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Allegations of electoral fraud investigated in Oldham

Greater Manchester Police say they are investigating allegations of voting fraud in the Alexandra Ward of Oldham during the General Election.

GMP say they are investigating allegations of electoral fraud Credit: PA Images

A Greater Manchester Police:

On 19 May 2015, Greater Manchester Police received a report of voting fraud that is alleged to have taken place in the Alexandra Ward of Oldham during the General Election on 7 May 2015.

An investigation has now been launched and enquiries are ongoing.

Anybody with information should contact the police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Greater Manchester Police statement


Second anniversary of Lee Rigby's death to be marked

Lee Rigby was killed as he made his way back to his barracks Credit: GTV

A special walk is being held in Middleton later to mark the second anniversary of Fusilier Lee Rigby's death. The 25 year old soldier was murdered by extremists near his barracks in Woolwich. This evening friends will gather in his hometown to honour his memory at the memorial gardens which were opened in his name.

The scene outside Woolwich Barracks was sealed off as investigations got underway Credit: GTV
Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22 were jailed for life for the killing Credit: GTV/Police
This evening Lee Rigby's friends will gather at the memorial garden to him Credit: GTV/family


Two students remain in hospital after taking 'Spice'

A university has issued an urgent warning after five students who took a cannabis type drug ended up in hospital, two of them seriously ill.

Lancaster University alerted its 12 thousand students last night.

It warned them if they had taken the drug known as Spice to call 999 immediately.

The drug was banned in 2009, but has become increasingly popular as a cheap alternative to cannabis.

Warrington family's fears over visa issues

A family from Warrington says they are being torn apart by a visa wrangle.

Mark Naylor, who was born in Wigan, moved back to the UK two years ago with his Chinese wife and their two children, who are both British citizens.

But their hopes of settling down in Britain have been left hanging in the balance after Mrs Naylor was told she must go back to China to get her long-term UK visa.

It's a process that could take months, leaving Mark without his wife and the children without a mother.

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