A man from Liverpool who got married at a Spam Museum says a love of the canned cooked meat has been in his family for generations.
Commuters are being warned to plan ahead and expect disruption today as staff on Northern Rail hold a one-day strike.
Most services are not expected to run and any that do operate, working to a revised timetable, will be extremely busy, Transport for Greater Manchester said.
All public transport and Greater Manchester’s roads are expected to be busier, especially at peak morning and evening times, with key commuter routes forecast to face the most pressure as people affected by the strike make alternative arrangements.
Numbers travelling will also likely increase as today marks the start of the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Transport for Greater Manchester, which is helping to co-ordinate the region’s response, has urged people to plan ahead and consider carefully their travel arrangements.
It is working to support Northern’s own customer communications effort and has created a special travel information page on its website at: tfgm.com/industrial-action
Boxing legend Freddie Roach stunned staff and customers when he dropped in at the Bury chippy run by the grandmother of Scott Quigg.
The Hall of Fame trainer was treated to fish, chips and mushy peas at Brandlesholme Chippy where he was served by Scott's gran, Sheila.
The American has been staying in Bury in the build-up to Quigg's fight with Romania's Viorel Simion at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
He has been training Quigg for the last 10 weeks at his famous Wild Card gym in Los Angeles.
Sadly for Scott, he was sent home to rest. His chippy tea must wait until after Saturday's showdown.
ITV Granada's Mike Hall caught up with Freddie and coach Gavin MacMillan over their fish supper.
- Video report by Elaine Willcox
Commuters are being warned of significant disruption tomorrow as Northern Rail workers walk out on strike for the third time. Unions claim they have strong public support in the dispute over plans to introduce driver only trains by 2020.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service says six engines and two aerial appliances remain on the scene of a large waste fire in Bury.
The roof of a warehouse has collapsed as a result of the blaze.
Firefighters are advising people to stay away from the Park Road area and to keep their windows and doors closed.
Accrington Stanley football club has stepped in to try to help save the life of one of their youngest fans.
4 year old Charlie Procter was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer last year.
He needs life-saving surgery in America - but his parents need to raise 250 thousand pounds for it.
They are now getting help from the club.
Victoria Grimes reports.