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Milkman gives up round after 50 years because of attack.

A milkman from Rochdale says he's giving up the round he's served for 50 years after being battered by a thief who stole his delivery van. John Kershaw was attacked and beaten with HIS OWN baseball bat that HE kept in the vehicle to fend off robbers.


Veterans gather in Manchester to protest Bloody Sunday prosecution

Veterans gathered in Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens today to protest the prosecution of a retired soldier for a killing in Ulster.

The unnamed soldier, known as Soldier F, is to be charged with murdering two people after troops opened fire on civil rights demonstrators in Londonderry in January 1972, on what became known as Bloody Sunday.

The protest was planned to coincide with a demonstration by veterans in London.

Police investigate shooting on Wirral

Credit: pa

Police are investigating after a 25-year-old man was shot in Birkenhead. Officers were called after reports of gunshots being heard at the junction of Laird Street and Bray Street. Shortly afterwards, a man in his 20s attended hospital with a gunshot wound to his buttock. His condition is currently described as stable. Detectives want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information.


Microlight crashes in Birkdale

Police are dealing with a microlight crash at Birkdale Credit: PA

Merseyside Police have confirmed that a microlight aircraft has crashed on the Royal Birkdale Golf Course near Southport.

Emergency services were called to the scene at seven o'clock.

Firefighters were also called in to extinguish the fire caused by the crash.

The surrounding area has been closed off.

The People's Projects is underway!

The People's Projects is underway!

The People’s Projects gives you the chance to decide how National Lottery funding can make a difference in the Granada region. Five good causes, all hoping to improve their local area, are competing for your vote.

Here they are:

The People’s Projects is a partnership between ITV and the National Lottery Community Fund. The three organisations which receive the highest number of votes will receive up to £50,000 each. The remaining two organisations from each region may receive up to £5,000 each. The process is independently adjudicated by Electoral Reform Services.

To vote go to

You can only vote once per region and you’ll need an email address or a mobile phone number to vote.

Voting closes on Monday 15th April at midday. Votes received after this time will not count.

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