The North West has been paying tribute to the former South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, who's died at the age of 95.
As soon as news of his death was announced last night, the messages of sympathy and love for the man known as 'Madiba' started flowing in television interviews and on social media sites.
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Officers are appealing for information from the public to help trace a missing Warrington man.
Samuel Brown has today been jailed for 18 months for sexual offenses against a 15-year-old girl.
Emergency services are treating the incident as a suspected gas explosion at the moment. Two people are believed to be seriously injured.