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Abuse accused Barry Bennell treated as 'god' at football ground, court told

Former football coach Barry Bennell was treated as "a God" on visits to Manchester City's ground, one of his alleged abuse victims has said.
Crime
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after she was found wandering on the M6 in her pyjamas

Woman arrested for 'drink driving' after being found on M6 in pjs

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after she was found wandering on the M6 in her pyjamas, say police.

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Barry Bennell

Ex-football coach Bennell 'told alleged abuse victim cancer was payback'

Former football coach Barry Bennell described himself having cancer as "payback" in a Facebook message sent to one of his alleged victims, a court has heard.
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Yellow weather warnings for snow, ice and wind have been issued for parts of the North West England, say weather experts.

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 probe

Thieves wearing devil masks break into church and lock priest in cupboard

Police are appealing for witnesses after devil masked thieves broke into a church, locked a priest in a cupboard and stole the contents of the church charity box.

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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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The force said a 63-year-old woman told officers on Sunday a man she killed "a number of years ago" was buried there

Body found in Stockport garden after woman claims she killed man

A body has been found after a woman walked into a police station and said she had killed a man several years ago and buried him in a garden.
Crime
CGI of the Ellel Artisan Village. Image courtesy of developers MCIP.

Is a 'village of the future' on its way in north Lancashire?

Substantial plans to bring a ‘village of the future’ with almost one thousand homes and a range of business opportunites could soon be on its way to land north of Garstang.
Politics
Scamblers on the M6

Police condemn scrambler riders "pulling wheelies" on the M6

Motorway police have slammed young riders who were filmed pulling wheelies on the M6.
North West
Mohammed Salman Patel

Death crash driver accused of 'texting seconds before fatal collision'

A driver was texting his girlfriend just seconds before his car ploughed into three young women, killing two of them, a court heard.

North West
Barry Bennell

UPDATE: Ex-football coach Barry Bennell admits seven child sex offences

Former football coach Barry Bennell has pleaded guilty to seven child sex offences.
Crime
Talks were held between the union and Northern but they ended without any breakthrough to the long-running row over staffing, driver-only operation and guards.

TRAIN STRIKES: Walk-out on Northern services after row over guards

Train users across the North West will face disrupted journeys today as a fresh wave of strikes over the role of guards cuts services by around a half.

Transport
Jake Morris

Man who sexually assaulted 96-year-old dementia sufferer in care home jailed

A man who broke into a care home and sexually assaulted a woman in her 90s has been jailed.
North West

Fire service pictures show destruction caused by Liverpool car park blaze

Photographs which show the destruction caused by a huge fire that destroyed up to 1,600 vehicles in a city centre car park have been released.
North West
Police incident

Boy, 14, pleads guilty to causing pensioner's death

A 14-year-old boy has admitted causing the death of a 78-year-old woman by dangerous driving.
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The judge said both the little boy's parents had learning difficulties

Baby taken to hospital with skull fracture 'days after father seen shaking him'

A six-week-old baby arrived at hospital with a fractured skull and arm four days after council social workers were told a neighbour had seen him being shaken by his father, a family court judge has said.
North West

Fire destroys hundreds of vehicles in Liverpool multi-storey car park

Hundreds of cars have been destroyed after fire tore through a 1,600-capacity multi-storey car park next to the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
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Paul Brooks shakes hands with superbike World Champion Carl Fogarty at the opening of the blood bikers new HQ

Celebrating five years of the North West Blood Bikers

The North West Blood Bikers have worked around the clock to save countless lives across Lancashire since they were set up five years ago by a retired policeman. James Illingworth finds out more about how they came to be.

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Met Office weather warning map

North West avoids Met Office weather warning as coldest night of the year predicted

Sub-zero temperatures could bring the coldest night of the year as Britain's deep freeze looks set to continue for another day.
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Are pets welcome in your office?

North West businesses adopt pet-friendly policy

An estimated 1.7 million British businesses have adopted a pet-friendly policy.

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