Concert tribute in Warrington by fans of Viola Beach killed alongside their manager in a car crash in SwedenRead the full story ›
Some of music's biggest acts are getting together to perform in honour of Viola Beach. The four-piece - Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin - died with their manager Craig Tarry in February when their car plunged more than 80ft into a canal in Sweden.
The Coral and Liam Fray are set to perform alongside an acoustic set from The Kooks... The show is being held at Parr Hall in Warrington, the home town of Viola Beach.
The members and manager of Warrington indie band Viola Beach are to be honoured with a permanent memorial in their home town.Read the full story ›
A nightclub in Warrington has been closed down after a drugs raid. Six people were arrested in the raid on Reef Bar.Read the full story ›
The Chancellor says the Government is backing the HS3 project - the high speed rail link between Leeds and Manchester.
The full plans will be released next year, but the government say it will be a major boost to the 'Northern Powerhouse.'
It's described as Britain's largest programme of rail investment since the Victorian age. George Osborne is using his Budget to make the announcement today.
There will be £300 million in the Chancellor's Budget for the following projects:
- Taking forward HS3 between Leeds and Manchester with £60m to develop detailed plans to reduce journey times towards 30 minutes, as well as plans for improving links between the North's other major cities
- Exploring options for a Trans-Pennine tunnel between Sheffield and Manchester with £75m to develop plans, as well as looking at options to enhance the A66, A69 and the north-west quadrant of the M60
- Delivering significant improvements to roads with £161m for Highways England to accelerate upgrades to the M62 between junction 10-12 Warrington to Eccles and junction 20-25 Rochdale to Brighouse
With the difficulties we see in the global economy, we've got to make Britain fit for the future.
Now is the time us to make the bold decisions and the big investments that will help us to lead the world in infrastructure, and create jobs, push up living standards and boost our productivity for the next generation.
We know that good transport doesn't just help get people around, it helps them get on. This is a major step forward for the Northern Powerhouse.
The Chancellor will also launch a new £1.2 billion fund to release brownfield land to build more than 30,000 'starter homes' across the country.
This programme will help councils build homes for first-time buyers, and is part of a wider drive to deliver the biggest affordable house building programme since the 1970s. The Government will go further in releasing public sector land for housing, with a particular focus on land around stations.
A specialist mental health service for veterans is being set up in the region.Read the full story ›
Swedish police say they believe the driver in the Viola Beach car crash probably "acted deliberately".
According to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, new footage shows the moments before the crash, and police investigators say it shows the driver acted intentionally.
The Warrington band's four members and their manager were killed in February when their car plunged off a bridge and into a canal near Stockholm.
An inquest into their deaths found the driver - who's not been named- did not have alcohol or drugs in his system.
We can bring you some newly discovered pictures of the legendary Pelé in a Cheshire village.
The Brazil side for the 1966 World Cup, famously won by England of couse, stayed in Lymm, while playing their games at Goodison Park.
50 years on, as the villagers remember their famous guests, photos of the team have been discovered in a hotel drawer. Tim Scott's been to see them:
Pictures of Brazil's football team staying in Warrington during the 1966 World Cup, have gone on display for the first time.
Legendary player Pelé and his team-mates called the Lymm Hotel home during the tournament.
It's now hosting an exhibition of the never before seen photos.
The Warrington band killed in a car crash in Sweden last weekend has climbed the chart after a fan campaign to get them to number one.
Proceeds from sales of the single will be given to the families of the four band members and their manager who all died when their car fell from a bridge into a canal in Sweden.