The Kirkup report found 11 babies and one mother died following "a lethal mix" of failures in a "seriously dysfunctional" maternity unit at Furness General Hospital.
Police are appealing for information after a house in Bolton was set on fire whilst an elderly couple slept inside.
The couple, aged in their 80s, were asleep in their home on Eldon Street, Tonge Moor, when they were awoken by the sound of their fire alarm at around 4am today.
They got out of bed to find the living room full of smoke and quickly managed to alert their neighbours by banging on the internal wall of the property.
With help from their neighbours, the couple were able to make it out of the property alive and were taken to Royal Bolton Hospital suffering the effects of smoke inhalation.
The couple are now safe and well and are being cared for by family members.
A joint investigation between police and the fire service is underway to establish the exact circumstances leading up to the fire.
Police say it's believed to be an isolated incident.
Ten men have been charged as part of an ongoing investigation to tackle child sexual exploitation in Rochdale.
The inquiry centres around sexual exploitation between 2005 and 2013 mainly in the Rochdale area.
The charges relate to offences committed against seven victims who were aged between 13 and 23 at the time of the abuse.
Assistant Chief Constable Ian Wiggett, said:
Police are hunting a man from Salford who has escaped from prison.
Connor Smith-Macphee, 21, was jailed for nine years in 2013 for conspiracy to rob, conspiracy to burglary, conspiracy to kidnap, possession of a firearm without authority and possession of a prohibited weapon.
He was recently re-categorised as a Category D prisoner and sent to Kirkham prison.
He fled the jail on February 22.
- Anyone with information about Smith-McPhee's whereabouts is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing woman from Oldham.
Alisha Khan, 19, was last seen at around 12.20am on Saturday 28th February 2015 at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
She has not been seen or heard from since.
She is described as mixed race, slim build, brown eyes and usually has long, dark hair but is believed to currently have blonde hair tied back in a ponytail. She was last seen wearing all black clothing, but is known to have a grey jacket and blue jeans with her.
Alisha is known to frequent the Dukinfield, Wythenshawe and Oldham areas of Manchester.
Detective Sergeant Simon Halliwell said:
The brother of Charlie Singh, a father-of-three who was killed in a shooting in Openshaw last year, will make an appeal on television as police try to find his killer.
This is an excerpt from this evening's BBC Crimewatch programme.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a motorist was dragged along the motorway in an effort to stop his van being stolen.
Police said the 28-year-old victim had pulled his vehicle over to help after seeing an overturned lorry on an M602 slip road just outside Salford, leaving his keys in the ignition - only for the lorry driver to jump into his van and drive off as he clung on.
The victim, who is in a critical condition, was dragged "for some distance" along the motorway before falling off and sustaining serious head injuries, Greater Manchester Police said.
A 43-year-old man is currently in custody in relation to the incident, and police are urging witnesses to come forward.
Detective Sergeant Julie Connor from Salford CID said: “We are keen to trace anyone who witnessed this incident and to recover the stolen VW Caddy van registration number DY14 FPN."