A portrait bought in Cheshire for £400 which turned out to be a Van Dyck is expected to fetch up to £500,000 when it goes under the hammer.
The very first X Factor auditions will be held in Manchester today at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground
Manchester band James have released their first album in six years.
A heavyweight line up will be performing at this weekend's international music festival in Liverpool. 200 acts will be playing including home grown talent like Ian Broudie from the Lightning Seeds, The Farm and Marsha Ambrosius.
Other acts performing include Boy George, Shaggy and Kid Creole with events taking place at Sefton Park and St George's Hall.
Matt Cardle will be performing in Blackpool on Friday 22nd August as part of Blackpool's North Pier Live. Matt is probably most famous for winning X Factor in 2010 and has since had chart success with Liverpool's Mel C. Other artists on the bill include Janet Devlin, also from X Factor and James Smith from Britain's Got Talent.
An all-star cast is about to take it all off in Manchester.
'The Full Monty' stage show features plenty of famous faces, from Coronation Street's Rupert Hill, to former Hollyoaks and Eastenders actor Gary Lucy.
We went along to rehearsals to find out all about it.
Award-winning Stockport actor Danny Miller is returning to Emmerdale to reprise the role of Aaron Livesy - and will take centre stage in a major storyline.
Our Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore went to meet the star on set:
Hundreds of thrill seekers have tried out the latest new attraction in Liverpool. The UK's first city centre zip-wire launched in the city this weekend. It's nearly 1000 feet long and runs high above the city centre. Organisers say they're expecting thousands more to try it out whilst it's in town.
Robin Brown from Mellor Events gave us some statistics on the zipwire:
The UK's first city centre zip-wire launches in Liverpool this weekend. Thrill seekers will climb a 115 foot station on Church Street and fly over shoppers on a wire at speeds of up to 40mph.
– Tracie Crosbie, Liverpool BID Company
It’s going to be an amazing attraction for Liverpool and will add a real injection of excitement to our high street.
Comedian Peter Kay will be the main attraction at the big switch on in Blackpool later this month.
The Bolton funnyman will be joined by Little Mix and also veteran rockers texas who're celebrating 25 years in the music business
This year's illuminations will be over three nights with performances by Pixie Lott and Union J. And details are due to be announced about what new displays visitors can see this year at the resort.
The Coronation Street actor, Bill Roache, will be back on the cobbles and back on our screens tonight for the first time since he was cleared of historical sex abuse allegations.
The 82-year-old, who plays Ken Barlow, was unable to work on the soap while the court case was going on.
Tonight, fans will see his character return from Canada to find his family in tatters as son Peter sits in jail accused of murder.
Beatles fans are expected to pay out thousands of pounds for the chance to own the old front door from Sir Paul McCartney's childhood home.
The door, from the former Beatle's home in Forthlin Road, Liverpool, is up for auction as part of Christie's Out of the Ordinary sale on September 3 and is expected to fetch around £8,000.
McCartney's family moved to the council house in 1956 and it is where the band first rehearsed and where early hits including Love Me Do and I Saw Her Standing There were written.
The door was removed when the house was refurbished in 1978 and has passed through several hands before being offered for sale.
Ken Barlow returns to Coronation Street tonight.
The character returns from Canada and is shocked to find out that his son, Peter, is in prison for Tina McIntyre's murder