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Third teenager arrested over college stabbing

A third 17-year-old remains in police custody. Credit: ITV News/Granada Reports

A third teenager has been arrested after a teenager was stabbed during a lesson at a Cheshire college.

Two other 17-year-olds remain in custody after the incident at Riverside College, Widnes, on Wednesday afternoon. The 17-year-old victim remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

I would like to reassure people that this appears to be an isolated incident. The investigation is continuing and enquiries are ongoing. If anyone has any concerns regarding the incident or any information, which could assist with our enquiries, they are urged to speak to a local officer or call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 473 of 7 December.

– Chief Inspector Richard Rees, Cheshire Police


GCSE results day in the North West

Students at Wade Deacon High School in Widnes are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results.

We'll have a full roundup on the tears and joys of GCSE results day in the North West on Granada Reports at 6pm.

Students receive their GCSE reults at Wade Deacon High School on the Wirral Credit: ITV Granada


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The Good Samaritan who was murdered when she tried to break up a row in the street

A man's been jailed for life after murdering a Good Samaritan.

When Alison Wilson saw a row between a man and a woman, with a baby, in Widnes, she felt she had to intervene.

That decision cost her life.

When she stepped in to help the man 28 year old Stephen Duggan lashed out at her with a broken bottle. She died six days later.

At Liverpool Crown Court today, Duggan was told he'd serve at least 22 years in prison.

Our correspondent Nick Quraishi reports:

Wheelchair rugby league set for Euro stage

While the rugby world cup plays to packed houses across England, the rise of wheelchair rugby league continues to win a new following.

It's the European Championships this week, with a strong North West presence.

Chris Hall has been to meet the players at Mersey Storm in Widnes to find out more about the sport that's growing in the shadow of Super League.

Runciman to join Widnes Vikings

St George Illawarra have agreed to release versatile back Charly Runciman from his contract to enable him to join Widnes.

Runciman in action in the NRL Credit: PA Images

Runciman, who turns 22 on Wednesday, has made 12 first-grade appearances for the Dragons since making his debut against Penrith two years ago.

"Charly has received an opportunity to play regular first-grade football with the Widnes Vikings on a multi-year contract which he has opted to explore," said Dragons director of recruitment and retention Peter Mulholland.

"On behalf of the Dragons we would like to thank him for both his services and contributions to the club and wish him well for the future."

Runciman said: "I have had a couple of great seasons with the Dragons and will look back on my time here with fond memories.

"The opportunity however to play regular first-grade football with the Vikings was appealing to me and something that will help me progress as a player."

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