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More severe weather is on its way as thirteen storms predicted

After Brian smashed into the north west last week forecasters are predicting further severe weather with as many as 13 named storms expected to hit the UK this autumn/winter.
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Flooding and traffic disruption forecast as Storm Brian set to hit this weekend

A yellow weather warning has been issued as as Storm Brian is set to batter parts of the North West this Saturday, says the Met Office.
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Why is the sun and sky such a weird colour?

While the region braces itself for the possible arrival of Storm Ophelia, here in the North West we have been experiencing a hurricane sun.
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Weather warning image from the Met Office

LIVE: All the latest as Storm Ophelia set to hit the region

We'll be bringing you all the latest as ex-Hurricane Ophelia passes through the North West today.
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Ian Brady

Judge orders 'no music or ceremony' in disposal of Moors murderer Ian Brady's body

Moors Murderer Ian Brady's body must be disposed of with "no music and no ceremony", a judge at the High Court has ruled.

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Residents should brace themselves for thedeluge which is due to set in by the end of Tuesday, October 10

Yellow weather warning for rain issued

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued in the North West by experts at the Met Office.
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Following a wet and windy start to the week, Tuesday brought a respite for most of the country but forecasters said it would be a short-lived break.

More bad weather set to hit the North West

A new band of wind and rain is set to bring more stormy conditions to the north of the UK.

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Connor Stewart admitted the manslaughter of Michael Rhodes.

One punch killer teenager is jailed for manslaughter

A teenager who admitted killing a Blackpool man with a single punch has been locked up.

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Thousands of commuters across the region will be affected by strike action today as RMT union members stage their latest walk-out.

Travellers hit by strikes across the north west

Thousands of commuters across the region will be affected by strike action today as RMT union members stage their latest walk-out in the row over driver only operated trains.

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Pervert spied on girls and women in toilets

A pervert has been jailed for 24 weeks after admitting to watching women and girls on the toilet in busy locations.

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A council worker was attacked in the West End.

Toddler dropped into river in apparent murder-suicide attempt

Police have launched an investigation after a man dropped a three-year-old girl from a bridge into a river in an apparent attempted murder suicide.

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The Met Office is predicting that the bad weather will hit the county late on Saturday evening and will last through to the evening of Monday October 2.

Yellow weather warning for rain across the North West

A yellow weather warning for "heavy and persistent" rain has been issued for the North West.

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A pet-friendly oxygen masks in use

Merseyside fire engines are now carrying Oxygen masks for pets

Oxygen masks designed to fit household pets and livestock will be carried by fire engines on Merseyside to help animals suffering from smoke inhalation after a blaze.

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Four rescued from England's highest mountain after taking cannabis

Four people had to be rescued from England's highest mountain after taking cannabis, police said.

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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.

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Theo Brown came into the world on September 6 weighing nearly twice the average of a newborn.PIC: SWNS

WHAT A WHOPPER - A mother gave birth to an eye watering 12lb baby

A Lancashire mum has described her eye watering experience giving birth to a whopping 12lb baby boy.
Health

Lancashire-based footwear company accused of making 'swastika soles'

A furious pensioner has spoken of his shock after claiming his brand new slippers had "swastikas all over the soles".
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The RMT announced  two more days of strike action are set to go ahead

Train strikes announced for October

Commuters using Northern Rail services have been warned to brace themselves for further strike action which has been scheduled to take place in October.
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Dozens of concerned residents called 999 after spotting the flames and huge plumes of smoke at Chantry Place, Harrow.

Major disruption for London bound travellers after fire at timber yard

Major disruption is expected for train passengers hoping to travel to London today following a major blaze at a London timber yard.
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Here are the locations to avoid in the North West

Roads alert as storm Aileen heads towards North West

Highways England are urging drivers to take extra care on motorways and major A roads overnight and tomorrow morning during Storm Aileen.
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