A mother and stepfather who forced their 11-year-old son to live in a filthy converted coal bunker in their Blackpool home have been sentenced to two years in jail.
The parents, in their 40s, cannot be named for legal reasons. Both admitted a single charge of cruelty by wilful neglect at an earlier hearing.
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Mild start to the weekend but fairly strong & gusty winds. An unsettled spell overnight into Sunday, clearer yet colder later
A school has defended its decision to stop a pupil taking part in World Book Day while wearing a Fifty Shades costume.
Cloudier in the north and west, brighter in the south and east. Mild and dry for most areas. Winds picking up.