Britons are being urged to check forgotten Premium Bonds as £44m worth of prizes are still unclaimed, including £100,000 won in Manchester.
Stockport & Nelson are amoung the so called "failed Portas Towns" as part of a government funded pilot
House prices saw a national uplift for the first time in nine months but fell by 0.1% in the North West, property analyst Hometrack said.
Altrincham is the UK's worst location for identity fraud in the UK, outside London.
Figures from the credit-checking group Experian show there are 13 fraud attempts for every 10,000 adults in the town, more than three times the national average.
Experian said identity fraud was highest in inner-city, mixed neighbourhoods with low to middle incomes.
But it added victims are also being targeted in more affluent towns near the UK's major cities - typically younger couples living in new homes, with average incomes and a high demand for credit.
The national average for identity fraud was four attempts for every 10,000 adults.
The company's transfering some of its infant milk products to New Zealand.
South Lakes MP Tim Farron has asked for a meeting with managers and the local council over the job losses.
We asked people in our region how healthy they think they are.
Protesters against a proposed high speed rail link between London and Manchester will take their fight to the Court of Appeal today.
HS2 Action Alliance argue the government's plans do not consider the environmental impact of the new line.
Britons are being urged to check their forgotten Premium Bonds as £44 million worth of prizes are still unclaimed, including £100,000 won in Manchester.
The two largest prizes where no one has come forward are both worth £100,000 and belong to female bond holders in London and Manchester, Treasury-backed provider NS&I said.
Bolton have announced QuickQuid as the club's new sponsor on a two-year deal.
The pay-day loan company will have its logo on Wanderers' matchday and training kit and will also be involved in initiatives across the community, replacing online bookmakers 118BET whose deal expires next month.
Chairman Phil Gartside said: "We are excited to welcome QuickQuid as our new principal partner.
"In our discussions it became obvious very quickly that both parties wanted to develop a partnership that engaged with all elements of the football club and community, and as much as anything else, to bring some real fun to matchdays."
"This is one of QuickQuid's initial UK sports partnerships, and I am delighted that they have joined with us at Bolton Wanderers.
"Their energy and enthusiasm to help develop initiatives in collaboration with the Community Trust, and to support education and other sporting opportunities in and around Bolton has been extremely refreshing.
And of course, they are also very excited to be supporting Bolton Wanderers in what should be an enthralling push for success on the pitch over the next two seasons."
Head of partnerships for QuickQuid Greg Hohnstein added: "We are delighted to be working with Bolton Wanderers over the next two seasons - and possibly longer.
"We were immediately impressed by the evident passion of the club and its supporters.
"We are excited to be part of a strong partnership as it develops over this period to help bring success on the pitch, and positive results and opportunities in the wider community."
it's 20 years ago this year since the controversial community charge which became known as the poll tax - was abolished.
Yet amazingly many councils are still chasing residents for back payments.
Liverpool City Council is still owed millions of pounds of poll tax and says it has a legal duty to collect all the outstanding cash.
But many of the people they're targeting say they still can't afford to pay.
This from our Political Reporter Daniel Hewitt:
A woman from Liverpool has spoken of her shock after receiving an outstanding Poll Tax bill dating back 22 years.
Janet Bell received the charge for one hundred and 14 pounds in the same week as the death of Margaret Thatcher, who introduced the unpopular Community Charge in 1990.
Liverpool City Council is still owed £15 million in unpaid poll tax, and says it's only right that people pay what they owe.