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Four appear in court over alleged attempted murder of man in Prestwich

FOUR men appeared in court today over the alleged attempted murder of a man in Prestwich. Steven O'Donnell, aged 24, of Carr Avenue, Prestwich; Matthew Moss, aged 24, of Rydal Avenue, Chadderton; Daniel Boyle, aged 31, of Trowtree Avenue, Gorton; and...

Bury Times, Thursday, 17:34
 

Green light for Preston offices to flats conversion plan

0 Have your say A bid to convert a vacant office building in a Preston conservation area into a flats complex has been given the green light by the city council. Developers say the plans for a four storey block on Walton’s Parade will provide “high...

Lancashire Evening Post, Thursday, 17:23
 

Men given life for murdering four children in petrol bomb attack

Two men have been given four life sentences each for murdering four children with petrol bombs as they slept in their beds. Fuelled by drink and drugs, Zak Bolland and David Worrall filled two glass bottles with £1.50 of petrol bought from a local...

Lancashire Evening Post, Thursday, 17:23
 

FOUR appeared in court over alleged attempted murder of man in Prestwich

FOUR men appeared in court today over the alleged attempted murder of a man in Prestwich. Steven O'Donnell, aged 24, of Carr Avenue, Prestwich; Matthew Moss, aged 24, of Rydal Avenue, Chadderton; Daniel Boyle, aged 31, of Trowtree Avenue, Gorton; and...

Bury Times, Thursday, 17:22
 

Brampton's Omega Music closes after more than 30 years

A prominent musical instrument supplier which has been in businesses for more than 30 years has fallen into administration. Omega Music struggled valiantly to stay afloat when sales suddenly dried up in recent months and owner Ian Warnes said it...

News & Star, Thursday, 17:13
 
Fine for woman who pretended to be police officer

Fine for woman who pretended to be police officer

A woman who impersonated a police officer has been ordered to pay nearly £2,000 by a court. Sarah Messenger, 32, of Vulcans Lane, Workington, appeared at West Cumbria Magistrates Court in the town on Tuesday. She admitted impersonating a special...

News & Star, Thursday, 17:13
 

Three-vehicle collision highlighted fragility of A590

Two cars and a van were involved in a collision at around 7.19am yesterday morning on the A590 close to the petrol station by Newlands just outside of Ulverston. The A590 was blocked in both directions for more than three hours leading to tailbacks...

North West Evening Mail, Thursday, 17:11
 

Anger as public toilet closure in Barrow forces visitors to urinate in open

The formerly council-run toilets at Roanhead have been closed for some time after the ownership was transferred from Barrow Council to the National Trust. Residents added their voices to that of Dalton councillor Ann Thurlow who fears the situation...

North West Evening Mail, Thursday, 17:11
 

Men given life for murdering four children in petrol bomb attack

Two men have been given four life sentences each for murdering four children with petrol bombs as they slept in their beds. Fuelled by drink and drugs, Zak Bolland and David Worrall filled two glass bottles with £1.50 of petrol bought from a local...

Blackpool Gazette, Thursday, 17:09
 

More NHS strikes as WWL boss hits back

Unions have announced two more strike days for workers at the borough’s hospitals embroiled in a furious dispute over their employment status. Estates and facilities staff at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh (WWL) NHS Foundation Trust will walk out again...

Wigan Today, Thursday, 17:08
 

Walkden house fire: Two murderers jailed for life

TWO men have been jailed for life for the murder of four children who died in a house fire in Walkden. Zak Bolland and David Worrall were both handed life sentences and told they must serve a minimum of 40 years and 37 years respectively. Courtney...

Bury Times, Thursday, 17:04
 

Barrow drug dealer jailed for six years for supplying heroin

Lee Andrew James O’Connell, 39, of School Street, Barrow, was sentenced today at Preston Crown Court for possession with intent to supply heroin. Officers form the South Cumbria Drug Squad executed a warrant at O’Connell’s home address on August 10...

North West Evening Mail, Thursday, 16:41
 

The Mail Picnic Day at the races: Will you dress to impress?

Cast your mind back to the 90s: mixtapes, floppy fringes and boy bands. Well, now is your chance to relive those magical moments. We're giving away two tickets for a VIP ‘Meet & Greet’ with Boyzone! It's part of a Boyzone Concert Raceday Package...

North West Evening Mail, Thursday, 16:41
 
Children sitting exams in soaring temperatures at Whitehaven Academy

Children sitting exams in "soaring temperatures" at Whitehaven Academy

Emergency chiller units have been brought into Whitehaven Academy overnight to cool down classrooms for students sitting exams. It is understood that temperatures have soared above 30 degrees inside the academy, with claims that some parents are...

News & Star, Thursday, 16:35
 
Appeal after abuse shouted at woman in street

Appeal after abuse shouted at woman in street

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man shouted abuse at a woman outside a Workington pub. Officers say a white man with ginger hair shouted abuse at a woman pushing a pram outside The Henry Bessemer on Oxford Street. The incident happened at...

News & Star, Thursday, 16:26
 


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