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Plans unveiled to give victims more say over punishment of offenders

The community remedies would only involve Credit: PA

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."

– Councillor Ann O'Byrne, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside

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.

Museum expansion tells the brave story of the Fusiliers

A Victoria Cross on show at the Fusiliers Museum. Credit: ITV News

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 to visit Greater Manchester

Prince Harry sharing a joke with Salford fire fighters on his last visit to Greater Manchester. Credit: PA

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.

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Wife of Alan Henning appeals for unity against IS

The wife of murdered hostage Alan Henning says she's been overwhelmed by the messages of support from across the world.

Barbara Henning joined the brother of Alan's fellow hostage David Haines to make an appeal for unity and tolerance.

They have issued a joint letter condemning those "those who seek to drive us apart" and urging others to unite "to defeat the most hateful acts".

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