A campaign is underway to help find World War Two munitions workers and their families who worked in factories here in the North West
Unemployment in the North West fell by 18,000 in the three months to March, official figures have revealed.
Salford City Council has defended its decision to borrow £600k, despite previously telling ITV that taking out bank loans was 'untenable'
MPs have called for Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to be ennobled and elevated to the House of Lords.
The 71-year-old announced yesterday he is to retire as Red Devils boss at the end of the season following a silverware-laden 26 years at Old Trafford.
Greater Manchester area MPs Graham Stringer (Blackley and Broughton) and Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East) have hailed Sir Alex's "unparalleled success" at United and Aberdeen.
In an early day motion (EDM), the pair said they believe he should be "immediately ennobled and elevated to the House of Lords".
John Leech (Manchester Withington) has also put forward an EDM asking the House of Commons to note Sir Alex's "outstanding contribution" to football.
He asked the Commons to further note "the joy he has brought to fans of Manchester United, and despair to fans of other teams" during his 26-year tenure.
The plane bringing home Corporal William Savage, Fusilier Samuel Flint and Private Robert Hetherington has just landed at RAF Brize Norton.
Close family will spend time with the coffins before the cortege passes through the village of Carterton where friends and family will pay their respects as a memorial bell tolls.
Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has spoken for the first time about his arrest on suspicion of rape and sexual assault.
The Deputy Speaker for the House of Commons says the claims are "completely false".
He says the two alleged victims, both men in their 20s, had been friends of his "until yesterday".
Mr Evans was arrested at his home near Clitheroe yesterday.
Amy Welch reports:-
Hundreds of people took to the streets of Manchester this lunchtime to protest over frontline cuts to NHS services.
The local elections have seen the Conservatives lose control of Lancashire - one of their flagship county councils in the country.
Lancashire slipped to No Overall Control thanks to a series of Labour gains.
Labour did gain control of Derbyshire Councty Council though - and the stalemate continued in Cumbria.
Our political reporter Daniel Hewitt has more:-