TRAFFIC UPDATE: The M6 Southbound has a lane closed on the entry slip road at Junction 22 for the A49/A579 for Newton Le Willows due to a multi-vehicle accident.
A grey seal found stranded on a farmer's field 20 miles from the coast is being cared for at an animal hospital in Norfolk.
The seal - nicknamed Dumbledore - was discovered on a farm in Merseyside. It's thought he'd got stuck there after swimming inland.
He was taken to the RSPCA centre near King's Lynn - where he's being treated for pneumonia.
Stuart Leithes has this report.
A seal rescued from a field in Newton le Willows has been described as exhausted and is now being assessed at a wildlife centre.
Police, fire officers and a local farmer earlier herded the seal onto an RSPCA trailer.
The seal has now been taken to the RSPCA's wildlife hospital in Stapley Grange, Nantwich, for assessment.
Once fully recovered they hope to release the seal back into its natural habitat.
Firefighters and police have joined forces to rescue a seal which became stranded in a field in Newton-le-Willows.
It's believed the seal may have swum upstream after being in the Mersey estuary.
A rescue is underway for a seal found in a field near Newton le Willows in Cheshire.
A dog walker came across the seal in the middle of a field at Red Bank Farm.
Police say they have contained the seal and representatives from the British Diver Marine Life Rescue Service are making their way to the scene.
It's believed the seal arrived in the field via a stream.
Police have issued CCTV footage of two men officers would like to speak to in connection with an aggravated burglary in Newton-le-Willows on Monday.
Officers were called to a property on Alder Street, at around 8.25pm on September 1, following a report from a woman living there that two men had knocked on her front door.
One of the offenders forced his way into the house armed with what's described as a cosh, Merseyside Police said.
He then used a knife from the kitchen to threaten the woman and demanded cash.
Both offenders escaped on foot, a short time later, with two mobile phones and a few cigarettes.
Officers believe the two men shown in the footage may have vital information which could help them with their investigation.
They are appealing to the men, or anyone who recognises them, to get in touch as soon as possible.
Anyone with information can contact detectives in St Helens CID on 0151 777 6811 or speak to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Teachers will be striking in Newton-le-willows over working conditions.
Members of the teacher's union NASUWT, will hold the first of three days of action at Newton-le-Willows Primary School in Merseyside.
It's over a new appraisal policy introduced by St Helens Council which subjects teachers to unlimited classroom observations. Up to 14 teachers will walk out today as well as two days next week.