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Police issue appeal for 'threats to kill' man

An appeal has been issued by police for a wanted man from Leigh.

Crime
A crackdown on knife crime has been launched

Knife crime campaign launched to drive home safety message

Several public bodies in St Helens are uniting to tackle the scourge of knife crime.
Crime
Cases of meningitis and blood poisoning caused by a highly virulent strain of Men W bacteria increased from 22 cases in England in 2009/10 to 210 in 2015/16.

Vaccination warning for new students after surge in meningitis cases

Students are being urged to get vaccinated to protect themselves against meningitis before starting university amid "rapid increases" of cases of a deadly bug

Health
A new set of stamps featuring some of the most iconic and much-loved British toys from the last 100 years

Stamps celebrate 10 classic British children's toys

Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps commemorating famous British children's toys from the last 100 years.

Offbeat
Post office thief Rosie Houghton

Post office thief stole thousands

A post office worker who helped herself to thousands of pounds of cash used it to help meet her bills including her cat’s insurance.

News
The Airstream 3Q

Airstream officially relaunches in UK

The iconic American Airstream brand will officially relaunch in the UK at October's Motorhome and Caravan Show 2017, the UK's largest leisure vehicle show.
News
Picture posed by model

Child neglect cases probed by the dozen

The NSPCC refers an average of 43 reports of child neglect every week to the police and social services in the North West.

News
One study found the average skin cancer risk from sunbeds can be more than double that of spending the same length of time in the Mediterranean midday summer sun.

Sunbeds turn one in five into ‘tanning addicts’

One in five sunbed users are at risk of becoming 'tanning addicts', scientists warn.

Health
Police are appealing for information

Guide dog 'unable to walk' after savage attack

Police investigating an attack on a guide dog in St Helens are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
News
The company is preparing for additional trials in the US and will continue to defend the product's safety.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay woman in talcum powder cancer claim case

A jury in Los Angeles has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 417 million US dollars (£323 million) to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in its baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

Health
Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Theatre and Comedy
Bradley Walsh

Is Bradley Walsh lined up for sidekick role in Doctor Who?

Doctor Who fans have expressed surprise after it emerged that Bradley Walsh could be the new assistant on the show.
Arts
GCSE results day is almost here

GCSE Result Day 2017: A survival guide

The climax to years of hard work and high expectations for 16 year-olds nationwide is nearly here.
Education
Isle of White?

ASDA apologise after mis-spelling new store location

A supermarket has apologised after printing 10,000 bags with the mis-spelling "Isle of White" to mark the opening of a new store.

Offbeat
Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and Noel Fielding

Bake Off's Prue Leith jokes about skipping ads on Channel 4

Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith has joked that viewers can watch episodes of the Channel 4 show on catch-up to avoid advertising breaks.

Arts
Morrissey, who is to release his first studio album since 2014

Morrissey announces new album

Morrissey is to release his first studio album since 2014.

Music
Schweta Kulkarni, from left, Rhea Kulkarni and Saanvi Kulkarni, from Seattle, try out their eclipse glasses on the sun at a gathering of eclipse viewers in Salem

Alternative eclipse: The funniest internet posts

As millions of Americans braced themselves for some astrological wonder, not everyone took it seriously.

Offbeat
Onlookers gather to witness Big Ben's final regular bongs for four years (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Throng out for swansong Big Ben bong after ban ding-dong

Big Ben’s bongs have been silenced as part of a controversial renovation plan that will stop it ringing out for up to four years.

Offbeat

Solar eclipse sweeps across US for the first time in 99 years

A "beautiful" solar eclipse has swept across the US for the first time in nearly a century.
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