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Three Liverpool players in running for PFA Player of the Year

Three Liverpool players are on a six-man shortlist to win the Professional Football Association's player of the year award.

Facebook app to show when friends are nearby

Facebook is introducing a new feature on its mobile app to show users when their friends are nearby.

Woman burned in doorstep cleaning fluid attack

Six people have been arrested after a woman suffered serious burns when she had a caustic liquid thrown in her face while answering the door.

Captain 'not at the helm' when ferry sank

The captain of the South Korean ferry with 475 passengers on board was not at the helm of the ship when it capsized, according to investigators.

Warrington pilot scheme to ease burden on A&E branded a success

It's also give children who are sick faster treatment..

Pistorius trial: Reeva bullet wound evidence

Oscar Pistorius has buried his head in his hands during a graphic account of how bullets he fired fatally injured his girlfriend.

Thousands miss out on first choice school

Thousands of children have missed out on their parents' preferred primary school place, but Warrington seems to have bucked the trend.

Warrington GPs awarded £3.3 million to improve access for patients

It'll mean surgeries will be open for 12 hours a day..

Biker dies following crash in Warrington

The 25 year old had been fighting for his life for 3 days..

Mini-Sub To Be Used As Plane Search Narrows

The commander of the Royal Navy ship searching for flight MH370 has told Sky News they are getting close to sending down a mini-submarine to hunt for wreckage.

Schools asking parents to pay for text books

Teachers are concerned poorer pupils are being put at a disadvantage by an increasing number of schools asking parents to pay for textbooks, computers and trips away.

Teenager guilty of stabbing man in the heart

A teenager has been found guilty of stabbing a man in the heart on the Chester walls in what was described as an unprovoked, homophobic attack.

CPS at risk of more injustices, claims MP

A senior Conservative MP has warned that the Crown Prosecution Service is at risk of creating further injustices in the wake of the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.

Pistorius accused of 'tailoring evidence'

Oscar Pistorius has been accused of "tailoring his evidence" at his murder trial, where he denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Motorbike smash in Speke

A motorcyclist has been injured after a collision between his bike and a van in Speke this morning.

Ex-Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans found not guilty

Mr Evans, who is also MP for Ribble Valley, was weeping after the verdicts were handed down by the jury at the end of a five-week trial at Preston Crown Court.

Poignant tributes to Hillsborough victims continue

The parents of two teenage sisters who both died in the Hillsborough disaster have paid tribute to them as "bright, beautiful and innocent" young women.

Motorcyclist 'seriously injured' after being hit by car

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was hit by a car in Warrington yesterday (Wed).

“No room for homelessness in Warrington” says new report

Warrington Homelessness Commission says there's been a rise..

Hillsborough: 'I can still hear his laughter'

After her 15-year-old son Kevin died in the Hillborough disaster, Anne Williams devoted her life to fighting for justice.

Lee Rigby murderer appeals life sentence

Michael Adebolajo was sentenced to die behind bars, while accomplice Michael Adebowale was jailed for life with a minimum term of 45 years.

British mothers 'drown trying to rescue kids'

Two British tourists have drowned in the sea off Tenerife after reportedly trying to rescue their children.

Peaches Geldof dies, aged 25

Peaches Geldof has died at the age of 25.

Man arrested following sexual assault in Runcorn

A 26 year old man's being questioned by police..

Missing Plane: MH370 Team Detect Two Signals

Teams searching for missing flight MH370 believe they may have detected the plane's black box flight recorders after a ship picked up signals in the southern Indian Ocean.

Pistorius Gives Evidence: Oscar Says Sorry

Oscar Pistorius has taken the stand to give evidence in his murder trial and apologised to the family of Reeva Steenkamp.

Trading standards warning in Halton

Woman was approached by two men..

Police warning after woman sexually assaulted

Police warn women to be on their guard in Runcorn following a sexual assault on 26 year old woman

Missing Plane: Three Acoustic Signals Detected

Chinese and Australian ships searching for missing flight MH370 have picked up separate acoustic signals in different parts of the southern Indian Ocean and are trying to verify if one could be from the plane's black box recorders.

Hillsborough track targets chart success

A group of musicians from the Wirral are targeting chart success with a single to raise money for the families of the Hillsborough victims.

Three held over Everton drive-by shooting

Three people have been arrested by police in Manchester following a drive-by shooting in Everton.

Army recruit robotic mannequin

A new robotic mannequin - made using Formula 1 technology - will be used to test chemical and biological protective suits for Britain's armed forces.

More booze-free bars for Britain

A growing number of alcohol-free bars cropping up across the UK could signal a shift in attitudes towards drinking.

School pays tribute to 16 year old found dead in Bolton

Aleysha Rothwell was reportedly found hanged in her home..

Goodison to screen Hillsborough memorial service

Everton Football Club will open the doors of Goodison Park to screen the memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Tears as pen portraits read out during Hillsborough inquests

There have been emotional scenes at the Hillsborough inquests as relatives presented personality profiles of those who died.

Five Vikings under 19s graduate to first team

They've signed up with extended contracts to the club..

Hillsborough inquest hear 'pen portraits'

The first of 96 personality profiles are being presented in what is expected to be among the most poignant evidence to be heard by the Hillsborough inquests.

Hillsborough Jury should inquire 'fearlessly'

The coroner in the Hillsborough inquests has concluded his opening statement, telling members of the jury they should "inquire fully, fairly and fearlessly" into the causes of the deaths of the 96 Liverpool fans killed in the disaster.

Air Pollution Levels Soar In England And Wales

Air quality is expected to plummet to its lowest possible level in parts of the UK today, as the country continues to feel the effects of desert sandstorms.

Police appeal for witnesses to collision in Runcorn

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving a 13-year-old boy in Oxford Road in Runcorn.

Hillsborough tragedy 'seared into memories'

The Hillsborough Inquests jury will be expected to reach "significant and critical" judgements on on how each of the 96 disaster victims died, the coroner has said.

Five-a-day fruit and veg 'is not enough'

It proposes that certain drinks and tinned and processed fruit should not form part of the suggested intake, claiming they could decrease life expectancy.

Boy, 2, saves mum's life with 999 call

A two-year-old boy saved his sick mother's life by dialling 999 and calling an ambulance to his house.

