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Battle of the Somme: Noel Godfrey Chavasse from Liverpool was awarded two Victoria Crosses

All this week we have a series of features to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in World War one.

By the end of fighting on July 1, 1916, 58,000 soldiers werekilled, wounded or missing, making it the bloodiest day in British military history.

This is the story of Noel Godfrey Chavasse from Liverpool,who was awarded two Victoria Crosses.

Double Victoria Cross winner Noel Chavasse remembered

Hero Noel Chavasse

This week on Granada Reports we will have a series of special reports looking ahead to the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Tonight we're featuring the story of double Victoria Cross winner Noel Chavasse from Liverpool.

His great nephew David Watson says he was courageous and heroic.

A statue to Noel Chavasse stands in Abercrombie Square in Liverpool.

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Stockport's Liam Broady to face Andy Murray

Liam Broady Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Stockport tennis star Liam Broady takes on the biggest game of his career later today when he meets Andy Murray in an all British tie at Wimbledon.

Andy Murray Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The world number 234 takes on the world number 2 in the first round.

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Burnham will not take part in 'coup' against Corbyn

Andy Burnham (L) said he would not be joining other Labour MPs moving against Jeremy Corbyn. Credit: PA

Shadow home secretary Andy Burnham has said he will not be taking part in a "coup" against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

"At an uncertain time like this for our country, I cannot see how it makes sense for the Opposition to plunge itself into a civil war," he said.

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Lucy Powell resigns from Corbyn's shadow cabinet

Lucy Powell said she had lost confidence that Jeremy Corbyn can 'bring the Party together'. Credit: PA

Labour MP Lucy Powell has resigned as shadow education secretary, saying that Jeremy Corbyn's position as leader of the party is "untenable".

In a letter to the Labour Party leader, she said: "It is increasingly clear that your position is untenable and that you are unable to command the support of the Shadow Cabinet, the Parliamentary Labour Party and, most importantly, the country.

Given the big challenges faced by our country and our Party over the coming months, and the possibility of an imminent general election, I do not have the confidence that you can bring the Party together, lead us to a General Election and be an effective Opposition.

– Lucy Powell
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Ann Coffey says Jeremy Corbyn 'really has to go'

Ann Coffey has added to the growing list of Labour MPs who have said that Jeremy Corbyn must go in the wake of the EU referendum, saying the public have "no confidence" in him.

She also criticised his campaigning over the referendum, saying that it was "lacklustre, it was unenthusiastic" and that he came across as not caring about the result.

Ann Coffey has seconded a vote of no confidence in Mr Corbyn that Labour MPMargaret Hodge proposed.

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Frank Field: Labour needs new leader who is a 'likely PM'

Frank Field MP has said that Labour "certainly" need a new leader who is a "likely Prime Minister".

He said that Jeremy Corbyn has been "brilliant" at representing people who have "lost out under globalisation", but that he hasn't connected with most of the electorate.

Mr Field added that he will be going to the meeting on Tuesday which could see Labour MPs taking part in a secret ballot over their leader.

Saying 'thank you' across the NW on Armed Forces Day

Veterans at Armed Forces Day Credit: Manchester Evening News

A series of events are planned across the region to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

The annual day is a chance for people to show their support for service personnel, past and present and young cadets.

In Liverpool the day will be marked with a service at Exchange Flags followed by a Parade, starting at the Town Hall at 10am

In Birkenhead a 1940s themed day is planned with events in Hamilton Square involving veterans, charities and businesses.

Accrington Pals Credit: Accrington Pals

Among events in Lancashire, the bandstand in Oakhill Park in Accrington will host the first ever 'Pals Prom' today.

Activities start at the park from 12 noon, and will include performances by the East Lancashire Concert Band at 7pm.

Armed Service Day in Accrington Credit: ITV Granada

In Manchester a military veterans' parade is planned from St Peter's Square from 11am.

Several military vehicles and a Jet Provost cockpit will be on display.

Servicemen and women will also travel free on Greater Manchester's Metrolink on Armed Forces Day and forever after.

Metrolink is providing free travel to any service personnel or reservist if they present their military pass.

What do young voters make of Brexit?

During the campaign it was often said the votes of young people would be crucial, and of course it is future generations that will have to live with the outcome.

But turnout among 18 to 24 year olds was lower than other age groups.

Ann O'Connor's been talking to a group of students at Edge Hill University in West Lancashire:

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