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Lights out as landmarks join foster care campaign

Blackpool Tower was plunged into darkness. Credit: Child Action North West

Some of the North West's best loved buildings turned out their lights for one minute last night to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers.

The Trafford centre, the Liver Building and Blackpool Tower were among those landmarks which took part in the event, organised by the charity Child Action Northwest.

It says more than a thousand foster care families are needed in the North West this year - more than in any other part of in the country.

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Man arrested over murder of 16-year-old Lewis Dunne

Lewis was murdered on Sunday night in Liverpool.

Detectives investigating the murder of 16-year-old Lewis Dunne have arrested a 20-year-old man from Everton on suspicion of murder.

The suspect has been taken to a police station on Merseyside where he will be interviewed by detectives, the force said.

Lewis was gunned down on a canal tow path in the Eldonian Village, Liverpool, on Sunday.


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