Recent stories in the North West and Wales

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5th April 2012

Bomb in Birkenhead was 'elaberate hoax'

Price Street closed for four hours after package was left outside the Job Centre

4th April 2012

Ship hits North Wales coast

A ship has run aground off the coast of North Wales - 7 people have been rescued.

3rd April 2012

Rabbits abandoned before Easter

25 rabbits abandoned or rescued at Capricorn Animal Rescue Centre in Mold. 

2nd April 2012

Wrexham soldier remembers The Falklands

Alan Loose was lucky to escape from the Royal Navy ship which had been hit by the Argentinians.

Hollyoaks star backs Meningitis campaign 

Hollyoaks star Holly Weston backs Meningitis Trust campaign. 

Tributes paid to mum and toddler killed 

Tributes paid to mum and toddler killed in Porthmadog in North Wales. 

31st March 2012

Teen swimmer helped by eye treatment 

A 14 year old swimmer who hopes one day to compete at the Olympics has undergone revolutionary eye treatment. 

30th March 2012

Solar Saving for Nightingale Hospice

A North Wales Hospice is hoping to cut their energy bills by fitting solar panels to their roof.

Church launches Heritage Watch

A new scheme to protect Cheshire's heritage from vandalism and theft has been launched in the county.

27th March 2012

Ex-offenders turn to art

Young former criminals have put together an art exhibition in the World Museum Liverpool.

26th March 2012

Cheshire Santuary for Veterans

Wounded soldier plans rehabilitation centre for other veterans and their families.

23rd March 2012

Royal Welsh WAGS send rock to Afghan

A group of Mums, wives, sisters and girlfriends are sending some cheer from home out to loved ones in Afghanistan.

Fears for victims of violence

There are fears lives in Wrexham could be put at risk as the Council announce they're cutting domestic violence funds.

22nd March 2012

Has missing Rebecca Coriam been seen?

12 months since a cruise ship worker from Chester vanished from the boat she was working on there are claims she's in Italy.

21st March 2012

Groom jailed for hotel arson attack

Max Kay jailed for six years after setting fire to the Grade 1 listed hotel in Cheshire

17th March 2012

School leads Six Nations clash

A North Wales school's heading to Cardiff to perform to the crowds ahead of Wales Six Nations decider.

16th March 2012

House fire in Helsby 

22 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a house in Helsby - no one was in the house at the time. 

The Delamere Project

A row has broken out over plans to revamp one of our most popular forests.

Cable Backs Vauxhall

Business Secretary Vince Cable's again been talking about the need to ensure Ellesmere Port's Vauxhall  plant remains open.

Hillsborough Police Revelation

Ex PM Margaret Thatcher was told by a senior Merseyside Police officer drunk fans were to blame for Hillsborough.

12th March 2012

Heart hijacks Zumba - The videos

Have a heart appeal for Childline.

27th February 2012

'If Chloe Can': The Movie

Book to inspire young women could come to the big screen

24th February 2012

Liverpool Waters: The latest

Developers Peel have been asking people in Liverpool what they think.

23rd February 2012

Charity relaunches to help more soldiers

St Dunstan's in Llandudno renames to Blind Veterans UK

22nd February 2012

MPs to hear Mums fight for new inquest into son's death

MPs to hear a Chester mums fight for new inquest into son's death -he died at Hillsborough in 1989.

8th February 2012

Do you know this couple?

We're looking for the happy couple who've lost their wedding album

7th February 2012

Royal Welsh march blindfolded

Chester based soldiers take on walk for veterans charity

31st January 2012

Gary Speed death may have been 'Accidental'

The coroner at the inquest into Gary Speeds death records a narrative verdict. 

14th January 2012

Wales Captain appeals for missing Michael Murphy to come home

Wales Captain Aaron Ramsey appeals for missing Flintshire man Michael Murphy to come home.

6th January 2012

Eddie Gilfoyle talks to Heart 

Eddie Gilfoyle from Wirral talks to Heart as it's revealed his wifes diaries weren't handed over to police. 

4th January 2012

Tributes to young women killed in New Year crash

Tributes to two women from Gwynedd who died in New Years Day car crash. 

31st December 2011

Body found in search for missing teenager 22nd November 2011

Police searching for Hadyn Evans from Flintshire have found a body in the Lake at Carden Park Hotel near to where he was last seen.

23rd December 2011

Missile thrown from Cheshire motorway bridge

Police issue warning to motorists on the M56

19th December 2011

By Royal Appointment - Kate and Wills The Anglesey Story 

Prince William and Catherine Middleton will be spending their first Christmas together with the Queen as a married couple.

Missing teen after Christmas Party 

Appeal for missing flintshire teen who went missing from Carden Park Hotel near Chester on Saturday morning. 

15th December 2011

Mersey Tunnel Tolls could rise again

Councillor says there will be a further increase to cross Mersey

14th December 2011

Caught on Camera

North Wales Police try new way of finding petty criminals

9th December 2011

Gary Speed to be laid to rest

A private funeral for the Wales Football Manager and ex-Everton player to be held in North Wales

2nd December 2011

Roadworks in Chester set to finish 

Major roadworks at Sainbury's roundabout in Chester set to finish.

1st December 2011

The Queen visits New Brighton

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visit the Floral Pavilion and Marine Point


29th November 2011

 Do you know what games your children are playing on the internet?

Do you know what games your children are playing on the internet? 

28th November 2011

Tributes for Wales manager Gary Speed

Tributes for Wales manager Gary Speed after he died at his home in Huntington in Chester. 

23rd November 2011

Road safety week 2011

Heart talks to the families of victims killed in car crashes in the North West

21st November 2011

 Thanksgiving for Cheshire Jets

The Chester team get together for the traditional American celebration

17th November 2011

Worker dies at Airbus in Broughton

An investigation is underway after a worker at the Airbus Factory in North Wales died in an accident yesterday.

15th November 2011

European feel planned for Chester Cathedral

Council aim to transform the area outside of Chester Cathedral, into one of the most impressive city squares in Europe.

10th November 2011

Drugs raids on the Wirral

150 Merseyside Police Officers raid 21 homes on the Wirral and in Liverpool.

9th November 2011

Cheshire Fire show off virtual training

The incident command training centre is being shown off to other fire services at conference

8th November 2011

Lorry driver dies after his vehicle falls off bridge

A lorry driver has died after his vehicle fell off a bridge onto the M56 in Cheshire.

Help for Addicts Families

A charity in North Wales is offering support for relatives of those battling against addictions.

7th November 2011

Lorry falls off bridge onto M56 motorway

Lorry falls off bridge on the M56 in Cheshire at Junction 11 between Warrington and Runcorn.

Technology centre for Bank of America

Bank of America in Chester have announced plans for a regional technology and operations centre in the city.

