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A Liverpool man caught with a stash of 38,000 counterfeit items has been ordered to pay more than £76,000 following a case brought by Warrington Borough Council.
Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery at a pub in Runcorn.
Officers investigating a number of people suspected of being involved in travelling to or supporting fighting in war-zones have today, Tuesday 11 March 2014, made four arrests; three in Manchester.
Search and rescue teams have expanded their search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to include a vast area on the west peninsula of Malaysia at the Straits of Malacca.
Oscar Pistorius has thrown up in court as details of the post-mortem examination of Reeva Steenkamp are read out.
Investigators say a yellow object seen floating in the sea is not a life raft from the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared with 239 people on board.
Police have seized a stun gun disguised as a smartphone from a 14-year-old boy.
Officials are investigating the identity of four passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane - but have not determined if the plane was downed in a terror attack.
The U.S Navy has joined the search for a passenger plane - missing in south-east Asia.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling says "serious work" on the plan is under way, with more than 100 cross-party MPs in support.
21 year old Aamir Qudeer, also known as Eric, hasn't been seen since February the 26th when he left Leeds train station for Liverpool.
A banned driver who drove a stolen car at 100mph on icy roads with his pregnant girlfriend and a baby in the back seat has been jailed for 22 months.
Clare's Law, which enables people to check the police records of partners, has been launched across England and Wales after being piloted by four police forces.
Denise Fergus received a series of offensive tweets to her account on Thursday evening.
An AA patrol from Warrington will join North-west legends Chris Boardman and John McGuinness in London today (7 March) to launch a national road safety campaign that he helped develop.
An ex-girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius broke down in court today as she described how the athlete cheated on her with Reeva Steenkamp.
It'll bring jobs to the local area..
Publicist Max Clifford used his ties to celebrities to "bully and manipulate" young women into performing sex acts with him, a court has heard.
A man from Leigh has been sentenced for defrauding people out of over £150,000.00
A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a woman was found in Salford.
Oscar Pistorius' defence team has said it would have been "impossible" for neighbours to hear screams on the night Reeva Steenkamp died.
It's being rolled out across Cheshire..
The most prestigious individual honour in Rugby League, the Man of Steel award, is to be named in memory of the sport’s most respected player, Steve Prescott.
Temperatures could peak at 17C (62.6F) this weekend as spring conditions give many people a welcome break from months of miserable weather.
A gun-wielding teenage boy who was high on a cocktail of drink and drugs when he shot an 18-year-old dead has been jailed for at least 24 years.
Widnes Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident yesterday evening and are advising residents to be vigilant.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is hosting a special exhibition to showcase proposals for a new Fire Station and Safety Centre in Lymm.
Police have arrested two men in connection with an assault on Sean Gleeson that happened in the early hours of Sunday following a night out.
They've revealed how it'be spent and where financial cuts will be made..
Fred Talbot, who was the on-screen meteorologist for ITV's 'This Morning' has appeared in court to plead not guilty over allegations of historical child sex abuse.
It's going to affect the Linkway..
Find out some of the names scheduled to appear
Runcorn Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident yesterday evening and are advising residents to be vigilant.
Police looking for a female student who went missing in York six weeks ago have taken the body of a woman from a river.
A think-tank close to the Conservative Party has broken ranks to warn that 68,000 jobseekers are being wrongly stripped of their benefits each year.
Oscar Pistorius is in court for the first day of his murder trial, a year after he shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Forensic evidence will play a major part in the murder trial of paralympian Oscar Pistorius which begins tomorrow and will be broadcast live around the world.
Workers at a funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.
Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a teenage girl who went missing from home in Cheshire last week.
Francis Brennan left the North West ahead of a sentencing date last October for an assault he committed in the Thames Valley area in 2012.
The 31-year-old was given a whole-life tariff by a judge at the Old Bailey after earlier pleading guilty to murdering three men and attempting to kill two others.
Veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall has denied 15 counts of rape and five indecent assaults.
Police are appealing for information following a burglary at an industrial warehouse in Runcorn.
One man is fighting for his life..
Ofgem will today intensify the pressure on the big six energy companies by demanding that they hand back hundreds of millions of pounds in surplus customer funds
New technology will allow gamblers to set limits on how much time and money they spend on gaming machines.
The Aurora Borealis, normally only visible inside the Arctic Circle, has been seen lighting up skies as far south as Essex.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the robbery of a post office van in Ditchfield Road, Widnes.
South African investigators have flown to America to ask for help from Apple to retrieve information from the iPhone of paralympian Oscar Pistorius.
The Arc Angle project is to promote responsible drinking..
Lee Rigby's mother collapsed and needed medical treatment after the dramatic sentencing hearing that saw her son's raging killers bundled out of court by guards.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has reported a loss of £8.2bn - its biggest since the year it was bailed out by the taxpayer - and announced plans to help restore customer trust.
A two-time World Champion boxer has apologised to Liverpool fans after saying he hoped they die.
