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Crews battle blaze in Chipping after summerhouse catches light

A raging fire broke out at a summerhouse in Chipping, say fire services.
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Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

A major frozen food producer is recalling packets of fish cakes over fears they could contain pieces of metal and plastic.
Health
The eastbound carriageway of the M65 was closed for several hoursbetween J4 and J5 following several incidents which Highways England said was due to severe weather conditions.

Drivers warned over poor road conditions in Lancashire

Drivers are being warned to take extra care on the roads this morning after icy, snowy conditions led to difficult driving conditions across parts of Lancashire.
Transport
The accident, which involved a Fiat Punto, happened at around 10pm on Wednesday, February 7 on Crown Point Road.

Woman taken to hospital with serious injuries after crash in Burnley

A woman has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after her car crashed into a wall in Burnley, say police.
Transport
The motorway was closed in both directions for a short period while the air ambulance landed.

Man airlifted to hospital from M55 after 'medical episode'

A man has been airlifted to hospital in a life-threatening condition after he collapsed while driving on the M55, say ambulance services.

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All vehicles have been recovered, however the lanes remain closed due to a spillage and debris across the carriageway caused by the accident.

Delays after crash on M65

Two lanes have been closed on the M65 after a car and a lorry crashed on the eastbound carriageway.
Transport
The dog walker discovered 71 bags of dog mess on her country walk

Horrified woman picks up 71 bags worth of dog mess on Clitheroe walk

A Ribble Valley grandmother has spoken out after she picked up 71 bags of dog mess on her country walk in Clitheroe.
Environment
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after she was found wandering on the M6 in her pyjamas

Woman arrested for 'drink driving' after being found on M6 in pjs

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after she was found wandering on the M6 in her pyjamas, say police.

North West
Yellow weather warnings for snow, ice and wind have been issued for parts of the North West England, say weather experts.

YELLOW WEATHER WARNINGS: Snow, ice and gale force winds set to blast the North West

Yellow weather warnings for snow, ice and wind have been issued for parts of the North West England, say weather experts.
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A ladies thong found blocking one of the sewers inMerseyside. It caused so much damage that the sewer actually collapsed.

Strangest things found in north west drains over the festive period

A car door, pair of glasses, false teeth and even a dead animal all caused blockages in the North West’s sewer and drains networks.
Offbeat
Harry Potter fans are looking forward to the Wizard Academy

Where can I catch the Harry Potter themed train when it comes to the North West? - Everything you need to know

Calling all Harry Potter fans - East Lancashire's Wizard Academy is now taking bookings for 2018.

Offbeat
The yellow weather warning is in place from Thursday evening

YELLOW WEATHER WARNING: Fog to descend on North West

Weather experts have issued a yellow warning for fog across the North West.
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Anyone who wants to send letters and parcels by second class needs to get to the Post Office byWednesday December, 20 to ensure delivery in time for Christmas day.

When is the last posting day for Christmas 2017?

If you're still waiting to put those Christmas cards in the post you'd better be quick.

Offbeat
A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued across the North West.

YELLOW WARNING: Ice predicted across the North West

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued across the North West as temperatures have been predicted to plunge to -5.6°C.
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Problems with ice are also being reported on the M65 between junctions 5 and 6.

Ice warning for Lancashire drivers

Drivers in Lancashire are being warned to lower their speed after icy conditions were reported across the region.

Transport
Demi Pearson, 14, her eight-year-old brother Brandon and seven-year-old sister Lacie died in the blaze in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on Monday.

Two charged with murder over house fire that killed three children

Two people have been charged with murder after a house fire left three children dead.

Crime
The accident happened between the M65 J8 and A679 Huncoat at around 8.30am on December 12.

Delays after crash on A56

Delays and long tailbacks are being reported along the southbound A56 following a collision, say Highways England.

Transport
The company said a possible source of the outbreak has been identified in a tower used to dry out the milk at a production site.

Global recall of Lactalis baby milk over Salmonella fears

French baby-milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.
Offbeat
With heavy snow forecast to fall across Lancashire on Sunday a lot of people may struggle to get into work on Monday morning.

What are your rights if you can't get into work due to snow?

With heavy snow forecast to fall across Lancashire on Sunday a lot of people may struggle to get into work on Monday morning. But what exactly are your rights if you can't make it into work?

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Other areas in Britain were blanketed in snow as forecasters warned up to 20cm (8in) could fall across parts of the UK.

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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