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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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Ashley Highfield

New reporters 'to hold local councils to account'

New reporters are being recruited to cover local councils across the North West.
Business
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.
Crime
Passenger watchdog Transport Focus compared the news to "a chill wind" blowing down platforms

Rail passengers to be hit by hike in train fares

Rail passengers are to face more woes as plans to increase fares by the largest hike in five years have been revealed.

Transport
Forecasters are predicting that the region will be hit by an icy blast overnight on Thursday, November 23 with the warning remaining in place until 10am on Friday 24.

WEATHER ALERT: North West set to be blasted by ice

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued for the North West, says the Met Office.
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Dashcam captures violent attempted carjacking

Two masked men tried to smash the windows of a Bentley as the driver stopped at traffic lights.
North West

Heavy police presence at Christmas markets with barriers and armed cops on the streets

This footage shows the “rings of steel” protecting Britain’s Christmas markets - including Manchester - this year as security is bolstered amid fears of Berlin-style copycat terror attacks.

North West
How long is your journey each day?

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Commuters from the North West now face an average 56-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 26 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released to mark Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart Week.
Transport
Self-scan supermarket checkouts being targeted by thieves

North West shoppers are most light-fingered at self-scan checkouts

A recent study has revealed that Britons steal £3.2bn from supermarkets via self-scan each year, with almost one quarter of Britons confessing to having sticky fingers when not being at the checkout - the biggest 'takers' coming from the North West.
North West
Louise Sellars

Louise Sellars' killer takes first steps towards freedom

A notorious North West killer has taken his first steps towards freedom.
North West
Burnley Magistrates' Court

Man caught pleasuring himself in van handed suspended sentence

A man caught pleasuring himself in his van outside his "mother-in-law's" on a porn site logged into her wi-fi, was given a suspended jail term.

North West
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

VIDEO: Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Manchester

Legendary basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters have announced a UK arena tour for next May including Manchester on May 26.

North West

VIDEO: Shocking CCTV footage released of six-year-old boy hit by car as he crosses road

Footage of a six-year-old boy being hit by a car in Blackpool has been released as a warning to other parents.

North West

Man given suspended sentence after attacking paramedics

A Wigan man has been given a 14-month suspended sentence for attacking two paramedics, leaving one with a broken wrist.

North West

VIDEO: Appeal following assault in Chorley

Lancashire Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault which happened in Chorley last month.

North West
Forecasters claim that this winter could be the coldest since 2012/13

Forecasters warn worst winter in five years to hit

Many people woke to the first widespread frost of the season today with temperatures in some places dipping below zero, as forecasters warn the worst winter in five years is set to hit.

News
Jack Bell was sentenced at Preston Crown Court

Eighty-year-old sex offender jailed for decades of abuse

An 80-year-old man from Burnley has been jailed for three and a half years for sexually abusing three girls over a number of decades.

North West
Stormy seas in Blackpool

More severe weather is on its way as thirteen storms predicted

After Brian smashed into the north west last week forecasters are predicting further severe weather with as many as 13 named storms expected to hit the UK this autumn/winter.
News

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.
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