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Family's medical marijuana hope

Nevan Davies has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Credit: LegsToAmerica

A desperate family from Chorlton are hoping medical marijuana will save their child's life.

Nevan Davies has a severe form of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. He has up to 300 seizures a day and has to wear a helmet.

After years of researching possible cures his parents stumbled across the controversial cannabis treatment online.They're now fundraising to travel to Colorado, the first US state to legalise cannabis for recreational use, in the hope the drug will be a miracle cure.

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Fugitive Drugs baron arrested

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Arrested: Lee Willis Credit: police

One of Britain's most wanted men has been arrested in Bolton after 9 months on the run in Europe. Lee Willis who's 30 and from Ashton-under-Lyne fled to Spain last year after admitting drugs possession. He was arrested along with a 26-year-old woman whilst driving in Bolton.

He had been due to be sentenced in July 2013. He'll appear in court later this month.

Police warn clubbers drug-taking is a "lottery"

Greater Manchester Police Credit: ITV

Greater Manchester Police are warning club-goers to stay away from drugs, after a woman was left in a coma last night.

She was taken ill at the Warehouse Project nightclub in Trafford. It is the same venue where a man died last weekend.

Chief Superintendent Mark Roberts says: “This once again highlights just what a lottery it is for your health if you choose to do drugs – you cannot know how your body will react and, more importantly, you simply do not know what chemicals are actually in the drugs you are taking."

'Drug-taking' warehouse clubber in coma

The Warehouse Project club in Trafford Credit: ITV

A club-goer is in a coma, after falling ill at the Warehouse Project in Trafford.

The 32-year-old woman was hospitalised last night, after being seen by the nightclub's doctor.

She is thought to have taken a small amount of drugs. Last weekend, a man died after taking a substance at the same venue.

Police have extra officers at the club Credit: ITV

Medics placed her in an induced coma. Her condition is listed as critical.

Police arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of supplying and possessing drugs.

Clubber Nick Bonnie died after a night out at the venue Credit: ITV

Charity worker Nick Bonnie died after taking an unknown substance at the club a week ago. Fifteen other people ended up in hospital.

The Home Office is now working with the venue on a drug-testing programme, in an attempt to keep clubbers safe.

The on-site doctor, who treated the woman taken ill last night, is also a new addition.

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Eight charged after Liverpool drugs raids

Eight men have been charged with drug offences after dawn raids across North Liverpool yesterday.

It follows a nine month investigation into gangs thought to be involved in drug crime in Norris Green and Croxteth. Operation Bronze was launched after Joseph Thompson was shot dead last year.

Dean Brown, 23, Michael Sillitoe,19, and Lewis Renshaw, 21, all from Norris Green, were charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine along with Paul Packham Ryder, 26, and Phillip Ryder, 31, who are both from Melling.

Louis Doswell, 22, from Old Swan, was charged with cocaine possession.

Jamie Mac Thompson, 21, and Christopher Scully, 24, both from Norris Green were charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis. Mac Thomson also faces charges for a public order offence.

They are all due before Liverpool Magistrates' Court this morning.

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