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Lee Rigby to be honoured with memorial in home town

A memorial to murdered soldier Lee Rigby is to be unveiled in his home town later this month.

The 25-year-old from Middleton in Greater Manchester was killed outside London's Woolwich Barracks in May 2013 by two Islamic extremists.

Lee Rigby was murdered in 2013 Credit: PA

Rochdale Council said a bronze drum will now be unveiled alongside a plaque in honour of Fusilier Rigby in Middleton Memorial Gardens on 29 March.

Fusilier Rigby's widow Rebecca said: "I am pleased this memorial is being unveiled in Middleton. It should be seen as a celebration of his life because that is what he would have wanted. People will be able to come here in peace, remember Lee and reflect."

Fusilier Rigby's murder sparked shock across the country after the father-of-one was run over with a car and then killed by British Muslim converts Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.

Following an Old Bailey trial, Adebolajo was handed a whole-life prison term and Adebowale was jailed for a minimum of 45 years.


Lawyers for Emwazi's father: No evidence son is 'Jihadi John'

Lawyers for Mohammed Emwazi's father have told ITV News there is no evidence that his son is 'Jihadi John' saying "his face is covered".


Prince meets young footballers as China tour continues

The Duke of Cambridge today met youngsters at a school in Shanghai where premier league football coaches are working to promote the game among the students.

The Prince was shown around by Paul Hughes, a former coach at Reading, Millwall and Southampton football clubs, who is helping to coach the students under a British Council-run scheme called Premier Skills.

He went on to visit a Shanghai festival showcasing British design, ingenuity and technology before rounding off his day by meeting Paddington Bear at the Chinese premiere of the movie.

ITV News' China Correspondent Lucy Watson reports:

Obama: 'Nothing thing new' from Benjamin Netanyahu

Barack Obama has told reporters "as far as I can tell, there was nothing new" in Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress in which the Israeli Prime Minister slammed the US-led nuclear talks with Iran.

Obama: 'Nothing thing new' from Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: PA

"The prime minister didn't offer any viable alternatives," the US President said, urging Congress to wait to evaluate a nuclear deal with Iran until an agreement is finalised. Obama said that he would only agree to a deal that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Mother felt she was treated 'as a number' by failing hospital

A young mother whose baby died at Furness General hospital has described how she felt she was just treated "as a number" by staff at the maternity unit.

Liza Brady's son Alex was stillborn at the hospital in 2008 and since then she and her partner Simon Davey have fought an ongoing battle to raise their concerns.

The couple feel that the Kirkup inquiry's report has vindicated everything they have been fighting for and want action to be taken against those who failed them and the other families affected.

The couple were speaking to ITV News reporter, Mary Nightingale.

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