From a plastic baby crocodile in Cheshire to a toy snake in a Surrey loft, the animal charity reveals its most bizarre call outs.Read the full story ›
25-year-old fisherman starts off 2017 with a lottery winRead the full story ›
Charity starts the New Year by finding a home for a homeless hound - a puppy who'd been brought into the UK illegally.Read the full story ›
Its always amazing to see the way birds will migrate on mass to a climate that suits them better. And 2,000 met up in Iceland in November with one destination on their minds. They were off to Lancashire to spend the winter at Martin Mere. And now they're here. And it's all part of the Swan Spectacular - unique to the North West.
A master mixologist from the Lake District has bagged a top UK cocktail award for his 100% foraged and homegrown cocktail menu.Read the full story ›
People in north-west England and across Scotland are among the highest number of Christmas workers in regions across the UK.Read the full story ›
Some hardy souls are taking on a new years day challenge which will be extremely chilly. Open water swimmers will be taking the plunge in Salford Quays to raise money for charity. Swimmers can do a swift 200m lap of the Uswim iceberg course or stay in as long as they feel comfortable. The water temperature is expected to be around 7 degrees C!.
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Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for choirs like Manchester Inspirational Voices. They're in even greater demand having won the BBC's gospel choir of the year award for 2016. Founder and director, Wayne Ellington, has been leading the choir for 10 years and has a belief in everyone's potential to sing. We'll be hearing more about them on Granada Reports later. But for now, here's a little taster of what they can do.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes wants to be the first to have climbed the highest mountain on each continent and cross both polar ice caps.Read the full story ›