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Police launch murder investigation after kidnapped and tortured man found in West Lancs

Detectives in West Midlands have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man three months after he was kidnapped from his Birmingham home, tortured and found in West Lancashire. CCTV released by West Midlands Police Polish national Tomasz Samel, aged 45, was taken from his home on Raleigh Close, Handsworth, in a white van by men police are now

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Do you care about the NHS? If so read this

We have all read in the media and via politicians about the potential privatisation of the NHS but this doctor has posted the following on social media and it is being shared to raise awareness of new plans which he says “will destroy general practice in England”. We are not sure of the validity of the plans but felt that

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Appeal after local park play equipment set on fire

West Lancashire Borough Council is appealing for information after newly installed play equipment in a local Park was vandalised. A recently installed rope swing was set on fire in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday on 22 April. The rope swing which has proved a real favourite with local families was set alight damaging the equipment and the surface

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Simple phone call saves nearly 80,000 people a trip to hospital

Almost 80,000 people across the North West avoided an unnecessary trip to hospital last year thanks to enhanced telephone assessment and advice from the ambulance service. The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has expanded its Clinical Hub, which is a team of clinicians with various areas of expertise. These clinicians assess patients on the telephone and provide self-care advice or

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Police arrest teenager on suspicion of attempted murder in Skem

Detectives are investigating a serious assault that took place on Sunday February 10th in Skelmersdale. Paramedics and police were called shortly after 7am to a report of an incident at an address on Helmsdale. Emergency services attended and a 20-year-old man was found suffering from multiple stab injuries. He was treated at the scene by paramedics and has been taken

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Teenager suffers ‘major trauma’ after accident on A59 in Ormskirk

A 13-year-old boy has been taken to Liverpool’s Alder Hey hospital after yet another accident on County Road near to the Hayfield Pub. The incident happened at around 3pm and police closed the road from Southport Road to Yew Tree Lane. Ambulances and police attended the scene and an eyewitness said that they saw someone being treated on the side

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Sad news regarding the closure of the M58

Emergency services were called at about 9am this morning to reports of a serious collision on the M58 motorway. The collision, which happened between junctions 3 and 4 Westbound, involved an HGV, a minibus and a number of other vehicles. Sadly a woman and a 14-year-old-boy, suffered injuries which proved fatal in the collision. Police cannot release further details at

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