The mother of an office worker from Merseyside murdered 25 years ago says she'll never give up hope of finding her daughter's body. Pub landlord Ian Simms is serving life for killing 22 year old Helen McCourt in 1988. But he's always refused to say what he did with her body.
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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