Royal Mail sell-off 'cost taxpayers millions'

Taxpayers lost out due to the Government's low valuation of Royal Mail shares during its privatisation, the National Audit Office has found.

Jury selected for fresh Hillsborough inquests

A jury will be sworn in today for the fresh inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans in the Hillsborough disaster.

Hillsborough: How the inquests will work

Fresh inquests into the death of 96 Liverpool fans at Hillsborough are taking place in Warrington.

Man killed on motorway after Tinie Tempah gig

A man who was killed in Lancashire after walking on a motorway after going to a Tinie Tempah concert has been named by police.

Hillsborough: Fresh inquests get underway

The largest inquest hearing in UK legal history begins tomorrow when a jury is selected to consider exactly how the 96 Hillsborough Disaster victims died.

Speke man charged with murder

Merseyside Police has charged a man with murder following the death of a 43 year old woman in Speke on Friday.

Missing Plane: Busiest Day Yet In MH370 Search

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been ramped up, with 18 teams now searching for debris in the Indian Ocean.

Stepping Hill nurse charged with three murders

A nurse has been charged with the murder of three patients at Stepping Hill Hospital in 2011.

First gay wedding takes place in England

Prime Minister David Cameron has hailed the first gay weddings in England and Wales as sending a "powerful message" about equality in the UK.

Malaysia Jet: Ship arrives to collect debris

The first of several ships sent to pick up objects spotted in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has arrived in the latest search area.

Cheshire police statement over damning domestic abuse report

The police watchdog has looked into all police forces across the country

'Big Six' Energy Firms May Be Broken Up

The energy watchdog has identified a string of concerns over profits, while confirming a competition inquiry into the household supply market.

Everton reveal plans for permanent Hillsborough memorial

Everton have revealed plans for a permanent tribute at Goodison for the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough.

Warning over bogus callers

Warrington Borough Council today warned of a new wave of council tax cold-callers reported to have been targeting elderly residents of Lymm and Grappenhall.

#nomakeupselfie donors accidentally get themselves a bear

#nomakeupselfie donors accidentally got themselves a bear, or gave cash to Africa.

Liverpool reveal 'Patch for the 96'

To help mark the 25th Anniversary of Hillsborough on Tuesday 15th April, Liverpool FC today launched the ‘Patch for the 96’, an official commemorative iron-on patch for fans to purchase from all official Club stores, as well as via the Liverpool FC online store.

Appeal following robbery at shop in Widnes

Police are appealing for information following a robbery at a shop in Widnes.

Relatives scream as they are told news by text

Relatives of the 239 people on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane screamed in anguish as they were told the jet had crashed - by text message.

MH370: 'Relatives must assume plane was lost'

Malaysia Airlines says it now assumes its missing plane - flight MH 370 - has been lost and none of those on board have survived.

Tributes paid to North West teenager found dead in US

She and her boyfriend allegedly turned the gun on themselves after they shot dead a police officer..

Body found in Cheshire

The man was discovered in Nantwich..

Warning over cold-callers in Warrington and Halton

Expected to be more at this time of year..

Wembley seats left empty in memory of Hillsborough victims

The FA has revealed 96 seats will be left empty for the FA Cup Semi Finals next month, in memory of the Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough.

Heart Defects In Young 'Higher Than Thought'

Undiagnosed heart defects may be killing many more teenagers and young adults than previously thought.

Girls Lured Into UK Gangs 'In Desperation'

Thousands of girls are being subjected to sexual exploitation, weapons and drug running at the hands of male-run gangs, a new report warns.

Malaysia Jet: China spots large object in the sea

The Chinese government has said it has located a large object in the sea after viewing satellite imagery.

Liverpool man arrested following prison van escape

A man has been arrested after a prisoner from Liverpool escaped from a prison van on Wednesday.

Tape measure 'better for weighing up obesity'

The current method of judging obesity is so complex it should be replaced by a simple tape measure, according to a leading specialist.

Missing Malaysian Jet: Debris 'May Have Sunk'

The search for two large objects that may be from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet has resumed in the southern Indian Ocean.

Hillsborough song pays tribute to Anne Williams

A song, written in memory of Hillsborough campaigner, Anne Williams, is already climbing the music charts.

Man in Leigh hit over head with shovel by gang during robbery

the 60 year old was attacked in his own home..

'No make-up selfie' helps charity raise £1million

Cancer Research UK has seen more than 800,000 donations after a popular online campaign.

Audio/Video: Warrington falls silent on IRA bombing anniversary

21 years after Warrington was bombed by the IRA and a minute's silence is being observed in the town.

Thieves dig 50m tunnel to steal Tesco cash-point

Thieves have stolen a significant amount of cash from an ATM after digging a 50ft tunnel under a building to get to the cash.

21st Anniversary of Bridge street bombings in Warrington

It comes as the Peace Centre secured funding from George Osborne's budget

Cheshire fugitive escapes from prison van

He went on the run while being transported from Court to prison..

Warrington Peace Centre scheme saved with funding from Budget

They work to help terrorism victims and survivors..

Chemical explosion in Runcorn

An investigation is underway after an explosion in Runcorn.

The Budget: Chancellor outlines spending

The Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his fifth budget and here are the key points!

PM agrees to look into #SophiesChoice campaign

The Prime Minister has vowed to look into the case of a 19-year-old girl from the Wirral who died from cervical cancer at the weekend.

Madeleine Police Appeal Over Abuse Suspect

Police searching for Madeleine McCann have launched a new appeal for a man who may have sexually abused children in Portugal.

Unemployment rises in the North West

The UK unemployment figure for the three months to January has dropped by 63,000 to 2.33 million, but in the North West the numbers have gone up.

Fans urged to donate scarves in memory of Hillsborough victims

Liverpool FC has today announced its campaign to unify all sports fans from across the world in remembering the 96 LFC fans that tragically lost their lives at Hillsborough.

Max Clifford 'pinned woman against a wall'

An office receptionist has told a court that publicist Max Clifford pinned her against a wall so he could kiss and grope her.

Pistorious trial hears from gun supplier

A firearms supplier has told the Oscar Pistorius murder trial how he sold the athlete a number of guns in the months before he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp.

#SophiesChoice petition reaches 200,000 signatures

A petition, set up following the death of a 19 year old girl from the Wirral, could prompt a discussion in Parliament about whether or not to lower the age of cervical cancer screening.

