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Sergeant's name added to war memorial after lengthy campaign

Gary Quilliam
Sergeant Gary Quilliam's name has been added to the war memorial in Urmston Credit: Victoria Grimes

A serviceman who died in an air crash has had his name added to a war memorial after a lengthy campaign by friends and family.

Sergeant Gary Quilliam from Manchester was among 14 service personnel who died when their Nimrod aircraft exploded over Afghanistan in 2006.

Today his family attended a service of dedication at the war memorial in Urmston

A service of dedication in honour of Sergeant Gary Quilliam Credit: Victoria Grimes

Concern grows for missing teenage girls

Chloe Halliwell is 16 and from Wigan and Taylor Edwards is 17 and from Bolton Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police are trying to find two teenage girls who have not been seen since Monday.

Chloe Halliwell, aged 16 and Taylor Edwards, aged 17, are believed to be together and police think they may be in the Blackpool area.

Chloe, who is from Wigan, was last seen on Monday 16 November at 4am in Platt Bridge. Taylor, who is from Bolton, was last seen at 6pm on Monday in Eccles.

Police say the families of both girls are extremely worried. Anyone with information is asked to contact Greater Manchester Police on 101.

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Incredible challenge for ex soldiers

A group of injured ex-servicemen from our region are facing a daunting challenge. Captain Martin Hewitt from Widnes is leading a team hoping to conquer the Explorer's Grand Slam. It involves climbing the highest mountain on each of the world's continents AND walking to the North and South Pole. And because they aim to be the first disabled team to complete the challenge, they've renamed it the Adaptive Grand Slam.


Flats in Leigh evacuated after storm damage

Police have closed off Boughey Street due to the collapse Credit: Jahmal Williams-Thomas

The stormy weather has caused problems across the region overnight. A block of flats in Leigh was evacuated when part of the building collapsed during high winds on Wilkinson Street. The area around it will remain closed this morning.

There were also reports of trees falling into houses in Heywood, Sale and across Cheshire.

Police have closed off Boughey Street due to the collapse Credit: Jahmal Williams-Thomas
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