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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.

North West
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.
Health

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".
Offbeat
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.
Transport
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.
Transport
St Catherines Hospice has cancelled this weekends Morecambe Bay Walk fundraiser due to unsafe sand conditions caused by the recent bad weather.

St Catherine’s Morecambe Bay Walk cancelled for supporters’ safety

St Catherine’s Hospice has cancelled this weekend’s Morecambe Bay Walk fundraiser due to unsafe sand conditions caused by the recent bad weather.
North West
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.
North West
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.
News
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.
Crime
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.
News
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.
Transport
Shane Ridge (centre) with mum Sue Ebbs and brothers Liam (6) and Connor (16)

Joy for Lancashire man threatened with deportation

A relieved young man who was being threatened with deportation, despite being born and bred in Pendle, can continue his life here after he received an apology from the Home Office.

North West
A cyclist, who admitted to being drunk in charge of  a bike, has been prosecuted under a  140 year old law.

Drunk cyclist locked up and prosecuted under 140 year old law

A Lycra- clad cyclist, who decided to push his bike home from a pub instead of riding it, ended up being arrested, locked up and hauled before a court to face a "rare" prosecution under a 140- year-old law.

North West
Shane Ridge (centre) with mum Sue Ebbs and brothers Liam (6) and Connor (16)

Born and bred Lancashire man threatened with deportation

A young man, born and bred in Lancashire, is being threatened with deportation because he is not officially a British citizen.

North West

PICTURES: Thousands turn out to Morecambe Comic-Con

Visitors from across the country donned fancy dress for the town's second comic book festival on Monday (August 29).
Arts
It's August Bank Holiday but what does the weather have in store for us here in the North West?

August Bank Holiday weather forecast for the North West

It's August Bank Holiday but what does the weather have in store for us here in the North West?
News
Cases of meningitis and blood poisoning caused by a highly virulent strain of Men W bacteria increased from 22 cases in England in 2009/10 to 210 in 2015/16.

Vaccination warning for new students after surge in meningitis cases

Students are being urged to get vaccinated to protect themselves against meningitis before starting university amid "rapid increases" of cases of a deadly bug

Health
Colin Cooper

Man hired £16k cherry picker and tried to sell it

An aggrieved boss of a bricklaying firm hired a £16,000 cherry picker then tried to sell it for less than half price on a website.

North West
Death crash nurse banned from roads again after second smash

Death crash nurse banned from roads again after second smash

A nurse convicted of causing the death of his teenage nephew in a motorway smash seven years ago has been banned from the roads again after causing a head-on collision in Wigan.

North West
Abid Hussain

Drugs gang who flooded north west with cocaine and heroin jailed

A drugs gang who were part of a conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs throughout the north west have been jailed for a total of more than 40 years, say police.
Crime
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