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  1. Moorland barbecue and fireworks ban planned

    People could be banned from taking barbecues, fireworks and sky lanterns on to moorland in Greater Manchester, under new plans.


    Oldham and Tameside councils are looking to introduce Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) on land which straddles both local authorities.

    The councils said they want people to enjoy the countryside but "act responsibly".

    A large blaze near Saddleworth Moor took three weeks to be put out in 2018.

  2. Lytham school closes after travellers occupy grounds

    A head teacher said he was forced to close his school following the overnight arrival of travellers.

    AKS Lytham

    Pupils at AKS Lytham, an independent mixed-sex school, were turned away on Monday morning because it was deemed unsafe for them to attend lessons.

    In a social media statement, head master Mike Walton said the closure was "due to the unauthorised presence of travellers on the school grounds".

    Lancashire Police and Blackpool Council said they were investigating.

  3. Liverpool drugs arrests after car stopped

    A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of dealing Class A drugs after a car was stopped and found to be carrying four kilos of white powder in Liverpool.

    Police tape generic

    The Volkswagen Passat was pulled over on Walton Lane on Sunday night and a 60-year-old man was arrested.

    A property in Walton was later searched and a "significant quantity" of money was found, alongside large amounts of heroin and crack cocaine.

    A 55-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs and money laundering.

    Merseyside Police said the car and white powder had been taken away for forensic analysis.

  4. Liverpool midfielder returns to Hertha Berlin on season-long loan

    BBC Sport

    Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has completed a season-long loan move to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.

    Marko Grujic

    The 23-year-old Serb impressed on loan at Hertha last term.

    He has agreed to move back despite late interest from Brighton and Hove Albion and Atalanta in Italy.

    Liverpool will receive a £2m loan fee plus £500,000 in potential bonuses. Hertha will pay his wages and there is also a penalty structure in the deal to guard against a lack of game time.

  5. Why Johnny Marr will never retire

    On Saturday night, Johnny Marr played Glastonbury for the fifth time, with his fifth different band.

    Johnny Marr

    He first came to Worthy Farm in 1984 as part of Manchester-based band The Smiths, and has returned over the years with Modest Mouse, The Cribs and as a solo act.

    This year, he joined The Killers for their headline slot, playing This Charming Man, as well as a solo set.

    And he shows no signs of slowing down, telling the BBC he'd "never retire, whether I'm in the public eye or not."

  6. Man dies after being pulled from reservoir

    The body of a 21-year-old man has been recovered from a reservoir at a country park.

    Police were called to Chasewater Reservoir in Burntwood, Staffordshire, at about 18:00 BST on Sunday to reports two people were in difficulty.

    A 13-year-old girl made it safely out of the water but the man died.

    Chasewater Reservoir in Burntwood

    This follows the death of 12-year-old Shukri Yahya Abdi, who drowned in the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, on Thursday.

    Man 'died trying to rescue girl from reservoir'

    Warning at Chasewater Reservoir against swimming

    A nine-year-old girl made it safely out of the water but the body of a man, 21, was recovered, police say.

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  7. Northern delays in axing 'unacceptable' Pacer trains

    Northern's much-criticised Pacer trains may still be in use next year despite a pledge to replace them with a new £500m fleet by the end of the year.


    It comes as the firm, owned by Arriva Rail North, is due to roll out nine new trains.

    As reported by the Sunday Times, design faults on new trains mean a "small number" of Pacers - dubbed "buses on train wheels" - may be used in 2020.

    Northern said it was "working hard" to scrap Pacers by the end of 2019.

  8. Man found under rock after walking off

    Mountain rescue volunteers who searched for a man who wandered off in the Snowdonia mountains found him asleep under a rock.


    The group from Manchester and Warrington had been having a party at Dulyn Bothy, above the Conwy Valley, when the man went off alone.

    Two members of Ogwen mountain rescue team went to the scene at about 01:00 BST on Sunday.

    The man was found at 05:00, unharmed and unaware he was being looked for.

  9. Merseyside Police in £4.2m drive to stop gun and knife crime

    Some £4.2m will be poured into a new initiative to crack down on shootings, stabbings and other serious crime in Merseyside.


    Merseyside Police has been given the Home Office grant from its £100m Serious Violence Fund.

    It will be used to improve intelligence, pinpoint crime hotspots and issue frontline officers with metal detecting gloves.

    Gun and knife crime rose by more than a third in Merseyside in 2018.

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