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Calling all Elsa's and Spidermen: Audition dates announced for Disneyland Paris

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a Disney princess or a real life Marvel superhero? Here's your chance.
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Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

A major frozen food producer is recalling packets of fish cakes over fears they could contain pieces of metal and plastic.
Health
Drivers are suffering long delays

Delays on M6 after gritter breaks down

Drivers using the M6 this morning have been warned to allow extra time for their journeys after a gritter broke down.
Transport
Emergency services were called out to reports of a collision involving ablue and white Austin Mini Sky Rose and a white BMW, yesterday.

Man killed and two others injured after horror crash in Leigh

A man has died and two others are seriously injured following a collision in Leigh, say police.

Transport
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after she was found wandering on the M6 in her pyjamas

Woman arrested for 'drink driving' after being found on M6 in pjs

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after she was found wandering on the M6 in her pyjamas, say police.

North West
A ladies thong found blocking one of the sewers inMerseyside. It caused so much damage that the sewer actually collapsed.

Strangest things found in north west drains over the festive period

A car door, pair of glasses, false teeth and even a dead animal all caused blockages in the North West’s sewer and drains networks.
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Harry Potter fans are looking forward to the Wizard Academy

Where can I catch the Harry Potter themed train when it comes to the North West? - Everything you need to know

Calling all Harry Potter fans - East Lancashire's Wizard Academy is now taking bookings for 2018.

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Delays after crash on northbound M6

All lanes remain held on a section of the M6 motorway following a "serious" crash, say police.
Transport
Anyone who wants to send letters and parcels by second class needs to get to the Post Office byWednesday December, 20 to ensure delivery in time for Christmas day.

When is the last posting day for Christmas 2017?

If you're still waiting to put those Christmas cards in the post you'd better be quick.

Offbeat
A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued across the North West.

YELLOW WARNING: Ice predicted across the North West

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued across the North West as temperatures have been predicted to plunge to -5.6°C.
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Problems with ice are also being reported on the M65 between junctions 5 and 6.

Ice warning for Lancashire drivers

Drivers in Lancashire are being warned to lower their speed after icy conditions were reported across the region.

Transport
Demi Pearson, 14, her eight-year-old brother Brandon and seven-year-old sister Lacie died in the blaze in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on Monday.

Two charged with murder over house fire that killed three children

Two people have been charged with murder after a house fire left three children dead.

Crime
The bad weather is expected to last from 4pm on Tuesday and lasts until around 11am on Wednesday, December 13.

YELLOW WARNING: North west set to be blasted by ice

Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning as parts of the north west are set to be coated in ice.
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The company said a possible source of the outbreak has been identified in a tower used to dry out the milk at a production site.

Global recall of Lactalis baby milk over Salmonella fears

French baby-milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.
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With heavy snow forecast to fall across Lancashire on Sunday a lot of people may struggle to get into work on Monday morning.

What are your rights if you can't get into work due to snow?

With heavy snow forecast to fall across Lancashire on Sunday a lot of people may struggle to get into work on Monday morning. But what exactly are your rights if you can't make it into work?

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Other areas in Britain were blanketed in snow as forecasters warned up to 20cm (8in) could fall across parts of the UK.

Driving conditions warning across Lancashire

Parts of Lancashire woke up to a dusting of snow after a Met Office warning for snow and ice came into effect today.
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Handout CCTV still dated 22/05/17 issued by Greater Manchester Police of Salman Abedi on the night he carried out the Manchester Arena terror attack

Manchester Arena bombing could have been stopped had 'cards had fallen differently'

The Manchester Arena bombing could have been prevented "had the cards fallen differently", an official assessment has found.
Crime
The bomb squad were called to an incident in Railway Road Leigh PIC: Ian Gardner LIG Studio

Bomb squad called to 'suspicious package'

The bomb squad was called to an incident early this morning, say police.
Crime
Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientist

Commuting by bike or public transport could make you deaf, scientists warn

Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientists.

Transport
Forecasters are predicting that the region will be hit by an icy blast overnight on Thursday, November 23 with the warning remaining in place until 10am on Friday 24.

WEATHER ALERT: North West set to be blasted by ice

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued for the North West, says the Met Office.
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