Some of Liverpool's greatest names are to take part in a charity football match to remember the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster.
Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, ran the soldier down before hacking him to death in Woolwich last year.
Cheshire Constabulary is asking local people to give their views on a proposal to relocate Widnes Police Station to a nearby location in the town.
He ended up cycling for several miles on the southern section of the M25 in Surrey.
Creamfields returns on August Bank Holiday weekend!
He's requested funding to keep the project running at the Peace Centre..
One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson is swapping the stage for a football pitch as he makes his debut for Doncaster Rovers
Sam Bailey stole the hearts of a nation on X Factor and since winning her feet have barely touched the ground.
The Channel 4 programme received nearly 1,800 complaints and sparked political debate over its portrayal of the people who live on James Turner Street in Birmingham.
Merseyside Police can confirm officers from the MSOC Collision Investigation Team are in attendance at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision in Widnes this afternoon.
Harriet Harman has expressed regret for the involvement of a civil liberties group she was part of with a paedophilia campaign.
The Ministry of justice has set aside millions for the country
An internet rant by a man who was angry about being forced to pay more for a holiday during half term has led to a debate on the issue by MPs.
Greater Manchester Police say they're no longer looking for Paul Maxwell after arresting a 49-year-old man in Salford this afternoon (24th February 2014).
Dave Lee Travis has described a decision by prosecutors to seek a retrial for him over sexual assault charges as a "nightmare".
– but warns “We must remain vigilant”
A man and woman are in a serious but stable condition in hospital after being knifed several times in Everton.
Jimmy Savile abuse victims have claimed they were laughed at and ignored when trying to report what had happened to them to authorities.
The Warrington-based theme park's holding a recruitment drive..
Local elections will be held this year..
Campaigners hoping to make it a crime to drink excessively during pregnancy may be a step closer with a landmark case on the issue due to be heard by the Court of Appeal.
Chance to find out more about the benefits..
Joaquin Guzman has been captured in Mexico.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two people were stabbed in Everton on Merseyside.
Scores of people walked past a car covered in parking tickets before police found the body of a young mum inside.
David Mather was detained while travelling through La Linea, close to the border with Gibraltar, in a joint operation between Spanish and British police.
Twitter and Facebook should introduce warnings over the drinking game NekNomination which has been linked to several deaths, according to councils.
Police say the death of a 31-year-old man, who's body was found in Runcorn last Sunday morning, is not suspicious.
Rail operators are not doing enough to inform passengers about the compensation they are entitled to, according to a report
Market to be presented with national award for ‘love your local market’ event..
The jury took three hours to clear 56-year-old Anita Cregan and two others - Greater Manchester Police call handler Kathryn Smith and her ex-boyfriend, Sean Booth.
The UK's biggest earthquake in six years has been felt across parts of the country.
That's according to a Warrington GP..
A cyclist, who was found lying on a road in Bold Heath yesterday morning with serious head injuries, has died in hospital.
Britain's economy is "not yet secure" despite a sharp upgrade to growth forecasts, the Chancellor has warned..
That's according to a new report..
His body was found on Saturday morning..
A young man from Warrington has been jailed for four years for sexual activity with a school girl.
Merseyside Police can confirm three further people were taken to hospital yesterday evening (Monday, 17 February) after it is thought they took a substance known as GEEBS.
Life can mean life, Court of Appeal judges have ruled, following a European Court of Human Rights decision which declared them unlawful..
A man from Warrington's been arrested
Police have seized a family dog after the sudden death of a baby at a home in South Wales.
The class A drugs that were seized were worth £50,000..
Three students from Liverpool who ended up in intensive care after taking a so-called 'legal high', have now been released from the Royal.
Police investigating the death of a man in Warrington are appealing for information from the public.
Steven Gerrard says the defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup will not derail their season.
Manchester City will face Barcelona on Tuesday night without Sergio Aguero.
A Nottingham man, who reportedly downed two pints of gin, is thought to be the latest person to die after taking part in an internet drinking game known as Neknomination.
His body was discovered by police on a road in Rixton..
Palace Fields Primary Academy has joined the community partnership initiative..
He's due before magistrates later..
David Cameron has described flooding that has hit parts of the country as a "tragedy" as he prepares to visit some of the worst affected areas.
First Minister Alex Salmond will deliver a major speech to a business audience in Aberdeen later outlining a point-by-point deconstruction of George Osborne's speech on Scotland's currency.
Police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy, whose body was found in an alleyway in Greater Manchester.
Winds of up to 80mph are battering exposed coastlines but inland gusts of around 60mph have brought down hundreds of trees.
A man in China has been charged with attempted murder, after he pushed his girlfriend down a manhole, where she spent the next 60 hours trying to survive.
Music mogul Simon Cowell is celebrating the birth of his first child with his New York socialite girlfriend Lauren Silverman.
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik reportedly wants better video games in jail and has threatened to go on hunger strike if his demands are not met.
It's to help with the defences..
