Leading illustrators in the world of Comic Art have donated their illustrations as postcards to Kendal's festival.Read the full story ›
Former star of Girls Aloud, Sarah Harding is a busy woman at the moment. Not only has she released some new music along with a new video but she's also making her debut on Coronation Street.
Sarah, who grew up in Stockport, is promising to make something of a grand entrance on the cobbles. She's playing the feisty Joni Preston and is gunning for Tracy Barlow when she discovers Tracey's been having an affair with her husband.
This year's Blackpool Illuminations will feature new light displays. The upgrade has been made possible thanks to two million pounds of funding from the Coastal Communities fund.
The illuminations will run from the 4th of September to the 8th of November. Below is a little taster of what will visitors will get to see.
Ken Dodd is a north west comedy legend. And now he's been honoured by his home city of Liverpool. Doddy's name has been added to the People's path at Liverpool Cathedral. And our reporter Adam McClean went along to witness a special day for one of our favourite comedians.
The Hallé have launched a "pay what you like concert", allowing music lovers to watch the orchestra, before deciding what to pay.Read the full story ›
Manchester's Whitworth Art Gallery is in the running for British architecture's highest accolade. The gallery was founded in 1889 and has recently undergone a multi- million pound transformation.
It has made it into the top six in the RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK's best new building. The winner will be announced later in the year.
Coronation Street will say an emotional farewell to one of its best loved characters tonight.
Viewers will see Deidre Barlow's husband Ken and best friend Liz carrying her coffin into church.
Actress Anne Kirkbride, who played the legendary character for 40 years, passed away earlier this year.
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen are expecting their third child, they have announced.Read the full story ›
Corrie's iconic Deirdre Barlow has been killed off following the death of the actress Anne Kirkbride.Read the full story ›
X Factor auditions will begin this week after the show was halted following the death of Simon Cowell's mother.
The music mogul will attend auditions on Wednesday and Thursday, a statement from Syco said. The first try-outs had been due to begin in Manchester today.
Announcing the death of 89-year-old Julie Cowell last night, his family said they were "heartbroken".
A family spokesman added: "We would like to thank the media for kindly respecting Julie's privacy throughout and we politely request continued privacy for the entire family at this particularly difficult time."