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Police warning not to go too 'mad' this Friday

Greater Manchester Police are warning people to take care as they prepare to go out on so called 'mad Friday'. It's the the busiest night of the year for party goers. Officers are keen to warn people of the dangers of drink driving. They have already arrested 117 people so far this month. Chief Inspector Mark Dexter from Greater Manchester Police says they're also targeting criminals.

Murder investigation after man dies in Liverpool

The man was found on Colquitt Street Credit: Bing

A murder investigation is underway after a man died following an assault in Liverpool city centre. The 36 year old was found on Colquitt Street near the Aloha Club, at 3.15 this morning, but he later died. Two other men who were also attacked are being treated for facial injuries in hospital. The area is cordoned off as forensics officers examine the scene.

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Painting of the famous 'Christmas Truce' to be auctioned for charity

mage by David Thorp. Shows an impromtu football match during the 1914 Christmas truce. Credit: David Thorpe

Military artist David Thorpe is auctioning off a painting of the famous truce during World War 1. Troops from the Cheshire regiment met with German soldiers in no man's land to play football and exchange gifts on Christmas day in 1914. The money raised from the painting will go to various military charities.

Kenny Dalglish to appear at Hillsborough inquests

Kenny Dalglish at Hillsborough Credit: ITV

Former Liverpool FC manager Kenny Dalglish will give evidence at the Hillsborough inquests in Warrington today. He was in charge of the club at the time of the disaster on April 15, 1989 when 96 fans died.

The jury at the hearings in Birchwood Park in the inquests have already heard how Dalglish, who returned to manage the club in 2011, spoke to fans after the match was called off.

Coroner Lord Justice Goldring said: “At 3.56pm, Kenny Dalglish, the Liverpool manager, broadcast a message to all fans.“He asked them to remain calm and in their seats. “The police had asked him to do so. Fans on both sides received the broadcast in the right spirit.”

Click here to follow Andy Bonner reporting from the inquests.

Man arrested after 5 hour armed siege in Blackpool

Armed Seige Blackpool Credit: Bing

A man is being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder after a 5 hour armed siege in Blackpool.

Officers were called to a flat on Alexandra Road yesterday afternoon, to reports of a man with a weapon. The man gave himself up later that night. A woman was taken to hospital with head injuries a teenager and baby also inside were unhurt

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Man arrested after five-hour 'armed siege' in Blackpool

A man has been arrested following a five-hour armed siege in Blackpool.

The 43-year-old was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, at around 9pm this evening in South Shore.

Armed police surrounded the flat on Alexandra Road and specialist officers had been negotiating with the man inside, who reportedly had a weapon.

He handed himself in after the stand off and is currently in custody.

A woman was taken to hospital with a minor head injury. A teenager and a toddler were also taken to hospital but were uninjured.

Heart transplant patient feels there is 'nothing' to hold onto in life, as she now needs new kidneys

A heart transplant patient, from Widnes, says there is "nothing" to hold onto in life after discovering she needs another transplant.

Jade Carr became a world-beating athlete after getting a new heart at age 3. Now, at age 21, she is on dialysis after anti-rejection drugs damaged her kidneys.

She is among 854 people, across the North West, waiting for donor organs to be found.

Rob Smith reports.

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