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Everything you need to know about Blackpool's late night Christmas shopping and cheaper parking

It's nearly Christmas but don't panic, we've got all the details of Blackpool's late night shopping and free or reduced parking days here.

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Norovirus has led to the closure of 45 wards in northwest England

Norovirus closes 45 hospital wards in the north-west

Last season, outbreaks of Norovirus led to the closure of 45 hospital wards across northwest England a report has revealed.
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Joe Smalley with DCC Ian Pilling

Man awarded for stopping terrifying attack on young woman

A member of the public has been praised by the Chief Constable for rescuing a young woman who was being horrifically attacked.

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Eric Caddick

Man jailed for life for murdering flatmate in savage attack

A Wigan man has been jailed for life today after he was convicted of murdering a flatmate in a drink and drugs-fuelled attack.

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A biker has died following a crash in Lostock Hall.

Morning news digest - Biker dies after crash, bin collections move to 3-week rota and giraffes in danger of extinction

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the country with our morning roundup.
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Fire crews from across Lancashire have been helping to bring the blaze under control

Morning news digest - Huge fire at scrap yard, pervert jailed for sex attack and hospital bed waits 'rocket'

Catch up with all the latest news from Lancashire and across the county here in our morning roundup.

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Poultry keepers are advised to keep their birds inside.

Keepers of poultry warned to keep birds inside to protect from bird flu

The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe
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Donna Louise Smith, 40, from Preston

Overnight news digest - No prison for thief who witnessed Tunisia shootings, schoolboy dies from suspected meningitis and Network Rail to lose control of tracks

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the nation with our morning roundup.

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David Beckham's love of tattoos has inspired a film made to highlight that abuse can mark children forever.

Watch David Beckham's tattoos come to life in this hard-hitting child abuse campaign

David Beckham's love of tattoos has inspired a film made to highlight that abuse can mark children forever.
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Shane Fielding

Man who groomed young girls through social media before sexually assaulting them has been jailed

A man who groomed young girls through social media before sexually assaulting them has been jailed.

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Oscar

Pet helps Rebecca cope with illness

A Wigan woman has spoken out about how getting a pet helped her to conquer her depression and anxiety.

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PNE strikers Eoin Doyle and Jermaine Beckford clash at Hillsborough

Overnight news digest - PNE brawl duo to learn their fate, elderly man dies after crash and floods 'most extreme' on record

Catch up with all the latest headlines from Lancashire and across the country with our morning roundup.
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Kane Kennedy.

Lancashire dad accused of baby murder ‘changed story’

A dad accused of murdering his baby son changed his story ‘in a final throw of the dice’ to escape justice, a court heard.

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Road accident victim Qaser  Abbas

Dad of four dies in horror crash

Tributes have been paid to a 37-year-old father-of-four who who died in a major car crash in Padiham yesterday.

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Ben France, aged 26 is wanted on recall to prison.

Police launch appeal to find man wanted on recall to prison

Detectives are appealing for information to trace a man with links to Blackpool who is wanted on recall to prison.
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It is believed Johan Petterson has travelled to Blackpool.

Appeal to find wanted sex offender who may be in Blackpool

Detectives are appealing for help to locate a wanted sex offender from Bournemouth in Dorset.
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Lancashires super fosterersJos and George Hindle have opened their hearts and hometo 241 youngsters

Overnight news digest - Lancashire couple foster 241 youngsters, pensioner killed by car had raised concerns about traffic and football abuse hotline gets 'staggering surge' in calls

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the nation with our morning roundup.

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Pam Briggs

Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

Catch up with all the latest national and regional news with our morning roundup
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Wymott Prison

Prison workers due to face magistrates

Two women who work at a North West prison are due to appear at court in connection with several alleged offences.

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The man from the smaller lorry smashes the window of the big lorry with a spade

CCTV footage shows shocking road rage attack on the motorway

Police investigating a terrifying road rage attack on the motorway have released CCTV.

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