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Police have reopened investigations into allegations of historical sexual abuse at Knowl View residential school in Rochdale. It follows the publicity surrounding Sir Cyril Smith last year and relates to the period from the 1970s onwards.
A554 Birkenhead Road closed in both directions due to police incident between B5144 Kelvin Road Traffic Lights and Victoria Place Roundabout
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment will parade through Burnley today to celebrate their return from Afghanistan.
4 hundred and 30 soldiers from the battalion arrived back from Helmand Province last month.
Colonel Chris Owen, Regimental Secretary of The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, said:
"As the Infantry Regiment of the North West of England we are immensely proud of the longstanding, close bonds we have with the region's communities.
We are particularly honoured that the 1st Battalion, on its return from Afghanistan, is able to parade through Burnley and say thank you for the tremendous support it received from the town whilst it was away."
Wayne Rooney missed Manchester United's last game of the season against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday to be with his wife as she prepared to give birth to their second child.
A protest will take place in Manchester today against proposed changes to the criminal legal aid system.
The Ministry of Justice is holding a consultation in the city later.
Under its proposals, defendants would no longer be able to choose their own lawyer.
Coleen Rooney, wife of footballer Wayne Rooney, has tweeted to say that she has given birth to her second child, Klay Anthony Rooney.
Already mother to three-year-old son Kai, she said the family was "happy and doing well".
At 2.11am our Beautiful Son .... Klay Anthony Rooney entered the world. He weighed 7Ib 11.1/2 oz We're all so happy and doing well. XFrom @ColeenRoo on Twitter:
Wayne Rooney also tweeted, to say the whole family was "delighted".
Our Beautiful Son Klay Anthony Rooney was born at 2.11am, Weighing 7Ib 11.1/2 oz. Both Klay and Coleen are fine..... We're all delighted!!From @WayneRooney on Twitter:
St Helens halted their five-match losing run in sensational style, coming from 16-0 down to topple Super League champions Leeds with a third consecutive win at Headingley.
A man has died in a plane crash that has left his 5-year-old son and father seriously injured in hospital.
The family from Blackburn were flying from Blackpool to North Wales in clear skies yesterday.
Witnesses said their aircraft clipped trees as it approached the runway.
The plane's owner said they were a 'lovely family'.
Amy Welch reports.
Wigan football club has been celebrating the biggest day in its history.
A week on from that stunning, last minute win over Manchester City at Wembley - Roberto Martinez and his team have been parading the FA Cup in front of thousands of supporters.
Chris Hall reports