Hundreds of thousands of commuters could be affected by strikes as action over driver-only trains spreads to northern rail networks.
The Navy march in Chester
The crew of HMS Albion parade in front of royalty
Hundreds have lined the streets today as the crew of HMS Albion marched through Chester.
The ship, built in the North West, is affiliated to Chester and has not long returned from participating in the NATO mission in Libya.
The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, was there to take the salute and to inspect the crew
Greater Manchester Fire Service are using International Womens Day to try to bust the myth that firefighting is a macho male occupation
The Father of a Manchester man shot dead 9 years ago calls for people to stand up to gangs
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard's announced his playing career is over.
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