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Last day for Lancashire Chief Constable

Chief Constable Steve Finnigan is retiring from Lancashire after more than 12 years at the helm and 41 years as a police officer.

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The number of zero hours and agency contracted workers has doubled in the North West since 2011, according to the GMB union.

Number of zero hours workers doubles in north west

The number of zero hours and agency contracted workers has doubled in the north west since 2011, according to the GMB union.

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Ellen Higginbottom

Inquest opens into Ellen’s tragic death

Police searching for a missing Wigan student found her body in bushes at a popular beauty spot, an inquest heard.

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Preston Crown Court.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Lancashire man raped vulnerable young woman twice in her home

A man who began to rape a vulnerable woman as she vomited in a loo after a night out has been jailed for four years.

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A weather warning has been issued for the north west with up to 60mm of rain expected to fall in exposed parts of the county, warn forecasters.

Yellow weather warning for rain issued

A weather warning has been issued for the north west with up to 60mm of rain expected to fall in exposed parts of the county, warn forecasters.
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Eileen Blaine

Police offer £50,000 reward after murder investigation is launched

Detectives are offering a £50,000 reward for information after an elderly woman died following a violent robbery where her wedding ring was snatched from her finger.

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Appeal to send birthday cards to autistic St Helens girl goes viral

Appeal to send birthday cards to autistic St Helens girl goes viral

A heart-warming social medial bid has been launched calling on members of the public to send birthday cards to an autistic girl from St Helens who never gets invited to parties.

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Children play in a water fountain as Britain is set to bask in its hottest day of the year this weekend, with the fine weather continuing into next week.

Tips for coping during the heatwave

Much of North West is basking in glorious sunshine and temperatures have hit 27C.
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The unseasonably warm weather is predicted to exceed average temperatures by around 10 degrees, say weather experts.

Lancashire set to bask in warm sunny weather this weekend

It's time to get the barbecues out as Lancashire looks set to bask in hot, sunny weather this weekend, say weather experts.
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Fred Talbot

Fred Talbot jailed for four years over sex abuse of schoolboys

Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been jailed for four years for a string of sex offences against schoolboys on trips to Scotland more than three decades ago.

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Chester Zoo

Man dies after getting trapped under bus

A man from Wigan who died after becoming trapped underneath a bus outside Chester Zoo has been named locally as Wayne Lannon.

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Retail giant T K Maxx has said the name of Mark Yates' store, P K Max, is too similar. Credit: SWNS

Store boss threatened with legal action over shop name by T K Maxx

The owner of a fashion store has told of his shock at being threatened with legal action - by high street giant TK Maxx.

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Peter Sugden

Disgraced teacher banned for relationship with teen

A teacher has been struck off after admitting to having a “sexually motivated” relationship with a former student just weeks after she finished her GCSEs.

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Manchester, Gatwick and Stansted are in the bottom five in the AirHelp ranking which looks at punctuality, quality and service at 76airports worldwide.

Manchester Airport among 'worst in the world' according to new ranking

Manchester airport has been placed among the worst 10 in the world, according to new rankings.
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Kieran Gale, Kieran Gale, Matthew Littler and Steven Dunkin

Thugs jailed for town violence

Violent thugs involved in a booze fuelled brawl in Wigan town centre which left one victim with a bleed in his skull, have been jailed.

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Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister is questioned after snap election backfires

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

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Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament

Predictions of a hung parliament as results roll in

Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament - but short of an absolute majority.

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Calls for May to go after gamble backfires

Calls for May to go after gamble backfires

Theresa May should consider her position after her snap election gamble failed, a Tory former minister has said.
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A Tory advertising van blocked three lanes of traffic

Tory ad van blocks motorway after it overturns in strong winds

Three lanes of the M6 northbound were blocked yesterday after a Conservative advertising van overturned on the Thelwall viaduct.

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Gale force winds are expected across the north west

YELLOW WARNING: Gale force winds expected across the north west

A yellow weather warning for gale force winds has been issued for the north west with gusts of up to 60mph possible over coasts and hills, say weather experts.

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