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End-of-term flashmob gets celebrity thumbs up

An end-of-term flashmob by pupils at a primary school in Liverpool has had the thumbs up from celebrity John Barrowman.

The Belle Vale flashmob Credit: Belle Vale School

The kids at Belle Vale Primary School celebrated the end of the school year, and surprised plenty of mums and dads, with their surprise flash mob.

And their dancing got the seal of approval from West End star, John Barrowman.


Special investigation: saving lives in the water

Last year 338 people died from drowning, a figure that would be higher without the efforts of emergency services across the region.

GMFRS firefighters training in fast-water in Wales Credit: Granada Reports

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service say that they deal with more more water-related deaths than fires.

In the second of her special reports into water safety, our correspondent Amy Welch has been with the lifesavers training inland, and on the sea:

38 people to appear at court over 'cash for crash' scheme

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.


Respect the water and the dangers say Fleetwood RNLI

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.

Cueto calls on the RFU to stage more internationals in the North West

Mark Cueto meets fans with the Webb Ellis Trophy. Credit: ITV News.

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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