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Prison offers mentoring scheme for addiction

A prison in our region is helping inmates overcome serious drink problems to get them ready to return to society.

HMP Manchester is the first prison in the region to offer the alcohol mentoring scheme.

A new centre, which will be staffed by former prisoners as well as professionals, will be based outside the jail to help offenders stear clear of alcohol from the moment they walk through the prison gates.

We've been asked to conceal the identities of some of the people featured in this report.


PM: no negotiating with Islamic State

The Prime Minister says he believes it is impossible to negotiate the release of Alan Henning who is being held by Islamic State extremists.

David Cameron says the government knows which country the aid worker from Eccles is being held in - but little more.

Last night hundreds of people lit candles and prayed for Alan Henning's safe return at a vigil in his home town.


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