BBC news for Cheshire

Teresa Wishart: Man admits murder of woman, 80

A 51-year-old man has pleaded guilty to murdering 80-year-old Teresa Wishart but denied raping her.

Man found in St Helens garden died from stab wounds

The man who died is formally identified as Robert Sempey, 37, from Newton-le-Willows.

Vauxhall: Unite union chief in 'frank exchange' with PSA

Union leader Len McCluskey and the boss of the car company's owner PSA say Monday's talks were "frank".

Grand National champion loses photos in car park fire

Bob Champion said photos he was taking to his publisher were destroyed in the Liverpool Echo Arena fire.

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US shutdown to end as Senate strikes deal

The US government shutdown is set to end after the US Senate reached temporary budget deal.

Pope Francis sorry for upsetting abuse victims

Pope Francis apologises for "hurting" sex abuse victims whom he accused of slandering a Chilean bishop.

Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel

Ancient fragments written in code reveal new details about an ancient Jewish sect.

Syria offensive: Turkish troops 'capture villages' in Afrin

Turkey's president vows to "sort out" a Kurdish-held area on the third day of a military offensive.