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Norovirus closes 45 hospital wards in the north-west

Last season, outbreaks of Norovirus led to the closure of 45 hospital wards across northwest England a report has revealed.
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A woman has died in police custody.

Investigation launched into death of woman in police custody

A 35-year-old woman has died after being found unresponsive in the cells of a Lancashire police station.
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Joe Smalley with DCC Ian Pilling

Man awarded for stopping terrifying attack on young woman

A member of the public has been praised by the Chief Constable for rescuing a young woman who was being horrifically attacked.

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Eric Caddick

Man jailed for life for murdering flatmate in savage attack

A Wigan man has been jailed for life today after he was convicted of murdering a flatmate in a drink and drugs-fuelled attack.

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Sixteen fire engines from across Lancashire were needed to combat the blaze.

IN PICTURES: Dramatic pictures from yesterday's salvage yard blaze in Altham

We've put together some of the most dramatic pictures from yesterday's shocking fire in Altham.
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A biker has died following a crash in Lostock Hall.

Morning news digest - Biker dies after crash, bin collections move to 3-week rota and giraffes in danger of extinction

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the country with our morning roundup.
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One lane is closed on the M61

One lane closed on Southbound M61 due to accident

A lane closure is in place on the Southbound M61 between junctions 8 (Chorley) and 6 (Horwich) this morning (8 December).
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Fire services release shocking drone footage of today's fire at an Altham salvage yard

Lancashire Fire and Rescue have released shocking drone footage showing the scale of today's (7 December) fire in at an Altham scrapyard.
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Fire crews from across Lancashire have been helping to bring the blaze under control

Morning news digest - Huge fire at scrap yard, pervert jailed for sex attack and hospital bed waits 'rocket'

Catch up with all the latest news from Lancashire and across the county here in our morning roundup.

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Poultry keepers are advised to keep their birds inside.

Keepers of poultry warned to keep birds inside to protect from bird flu

The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe
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LATEST: Over 100 firefighters called from across Lancashire to battle blaze in Altham

Over 100 firefighters have been called to battle a blaze at a salvage yard in Accrington.
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Donna Louise Smith, 40, from Preston

Overnight news digest - No prison for thief who witnessed Tunisia shootings, schoolboy dies from suspected meningitis and Network Rail to lose control of tracks

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the nation with our morning roundup.

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David Beckham's love of tattoos has inspired a film made to highlight that abuse can mark children forever.

Watch David Beckham's tattoos come to life in this hard-hitting child abuse campaign

David Beckham's love of tattoos has inspired a film made to highlight that abuse can mark children forever.
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Shane Fielding

Man who groomed young girls through social media before sexually assaulting them has been jailed

A man who groomed young girls through social media before sexually assaulting them has been jailed.

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Oscar

Pet helps Rebecca cope with illness

A Wigan woman has spoken out about how getting a pet helped her to conquer her depression and anxiety.

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PNE strikers Eoin Doyle and Jermaine Beckford clash at Hillsborough

Overnight news digest - PNE brawl duo to learn their fate, elderly man dies after crash and floods 'most extreme' on record

Catch up with all the latest headlines from Lancashire and across the country with our morning roundup.
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Kane Kennedy.

Lancashire dad accused of baby murder ‘changed story’

A dad accused of murdering his baby son changed his story ‘in a final throw of the dice’ to escape justice, a court heard.

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David Eatock

Lancashire-born footballer tells of his sex abuse hell

A Lancashire-born footballer has become the latest ex-pro to reveal he was sexually abused as young player.

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Lancashires super fosterersJos and George Hindle have opened their hearts and hometo 241 youngsters

Overnight news digest - Lancashire couple foster 241 youngsters, pensioner killed by car had raised concerns about traffic and football abuse hotline gets 'staggering surge' in calls

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the nation with our morning roundup.

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A serious accident on shuttleworth hall link road is causing delays on the M65.

UPDATE: Man airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital with serious injuries following road accident

A driver has been airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital with serious injuries following a multi-vehicle crash this morning.
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