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Roman barracks dug up in Chester

Credit: Chester Chronicle
Experts believe this is the remains of barracks for roman soldiers Credit: Chester Chronicle

Archaeologists have found a wall from a Roman soldiers' barracks while digging the foundations for a new shopping centre in Chester. The multi million pound Northgate development –– will cover a site once occupied by a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago. Experts are probing underground remains before construction starts by digging a series of trial holes. They believe they have already found the remains of a Roman wall in Hamilton Place, at the rear of The Forum shopping centre, which would have formed part of the soldiers’ barracks.

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WATCH: Peggy heads to the Palace

One of the North West's oldest and greatest volunteers Peggy Maskrey is off to Buckingham Palace later to receive an MBE....for 80 years of service to the community.

Peggy has been familiar face at the Charles Thompson’s Mission in Birkenhead ever since she arrived on the doorstep aged eight with her mum Dolly Monaghan in 1928.

At the age of 16 Peggy started volunteering there and has been there every since serving thousands of meals to the area’s needy . Granada Reports caught up with the amazing volunteer recently.

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Police called out to reports of body by motorway - find druid doing yoga

A concerned member of the public reported seeing a body near J11 on the M56. Credit: Google Earth

Police called out to the side of a motorway in Cheshire found that reports of a dead body by the roadside were in fact far less sinister.

A call from a concerned member of the public prompted an "extensive" search of the area by North West Motorway Police - who were initially unable to find "the body".

But officers eventually found the man in question alive and well - he said he was a druid practicing yoga.

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The misunderstanding amused many of the force's followers on Twitter, one of who thanked the social media account for "making me laugh so hard I cried".

WATCH: IoM lifeboat leaves slipway for the last time

An Isle of Man lifeboat has had its last slipway launch this weekend after serving Douglas for 29 years.

The RNLI's Sir William Hillary is leaving its usual berth at Douglas Lifeboat Station while a refurbishment of the building is carried out.

For the next few months it will launch from Douglas Harbour.

The final slipway launch from the lifeboat station was marked by a celebration with volunteers joined by boats from Ramsey, Peel, Port St Mary and Newhaven.

A memorial service was also held afterwards for the boat's namesake, founder of the RNLI Sir William Hillary, who is buried in Douglas.

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