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New Welsh lottery launched with £25,000 jackpot

Local good causes in North Wales could benefit from a new society lottery when it launches this week. Tickets for the new all-Wales lottery go on sale on April 10 with the first draw set to take place on April 28. The weekly “loto” draw has a guaranteed

Daily Post, 20 min. ago
Ruthin man denies flashing at elderly woman and asking her to 'lend him a hand'

Ruthin man denies flashing at elderly woman and asking her to 'lend him a hand'

An alleged flasher denied exposing himself to an elderly woman after stopping her to ask directions. Leon Pleavin, 28, of Mill Head, Ruthin, is accused of exposing himself and asking an elderly woman to “lend him a hand” in an incident in the Vale of Clw

Daily Post, yesterday, 22:21

New Ferry community hope for town to be rebuilt bigger and better than before

A GRANDMOTHER caught up in the New Ferry explosion said she only recently moved to the town to “enjoy her retirement”. Joan Boyd, who lives on Boundary Road, just metres from where a blast tore apart businesses and houses, moved to the area three months

Liverpool Echo, yesterday, 22:20

Barrow businessman to stand trial tomorrow accused of hygiene failings at restaurant

John Wormall, known in Barrow for having run Paulo Giannis and his involvement with new venue The Townhouse in Dalton Road, appeared alongside business partner Gemma Rowlands at Lancaster Magistrates' Court last month. The pair, along with Wormall's wife

North West Evening Mail, yesterday, 21:42
Woman killed after being hit by train

Woman killed after being hit by train

A woman has been killed after being struck by a train in Ceredigion this morning. The fatality occurred around 8.15am between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth with services cancelled. Arriva Trains Wales cancelled services between the two stations. Replacemen

Daily Post, yesterday, 21:19

Miracle baby Riziah is set for her first birthday

A baby girl with a complex heart condition has defied all the odds by surviving and is now approaching her first birthday. Riziah, which means 
resilient, was given her name before she was even born when her father Farzam Moazzeny, 36, who is a Christian

Chorley Guardian, yesterday, 21:09

New Chester bus interchange opening delayed until June

Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) says its delayed £13.5m Chester bus interchange will now open in June. The Gorse Stacks facility was originally due to be completed in December but this slipped to February. March was then publicised as the openin

Chester Chronicle, yesterday, 21:06

Police: McAteer not arrested abroad

Police have confirmed Aiden McAteer was arrested in the United Kingdom and not abroad. The 23-year-old was taken into custody earlier today over the hit and run death of four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens. Police say McAteer fled the country three hours a

Wigan Today, yesterday, 21:01

Heysham man broke friend’s jaw after slap on head

A man who left his friend with a fractured jaw after he slapped his head has had his six month jail term suspended for two years after a judge heard he was provoked. Judge Stuart Baker, sitting at Preston Crown court, ordered Steven Dixon to do 200 hours

Lancashire Evening Post, yesterday, 20:58

REGIONAL: Arsonist attacks car while children sleep at nearby property

Police are appealing for information after an arsonist set fire to a car at a property while a family slept nearby. At around 12.25am on March 9, a light coloured Vauxhall Astra car pulled up in Grimshaw Lane, police say. A male passenger then left the v

Lancashire Evening Post, yesterday, 20:58

Man, 23, arrested over Violet-Grace hit and run

Police have arrested Aiden McAteer in connection with the death of Violet-Grace Youens. The 23-year-old was arrested today (Thursday) on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Violet-Grace, four,

St Helens Reporter, yesterday, 20:41

Bradley Lowery gets another surprise from his friends on Merseyside

Bradley Lowery, the boy adopted by Everton fans as he continues to fight terminal cancer, has been invited to the Grand National . The Sunderland fan, five, who melted hearts on Merseyside as the Black Cats’ mascot when they played Everton in September,

Liverpool Echo, yesterday, 20:26

Man arrested for attempted murder of a PC in Lancaster

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder a police officer in Lancaster. At around 1.40pm on March 30, officers attempted to stop a car in Quernmore Road. A police spokesman said that during the incident a Vauxhall Corsa was involved i

Lancashire Evening Post, yesterday, 20:15

Shock at death of hugely popular ex-ice cream man in India

Family and friends of a popular city man have been left stunned by his sudden death while travelling in India. Pub landlord and former ice cream man Paul Atkinson collapsed while he was lifting weights at a gym in Goa, India. The 58-year-old father of th

Lancashire Evening Post, yesterday, 20:15
This pair of crooks stole from vulnerable and elderly people 14 TIMES

This pair of crooks stole from vulnerable and elderly people 14 TIMES

This pair of crooks were jailed after breaking into the homes of “vulnerable and elderly” people and stealing their treasured possessions. In a “despicable” crime spree Dean Hirst and Sonia Wilcocks targeted 14 different homes over the space of two month

Liverpool Echo, yesterday, 20:05

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