Coronation Street actor Bill Roach has arrived at Preston Magistrates surrounded by dozens of cameras. He's charged with 2 counts of rape.
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Frosty, breezy start to Wednesday, some light, wintry showers at first. Turning drier and brighter; feeling less cold than Tuesday
A 16ft python that would have been "capable of attacking a person" has been found dead in a canal sparking a police investigation.
Icy on Tuesday night, early wintry showers turning increasingly to rain at lower levels. Pressure building midweek, temperatures rising