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Temptations gig cut short after frontman's fall

Larry Braggs reportedly falls from stage in Manchester Credit: Larry Braggs

Motown legends The Temptations were forced to cut short their show last night in Manchester after their lead singer reportedly fell from the stage.

The Temptations, who are touring with The Four Tops, were part way through their performance on Saturday night when fans say Larry Braggs was involved in the accident.

People in the audience claim The Temptations’ frontman fell from the stage and hit his head on the floor.

The Manchester Evening News has contacted his agent and the Manchester Arena and are awaiting an update on his condition today.

Dozens of fans have been tweeting well wishes to the singer, with many concerned to find out how he is.

The Temptations are best known for their R&B and soul catalogue, harmonies and trademark choreographies.

They were the first ever Motown artists to ever win a Grammy and their classics include My Girl and Papa Was A Rolling Stone.

Firefighting will continue through night at Seaforth Docks

Firefighting continues at Seaforth Docks Credit: Steve Brookes

Firefighters are continuing to use diggers and cranes to break up the scrap pile after fire broke out at recycling facility at Seaforth Docks.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service says progress has been good, enabling greater access to the seat of the fire. The use of diggers and cranes will continue until darkness falls, and firefighting will continue throughout the night.

At the break of day when it is safe to do so, the break up work will continue.

Crowds come out as Kennet completes historic journey

Kennet arrives in Eldonian village Credit: Ralph Blunsom

Crowds welcome the historic short boat Kennet as it reached Eldonian village this afternoon, part of the 200th anniversary celebrations to mark honour England's longest canal.

The 127 mile journey across the Pennines is the culmination of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Bicentenary celebrations.

Once the motorways of their age, the canal was still in commercial use into the1960's and is now used by pleasure craft.

Crowds at the Kennet reaches Eldonian Village Credit: Ralph Blunsom


Appeal for help after serious sexual assault in Fulwood

Police investigate serious sexual assault Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious sexual assault on a young woman in Fulwood.

Officers want to trace a dog-walker and a driver of an orange car who may be able to help with our enquiries.

The incident is believed to have occurred sometime between 2am and 4am in the early hours of Friday morning in the Sherwood Way area.

The 23-year-old woman found at the scene is being cared for by specially trained officers.

This was a serious sexual assault and we are working extremely hard to piece together exactly what happened. We would now like to speak to anyone with information – however small – that could assist with our enquiries. In particular we would like to trace the driver of an orange-coloured car and a man who was out walking his dogs, both of whom are believed to have been in the vicinity at the time of the assault.

We would also like to reassure the public that we have stepped up patrols in the area and are doing everything we can to establish exactly what occurred.

– Detective Superintendent Andrew Murphy, of Preston CID

Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 122 of October 21st.

Morecambe RNLI team come to the aid of an elderly angler

Credit: RNLI

A man has been rescued after Morecambe's inshore rescue hovercraft was launched.

The crew got a request from the coastguard to help the elderly man who'd become ill while fishing on the shore near Whinnysty Lane, Heysham.

An ambulance crew had gone to his aid but decided that it was too muddy to safely carry him to shore.

The rescue hovercraft was launched in order to carry the angler, his wife and ambulance crew to the hovercraft station slipway, near the Midland Hotel, where the elderly angler was transferred to a waiting ambulance.

Man dies after collision with van in Salford

Police say a man has died following a collision in Swinton.

Officers were called to Worsley Road shortly after 7:30 last night.

They found an 86-year-old man with injuries to his head, chest and spine.

He was taken to hospital where he died.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

We are carrying out a thorough investigation to establish the full facts around what has happened.

“If anyone witnessed the collision, or if you have any information that may assist our investigation, please contact officers at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dash cam footage of the incident.”

– Sergeant Lee Westhead, Greater Manchester Police
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