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When will our train services be reinstated?

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September. Here are the affected routes: All services between Blackpool and Manchester Airport - via Preston - will be reintroduced on July 30. Ten of...

yesterday, 21:52 in Regional North West

Newton-le-Willows man jailed for involvement in banned neo-Nazi group

A Newton-le-Willows man has been jailed for his involvement in a banned neo-Nazi organisation. He is one of two prominent members of National Action who have been sentenced today. During a six week trial at The Old Bailey in London, the court heard...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Regional North West

Special investigation: The hidden cost of war

The Government is today accused of “turning a blind eye” to concern that suicide rates among military veterans are spiralling. A Johnston Press investigation has found no comprehensive official records are kept of the number of British ex-servicemen...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Regional North West

More Poundworld stores will be shut

Wigan's Poundworld store is among 40 set to close, as administrators announce plans to axe a further 531 jobs. Ten jobs will be lost when the shop on Standishgate closes, with a further 15 people affected by the closure of the branch in St Helens....

Tuesday, 17:02 in Regional North West

St Helens ready for full Universal Credit roll-out

The benefits system in St Helens is being given a massive shake-up with the launch of the full service of Universal Credit. Residents who previously claimed six separate benefits who make new claims from Wednesday have to apply to the new welfare...

Tuesday, 17:02 in Regional North West

New BBC TV show shines the spotlight on the Lake District, one of the jewels of the north west

A new TV series aims to introduce one of the north west's most popular beauty spots to a new generation. Adventurer and explorer Paul Rose will be taking viewers to some of the lesser-known spots of the Lake District in his new four-part series, The...

Tuesday, 13:24 in Regional North West

Guinea pig cruelty increases

The RSPCA is urging families to think before they buy a guinea pig after a huge increase in neglect and cruelty cases involving the furry animals. Already this year, 250 have been reported as abandoned to the RSPCA with 1,402 reported over the last...

Tuesday, 13:24 in Regional North West

Family's moving tribute to man who died in car crash

A grieving family has paid tribute to a "special, beautiful" man who died in a car crash. Joseph Michael Keane, 28, from Billinge, was fatally injured in the collision on the A65 near Ingleton at about 4.15pm on Friday. He was a passenger in...

Monday, 18:51 in Regional North West

Cash-strapped students could receive £50 TV Licence refund

More than 72,000 university students in Lancashire could be eligible for a £50 TV Licence refund. Cash-strapped students who are leaving their halls or rented accommodation this summer and moving to a licensed address could claim for any full months...

13 July 2018 in Regional North West

Roof fire as man tries to smoke out wasps' nest

A man unintentionally set the roof of his house on fire while trying to smoke out a wasps' nest during England's World Cup semi-final. Fire crews were called to the bizarre incident in Billinge at around 8.30pm on Wednesday - just as the Three Lions...

12 July 2018 in Regional North West

Virgin Trains gives ticket restrictions the boot to get fans home to watch England

Today Virgin Trains are removing ticket restrictions on all of its services to help England fans get home earlier for tonight’s semi-final match against Croatia. Tickets for Wednesday 11th July will be valid on any services on Virgin’s west coast...

11 July 2018 in Regional North West

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