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Driving conditions warning across Lancashire

Parts of Lancashire woke up to a dusting of snow after a Met Office warning for snow and ice came into effect today.
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Snow is expected on Sunday too, the Met Office said

'Heavy snow' predicted as weather warning is extended into Sunday

Hours of snow is predicted to fall across the north west on Sunday, the Met Office said.
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Ashley Highfield

New reporters 'to hold local councils to account'

New reporters are being recruited to cover local councils across the North West.
Business
Green Lane, Leigh, where the naked jogger has been spotted

Man wearing only stockings, a blue crop top and a black curly wig wanted for indecent exposure

A naked jogger - who is thought to have struck at least three times - is being hunted by police.

Crime
Handout CCTV still dated 22/05/17 issued by Greater Manchester Police of Salman Abedi on the night he carried out the Manchester Arena terror attack

Manchester Arena bombing could have been stopped had 'cards had fallen differently'

The Manchester Arena bombing could have been prevented "had the cards fallen differently", an official assessment has found.
Crime
Passenger watchdog Transport Focus compared the news to "a chill wind" blowing down platforms

Rail passengers to be hit by hike in train fares

Rail passengers are to face more woes as plans to increase fares by the largest hike in five years have been revealed.

Transport
Branches of Toys R Us are under threat of closure

Toys R Us puts 800 jobs at risk amid plans to close 26 stores

Toys R Us has put forward plans to close at least a third of its UK stores, putting up to 800 jobs at risk.
Business
Toddler found wandering the streets alone

Toddler found wandering the streets alone

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of neglecting a child after a toddler was found wandering the streets of Wigan.

Crime
A rise in online travel bookings was also flagged as a reason for the closures, with the group saying that just 47% holidays were booked in store this year while online sales in the UK grew by 27%.

Travel giant Thomas Cook set to close 50 shops

Travel giant Thomas Cook is to close 50 high street shops, putting 400 jobs at risk, just weeks before Christmas.

Business
REVEALED: Which Natwest and RBS branches are set to close

REVEALED: Which Natwest and RBS branches are set to close

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the closure of 259 Natwest and RBS branches, which will result in 680 job losses after the state-backed lender said more people are choosing to bank online or on mobile.

Business

Saffie’s star is raised over Leyland

A Christmas star designed specially for Saffie Roussos now overlooks Leyland.
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Forecasters are predicting that the region will be hit by an icy blast overnight on Thursday, November 23 with the warning remaining in place until 10am on Friday 24.

WEATHER ALERT: North West set to be blasted by ice

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued for the North West, says the Met Office.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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
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