A man has been found guilty of setting fire to a school and stalking teachers working there, he claimed it was to 'protect children'.Read the full story ›
The Woodland Trust spent £17,000 clearing woods in Bolton and Runcorn last year.Read the full story ›
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".
A police community support officer from Cheshire has fought off an attacker who tried stab him in the face.
It happened while he was on patrol in Runcorn.
Police say the officer was investigating an incident in a wooded area when he was attacked.
His attacker and three other men, who'd been nearby, fled the scene.
Commuters in Cheshire will make their first journeys to work over the new Mersey Gateway this morning.Read the full story ›
Vehicles have been crossing the new Mersey Gateway in Cheshire for the first time today. The bridge opened at midnight after a fireworks display. But the row over tolls continues with those against the charges saying they'll just go the long way round.
- Watch Tim Scott's report:
The six million pound Mersey Gateway bridge is set to open with fireworks tonight.
But as the first cars and lorries cross it, the controversy continues about new tolled road.
Tim Scott sums up both sides of the story with this report
A mother-of-two who was seriously injured in the Manchester Arena attack faces 12 months of surgery and treatment for her horrific injuriesRead the full story ›
Mick, who is from Runcorn, proposed to his girlfriend, Terri, 28, at Warrington Bank Quay station, where they fell in love seven years ago.Read the full story ›
A new bridge that links Runcorn and Widnes will open in autumn 2017.Read the full story ›