Manchester Arena will reopen with a speical benefit concert to honour the victims of May's terror attack there.
Chester Zoo most visited attraction of 2012
Figures show that the zoo was the most visited attraction in England, outside of London for last year.
That's according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions who's figures show that the Chester visitor hotspot was the 15th most visited attraction in the UK.
Chester Zoo's Director General Dr Mark Pilgrim said: "For the second year running we have stolen a march on attractions outside the capital.
"The zoo is constantly evolving and we were the first the bring robotic dinosaurs to a UK zoo. This year we'll be notching up another first with 13 fantastic animatronic bug."
Dominic Strange, Head of Guest and Business Operations at Chester Zoo has been telling Heart that although money for most is tight, families still come to the zoo: "Waht's really great about the stuff we do here is that children come here and have fun, but they learn at the same time so there are loads of educational aspects around.
The Zoo has had a baby boom during the past few months, Dominic says it doesn't just mean more for people to see: "It's great for our visitors but it's also testament to the team and our keeping staff.
"Having babies is down to them being in a happy environment, and down to the skills of the keepers."
The RSPCA is looking after a poorly seal pup rescued after getting stuck on rocks at West Kirby Marine Park, in Wirral.
The Manchester Resilience Hub will be focused on helping people directly affected by the terror attack such as those at the Ariana Grande concert, immediate family members and emergency responders.
Men are less likely to talk than women with 54% of women having had a conversation compared to 37% of men.
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