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War veteran recognised 70 years after making the most difficult journey in the world

He was a war veteran who spent his service on what Winston Churchill called the 'worst journey in the world'.

Gerry Grant, who's now 91 and has lost his sight, was a sailor on the Arctic Convoys in the Second World War.

He and his colleagues braved German U-Boats and extreme cold to deliver supplies to Russia.

Today, almost 70 years later and back home in St Annes, he received the Ushakov medal.

Our Lancashire reporter Victoria Grimes has the story:


Toddler's death caused by drowning

Dalmeny Hotel in St Annes Credit: ITV Granada Reports

A post mortem examination has revealed that a three-year-old girl who died after she was pulled from a hotel swimming pool in Lancashire drowned.

The girl, who is from Galashiels in the Scottish borders, was believed to be on holiday with her parents at the Dalmeny Hotel in St Annes.

A 40-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of murder and child neglect remains on bail.


Police say death of three year old 'unexplained'

Police in Blackpool say they're continuing their investigations into the death of a three year old girl at a hotel pool. Officers were called by the Ambulance service at around 11am yesterday morning after reports of a child drowning in a swimming pool at the Dalmeny Hotel on South Promenade in St Annes.

We are treating this tragic incident as an unexplained death and are continuing to investigate just how the child has come into difficulties in the pool. Our thoughts remain with the child's family at this sad time.

– Detective Chief Inspector, Dean Holden

A 40 year old woman from Galashiels remains in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder and child neglect. The child, a three year old girl on holiday from Galashiels was removed from the water by a member of the public who jumped in to help along with a member of staff from the hotel.

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