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Paying respects to the unknown soldiers from WW1

Six soldiers from the North West who died in the trenches of Belgium during World War One have been buried with honours.

The remains of the men from The Lancashire Fusiliers and The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment lay undiscovered for nearly 100 years in a farmer's field near Ypres.

But a team of local archaeologists managed to track down which Lancashire regiments they belonged to.

Adam Carr, from Warrington, is a Kingsman with the Duke of Lancaster's regiment and acted as a pall bearer during the ceremony. He said their sacrifice should never be forgotten.

5 yr old girl's quick thinking spearheads lifesaving campaign

A little girl who saved her mum’s life by calling 999 when she was only five is the face of a campaign to teach children to call the emergency services. Elleemae Addison was at home in Warrington with her mum and baby sister when her mother had an epileptic fit.

Elleemae was able to dial 999, as her mum had told her to, and call paramedics to the house. Now a recording of the call is being used in a new ilm aimed at teaching children about calling 999 in the event of an emergency. Listen to Elleemae's call here.

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Baby Caitlin kept chilled to save her life

A baby girl, from Lancashire, was put into an induced state of hypothermia as doctors battled to save her life after her brain was starved of oxygen at birth. Caitlin Kellie-Jones was taken from her parents and put in special cooling wrap as soon as she was delivered.

Caitlin had a type of birth asphyxia known as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. The treatment worked and the family are now back home in Chorley. Mum Nicola and Dad Paul said they worried for a long time that Caitlin would not survive.

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  1. Adam McClean, ITV News

Planespotters' wives speak of relief at the release without charge

A group of planespotters from Greater Manchester arrested in the United Arab Emirates have been released without charge.

Conrad Clitheroe and Gary Cooper, both from Stockport, and expat Neil Munro were held in February over alleged national security breaches near Fujairah Airport, 80 miles from Dubai.

Their wives hope they'll be home before the end of this week, as Adam McClean now reports:

  1. Matt O'Donoghue, ITV News

Blackburn boy, 14, questioned over Australian terror plot

A 14-year-old boy from Blackburn is under arrest in connection with an alleged terror plot to attack war remembrance ceremonies in Australia.

Police here in the UK say investigations into the teenager led them to uncover a "credible terrorist threat" targeting events to mark the ANZAC landings 100-years-ago.

Five other teenagers have also been arrested in Melbourne.

Matt O'Donoghue has the story:

Fire crews tackle foundry blaze in Bolton town centre

Smoke rising above Bolton. Credit: Granada viewer.

Fire crews are fighting a large blaze which has broken out in a Bolton foundry.

North West Fire Control received reports of a fire on Salop Street just before 3.15pm.

"Approximately 30 firefighters remain at the scene of Shakespeare Foundry and are working hard to get the fire under control which has ripped through the ground, first floor and roof of the three storey building."

– Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
  1. Paul Crone, ITV News

Special Report: Honours at last for Lancashire's fallen heroes of World War One

Six British soldiers from the North West who died in the trenches of Belgium during World War One have finally been buried with honours.

The remains of the men from The Lancashire Fusiliers and The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment lay undiscovered for nearly 100 years in a farmer's field near Ypres.

But a team of local archaeologists managed to track down which Lancashire regiments they belonged to, and even made sure the men would be laid to rest with full military honours.

Paul Crone has the first of two special reports:

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