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Wheelchair challenge to transform 20 lives

Preston North End players will accompany two fund-raisers as they push themselves in wheelchairs on an epic journey from Lands End to John O’Groats.
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A Eurofighter Typhoon

‘Good year’ for BAE Systems

DEFENCE giant BAE Systems has reported a “good year” with operating profits up from £1.5bn in 2015 to £1.7bn.

Business
Members from North West Blood Bikes - Lancs and Lakes receiving the donation from Crafty Ladies in Penwortham

A crafty sum raised by women’s knitting group

The Crafty Ladies donated £3,540 to North West Blood Bikes (NWBB) following a year of fund-raising.

Lifestyle
Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28, fled from outside Aintree University Hospital

MANHUNT: Murderer escapes prison officers during hospital visit

A murderer who was serving a minimum of 30 years in prison is on the run after two armed men helped him escape during an escorted hospital visit.
North West
Lancashires beautiful countryside and many other attractions bring in millions of visitors

US visitors lead rise in North West tourism figures

More overseas visitors are visiting Lancashire and the North West than ever before, new figures show.

Business
Scott Shambley, 12, was missing from home

Missing 12-year-old boy has been found

A 12-year-old boy who had been missing from home has now been found.

North West
Convicted rapist Eric Marsden

Former North West factory worker jailed for child rape and indecent assault

A former factory worker has been jailed for 15 years after being convicted of vile historic rape and sex offences.

North West
A West Midlands Police officer illustrates the safe clearance for drivers overtaking cyclists

Police in Manchester go undercover to protect cyclists

Police in Greater Manchester have launched a new scheme to protect cyclists from drivers who overtake dangerously.
North West

Young Latics starlet scores incredible rabona goal

A young Wigan Athletic star has become a viral sensation after scoring a sensational rabona goal in an U15s match.

North West
Tributes pour in after tragic train death

Tributes pour in after tragic train death

Tributes have poured in to the young Wigan mum who died at Wigan North Western Station.

North West
Drivers are experiencing delays this morning

Delays on M6 Northbound after accident blocks lane

Drivers experienced delays after an accident on the Northbound M6.
Transport
1,000 new airport jobs up for grabs

1,000 new airport jobs up for grabs

More than 1,000 new jobs have been created at Manchester Airport as it gears up for its busiest ever summer.

Business
Wigan North Western station

Wigan North Western Station evacuated after woman is killed by a train

A woman has been killed after being struck by a train at Wigan North Western Station.

North West
Man charged with assault of 96-year-old dementia sufferer

Man charged with assault of 96-year-old dementia sufferer

A man has been charged after a 96-year-old woman was attacked and robbed at a care home.

North West
Ukip leader and Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election candidate Paul Nuttall delivering a major health policy speech at the North Stafford Hotel in Stoke-on-Trent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday January 30, 2017. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

UKIP leader’s website taken offline

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall’s website has been taken offline days after he faced criticism over posts which wrongly claimed he lost “close personal friends” in the Hillsborough disaster.

Politics
Tanfields, Skelmersdale. Scene of stabbing

Man ‘critical’ after stabbing

A man was “critical” in hospital today after being stabbed at his Lancashire home.

Crime
A man being breathalysed. Picture posed by a model

Job candidate turns up intoxicated to an interview for police job – gets arrested and loses licence

An employment hopeful attended an interview for a support staff role within Greater Manchester Police well over the legal drink drive limit, only to be promptly arrested before being disqualified from driving.

North West
Burnley Magistrates' Court

Crook dropped TV on paedophile's head

An attacker who rang 999 and told police he had “dropped a television on a paedophile’s head,” is facing a jail term for what a judge said could be classed as hate crime.
North West
Terminally ill Julie Bennet, 50, and husband Mike, 57, pictured together days before they both died.

Appeal for children whose parents died of cancer in same week passes £200,000

A fundraiser for three children who shared a heartbreaking photo of their parents holding hands on their deathbeds has topped £200,000.

North West
Wigan Infirmary car park

Mum who dumped baby in hospital bin avoids jail

A young woman who dumped her new born son in a rubbish bin in a hospital toilet has walked free from court today.

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