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County council release gritter update after snow is predicted

All 'priority routes' in Lancashire will be gritted tonight as the temperatures plummet.

Transport
Picture: Vinny Romano/@NWAmb_Vinny

'Please DO block our spaces' - read the heartwarming note left on ambulance in Lancashire

Nasty notes left on windscreens of ambulances while paramedics are nearby saving lives have dominated the headlines recently.

Health
The yellow weather warning means residents should 'be aware'. Picture: Met Office

Warning as forecasters say snow storm could knock out mobile phone service

A weather warning has been issued by the Met Office, with forecasters predicting snow of up to 15cm.

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CCTV APPEAL: Thief steals bank card from woman's car

A CCTV appeal has been launched after a thief targeted a woman's car in Lancashire.

Crime

Temperatures to plummet as 'Polar vortex' set to blast North West

Residents in the North West of England should prepare themselves for freezing Arctic temperatures as a 'Polar vortex' is set to hit the UK, say forecasters.
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Stock car racing

Invite to The Veteran’s Stock Car Association’s 25th Annual Northern Stock Car Reunion

Car enthusiasts from Lancashire are invited to The Veteran’s Stock Car Association’s 25th Annual Northern Stock Car Reunion this Saturday.

News

Will the North West’s new £500m trains ease the problems on our congested lines?

A Lancashire MP says the replacement of the dreaded Pacer trains on the North West rail network “cannot come fast enough.”

Transport
Photo issued by Cheshire Police of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell, who is due to be sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court

Barry Bennell to be sentenced for historical sexual assault against young boys

Serial paedophile football coach Barry Bennell will be sentenced for hundreds of historical sexual assaults committed on young boys in his care.

Crime
Blackpool Magistrates Court

Removal man 'staged kidnapping and demanded ransom from his pregnant girlfriend so he could get drunk with pals'

A removal man from Blackpool staged his own kidnap and demanded a ransom from his pregnant girlfriend so he could get drunk with his mates, a court has heard.
Crime
Dad’s grief after Lancashire teenager's seaside tragedy

Dad’s grief after Lancashire teenager's seaside tragedy

The family of a Blackpool teenager whose body was found washed up on a beach in Anglesey have paid tribute to a ‘fun and popular’ young man.

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Some people openly sobbed as the victims' names were read aloud at the vigil near the school in Parkland on Thursday night.

Vigil held for victims of Florida school shooting

At least 1,000 people have attended a candlelight vigil for the 17 victims of a school shooting in Florida.
Crime
Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

A major frozen food producer is recalling packets of fish cakes over fears they could contain pieces of metal and plastic.
Health
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) breaks The Guinness World Records Title for the worlds longest chain of paper hearts.

British Heart Foundation breaks world record of paper hearts

Well wishers and family members in Lancashire have helped The British Heart Foundation to smash a Guinness World Record for the longest chain of paper hearts as part of Heart Month.

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Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been convicted of abusing more young footballers after grooming them with claims that he could fulfil their dreams of a career in the sport.

Cheers of 'yes' as Bennell found guilty of 43 counts of child sex abuse

Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been convicted of abusing more young footballers after grooming them with claims that he could fulfil their dreams of a career in the sport.

Crime
The 19-year-old suspect, Nikolas Cruz, had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for "disciplinary reasons", said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

School shooting suspect made 'disturbing' social media posts

The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree that killed at least 17 people, according to police.

Crime

APPEAL: Car set on fire outside Lancashire family home

An appeal has been launched after a car was set alight outside a home in Lancashire, say police.
Crime
Former football coach Barry Bennell appearing via video link at South Cheshire Magistrates Court.

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell facing fourth jail term after abuse convictions

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell is facing a fourth jail sentence after a jury convicted him of 36 counts of historical child sex abuse.
Crime
lice investigating the attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.

CCTV APPEAL: Police investigating attempted rape of girl, 10, in Manchester

Police investigating the attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.
Crime
Alex, flew out on a pre-agreed trip with Melanie Batty, 37, and David Batty, 58, for a week-long stay in the Benahavis area, near Marbella.

Police hunt for missing school boy after alleged abduction by mum and granddad

The grandmother of a missing schoolboy believes her daughter and ex-husband have taken him to live an "alternative lifestyle" abroad.

Crime

The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

Transport
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