Firefighters face being sacked and only getting their jobs back if they agree to new 12-hour shifts, a union has claimed.Read the full story ›
The Southport liberal democrat MP John Pugh has condemned the government's call for new grammar schools. Speaking at his party's annual conference in Brighton he said the plan will end up as Theresa May's first U turn. He said the Lib Dems are utterly committed to stopping the widespread introduction of a secondary modern and grammar school system. He said it is an idea that is divisive and that it should be abandoned.
Former Conservative MP Esther McVey has said she would stand in the by-election for David Cameron's seat.
Asked if she would consider standing, Ms McVey told Sky News's Murnaghan programme it was up to the Conservative Association to choose candidates but she would welcome an invitation to run.
"We believe in the Tory Party is the actual association chooses the candidate, and that's what they'll be doing there."
"So, obviously if the chairman is watching, give us a call, " she added.
Mr Cameron resigned as MP for Witney on Monday, saying he feared becoming a "distraction" for the Government.
Voters in the Oxfordshire constituency will go to the polls on October 20.
The leader of the liberal democrats Tim Farron says the only way for the north west to prosper is for liberals from all parties to unite and take the place of a labour opposition. At the party's annual conference in Brighton Tim Farron called on like minded MPs to join him to present a real challenge to the Theresa May government
Former chancellor and Tatton MP George Osborne will launch a new think-tank amid fears his "Northern Powerhouse" project is losing steam.Read the full story ›
There'll be a protest in Manchester later by women opposed to perceived inequality in the state pension. The WASP group claim that changes to the system have left many women in financial difficulty. They say 95 thousand women in Greater Manchester alone are affected. Ann Edwards says its come as a real shock.
The equalisation of the State Pension age was announced over 20 years ago and rights a longstanding inequality. Women retiring today can still expect to receive a higher State Pension over their lifetime than any women before them, and 10 per cent more State Pension than men of their age because they will on average live longer.
The Labour Party could be badly affected by boundary changes to constituencies which have been announced today.
Experts say that Labour may lose out as they often hold the smallest constituencies.
Today's proposals would see the number of MPs in the North West cut by 7.
Professor Jon Tonge from the University of Liverpool tells us which areas could be affected.
Find out how the proposed shakeup of Britain's electoral map will affect your area.Read the full story ›
Are we failing our elderly? An exclusive investigation by ITV Granada reveals care homes in our region are closing at a rate of one a month.
Alison MacKenzie looks at the issues with MPs Andrew Stephenson and Kate Green and Age UK's Ruthe Isden on The Granada Debate.
The Prime Minister looks set to give the go-ahead to a new generation of grammar schools, but what is the debate on selective education?Read the full story ›