Body discovered in Chester City Centre

The discovery was made just after 9am on Monday 7th November on St John Street. Close to Cruise Nightclub and the Post Office.

24th October 2011

Missing Rebecca Coriam e-mail accessed

The e-mail for missing Rebecca Coriam who disappeared off a cruise ship has been accessed.

19th October 2011

Local athlete's high hopes for London 2012

Local athlete's from North Wales high hopes for London 2012 Olympics. 

17th October 2011

Waitrose plans for Chester development

Waitrose show plans for Boughton retail development in Chester.

14th October 2011

Come on Wales!

People across North Wales send Good Luck messages to the Welsh Rugby team.

12th October 2011

Alexandra Burke launches 'You are the big picture'

Alexandra Burke launches the 'You are the big picture' campaign raising money for Save the Children.

30th September 2011

Ruby Returns With Foal!

A pony who hit the headlines after being captured on CCTV at hospitals and train stations around Wrexham has given birth.

29th September 2011

The Fron Male Voice Choir

Could the oldest boyband in Wales beat X Factor this year to the Christmas number one?

Explosion near to Crewe station - two hurt

Two people have been taken to hospital suffering from burns after a faulty underground cable set off a series of small explosions near to Crewe Station.

27th September 2011

Fans are now in charge of Wrexham FC

Wrexham supporters trust to take over Wrexham FC.

26th September 2011

Campaigns to stop Hospital merger

Possible merger between Arrowe Park Hospial on the Wirral and the Countess of Chester hospital.

22nd September 2011

Rebecca Coriam, six months and still missing

Heart looks at the disappearance of Rebecca Coriam from Chester, who went missing from a cruise ship

21st September 2011

The Navy march in Chester

The crew of HMS Albion parade in front of royalty

19th September 2011

Students worried by sharing

A mum from Wrexham has been in touch with Heart after her daughter was told she'd be sharing a single room with another student in bunk beds!

13th September 2011

Chester Picked For Rom Com

The city of Chester's been chosen as the back drop to new British romantic comedy 'The Wedding Video'

6th September 2011

More help for veterans in Wirral and Cheshire

The NHS want to give better treatment to people return from active service in Afghanistan

2nd September 2011

Parents appeal for son to return

Merseyside Police are continuing to search for 21-year-old Robbie Crofts after the body of his girlfriend, Hayley Holmes, was found on the beach at Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton on August 29.

1st September 2011

Celeb swim team makes it to Ireland from Wales

A team of celebrities including Ronan Keating and Ex-Olympic swimmer Stephen Parry have swam all the way from Holyhead to Dublin all in aid of Cancer Research UK.

31st August 2011

Cancer Research UK Charity swim from Holyhead to Dublin

Celebrities include Ronan Keating, ex-Atomic Kitten star Jenny Frost, Liverpudlian Swimmer Steve Parry and 7 others will swim across the Irish Sea all in aid of charity.

30th August 2011

Chief North Wales Police officer speaks to Heart

Heart news has been given exclusive access to one of the regions top police officers to ask why his force stepped in when disorder swept across the country.

26th August 2011

Lennon inspired 'Bed In' to save centre

A Children's Centre in Merseyside is recreating the John Lennon and Yoko Ono 'Bed In' to help save their service.

25th August 2011

GCSE joy for boy battling tumour

Cheshire teen Charlie Witter is celebrating gaining six A*'s and three A's in his GCSE's, despite battling a brain tumour.

Hollyoaks star gives GCSE advise

Steph Waring who plays Cindy Cunningham in the Channel 4 soap popped in to give teenagers advise after getting their GCSE results.

24th August 2011

Crusaders bid to keep playing

Wrexham based Crusader's  are writing to the Rugby Football League in a bid to ensure the team's survival next season.

23rd August 2011

Hillsborough petition talks to Heart

Brian Irvine, who started an e-petition to get the government to release cabinet papers about the disaster 22 years ago

Olly Murs tour coming to Liverpool 

Olly Murs is going on his first UK arena tour - he'll perform at Liverpool Echo.

Hillsborough petition hits 100,000 signatures

Petition to get government papers released hits 100,000 signatures. 

22nd August 2011

Heart Reports - S.O.S - Supporting Our Saviours 

This week on Heart, we talk to people in the North West and Wales who give up their time to help others.

Pedestrian dies after ambulance crash

A pedestrian has died after being hit by an ambulance on Merseyside.

17th August 2011

'If Chloe Can' - Be Inspired advise from the stars

If Chloe Can - Be inspired - careers advice from the stars.

Two Cheshire men jailed for facebook riot messages

Two men have been jailed from Cheshire for inciting disorder via social networking sites.

16th August 2011

Mum dies in smoke filled tent in Caernarfon

Mum dies in smoke filled tent at a campsite in Caernarfon.

15th August 2011

Basketball team pay tribute to devoted fan

Cheshire Jets remember McKinley Day, 14, who drowned in America

Mum of two stabbed to death in Wallasey

A mum of two has been stabbed to death at a house in Wallasey.

14th August 2011

Cheshire Schoolboy drowns in USA

14 year old Mckinley Day from Farndon, died canoeing in a river in New York during an outing with friends.

Record Number of Pets Dumped

Heart's being told Animal Rescue Centres are being flooded with abandoned pets as owners struggle to cope.

12th August 2011

More arrests across Merseyside

Merseyside Police have told heart that there were no incidents of disorder overnight. (Thursday 11th August 2011.) 

CCTV photos of suspects in Merseyside disorder

Do you know who these people are? Well Merseyside Police want to know.

11th August 2011

Police want your pictures and videos of violence

Police on Merseyside want to see your pictures and video of the violence over the past few days.

25 people charged on Merseyside after disorder

Twenty-five people have been charged so far in connection with the disorder in South Liverpool and Wirral this week.

10th August 2011

Trouble spreads to Birkenhead 

Disorder spreads to Birkenhead with disorder in Liverpool for a second night.

9th August 2011

Riots spread to Merseyside

Merseyside Police dealt with a number of isolated outbreaks of disorder in the South Liverpool area in the early hours of this Tuesday (9th)

Redevlopment plans of Hightown flats in Wrexham

Proposals for new community development go on display for consultation.

3rd August 2011

Wrexham Ground bought by Glyndwr University 

Wrexham Racecourse Stadium and Colliers Park Training Ground is to be bought by Glyndwr University.

5th August 2011

Man to be charged after toddler death

A man who designed a wall which collapsed and killed a three-year-old girl in Prestatyn will be charged with gross negligence manslaughter.

Two jailed for failed Wirral bank robbery

Two young Merseyside men involved in a plot to rob a Security guard outside a bank in Eastham have been jailed.

4th August 2011

Need help to buy a house?

A new scheme to help local people get on to the property ladder has been launched across four councils in North Wales.

