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BREAKING: Teenage girl found hanged at park

The body of a young girl has been found in a Blackpool park, police have confirmed.

North West
Aiden McAteer is wanted over the hit and run which killed little Violet-Grace Youens

Pictured: Man wanted over Violet-Grace hit and run

Police have released this image of the man they are hunting over the hit and run which killed Violet-Grace Youens.

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Police say this man, seen fleeing from the scene of the crash which killed Violet-Grace Youens, has now fled the country

Police: Man wanted over hit and run has fled the country

A senior detective in the Violet-Grace Youens hit and run case has appealed for one of the suspects to “search his conscience” after it emerged he had fled the country.

North West

Photographer’s drone footage of devastating gas explosion

A North West photographer captured these shocking images of the huge explosion which levelled a restaurant and trapped several people under the resulting rubble.

North West

Violet-Grace hit and run: Man arrested

Police have arrested a man in connection with the hit and run crash that killed four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens.

North West
Hunt for missing sex offender

Hunt for missing sex offender

Police are appealing for information to trace a sex offender who is missing from Burnley.
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Mark Rowley, Acting Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, speaks to the media outside New Scotland Yard in London, as arrests connected to the Westminster terror attack were made across the country

'Significant arrest' made in the North West in connection with Westminster attack

A "significant arrest" in the North West and one other in the West Midlands have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, police have said.
North West

Brave mum shares heartbreak at learning 'cost of Charlie's life'

A brave mother, fighting to save the life of her 3-year-old son, has been given the devastating news that she must raise more than £300,000 to fund his treatment in the US.
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Charles Lord, 46, of Clark Street, Morecambe was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment

'Sick and callous' sex offender jailed for 15 years

A Morecambe man has been jailed after admitting a number of indecent image offences and two sexual assaults against children.

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John Culshaw

Mum’s horror after finding out her son’s body parts were stored for 23 years

A mum says she is devastated after being told parts of her son’s body had been kept in storage for 23 years.

North West
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Drink-driver found unconscious on road next to his van

A drink-driver who was so incapacitated with booze that he was found collapsed unconscious next to his work’s van has been spared jail.

North West
No matter which sector you chose, your job may not be secure, say union bosses

Nearly half of jobs in the North West ‘insecure’

Nearly half of jobs created in the North West since 2011 have been in insecure work, according to new analysis published by the TUC today.

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100 Voices of Gospel

Join 100 Voices of Gospel

One lucky choir from Lancashire will get the chance to join the internationally renowned 100 Voices of Gospel when they head to the county next month.

Richard Radford, 43,was last seen at around 11am on Thursday, March 9 in Murray Street, Hartlepool but he has not returned home since.

Police appeal for help finding vulnerable man

Police have issued a national appeal to help trace a vulnerable missing man from Hartlepool.

North West
Convicted paedophile Marian Dorobek, 68, was taken from HMP Wandsworth on March 10 and handed over to the Polish authorities

'Dangerous' paedophile deported after Lancashire arrest

A 'dangerous' paedophile who was convicted of seven offences against children in Poland has been deported after being arrested in the Lancashire last month.

North West

Rare bird spotted for the first time in Lancashire

Lancashire's 'twitchers' were in a flap after a rare, non-native species of bird was spotted in Lancashire for the first time.
Environment 4
The scaffolding crushed six cars

Scaffolder avoids jail after collapse

A Wigan construction worker has been given a suspended jail sentence and slapped with a fine after scaffolding collapsed at a site near Stoke.

North West
Train users are urged to check before they travel today as strike hits services across the north west.

Passengers urged to 'check before you travel' as strike hits north west trains

Train users are urged to check before they travel today as strike hits services across the north west.
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Clintons to pull 'disgusting' X-rated birthday card from shops after Twitter complaint

A "disgusting" X-rated birthday card has been removed from all Clintons shops following an online complaint.
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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Man soils himself in front of magistrates

Wigan court hearings had to be temporarily relocated after a defendant soiled himself in the dock.

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