The father of murder victim Clare Wood, says he's "elated" that women nationwide will be able to check their partner's criminal history.
"Clare's Law" is being rolled out nationwide. Since his daughter's death, Michael Brown has campaigned for greater protection for those at risk of domestic abuse.
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Six thieves who stole articulated lorries and their hauls, including £200,000 worth of chocolate, have been sentenced to more than 27 years.
There are indications that from midweek next week the weather across the NW might start to settle down. Plenty of blips though before then
Here's the weather forecast for the next few days across the NW, with Emma Jesson