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Watch: Schoolboy who's trying to conquer his stammer

Riley Partridge,13, from Chester doesn’t want his world to close in on him because of his stammer.

He's stammered since he first started to talk. It varies in severity - some days it’s really bad and on other days it doesn’t bother him.

At school, Riley’s favourite subject is Drama but he gets nervous when he has to say his lines and doesn’t like to have the main part as it's too much pressure.

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WATCH: Former soldier arrives home after 4 years in Indian jail

A man from Chester, who spent four years in an Indian jail, has returned home saying he feels no bitterness towards the Indian authorities.

Ray Tindall arrived at Manchester airport this morning along with Paul Towers from Bootle. They were part of the so-called Chennai Six who were locked up for weapons offences while working in security.

The men were cleared of all charges by the Indian Supreme Court last month.


Enid Blyton's Secret Seven opens at Chester's Storyhouse

It might be the season for panto but this year our region can boast the world premiere of a traditional children's favourite. It's a stage version of Enid Blyton's Secret Seven created especially for Chester's new theatre Storyhouse by its creative director Alex Clifton.

Before the new theatre opened in the summer they asked children in the area what they'd most like to see on the stage, and the Enid Blyton idea was by far the most popular. So what would local children make of those old fashioned super sleuths? Tim Scott went to find out.

WATCH: Chennai Six released from Indian jail

The men known as the Chennai Six, including two men from the North West, have now left jail in India after being held for four years on charges of weapons smuggling.

Paul Towers from Bootle and Ray Tindall from Chester were in a group accused of moving guns and ammunition while working as maritime security guards.

The Chennai Six were cleared of all charges by the Indian supreme court yesterday.

  • Our correspondent Ashley Derricott has been talking to their relieved families.

Young woman thanks hero bus driver who saved her life

A young woman who was seriously injured in a coach crash says she owes her life to the quick thinking driver.

Catrin Pugh has rebuilt her life after suffering terrible burns in the accident in France four years ago.

But she knows she is only alive because of the sacrifice made by the brave driver

Sarah Rogers has the story.

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