Watch our exclusive report on the series of raids and arrests that aim to smash a suspected network of people traffickers that stretches from the Middle East to right here, in the North West.
The Home Office claims the suspects may have links to more than 250 people alleged to have tried to enter the UK illegally from Iran and says there could be many more.
It's believed people pay up to £15k for safe passage and false documents which are then destroyed before arrival at UK passport control.
The Operation involved police in Spain, Greece, France and the UK.
Matt O'Donoghue has our top story tonight:
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Now, you might have spent the weekend getting the Christmas decorations out of the loft, or putting up the tree with family. But for many people the festive period can be the loneliest time of the year.
The charity The Silver Line says it's taken more calls from people feeling lonely or isolated in Lancashire, than anywhere else outside London.
Amy Welch has spoken to one woman who says the service is a life saver.
- For more information on The Silver Line call: 0800 4 70 80 90
- Or visit their website here.
Former North West footballers who say they were sexually abused as youngsters have formed a support group to help survivors and their families.
Andy Woodward and Steve Walters have formed the "Offside Trust". They promise it'll fight for justice, starting with a full and independent investigation into abuse in football.
Ashley Derricott reports.
It's been a year since Storm Desmond devastated parts of the North West. We hear from the families who fear the rain will ruin their lives all over again.
Thousands of homes and businesses across the North West were swamped on this day last year.
It took months to repair the damage, after rivers burst their banks and sewers were overwhelmed by more than a foot of rain in 24 hours. The waters also claimed the life of a man who fell into the River Kent in Kendal.
Victoria Grimes has spent the day in the Lancashire villages of Churchtown and St Michael's on Wyre where residents are still counting the cost.
NHS England is being accused of planning radical changes to hospital services in the region and keeping them secret from the public.Read the full story ›
At the 02 Media Awards in Chester last night Granada Reports won the Online Media award for our coverage on the day of the Hillsborough verdicts.
And also well done to my colleague Rob Smith, who won the Broadcast News reporter of the year for a compilation of his work.
The parents of these children are ambulance staff and they're asking people not to attack their mums and dads.
The North West Ambulance Service said there were over 750 reported incidents of aggression last year - up by 27% - and most were directed at emergency crews
Amy Welch has been to meet some of those involved in this appeal.
Drivers urged to take extra care on motorways and major A roads overnight and tomorrow morning following a severe weather alert for snow.Read the full story ›
Britain is braced for the first significant snowfall of winter, with an overnight flurry expected to cause early morning disruption.Read the full story ›