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Bramhall Hall to reopen after £1.6million revamp

Bramhall Hall Credit: Stockport MBC

Bramhall Hall is re-opening after a huge restoration project, thanks to a £1.6m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The historic grade I listed building closed at the end of September 2014 to undergo major transformation.

The restored drawing room at Bramhall Hall Credit: Stockport MBC

New visitors will see changes to the historic rooms and the Hall’s features and architecture.

Two additional rooms have been opened up to the public. These are a Victorian butler’s pantry and a dining room that's been furnished with period pieces.

Major search underway after 3-year-old boy goes missing

A huge search has been launched to find a boy of three who went missing from a garden in Wilmslow this afternoon.

Lewis Palmer was last seen in the front garden of an address on Oakdene Court in Lacey Green at about 1pm today.

Lewis is described as mixed race, with short curly hair. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing bright blue top with orange shorts and no shoes.

A spokeswoman for Cheshire Police said searches are currently ongoing in the local area, and residents are asked to keep an eye out for Lewis and check their gardens and outbuildings.

The police helicopter has been scrambled to help locate Lewis, whose mother is also desperately searching for him.

Lewis Palmer is missing Credit: MEN Syndication

Lewis is a small three-year-old child and we are becoming increasingly concerned about his whereabouts.

I’d like to appeal to all residents in the local area to contact the team here are Cheshire Police on 101 if you have any information into Lewis’s disappearance so that we can reunite him with his family.

– Inspector Jez Taylor, Cheshire Police


Denise Fergus: 'I'm James's voice because he doesn't have one of his own.'

The mother of James Bulger has told ITV she's been given a chilling reminder of the murder of her son - after a two-year-old girl was kidnapped in a shopping centre.

Denise Fergus was speaking to ITV's Good Morning Britain after two girls, aged 13 and 14, were sentenced to three years and three months in a youth detention centre when they admitted snatching a toddler in Newcastle.

James was abducted and murdered at the age of two in 1993. Credit: ITV News.
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