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A young mum left heartbroken by her partner's death is facing a legal battle to ensure their baby has his name.
Sarah Dixon's partner David Broome died in a car crash last month, just weeks after the birth of their baby daughter Shenayah.
But because the couple weren't married Sarah, who's from Salford, now faces paying for a DNA test costing hundreds of pounds and a fight in court to prove David is the father.
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Police investigating the murder of Manchester businessman Charlie Singh have arrested a man in connection with his death.
A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and conspiracy to murder.
Detectives have also today released an image of the kind of getaway car used by his killers.
Mr Singh was shot and killed on the evening of Friday October 31 at his business - Manchester Food Traders off Wood Street, Openshaw.
Pragaret Singh - known to family and friends as Charlie - from Swinton, was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.
Detectives believe Charlie's killers arrived in a silver Seat Leon and, after confronting and shooting Charlie, got back in the car and drove off onto Park House Street towards Alan Turing Way.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Eales, who is leading the Charlie Singh investigation, said: ''It's now been more than three weeks since Charlie's tragic murder and, for his family and friends, the pain of not knowing who did this must be unbearable.
''We have today made an arrest but I must stress the investigation is ongoing.''
A 30-year-old man earlier arrested on suspicion of Charlie's murder and has been released on bail until 28 January 2015.
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A crane has collapsed into a drain at a United Utilities work site at Wayoh Reservoir in the Edgworth area of Bolton.
Quick-thinking bystanders Mark Paulson and Phil McDermott snapped some photographs in the aftermath of the collapse.
Wigan Warriors have released the first images of the brand new home kit that will be worn by the team in 2015.
The club says the new shirt reverts to a traditional Cherry and White design, inspired by the shirt worn 50 years ago in the 1965 Challenge Cup Final win over Hunslet - a game widely regarded as one of the best Finals of all time.
In tribute to the game, the shirt features narrow Cherry & White hoops with the famous Wigan Crest on a black patch.
For the first time in five years the replica kit will have a black collar, an element which has been specifically requested by fans over recent years.
Speaking about the new kit Rugby General Manager Kris Radlinski said:
“We are really happy with the design and quality of the new shirt, which takes inspiration from the 1965 Challenge Cup winning side. It is great that we can celebrate 50 years since that memorable game.”
Looking relaxed and confident, Bayern Munich's players arrived in Manchester ahead of their crunch Champions League match against Manchester City.
City have claimed just two points from four games in Group E and will be eliminated if they fail to beat Bayern and there is a winner in the game between CSKA Moscow and Roma.
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Manchester City need to start justifying their ‘world-class’ tag – and their huge salaries – by rescuing their Champions League campaign.
Otherwise, says Samir Nasri, the Blues stars could face the chop when the owners review the season next summer.
The Blues can still keep their qualification hopes alive by beating the German giants. And with CSKA Moscow and Roma, who meet in the other game, also both struggling to nail down second place, Nasri says City have been ‘lucky’ to stay in with a chance of going through.
“We need to do something or otherwise next year it is going to be new players.
“That’s how we work when you play for a big team, a big club. You have to respond and show everyone you deserve to qualify.
“Let’s be honest. With the salary of every player and the level of those players, 90 per cent of the team is world class, then not to qualify from the first round of the Champions League would be a huge blow for the club – and for us as well.''