Technology giant Hewlett-Packard plans to cut more than 1,100 jobs at a number of UK sites in the new year including in Warrington.
Aftab Alam of Mayford Road, Levenshulme has been charged with murder. He is due before Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Police release post mortem results after a woman was found dead at her home in Levenshulme.
Two women stunned holidaymakers by stripping off at a Manchester Airport security have been convicted of public order offences by Trafford Magistrates.
Kelly Hadfield-Hyde, 50 and Ann Chadwick, 48 from Lancashire claimed staff ordered them to remove their belts and coats. But the friends, who'd earlier been drinking claim they were asked to remove all their clothes.
The women who were meant to be travelling to Malaga were later arrested and fined following a court case.
34 MPs voted against plans to begin the process of starting the rail project. They were debating whether or not to release funds to pay for surveys, buy property and compensate evicted residents. 350 voted in favour.
I understand Tory MP for Bury North David Nuttall voted against the government.
As the government celebrates signs of a continuing economic recovery, businesses here in the North West are being challenged to play their part by exporting more.
It's a call aimed at small firms in the region - it's estimated only around one in five of them sell their products abroad.
Potentially lucrative markets in China and India are being highlighted.
Ralph Blunsom has been to see two businesses in Cheshire which are already benefiting.
BAE Systems says it will consult unions on ending the production of the M777 howitzer at Barrow, which could put 200 jobs at risk.
The move comes after the delay of a potential sale of the weapons to India.
A company spokesman said the company would look to redeploy anyone who lost their jobs into its submarine business at the Barrow site, which is currently recruiting.
A556 Chester Road Northbound closed, queueing traffic due to lorry fire between A5034 Mereside Road (Bucklow Hill Traffic Lights) and M56 J8 (Tatton).
Residents and business owners near fracking sites have described why they have joined the Greenpeace legal challenge:
– Eve McNamara, a resident who lives near a site in Lancashire
I'm joining the legal block because fracking will be an absolute disaster for Lancashire. I hope sense will prevail and the industry will leave, so the North West can concentrate on renewable energy.
– Andrew Pemberton, a Lancashire dairy farmer
I'm supplying milk to 3,000 households, and if for any reason my water became contaminated, my business would be ruined and my livelihood destroyed, as well as the livelihoods of the 16 families who work for me. Fracking is dangerous and short-sighted. We should be keeping this gas in the ground.
– Karen Ditchfield, a resident near the Singleton site
My husband and I are joining the legal block because we're worried and frustrated about what's going on. No one has asked us if they can drill under our home and land. But this is not just about my life, it is my children's lives, and what we're leaving for people for years to come. More effort should be put into safer and longer-term energy sources.
The MP for Manchester Withington, John Leech has welcomed the announcement of an £800 million investment in Manchester Airport.
The investment comes as part of the City Deal policy which invests in business and employment opportunities for large cities outside London.
– John Leech MP for Manchester Withington
This is great news for south Manchester and it is estimated will bring in 16,000 more jobs to the Manchester area.
This reaffirms the government’s commitment to job creation.
The airport city adds to the 60,000 new jobs HS2 will bring to the area and go even further in bridging the North-South divide.
Since 2010 the Liberal Democrats in Government have helped to create 1.4m new private sector jobs in the UK and aim to create a million more by 2015.