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An Oldham family has described its horror
at witnessing a hit and run crash where a 12-year-old girl died.
Her 11-year-old cousin who was holding her hand at the time
Police say they want to speak to the driver of a black Volkswagen.
Two cousins, Helina Kotlarova and Zaneta Krokova, both victims
of a hit and run crash on New Year's Eve.
Today, a distraught and devastated family gathered close
to where 12-year-old Helina was killed and 11-year-old Zaneta
Sylva Kotlarova describes a frantic effort the family made to help.
She was on the floor, she had blood all over her face
I thought she was going to breathe or something but she couldn't
This face was all bleeding and there was nothing to do.
The cousins had popped out to the shops to get
They were part of a larger group of family and friends
who were crossing this busy road coming out of Oldham town centre.
The rest of the group had made it to the other side.
They went to the shop and when they came back,
They were holding their hands together.
Police say the driver of a black VW Golf didn't stop.
It is shocked news because it is the New Year.
Trying to keep my mum and dad strong.
It is hard to believe that she is gone because she was too young.
Their father told the BBC he was too upset to speak publicly
"The whole family," he said, "is comforting each other."
A at Stepping Hill hospital in Stockport has been described
by a spokesperson as, "almost intolerable"
because of the number of patients who turned up yesterday.
Staff say they have been overwhelmed, and have once again
asked people only to turn up if their condition is
Hundreds of people have been protesting against plans to erect
ninety electricity pylons just outside the Lake District.
Campaigners marched through Duddon Valley this morning
from where the 50 foot high pylons will be seen
The National Grid says it HAS already revised its designs,
so that fewer pylons would be visible.
It was invented in Liverpool, uses electric powered wheelchairs,
and is thriving across Merseyside, where organisers are hoping it
Power hockey is a game of speed and skill.
A sport most definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Marcus Harrison is one of the top performers.
His muscular dystrophy doesn't stop him powering past opponents.
I started playing hockey when I was six.
That was the first sport I started playing and before that I didn't
Never thought Marcus would be able to play sport.
He heard about the hockey and came along and that was it.
Competitors play with electric chairs which means it
Each one can cost several thousand pounds.
Power hockey has spread to 22 schools around Merseyside
but the next challenge is to expand it around the country and ultimately
It is vitally important for total integration,
especially for people who are power wheelchair users.
To roll it out nationally will take a lot more resources and a lot
They invented power hockey hair at Greenbank Sports Academy.
Now their goal is to spread its message far and wide.
In rugby union's Aviva Premiership, not a great start to the New Year
for struggling Sale Sharks who suffered a narrow
23-24 defeat to Bristol - meaning they haven't won in eight
Lets hope it is better news on the weather. Here is Alex.
We had a mixed bag today. We started on a rainy note that the rain
started to push southwards and we had some brighter weather this
afternoon thanks to our weather watchers for sending in the
pictures. We are expecting more settled conditions on the way
tomorrow. Looking at night, we have some showers around and some of
those may be wintry over higher ground. A cold night tonight.
Temperatures down to minus two Celsius. We are expecting a
widespread frost. Tomorrow, we have a frosty start tomorrow and there
will be some decent sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud throughout
the day. Do wrap up warm if you are out and about. Highs of five
Celsius. I will leave you with the Outlook. Bright weather to come.
We will be back with you just before 11pm.
Have a good evening and a very happy New Year.
Good evening. Well, to Bake Off 2017, the weather has been fairly
mixed, wet and cloudy in the South, colder but clearer further north.
This was taken in County Down earlier in the day, plenty of
sunshine there, but with clear skies by day, a cold nights tonight. That
will fill the south across