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Lesson of forgiveness

Schoolchildren got an inspirational lesson today on forgiveness.. Pupils at St Damian's Roman Catholic Science College in Ashton under Lyne, have spent the day learning about tolerance and diversity. Workshops for the children were put on by the Anthony Walker Foundation. The campaign group, based in Liverpool, was set up following Anthony's racist murder in 2005.

St Damian's pupils get a talk from the Anthony Walker Foundation Credit: ITV Granada
Pupils spent the day promoting tolerance and community cohesion Credit: ITV Granada

The day has been to strengthen the already strong racial and social harmony within our school”.

– Sheldon Logue, Headteacher St Damian's.



Man charged with murder as 30-year-old victim named as Salford University student William Lound

Bramall Court, Salford Credit: Google Maps

A 36-year-old man has been charged with the murder of 30-year-old Salford University student William Lound who was found dead at his Halls of Residence in Salford.

On Monday afternoon, 36-year-old Lee Arnold approached a PCSO on patrol and told him he had killed a man and that his body was at a flat on Cannon Street in Salford.

Officers attended the flat and discovered the body. Mr Lound appeared to have suffered a number of stab wounds.

A Home Office post mortem has taken place and concluded that William died as a result of stab wounds to the back and neck.

Today, Arnold has been charged with murder and will appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.

Superintendent Mark Kenny from GMP’s Salford Division said:

“Our thoughts are with the family of William at this extremely difficult time.

"Specialist support officers are with William’s family and we are working closely with Salford University to offer support to anyone affected.

“We believe this an isolated incident and we don’t believe there is any risk to the wider community.”

– Superintendent Mark Kenny

Man due in court over double stabbing in Bury

Maylyn Couperthwaite Credit: Greater Manchester Police

A man's due in court charged with with murder and attempted murder after two women were stabbed at a house in Bury.

Maylyn Couperthwaite, who was 52, died after being attacked along with her 80-year-old mother at a house on Woodward Close on Sunday.

Her mother Audrey Couperthwaite is still in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

In a tribute Ms Couperthwaite's sister, Lucy Watson said 'words can't describe how devastated she is by what has happened.'

Oliver Faughey, who's 62, also of Woodward Close, will appear at Manchester Crown Court via video link.

Crime scene, Woodward Close, Bury Credit: ITV Granada

Fertility clinic offers 'a baby or your money back'

Fertility problems affect around one in six couples - but with one cycle of IVF treatment costing up to fourteen thousand pounds it can be very costly.

Now, for the first time, a fertility clinic in Greater Manchester is promising patients "a baby or your money back."

But one charity says starting a family shouldn't be a business and more should be done by the NHS

This exclusive report from Matt O'Donoghue:

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