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Hospice visit for football stars

Stars from Bolton Wanderers took time off from training to visit sick children at a Lancashire hospice. The club has long been associated with Derian House in Chorley. Players and club members met staff and patients. Midfielder Karl Henry said it was a very moving experience.

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Families in poverty hit by shortfall of thousands

The north west has more than 150 thousand families who're classed as fuel poor. The charity National Energy Action says many people will not have the cash to meet basic living expenses as winter begins to bite. It says that families in fuel poverty are facing an income shortfall of up to £9000 per year.

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The report also warns many low-income and vulnerable consumers who miss out on current support such as the Warm Home Discount will not currently benefit from the proposed safeguard price cap for vulnerable customers this winter.

Labour says MP faces investigation

Bury South Labour MP Ivan Lewis Credit: pa

Labour former minister and Bury South MP Ivan Lewis is facing an investigation following a complaint about his conduct, the party has said. A party spokesman refused to discuss details of the allegation but said any complaint of sexual harassment was treated extremely seriously.

"The Labour Party takes all allegations of sexual harassment extremely seriously and all complaints are investigated in line with our robust procedures," the spokesman said. "Ivan Lewis is currently under investigation following the receipt of a complaint."

Police appeal after fatal collision

Police are appealing for information after a fatal collision in Ramsbottom, Bury earlier. A 56 year old man driving towards the Holcombe Brook area when his car was in collision with a stone wall. He died of his injuries.

My thoughts are with the man's family at this very difficult time, who are being looked after by specially trained officers.

The man was driving from Ramsbottom, so people on their commute may have seen this car as it travelled towards Bury.

We're asking for anyone who saw the car, or who has dash-cam footage from around the time the collision happened, to please share it with us.

– Detective Constable Diana Dyer-Barron, Greater Manchester Police
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WATCH: Thieves target church poppy appeal

While the country was preparing to stand in silence to remember those who died in war on Remembrance Day - thieves in Oldham were planning how to steal the takings from a church's Poppy Appeal. It happened at St Thomas Leesfield church at Lees and has shocked parishioners.

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WATCH: Sheep bring city centre to a halt

When someone's so famous or clever they get made a Freeman of the Borough where they come from. And they are granted a number of ancient rights. One man who found that out today was Harold Riley, the artist from Salford who's made his name painting the changing face of his home city, among other things. And his ceremony was one people won't forget in a hurry.

Flowers laid for victim of Prescot stabbing

Flowers at the scene Credit: GTV

Well wishers have been laying flowers at the scene of a murder in Prescot.

A 29 year old man became involved in an argument with a group of people with a motorbike on Market Place in Prescot in the early hours of yesterday.

He was stabbed in the neck and died later in hospital.

Police are working to establish the identity of the group with the motorbike.

Firecrews attacked in Salford and Trafford

Damage to the fire engine in the attack in Salford Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

An investigation is underway after firefighters attending a bonfire in Salford were attacked by youths.

The incident happened at Edgehill Close, Salford after they attended reports of an out of control bonfire.

They had been to the same address a number of times previously following calls from neighbours who were concerned about the size of the fire, which was around twelve feet high.

There was no adult supervising the bonfire and as firefighters attempted to control the flames they came under attack from a large group of youths who threw what were believed to be glass bottles at the crews.

There were no injuries but the fire engine was damaged.

In a separate incident crews were also attacked on Cornbrook Park Road in Trafford by a group of approximately 20 youths who began throwing fireworks at them.

The Greater Manchester received 180 calls and attended 132 incidents between 4 pm on Saturday and 8 am on Sunday.

Tributes paid to man who died after hit and run in Liverpool

Matthew Bradley Credit: Merseyside Police

The family of a man who was killed in an alleged hit and run incident in Liverpool city centre on Friday night have paid tribute to him.

Matthew Bradley, who was 24 and originally from Glenavy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, was on a night out with friends when he was hit by a silver BMW car at 11.40.

The driver of the car sped off, leaving Matthew critically injured in the street. He died from his injuries a short time later in hospital.

Police believe they've found the car which was involved in the crash and they're carrying out forensic examinations. They're trying to trace the driver.

Matthew was hugely talented and award-winning in his chosen career of landscaping gardening - following in his dad's footsteps - and had an illustrious career ahead of him.

He was a funny, kind-hearted and generous young man who will be sorely missed by all that I knew him.

– Matthew's family
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