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Summary

  1. Woman held after body found in Wythenshawe house
  2. A man, 69, is seriously injured after being hit by a car in Great Harwood
  3. River pollution kills fish at Preston Park
  4. Everton are drawn against Lyon, Atalanta and Apollon Limassol in the Europa League group stages

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Liverpool put in a scintillating display at Anfield to thrash a woeful Arsenal, who are lucky not to lose by a bigger margin.

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Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini both score as Manchester United overcome Leicester to maintain their lead in the Premier League.

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That's it from us for another week but we'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with more news, sport, travel and weather updates for the North West of England.

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A concert featuring rave music played by an orchestra is to take place in a former Franciscan friary.

Weather: Scattered showers clearing

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Scattered showers moving across the region, with lows of 11C.

Drier and brighter tomorrow with the odd shower. Highs of 19C.

Fairly settled over the weekend.

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Former Sale Sharks player opens up on depression battle

BBC Sport

Former Sale Sharks fly-half Dan Mugford has been talking to the BBC about his battle with depression, which culminated in a suicide attempt earlier this summer.

The 25-year-old, who is now at Plymouth Albion, joined Premiership side Sale in May 2016 but made just six top-flight appearances and was released from his contract at the end of last season.

Mugford hopes he will help other sportsmen and women by speaking out.

Dashcam footage shows 'appalling' driving

Dashcam footage has captured a 71-year-old drink-driver's "appalling driving" and subsequent crashes.

Carole Rose, of Harbury Avenue, Ainsdale admitted dangerous driving and driving a motor vehicle while above the alcohol limit.

She was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court to eight months in prison, suspended for two years, banned from driving for three years and ordered to take an extended retest.

Bridge collapse delays station reopening

A bridge collapse caused by a burst water main has delayed the reopening of a railway station that has been closed for almost two weeks.

Bolton rail station
TfGM

The majority of services have been disrupted at Bolton train station, while works for electric trains between Manchester and Preston take place.

It was due to reopen on Monday but the rupture caused a section of Moses Gate bridge to collapse on to the railway.

Network Rail said station would close for another week for safety works.

Severe disruption: A556 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A556 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between M56 J8 and M6 J19.

A556 Cheshire - A556 closed southbound between Tatton in Rostherne and Knutsford in Cheshire, because of a broken down lorry.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Latest headlines for the North West

  • Hollywood legend Will Smith is to perform with DJ Jazzy Jeff for the final night of a festival on Blackpool prom.
  • A collection of letters written by World War Two codebreaker Alan Turing are found in a storeroom at the University of Manchester
  • Everton are drawn against Lyon, Atalanta and Apollon Limassol in the group stages of the Europa League

Treatment of Rooney is a joke - Ferdinand

BBC Sport

The Former England Captain and Manchester United defender says Wayne Rooney has been underappreciated over the last few years.

Council vows to keep Clitheroe police station front office open

Lancashire Telegraph

Ribble Valley Council offers Lancashire police the chance to combine the council’s CCTV system with a police front desk system in a bid to try and keep Clitheroe Police Station's front office open.

Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, between J18 for M62 and J19 for A576.

M60 Greater Manchester - Lane closed and slow traffic on M60 clockwise between J18, M62 (Simister Island) and J19, A576 (Heaton Park Three Arrows Roundabout), because of a broken down van.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Missing A-level papers 'affected Liverpool students' grades'

Some students in Liverpool may have missed out on university places after an exam board lost A-level papers.

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The pupils have been given estimated marks as a result of the missing papers

English Literature papers for 34 pupils at St Margaret's Academy in Aigburth have gone missing.

The AQA board gave the students estimated marks but the school's head teacher said this caused uncertainty over university places for some pupils.

AQA said it is in discussions with the university admissions service to insure pupils get the places "they deserve".

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp appears put out as he learns in a news conference that Georginio Wijnaldum has had a baby boy.

Latest headlines for the North West

  • A man, 69, is in hospital with neck and back injuries after being hit by a car in Great Harwood
  • A collection of letters written by World War Two codebreaker Alan Turing have been found in a storeroom at the University of Manchester
  • Everton have been drawn against Lyon, Atalanta and Apollon Limassol in the group stages of the Europa League

Collection of Alan Turing letters found

A lost collection of Alan Turing's letters has been found in an old storeroom at the University of Manchester.

Alan Turing
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Mr Turing, who died aged 41 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, in 1954, was influential in the development of theoretical computer science.

Turing-related material is rare and there were about 150 documents discovered. They include a handwritten draft BBC radio programme about Artificial Intelligence.

The collection has now been stored at the university, where Turing worked for six years.

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Severe disruption: M60 Greater Manchester clockwise

BBC News Travel

M60 Greater Manchester clockwise severe disruption, between J15 for M61 and J16 for A666.

M60 Greater Manchester - Very slow traffic on M60 clockwise between J15, M61 (Swinton Interchange) and J16, A666 (Pendlebury), because of an earlier broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Gettin' jiggy with it! Guess who's playing Blackpool this weekend

Boom! Hollywood star Will Smith is to headline Blackpool's Livewire Festival on Sunday.

