Relatives of a group of former British soldiers who were jailed in India are urging the UK Government to intervene.
A man who kidnapped and raped a woman jogging in Chester will be sentenced today.
A man who kidnapped a woman and subjected her to a horrendous sexual attack has been convicted.
Eight people have been charged as part of a drugs operation by police in Cheshire.
The six men, one woman and one juvenile are all due to appear before Chester Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning.
They were all arrested today as part of a series of dawn raids targeting organised crime and illegal drugs.
They have been charged with drug offences including supplying Class A drugs and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
Following the execution of the warrants, local neighbourhood officers have been carrying out high-visibility patrols to offer reassurance to local residents.
A further 10 people have been arrested this morning as part of Operation ImpACT, a high-profile operation targeting organised crime and illegal drugs.
It brings the total number of arrests today to 32 - the 27 men and five women are currently helping police with their enquiries.
Warrants were executed at a number of properties in Blacon, Hoole and The Lache, as well as addresses in Merseyside and North Wales.
Twenty two people were arrested in Cheshire today during police raids targeting organised crime and illegal drugs
Around 250 officers were involved in Cheshire Police's Operation ImpACT - one of the largest ever undertaken by the force.
Raids were carried out at properties in Blacon, Hoole and The Lache.
The suspects were taken into custody for questioning.
– Superintendent Paul Williams, Merseyside Police
The strike phase this morning is the culmination of many months of work focusing on a number of individuals suspected of being involved in illegal drugs.
"Over that period intelligence and evidence has been gathered and this has culminated today in these high-profile raids.
"Operation ImpACT reinforces the commitment that the police and partner agencies have in targeting those people that undermine our communities and bring misery to residents through their involvement in organised crime and illegal drugs."
Armed police were called a neighbour dispute in Chester after reports a man had a gun.
The incident happened in Oldfield Drive, Vicar's Cross, on Friday night.
Cheshire Police took a call shortly before 10pm from a member of the public who alleged he had been assaulted by his neighbour.
Early reports to police suggested a firearm had been seen and the force's Armed Response Unit was deployed along with a negotiator.
An air weapon was subsequently recovered nearby and a 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault.
He's since been bailed.
Emotional wartime scenes will be brought to life at 21 rail stations in the North West this September.
Over By Christmas will feature more than 300 people of all ages accompanied by musicians. It's a choral work to mark the departure of Cheshire soldiers for the Western Front.
It captures the optimism of soldiers leaving their loved ones, perhaps never to see them again.
A community choir of ‘soldiers’, ‘nurses’ and their families will recreate these poignant stories and children from more than 20 schools will be involved.
Over by Christmas is created by Theatre in the Quarter’s Writer-in-Residence Helen Newall, and the company’s founder and Artistic Director, Matt Baker.
The free event is part of the Imperial War Museum’s First World War Centenary Project.
Sally Buttifant, Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership Officer said: "This is about remembering the sacrifice local people made and the journey that began at their local station. It’s reminds us of the importance of the stations, as communities played their part in this world-changing event."
Qudditch, the much-loved sport played by witches and wizards in the Harry Potter stories comes to Chester this weekend. It's one of the fastest growing team sports in the UK so Caroline Whitmore went to Chester ahead of the national championships.
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 three Komodo dragons have moved into their new home at Chester Zoo after arriving from Colchester.
The six-month-old youngsters can now be seen in the zoo’s Islands in Danger exhibit, which is also home to two larger dragons Jantan and Ora.
Curator of lower vertebrates and invertebrates Dr Gerardo Garcia said: “Our feisty new trio may be small at the moment but they’ll soon grow into impressive young ladies."
Chester Zoo supports conservation work with Komodo dragons on Flores, one of the Indonesian isles where the species lives in the wild.
The project helps educate people about the importance of dragons, monitors dragon numbers, sets up warden patrols and protects the local environment which is home to a wealth of animal and plant life.