A former midwife who delivered hundreds of babies during the Blitz is among several people from the region recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Ethel Dobbins, 99, will receive the British Empire Medal for services to her community.
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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.