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Murder investigation launched after baby death

A murder investigation has been launched by detectives following the death of a baby in Lancashire.
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The RSPCA and fire crews from Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service came to the rescue of a swan

RSPCA and fire crews rescue swan stuck 30ft up tree

Bird trapped in fork of branches after being ‘blown into tree by wind’

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Megan Cross has gone missing from her home

MISSING: Girl, 15, missing from home

A 15-year-old girl with links to Blackpool and Morecambe has gone missing from her home in Chorley, say police.
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Liverpool Crown Court

‘Paedophile hunter’ was a child abuser himself

A “devious, sinister man” who claimed to be a paedophile hunter was actually a child abuser, a court heard.

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Photo issued by the University of Brighton of a beach in Gambia as Thomas Cook is implementing contingency plans to return nearly 1,000 UK customers from the west African country following a change in Foreign Office advice due to political unrest.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Thousands of Britons flown home from The Gambia amid safety fears

Thousands of UK holidaymakers are set to be flown home from The Gambia due to growing political unrest.
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Pool Street, Wigan, as some residents woke up to flood water in their homes

Pensioner homes flood thought to be sabotage

Elderly residents were evacuated from their homes in the middle of the night when they woke to find they were flooded.

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Ntember will appear before court on February 6 for animal cruelty offences.

Second Lancaster man guilty of hamster drug cruelty

A Lancaster man has pleaded guilty to a catalogue of animal cruelty offences.

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The blast in Blackley devastated both properties and left neighbouring homes damaged.

Police arrest man after Manchester house explosion

A man recovering in hospital after a blast destroyed two houses has been arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion, police said.

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House explosion puts two in hospital with serious injuries, rescue teams say

Five people have been injured, two seriously, in a house explosion.
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Victoria Cherry, 44, of Fulwood, Lancashire, has not been seen since October 2015.

Police searching for missing woman launch murder investigation

Victoria Cherry, 44, of Fulwood, Lancashire, has not been seen since October 2015.

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Stephen Emmett

Three years jail for fraudster who stole from disabled cousin

A man who set up 39 Paypal accounts in a bid to defraud his disabled cousin has been jailed for three years after a judge ruled he had shown no remorse to his victim.

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Man arrested after 12-hour stand-off with police

Police have arrested a man who barricaded himself inside a flat - more than 12 hours after they were called.

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A yellow 'be aware' warning has been issued for ice

Yellow warning of ice issued for North West

A yellow 'Be aware' ice warning has been issued for the North West of England.

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Students are being urged to get vaccinated before they return to university

NW students urged to get Meningitis vaccine after surge in cases

A leading health body is urging unvaccinated first year students to get immunised against meningitis and septicemia after a recent surge in cases of the deadly diseases.

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The warning advises those affected to 'be aware

Met Office issues yellow warning for snow and wind across Lancashire

It's about to get very chilly and the Met Office has just confirmed it by issuing a yellow weather warning for the north-west of England today (9 January).
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Police were called out after a teenage boy collapsed and died.

Tributes for popular teenage boy after his shock death

Police were called out after a teenage boy collapsed and died Saturday afternoon in Read.

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Steven Mingins, 34, was last seen on 1 January

Man missing from Blackpool

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man missing from Blackpool.
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Information can be passed on by calling 101

Police appeal over hammer attack on a horse

A horse had to be put down after it was beaten with hammer in a field.

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Man dies after four-car crash

Man dies after four-car crash

A man has died following a collision involving four vehicles.

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Megan Lee, from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire

Girl, 15, dies after allergic reaction to takeaway meal

A 15-year-old girl who suffered a severe allergic reaction after eating a takeaway meal has died.

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