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Ambulance service order to improve by inspectors

The region’s ambulance service has been ordered to improve its safety standards after an inspection.

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Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder

Murder investigation launched after baby death

A murder investigation has been launched by detectives following the death of a baby in Lancashire.
North West
Women in labour are being made to ‘feel like cattle’

Women in labour are being made to ‘feel like cattle’

Women in labour are being made to feel like cattle or like they are on a conveyor belt due to midwife shortages, a new report warns.

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Phillip Maddox

Police appeal following assault

Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help to trace a 46-year-old man from the Rainford area.

Crime
The prices of apps and in-app purchases are set to rise

Price of Apple apps set to rise by 25%

First Marmite, then Jamie’s Italian and now Apple users are set to feel the financial consequence of Brexit as apps are set to rise by 25 per cent.

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Mortgage rates could be set to increase in 2017

Mortgage rates could be set to increase in 2017

There are signs that mortgage prices are rising this year after months of record low rates for homeowners.

Offbeat
Juventus badges, old and new

Quiz: Can you identify these football clubs by their old badges?

Italian table-toppers Juventus have upset a lot of people.

Offbeat
Metrosexual men under 25 more likely to visit tanning salon than women the same age

Metrosexual men under 25 more likely to visit tanning salon than women the same age

Metrosexual British men have fallen for fake tan in a big way with those under 25 more likely to visit a salon than women of the same age.

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Witness appeal after M62 crash

Witness appeal after M62 crash

Merseyside Police’s roads policing unit are appealing for information following the accident on the M62 westbound this morning.

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35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work.
Offbeat
Liverpool's Joel Matip

Matip row rumbles on

Liverpool have erred on the side of caution and omitted defender Joel Matip from the squad to face Plymouth in their FA Cup third round replay as the row over his eligibility rumbles on.

Football
Work has begun to develop the new subway to link the lifts to both platforms as part of the NLW Interchange Scheme at Newton-le-Willows station

Work begins on station redevelopment

Work is now under way to develop the Newton-le-Willows interchange which will see rail passengers benefit from improved station facilities and a new park and ride offering.

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Accident closes M62 in Cheshire

Accident closes M62 in Cheshire

Motorists are being advised that the westbound M62 between junction 8 at Burtonwood near Warrington and junction 7 for St Helens and Widnes is currently closed following a serious incident shortly after 7am today.

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Photo issued by the University of Brighton of a beach in Gambia as Thomas Cook is implementing contingency plans to return nearly 1,000 UK customers from the west African country following a change in Foreign Office advice due to political unrest.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Thousands of Britons flown home from The Gambia amid safety fears

Thousands of UK holidaymakers are set to be flown home from The Gambia due to growing political unrest.
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London-based Naturist Cleaners is on the hunt for women women to bare all while doing dusting, vacuuming and other household chores.

Naked female cleaners wanted to clean houses in Lancashire totally nude for £45 an hour

Naked female cleaners are being sought to clean houses in Lancashire for £45 an hour - on condition they do it in the nude.

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CCTV images released after taxi driver robbery

CCTV images released after taxi driver robbery

Detectives have issued CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a private hire taxi driver was subjected to a robbery.

Crime
Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers

Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed. How does it work?
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Liverpool Crown Court

‘Paedophile hunter’ was a child abuser himself

A “devious, sinister man” who claimed to be a paedophile hunter was actually a child abuser, a court heard.

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Dick Huddart (second right) in action for Saints against Wigan on Good Friday 1960. Saints full back Austin Rhodes passes to Len Hammil with Vince Karalius also looking on with Wiganers Frank Collier, Geoff Lyon and Brian McTigue

Legend Huddart still going strong

Former Saints and Whitehaven legend Dick Huddart is still alive and kicking.

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