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Storm Doris leaves 7.5k properties without power

More than 7,500 properties in the northwest were left without power in the wake of Storm Doris, say Electricity North West.

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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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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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Listening for leaks ...

Victorian device still spotting leaks

A crack team of leak detectives has tracked down and plugged more than 18,000 hidden pipe leaks in the North West over the past 12 months - thanks to a device that has been used since the Victorian era.

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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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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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Fate of petting zoo donkeys secured

Fate of petting zoo donkeys secured

A north west petting zoo’s donkeys will now be returned to their owners after they faced being put down unless a new home could found for them.

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