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Watch: New police recruits on Manchester's streets

Most of us know the worry of starting a new job, what if that job was a front line police officer?

One hundred new recruits to Greater Manchester Police have been getting to know their new beats this week.

Some of them have been been helping out a charity in Bolton by filling food parcels.

Tim Scott has been finding out. the face of police training has changed a bit over the years.

Evacuations underway as 'major' gas leak in Liverpool

By Ed Tyler

Liverpool city council is urging people to avoid the city centre where possible due to a 'major gas leak' on London Road in Liverpool.

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Emergency services have sealed off the area around Royal Liverpool University Hospital and roads closed in both directions East of Daulby Street.

Merseytravel has announced that all services within the city centre are subject to long delays and cancellations.

This will also come as unwelcome news to many of the city’s drivers after the M62 was also closed in both directions this morning due to a major collision.

The collision at around 6.50am between junctions 8 and 7 led to many Liverpool-bound commuters having to take alternative routes to work.

Further long delays are now expected due to the gas leak, where some people have been moved from their homes.


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Salmon return to Cumbrian river after conservation project

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Salmon have returned to a river in the Lake District following a conservation project carried out last summer.

A one-kilometre stretch of Swindale Beck, which had been artificially straightened two centuries ago, was filled in and restored to a more natural curving course.

This slowed the flow of the river, making it more suitable for spawning salmon and trout.

In December. 16 salmon were spotted in the new stretch of river.


Co-op 'urgently recalling' chocolate Santas

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The Co-op is urgently recalling its hollow milk chocolate Santa foil figures after two alleged tampering incidents.

A spokesperson for the Co-op said:

The health and safety of our customers is our top priority. We are concerned about two separate instances of alleged product tampering involving our hollow milk chocolate Santa foil figures, which have been found to contain a small battery inside.

As a result we have begun a UK-wide product recall. The police and Food Standards Agency are being notified. Customers with one of these products should not eat it but call our customer relations team for a full refund.

We are investigating the matter and will be involving the relevant authorities to help.

– Co-op

Watch: Anti-fracking protester has charges dropped

An anti-fracking campaigner's been carried aloft from court on the shoulders of supporters after a case they've called a 'Victory for Truth'.

Lancashire grandmother Tina Rothery faced jail for refusing to pay a court fine after staging a protest near the proposed site for shale gas exploration at Little Plumpton.

But in a private hearing drilling firm Cuadrilla appears to have dropped the claim believed to be for £55k.

Ralph Blunsom has been at Preston Crown Court.

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