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More mental health support for 999 calls

A new NHS support service has launched in Greater Manchester to help police deal with mental health calls.

The Vulnerability Support Unit screens 999 and 101 calls and then diverts them to officers who can provide specialist support.,

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The service is delivered by North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation, in partnership with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and Greater ManchesterMental Health Foundation Trust.

Building partially collapses in Burnley

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In Burnley there's no access to Rosegrove station after a building partially collapsed on Rossendale Road.

Liverpool Road and Accrington roads are also closed.

Police and fire services are on the scene.

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WATCH: Charity football match in memory of James Bulger

Twenty five years on from the murder of James Bulger a football match has taken place to raise money for the charity that's named after him.

James was just two-years-old when he was killed after being taken from a shopping centre in Liverpool.

Today celebrities joined former footballers at Tranmere's Prenton Park to raise money in his name.

Adam McClean reports.

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Fire destroys primary school building near Bolton

A primary school building in Bolton has been severely damaged after a fire broke out on Sudnay afternoon.

Fire crews were called to Red Lane Community Primary School at 1:44pm on Sunday. Eight crews were working at the scene at the height of the fire.

Local residents were asked to keep their doors and windows closed until informed otherwise.

It's thought an investigation into what caused the fire will now get underway.

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Man killed in Rossendale car crash named

A man who died after a car crash in Rossendale has been named as Christopher James.

The 29-year-old was in a Citroen C2 that collided with a stone wall on Haslingden Road in the early hours of Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second man sustained wrist and back injuries, but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Sgt Oliver Jones said: “This is an incredibly sad incident and my thoughts are with Christopher's family who are being supported by our officers.“If you saw a Citroen C2 being driven along Haslingden Road around that time or you have any information you think can help, please get in touch. I am particularly asking people to come forward with any dash cam or CCTV footage.

“You can call 101 quoting incident reference 193 of October 21st.”

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Christopher's family have paid the following tribute to him:

"Christopher James was 29 years old and a much loved husband, father, son, brother and grandson. He was a lovable rogue with a cheeky smile and a mischievous sense of humour. He would do anything for his wide circle of friends and family, especially his five year old son, Logan, to who he was entirely devoted. He was passionate about sports cars and he was a regular visitor to cruise events at Trafford Park and the Drag Strip at Santa Pod. Most of all, he was a light in our lives and he will be very sorely missed."

Man dies after car crashes into wall in Rossendale

A man has died after a car hit a wall in Rossendale. Emergency services were called to Haslingden Road, in Rawtenstall, at around 3am on Sunday.

A 29-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. A second man, aged 26, suffered back and wrist injuries. These are not believed to be life-threatening.

Lancashire Police said the Citroen C2 - which had collided with a stone wall - was discovered by a passer-by.

The force is now appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Sgt Oliver Jones said: “This is an incredibly sad incident and my thoughts are with the family of the man who died who are being supported by our officers.

“If you saw a Citroen C2 being driven along Haslingden Road around that time or you have any information you think can help, please get in touch. I am particularly asking people to come forward with any dash cam or CCTV footage."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lancashire Police quoting incident reference 193 of October 21.

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Car crash in Bury

A teenager has escaped with minor injuries after a car crash in Bury in the early hours of this morning, Emergency services were called to Radcliffe Road at 6.25am to reports a Renault Clio had crashed. A 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital.

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