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North West

Man hired £16k cherry picker and tried to sell it

An aggrieved boss of a bricklaying firm hired a £16,000 cherry picker then tried to sell it for less than half price on a website.

North West
Death crash nurse banned from roads again after second smash

Death crash nurse banned from roads again after second smash

A nurse convicted of causing the death of his teenage nephew in a motorway smash seven years ago has been banned from the roads again after causing a head-on collision in Wigan.

North West
Abid Hussain

Drugs gang who flooded north west with cocaine and heroin jailed

A drugs gang who were part of a conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs throughout the north west have been jailed for a total of more than 40 years, say police.
Crime

Seven-year-old asks Jeremy Corbyn: "When will you be Prime Minister?"

Jeremy Corbyn was asked about his plans to become Prime Minister by a seven-year-old girl when he visited a museum in Lancashire.

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Opponents of the technique claim it will harm the environment, but supporters say it is a beneficial source of energy

UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been "overhyped", a geoscience expert has claimed.
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Brollies at the ready..

Gertcha! Tail end of hurricane could soak the north

The remnants of Hurricane Gert could divide the country in two by sweeping in to salvage summer for the South but soak the North, according to forecasters.

North West
James (right) caught swigging from a hip flask on live tv

Wigan student’s new found hip-flask fame!

A Wigan A-Level student has become an internet sensation after being spotted cheekily swigging from a hip flask in the background of an interview live on TV.

North West
Exam results can be a source of stress for many students

Support offered for young people worried about exam results

Lancashire students who have either received their A-level results or are waiting for their GCSE results are reminded that help, support and guidance is available from 'Talkzone', the county council's advice service.

Education
Paul Anderton

Conman ‘used faith to swindle victims’

A rogue trader who conned two “vulnerable” victims - while professing his Christian values - has been spared jail by a judge.

North West
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Courteeners, Blossoms and Rick Astley will perform at the benefit gig.

Noel Gallagher and all star line-up to play benefit concert planned for Manchester Arena reopening

The Manchester Arena will reopen for the first time since the terror attack with a benefit concert to honour those killed in the bombing.
News
Representatives from Manchester City Council have said that The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund has currently raised 18m, with donations still coming in.

Families bereaved by Manchester Arena bombing to receive £250k each from fund

Families of each of the 22 victims who were killed in the Manchester Arena bombing are to receive £250,000 from the money raised by members of the public.
News
Nando's is giving away free chicken to all A-Level students on Thursday.

Nando's giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain, Nando's, is giving away free chicken to A-level students right across the North West this week.
Whats on
Sarah was issued with a 75 Fixed Penalty Notices by Kingdom Environmental Enforcement Services, who operate a zero tolerance approach to littering.

Pregnant mum hit with £75 littering fine

The husband of a pregnant woman who was fined £75 for dropping her cigarette butt outside hospital just hours before giving birth has said the fine was “a bit extreme.”

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At the top of the Big One

ARE THEY CRAZY? Four risk lives climbing Blackpool’s Big One rollercoaster

A daredevil climber has defended risking the lives of himself and three friends after they scaled the Big One rollercoaster.

North West
Kym Marsh

Actress Kym's Twitter shock

Kym Marsh has criticised internet trolls for setting up a fake Twitter account in the name of her six-year-old daughter.

North West
Ready or Not

Prime-time BBC quiz show looking for contestants in the North West

The BBC is looking for contestants from the North West for a new game show with a difference.
Arts
Flames and plumes of smoke can be seen from this Chisacre Drive property

Explosion from van fire rocks residential street

Firefighters tackled a van blaze this morning on a sleepy Wigan street.

North West
The victim's t-shirt

Appeal to identify man who died in motorway collision

Police are appealing for help to identify a man who died in a motorway collision earlier this week.

North West
Lucy is all smiles at hospital just before her return

A ‘long road to recovery’ for Manchester blast victim Lucy

A North West teenager seriously injured in the Manchester terror attack is finally back home after nearly two months in hospital.

North West
Worrying rise in ‘home alone’ cases

Worrying rise in ‘home alone’ cases

The NSPCC has referred an increasing number of cases to the police and children’s services in the North West after receiving calls and emails from members of the public worried about children left home alone.

North West
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