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Victorian device still spotting leaks

A crack team of leak detectives has tracked down and plugged more than 18,000 hidden pipe leaks in the North West over the past 12 months - thanks to a device that has been used since the Victorian era.

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‘Come and feel me muscles, Ak’: “Purple Aki” taunted in park

Incredible footage has emerged claiming to be of the infamous urban bogeyman “Purple Aki” being taunted by a cruel internet prankster.

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Tragic dad fell to death from flat window

Tragic dad fell to death from flat window

Heartbroken relatives fought back tears as they heard in an inquest the final tragic moments of a Burnley dad who fell to his death from a first floor window.

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A man being breathalysed. Picture posed by a model

Job candidate turns up intoxicated to an interview for police job – gets arrested and loses licence

An employment hopeful attended an interview for a support staff role within Greater Manchester Police well over the legal drink drive limit, only to be promptly arrested before being disqualified from driving.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Crook dropped TV on paedophile's head

An attacker who rang 999 and told police he had “dropped a television on a paedophile’s head,” is facing a jail term for what a judge said could be classed as hate crime.
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Terminally ill Julie Bennet, 50, and husband Mike, 57, pictured together days before they both died.

Appeal for children whose parents died of cancer in same week passes £200,000

A fundraiser for three children who shared a heartbreaking photo of their parents holding hands on their deathbeds has topped £200,000.

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Could you defeat the 8000 calorie Solita burger?

It’s the ultimate tribute to Preston’s historic Winckley Square ... a 14ins, 8,000 calorie burger named after it.

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Manchester airport

Booming airport to create 1,000 more jobs

More than 1,000 jobs are being created at Manchester Airport as it gears up for its busiest ever summer.

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The ruling paves the way for the men, all of Pakistani nationality who acquired British citizenship by naturalisation, to be removed from the UK.

NW NEWS: Four members of child sex grooming gang facing deportation

Four members of a child sex grooming gang are facing deportation after losing a legal challenge in their battle to remain in the UK.
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Fate of petting zoo donkeys secured

Fate of petting zoo donkeys secured

A north west petting zoo’s donkeys will now be returned to their owners after they faced being put down unless a new home could found for them.

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The centre has confirmed that it will be open as usual and that no cull or lockdown will be put in place.

Avian flu confirmed at Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Bird flu has been confirmed at a popular North West wetland centre as cases of the avian disease spread across the country.

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Donkeys could be put down when pets’ corner closes

Donkeys could be put down when pets’ corner closes

A number of donkeys in a North West park’s pets’ corner may have to be put down unless they can be re-homed after it was announced the petting zoo will close.

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VIDEO: Shocking footage shows men giving drugs to hamster

A video has been released from animal welfare charity, RSPCA, of two men giving drugs to a hamster at a house in Lancashire.

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Police concluded the original report was not genuine.

Girl, 12, not prosecuted over false story of rape

Police say they will not prosecute a 12-year-old girl who lied about being dragged into an alleyway and raped.

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Girling & Bowditch Vets issued the following images of Alabama Rot

Vet chiefs assure dog owners after new case of Alabama Rot reported in UK

Veterinary chiefs have issued assurances for North West dog owners after a new case of the potentially fatal disease, Alabama Rot, was reported in the UK.
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Burnley Crown Court

Lancashire teenager accused of rape

A teenager appeared before Burnley Crown Court, accused of three rape allegations, one of them said to involve a 15-year-old girl.
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North West workers ‘do an extra 180 hours a year’

North West workers ‘do an extra 180 hours a year’

Almost three quarters of office staff are so overwhelmed with work they have to put in 180 extra hours every year, according to new research.

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The Yellow warning, which was issued yesterday, affects the North West area including Blackpool and Lancashire.

YELLOW WARNING: 'Gusts of up to 80mph' possible this Friday

The Met Office have issued a severe wind weather warning for the North West  with gusts of over 80mph possible in some coastal areas.
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UPDATE: Neighbours’ shock as elderly couple are found dead in their home after fire

UPDATE: Neighbours’ shock as elderly couple are found dead in their home after fire

Neighbours have spoken of their shock and sadness after an elderly couple were found dead in their home in Chorley following a fire this morning.

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Johnny Ball (left) pictured with Franz Schlindwein (right)

Johnny Ball counts on Izak9 to inspire love of maths

TV personality and maths aficionado Johnny Ball has joined forces with a former school teacher-turned inventor to inspire a new love of mathematics among children.

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