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YELLOW WEATHER WARNINGS: Snow, ice and gale force winds set to blast the North West

Yellow weather warnings for snow, ice and wind have been issued for parts of the North West England, say weather experts.
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Police were called around 9.30pm on Tuesday, January 9after reports of a fight in Bright Street.

Man suffers serious injuries after South Shore 'hammer attack'

A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was attacked with a 'hammer' in South Shore, say police.
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Three fire engines were called out to the scene on the Promenade near to Dean Street just before midday on Thursday, January 11.

Fire at South Shore ice cream parlour

A fire started in a newly renovated cold storage building at a South Shore ice cream parlour, say fire services.

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Police would like to identify this man in connection with their investigation

CCTV APPEAL: Attempted robbery at post office in Blackpool

A shop worker was threatened by a robber armed with a knife during an attempted raid in Blackpool, say police.

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A ladies thong found blocking one of the sewers inMerseyside. It caused so much damage that the sewer actually collapsed.

Strangest things found in north west drains over the festive period

A car door, pair of glasses, false teeth and even a dead animal all caused blockages in the North West’s sewer and drains networks.
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Harry Potter fans are looking forward to the Wizard Academy

Where can I catch the Harry Potter themed train when it comes to the North West? - Everything you need to know

Calling all Harry Potter fans - East Lancashire's Wizard Academy is now taking bookings for 2018.

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The company has said thattravellers can expect rail replacement buses to continue along the line at weekends.

More disruption for rail users after line upgrade between Preston and Manchester is delayed

Rail users have been warned to expect further disruption to their journeys following a delay in completing the line upgrade between Preston and Manchester.
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Investigation after 'arson attack' at Blackpool hotel

An investigation has been launched after a suspected arson attack on a derelict hotel in Blackpool.
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The yellow weather warning is in place from Thursday evening

YELLOW WEATHER WARNING: Fog to descend on North West

Weather experts have issued a yellow warning for fog across the North West.
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David Wilson, who is from Blackpool,was last seen at the hospital on Monday, January 8 at around 4.45pm.

Police search for man missing from Blackpool hospital

Police are searching for a vulnerable man who went missing from Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

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Four teenagers have been arrested after a car was stolen from outside a children's home in Fleetwood

Teens arrested on suspicion of car theft from Fleetwood children's home

Four teenagers have been arrested after a car was stolen from outside a children's home in Fleetwood, say police.
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Protesters pictured outside the site last week

Delays warning after campaigners lock on at fracking site

Drivers hoping to use Preston New Road have been warned by police to expect delays after protesters locked on at the fracking site this morning.
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A police officer was taken to hospital following a collision with another police car

Police officer taken to hospital after crash

A police officer was taken to hospital following a collision with another police vehicle in Cleveleys, say police.
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A man broke into a sleeping woman's home in Blackpool and stole presents on Christmas Day, say police.

Thief steals presents from woman's home on Christmas Day in Blackpool

A man broke into a sleeping woman's home in Blackpool and stole presents on Christmas Day, say police.

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The man was rescued from the beach after he became unwell  PIC: Dave Houghton

Man in beach rescue drama after 'medical episode'

A man was rescued from Rossall beach after he suffered a "medical episode" and fell over a wall onto the beach, say police.
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Firefighters from Fleetwood attended the scene to find a "well established" fire

Woman taken to hospital after flat fire in Fleetwood

A woman was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a "discarded cigarette" started a flat fire in Fleetwood, say fire services.

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Lancashire students get a feel for crimes, scenes and investigations

Hidden away inside a shabby row of terraced houses are the scenes of multiple brutal crimes.

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A fire started in a Blackpool home after a person fell asleep while smoking, say fire services.

Fire starts after smoker falls asleep in Blackpool home

A fire started in a Blackpool home after a person fell asleep while smoking, say fire services.

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The man was on a prison licence for wounding a man with intent to cause him grievous harm in 2005.

Husband who stamped on wife's head is jailed

A husband who stamped on his wife’s head and kicked her in a nasty attack at their home has been jailed for a year.

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Crews were called out to Bank Hey Street just before 11am on December 26 after a faulty light fitting began to smoulder.

Faulty light sparks emergency call-out in Blackpool

Firefighters were called out to reports of smoke in flat above a clothes shop in Blackpool, say fire services.

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