Chancellor to 'build for Britain' in budget

George Osborne has announced that a "garden city" will be built in Britain for the first time in decades, based in Ebbsfleet, Kent, with 15,000 homes to start with.

Missing Plane: No Pilot Suicide Notes Found

Police searching the homes of the pilots of missing flight MH370 have not found any suicide notes, officials have revealed.

Police Search For Missing Mother And Child

Police are searching for a one-year-old girl who was taken by her mother during a supervised visit in the West Midlands.

Childcare Tax Break: Details To Be Unveiled

Details of a planned £1,200 childcare tax break for families is expected to be unveiled in next week's Budget, according to sources.

Police probe Warrington teen robbery

Police are appealing for information following a street robbery in Warrington.

Men arrested in connection with Runcorn warehouse burglary

Two men have been arrested in connection with a burglary at an industrial warehouse in Runcorn.

Picture shows Pistorious covered in blood

Photographs of a bare-chested Oscar Pistorius taken in the aftermath of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's death have been shown in court.

Man jailed over Widnes rape

A man has been jailed for raping an elderly woman in her own home.

Eric Cantona arrested on suspicion of assault

Former Manchester United star Eric Cantona has been arrested in London following reports of an assault.

Audio/Video: **EXCLUSIVE** Interview with eye-witness of Manchester Canal crash

Jamie Williams spoke to our reporter, Helen Keenan, about how he tried to save a 72-year-old woman whose car plunged into the canal in Warrington yesterday.

Man critical after accident at Hovis Bakery

A man's fighting for his life after being crushed by machinery at the Hovis Bakery on Cale Lane in Wigan.

Pensioner's body pulled from car which crashed into Warrington canal

Police and the fire service were called to the Manchester ship canal around 4 on Wednesday afternoon to reports a car crashed into the water.

Derek Acorah banned from driving

Derek Acorah has been banned from driving and fined £1000 following an incident near Southport last December.

Explosion and building collapse in New York

Fire crews in New York City have responded to a multiple dwelling explosion and building collapse in Upper Manhattan.

Protests continue at Barton Moss anti-fracking camp

After winning their appeal against eviction..

Schumacher Showing 'Signs Of Encouragement'

Michael Schumacher is showing "small signs of encouragement" more than two months after his skiing accident, according to his agent.

Pistorius Crime Scene Reconstructed In Court

The bathroom in which Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead by Oscar Pistorius has been reconstructed in court.

Malaysia Airlines Mystery: China Steps Up Search

China is stepping up its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, five days after the Beijing-bound flight disappeared without a trace.

Liverpool man fined for selling fake goods

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.

Runcorn pub targeted by robbers

Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery at a pub in Runcorn.

Pistorius Throws Up During 'Graphic' Evidence

Oscar Pistorius has thrown up in court as details of the post-mortem examination of Reeva Steenkamp are read out.

Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane Remains Mystery

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.

iPhone 'stun-gun' seized by police

Police have seized a stun gun disguised as a smartphone from a 14-year-old boy.

Malaysia Airlines plane 'crashes in Vietnam'

The U.S Navy has joined the search for a passenger plane - missing in south-east Asia.

TV Licence dodgers may not be prosecuted

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling says "serious work" on the plan is under way, with more than 100 cross-party MPs in support.

Fears for missing student

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.

Driver who took baby on 100mph chase is jailed

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 rolled out to expose abusers

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.

James Bulger's mother suffers Twitter abuse

Denise Fergus received a series of offensive tweets to her account on Thursday evening.

Oscar Pistorius 'Cheated On Ex With Reeva'

An ex-girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius broke down in court today as she described how the athlete cheated on her with Reeva Steenkamp.

£650,000 funding boost for historic Sankey Canal

It'll bring jobs to the local area..

Max Clifford 'bullied women into sex'

Publicist Max Clifford used his ties to celebrities to "bully and manipulate" young women into performing sex acts with him, a court has heard.

Neighbour 'Could Not Have Heard' Reeva Scream

Oscar Pistorius' defence team has said it would have been "impossible" for neighbours to hear screams on the night Reeva Steenkamp died.

Clare’s Law to help victims of domestic abuse

It's being rolled out across Cheshire..

Warm weather for weekend after floods misery

Temperatures could peak at 17C (62.6F) this weekend as spring conditions give many people a welcome break from months of miserable weather.

Intoxicated teen killer's arrest video released

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.

Another assault on a teenage girl, this time in Widnes

Widnes Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident yesterday evening and are advising residents to be vigilant.

Plans unveiled for a fire station in Lymm

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is hosting a special exhibition to showcase proposals for a new Fire Station and Safety Centre in Lymm.

Warrington Council agrees £500 million budget

They've revealed how it'be spent and where financial cuts will be made..

Road closures in Runcorn

It's going to affect the Linkway..

Justin Timberlake to headline V Festival

Find out some of the names scheduled to appear

Indecent assault in Runcorn

Runcorn Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident yesterday evening and are advising residents to be vigilant.

Missing Megan Roberts: Body of woman found

Police looking for a female student who went missing in York six weeks ago have taken the body of a woman from a river.

Pistorious case will hinge on forensic evidence

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.

Man declared dead wakes up in body bag

Workers at a funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.

Police appeal for missing Cheshire girl

Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a teenage girl who went missing from home in Cheshire last week.

Liverpool runaway 'feared kidnapped in Spain'

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.

Triple killer Joanne Dennehy jailed for life

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.

Broadcaster Stuart Hall denies 15 rapes

Veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall has denied 15 counts of rape and five indecent assaults.

CCTV released following Runcorn theft

Police are appealing for information following a burglary at an industrial warehouse in Runcorn.

Ofgem Demands Big Six Return Customer Cash

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

Gamblers To Set Cash Cap On Machines

New technology will allow gamblers to set limits on how much time and money they spend on gaming machines.

Northern Lights Aurora Borealis Illuminate UK

The Aurora Borealis, normally only visible inside the Arctic Circle, has been seen lighting up skies as far south as Essex.

Cash in transit robbery in Widnes

Police are appealing for witnesses following the robbery of a post office van in Ditchfield Road, Widnes.

