A hostage threatened by Islamic State militants has been identified as a "passionate" former taxi driver from Manchester who "took that extra risk" to deliver aid.
The wife of Alan Henning has said in a statement that she has received audio of him pleading for his life.
The Labour leader Ed Miliband delivered his main speech to the party faithful at their conference in Manchester.
But if Labour want to win back the keys to number ten they have to win some key seats in the North West.
Daniel Hewittwent to one North West seat that Labour needs to turn red again.
Police have been investigating after a man was found at an address in Lostock Hall with injuries which he later died from.
He was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The kidnapped aid worker Alan Henning is in even more danger, according to one of his relatives, after overnight airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. Speaking publicly for the first time, Alan's brother-in-law says he fears what will happen to him now.
The Salford cab driver, who's 47, was taken hostage as he travelled with an aid convoy last December. His plight was highlighted by Labour leader Ed Miliband today, who said it underlined the need to take action against IS.
We've been following the story of Ben Ashworth from Preston. The 35-year-old is undergoing chemotherapy for bowel cancer, and he's been told his condition is terminal.
But that hasn't stopped him running 5 marathons in 5 months for charity and he's gearing up for his sixth this weekend in Germany.
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Both Everton and Liverpool are on the road to Wembley on Tuesday night.
They join the Capital One Cup at the Round Three stage. Liverpool at home to Middlesbrough and Everton away at Swansea.
And both clubs are hoping to bounce back from disappointing defeats in the Premier League.
Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins is optimistic of success in the Road World Championships time-trial in Ponferrada on Wednesday.
Wiggins finished second to Germany's Tony Martin, the Olympic silver medallist, in Florence last year but is confident the 47.1-kilometre route favours his attributes this time around.
"I'm in better shape than last year," the 34-year-old Wiggins told BBC Sport.
"It's quite mountainous and suits me more than Tony. Every year I think this might be the year but you never know. That's why I like it."
Wiggins is joined in the race by Commonwealth Games champion Alex Dowsett.
The Londoner beat Dowsett to the British title in June and won a short Tour of Britain time-trial last weekend.
"This year's course is a lot different to last year's, which was long and flat," added Wiggins, who did not ride the Glasgow 2014 time-trial.
"You have to think more on this course. There's no room for error.
"You need to have enough in the tank for the end. It's challenging, a true test of the time trial."
Salford have continued their recruitment for 2015 with the signing of St Helens prop Carl Forster.
The 22-year-old made only one Super League appearance for Saints in 2014 after spending the first month of the season on loan to London Broncos.
"Pleased to announce the signing of another young, hungry rising star of the game," said Red Devils chairman Marwan Koukash on his Twitter account.
Dr Kay Metcalfe from Manchester University describes the impact a diagnosis of Angelman Syndrome can have on a family.