North West

North West

Vaccination warning for new students after surge in meningitis cases

Students are being urged to get vaccinated to protect themselves against meningitis before starting university amid "rapid increases" of cases of a deadly bug

Health
Colin Cooper

Man hired £16k cherry picker and tried to sell it

An aggrieved boss of a bricklaying firm hired a £16,000 cherry picker then tried to sell it for less than half price on a website.

North West
Death crash nurse banned from roads again after second smash

Death crash nurse banned from roads again after second smash

A nurse convicted of causing the death of his teenage nephew in a motorway smash seven years ago has been banned from the roads again after causing a head-on collision in Wigan.

North West
Abid Hussain

Drugs gang who flooded north west with cocaine and heroin jailed

A drugs gang who were part of a conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs throughout the north west have been jailed for a total of more than 40 years, say police.
Crime

Seven-year-old asks Jeremy Corbyn: "When will you be Prime Minister?"

Jeremy Corbyn was asked about his plans to become Prime Minister by a seven-year-old girl when he visited a museum in Lancashire.

North West
Opponents of the technique claim it will harm the environment, but supporters say it is a beneficial source of energy

UK is 55 million years too late for fracking to work, says expert

The geology of the UK is unsuitable for fracking and the opportunity of the new energy source has been "overhyped", a geoscience expert has claimed.
Offbeat
Brollies at the ready..

Gertcha! Tail end of hurricane could soak the north

The remnants of Hurricane Gert could divide the country in two by sweeping in to salvage summer for the South but soak the North, according to forecasters.

North West
James (right) caught swigging from a hip flask on live tv

Wigan student’s new found hip-flask fame!

A Wigan A-Level student has become an internet sensation after being spotted cheekily swigging from a hip flask in the background of an interview live on TV.

North West
Exam results can be a source of stress for many students

Support offered for young people worried about exam results

Lancashire students who have either received their A-level results or are waiting for their GCSE results are reminded that help, support and guidance is available from 'Talkzone', the county council's advice service.

Education
Paul Anderton

Conman ‘used faith to swindle victims’

A rogue trader who conned two “vulnerable” victims - while professing his Christian values - has been spared jail by a judge.

North West
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Courteeners, Blossoms and Rick Astley will perform at the benefit gig.

Noel Gallagher and all star line-up to play benefit concert planned for Manchester Arena reopening

The Manchester Arena will reopen for the first time since the terror attack with a benefit concert to honour those killed in the bombing.
News
Representatives from Manchester City Council have said that The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund has currently raised 18m, with donations still coming in.

Families bereaved by Manchester Arena bombing to receive £250k each from fund

Families of each of the 22 victims who were killed in the Manchester Arena bombing are to receive £250,000 from the money raised by members of the public.
News
Man who downloaded extreme child pornography avoids jail

Man who downloaded extreme child pornography avoids jail

A pervert who downloaded numerous pornographic videos of children out of “curiosity” has walked free from court.

North West
Nando's is giving away free chicken to all A-Level students on Thursday.

Nando's giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain, Nando's, is giving away free chicken to A-level students right across the North West this week.
Eating Out
Teen caught with child porn on nan’s computer

Teen caught with child porn on nan’s computer

A would-be soldier has avoided jail despite downloading child pornography on his mum and grandmother’s computers.

North West
Emergency services were called out to the Lune Industrial Estate

Boy, 12, dies after falling through factory roof

A young boy from Lancaster has sadly died after he fell through the roof of a disused factory, say police.

North West
At the top of the Big One

ARE THEY CRAZY? Four risk lives climbing Blackpool’s Big One rollercoaster

A daredevil climber has defended risking the lives of himself and three friends after they scaled the Big One rollercoaster.

North West
Kym Marsh

Actress Kym's Twitter shock

Kym Marsh has criticised internet trolls for setting up a fake Twitter account in the name of her six-year-old daughter.

North West
Ready or Not

Prime-time BBC quiz show looking for contestants in the North West

The BBC is looking for contestants from the North West for a new game show with a difference.
TV and Film
Dunstan Low in front of the house in Melling

Last chance to win a Lancashire mansion

It’s your last chance to enter a competion that will see the winner take ownership of a country house in the Lune Valley.

North West
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