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D-day for Burnham and rivals in Labour leadership contest

The four candidates have been campaigning for votes all Summer Credit: PA

The Labour Party announces the winner of its Leadership Ballot later today. North West MP Andy Burnham had been tipped to win the contest early in the campaign. But that was before the surge in support for left-wing candidate Jeremy Corbyn. He is now believed to be the front-runner to be party leader despite warnings from senior Labour figures that the North London MP will make the party unelectable.

Andy Burnham started the race as favourite to win but has been replaced by Jeremy Corbyn in polls Credit: PA


Ecstasy tablets found in shampoo bottles at Creamfields

Drugs found in shampoo bottles at music festival Credit: Cheshire Police

More than 100 ecstasy tablets hidden in bottles of shampoo have been seized by police at the Creamfields festival.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs with intent to supply, after the seizure at the dance music event near Warrington.

Cheshire Police say the search was carried out by officers at the VIP entrance on Friday.

Thousands of people are attending the festival at the Daresbury site. It continues until Bank Holiday Monday.


Labour leader hopefuls arrive in Warrington for hustings

Labour's leadership hopefuls are taking part in a North West hustings organised by the party in Warrington today.

President of Ireland visits Warrington Peace Centre

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins Credit: PA
Tim Parry's parents Colin and Wendy will welcome President Credit: PA

The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, is visiting the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Centre in Warrington today. The centre was set up in memory of Tim and Johnathan the two boys killed when the IRA bombed the town in March 1993. The President will be welcomed by Tim's parents Colin and Wendy Pary.

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