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One in six children not eating enough in school holidays

by Rachel Townsend

It is claimed children in the North West are not getting enough food to eat during the summer holidays.

Research carried out by Kellogs reveals that families are struggling to provide for their children during the six week break.

The same research also reveals that teachers in the North West have reported some children returning from the school holidays showing signs of weight loss.



Salmonella outbeak may be traced to single egg source

The national salmonella outbreak which has struck down nearly 250 people across Britain could be traced back to a single source of eggs, health investigators have said.

Dr Paul Cleary, consultant epidemiologist at Public Health England, said:

There is now evidence to indicate that cases in Europe with the same strains of salmonella infection were associated with consumption of eggs from a single source.

This egg supply also reached distributors and food outlets in England, but at this stage we cannot conclusively demonstrate this is the infection source in this country.

– Dr Paul Cleary, PHE

Greater Manchester Police apologise to murder victim's family

Greater Manchester Police has apologised to the family of teenager Rhyan Wilson, who was stabbed during a street fight in Urmston last weekend.

Rhyan Wilson
Rhyan Wilson

The force said it was sorry there had been a delay in confirming Rhyan's death to his family and a lack of support provided to them in the early hours after his death.

Assistant Chief Constable Ian Wiggett, said:

“In the desperate hours after an incident like this, the public has every right to expect the highest levels of compassion and professionalism from the police.

“Unfortunately, in this case, we acknowledge that we let Rhyan’s family down and did not provide the level of support and information that we should have done.

"[...] We have carried out a review of the service provided to the family and entirely accept that we failed the family in those initial hours.

“Clearly officers should always put victims and their families at the forefront of everything they do. This did not happen in this case."

– Assistant Chief Constable Ian Wiggett

A man has been charged in connection with Rhyan's death.

Barrow soldier fighting for life after Magaluf balcony fall

Ryan Westwood
Ryan Westwood

A soldier from Barrow-in-Furness is fighting for his life in intensive care after falling 50 feet from a balcony in Magaluf.

Ryan Westwood, 22, who served in Afghanistan earlier this year, fell from a fourth-storey apartment block.

A spokesperson at the Son Espasses Hospital said that he remained in an intensive care unit in a "serious but stable" condition after the fall on Wednesday morning.

Martin Ros Garcia street, in Calvia
Martin Ros Garcia street, in Calvia Credit: Google

A Civil Guard spokesperson said:

"He had been trying to climb to an adjoining room via an outside window or balcony."

– A Civil Guard spokesperson

Across the Balearic islands, 23 people have fallen from buildings this year, with three fatalities since the start of the holiday season.


Louis van Gaal: I was the king of Manchester. Now I am the devil

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal Credit: PA

Louis van Gaal on the fickle nature of football. "Two weeks ago I was the king of Manchester. Now I am the devil." #mufc


Van Gaal on Welbeck departure rumours: "I know what I said to Danny and Danny knows exactly what I said to him. That is private." #mufc


More from the boss: "I was not hired to be fired, but to build up a team and that is a process that needs time." #mufc

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