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Why is the sun and sky such a weird colour?

While the region braces itself for the possible arrival of Storm Ophelia, here in the North West we have been experiencing a hurricane sun.
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Weather warning image from the Met Office

LIVE: All the latest as Storm Ophelia set to hit the region

We'll be bringing you all the latest as ex-Hurricane Ophelia passes through the North West today.
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Yellow weather warning for wind issued for North West

Forecasters are warning that buildings could be damaged and travel disrupted after they issued a yellow weather warning for wind for the North West.
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Ian Brady

Judge orders 'no music or ceremony' in disposal of Moors murderer Ian Brady's body

Moors Murderer Ian Brady's body must be disposed of with "no music and no ceremony", a judge at the High Court has ruled.

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Cyclist hurt in Lancaster collision

A cyclist was seriously injured when he crashed through the rear window of a car in Lancaster.

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Residents should brace themselves for thedeluge which is due to set in by the end of Tuesday, October 10

Yellow weather warning for rain issued

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued in the North West by experts at the Met Office.
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Lord Shuttleworth, Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, with former Accrol CEO Stephen Crossley in Leyland

Shares suspended in Lancashire tissue company

Lancashire-based toilet tissue maker Accrol has halted trading on the AIM market and issued a profit warning after being hammered by rising costs.

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Following a wet and windy start to the week, Tuesday brought a respite for most of the country but forecasters said it would be a short-lived break.

More bad weather set to hit the North West

A new band of wind and rain is set to bring more stormy conditions to the north of the UK.

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Grounded Monarch airline

467 North West jobs lost in Monarch collapse

The joint administrators of Monarch Airlines Limited and Monarch Travel Group have confirmed that 467 North West-based employees have been made redundant.

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Thousands of commuters across the region will be affected by strike action today as RMT union members stage their latest walk-out.

Travellers hit by strikes across the north west

Thousands of commuters across the region will be affected by strike action today as RMT union members stage their latest walk-out in the row over driver only operated trains.

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Haben Mihretab

Pervert spied on girls and women in toilets

A pervert has been jailed for 24 weeks after admitting to watching women and girls on the toilet in busy locations.

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The Met Office is predicting that the bad weather will hit the county late on Saturday evening and will last through to the evening of Monday October 2.

Yellow weather warning for rain across the North West

A yellow weather warning for "heavy and persistent" rain has been issued for the North West.

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Paul Baxter went to hospital complaining about a persistent cough

Playmobil traffic cone removed from man's lungs...FORTY years later

Doctors in Preston suspected a dad of two had cancer after a dark mass was found in his chest - only to discover it was actually a toy he inhaled 40 years earlier as a child.

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The incident happened between 8.10 and 8.20pm on Saturday September 23 off George Street West in Blackburn opposite to the entrance of the Suez Recycling depot.

Man arrested after woman left for dead following sexual assault

Police have arrested a man following a brutal assault at the weekend.
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A pet-friendly oxygen masks in use

Merseyside fire engines are now carrying Oxygen masks for pets

Oxygen masks designed to fit household pets and livestock will be carried by fire engines on Merseyside to help animals suffering from smoke inhalation after a blaze.

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Scafell Pike

Four rescued from England's highest mountain after taking cannabis

Four people had to be rescued from England's highest mountain after taking cannabis, police said.

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Theo Brown came into the world on September 6 weighing nearly twice the average of a newborn.PIC: SWNS

WHAT A WHOPPER - A mother gave birth to an eye watering 12lb baby

A Lancashire mum has described her eye watering experience giving birth to a whopping 12lb baby boy.
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Lancashire-based footwear company accused of making 'swastika soles'

A furious pensioner has spoken of his shock after claiming his brand new slippers had "swastikas all over the soles".
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The RMT announced  two more days of strike action are set to go ahead

Train strikes announced for October

Commuters using Northern Rail services have been warned to brace themselves for further strike action which has been scheduled to take place in October.
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Average speeds on the M60 less than 15mph

Average speeds on the M60 less than 15mph

If the region’s drivers wonder why it takes them so long to negotiate the edges of Manchester, new research could provide the answer.

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