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A second girl has died after an apparent hit
11-year-old Zaneta Krokova was hit by a car on Ashton Road
on New Year's Eve and died this morning.
Her 12-year-old cousin Helina Kotlarova died at the scene.
Four men aged between 18 and 59 are being questioned
on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
In an appeal for information, police have released images
One of the girls' former teachers says their friends are in shock.
A lot of the pupils from our school witnessed the incident as well.
It has deeply affected the pupils and
it is giving them that support through this difficult time.
A soldier from the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
The Battalion is based at Weeton Barracks near Blackpool.
The Ministry of Defence has said it happened in Taji in Iraq.
The soldier's next of kin have been informed
and an investigation is underway but the MoD says
it was not the result of enemy activity.
Protests have taken place against controversial plans to build
more than 220,000 homes across Greater Manchester
In Bury, hundreds of people took part in a march through the town.
Most of the houses in the plan will be on brownfield sites -
but some parts of the green belt are also under threat.
A consultation on the plans ends in two weeks.
The people of Bury don't feel like they're getting advice.
The council just seems to be pushing the spatial
We are still bumping into people on the streets who don't
It's supposed to be a consultation period.
This is what the walk was about today, to raise awareness.
As leader of Bury Council I have said that one of my
priorities is to get more affordable housing built and prioritise
Unfortunately, there is not enough brownfield
land available in Bury to
deliver the housing targets we've been sent, which is 12,700 by 2035.
It means that elements of the green belt may have to be released.
Police believe two of the three people found dead at the foot
of cliffs near Dover yesterday were a brother and
They were discovered after police found the body of another man -
who's thought to be in his 40s and from Greater Manchester.
Police say the cases are not linked and the deaths are not suspicious.
From tomorrow, rail commuters in Merseyside face major delays.
Engineering work means there'll be no rail services
across the Mersey for six weeks, with further disruption
Traffic through the Mersey road tunnels will also be affected.
Here's our Merseyside Reporter, Andy Gill.
Merseyrail passengers face six months of delays from January
3rd, starting with the full closure of the Wirral to Liverpool
Will I have to get the ferry at eight o'clock in
I don't know what I'm going to have to do.
It's going to be a nuisance but, no, not worried.
A 40-year-old track bed under the loop line below Liverpool
and in the Mersey rail tunnel needs replacing.
No major intervention works have taken place
It is about time to replace the track and bring it
forward into the 21st-century and make it a safer and more reliable
The trains will be replaced by extra bus
services, which will use the Mersey road tunnels.
Rail travellers are being urged not to use their cars.
We reckon that if the congestion levels are as we predict
they will be through the two highway tunnels, it will put about 20
minutes onto a journey on average that a rail passenger
There is no doubt that the local economy will be
Businesses have been encouraged for weeks now
to think about how they can help their staff get to and from work
The Green Party's candidate for next May's mayoral elections
for Greater Manchester has died suddenly of a heart attack.
Deyika Nzeribe from Hulme was in his 50s and had been
His campaign manager Astrid Johnson said party members have lost a great
Burnley have re-signed Joey Barton for the remainder
of the season despite the threat of a Football Association ban.
He left Scottish Premiership side Rangers in November.
In the same month, he was given a one-match ban for breaking
Scottish FA rules on gambling and has since been charged
Today was dry, bright, and cold for most of us.
You look up you can see the crescent moon and Venus looks spectacular.
Temperatures are hovering around the zero mark
Through the night there will be some subtle changes.
This cloud cover will support some spots of rain.
As it bumps into the cold air, ice could be a problem,
particularly but not exclusively in the more southern
Tomorrow, a much more cloudy chart in towns and
Tomorrow, a much more cloudy picture. The ice could be a problem
on untreated surfaces for a while tomorrow morning. The sun will try
and get out but I don't think it will be too successful. Spots of
drizzling rain could turn up. The breeze is quite keen. Temperatures
around six or seven Celsius. We are back in the cool air again.
Wednesday and Thursday will be fairly chilly. That is all from us
tonight. Steve Saul will be here with
the breakfast bulletins tomorrow. Good evening. It's been a dry and
bright day across most parts of the country today. Despite the chilly
feel to the weather, there has been some sunshine. Clear skies as the
sun set in east Essex. With those clear skies around, temperatures are
plummeting, particularly across southern parts. Here we see the