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Thousands of students and workers in Liverpool, Manchester and Preston protested.
Children, students and workers in Liverpool, Manchester and Preston join the global day of protest.
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Chelsea and Liverpool.

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Disabled dad Laurence Clarke turns online comments about his parenting into his act.
Disabled dad Laurence Clarke turns online comments about his parenting into his act.
Southport manager Liam Watson (left) and midfielder Russell Benjamin, who received a nine-year prison sentence

Neil Johnston

BBC Sport

Having served time in prison, midfielder Russell Benjamin is playing at Southport, where boss Liam Watson believes in second chances.

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North West Air Ambulance called out to 200 incidents

The North West Air Ambulance Service responded to nearly 200 incidents in Cumbria in the last year.

The service, which has helicopters in Greater Manchester and Preston, covers the south of the county - but has been as far north as Carlisle in the last 12 months.

James, who's a helicopter pilot, says the aircraft make a big difference to patients in need.

If it's an hour-and-a-half or two-hour drive, we can be there in 20 minutes and that can make a real big difference to that patient."

Dries Mertens

Steve Sutcliffe

BBC Sport

Dries Mertens' penalty and a late Fernando Llorente goal condemns Liverpool to defeat in their Group E Champions League opener against Napoli.

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Liverpool FC

Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore stays in hospital with a fan who was "ambushed" in a bar in Naples before the Reds' Champions League loss to Napoli on Tuesday.

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Universities 'in dark' over student mental health needs

Hannah Richardson

BBC News education and social affairs reporter

Universities should be bound by law to meet the mental health needs of their students, an ex-health minister says.

Ceara Thacker
Family photo

Information gathered by Sir Norman Lamb's office reveals a "complex and fragmented" picture of mental-health provision across UK universities.

Many of the 110 universities which responded said they did not record all relevant key statistics, such as their budgets or waiting times.

Universities said they could not deal with the issue of mental health alone.

It comes as an inquest is due to open into the death of a 19-year-old student.

Ceara Thacker, originally from Bradford, died in May 2018 while studying at Liverpool University after her mental health deteriorated.

Sadio Mane

Tom Rostance

BBC Sport at Wembley

Leaders Liverpool maintain their 100% start to the Premier League season after fighting back from conceding an early goal to beat Newcastle.

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Veterans sculptures aid trauma recovery
Members of Bravo 22 Company say creating the artworks helped them express how they feel since leaving the forces.

Man's body found by dog walkers near golf course

A man's body has been discovered near Liverpool Municipal Golf Club in Fazakerley.

Valley Road
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Merseyside Police confirmed an investigation was under way following the discovery on Tuesday evening.

Emergency services were called at about 17:40 BST by people walking their dogs on the field off Valley Road.

The death is being treated as unexplained rather than suspicious, police said.