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Detectives have named the body of a baby girl found in Manchester

Detectives investigating the discovery of the body of a baby girl in Manchester have named her Pearl.

North West
Longridge Fell

The best views in Lancashire

If you fancy a walk out somewhere to take in the best views, here is a list of the best places, as voted by readers
News
10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under 50

10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under £50

The weather in the UK is slowly improving, but if you’re bored of the same four walls and perhaps want to venture to somewhere with a warmer climate, then there are a wide variety of last minute trips available this month, all from Manchester airport.
Lifestyle
The Red Arrows

When are the Red Arrows flying in Lancashire this year?

Display details have been released for the Red Arrows' 2018 season.
Whats on
Stunning views

Where are the best views in Lancashire?

Lancashire is full of stunning views.

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Minecraft

Disgruntled Minecraft gamer reported to be behind bomb hoax

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.
Crime
Dan Farnworth

Two Lancashire residents awarded Churchill Fellowships to do research abroad

Lancashire paramedic Dan is jetting off to one of America’s most dangerous prisons to research how people in stressfull and dangerous jobs manage to cope with the demands of their work. NATALIE WALKER finds out more

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Lostock Memorial Band

Lostock Hall and Freckleton brass bands to go head to head in National Brass Band Championships

Lostock Memorial Band showed top brass to be named winners in the regional band championships, which alongside Freckleton Brass Band will see them take to the stage in Cheltenham for the first section national finals in September.

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White Easter? More snow on the way and it could hit our bank holiday celebrations

Another icy cold snap is heading our way and could even result in many parts of the county experiencing a white Easter.
News

Video shows fugitive rugby player chased by police at 100mph before being tasered SIX times

A rugby player, who drove in excess of 100mph through the borough and made officers fear for their lives, has been jailed.
North West
The National Grid has issued a "gas deficit warning" as fears mount that supplies could run empty amid extreme weather conditions across Britain.

National Grid warns over 'gas deficit' as sub-zero temperatures engulf UK

The National Grid has issued a "gas deficit warning" as fears mount that supplies could run empty amid extreme weather conditions across Britain.

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According to the list, several schools in Burnley,Pendle,Accrington and the Ribble Valley are currently closed

SCHOOL CLOSURES: Latest list from Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council has issued an updated list (March 2) of school closures across the county.
News
Martyn Kendrick

Business confidence drops in North West

North West businesses went from being among the most optimistic in the country to being one of the least during February.

Business
Stock image

County council release gritter update after snow is predicted

All 'priority routes' in Lancashire will be gritted tonight as the temperatures plummet.

Transport
Picture: Vinny Romano/@NWAmb_Vinny

'Please DO block our spaces' - read the heartwarming note left on ambulance in Lancashire

Nasty notes left on windscreens of ambulances while paramedics are nearby saving lives have dominated the headlines recently.

Health
The yellow weather warning means residents should 'be aware'. Picture: Met Office

Warning as forecasters say snow storm could knock out mobile phone service

A weather warning has been issued by the Met Office, with forecasters predicting snow of up to 15cm.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Removal man 'staged kidnapping and demanded ransom from his pregnant girlfriend so he could get drunk with pals'

A removal man from Blackpool staged his own kidnap and demanded a ransom from his pregnant girlfriend so he could get drunk with his mates, a court has heard.
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
The eastbound carriageway of the M65 was closed for several hoursbetween J4 and J5 following several incidents which Highways England said was due to severe weather conditions.

Drivers warned over poor road conditions in Lancashire

Drivers are being warned to take extra care on the roads this morning after icy, snowy conditions led to difficult driving conditions across parts of Lancashire.
Transport
Ihsan Aliwas found guilty of four counts of Misconduct in Public Office at a trial at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday, February 6

Lancashire Police officer jailed for targeting 'vulnerable' victims of crime

A Lancashire Police Officer has been jailed for two years after he pursued sexual relationships with vulnerable victims of crime.
Crime
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