North West

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.

North West
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.
Offbeat
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
Man who downloaded extreme child pornography avoids jail

Man who downloaded extreme child pornography avoids jail

A pervert who downloaded numerous pornographic videos of children out of “curiosity” has walked free from court.

North West
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.
Food and Drink
Preston ticket firm Skiddle to offer Hope & Glory Festival refunds

Preston ticket firm Skiddle to offer Hope & Glory Festival refunds

Preston based ticket seller Skiddle is set to offer refunds to frustrated customers that attended the recent calamitous Hope & Glory Festival in Liverpool.

Music
Linda Hartley and Angela Lewis who got into fancy dress for the occasion

Scooter rally raises cash

A mobility scooter rally organised by a pensioner raised money for a cancer charity.

Morecambe
Teen caught with child porn on nan’s computer

Teen caught with child porn on nan’s computer

A would-be soldier has avoided jail despite downloading child pornography on his mum and grandmother’s computers.

North West
Claire Long

Mum’s anger over ‘pathetic’ rail fine

An angry mum has blasted rail bosses who are prosecuting her for fare evasion despite her claims that she paid the correct amount.

North West
Police appeal after Lancashire soccer match violence

Police appeal after Lancashire soccer match violence

Lancashire police have urged any fans with footage of crowd disorder at yesterday’s abandoned Burnley match to come forward.

Crime
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.”

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
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