Homeless people squatting in a hotel owned by Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, say the ex-footballers are paying to make the space habitable.Read the full story ›
In these days of fast food and takeaways, it appears we've lost the art of cooking. But a school in Salford is teaching its pupils that making a meal is fun and actually not that difficult. So add a top chef, some over excited children and throw our reporter Paul Crone into the mix, and you've got a recipe for disaster.
A great-great-great-grandmother has become an unlikely star at the age of 93 after her grandson shared a video of her dancing to rap music.Read the full story ›
Firefighters have rescued a cow from a swimming pool - the fifth bovine that they've had to rescue from a pool or canal in six weeks.Read the full story ›
Crowds lined the streets of Middlewich in Cheshire for the British Town Crier Championships.
Competitors came from all over the UK to take part as Tim Scott reports.
Blackpool Zoo have filmed their lion cub growing up fast and enjoying his first days out and about in the paddock.
Khari, who was born on 31st May this year, is thriving and has been exploring his home in recent weeks.
Keepers hid their trusty GoPro camera in a log and the resulting footage prompted ooooos and aaahhhhs all round.
A cat who went missing caused astonishment when he turned up at a railway station two weeks later after apparently catching a train home.Read the full story ›
A mother has complained after teachers confiscated her 14-year-old son's e-cigarette - claiming he needs it to kick his 10-a-day habit.Read the full story ›
Gary's Girls are coming to the Lowry theatre in Salford with extra dates added due to public demand. The musical from Gary Barlow and Tim Firth called The Girls is based on the play Calendar Girls.
The plot is inspired by the true story of a group of ladies, who decide to appear nude for a Women’s Institute calendar in order to raise funds to buy a settee for their local hospital, in memory of one of their husbands.
Take That star Gary Barlow and playwright Tim Firth grew up in the same village in the north west and have been friends for 25 years.
Bloodwise (formerly known as Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research) will receive monies from this musical. The musical is coming to The Lowry in January.
A simple pen with an amazing WWII story is to be displayed in Chester. On September 2nd 1945 the pen was used by US General Douglas MacArthur to sign a formal surrender ceremony that, following Japan’s surrender, effectively brought an end to World War II.
Lt General Percival was in charge of forces in Malaysia that fell to the Japanese in 1942. Forced to surrender, he was held in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. After Japan’s surrender in WWII, MacArthur secured Percival’s release and bought him on board the USS Missouri to witness the Japanese signing the surrender. MacArthur then presented the pen to Percival.
At the end of the war, General Percival was part of the Cheshire Regiment and Yeomanry and he donated the pen to the regiment before his death in 1966.