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Parents give reaction to inquest verdict

We would like to thank Mr Meadows for his inquest. We're pleased that the coroner has preferred the experts opinion that she died from the hyperaemia and pneumonia and we welcome the criticisms made of the trust. There were omissions in a Willow's care although he said this stopped short of neglect.

– Oliver and Debbie Kemp

Inquest into baby death at Manchester Children's Hospital - Coroner gives narrative verdict

He accepted too much potassium in her blood, part of a bold treatment plan contributed to her death along with broncho pneumonia.

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The Travelling Band get a happy ending

The Travelling Band - who've had some good news after guitars stolen Credit: The Travelling Band

Adam Gorman has been in touch to tell us some good news about their stolen van which had all their guitars and instruments inside.

Miraculously we have some good news. The van was recovered late last night in Beswick after a resident who had seen one of the articles about the robbery got in touch with a photo of the van parked outside their house. The police were were quickly on the scene and the van was recovered. We were unable to find out whether the contents of the back were in tact until this morning so have had a pretty restless night! We've just arrived home from where the van is being kept for forensic investigation and I'm overjoyed to say that all the equipment is still in the back of the van. The van is in pretty bad shape but we couldn't have asked for a better outcome.

– Adam Gorman

Adam goes on to thank everyone who helped them to spread the message about the theft and appeal for the safe return of their equipment.

The support and help we received from the public and media has been absolutely fantastic, and that is essentially what has led to the safe return of the equipment. We want to thank everyone who has posted, tweeted shared and written anything about this. It worked!

– Andy Gorman, The Travelling Band

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Cash reward for return of band's equipment

1k reward for safe return of band's equipment Credit: The Travelling Band

An indie band from Manchester have put a reward of a thousand pounds for the safe return of their equipment after it was stolen during a burglary. The thieves used a hook and cane pushed through the letterbox to steam house keys. Once inside they ransacked the house and stole keys for their van.

The van was filled with tens of thousands of pounds worth of The Travelling Band's equipment. This included one a kind guitars and other instruments they have spent years collecting and without this equipment they will not be able to perform. Today the band have put up a £1,000 reward for anyone who can give information about the whereabouts of their van and equipment.

– PC Nichola Simpson, Greater Manchester Police

Adam Gorman, one of the members of The Travelling Band said:

Our entire touring kit and livelihood has been taken and we have no way to carry on without it. It is equipment we have amassed over many years and some of it is irreplaceable.

– Adam Gorman, The Travelling Band

Two men in hospital after Merseyside car crash

Two men have been seriously injured after a car crash on Merseyside.

Emergency services were called to a report that a black Mazda car had struck the central reservation of Queens Drive.

The vehicle had been travelling towards Liverpool and as a result of the collision ended up in the opposite carriageway.

The men are believed to be in their thirties and have been taken to hospital for treatment, one of the men is in a critical condition and the other remains in a serious condition.

At this time officers believe the driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

Officers are making enquiries to locate the driver and would urge him to make contact with them as soon as possible.

Both carriageways of Queens Drive are currently closed between Rice Lane and Walton Hall Avenue.

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