BBC news for Cheshire

'Smoke smell' forces flights to land at UK airports

Airlines British Airways, Flybe, Easyjet and Auringy say the smells are linked to weather conditions.

Huyton shooting: James Meadows' family pays tribute to shot teenager

James Meadows described by his family as a "devoted, loving, kind-hearted and generous" teenager.

Wirral Council 'needs £25m' to avert child care crisis

The authority has more than 810 looked after children, twice the national average, warns councillor.

Vauxhall: Union calls for support to protect jobs

Unite says the government should support the car industry through the Brexit process.

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Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk as Kurds flee

Iraqi forces take over key buildings three weeks after a Kurdish independence referendum.

Two Catalan separatists in Spanish custody

A Spanish judge orders the detention of two Catalan pro-independence leaders accused of sedition.

Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in car bomb attack

Government critic Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in an attack the PM calls "barbaric".

Syria war: US-backed forces 'control' Raqqa

The Syrian Democratic Forces says only a few dozen Islamic State militants remain in the city.