A 49-year-old man suffered serious head injuries after he was hit with a piece of wood outside Agecroft cemetary in Salford.
The attack took place around 3pm on Friday August 29 just after Paul Massey's funeral. Hundreds of people had lined the streets outside the cemetery to pay their respects to the man formely known as Salford's "Mr Big".
Paul Massey, 55, was shot dead at his homelast month by a masked gunman over his alleged involvement in organised crime.
The victim of the assault was taken to Salford Royal hospital were he remains in a stable condition.
Knowsley Safari Park on Merseyside is asking visitors to become wildlife explorers for a day. Staff want visitors to help them count and discover which species are living right on the doorstep. Its called the Knowsley Safari BioBlitz 2015 and a team of experienced naturalists and wildlife watchers need help to find and identify as many different species of birds, bugs, plants and beasties as they can.
The BioBlitz takes place today and tomorrow.
Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn brings his campaign to be Labour leader to Manchester later. His supporters are staging a rally at the Sheridan Suite on Oldham Road. Mr Corbyn is favourite to win the vote. The Islington MP has been ahead in the polls. The results are announced on September 12th and other contenders are Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall.
Manchester's famous Pride parade takes place later. Thousands are expected to throng the streets of the city centre for the procession headed by North West-born actor Sir Ian McKellen. Alesha Dixon is one of the stars who'll be there along with Atomic Kitten and Danii Minogue. Motorists are warned the city centre will be extremely busy.
A charity bike ride is being staged by people who know first hand the value of the money they're raising.
The cycle for Kidneys for Life is being staged by people who've received transplants as well as their surgeons and those who've donated organs.
They're riding from London to Paris, as Andrew Fletcher reports:
He was man who was dubbed the "Mr Big" of Salford.
But hundreds of mourners have turned out today for the funeral in the city of Paul Massey.
The 55 year was shot at his home last month.
Ralph Blunsom reports:
An exchange project between young musicians from Liverpool and South Africa comes to fruition this weekend.
The two groups have been hard at work in a recording studio putting the finishing touches to three songs they've written together.
They'll all be performed this weekend at the Liverpool International Music Festival.
Tim Scott reports:
Funded by The National Lottery and The British Council, it's hoped this sceme be just the first of many similar collaborations in the future.
Manchester's 25th Pride is underway.
The four day festival will see tens of thousands of people hit the city.
This year's parade will be led by Sir Ian McKellen.
Tony caught up with the celebrated actor and asked how important the event had become to him:
Blackpool singer Susan Price had the X Factor judges - and the crowd - lost for words with her audition performance.
Susan, who was born in Manchester but has lived in the Lancashire resort for 30-years put on an unforgettable show of 2Unlimited's 1992 hit.
- The X Factor: Starts Saturday 29 August at 8pm on ITV