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WATCH: Where to play footgolf in Lancashire

A combination of football and golf, where players kick a football into a cup in as few shots as possible.
Police probe

Detectives have named the body of a baby girl found in Manchester

Detectives investigating the discovery of the body of a baby girl in Manchester have named her Pearl.

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Left, Alfie's parents, right Alfie Evans

Alfie Evans' parents apologise after reports of intimidation by hospital protesters

Alfie Evans' parents have apologised after reports of intimidation and verbal abuse among hospital protesters.
Alfie Evans' dad tried to take him to Italy for treatment

Alfie Evans' father hopes to take terminally ill boy to Italy for treatment

The father of Alfie Evans has said he still hopes to take his terminally ill son to Italy.

The burglars were caught on CCTV

Bungling burglars chase cash as wind blows it away

Two bungling burglars have been caught on camera leaving the scene of a crime with cash trailing behind them.

West Lancs Freemasons donate two new BMW motorbikes to North West Blood Bikes

West Lancashire Freemasons donate two motorbikes to North West Blood Bikes

A group of Freemasons donated two motorbikes to support a blood bank delivery service across Lancashire.
One of dogs found wearing baby jumper that had stuck to her weeping skin

Magistrate and her daughter convicted after allowing ‘Westies’ to suffer

A magistrate and her daughter from Leigh have been convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to two West Highland white terriers.

The Courteeners

MUSIC REVIEW: The Courteeners return home with a smash, bang and almighty wallop

It was 2007 when I first set eyes upon what was then a misfit bunch of indie rock ‘n’ roll wannabes.

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Longridge Fell

The best views in Lancashire

If you fancy a walk out somewhere to take in the best views, here is a list of the best places, as voted by readers
10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under 50

10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under £50

The weather in the UK is slowly improving, but if you’re bored of the same four walls and perhaps want to venture to somewhere with a warmer climate, then there are a wide variety of last minute trips available this month, all from Manchester airport.
Travel and Leisure
The intelligence agency is often referred to as the UK's listening post

GCHQ to open a new base in the north west

GCHQ is expanding its network of sites as Britain bolsters its defences against terror, cyber and other threats in the digital age.

The Red Arrows

When are the Red Arrows flying in Lancashire this year?

Display details have been released for the Red Arrows' 2018 season.
Whats on

VIDEO: Little warrior Archie back home after miraculous recovery

A brave young North West schoolboy who spent four days in a coma battling meningitis B is back home with his family.
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British Gas's SVT will rise to 1,161 a year for a typical dual fuel customer

British Gas set to increase energy bills for millions of customers

British Gas is to increase energy bills for 4.1 million dual fuel customers on its standard variable tariff by an average of 5.5%, or £60 a year, blaming rising wholesale energy and Government policy costs.

Ben Butler and Jennie Gray.

NATIONAL: Inquest due on murdered six-year-old Ellie Butler

A retired high court judge is due to give her ruling in the inquest into the death of six-year-old Ellie Butler, who was murdered by her father.
Ruth Shaw and Jackie Robinson

The Balance Approach creates a healthy workforce across Lancashire

Looking after the welfare of young prisoners and communities in India has given Ruth Shaw and Jackie Robinson enough insight to set up their own health and wellness programme.

Andrew Burke, 30, who has pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court for the murder of Ms Hayes, 28, at her workplace in Southport

Man jailed after murdering travel agent in Southport

A man has been jailed for a minimum of 26 years at Liverpool Crown Court after he murdered a travel agent at her workplace.
Stunning views

Where are the best views in Lancashire?

Lancashire is full of stunning views.

Train passengers without tickets could be fined or made to pay double

Northern Rail set to fine or charge passengers double if they don't have a ticket

Train operator Northern is set to introduce penalty fares to encourage travellers to buy tickets before they get on board.
George Street, in Heywood, Manchester

Police investigating after body of newborn baby found in field

Police are investigating after the body of a newborn babywas found in a field.

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