A hostage threatened by Islamic State militants has been identified as a "passionate" former taxi driver from Manchester who "took that extra risk" to deliver aid.
The wife of Islamic State hostage Alan Henning has appealed for the release of a "peaceful and selfless man".
ITV News has obtained previously unseen pictures of the 47 year old, hours before he was kidnapped in Syria last December.
Police say the A577 Manchester Road is closed in both directions due to a serious fire at a tyre yard between Dobson Parkway and Makerfield Way.
It's affecting traffic heading past The Amberswood Tavern between Wigan and Westhoughton.
An elderly couple whose bodies were found in their home died from multiple stab wounds, a post-mortem examination found.
Police discovered the bodies of a 73-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman in a property in Toxteth, Liverpool, on Friday morning.
A 46-year-old man who was later arrested on suspicion of the murders in Rainhill has now been sectioned, Merseyside Police said.
The incident is thought to have been domestic-related and detectives are not seeking anyone else in connection with the matter.
Runners, joggers and walkers have turned the runway red at Manchester Airport to raise funds for two special charities.
The autumn fun runners followed a four kilometre route around the perimeter of the UK's third largest airport.
The event was in aid of Flying Start, British Airways' global charity partnership with Comic Relief UK, and Medcare, Manchester Airport's supported charity at the Wellspring Children's Medical Centre in Kamutuuza, Uganda.
Participants were asked to wear something red and to raise a minimum of £25 in order to take part.
They were joined at the start line and during the run by a number of famous faces.
Greater Manchester Police are investigating after three people were taken ill at a Bolton nightclub.
Police say they were called to the Royal Bolton Hospital in the early hours of this morning (Sunday) following reports that two men and a woman had been admitted suffering from the effects of drug ingestion.
The three had been at the La Spatule club on Bradshawgate in Bolton town centre.
Initial inquiries have established the three people may have inhaled nitrous oxide and, as a result, suffered a bad reaction.
The trio have been treated in hospital and are now recovering well.
A health and safety investigation is being launched after a toddler suffered serious head injuries after falling from a hotel balcony in Liverpool.
The two year old was taken to hospital after the fall from a mezzanine balcony in the lobby at the Hilton hotel in Thomas Steers Way.
Merseyside Police say the boy remains in a "serious condition".
Police are continuing to question twelve people after a brawl involving up to 500 youths broke out in Blackpool.
Police were pelted with missiles, including cans, as they responded to reports of disorder in Bank Hey Street and Victoria Street on Friday night.
Three officers received minor injuries with police eventually bringing the situation under control after an hour.
Twelve people, aged 13 to 22, have been arrested for a variety of public order offences.
The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has pleaded with Islamic State militants not to "allow the world to see a man like Alan dying".
Ina statement released through the Foreign Office, Mr Henning's wife Barbara said she has sent messages to IS urging them to release her husband but has received no response.
The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has called on "the people of the Islamic State to see it in their hearts to release my husband", describing him as a "peaceful, selfless man".