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Wayne Smith, 38, of Seymour Street, Birkenhead was remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on December 23 accused of murder.
Steven Hatton, 23, of Elmswood Road, Birkenhead, who was charged with assisting an offender and attempting to pervert the course of justice, was given conditional bail.
– Salford Diocese spokesperson
We have been made aware that there is an ongoing police investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse at St Vincent's, Norden.
The Diocese is co-operating fully with the police and the statutory agencies in these investigations in line with the robust safeguarding policies put in place by the Catholic Church in this country in recent years.
An elderly man has been taken to hospital after he was knocked to the floor during a robbery in Oldham.
The 80-year-old investigated noises upstairs at his house on High Street, Lees, last night when he was confronted by a man on the stairs.
He knocked him to the ground before running off.
– Detective Constable Leigh Carnally, Greater Manchester Police
Understandably, he is deeply upset after what has happened and I would ask anyone who may have seen a man fitting this description in the High Street area, to contact police.
A camera, money and handbag were stolen.
The offender is described as being Asian, 5ft tall and of stocky build. He wore a red, blue and black scarf across his face and a hooded jacket.
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 8821 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Two women in their 80s have been left "extremely shaken" after a man stole a significant amount of cash, Merseyside Police say.
Detectives are appealing for information following the confrontational burglary at an address on Tintagel Road in Croxteth on Friday afternoon.
– Detective Sergeant Steve Reardon, Merseyside Police
I'd ask anyone who maybe saw men in the area acting suspiciously, to get in contact.
Any information, no matter how small could be vital in tracing the offenders and bringing them to justice.
If you know who may be responsible for the incident, I'd ask you to think how you would feel if this was your mum or grandmother - any information you may have can help us catch these callous people.
The man is thought to have entered the house uninvited claiming to be there to fix a pipe because of a burst.
Officers say the victims were uninjured but left upset by the incident.
The offender is described as being in his 30s with dark hair.
He was wearing a navy blue anorak and blue trousers and is not thought to have had a Liverpool accent.
Anyone with information should contact St Anne Street CID on 0151 777 4035 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Manchester Airport says air traffic control issues are having an effect on services in the north west.
Flights have been delayed and cancelled at airports across the UK and Ireland because of a technical problem at an air traffic control centre in Hampshire.
– Manchester Airport spokesperson
"Due to an Air Traffic Control issue the whole country is facing air travel delays at the moment. At Manchester Airport we are currently facing minor delays but traffic is coming in and out. The safety of our passengers is always paramount so we will continue to liaise with Air Traffic Control until the issue is resolved. Passengers should check with their airline and on our website for individual flight information."