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After a nine month battle so called Islamic State is driven out

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Celebrations in Mosul as the city is officially declared to be

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in the hands of Iraqi government forces.

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But victory has come at a heavy cost to the children and families who've

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The parents of terminally ill Charlie Gard take a petition signed

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by tens of thousands of supporters to the hospital treating him.

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There's just a lot of people who think what is

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You know, parents know their children best.

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Drugs, drones and mobile phones - new figures reveal the havoc they're

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And the Lake District is given World Heritage status

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And Moeen Ali takes six wickets, as England beat South Africa

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The Iraqi government has announced its forces have finally taken

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full control of Mosul, the city held by so-called

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Islamic State extremists for the last three years.

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This afternoon, the Iraqi Prime Minister travelled to Mosul

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to declare it free of IS after a nine month battle.

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Iraqi troops were backed by American and coalition air strikes,

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advancing street by street in the final stages over

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Our defence correspondent Jonathan Beale has this

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report from Mosul - you may find some of

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What was once a beautiful old city is now mostly rubble.

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Every building deeply scarred, or destroyed by months of war.

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We joined the Search and Rescue teams looking for survivors,

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but more often they're just recovering bodies.

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With the heat, there's also the strong smell of decay.

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This man is hoping against hope that his brother and his

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Their house was hit in an air strike just a few weeks ago.

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It was being used by Islamic State fighters.

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He says he spoke to his brother on this phone, while he was trapped

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All they find here is decaying corpses.

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It's a similar story everywhere they go.

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While that was happening, the Iraqi Prime Minister was en

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route to Mosul to declare the liberation of the city.

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He arrived draped with an Iraqi flag and surrounded by troops,

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who spent the last nine months trying to wrestle the city from IS

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Even this morning, there was still the sound of gunfire.

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The children so used it they don't even flinch.

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This territory just up there still under IS control,

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Families are making their way through any way they can, to safety.

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And as you can see, they are pretty desperate.

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It's hard to celebrate freedom from IS when you've just been

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These families said they had little food or water.

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They have left behind loved ones under rubble.

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Many will carry the scars of this battle for the rest of their lives.

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These children have been prisoners of IS for much of their short lives.

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Now, after three years, Iraq's Prime Minister has

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But for these families, it's come at a huge price.

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The parents of Charlie Gard - the 11-month old who has

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a fatal genetic disorder - handed a petition to

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Great Ormond Street Hospital today asking for him to be allowed

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to travel to the United States for experimental drug treatment.

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More than a quarter of a million people signed the petition.

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The High Court will consider the case again tomorrow

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Charlie Gard's parents say they will accept help and support from where

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ever it comes. Guide and lead them and we continue to pray for their

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precious, beautiful son, who is captured the imagination of the

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world. 11 month old Charlie is severe didisabled and brain damaged.

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His future has been the subject of a long legal battle. Doctors say no

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treatment will improve his quality of life around they should be

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allowed to switch off the life-support system. A view

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supported by a High Court ruling. Today his parents delivered a

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petition to the hospital after they say new medical information suggests

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their son might be able to benefit from experimental treatment

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overseas. There is just a lot of people think what has happened here

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is wrong. Parents know their children best.

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You know. People making decisions about him have spent very little

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time with him. We are there 4 hours a day, if he was suffering and in

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pain we couldn't is it there. Legally handing in the petition

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doesn't change anything but Charlie's parents and supporters are

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emboldened by the new medical information coming from Italy and

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the US. Great or Monday street hospital hasn't issued a statement

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but doctors stand by the original legal ruling. The crux of the matter

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is who should have the say over Charlie's future, says the American

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pastor now supporting the family. He denies turning this into a religious

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issue. Should religion be getting involved in this? I would turn it

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round and say should the Courts and Government officials be involved in

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what should be parents decisions, they are the ones interfere,

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usurping rights. Grormed says is doctors have explored every possible

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treatment but the hospital has requested another High Court hearing

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tomorrow, because of what it describes as the new claims from

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The new Justice Secretary has pledged to tackle the problem

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of drugs and violence in prisons after figures revealed that more

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than 200 kilos of drugs and 13 thousand mobile phones were found

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last year in jails in England and Wales.

