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North West shoppers are most light-fingered at self-scan checkouts

A recent study has revealed that Britons steal £3.2bn from supermarkets via self-scan each year, with almost one quarter of Britons confessing to having sticky fingers when not being at the checkout - the biggest 'takers' coming from the North West.
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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Man caught pleasuring himself in van handed suspended sentence

A man caught pleasuring himself in his van outside his "mother-in-law's" on a porn site logged into her wi-fi, was given a suspended jail term.

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Brave Lily Bradshaw, who was at home on her own when burglars broke into her house, with her dad, Lee.

Teen's ordeal as sledgehammer raiders strike while she is home alone

A brave schoolgirl has spoken of her terror after sledghammer wielding raiders smashed their way into her house in broad daylight while she was at home alone.

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The train company is expected to operate a reduced service of around 65% of the normal weekday timetable between 7am and 7pm.

STRIKES: Reduced service to operate across Lancashire

Northern Rail users across the region will be hit by severe travel disruption today as members of the RMT stage a walk-out in the bitter dispute over the role of guards.

VIDEO: Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Manchester

Legendary basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters have announced a UK arena tour for next May including Manchester on May 26.

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Devoted dad Mark Conway with his little girl Bella-Rose.

Tributes for popular and devoted young dad "Tev"

Over 500 people are expected to attend the funeral of a popular and well loved young dad who died suddenly at the age of 33.

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VIDEO: Appeal following assault in Chorley

Lancashire Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault which happened in Chorley last month.

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Forecasters claim that this winter could be the coldest since 2012/13

Forecasters warn worst winter in five years to hit

Many people woke to the first widespread frost of the season today with temperatures in some places dipping below zero, as forecasters warn the worst winter in five years is set to hit.

Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley

Coronation Street star Bruno Langley charged with sex assaults

Coronation Street star Bruno Langley has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a music venue in Manchester.
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A motorist has been warned by police for attempting to install a bed in his car

Motorist is given police warning over car's new 'bed'

A motorist who tried to convert a car into a 'motor home' has been issued with a warning by police.
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Vandals painted this face on a decorative stone in Worsthorne.

Disgust in picturesque village as decorative stone vandalised

Villagers were outraged this morning to discover mindless vandals had de-faced a decorative stone in their community.

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CCTV shows man being kicked onto train tracks by balaclava-wearing yob

Officers have released CCTV after a man was kicked off a tram platform.

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Jack Bell was sentenced at Preston Crown Court

Eighty-year-old sex offender jailed for decades of abuse

An 80-year-old man from Burnley has been jailed for three and a half years for sexually abusing three girls over a number of decades.

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Stormy seas in Blackpool

More severe weather is on its way as thirteen storms predicted

After Brian smashed into the north west last week forecasters are predicting further severe weather with as many as 13 named storms expected to hit the UK this autumn/winter.

Flooding and traffic disruption forecast as Storm Brian set to hit this weekend

A yellow weather warning has been issued as as Storm Brian is set to batter parts of the North West this Saturday, says the Met Office.
Storm Ophelia battered the North West yesterday

LIVE: Storm Ophelia expected to cause further disruption today

Storm Ophelia is expected to cause further disruption today (Tuesday, October 17, 2017) after hurricane-force winds battered the North West.

Why is the sun and sky such a weird colour?

While the region braces itself for the possible arrival of Storm Ophelia, here in the North West we have been experiencing a hurricane sun.
Weather warning image from the Met Office

LIVE: All the latest as Storm Ophelia set to hit the region

We'll be bringing you all the latest as ex-Hurricane Ophelia passes through the North West today.

Yellow weather warning for wind issued for North West

Forecasters are warning that buildings could be damaged and travel disrupted after they issued a yellow weather warning for wind for the North West.
Ian Brady

Judge orders 'no music or ceremony' in disposal of Moors murderer Ian Brady's body

Moors Murderer Ian Brady's body must be disposed of with "no music and no ceremony", a judge at the High Court has ruled.

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