Bill Roache is due to appear at Preston Magistrates charged with two counts of rape.
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The Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police has issued a warning to the perpetrators of gun-crime in Salford.
Severely ill twin babies have died after a judge allowed doctors to turn off their life-support machines against parents’ wishes.
A boy of seven has been injured in a shooting which may be linked to the murder of a gangland "Mr Big", police said today.