Katy Fawcett

GMB Correspondent

Katy Fawcett is North of England correspondent for Good Morning Britain, delivering all the latest news and human interest from across the region. She has secured a number of exclusive interviews for ITV, including insights from the friends and family of Karen Matthews upon her release from prison. Katy was also the first broadcast journalist at the scene as the community of Machynlleth gathered to look for April Jones in what became the biggest search operation of its kind in the UK. An RTS award winner, she strives to find the real human stories behind the headlines.

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Denise Fergus calls for re-examination of evidence

Denise Fergus will speak via video link at Jon Venables parole hearing this morning, he was jailed on child pornography charges in 2010.

Denise has called for a re-examination of evidence omitted from the original 1993 trial which could suggest a sexual motive behind her son's killing.

She believes Venables should be in a psychiatric hospital and, if released should lose his anonymity.

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Moyes' first challenge: Keep Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney has reportedly expressed a desire to leave Manchester United. Credit: PA

Everton manager David Moyes is expected to be announced as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor later today.

Our sources at ITV believe he will sign a five-year deal at Old Trafford, which he will announce to Everton players this morning and to the rest of the world this afternoon.

One of his first challenges will be keeping Wayne Rooney, who expressed a desire to leave Manchester United two weeks ago.

Moyes was Rooney's manager at Everton and sued the player for comments the striker made in his autobiography.

It is thought they have since made peace.

Manchester United said last night that the Rooney is not for sale.

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Investors will be 'anxious' to continue Fergie's success

Speculation is mounting that Sir Alex Ferguson could be stepping down after 26 years at Old Trafford.

Britain's most successful football manager: Sir Alex Ferguson Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Archive

Usually very prompt with its statements, Manchester United's lack of comment could be down to the club's part-flotation on the New York stock exchange, as Wall Street must be informed of any major developments.

Sir Alex Ferguson is Britain's most successful manager with 49 trophies, and investors will be anxious to ensure Manchester United's success is continued.

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Jury of twelve to sit on the April Jones trial

Today a jury of 12 will be selected from a potential panel of 30 to sit on the April Jones trial.

All were asked yesterday to ensure they had no connections to the Machynlleth area where the five-year-old went missing, or any links to up to 60 witnesses, who will give evidence.

Tomorrow marks seven months to the day that April went missing, prompting one of the biggest police searches in UK history.

That search was called off just last week.

On Thursday the jury will visit various sites in Machynlleth.

Mark bridger, 47, denies abducting and murdering April Jones, as well as perverting the course of justice by concealing her body.