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New scheme to combat radicalisation

Anti-terror police are piloting a groundbreaking scheme in the North West to prevent vulnerable people falling victim to radicalisation.

They've teamed up with mental health professionals to help individuals thought to be at risk of becoming extremists.

If successful it will be rolled out nationally.

Detective Chief Superintendent Tony Mole is Head of the North West Counter Terrorism Unit


More mental health support for "Blue Light" crews

A paramedic who suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is calling for more mental health support for emergency crews.

Dan Farnworth from Blackpool was diagnosed with the condition after involvement with a particularly disturbing child abuse case. The child later died.

Dan says at the time he felt very lonely and he felt mental health support at work wasn't as good as it is now.

Dan's story caught the attention of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at a recent World Mental Health Event. See Dan tell his story below:

Search continues for man missing since 2008

Jordan Ratcliffe went missing in August 2008 Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police are continuing to search for a missing man who was last seen more than eight years ago.

Jordan Anthony Ratcliffe who was 16-years-old when he was reported missing, will be turning 25 today.

There's a £20,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts.

Jordan is originally from the Moston area and was last seen on 31 August 2008, after he was dropped off in Manchester.

In 2014, officers received intelligence that Jordan may have been seen in the Portsmouth area, although there have been no further sightings. Police have released pictures of how they believe Jordan may look now, in the hope someone may have seen him.

Jordan as he may look now Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Nursery gets award from Millie's Trust

Millie Thompson Credit: Thompson family

An award has been made in memory of a little girl from Stockport who died at a nursery.

Millie Thompson choked on food in 2012.

Millie's Trust was set up in her name to ensure standards of first aid care for nursery staff.

Elm Cottage Nursery in Cheadle Hulme received its accreditation in a special ceremony.

It is one of ten to achieve the gold standard in paediatric first aid in early years settings across the UK.

Credit: ITV News

The new accreditation is the result of an ongoing campaign by Joanne and Dan Thompson, Millie's parents, who set up Millie's Trust after her death.

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Retired engineer forced to hitch hike after bus cuts

A retired engineer says he's being forced to hitch hike to get to his local pub. Duncan Foster lives in Whittington near Lancaster and used to rely on the bus to meet friends in Kirby Lonsdale a few miles away. But timetable cuts mean the village now has just one bus a day, and residents say they feel 'totally abandoned.'



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