3rd August 2011

Police still hunting for Liverpool murderer

It was six years ago when Lucy, would have celebrated her 28th birthday this year, was shot dead at her home in Walton.

Wrexham Ground bought by Glyndwr University 

Wrexham Racecourse Stadium and Colliers Park Training Ground is to be bought by Glyndwr University.

2nd August 2011

North Wales Calendar Girls bare all for charity

It's a heart-warming true story that was in the past turned into an award-winning film and West-End stage show.

Rare baby Cheetahs born at Chester Zoo

The first litter of cheetah cubs ever to be born at Chester Zoo have stepped outside for the first time. (With Video and Pictures)

30th July 2011

Mum dresses as a chicken for cancer 

Mum Fiona Fletcher is continuing her daughter's fight to raise cancer awareness by dressing up as a chicken for 30 days.

28th July 2011

'Captain America' premieres in Liverpool

Heart was on the red carpet for the charity premiere of the new Hollywood blockbuster Captain America.

27th July 2011

Hillsborough documents to be released 

Files on Hillsborough to be released by the government.

26th July 2011

One punch can kill - Merseyside Police 

Police on Merseyside urge people to think before they lash out.

22nd July 2011

The Wanted coming to Liverpool

The Wanted are going on tour and they'll be stopping off in Merseyside.

21st July 2011

Missing Christleton sign found 

It went missing around ten years ago, now it's been found more than 200 miles away

20th July 2011

100,000th Vauxhall Astra rolls off the line

Vauxhall in Ellesmere Port mark to milestone

16th July 2011

Man charged with murder of Wirral boxer

A man has appeared in court today (Thurs) charged with the murder of two men.

Vandals destroy school children's garden

School children at Ysgol Mair in Rhyl left devastated over vandals garden attack.

15th July 2011

Wirral man's van found in double murder

Police investigating the disappearance of a Wirral boxer and his friend find their vehicle and one body.

14th July 2011

Has Liverpool got the X-Factor?

The judges have been in the city to see if we've got any talent

13th July 2011

Chilean Miner visits Liverpool

He was the 23rd miner to be lifted out of the mine, he's been telling Heart how his life has changed.

Famous basketball star to play for Cheshire team?

One of America's biggest basketball stars could be playing in Cheshire. After he put on twitter that he wants to play in the UK.

12th July 2011

Hoax calls warning from firefighters in Cheshire

Hoax calls warning from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

11th July 2011

Another award for Duffy!

Singer Duffy's been in Bangor University this afternoon (Monday July 11th) to receive the highest honour possible.

7th July 2011

Merseyside teenager awarded for bravery 

Daniel Nelson’s recognised at the National Public Bravery Awards.

5th July 2011

Toxteth riots - 30th Anniversary

It was 30 years ago today that days of violence started in run-down area of Liverpool.

4th July 2011

Heart Special Report - Counting the Cost

Heart looks at how people, charities and businesses large and small, are coping with the recession and budget cuts.

Chester Rocks: Round up

All the goss from Chester's biggest and best music festival.

Chester Rocks: Organisers hail 'huge success'  

More than 15 thousand people came to 'Chester Rocks' this weekend.

Chester Rocks: First fans in the queue

McFly fans camped overnight to see them at Chester Rocks.

3rd July 2011

Chester Rocks - Backstage interviews

Heart had access backstage to catch up with the acts, and the other celebs who went along.

29th June 2011

Chester 'Giants' finalists for the Queens Jubilee Millions

An artist has told Heart she's hoping to build 60 giant Queen heads to greet her majesty during her Jubilee year.

26th June 2011

Chester born 007 actor ties the knot

Chester born Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz have tied the knot!

24th June 2011

London 2012 Mascot in North Wales

The London 2012 Olympics mascot has come to a Primary school  in North Wales.

20th June 2011

Huge fire at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire

A man's been arrested over a fire at a historic castle and wedding venue in Cheshire.

15th June 2011

Dinosaurs arrive at Chester Zoo

13 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs have arrived at Chester Zoo.

Diversity to go on UK tour

Britain's got talent winner to tour the UK.

The Saturdays to tour UK

The Saturdays have announced they'll do a UK arena tour.

9th June 2011

Emergency landing at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

An Easyjet plane has had to make an emergency landing at Liverpool John Lennon Airport shortly after taking off.

Chester Rocks music festival

The Wanted, McFly and The Saturdays are coming to Chester.

8th June 2011

Tributes to 8 year old in laser death

Tributes have been paid to a boy who died at a Laser Quest game.

6th June 2011

The Welsh Dragon project needs funding

Latest on the Welsh Dragon Project.

1st June 2011

'Dads aloud' childcare

A different kind of childcare in Chester

30th May 2011

Police find £5 million worth of drugs in Wirral

Eight people arrested after £5 million pounds worth of drugs found in properties in the Wirral.

26th May 2011

Injured soldier sets sight on Paralympic games

A soldier who lost both his legs in Afghanistan is setting his sight on the Paralympic games in London next year.

23rd May 2011

Paul O'Grady adopts lamb found in wheelie bin

TV presenter Paul O'Grady has adopted a lamb found dumped in a wheelie bin.

20th May 2011

More than 200 jobs go in Moreton

Burton Foods announce job cuts

19th May 2011

Man and Pony spotted in Wrexham again!

A Wrexham man has been spotted taking his Pony for a walk again!

14th May 2011

Help for Wirral ex-soliders

Veterans Contact Centre looks to help people when they leave the forces

13th May 2011

Old Colwyn murderers appeals rejected 

Two sisters jailed for the brutal murder of their father have had their sentence challenges turned down by a top judge.

UK Day instead of May Day?

Government to look at moving one of our bank holidays.

10th May 2011

Hollyoaks hunks strip off for Charity 

Rob Norbury who plays Riley Costello in the Chester based soap is raising cancer awareness in men.

5th May 2011

Fatal house fire in Wrexham

Man dies in house fire in Wrexham

Hospital look after ducks

11 ducklings and their mum get stuck in a garden at Wrexham's Maelor Hospital

Students urged to get MMR vaccine

Students at two of the North West's biggest universities are being urged to be vaccinated

The races come to town

It's the May Festival at the Chester races with thousands expected.

3rd May 2011

Missing woman's bank account used

It was six weeks ago that Rebecca Coriam failed to turn up for the start of her shift on a Disney Cruise ship.

29th April 2011

Royal Wedding - Prince William and Catherine Middleton

A look at how the North West and North Wales celebrated the Royal Wedding

26th April 2011

Family appeal for missing Birkenhead dad to come home

The family of missing Birkenhead man Brendan Taaffe have re-issued an appeal for his whereabouts on his 41st birthday.

25th April 2011

Prince William as a search and rescue pilot 

A day in the life of Prince William

Boy dies after fall at adventure theme park

A boy has died after falling from a zip wire at a adventure theme park in Snowdonia.