Police fly to US to crack Pistorius' iPhone

South African investigators have flown to America to ask for help from Apple to retrieve information from the iPhone of paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Widnes businesses sign up to scheme tackling alcohol abuse

The Arc Angle project is to promote responsible drinking..

Rigby's mum 'collapsed' after killers brawl

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.

RBS Confirms £8.2bn Loss And New Revival Plan

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.

Ex-World champion boxer apologises over LFC comments

A two-time World Champion boxer has apologised to Liverpool fans after saying he hoped they die.

Legends to take part in charity Hillsborough match

Some of Liverpool's greatest names are to take part in a charity football match to remember the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

Lee Rigby murderers sentenced to life in prison

Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, ran the soldier down before hacking him to death in Woolwich last year.

Plans announced to relocate Widnes Police Station

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.

Cyclist causes chaos on M25 rush hour ride

He ended up cycling for several miles on the southern section of the M25 in Surrey.

Creamfields 2014 - Friday Line-up revealed!

Creamfields returns on August Bank Holiday weekend!

Warrington's Colin Parry slams PM for failing to help terrorism victims

He's requested funding to keep the project running at the Peace Centre..

One Direction's Louis To Make Doncaster Debut

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson is swapping the stage for a football pitch as he makes his debut for Doncaster Rovers

X Factor winner Sam Bailey is coming to Liverpool

Sam Bailey stole the hearts of a nation on X Factor and since winning her feet have barely touched the ground.

Benefits Street show investigated by Ofcom

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.

Man killed after crashing in to a lampost

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.

Harman 'Regret' Over Paedophile Group

Harriet Harman has expressed regret for the involvement of a civil liberties group she was part of with a paedophilia campaign.

Cheshire given £700 thousand to protect victims of crime

The Ministry of justice has set aside millions for the country

Debate over holiday prices in school breaks

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.

Dave Lee Travis To Face Sex Assault Retrial

Dave Lee Travis has described a decision by prosecutors to seek a retrial for him over sexual assault charges as a "nightmare".

North West floods chief praises Warrington flood defences

– but warns “We must remain vigilant”

Man and woman 'serious' after double stabbing

A man and woman are in a serious but stable condition in hospital after being knifed several times in Everton.

Savile victims in court for compensation

Jimmy Savile abuse victims have claimed they were laughed at and ignored when trying to report what had happened to them to authorities.

North-West job hunters urged to go to Gullivers

The Warrington-based theme park's holding a recruitment drive..

Drinking while pregnant to be made a crime

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.

Superfast Broadband roadshow hits Halton

Chance to find out more about the benefits..

World's most wanted drug-lord arrested

Joaquin Guzman has been captured in Mexico.

Man arrested after stabbing at a house party in Everton

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two people were stabbed in Everton on Merseyside.

Woman lay dead in car as tickets piled up

Scores of people walked past a car covered in parking tickets before police found the body of a young mum inside.

Fugitive drug baron David Mather held in Spain

David Mather was detained while travelling through La Linea, close to the border with Gibraltar, in a joint operation between Spanish and British police.

NekNomination: Call for social media warnings

Twitter and Facebook should introduce warnings over the drinking game NekNomination which has been linked to several deaths, according to councils.

Man's death in Norton Woods not suspicious

Police say the death of a 31-year-old man, who's body was found in Runcorn last Sunday morning, is not suspicious.

Rail Passengers In The Dark On Compensation

Rail operators are not doing enough to inform passengers about the compensation they are entitled to, according to a report

Warrington Market wins prestigious award

Market to be presented with national award for ‘love your local market’ event..

Dale Cregan's mother cleared over police info

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 biggest earthquake in six years rocks the UK

The UK's biggest earthquake in six years has been felt across parts of the country.

Neknominate is social media gone mad

That's according to a Warrington GP..

Widnes 'hit-and-run' victim named

A cyclist, who was found lying on a road in Bold Heath yesterday morning with serious head injuries, has died in hospital.

'Economy Is Not Yet Secure' Warns Osborne

Britain's economy is "not yet secure" despite a sharp upgrade to growth forecasts, the Chancellor has warned..

Man due in court accused of murdering man in Warrington

His body was found on Saturday morning..

Warrington man jailed for sexual activity with school girl

A young man from Warrington has been jailed for four years for sexual activity with a school girl.

Three more hospitalised after taking GEEBS

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.

Whole-Life Sentences Are Legal, Say Judges

Life can mean life, Court of Appeal judges have ruled, following a European Court of Human Rights decision which declared them unlawful..

Family Dog Seized After Sudden Death Of Baby

Police have seized a family dog after the sudden death of a baby at a home in South Wales.

Cheshire gang jailed for 17 years for supplying cocaine

The class A drugs that were seized were worth £50,000..

GEEBS students released from hospital

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 issue appeal over Warrington death

Police investigating the death of a man in Warrington are appealing for information from the public.

Gerrard: "We'll dust ourselves down and go again"

Steven Gerrard says the defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup will not derail their season.

Aguero out of Barca clash

Manchester City will face Barcelona on Tuesday night without Sergio Aguero.

Necknomination: Another death linked to drinking craze

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.

Family of man allegedly murdered in Warrington pay tribute

His body was discovered by police on a road in Rixton..

Runcorn school teams up with the Vikings

Palace Fields Primary Academy has joined the community partnership initiative..

PM To Visit Flood-Hit Areas Ahead Of More Rain

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.

Salmond To Pound Osborne Over Currency Plan

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.

Update: Teenager Found Dead In Alleyway

Police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy, whose body was found in an alleyway in Greater Manchester.

Gale force winds and rain claim two lives

Winds of up to 80mph are battering exposed coastlines but inland gusts of around 60mph have brought down hundreds of trees.

Video of man pushing girlfriend down manhole!!

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.

Cowell becomes a Dad on Valentine's Day

Music mogul Simon Cowell is celebrating the birth of his first child with his New York socialite girlfriend Lauren Silverman.

Killer wants a newer Playstation in jail

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.

Wythenshawe And Sale: Labour Wins By-Election

Labour has won a by-election in Wythenshawe and Sale East after extending its share of the vote by more than 11%.

Weather: UK Braced For 'Multi-Pronged Storm'

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

Dave Lee Travis CLEARED of 12 indecent assault charges.

