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Service marks anniversary of mother and baby's deaths in deliberate plane crash

Marina Bandres Lopez-Belio, and her baby boy, died in the crash Credit: ITV

The family of a mother from Manchester who was killed alongside her baby boy when a plane was deliberately flown into a mountain, are attending a service marking the second anniversary of the crash.

Marina Bandres Lopez-Belio died with her son, who was just 7 months old. Their Germanwings plane was plunged into the French Alps by its pilot.

The plane was flown into a mountainside Credit: ITV

North West Fujitsu workers stage fresh strikes

Fujitsu workers are staging the first of two new strikes Credit: ITV

Workers at the computer firm Fujitsu are staging the first of two fresh strikes in a dispute over jobs, pay and pensions.

Members of Unite are taking industrial action today, and Monday, at sites including Manchester.

The union fears 1800 jobs being will go overseas.


St Helens and Warrington hope for a much needed win

A heavyweight rugby league contest will take place tomorrow between Warrington and St Helens which neither club can be too confident of winning.

Warrington, last year's Challenge Cup and Grand Finalists, are currently bottom of Super League after losing all five of their opening games.

St Helens are also in the bottom four, having won just twice.

So how have two giants of the game made such a small impact?

David Chisnall has more.

Wife killer Mitchell Quy denied parole

Mitchell Quy with wife Lynsey on their wedding day Credit: ITV Granada

A man convicted of strangling his wife to death and dismembering her body has been denied parole.

Mitchell Quy spent 18 months making TV appeals for his wife Lynsey to come home after she went missing in 1998.

All the while knowing he had killed her and hidden her body in Southport with the help of his brother.

Quy was jailed for life in January 2001. He cannot reapply for parole for another year.


Man kidnapped at gunpoint in Bury

Police appeal for witnesses after man was kidnapped at gunpoint Credit: GMP

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was kidnapped at gunpoint in Bury.

It happened around 8.45pm on Wednesday 22 March 2017 at Lepp Crescent in the town.

A 21 year-old man and his friend were in a Silver Volkswagen Scirocco when they were rammed by a black Toyota Avensis. The Scirocco then collided with a lamppost.

Two men wearing balaclavas got out of the Toyota and threatened them with a gun. They stole the VW Sciroccoa forcing the victim to stay in the car as they drove away.

The victim was later found safe but with cuts and bruises.

A 41 year old man has been arrested.

Specialist counselling for Edge Hill University students caught up in terror attack

Edge Hill University students caught up in the London terrorist attack will be offered help from specialist counsellors from the 'Foundation for Peace' in Warrington.

The charity set up by Colin Parry who lost his son in the IRA bombing in the town, offers counselling for victims of terrorist attacks.

Thirteen students and one member of staff were in London for a trip to the Houses of Parliament.

Four students were injured when the attacker drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.

I have to say the students have been incredibly resilient. It's been a very emotional experience for them and varying degrees of upset and trauma.

One of the things we'll be focussing on is the emotional as well as practical support we can provide.

– Lynda Brady, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Edge Hill University
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