20th April 2011

Royal Couple get best wishes from North Wales Theatre company

Prince William and Kate Middleton send their best wishes to a North Wales Theatre company.

Llandudno gets Royal rock

To celebrate the Royal Wedding, Llandudno pier is selling the UK's first Royal Wedding Rock!

18th April 2011

Man guilty of care worker murder in Porthmadog

Man found guilty of murdering Porthmadog careworker.

Mock Royal Wedding in Towyn

Kids at an infant school in Towyn have taken part in a mock Royal Wedding at St Mary's Church.

17th April 2011

Marathon man aims to break World Record! 

Ex Royal Marine Commando from Cheshire aims to break world record at this years London marathon.

16th April 2011
Hula Hooping round the London Marathon

A mum from Wrexham is going to be Hula Hooping her way round the London Marathon.

15th April 2011
Hillsborough, 22 years on

Heart's tribute to the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.

14th April 2011
Freddie Flintoff opens rehabilitation centre

England cricket star Freddie Flintoff has helped build a rehabilitation centre at Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital.

13th April 2011

Royal wedding cake to be donated

Welsh chefs reveal Wedding cake made for Prince William and Kate Middleton.

7th April 2011
Aintree Grand National 2011

Heart's special report on The Grand National 2011 at Aintree. 

4th April 2011
'How to be a dad' 6 months on

Hear how new dad Christian is getting on with becomming a dad for the first time

2nd April 2011
'I feel like Rebecca is alive' says parents

The parents of missing Chester woman say they 'feel like Rebecca is alive.' 

30th March 2011
Missing Chester woman's parents distraught

The parents of a Chester woman who went missing from a cruise ship off the coast of Mexico say their 'world has crumbled.' 

29th March 2011
A week gone in missing Chester Woman case

It's been a week since a Chester woman went missing from a cruise off the coast of LA.

26th March 2011
Chester woman goes missing from Cruise

A search is underway in LA for a Chester woman who's gone missing from a Disney cruise ship whilst it was at sea.

25th March 2011
Water walk in Chester

Ten mile walk around the city to highlight third world problems.

Boy in 'critical' condition in hospital after bike crash in Birkenhead
A 14 year old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after a car hit his bike in Birkenhead

23rd March 2011
'Blockade' at Stanlow in fuel protest

Tankers and cars blockade Stanlow Oil Refinery in Cheshire in protest of fuel prices.

Michael McIntyre announced UK Tour
Comedian Michael McIntrye is going on tour with 3 dates in Liverpool.

19th March 2011
Mum fights ovarian cancer

A woman who’s battling ovarian cancer is determined not to give up her fight and raise awareness of the disease.

Woman dies in house fire
A woman has died and a toddler has been rescued in a house fire.

15th March 2011
Community speed watch scheme

Reduce your speed for community speed watch scheme.

14th March 2011
Body found in car had been shot and stabbed

Cheshire Police say A man whose body was found in a car outside a police station had been shot and stabbed.

A cake fit enough for the Royals
Now do you think you could bake a cake fit for the wedding of a future King?

10th March 2011
How can Chester improve?

A city of "immense and unrealised potential" but trying to be "too many things to too many people"

7th March 2011
Tributes to Warrington dad

The family of a man found dead at a house in Warrington have paid tribute.

4th March 2011
Mum cleared of careless driving charge

A mum's been cleared this afternoon (Thursday 3rd March) of causing a car crash that killed her 11-year-old son.

3rd March 2011
Countess of Wessex opens new hospital

An 11.5 million pound hospital to treat women and children on Merseyside has been opened by The Countess of Wessex.

2nd March 2011
Tributes to mum who died in car crash

The family of Joanne Hill have paid tribute to her.

28th February 2011
Missing Ellesmere Port man body found

A man who went missing on his sisters wedding day six months ago has been found near a railway line in Cheshire. 

25th February 2011
Teenager lucky escape on train line

Police say a teenagers had a lucky escape after walking across an train line in Cheshire.

24th February 2011
Prince William and Kate Middleton in North Wales

Prince William and Kate Middleton to launch new RNLI lifeboat in North Wales.

21st February 2011
Will you get the day off for the Wedding?

Just because it's a bank holiday, it doesn't mean you will get it off work.

18th February 2011
Referendum on law making powers in Wales

On March the 3rd, you'll get to decide if Wales will have more law-making powers at the Assembly Government.

16th February 2011
318 jobs lost in North Wales

Headland Foods in Flintshire to close in April with the loss of 318 jobs.

Tips for throwing a Royal Wedding street party

Here's all the tips you need when planning a street party!

15th February 2011
Kids should know first aid

The St John Ambulance service in Cheshire is encouraging adults and children to brush up on their first aid skills. 

14th February 2011
More help for people with Autism

Autism suffers in Wales have been handed a £2 million funding boost.

Are building sites safe?

Three people were killed and more than 200 injured in West Cheshire and Merseyside according to the HSE

12th February 2011
Tim Vincent presents bus to school

A new minbus equipped with wheelchair access has been donated to a school after their old one was set on fire.

10th February 2011
Life saving courses launched

A mum who's son drowned has launched a life saving club for children to teach them how to be safe in the water.

Chancellor announces 10 million broadband scheme

Chancellor announces ten million pounds to help extend superfast broadband in North Wales.

Zoo's oldest elephant dies

An elephant that's lived at Chester Zoo since the 1960's has died.

8th February 2011
Man arrested after Rhyl death

Police have arrested a 47 year old man in Wolverhampton after the death of a pensioner in Rhyl.

Stay safe online
Tips to stay safe online.

7th February 2011
Daughters jailed for killing their dad
Two teenagers have been Jailed for murdering their North Wales father.

Man dies in North Wales floods
The body of a 52-year-old man has been found in floodwater near a river that burst its banks in North Wales

4th February 2011
Deal for theatre and museum falls through

Merseytravel pull out of plans to take over Pacific Road and the Wirral Transport Museum

Homes evacuated after Flintshire fire
Houses are evacuated in Flintshire after a building earmarked for an Islamic Cultural Centre catches fire in Shotton

3rd February 2011
Liverpool says 'No' to Big Society

Liverpool City Council pull out of David Cameron's Big Society Idea.

Tunnel tolls will be more expensive
Drivers on Merseyside will start paying more money to travel through the tunnels between Liverpool and Wirral.

2nd February 2011
Search for missing woman 12 months on

North Wales police say they plan to search coastline in Gwynedd for a Flintshire grandmother who has been missing fpr a year.

Pensioner dies in flat fire
89 year old man dies in West Kirby in the early hours of Wednesday.

