False teeth, a thong and a car door were just some of the bizarre items fished out of the sewage works in the North West over Christmas.Read the full story ›
Our weather turns wintry and windy next weekRead the full story ›
Rail passengers across the North West are facing their third day of disruption in a week because of strike action by staff.
RMT Union members on Merseyrail and Northern Rail are walking out for the 13th time in a long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains.
Merseyrail insists it wants to talk to the union. Northern says it is aiming to maintain services today.
Beware of fog overnightRead the full story ›
Drivers are being warned to take care this morning after the Met Office issued a weather warning for fog.
Fog patches are likely to become more widespread into this morning, with the visibility falling below 100 metres in places.
Although it will thin throughout Thursday, the Met Office says some patches may persist into the afternoon in the west of the warning area.
It could mean journey times are longer than expected.
18 people have been arrested after a series of dawn raids across the region, which follows a year-long investigation into drug distribution.Read the full story ›
Patchy rain overnight into Wednesday before brightening later. Some dense fog expected overnight into ThursdayRead the full story ›
The former television presenter Esther McVey has landed the top job at the Department for Work and Pensions.
The job was first offered to Justine Greening but she turned it down and has resigned from the cabinet. Click here for more.
Ms McVey is a popular figure on the right of the Conservative Party who is sometimes talked about as a future leader. She's from Liverpool and used to work as a presenter at GMTV.
She made her first steps towards a political career in 2005 when she unsuccessfully fought the Wirral West seat which she then went on to narrowly win five years later.
Ms McVey was quickly identified as a rising star and helped oversee benefit reform in former party leader Iain Duncan Smith’s department.
In the 2015 election Ms McVey lost her seat after a bitter local campaign.
However, she made a return to Parliament in 2017 when she won George Osborne’s old seat Tatton in Cheshire.
Cloudier skies. Remaining quite cold. Many places dry. Foggy later in the weekRead the full story ›
Dry, cold and sunny for most central and northern parts today. Turning cloudy from the south by tonight.Read the full story ›