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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Mild and murky night. Wet and windy spell Friday. Windy, showery weekend and feeling cold. Here's the detail.....
Curling is usually watched on TV but now you can play it yourself as Manchester becomes home to the country's first outdoor curling lanes.
A very unsettled spell moves through the region on Friday. Markedly colder air will follow, bringing a frosty start in places Saturday