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Hunt for missing millionaire.

Could you be the missing millionaire? Credit: PA

The hunt is on for a missing millionaire on Merseyside. A Lotto prize worth £1,000,000 hasn't been claimed - and the ticket was bought in Liverpool. National Lottery players are being urged to check and double-check their tickets. This one was bought on Saturday November 22 2014.

The winning Liverpool Lotto raffle code on that date was TEAL 38616313 and the lucky ticket-holder has until 21 May, 2015, to claim.

If no-one comes forward the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

"We’re urging everyone who bought a ticket in this area to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.

“Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa – someone out there could literally be sitting on a fortune! We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”

– A National Lottery spokesperson

Machetes and a gun recovered from house after woman threatened

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Four people have been arrested in Wirral after police were called to reports of a woman being threatened with guns and machetes. Police say it happened on Beryl road in Noctorum last night when the gang threatened the woman and then walked away threatening to come back.

A short while later armed officers attended an address on Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead. Two males, aged 20 and 21 and a female, aged 17 all from the local area were arrested outside the property.

Officers faced a standoff with an 18 year old man still inside before he gave himself up and was also arrested. Police then searched the house and recovered two machetes and a firearm.

Lancashire County Council delay fracking decision

Councillors in Lancashire have delayed making a decision on whether the energy firm Cuadrilla can drill for shale gas at two areas in the county.

There was a large protest outside county hall in Preston by campaigners opposed to the drilling process known as fracking.

The council will now make a decision on the sites near Blackpool in two months' time.

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Costa charged with violent conduct

Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association following his clash with Emre Can in Chelsea's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg win over Liverpool.

Costa and Emre Can Credit: PA Images

The striker's apparent stamp on the Liverpool defender was missed by match officials and reviewed on video on Wednesday.

Costa has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge, but faces no action for a similar incident involving Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel later in the match.

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List of Tesco stores set for closure

These are the stores that Tesco have revealed are set to close.

Superstores

  • Bedlington
  • Chatham
  • Connswater and Cregagh Road in Belfast
  • Doncaster
  • Kirkcaldy and Wrexham Dodds Lane

Homeplus shops

  • Bristol Cribbs Causeway
  • Chelmsford
  • Chester
  • Edinburgh
  • Southampton
  • Staines

Tesco Metro

  • Bicester
  • Bootle
  • Caerphilly
  • Crossgates
  • Devizes
  • Grangemouth
  • Mexborough
  • Morecambe
  • Ormskirk
  • Runcorn
  • Smethwick
  • Woodseats

Tesco Express convenience stores

  • Bearwood
  • Belvedere
  • Church Street, Ballymena
  • Heaton Chapel
  • Heybridge, Essex
  • Houghton Regis
  • Liverpool Kensington
  • Longbridge Road, Barking
  • Northfield, Birmingham
  • Raymouth Lane, Worksop
  • Sheffield Manor
  • South Tottenham High Road
  • Tredegar
  • Troon
  • Walsall Wood
  • Wealdstone
  • Whitley Bay
  • York Road, Hartlepool.
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