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Will the North West’s new £500m trains ease the problems on our congested lines?

A Lancashire MP says the replacement of the dreaded Pacer trains on the North West rail network “cannot come fast enough.”

Transport
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 £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

Transport
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
Anthony Condron

LIVERPOOL BAR MURDER PROBE: Three men arrested over death of Anthony Condron

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was fatally injured in a bar.

North West

Heroic worker fends off armed robbers with step ladders

A have-a-go hero bravely used a ladder to fend off armed robbers who struck a Wigan convenience store for the second time in a week.

North West
spa

Where are the best spa breaks in Lancashire?

Is it time to rewind?

News
Conrad Pritchard

Man jailed for sexually assaulting four year old girl 'he thought was 18'

A man who sexually assaulted a four-year-old girl and claimed that he thought she was 18 has been jailed.

North West
The sheet was handed back to officers with this excuse

Driver provides unusual excuse for texting and driving

A motorist caught using a mobile phone has been called out by police for providing a very unusual excuse.

North West
Nick Sullivan has been named locally as the victim of an assault at the Georgia Brown pub in Hindley

Victim named in Hindley pub murder probe

Tributes have poured in for the man who was killed in a Hindley pub yesterday, who has been named locally as Nick Sullivan.

North West
The Harris Orphanage and Christopher Hartley

'Sly and cunning' Preston children's home abuser is caged by senior judge

A former Army sergeant who raped and abused vulnerable youngsters in a children’s home has been caged for 13 years.

North West
Lee Wilding

Paedophile's images included victims 'just months old'

A Wigan paedophile who downloaded thousands of images of children as young as five months old has avoided jail.

North West
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.
News
Police probe

Thieves wearing devil masks break into church and lock priest in cupboard

Police are appealing for witnesses after devil masked thieves broke into a church, locked a priest in a cupboard and stole the contents of the church charity box.

North West
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.
News
Scamblers on the M6

Police condemn scrambler riders "pulling wheelies" on the M6

Motorway police have slammed young riders who were filmed pulling wheelies on the M6.
North West
Mohammed Salman Patel

Death crash driver accused of 'texting seconds before fatal collision'

A driver was texting his girlfriend just seconds before his car ploughed into three young women, killing two of them, a court heard.

North West
Talks were held between the union and Northern but they ended without any breakthrough to the long-running row over staffing, driver-only operation and guards.

TRAIN STRIKES: Walk-out on Northern services after row over guards

Train users across the North West will face disrupted journeys today as a fresh wave of strikes over the role of guards cuts services by around a half.

Transport

Fire service pictures show destruction caused by Liverpool car park blaze

Photographs which show the destruction caused by a huge fire that destroyed up to 1,600 vehicles in a city centre car park have been released.
North West
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