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Fifteen to One presenter William G Stewart dies at 84

Former Fifteen To One presenter William G Stewart has died at the age of 84, a representative has said.

Arts

Sadness as demolition of hall begins

Residents and politicians have expressed sadness after bulldozers moved in to begin demolishing a popular civic hall.

Environment
Care for babies born prematurely, with health problems or with a low birth weight, is improving overall

Premature babies facing care postcode lottery

Poorly babies face a postcode lottery on whether they receive important aspects of care, a new report suggests.

Health
The fountain fight between Eva Price, played by Catherine Tyldesley, and Maria Connor, played by Samia Longchambon

Viewers are very happy with Corrie's new extra episode

Coronation Street fans have shown their approval of the show's new double-bill Wednesdays as its debut brought an extra half hour of wedding drama to screens.

Arts
Four out of 10 admitted to running the shower for at least a minute before getting in

Most people do not worry about how much water they use

Three-quarters of people are not concerned about the amount of water they use in the home and less than a third think they could make savings, a poll suggests.
Business
Is October time to stop?

Stoptober TV ads to encourage smokers to use e-cigarettes

New TV adverts from Public Health England (PHE) will encourage people to try e-cigarettes if they are struggling to quit regular smoking.

Health
The average price of a pint rose by 6p

Average price of pint of bitter tops £3 for first time

The average price of a pint of bitter in pubs has topped £3 for the first time, a new report has revealed.

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Ian Brady

Moors murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, coroner rules

Moors Murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, a coroner has ruled.

Crime
Niall Dearnaley

Young football ace, 18, died after night out

A teenage football player found dead in his bed by his mother may have suffered a reaction to his diabetes.

News
Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

Book review: Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

In an age of digital overload, what a joy to pick up a book of verse and immerse yourself in the words, truths, language and rhythms that have struck a chord with generations of poetry lovers.
Arts
Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul for School by Barry Hutchison

Book reviews: Cool ghouls, a faint-hearted vampire and royal rabbits

Autumn is here and time to escape into a magical world of reading with a special ‘dark nights’ selection of exciting new children’s books.

Arts
Foo Fighters joining James Corden for a rock and roll sing-along of their greatest hits

Foo Fighters rock out with James Corden in Carpool Karaoke

Foo Fighters joined James Corden for a rock and roll sing-along of their greatest hits in the latest edition of the presenter's Carpool Karaoke.

Music
Officers found a gruesome-looking bloody hand

Severed hand in central reservation leads to road closure

Police who closed a major road after a motorist spotted a suspicious item have said it was a realistic-looking fake severed hand.

Transport
Aidan McAteer

Aidan McAteer handed extra time in jail for Instagram boast

Aidan McAteer has had his jail sentence increased after he posted pictures on social media from prison.

News

Shocking footage shows the moment a driver speeds through red light in Lancashire

Shocking footage of a car speeding through a red light and narrowly avoiding smashing into another has been handed to the police.

North West
Nicola Adam

Keeping A-head of the game

My journey home from work can be a bit hairy.
Opinion
A parasitic worm that can blind if left untreated

Parasitic worm poses 'significant threat' to UK dogs

A parasitic worm that can blind if left untreated has been described as a "significant threat" to dogs in the UK, after it was found in three pets that had recently returned from Europe.

Offbeat
Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in The Railway Man

You'll never guess the most common word in British film titles

Man is the most common word in British film titles, new research has revealed.

Arts
Ged Fitzgerald was suspended from his role as chief executive for Liverpool City Council.

Ged Fitzgerald suspended from council role in Liverpool

A former chief executive of Lancashire County Council has been suspended from his current role following an investigation by Lancashire Police.
Politics
Nearly 70 Wetherspoon's pubs in Scotland will take part in the same price cuts

Wetherspoon's slashes prices in Tax Equality Day protest

Wetherspoon's is slashing prices across nearly 900 pubs in the UK to protest against tax discrepancies that allow supermarkets to undercut pubs on alcohol sales.
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