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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.


Victoria's North West stars chat to Lucy Meacock ahead of new series

Chester's Tom Hughes and Blackpool's Jenna Coleman star in ITV's epic period drama Credit: ITV Granada

The hit ITV drama 'Victoria' returns to our screens this weekend, with two north west actors in pivotal roles.

Jenna Coleman from Blackpool plays the Queen and Tom Hughes from Chester is Albert.

They've been talking to Lucy Meacock ahead of the start of series two.

If walls could talk - Chester's history revealed

Some of our famous buildings have been given a voice to help tell their stories from the past.

Its an unusual project where 26 walls across Chester are being brought to life with the help of some famous voices. It's hoped it'll bring more tourists into the city and encourage them into places they might not otherwise visit.

Our very own Lucy Meacock has a starring role telling the story of Chester's new theatre the Storyhouse. The project goes live tomorrow. Right now - Sarah Rogers can tell us how it works:

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