Father beats son to death with cricket bat

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 On 'Alert' For More Stormy Weather

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.

Warrington man jailed for rape

He attacked another teenager..

Shark Beaten To Death With Metal Pole In Oz

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.

Drug arrests in Runcorn

On Tuesday 11 February officers from Runcorn Neighbourhood Policing Unit executed a warrant at a property in Charlton Close, Palacefields.

'Red Alert' as storm brings 100mph winds to the North West

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.

Motorway closed by 15-metre deep sinkhole

Motorway closed by 15-metre deep sinkhole.

Baby girl killed by 'Pit Bull-type' dog

The eleven-month-old's mother and her mother's partner are being held in custody in Blackburn in connection with the fatal attack.

Culcheth High School 6th form plans agreed

The intention to move forward with removal the sixth form from Culcheth High School with effect from 31 August 2014 has been agreed.

Ex-weatherman Talbot in court on sex charges

The former This Morning meteorologist faces nine counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault.

11-month-old baby girl mauled to death by dog

An 11-month-old girl mauled to death by a dog in Blackburn has been named by police.

MPs vote to ban smoking in cars with children

Smoking in cars when children are present could soon be illegal after MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the policy.

Body found in search for missing kayaker

The 34-year-old man got into difficulty while kayaking on the River Usk with a group around lunchtime on Sunday.

Teenager hit by a car in Warrington

Police are appealing for information after a teenager was knocked down as he crossed the road in a fail to stop collision in Warrington.

Neknomination investigated over man's death

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.

Dave Lee Travis Sex Assault Trial: Jury Out

The jury in the trial of former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis has retired to consider its verdict in his sex case.

Boris Backs Ban On Smoking With Child In Car

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.

Floods Move East: Thousands Of Homes At Risk

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.

Big Six Energy Firms Face Gas Profits Probe

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has urged a competition watchdog to examine the profits being made by the Big Six energy companies through supplying gas

Hillsborough Families Condemn Alcohol 'Lies'

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.

Long-Term Sick To Get Support

A new support service is being launched today by the Government to help reduce the number of people on long-term sick leave.

Tributes To Child Who Died Following Bad Weather

Tributes have been paid to a seven-year-old boy who died after emergency services were called to a house in flood-hit Chertsey.

Bad Weather Set To Stay

The ferocious storms and torrential downpours that have battered Britain are set to continue for days, heaping misery on flood victims and coastal areas.

Atlantic storm could bring 14 metre waves

Communities across the UK are on alert as 80mph winds and heavy rain rush in from the Atlantic, threatening more flooding misery.

No.10 Police investigated over porn

Three police from the unit which protects Downing Street are being investigated over claims they shared pornography on their phones.

Hillsborough families oppose terraces return

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.

Millions of pounds worth of Ketamine seized on the M6

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.

Man sentenced over stranger rape in Cheshire

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.

200 years behind bars for North West drug gang

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.

Teachers announce March 26 strike

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 hurt after nightclub ceiling collapse

Seven people injured after ceiling collapse at Factory 251 nightclub in Manchester.

Work on Warrington’s Bank Park gets underway

A public consultation's approved the transformation..

Mersey Tunnel tolls to rise by 10p

It's said the move will increase tunnel revenues by 2.4 million pounds.

William Roache has been found not guilty

William Roache has been found not guilty on all counts by a jury at Preston Crown Court.

Child rape on the rise in Cheshire

That's according to figures from a new report..

'Toothpaste Bomb' Fears Over Russia Flights

Terrorists could be trying to place explosives disguised as toothpaste on Russia-bound flights, the US Government has warned.

Hillsborough pre-inquest hearing update

Police chiefs involved in the Hillsborough inquest are to examine if fans at the ground in 1989 were drunk.

William Roache Sex Trial: Jury Retires

The jury in the trial of Coronation Street actor William Roache has retired to consider its verdicts.

Liverpool man jailed after Widnes pensioners had hundreds of pounds stolen

They had their wallets taken out of their pockets..

Brazil Sex Trade Selling Children For 80p

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..

Burnham objects to HS2 plans for Leigh

The plans are causing controversy in many areas across the North-West

Discussion over the future of Warrington swing bridges

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.

Woman Falls To Death After Man Cleared Of Rape

A woman has died after falling from a shopping centre roof days after a man accused of raping her was acquitted by a jury.

£1m cannabis seized as police tackle drug gangs

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.

HPV Vaccination 'Should Be Given To Boys'

Thousands of lives could be saved in Britain each year if boys are given the same vaccination that protects girls from developing cervical cancer.

700 jobs expected for Warrington based firm

The Westgrove Group's turnover's set to up to 30 million

Facebook Marks 10 Years Since Humble Beginning

Facebook celebrates its tenth birthday today, marking a major milestone for the social network which boasts more than 1.2 billion monthly user

Scam in Warrington targeting elderly

Police are warning people to be vigilant..

Brit 'Superhero' Completes Cross-Canada Run

A British man dressed as a superhero has jogged into Vancouver after a 5,000-mile charity run across Canada.

DLT 'a jolly good chap', say Chuckle Brothers

Comedy duo The Chuckle Brothers have dismissed allegations that Dave Lee Travis indecently assaulted a female stage worker.

Sinkhole swallows shocked teenager's car

Zoe Smith's Volkswagen Lupo disappeared inside the 15ft-wide hole when it appeared without warning on the driveway of her parents' home.

Neknomination Death: Family's plea over craze

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.

FULL council response to HS2 line

Warrington say they're in favour of the line NOT the route..

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead 'After Overdose'

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his Manhattan apartment after an apparent drug overdose.

Mexican Castaway Back On Dry Land After Rescue

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.

Wanted man may be in Leigh

He has links to the area..

Everton 2-1 Aston Villa

Kevin Mirallas strikes a late free-kick to earn Everton victory over Aston Villa and move them into fifth in the table.

Rodgers confident in current squad

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.

Three arrested over Oldham baby death

Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion on murder following the death of a seven-week-old baby boy

Final day for views on HS2

The high-speed line will connect the North to London faster

Madeleine McCann Cops Hunt Resort Workers

British police investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance have asked their Portuguese counterparts to search the homes and bank accounts of three suspects.

