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.
Drive carefully today folks - met office have issued a severe weather warning. Falling temps and rain causing icy stretches #drivetoarrive
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Good news for Star Wars fans... An expo based on the hugely successful film franchise is heading to the region.Read the full story ›
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.
The first ever grey seal pup born at South Walney Nature Reserve has been discovered by staff from Cumbria Wildlife Trust.Read the full story ›
Rooney wants England and France supporters to come together and show terrorists that they will never crush the spirit of the free world.Read the full story ›
Rain in places Monday night. Further rain on Tuesday, turning windy later.Read the full story ›
England captain Wayne Rooney feels football has the power to unite in the wake of the "sickening" attacks in Paris.Read the full story ›