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Drivers being warned they will be tested for drink and drugs

Drivers are being warned of the dangers of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.

A second drink can double your chance of being involved in a fatal collision.

Police forces across the region are launching their festive drink drive campaigns and warn motorists they will be subjected to spot checks.

Research shows one in five men aged 18-34 would have two or more drinks before driving.

Sgt John Brennan from Greater Manchester Police says it's still shocking how many people test positive.



Fallen tree crushes cars at hotel in Warrington

Extreme weather has caused chaos across the region.

A huge tree has crushed vehicles at the Paddington House hotel car park in Warrington.

The fire service said no one was injured.

Road closures following storms

There are a number of road closures in place following the stormy weather over the weekend. Emergency teams are dealing with fallen trees and power lines.

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  • Reports of A50 Latchford Swing Bridge blocked between B5157 Thelwall New Road / Greenbank Road and B5156 Station Road. There are reports the bridge is stuck in an open position.
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