A mother from Wigan is in Westminster today as MPs debate continuing demands for an inquiry into the pregnancy-testing drug Primodos.
A former Royal Marine Commando from Merseyside was among the first to take part in a vigil marking the start of the Royal British Legion's annual fundraising campaign.
Pete Dunning from Wallasey, who lost both his legs when he was struck by a bomb in Afghanistan, was joined in his vigil, at the Cenotaph in central London, by pop star Joss Stone.
The watch was inspired by images of the repatriation of the Unknown Soldier in 1920, when guards kept a vigil at the coffin as a mark of respect.
The Isle of Man Constabulary will hold an amnesty for weapons next month.
The month-long amnesty will cover weapons such as firearms, ammunition, knives and swords.
Members of the public will be able to bring secured weapons and ammunition to the following police stations from November 1st:
- Police Headquarters, Douglas
- Ramsey Police Station
- Castletown Police Station
- Peel Police Station
For more information, call the Isle of Man Constabulary Firearms department on 631212.
Lights seized from cannabis farms are now helping grow ‘the right kind of grass’ after being donated to the groundsmen at Rochdale AFC.
The Manchester Evening News reports that the equipment has allowed staff to build a lighting rig to maintain the pitch’s problem areas - saving the Dale more than £60,000.
The two metre square rig, built using old five-a-side posts, will be used to help keep the Spotland playing surface lush and green in the goal mouths and around the tunnel.
Head groundsman Oli Makin approached Rochdale police to see if they could hand over the equipment, confiscated during raids on drugs factories in the area, after hearing that Nottingham police had done something similar for Notts County.
Almost 60 historic sites across the region are at risk of loss or decay according to English Heritage. They have offered almost 900- thousand pounds worth of grants in the past year - to help preserve landmarks across the North West. St Peter, Paul's and Philomena's Church at New Brighton was one of those to benefit.
It says those at risk include the Long Street Methodist Sunday School and Church in Middleton, Rochdale, by the innovative Manchester architect, Edgar Wood.
But the news is not all bad. The home of Victorian novelist, Elizabeth Gaskell, has been brought back to life following a lengthy campaign led by the Manchester Historic Buildings Trust.
On Merseyside the Stanley Dock was originally one of five inter-connected docks that helped to make Liverpool one of the greatest ports in the world. Now the grade II* listed North Warehouse has been converted into a hotel, with a conference centre in the former Rum Warehouse.
And the Grade II* listed Royal Insurance Building, which stood vacant for over 20 years, had suffered water penetration and theft. But developers with help from English Heritage and Liverpool City Council, have returned the Edwardian building to its original splendour.
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.