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Corrie v Emmerdale netball match for Text Santa

Emmerdale stars Charley Webb and Sammy Winward Credit: ITV

Teams from Coronation Street and Emmerdale have taken part in a netball match to raise money for ITV's Text Santa charities.

Cast and crew members from both sides of the Pennines took part in the game in Manchester - along with professionals from Manchester Thunder and Yorkshire Jets. And whilst Corrie were hoping to retain their title won last year, it was the Emmerdale side who clinched victory, winning 18-22.

Stars in action Credit: ITV
Emmerdale claims victory Credit: ITV
Emmerdale stars sign autographs for fans Credit: ITV

Coronation Street star Hayley Tamaddon took part along with cast mates Brooke Vincent, Jane Danson, Katy Cavanagh and Tisha Merry.

Woman charged over Kyle Farrell death

A woman has been charged with the murder of a man in south Liverpool.

Kyle John Farrell, 21, died following an incident in Charlecote Street in Dingle in the early hours of Friday morning.

Farieissia Martin, aged 21, of Charlecote St, Dingle has been charged with his murder and will appear before Liverpool City Magistrates Court on Monday.

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NHS staff help in Ebola fight in Sierra Leone

The head of a Manchester charity which has organised the deployment of the first NHS staff to go to Sierra Leone to fight the Ebola epidemic has been speaking to Granada Reports. Professor Tony Redmond says more than 30 doctors, nurses and other clinicians set off from Heathrow this afternoon. They will diagnose and treat patients in the West African nation.

Guests gather for Alan Henning memorial service

Order of Service

A memorial service for British aid worker Alan Henning will begin shortly in Eccles.

Mr Henning's family and friends will gather for a private service at Eccles Parish Church, after which they will unveil a memorial stone in his honour.

Picture of Alan Henning in order of service

Tributes paid to Dingle stab victim

Kyle Farrell Credit: Merseyside Police

The family of 21 year old Kyle John Farrell, who died after allegedly being stabbed in Dingle in Liverpool have paid tribute to him.

In a statement they said: ''Kyle was a devoted father and loving son. He will be missed by all the family and friends. He loved his football and music and loved his mum dearly.''

A 21-year-old woman remains in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

Widow's tribute before memorial for Alan Henning

Alan Henning was on an aid mission to Syria when he was kidnapped Credit: PA

The family of Alan Henning are holding a memorial service for the aid volunteer who was kidnapped and killed by terror group ISIS. The 47 year old taxi driver from Salford was abducted in Syria and held for more than nine months before being beheaded on a video released on the internet last month. Today his widow Barbara and their children Adam and Lucy will be at a service at Eccles Parish church. In a statement issued through the Foreign she says, “His death, caused by a senseless act of barbarity, has left family and friends devastated and worst of all, his children without their loving, funny and amazing dad.

Barbara Henning and the couple's children Adam and Lucy Credit: PA

She says their children understand why Alan had to go on the mission. He had explained the plight of the people of Syria. And she also thanks all the people who took part in vigils and prayers for the release of her husband. Speaking of his violent death and the execution of other hostages she says,

“In the end nothing made a difference. We have watched whilst these evil people have murdered innocent people, not only Alan, David, James, Steven and now Peter, but also thousands of men, women and children who did not conform to their ideals. “These people are hiding behind a peaceful religion to carry out their crimes against humanity. We know this because we have seen the outcry from Muslims across the globe, condemning their behaviour. “I only hope that we can bring these people to justice, or that they receive the justice they deserve in the next life. No god would ever condone the killing of innocent people.”

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Special prayers for Rabbi killed in Jerusalem

Special prayers will be said tonight for the rabbi from Liverpool who was killed in this week's terror attack on Jerusalem.

Avraham Goldberg, a 68-year-old grandfather, was born and brought up in Liverpool.

He was among five people who lost their lives after Palestinian militants stormed a synagogue on Tuesday.

Relatives have described him as a caring man who only wanted peace.

Author shortlisted for top award

A writer's first book has been shortlisted for a top award. Carys Bray's debut novel is called 'A Song for Issy Bradley'. Its a story about how a family copes with the loss of a close relative... Carys, who's from Southport, is on the shortlist for the 2014 Costa First Novel Award. The judges described her story as a 'deeply moving story about grief and faith' The winners will be announced in January 2015.

Debut author, Carys Bray Credit: Colin McPherson

Vigil for Liverpool Rabbi to be held tomorrow

Michelle (Hirschfield) and her late cousin Abraham (Goldberg). Credit: Graham Hirshfield

Rabbi Goldberg pictured with his cousin - together at his home in Har Nof in September last year.

Rabbi Goldberg was well-known to many as a peaceful and gentle individual. He was a well-liked man, who was respected by all.

This is a tragedy for his family, like all those who lost their lives in this atrocity.

Whatever is going on between Israel and Palestine in recent months, there cannot be any justification for this happening to an innocent man going about his daily prayers. It is simply an act of terrorism.

These individuals have gone to a place of worship and been butchered.

– Ian Cohen, Merseyside Jewish Community
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