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Farington mum to run 50 for 50 for two cancer charities

A woman will be celebrating her aunt’s 50th birthday in her own special way - by running 50 miles to raise money for two cancer charities. Rebecca McGennity, of Farington, will undertake the challenge on January 18 next year - the day her aunt, Louise...

Chorley Guardian, Wednesday, 11:57
 

Police probe child abduction attempts

Police are investigating two incidents of suspected attempted child abduction in the region - one in Westhoughton. Shortly after 9.40pm on Monday, a 14-year-old girl was walking along Lower Southfield towards a ginnel linking to The Pewfist,...

Wigan Today, Wednesday, 11:57
 

Wigan under seige: Residents being terrorised by gang of yobs

Wigan residents are being terrorised by a gang of young yobs who see the law as “no deterrent”, a mother has warned. Teenagers being threatened and punched in the street and elderly people’s homes being pelted with eggs are just some of the claims...

Wigan Today, Wednesday, 11:57
 

Air ambulance team flying high after winning innovation award

Air ambulance staff are celebrating scooping a top award for innovation. North West Air Ambulance won the Innovation of the Year Award at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2018. The award, sponsored by Sloane Helicopters, was presented...

Pendle Today, Wednesday, 11:57
 

Air ambulance team flying high after winning innovation award

Air ambulance staff are celebrating scooping a top award for innovation. North West Air Ambulance won the Innovation of the Year Award at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2018. The award, sponsored by Sloane Helicopters, was presented...

Fleetwood Today, Wednesday, 11:54
 

New owner for gas storage operation

A new owner of a controversial gas storage project near Fleetwood has been announced, with claims the move has safeguarded the future of the multi-million pound scheme. Halite Energy has announced the completion of a sale to Cheshire Energy Ltd, part...

Fleetwood Today, Wednesday, 11:54
 

Air ambulance team flying high after winning innovation award

Air ambulance staff are celebrating scooping a top award for innovation. North West Air Ambulance won the Innovation of the Year Award at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2018. The award, sponsored by Sloane Helicopters, was presented...

Burnley Express, Wednesday, 11:54
 

Air ambulance team flying high after winning innovation award

0 Have your say Air ambulance staff are celebrating scooping a top award for innovation. North West Air Ambulance won the Innovation of the Year Award at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2018. The award, sponsored by Sloane Helicopters,...

Blackpool Gazette, Wednesday, 11:53
 

Blackpool teen pilot, 19, accused of flying passengers while ‘medically unfit’

A teenager hailed as Britain’s youngest commercial pilot licence holder has appeared at court in a case being prosecuted by the Civil Aviation Authority. e is alleged to have flown passengers while medically unfit and without the proper licence....

Blackpool Gazette, Wednesday, 11:53
 

New owner for gas storage operation

A new owner of a controversial gas storage project near Fleetwood has been announced, with claims the move has safeguarded the future of the multi-million pound scheme. Halite Energy has announced the completion of a sale to Cheshire Energy Ltd, part...

Blackpool Gazette, Wednesday, 11:53
 

Child abduction fears after incidents in Radcliffe and Westhoughton

POLICE are investigating reports that men in white vans are trying to abduct children. Twice in two days children have been targeted and on one occasion a man tried to grab hold of child's coat. Police are working to establish whether the two...

Bury Times, Wednesday, 11:53
 

Farington mum to run 50 for 50 for two cancer charities

0 Have your say A woman will be celebrating her aunt’s 50th birthday in her own special way - by running 50 miles to raise money for two cancer charities. Rebecca McGennity, of Farington, will undertake the challenge on January 18 next year - the day...

Lancashire Evening Post, Wednesday, 11:48
 

'Hero Next Door' and when to call 999 campaigns win gold awards for ambulance service

Ambulance service staff have been honoured with two gold awards for their campaigns aimed at recruiting ‘neighbourhood heroes’ and spreading the message on when to call 999. The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) communications team was praised at...

Burnley Express, Wednesday, 11:47
 
Why 'freakshakes' sweeping Liverpool could be BANNED

Why 'freakshakes' sweeping Liverpool could be BANNED

Shop owners are being urged to "voluntarily ban" calorific freakshakes from their own stores as part of a crackdown on obesity in Liverpool. A councillor has pleaded with restaurants and cafe owners to stop selling the fattening drinks,...

Liverpool Echo, Wednesday, 11:46
 

'Hero Next Door' and when to call 999 campaigns win gold awards for ambulance service

Ambulance service staff have been honoured with two gold awards for their campaigns aimed at recruiting ‘neighbourhood heroes’ and spreading the message on when to call 999. The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) communications team was praised at...

Fleetwood Today, Wednesday, 11:44
 


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