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Baking legend Mary Berry will be on hand in Manchester today at the largest baking show of it's kind in the world.
Over 70,000 people are expected to attend 'Cake International' at EventCity. The show will celebrate its 21st anniversary in 2014.
Mary Berry and cake decorating extraordinaire Mich Turner will open the show which offers 80 exhibitions and competitions.
Dancing on Ice stars will battle it out to be the ultimate champion in the last ever final.
It promises to be a real North West affair with Blackpool's Hayley Tamaddon, Ray Quinn from Liverpool, and current champion Beth Tweddle from Cheshire taking to the ice.
The three spoke to Granada Reports Showbiz correspondent, Caroline Whitmore.
One of the Royal Navy's most sophisticated ships will sail into Liverpool for four days.
HMS Dragon, a new state-of-the-art Type 45 destroyer will remain in the city until Monday. It's not open to the public but during her stay on the Mersey, the ship will host potential Royal Navy recruits as well as sea cadets and college.
"This is a very busy visit to Liverpool for us," said Captain Iain Lower, Commanding Officer of HMS Dragon. "We are delighted to be able to host such a diverse range of groups.
"We hope that those who come on board over the weekend will leave with a better understanding about our exceptional ship, her crew, the modern Royal Navy and the role we play in protecting and promoting the interests of the UK both at home and further afield.
"I know my crew is looking forward to being able to making these visits as informative as possible, each tailored to the needs of those visiting - obviously our young visitors from the Sea Cadets will have different aspirations to our catering student guests, for example.
"While we are unable to open the ship to the public on this occasion, I have no doubt that Liverpool will extend its well-known hospitality to the visiting crew."
HMS Dragon, the fourth of the Type 45 destroyers, joined the Fleet in November 2012.
£1.5m of funding has been granted to Wyre Council to improve the coastline at Fleetwood.
Bosses say every penny from the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) will be spent in the town enhancing the waterfront and creating new reasons for people to visit.
Work will now start on a project to design a chain of attractions. A further £63m for strengthening sea defences at Rossall is also creating a much more modern promenade.
Funding has been awarded for a scheme to divide the coast into five zones, starting with:
- An enhanced Euston Park. More will be made of the rich heritage in the area, including the restoration of the park's Grade II listed drinking fountain and new landscaping.
- Two leisure zones will be created near the existing sports centre, bringing together facilities for all ages.
- Marine Lake area which could see improvements to the level and quality of the water, building refurbishments and a new entranceway.
- An ecology zone around Rossall Point will raise awareness of the area's biodiversity.
Artwork and street furniture will also be installed at various points along the seafront and in order to make the most of the new look, an exciting events programme will be introduced including arts, culture, food and drink, a unique world record attempt and a large scale community festival.
– Councillor Gordon McCann
We're so excited to be able to provide five new projects for Fleetwood. It means we can really make the most of Fleetwood's foreshore and realise a part of the vision set out in the Fleetwood Seafront Masterplan.
Combined with the developments at Cleveleys, Rossall Point and Marine Gardens, plus the forthcoming sea defence scheme at Rossall, this is shaping up to become a remarkable coastline. The economic benefits of having something physical like this is to show off to visitors and investors are endless."
Widnes Vikings have beaten Salford Red Devils 32 - 18 in the Super League.
If someone has a heart attack, time is critical.
In fact, according to the British Heart Foundation every minute without resuscitation reduces their chances of survival by ten per cent.
In rural areas, defibrillators are scarce.
But one group is trying to change that. 'The Windermere First Responders' are raising money to have the machines at locations throughout South Cumbria.
Police are growing concerned for a 16-year-old girl missing from home. Demi Dewsbury, from Ashton-under-Lyne, was last seen by friends at Ashton bus station, in the town centre, while on her way to Tameside College at around 9.30am on 25 February 2014.
She was last seen wearing a red crop top, green waistcoat, red beanie hat, black and nude striped leggings, red Puma trainers and carrying a black bag.
PC Stewart Chitty, based at Tameside, said: "Demi's disappearance has naturally left a lot of people very worried about her as she it is not like her to remain out of contact like this. "They want Demi to know she is not in trouble at all and they simply want to know she is okay.
Demi has links to Tameside and Merseyside. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9311 or 101.
Equipment worth thousands of pounds has been stolen from a Manchester school.
Thieves broke into Moston Lane Primary School in Harpurhey between 6.30pm on Tuesday 4 March 2014 and 6.30am Wednesday morning.
They searched a number of rooms before stealing 17 iPads and 25 laptops.
Detective Constable Phil Sutcliffe, said: “The offenders have deliberately and maliciously targeted a primary school and stolen equipment worth a considerable amount of money.
“The items are valuable teaching aids and it is the young pupils who will be deprived & who will lose out as a result of this break-in and I would encourage anyone with information to call us.
“If you know who is responsible or have information about someone selling such items, please get in touch.”
This summer Liverpool will be the focus of the country's commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.
One is UNDER the city in St George's Hall, a place where the darkness and doom of the conflict will come to life.
Ann O'Connor has been to see a preview.