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New scheme to combat radicalisation

Anti-terror police are piloting a groundbreaking scheme in the North West to prevent vulnerable people falling victim to radicalisation.

They've teamed up with mental health professionals to help individuals thought to be at risk of becoming extremists.

If successful it will be rolled out nationally.

Detective Chief Superintendent Tony Mole is Head of the North West Counter Terrorism Unit


More mental health support for "Blue Light" crews

A paramedic who suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is calling for more mental health support for emergency crews.

Dan Farnworth from Blackpool was diagnosed with the condition after involvement with a particularly disturbing child abuse case. The child later died.

Dan says at the time he felt very lonely and he felt mental health support at work wasn't as good as it is now.

Dan's story caught the attention of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at a recent World Mental Health Event. See Dan tell his story below:

Animal mummies go on display

Credit: Jim Cook / ITV Granada

The World Museum in Liverpool is launching an exhibition on Egyptian animal mummies.

It will explore the ancient practice of mummifying animals and sacrificing them to the Gods, with specimens on display.

Animals such as jackals, crocodiles, cats and birds were often preserved. And the exhibition will also include a recreation of a subterranean animal catacomb.

Some of the exhibits on display Credit: Jim Cook / ITV Granada

Search continues for man missing since 2008

Jordan Ratcliffe went missing in August 2008 Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police are continuing to search for a missing man who was last seen more than eight years ago.

Jordan Anthony Ratcliffe who was 16-years-old when he was reported missing, will be turning 25 today.

There's a £20,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts.

Jordan is originally from the Moston area and was last seen on 31 August 2008, after he was dropped off in Manchester.

In 2014, officers received intelligence that Jordan may have been seen in the Portsmouth area, although there have been no further sightings. Police have released pictures of how they believe Jordan may look now, in the hope someone may have seen him.

Jordan as he may look now Credit: Greater Manchester Police
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