A specialist detective who smashed a paedophile ring is urging child abuse victims to come forward. John Connolly and Joanne Gale from Warrington have been jailed for a total of 40 years. Seven people in all have been sentenced for their part.
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Staying wintry. Sleet & snow showers dying out Friday. Continued risk of ice. Cold north wind by the weekend but dry with sunshine for many
The Met Office "Be Aware' for snow on Thursday has now been extended until Friday morning, and includes the risk of icy stretches
A number of schools have closed across the North West due to the poor weather. Get the details here.