A minicab company in the town at the centre of one of Britain's biggest grooming scandals is sending white drivers at the request of customers.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will be reprimanded by manager Brendan Rodgers after swapping shirts with Real Madrid's Pepe with his side 3-0 down at half-time.
An exciting collection of Egyptian artefacts dating back 5- thousand years is being revealed to the public after being hidden away in storage for 40 years.
The collection belonged to Liverpool adventurer Anne Goodison and was acquired in the late 1800s. Around 1000 pieces were collected on trips to Egypt before the tomb of Tutankhamen was discovered. They are attracting much interest from experts.
Anne's treasure trove goes on display in a special gallery at the Atkinson in Southport.
A mother from Wigan is in Westminster today as MPs debate continuing demands for an inquiry into the pregnancy- testing drug Primodos.
Now off the market, it's manufacturers are denying that it caused babies to have deformities at birth.
Marie Lyon's daughter Sarah was one of hundreds affected... and is demanding answers:
The inquest into the death of a teenager who was mauled by dogs in Wigan will begin today.
14-year-old Jade Anderson died last year after she was attacked by four dogs at a house in Atherton.
The hearing at Bolton Coroner's Court is expected to last two days.
Many police forces are rightly proud of their dog units, none more so than Lancashire Constabulary, which has trained dogs for police work since 1948.
Today the animals who fell in the line of duty, and those who passed away after retiring, get a dedicated memorial. Our correspondent Rob Smith reports:
A drunken man who was arrested in Manchester demanded an interpreter after telling police he would only speak in Welsh. Officers spent four hours trying to find a Welsh language expert to deal with the man, 26, who could speak perfectly good English.
But they failed to find a translator and had to let him go without charge.
Officers went onto Twitter to blast the "difficult and time-wasting" prisoner who was arrested at 2am for a public order offence in Sackville Street, Manchester.
Their official tweet said: "Drunk and disorderly - despite speaking English in custody, insisted on Welsh interpreter which we struggled to find.
"And no, it's not a dig at the Welsh, just frustration and feeling that someone was being difficult needlessly."
The un-named man was bailed to return to the police station when sober and he accepted an £80 fixed penalty fine - written in English.
Earlier this month there was widespread shock and distress when the statue of Eric Morecambe on the Lancashire seafront was damaged.
An attempt was made to saw through one of Eric's legs and the statue had to be removed for repair.
Our reporter Vicky Grimes was in Morecambe today as the sculptor who created it met Eric's son Gary to assess the damage:
Living everyday life in a wheelchair can be challenging enough - but how about when you fancy going to an art gallery or museum?
Well, here's some good news. Four of our region's top tourist attractions, have been named in the top 10 nationwide for having the best wheelchair access.
Other venues like Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry and Chester Zoo are in the top 50.
But as our correspondent Ann O'Connor found, that doesn't mean ''job done'':