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Memorial to the Liverpool Pals unveiled today

The famous Pals regiment
The famous Pals regiment Credit: Imperial War Museum North

A memorial to the Liverpool Pals who served during World War One is being unveiled by The Earl of Wessex today.

Read: Sculptor reveals new tribute to the memory of the Liverpool Pals

It follows a three year campaign by The Liverpool Pals Memorial Fund to create a permanent tribute to remember the men and boys who volunteered during the Great War.

Tom Murphy's work
Tom Murphy's work Credit: ITV News



Fire broke out in two outbuildings

A fire which led to the deaths of two people in Windermere on Saturday afternoon broke out in two outbuildings.

Four fire engines were called to a house in Ecclerigg, near Windermere.

"Firefighters were called to deal with a serious fire involving two adjacent outbuildings in the grounds of a large house in Ecclerigg, Near Windermere, with reports that people might be inside the premises.

"Four fire engines from Windermere, Ambleside, Staverley and Coniston were sent to the scene and crews found a well developed fire involving the two outbuildings.

"Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets and compressed air foam to bring the fire under control. Two crews remained at the scene damping down."

– Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service

Police investigate death of man from Wigan

Police are investigating the death of a man in Wigan.

At about 1.50am on Tuesday 26 August 2014, police were called to a house on Moresby Close in Leigh, Wigan, following reports of an assault.

Officers attended and established that during the disturbance, a 62-year-old man from a neighbouring property on Moresby Close had been injured.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, but died yesterday.

A post-mortem examination will take place today to determine the exact cause of the man's death.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of section assault and bailed pending further inquiries.

Police are now appealing to anyone who may have information to come forward.


Man charged with murder of woman in Heywood

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead in Heywood.

Steven Dunks, 45, from Shaw, is charged with murder and will appear before Manchester City Magistrates' Court on Monday 1 September 2014.

At around 1.35pm on Tuesday 26 August police were called to an address on Boleyn Court, Heywood, after reports of a concern for welfare.

Officers attended and found the body of a woman, believed to be aged 43-years-old.

Four kayakers on charity expedition rescued from River Mersey

Four men who had been kayaking on the River Mersey have been rescued and brought to safety.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 12.50pm to the River Mersey and sent the Service’s Marine Rescue Unit’s boat.

Two of the four kayaks had got into difficulty near Seacombe, leaving the occupants requiring immediate assistance.

The four men were thought to have been on a charity kayak expedition.

All kayakers and kayaks were recovered and returned to the safety of the River Mersey Community Fire and Rescue Station for checks.

There were no reports of any injuries.

HM Coastguard Watch Officer Stuart Atkinson said: “These charity expedition members are extremely lucky that Wirral Beach Patrol had monitored their movements and relayed concerns to HM Coastguard, who quickly dispatched rescuers."

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