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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.

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Violet-Grace

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.

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Galloway’s the voice of news

Reading the newspaper can be thought of as a luxury by those who are blind or partially sighted.

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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.
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Shaun Ryder

New boutique festival for North West

A ‘boutique’ North West music festival have announced Manchester band James as their second headliners.

Music
Craig Parkinson at work

Meet the man who makes a job out of mole hills

In the first of our features on unique jobs that have stood the test of time to keep people employed well into the 21st Century, NATALIE WALKER speaks to Craig Parkinson, who is kept busy by moles.
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DanceSyndrome Wins Not-For-Profit Award at Red Rose Awards

DanceSyndrome wins Red Rose Award

An inspiring dance charity has been recognised at the Red Rose Awards..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash here.

Police appeal for information after fatal crash

Officers are appealing for more information after motorcyclist was killed.
Transport
Prestons BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 winner Andrew Woolcock

Rosemere's 20th anniversary concert

A special concert is being held to mark the 20th anniversary of Rosemere Cancer Centre.

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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.
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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Man who told police he had 'dropped TV on a paedophile's head' jailed

An ex-con a court was told had rung 999 and told police he had "dropped a television on a paedophile's head" has been given a six-month jail term.
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Fish and chips

Where are the best fish and chip shops in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions for their favourite chippys in the area.

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