1st February 2011
Huge development plans go on display

The biggest planning application ever submitted in the UK has gone on display to the public in Liverpool

31st January 2011
Woman found dead by Flintshire roadside

Police appeal for a driver to come forward after a woman was killed on a road in North Wales in the early hours of Sunday

150 jobs to go at Tetra Pak in Wrexham
A company that makes cartons for fruit juice drinks in Wrexham has announced 150 job cuts.

28th January 2011

Hospitals shut to visitors again
Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge hospitals closed to visitors for the second time this winter.

What will Kate walk down the aisle in?

What will Kate Middleton be wearing on her wedding day?

27th January 2011

1500 jobs to go at Liverpool Council

Liverpool Council announces 1500 jobs will go as a knock on effect of Government spending cuts

Jobs boost as 300 created in North Wales

The largest solar panel manufacturer in Europe has announced 300 new jobs will be created at their base in North Wales

26th January 2011

Surplus power coming from Scotland

A massive power cable that will bring excess electricity from Scotland to North Wales.

Wrexham to London train service to shut

The company that runs direct trains from Wrexham to London is closing down on Friday evening putting 55 jobs at risk.

25th January 2011

Man missing after assault conviction

A 40-year-old has gone missing after being found guilty of slashing a man down either side of his face

24th January 2011

Baby elephant arrives at Chester Zoo

A new baby elephant has been born at Chester Zoo.

21st January 2011

Tributes paid to man killed on A55

Tributes have been paid to a 34-year-old man who was killed on the A55 expressway in Cheshire.

25-year-old shot dead in Liverpool

A 25-year-old man has been shot dead on the street in Liverpool

Plans on display for Cathedral changes

Artists impressions of planned changes to the world famous Cathedral in Chester have gone on display to the public.

20th January 2011

When should you go to A&E?

What is the difference between flu and the early stages of meningitis?

19th January 2011

Man dies in Cheshire house fire

Man found dead in a bedroom after a fire at a house in Great Sankey, Warrington

18th January 2011

Flood defence success

Environment Agency Wales say a £7m flood defence in North Wales has worked.

17th January 2011

Old Colwyn murder trial starts 

A court has heard how a man was allegedly stabbed 15 times in his own home by his daughter's boyfriend.

Tributes to Talented Young Teacher

Family and colleagues pay tribute to Ben Muskett, 25, who died in a car crash on Friday.

River levels drop as flood defence holds

90 homes were saved from floods over the weekend as heavy rainfall caused rivers to burst their banks in North Wales.

Rhyl High School praised for anti-bullying work

Students win 'Princess Diana' award for anti bullying.

More orders for Airbus

Virgin buy 60 planes from the manufacturer who build all their wings in North Wales

13th January 2011

£200m plans unveiled for student village

Developers in Chester unveil plans for a £200m student village amid criticism from Councillors over its proposed location

Wrexham Council to discuss city status

Wrexham Council will meet next week to decide if they will submit a formal application for city status

12th January 2011

Jobs blow as biscuit factory to close

More than 300 jobs will be lost on the Wirral as a biscuit manufacturer announces plans to close its site in Moreton.

11th January 2011

Milkman jailed for child abuse

A milkman has been jailed for sexually abusing boys as far back as 1972

Benefit cheat caught playing golf on CCTV

The captain of a ladies golf club who swindled more than 40 thousand pounds in disability benefits has avoided jail.

10th January 2011

Shock underage drinking figures

Wirral is the third WORST local authority for the number of underage children admitted to hospital because of alcohol

9th January 2011

Bride drops from size 28 to a 10

A woman from Cheshire has shed 11 stone for her big day.

8th January 2011

Roy Hodgson leaves Liverpool

Kenny Dalglish will take over as manager of Liverpool Football Club until the end of the season after Roy Hodgson leaves

7th January 2011

Former take-away owner admits hygiene offences

Four people were left serious ill after an E-Coli outbreak in Llay in 2009

Teen's concern as youth centres close

A teenager says he's worried about increased anti-social behaviour if a youth centre in Cheshire closes in Government cuts

6th January 2011

David Cameron visits the Wirral

Prime Minister David Cameron has visited the Wirral Waters site following approval for the scheme received last year.

Flu advise for patients 

Flu advise for patients: The national vaccination campaign

Countess hospital visiting restrictions in place 

The Countess of Chester hospital, in Chester, appealed to the public not to visit unless absolutely essential.

5th January 2011

Decision for Welsh Dragon on hold

Plans to build a Welsh Dragon sculpture in Wrexham to act as a gateway to Wales from England are deferred.

4th January 2011

Tributes to Wirral teen

17 year old from Wallasey dies in hospital, reportedly from flu.

31st December 2010

Dad delivers son on Christmas Day

A dad who delivered his wife's baby boy on Christmas Morning says it was the best present he could have wished for.

29th December 2010

Early morning sales fever hits Wrexham  

Around five hundred people queued through the night at one of our shopping centres ready to hit the sales on Monday.

Have you spent too much this Christmas?

If your worried about the bills coming in January you're being urged to act now.

Man dies after being hit by car

A man who was hit by a car while walking with his guide dog in Cheshire on Monday afternoon has died in hospital.

24th December 2010

Don't get food poisoned this Christmas!

The Health Protection Agency is advising people to follow a few simple rules to help avoid food poisoning

22nd December 2010

Are we ready for more winter weather?

Heart's been asking how are councils are coping in the bad weather?

Tributes to Izaak and Philip Stevens 

Tributes have been paid to two children who were found dead at a house in North West Wales.

21st December 2010

Weather problems continue 

Snow and ice continues to cause problems in the North West and Wales.

20th December 2010

Bodies of a woman and two children found

The bodies of a woman and two young children have been found at a house in North West Wales.

Body found next to train line

British Transport Police treating the death in Wrexham as unexplained.

17th December 2010

Snow chaos across North West Wales

More than a hundred schools are shut and drivers have been stuck on roads for hours after snow started causing chaos.

16th December 2010

i-Phone app to aid nights out in Wrexham

Police in part of North Wales are urging drinkers to download a special i-Phone app to help them on a night out.

15th December 2010

Christmas Post in North West and North Wales

Royal Mail urges customers to post now as bad weather is expected later this week.

13th December 2010

Postmaster relives armed raid 

A postmaster who's wife was left tramautised after a gun was held to her head in an armed raid has spoken to Heart.

Schoolgirl "grabbed" by man on way to school

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 12 year old girl was assaulted.

Olly Murs adds extra Rhyl date to tour

Olly Murs has added an extra Rhyl date to his 2011 tour.

10th December 2010

Jailed for post office robbery

Three men have been jailed for a total of 19 years after a armed raid on a post office.

9th December 2010

Latest findings in factory investigation

An investigation by a public health board into concerns about a cement factory  has published its latest findings today.

