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Morning news digest - Huge fire at scrap yard, pervert jailed for sex attack and hospital bed waits 'rocket'

Catch up with all the latest news from Lancashire and across the county here in our morning roundup.

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Poultry keepers are advised to keep their birds inside.

Keepers of poultry warned to keep birds inside to protect from bird flu

The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe
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Donna Louise Smith, 40, from Preston

Overnight news digest - No prison for thief who witnessed Tunisia shootings, schoolboy dies from suspected meningitis and Network Rail to lose control of tracks

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the nation with our morning roundup.

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David Beckham's love of tattoos has inspired a film made to highlight that abuse can mark children forever.

Watch David Beckham's tattoos come to life in this hard-hitting child abuse campaign

David Beckham's love of tattoos has inspired a film made to highlight that abuse can mark children forever.
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Shane Fielding

Man who groomed young girls through social media before sexually assaulting them has been jailed

A man who groomed young girls through social media before sexually assaulting them has been jailed.

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Oscar

Pet helps Rebecca cope with illness

A Wigan woman has spoken out about how getting a pet helped her to conquer her depression and anxiety.

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PNE strikers Eoin Doyle and Jermaine Beckford clash at Hillsborough

Overnight news digest - PNE brawl duo to learn their fate, elderly man dies after crash and floods 'most extreme' on record

Catch up with all the latest headlines from Lancashire and across the country with our morning roundup.
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Road accident victim Qaser  Abbas

Dad of four dies in horror crash

Tributes have been paid to a 37-year-old father-of-four who who died in a major car crash in Padiham yesterday.

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David Eatock

Lancashire-born footballer tells of his sex abuse hell

A Lancashire-born footballer has become the latest ex-pro to reveal he was sexually abused as young player.

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The scene of the collapsed subway this morning

Commuter chaos as station evacuated

Work has begun to clear up the area after the wall of a disused subway collapsed at Wigan North Western station.

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Lancashires super fosterersJos and George Hindle have opened their hearts and hometo 241 youngsters

Overnight news digest - Lancashire couple foster 241 youngsters, pensioner killed by car had raised concerns about traffic and football abuse hotline gets 'staggering surge' in calls

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the nation with our morning roundup.

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Pam Briggs

Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

Catch up with all the latest national and regional news with our morning roundup
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Wymott Prison

Prison workers due to face magistrates

Two women who work at a North West prison are due to appear at court in connection with several alleged offences.

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The man from the smaller lorry smashes the window of the big lorry with a spade

CCTV footage shows shocking road rage attack on the motorway

Police investigating a terrifying road rage attack on the motorway have released CCTV.

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Roy Alexander in the back of an ambulance after impaling his eye with an elasticated bungee cord hook

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Man gets hooked in the eye in freak accident

These dramatic pictures show the damage caused after a dad was securing items with a bungee cord which suddenly sprung back and hooked him in the eye.

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Police would like to identify these women.

CCTV appeals - Lancashire Police would like to speak to these people - can you help?

The police have issued the following CCTV images of people from the Lancashire area that they would like to speak to.

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Hindley prison

Drugs easier to get hold of than clean clothes, sheets or books in prison library, report finds

Inspectors have slammed a Wigan prison for serious failings that have led to a culture of drug use and violence.

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Fire crews were called to Booths at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Morning news digest - Fire at Booths, bank robbery arrest and Britain braces itself for coldest night of Autumn

Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the country here with our morning roundup.

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Sara Worrall (centre) confronts her abuser, stepfather Gordon Heaton (far right) on the Jeremy Kyle show

Stepdaughter confronts abuser on The Jeremy Kyle Show

This is the moment a Wigan woman appeared on national television to confront the man who abused her.

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Barry Bennell has been rushed to hospital

Barry Bennell rushed to hospital after being discovered unconscious at a Hotel

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell has been taken to hospital after police responded to a "fear for welfare incident" at an address in Stevenage on Friday night.

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