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Warning of North West snow disruption

Snow on the Pennines Credit: PA Pictures

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Alert of snow for North West England for Boxing Day.

Areas which could be affected are: Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington.

The Yellow Alert, which is the third most severe and means people should 'be aware,' is valid from 1100 on Friday December 26 to 0600 on Saturday.

Get a detailed forecast from the Met Office here.

Man charged after two die in road collision

Scene of the crash Credit: ITV Granada

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after two people died in Manchester.

Mobein Ali, of Cromwell Avenue, Whalley Range in Manchester, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and remanded in custody to appear at Manchester City Magistrates’ Court on Friday December 26.

Police were called to Princess Road, at the junction of Greenheys Lane shortly after 10.15pm on Tuesday December 23 after a reports of a collision.

When found a blue Vauxhall Corsa had struck a man and a woman who were crossing the road. The 37-year-old woman died at the scene and the 45-year-old man died later in hospital.

Three other people who were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving remain on police bail.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit directly on 0161 856 4745.

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Latest 'Blue Heroes' recognised by Everton FC

Everton Football Club have announced their latest 'Blue Heroes' to be recognised as part of 'Blue Crimbo' and were treated to a pampering day.

The 'Blue Belles' are a group of local women who have children with various disabilities. Credit: Everton FC

The Everton in the Community group known as the 'Blue Belles' are a group of local women who have children with various disabilities.

Their twice weekly exercise sessions provide them with the opportunity of respite and the time to focus on themselves for a few hours a week as well as offering them a place to meet and talk about shared issues.

Their twice weekly exercise sessions provide them with the opportunity of respite Credit: Everton FC

Christmas tree collection for Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Credit: MumsInTheKnow Southport

A mum from Ormskirk is raising money for Alder Hey Children's Hospital by picking up discarded Christmas trees in January.

Rosie Bell from the Charity Tree Collection is asking for £10 donations for herself and volunteers to collect trees after the festive season.

She decided to donate the money to the hospital after her son Daniel was treated for a brain tumour there.

The trees will be sent to the National Trust in Formby, which will help combat coastal erosion in the area.

Alder Hey has specifically requested an iPad Mini, to provide entertainment and internet access to older children.

Rosie is hoping to raise enough money to buy one for the Neurosurgery ward and possibly another for the Oncology ward.

Anyone wishing to arrange a tree collection or wanting to help with the project can visit the Charity Tree Collection Facebook page.

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