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Lee Rigby's family demands answers

In an exclusive ITV interview, the family of Fusilier Lee Rigby say they feel 'let down' after the release of the long-awaited report on his murder.

The soldier from Middleton was killed by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale in Woolwich last year.

While the intelligence services escaped major criticism, the report did find failings by a website operator used by one of the men.

Rob Smith reports.

Eight people arrested in Rochdale on suspicion of child sexual exploitation

Eight people have been arrested as part of an investigation into child sexual exploitation.

It follows an operation led by "Sunrise", Rochdale's multi-agency child sexual exploitation team.

Seven men and a boy of 16, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit sexual acts with a child.

They were detained in raids in the Rochdale and Oldham areas.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Aston says the raids came after talking to some children who had gone missing.

Two Carehome owners and carer charged with mistreatment in Preston

Briarwood Rest Home Credit: ITV Granada

Two care home owners and one of their employees have been charged with mistreating elderly residents in Lancashire.

The charges are the result of an investigation into alleged neglect at the Briarwood Rest Home in Lostock Hall, Preston.

Indranee Pumbien, 58 and Meghadeven Pumbien, 62, from Preston, who owned the home, were charged with several counts of being a carer involved in the ill treatment and wilful neglect of a person with lack of capacity contrary to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Niphawan Berry, 41, from Preston, who worked at the home, was charged with the same offence and one count of Section 20 wounding contrary to the Offences against the Person Act 1861.

The Pumbiens were also charged with committing an act with the intent to pervert the course of justice.

There are a total of 29 charges in relation to three men and five women aged from 88 to 99 between April 2013 and June 2014.

All three defendants have been bailed to appear at Preston Magistrates' Court on December 10.


New arrivals are a handful for keeper at Chester Zoo

Newborn Fischer’s turacos Credit: Chester Zoo

Two tiny newborn birds are being hand-reared at Chester Zoo after they were rejected by their mum.

The Fischer’s turacos which are native to Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania are being cared for round the clock by the Zoo's curator of birds Andrew Owen.

Andrew even takes the pair home with him and uses tweezers to carefully feed them small pieces of chopped fruit every two hours.

He said:

“Encouraging them to eat does require some patience and a little encouragement but once they’ve got full tummies then they’re usually happy to nod off to sleep.

As youngsters go, other than meal times, they’ve been pretty un-demanding and I’m relieved to say they’ve not been keeping me up at night.

– Andrew Owen, Chester Zoo bird curator

Woman sexually assaulted by offenders in Scream masks in Manchester

Police have released CCTV footage of two men after a woman was sexually assaulted by a group of up to four offenders wearing Halloween masks in Manchester.

It happened as a 22-year-old woman was walking along Sunningdale Road in Denton, between 7pm and 7.20pm on 31 October 2014.

The woman managed to fight them off and raise the alarm.

Detective Sergeant Dave Donlan said:

I would urge anyone who recognises these two men, or the men themselves, to come forward as soon as possible.

"This woman went through hell that night and we need to find those responsible.

Justice is the least she deserves. I would therefore reiterate that if anyone does know something, please come forward and talk to us, anonymously if needed.

– Detective Sergeant Dave Donlan, Greater Manchester Police
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