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Police warning after 47 accidents on motorway network

Lancashire's motorists have been urged to slow down after bad weather causes a spate of accidents on the motorway network.

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Samuel Ainscough

Teenager jailed for sexually abusing three children

A youth who sexually abused three young children has been described as a “predatory” sex offender as he was put behind bars for nine years.

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All flights were suspended at Manchester airport this morning due to heavy snow.

Flights suspended at Manchester Airport due to snow

All flights were suspended at Manchester airport this morning due to heavy snow.

Danny Fox was killed during a night out with pals in St Helens town centre

Defendant in Danny Fox murder trial ‘ran towards’ victim

An off-duty bouncer who was fatally stabbed on a night out had followed his attacker after he threatened to punch a woman, a court has heard.

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Residents in Lancashire have been warned to expect difficult driving conditions on untreated roads and slippery conditions on pavements.

ICE WARNING: Met office issue yellow warning for Lancashire

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for Lancashire as temperatures are set to plummet overnight.
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Two lanes have been closed following the accident

Delays on southbound M6 after 3-vehicle crash

Fire services rescued a woman who was trapped in her car on the M6 following a three-vehicle smash.
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The regions power network operator has restored supplies to around 7,500 properties following the storm, which brought winds of 70 to 80mph to the North West.

Storm Doris leaves 7.5k properties without power

More than 7,500 properties in the northwest were left without power in the wake of Storm Doris, say Electricity North West.

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Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28, fled from outside Aintree University Hospital

MANHUNT: Murderer escapes prison officers during hospital visit

A murderer who was serving a minimum of 30 years in prison is on the run after two armed men helped him escape during an escorted hospital visit.
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Convicted rapist Eric Marsden

Former North West factory worker jailed for child rape and indecent assault

A former factory worker has been jailed for 15 years after being convicted of vile historic rape and sex offences.

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Crash on the M6 northbound causing delays

Crash on M6 causing delays

A busy section of the M6 is seeing long delays after a crash earlier today.

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A West Midlands Police officer illustrates the safe clearance for drivers overtaking cyclists

Police in Manchester go undercover to protect cyclists

Police in Greater Manchester have launched a new scheme to protect cyclists from drivers who overtake dangerously.
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Young Latics starlet scores incredible rabona goal

A young Wigan Athletic star has become a viral sensation after scoring a sensational rabona goal in an U15s match.

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Tributes pour in after tragic train death

Tributes pour in after tragic train death

Tributes have poured in to the young Wigan mum who died at Wigan North Western Station.

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Wigan North Western station

Wigan North Western Station evacuated after woman is killed by a train

A woman has been killed after being struck by a train at Wigan North Western Station.

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Listening for leaks ...

Victorian device still spotting leaks

A crack team of leak detectives has tracked down and plugged more than 18,000 hidden pipe leaks in the North West over the past 12 months - thanks to a device that has been used since the Victorian era.

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‘Come and feel me muscles, Ak’: “Purple Aki” taunted in park

Incredible footage has emerged claiming to be of the infamous urban bogeyman “Purple Aki” being taunted by a cruel internet prankster.

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Tragic dad fell to death from flat window

Tragic dad fell to death from flat window

Heartbroken relatives fought back tears as they heard in an inquest the final tragic moments of a Burnley dad who fell to his death from a first floor window.

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A man being breathalysed. Picture posed by a model

Job candidate turns up intoxicated to an interview for police job – gets arrested and loses licence

An employment hopeful attended an interview for a support staff role within Greater Manchester Police well over the legal drink drive limit, only to be promptly arrested before being disqualified from driving.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Crook dropped TV on paedophile's head

An attacker who rang 999 and told police he had “dropped a television on a paedophile’s head,” is facing a jail term for what a judge said could be classed as hate crime.
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Terminally ill Julie Bennet, 50, and husband Mike, 57, pictured together days before they both died.

Appeal for children whose parents died of cancer in same week passes £200,000

A fundraiser for three children who shared a heartbreaking photo of their parents holding hands on their deathbeds has topped £200,000.

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