Former Coronation Street Julie Hesmondhalgh, will receive the title of Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Hyndburn. It's the Lancashire borough's highest honour and a special ceremony will be held at Accrington and Rossendale college where Julie studied. Julie was born in Accrington and became a household name playing Hayley Cropper in the Street for many years.
Hidden cameras have captured some of the first moments of three rare tiger cubs at Chester Zoo.
The tigers were born to eight-year-old Sumatran tigress Kirana on Jan 2 after a 105-day pregnancy.
We’re thrilled to kick off 2015 with these special arrivals.
"These tiny triplets who, in June, will move to a brand new home in our Islands zone, are now part of a safety-net against the population in the wild becoming extinct.
"That to me is incredibly humbling."
The sexes of the cubs will not be known for some time and zoo staff are continuing to keep a close eye on the family.
School dinners have certainly changed over the years - and so have the people who cook them.
Yes, back in the day they were known as dinner ladies - now they're called school chefs, and today five of them went head to head to win a highly prestigious title.
Norwegian Liverpool FC supporter Eirin Isabel Iversen has named her daughter YNWA in honour of the Anfield anthem You'll Never Walk Alone.
And four-year-old YNWA, pronounced Yee-Nwa, is already such a huge fan of the Reds she's asked for a trip to Anfield for her birthday in May.
Eirin, told Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, the youngster's favourite player is club captain Steven Gerrard.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, the proud mum told she checked with YNWA's grandparents before the youngster was named.
Eirin said: "“Her dad suggested 'Gerrard', before we knew if it was a boy or girl.
"It would hardly have worked so well for a girl, and I suggested 'YNWA'.
"The more we talked about it with the grandparents, the more it sank in, and we decided."
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A video of a mysterious ‘ghost’ allegedly captured on a road going out of Blackburn is causing an internet sensation. Two men filmed the alleged spectre from inside their car, and can be heard talking about the ghoulish figure as it approaches.
Filmed on a country road leading towards Belmont, the figure dressed in white comes towards the car before disappearing into bushes at the side of the road.
The frightened passenger can be heard screaming in Arabic. He shouts: “Move the car backwards. Faster! Faster!” The video has been shared hundreds of thousands of times online. Most people say they don't believe it is actually a ghost they've enjoyed watching the terrified men being chased by the prankster.
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The chancellor was taken by surprise at a paper factory in Warrington, when he was nearly hit in the face by a tube delivering packing paper.
Mr Osborne, the MP for Tatton, seemed to see the funny side.
The beginning of the year is often a time to take stock. And at Chester Zoo it's no different. There...the keepers are counting all their creatures great and small - one by one - everything from elephants to butterflies.
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