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'Significant arrest' made in the North West in connection with Westminster attack

A "significant arrest" in the North West and one other in the West Midlands have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, police have said.
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RMT Union members picket outside Wigan Wallgate

Rail strikes will affect the Grand National

Workers at three rail operators are to stage a fresh 24-hour strike on the day of the Grand National in bitter disputes over staffing and the role of conductors.

North West
Shaun Ryder

New boutique festival for North West

A ‘boutique’ North West music festival have announced Manchester band James as their second headliners.

Music

Brave mum shares heartbreak at learning 'cost of Charlie's life'

A brave mother, fighting to save the life of her 3-year-old son, has been given the devastating news that she must raise more than £300,000 to fund his treatment in the US.
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Charles Lord, 46, of Clark Street, Morecambe was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment

'Sick and callous' sex offender jailed for 15 years

A Morecambe man has been jailed after admitting a number of indecent image offences and two sexual assaults against children.

North West
John Culshaw

Mum’s horror after finding out her son’s body parts were stored for 23 years

A mum says she is devastated after being told parts of her son’s body had been kept in storage for 23 years.

North West
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Drink-driver found unconscious on road next to his van

A drink-driver who was so incapacitated with booze that he was found collapsed unconscious next to his work’s van has been spared jail.

North West
No matter which sector you chose, your job may not be secure, say union bosses

Nearly half of jobs in the North West ‘insecure’

Nearly half of jobs created in the North West since 2011 have been in insecure work, according to new analysis published by the TUC today.

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100 Voices of Gospel

Join 100 Voices of Gospel

One lucky choir from Lancashire will get the chance to join the internationally renowned 100 Voices of Gospel when they head to the county next month.

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Richard Radford, 43,was last seen at around 11am on Thursday, March 9 in Murray Street, Hartlepool but he has not returned home since.

Police appeal for help finding vulnerable man

Police have issued a national appeal to help trace a vulnerable missing man from Hartlepool.

North West
Convicted paedophile Marian Dorobek, 68, was taken from HMP Wandsworth on March 10 and handed over to the Polish authorities

'Dangerous' paedophile deported after Lancashire arrest

A 'dangerous' paedophile who was convicted of seven offences against children in Poland has been deported after being arrested in the Lancashire last month.

North West

Rare bird spotted for the first time in Lancashire

Lancashire's 'twitchers' were in a flap after a rare, non-native species of bird was spotted in Lancashire for the first time.
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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Man who told police he had 'dropped TV on a paedophile's head' jailed

An ex-con a court was told had rung 999 and told police he had "dropped a television on a paedophile's head" has been given a six-month jail term.
North West
Fish and chips

Where are the best fish and chip shops in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions for their favourite chippys in the area.

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The scaffolding crushed six cars

Scaffolder avoids jail after collapse

A Wigan construction worker has been given a suspended jail sentence and slapped with a fine after scaffolding collapsed at a site near Stoke.

North West
Train users are urged to check before they travel today as strike hits services across the north west.

Passengers urged to 'check before you travel' as strike hits north west trains

Train users are urged to check before they travel today as strike hits services across the north west.
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Clintons

Clintons to pull 'disgusting' X-rated birthday card from shops after Twitter complaint

A "disgusting" X-rated birthday card has been removed from all Clintons shops following an online complaint.
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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Man soils himself in front of magistrates

Wigan court hearings had to be temporarily relocated after a defendant soiled himself in the dock.

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Liverpool Crown Court

Man faces jail over teen sex messages

A middle-aged man who tried to incite a teenaged schoolgirl to engage in sexual activity with him has been warned to expect a jail sentence.

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Cherry Grove, Beech Hill

Wigan estate in lockdown after reports of ‘gun rampage’

A Wigan estate was in lockdown amid reports of a man going on a gun rampage.

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