In our continuing look at the region's key marginals Ann O'Connor goes to Warrington South where it's all to play for in a seat where the Conservatives have a slim majority
Here's the full list of candidates for the Warrington South seat in the General Election 2015
- Bob Barr Liberal Democrat
- Kevin Bennett TUSC
- Nick Bent Labour
- Stephanie Davies, Green
- Mal Lingley UKIP
- David Mowat Conservative
The City of Chester has played host to the Romans, the Vikings and the Normans - all of whom fought for and claimed the city as their own. Today, a very different fight is taking place. The Conservative Party won the seat from Labour at the 2010 General Election. Both parties have made winning this time a top priority. Our political reporter Daniel Hewitt has been to visit this key battleground constituency.
Sunshine this evening with a quiet night ahead, but turning unsettled later on FridayRead the full story ›
Look to the night sky during the early hours of Friday to get the best chance of seeing up to 20 meteors per hourRead the full story ›
Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson has committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new five-year contract.
The 24-year-old England international has become a central part of manager Brendan Rodgers' team over the last two years and is expected to take over the armband from Steven Gerrard when he leaves for Los Angeles Galaxy in the summer.
"There has been talk about it for a while now. I'm over the moon that it's finally done.
"It's brilliant news for me to commit my future to this football club - I really feel that it's a good time for us to look forward to the future, with the squad we've got, the manager, the size of the club and the fans we've got. I really think, over the next few years, we can challenge and start winning trophies.
Further warm sunshine today, but turning unsettled this weekend.Read the full story ›
Investigators looking at the Hillsborough disaster want to trace 18 who helped victims on April 15th 1989.Read the full story ›
Details of a fantastic water ballet performed by cruise ships on the Mersey have been revealed.
Cunard's Three Queens will salute Liverpool between May 24th and 26th.
It will mark the 175th anniversary of the famous cruise line.
Every year Liverpool puts on a spectacular show which gets everyone talking and generates millions for the local economy.
Saturday 23 May
10pm – Amazing Graces – state-of-the-art projections on the Three Graces exploring the spirit of Liverpool.
Sunday 24 May
9am – Queen Mary 2 arrives in the city and berths at Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal. 10pm – Amazing Graces projections. 10.30pm – Firework display.
Monday 25 May
10.45am – Queen Mary 2 leaves the berth to greet her two sisters at Brazil Buoy (on the river between Crosby Beach and New Brighton). 12pm to 2pm – Three Queens meet and sail in formation south towards the Liverpool Echo Arena, and then north along the Mersey. 2.10pm – Queen Mary 2 leaves the city, Queen Elizabeth berths at the Cruise Liner Terminal and Queen Victoria anchors in the middle of the Mersey. 10pm – Amazing Graces projections 10.30pm – Firework display,after which Queen Elizabeth leaves the city and Queen Victoria berths at the Cruise Liner Terminal
Tuesday 26 May
4.30pm – A special musical sail-away performance to say goodbye to Queen Victoria 5pm – Queen Victoria sails out of the city.
Up-to-date details can also be found at www.cruise-liverpool.com
Another fine day on Thursday. Some cloud around this morning, but this will break readily to give lengthy spells of sunshineRead the full story ›