A masked gang used machetes and knives to hack an amateur cagefighter to death in a Bolton street.
The 39-year-old victim, named locally as Sebastian Zuchlinski, suffered two stab wounds to the body, plus deep cuts to his head, shoulder, and thigh.
It is understood one of his fingers was cut off, and the man’s girlfriend witnessed the attack.
A paralympic fencer is speaking out on the hate crime he has endured, to try to keep disabled people from being targeted.
Adrian Derbyshire, from Warrington, has suffered years of abuse on the streets. Now, for Hate Crime Awareness Week, he is working with police and officials on the best way to tackle such crimes. He has previously helped to teach schoolchildren about seeing people as individuals, rather than just disabilities.
A murder investigation's been launched underway after a woman died following a double stabbing in Bury. Police found the body of a 52-year-old with stab wounds at Woodward Close. She died later. An 80-year-old woman is critically ill in hospital . Police are questioning a 62-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.
Pensioners across Lancashire say they will be left stranded by planned cutbacks to dozens of bus services.
Key routes running to shopping centres and hospitals could be lost, as the county council withdraws subsidies amid government cutbacks. Officials insist they are trying to ensure the most vulnerable can still get out and about.