Death rates at three hospital trusts in the North West are being investigated after the damning report into patient neglect in Staffordshire.
Tameside, Blackpool and East Lancashire NHS trusts are among five that are being looked at nationally.
A number of cases are emerging where families are angry about the treatment they've had.
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Officers are appealing for information from the public to help trace a missing Warrington man.
Samuel Brown has today been jailed for 18 months for sexual offenses against a 15-year-old girl.
Emergency services are treating the incident as a suspected gas explosion at the moment. Two people are believed to be seriously injured.