A portrait bought in Cheshire for £400 which turned out to be a Van Dyck is expected to fetch up to £500,000 when it goes under the hammer.
David Jason is voicing one of the characters in the children's programme Pip Ahoy! made in Manchester.
Peter Cotton, 62, leapt 764 feet from a tower in Hong Kong and he did it backwards.
Some of the world’s rarest chicks have hatched at Chester Zoo.
The northern bald ibis chicks are classed by conservationists as being critically endangered, meaning they face an extremely high risk of becoming extinct in the wild.
Lead keeper Steve Williams said: “Some consider to them to be one of the zoo’s uglier species but given that they’re so rare, we think they’re real beauties.”
The departure of one of Coronation Street's most loved characters, Tina McIntyre, will be marked in a special programme on ITV tonight.
Tina McIntyre, who was played by Michelle Keegan, was written out of the soap after six years on the street.
Michelle has said it is time for a change in her acting career.
The gallery that previously brought us rarely-seen works by giants names like Klimt, Monet and Matisse has now opened its latest show - an exhibition by the dutch abstract art pioneer Piet Mondrian.
A dad from Preston is celebrating today after winning the Lottery Jackpot.
Alan Symons won £737,287 and announced he was retiring from work straight away.
A pair of loved-up peacocks are making neighbours’ lives a misery by screeching throughout the night, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The birds arrived in Whalley Range a few weeks ago and have been keeping people up during the night ever since.
Residents, desperate for them to be re-homed so they can get some sleep, even called in the police to try and track down the owners.
Five baby meerkats, born one month ago at Chester Zoo, have taken their first steps outside. The tiny newcomers made their first public appearances after being hidden away in burrows by their parents since being born on April 20.
Team manager Dave White said:
“All of the pups are full of rough and tumble. They’re a real handful for mum, dad and the other adults in the mob who, between them, are doing their best to keep them in check. We should know if they’re male or female in the next couple of weeks."
The meerkats come hot on the heels of other new arrivals at the zoo. A rare baby warty pig and two warthog piglets have also made their debuts in recent weeks.
On tonight's Granada Reports at six o'clock you can see two of the stars of Gogglebox, June and Leon Bernicoff from Liverpool. They'll be talking about their new found fame, and the BAFTA awarded to the programme at the weekend.
Staff at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal are preparing for the world premiere of the Postman Pat film. The film is based on the hugely successful books written by Kendal author John Cunliffe. Greendale, the village where Postman Pat delivers his mail, is based on Longsleddale a few miles away.
11 year old Joshua Almond is recovering from leukaemia whilst poorly Sir Alex Ferguson wrote to him to say he was sorry he'd been unwell and the club would remain interested in him. His mother Marie, from Darwen says Joshua has been playing football since he 4 years old.
Manchester United’s head of academy recruitment, Mr Langley, said the door would stay open for as long as it took. He said: “We have always said to the family and to Joshua that we will always keep the opportunity open to him to have another assessment."