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Daily Star
Mum's potty mistake: Builder made garage into dope factoryBUSTED: Jo-Ann Walker 'turned a blind eye' to her builder using her garage Bea
Mum's potty mistake: Builder made garage into dope factory
Daily Star / Posted 8 hours ago
BUSTED: Jo-Ann Walker 'turned a blind eye' to her builder using her garage Beautician Jo-Ann Walker claimed she faced a huge bill for the cost of renovating her home. So rather than pay, she agreed to “turn a blind eye” when the builder asked if he... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Drug dealer funds lavish lifestyle after leaving jail by returning to crimeWhen police raided Campbell’s home in Moston they also discovered almost £15,00
Drug dealer funds lavish lifestyle after leaving jail by returning to crime
Daily Mirror / Posted 11 hours ago
When police raided Campbell’s home in Moston they also discovered almost £15,000 in a black holdall and receipts for a £6,000 spending spree at Selfridges and Harvey Nichols in Manchester. The full haul of luxury goods included a Rolex watch worth... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Judge tells IT worker who groped women on trains "being lonely is no excuse"A judge today told a "reclusive" IT worker who sexually assaulted women on trai
Judge tells IT worker who groped women on trains "being lonely is no excuse"
Daily Mirror / Posted 12 hours ago
A judge today told a "reclusive" IT worker who sexually assaulted women on trains that "being lonely is no excuse'. Over the course of a few weeks he repeatedly groped young women he sat next to on the train journey from Stockport to Manchester... Read more
15h
Manchester Evening News
Convicted drug dealer funded luxury lifestyle after prison with ill-gotten gainsA convicted drug dealer who left prison and funded a lavish lifestyle with ill-
Convicted drug dealer funded luxury lifestyle after prison with ill-gotten gains
Manchester Evening News / Posted 15 hours ago
A convicted drug dealer who left prison and funded a lavish lifestyle with ill-gotten gains has been locked up again. Sheldon Campbell, 27, was caught with Rolex and Cartier watches worth tens of thousands of pounds and bought luxury holidays in... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
'Being lonely is no excuse', judge tells IT worker who groped women on trains after being single for nine yearsA court heard an IT worker who sexually assaulted women on trains was lonely an
'Being lonely is no excuse', judge tells IT worker who groped women on trains after being single for nine years
Manchester Evening News / Posted 15 hours ago
A court heard an IT worker who sexually assaulted women on trains was lonely and had been single for nine years. Philosophy graduate James Byers was unable to control his ‘arousal’ and got the idea to target women from watching a video, Manchester... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Natalia Strelchenko death: Partner of classical pianist appears in court charged with murderThe partner of world-renowned classical pianist Natalia Strelchenko appeared in
Natalia Strelchenko death: Partner of classical pianist appears in court charged with murder
Manchester Evening News / Posted 18 hours ago
The partner of world-renowned classical pianist Natalia Strelchenko appeared in court today charged with her murder. Russian-born Ms Strelchenko, 38, an acclaimed international musician, was found with serious head injuries at a house on Culcheth... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Booze-row stab hubby "did nothing to help’JURORS in the trial of an Alt man who denies murder after stabbing his wife in
Booze-row stab hubby "did nothing to help’
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 19 hours ago
JURORS in the trial of an Alt man who denies murder after stabbing his wife in the chest during a drunken argument, will retire today to consider their verdict. Graham Cleary-Senior (56), of Alt Avenue, had been out drinking while his wife of 18... Read more
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Daily Mirror
A rapist who took a woman captive in her own home is jailedA rapist who took a woman captive in her own home and repeatedly sexually assau
A rapist who took a woman captive in her own home is jailed
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
A rapist who took a woman captive in her own home and repeatedly sexually assaulted her has been jailed. Roman Torac, 36, attacked his 29-year-old victim on April 5 after her boyfriend had left to go to work. She was raped six times, sexually... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Men jailed over illegal weapons tradeTHREE men have been given jail sentences totalling more than 10 years following
Men jailed over illegal weapons trade
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
THREE men have been given jail sentences totalling more than 10 years following a police investigation into trading in illegal weapons on the internet. Officers involved in the inquiry raided the home of 40-year old Robert Watts in Lees in May,... Read more
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metro
