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Fran Halsall has added a silver medal to her haul at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The Southport swimmer was part of the 4x100 metre medlay relay team that came second to the Australians. Halsall won gold in the 50m freestyle and butterfly events at the weekend.
The Prime Minister is in the region ahead of a tour of the North West in which he'll be claiming the Government's policies are delivering for the people of this region.
He argues the Government is helping to support business and creating jobs so successfully there are record numbers of people in work in the North West.
A former constable has been accused of lying under oath - after a note about the policing of the Hillsborough disaster was apparently "wiped from history". The inquest jury were told that a message from officers - calling for the gates to be shut at the back of the Leppings Lane tunnel - was received by the police control room. But that note, recorded in a log on the day after the disaster, vanished from all subsequent documents.
A lorry driver was today convicted of murdering another motorist after he behaved like a "predator" in an earlier road rage attack.
– Claire Lindley, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Mersey-Cheshire
Our case was that Mark Slater clearly saw Trevor Allen standing in front of his lorry before driving over him and killing him in a fit of rage. Today, a jury agreed and found him guilty of murder.
– Detective Inspector Peter Case
The injuries sustained by Mr Allen were horrific. Whatever had happened between the pair leading up to this incident, nothing justified Slater behaving in the way that he did that day. A vehicle of such a size is a powerful weapon - his actions behind the wheel of the lorry have left a family deeply distraught and struggling to come to terms with what has happened.
Mark Slater, 46, drove his 17 tonne truck over the head of grandfather Trevor Allen, 56, whose brain "exploded" after he had stood in front of his killer's vehicle when the pair clashed while driving along the A57 near Warrington in February.