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Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across Lancashire are today (Monday, June 18) going on strike – with further industrial action on the horizon.
Health
An extra 20 billion a year has been promised to the NHS by the Prime Minister. (Photo: PA Wire).

Five things you should know about the £20 billion NHS funding boost

Close to an extra £400 million per week - or £20 billion a year - has been pledged to the NHS once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Here are five key questions about the annoucement:
Health
Northern have released a limited timetable around strike action taking place later this month.

Northern release limited timetables ahead of strike action

Northern has today released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.

Transport
The aim of the Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) campaign is to get more kids active  and to rehydrate with healthy drinks such as water or low-fat milk.

Lancashire's football clubs unite to tackle sugary drinks head-on

Three football clubs in Lancashire – including Preston North End – have teamed up with community organisations and the county council to bring an end to sugary drinks and encourage physical activity. TOM EARNSHAW reports.
Health

VIDEO: Can England win the World Cup ... your views

The 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and, as ever, there is hope in the air that England can do well in the competition.
North West
Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.
Lifestyle
The Wild Boar Inn

Travel: Wild Boar Inn, Windermere

When choosing a wild weekend away, you can’t go wrong with beer, smoking and guns.
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Wastwater. Photo via British Tourist Authority.

Lancashire man killed in Lake District tragedy

A diver from Lancashire has died after getting into difficulties in England's deepest lake.
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Police probe

Detectives have named the body of a baby girl found in Manchester

Detectives investigating the discovery of the body of a baby girl in Manchester have named her Pearl.

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Longridge Fell

The best views in Lancashire

If you fancy a walk out somewhere to take in the best views, here is a list of the best places, as voted by readers
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10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under 50

10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under £50

The weather in the UK is slowly improving, but if you’re bored of the same four walls and perhaps want to venture to somewhere with a warmer climate, then there are a wide variety of last minute trips available this month, all from Manchester airport.
Lifestyle
The Red Arrows

When are the Red Arrows flying in Lancashire this year?

Display details have been released for the Red Arrows' 2018 season.
Whats on
Stunning views

Where are the best views in Lancashire?

Lancashire is full of stunning views.

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Minecraft

Disgruntled Minecraft gamer reported to be behind bomb hoax

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.
Crime

White Easter? More snow on the way and it could hit our bank holiday celebrations

Another icy cold snap is heading our way and could even result in many parts of the county experiencing a white Easter.
News

Video shows fugitive rugby player chased by police at 100mph before being tasered SIX times

A rugby player, who drove in excess of 100mph through the borough and made officers fear for their lives, has been jailed.
North West
The National Grid has issued a "gas deficit warning" as fears mount that supplies could run empty amid extreme weather conditions across Britain.

National Grid warns over 'gas deficit' as sub-zero temperatures engulf UK

The National Grid has issued a "gas deficit warning" as fears mount that supplies could run empty amid extreme weather conditions across Britain.

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Martyn Kendrick

Business confidence drops in North West

North West businesses went from being among the most optimistic in the country to being one of the least during February.

Business
Stock image

County council release gritter update after snow is predicted

All 'priority routes' in Lancashire will be gritted tonight as the temperatures plummet.

Transport
Picture: Vinny Romano/@NWAmb_Vinny

'Please DO block our spaces' - read the heartwarming note left on ambulance in Lancashire

Nasty notes left on windscreens of ambulances while paramedics are nearby saving lives have dominated the headlines recently.

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