The family of Sgt. Nigel Coupe, who was killed along with five other soldiers when their Warrior armoured vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb, has been described as 'simply the best husband and father'.
Our correspondent Rob Smith is with those paying tribute to Sgt Coupe in St Annes.
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Kerrie has the latest North West forecast for the next fews days
The former chancellor said a line connecting the east and west coasts must be planned for as the Government presses ahead with HS2.
Showery rain to start Wednesday, but an improving story. Freshening up for the rest of the week with a mix of sunshine & showers