Hundreds of people have turned out in Leyland, Lancashire, to release balloons in memory of the youngest victim of the Manchester attack.
Saffie Roussos was one of 22 people who died in the arena bombing six weeks ago. She had been at the Ariana Grande concert with her mum and older sister. The balloons were released earlier tonight to mark what would have been her ninth birthday.
Around three children in every classroom here in the North West are struggling with a mental health problem, according to government figures, and yet most won't seek help.
Now a young woman from Leyland - who struggled with anxiety, depression and other issues since very young - is determined to help her generation and to break down stigma.
With the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - she's made an animation telling the truth behind many young lives.
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Vicky Balch, from Leyland, was one of four people seriously injured on the Smiler ride in June when their carriage smashed into an empty test vehicle.
Despite five operations, the 25-year-old had her leg amputated as a result of the crash.
Speaking to Good Morning Britain on ITV, Vicky said the theme park should delay the opening of the ride out of respect for both herself and other victims.
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Five boys are due to stand trial following a fire at a school in Lancashire. Parts of St Mary's Catholic Technology College in Leyland had to be demolished last September after the fire broke out. The building, which was built in 1957, had no sprinklers. The boys, all between the ages of 11 and 15, have pleaded not guilty to charges of arson.
Five boys aged between 11 and 15 have denied charges of arson with intent to danger life after a huge fire at a Lancashire school.
Parts of St Mary's Catholic Technology College in Leyland have had to be demolished and extensive re-building is still needed following the blaze last September.
The boys all pleaded not guilty at Preston Crown Court and were bailed ahead of a trial on 27th October.
Police say a 53-year-old woman who died after a collision with a car in Leyland has been named as Julie Dean from the town.
Ms Dean was struck by a gold coloured Nissan Qashqai which mounted the pavement as she stepped out from a shop doorway on Sumner Street.
Officers say she was pronounced dead at the scene.
PC James Power from the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident and my thoughts are with the family of the woman.
"An investigation is underway but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision or with any information that could assist with our investigation to contact us".