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A final farewell to brave Sam

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The funeral of a Merseyside schoolboy who inspired thousands to sign up to the bone marrow register will take place on Monday, June 27th in Ainsdale. 12 year old Sam Wright, from Southport, was born with a rare genetic illness that tragically claimed the life of his older sister Ella in 2009. His family campaigned for years to find a donor. They've encouraged thousands of people to sign up to the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Register: http://www.anthonynolan.org/

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EU Referendum: The North West Results begin to come in

Stockport votes to remain by 85,559 to 77,930.

Rossendale votes to leave the EU - 23,169 to 15,012

Sefton votes to remain in the EU 51.84% to 48.1%

Salford votes to leave the EU with 62,385 votes to 41,430

Manchester votes to stay in the EU with 60.4% of the vote

Bolton votes to leave the EU 58.3% to 41.7%

Tameside votes to leave the EU 61.1% to 38.9%

Fylde vote to leave the EU 26,317 to 19,889

Rochdale vote to leave the EU 60% to 40%

Allerdale vote to leave the EU 59% to 41%

Wirral votes to Remain in the EU 52% to 48%

Oldham votes to leave the EU 65,369 votes to 42,034

South Lakeland votes to remain in the EU 52.9% to 47.1%.

Ribble Valley votes to leave the EU 56.4% to 43.6%.

Liverpool votes to remain in the EU by 58%.

Wigan votes to leave with 63.89% of the vote

Pendle votes to leave the EU

Knowsley votes to leave the EU 51.5% to 48.4%

Blackpool votes leave 67.5% to 32.5%.

St Helens votes to Leave the EU - 58% to 42%

Bury votes to Leave the EU - 51.1% leave to 45.9 Remain

How did Merseyside turn out to vote?

Liverpool Area:

Liverpool turnout 64.54%. 203,728 from electorate of 317,924.

Halton turnout 68.26%, 65,047 from electorate of 95,289.

Sefton turnout 71.73%.
147,970 electorate ofl 206,298.

Wirral’s turnout 70.96%. 172,137 from electorate of 242,568.

Knowsley turnout 63.54%. 70,937 from electorate of 111,647.

St Helens turnout is 68.87%. 136,086 from electorate of 93.

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EU - Key facts

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EU – The Key Facts:

The United Kingdom joined the EU in 1973.

There are 28 member states in the European Union

The EU has 65 institutions agencies and bodies

There are 19 members of the Euro zone currency area

There are 751 members of the European Parliament (MEPs)

There are over 500 million citizens living in the EU - around 7% of the world's population.

There are over 50,000 civil servants employed by the EU across its various institutions.

It is the world'slargest economy with a GDP of £14.6bn combined according to the IMF

First EU referendum results suggest tight race

First EU referendum results suggest tight raceEarly results in the UK's referendum on whether to remain in or leave the European Union suggest a tight race.

Developments so far:

First results from the north-east of England suggest strong support for Leave, triggering falls in the poundUkip Leader Nigel Farage says he believes the government's extension to the voter registration deadline earlier this month may have won it for Remain, adding: "Win or lose this battle, we will win this war"Eighty-four Eurosceptic Tory MPs have signed a letter calling on David Cameron to continue as prime minister whatever the result of the referendumA YouGov 'on-the-day poll' suggests 52% for Remain and 48% for Leave.

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