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Sean's pitch perfect FA Cup date

Burnley opera singer Sean Ruane will lead a team out onto the famous Wembley turf at Saturday's FA Cup final – to conduct a choir to sing the showpiece game’s traditional hymn “Abide With Me”. Former St Theodore’s pupil Sean, who now runs CHANT Productio

yesterday, 17:02 in Regional North West

County mum confirmed as killed in Manchester bomb attack

A Lancashire mum has been confirmed as the latest victim of the Manchester bomb attack. The 45-year-old mother, who has not been publicly named, from the Ribble Valley had been at Manchester Arena with her daughter to watch Ariana Grande She had been pos

yesterday, 16:42 in Regional North West

Rebecca on point to be a top ballerina

A talented ballerina has won a place at one of Europe's most prestigious dance schools. Rebecca Stead was just one of 38 out of 400 accepted for professional dance training at the Central School of Ballet in London. Dancing since she was three years old,

yesterday, 14:35 in Regional North West

Mother-of-two kicked police officer in the face after binge-drinking session

A binge-drinking mother-of-two who lashed out, kicking a police officer in the face had imbibed a cocktail of cider, shots, and anti-depressants prior to the incident, a court heard. Rachel Driver, who thankfully was wearing trainers as opposed to heels,

yesterday, 13:37 in Regional North West

Missing Martyn Hett confirmed a victim of Manchester bomb blast

The partner of Martyn Hett, who went missing in the Manchester bomb blasts, has confirmed that he was killed in the atrocity. Russell Hayward tweeted a tribute to his "soul mate" this morning and hundreds of people expressed their sympathies...

yesterday, 13:22 in Regional North West

Heroic hikers save stranded walker after 100km trek is rained off

A trio of hardy hikers inspired to undertake the 100km Bowland Walk for Pendleside Hospice got a little more than they bargained for as frightful weather conditions forced organisers to halt the event early. Friends Ian Chapman (56), Ryan Trueman (41), a

yesterday, 12:38 in Regional North West

Three men arrested in connection with Manchester bombings

Three men have been arrested in connection with the Manchester concert bombing as a huge investigation into the attack gathers pace. They were detained after police executed warrants in south Manchester. A total of four people have now been arrested as p

yesterday, 12:38 in Regional North West

Bus fleet's tribute to Manchester terror victims

The popular X43 bus service, which ferries passengers to and from Manchester, has made a touching tribute in light of the recent devastating terror attack to hit the city. Transdev Burnley, which runs the service, changed the destination sign on the Witc

yesterday, 11:08 in Regional North West

Ticket mix up could have saved teenage pals lives

A twist of fate could have saved the lives of two teenage best pals who were in the audience at Manchester's MEN arena when the bomb blast ripped through the venue. For a ticket mix up saw Alexander Pemberton and Jessica McGlinchey in the wrong seats for

yesterday, 10:52 in Regional North West

Brave auntie who shielded her niece from Manchester terror attack confirmed among victims

The family of a brave auntie who shielded niece from the Manchester Arena terror attack has confirmed she is among the dead. Kelly Brewster, 32, who had been to the concert with her sister, Claire Booth, 34, and her 11-year-old niece, Hollie Booth, had b

yesterday, 10:52 in Regional North West

Childhood stroke guidelines guard against "devastating illness"

The family of a Colne girl who was left fighting for her life after suffering a brain haemorrhage and stroke is urging parents and young people in Lancashire to learn about the signs of childhood stroke as a new guideline for parents launches today. In 2

yesterday, 08:37 in Regional North West

Manchester Victoria likely to remain closed for several days after Manchester Arena bomb

A number of services will be impacted on Wednesday May 24 due to the ongoing closure of Manchester Victoria station following Monday evening’s terrorist incident at Manchester Arena, say Northern. The following routes will be impacted: Leeds – Manchester

yesterday, 08:17 in Regional North West

Missing schoolgirl Olivia Campbell confirmed among Manchester Arena bomb blast victims

The mother of a 15-year-old girl has paid tribute to her "precious" daughter as she revealed she had died in the Manchester Arena bombing. Olivia Campbell, from Bury, Greater Manchester, was among 22 people killed by suicide bomber Salman...

yesterday, 07:48 in Regional North West

Islamic state claim responsibility for Manchester Arena suicide bombing

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the Manchester suicide bombing. A lone bomber detonated a homemade device packed with nuts and bolts in the foyer of the Manchester Arena as thousands of young people were leaving a concert by

yesterday, 06:39 in Regional North West

Local hospitals treating terror attack casualties

The East Lancashire NHS Hospital Trust has said it is treating some of the victims of the Manchester terror attack. John Bannister, Director of Operations at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “Following the blast at the Manchester Arena last nigh

Tuesday, 19:08 in Regional North West

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