Around forty fire fighters are tackling a large fire at a recycling plant near Bolton. Crews were called to Chorley New Road at half past midnight. People in the area are being asked to keep their windows and doors closed.
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Bitterly cold today, but mainly bright, dry and sunny. Winds easing, but still feeling raw
Wintry flurries overnight for West Lancashire, Cumbria and North Wales. Icy stretches developing by morning. Windy and feeling bitterly cold