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Sir Paul is coming home: first UK live dates in over three years announced

Sir Paul McCartney Credit: pa

Sir Paul McCartney has announced his first UK live dates in three years. And fans in his home city of Liverpool will be thrilled to hear that he'll be playing there as well as in Glasgow and London.

The concerts in December are his first in the UK since 2015.

He recently hit the headlines when he travelled to Liverpool to record a special Carpool Karaoke with funny man James Corden.

The Mystery Plays are back in Chester

A fascinating tradition in our region dates back many centuries and only happens once every five years.

The Mystery Plays involves more than two hundred amateur actors and puts a modern twist on stories from the Bible.

They attract visitors from around the World to Chester Cathedral.

For one family taking part, this year's mystery plays will be particularly poignant. Our reporter Andrew Fletcher met them during final rehearsals.

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Lytham Festival to host world record attempt

Dancing on Ice star Daniel Whiston has urged people across the Fylde coast to join him to break a Guinness World Record and promote a ‘fitter Fylde coast’ this summer.

People are being encouraged to bring their children and families to Lytham Festival’s main arena on Lytham Green on the morning of Saturday 21 July to help break the record for the most people exercising to a fitness video. The current record, set in China, stands at 4,814 people.

To help celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS on 5 July, local doctors have teamed up with Lytham Festival organisers Cuffe & Taylor to hold the attempt in the middle of the Lancashire music festival. Local councils and other organisations including the Blue Skies Foundation have also played a part in organising the record attempt.

Final preparations take place for Chester's Mystery Plays

More than two hundred amateur actors are about to take to a very special stage in Chester.

The Mystery Plays, which put a modern twist on stories from the Bible, attract visitors from around the World to Chester cathedral when they're performed every 5 years.

Taking part this year is the Russell family. For them, this year's mystery plays will be particularly poignant as father and husband Stewart died two years ago.

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