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<b>Monday November 2:</b> Graham Sankey arrested over alleged attack on Joe Anderson; thousands attend hate crime vigil and more

Published on November 2nd 2009.

GRAHAM Sankey – who once confessed to the attack on a Bulgarian waiter, for which Michael Shields was wrongly imprisoned, has been arrested over an alleged attack on Cllr Joe Anderson.

The Liverpool Labour leader, who led a campaign to free Shields, was driving home from the Everton match with his son on Saturday evening when, he claims, he was abused by two men before one attacked his car leaving two dents in the roof.

THOUSANDS ATTENDED A VIGIL to protest against hate crime last night outside the nightclub where a gay trainee police officer was attacked. James Parkes had his skull fractured when he was attacked by up to 20 youths as he left the Superstar Boudoir club, on Stanley Street, with his partner last Sunday. Mr Parkes’s partner, Tom Downey, told the crowd of over 2,500 people about the “unbelievabl

AN ASBESTOS CAMPAIGN REVEALED OVER 776 males died from mesothelioma in Merseyside between 1981 and 2005. The Hidden Killer campaign, launched by the Health and Safety Executive, reveals 3,101 male deaths across the North West from the cancer. Mike Cross, HSE’s regional head of construction, said, “Asbestos is Britain’s biggest industrial killer and remains a very real threat to Merseyside workers.”

LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY IS TO SET UP MAINTENANCE FUND for its buildings after news that annual government money to ensure they do not deteriorate is to be withdrawn. It follows a directive that the higher education sector makes savings of £180m in the 2010-2011 academic year.

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