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Dunkirk veteran's amazing story

This weekend will witness events on the south coast and in France to mark 75 years since one of the most remarkable events of the Second World War.

We're talking about the evacuation from France of allied forces in the May and June of 1940. This weekend a flotilla of small ships will recreate the perilous journey made to the French port of Dunkirk, where more than 330,000 British and French troops escaped from advancing German forces.

Of course, most of the survivors who are still with us are now in their 90s. But our reporter Daniel Hewitt was very privileged to find one - 96 year old Fusilier Norman Prior from Middleton. This is his remarkable story:


Tens of thousands expected as Queens of the Sea sail into Liverpool

Sometimes the name of a company becomes synonymous with a particular town or city.

And this weekend the cruise company Cunard is celebrating not just its 175th birthday but also its historic links with Liverpool.

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected in the city this bank holiday weekend as the three queens of the current Cunard fleet gather on the River Mersey.

Trust offers 'sincere condolences' after mentally ill man kills mother and sister

An NHS Trust has offered its "sincere condolences" to a family after a mentally ill man killed his mother and sister.

John Jenkin, 23, from Millom in Cumbria, was found to have unlawfully killed his mother Alice McMeekin and sister Katie Jenkin, by a coroner.

“We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Alice McMeekin and Kathryn Jenkin at this very difficult time. "As a Trust we conducted a thorough investigation following this tragic event and we will now be looking into the recommendations that the Coroner has made today to see if there are any further improvements that can be made.”

– Cumbria Partnership NHS FT


Coroner rules mentally ill man unlawfully killed his mother and sister

A coroner has ruled a mentally ill man unlawfully killed his mother and sister, but that no once could've foreseen that it would happen.

John Jenkin killed his mother and sister

John Jenkin, 23, from Millom in Cumbria, had already admitted the manslaughter of his mother Alice McMeekin and sister Katie Jenkin, on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Alice Meekin and Katie Jenkin
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