BBC news for Cheshire

Liverpool City Region agree on Metro Mayor's powers

Powers to be given to Liverpool City Region's Metro Mayor next year are agreed by the area's six councils.

Eleanor Rathbone: Liverpool-born Family Allowance pioneer celebrated

The woman who led the campaign for the creation of Family Allowance is celebrated with a new public artwork in her home city.

Liverpool University apartheid protest student awarded degree - 46 years late

A student, expelled from university for taking part in anti-apartheid demonstrations in 1970, is finally awarded an honorary degree.

Man jailed for harassing Labour MP Luciana Berger

A man who subjected a Jewish MP to an online campaign of anti-Semitic abuse is jailed for two years.

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Istanbul Besiktas: Stadium blasts kill at least 13 people - reports

Two explosions near a football stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, kill at least 13 people, reports say.

Islamic State fighters 're-enter ancient Palmyra' in Syria

IS fighters have re-entered Palmyra, nine months after losing the ancient Syrian city, activists say.

Nobel Peace Prize: Santos calls for 'rethink' of war on drugs

Colombia's president receives the Nobel Peace Prize and calls for a "rethink" on the war on drugs.

Trump presidency: Exxon's Rex Tillerson for top diplomat?

Exxon Mobil's Rex Tillerson meets President-elect Trump amid reports he will be secretary of state.

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