A summit has been called in Liverpool in a bid to cut the number of deaths on the road, the council and emergency services taking part.
Two GP surgeries in the region have been criticised in a report by an NHS watchdog.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson hopesl a meeting with unions will mean an end to a strike that's left the city streets strewn with rubbish.
John Leech, the Liberal Democrat MP for Manchester Withington has been a leading figure in the campaign to pardon Alan Turing.
The gay computer pioneer was convicted of gross indecency in 1952, when homosexual acts were illegal in the UK.
Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon.
The mathematician from Wilmslow was convicted under homophobic laws in the 1950s.
Turing saved thousands of lives through his code breaking work in the Second World War.
Dr Turing, who died aged 41 in 1954 and is often described as the father of modern computing, has been granted a pardon under the Royal Prerogative of Mercy by the Queen following a request from Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.
For more, read: Centenary of the local inventor of the modern computer
Inspectors have revealed serious concerns about two GP surgeries in the north west.
Two of just nine surgeries criticised nationwide.
The health watchdog that carried out the inspections said the failings were so serious they could potentially affect thousands of people.
In one practice in Rochdale there was no oxygen, to use in the case of a patient emergency.
There also weren't enough qualified staff to ensure patient safety.
And at a surgery in Sale staff hadn't been checked for criminal records or received proper training.
Our correspondent Rob Smith reports
A report revealing GP surgeries that put patients health at risk includes two from our region.
One in Rochdale where there was no equipment - such as oxygen available - and one in Sale where staff hadn't been checked for criminal records.
Rob Smith reports.
GPs who are found to keep their practice in a poor condition can have "their registration taken off them", the author of a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into conditions in doctor's surgeries told Daybreak.
Professor Steve Field said some of the doctors who had run surgeries with rooms so dirty maggots were found, had already "given up practicing in those practices".
"We will not tolerate poor and dangerous care," he added.
Two GP surgeries in the region have been criticised in a report by an NHS watchdog. One in Rochdale where essential equipment - such as oxygen - was missing and one in Sale where staff hadn't been checked for criminal records.
Two buses, one funded by former Anfield stars, the other by the City Council. are being donated in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Children's charity Variety will send them to local groups helping disadvantaged children.
Daniel Hewitt talks to service personnel recovering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder when they return from the frontline.
A charity 'by veterans for veterans' has been set up in Liverpool.
The chairman of the consortium running the Sellafield nuclear site has described the task of the running of the site as "unprecedented."
Nuclear Management Partners today announced its intention to continue the management of the site until at least 2019.
– Tom Zarges, Chairman of Nuclear Management Partners
“The task at Sellafield is unprecedented.
"We have learnt an enormous amount about the challenges of the site and the areas that we need to focus on looking forward.
"We believe we are well placed to build on our progress to date and deliver improved performance in the next period.”