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Rail users in the north west hit by 24-hour strike

Rail travellers across the north west have been hit by train strikes as Northern employees walked-out in a dispute over the role of guards.

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Zsolt Suhaj, 26, of Barkerhouse Road, Nelson was handed a life sentence with a minimum term of 11 years  PIC: Lancs Police

Predatory rapist who 'stroked victim's face' after sickening attack jailed for life

A man who prowled the streets of East Lancashire has been jailed for the rape of a woman after climbing through a window into her home last October.
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UPDATE REGIONAL: Major fire at Christie Hospital

A major fire has broken out at a laboratory research centre attached to Christie Hospital in Manchester.
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Violet-Grace Youens

Man admits causing death of Violet-Grace Youens

A man has admitted causing the death of a four-year-old girl in a hit-and-run.

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As the week progresses warmer and drier weather is expected.

Bank Holiday weather predictions for the North West

Warmer drier weather is on its way, but not in time for the Bank Holiday weekend, say forecasters.

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Protesters lay flowers at under-fire slaughterhouse

Animal rights protesters laid flowers outside a slaughterhouse currently being investigated over claims of animal cruelty.

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Alan Wood and the police officers who saved his life

Hero police officers who saved the life of motorist praised

Four hero police officers have been praised after their quick-thinking actions helped save a motorist’s life in Lancashire.

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Peter Smith had his prosthetic arm stolen from his car

Man’s desperate appeal: “I just need my arm back”

A man is appealing for the safe return of his artificial limb after despicable thieves stole it from his car.

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The fatal accident happened on the Long Causeway

Motorcyclist dies on country road in Lancashire

A motorcyclist has died following an accident involving two cars, despite the best efforts of passers-by to save him.

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Mike Samwell, 35

Suspect held over death of man run down with own car by burglars

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a former Royal Navy officer killed by burglars who ran him over with his own car.

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Customers are asked to return packets of the beans. 
Pic: Food Standards Agency

Food recall after pieces of metal found in trimmed beans

A major supermarket is recalling packets of trimmed beans over fears that they contain pieces of metal.
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Wanted for kidnap and robbery: Andrew Evans

Man wanted after gunpoint kidnapping of elderly couple

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a dangerous man after a couple in their late seventies were subjected to a horrifying kidnap ordeal.

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A dazzling gold statue used to promote the film Gladiator is currently brightening the car park of Titan Flooring on Wigan Road in Landgate

Huge NAKED golden statue causing quite a stir

Forget the Angel of the North, the North West has got its own new landmark - with Hollywood links no less - which is causing quite a stir.

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ProCos chief executive Carol Halford

Ofsted: Training provider not doing enough to prevent radicalism

A North West training provider has been blasted by watchdogs for not warning most of its students against the risks of taking part in extremist activities.

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Video: Two arrested in Lancashire drugs bust

Police have arrested two people after a drugs raid on a property in Lancashire which was carried out yesterday.

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Debenhams

Jobs under threat as Debenhams to consider closing 10 stores

The new boss of department store chain Debenhams, which has 14 stories in the region, has unveiled plans to close 11 warehouses and put up to 10 stores under review, in a move impacting at least 220 jobs.
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Exorcist called to old Coronation Street studio after 'paranormal activity' halts rehearsals

Bosses organising an event at an old Manchester studio have been forced to bring in an exorcist after a series of 'paranormal' activities left a performer in tears.

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Police raided a property in Station Road, Blackpool                          Image: Google

Eight arrested in crackdown on human trafficking for sex trade

Early morning raids have been carried out in Blackpool and Preston as part of an investigation into human trafficking, linked to prostitution.

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Arthur Roy Taylor, from Waterfoot, has been missing since around 9.30am on Saturday, April 15
PIC: Police

Police search continues for missing 90-year-old sailor from Lancashire

Police searching for a missing 90-year-old sailor from Lancashire are appealing for members of the public to share footage and film that may help them discover what happened to him.

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Margaret Barton, also known as Margaret Kirkham

Crooked legal worker jailed

A woman who stole tens of thousands of pounds from people after offering to do legal work for them has been jailed.

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