Workers at Cheshire West and Chester Council are striking over the weekend in protest at changes to their pay and allowances. Staff in residential care, libraries and street cleaning are taking part.
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A man who looked at girls under cubicles at a swimming baths in Stockport has been jailed for seven years.
Jon Paul Porter, 27, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court after being found guilty of three rapes, an attempted rape and three assaults.