A six-year-old from Manchester has drawn up a wish list of things she would like to see before she loses her sight completely.
Victim support groups in Liverpool are highlighting the emotional impact of burglary on children.
Surgeons have implanted a mini-telescope into the eye of a great grandmother to restore her sight. Joan Gill, from Cheshire, can see again.
Reports of one lane blocked due to accident on M60 anticlockwise between J15 M61 (Swinton Interchange) and J13 A572 / A575 / B5211 (Worsley).
Reports of one lane blocked and queueing traffic due to accident on M6 Northbound between J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Matrix sign set to 40 mph
A41 Rock Ferry / New Ferry Bypass Southbound closed due to accident, two vehicles involved between B5136 New Chester Road / Campbeltown Road (Cammel Laird Roundabout) and B5136 New Chester Road / Bolton Road East / Bolton Road.
M60 anticlockwise lane closed on entry slip road due to broken down vehicle at J1 A5145 (Stockport Pyramid)
Two lanes closed due to shed load of washing-up liquid and accident, lorry and a car with trailer involved on M6 Northbound between J35 A601(M) Carnforth and J36 A590 (Kirkby Lonsdale).
Five helpings of fruit and vegetables a day may not be enough, new research suggests.
Seven portions every day could have a more protective effect, experts said.
The NHS recommends that every person has five different 80g portions of fruit and vegetables a day. The suggested intake, based on World Health Organisation guidance, can lower the risk of serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity, according to NHS Choices.
But a new study suggests that eating seven or more helpings of fruit and veg a day can reduce a person's risk of dying of cancer by 25%.
Eating this many portions can also reduce a person's risk of dying of heart disease by 31%, the authors said.
Disruption on Merseyrail between Liverpool Central and Southport due to broken down train at Hightown.
Mainly affecting Northbound trains towards Southport at the moment. Trains may be delayed by up to 40 minutes, and some will be cancelled.
Mersey Rail don't currently have an estimate for when normal service will resume.
The way hospitals record deaths in the region could be covering up poor treatment says a new report.
Figures from Dr Foster show a dramatic rise in the number recorded as needing "palliative care" at the end of their lives, with some saying more than 35% of their patients die this way.
- 38.03% (610 deaths) at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust were palliative in 2012 - almost double the 19.24% in 2008.
- The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust also jumped from 1.35% palliative deaths in 2008 to 29.23% in 2012.
Experts fear hospitals could actually be hiding the fact patients were admitted for failed treatment. Data from health analysts Dr Foster shows that, across England in 2012/13, 36,425 deaths were coded as palliative these deaths are not included in the hospital standardised mortality ratio.
– Roger Taylor, director of research at Dr Foster
"Poor quality data is harming patients because you can't see where things are going wrong and you can't see where there are issues.
"If the data is not being recorded consistently and, moreover, if that isn't picked up because of a lack of auditing there is a risk that poor patient care is being disguised, and the public misled.
"We're worried this issue is not being given sufficient priority. The bottom line is it could increase the possibility of failing to identify another Mid Staffs and potentially cost lives."
– Joyce Robins from Patient Concern
"Hospitals are clearly fiddling these figures and that frightens me. Hospitals are just not open enough to admit what is happening - instead they dream new ways to disguise it. All the talk of transparency is just that - talk."
A Department of Health spokesman said: "The NHS needs high-quality mortality data. We would expect that all NHS Trusts have robust auditing systems in place."
Severe delays on Manchester Metrolink between Eccles and Ashton-Under-Lyne due to earlier incident at Cornbrook.