North West Ambulance Service's new control centre which will officially be opened by The Duke of Gloucester - HRH Prince Richard later. The centre brings together the ambulance service's emergency and patient transport control functions covering the entire Greater Manchester area.
More top news
Cold overnight with frost and ice risk. Sunshine and showers Friday
Violence flared on the streets of Liverpool on Wednesday night as dozens of men clashed in a brawl that saw chairs and missiles thrown.
Convicted killer Venables has been returned to prison after he was caught with child abuse images for a second time and arrested last week.