The 2013 Liverpool Santa Dash kicks off this weekend
Neville, the zebra shark, has moved from Blackpool to Manchester Sea Life Centre.
Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable announce scale of financial challenge
Logistics firm DHL is to be the first business to open a facility at an Enterprise Zone development at Manchester Airport.
The company, part of Deutsche Post, has signed an agreement to build a logistics hub adjacent to the airport's existing cargo centre.
Chief executive Phil Couchman said: "Our investment in this state of the art facility is reflective of the demand for British-made goods overseas."
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A man from Greater Manchester claims to have broken the blind water speed world record by travelling at more than 93mph.
If confirmed, it would mean Mike Newman would become the first to hold the blind land and water speed records at the same time.
M6 Northbound lane blocked on exit slip road to M62 eastbound, slow traffic due to broken down lorry at J21A M62 (Croft Interchange).
Mike Newman, 52, from Greater Manchester set the world blind land speed record last month by driving a Porsche, solo, at 186mph while guided by a navigator over radio link. He now intend to get the blind water speed record in the same year at Torbay Bay today.
A consultation period will begin tomorrow, giving stakeholder in Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service the chance to have their say on proposals to make the service more cost-efficient.
The proposals to be discussed are:
- The closure of 19 fire stations
- The opening of eight new stations
- Relocation of three stations and introduction of two new 'retained duty system' (RDS) stations
- Reduction of the number of 'wholetime' stations to five, with seven crewed fire engines
- A reduction in the number of RDS stations from 19 to 15, which would see the total number of stations reducing from 31 to 20
While the total number of stations will be reduced to 20, the service say there will only be one less engine in operation.
There are also plans to change some community safety activities, including Home Safety Fire Checks, fire protection and youth schemes.
Lancashire police chiefs say they're to cut 73 million pounds from their budgets.
The force will cut a further 200 officers and 550 staff over the next four years. It means a total of 1250 staff will lose their jobs.
Lancashire's Chief Constable also said the force would reduce from six divisions down to three.
Lancs Police to make £73m in cuts to services. 700 police officer posts to go as the force faces government pressure.
Lancs Chief Con says his force faces "the greatest challenge in over 30 years" as they're told to cut tens of millions of pounds more.