Ricky Tomlinson will hand in a petition to Downing Street later calling for the release of government documents over a builders' strike which led to him being jailed. He claims the charges were politically motivated.
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Man has died and four others are in a critical condition after taking what is believed to be a form of the drug MDMA over the weekend.
Rain develops in the north and west of the region overnight, bringing high rainfall totals for some areas into Tuesday
Police discovered the harrowing case while they were investigating Stephen John for child abuse images offences.