The debate was a place for serious discussion about serious matters, but social media picked up on some of the less serious details.Read the full story ›
A one-in-a-hundred-million albino lobster is to make his home at Sea Life Manchester. Theodore, as he's been named at the centre, was due to end up in a cooking pot before being spared that fate by Sea Life staff.
The lobster, which was found off the coast of Weymouth, has an absence of colour due to a lack of melanin. This extremely rare phenomenon causes the white colouring.
An artist has pinched the top of England's highest mountain, drawing a tongue-in-cheek response from Cumbria Tourism.Read the full story ›
Martina Heaney gave birth on Mother’s Day saying: “I’ve beaten everybody’s chocolates and flowers – I have a lovely baby instead!”Read the full story ›
Stacey Lee spent years looking for her mum after her parents split up when she was just two. After posting an appeal on Facebook she managed to find her in just hours.
Thousands of children will get to meet some of their favourite authors at a special event to mark World Book day. 98 schools across the North West are taking part and will get to chat to authors at Preston North End. Frank Cottrell Boyce, famous for scriptwriting as well as children'sbooks will be in attendance. Also Cressida Cowell, who's books How to Train a Dragon have been made into two successful Hollywood movies.
The charity Get Hooked on Fishing claims that fishing could play an important part in getting young people outside and active.Read the full story ›
A tiny Shetland pony, who yearned to look his visitors in the eye, has been given a periscope, thanks to a 3D printing firm in Stockport.Read the full story ›
One of the major figures of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake has been commissioned to "dazzle" a Mersey ferry.
The rather distinctive paint job is a joint project involving Tate Liverpool and other city art institutions.
The idea behind a dazzle paint scheme goes back to World War One to mislead the enemy.
Each ship's dazzle pattern was unique in order to avoid making classes of ships instantly recognisable to German U- boats and aircraft.
Cake lovers and enthusiasts will be heading to Manchester for the Cake International event. The show, which is on for three days at Event City, takes in all aspects including decorating, baking and sugar craft. Some of the world's top bakers will give tips on how to improve your own cakes and there's an intriguingly titled session called 50 Shades of Cake!