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Victim impact statement

In sentencing Victorino Chua, Mr Justice Openshaw QC described how Grant Misell was left with brain damage after the nurse poisoned him directly.

The court was told Chua flushed his drip with saline contaminated with insulin himself.

He suffered a terrifying hypoglycaemic attack which caused a severe brain injury.

Chua has watched as he was in agony, moaning in pain but did not help him.

In Grant Misell's victim impact statement, he described how his life had been destroyed. He had been an accountant, negotiating multimillion pound deals and now says he can no longer hold down a job stacking shelves.


Families await verdict in Chua case

North West volunteers prepare for Rugby World Cup

With just four months to go until the Rugby World Cup, hundreds of volunteers from the region had their induction. The volunteers are known as "The Pack" and will be working at venues in Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Former player Will Greenwood, who's from Blackburn, was on hand to offer tips to volunteers like Emma Ford from Blackpool. She told us what it means to her to be involved in the event.

Brace yourself for Blackpool's newest ride

A 72ft high, 12-seat white-knuckle ride dedicated to the Royal Air Force Red Arrows opens later.

The attraction, will take riders on a 360 degree tour of the skies and sits in the shadow of the world famous Big One rollercoaster.

Riders can step into their very own Red Arrows cockpit and take control of the plane to make it spin, glide and take formation in their very own display.

Click here for a demo.


Stepping Hill nurse to be sentenced.

A nurse will be sentenced later for killing patients and poisoning others at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport. Victorino Chua injected insulin into saline bags and ampoules while working on two wards in June and July 2011. The 49-year-old was convicted of murdering two patients but cleared of a third murder by the jury at Manchester Crown Court.

Greater Manchester's Chief Constable, Sir Peter Fahy praised the detectives who worked on the case and said catching Chua required an extensive and thorough investigation.

A call for the stars of the 'Calling Blighty' films

Many soldiers took part in the 'Calling Blighty' films. Credit: North West Film Archive.

The search is on for World War Two veterans who appeared in the famous "Calling Blighty" films.

The films were sent home to families from soldiers serving in the Far East.

In 1944 hundreds of families were invited to local cinemas to watch messages from their loved ones.

The North West Film Archive wants to trace them and their families to recreate those special moments.

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'Evil Angel' killer nurse to be sentenced

Killer nurse Victorino Chua is facing life in jail when he is sentenced today for poisoning and murdering patients.

Nurse Victorino Chua was found guilty of murdering and poisoning hospital patients yesterday. Credit: PA Wire

Filipino Chua, 49, described as a narcissistic psychopath by detectives, was convicted of murdering two patients and poisoning 19 others with insulin by a jury at Manchester Crown Court yesterday following a three month trial.

Tracey Arden, 44 and Alfred Weaver, 83, died while a third person, Grant Misell, 41, was left brain damaged.

His victims' loved ones are expected to be in court as Chua is sentenced to a minimum of two mandatory life sentences for the murders.

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