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Lancashire Recommends... real ale pubs

Following an online vote, with pubs suggested by readers, here are the results of top real ale houses in the region.

Sessions House

Prison worker denies collecting inmate's semen in affair allegation

A prison officer collected a convict’s sperm in a syringe while having an affair with him behind bars, a court heard.

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Missing nine-year-old, Maklaine Bottomley

UPDATE: Missing nine-year-old found

A schoolboy who went missing has been traced.

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Police want to speak to this man

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Police hunt after sickening attack on homeless man is caught on camera

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a homeless man being violently attacked in the city centre.

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Cheryl and Robert Prudham and family

Mum-of-12 to join ex-husband in court over £10k parking meter theft

A Wigan-based mum-of-12 will join her ex-husband in court after they were accused of stealing more than £10,000 in change from parking meters.

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Liam Mountford

Man jailed for racist attack on cyclist

A man involved in a “mob-handed racist attack” on a cyclist has been jailed.

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Edward Crook

Give me back my face, pleads pensioner

A man disfigured after surgery to remove a cancerous growth has been waiting more than EIGHT YEARS for doctors to put it right.

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Runway closed at Manchester airport due to incident

Runway closed at Manchester airport due to incident

A Manchester airport runway is closed due to an incident involving a British Airways aircraft during landing.

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Lancashire tops the chart for fining parents over unathorised school absences.

Lancashire tops chart for issuing fines to parents if kids miss school

Lancashire County Council is among the local authorities topping the chart for the number of fines it has issued to parents whose children fail to attend school.

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Peter Atherton

Severely disabled man awarded £2.5m damages 47 years after his birth

A severely disabled man has been awarded £2.5 million High Court damages - 47 years after his birth.

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Man arrested in Longworth Street was later jailed

Police swoop on businesses in crackdown on slavery

Police have begun a series of swoops on businesses and homes across Lancashire looking for potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking.

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Wigan and Leigh Courthouse

Thief threatened to stab security guard with syringe

A prolific thief threatened to stab a security guard with a syringe as he detained him at a supermarket, a court heard.

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Scene of the car chase in Upholland Road

Driver on the run after police chase crash

A driver is on the run after crashing into a fence while being chased by police.

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Halloween at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Top 10 things to do at the weekend in Lancashire

Here is a list of 10 fun things to do next weekend.
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Footballer Ched Evans and partner Natasha Massey outside Cardiff Crown Court, where he has been found not guilty of raping a teenager in a hotel in north Wales following a two week retrial

Ched Evans cleared of rape after five year battle

Former Man City striker Ched Evans successfully overturned his conviction for raping a teenage girl after uncovering new evidence of her previous sexual history.

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Philip Green

Lorry driver had £3m cocaine haul hidden in cab

A long-distance lorry driver has been given a 16 year prison sentence after being found guilty of attempting to bring cocaine worth more than £3 million into the UK in his cab.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Revenge porn prosecution success

A Wigan woman has successfully brought the borough’s first revenge porn case before a court.

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Jailed: Dean Roby

Man on drink and drugs drove at his brother

A man leapt into his ex-partner’s car after a row and drove into his brother carrying him along on the bonnet.

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St Anthony's Place in Blackpool, where police say two young children were left home alone when a fire broke out shortly after midnight on Saturday, October 8 (Pic: Google)

Toddler and baby ‘were home alone when fire broke out’ at their home, police say

A toddler and baby were home alone when a fire broke out, it has emerged.

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