Labour has won a by-election in Wythenshawe and Sale East after extending its share of the vote by more than 11%.
Communities across Britain are facing a battering of heavy winds, rain and even snow as storms wreak havoc on Valentine's Day.
Dave Lee Travis CLEARED of 12 indecent assault charges.
An 11-year-old boy has been killed by his father in front of other children and their parents at the end of a cricket training session.
Britain has been put on alert for gale force winds which are set to strike Britain later, while the River Thames is predicted to rise to its highest level in more than 60 years in some places.
He attacked another teenager..
An Australian man has been fined £9,600 for ramming a baby Great White Shark with his boat, then beating it to death with a pole.
On Tuesday 11 February officers from Runcorn Neighbourhood Policing Unit executed a warrant at a property in Charlton Close, Palacefields.
Northwest England and north and west Wales are in the firing line for the most ferocious winds, with speeds whipping up through the afternoon and early evening.
A woman and her partner arrested after her baby girl was mauled to death by a banned dog have been released on bail.
There has been a big rise in the number of deaths in the UK linked to so-called "legal highs", according to a new report.
Large parts of the UK are braced for a "Wild Wednesday" with Merseyside issued with a Red weather warning - the most severe alert - for strong winds.
Motorway closed by 15-metre deep sinkhole.
The eleven-month-old's mother and her mother's partner are being held in custody in Blackburn in connection with the fatal attack.
The intention to move forward with removal the sixth form from Culcheth High School with effect from 31 August 2014 has been agreed.
Downing Street have confirmed that smoking in cars in which children are travelling will become a criminal offence, but it could be some time before the new law is introduced.
The former This Morning meteorologist faces nine counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault.
An 11-month-old girl mauled to death by a dog in Blackburn has been named by police.
Smoking in cars when children are present could soon be illegal after MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the policy.
The 34-year-old man got into difficulty while kayaking on the River Usk with a group around lunchtime on Sunday.
Police are appealing for information after a teenager was knocked down as he crossed the road in a fail to stop collision in Warrington.
Officers and paramedics were called to an address in Rumney, Cardiff, early on Sunday after receiving reports of a man collapsing after taking part in the controversial game.
The jury in the trial of former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis has retired to consider its verdict in his sex case.
Police have released an image of three men who are wanted following a large brawl outside the Arndale Centre.
Boris Johnson has joined health experts and medics in urging MPs to vote in favour of banning smoking in cars carrying children, as the Children and Families Bill returns to the Commons today.
Thousands of people living along the River Thames have been told to prepare for "significant flooding", as rising river levels move eastwards across southern UK.
Energy Secretary Ed Davey has urged a competition watchdog to examine the profits being made by the Big Six energy companies through supplying gas
The families of the 96 Liverpool fans killed at Hillsborough have condemned as "disgraceful" plans by senior police officers to argue that alcohol played a part in the deaths when new inquests open next month.
A new support service is being launched today by the Government to help reduce the number of people on long-term sick leave.
Tributes have been paid to a seven-year-old boy who died after emergency services were called to a house in flood-hit Chertsey.
The ferocious storms and torrential downpours that have battered Britain are set to continue for days, heaping misery on flood victims and coastal areas.
Communities across the UK are on alert as 80mph winds and heavy rain rush in from the Atlantic, threatening more flooding misery.
Three police from the unit which protects Downing Street are being investigated over claims they shared pornography on their phones.
The families of the 96 Liverpool supporters killed in the Hillsborough disaster will write to Football League clubs asking them to reconsider their support for standing in the top divisions.
Titan, the North-west's regional organised crime unit, can confirm that four people have been arrested after a van was stopped on the M6 motorway yesterday with a large quantity of drugs worth millions of pounds inside.
A man who kidnapped a woman and subjected her to a horrendous sexual attack has been sentenced to 20 years in prison - with an additional 4 years on licence.
A North-west gang behind a £100 million drug importation conspiracy has been jailed for a total of 217 years following a successful investigation by Titan, the region's organised crime unit.
The stoppage by the National Union of Teachers will be the latest in a long-running dispute and unions are blaming Education Secretary Michael Gove for "persistent refusals" to address their complaints.
Seven people injured after ceiling collapse at Factory 251 nightclub in Manchester.
A public consultation's approved the transformation..
It's said the move will increase tunnel revenues by 2.4 million pounds.
William Roache has been found not guilty on all counts by a jury at Preston Crown Court.
She had to be treated in hospital..
The funeral of former Leigh Player Jim Fiddler will be held this Thursday, February 6 at 10.45am at Howe Bridge Crematorium followed by a wake at Leigh Miners Welfare club.
That's according to figures from a new report..
Terrorists could be trying to place explosives disguised as toothpaste on Russia-bound flights, the US Government has warned.
Police chiefs involved in the Hillsborough inquest are to examine if fans at the ground in 1989 were drunk.
The jury in the trial of Coronation Street actor William Roache has retired to consider its verdicts.
They had their wallets taken out of their pockets..
