A hunt's under way for a convicted killer dubbed the Black Dog strangler.
Phillip Westwater was a patient at Ashworth Hospital in Merseyside when he strangled a fellow patient after becoming convinced his victim had turned into a black dog.
He's escaped from a secure hospital in Newcastle.
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After a mild, wet & windy start to the week we'll need to wrap up & stay warm for Christmas Day but many of us will be under blue skies
A rescue operation is underway for a seal stranded in a field in Newton le Willows in Merseyside.
Wet, windy and mild. Some heavy rainfall totals for Cumbria by the end of Tuesday - before colder and clearer weather moves in for Christmas