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Warrington department store staff honour much-loved colleague

Lesley Wilbourne.

Staff at a Warrington department store have paid tribute to a much-loved colleague who died from cancer - and they've named a stockroom in her honour.

Lesley Wilbourne was a popular sales assistant at Debenhams in Golden Square and since losing her, friends and colleagues have raised money in her memory for Macmillan Cancer Support and also put up a plaque in her honour.

They have dedicated their cosmetics stockroom, where Lesley was known to take charge, to their friend and decided that from now on it will be known as Lesley’s Room.

Lesley’s partner John Kenny and close friend and colleague Nicky Stewart are pictured with Lesley’s plaque at Debenhams in Golden Square, Warrington.

Lesley had been at Debenhams since it opened and they all loved her there.

“They’ve been fantastic since she passed away, and they all came to the funeral.

"They all thought so much of her, it brings a lump to my throat."

– Lesley’s partner John Kenny.

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Drivers escape harm after three car smash

Firefighters have been called to a car crash involving three vehicles in Warrington.

Nobody was trapped in any of the vehicles or injured.

Cheshire Police are now investigating.

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Warrington Town begin FA cup bid

Warrington Town FC are facing one of the biggest games in the club's 65 year history. They're in the first round proper of the FA Cup with a home draw against League Two Exeter City. A sell out crowd is expected at the match and manager Shaun Reid, brother of Everton legend Peter, says its one of the best moments in his football career.

Warrington Postcode Lottery jackpot

A father and daughter living in the same house in Warrington each won £200,000 in the People's Postcode Lottery.

Keith Cunliffe, 48, and daughter Charlotte, 20, were shocked when their postcode, WA1 3TS, was revealed as the full winning postcode in the October Postcode Millions competition.

My heart dropped when I saw that it was our postcode that was drawn as the big winner. I want to buy a house and this money means that it is possible. I'm 21 next week and it's the best birthday present ever.

– Charlotte, a customer adviser for BetFred

Some 166 residents shared a prize pot of £2 million which was distributed at a cheque presentation at The Park Royal Hotel, Warrington. Half of that - five prizes of £200,000 - goes to players in the full winning postcode, Princess Avenue, and the other £1 million is divided among other players in the winning sector, central Warrington.

People's Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery where players play with their postcodes to win prizes while raising money for charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

Fifteen years of payouts for Lotto winner

Celebration time as Simon cracks open the Champagne. Credit: ITV News

A stockhandler from Warrington was cracking open the Champagne today - after winning a £250,000 payout every year, for the next 15 years.

Rugby fan Simon Rustage, 47, won the prize on a scratch card and plans to buy a new car and a season ticket for his beloved Warrington Wolves.

Simon raises a glass in celebration. Credit: ITV News
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