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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
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 £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
Laura Black

Fund-raising dinner in honour of Padiham blogger Laura Black who died of Cystic Fibrosis

The courage and inspiration of a young Padiham mum is behind a fund-raising drive to raise cash for research into Cystic Fibrosis and to help the homeless.

News
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.
News

Heroic worker fends off armed robbers with step ladders

A have-a-go hero bravely used a ladder to fend off armed robbers who struck a Wigan convenience store for the second time in a week.

North West
spa

Where are the best spa breaks in Lancashire?

Is it time to rewind?

News
A five-year-old had to be resuscitated after she was spotted under the waterand rescued by a lifeguard

Young girl resuscitated after 'getting into difficulty' during swimming lesson

Bosses at Hyndburn Leisure Centre have responded to criticism after a young girl was pulled from the water after "getting into difficulty" during a swimming lesson.

Crime
Batch gin

Lancashire gin voted the nation's favourite

Gin lovers across the country have voted a Lancashire gin as their favourite tipple.

North West
Conrad Pritchard

Man jailed for sexually assaulting four year old girl 'he thought was 18'

A man who sexually assaulted a four-year-old girl and claimed that he thought she was 18 has been jailed.

North West
The sheet was handed back to officers with this excuse

Driver provides unusual excuse for texting and driving

A motorist caught using a mobile phone has been called out by police for providing a very unusual excuse.

North West
Nick Sullivan has been named locally as the victim of an assault at the Georgia Brown pub in Hindley

Victim named in Hindley pub murder probe

Tributes have poured in for the man who was killed in a Hindley pub yesterday, who has been named locally as Nick Sullivan.

North West
The Harris Orphanage and Christopher Hartley

'Sly and cunning' Preston children's home abuser is caged by senior judge

A former Army sergeant who raped and abused vulnerable youngsters in a children’s home has been caged for 13 years.

North West
Lee Wilding

Paedophile's images included victims 'just months old'

A Wigan paedophile who downloaded thousands of images of children as young as five months old has avoided jail.

North West
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after she was found wandering on the M6 in her pyjamas

Woman arrested for 'drink driving' after being found on M6 in pjs

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after she was found wandering on the M6 in her pyjamas, say police.

North West
Yellow weather warnings for snow, ice and wind have been issued for parts of the North West England, say weather experts.

YELLOW WEATHER WARNINGS: Snow, ice and gale force winds set to blast the North West

Yellow weather warnings for snow, ice and wind have been issued for parts of the North West England, say weather experts.
News
Police probe

Thieves wearing devil masks break into church and lock priest in cupboard

Police are appealing for witnesses after devil masked thieves broke into a church, locked a priest in a cupboard and stole the contents of the church charity box.

North West
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