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Scrapyard fire started 'deliberately' say police

Firefighters investigating the cause of afire at a scrap yard in Lancashire say they're treating it as suspicious.

More than 100 firefighters were brought in to put out the fire which started early on Wednesday morning in Altham near Accrington. It caused traffic chaos as smoke billowed across the M65 motorway. Nobody was injured. The joint investigation between the fire service and the police is ongoing.

Watch: We meet the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

It's the children's classic where the car is the star. Of course it's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and a new production of the famous story is now showing just over the water here at the Lowry theatre.

And for a couple of local stars at least it means they don't have to be away from family and friends over Christmas - Sarah Rogers went to meet comedian Jason Manford and actress Claire Sweeney - plus lodger Phill Jupitas:



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