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East Lancashire's most wanted

Police are asking for the public’s help tracking down several wanted individuals as part of an operation launched this week.

Crime

Police launch 20-year anniversary appeal to catch killer of schoolgirl Kate Bushell

Twenty years on from the murder of 14-year-old Kate Bushell, her family has urged anyone holding onto vital information to ‘find it within themselves’ to come forward to police.

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A quarter of a million First Class and Standard ticket prices will be slashed over five days with Virgin Trains on the West Coast

Fares slashed in Black Friday Virgin Trains sale

A Virgin Trains Winter Seat Sale is set to spread festive cheer across the county this November with tickets from Preston to London available from just £11.

Transport
Tomy - My friend Pikachu

Pokemon gift guide - 2017

Pokemon burst onto the video game scene in Japan back in 1996, and today, over 20 years later, Pokemon fans are still discovering the wonder of collecting battling and discovering these cute little critters.

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Delays are reported on a major road in Lancashire following a two-cars crash, say police.

Two people taken to hospital after crash on the A56

Delays are reported on a major road in Lancashire following a two-cars crash, say police.

Transport
Drivers are experiencing delays as a result of the accident

Delays after crash on M6 at junction 31

Drivers experienced delays following a two-car crash on the northbound M6.
Transport
Daniel Farmer, 23, who was released on bail to an address inLydia Street, Accrington,is wanted by police on recall to prison

Police search for missing sex offender

Police are searching for a convicted sex offender who was last seen in Lancashire.
Crime
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
Asda, M&S and Matalan have all released adverts so far this year

CHRISTMAS 2017: Watch the best TV ads so far

The countdown to Christmas is on and this year's Christmas adverts are already starting to flood in.
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Police confirmed that the woman died at the scene of the crash on Accrington Road in Hapton in early on October 26

Woman dies after 'car crashes into tree'

Police have confirmed that a woman died in serious crash that happened this morning in Hapton.
Transport
Members of the public are being told to treat modelling adverts on social media with caution

Warning after modelling scam hits social media

Would-be models are being duped by Facebook con-artists in a scam that is currently hitting social media networks, say fraud investigators.

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The closure is affecting traffic between Accrington and Burnley.

Road closed in both directions in Hapton after 'serious accident'

A road has been closed in both directions following a serious one vehicle accident in Hapton, say police.
Transport

Flooding and traffic disruption forecast as Storm Brian set to hit this weekend

A yellow weather warning has been issued as as Storm Brian is set to batter parts of the North West this Saturday, says the Met Office.
News

Yellow weather warning for wind issued for North West

Forecasters are warning that buildings could be damaged and travel disrupted after they issued a yellow weather warning for wind for the North West.
News
Brady and Myra Hindley tortured and murdered five children in the 1960s

Ruling on disposal of Moors Murderer's remains to be given

The High Court is to rule today on how the body of notorious child-killer Ian brady should be disposed of.

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Residents should brace themselves for thedeluge which is due to set in by the end of Tuesday, October 10

Yellow weather warning for rain issued

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued in the North West by experts at the Met Office.
News

WATCH: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - latest trailer in the saga is released

The trailer for latest episode in the Star Wars saga was released in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the UK and fans could hardly contain their excitement.

Arts
Matthew Scully-Hicks, who denies killing Elsie Scully-Hicks on May 29 last year, is facing a trial

Man accused of murdering 18-month old adoptive daughter

The trial of a 31-year-old man accused of murdering his 18-month-old adoptive daughter is due to begin today.

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Alison King arriving at Salford Cathedral for the funeral service of Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn.

Corrie stars say 'ta-ra' to Liz Dawn

Stars of Coronation Street have gathered for the funeral of much-loved soap actress Liz Dawn.

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Could you be a secret millionaire? 50 unclaimed Lancashire estates up for grabs

Could you be a secret millionaire? 50 unclaimed Lancashire estates up for grabs

Millions of pounds of unclaimed inheritance is waiting to be claimed from the government, with much of this owed to people in Lancashire.

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