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Manchester Airport warns passengers to check flights

Manchester Airport yesterday Credit: Roy Llewellyn

Manchester Airport has warned passengers to check with airlines for delays before travelling. Yesterday the airport was forced to temporarily suspend flights by the weather. Up to 40 flights have been cancelled today, with the majority on domestic routes such as London Heathrow and Aberdeen. The cold snap is also continuing to affect schools in the region with a number remaining closed today. Around 50 schools are closed in Oldham and Tameside, while more than 20 schools were also closed in East Lancashire, with several citing weather-affected access roads as the reason.

Police name boy found in park in Whiston

Police were called to Stadt Moers Park by a passerby Credit: PA

Police have named the teenager whose body was found in a park in Whiston on Merseyside. He was Terry Hall who was aged 13. A passerby discovered his body in Stadt Moers Park at lunchtime yesterday. Police say that at the moment there don't appear to be any suspicious circumstances.


Crissy Rock returns to Benidorm

Another North West star is set to return to hit comedy Benidorm tonight - this time it's the turn of Liverpool comic Crissy Rock - last seen in series 5. She has a long history with the resort - having performed there as a stand up comic for many years. In fact, it's where she was discovered by Benidorm writer Derren Litten - and where she was first offered the part of Solana manageress Janey York.

Police warn public to be vigilant

Lorna Walker and Peter Ellis are suspected of targeting the vulnerable Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Detectives hunting a couple who they believe may be robbing vulnerable people have warned the public to be on the lookout.

35 year old Peter Ellis of no fixed address and Lorna Walker who is 34 and of St Bernards Avenue in Pendleton, are wanted for thefts in Stretford Mall and in Bolton. Police say they also have links to the Cheetham Hill, Crumpsall, Stretford and Bolton areas of Greater Manchester.

They are known to target elderly women and vulnerable adults in public places using distinctive tactics - one of them distracting the victim while the other grabs the victim’s handbag or shopping bag.

We are concerned that it is only a matter of time before someone is hurt during one of these robberies. The type of people they target mean that it would not be difficult for one of their victims to fall in the act of protecting their property and seriously injure themselves. I am warning the public to be vigilant against this pair and to keep their belongings safe when out shopping.

– Detective Sergeant Darren Wiggans, Greater Manchester Police


Clint Boon wants you

DJ Clint Boon Credit: PA

DJ and musician Clint Boon is recruiting runners to join his team for this year's Great Manchester Run. They'll be raising cash for Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity as well as sister charity St Mary's Hospital Charity's neonatal intensive care unit. Captaining those running for St Mary's Hospital Charity will be Clint's wife, Charlie. The charity is close to the couple's hearts after their daughter, Luna Bliss, died aged just 34 days in April 2012. Since then the Boon family have helped raise more than #37,000 for the neonatal intensive care unit where Luna was cared for. Joy Division and New Order guitarist Peter Hook is one of the first to sign up after taking part in the race for the last nine years.

Deer found dying in a freezing canal is released back into the wild

Deer on the road to recovery Credit: MEN Syndication

A deer found shivering in a freezing cold canal has now been released back into the wild. The roe was discovered in water near Chew Valley Road, in Greenfield, near Oldham, by a member of the public a fortnight ago.

Rescuers found she was shaking, lethargic and handed her over to the RSPCA for treatment. After recovering at one of the charity’s wildlife centres in Nantwich, she has now been released back into the wild. And as the video shows she was raring to go!

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