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Police in Blackpool are appealing for witnesses after a woman was stabbed with a pen on a coach. This article contains graphic images.
Swords, machetes and commando knives are among the 145 weapons handed in for the first week of Lancashire Constabulary's knife amnesty.
Reports of M65 Eastbound lane blocked on entry slip road due to accident at J2 M61 (Clayton Brook).
A community hydro electricity project in Lancashire reaches a major milestone today with the installation of an archimedes screw.
The 13 tonne screw will be turned by the force of the River Calder at Whalley, feeding power into the national grid.
It will generate money for other local renewable energy projects and is . expected to be completed in October, depending on the weather.
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney will face the press for the first time since he took over as England Captain.
He stepped in after Steven Gerrard stood down after the World Cup.
Rooney will speak at a news conference later.
A man from Lancashire who says he's paid a terrible price for ignoring symptoms of illness when he was travelling overseas.
Wil Handford from Colne started feeling unwell when he was on holiday in Thailand but thought he'd picked up a bug. It was only on his return home that he was diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer.
The 23-year-old is now trying to be positive about his future and keeping all his friends informed about his progress with a blog on the internet.
There are no longer any areas in the North West where housing is 'easily affordable' according to a new report by the TUC.
The research found that 50% of housing in the region costs at least five times the local average salary.
Even previously ‘easily affordable’ areas, such as Bury and Rossendale, are now out of reach for many local people with house prices now over five times the average wage.
Properties in the Ribble Valley are the most unaffordable - house prices there being more than seven and a half times local average earnings.
Police investigating the death of Robert Hart at the Parklife Festival in Manchester have issued five new pictures of potential witnesses they believe may hold the key to tracking down his attacker.
Robert, 26, died on Wednesday, June 11, five days after the assault at the music festival which left him fighting for life with a bleed on the brain.
Anyone with information can contact the Greater Manchester Policer incident room direct on 0161 85 69283 or email the incident room on email@example.com with any relevant mobile phone footage.
Alternatively you can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Schools in the North West are being encouraged by the Environment Agency and Angling Trust to offer pupils the chance to try fishing.
Fishing has proven health, social and educational benefits and can help pupils improve personal skills such as communication, concentration and discipline.
One school in the North West is already leading the way - Smithills School in Bolton has set up its own angling club and has a school team that competes with other clubs at weekends.