Veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall has appeared in court over sexual abuse allegations.
Hall, who's 83 faces 17 charges relating to girls aged 9-16 and a further charge relating to a 22 year old woman.
The case at Preston Crown Court was adjourned until May. Mr Hall was granted bail.
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Staying wintry. Sleet & snow showers dying out Friday. Continued risk of ice. Cold north wind by the weekend but dry with sunshine for many
The Met Office "Be Aware' for snow on Thursday has now been extended until Friday morning, and includes the risk of icy stretches
A number of schools have closed across the North West due to the poor weather. Get the details here.