Police in Greater Manchester and Merseyside have reported a rise in the number of violent homophobic crimes.
Officers say there's been around 350 attacks this year on members of the gay community.
So is it a problem on the increase or a case of victims being more willing to come forward.
Daniel Hewitt reports.
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has demanded his players to be more tenacious and aggressive in the wake of criticism his side is too soft.Read the full story ›
Defender Sylvain Distin believes reaching the knockout phase of the Europa League with a match to spare will help Everton domestically.Read the full story ›
A man from Wirral has been arrested on suspicion of leaking action film Expendables 3 online before its official release - costing the studio millions of pounds.
The Hollywood film, which stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, appeared on internet websites in July, a month before it was due to hit the big screen.
City of London Police said the leaked film was viewed hundreds of thousands of times online and had a "significant financial impact" on film-makers Lionsgate and Millennium Films, costing them millions of pounds in the UK alone.
Officers from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit are urging everyone to be extra vigilant to help combat the threat of a terrorist attack on public transport.
North West forces say the threat is severe and they are focusing on key themes in the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy - Pursue, Prevent, Protect and Prepare.
Det Chief Supt Tony Mole, Head of North West Counter Terrorism, says everyone has a role to play.
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As we head into the busiest shopping period of the year, a warning that towns and cities here in the North West are at their most vulnerable to a terrorist attack. The current terror threat level in this country is said to be ''severe'', which is the second highest. It means a major incident is, the Government's words, ''highly likely.'' Experts at a conference in Manchester called on everyone to do their bit to stop terrorists in their tracks.
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