The best April Fools' Day jokes from the North West

Rooftop slide: one of Manchester's best April Fools Day pranks Credit: M.E.N

A giant rooftop slide is due to be built on top of the National Football Museum, say Manchester Evening News.

There will even be a giant crash pad in Exchange Square for those daring enough to ride the slide.

It is an exciting development for Manchester thrill-seekers... or is it?

Knowsley Safari Park have announced plans to introduce a risky 'Lion Zorbing Experience', bringing people closer to the majestic creatures than ever before... perhaps a little too close!

Blackpool residents will be sure not to bend the law after Blackpool Police introduced a new member of the force in the form of this tough-looking Seagull.

Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire have released footage of aliens caught on camera.

Bosses at the observatory say a transmission picked up by the Lovell Telescope provided the video which shows humans are not alone in the universe, but a closer look reveals that the aliens look surprisingly familiar...

Poundbakery has announced the arrival of new left-handed sandwiches.

Bakers in the Bolton shop say they hope the sandwich will help left-handed people to avoid embarrassing filling "spills" they often suffer.