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Lancashire dad accused of baby murder ‘changed story’

A dad accused of murdering his baby son changed his story ‘in a final throw of the dice’ to escape justice, a court heard.

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Road accident victim Qaser  Abbas

Dad of four dies in horror crash

Tributes have been paid to a 37-year-old father-of-four who who died in a major car crash in Padiham yesterday.

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The scene of the collapsed subway this morning

Commuter chaos as station evacuated

Work has begun to clear up the area after the wall of a disused subway collapsed at Wigan North Western station.

Lancashires super fosterersJos and George Hindle have opened their hearts and hometo 241 youngsters

Overnight news digest - Lancashire couple foster 241 youngsters, pensioner killed by car had raised concerns about traffic and football abuse hotline gets 'staggering surge' in calls

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the nation with our morning roundup.

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Pam Briggs

Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

Catch up with all the latest national and regional news with our morning roundup
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Wymott Prison

Prison workers due to face magistrates

Two women who work at a North West prison are due to appear at court in connection with several alleged offences.

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The man from the smaller lorry smashes the window of the big lorry with a spade

CCTV footage shows shocking road rage attack on the motorway

Police investigating a terrifying road rage attack on the motorway have released CCTV.

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Roy Alexander in the back of an ambulance after impaling his eye with an elasticated bungee cord hook

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Man gets hooked in the eye in freak accident

These dramatic pictures show the damage caused after a dad was securing items with a bungee cord which suddenly sprung back and hooked him in the eye.

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Police would like to identify these women.

CCTV appeals - Lancashire Police would like to speak to these people - can you help?

The police have issued the following CCTV images of people from the Lancashire area that they would like to speak to.

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Hindley prison

Drugs easier to get hold of than clean clothes, sheets or books in prison library, report finds

Inspectors have slammed a Wigan prison for serious failings that have led to a culture of drug use and violence.

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Fire crews were called to Booths at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Morning news digest - Fire at Booths, bank robbery arrest and Britain braces itself for coldest night of Autumn

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the country here with our morning roundup.

Sara Worrall (centre) confronts her abuser, stepfather Gordon Heaton (far right) on the Jeremy Kyle show

Stepdaughter confronts abuser on The Jeremy Kyle Show

This is the moment a Wigan woman appeared on national television to confront the man who abused her.

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Barry Bennell has been rushed to hospital

Barry Bennell rushed to hospital after being discovered unconscious at a Hotel

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell has been taken to hospital after police responded to a "fear for welfare incident" at an address in Stevenage on Friday night.

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Nicola Haworth

Man admits to killing Lancashire mum

A man has admitted killing Lancashire mum Nicola Haworth.

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Burnley Magistrates Court

Cyclist at fault for accident, but driver in court for failing to report it

A cyclist who suffered a broken collar bone when he hit a van in Colne had gone through a red traffic light, a court heard.

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Services are expected to be disrupted until 1pm today.

UPDATE: Line reopened but major delays still affecting train services to Manchester

Some train services to Manchester are delayed or have been cancelled following an earlier train derailment in Eccles.
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Football coach Barry Bennell whose abuse of young men in his care has prompted Crewe Alexandria to launch a review of how the allegations were handled

Overnight news digest - More than 20 ex-footballers report abuse, prisoner suicide hits epidemic levels and May to host summit ahead of Article 50

Catch up with all the latest overnight national news with our morning roundup

Joseph McNaughton

‘Aggressive beggar’ receives criminal behaviour order

A man has received a criminal behaviour order after targeting vulnerable people.

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Two bodies have been found after a fire in Manchester's Chinatown

Two bodies discovered after fire in Manchester's Chinatown

Two people have died after a fire ripped through a building in Manchester's Chinatown this morning.

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Police on the scene at the Santander Bank on Castle Street. Photo: Steven Suttie

Masked raiders steal thousands of pounds from Lancashire bank

A major manhunt is under way after armed robbers targeted a vehicle delivering cash to a Lancashire bank.

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