Four men blew a cash machine out of the wall using a gas canister before making off with the loot.Read the full story ›
A school in Runcorn is hoping to have its "untunable" piano replaced by one owned by star Jamie Cullum.Read the full story ›
Kenny Dalglish challenges stars to compete in the 'After Eight' Challenge - he wants them to beat his 5.4 second time for charity.Read the full story ›
A British man was grounded in Bermuda as his new wife continued to Cuba without him after drunkenly threatening the flight crew.Read the full story ›
A Facebook group has been set up to decry the Christmas Tree in Mottram - Tim Jackson who posted the photo says - In all it's glory!! Tourists are startin to turn up now it's dark!! Lol!
Other comments on the page plead for it to be taken down because it is so embarrassing.
Oh I'm so glad there is a page for this. I waited patiently and didn't complain as thought it might have just been the top of the tree and the rest was coming then when I saw Christmas lights on I nearly cried
Lee Connor says its disgraceful please come and take it down and spare us the shame of driving past it everyday.
The National Police Air Service spots snow over the cobbles of Coronation Street - it must mean Christmas is around the corner.
Nine-year-old Thomas Fielding recently applied for the manager’s position at his favourite club Bolton Wanderers – but didn’t get the job.Read the full story ›
A previously unseen painting by LS Lowry has sold for £410,000 at auction.
Outside the Factory was given as a thank you gift to a children's author in the 1950's.
The work was expected to make £250,000 at Sotheby's.
A touch of Hollywood glamour is coming to the region for the pantomime season. Manchester's Opera House is staging Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, recently voted the nation's favourite fairy tale. And the wicked queen is being played by none other than Priscilla Presley.
Priscilla, who famously married the King of rock and roll, Elvis Presley is also known for her role in the Naked Gun films and in Dallas. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starts at the Opera House on the 5 December 2014.
A fitness coach from Southport is set to ride the entire 3,500km Tour de France 2015 route on his Raleigh Chopper. He is currently in training for the gruelling challenge on his bike which is worth just £150.
I always do the Etape du Tour every year and this year I was suffering from a bit of a lack of motivation because I didn’t want to do it on my road bike again or on my mountain bike. So I started thinking ‘what can i do to make the Etape more fun?’ and I thought ‘I’ll do it on a kids bike’ to make it a bit more of a challenge.
Dave who is a member of Middletons cycling club in Ormskirk has completed cycling challenges before but not on a Chopper. He is raising money for Help for Heroes. For further information about Chopper Dave’s epic challenge, visit teamchop.co.uk
See below for Chopper Facts
- The bike has a choice of a single speed, three gear or five-gear hub. later models had a 10-speed hub.
- The kick stand was added to give the bike the feel of a motorcycle
- They cost between £32 and £55
- A new version of the Chopper was launched in 2004