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Deadly chemical leak in Thornton factory changed worker’s life

Deadly chemical leak in Thornton factory changed worker’s life

A worker who was left severely burned when he was drenched by a deadly chemical in a factory accident told a court: “I’ll never be the same person again.” READ MORE: News articles David Crellan suffered horrific leg injuries when 4,000 litres of 96...

today, 06:42 in Regional North West
 
No fault with pumps insist water firm

No fault with pumps insist water firm

United Utilities insists the pumping station at Anchorsholme was working during torrential rain on Wednesday night which led to some parts of the district flooding. Areas of Anchorsholme which were badly affected by flooding included Lauderdale...

yesterday, 18:21 in Regional North West
 
Underground tunnels could ‘fill with gas’

Underground tunnels could ‘fill with gas’

A former Fleetwood man has echoed fears about the dangers of possible gas migration in respect of a huge gas storage scheme which will begin on the edge of town in January. Mark Singleton, a Presall resident who grew up in Fleetwood, fears the port’s...

yesterday, 18:01 in Regional North West
 
Wheelchair users 'cannot get round many WH Smith stores'

Wheelchair users 'cannot get round many WH Smith stores'

Wheelchair users "cannot get round" many WHSmith stores because the aisles are crammed with extra baskets, peers have heard. Baroness Sal Brinton said she no longer wanted to visit the retailer because it is difficult to navigate in a...

yesterday, 16:42 in Regional North West
 
Coleen vows to make marriage work after Wayne's 'silly and selfish mistakes'

Coleen vows to make marriage work after Wayne's 'silly and selfish mistakes'

Coleen Rooney has put her wedding ring back on and is trying to make her marriage to footballer Wayne "work", she has said. In a message posted on her Facebook page, the wife of the Everton footballer said her husband had made some...

yesterday, 16:17 in Regional North West
 
Appeal launched to help victims of flooding

Appeal launched to help victims of flooding

Victims of this week’s flooding are to benefit from a special appeal fund. The Community Foundation for Lancashire has today launched an appeal to raise money for all those hit by Wednesday night’s floods. The appeal – backed by the Lancashire Post...

yesterday, 16:17 in Regional North West
 
Smartphone app to cut cost of doctors

Smartphone app to cut cost of doctors

Hospital bosses are to use a hi-tech solution to help cut the cost of locum medical staff. READ MORE: Health articles Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has become the first Trust in the North of England to sign up to a special app, Locum’s Nest. And they...

yesterday, 15:41 in Regional North West
 
Met Office issues weather warning as temperatures set to drop

Met Office issues weather warning as temperatures set to drop

People have been warned to prepare for cold weather as ice and snow is set to hit the country. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice in parts of the UK over Friday night and Public Health England has told people to take precautions as...

yesterday, 14:01 in Regional North West
 
Black Friday, Cyber Monday: Tips to protect yourself from fraud when shopping online

Black Friday, Cyber Monday: Tips to protect yourself from fraud when shopping online

In the rush to snaffle up those Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains, shoppers often fail to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves when buying online. But anyone who lets their guard down risks falling victim to fraud, with...

yesterday, 13:41 in Regional North West
 

Huge clean-up operation swings into action after ‘unprecedented’ rainfall brings devastating floods across...

Torrential rain brought chaos to parts of the Fylde coast and left residents keeping an anxious look at weather forecasts for this weekend. READ MORE: Clean-up continues after a night of flooding in Lancashire Across the whole of the coast, roads were...

yesterday, 11:09 in Regional North West
 
Breastfeeding beyond the age of two: What are the benefits?

Breastfeeding beyond the age of two: What are the benefits?

Mothers who choose to nurse for longer are often criticised - but is this fair? We speak to some key supporters about 'full-term' breastfeeding. When it comes to breastfeeding, it seems everyone has an opinion, whether they're a parent or not. We're...

Thursday, 21:06 in Regional North West
 
How to prepare your car for winter

How to prepare your car for winter

As the cold months sets in, Ryan Hirons reveals how to make sure your motor is ready to face the elements. Winter is well and truly here now. It's the time of year when we flock for new coats, scarves and cosy bedding, among other things, to keep...

Thursday, 21:06 in Regional North West
 
First drive: Kia's new stinger GT S

First drive: Kia's new stinger GT S

With a 365bhp twin-turbo V6 under the bonnet, the Stinger GT S isn't your average Kia. Simon Davis takes it for a spin. What is it? What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Kia? Most likely, it'll be a small, reasonably-priced...

Thursday, 21:06 in Regional North West
 
Tributes to man who made friends easily

Tributes to man who made friends easily

Tributes have been paid to a popular Fleetwood man who has died at the age of just 48. Gary Ramsbottom, of Oxford Road, was a well known figure in the town who touched many people’s lives through his various activities.. He was a talented lead...

Thursday, 18:40 in Regional North West
 
Commuting by bike or public transport could make you deaf, scientists warn

Commuting by bike or public transport could make you deaf, scientists warn

Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientists. A study found that regular exposure to the rattle of tube trains and roar of traffic can induce hearing loss over time. The Canadian researchers called for...

Thursday, 16:49 in Regional North West
 
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