Tributes have been paid to US crooner Andy Williams, who has died aged 84. Williams started singing with his brothers as a child and had more than 20 hit singles over 50 years. He died last night a year after being diagnosed with bladder cancer. He was firm favourite with North West music lovers.
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Officers are appealing for information from the public to help trace a missing Warrington man.
Samuel Brown has today been jailed for 18 months for sexual offenses against a 15-year-old girl.
Emergency services are treating the incident as a suspected gas explosion at the moment. Two people are believed to be seriously injured.