News Hundreds of schools were closed today, because of a teacher strike

Workers strike over increases to pension contributions and cuts to the size of payouts

Summer in the UK: Time to explore the North-west frontier

Take tea with a Russian and follow rhinos around a city. Simone Kane finds out what's new this season in Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria

Riley keeps Wolves in hunt for second spot

Warrington 36 Hull FC 18

Chester: Races, Romans and the River Dee

Make some history of your own with a visit to this captivating Cheshire city, says Lucy Gilmore

Cancer blow for twin sisters

Identical twin sisters have discovered they both have breast cancer - but only one of them will survive the disease.

Widow's crusade for families of murder victims

Baroness Newlove talks to Jerome Taylor about her bid to reform the judicial system

Anderson excels with hat-trick as ruthless Wolves storm into final

Warrington 54 Catalans Dragons 12

Wellens and Pryce will spearhead the resistance to Rhinos' charge

Some at Leeds might try to deny it, but this season's priority has always been the Challenge Cup.

Foster helps Saints keep Wolves at bay

Warrington 24 St Helens 26: Wing collects two tries and three goals to ensure that Warrington's long wait for a win over St Helens goes on

GP sexually assaulted patient, court told

A GP sexually assaulted a young woman during a consultation at the NHS walk-in centre where he worked, a court heard today.

Brown's late heroics help Batley snatch cup glory

Batley 25 Widnes 24

Westwood’s winner keeps Warrington in hunt

Wigan 16 Warrington 23

38 British sites compete for world heritage status

Areas from Lincoln to the Lake District and sites of beauty and historical interest are among nearly 40 places which will compete to become World Heritage sites, it was announced today.

Warrington brought to life by record-breaking Riley

Crusaders 10 Warrington 30

Officer ignored 999 calls when he was with lover

A high-response police driver ignored emergency calls while having sex at his lover's house, a court heard today.

Another 650 jobs go at Lloyds

Lloyds Banking Group said today that it would axe another 650 jobs and shut a site in Nottingham as part of a raft of changes.

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