Manchester's historic Town Hall is in need of a facelift costing at least £250-million.
The Grade one listed building opened in 1877, and is considered a masterpiece of Victorian architecture. So how will it be paid for?
Our reporter Andrew Fletcher went to find out:
With more heavy rain forecast North West communities are warned to prepare for flash flooding.Read the full story ›
The government is failing to protect communities at risk of flooding, according to a new report.
Parts of Cumbria and Lancashire were left devastated by floods in December 2015 and early this year.
The Environmental Audit Committee say it isn't good enough for the government to react to flooding events as they occur. Mary Creagh is the committee chair.
Water engineers have been forced to request police escorts following a spate of fire hydrants being set off in soaring temperatures.Read the full story ›
Ten beaches across the North West of England will be flying flags that tell the public they are among the best beaches in the country.Read the full story ›
A nightmare neighbour shouted abuse at a dad and kept him awake with loud music, but rather than evict him housing bosses moved his victim.Read the full story ›
More pictures of the bridge that has collapsed next to Barton Bridge on the M60 have been released.
The bridge consists of four huge pillars that were supporting a platform. It is believed the platform was being lowered this morning at 9.30am when it collapsed. No injuries were reported.
Astonishing before and after pictures show the scale of the collapsed bridge that was supposed to eventually carry a dual carriageway over the Manchester Ship canal.
Witnesses reported hearing a loud bang and said it felt as if there was an “earthquake” in the area.
It appears a concrete platform being constructed between four 31-metre (93ft) high pillars fell to the ground on Monday morning.
The structure is part of a new lifting bridge which will carry a new dual carriageway over the Manchester Ship Canal, joining the Trafford Centre on one side to Salford.
Reports are coming in of a major structural collapse at the construction site for a new road near the Barton Bridge.Read the full story ›
The new structure that is being built next to Barton Bridge and the Chill Factore, has reportedly collapsed. The structure is a bridge that is currently being built next to the M60. More to follow.