Lee Rigby Killer Adebolajo Lodges Appeal

Michael Adebolajo, one of two men found guilty of murdering off-duty soldier Lee Rigby, is appealing his conviction

Hundreds Of Snakes Found In 'House Of Horrors'

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.

Skydiver falls 3,000ft and survives

A 16-year-old girl has survived a fall of more than 3,000ft in a skydiving accident.

William Roache: Corrie's 'Deirdre' In Court

Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride, who plays Deirdre Barlow, has arrived at court to give evidence in the trial of co-star William Roache.

Warrington Council say they'll fight HS2 plans

The formal consultation ends this week..

Smoking In Cars With Children Ban Bid

Smoking in cars when children are present could soon become illegal.

Madeleine McCann: UK Police Fly To Portugal

British police have travelled to Portugal to liaise with local officers investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Trio sentenced for violent pub burglary

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.

Man arrested after drowning hoax in Warrington

The 44 year old is being questioned by police..

Corrie's William Roache: I Did Not Abuse Girls

Coronation Street star William Roache has flatly denied raping or indecently assaulting girls..

Dave Lee Travis: Sex Assault Claims 'Insane'

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 Cuts 1,380 Jobs Amid Strategic Review

Lloyds Banking Group is cutting 1,080 jobs and outsourcing another 310 roles, the company has confirmed...

Royal Estate Overspend Leaves £50m Repair Bill

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.

Economy Grows At Fastest Rate Since Crash

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%

Tarantino Sues Over The Hateful Eight Script Leak

Quentin Tarantino is seeking at least $2 million in damages after the script for one of his films was leaked online.

Monaghan and Westwood named Wolves' captains

Warrington Wolves have named Michael Monaghan and Ben Westwood as club captains ahead of the 2014 season.

Ex-weatherman Fred Talbot faces sex charges

Talbot, of Langham Road, Bowden, has been charged with nine counts of indecent assault and one further count of sexual assault.

Lloyds Banking Group 'Sorry' Over IT Glitch

Lloyds Banking Group has apologised after customers were unable to withdraw money from cashpoints or pay for goods with their debit cards..

Council to provide £90 million loan facility for affordable housing

It would be rolled out over the next five years..

E-Cigarettes banned for under-18s

Under-18s will be banned from buying electronic cigarettes under new Government plans aimed at cracking down on teenage smoking.

New drug 'could stop spread of breast cancer'

An experimental drug that could prevent the deadly spread of breast cancer has been tested by scientists at Cardiff University.

United seal Mata deal

Manchester United have completed the signing of Juan Mata from Chelsea for a club-record fee of £37.1million.

Martinez reflects on Oviedo leg-break

Bryan Oviedo suffered a broken leg during Everton's 4-0 win over Stevenage in the FA Cup 4th round.

Palace looking for staff to run baths and clean jewellery

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.

Winter weather to hit after weeks of floods

After saturated southern England is hit by further flooding this weekend, low pressure will start to bring change across the UK next week.

Lostprophets' Ian Watkins in appeal bid

Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has applied for permission to appeal against his 35-year jail sentence for a string of child sex offences.

Mike Tindall reveals name of Zara Phillips' baby

The Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips has named her baby girl Mia Grace, her husband has announced on Twitter.

Man assaulted on a night out in Leigh

A man was assaulted as he left a pub in Leigh.

LISTEN: Distressed Man United fan dials 999 to speak to Fergie

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.

NHS Waiting Times: 'Unreliable' Stats Hide Delays

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..

Chelsea to sign Salah

Liverpool target, Mohamad Salah, is set to sign for Chelsea.

Three charged after 150 homes burgled in Cheshire and Greater Manchester

It happened in the months leading up to Christmas

Bowel cancer campaign launched across Warrington

It's warning of the dangers if you ignore your screening..

Man Utd Relegated From Football's Richest Three

Manchester United has been relegated from the top three in a global rich list of football teams..

Council pay out 7 and a half million pounds for Omega

It's for roads in Warrington to boost local economy..

Pensioner killed in a car crash

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a man died following a road traffic collision in St Helens, this afternoon.

William Roache 'not attracted to young girls'

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.

Economic boost for Warrington

That's from a new report praising affordable homes and flood defences..

Unemployment Rate Falls To 7.1% In Job Surge

The UK unemployment rate fell to 7.1% during the three months to the end of November, according to newly released figures.

Four arrested after 100 homes burgled in Cheshire

They were targeted just before Christmas..

Stan Collymore Accuses Twitter Over Abuse

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.

Migraines: Magnetic Device Offers Pain Relief

A magnetic handheld device that sends pulses into the head could transform the lives of thousands of migraine sufferers.

Man named following industrial accident in Earlstown in Newton le Willows

49-year-old George Howley died after his arm became trapped in machinery at the site on Suez Street.

'Risky' £1m Motorway Pub To Open Despite Fears

A new £1m pub opens at a motorway service station today, in the face of fierce criticism from road safety and alcohol campaigners.

New sponsors for Super League

It's watched by over two million people each year..

CCTV released after two schools in Widnes robbed

Police want to speak to this man>>

Nicolas Anelka To Learn Fate Over 'Quenelle'

Nicolas Anelka is expected to find out later whether the FA will charge him for making a gesture widely considered to be anti-Semitic.

Mikaeel Kular's Mother Due In Edinburgh Court

The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular will appear in an Edinburgh court this morning to face charges in connection with his death..

Changes to Super League finally agreed

It'll include promotion and relegation..

Runaways Who Fled School Found In Caribbean

Two teenagers who disappeared from their boarding school in the middle of the night have been found in the Caribbean..

Kids Growing Up 'In Toxic Stress Climate'

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.

Homes in Halton urged to sign up to scheme to save on energy costs

It's part of the Merseyside Collective Switch

Warrington man and woman jailed for money laundering

They were involved in a website which sold fake cameras..

Cancer: Ageing Population Blamed For Increase

Nearly a third of a million people are diagnosed with cancer every year, according to a UK charity..

Francois Hollande Faces Media Over Alleged Affair

Francois Hollande is to face the media for the first time since news of his alleged affair with a French actress became public..

Warrington woman sentenced for selling fake computer games

A Warrington woman has been convicted following a covert online operation by Warrington Borough Council’s public protection team.

Anti-fracking protesters block lorries in Salford

They were trying to stop women getting through..

