With the help of poet Mark Ward we are continuing our look at the accents of the North West.
Our reporter Adam McClean turns his attention to the sounds of Lancashire:
Westlife's Brian McFadden and Boyzone's Keith Duffy have joined forces to become Boyzlife and are bringing their show to the North West.
Liverpool comedian Ken Dodd has a royal appointment at Buckingham Palace later, to receive his Knighthood. The 89 year old from Knotty Ash was given the accolade in the New Years Honours List.
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- My Dad knew I was going to be a comedian. When I was a baby he said, 'Is this a joke?"
- Did you hear about the shrimp that went to the prawn's cocktail party? He pulled a mussel.
- I haven't spoken to my mother-in-law for eighteen months. I don't like to interrupt her.
- I told the Inland Revenue I didn't owe them a penny because I lived near the seaside.
- 5 out of every 3 people have trouble understanding fractions
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Many of us speak with an accent.
What is it that makes voices here in the North West so different to the rest of the country?
You only have to travel a few miles down the road to hear a big difference in the way people speak.
Adam McClean reports on the sounds of this part of the world through the work of local poets.
A little girl received the biggest applause of the night when she took to the catwalk at a Help for Heroes fashion show.
Little Maya Turner, from Burscough, Lancashire, was the star of the show because her quick thinking probably saved save the life of her mum, Michelle.
A barmaid from Stockport is still sweeping up five days after her dog Yogi decided to destroy a feather cushion while she was out at work.
Sophie Robinson shared video of the scene on social media where it's going viral.
A Lancashire bin man is retiring today after 44 years on the job.
David Bradshaw has clocked up nearly 200,000 miles on foot collecting rubbish in the Ribble Valley. He says it will be strange not seeing his workmates:
Most of us probably dream of going on holiday abroad at some point in our lives. But we met the woman who has just celebrated her 100th birthday - and has never set foot outside the Isle of Man.
Bessie Horne has never had a passport. Never gone on a foreign holiday. Never boarded a plane or a ship, despite her late husband being in the Merchant Navy, where he went off traveling the globe. All the while, Bessie was happy to stay at home.
Sadly she can't really speak much now, but Helen McKenna went to meet her and her family to find out just what it is about the island she loves so much: