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When will our train services be reinstated?

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September.
Environment
Sanjeev Bhaskar as DI Sunny Khan and Nicola Walker as DCI Cassie Stuart in the new series of ITV's cop drama Unforgotten

Why Unforgotten is the police procedural with a warm heart

It’s been boiling hot hasn’t it? Muggy, close, even tropical on some days. So what do we do? We stay in and watch TV, that’s what. Especially as Unforgotten (ITV, Sundays, 9pm) is back on our screens.

Arts
Wigan And Leigh Magistrates' Court

Leigh's week in court

A round-up of people who have appeared before Wigan and Leigh magistrates.
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Wigan and Leigh courthouse, where the original hearing took place

Man fails in bid to have horse cruelty fine quashed

An equine enthusiast has failed to overturn a conviction for allowing three ponies to go lame at a Wigan farm.

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Neil Cossar, author of Brce Springsteen: The Day I Was There, with a furry friend

A new book reveals the tall tales of the Boss and the Bruce Springsteen fans

Musician turned DJ, web pioneer and publisher Neil Cossar is celebrating the release of the latest The Day I Was There book, this time featuring Bruce Springsteen. MALCOLM WYATT found out more

Music
SirTom Jones

Sir Tom Jones in hospital for bacterial infection

Sir Tom Jones is being treated in hospital for a bacterial infection, and has pulled out of a concert on Thursday evening at Chester Racecourse.
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Scores of dogs are arriving who need emergency treatment

Help us to help these dogs

A local animal charity has issued a desperate appeal for help as it struggles to cope with the huge demand to look after animals whose owners have been taken into care.
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Special investigation: Hidden epidemic of military suicides

Andrea Tierney, whose ex-army partner Simon McGovern took his own life, tells Aasma Day why she believes suicide among veterans is a huge and hidden issue
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Westleigh High School

School building evacuated due to chemical incident

Staff and pupils were evacuated from a school's science block after a chemical incident.

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Queues on the M6

M6 closed after multi-vehicle collision

A stretch of the M6 motorway has reopened after a multi-vehicle collision forced it to close.
North West
Hosepipe bans are due to come into force

Water bosses defend action on leaks as hosepipe ban looms

Water bosses have defended their efforts to tackle leaks ahead of a hosepipe ban.
Environment
It is a criminal offence to offer or allow a person under the age of 18 to use a sunbed

Council issues under-age alert for tan salons

Tanning salon bosses are being warned not to fall foul of under-age laws as they launch a summer crackdown.

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Book review: Boredom-busting books for the long summer holidays

Book review: Boredom-busting books for the long summer holidays

Come rain or shine, there is a book to keep youngsters busy this summer…

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New BBC TV show shines the spotlight on the Lake District, one of the jewels of the north west

A new TV series aims to introduce one of the north west's most popular beauty spots to a new generation.

Arts
William the guinea pig who was found abandoned in a box

Guinea pig cruelty increases

The RSPCA is urging families to think before they buy a guinea pig after a huge increase in neglect and cruelty cases involving the furry animals.
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Book review: In The Dark by Cara Hunter

Book review: In The Dark by Cara Hunter

Oxford has – rather appropriately – developed a pleasing habit of spawning cerebral crime thrillers.

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Book review: The House We Called Home by Jenny Oliver

Book review: The House We Called Home by Jenny Oliver

The Whitehorns’ family home is that perfect Cornish dream… a solid, stone house perched on a cliff top, white jasmine dancing over the windows, and looking out over a glittering blue sea.

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Book review: Nucleus by Pam Norfolk

Book review: Nucleus by Rory Clements

It’s 1939 and maverick professor Tom Wilde is in a race against time to save the world from a deadly threat.
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Book review: The Imperial Tea Party: Family, politics and betrayal: the ill-fated British and Russian royal alliance by Frances Welch

Book review: The Imperial Tea Party: Family, politics and betrayal: the ill-fated British and Russian royal alliance by Frances Welch

It should have been a joyful occasion but the ‘dreich and misty’ driving rain that greeted the arrival of the newly crowned Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra at Balmoral in September of 1896 was just an augur of things to come.

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Book review: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

Book review: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

What are your favourite rom-com ingredients?
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