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Thunderstorms light up the skies across the North West

Lightening in Royton in Oldham
Lightening in Royton in Oldham Credit: Tom Noakes
Lightening in Sale
Lightening in sky in Sale area of Manchester Credit: Chris Ramsden
Lightening in sky above Cheadle
Lightening in Cheadle area of Manchester Credit: @Plucky1995
Lightening above Timperley
Lightening above Timperley Credit: Neil Booth

Torrential downpours and storms light up the sky across the North West overnight.

A second wave of storms and thundery weather is forecast over the next 24 hours.

Large hail, thunder and heavy rain could cause disruption.

Lightening over the skies of Altrincham in Cheshire in the early hours of the morning.

Cheadle FC to take on Dinamo Bucharest in prestigious friendly

Cheadle Town FC is a member of the North West Counties Football League. Credit: Cheadle Town Football Club

Cheadle Town Football Club will take on top-flight Romanian side, Dinamo Bucharest in a pre-season friendly tonight.

Dinamo is one of the two most successful Romanian football teams, having won 18 Romanian league titles, 13 Romanian cups and 2 Romanian super cups. Founded in 1948 they have spent their entire existence in the top flight of Romanian football.

Cheadle is a member of the of the North West Counties Football League.

Dinamo is one of the two most successful clubs in Romania. Credit: Fotbal Club Dinamo Bucure?ti

The club's media manager Stuart Crawford said: "This is a fantastic fixture for Cheadle Town Football Club - to play such an iconic and well known European club like Dinamo Bucharest.

"It will certainly be a massive test against Cheadle Town, as they come up against a side full of international players.

“The fixture will help provide the Football Club with a massive boost, both locally and hopefully nationally.”

The game is to be played at The De Vere Mottram Hall Hotel with a 7:30pm kick off.

For more information, visit the website of Cheadle Town FC.

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Wife: "I cannot begin to describe the emotions we have been through"

A coroner has ruled today that Vinny Derrick died in a fall from a motorway flyover in Cheadle. She said it'll never be known what caused him to fall.

His wife Vicki, gave a statement after the inquest:

"On behalf of my friends and family I accept the verdict that has been given today.

Whilst this verdict has not concluded what happened to Vinny that night, I am still struggling to come to terms with why it took eight and half years to find him.

I cannot begin to describe the emotions we have been through as a family and now it is now time to move on with our lives.

I would like to thank the media for their coverage and everyone who has supported us over the years.

We now have him back and know where he is, which is all that we ever wanted."

– Vicki Derrick, Vinny's wife

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