Live updates

Grand Final place awaits Wolves or Saints

It's a huge evening in rugby league as Warrington and St Helens face each other for a place in next month's Grand Final.

The Wolves have never won the Super League crown before.

That's a stat they're desperate to change this season.

In contrast Saints have won it six times, the last one coming two years ago.

For both clubs it's a must win match as neither want their season to end.

Watch: Cat on a hot tin swing bridge

The moggie didn't have a care in the world as it strolled on the swing bridge Credit: Chris Digita

This unbelievable footage shows a cat teetering on a swing bridge in Stockton Heath, Warrington.

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

The drone footage, uploaded to YouTube by someone called Chris Digita, shows the moggie casually strolling on the swing bridge as it was in action.

Clearly using one of its nine lives, the cat can be seen teetering on the edge of the bridge - which crosses 30-meters above the Manchester Ship Canal - as it swings open.

Witnesses said the cat 'wasn't fazed' at all and patiently waited for the bridge to close before 'strolling off'.

Sarah Dornford-May, spokesman for Cheshire Fire Brigade, told the Warrington Guardian the cat had been very fortunate.

she said:

We’ve had to rescue animals from all kinds of situations and thankfully we didn’t need to help in this case.

This cat has been extremely lucky and we would urge pet owners to be extremely careful with their animals as the situation could have been different.

If an animal is in danger, we would ask members of the public to contact the emergency services or RSPCA to help.

– Sarah Dornford-May


Viola Beach debut album released in their memory

The debut album of Warrington band Viola Beach will be released posthumously today.

Viola Beach died in a car crash in Sweden in February Credit: Viola Beach

All four band members and their manager died when their car plummeted into a canal in Sweden in February.

Their families have compiled a nine-track album of their songs to keep their memory alive.


Desperate mum has to handcuff son to stop him hurting himself

A desperate mum claims she has to put her mentally ill son in handcuffs at home because of a lack of support from mental health services.

Joely Hignett says she has to physically restrain 24-year-old son Kyle Hignett, who has a borderline personality disorder and suffers from psychosis, to stop him from harming himself or others.

Joely who's from Warrington has released the video of Kyle sobbing and screaming to raise awareness of his condition - but said she feels 'let down' by the mental health system.

And a warning you may find this report by correspondent Amy Welch distressing.

Festival takes place in memory of Warrington Band Viola Beach

A festival is taking place in Warrington to raise money for a foundation set up in the name of a member of the band Viola Beach.

All four members of the band and their manager were killed when their vehicle careered off a bridge in Sweden, in February.

Viola Beach Credit: Facebook

The festival has been organised by band member River Reeves' father, Ben Dunne, who has received messages of support from Coldplay's Chris Martin and band The Vaccines, amongst others.

River Reeves' brother Gabriel plays guitar in the band Pink Lady at the first RivFest. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

The festival is taking place at Priestley College, Warrington.

Fears for Warrington seal being targeted by 'drunken fools' as it basks on the River Mersey

There are reports the Warrington Seal has been attacked by 'drunken fools'. Credit: Manchester Evening News

Police have been called in to assist RSPCA officers after reports that a seal living on the River Mersey has been attacked by thugs.

Facebook posts by people living close to the Cheshire stretch of the river have nicknamed the mammal the Warrington Seal.

But they've also raised concerns that it could be in danger after 'drunken fools' were seen throwing a stone at it.

An RSPCA spokesman said the charity was monitoring the situation.

He added: "We urge people to now keep their distance so this seal is not disturbed or frightened in any way, as this could lead to the seal getting into problems."

  • Calls about sick, underweight and injured seals can be logged with the RSPCA national cruelty and advice line on 0300 1234 999.
Load more updates