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Watch: Family of Anthony Grainger - who was shot dead by police - want answers at public inquiry

The family of a father of two, who was shot dead by police near Warrington, say they're hoping a public inquiry will come up with answers they've spent years looking for.

Anthony Grainger was unarmed when he died during an operation involving officers from Greater Manchester Police.

The inquiry opens tomorrow as Matt O'Donoghue reports:


The celebrity auction that's using hats to get ahead

The Warrington BSL Signing Choir have written to dozens of musical celebrities asking them to donate their famous headwear for a charity auction.

As Paul Crone discovered, the stars have responded superbly, proving if you want to get ahead, get a hat!

Grand Final place awaits Wolves or Saints

It's a huge evening in rugby league as Warrington and St Helens face each other for a place in next month's Grand Final.

The Wolves have never won the Super League crown before.

That's a stat they're desperate to change this season.

In contrast Saints have won it six times, the last one coming two years ago.

For both clubs it's a must win match as neither want their season to end.

Watch: Cat on a hot tin swing bridge

The moggie didn't have a care in the world as it strolled on the swing bridge Credit: Chris Digita

This unbelievable footage shows a cat teetering on a swing bridge in Stockton Heath, Warrington.

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The drone footage, uploaded to YouTube by someone called Chris Digita, shows the moggie casually strolling on the swing bridge as it was in action.

Clearly using one of its nine lives, the cat can be seen teetering on the edge of the bridge - which crosses 30-meters above the Manchester Ship Canal - as it swings open.

Witnesses said the cat 'wasn't fazed' at all and patiently waited for the bridge to close before 'strolling off'.

Sarah Dornford-May, spokesman for Cheshire Fire Brigade, told the Warrington Guardian the cat had been very fortunate.

she said:

We’ve had to rescue animals from all kinds of situations and thankfully we didn’t need to help in this case.

This cat has been extremely lucky and we would urge pet owners to be extremely careful with their animals as the situation could have been different.

If an animal is in danger, we would ask members of the public to contact the emergency services or RSPCA to help.

– Sarah Dornford-May


Viola Beach debut album released in their memory

The debut album of Warrington band Viola Beach will be released posthumously today.

Viola Beach died in a car crash in Sweden in February Credit: Viola Beach

All four band members and their manager died when their car plummeted into a canal in Sweden in February.

Their families have compiled a nine-track album of their songs to keep their memory alive.

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