Burglar jailed for raping teen boy who tried to protect his belongings from theftBurglar jailed for raping teenage boy who tried to protect his belongings from
Burglar jailed for raping teen boy who tried to protect his belongings from theft
metro / Posted 4 days ago
Burglar jailed for raping teenage boy who tried to protect his belongings from theft A teenager was raped after he confronted a burglar. Jordan McPherson has been sentenced to 11 years, eight months for rape, nine years for attempted rape and four... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Man accused of murdering wife tells court he 'didn't help her' but 'never meant for her to die'A man who stabbed his nurse wife in the heart has admitted he ‘didn’t lift a fi
Man accused of murdering wife tells court he 'didn't help her' but 'never meant for her to die'
Manchester Evening News / Posted 4 days ago
A man who stabbed his nurse wife in the heart has admitted he ‘didn’t lift a finger to help her’ after a ‘deliberate’ attack - but has insisted he never meant for her to die, a court heard. Cataract specialist Frances Cleary-Senior, 49, died a month... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Burglar responsible for 88 break-ins is branded one of most dangerous criminalsA baby-faced burglar responsible for 88 break-ins has been branded as one of th
Burglar responsible for 88 break-ins is branded one of most dangerous criminals
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 days ago
A baby-faced burglar responsible for 88 break-ins has been branded as one of the country's most dangerous criminals - after RAPING a man whose home he raided. Jordan McPherson, 18, raped a terrified man , whose partner was present in the address,... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Re-read: Vinnie Holligan murder trial updates - Friday August 28The fifth day of the trial of Wayne Erskine, charged with the murder of Liverpo
Re-read: Vinnie Holligan murder trial updates - Friday August 28
Liverpool Echo / Posted 5 days ago
The fifth day of the trial of Wayne Erskine, charged with the murder of Liverpool boxer Vinnie Holligan, is due to begin in Manchester Crown Court shortly. Vinnie, 19, was left dying on Northern Perimeter Road, Netherton, on June 1 last year after... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Family release heartbreaking picture of two-week-old baby on day of funeralThe heartbroken family of a two-week-old girl who tragically died has released
Family release heartbreaking picture of two-week-old baby on day of funeral
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 days ago
The heartbroken family of a two-week-old girl who tragically died has released this touching photo of her on the day of her funeral. Florence Liberty Mae, from Stockport, Greater Manchester, died from multiple injuries on July 29. Today her family... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Man accused of killing wife said ‘something went horribly wrong inside’Graham Cleary-Senior knifed opthalmic nurse Frances Cleary-Senior, 49, after 18
Man accused of killing wife said ‘something went horribly wrong inside’
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 days ago
Graham Cleary-Senior knifed opthalmic nurse Frances Cleary-Senior, 49, after 18 troubled years of marriage. Their final row broke out after she came back from work and found him drunk. The ex merchant seaman, 56, of Oldham, Greater Manchester,... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Vinnie Holligan murder trial updates - Friday August 28The fifth day of the trial of Wayne Erskine, charged with the murder of Liverpo
Vinnie Holligan murder trial updates - Friday August 28
Liverpool Echo / Posted 5 days ago
The fifth day of the trial of Wayne Erskine, charged with the murder of Liverpool boxer Vinnie Holligan, is due to begin in Manchester Crown Court shortly. Vinnie, 19, was left dying on Northern Perimeter Road, Netherton, on June 1 last year after... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Nurse 'stabbed to death by alcoholic transvestite husband'Mrs Cleary-Senior survived the attack and underwent major surgery at Manchester
Nurse 'stabbed to death by alcoholic transvestite husband'
Daily Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
Mrs Cleary-Senior survived the attack and underwent major surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary. But tragically, days before she was due to leave hospital she contracted pneumonia and died. “He came towards me me waving the knife about, saying he... Read more
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Herald Sun
Boy pleads guilty to ANZAC terror plotA 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to inciting terrorism by
Boy pleads guilty to ANZAC terror plot
Herald Sun / Posted 7 days ago
A 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to inciting terrorism by encouraging the murder of police officers during an Anzac Day parade in Melbourne this year. The boy, who was 14 at the time he was plotting with another and is the... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Nurse was stabbed to death by her 'alcoholic transvestite' husband after being threatened with knives, court hearsA nurse was stabbed to death after being repeatedly threatened with knives by h
