The second anniversary of the Shaw blast is beyond painful for one young girl.
Ellie-Kate Moss lost her cousin, Jamie Heaton, in the explosion on 26 June 2012.
She broke down as she told ITV News that he and her brother were born just months apart.
"Just thinking about my brother reminds of him because they're [in] the same year," she said.
The father of the Shaw blast victim says there's "always something missing" from family life. It is two years since Jamie Heaton was killed.Read the full story ›
A North West charity is doing great work in the name of a little boy.
Jamie Heaton was just two when he was killed in an explosion which destroyed a number of homes in Shaw near Oldham.
Now almost 18 months after the tradegy, thousands have been raised to give a facelift to a local park that was very special to Jamie.
Rob Smith reports.
Thousands of pounds has been raised to facelift a local park in memory of Jamie Heaton.
Jamie was just two when he was killed in an explosion which destroyed a number of homes in Shaw near Oldham.
Jamie Heaton was just two when he was killed in an explosion in Shaw near Oldham. 18 months after the tragedy, thousands have been raised to give a facelift to a local park that was very special to Jamie, it's where he took his first steps. You can find out more on Jamie's website.
The first police officer at the scene of the Shaw gas blast has spoken of "absolute devastation" that greeted him.Read the full story ›
Rob Smith speaks to the residents of Shaw whose lives were changed forever when an explosion ripped their homes apart.
To find out more about Michelle and Kenny Heaton's work in memory of their son, head to www.jamiessomethingspecial.co.uk.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have released a statement on the sentencing of Andrew Partington for causing a gas explosion which killed a two-year-boy.
The CPS said:
“Andrew Partington’s reckless actions have left devastating consequences - for Jamie’s family and for those in the Shaw community whose lives were hugely disrupted for months afterwards. When he severed the gas pipes he must have been well aware that he was putting other people’s lives and property in danger.
“We worked hard with the police to build a strong prosecution case, and so overwhelming was the evidence against the defendant that he was left with little other option but to plead guilty at an early stage. In the sentence given today, Andrew Partington now has time to reflect on the immeasurable pain that his actions have caused Jamie’s family and the extensive damage he caused to people’s homes.
“I would like to extend my sincere sympathies to Mr and Mrs Heaton and their family on their terrible loss. I would also like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the people of Shaw who have shown remarkable resilience and community spirit in the aftermath of the explosion.”
The parents of Jamie Heaton, killed in the gas blast near his home in Shaw, speak to Granada Reports.
To find out more about their charity work n their son's memory, head to www.jamiessomethingspecial.co.uk.