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Strangest things found in north west drains over the festive period

A car door, pair of glasses, false teeth and even a dead animal all caused blockages in the North West’s sewer and drains networks.
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Harry Potter fans are looking forward to the Wizard Academy

Where can I catch the Harry Potter themed train when it comes to the North West? - Everything you need to know

Calling all Harry Potter fans - East Lancashire's Wizard Academy is now taking bookings for 2018.

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Police would like to identify the woman pictured in the CCTV in connection with their investigation

Man beaten around head with stiletto in Chorley

A man was beaten around the head by a woman armed with a stiletto shoe in Chorley town centre, say police.
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Anyone who wants to send letters and parcels by second class needs to get to the Post Office byWednesday December, 20 to ensure delivery in time for Christmas day.

When is the last posting day for Christmas 2017?

If you're still waiting to put those Christmas cards in the post you'd better be quick.

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Emergency services were called to the scene on Dawber's Lane jsut before 7am this morning.

Major road in Chorley re-opens after crash

A major road in Chorley was closed following a two-vehicle crash, say police.
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The robbery happened when two men broke in through the rear door of The Sea View, Preston Road at Whittle le Woods.

Landlord stabbed after pub raided in Whittle-le-Woods

Masked robbers armed with a knife and spade stabbed the landlord of a popular pub near Chorley in a "terrifying" raid, say police.
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A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued across the North West.

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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Delays are reported on the M6 this morning following a multi-vehicle accident, say police.

Delays after multi vehicle crash on M6

Delays are reported on the M6 this morning following a multi-vehicle accident, say police.

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Problems with ice are also being reported on the M65 between junctions 5 and 6.

Ice warning for Lancashire drivers

Drivers in Lancashire are being warned to lower their speed after icy conditions were reported across the region.

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The accident happened at around 2.30pm on Leyland Road near to Penwortham Holme recreation ground.

Man taken to hospital after crash in Penwortham

An elderly man was taken to hospital after he was involved in a two-car crash in Penwortham, say police.

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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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Ambulance services have revealed thatall the drivers miraculously escaped the accident with only minor injuries.

Police release shocking images of 'catastrophic' motorway smash

Police have released shocking images of a "catastrophic" six-vehicle motorway smash near Chorley.
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The company said a possible source of the outbreak has been identified in a tower used to dry out the milk at a production site.

Global recall of Lactalis baby milk over Salmonella fears

French baby-milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.
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With heavy snow forecast to fall across Lancashire on Sunday a lot of people may struggle to get into work on Monday morning.

What are your rights if you can't get into work due to snow?

With heavy snow forecast to fall across Lancashire on Sunday a lot of people may struggle to get into work on Monday morning. But what exactly are your rights if you can't make it into work?

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Crews arrived to find a smoke-logged kitchen with the fire already out.

Forgotten garlic bread sparks emergency call out in Penwortham

A forgotten piece of garlic bread left in the cooker sparked an emergency call-out in Penwortham.
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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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Owner pleads for thieves to return poorly dog after theft from Rivington Services

A woman is appealing for information after her poorly dog was swiped by cruel thieves from motorway services.
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Police received reportsof the woman on the bridge at Brindle Road which runs over the M6

Police search for woman spotted on motorway bridge

A search was launched for a woman who was spotted on the wrong side of a motorway bridge, say police.
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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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