Police have issued images of offenders fleeing after robbing a jewellery store in Bolton.
It happened at 4.45pm on Friday 4 July 2015 at a jewellers shop on Newport Street, Bolton.
Four offenders, who were armed with axes and crowbars used two stolen motorbikes to carry out the raid.
They threatened staff before smashing glass cabinets and stealing a large amount of jewellery.
A passerby tried to knock the offenders off their bikes with a billboard. One of the men collided with the 66-year-old man, injuring him. He was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries but has since been discharged.
Peter Cushing, Metrolink Director at TfGM, said: "Late last night vandals damaged both a tram and the tracks near the St Werburgh's Road tram stop. This has led to one tram being damaged and another being stuck, blocking the tracks on the Airport and East Didsbury lines.
"Technicians have been on site since first light to start to move the tram and repair the tracks. However, because of the nature of the damage caused, we do not know how long this will take.
"In the meantime, passengers can use their tickets on alternative bus routes and get the latest information from the Metrolink website and Twitter feed.
"I'm disgusted by the behaviour that we saw last night and we will be working with the police to help them with their enquiries.
"I'd like to apologise to our passengers for the disruption caused by the vandalism, and reassure them that we are working as fast as we can to get all services running again."
Vandals are being blamed for a tram derailment overnight in Chorlton.
Metrolink say points were damaged at St Werburghs Road station, but the tram was going at a 'walking pace' when it came off the tracks.
There are no reports of any injuries to passengers.
Services are currently suspended between East Didsbury and Deansgate Castlefield and Cornbrook and Manchester Airport.
Engineers were at the station at first light and are working to repair the tram and damaged points.
The line is suspended until further notice and there is no estimate yet when services will start again.
Bored of looking down onto a drab 'grey' station Beetham Tower architect has designed himself a new view.
Ian Simpson who lives in the top two floors of the 47-storey building wanted to look out on a 'green oasis'.
Blocks of low-maintenance grass have been placed between the tracks to give Deansgate station a more natural appearance.
A man who was admitted to hospital in Liverpool yesterday to be tested for Ebola has been cleared, as tests came back negative for the deadly virus
The patient - who has a history of travelling to western Africa, became unwell in North Wales and was rushed to Liverpool in an ambulance.
The Royal was one of four UK hospitals placed on Ebola standby last year amid growing concerns the disease could reach the UK
A Champion kick boxer has been jailed for raping one young woman and sexually assaulting another.
Anthony Richardson, of Stockport, Greater Manchester, who won the ISKA British light heavyweight title, committed the offences while addicted to cocaine.
Just days after the successful bout last December he was arrested.
The dad-of-two, 35, was jailed for six and a half years and was told he must serve at least three.
Richardson was well thought of in kick boxing circles and helped train youngsters but his career is now in ruins.
After the hearing the family of one of the victims hit out at the length of his sentence, saying: “It is not long enough, he got let off lightly. They try and make them (the court) feel sorry for them.
“He will only do half of it. But his career is over, he’ll never do kick boxing again.”
Richardson, who apologised after both attacks, was arrested after one of his victims told her family about it.
In a victim impact statement one of the women said: “It has taken away my happiness and turned me into someone I don’t know. It has taken away all that is possible. It has ruined my life.”
Defending, Rachel Shenton said her client had an ‘exceptional level of remorse’ and even praised his behaviour.
She said: “In many ways the conduct of Mr Richardson since the offences has been exceptional. He did not wish to explore the merits of a trial.
“At the time of these offences he was addicted to cocaine, he was choosing to have alcohol as well. He accepts he behaved as a different man through drink and drugs.
“He has achieved a degree of local celebrity, he has twice been national champion Thai boxer, he has won a lot of medals and trophies.
It was said Richardson, of Florist Street, Shaw Heath, had sought help for his cocaine addiction. He was given six years jail for the rape and six months for the sexual assault.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue are still tackling a fire at a recycling centre on Accrington Road in Burnley.
Firefighters from across East Lancashire were called to the site at 9.40pm last night. Eight fire engines, a cherry picker and a hazardous materials unit were dispatched as flames engulfed a pile of tyres.
The fire is now under control, three fire engines remain at the site this morning and Accrington road remains closed until further notice.
Liverpool Council wants to know what its residents think of the city's parks and open spaces. The results will feed into a wider Open Space Study - to improve provisions where residents think they're lacking. The Liverpool Parks and Open Space User Feedback Survey can be found atwww.liverpool.gov.uk/parkssurvey and will run until Friday 28 August.
Two metrolink links are closed this morning after a derailment at St Werburgh's Road.
The incident happened sometime last night and means that the Manchester Airport and East Didsbury lines will be suspended until further notice.
More updates when we have them.