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Dashcam captures violent attempted carjacking

Two masked men tried to smash the windows of a Bentley as the driver stopped at traffic lights.
North West
A yellow weather warning has been issued

WEATHER ALERT: Yellow weather warning issued for Lancashire

A yellow weather warning has been issued after strong winds and heavy rain were predicted to batter Lancashire.
News
Have you noticed a heavy police presence when visiting Manchester's Christmas markets?

CHRISTMAS TERROR - Heavy police presence at Christmas markets with barriers and armed cops on the streets

This footage shows the "rings of steel" protecting Britain's Christmas markets this year as security is bolstered amid fears of Berlin-style copycat terror attacks.
News

Heavy police presence at Christmas markets with barriers and armed cops on the streets

This footage shows the “rings of steel” protecting Britain’s Christmas markets - including Manchester - this year as security is bolstered amid fears of Berlin-style copycat terror attacks.

North West
How long is your journey each day?

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Commuters from the North West now face an average 56-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 26 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released to mark Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart Week.
Transport
Peter Kay has announced more dates for his first tour in eight years

Peter Kay announces 23 north west dates due to 'phenomenal demand'

Peter Kay will embark on even more live shows when he returns to stand-up comedy with his first tour in eight years.
Comedy
Self-scan supermarket checkouts being targeted by thieves

North West shoppers are most light-fingered at self-scan checkouts

A recent study has revealed that Britons steal £3.2bn from supermarkets via self-scan each year, with almost one quarter of Britons confessing to having sticky fingers when not being at the checkout - the biggest 'takers' coming from the North West.
North West
Peter Kay

Peter Kay Tour 2018: How to get tickets and when the comedian's first tour in eight years will hit the north west?

Following this morning's announcement of a Children in Need charity auction for a one-off-gig in Blackpool, Peter Kay has also announced his long-awaited return to stand-up, in the form of a huge tour in 2018 and 2019.
Comedy
Louise Sellars

Louise Sellars' killer takes first steps towards freedom

A notorious North West killer has taken his first steps towards freedom.
North West
The train company is expected to operate a reduced service of around 65% of the normal weekday timetable between 7am and 7pm.

STRIKES: Reduced service to operate across Lancashire

Northern Rail users across the region will be hit by severe travel disruption today as members of the RMT stage a walk-out in the bitter dispute over the role of guards.
Transport

VIDEO: Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Manchester

Legendary basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters have announced a UK arena tour for next May including Manchester on May 26.

North West
Northern Rail services will be affected by this latest walkout

Talks fail to avert new rail strike

Talks held ahead of strike action this week in the on-going dispute over train guards and safety on Arriva Rail North have failed to halt the walkout.

Transport
Devoted dad Mark Conway with his little girl Bella-Rose.

Tributes for popular and devoted young dad "Tev"

Over 500 people are expected to attend the funeral of a popular and well loved young dad who died suddenly at the age of 33.

North West

VIDEO: Shocking CCTV footage released of six-year-old boy hit by car as he crosses road

Footage of a six-year-old boy being hit by a car in Blackpool has been released as a warning to other parents.

North West

Man given suspended sentence after attacking paramedics

A Wigan man has been given a 14-month suspended sentence for attacking two paramedics, leaving one with a broken wrist.

North West
Police are searching for Francis Doherty

Police hunt for missing sex offender

Lancashire Police are searching for missing sex offender Francis Doherty.

Crime
Liverpool Crown Court

Man jailed for raping his own mother

A violent controlling bully raped his own mum - and blamed it on the stress of being accused of raping his girlfriend a week earlier.

North West

VIDEO: Appeal following assault in Chorley

Lancashire Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault which happened in Chorley last month.

North West
Forecasters claim that this winter could be the coldest since 2012/13

Forecasters warn worst winter in five years to hit

Many people woke to the first widespread frost of the season today with temperatures in some places dipping below zero, as forecasters warn the worst winter in five years is set to hit.

News
Robert Smedley and Christopher Joynson.

University dean and his partner jailed for half a million pound fraud

A former university dean and his lover have been jailed after being convicted of several counts of fraud.
Education
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