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YELLOW WARNING: Ice predicted across the North West

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued across the North West as temperatures have been predicted to plunge to -5.6°C.
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Demi Pearson, 14, her eight-year-old brother Brandon and seven-year-old sister Lacie died in the blaze in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on Monday.

Two charged with murder over house fire that killed three children

Two people have been charged with murder after a house fire left three children dead.

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The bad weather is expected to last from 4pm on Tuesday and lasts until around 11am on Wednesday, December 13.

YELLOW WARNING: North west set to be blasted by ice

Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning as parts of the north west are set to be coated in ice.
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Greater Manchester Police said three men, aged 23, 20 and 18, and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Five quizzed over suspected murder of three children who died after house fire

Five people are being questioned over the suspected murder of three children who died after a house fire.

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Other areas in Britain were blanketed in snow as forecasters warned up to 20cm (8in) could fall across parts of the UK.

Driving conditions warning across Lancashire

Parts of Lancashire woke up to a dusting of snow after a Met Office warning for snow and ice came into effect today.
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Ashley Highfield

New reporters 'to hold local councils to account'

New reporters are being recruited to cover local councils across the North West.
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Handout CCTV still dated 22/05/17 issued by Greater Manchester Police of Salman Abedi on the night he carried out the Manchester Arena terror attack

Manchester Arena bombing could have been stopped had 'cards had fallen differently'

The Manchester Arena bombing could have been prevented "had the cards fallen differently", an official assessment has found.
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Passenger watchdog Transport Focus compared the news to "a chill wind" blowing down platforms

Rail passengers to be hit by hike in train fares

Rail passengers are to face more woes as plans to increase fares by the largest hike in five years have been revealed.

Transport
Branches of Toys R Us are under threat of closure

Toys R Us puts 800 jobs at risk amid plans to close 26 stores

Toys R Us has put forward plans to close at least a third of its UK stores, putting up to 800 jobs at risk.
Business
Forecasters are predicting that the region will be hit by an icy blast overnight on Thursday, November 23 with the warning remaining in place until 10am on Friday 24.

WEATHER ALERT: North West set to be blasted by ice

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued for the North West, says the Met Office.
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Dashcam captures violent attempted carjacking

Two masked men tried to smash the windows of a Bentley as the driver stopped at traffic lights.
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Heavy police presence at Christmas markets with barriers and armed cops on the streets

This footage shows the “rings of steel” protecting Britain’s Christmas markets - including Manchester - this year as security is bolstered amid fears of Berlin-style copycat terror attacks.

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How long is your journey each day?

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Commuters from the North West now face an average 56-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 26 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released to mark Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart Week.
Transport
Self-scan supermarket checkouts being targeted by thieves

North West shoppers are most light-fingered at self-scan checkouts

A recent study has revealed that Britons steal £3.2bn from supermarkets via self-scan each year, with almost one quarter of Britons confessing to having sticky fingers when not being at the checkout - the biggest 'takers' coming from the North West.
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Louise Sellars

Louise Sellars' killer takes first steps towards freedom

A notorious North West killer has taken his first steps towards freedom.
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The train company is expected to operate a reduced service of around 65% of the normal weekday timetable between 7am and 7pm.

STRIKES: Reduced service to operate across Lancashire

Northern Rail users across the region will be hit by severe travel disruption today as members of the RMT stage a walk-out in the bitter dispute over the role of guards.
Transport

VIDEO: Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Manchester

Legendary basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters have announced a UK arena tour for next May including Manchester on May 26.

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VIDEO: Shocking CCTV footage released of six-year-old boy hit by car as he crosses road

Footage of a six-year-old boy being hit by a car in Blackpool has been released as a warning to other parents.

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Man given suspended sentence after attacking paramedics

A Wigan man has been given a 14-month suspended sentence for attacking two paramedics, leaving one with a broken wrist.

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Liverpool Crown Court

Man jailed for raping his own mother

A violent controlling bully raped his own mum - and blamed it on the stress of being accused of raping his girlfriend a week earlier.

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