Business loses £30k after Chester fire

A business based in the burnt out Chester Enterprise Centre says it has lost £30,000 and a full client list after the fire

7th December 2010

Heart Investigates High Street shopping 

Heart has been asking our local councils how the shopping high streets are holding up compared to last year.

6th December 2010

Parents Warned Not To Buy Toy Guns

Police in North Wales are calling on parents not to buy toy weapons or BB-Guns for their children this Christmas.

3rd December 2010

Fire causes chaos for Chester commuters

More than 70 firefighters spent Thursday morning dealing with a fire that shut Chester train station causing commuter chaos

2nd December 2010

Strong message to drink-drivers

Merseyside Police say they'll target every driver this December

29th November 2010

Speeding drivers face Kids in Court

Now - you've got caught speeding would you rather face a fine and points or face a grilling from children from a primary school?

Wirral Waters passed by Government

Secretary of State, Eric Pickles MP has given the £4.5bn Wirral Waters scheme the green light today.

27th November 2010

Milkman faces jail for child abuse

A Wirral milkman has been warned he faces jail after he admitted abusing young boys over a 30 year period

Freezing temperatures cause disruption

Bus services are disrupted on icy roads after temperatures drop well below freezing after Friday's snowfall.

26th November 2010

CCTV released after 2005 murder

Police in Liverpool investigating the murder of a mum of four in September 2005 have released CCTV footage.

Man charged with murder in Cheshire

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead in a car in Cheshire.

25th November 2010

Pancreatic Cancer awareness week

A woman who lost her mum to pancreatic cancer is campaigning for more research into the disease.

Charity fears after funding cuts

A homeless charity is worried about the future of services as Wrexham Council recommends scrapping its funding.

24th November 2010

Student protests in Liverpool

Thousands of students have marched to Liverpool Town Hall to demonstrate against a planned rise in tuition fees.

Councils pledge to keep tax low

Councils in North Wales are pledging to keep tax low after their funding settlement from the Welsh Assembly Government.

23rd November 2010

Former singer on death threat charge

A singer who was part of a band on a TV talent show has appeared in court accused of threatening to kill a former football star.

Prince William and Kate Middleton set the date

Prince William will marry Kate Middleton on Friday April 29th next year.

22nd November 2010

Olly Murs coming to Rhyl

X-Factor runner up Olly Murs has announced he's going on tour and he'll be performing in North Wales.

North Wales Couple Climb Everest

A couple from North Wales are busy training for the expedition of a lifetime.

Cash for Liverpool research into Malaria

Liverpool's School of Medicine receives more than £30 million to help them find new ways to fight tropical disease malaria

Shotgun stolen from house in Cheshire

Thieves have stolen a car, jewelery, cash and a shotgun from a house in Cheshire whilst the owners were on holiday.

19th November 2010

Hair care advice for cancer patients

A new initiative has been launched to help cancer patients deal with losing their hair.

Woman dies after Mold house fire

A woman's been found dead after a house fire in Mold.

18th November 2010

Chester woman does sailing challenge for charity

A woman who survived breast cancer has sailed with Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie all in aid of charity.

17th November 2010

School leads the way to tackle bullying

"Taking action together' is exactly what one school on Merseyside is doing to tackle bullying.

Accidental death for Mum stung by bee

The coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death after a bee keeper died after suffering a reaction to a bee sting.

Justin Bieber to tour in Liverpool

Justin Bieber is to tour Liverpool as part of his 'My World Tour' in 2011.

15th November 2010

27 years for killing Landlady and son

A lodger who murdered his landlady and her 11-year-old son in Flint is jailed for at least 27 years.

11th November 2010

The Cheshires come home

The 1st Battalion of the Mercian Regiment (Cheshire) return home

Starlight Fun Centre arrives

Thanks to the generosity of Heart listeners in the North West and Wales - the first Starlight Fun Centre has arrived.

10th November 2010

Tributes paid to North Wales Airman

Tributes have been paid to an airman from North Wales who died in Cyprus while on holiday on his way home from serving in Afghanistan.

Princess Royal at charity Race Meeting

The Princess Royal arrived by helicopter for the Races at Bangor-on-Dee in Wrexham.

9th November 2010

10-year-olds warned about gangs

Children as young as 10 are being warned about gang culture by police on Merseyside

8th November 2010

Baby giraffe born at Chester Zoo

A baby Rothschild giraffe has been born at Chester Zoo.

Child scalded by Chinese Lantern

A child has been treated in hospital after being scalded by a Chinese Lantern on Bonfire Night

5th November 2010

Man guilty of setting man on fire

A man who set another man alight as he slept on the sofa has been found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent.

Seven arrests after football trouble

Police say they have arrested seven football fans after trouble following Liverpool's match with Napoli on Thursday night

New car for Ellesmere Port

The Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer is launched

Families fighting for justice goes nationwide

A group which started on Merseyside campaigning for tougher sentences for people convicted of murder has been launched nationwide.

4th November 2010

Cheshire passenger unshaken by Plane drama

An account from A passenger from Cheshire who was on the superjumbo which forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore.

Chester Zoo Biodome plans gets green light

Chester Zoo's £225 million Biodome project gets approved by the Secretary of State.

3rd November 2010

John Lewis to open store in Chester

Retail giant John Lewis is opening a new store in Chester creating 200 new jobs in the City

Council votes to keep sixth forms

Wrexham Council has voted to keep two sixth forms after plans which could have seen all post 16 education come from one college.

2nd November 2010

Woman found dead at house in Cheshire

A woman has been found dead at a house in Ellesmere Port after police were called to the property on Monday morning

Every child deserves a family

We speak to a Cheshire couple who've just adopted three children during Adoption Awareness Week.

1st November 2010

Cheshire riot on Halloween

Police have arrested eight teenagers after a crowd of around a hundred young people threw bricks, stones and eggs at officers on Halloween night.

Axe robbers in Halloween mask raid

Two men armed with axes - one wearing a mask in the style of hit movie "Scream" - have stolen cash from a shop in Ruthin.

30th October 2010

Thumbs up for Christmas wheel in Chester

Planners have decided a big wheel for tourists to ride on - similar to the London Eye - can be built this Christmas in Chester.

29th October 2010

Man charged with murder in Liverpool

A man has been charged with murder after another man's body was found at a house in Liverpool on Thursday night.

Headteacher hit with massive fine

A Merseyside headteacher has been fined £20,000 after one of his students fell through the school roof suffering permanent injuries.

28th October 2010

Missing teen found safe and well

Police have found a missing 15 year old girl from Mexico who had been missing from Liverpool where she was on holiday.

Two sites considered for new Theatre

Chester could get a new theatre after council leaders there put forward two potential sites for the venue.

27th October 2010

250 jobs if new store gets the nod

250 new jobs could be created in Whitchurch if plans for a new supermarket get the go ahead.

