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Scheme urges Greater Manchester residents to switch to renewable electricity

Households in Greater Manchester are being encouraged to save money by switching to renewable electricity in a "pioneering" green scheme.

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Police appeal for witnesses as Kyron, 15, fights for life after stabbing

A 15-year-old boy fighting for his life in hospital after a "horrific" knife attack has been named by police.

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Arriva bus workers to stage 24-hour strikes over pay

Bus workers are staging the first in a series of 24-hour strikes in a dispute over pay.

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'Rapid' rise in self-harm among girls aged 13 to 16, study finds

There has been a "rapid" rise in teenage girls self-harming in recent years, experts have found.

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Sellafield firefighters to stage fresh strike over pay and conditions

Firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site will stage a fresh strike on Thursday in a dispute over pay and conditions.

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'Rapid' rise in self-harm among girls aged 13 to 16, study finds

There has been a "rapid" rise in teenage girls self-harming in recent years, experts have found.

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Family call for woman's life-prolonging treatment to be withdrawn

A brain-damaged woman whose daughters want her life-prolonging treatment to be withdrawn would be "mortified" to find herself "lying helpless" in a hospital bed, a court has heard.

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Murder accused 'wanted to die so he could not hurt anybody else'

A man accused of murdering his girlfriend's two-year-old son said he wanted to commit suicide so he "could not hurt anybody else", a court has heard.

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Diabetic boy with insulin skin allergy gets UK-first device to bypass condition

A diabetic boy with a skin allergy to insulin has become the first child in Britain to be fitted with a device which helps deliver the drug by bypassing the skin.

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Arriva bus workers to stage 24-hour strikes over pay

Bus workers are to stage a series of 24-hour strikes in a dispute over pay.

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Police appeal for witnesses as Kyron, 15, fights for life after stabbing

A 15-year-old boy fighting for his life in hospital after a "horrific" knife attack has been named by police.

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Salford man denies encouraging Islamic State-inspired terrorism on social media

A man has appeared in court accused of inciting Islamic State-inspired violence on the streets of Britain using a Google Plus account.

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London and Manchester attacks fuelled biggest annual rise in hate crime

The Brexit vote and terror attacks in London and Manchester fuelled the largest annual rise in hate crime since records began, according to new figures.

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Wife 'held dying husband's hand after he was run over by car thieves'

A sobbing widow told a court she clutched her husband's hand telling him she loved him as he lay dying after being run over by car thieves.

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Woman fighting to take mother off hospital treatment tells judge she 'has gone'

A woman who is fighting for the withdrawal of life-prolonging treatment for her brain-damaged mother has tearfully told a judge: "My mum has gone."

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Man charged with terrorism offences

A 48-year-old man has been charged with terrorism offences following an investigation in Greater Manchester.

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Tony the Tawny owl-right now after Storm Ophelia branch line rescue

An owl has been rescued by railway workers after becoming trapped under a tree during Storm Ophelia.

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Man told children prospect of 'life with him down south' was better, court hears

A man embroiled in a child custody fight with his estranged wife suggested that life "down south" would be better than living in Lancashire, a family court judge heard.

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Crews on foreign ships in UK waters endure 'atrocious' conditions, says union

Seafarers on foreign-flagged ships in British waters are working under "atrocious" conditions, often without pay, it has been claimed.

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Former bishop 'would have faced child abuse claims quiz'

A former bishop would have been questioned over a string of allegations of historical child sexual abuse, police said.

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