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All Manchester fire crews covering storm incidents

ALL fire engines currently out attending storm related incidents. Greater Manchester Fire And Rescue Service said it currently has all its available resources and fire engines attending storm-related incidents across Greater Manchester.

A spokesman likened the situation to Bonfire Night and urged the public to only dial 999 in an actual emergency.

He said the situation was rare and said the service was under ‘severe pressure’.

In a series of Tweets, the fire service said: “We are currently extremely busy due to a very high number of incidents in relation to the weather.

In the meantime please only call 999 if it is an actual emergency. Think before you call. We are doing our best to respond but are stretched.”


Drink Driving: Are penalties tough enough?

A model demonstrates breathalyser equipment. Credit: Press Association.

From the beginning of December, police forces across England and Wales are launching their annual Christmas Drink and Drug campaign - targeting anyone over the limit.

As police forces in our region join the nation-wide crackdown, road safety charity Brake is calling for tougher punishments for those who break the law.

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Celebrating a 700-year old tradition in Lancashire

Street performers greet crowds on a previous Lancashire Day Credit: ITV

Celebrations are being held to mark Lancashire Day, keeping alive a tradition dating back more than 700 years.

Home made food and crafts will take centre stage along with dancing and music. It marks the anniversary of the county sending its first representatives to Parliament.

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