Children as young as 12 are selling themselves for sex for as little as 80p in one of Brazil's World Cup cities, a Sky News investigation has found..
The plans are causing controversy in many areas across the North-West
SENIOR council figures are preparing for a high-level meeting with Peel Ports, the company that owns and operates the swing bridges which serve Warrington’s routes over the Manchester Ship Canal.
A woman has died after falling from a shopping centre roof days after a man accused of raping her was acquitted by a jury.
A month of police activity tackling the organised gangs who operate cannabis farms in Merseyside was launched this week with more than 1000 plants worth up to £1m seized.
Thousands of lives could be saved in Britain each year if boys are given the same vaccination that protects girls from developing cervical cancer.
The Westgrove Group's turnover's set to up to 30 million
Facebook celebrates its tenth birthday today, marking a major milestone for the social network which boasts more than 1.2 billion monthly user
Police are warning people to be vigilant..
A British man dressed as a superhero has jogged into Vancouver after a 5,000-mile charity run across Canada.
Comedy duo The Chuckle Brothers have dismissed allegations that Dave Lee Travis indecently assaulted a female stage worker.
Zoe Smith's Volkswagen Lupo disappeared inside the 15ft-wide hole when it appeared without warning on the driveway of her parents' home.
Jonny Byrne is believed to have jumped into a river after he was challenged - or "neknominated" - by a friend to upload a video of himself downing a pint.
Warrington say they're in favour of the line NOT the route..
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his Manhattan apartment after an apparent drug overdose.
A castaway who survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean has arrived in the Marshall Islands capital of Majuro following his rescue from a remote coral atoll.
He has links to the area..
Kevin Mirallas strikes a late free-kick to earn Everton victory over Aston Villa and move them into fifth in the table.
Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool can still qualify for the top four this season, despite failing to bring in any new faces during the January transfer window.
Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion on murder following the death of a seven-week-old baby boy
The high-speed line will connect the North to London faster
British police investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance have asked their Portuguese counterparts to search the homes and bank accounts of three suspects.
Michael Adebolajo, one of two men found guilty of murdering off-duty soldier Lee Rigby, is appealing his conviction
A new five year contract..
Hundreds of snakes - many of them dead - have been removed from a "house of horrors" in California after neighbours complained of a strong stench of decay.
A 16-year-old girl has survived a fall of more than 3,000ft in a skydiving accident.
Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride, who plays Deirdre Barlow, has arrived at court to give evidence in the trial of co-star William Roache.
The formal consultation ends this week..
Smoking in cars when children are present could soon become illegal.
British police have travelled to Portugal to liaise with local officers investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Two men who carried out a terrifying and callous attack on a family during a burglary at a pub in Adlington and their getaway driver have been sentenced to a combined total of 23 years.
The 44 year old is being questioned by police..
Coronation Street star William Roache has flatly denied raping or indecently assaulting girls..
Former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis has admitted there have been times he has cheated on his wife of 42 years - but insisted he had "never had an affair".
Lloyds Banking Group is cutting 1,080 jobs and outsourcing another 310 roles, the company has confirmed...
Financial mismanagement within the Royal household is putting the future of some of our finest buildings at risk, according to the parliamentary watchdog responsible for scrutinising Royal finances.
The British gross domestic product (GDP) figure for the fourth quarter of 2013 stood at 0.7%, with growth for the full year reaching 1.9%
Quentin Tarantino is seeking at least $2 million in damages after the script for one of his films was leaked online.
Warrington Wolves have named Michael Monaghan and Ben Westwood as club captains ahead of the 2014 season.
Talbot, of Langham Road, Bowden, has been charged with nine counts of indecent assault and one further count of sexual assault.
It's to protect young people from abuse
Lloyds Banking Group has apologised after customers were unable to withdraw money from cashpoints or pay for goods with their debit cards..
It would be rolled out over the next five years..
Under-18s will be banned from buying electronic cigarettes under new Government plans aimed at cracking down on teenage smoking.
An experimental drug that could prevent the deadly spread of breast cancer has been tested by scientists at Cardiff University.
Manchester United have completed the signing of Juan Mata from Chelsea for a club-record fee of £37.1million.
Bryan Oviedo suffered a broken leg during Everton's 4-0 win over Stevenage in the FA Cup 4th round.
Buckingham Palace is looking to appoint a new housekeeping assistant who will be busy looking after guests of the Royal Family, according to the job description.
After saturated southern England is hit by further flooding this weekend, low pressure will start to bring change across the UK next week.
Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has applied for permission to appeal against his 35-year jail sentence for a string of child sex offences.
The Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips has named her baby girl Mia Grace, her husband has announced on Twitter.
A man was assaulted as he left a pub in Leigh.
Police say they received a 999 call from a Manchester United fan demanding to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson after the side's exit from the League Cup last night.
Patients can not rely on NHS waiting time figures when choosing a hospital because the information is often recorded wrongly, the National Audit Office has found..
