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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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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.

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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.

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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.
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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
The eastbound carriageway of the M65 was closed for several hoursbetween J4 and J5 following several incidents which Highways England said was due to severe weather conditions.

Drivers warned over poor road conditions in Lancashire

Drivers are being warned to take extra care on the roads this morning after icy, snowy conditions led to difficult driving conditions across parts of Lancashire.
Transport
Ihsan Aliwas found guilty of four counts of Misconduct in Public Office at a trial at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday, February 6

Lancashire Police officer jailed for targeting 'vulnerable' victims of crime

A Lancashire Police Officer has been jailed for two years after he pursued sexual relationships with vulnerable victims of crime.
Crime

Manchester United first-team players participate in Munich air disaster tribute

Three Manchester United first-team players have participated in a new short film to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster.
North West
Anthony Condron

LIVERPOOL BAR MURDER PROBE: Three men arrested over death of Anthony Condron

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was fatally injured in a bar.

North West
Freezingweatherconditions are set to blast residents in the North West as a yellowweatherwarning for snow kicks in.

YELLOW WARNING: Icy blast for residents in the North West

Freezing weather conditions are set to blast residents in the North West as a yellow weather warning for snow and ice kicks in.
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