There'll be a protest in Manchester later by women opposed to perceived inequality in the state pension. The WASP group claim that changes to the system have left many women in financial difficulty. They say 95 thousand women in Greater Manchester alone are affected. Ann Edwards says its come as a real shock.
The equalisation of the State Pension age was announced over 20 years ago and rights a longstanding inequality. Women retiring today can still expect to receive a higher State Pension over their lifetime than any women before them, and 10 per cent more State Pension than men of their age because they will on average live longer.
Patchy rain moves in later in the night, potentially heavy over hills. Drier, clearer yet fresher weather follows to end the working weekRead the full story ›
A convicted murder who escaped from prison has been re-arrested.
Darren Jackson has been arrested on suspicion of being unlawfully at large.
He absconded from HMP Sudbury on Tuesday, September 13.
The 51-year-old was arrested in the Staffordshire Moorlands by Staffordshire Police and remains in custody.
Most of the North West will escape the worst of the weather expected overnight into Friday as heavy, thundery showers push eastRead the full story ›
The North West has a rich tradition of professional wrestling, and now there's a new name lacing up his boots.Read the full story ›
Thursday is the last of the very warm days. A fresher feel to end the week & start the weekend. Here's your forecast for the next few daysRead the full story ›
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New mobile devices are being rolled out by Merseyside Police which will help officers access force information while on the move.
The gadgets will enable images and notes to be sent back to the control room..so cutting down on paperwork.
It means they'll be able to speed up investigations.
An 18-year-old man will appear in court later charged with the attempted murder of a police officer on Merseyside.Read the full story ›
A soldier from the Wirral who was killed in World War Two has finally been laid to rest 72 years after his death.
Ted Stanley died in the Battle of Arnhem, his body lay in a mass grave until years of research finally identified him.
Today at a special ceremony in the Netherlands, his family and relatives saw him finally laid to rest with his own headstone.
From Arnhem, Paul Crone reports.