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Massive tyre blaze near Salford University

A huge tyre fire is sending thick, black smoke plumes across the sky in Salford and Manchester.

Two crews from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are attending the blaze, at Adelphi Street near Salford University.

Adelphi Street is closed and people are advised to avoid the area.

A viewer's picture of the fire. Credit: Viewer picture.

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  1. Ashley Derricott, ITV News

The baby boy whose early arrival means his parents will be stranded in Spain for three months

A young family have been left stranded abroad at what should be the happiest time of their life.

Jordan Jackson and his girlfriend Karla thought they'd be safe going for a quick break in Benidorm - even though Karla was six months pregnant.

But then Karla went into labour and gave birth to baby Freddie 12 weeks premature.

Now it means the couple will have to stay in Spain until Freddie is well enough to travel home - and they fear they'll be facing thousands of pounds in costs.

Our correspondent Ashley Derricott reports:

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Tributes paid to Hillsborough Independent Panel member Katy Jones, who has died aged 51

Katy Jones was a member of the Hillsborough Independent Panel. Credit: Press Association.

An investigative journalist who helped compile the report which led to the new Hillsborough inquests has died.

Manchester-based television producer Katy Jones died suddenly aged 51.

Jones was an investigative journalist at Granada in the early 90s, where she produced more than 25 programmes for World in Action.

She was also the factual producer of Jimmy McGovern’s Hillsborough drama documentary, for which she won a BAFTA, and produced a number of other award-winning factual dramas.

In 2010, Jones was invited to be part of the Hillsborough Independent Panel, the body established to oversee the release of the documents relating to the 1989 disaster.

The new inquests began after the panel's release of previously unpublished papers relating to the disaster.

“Katy was a hugely talented programme maker and journalist – well known and respected across the industry.

"She was passionate about education and learning and her enthusiasm, energy and determination knew no bounds."

– Sinead Rocks, Head of BBC Learning, speaking to Prolific North
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