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Maya's lifesaving advice

Maya Turner's quick thinking saved her mum's life Credit: Help for Heroes

Maya Turner, who saved her mum's life when she collapsed at home, is hoping every child in the country will know what to do in an emergency.

The little girl from Lancashire dialled 999.

She's helped produce an information card.

It'll be given out in schools... so others will know exactly how to react in similar circumstances.


Hate Crime awareness

As part of Greater Manchester's Hate Crime Awareness Week, a community volunteer has told how he was inspired to support victims of hate crime after his friend was subjected to a homophobic attack.

Robbie Stone volunteers as a Village Angel - a scheme run by the LGBT Foundation and supported by Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd.

The scheme helps keep people safe in Manchester's Gay Village every weekend.

Rio Ferdinand opens up on the loss of his wife

Rio Ferdinand Credit: pa

Former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand says he still hasn't grieved properly about the death of his wife. His wife Rebecca died aged 34, in 2015, after a battle with breast cancer. Now Rio is fronting a TV documentary looking at the impact on parents who lose partners.

Rio with his wife Rebecca in 2013 Credit: pa

In the programme - to be shown later this year, the former England captain discovers the only way parents can help their children move on is by rebuilding their own lives.


Hate Crime being tackled in Greater Manchester

Police and local authorities are working together on the initiative Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images

A week of activities is getting underway in Greater Manchester to combat hate crime.

Organisers say that there'll be a series .of events across the authority to raise awareness and promote unity.

Greater Manchester Police are working with local authorities and other bodies on the initiative as part of the fifth annual Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Hate crime destroys lives and divides communities. It has no place in Greater Manchester - a proud, diverse region that welcomes people who stand for hope, not for hate, no matter who they are, where they're from, who they love or what they believe.

This week is a powerful show of what can be achieved when we all stand together against hatred and prejudice, bringing communities together to celebrate our diversity and encourage tolerance and respect.

– Tony Lloyd, Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner

Everyone has the right to feel safe and we all have a responsibility to stand against hatred and discrimination.

Over the last year, 5,250 hate crimes or incidents were reported to GMP, 227 of those were carried out on public transport of one form or another across Greater Manchester. This year we are launching a transport campaign alongside various local authorities and partnerships to make sure people feel safe on public transport across Greater Manchester.

GMP works hard to raise the awareness of these types of offences all year round - not just in Hate Crime Awareness Week - and we recognise there is more work to be done.

– Chief Superintendent Wasim Chaudhry, Greater Manchester Police

Bishop rededicates historic cross in St Peter’s Square

The Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, has led a ceremony to bless the historic St Peter’s Square cross, acknowledging the former religious importance of the area as the square’s transformation celebrates its final phase. The cross marks the site of the St Peter’s Square church that stood on the spot from 1788, from which the Square is named (then known as St Peter’s Fields), until 1907.

St Peter's Church in 1907 Credit: Manchester City Council

Since 2013, St Peter’s Square has been the site of huge transformation, including the Metrolink expansion, a new St Peter’s Square tram stop and the relocation of the cenotaph. Work is expected to be completed in the next few months.

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