One of our busiest motorways is to close this evening, which could mean a weekend of problems for thousands of drivers.
The M56 is being shut near Manchester Airport while a new bridge is lowered into place.
United supporters are being urged to follow the official diversions for tomorrow's match at Old Trafford, and on Sunday, City fans are being warned to use alternative motorways for their game at Anfield.
Ralph Blunsom reports:-
Labour's controversial Pink Battle Bus came to Wirral today, as part of their election campaign to 'reach out to women.'
But opponents have described it as patronising.
Our political reporter Daniel Hewit has more details:
Greater Manchester has been handed £6 billion worth of health spending, in what the government is calling an historic day.
It's the first area in the country to get control of every penny it spends on health and social care.
News of the 'memorandum of understanding,' signed in Manchester today leaked earlier in the week.
So is it the start of local decisions taken by local people or the beginning of the end for our National Health Service?
Here's our correspondent, Matt O'Donoghue:
Manchester's Tyson Fury says he'll quit boxing if he somehow loses to Christian Hammer this weekend.
It's the kind of proclamation we're used to from the British and European heavyweight champion.
But could Tyson's tirades and tantrums be about to end?
David Chisnall can explain. A warning his report contains flash photography.
Everton FC have been drawn against Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Europa League.
They are the only British side left in the competition.
This comes after they comfortably finished the job against Young Boys last night.
They beat the Swiss 3-1 at Goodison Park, that's 7-2 on aggregate.
10 years after winning the Champions League on penalties, there was deja vu for Liverpool on their return to the Ataturk Stadium.
No repeat result though. Dejan Lovren's miss against Besiktas gave Liverpool their second European exit of the season.
A five-year old from Gorton in Manchester has been hailed a hero after dialling 999 when his mother suffered an epileptic fit.
Cameron Smith sent for an ambulance when mum Hayley collapsed and fell into a fireplace
The crews say he did a brilliant job as Amy Welch reports:
A man who stabbed a woman 15 times during a frenzied attack and left her for dead has been jailed.
Nazakat Ali of East Street, Rochdale pleaded guilty to attempted murder at Manchester Crown Square.
Today, he was sentenced to 14 years in prison.
The court heard that Nazakat and the victim were at an address on East Street, Wardleworth, when the pair started arguing.
Ali’s mother, who was also there, entered the sitting room where the two were arguing and saw that Nazakat was holding a knife.
She describes how both herself and the victim leapt up to try and remove the knife from his grasp, but they were unable to prevent the attack.
He viciously stabbed the victim multiple times in the head, neck, abdomen and upper body, severing her aortic artery, the main blood supply to the heart.
Ali then ran, leaving the victim lying in a pool of her own blood as his mother screamed for help.
The victim was rushed to hospital, where she underwent major surgery and was intensive care for several weeks.
International singing sensation Russell Watson is getting ready to entertain his local fans.
Known as "The Voice" if you looked at his photo collection you'd see snaps of him with the Queen and the Pope.
Just one one indication of how big an international star Russell has become.
Tim Scott's been to talk to him and, bizarrely, ended up shooting a few frames of pool: