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Congratulations @saints1890women who have retained their Women's Challenge Cup title with a thrilling victory against Leeds Rhinos! 🏆👏0Vq
Burnley's chances of Premier League survival have suffered a huge setback. A home defeat to Aston Villa and an injury to captain James Tarkowski. Report ⬇️ #BBCFootball #BURAVL
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Wigan have ended St Helens' defence of their Challenge Cup title and have booked a spot in the final.…
Final year medical students 'can't afford to pay rent' - Michaela Vernon, from Nantwich, Cheshire, is from a low-income background and is worried that she cannot afford to complete her course.…
Oldham fans have flown a banner over the ground urging the owners to sell the club. Reports from their final game in the Football League on @BBCRadioManc. 🦉 Oldham 🆚 Crawley 🔴 🎙️ Upda@MikeMinayina#OAFCO#bbcfootballbo6rS
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Holders St Helens are due to go head to head with Wigan Warriors shortly in the Challenge Cup semi-final. 🏉�2k
A thrilling final! St Helens came from behind to beat Leeds Rhinos in front of the biggest crowd for a women's rugby league game in England. #BBCRL #ChallengeCup
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Liverpool FC: Plans for possible victory parade revealed…
David Ungi: Fugitive arrested in Spain over 2015 shooting death in Liverpool…
Fifty firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a business premises in Oldham.…
The final overall picture is: - Conservatives lost 27 seats - Labour lost 17. - The big winners were the Lib Dems, who gained 18 seats. - Also, the Greens, who gained 10. - Smaller parties also gained 16 seats.
Final Council declares in the NW - Bury: Labour has increased its majority on Bury Council to seven after gaining a seat. The Conservatives and Lib Dems each lost three seats, while Radcliffe First increased its number of councillors to eight.
Results are all in for Bury now and Labour has increased its majority by one following an all out election. The Cons are down three and the big winners are Radcliffe First who now have eight councillors, an increase of five. Lib Dem also down three. #bury @BBCRadioManc
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Knowsley Safari this year celebrates its 50th anniversary and it's now aiming to change its focus from just being an entertainment venue to focus more on conservation and education.
You can follow all the latest results, reaction and analysis on the BBC News website:…
Five councils have remained as no overall control - Bolton, Stockport, Wirral, Burnley and West Lancashire. And the North West still has just the one Conservative council, that's Pendle.
Halton was the first council in the country to declare it's results - declaring just after 11pm last night. One of the council's seats was won by the Conservative candidate after the random drawing of a name from an envelope, after tying with the Labour candidate.
Labour has taken control of Rossendale Council, which was previously no overall control, after the Conservatives lost three seats. But Labour have lost control of Hyndburn, but remain the biggest party there.
In Oldham, the Labour leader Arooj Shah lost her seat to the Conservatives. She lost by 96 votes in her South Chadderton ward, although Labour retained the council.
It's been a big Lib Dem win in Cumbria. They've won Westmorland and Furness Council - the new council coming into full operation next April which will include Barrow, Eden and South Lakeland.
So far, the overall picture is: - Conservatives lost 23 seats - Labour lost 18 seats - Liberal Democrats gain 21 seats - Green Party gain 10 seats - and independents and others gain 10 seats
With one council - that's Bury - still to declare, here's a look at some of the headlines from today's local elections in the North West:
Liverpool City Council could pay an extra £4.5m after it admitted "errors" over its power supply. However, the total energy cost, which includes schools and the fire service, will go up from £10.6m to £26m.…
Bury Council is currently declaring its seats - it's the final council in the North West to do so. The third seat on the Radcliffe North and Ainsworth ward was decided by a draw after two Conservative candidates tied on votes.…
St Helens Council has now just declared its result. Labour holds the council but has lost seven seats - four to independent candidates and three to the Greens.
Rochdale Council's result is in - it remains Labour-led but Labour have lost six seats, with five won by independents and one gained by the Conservatives.
Our political editor Annabel will be live in Bury tonight with all the analysis on the local elections.…
West Lancashire Council has just declared - it remains no overall control and no seats have changed hands. As a result, Labour remain the largest party with 25 seats, the Conservatives have 20 seats and there are nine seats held by independent candidates.
The Westmorland and Furness Council will replace the current Barrow, Eden and South Lakeland Councils. Read more on the BBC News website:…
The new Westmorland and Furness Council will be a Liberal Democrat council, when it comes into being in April. The Lib Dems have won 36 seats on the new council, with Labour winning 15 seats, the Cons gaining 11 seats, 2 seats for independent candidates and 1 for the Greens.
Hyndburn Council remains as no overall control although the Conservatives have taken two seats from Labour. Labour remain the largest party with 17 seats while the Conservatives have 14 seats.
Some more results in Greater Manchester: Manchester City Council is a Labour hold - they did lose one seat to the Greens. Trafford Council is also a Labour hold. The Conservatives lost four seats with the Lib Dems gaining two seats and one each for Labour and the Greens.
The Conservatives now have 17 seats on the council - Labour have 11 and the Lib Dems have 5 seats, so the Tories came very close to losing control.
A woman whose dog died after she left it alone in a cage when she went on holiday has been sentenced.
Pendle Council has now declared its result. It is a Conservative hold - but the Conservatives have lost two seats to the Lib Dems.
You can see all the local elections results for your council on the BBC News website:…
Burnley Council has declared its result - it remains no overall control.
Manchester City Council has started declaring its results - the Greens have taken Woodhouse Park from Labour.…
Knowsley Council had now declared its result. It remains Labour-run but the party has lost two seats, one to the Greens and one to an Independent.
ELECTIONS: Labour have taken control in @RossendaleBC The council was under no overall control. This the first Labour gain in the North West.
No change on Blackburn with Darwen council. No overall gains or losses. Labour still dominate with 36 seats, Conservatives 13 Liberal Democrats 1 Independents 1. @blackburndarwen declared full results much earlier than expected.
READ MORE: Five healthcare staff have been charged with criminal offences as part of a major investigation into the ill-treatment of hospital patients…
Five healthcare professionals have been charged as part of an investigation to the mistreatment of patients on the stroke unit at @BlackpoolHosp. Police inquiries followed claims of unlawful sedation and ill treatment of patients. All five will appear in court later this month.
We'll bring you the full results from today as it happens with analysis from our political editor Annabel Tiffin on our programmes today. You can also follow live on the BBC website:…
Read more on the Lancashire results:…
In Lancashire, Labour gained three from the Conservatives and now hold 32 of the 42 seats on Chorley Council. There was no change in numbers on Preston City Council and former council leader Valerie Wise returns to the council after 22 years.
Read more on the Liverpool City Region results:…
Halton was the first council in the country to declare - that's a Labour hold. The councillor for Daresbury, Moore & Sandymoor ward was drawn by an envelope after two candidates were tied - the first Conservative gain in Halton for decades. Labour also retain Sefton.
In Wirral, the Greens gained two seats - giving them nine councillors - while the Conservatives gained one. Labour remains the biggest party.
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