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David Liddington said the government was increasing the number of prison

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officers following cuts under the coalition government.

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Here's our home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani.

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Eat Ormond Street says is doctors have explored every possible

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treatment but the hospital has requested another High Court hearing

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tomorrow, because of what it describes as the new claims from

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overseas. London's Pentonville Prison late

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last year, orders from inmates for drugs and mobile phones being

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delivered by gangs from outside. Packages thrown overwall, prisoners

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makes makeshift hooks to recover them. Figures show the scale of what

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is going on, 225 kilograms of drugs seized, and 13,000 mobile phones,

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7,000 extra similar cards, large-scale prison smuggling has

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become a fact of live I tell you what in some prisons it was easier

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to get drugs and phones than it was for me to get funded to do emcasing,

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how about that? People are stuck in a cell for 223 hours day they will

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want to escape. People in society go to the pub to escape. To suggest it

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is not going to happen in prison is ridiculous. Phones help arrange

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crimes back the community, Labour says is deep cuts are to blame.

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Ministers have pledged an extra 2,500 officers by the end of next

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year but there will be fewer staff than seven years ago. And these are

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the figures on violence on staffing, the critics say ministers must

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confront. Assaulted have reached a record high of more than 26,000

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incident up 10,000 since 2010. At the same time front line Prison

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Officers have fallen to 18,000. That is down almost six-and-a-half

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thousand thousands. What I am determined to do is to try to bring

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about improvements, build on what my predecessor Liz Truss did in getting

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extra Prison Officer, putting in place effective measures to detect

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more accurately the problem we have with drug, with drones and mobile

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phones in prisons so they are more secure places. But drones remain the

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biggest challenge. Walls round a prison won't stop contraband so

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police are turning to intelligence to track the gangs. Experts say

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there are plenty out there because there is big money to be made.

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A huge anti-government protest, said to be the biggest in years,

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has been taking place in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

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Demonstrators voiced their anger at President Erdogan,

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after a year which has seen thousands of arrests and mass

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sackings of civil servants, judges and journalistsin the wake

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It is hard to speak out in Turkey now. But not today. An unprecedented

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accuse of defiance against the President, hundreds of thousands

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streaming into Istanbul, under the word justice. Some walking the 280

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miles from Ankara. If you are belonging to the

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Government or state you are treated well. If you are thinking

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differently, asking for some benefit, some rights, then you are

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treated as terrorists. The President is a tough leader, he doesn't like

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us, he doesn't like modern people. It began within an opposition MP was

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jailed by grew fast, tens of thousands marching in the Heat

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headed by the opposition leader. They are fighting repression, 50,000

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people arrested since last year's failed coup. 140,000 sacked or

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suspended. He arrived to cheers of rights, law,

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justice, and he vowed to fight what he called a dictatorship.

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TRANSLATION: We will rise up against injustice, oppression, and

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persecution. Persecution. I want piece and fraternity, I call on all

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of us to live together. Let's not fight any more. Let our differences

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be our richness. This has shaken President Erdogan

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wan who slammed the march for supporting terrorism. He has huge

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support in half the country but the spirit of resistance has been

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awoken. The more liberal side of Turkey has found its voice with this

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movement. Anti-Erdogan feeling, uniting a fragmented opposition, the

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question is whether they can sustain this momentum and challenging the

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Erdogan Government in the next election in 2019. The justice march

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has drawn support here and abroad, including from Jeremy Corbyn but

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channelling this energy into a credible political movement will be

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credible political movement will be a hard task.

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With all the sport, here's Reshmin Chowdhury

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England's cricketers have won the first Test against South Africa

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by 211 runs in an emphatic display at Lords.

