charged.

If found guilty he could face a three game ban , he has until 6pm on 24 March 2015 to respond to the charge.

During the same game Liverpool's Steven Gerrard was sent off after being on the pitch for just 30 seconds.

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