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Four held in police raids on Merseyside

Police have raided addresses in Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens as part of an operation against burglaries and car crime.

Merseyside Police said four men were arrested and ten cars, suspected to have been stolen, were seized.

A force spokesman said today's operation was the culmination of a 18-month investigation into burglaries across the county.

The four men have been taken to police stations for questioning as searches of the addresses continue.

Officers also recovered ten vehicles which are believed to have been stolen.

Defection MP Woodward to step down

St Helens South and Whiston MP Shaun Woodward, who became a Labour cabinet minister after defecting from the Conservative Party, is to step down at the 2015 general election.

The former Northern Ireland secretary said he wanted to pursue voluntary and business interests.

Ed Miliband said he had served with "great distinction" as an MP and minister and paid tribute to the "most acute strategic advice" he provided to Labour leaders after crossing the floor.

He said he would focus on human rights issues after leaving Parliament - including as part of a Privy Council review of the use of intercept evidence in court.

In 2010 he won his seat with a majority of 14,122

Union vows to fight Pilkington job losses

Britain's biggest union, Unite, has vowed to do everything possible to defend jobs at the Pilkington Glass manufacturing site in St Helens, Lancashire.

The company has announced plans to close the Cowley Hill site with the loss of 140 skilled manufacturing jobs.

Unite Assistant General Secretary Tony Burke said:

There are thousands of manufacturing workers up and down the country who will be wandering what David Cameron and George Osborne mean when they talk about a recovery.

Valuable manufacturing jobs in steel, shipbuilding and now glass continue to haemorrhage while the government does next to nothing to support the sector.

"Unite will be meeting with Pilkington management over the coming days and we will be scrutinising the company's proposals to cut 140 skilled jobs.

The union will also be meeting the workforce to listen to their views on this terrible announcement.

These are skilled manufacturing jobs and we will be doing as much as possible to mitigate the impact on the workforce.

– Unite Assistant General Secretary Tony Burke
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