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Five quizzed over suspected murder of three children who died after house fire

Five quizzed over suspected murder of three children who died after house fire

Five people are being questioned over the suspected murder of three children who died after a house fire. Demi Pearson, 14, was pronounced dead at the scene in Worsley, Greater Manchester, while her eight-year-old brother Brandon and seven-year-old...

today, 07:42 in Regional North West
 
Drivers warned over ice on roads as freezing temperatures hit Lancashire

Drivers warned over ice on roads as freezing temperatures hit Lancashire

Drivers have been urged to take extra care on the roads this morning after freezing temperatures across Lancashire led to widespread ice and frost, say police. Clear skies saw temperatures plunge to around -4 °C in Lancashire with lows of -13C (8.6F)...

today, 07:42 in Regional North West
 
Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman. Now the full county council will assess work being done to increase staffing and improve performance...

yesterday, 14:33 in Regional North West
 
Christmas calf show is moo-velous says College

Christmas calf show is moo-velous says College

A Christmas calf show organised by agriculture students from Myerscough College has helped boost funds for charity. Students plan and prepare for the event months in advance and college Head of Agriculture Craig Thompson, said: “All the students have...

yesterday, 13:18 in Regional North West
 
How to answer nine of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

How to answer nine of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

Has your young child ever asked you a question you just can't answer? You're not alone - nearly half of parents admit they often struggle to answer their youngster's tricky questions. So what's the solution? Around 50% of parents confess to turning to...

yesterday, 12:14 in Regional North West
 
Drug dealer locked up after police raid flat

Drug dealer locked up after police raid flat

Police executed a drugs warrant at Arcon House in Lancaster on December 17, 2016. Officers arrested Michael O’Connor, 23, of Lancaster for possession with intent to supply class A drugs. They located 279 deals of heroin and crack cocaine during the...

yesterday, 11:17 in Regional North West
 
Lancashire Police vow as nationwide alcohol breath tests see dramatic fall

Lancashire Police vow as nationwide alcohol breath tests see dramatic fall

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England’s roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said. The figures, published by the Institute of Alcohol Studies on Friday, also show the number of Roads...

yesterday, 11:17 in Regional North West
 
Tom’s upholstery venture is tailor-made for travel

Tom’s upholstery venture is tailor-made for travel

When it comes to upholstery for classic cars, boats and even planes, one local business has it covered. Carnbrae is one of the area’s most unusual businesses, producing bespoke luxury interiors from premises in Morecambe. Tom Ritson established...

yesterday, 08:38 in Regional North West
 

Lane closure on M6 after lorry fire

Drivers are being warned of possible disruption on the M6 this morning after one lane remains closed following a major lorry fire. READ MORE: UPDATED: Lorry fire blocks M6 A HGV carrying cans burst into flames at around 8.30pm on Sunday at junction 32...

yesterday, 06:55 in Regional North West
 
BREAKING: Four arrested following shooting which left a woman with serious injuries

BREAKING: Four arrested following shooting which left a woman with serious injuries

Police investigating a shooting, which left a woman with serious injuries, have arrested a further four people. Officers were called by the ambulance service shortly after 12:30am last Saturday (December 2), to an address in Buttermere Avenue,...

Sunday, 14:00 in Regional North West
 
Couple realise dream of luxury shepherd huts firm

Couple realise dream of luxury shepherd huts firm

A husband and wife team has fulfilled a long-held dream by launching their own luxury business. Mark and Lisa Gray launched The Lakeland Shepherd Hut Company at this year’s Westmorland County Show and will soon be taking bookings for people to stay in...

Sunday, 12:12 in Regional North West
 
Festive fun run on the way

Festive fun run on the way

One of Lancashire's largest athletics clubs is taking to the track to raise funds for its new club house. Lancaster and Morecambe Athletic Club, based in Lancashire, is holding its 'Christmas Festive Fun Run' at 11am on Wednesday, December 27, at Salt...

Saturday, 11:31 in Regional North West
 
Order your prescriptions in time for Christmas

Order your prescriptions in time for Christmas

As Christmas draws near, the Bay Health and Care Partners are encouraging people across Morecambe Bay to plan ahead for repeat prescriptions. As well as making sure their medicine cabinets are fully stocked, people in Morecambe Bay are being urged to...

Friday, 15:46 in Regional North West
 
Take extra care as winter hits and temperatures plummet

Take extra care as winter hits and temperatures plummet

With temperatures set to drop further, the NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria is encouraging all those at risk of falls to take extra care. Around one in three adults over 65 who live at home will have at least one fall a year, and about half of...

Friday, 15:31 in Regional North West
 
Morecambe girl’s hair cut for brave grandad

Morecambe girl’s hair cut for brave grandad

A schoolgirl was delighted when her grandfather was able to join her on a very special day. Lily Helme’s grandad Michael has terminal cancer but was thankfully well enough to be there to support the 10-year-old as she had her hair cut to raise money...

Friday, 14:47 in Regional North West
 


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