26th October 2010

Two medal winning swimmers in Cheshire

Swimmers Michael Rock and James Goddard are in Cheshire teaching kids their 'winning techniques.'

Jobs blow as 190 to go in Liverpool

A company that makes swine flu vaccinations has announced that 190 jobs will be lost at their factory on Merseyside

25th October 2010

Biker killed in North Wales crash

A man has died after his motorbike crashed in North Wales over the weekend.

Missing boy found safe in Cheshire 

Cheshire Police located nine year old Darren Phipps who was reported missing yesterday evening in the Northwich area.

23rd October 2010

19 year old dies in car crash in Liverpool

A man has died after a crash in the early hours of this morning in Liverpool.

22nd October 2010

Could you save a boys life?

Eight year old Elliot Wild needs a bone marrow transplant

Man recovering after Liverpool shooting

A man is recovering in hospital after being shot in the leg in Liverpool

21st October 2010

Woman dies while de-icing her car

A woman's died after being dragged under the wheels of her car as she was trying to de-ice it in Cheshire.

JLS big winners at Liverpool MOBO Awards

JLS were the big winners as Liverpool's Echo Arena hosted the 15th MOBO Awards

Liverpool fans stabbed in Italy

Police say two Liverpool football fans are being treated in hospital for stab wounds after an attack in Italy.

19th October 2010

Man attacked outside Chester pub

Police say racist abuse was allegedly hurled at a man as he was assaulted by a gang of men and women outside a pub.

Identity fraud costs £2.7 billion a year

Report shows that nearly two million of us each year have our identities stolen.

From California to Liverpool

Katy Perry adds another Liverpool date to her tour

Device found at Wirral tip

Controlled explosion carried out on incendiary device at Bidston Recyling centre

18th October 2010

Teen jailed for crash which killed friend

Amy Saulino jailed for causing death by dangerous driving following the crash near Kelsall back in March.

Birkenhead dad drowned saving daughter

Former county swimmer Philip Jack, 45, died on June 5 this year, at a beauty spot in Wales.

17th October 2010

Man dies in bike and car crash

A Man has died following a crash between a bike and a car ion Anglesey last night.

Two charged with teen murder

A teenager and a man have been charged with the murder of James McVey.

15th October 2010

Woman shot husband then killed herself

The bodies of  Paul Laithwaite and his wife Jean Laithwaite were found dead at their luxury home at Sealand in North Wales.

Teenager charged with Liverpool Murder

A 16 year old has been charged with the murder of Aaron Morris.

14th October 2010

400 jobs coming to Birkenhead

Work is set to get underway on the long awaited new Asda store in Birkenhead in November.

Huge cannabis farm found by police

Police have found a cannabis farm in Birkenhead that was capable of producing £2m worth of the drug every year.

Man on Wrexham CCTV with missing woman

36-year-old Michelle Lowe hasn't been seen by her family since August 26 but was spotted on a CCTV camera at Farmfoods in Wrexham on September 15.

Used needle found in school playground

A playground at a primary school had to be evacuated after a used needle was found there on Tuesday.

Jobs blow as 280 go in Chester

Lloyds Banking Group says 280 staff will lose their jobs in Chester as part of the 4,500 redundancies announced on Wednesday.

13th October 2010

Anglesey Nuclear Plant To Keep Going

Wylfa Power Station on Anglesey will keep making electricity for up to 2 years.

Robbery in Bebington

Merseyside Police are hunting for two men after they robbed a cash van in Bebington on Tuesday

Family pay tribute to their "great son"

James McVey's mum and dad, Tracey and Jamie, pay tribute to James on behalf of his family and friends:

12th October 2010

180 jobs to go at steel plan in Shotton

Steel giant Tata is to close one of its UK businesses in North Wales, threatening 180 job losses.

11th October 2010

Man wanted after attempted abduction

Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to after the attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl

80 jobs come to Wrexham 

A dairy is gonna create 80 new jobs in Wrexham after announcing plans to expand next year.

Mums call for hospital ward to stay

A group of mums are calling on hospital managers not to move a children's hospital ward in North Wales 45 minutes away from its current location.

8th October 2010

Council staff asked to leave their jobs!

Wirral Council has asked more than 6000 if its staff to retire early, work less hours or leave their job.

Man jailed for serious sex assualt

A man has been jailed for ten years today for a serious sex assault on a women in Chester city centre last July.

7th October 2010

Sexual assault in Chester

Investigation after woman assaulted near a park in Chester.

Tributes paid to bike crash Victim 

The family of Stephen Allan Williams have paid tribute to their son who" lived life to the full and was the life and soul of the party."

6th October 2010

Liverpool FC agree sale deal

Liverpool Football Club will be sold to new owners who will pay off their debts and spend money on the team.

5th October 2010

Auction raises cash for African rhinos

A huge art exhibition that was set up in Chester is being auctioned off on Tuesday night to raise money for charity.

4th October 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Lisa Cywinski, 41, was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was just 32.

Girl attacked by dog in Liverpool

A man is accused of possession of a prohibited dog after a four-year-old girl is mauled in the face by a pit-bull type dog

£5.5bn regeneration plans submitted

Plans for a £5.5bn regeneration of Liverpool's docklands is handed to the Council by developers Peel

3rd October 2010

8 year old drowns at Flint holiday park

An 8 year old child has drowned at Tallacre Holiday Park in Flintshire

1st October 2010

"Sarah's Law" comes to Cheshire

People in Cheshire can now ask police if anyone coming into contact with their children is a paedophile

"Strong" chance of Ampera in Cheshire

The man in charge of Vauxhall's parent company General Motors says there's a "strong" chance the company's new electric car will be built in Ellesmere Port.

£1m a Year Cannabis Farm: 3 Men Jailed

Three men have been jailed after admitting making more than £1m a year growing and supplying cannabis across the UK.

30th September 2010

Cars showroom damaged in Chester fire

Police say a fire at a car showroom in Chester on Wednesday night was started on purpose

Attempted abduction in North Wales

A man has tried to abduct a woman in her late teens at a bus stop in Wrexham.

Teacher banned after stealing at school

A Wrexham teacher is banned from the classroom after allegations of theft

Families call for longer jail terms

A mum who campaigns for tougher prison sentences after her daughter was murdered will take her message to the Crime Minister on Thursday.

29th September 2010

Staff "sprayed" during Mold robbery

Two staff are sprayed with a substance as robbers target a jewellers in Mold.

New attraction for Chester

Plans for a big wheel in the city

Three arrested in drugs raids

Police have raided houses in North Wales with a huge haul of class A drugs being recovered.

28th September 2010

New Astra rolls off production line

A new version of the Vauxhall Astra that goes on sale after Christmas has rolled off the production line for the first time.

Waste could be take 140 miles away

Rubbish that can't be recycled on Merseyside could be taken 140 miles away to be incinerated.

