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Hospice visit for football stars

Stars from Bolton Wanderers took time off from training to visit sick children at a Lancashire hospice. The club has long been associated with Derian House in Chorley. Players and club members met staff and patients. Midfielder Karl Henry said it was a very moving experience.

Families in poverty hit by shortfall of thousands

The north west has more than 150 thousand families who're classed as fuel poor. The charity National Energy Action says many people will not have the cash to meet basic living expenses as winter begins to bite. It says that families in fuel poverty are facing an income shortfall of up to £9000 per year.

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The report also warns many low-income and vulnerable consumers who miss out on current support such as the Warm Home Discount will not currently benefit from the proposed safeguard price cap for vulnerable customers this winter.


WATCH: City women aim for Champions League 1/4 finals.

Manchester City Women could book a place in the quarter finals of the Champions League later.

They take a five goal advantage to their tie with Kvinner of Norway.

One of their star players, Nikita Parris, has just renewed her contract and says there's a real buzz about the game.

Labour says MP faces investigation

Bury South Labour MP Ivan Lewis Credit: pa

Labour former minister and Bury South MP Ivan Lewis is facing an investigation following a complaint about his conduct, the party has said. A party spokesman refused to discuss details of the allegation but said any complaint of sexual harassment was treated extremely seriously.

"The Labour Party takes all allegations of sexual harassment extremely seriously and all complaints are investigated in line with our robust procedures," the spokesman said. "Ivan Lewis is currently under investigation following the receipt of a complaint."


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WATCH: Thieves target church poppy appeal

While the country was preparing to stand in silence to remember those who died in war on Remembrance Day - thieves in Oldham were planning how to steal the takings from a church's Poppy Appeal. It happened at St Thomas Leesfield church at Lees and has shocked parishioners.

WATCH: Sheep bring city centre to a halt

When someone's so famous or clever they get made a Freeman of the Borough where they come from. And they are granted a number of ancient rights. One man who found that out today was Harold Riley, the artist from Salford who's made his name painting the changing face of his home city, among other things. And his ceremony was one people won't forget in a hurry.

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