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Thursday 24 March 2011
Around 50 people were evacuated from their homes early today after a suspected gas explosion, police said.
Monday 21 March 2011
Sunday 20 March 2011
It is time to start taking Harlequins' play-off credentials very seriously indeed. The 27-16 victory on 11 March at St Helens' temporary home in Widnes was their fourth win in five games this season. While their coach, Rob Powell, is not getting carried away, he knows they have already exceeded many people's expectations for their season.
Friday 18 March 2011
Bob Greaves was the most famous television face in the North-West through the 1970s and 80s. Everybody knew him. Wherever he went, people wanted to shake his hand or simply shout out his name. He always responded with a smile and a chirpy quip. In a street research study a staggering 96 per cent of people in the region could name him from a photograph.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
Video footage from the town of Otsuchi where some 12,000 people out of a population of 15,000 have disappeared.
Thursday 10 March 2011
Macclesfield and Wycombe have been hit with £9,000 fines by the Football Association following their ugly brawl in the npower League Two fixture at Moss Rose last month.
Sunday 06 March 2011
Warrington moved up to third in Super League with an attacking display that was sparked by an 18-year-old, Rhys Evans. The blond Welsh centre was instrumental in the Wolves taking a first-half lead they were never to lose, scoring a try and setting one up.
Monday 28 February 2011
Everton striker Louis Saha has escaped unharmed after crashing his Ferrari on a country road. The 32-year-old was driving his blue Ferrari 458 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, shortly before 9pm last night when he lost control of the car and collided with a fence.
Saturday 26 February 2011
Saturday 12 February 2011
The phrase "hurry while stocks last" is so trite that it would be easy to ignore the clamour for 2009 Burgundy if there weren't a risk of being crushed in the stampede for it.
Sunday 06 February 2011
Friday 28 January 2011
Charlie Gilmour, the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, has been charged with violent disorder and the theft of a mannequin leg following the student fees protest in London on 9 December. The Cambridge University student is one of three people charged in relation to the protest and will go before the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on 10 February.
Friday 28 January 2011
Danny Cculthorpe is being given the chance by Widnes to revive his career after more than a year out of action. The former Wigan prop was released by Bradford without playing a game for them, because of an infection that set in after a back operation.
Monday 24 January 2011
The celebrated Spike Island show by the Stone Roses is to be immortalised in a new movie. The 1990 concert was a high point in the indie rock band's career, with nearly 30,000 people flocking to the outdoor gig near Widnes, Cheshire. It will be the backdrop for a film being made by Tom Green, director of Channel 4's Misfits.
Tuesday 11 January 2011
A former golf club captain who swindled thousands of pounds in benefits avoided jail today.
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