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They were in control throughout, that's even despite a batting

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A day which ended so perfectly and yet began so poorly for England. A

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battle collapse straight from the bad old day, losing seven wickets

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before lunch. Liam Dawson's the most spectacular, no-one saw that coming.

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Once again a key man slipped through South Africa's finger, Jonny

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Bairstow dropped. He went on to frustrate them with a half sent.

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South Africa's target 331, and Bairstow was back to haunt them.

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This time brilliance behind the stumps and from there South Africa

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capitulated. Amla bamboozled by the dancing Dawson. There was no

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doubting the start of -- star of the show. Moeen Ali sent South Africa

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spinning. They had no answer and it was all over with day to spare.

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Keaton Jenning's catch sparking the celebration and Joe Root's first

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game in charge one to remember. So a dramatic and emphatic victory

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for England, their new era is off to the best possible start.

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England's women beat defending champions Australia

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in their World Cup match by three runs, in a dramatic

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The Aussies needed a six off their last ball,

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It means England have now won four matches in a row

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Wayne Rooney has returned to Everton from Manchester United,

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Top scorer for both club and country, he had become

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increasingly sidelined in recent seasons.

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The 31-year-old re-joins his boyhood club for free, on a two-year deal.

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He is one of eping left hand's greats and Manchester United's

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record goal scorer. That is Wayne Rooney. But with his

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playing time limited at Old Trafford, Wayne Rooney has gone back

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to the club he has always called home. The first game back obviously,

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it will be an emotional day, for me I think, and I'm looking forward to

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it. But overall I am looking forward to the season, hopefully playing

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regular hand moving the club forward. There was talk of Wayne

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Rooney moving to China or America, in the end he has come back to where

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it all began for him as a young boy and the families will be walking

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through the gates at the start of the new season knowing he is back in

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the blue of Everton. The man who discovered Rooney as an

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eight-year-old playing for a union team says he remembers a boy who

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simply loved to score goals. Strength of him, you know, he was

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only a little lad you know, and, but that was young Wayne. He has been a

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long time gone from here, too long. Welcome home.

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With some critics believing him to be a shadow of the player he once

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was, fans will hope it can inspire a move to his very best. For Rooney

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there may be a sense of unfinished business at a club he has held close

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business at a club he has held close to his heart.

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Two frontrunners have crashed out on Stage nine of the Tour de France,

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as Britain's Chris Froome kept the leader's yellow jersey.

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Froome's team-mate Geraint Thomas broke his collarbone during this

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Pre-race favourite Richie Porte's tour also ended after a collision.

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With the world athletics championship four weeks away the

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contender showed they are in good form at the an verse Graham, the

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track he won two Olympic medals Mo Farah was at it again, winning the

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3,000 metre, the worlds which take place in London will be his last

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track event before he moves on to road racing. And in his last ever

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track race David Weir took a comfortable victory in the T 54800

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metres, he won his Olympic Golds at this very venue. That is all the

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sport. Now it's one of the most picturesque

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parts of Britain visited by millions of tourists who already

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know its attractions. But today after a prolonged

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campaign, the Lake District gained an endorsement

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from the United Nations, as it was It is acknowledged as being one of

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the most beautiful spots in the UK. And now, the Lake District has been

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officially inscribed as a Wolrd Heritage site. That puts its on a

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list with some of the most iconic landmarks in the world. To gain

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something like that puts you on top of the world really. You look round

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the world, there is not everywhere has that sort of name and to have

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the Lake District, gain it, is quite something. Although some won't

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welcome yet more visitors to the parks busiest corner, today's

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announcement is expected to bring a boost.

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It is estimated the Cwmbran economy could benefit from ?20 million. It

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means we are on an A-list of places to visit that will help us remain

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competitive in the international tourism market but more than that it

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will help every business, whether you are a family or another business

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in the National Park. The Lake District is now the UK's largest

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World Heritage Site. It's protected by a UN committee and may benefit

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from international funds to preserve its natural beauty. A fitting

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tribute to an area which inspired the works of William Wordsworth.

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There's more throughout the evening on the BBC News Channel,

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