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Continental Tyres Cup: Reading Women 1-1 Everton Ladies (4-3 pens)

Reading Women reached the Continental Cup semi-finals for the first time by beating Everton Ladies on penalties.

Reading had the better of the chances inside 90 minutes, with Remi Allen having a shot cleared off the line.

Kirsty Linnett fired in the opener from 25 yards out in the ...

2017-12-16 23:39 open_in_new
Wellington Albert: Widnes Vikings sign PNG Hunters prop

Widnes have signed PNG Hunters prop Wellington Albert.

The 23-year-old helped Papua New Guinea to the quarter-finals of this year's World Cup.

He is the second PNG international to join Widnes this month after second-row Kato Ottio.

"Wellington is big, dynamic and carries the ...

2017-12-16 16:21 open_in_new
How much do we really value our children?
Constructing sentences, using the toilet, holding a pencil - all skills that our children are expected to have when they start school. But the latest figures from the Department of Education suggest a third of youngsters in the North West of England are not hitting those milestones on time. ...
2017-12-15 20:07 open_in_new
Claudia Walker: Everton Ladies striker ruled out by hamstring surgery

Everton Ladies striker Claudia Walker will miss the rest of the Women's Super League season after requiring surgery on a hamstring injury.

Walker, 21, suffered the tear during a training match.

The England Under-23 international had played in five of Everton's top-flight games so far ...

2017-12-15 19:05 open_in_new
Adam Ellison death: Family says Christmas will be 'non-event'

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The family of a stabbing victim have said Christmas will be a "non-event" ...

2017-12-15 18:03 open_in_new
Hillsborough officer not charged over horse burn claims

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A mounted officer and a police worker who claimed Liverpool fans burned a ...

2017-12-15 15:59 open_in_new
Cheshire's small police stations 'could move to community buildings'

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Most small police stations in Cheshire could be moved to nearby public ...

2017-12-15 15:59 open_in_new
Man tipped from wheelchair in Wirral park camera theft

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A man who was tipped out of his wheelchair by thieves who stole his ...

2017-12-14 18:55 open_in_new
Liam Livingstone: Lancashire captain signs contract extension

Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone has extended his contract with the Division One club to 2021.

The 24-year-old succeeded Steven Croft as captain of the side in November ahead of the 2018 season, having scored 805 runs in the Championship in 2017.

Livingstone, who has played two ...

2017-12-14 13:45 open_in_new
Liverpool to bid for 2022 World Gymnastics Championships

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Liverpool is to bid to host the 2022 World Gymnastics Championships, the ...

2017-12-14 09:37 open_in_new
Sam Cook: Man charged over fatal Liverpool stabbing

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A man has been charged with murder after a 21-year-old was stabbed in a ...

2017-12-14 05:11 open_in_new
Man jailed for life for Liverpool stab murder

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A man has been jailed for murdering a 36-year-old man who was stabbed in ...

2017-12-13 16:49 open_in_new
Arriva North West bus strikes: Unions accept pay deal

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A series of bus strikes planned in the run-up to Christmas have been ...

2017-12-13 08:33 open_in_new
Sam Cook: Man held over 21-year-old's stabbing death

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 21-year-old who was ...

2017-12-13 08:33 open_in_new
Row over 'smell of cannabis' police stops

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A row has broken out over guidance given to police in England and Wales ...

2017-12-12 19:59 open_in_new
Ashes: Ben Duckett incident 'not malicious' says James Anderson

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England bowler James Anderson says Ben Duckett pouring a drink over him in a Perth bar was "not malicious" and a "bit of a non-event".

England Lions batsman Duckett, 23, was ...

2017-12-12 15:51 open_in_new
Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

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Egyptian Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017.

Following a record number of votes, the Liverpool star won ahead of Gabon's Pierre-Emerick ...

2017-12-12 08:33 open_in_new
Keith Chegwin: Television presenter dies aged 60

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Veteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin has died aged 60 after a long illness, ...

2017-12-11 16:51 open_in_new
Countess of Chester Hospital starts patient tagging

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Patients, staff and equipment are being tagged in a drive to speed up ...

2017-12-11 16:51 open_in_new
Champions League draw: Chelsea face Barcelona, Tottenham face Juventus

Chelsea have been drawn against Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Tottenham will face Italian champions Juventus.

Premier League leaders Manchester City will play Switzerland's FC Basel, Manchester United face La Liga side Sevilla and Liverpool take on Portugal's FC ...

2017-12-11 13:45 open_in_new
Regions divided over Christmas costs

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People in less affluent parts of the country spend more as a proportion ...

2017-12-11 08:31 open_in_new