27th September 2010

Man admits killing mother and son

A Polish man pleaded guilty to the murders of an eleven-year-old boy and the child’s mother at their home in Flint.

Lives being put at risk because of sat nav

Emergency services can't get to a North Wales Village because it isn't on their sat nav.

What did our councils learn from the snow?

After the worst winter in 30 years, what are our councils going to do differently?

Woman dies on M53

A woman has died after being hit by several vehicles on the M53 motorway in Wirral on Sunday night.

24th September 2010

New appeal to find Liverpool killer

Five years after a man was killed outside a popular bar in Liverpool, police are again appealing for witnesses to his murder.

Soldiers from Royal Welsh Honoured 

Twelve soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh listed in the Operational Honours Awards lists.

23rd September 2010

Women urged to take police firearm roles

Women who work for North Wales Police are being urged to train in jobs traditionally done by the men like firearms officers.

22nd September 2010

Wrexham Toddler's death a tragic accident 

A coroner's recorded a verdict of accidental death after a toddler from North Wales drowned earlier this year.

Killer fails in Tati murder appeal

A man has failed in his bid to overturn his conviction for murdering Ermatati Rodgers in Wrexham

Cable commends Cheshire car workers

The business secretary tells Heart that Vauxhall has performed well through the recession.

More than 150 summer lifeboat call-outs

Lifeboat teams in the North West and North Wales were called out more than 150 times to rescue people stuck at our beaches.

21st September 2010

Runcorn man convicted of killing wife

A cheating newlywed was convicted of murdering his wife after just five months of marriage.

Investigation to start into Buckley fire

An investigation will start on Tuesday into a huge fire at a recycling plant at Buckley in North Wales

20th September 2010

10 fire crews at Flintshire waste plant

People living part of Flintshire have been told to keep doors and windows closed after a fire at a recycling plant in Buckley.

Students urged to stay safe

As 'Freshers' move away from home for the first time, the police are warning them to stay safe.

17th September 2010

Dad hails Wrexham family centre

A centre that helps disadvantaged families has been described as a lifesaver by a dad who turned his life around there.

Man charged with Liverpool murder

Police have charged a man with murder after a 53-year-old was found collapsed in the street in Liverpool

Terminal 1 re-opens at Manchester Airport

Terminal 1 at Manchester Airport has been re-opened after it was evacuated after a suspicious package was found.

Fire crews investigate Liverpool blast

Police and fire crews are investigating an explosion at an unoccupied house in Liverpool

Chester Zoo plans approved by council

Plans for a huge expansion at Chester Zoo are a step closer after the Council approved the plans.

16th  September 2010

Shortest Cow in the World

A cow from Cheshire that's shorter than most sheep has entered the record books.

Prepay card trialled on Mersey transport

Commuters will soon be able to use public transport on Merseyside without needing to carry cash.

New jobs in Cheshire

Tesco Mobile are creating 160 new jobs as they open a new customer service centre in Cheshire.

Three hurt after fire at caravan park 

Three people have been hurt after a fire at a caravan park in North Wales - which could have been started deliberately

Murder investigation in Liverpool

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man collapsed in the street in Liverpool

Government praise Chester project

The Home Secretary says a project to reduce anti social behaviour in Chester has been a success.

15th September 2010

Police Raid Properties in Colwyn Bay

North Wales Police have raided 5 properties in Colwyn Bay for stolen goods.

New appeal to find killer 5 years on

Police on Merseyside launch a new appeal to find the killer of a Liverpool mum, five years on from her death

University offers cooking lessons New research shows the majority of them don't even know how to boil an egg.

14th September 2010

Children use hedgehog as football

RSPCA searching for eight boys as young as 9 years old who kicked a hedgehog to death.

Could 50p save nearly 200 lives?

Councils reckon a minimum price for a unit of alcohol could lead to a massive reduction in deaths

Delays expected as improvements start

Delays for drivers on the M53 as overnight works get underway at Junction 5.

13th September 2010

Wirral teen raises cancer awareness

Wirral teenager works to raise awareness of a common type of cancer in the under 30s

Woman admits hiding stillborn babies

A woman's admitted concealing the births of four stillborn babies.

12th September 2010

Teenager dies after car crash

Teenager from Llandudno dies in crash

11th September 2010

Cameras hidden in crossing lollipops

Cameras are hidden in crossing patrol's lollipops in part of Flintshire in a trial to catch dangerous drivers

Rescue with a difference for lifeboat

Lifeboat teams have been called out to a rescue with a difference off the coast of North Wales.

10th September 2010

Show home demonstrates energy saving

Energy experts reckon our gas and electricity bills could rocket to £5000 a year by 2020.

 9th September 2010

Man bailed after M6 crash arrest

A man has been released on bail after being arrested following a crash on the M6 in Cheshire where two men died.

Grieving mum's call for law change

A mum who's son died after being punched is campaigning for manslaughter sentences to be longer.

Mum charged with death by careless driving

A mum has been charged with causing death by careless driving in a crash which killed her 11 year old son.

Woman charged after 12 year old stabbed

A woman has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with the attempted murder after a 12 year old boy.

"Wall-E" lookalike checks Welsh Water

A water company is using a robot to check for quality levels in their reservoirs.

8th September 2010

Tunnel reopens after travel chaos

Four people injured after two cars collided in one of the Mersey Tunnels overnight, causing chaos of commuters.

Alexandra Burke announces tour dates

She's coming to Rhyl and Liverpool.

7th September 2010

Huge disaster exercise on Merseyside

Part of Merseyside will be transformed into an earthquake zone as the UK's biggest ever disaster exercise gets underway.

Bumper summer for tourism in North Wales

Tourism in North Wales looking good.

Man in court over wife's death

Trial of a Cheshire man accused of killing his wife.

6th September 2010

Police Reveal CCTV Footage of MI6 Worker

Police investigating the death of MI6 worker Gareth Williams have launched a fresh appeal for information.

Jailed for one punch manslaughter

A man's been jailed for three years and four months for killing another man with a single punch.

Rhino mania comes to an end in Chester

70 Rhinos will get a new home.

4th  September 2010

Chocolate sized babies arrive at the zoo

Two Dwarf Mongoose Pups, born at Chester Zoo.

3rd  September 2010

Beaches lose Blue Flag status

Three popular beaches in North Wales have lost their Blue Flag status after failing water quality tests.

Traders: Gas Works could ruin Christmas

Businesses in Chester are worried planned gas works could ruin their Christmas trade.

Fire disrupts Kellogg's production line

Cereal company Kellogg's say they'll be no more production of their "Elevenses" snack bar after a fire at their factory.

2nd September 2010

Shropshire man killed wife and daughter

Inquest into family deaths.

1st September 2010

Worlds biggest airplane lands in North West

More than seven thousand people watched as the worlds largest plane touched down in Manchester.

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