Liverpool target, Mohamad Salah, is set to sign for Chelsea.
It happened in the months leading up to Christmas
It's warning of the dangers if you ignore your screening..
Manchester United has been relegated from the top three in a global rich list of football teams..
It's for roads in Warrington to boost local economy..
Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a man died following a road traffic collision in St Helens, this afternoon.
The Coronation Street star, who faces two charges of rape and five of indecent assault, "absolutely denied" having met any of the alleged victims and said that he was not sexually attracted to young girls.
That's from a new report praising affordable homes and flood defences..
The UK unemployment rate fell to 7.1% during the three months to the end of November, according to newly released figures.
They were targeted just before Christmas..
FORMER England striker Stan Collymore has accused social media website Twitter of not doing enough to stop internet trolls after he received death threats and racist abuse online.
A magnetic handheld device that sends pulses into the head could transform the lives of thousands of migraine sufferers.
Michael Cope admitted murdering barmaid Linzi Ashton, 25, who was found dead at her home in Winton, Salford, on June 29 last year.
The 34-year-old victim was attacked at Vogue nightclub, on King Street/ Spinning Jenny Way, sometime between 2.30am and 4.30am on Sunday 29 December 2013.
49-year-old George Howley died after his arm became trapped in machinery at the site on Suez Street.
A new £1m pub opens at a motorway service station today, in the face of fierce criticism from road safety and alcohol campaigners.
It's watched by over two million people each year..
Police want to speak to this man>>
Nicolas Anelka is expected to find out later whether the FA will charge him for making a gesture widely considered to be anti-Semitic.
She is also charged with attempting to defeat the ends of justice and has been remanded in custody.
A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Coronation Street actor William Roache says one of his fellow cast members warned her: "He will lead you astray."
She's received a suspended sentence..
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular will appear in an Edinburgh court this morning to face charges in connection with his death..
It'll include promotion and relegation..
Two teenagers who disappeared from their boarding school in the middle of the night have been found in the Caribbean..
Britain's youngsters are growing up in an "unprecedented toxic climate" of stress and pressure in a "24/7 online culture where they can never switch off", according to a survey by charity YoungMinds.
It's part of the Merseyside Collective Switch
A poll of 2,000 smokers found 24% class themselves as social smokers - but more than one in three of these buy up to a packet a day.
The woman, now aged 62, was 15 at the time the star is said to have attacked her - first in his bungalow in Lancashire and then in a nearby cottage which he also owned.
Zara Phillips has given birth to a baby girl.
Coronation Street star William Roache raped a 15-year-old girl twice in "cold and calculating" attacks, a jury has been told.
He was left unconicous
They were involved in a website which sold fake cameras..
The painter, musician and TV entertainer arrived at Southwark Crown Court in London accompanied by his wife Alwen, who he was pushing in a wheelchair.
Coronation Street actor, Bill Roache, goes on trial today (Tues) accused of historic sex offences.
The pictures include a painting of Labour MP Diane Abbott for £11,750.
Nearly a third of a million people are diagnosed with cancer every year, according to a UK charity..
Francois Hollande is to face the media for the first time since news of his alleged affair with a French actress became public..
A Warrington woman has been convicted following a covert online operation by Warrington Borough Council’s public protection team.
They were trying to stop women getting through..
The Wales International will make the move from Wigan Warriors
EU immigrants may have to wait for up to two years to claim benefits in the UK - rather than the current period of three months, Iain Duncan Smith has said.
A man has died after been struck by a tram in a busy city centre.
The International Criminal Court has been asked to investigate allegations of abuse and torture by British soldiers in Iraq.
Steven Gerrard believes this season is his best chance to win the Premier League with Liverpool.
Everton could be without Ross Barkley for several weeks afters manager, Roberto Martinez, confessed the injury he sustained against QPR is more serious than first thought.
Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt said he wants teachers to be reviewed every few years to improve standards in England's state schools.
Several vehicles have been involved in a crash on the M57 near Prescot this morning.
Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt said he wants teachers to be reviewed every few years to improve standards in England's state schools.
An an attempt to suck it out with a vacuum cleaner failed.
Michael and Margaret Sampson from Warrington successfully banked £585,956 on the Lotto draw.
They were heading back from Bestival..
But campaigners maintain there won't be any benefits to the public..
Police are investigating..
They'll take on North Wales Crusaders..
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has issued a public apology after wearing a suicide bomber costume at a fancy dress party..
Lincoln Square closed..
Almost a third of drivers admit to "nodding off" behind the wheel, according to a survey..
A group of health experts want to see a significant reduction in the amount of sugar added to food and soft drinks..
The Duchess of Cambridge will spend her 32nd birthday today "in private" with close family and friends..
Firearms officers will trial the use of body-worn video cameras to improve public confidence in the wake of the Mark Duggan killing..
Shouts of "rubbish" could be heard when the verdict was delivered.
More heavy rain and wind is on on the way at the end of the week as the fallout from the the blast of freezing polar air battering the US hits the UK.
