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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.

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.
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.

Residents should brace themselves for thedeluge which is due to set in by the end of Tuesday, October 10

Yellow weather warning for rain issued

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued in the North West by experts at the Met Office.
Following a wet and windy start to the week, Tuesday brought a respite for most of the country but forecasters said it would be a short-lived break.

More bad weather set to hit the North West

A new band of wind and rain is set to bring more stormy conditions to the north of the UK.

Thousands of commuters across the region will be affected by strike action today as RMT union members stage their latest walk-out.

Travellers hit by strikes across the north west

Thousands of commuters across the region will be affected by strike action today as RMT union members stage their latest walk-out in the row over driver only operated trains.

The Met Office is predicting that the bad weather will hit the county late on Saturday evening and will last through to the evening of Monday October 2.

Yellow weather warning for rain across the North West

A yellow weather warning for "heavy and persistent" rain has been issued for the North West.

A pet-friendly oxygen masks in use

Merseyside fire engines are now carrying Oxygen masks for pets

Oxygen masks designed to fit household pets and livestock will be carried by fire engines on Merseyside to help animals suffering from smoke inhalation after a blaze.

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Four rescued from England's highest mountain after taking cannabis

Four people had to be rescued from England's highest mountain after taking cannabis, police said.

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Shocking footage shows the moment a driver speeds through red light in Lancashire

Shocking footage of a car speeding through a red light and narrowly avoiding smashing into another has been handed to the police.

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Theo Brown came into the world on September 6 weighing nearly twice the average of a newborn.PIC: SWNS

WHAT A WHOPPER - A mother gave birth to an eye watering 12lb baby

A Lancashire mum has described her eye watering experience giving birth to a whopping 12lb baby boy.

Lancashire-based footwear company accused of making 'swastika soles'

A furious pensioner has spoken of his shock after claiming his brand new slippers had "swastikas all over the soles".
The RMT announced  two more days of strike action are set to go ahead

Train strikes announced for October

Commuters using Northern Rail services have been warned to brace themselves for further strike action which has been scheduled to take place in October.
Dozens of concerned residents called 999 after spotting the flames and huge plumes of smoke at Chantry Place, Harrow.

Major disruption for London bound travellers after fire at timber yard

Major disruption is expected for train passengers hoping to travel to London today following a major blaze at a London timber yard.
Here are the locations to avoid in the North West

Roads alert as storm Aileen heads towards North West

Highways England are urging drivers to take extra care on motorways and major A roads overnight and tomorrow morning during Storm Aileen.
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Forecasters say that adeepening area oflow pressurewill bring very strong winds across much of England and Wales and are warning thatgusts of 75mph may be possible in exposed locations such as the coast

AMBER WARNING: Storm Aileen to hit Lancashire

Residents in the North West are being warned to prepare for strong winds and heavy rain ahead of Storm Aileen which is set to batter the county later today.
Picture of  Carl Siddall posted by the Cheshire Police Twitter account

Cheshire Police search for 'violent' convict who absconded from open prison

Police are hunting a convict who has absconded from prison this weekend. Carl Siddall, aged 33, is wanted after fleeing on Saturday, from HMP Thorn Cross, an open prison near Warrington, Cheshire.
Although forecasters are warning to keep your umbrellas handy as a shower or two are still possible.

BBQs or big coats? Weekend weather predictions for the North West

Weather across the North West for the weekend looks set to be a mixed bag but if you're planning a barbecue, Saturday seems to be the better day according to forecasters.
Train users hoping to travel home from the illuminations should find alternative methods of transport

First day of Northern Rail strike hits travellers

A reduced service on Northern Rail is operating today as part of the first day of planned strike action by RMT union members.
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