Many of us speak with an accent.
What is it that makes voices here in the North West so different to the rest of the country?
You only have to travel a few miles down the road to hear a big difference in the way people speak.
Adam McClean reports on the sounds of this part of the world through the work of local poets.
A little girl received the biggest applause of the night when she took to the catwalk at a Help for Heroes fashion show.
Little Maya Turner, from Burscough, Lancashire, was the star of the show because her quick thinking probably saved save the life of her mum, Michelle.
A barmaid from Stockport is still sweeping up five days after her dog Yogi decided to destroy a feather cushion while she was out at work.
Sophie Robinson shared video of the scene on social media where it's going viral.
A Lancashire bin man is retiring today after 44 years on the job.
David Bradshaw has clocked up nearly 200,000 miles on foot collecting rubbish in the Ribble Valley. He says it will be strange not seeing his workmates:
Most of us probably dream of going on holiday abroad at some point in our lives. But we met the woman who has just celebrated her 100th birthday - and has never set foot outside the Isle of Man.
Bessie Horne has never had a passport. Never gone on a foreign holiday. Never boarded a plane or a ship, despite her late husband being in the Merchant Navy, where he went off traveling the globe. All the while, Bessie was happy to stay at home.
Sadly she can't really speak much now, but Helen McKenna went to meet her and her family to find out just what it is about the island she loves so much:
Mink the 9 year old Bearded Collie is proving to be the star pupil at Winstanley College near Wigan. She's become an instant hit at the college as she tours classrooms and corridors bringing a smile to the faces of stressed out students. Mink belongs to Geography teacher Robynne Wood.
A father of two daughters couldn't stand by and do nothing when hesaw a young woman in tears.
Grace Dennis, a student at Liverpool John Moore's University, wasdistraught after losing her train ticket back to the North West on a visit toLondon.
Luckily though - help was at hand.
Tim Scott now reports:
Ranvir Singh will be inaugurated as the new Chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire at a special ceremony to be held at Preston Guild Hall.
Ranvir was brought up in Preston, and studied journalism at the university.
She is now known to millions as a presenter on Good Morning Britain, ITV Evening News and News at Ten, and the Tonight programme.
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