He escaped uninjured..
Two men raided the newsagents and made off with cash from the till..
Police have named the 22-year-old man who was sadly killed in collision on the M56.
They're asking the public to donate..
Police are appealing for information following an assault at a pub in Runcorn.
British Transport Police officers have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after a 75-year-old man from Warrington was pushed off a train in Manchester.
It's sparked fears that the system isn't working..
It's for four weeks of training..
It's thought another car swerved to avoid him..
The work's being done during the day..
Budget cuts at the Environment Department may affect its ability to deal with emergenices such as the current flooding, MPs have said..
Prince William knuckles down to 10 weeks of seminars, lectures and meetings at Cambridge University today...
A mechanic has been banned from driving for a year after he was caught driving with his hands on his head.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a man was stabbed following the FA Cup third round tie between Liverpool and Oldham Athletic.
It's because the council's upped the number of affordable homes..
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been injured during a cross-country skiing accident in Switzerland.
They'll play Delamere Forest in the Summer..
A 55-year-old man has had a lucky escape after an 8cm-long nail ripped into his skull while he was doing DIY.
They follow the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner's progress..
A violent storm brewing in the Atlantic is set to bring more flooding and travel chaos today as Britain returns to work after the Christmas holidays..
A further £25bn of cuts must be made after the next election if the Government is to eliminate the UK's deficit, Chancellor George Osborne has said
More than 20,000 extra GPs, nurses and other NHS staff are needed if the Prime Minister wants his plan for longer surgery opening hours to work, the head of the Royal College of GPs has warned..
Portuguese football legend Eusebio has died three just weeks before he was due to celebrate his 72nd birthday.
England's cricket captain has apologised after Australia crushed England by 281 runs to claim a 5-0 Ashes series whitewash on the third day of the final Test in Sydney.
The UK is bracing for more storms, high tides and gale-force winds as communities already hit by a trail of devastation begin to assess the damage.
Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Widnes.
A camera reportedly attached to Michael Schumacher's helmet is being looked at in the hope it will reveal more about the circumstances of his skiing accident.
Cannabis stores in Colorado are reported to have made more than $1m statewide in a single day of trading after it became legal on New Year's Day.
A four-year-old girl fell from a fifth floor window of an apartment block in China - but was luckily stopped midway by an air-conditioning unit.
The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Warning for parts of Warrington as the North West braces itself for the latest onslaught from Mother Nature.
Liverpool's Assistant Manager, Colin Pascoe, says Daniel Sturridge is back in training and looking good.
A third of GPs are in favour of making people pay if they make unnecessary visits to hard-pressed accident and emergency departments.
Snapchat says it will release an updated version of its app after hackers took the details of millions of its users.
Nick Griffin, chairman of the British National Party, has said his bankruptcy will not prevent him from "being or standing as an MEP".
Hundreds of flood alerts have been issued for today covering almost the whole of the UK - with the South West expected to bear the brunt of the storms
One in ten people in the North West fear they won’t be able to afford to pay the rent or mortgage at the end of this month, according to new research from Shelter released today.
A third of GPs are in favour of making people pay if they make unnecessary visits to hard-pressed accident and emergency departments..
Michael Schumacher's family has thanked the public for its support as he remains in a coma following a skiing accident..
Her death isn't being treated as suspicious
Merseyside Police are investigating a report of criminal damage following an incident in Anfield, yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 1 January).
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been confirmed as new manager of Cardiff City.
That's according to charity The Prince's Trust..
First class rail travel could be scrapped on busy commuter routes under plans that would see train companies being paid to provide extra standard class seats..
It's their new year campaign..
Police searching for teenager Adam Pickup have found a body they believe to be the missing student.
Michael Schumacher's family are keeping a bedside vigil at the hospital where he is fighting for his life, as footage emerged of him being airlifted from the scene of the accident.
Two men have been charged after former Manchester United player Andrew Cole was allegedly racially abused on a flight from Dublin to Manchester.
Former motor racing world champion Michael Schumacher is in a coma following a skiing accident in France.
A national register logging every breast implant operation carried out in England is to be set up in a bid to prevent a repeat of the PIP scandal.
A passenger suspected of starting a fire on board a ferry in the North Sea sparking an emergency evacuation has been detained by ship staff.
Standing on the terraces could return to all Football League divisions after a consultation document was sent to each of the 72 clubs.
A Warrington teenager has declared that 2014 will be her best year yet after scooping the top prize of £100,000 on the National Lottery £100k Yellow Scratchcard.
Parents should be banned from smacking their children, according to the Children's Commissioner for England.
NatWest has been hit by a 'cyber attack', leaving customers unable to access online accounts.
A police report into the Sandy Hook school massacre has revealed harrowing new details about the murders and the gunman's family life.
It is one of the world's most unique beauty pageants.
Bargain-hungry shoppers are expected to spend nearly £3bn today on the second day of the post-Christmas sales.
The Met Office is warning people in the North West to be prepared for more gale force winds.
