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Five years ago today soldier Lee Rigby was murdered - this is his legacy

Five years ago today soldier Lee Rigby was murdered - this is his legacy

Today marks five years since the death of Middleton Fusilier Lee Rigby. The young father was murdered near to his barracks in Woolwich, London, on May 22, 2013. His parents Lyn and Ian founded the Lee Rigby Foundation in his name to support other...

Tuesday, 13:44 in Regional North West
 

Police searching for convicted drug farmer who walked out of open prison

A convicted drugs farmer from Rochdale has gone missing after walking out of an open prison. Christopher Bryson, who is 31, was jailed in 2016 after pleading guilty to production of cannabis and possession of several firearms. He has been serving his...

Monday, 17:22 in Regional North West
 
Police found crossbows, knives, a meat cleaver and a hunting knife in a stockpile of weapons

Police found crossbows, knives, a meat cleaver and a hunting knife in a stockpile of weapons

Crossbows and knives were among the terrifying stockpile of weapons seized by police in Bolton. Officers shared a photo of the shocking collection on social media on Saturday afternoon, saying they had been ‘taken off the streets’. It’s not known at...

Saturday, 22:41 in Regional North West
 
Emergency work begins to save the historic Hopwood Hall

Emergency work begins to save the historic Hopwood Hall

Emergency repair work has begun to stop an historic home from crumbling. Hopwood Hall in Middleton was a grand family home for centuries, but is now in a precarious state after being left empty and ravaged by the elements. A new push to save the hall...

15 May 2018 in Regional North West
 

Coronation Street's Lucy Fallon shows off her abs in ice cream shades at the NHS Heroes Awards

Coronation Street star Lucy Fallon looked sweet in ice cream shades at the NHS Heroes Awards as she spoke of her love for co-star Kym Marsh. Lucy, who plays Corrie favourite Bethany Platt, rocked the red carpet in pastels at the ceremony held in...

15 May 2018 in Regional North West
 
M62 was blocked westbound after crash near Birch services

M62 was blocked westbound after crash near Birch services

Traffic is currently at a standstill on the westbound M62. An overturned car is causing problems for drivers on the westbound carriageway of the motorway. All traffic is being temporarily held between junction 19 at Heywood and junction 18 at Simister...

15 May 2018 in Regional North West
 


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