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Wheelchair challenge to transform 20 lives

Preston North End players will accompany two fund-raisers as they push themselves in wheelchairs on an epic journey from Lands End to John O’Groats.
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Shaun Colin Walmsley, 28, fled from outside Aintree University Hospital

MANHUNT: Murderer escapes prison officers during hospital visit

A murderer who was serving a minimum of 30 years in prison is on the run after two armed men helped him escape during an escorted hospital visit.
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Scott Shambley, 12, was missing from home

Missing 12-year-old boy has been found

A 12-year-old boy who had been missing from home has now been found.

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Convicted rapist Eric Marsden

Former North West factory worker jailed for child rape and indecent assault

A former factory worker has been jailed for 15 years after being convicted of vile historic rape and sex offences.

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Crash on the M6 northbound causing delays

Crash on M6 causing delays

A busy section of the M6 is seeing long delays after a crash earlier today.

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A West Midlands Police officer illustrates the safe clearance for drivers overtaking cyclists

Police in Manchester go undercover to protect cyclists

Police in Greater Manchester have launched a new scheme to protect cyclists from drivers who overtake dangerously.
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Young Latics starlet scores incredible rabona goal

A young Wigan Athletic star has become a viral sensation after scoring a sensational rabona goal in an U15s match.

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Drivers are experiencing delays this morning

Delays on M6 Northbound after accident blocks lane

Drivers experienced delays after an accident on the Northbound M6.
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Wigan North Western station

Wigan North Western Station evacuated after woman is killed by a train

A woman has been killed after being struck by a train at Wigan North Western Station.

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Man charged with assault of 96-year-old dementia sufferer

Man charged with assault of 96-year-old dementia sufferer

A man has been charged after a 96-year-old woman was attacked and robbed at a care home.

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Tragic dad fell to death from flat window

Tragic dad fell to death from flat window

Heartbroken relatives fought back tears as they heard in an inquest the final tragic moments of a Burnley dad who fell to his death from a first floor window.

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A man being breathalysed. Picture posed by a model

Job candidate turns up intoxicated to an interview for police job – gets arrested and loses licence

An employment hopeful attended an interview for a support staff role within Greater Manchester Police well over the legal drink drive limit, only to be promptly arrested before being disqualified from driving.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Crook dropped TV on paedophile's head

An attacker who rang 999 and told police he had “dropped a television on a paedophile’s head,” is facing a jail term for what a judge said could be classed as hate crime.
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Terminally ill Julie Bennet, 50, and husband Mike, 57, pictured together days before they both died.

Appeal for children whose parents died of cancer in same week passes £200,000

A fundraiser for three children who shared a heartbreaking photo of their parents holding hands on their deathbeds has topped £200,000.

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Could you defeat the 8000 calorie Solita burger?

It’s the ultimate tribute to Preston’s historic Winckley Square ... a 14ins, 8,000 calorie burger named after it.

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Shahida Shahid

Inquest into 'allergy' tragedy

An inquest is finally to be held into the death of a former Wigan student who is alleged to have suffered a fatal alergic reaction.

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Manchester airport

Booming airport to create 1,000 more jobs

More than 1,000 jobs are being created at Manchester Airport as it gears up for its busiest ever summer.

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Wayne Gamble

Inmate smashed prison officer on head with weighted sock

An inmate smashed a prison officer across the head with a weighted sock when he went to check on him.

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Steven Shepherd

50 years since tragic death of bullied Stephen made headlines

A schoolboy at the heart of a notorious tragedy was today remembered 50 years on from his death.

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The ruling paves the way for the men, all of Pakistani nationality who acquired British citizenship by naturalisation, to be removed from the UK.

NW NEWS: Four members of child sex grooming gang facing deportation

Four members of a child sex grooming gang are facing deportation after losing a legal challenge in their battle to remain in the UK.
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