Nurse was stabbed to death by her 'alcoholic transvestite' husband after being threatened with knives, court hears
Manchester Evening News / Posted 7 days ago
A nurse was stabbed to death after being repeatedly threatened with knives by her ‘alcoholic transvestite’ husband, a court heard. Frances Cleary-Senior, a 49-year-old staff nurse at the Royal Oldham Hospital, was knifed in the chest by former... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Vinnie Holligan murder trial: Driver who ran over teenager told police he just "clipped his leg"Wayne Erskine, 24, was driving a Jeep Cherokee which struck Vinnie on Northern
Vinnie Holligan murder trial: Driver who ran over teenager told police he just "clipped his leg"
Liverpool Echo / Posted 7 days ago
Wayne Erskine, 24, was driving a Jeep Cherokee which struck Vinnie on Northern Perimeter Road, Netherton, at around 12.20am on June 1 last year. Erskine, of Waterside in Netherton, claimed he collided with the 19-year-old accidentally and denies... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Good Samaritan battered after challenging thug's racial abuse to womanA Good Samaritan grandfather-of-six suffered horrific injuries after a thug rep
Good Samaritan battered after challenging thug's racial abuse to woman
Manchester Evening News / Posted 7 days ago
A Good Samaritan grandfather-of-six suffered horrific injuries after a thug repeatedly stamped on his head – because he rushed to the aid of a woman being racially abused. Christopher Gibson, 56, spotted violent Simon Crooks at 9am by which time he... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Vinnie Holligan trial: Liverpool boxer's friend “suspected” his pals intended to attack the man accused of his murderA FRIEND of tragic Liverpool boxer Vinnie, 19, was left for dead after being m
Vinnie Holligan trial: Liverpool boxer's friend “suspected” his pals intended to attack the man accused of his murder
Liverpool Echo / Posted 7 days ago
A FRIEND of tragic Liverpool boxer Vinnie, 19, was left for dead after being mown down by a Jeep Cherokee, driven by 24-year-old Wayne Erskine, on June 1 last year. Erskine, of Waterside in Netherton, denies murder and claims the collision was... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Prison service criticised over moving dangerous inmate on run and last seen headed towards OxfordA PROLIFIC robber who escaped from an open prison in Aylesbury and travelled to
Prison service criticised over moving dangerous inmate on run and last seen headed towards Oxford
Oxford Mail / Posted 7 days ago
A PROLIFIC robber who escaped from an open prison in Aylesbury and travelled to Oxford should not have been moved there if he was a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half way through a 24-year jail sentence for... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Prison service criticised over moving dangerous inmate on run and last seen headed towards OxfordA PROLIFIC robber who escaped from an open prison in Aylesbury and travelled to
Prison service criticised over moving dangerous inmate on run and last seen headed towards Oxford
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 7 days ago
A PROLIFIC robber who escaped from an open prison in Aylesbury and travelled to Oxford should not have been moved there if he was a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half way through a 24-year jail sentence for... Read more
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Oldham Chronicle
Wife stabbed after booze-fuelled rowAN Alt man stabbed his wife in the chest after sinking “barrel loads” of booze
Wife stabbed after booze-fuelled row
Oldham Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
AN Alt man stabbed his wife in the chest after sinking “barrel loads” of booze following a row over his drinking and the couple’s £27,000 debts, a murder trial heard. Graham Cleary-Senior (56), of Alt Avenue, had been out drinking on March 17 and... Read more
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Daily Mirror
A grandfather was beaten by a thug after helping a woman being racially abusedA grandfather-of-six was punched to the ground and stamped on - because he rush
A grandfather was beaten by a thug after helping a woman being racially abused
Daily Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
A grandfather-of-six was punched to the ground and stamped on - because he rushed to the aid of a woman being racially abused. Christopher Gibson, 56, had left his frail mother's home in a quiet housing estate at around 9am when he encountered... Read more
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Independent
John Rooney: Manhunt launched for prolific robber who 'represents a risk of harm to the public'John Rooney left of HMP Springhill in Aylesbury to take a lift to Bicester at a
John Rooney: Manhunt launched for prolific robber who 'represents a risk of harm to the public'
Independent / Posted 8 days ago
John Rooney left of HMP Springhill in Aylesbury to take a lift to Bicester at around and was last seen on a bus travelling towards Oxford at around 7:30am, according to Thames Valley Police. The 47-year-old was half-way through a 24-year jail... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Northern Echo
