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North West

Alder Hey defends staff following abuse over Alfie Evans' case in open letter

The hospital caring for the desperately ill toddler Alfie Evans, has released an open letter to defend its staff against abuse it says they are receiving.

WATCH: Where to play footgolf in Lancashire

A combination of football and golf, where players kick a football into a cup in as few shots as possible.
Police probe

Detectives have named the body of a baby girl found in Manchester

Detectives investigating the discovery of the body of a baby girl in Manchester have named her Pearl.

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West Lancs Freemasons donate two new BMW motorbikes to North West Blood Bikes

West Lancashire Freemasons donate two motorbikes to North West Blood Bikes

A group of Freemasons donated two motorbikes to support a blood bank delivery service across Lancashire.
One of dogs found wearing baby jumper that had stuck to her weeping skin

Magistrate and her daughter convicted after allowing ‘Westies’ to suffer

A magistrate and her daughter from Leigh have been convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to two West Highland white terriers.

Longridge Fell

The best views in Lancashire

If you fancy a walk out somewhere to take in the best views, here is a list of the best places, as voted by readers
10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under 50

10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under £50

The weather in the UK is slowly improving, but if you’re bored of the same four walls and perhaps want to venture to somewhere with a warmer climate, then there are a wide variety of last minute trips available this month, all from Manchester airport.
The Red Arrows

When are the Red Arrows flying in Lancashire this year?

Display details have been released for the Red Arrows' 2018 season.
Whats on

VIDEO: Little warrior Archie back home after miraculous recovery

A brave young North West schoolboy who spent four days in a coma battling meningitis B is back home with his family.
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Stunning views

Where are the best views in Lancashire?

Lancashire is full of stunning views.

Kerry Bowman and Paul Lyskiewicz

Dog bites girl and her mum in savage attack

A young child and her mum were both injured by an out-of- control Staffordshire bull terrier after it attacked their dog, a court heard.
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Bank holiday revellers are warned to have their big coats at the ready

WHITE EASTER: Will the 'Beast of Easter' hit Lancashire?

Temperatures have been rising following recent cold snaps but latest forecasts are warning northerners to brace themselves for yet more cold weather.

Disgruntled Minecraft gamer reported to be behind bomb hoax

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.
Commuters wear masks as a precaution against infection inside a subway in Mexico City, in April 2009, after swine flu claimed the lives of 60 people

Plans drawn up ahead of ‘inevitable’ flu pandemic that would hit one in THREE of us

Ambulance bosses have drawn up plans to deal with an ‘inevitable’ flu pandemic that could affect a third of all people – including children and usually fit young adults.


Saleem Said jailed for life for murder of brave mum Leanne Collopy in Rossendale

A 40-year-old man who stabbed and set fire to a woman, fatally injuring her and seriously injuring a child, has been jailed for life.


White Easter? More snow on the way and it could hit our bank holiday celebrations

Another icy cold snap is heading our way and could even result in many parts of the county experiencing a white Easter.

Video shows fugitive rugby player chased by police at 100mph before being tasered SIX times

A rugby player, who drove in excess of 100mph through the borough and made officers fear for their lives, has been jailed.
North West

STORM EMMA: Latest updates from across Lancashire

High winds and snow are battering the county.
The National Grid has issued a "gas deficit warning" as fears mount that supplies could run empty amid extreme weather conditions across Britain.

National Grid warns over 'gas deficit' as sub-zero temperatures engulf UK

The National Grid has issued a "gas deficit warning" as fears mount that supplies could run empty amid extreme weather conditions across Britain.


LIVE SNOW UPDATES: School closures, trains cancelled and roads closed

We're here with all the latest on the snow and how it's affecting the county.
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