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North West

7 luxury seaside cottages perfect for an escape to the North West

The North West of England has multiple locations which offer coastal beauty, with both locals and tourists flocking to the region’s scenic seaside spots, either for the day or a trip away.

Travel and Leisure

VIDEO: Kane England win the World Cup?

Captain fantastic Harry Kane helped England get off to the perfect start on Monday in their opening World Cup match.
North West

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell launches sentence challenge

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell is set to have his 30-year prison sentence reviewed by leading judges.

Crime
Rail services across the North West will be disrupted today by a fresh strike in the long-running dispute over guards ontrains.

TRAIN STRIKES: Disruption across north west as train users hit by more strikes

Rail services across the North West will be disrupted today by a fresh strike in the long-running dispute over guards on trains.
Transport
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Two arrested after teenager left in 'critical condition' following collision with a car

Lancashire Police are appealing for information after a collision left a teenager in a critical condition in hospital.
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Ambulances lined up.

Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across Lancashire are today (Monday, June 18) going on strike – with further industrial action on the horizon.
Health
An extra 20 billion a year has been promised to the NHS by the Prime Minister. (Photo: PA Wire).

Five things you should know about the £20 billion NHS funding boost

Close to an extra £400 million per week - or £20 billion a year - has been pledged to the NHS once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Here are five key questions about the annoucement:
Health
The motorway is closed in both directions.

M65 closed in both directions as police deal with 'distressed' woman on bridge

The M65 has been closed in both directions as police deal with a 'distressed' woman on an over bridge.
News
Logik Developments, headed by Andrew Flintoff, have submitted plans to build a 35-storey block of apartments in the centre of Manchester (Image via Logik Developments).

Andrew Flintoff sets his sights on building a huge skyscraper in central Manchester

Preston sporting icon Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff has unveiled plans for his first foray into property development - a luxury 35-storey apartment block in the middle of Manchester.
Cricket
Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson

Relief for north Lancashire residents after roadworks change

Motorway diversion plans north of Lancaster have been altered - to the relief of residents and Lancashire County Council.

Transport
Northern have released a limited timetable around strike action taking place later this month.

Northern release limited timetables ahead of strike action

Northern has today released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.

Transport
The mother of an 18-year-old man who died after he was found in an emaciated state wearing a soiled nappyin his Leeds home had ordered aZimmer Frame for him, a manslaughter trial jury heard.

Mum ordered Zimmer frame for emaciated Leeds teenager who died in soiled nappy: manslaughter trial jury told

The mother of an 18-year-old man who died after he was found in an emaciated state wearing a soiled nappy in his Leeds home had ordered a  Zimmer Frame for him, a manslaughter trial jury heard.
Crime
The aim of the Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) campaign is to get more kids active  and to rehydrate with healthy drinks such as water or low-fat milk.

Lancashire's football clubs unite to tackle sugary drinks head-on

Three football clubs in Lancashire – including Preston North End – have teamed up with community organisations and the county council to bring an end to sugary drinks and encourage physical activity. TOM EARNSHAW reports.
Health

VIDEO: Can England win the World Cup ... your views

The 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and, as ever, there is hope in the air that England can do well in the competition.
North West

Lancashire set to bask in glorious three-month heatwave

Stock up on the suncream and get ready for a summer of beaches, barbecues and beer gardens – Lancashire is set to bask in a three-month heatwave.

News
Prof Green

The ‘Rapping Professor’ makes conversation

Hackney-born music artist, Stephen Manderson, or Professor Green as he is more widely known, has never shied away from speaking about challenging issues which are often voiceless in our society, from suicide and homelessness to more recently, working class white men.

News
Top R-L: Graham Mackrell, Sir Norman Bettison and Alan Foster. Bottom R-L: Donald Denton, Peter Metcalf and David Duckenfield

Six accused over Hillsborough disaster in court bid to block prosecutions

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield and five other men will attempt to block their prosecutions ahead of their scheduled trials over the 1989 tragedy.
North West
Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.
Travel and Leisure
His victim suffered injuries including a fractured jaw, bleed on the brain and a number of lost teeth.

Man, 23, jailed after savage attack that left a woman with a fractured jaw and bleeding on the brain

A man has today (Friday, June 8th) been jailed for a horrifying attack with left a woman with a fractured jaw, bleeding on the brain and a number of lost teeth.
Crime
The case has been committed to Preston Crown Court

Man, 77, prosecuted after trying to import a child sex doll to his Lancashire home

A Lancashire man has today (Friday, June 8) been sentenced for trying to import a child sex doll.
Crime
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