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonGreater Manchester Police are also involved in the investigation, with Rooney l
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Northern Echo / Posted 8 days ago
Greater Manchester Police are also involved in the investigation, with Rooney linked to the Manchester area, including family who live in Oldham. Rooney was jailed in 2003 for 24 years for a string of offences, but had been moved to the open prison... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Kingston Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Oxford Mail / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Streatham Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Bury Times
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Bury Times / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Gazette
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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guardian-series
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
guardian-series / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Harrow Times
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Harrow Times / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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This is West Country
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
This is West Country / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Gazette News
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Gazette News / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Bolton News
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Bolton News / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prisonA prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved
Jail staff warn after violent robber absconds from open prison
Croydon Guardian / Posted 8 days ago
A prolific robber who absconded from an open prison should not have been moved there if he posed a danger to the public, union bosses have warned. John Rooney, 47, who is half-way through a 24-year jail sentence for kidnap and more than 20... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Live: Breaking news from Liverpool - Car overturns Wallasey, M57 crashTuesday's latest breaking news, sport and more from around Merseyside and beyon
Live: Breaking news from Liverpool - Car overturns Wallasey, M57 crash
Liverpool Echo / Posted 8 days ago
Tuesday's latest breaking news, sport and more from around Merseyside and beyond. If there's something you've spotted and want us to check out then tell us in our comment box or via Twitter or Facebook If you're trying to plan a food shop for this... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Blackburn man denies trying to travel to Syria to engage in acts of terrorismA 19-YEAR-OLD man has denied trying to travel to Syria to engage in acts of ter
Blackburn man denies trying to travel to Syria to engage in acts of terrorism
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
A 19-YEAR-OLD man has denied trying to travel to Syria to engage in acts of terrorism. Ednane Mahmood, of Plane Street, Blackburn, is charged with disseminating a terrorist publication and engaging in conduct in preparation of acts of terrorism. He... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Vinnie Holligan murder trial: Vinnie was warned about Jeep driving around area shortly before he was fatally run overThe “best friend” of Liverpool boxer Vinnie Holligan told a jury his pal receiv
Vinnie Holligan murder trial: Vinnie was warned about Jeep driving around area shortly before he was fatally run over
Liverpool Echo / Posted 9 days ago
The “best friend” of Liverpool boxer Vinnie Holligan told a jury his pal received a warning before a Jeep hit him and left him for dead. Vinnie, 19, died after the “high-powered” Jeep Cherokee, driven by Wayne Erskine, 24, left him with... Read more
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Daily Mirror
This banned driver made things worse for himself at his probation meetingA moronic motorist has been caged after driving away from a probation meeting w
This banned driver made things worse for himself at his probation meeting
Daily Mirror / Posted 9 days ago
A moronic motorist has been caged after driving away from a probation meeting while banned from getting behind the wheel. A meeting with a probation officer was then arranged before the judge decided on his sentence. But Sarge stunned officials by... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Vinnie Holligan murder trial updates - Monday August 24The trial of Wayne Erskine, 23, for the murder of Liverpool boxer Vinnie Hollig
Vinnie Holligan murder trial updates - Monday August 24
Liverpool Echo / Posted 9 days ago
The trial of Wayne Erskine, 23, for the murder of Liverpool boxer Vinnie Holligan, is due to begin in Manchester Crown Court The trial of 23-year-old Wayne Erskine, for the murder of Liverpool boxer Vinnie Holligan, is due to begin in Manchester... Read more
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