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Detectives have named the body of a baby girl found in Manchester

Detectives investigating the discovery of the body of a baby girl in Manchester have named her Pearl.

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Left, Alfie's parents, right Alfie Evans

Alfie Evans' parents apologise after reports of intimidation by hospital protesters

Alfie Evans' parents have apologised after reports of intimidation and verbal abuse among hospital protesters.
The Courteeners

MUSIC REVIEW: The Courteeners return home with a smash, bang and almighty wallop

It was 2007 when I first set eyes upon what was then a misfit bunch of indie rock ‘n’ roll wannabes.

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10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under 50

10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under £50

The weather in the UK is slowly improving, but if you’re bored of the same four walls and perhaps want to venture to somewhere with a warmer climate, then there are a wide variety of last minute trips available this month, all from Manchester airport.
The intelligence agency is often referred to as the UK's listening post

GCHQ to open a new base in the north west

GCHQ is expanding its network of sites as Britain bolsters its defences against terror, cyber and other threats in the digital age.

The Red Arrows

When are the Red Arrows flying in Lancashire this year?

Display details have been released for the Red Arrows' 2018 season.
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British Gas's SVT will rise to 1,161 a year for a typical dual fuel customer

British Gas set to increase energy bills for millions of customers

British Gas is to increase energy bills for 4.1 million dual fuel customers on its standard variable tariff by an average of 5.5%, or £60 a year, blaming rising wholesale energy and Government policy costs.

Ben Butler and Jennie Gray.

NATIONAL: Inquest due on murdered six-year-old Ellie Butler

A retired high court judge is due to give her ruling in the inquest into the death of six-year-old Ellie Butler, who was murdered by her father.
St Helens man Andrew Burke admits savage murder of travel agent

St Helens man Andrew Burke admits savage murder of travel agent

A St Helens man has pleaded guilty to the murder of a travel agent at her workplace.

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George Street, in Heywood, Manchester

Police investigating after body of newborn baby found in field

Police are investigating after the body of a newborn babywas found in a field.

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Left: Kate James and Tom Evans. Right: Alfie Evans

Alfie Evans: European Court rejects parents' bid to have case heard

The parents of a 22-month-old boy at the centre of a life-support treatment battle have lost a European court fight.

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Emergency services at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig

Kerslake Report: Fire service 'outside of loop' during response to Manchester Arena terror attack

A major report into the Manchester Arena terror attack states it cannot say if a two-hour delay in deploying firefighters might have saved lives.
Alfie Evans

Alfie Evans' parents take next step in life support battle

European human rights judges have been asked to analyse the case of a 22-month-old boy at the centre of a high-profile life-support treatment battle in England's courts.

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Thomas Wood

Former priest convicted in live streaming investigation

A former Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to making and possessing indecent images of children following a National Crime Agency investigation.
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Alfie Evans

Supreme Court rules out further hearing on plight of Alfie Evans

A panel of three Supreme Court justices has released a ruling explaining why Alfie's parents' latest legal bid has been blocked.
Commuters wear masks as a precaution against infection inside a subway in Mexico City, in April 2009, after swine flu claimed the lives of 60 people

Plans drawn up ahead of ‘inevitable’ flu pandemic that would hit one in THREE of us

Ambulance bosses have drawn up plans to deal with an ‘inevitable’ flu pandemic that could affect a third of all people – including children and usually fit young adults.

Ian Mountford was jailed for nine years for the vile attack

Man jailed after raping teenager in bar

A man waited for a teenager to lose consciousness before raping her in a bar, a court heard.

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Northern services will be disrupted at the end of March

More rail strike action in driver-only dispute

Rail union RMT has confirmed a further 48 hours of strike action on Northern services.


White Easter? More snow on the way and it could hit our bank holiday celebrations

Another icy cold snap is heading our way and could even result in many parts of the county experiencing a white Easter.
Zak Bolland, 23, Courtney Brierley, 20, and David Worrall, 25, are accused of murdering four children in a house fire.

Trio deny murdering four children in Manchester fire

Three people have pleaded not guilty in court to murdering four children in a house fire.
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