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VIDEO: Scratchcard millionaires share life-changing story

A couple who scooped £1m on a scratchcard returned to the Wigan supermarket which made them millionaires yesterday, to reveal how their lottery win has transformed their lives.
News

7 luxury seaside cottages perfect for an escape to the North West

The North West of England has multiple locations which offer coastal beauty, with both locals and tourists flocking to the region’s scenic seaside spots, either for the day or a trip away.

Travel

VIDEO: Kane England win the World Cup?

Captain fantastic Harry Kane helped England get off to the perfect start on Monday in their opening World Cup match.
North West

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell launches sentence challenge

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell is set to have his 30-year prison sentence reviewed by leading judges.

Crime
Rail services across the North West will be disrupted today by a fresh strike in the long-running dispute over guards ontrains.

TRAIN STRIKES: Disruption across north west as train users hit by more strikes

Rail services across the North West will be disrupted today by a fresh strike in the long-running dispute over guards on trains.
Transport
Ambulances lined up.

Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across Lancashire are today (Monday, June 18) going on strike – with further industrial action on the horizon.
Health
An extra 20 billion a year has been promised to the NHS by the Prime Minister. (Photo: PA Wire).

Five things you should know about the £20 billion NHS funding boost

Close to an extra £400 million per week - or £20 billion a year - has been pledged to the NHS once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Here are five key questions about the annoucement:
Health
Northern have released a limited timetable around strike action taking place later this month.

Northern release limited timetables ahead of strike action

Northern has today released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.

Transport
The aim of the Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) campaign is to get more kids active  and to rehydrate with healthy drinks such as water or low-fat milk.

Lancashire's football clubs unite to tackle sugary drinks head-on

Three football clubs in Lancashire – including Preston North End – have teamed up with community organisations and the county council to bring an end to sugary drinks and encourage physical activity. TOM EARNSHAW reports.
Health

VIDEO: Can England win the World Cup ... your views

The 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and, as ever, there is hope in the air that England can do well in the competition.
North West

Lancashire set to bask in glorious three-month heatwave

Stock up on the suncream and get ready for a summer of beaches, barbecues and beer gardens – Lancashire is set to bask in a three-month heatwave.

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Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.
Travel
Organisers of the festival arewarning attendees that the triangular blue pills are known to contain more than 330mg of MDMA - a potentially fatal dose. PIC: The Loop

Festival goers warned about 'deadly' Punisher ecstasy tablets

Festival goers are being warned about a potentially deadly ecstasy tablet known as "Punisher" ahead of the Park Life Music Festival in Manchester this weekend.
Health
Dr Vaishnavy VilvanathanLaxmanproceeded with a regular delivery with a 30-year-old first-time mother who was 25 weeks pregnant at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee in March 2014.

Doctor who caused baby to be decapitated is fit to return to work, tribunal rules

A doctor who caused the decapitation of a baby after deciding on the wrong method of delivery has been cleared of serious misconduct and can return to work, a medical tribunal has ruled.
Health
No specific images have been released of the Snapchat pills in question, although some examples are described as small, yellow, brick-shaped tablets bearing the mobile app's logo.

'Snapchat' drugs warning

A police force has warned the public of taking illegal drugs with catchy names after two people were left in hospital after taking "Snapchat pills".

Crime

Urgent warning issued for tourists heading to Turkey

Holiday makers travelling to Turkey this summer have been warned to take extra care over fears that terrorist attacks targeting western interests and tourists are "likely."
Travel

Drugs boss 'Mario' snared by 'Operation Cartoon' in £63m heroin bust

A drugs boss, nicknamed "Mario", due to his likeness to the Nintendo character, has been jailed after he was snared in an undercover police sting called "Operation Cartoon".
Crime
The Wild Boar Inn

Travel: Wild Boar Inn, Windermere

When choosing a wild weekend away, you can’t go wrong with beer, smoking and guns.
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Police were called to Europa Way, in Trafford Park, at 9.50pm on Thursday to reports a car had collided with a number of people.

Man held after car ploughs into pedestrians in Manchester

A man has been arrested after several people were injured when a car ploughed into pedestrians in Greater Manchester.

Crime
Murder investigation launched after car collides with pedestrians outside a Stockport club

Murder investigation launched after car collides with pedestrians outside a Stockport club

A murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 30s died and a number of others were injured when an Audi A4 collided with pedestrians outside a club in Stockport, police said.
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