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Man charged following death of Violet-Grace Youens

A man has been charged following the death of 4-year-old Violet-Grace Youens in a hit-and-run crash, say police.

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Police say this man, seen fleeing from the scene of the crash which killed Violet-Grace Youens, has now fled the country

Police: Man wanted over hit and run has fled the country

A senior detective in the Violet-Grace Youens hit and run case has appealed for one of the suspects to “search his conscience” after it emerged he had fled the country.

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Violet-Grace

Violet-Grace hit and run: Man arrested

Police have arrested a man in connection with the hit and run crash that killed four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens.

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Mark Rowley, Acting Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, speaks to the media outside New Scotland Yard in London, as arrests connected to the Westminster terror attack were made across the country

'Significant arrest' made in the North West in connection with Westminster attack

A "significant arrest" in the North West and one other in the West Midlands have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, police have said.
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Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the weekend

Snow warning issued for Lancashire

A weather warning for snow has been issued for Lancashire.

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RMT Union members picket outside Wigan Wallgate

Rail strikes will affect the Grand National

Workers at three rail operators are to stage a fresh 24-hour strike on the day of the Grand National in bitter disputes over staffing and the role of conductors.

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George Formby and Pat Howson

Actor wanted to play George Formby in upcoming film

A Lancashire author is on the hunt for a George Formby impersonator to play the iconic musician in a big screen production.

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Brave mum shares heartbreak at learning 'cost of Charlie's life'

A brave mother, fighting to save the life of her 3-year-old son, has been given the devastating news that she must raise more than £300,000 to fund his treatment in the US.
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Charles Lord, 46, of Clark Street, Morecambe was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment

'Sick and callous' sex offender jailed for 15 years

A Morecambe man has been jailed after admitting a number of indecent image offences and two sexual assaults against children.

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No matter which sector you chose, your job may not be secure, say union bosses

Nearly half of jobs in the North West ‘insecure’

Nearly half of jobs created in the North West since 2011 have been in insecure work, according to new analysis published by the TUC today.

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Richard Radford, 43,was last seen at around 11am on Thursday, March 9 in Murray Street, Hartlepool but he has not returned home since.

Police appeal for help finding vulnerable man

Police have issued a national appeal to help trace a vulnerable missing man from Hartlepool.

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Stillia

Johnny Vegas stars in St Helens band Stillia's video

When you are being stalked by a famous comedian you know you have made it big.
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Convicted paedophile Marian Dorobek, 68, was taken from HMP Wandsworth on March 10 and handed over to the Polish authorities

'Dangerous' paedophile deported after Lancashire arrest

A 'dangerous' paedophile who was convicted of seven offences against children in Poland has been deported after being arrested in the Lancashire last month.

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Rare bird spotted for the first time in Lancashire

Lancashire's 'twitchers' were in a flap after a rare, non-native species of bird was spotted in Lancashire for the first time.
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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Man who told police he had 'dropped TV on a paedophile's head' jailed

An ex-con a court was told had rung 999 and told police he had "dropped a television on a paedophile's head" has been given a six-month jail term.
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Train users are urged to check before they travel today as strike hits services across the north west.

Passengers urged to 'check before you travel' as strike hits north west trains

Train users are urged to check before they travel today as strike hits services across the north west.
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Clintons

Clintons to pull 'disgusting' X-rated birthday card from shops after Twitter complaint

A "disgusting" X-rated birthday card has been removed from all Clintons shops following an online complaint.
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Steps are back!

90s pop group Steps announce UK tour and comeback album

Pop group Steps will celebrate 20 years since they formed with a comeback album and UK tour.

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Queen Victoria Centre, Morecambe

Physio banned over his lewd behaviour

A physiotherapist who claimed his penis fell out of his Y-fronts in front of a student has been struck off.

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South Lakes Safari Zoo

Councillors urged to refuse South Lakes Safari Zoo licence after almost 500 animal deaths

Councillors have been recommended to refuse a new licence for a zoo where almost 500 animals have died in four years.
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