Vikings sign Lloyd on loan

The Wales International will make the move from Wigan Warriors

Gerrard: 'This is my best chance'

Steven Gerrard believes this season is his best chance to win the Premier League with Liverpool.

Barkley facing 'a while out' with foot injury

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.

Teachers 'should pass MoTs or face the sack'

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt said he wants teachers to be reviewed every few years to improve standards in England's state schools.

Warrington couple scoop lotto prize

Michael and Margaret Sampson from Warrington successfully banked £585,956 on the Lotto draw.

HS2 taskforce claims line will bring jobs to North-West

But campaigners maintain there won't be any benefits to the public..

Vikings announce first pre-season friendly

They'll take on North Wales Crusaders..

Smalling apologises for fancy dress costume

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has issued a public apology after wearing a suicide bomber costume at a fancy dress party..

Road closures in Widnes

Lincoln Square closed..

Third Of Drivers Admit To Nodding Off At Wheel

Almost a third of drivers admit to "nodding off" behind the wheel, according to a survey..

Experts Demand Drastic Cuts In Added Sugar

A group of health experts want to see a significant reduction in the amount of sugar added to food and soft drinks..

Duchess Of Cambridge Celebrates 32nd Birthday

The Duchess of Cambridge will spend her 32nd birthday today "in private" with close family and friends..

Duggan Killing: Armed Police To Wear Cameras

Firearms officers will trial the use of body-worn video cameras to improve public confidence in the wake of the Mark Duggan killing..

Mark Duggan lawfully killed, jury finds

Shouts of "rubbish" could be heard when the verdict was delivered.

Polar vortex fallout to sweep into UK

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.

CCTV released following Widnes shop theft

Two men raided the newsagents and made off with cash from the till..

Police name M56 crash victim

Police have named the 22-year-old man who was sadly killed in collision on the M56.

Cheshire police call for more police dogs

They're asking the public to donate..

Police probe assault at Runcorn pub

Police are appealing for information following an assault at a pub in Runcorn.

Warrington pensioner injured after being pushed from train

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.

Driver from Warrington with 36 points on his licence escapes ban

It's sparked fears that the system isn't working..

Wolves players join Bradford Bulls on loan

It's for four weeks of training..

Planned lane closures for the Silver Jubilee Bridge

The work's being done during the day..

Floods: Concerns Budget Cuts May Hit Response

Budget cuts at the Environment Department may affect its ability to deal with emergenices such as the current flooding, MPs have said..

Prince William Begins Cambridge Uni Course

Prince William knuckles down to 10 weeks of seminars, lectures and meetings at Cambridge University today...

£4 million new homes bonus for Warrington

It's because the council's upped the number of affordable homes..

Boyzone confirm Cheshire gig in tour

They'll play Delamere Forest in the Summer..

Public can question Cheshire Police and Crime panel via Twitter

They follow the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner's progress..

Storms: Britain Braced For More Floods And Chaos

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..

Osborne: We Need To Cut An Extra £25bn A Year

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

NHS 'Unsustainable' Without Extra £1bn Funding

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..

Portugal legend Eusabio dies at age of 71

Portuguese football legend Eusebio has died three just weeks before he was due to celebrate his 72nd birthday.

Ashes whitewash as Australia thrash England in 5-0 sweep

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.

Police hunt men after boy, 14 robbed in Widnes Park

Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Widnes.

Warrington braced for more flooding

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.

Sturridge injury update

Liverpool's Assistant Manager, Colin Pascoe, says Daniel Sturridge is back in training and looking good.

Stormy Weather: 21 Severe Flood Warnings

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

A&E Visits: Third Of GPs Back £10 Charge

A third of GPs are in favour of making people pay if they make unnecessary visits to hard-pressed accident and emergency departments..

Schumacher: Ferrari Mark F1 Driver's Birthday

Michael Schumacher's family has thanked the public for its support as he remains in a coma following a skiing accident..

Man bailed after woman's body found in Warrington

Her death isn't being treated as suspicious

Solskjaer named Cardiff boss

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been confirmed as new manager of Cardiff City.

Rail Overcrowding: First Class May Be Axed

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..

Andrew Cole 'racially abused' on flight

Two men have been charged after former Manchester United player Andrew Cole was allegedly racially abused on a flight from Dublin to Manchester.

Heather Mills' erupts over Paralympic boot

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.

Graeme Swann: England spinner quits cricket

England spinner Graeme Swann has stunned the cricketing world by announcing his retirement from the game with immediate effect.

Apollo Theatre Collapse: Investigation Starts

Nearly 80 people were injured, seven seriously, when part of a theatre ceiling collapsed during a packed West End show in London..

Police Believe Body Found In Grave Is Jayden's

Police believe a body found in a grave in Didcot, Oxfordshire is that of missing 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson..

Warrington team announced for festive derby

The annual derby will see the Wolves take on the Vikings..

Woman Killed As High Winds Hit UK And Ireland

Further strong winds are expected to batter the UK today after two people died in gale force conditions..

Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs Dies Aged 84

Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs has died at the age of 84 after years of ill health, his son Michael has confirmed..

Jayden Parkinson: Police Searching Graveyard

Police looking for missing teenager Jayden Parkinson are focusing their investigation on a churchyard grave..

Woolwich: Adebolajo Evidence 'Is No Defence'

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..

Troops sent festive food from Cheshire Company

It's to give them a small taste of home..

Child Safety: 181 Workers Sacked By Councils

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..

Motor Insurance Premiums Could Be Cut

Car insurance premiums are too high, says the competition watchdog which is to look at ways of reducing them..

New Runways For Gatwick And Heathrow Airports

Building a controversial third runway at Heathrow airport is one of the options shortlisted by the Airport Commission in its first report..

VIDEO: Kolo Toure doing the Kolo Toure song

Here is a video of Kolo Toure doing his own Kolo Toure song.

Golden Globes nominations revealed

American Hustle and 12 Years A Slave have each received seven nominations for the Golden Globe Awards.

Runcorn man charged following assault

A man has been charged in connection with an assault in Runcorn.

Nelson Mandela Memorial: World Leaders In SA

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..

Bolton house fire bodies won't be identified for days

Greater Manchester police are investigating suspicious deaths..

