Operators at a 9-9-9 centre in Blackburn have helped celebrate the service's 75th birthday today.
They work in BT's oldest current emergency call centre.
Burnley, Livepool, Macclesfield, Manchester and Rochdale, were among the first areas outside London to use the treble nine number.
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Mainly dry with variable cloud and a lighter breeze. Feeling a little warmer in any sunny breaks. Higher risk of showers towards evening
Showers dying away overnight. Chilly start but mainly dry on Friday.