Another week means another top three articles of the week! Take a look at the three stories you interacted with the most.
BBC North West Presenter Passes Away After Short Battle with Illness
BBC North West presenter Dianne Oxberry passed away at 51-years-old due to illness.
Dianne took the nation’s attention when she worked on Radio 1 alongside stars Simon Mayo and Steve Wright in the 1990s. She worked across the country before finding her way home in Manchester working for BBC’s North West initially as a weather presenter.
Preston Businessman Sentenced for Battering Partner
John Cowell, a Preston businessman known for furniture trading, was given a 15-month sentence along with an 18-month suspended sentence following a guilty plea to causing bodily harm. Overseeing the case, Judge Simon Medland QC told Cowell that he terrified his partner and children with his physical violence. Judge Medland imposed an 18-day rehabilitation requirement, a restraining order, and £2,000 compensation.
Missing 89-Year-Old Found Within Hours of Social Media Appeal
Preston Police find a missing pensioner within hours of launching an appeal on social media to find the 89-year-old. Francis Olson was declared missing from his home in Ashbourne Crescent, Ingol. Since that appeal, police have stated that Francis has been found, thanks directly to the widespread sharing of the social media appeal.