Email leak reveals Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre general manager suspendedRead the full story ›
The Labour mayoral candidates for Greater Manchester and Liverpool are calling for the prime minister to honour pledges to invest in high speed rail services.
Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram challenged Theresa May to follow through with plans for HS2, a fast route between London, the Midlands and the North and HS3, a fast route between Manchester and Leeds.
Andy Bonner reports:
Greater Manchester calls for UK to host World Expo in 2025. A suitable site in Tameside has been identified as a suitable location.Read the full story ›
Ashton-under-Lyne MP Angela Rayner is calling on the government to eliminate pregnancy-related discrimination in the workplace.
New research has found more than one in 10 pregnant women and new mothers reported being dismissed or forced out of their job.
MPs on the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee called for a German-style system which would ban employers from making women redundant during and after pregnancy except in specific exceptional circumstances.
The committee also called for a "substantial" cut in the £1,200 fee for women taking a pregnancy-related discrimination case to an employment tribunal.
Simon Rogan's L'Enclume restaurant in Cumbria has been named best in the UK in the 2017 Good Food Guide for the fourth year running.Read the full story ›
What impact is Chinese investment having in the North West?
Following President Xi Xinping's historic visit last year, Chinese investors have began to pour billions into Manchester.
But, as more and more Chinese citizens buy property in the city, there are concerns rents will rise and outprice locals.
Our political correspondent Daniel Hewitt has been investigating:
The Duke of Westminster is one of the biggest landowners in the UK, but he is outranked by a number of famous organisations.Read the full story ›
Liverpool has been chosen as the new Northern headquarters for one of the world’s most renowned medical institutions – The Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
The investment deal is being hailed as more proof of a committment to the Northern Powerhouse championed by former Chancellor George Osborne.
It will be the RCP's first centre of excellence outside London. Liverpool’s successful bid will see the RCP become the first anchor tenant of the Mayor of Liverpool’s £1bn flagship scheme to establish a world leading medical and scientific research hub. Its hoped it will lead to the creation of thousands of highly skilled jobs in the region.
HS2 must be scrapped says the TaxPayers' Alliance. They say it could cost almost £90 billion and is unlikely to be completed on time. .Read the full story ›
Businesses in Chester are staying open later on Thursdays throughout the summer to encourage people to shop and eat out after work.Read the full story ›