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Sharon Edwards sentenced to life in prison

David Edwards Credit: ITV

Sharon Edwards has been sentenced to life imprisonment and must serve a minimum of 20 years for the murder of her husband David Edwards.

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Sharon Edwards found guilty of murder

Guilty: Sharon Edwards Credit: Lancashire Police

BREAKING: Sharon Edwards found guilty of the murder of her husband David Edwards.

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Watch: Sharon Edwards denies murdering her solicitor husband

Matt Smith reports from Manchester Crown Court Credit: ITV

A woman has gone on trial, accused of stabbing her husband to death after their honeymoon. 42-year-old Sharon Edwards from Chorley, denies murder, claiming David Edwards "walked onto to a knife" at their home.

But the prosecution say he was a victim of domestic violence. Friends told jurors they'd seen David with a number of injuries during the couple's "volatile relationship."

Matt O'Donoghue was at today's hearing

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An official thank you from Russia for a Lancashire War Veteran's efforts

James Martin was 17 when he left his home in Chorley

In this week of commemorations for the men and women who've fought for our freedom across the decades, we're meeting a soldier who's finally been honoured - 70 years after his service.

James Martin, from Chorley, was part of the Arctic Convoys which supplied Russia with weapons and food.

He's been awarded the Ushakov Medal by the Russians but was not able to travel to London to receive it at the Embassy.

His MP came up with a solution, and Granada Reports was invited to attend the ceremony - our correspondent Daniel Hewitt was there:

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