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usual time of 6:40 this evening Stay with us on BBC One, it's time


for the A nurse from Stepping Hill Hospital


in Stockport this morning appeared before Manchester City Magistrates'


Court to face numerous charges including three counts of mtrder.


48`year`old Victorino Chua `ppeared before magistrates in Manchdster


earlier today, charged with the murder of three people. He was


arrested at his home in Stockport yesterday morning. He also faces 22


counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent,


seven charges of attempting to administer poison, and one of


causing poison to be administered with intent. All the alleged


offences span a six`month pdriod between June 2011 and January 2 12


when patients at Stepping Hhll were poisoned. He was remanded in custody


to appear at Manchester Crown Court on Tuesday.


Assistant Chief Constable Steve Hayward told us: our thoughts


continue to be with those pdople who were deliberately poisoned, and


their families. Managers here say staff had shown great


professionalism throughout the investigation. The hospital says it


has worked closely with the police and will continue to providd any


support necessary. A man who killed his mother and


sister with an axe just two days after being sent home from ` mental


health unit was yesterday sdntenced to life imprisonment. Two pdople


arrested in connection with the death of a 13`month`old babx boy in


Preston last Saturday have been released on bail pending further


enquiries. Emergency servicds were called to reports that the child was


not breathing, at an address on Church Street. He died later in


hospital. The man and woman both aged 25 were arrested on suspicion


of murder on Thursday. Two people arrested in conndction


with the death of a 13`month`old baby boy in Preston last Saturday


have been released on bail pending further enquiries.


Sport and in rugby league l`st night, St Helens moved two points


clear at the top of the Supdrleague, continuing their 100% start to the


season with a dramatic win over third placed Leeds. Wigan W`rriors


were also victorious full`back Matty Bowen scored a late


65 metre try as Wigan fought back to beat resurgent Catalan Dragons.


Salford Red Devils lost out to Hull FC.


In union, four penalties from Danny Cipriani helped them to victory last


night. Football, Manchester United kicked


off against Aston Villa a fdw moments ago. Manchester Citx go into


their crucial Premier Leagud title match against Arsenal at thd


Emirates later. But when manager Manuel Pellegrini was asked by


journalists if he could smell success, he saw the funny shde of


the question. I think we are not smelling `` we


are not thinking of selling anything! We are just trying to win


every match we had to play. The weather is next.


The clocks go forward tonight and it seems the weather is celebr`ting


British summer Time already. Plenty of hazy sunshine around as we go


through the afternoon. Tempdratures not doing too badly at all. Highs of


16 or 17 degrees. Little ch`nges going into tonight. Possiblx one to


patches of mist first thing in the morning. Temperatures not dropping


too far with those of eight degrees. Tomorrow we will do it all over


again. Good afternoon. The clocks go


forward by one hour tonight, British Summer Time begins. Hard to believe


that this was the scene exactly one year ago in North Wales when we were


in the grip of one of the coldest springs for many a decade. A


different story this weekend, of course, with warm


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