A father who released shocking pictures of his teenage daughter who took her own life has had an overwhelming response. Former paralympian Adrian Derbyshire is from Warrington. He took the difficult decision to release the pictures of his daughter Julia to get families to talk to each other about bullying, self harm and suicide.
Tributes have been paid to the two women who died after being hit by a car at Withington Hospital in Manchester on Tuesday afternoon.
44 year old Claire Haslam and Deborah Clifton,who was 49, both of Thorneycroft Avenue in Chorlton were taken to hospital, but both died shortly afterwards.
Officers were called to reports of a serious collision between Ford Focus car and a number of pedestrians in a car park at Withington Hospital just after 2 pm.
An 89-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing two deaths by dangerous driving. He has been bailed until 18 April 2017.
Clare and Debbie were like an old married couple, they would fight like cat and dog, bicker at the slightest thing but ultimately they were made for each other, so blissfully happy and without doubt soulmates.
Clare was popular and well-liked by many, she was so full of life, but as a young lady she was really lacking in self-confidence until she met Debbie. Her and Debbie became inseparable and did practically everything together including raising their adorable little girl.
Debbie would have been celebrating her 50th birthday this May and was so excited about the news of a new grandchild on the way.
Debbie comes from a large loving family who will miss her very much. Clare was a much loved daughter, sister and auntie.
We are all so heartbroken and will miss Debbie and Clare every day for the rest of our lives.
They are together in heaven as they were on earth
My thoughts are with the families of Clare and Debbie, I cannot begin to imagine what they are going through.
Our investigation is now underway and I would like to thank the public who have been incredibly helpful. We are now doing all that we can to piece together how this tragedy could have happened.
Julia Derbyshire should be celebrating her 18th birthday and sharing a glass of champagne with her Dad. Instead he's released those shocking pictures of his bright and caring daughter who took her own life. He wants to raise awareness of suicide and self-harm in the hope it gets families talking about the issue. Adrian Derbyshire, a former Paralympian from Warrington, has spent years tackling the issues of hate crime and bullying. But he had no idea how desperate his daughter was.
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Manchester United have advised their fans heading to Rostov not to wear the club's colours while in the Russian city.
United face FC Rostov on Thursday night in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie.
There are concerns over the safety of supporters going over for the game, with English and Russian fans having clashed in violent scenes during the Euro 2016 finals in France last summer.
The son of George Orwell will retrace his father's footsteps 80 years on from the publication of the Road to Wigan Pier
Wigan will host a week of celebrations to mark the 80th anniversary of the publication of the Road to Wigan Pier.
George Orwell's landmark journalistic masterpiece on the plight of the working class in 1930s England was first published on March 8th 1937.
To mark the anniversary the Orwell Society in collaboration with Wigan Council and organisations throughout the town are hosting a number of events.
Members of the Orwell Society from as far away as the US will be travelling to Wigan, including the son of George Orwell, Richard Blair.
He will hear Wigan school children read their own poems inspired by his father's work.
WOMEN from across Greater Manchester will be traveling to a mass demonstration in London to protest the lack of information given to them about their pensions. The event coincides with Budget Day and is also International Women’s Day. Women from all over Greater Manchester are members of the national Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign. Gill Harris, a co-ordinator of the Leigh WASPI group, says that in 1995, the Government changed the law so that the age at which a woman could receive a state pension would move in line with men to 65.
A police constable who admitted to charges of attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity will appear at Carlisle Crown Court later.
Nick Pool, who's 29, pleaded guilty to three crimes, including attempting to incite a 12-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity at an earlier hearing in January.
One offence is said to have taken place in the Penrith area, while the other two are said to have happened at Ulverston. The offences are said to have occurred while Pool was off duty.
During an earlier court hearing, a district judge was told that the incidents related to an "undercover officer posing as a 12-year-old girl".
A spokesman confirmed that Pool is still suspended from the force, following the announcement by Cumbria police last month
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