Schools in the North of England need "urgent attention", according to a report by Northern Powerhouse think tankRead the full story ›
Hundreds of people were queuing to get into high street stores in Manchester and at the Trafford Centre this morning.
Some had even camped overnight in order to be one of the first people in the stores.
See below just some of those eager shoppers:
Thousands of people are due to hit the Boxing Day sales across the North West today with reports of even some people camping out at large shopping centres such as the Trafford Centre.
However, a recent survey by Barclaycard says that shoppers enthusiasm has dropped this year for the sales with only 23% of Britons heading out compared to last year's 32%.
The government has announced the second phase of the HS2 rail service will connect Crewe to Manchester.Read the full story ›
Judge at Blackburn family court says only wealthy people can afford to ask senior judges to consider their cases.Read the full story ›
There are calls for the North West to unite and ensure its voice is heard during the Brexit negotiations.
The region's local authorities are being urged to form a single team who will campaign to represent our needs when the UK meets Europe at the negotiating table.
Think-tank IPPR North says the region lacks a coherent, united voice - unlike London and Scotland.
The claim is supported by Leigh MP Andy Burnham, the prospective Labour candidate for mayor of Greater Manchester, who is calling for the north to have "a seat at the table".
An initiative which gives people funds to pay for energy alongside emergency food, has now helped thousands across the Wirral.Read the full story ›
The number of people who own their own home in the North West has fallen to it's lowest level for 30 years, with the biggest drops in Greater Manchester and Merseyside.
Housing charity Shelter say spiralling rents mean young people simply can't save enough to buy their first home.
And there's a warning from one think tank that Greater Manchester could see a housing crisis like that in London.
Mel Barham has more.
A major campaign has been launched to secure £1bn of rail improvements.Read the full story ›
Britain's first plastic banknote will be showcased at Bury Market today. The new fiver will be rolled out in September.Read the full story ›