Polls to elect Police and Crime Commissioners for the five police forces in the North West have opened. In Manchester Central voters will also be electing a new MP. Polling stations close at 10pm.
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Personalities from across the showbiz spectrum have paid tribute to Pete Burns after the former Dead Or Alive singer died at the age of 57.
The Dead or Alive singer and Eighties icon suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday, his manager and family said.