Prince Harry has arrived in Eccles this lunchtime.
He has been visiting a special scheme that aims to get more young people involved in rugby.
Later on this afternoon he will be visiting fire crews in Greater Manchester.
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The lorry driver accused of causing the M62 hen party crash in which 18-year-old Bethany Jones died, has told a jury at Leeds Crown Court that "Everything just froze" when he knew he was going to hit the minibus.
Kevin Ollerhead, from St Helens, denies causing death by dangerous driving.
Lorry driver accused of causing M62 hen party coach crash tells jury at Leeds Crown Court "everything just froze and stopped".
Kevin Ollerhead, who denies causing death by dangerous driving, says "I think I steered. I think I braked. That was it."
Ollerhead: "When saw the minibus and I knew I was going to hit it I thought I was going to die and everything just stopped."
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a racist attack in Anfield yesterday.
Officers were called to Lower Breck Road at about 5.30pm following reports that a man had been seriously assaulted by a group of men.
Emergency services attended and found a 34-year-old man with facial injuries and an injury to his knee.
Officers believe the victim was playing football with friends in Breckside Park at about 5pm and had an altercation with a group of youths.
A short time later a number of men returned to the park and assaulted the 34-year-old man before leaving in a grey Vauxhall Astra and a blue transit van.
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Merseyside's deputy Police and Crime Commissioner has announced plans to give victims the opportunity to set the punishment of "low-level" offenders.
The scheme will only related offences dealt with outside of court.
The deputy PCC, Councillor Ann O'Byrne, has unveiled the ‘Community Remedy’ list which can be offered by the police to victims of low-level crime and anti-social behaviour to select as punishment for perpetrators.
It provides a unique opportunity to ensure victims are at the heart of our criminal justice system while making offenders put right some of the harm they have caused."
Community remedies would only take place in circumstances where victims are happy to be involved and in certain types of cases, such as those committed by first-time offenders who have shown genuine remorse or where an out-of-court disposal would be more appropriate than formal court proceedings.
A £1.4million redevelopment of the Fusilier Museum in Bury will open its doors today.
The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, includes a new home for the Fusilier Archive and the opening of a state-of-the-art conference and events space which includes a new exhibition area to display more of the museum's growing collection.
The official opening will conducted by Colonel Brian Gorski, Chairman of the board at The Fusilier Museum and Tiffany Hunt, North West Committee Chair for the Heritage Lottery Fund.
On October 25 a free family open day will take place for for Bury and Lancashire residents.
Find out more about the Museum here.
Prince Harry will visit Greater Manchester today where he will help out at a rugby training session and meet fire fighters.
The Prince, who is patron of England Rugby’s All Schools Programme, will take part in a training session for teachers which hopes to get more of them to become rugby coaches and enable more young people to take up the sport.
Later, he will meet fire fighters from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and talk to some of the young people involved in their community cadet scheme.