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Man sentenced for attempting to import child sex doll into Cheshire

A man who attempted to import a child-like sex doll into Cheshire has today been jailed for two years and eight months in what is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK.

Crime

CCTV released in sexual assault appeal

Detectives investigating an incident where a 13 year old girl was sexually assaulted in Lancashire have released new CCTV footage in a fresh appeal for information.
Crime
Children play in a water fountain as Britain is set to bask in its hottest day of the year this weekend, with the fine weather continuing into next week.

Tips for coping during the heatwave

Much of North West is basking in glorious sunshine and temperatures have hit 27C.
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The unseasonably warm weather is predicted to exceed average temperatures by around 10 degrees, say weather experts.

Lancashire set to bask in warm sunny weather this weekend

It's time to get the barbecues out as Lancashire looks set to bask in hot, sunny weather this weekend, say weather experts.
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Fred Talbot

Fred Talbot jailed for four years over sex abuse of schoolboys

Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been jailed for four years for a string of sex offences against schoolboys on trips to Scotland more than three decades ago.

North West
Chester Zoo

Man dies after getting trapped under bus

A man from Wigan who died after becoming trapped underneath a bus outside Chester Zoo has been named locally as Wayne Lannon.

North West
Peter Sugden

Disgraced teacher banned for relationship with teen

A teacher has been struck off after admitting to having a “sexually motivated” relationship with a former student just weeks after she finished her GCSEs.

North West
Manchester, Gatwick and Stansted are in the bottom five in the AirHelp ranking which looks at punctuality, quality and service at 76airports worldwide.

Manchester Airport among 'worst in the world' according to new ranking

Manchester airport has been placed among the worst 10 in the world, according to new rankings.
Transport
Kieran Gale, Kieran Gale, Matthew Littler and Steven Dunkin

Thugs jailed for town violence

Violent thugs involved in a booze fuelled brawl in Wigan town centre which left one victim with a bleed in his skull, have been jailed.

North West
Blackpool

Where are the best tourist attractions in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister is questioned after snap election backfires

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

Environment
Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament

Predictions of a hung parliament as results roll in

Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament - but short of an absolute majority.

North West
Calls for May to go after gamble backfires

Calls for May to go after gamble backfires

Theresa May should consider her position after her snap election gamble failed, a Tory former minister has said.
Politics
A Tory advertising van blocked three lanes of traffic

Tory ad van blocks motorway after it overturns in strong winds

Three lanes of the M6 northbound were blocked yesterday after a Conservative advertising van overturned on the Thelwall viaduct.

North West
The cows are thought to have enjoyed their outing

Bovine bandits return to services

Cows have returned to Rivington Services in a 'mooove' that has left police udderly baffled.
North West
Gale force winds are expected across the north west

YELLOW WARNING: Gale force winds expected across the north west

A yellow weather warning for gale force winds has been issued for the north west with gusts of up to 60mph possible over coasts and hills, say weather experts.

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The horse was rescued by firefighters  Pic: Googlemaps

Horse rescued from water-filled ditch

A horse was rescued from a water-filled ditch after it became trapped in Out Rawcliffe, say fire services.

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Drivers are being warned to take care in the hazardous conditions

Yellow weather warning for rain issued across the north west

A yellow weather warning for rain across the north west has been issued by the Met Office.
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CCTV  image issued by Greater Manchester Police of Salman Abedi before he carried out the Manchester Arena terror attack

Evacuation as car is found in Manchester bombing probe

Police are carrying out an evacuation as part of their investigation into the Manchester Arena bombing.

North West
The South Lancashire Regiment Queen Beach D-Day

A project "Recalling the Ironsides" has been set-up to seek out the stories of D-Day veterans

"Recalling the Ironsides" historians appeal for South Lancashire D-Day veterans

The search is on to help unearth real life stories of some of history’s forgotten Lancashire war heroes.
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