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VIDEO: Kane England win the World Cup?

Captain fantastic Harry Kane helped England get off to the perfect start on Monday in their opening World Cup match.
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Ambulances lined up.

Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across Lancashire are today (Monday, June 18) going on strike – with further industrial action on the horizon.
Health
An extra 20 billion a year has been promised to the NHS by the Prime Minister. (Photo: PA Wire).

Five things you should know about the £20 billion NHS funding boost

Close to an extra £400 million per week - or £20 billion a year - has been pledged to the NHS once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Here are five key questions about the annoucement:
Health
Logik Developments, headed by Andrew Flintoff, have submitted plans to build a 35-storey block of apartments in the centre of Manchester (Image via Logik Developments).

Andrew Flintoff sets his sights on building a huge skyscraper in central Manchester

Preston sporting icon Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff has unveiled plans for his first foray into property development - a luxury 35-storey apartment block in the middle of Manchester.
Sport
Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson

Relief for north Lancashire residents after roadworks change

Motorway diversion plans north of Lancaster have been altered - to the relief of residents and Lancashire County Council.

Transport
Northern have released a limited timetable around strike action taking place later this month.

Northern release limited timetables ahead of strike action

Northern has today released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.

Transport
The aim of the Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) campaign is to get more kids active  and to rehydrate with healthy drinks such as water or low-fat milk.

Lancashire's football clubs unite to tackle sugary drinks head-on

Three football clubs in Lancashire – including Preston North End – have teamed up with community organisations and the county council to bring an end to sugary drinks and encourage physical activity. TOM EARNSHAW reports.
Health

VIDEO: Can England win the World Cup ... your views

The 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and, as ever, there is hope in the air that England can do well in the competition.
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Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.
Lifestyle
The case has been committed to Preston Crown Court

Man, 77, prosecuted after trying to import a child sex doll to his Lancashire home

A Lancashire man has today (Friday, June 8) been sentenced for trying to import a child sex doll.
Crime
The Wild Boar Inn

Travel: Wild Boar Inn, Windermere

When choosing a wild weekend away, you can’t go wrong with beer, smoking and guns.
News
Phil is raising money for The Stroke Association.

Stroke survivor Phil Woodford set to take on 978-metre-high Scafell Pike

A stroke survivor is taking on England’s highest mountain to raise vital funds for other people affected by the medical condition.
News
The Manchester Survivors Choir

Manchester Survivors Choir release charity single to mark first anniversary of Arena attack

The Manchester Survivors Choir has released a charity single to raise money for those affected by the Manchester Arena bombing.
News
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Motorists urged to avoid peak journey times over the Bank Holiday Weekend

Lancashire is set to bake once again this Spring Bank Holiday, with county temperatures set to rocket to 23C.
Transport
Annette McNeil and daughters Caitlin (centre) and Erin (right) were at the Manchester Arena during the attack last year.

Garstang mum Annette McNeil praises "fantastic" support services for her and her daughters in aftermath of the Manchester Arena Bombing

A mum and her two daughters who were at the Manchester Arena when it was the centre of a terrorist attack have praised local victim support and mental health services for their support in its aftermath.
Crime
Staff from John Turner Construction with Trussell Trust representatives

Thousands donated to Longridge foodbank charity

More than £1,000 of food and drink has been donated to foodbanks in Longridge and the Ribble Valley by a nearby construction company.

News
Red Rose Road Runner Mark Willett took part in the race, which saw every runner donate 1 towards the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital (Ward 84) and Ronald McDonald House Manchester who, after their 18-month-old son Jacob was diagnosed with cancer, have been central in caring for the toddler.

Blacksticks 10 Road Race runners rally around little Jacob Willett

The sun was shining and smiles were gleaming as hundreds took to the streets around Beacon Fell to raise vital funds for ill infant Jacob Willett.
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WATCH: Digital autopsies Lancashire set to help meet national organ donor demands

A first of its kind digital post-mortem service in Lancashire could help meet the national demand for heart valves.
Health

WATCH: Dogs for Good in Preston makes such a huge difference

Dogs are more than man’s best friend - they can be a vital lifeline for people with disabilities.

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Police are on the scene.

REGIONAL: Hotel evacuated after "report of a suspicious package"

A hotel in Manchester was evacuated after reports of a suspicious package in the vacinity.
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