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Coroner rules man who killed his friend was acting in self defence

A man who killed his friend as they wrestled over a gun says he feels "vindicated" after a coroner ruled he'd acted in "self-defence."

Aaron Coghlan Credit: ITV Granada

Arran Coghlan shot Stephen Akinyemi in the head at his home in Cheshire. The businessman once dubbed the "Teflon Don" has always maintainet that he was fighting for his life.

But Cheshire Police charged him with murder - a charge that was later dropped. Speaking outside court, Mr Coghlan told our reporter that he's waited 7 years to clear his name.

Metro Mayors: What you need to know

One of the biggest shake ups in local government is about to take place in our region. In exactly 10 weeks time the people of Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region will vote for a Metro Mayor.

It'll mean more decisions about the North West will be made here, rather than in Westminster.

Here's a list of the candidates for Greater Manchester:

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And here's the list for the Liverpool City region:

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And if you're not sure what it's all about Sarah Rogers can explain more:

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IoM authorities tackle Storm Doris effects

Groudle Road in Onchan Credit: IOM Constabulary Facebook page

Local authorities on the Isle of Man have responded to calls relating to Storm Doris' devastating effects on roads and homes.

Isle of Man Constabulary have posted via Twitter and Facebook requests for people who wish to report incidents to the Department of Infrastructure on 672000 - they have also Tweeted that they are experiencing a high level of calls.

Douglas Loch Promenade this morning Credit: Helen McKenna, ITV
Regular updates can be found on the Department of Infrastructure's website and social media pages. Credit: DOI Facebook page
Credit: Manx Utilities Facebook page
Credit: IOM Airport, Twitter

Pulrose Road has been closed by police due to part of Douglas Power Station's roof cladding becoming unhinged.

Power lines in Peel, Castletown, East Baldwin, Onchan amongst other areas of the island have gone down, with Manx Utilities stretched with attending to different areas.

Flights to and from Ronaldsway Airport have been cancelled, and the sailing from Heysham Port at 14:15 has also been cancelled.

Police are advising the public to stay indoors and not to make any unnecessary journeys.

To stay updated on any issues affecting your area of the island during the storm, visit the following pages:

Department of Infrastructure

Manx Utilities

Isle of Man Constabulary - Twitter

Floodwatch

Steam Packet Company

Isle of Man Airport

Comedian Jon Richardson can't fly home due to Storm Doris Credit: Jon Richardson, Twitter
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