One of Cambridgeshire's oddest traditions gets under way this morning...
The Grand National 2012
The biggest horse race in the world
Bookies reckon we'll spend £200million pounds on bets for the Grand National on Saturday.
150,000 people are expected to head to the Merseyside course during the three day festival which includes Ladies Day on Friday.
Earlier in the year Heart went along to the Cheshire stables of the 2011 Grand National winner Ballabriggs. Angela from Heart Breakfast had a chat with trainer Donald McCain
The first rail freight service from the UK to China has arrived.
Greater Manchester goes to the polls on May 4 to choose its first elected Mayor
The Liverpool City Region goes to the polls on May 4 to choose its first elected Mayor
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