Warrington legend to feature in book

Brian Bevan's statue is outside the Halliwell Jones stadium..

Tulisa to be charged over drug supply

It follows a newspaper sting in which she allegedly sold cocaine to an undercover journalist.

Inquiry After Three People Die In House Fire

A joint inquiry is under way after three people died in a house fire in Bolton this morning..

Spot-Fixing Claims: Footballer Among Six Held

Blackburn Rovers striker DJ Campbell has been arrested as part of a football spot-fixing investigation, his club has confirmed..

Police patrols in Warrington stepped up to tackle shoplifting

This time of year there's an increase in thefts..

Landlords 'Avoid Tenants On Universal Credit'

Figures suggest a rising number of landlords are steering clear of benefit claimants over fears of non-payment..

Primark success for Warrington

New store draws in crowds to the town..

World Cup Draw: England's opponents revealed

England have found out their World Cup finals fate.

E.ON Dual Fuel Price Tariff To Go Up By 3.7%

Energy supplier E.ON has announced an average price rise of 3.7% for its dual fuel customers, effective from January 18..

Widnes Vikings launch away kit

and they were given a helping hand by Spinney Avenue CE Primary..

Job losses at Hewlett Packard in Warrington

That's according to the Unite union...

Man Arrested After Police Officer Shot In Leeds

Police have arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with the shooting of a woman police officer in Leeds..

Man jailed for string of armed robberies in Widnes

Andrew Little from Cherry Sutton in Widnes jailed for 8 years..

Liverpool boxer, Tony Bellew, misses out on World title

Tony Bellew has lost out for the second time in his quest to be crowned WBC light-heavyweight World Champion.

Blast fears following cash raid in Warrington

The army bomb squad was called to a petrol station in Warrington this morning (Sat) following fears of a potential blast.

VIDEO: Bellew and Stevenson weigh-in

Tony Bellew and Adonis Stevenson almost came to blows 24 hours before their world title fight in Canada.

Mairead Philpott's Appeal Refused By Judge

Mairead Philpott has lost her appeal against the 17-year prison sentence imposed for the killing of her six children..

Investigation into five car and lorry smash in Runcorn

It caused the road to shut for five hours during rush hour..

Woolwich Trial: 'Killer Nearly Beheaded Soldier'

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..

Savile: 19 Hospitals Face Investigation

A further 19 hospitals are to be investigated in relation to links with Jimmy Savile, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said..

Audio/Video: Missing man found safe and well

A 21 year old man who went missing from his home in Upholland has been found.

Cheshire police to run 250 miles in memory of two female police officers killed in gun and grenade attack

They were murdered by Dale Cregan who was on the run after killing a father and son in Manchester..

Pensioner attacked with pickaxe in Warrington

Two men left him with a broken cheekbone..

Audio/Video: Cheshire family speak out supporting anti-drink drive campaign

Hear the FULL interview with dad whose son was killed three years ago after only having two pints..

Wear A White Ribbon and say 'NO' to Domestic Abuse

‘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.

Australia win first Ashes test in Brisbane

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.

Everton 3-3 Liverpool

One point each in a thrilling three-all draw at Goodison

Festive derby between Wolves and Vikings

Warrington and Widnes go head to head in the traditional fixture..

Council announce road closures in Runcorn

It's because of a problem with the drains..

Chile too hot for England

England suffered defeat in their first preparatory game for the 2014 World Cup, with Alexis Sanchez earning Chile a 2-0 win at Wembley.

Council delighted bus strikes averted

The leader of Warrington Borough Council today expressed his delight that the impending industrial action at independent bus company Network Warrington has been cancelled.

Warning ahead of Cheshire fire service strike

Firefighters will walkout in the continued row over pensions..

Runcorn benefit cheat escapes jail

Angela Warrilow was handed a suspended sentence..

Typhoon Haiyan Devastation: New Storm On Way

Rescuers are struggling to get desperately needed aid to areas of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan - as a new storm approaches..

St Helens Legend Steve Prescott Has Died Aged 39

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.

Briers announces retirement

Following independent medical recommendation, the Wolves talisman halfback has been forced to retire.

Audio/Video: Vikings Stars back Movember

It's all to raise awareness of men's health..listen to the interview here..

Alcohol Testing 'Should Take Place At Work'

An organisation set up to tackle alcohol misuse has called for workplace testing to seek out problem drinkers..

Super Typhoon Haiyan Hits The Philippines

Four people have been killed after Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded in the world, hit the Philippines..

Gosport Girls' Road Deaths: Man Charged

A 20-year-old man has been charged with the manslaughter of two teenage girls who died after they were hit by a car.

On-The-Run Terror Suspect In 'Torture' Claim

The suspect who escaped by dressing in a burka is claiming damages from the Government in a case involving claims of torture.

Cream announce Boxing Night line-up

Cream has confirmed its line-up for Boxing Night at Nation.

Work on Mersey Gateway project in Runcorn and Widnes due to start

More details on the new bridge have been announced today..

Water Bills: Minister Urges Curb To Hikes

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.

Pay Day Lenders 'Run Riot Through Communities'

The Labour leader has launched an attack on our "Wonga economy" saying payday lenders are "running riot through our communities"

Thousands of pounds awarded to Warrington youth project

It'll be run jointly with its twin town in Germany

Road closures for Halton

It'll be affecting slip roads..

Bonfire Night Warning As Firefighters Strike

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 Mum Tracey Connelly 'Freed From Jail'

Baby P's mother, who was jailed in 2009 over her son's death, has been released from prison, according to reports..

Man threatens staff with weapon and steals vodka bottles

It happened in Warrington on Callands road..

More bus strikes planned as negotiation talks breakdown

Network Warrington staff have confirmed MORE walkouts..

Pensions: 'Rip-Off' Charges Targeted By Govt

Plans to stop "rip-off" pension charges could see people getting an extra £100,000 in their retirement savings pot..

Supermarkets Announce New Petrol Price Cuts

The cost of fuel is being slashed at pumps across the UK in the latest phase of a supermarket petrol price war..

HS2 Alternative 'Will Cause Years Of Gridlock'

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.

Tributes for Lou Reed: Legendary Singer Dies Aged 71

British musicians David Bowie and John Cale have paid tribute to legendary singer and songwriter Lou Reed, who has died aged 71..

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