38 people from Cumbria are due to appear at court charged over so called 'cash for crash' scams. It follows an insurance fraud investigation which began in 2010 into allegations people were conspiring to defraud car insurance companies.
The investigation has been a joint-up operation between Cumbria Constabulary, the Motor Insurance Bureau and the Crown Prosecution Service.
All 38 people are expected appear before North Cumbria Magistrates Court.
Greater Manchester Fire service are urging young people to avoid open water this summer. They've been training in Wales and say they deal with more water related deaths than fires. Meanwhile the RNLI say more than half those who drowned last year didn't intend to enter the water. Dave Eccles from Fleetwood RNLI warns of the dangers.
Cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain to start Tuesday. A slow improvement from afternoon into the next few days.Read the full story ›
Former Sale winger Mark Cueto has called on the RFU to stage more internationals in the North West.
Cueto, a World Cup finalist in 2007, today took the famous Webb Ellis trophy to Manchester's Central Library to let fans get a glimpse of what's up for grabs this autumn.
England will play Uruguay at the Etihad Stadium in their final World Cup group game. But that's their only match away from Twickenham.
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North West athletes are going for gold at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles.Read the full story ›
Two families whose children died at the same quarry 16 years apart are warning about the dangers of open water.Read the full story ›
The Accident and Emergency department at Manchester Royal Infirmary has been closed because of a suspected outbreak of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome.
Two patients have been isolated, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said.
It added that there is "no significant risk to public health".
The Trust gave no indication as to when the A&E department may reopen.
“We are currently investigating two patients for suspected Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome – Coronavirus Infection (MERS-CoV).
"Both patients have been isolated for on-going clinical treatment and management of their condition.
"We would like to reassure our patients and the general public that there is no significant risk to public health.
"Manchester Royal Infirmary Accident and Emergency Department will be closed until further notice while further investigations take place.”
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