Lancs Police to make £73m in cuts to services. 700 police officer posts to go as the force faces government pressure.
Lancs Chief Con says his force faces "the greatest challenge in over 30 years" as they're told to cut tens of millions of pounds more.
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A number of people have been injured after a building collapsed in a suspected gas explosion in Wirral
Thirty-four people have been taken to hospital and two buildings have collapsed in an explosion thought to have been caused by a gas leak.
Dry, fine and sunny this weekend across the NW. Maybe a touch more cloud around and slightly breezier on Mothering Sunday than on Saturday