Three people have been arrested after police were called out to Tesco stores across the region as hundreds of shoppers turned out to battle for bargains. One woman was injured by a falling TV and numerous fights broke out as shoppers grabbed at stock.
Police want to speak to a couple seen arguing with a man before he was stabbed at the gates of a school in Greater Manchester. Police say they left North Walkden Primary school in a silver Vauxhall Corsa.
Detective Inspector Ben Hart said:
"This happened outside a busy primary school as parents were gathered to pick up their children so it would have been a distressing and disturbing thing for people to see.
A parent was stabbed outside a primary school in an apparent row over parking as children were being picked up from classes. Police say the victim was seen arguing with a man and woman at North Walkden Primary School in Walkden, near Bolton, before he was repeatedly stabbed. He was taken by ambulance to Manchester Royal Infirmary with serious stabs wounds. Police said young children were among those who witnessed the stabbing at 3.30pm today.
Two boys have been sentenced for starting a fire which devastated a Lancashire school and caused £15.5million pounds worth of damage.
There was major disruption at St Mary's in Leyland when the fire was started during the summer holidays last year.
A 16-year-old was sentenced to eighteen months detention and training, and a 14-year-old was given two years supervision and a six-month-long curfew.
The boys cannot be named because of their ages.
A soldier, who made a nail bomb at his home, has been jailed for two years. Ryan McGee, from Eccles, built the device amid his obsession with far-right politics and white supremacists.
When police raided his home they found the bomb, an explosives manual, and a cache of weapons. He was serving in Germany at the time of the raid.
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says there's still time left in the season for the club to improve.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche says although other teams set their sights on beating the club, in reality it's not that easy.
A woman in a wheelchair had a large television dropped on her amid "appalling scenes" during Black Friday sales in Greater Manchester, police said.
Another woman suffered a broken wrist and a security guard was punched, Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkin of Greater Manchester Police said.
Three people were arrested at the shopping events.