Will Smith
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The actor, rapper and songwriter will perform with DJ Jazzy Jeff for the final night of the bash - their only UK show this year.

The seaside town will also be hosting the North West Motorbike Festival.

The two-day event, which will feature everything from BMWs to Harley Davidsons, and Ducatis, gets under way at the Winter Gardens tomorrow and will be officially opened by Blackburn's four-time World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty.

Weather: Turning drier

Becoming drier and brighter into the afternoon to leave a mainly bright and warm day with some sunny spells. The odd shower is possible.

A rather cloudy night will follow with the cloud thickening at times to produce some patchy rain and drizzle.

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Greater Manchester Police shows support for Pride festival

A rainbow flag has been raised to show support for the annual Pride festival which is being held this weekend.

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Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, at J17 for A534 Sandbach.

M6 Cheshire - Queuing traffic on M6 southbound at J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 1 hour 10 minutes. Congestion to J19, A556 (Knutsford).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Medical emergency delays ferry crossing

A passenger has been taken ill on board a ferry after it departed, causing delays.

The Ben-my-Chree
Manx Scenes

The medical emergency was reported after the Isle of Man Steam Packet's Ben-my-Chree service to Heysham departed at 08:14.

It returned to Douglas and the passenger, whose condition is not thought to be critical, was taken to hospital by ambulance.

The ferry returned at 09:00 and departed for Heysham later.

Cycling's Laura Kenny has baby boy

Four-time Olympic cycling champion Laura Kenny has given birth to her first child.

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny with medals
PA/David Davies

She announced the arrival of Albert Louie Kenny on Instagram, with a photo of her alongside husband Jason Kenny - a six-time Olympic gold medallist.

She said he was born late on Wednesday, a week over his due date.

"Welcome to the world little Albert Louie Kenny. 23/08/17 8lb 12.5oz 22.44. You kept us waiting a week but it was all worth it," she wrote.

Latest headlines for the North West

  • A woman is arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a man was found at a house in Wythenshawe
  • A 69-year-old man is seriously injured after being hit by a car in Great Harwood
  • A collection of letters written by World War Two codebreaker Alan Turing are found at the University of Manchester

Man seriously injured in Great Harwood crash

A 69-year-old pedestrian has been seriously injured after being hit by a car in Great Harwood.

Blackburn Road in Gt Harwood
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The man, who is in hospital with neck and back injuries, was walking along Blackburn Road at about 21:00 on 17 August when he was hit by a Seat Ibiza.

The vehicle then hit a garden wall before crashing into a parked car.

The driver of the Seat, a 20-year-old man from Rishton, was also taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital with suspected minor injuries.

Police are urging witnesses to come forward.

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, between J18 for A54 Middlewich and J17 for A534 Sandbach.

M6 Cheshire - Slow traffic and two lanes blocked on M6 southbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of an accident involving a lorry and a car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Latest headlines for the North West

Headline acts to perform at Creamfields music festival

About 70,000 people are expected to attend the four-day Creamfields dance music festival, which got under way yesterday.

Creamfields
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It is the 20th anniversary of the festival, which takes place in Daresbury, Cheshire.

Headline acts including Dutch DJ and record producer Armin van Buuren and Californian-based Eric Prydz.

Severe disruption: A584 Lancashire both ways

BBC News Travel

A584 Lancashire both ways severe disruption, between A583 Talbot Road Talbot Square and Chapel Street.

A584 Lancashire - A584 Promenade in Blackpool closed in both directions between Talbot Square and Central Pier, because of The LiveWire Festival. Between 13:00 and 23:00 from 13:00 on the 25th to 23:00 on 27th August

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Dozens of fish killed in polluted river

Dozens of fish were killed when up to six miles of river in a country park became polluted, the Environment Agency said.

Brown trout and course fish died in the River Lostock at Cuerden Valley Park between Chorley and Bamber Bridge.

The agency said it had identified the source of the contamination and was "progressing with legal action".

People are being advised to keep dogs and children out of the water.

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Jamie Strickland

BBC Sport

Gylfi Sigurdsson marks his first Everton start with a 50-yard strike as Ronald Koeman's side reach the Europa League group stage.

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Woman arrested in murder probe after man's body found

A 46-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found.

Maismore Road
Google

The man's body was found at a property in Maismore Road. Wythenshawe. about 13:15 yesterday.

Police said formal identification are due to take place and they are asking anyone with any information to contact them.

The woman was arrested after being taken to hospital for treatment.

Severe disruption: M65 Lancashire both ways

BBC News Travel

M65 Lancashire both ways severe disruption, at J5 for A6077 Haslingden Road.

M65 Lancashire - Stationary traffic on M65 in both directions at J5, A6077 (Guide), because of all traffic being temporarily held and a police incident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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Weather: Becoming brighter after cloudy start

BBC Weather

It will be a cloudy morning with drizzly showers - especially over higher ground. It will become drier later and a little brighter later. Highs of 19C.

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