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Joseph McCann is facing life behind bars for an horrific series of sex attacks on women and children, including raping a 17-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother in Lancashire, and a 71-year-old woman in Greater Manchester. Listen to the trail of trauma he left across the NW:

Macclesfield Town is facing disciplinary action after @EFL  was forced to cancel tomorrow's match against Crewe. Town's players refused to play because they haven't been paid. @EFL  says the club's guilty of misconduct and will be referred to an Independent Disciplinary Commission.

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Six-year-old Poppy loves putting a smile on people's faces ☀️😇 She spends her spare time helping out at this nursing home on the Isle of Man 🏡 So we surprised her with a BBC North West Tonight Christmas Star 🌟

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting in a pub on Merseyside

Is there one topic you would like politicians to focus on come December 12th? 🗳️ Samantha is from Stalybridge and is worried about the future of the NHS 🏥 She's one of a number of voters we've spoken to in marginal constituencies asking what matters most to them 🗣️

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If you see a homeless person trying to sleep rough in tonight's freezing temperatures, you're urged to ring these emergency numbers: In Manchester 0161 2345339, in Liverpool 0300 1232041. Outreach teams say it could save someone's life.

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Clapping has been banned at University of Manchester Students’ Union events to avoid triggering anxiety and improve accessibility. Students are instead encouraged to use "jazz hands" to express their support.

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19 dead, 50 injured in #ManchesterArena  explosion. Being treated as a terror incident.

Poor old Trevor the sausage dog ‘blew up like a balloon’ when an injury to his windpipe caused his body to fill with air. Luckily he's all better now.

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Detectives want to trace 2 males after a black Ford Fiesta car hit & killed 4 yr old Violet Grace Youens on Prescot Rd on Fri in St Helens.

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence has died aged 77. This is the moment one of our reporters unwittingly met him in 2015 talking about one of the most memorable games of his career.

Ever heard a parrot sing the Mo Salah song? 🦜🎵⚽

Watch in full: This is why we ❤️ the #NorthWest . It's great 'Up 'ere' A special new poem commissioned by from . #Upere 

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