A man has been stabbed in front of horrified Christmas shoppers at a shop in Liverpool City Centre.
Fire fighters across Merseyside and Cheshire are set for more strike action this evening.
A surgeon has been suspended over an accusation that he branded his initials on a patient's liver.
New figures - released by police forces in England, Wales and Scotland under the Freedom of Information Act - show on average about five child sex offenders have been revealed every week since the scheme was launched.
Heather Mills has revealed her anger over a dispute about a ski boot which ended her hopes of representing Britain at next year's Paralympic Games.
Delays and disruption are predicted for Christmas travellers as the UK prepares for heavy rain, possible flooding and winds of up to 80mph.
England spinner Graeme Swann has stunned the cricketing world by announcing his retirement from the game with immediate effect.
The park was due to open at 10am for a "festive zoo day" according to its website.
Since April this year more than half a million people living on the bread-line had to be referred for food aid by social workers or a doctor in order to feed themselves or their families.
Nearly 80 people were injured, seven seriously, when part of a theatre ceiling collapsed during a packed West End show in London..
A jury at Bolton Crown Court rejected claims that he assaulted a woman who gave him a lift home on March 23 this year.
It took the jury of eight women and four men about 90 minutes to return guilty verdicts on Michael Adebolajo, 28 and Michael Adebowale, 22.
Police believe a body found in a grave in Didcot, Oxfordshire is that of missing 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson..
The annual derby will see the Wolves take on the Vikings..
Further strong winds are expected to batter the UK today after two people died in gale force conditions..
Former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after admitting child sex offences - including one against a baby.
Plastic banknotes are to be issued for the first time when the new £5 featuring Sir Winston Churchill appears in 2016.
Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs has died at the age of 84 after years of ill health, his son Michael has confirmed..
Police looking for missing teenager Jayden Parkinson are focusing their investigation on a churchyard grave..
The claim by Woolwich murder trial defendant Michael Adebolajo that he is "a soldier of Allah" is no defence to the charge of murder, a jury has been told..
It's to give them a small taste of home..
More than 180 teachers, social workers and other council staff were sacked last year after being judged to be a risk to children, a Sky News investigation has found..
Car insurance premiums are too high, says the competition watchdog which is to look at ways of reducing them..
Building a controversial third runway at Heathrow airport is one of the options shortlisted by the Airport Commission in its first report..
Heartfelt tributes have been paid to "Africa's greatest son", as thousands of people from across the world say a final farewell to Nelson Mandela.
Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams will be remembered at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards.
A gunman has killed himself after opening fire at a Denver high school near to the site of the Columbine High School massacre.
An 11-year-old boy was sexually assaulted as he walked along a country lane in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, police have said.
Eight members of a gang who brought fear and misery to the streets of St Helens have been convicted at Liverpool Crown Court today and sent to prison for a total of 97 years and 10 months.
Here is a video of Kolo Toure doing his own Kolo Toure song.
Pensioner Alan Watts has been jailed for five years for killing grandfather Brian Holmes following a row in an Asda car park.
American Hustle and 12 Years A Slave have each received seven nominations for the Golden Globe Awards.
The judge in the Nigella Lawson court case has rebuked David Cameron for comments he made saying he was on Team Nigella.
Pharmacy says small pieces of plastic may have contaminated thousands.
Emma Bennett died on Tuesday evening after she was bitten by the dogs at a house in Dawlish Avenue in the Osmondthorpe district of Leeds.
If you're eligible..
A man has been charged in connection with an assault in Runcorn.
South Africa's deaf federation has confirmed that an interpreter using sign language during the Mandela memorial was a "fake".
Over one thousand plants were seized..
Six men have been arrested on conspiracy to commit burglary (ATMs) and causing explosions following an operation in Merseyside and the Midlands this morning.
More than 1,000 Cannabis plants have been uncovered in Runcorn.
Ketamine 'should be upgraded to Class B'.
Tens of thousands of South Africans and scores of world leaders are celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela at a memorial service in Johannesburg's FNB Stadium..
Greater Manchester police are investigating suspicious deaths..
Brian Bevan's statue is outside the Halliwell Jones stadium..
Jean-Claude Mas of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) was found guilty of fraud after using industrial-grade silicone in thousands of breast implants sold worldwide.
Police patrols are being stepped up..
A report claims that despite a wealth of evidence showing the benefits of regular exercise, leadership and strategy on the issue are "totally absent".
It follows a newspaper sting in which she allegedly sold cocaine to an undercover journalist.
A teenage girl has been given a scolding by her mum after she was found to have run up a phone bill of £1,158 – after voting in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, for six hours straight.
Michael Adebolajo also spoke of his "love" for al Qaeda, telling the court he considers members of the terrorist group to be his "brothers".
A joint inquiry is under way after three people died in a house fire in Bolton this morning..
Blackburn Rovers striker DJ Campbell has been arrested as part of a football spot-fixing investigation, his club has confirmed..
