A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a headteacher in Rochdale. Gillian Kay suffered nine stab wounds outside her home. 48 year old Mark Pierson of Belfield Old Road has been remanded to appear at Manchester Crown Court.
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A number of schools have closed across the North West due to the poor weather. Get the details here.
We've had a smattering of snow across the region this morning, you've been sending us your pictures.
A raw day today with a keen wind making it feel really bitter and the potential for 3-8cm of snow anywhere in the region this morning