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Michael Adebolajo, who is accused of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, has begun giving evidence at the Old Bailey.
Adebolajo is in the witness stand for the start of the defence case.
He denies murdering Middleton soldier Lee Rigby.
An inquiry is under way after three people died in a house fire.
Two bodies were recovered from the address in Heaton, Bolton, while a woman was taken to hospital but died a short time later from burns.
A joint investigation by Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has been launched to ascertain the cause of the blaze early today.
A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said three fire crews were sent to the scene of the blaze at the semi-detached house following a call at 2.03am.
The fire was put out but its cause is not yet known, she added.
– Greater Manchester Fire Service
Just before 2.20am, police were called by the fire service following a blaze at a house on Albert Road West, Heaton, Bolton.
"A woman was taken to hospital but died a short time later of burns.
"Following a search of the house, a further two bodies were discovered.
"The flames have since been extinguished.
"A joint investigation has now been launched between police and fire to establish how the fire started and identify the bodies."
The latest version of BAe's Typhoon fighter jet - manufactured and built in Lancashire - has begun flight tests.
The combat aircraft, known as Tranche 3, is built at Warton with parts manufactured at nearby Samlesbury.
The first Tranche 3 has been produced for the RAF by the Eurofighter consortium and assembled by BAE Systems.
British Single Seat aircraft no.116took to the skies for the first time with pilot Nat Makepeace in the cockpit.
Blackburn Rovers striker DJ Campbell has been arrested as part of a football spot-fixing investigation, his club has confirmed.
The 32-year-old is one of six people detained in an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) after it acted on information passed by the Sun on Sunday newspaper.
In a statement, Blackburn Rovers FC said: "Following reports in today's national media, Blackburn Rovers can confirm that striker DJ Campbell has been arrested.
"The club will be making no further comment on what is now an ongoing legal matter."
TV viewers could tonight see a Liverpool Cathedral choirboy perform for royalty.
11 year old Jack Topping, who's debut single is tipped to become Christmas number one, opens this year's Royal Variety Show in front of Prince Charles.
It can be seen on ITV tonight from 7.30.
A Liverpool firm has just returned from Bethlehem after decorating the city's iconic 55 foot Christmas tree.
It's the second year staff from the Christmas Decorators store in Wavertree have been asked to decorate the tree, which stands by the manger where Jesus is said to have been born.
One lane closed and heavy traffic due to accident on M6 Southbound between J27 A5209 (Standish) and J26 M58 / A577 (Orrell Interchange). Matrix sign set to 40 mph.
One lane closed and slow traffic due to multi-vehicle accident on M60 clockwise between J27 A626 / A560 / B6104 (Portwood Roundabout) and J1 A5145 (Stockport Pyramid).