Some famous faces are gearing up for a fundraising football match this weekend in Droylsden in Greater Manchester. Stars from Emmerdale and Coronation Street, along with Owen Coyle, will be among those helping raise money for bereavement charity Once Upon a Smile. It was co-founded by Emmerdale actor Danny Miller.
The replica Downton Abbey took 18 months to complete - and even features two of the show's stars, Lady Grantham and butler Thomas Barrow.Read the full story ›
Things are no longer marvellous and they are certainly not fetch - but they are awesome, according to a new study.Read the full story ›
Some of the world's finest criers are in the North West to compete in the Chester World Town Crier Tournament. 24 criers from 10 nations will compete to make the best proclamations and come from as far afield as Germany, Australia and Canada, home of the current world champion.
Town criers or the Bellmen, as they're sometimes called, date back to at least the 1500's. They were often the chief means of news communication with townspeople as many were unable to read.
In the second of our series on the people behind our weather photographs, Adam McClean meets 19-year-old Tom Nokes.Read the full story ›
A Spitfire pilot, who never had to use his parachute during World War 2, will be deploying one for the first time in a sky dive for charity.Read the full story ›
Simon Ackroyd from Cheshire has put down his scissors to pick up the dumbbells as he prepares for the Mr Universe competition in Southport.
Our own muscle man Paul Crone met him, and you can watch his report below.
A hairdresser from Cheshire is setting his sights on the Mr Universe competition in Southport.
Simon Ackroyd, who's 45, has been a hairdresser for 30 years, and has been bodybuilding for for 18 years.
The hairdresser has a 58in chest, 21in biceps and 29in thighs. To maintain his physique, he must eat around 4,000 calories a day, as he told Paul Crone.
Poynton hairdresser and bodybuilder Simon Ackroyd is getting in shape for this year's Mr Universe competition in Southport.
The streets of Chester are set to echo with the sound of town criers this lunchtime. Some of the world's finest will descend on the city to compete in the World Town Crier Tournament.