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Temperatures to plummet as 'Polar vortex' set to blast North West

Residents in the North West of England should prepare themselves for freezing Arctic temperatures as a 'Polar vortex' is set to hit the UK, say forecasters.
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Photo issued by Cheshire Police of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell, who is due to be sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court

Barry Bennell to be sentenced for historical sexual assault against young boys

Serial paedophile football coach Barry Bennell will be sentenced for hundreds of historical sexual assaults committed on young boys in his care.

Crime
Some people openly sobbed as the victims' names were read aloud at the vigil near the school in Parkland on Thursday night.

Vigil held for victims of Florida school shooting

At least 1,000 people have attended a candlelight vigil for the 17 victims of a school shooting in Florida.
Crime
Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

A major frozen food producer is recalling packets of fish cakes over fears they could contain pieces of metal and plastic.
Health
Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been convicted of abusing more young footballers after grooming them with claims that he could fulfil their dreams of a career in the sport.

Cheers of 'yes' as Bennell found guilty of 43 counts of child sex abuse

Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been convicted of abusing more young footballers after grooming them with claims that he could fulfil their dreams of a career in the sport.

Crime
The 19-year-old suspect, Nikolas Cruz, had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for "disciplinary reasons", said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

School shooting suspect made 'disturbing' social media posts

The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree that killed at least 17 people, according to police.

Crime
lice investigating the attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.

CCTV APPEAL: Police investigating attempted rape of girl, 10, in Manchester

Police investigating the attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.
Crime
Alex, flew out on a pre-agreed trip with Melanie Batty, 37, and David Batty, 58, for a week-long stay in the Benahavis area, near Marbella.

Police hunt for missing school boy after alleged abduction by mum and granddad

The grandmother of a missing schoolboy believes her daughter and ex-husband have taken him to live an "alternative lifestyle" abroad.

Crime
Ian Wadsworth Adele Platt Gary Milligan and Stephen Hussey stand outside the new building at 2 The Parks Haydock with the firms Scott Rees Solicitors sign in the background

Scott Rees and Co moves to Newton-le-Willows

Staff at personal injury legal firm Scott Rees and Co Solicitors are enjoying new offices.

Business

The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

Transport
Laura Black

Charity dinner at Leigh Sports Village for Teardrops in St Helens

The courage and inspiration of a young mum is behind a fund-raising drive in Leigh to raise cash for research in to Cystic Fibrosis and to help the homeless.
News

Manchester United first-team players participate in Munich air disaster tribute

Three Manchester United first-team players have participated in a new short film to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster.
North West
Anthony Condron

LIVERPOOL BAR MURDER PROBE: Three men arrested over death of Anthony Condron

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was fatally injured in a bar.

North West
Freezingweatherconditions are set to blast residents in the North West as a yellowweatherwarning for snow kicks in.

YELLOW WARNING: Icy blast for residents in the North West

Freezing weather conditions are set to blast residents in the North West as a yellow weather warning for snow and ice kicks in.
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Conrad Pritchard

Man jailed for sexually assaulting four year old girl 'he thought was 18'

A man who sexually assaulted a four-year-old girl and claimed that he thought she was 18 has been jailed.

North West

Security dogs work wonders at Inquest Canine Detection and Security in Leigh: with video

Little Alfie may be a mischievous scamp at home, but at work he is an exemplary colleague.

News
The sheet was handed back to officers with this excuse

Driver provides unusual excuse for texting and driving

A motorist caught using a mobile phone has been called out by police for providing a very unusual excuse.

North West
The Harris Orphanage and Christopher Hartley

'Sly and cunning' Preston children's home abuser is caged by senior judge

A former Army sergeant who raped and abused vulnerable youngsters in a children’s home has been caged for 13 years.

North West
Barry Bennell

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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