British Summer Time begins on Sunday. We may lose an hour in bed but the sun won't set until around 7.40 pm on Sunday eveningRead the full story ›
Wet and windy for a time Saturday but brightening later. Further rain on Sunday with a brighter but blustery afternoonRead the full story ›
Liverpool stars Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher have selected all-star line ups for a charity football match at Anfield.Read the full story ›
An exhibition at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry will remember the civilian sacrifices in the region during the First World War.Read the full story ›
The Isle of Man's famous Laxey Wheel, the world's largest working water wheel, reopens to the public today after a £250,000 restoration.Read the full story ›
David Cameron will use a speech today to set out plans for patients to be able to access hospital services seven days a week.Read the full story ›
Parents in the North West are being warned to beware of a new strain of meningitis.
A number of children in our region have already died of it and others have been left with serious medical conditions, as the number of cases of Group W Meningitis has doubled over the past year.
Our correspondent Rob Smith has this report.
Meningitis can kill in hours - know the symptoms
The first symptoms are usually fever, vomiting, headache and feeling unwell. Red ticks show symptoms more specific to meningitis and septicaemia and less common in milder illnesses. Limb pain, pale skin, and cold hands and feet often appear earlier than the rash, neck stiffness, dislike of bright lights and confusion.
- Fever and/or vomiting
- Severe headache
- Very sleepy /vacant /difficult to wake
- Rash(anywhere on the body)
- Stiff neck(less common in young children)
- Dislike of bright lights(less common in young children)
For a full list of symptoms and practical diagnosis tips visit: Meningitis.org
Dynamo Kiev have been ordered to close part of their stadium for next month's Europa League quarter-final after racist behaviour by fans towards Everton players.
The Ukrainian side has also been fined 15,000 euros (#10,950) by UEFA for the setting off of fireworks and for insufficient organisation.
The racist behaviour took place during the 5-2 second-leg win over Everton on March 19.
UEFA has ordered partial closure of the NSK Olimpiyskiy stadium for the first leg of the quarter-final against Fiorentina, to be played in Kiev on April 16.
The CEDB (UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body) has ordered the partial closure of the NSK Olimpiyskiy stadium during the next UEFA competition match which FC Dynamo Kyiv would play as the host club, and in particular, Blocks 43 and 45 of the stadium.
The Ukrainian club have also been fined 15,000 euros for the setting off of fireworks and the insufficient organisation.
A windy weekend. Rain clearing to sunshine & showers during Saturday. Cooler on Sunday with further showers following morning rain.Read the full story ›
Spells of rain followed by sunshine and showers for both Saturday & Sunday. Winds will be strong and gusty, reaching gale force in exposureRead the full story ›