This time of year there's an increase in thefts..
Figures suggest a rising number of landlords are steering clear of benefit claimants over fears of non-payment..
New store draws in crowds to the town..
MPs are to get an inflation-busting 11% pay rise after a watchdog refused to scale back the increase at a time voters are feeling the squeeze.
Dozens of passengers have been forced to spend the night in airports after an air traffic control glitch caused major delays.
Police have confirmed they have opened a new investigation into match-fixing allegations.
Police were called after reports of an alleged assault on a teacher.
Air traffic control problem delays UK flights.
England have found out their World Cup finals fate.
Energy supplier E.ON has announced an average price rise of 3.7% for its dual fuel customers, effective from January 18..
and they were given a helping hand by Spinney Avenue CE Primary..
Firefighters were called out to a road in Knowsley this morning after a man was hit by a falling tree in strong winds.
The North West is set to be battered by strong winds and potential flooding.
That's according to the Unite union...
Police have arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with the shooting of a woman police officer in Leeds..
He was arrested in Germany..
Andrew Little from Cherry Sutton in Widnes jailed for 8 years..
Tony Bellew has lost out for the second time in his quest to be crowned WBC light-heavyweight World Champion.
The army bomb squad was called to a petrol station in Warrington this morning (Sat) following fears of a potential blast.
Tony Bellew and Adonis Stevenson almost came to blows 24 hours before their world title fight in Canada.
Mairead Philpott has lost her appeal against the 17-year prison sentence imposed for the killing of her six children..
It caused the road to shut for five hours during rush hour..
Lee Rigby's mother and widow left the Old Bailey in tears today after hearing how the soldier was nearly decapitated outside a primary school..
A further 19 hospitals are to be investigated in relation to links with Jimmy Savile, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said..
They'll be due before magistrates..
It'll see him at the club until 2016..
A 21 year old man who went missing from his home in Upholland has been found.
They were murdered by Dale Cregan who was on the run after killing a father and son in Manchester..
They'll start next month..
Two men left him with a broken cheekbone..
Hear the FULL interview with dad whose son was killed three years ago after only having two pints..
‘White Ribbon Day’ is a day when people are encouraged to wear a lapel badge to show their commitment to saying ‘NO’ to domestic abuse.
England suffered another dramatic batting collapse in Brisbane as Australia drew first blood in the Ashes series with a crushing 381-run victory inside four days.
One point each in a thrilling three-all draw at Goodison
Warrington and Widnes go head to head in the traditional fixture..
It's because of a problem with the drains..
England suffered defeat in their first preparatory game for the 2014 World Cup, with Alexis Sanchez earning Chile a 2-0 win at Wembley.
It's for 2014..
The leader of Warrington Borough Council today expressed his delight that the impending industrial action at independent bus company Network Warrington has been cancelled.
Firefighters will walkout in the continued row over pensions..
Angela Warrilow was handed a suspended sentence..
Rescuers are struggling to get desperately needed aid to areas of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan - as a new storm approaches..
Former St Helens full back and charity campaigner Steve Prescott MBE has died, aged just 39, following a 7 year battle with a rare stomach cancer.
Following independent medical recommendation, the Wolves talisman halfback has been forced to retire.
It's all to raise awareness of men's health..listen to the interview here..
An organisation set up to tackle alcohol misuse has called for workplace testing to seek out problem drinkers..
Four people have been killed after Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded in the world, hit the Philippines..
A 20-year-old man has been charged with the manslaughter of two teenage girls who died after they were hit by a car.
The suspect who escaped by dressing in a burka is claiming damages from the Government in a case involving claims of torture.
Cream has confirmed its line-up for Boxing Night at Nation.
They won the best-dressed competition..
A fresh adoption campaign has been launched across St Helens, Warrington and Wigan.
More details on the new bridge have been announced today..
The Environment Secretary has urged water companies to "look closely" at whether price increases are necessary and urged them to introduce special tariffs for hard-pressed households.
The Labour leader has launched an attack on our "Wonga economy" saying payday lenders are "running riot through our communities"
It'll be run jointly with its twin town in Germany
It'll be affecting slip roads..
Firefighters in England and Wales will go on strike this evening even though it could be one of the busiest days of the year for the service ahead of Bonfire Night and Diwali celebrations..
Baby P's mother, who was jailed in 2009 over her son's death, has been released from prison, according to reports..
It happened in Warrington on Callands road..
Network Warrington staff have confirmed MORE walkouts..
They wanted cash from the safe..
They tried to pinch his phone and wallet..
Plans to stop "rip-off" pension charges could see people getting an extra £100,000 in their retirement savings pot..
The cost of fuel is being slashed at pumps across the UK in the latest phase of a supermarket petrol price war..
Railway services between the north and south of England will be crippled by 14 years of weekend closures if HS2 is abandoned for an alternative, ministers will claim this week.
British musicians David Bowie and John Cale have paid tribute to legendary singer and songwriter Lou Reed, who has died aged 71..