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Rural suicide: Calls for action

There are demands for more mental health support for our region's most isolated workers.

On average an agricultural worker takes their own life every week in the UK. Low pay, social isolation and the pressures of modern farming are being blamed.

We hear from mother Monica Haworth whose son took his own life. She now volunteers for a counselling service.

This report from Ashley Derricott.

Contact the Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy for support

Talks between Merseyrail and RMT over driver-only trains

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Talks are due to take place later aimed at ending the long running dispute over the role of guards on Merseyrail trains.

The RMT union has staged 16 walkouts over the last year, claiming driver- only trains will compromise safety.

The union is staging a series of protests across the North of England as part of its dispute with Arriva Rail North (Northern) over the same issue.

The rail operator says the driver-only system is safe and is already widely used on networks elsewhere in the country.


Cumbria Chief Constable says she's 'up to the job' despite criticism

The new Chief Constable of Cumbria police says she's up to the job despite facing tough criticism.

Michelle Skeer's appointment had been questioned because of her role in the flawed investigation into the death of Poppi Worthington in 2012.

She was deputy chief constable during it's inquiry and was later criticised by the police watchdog.

Tim Backshall reports.

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