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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Libertas boss has new party

DECLAN Ganley, who founded the ill-fated political party Libertas, is set to make a return to public life.

The 'No to Lisbon' campaigner ran in the 2009 European elections with little success -- but is now planning to set up a new EU-wide political party.

Despite often being seen as anti-European, Mr Ganley is setting up a new campaign calling for a United States of Europe. "That could end up being something that is very politically active in the years to come," he said.



Football racism suspect bailed

A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of racially abusing Oldham footballer Tom Adeyemi during an FA Cup game against Liverpool was released on bail today.

Despite reassurance from his team-mates and Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt and Steven Gerrard, Adeyemi seemed close to tears after the incident on Friday night.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said the suspect, who was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence, has been released pending further inquiries.



Heavy snowfall traps Alaskans

A MASSIVE snowfall has collapsed roofs, triggered avalanches and even covered doors, trapping in their homes residents of the Alaska town of Cordova.

Bad weather has prevented the Alaska National Guard from flying to the town, 150 miles south east of Anchorage. At least 50 guard members are heading to Cordova on a state ferry to help clear roofs and roads.

A Russian tanker is also inching through thick ice in the Bering Sea to deliver 1.3m gallons of fuel to the nearby iced-in city of Nome.



Blue Peter's Andy is off Ice

BLUE Peter presenter Andy Akinwolere was first to be voted off the new series of Dancing On Ice when he lost a skate-off against Sugababes singer Heidi Range.

The children's TV presenter, who had scored 14 out of a possible 30 with his partner Maria Filippov, said he was "gutted".

Hollyoaks' Jorgie Porter topped the table with a score of 18.5, and Coral bookmakers have slashed odds on her winning to 7-4.

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