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The body of a 16-year-old boy who had been in the water with a group of friends has been recovered from the Etherow River in Hyde, Greater Manchester Police said.
The RHS flower show at Tatton Park gets under way tomorrow.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend, and Mel Barham has been for a preview.
It's been described as-important as the discovery of antibiotics - a bold claim, but scientists in Manchester believe they'll be able to eradicate human scarring within a generation.
Doctors will use a mixture of modern medicine and stem cells to ensure patients no longer will be left with permanent scarring.
Rachel Townsend has been talking to some of those involved:
Ian Dollery has been described as kind and compassionate, his widow and children say they miss him every second of ever day.
He was killed by Robert Kay, who has schizophrenia.
Mr Dollery's family say chances to diagnose his illness were missed time and time again.
Elaine Willcox reports:
Tony and Lucy also spoke to Julian Hendy whose father was stabbed by a man with a history of mental issues.
He's set up a website, Hundred Families, offering support and information:
Many parts of the North West passed the 30 degrees C mark today and it was a good day to head for the beach.
The highest temperature we think has been recorded was 32 degrees in Chester.
We sent Paul Crone out and about to see how we've been coping with the one-day heatwave.
Police have told how an 86-year-old woman defended herself from a mugging by attacking the would-be-thief with a packet of bacon.
It happened after the female mugger demanded she hand over cash she had withdrawn from a cash machine on the high street.
The brave victim repeatedly hit the woman with the bacon.
Greater Manchester Police's Trafford South division reported the incident in Altrincham on their Facebook page, along with the hashtag #beatoffwithbacon.
"Yesterday afternoon an 86 year old female withdrew a large quantity of money from a cash machine before heading into a supermarket in Altrincham.
"Whilst shopping, the lady was challenged by an unknown female who grabbed her trolley and demanded the money she had withdrawn.
"The 86 year old lady then defended herself by repeatedly hitting the female offender over the head with a packet of bacon.
"The offender then retreated and made off from the supermarket."