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AMBER WARNING: Storm Doris set to batter Lancashire with winds of up to 80mph

The Met Office have upgraded their warning for Lancashire to 'Amber' as storm Doris heads to the UK.

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Ebenezer Independent Methodist Church. Pic: Google Street View

Two churches targeted by burglars

Police are appealing for information after burglars broke into a church and stole four televisions.

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Louie McCarthy Scarsbrook is back in Saints squad to face Leigh on Friday night

LMS back for Leigh clash

Saints have announced their 19-man squad for Friday’s Betfred Super League Round Two trip to Leigh Centurions.

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Helen Bailey

BREAKING: Helen Bailey murder - Ian Stewart guilty of killing author as police to re-examine death of first wife

The predatory partner of Helen Bailey has been found guilty of drugging and killing the children's author in a long-planned plot to acquire her riches.

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Liverpool could be moving from their Melwood training ground

Liverpool unveil plans for new training complex at Kirkby

Liverpool have announced plans to move their first-team training base from Melwood to Kirkby.

Football
Seven most controversial BRIT Awards moments

Seven most controversial BRIT Awards moments

From the KLF firing blanks at the crowd to Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker’s lampooning of Michael Jackson’s Jesus complex to Robbie Williams challenging Liam Gallagher to a “square-go”, the BRIT Awards have always displayed a knack for controversy.

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President Donald Trump at his first major news conference in the White House

Fake news: How do you know what to believe online?

The trouble with news websites is that they all look more or less alike - and spotting the real ones from the fakes is not always easy.

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Jo Cox: The Duchess of Cornwall will join Jamie Oliver to launch what could be the biggest community event since the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The Great Get Together, in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox.

Jo Cox’s husband calls for ‘massive party to show our unity’

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox is calling on the UK to throw a “massive party to show our unity and to celebrate what we have in common”.

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Tell me about your childhood.

“What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

Mind reading, psychology and social justice - just three subjects you might not expect to crop up in an interview for a job in accountancy or computing.

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Rainford campaigners set to march on town hall

Rainford campaigners set to march on town hall

Campaigners are preparing to march on St Helens town hall aiming to “make their voices heard”.

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Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28, fled from outside Aintree University Hospital

MANHUNT: Murderer escapes prison officers during hospital visit

A murderer who was serving a minimum of 30 years in prison is on the run after two armed men helped him escape during an escorted hospital visit.
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Even if you feel your child may not be cooperative the dentist can give advice - it is important that your child is comfortable in the surgery from a young age.

Everything you need to know to protect your kids' teeth

Most mums and dads want to help protect their kids' teeth but some parents can find oral health advice confusing. With this in mind we had a chat with a dental expert who can help you to stop your children's teeth from decaying.
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The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay, south Wales

10,000 sign petition to save Doctor Who Experience from closure

An interactive experience that allows Doctor Who fans to follow the Doctor on an adventure through time and space is set to close after nearly five years.

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The brand new Legend of Zelda game is the big launch title

Nintendo Switch: 8 things to know

With Nintendo’s brand new console the Switch due out at the beginning of March, a host of games have already been confirmed for the intriguing machine.
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The research looked at boozing habits over a 25-year period

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests.
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Buttermere, in the Lake District

The Lake District is top among England’s best-loved free attractions

The Lake District has been voted the most-loved free attractions in England, according to a new poll.

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Marriages Are Made in Bond Street: True Stories from a 1940s Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

Book review: Marriages Are Made in Bond Street: True Stories from a 1940s Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

During the dark days of the Second World War, many London marriages weren’t made in heaven… they were forged at a marriage bureau in fashionable Bond Street.

Arts
Scott Shambley, 12, was missing from home

Missing 12-year-old boy has been found

A 12-year-old boy who had been missing from home has now been found.

North West
Super League referee James Child

RFL to clamp down on unsportsmanlike behaviour

The Rugby Football League is to clamp down on unsportsmanlike behaviour after a spate of ball-throwing incidents in the first two rounds of the 2017 Betfred Super League.

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Known leftie Barak Obama

Call for employers to do the right thing for left-handers

Left-handers are the minority group when it comes to handedness, with about eight per cent of humans being lefties.

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