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Presents donated to 10-year-old girl after burglary

Councillor's daughter, Hannah Taylor, drops off treats for the burglary victim Credit: Twitter: Neil_Taylor_

People are donating Christmas presents to a 10-year-old girl after her presents were stolen during a burglary at her family home in Timperly in Manchester.

The family's vehicles, mobile phones and children's Christmas parents were all taken during the burglary last night.

Greater Manchester Police appealed to people to come forward with gifts to help the family.

On Twitter this afternoon, they wrote:

"If you see us shopping we are buying for this little girl and we are not doing our personal shopping! #communityspirit "

Mince pies for armed forces overseas

Wherever we are in the world there are some Christmas traditions that always remind us of home like a mince pie maybe. And it's no different for our troops serving overseas.

A pie factory in Crewe has made sure they'll feel a little closer to home by producing nearly eight and a half thousand mince pies for frontline troops.

Paul Crone reports.

Festive fare for serving troops

Troops tuck in to mince pies Credit: © Crown copyright 2013

Armed Forces personnel serving on operations this Christmas will be tucking into some festive favourites with help from a Crewe bakery.As part of the tonnes of specialist food the MoD supplies worldwide, thousands of mince pies and Christmas cakes have been provided by Wrights Food Group.

Festive food for the forces Credit: © Crown copyright 2013

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