The favourite to be UKIP's next leader has told Granada Reports his party can replace Labour in the North by being the patriotic voice of working people.
North West MEP Paul Nuttall is originally from Bootle, and is standing against the party's former Deputy Chairman Suzanne Evans and ex-soldier John Rees-Evans.
A new £18million fund to speed up house building in our region is being announced by the government. The money will help accelerate delivery of up to 800,000 homes and infrastructure across large sites in England. Pennine-Lancashire, with sites in Blackburn and Burnley and Wirral Waters, Merseyside will be two of six new housing zones nationwide. Housing minister, Gavin Barwell says the government is keen to speed up. house building on large sites to get homes built in the places people want to live.
Leigh MP Andy Burnham will officially launch his campaign to become the Mayor of Greater Manchester.Read the full story ›
Stockport Lib Dem councillor Iain Roberts said "today feels like the world’s 9/11".Read the full story ›
Two historic army bases in our region are to close.
Preston's Fulwood barracks and Dale barracks in Chester will be shutting down...as part of a mass sell off of Ministry of Defence land.
The government has said the money raised from the sale will be
re-invested back into defence. But the surprise announcement has angered politicians, unions and people living nearby.
Joe Pike has this report.
There are allegations tonight that Labour's official investigation into unrest at the party's Wallasey branch was inadequate, unprofessional, and people conspired together to tell lies.
That's according to senior members of Angela Eagle's constituency branch.
Labour's report said she was subjected to hundreds of abusive and homophobic messages by her constituency party.
But today they've shown Granada Reports a 102 page dossier which refutes those accusations.
Watch our political correspondent Joe Pike's exclusive report:
The Liverpool 2 container port, which opened today, will mean the world's biggest ships will be able to dock, load and unload on the banks of the Mersey for the first time.
It also means Liverpool will be able to compete with other ports in the south of England and in Europe and it's already created 500 jobs.
But could there be a cost for residents living nearby? Our correspondent Joe Pike reports:
Prime Minister Theresa May has appeared to mock George Osborne by collecting an award wearing a high-visibility jacket and hard hat.Read the full story ›
The Government has chosen not to hold an inquiry into the conduct of South Yorkshire Police during the so-called Battle at Orgreave.Read the full story ›
A "criminal conspiracy" to cover up missing drugs was carried out at an Army barracks, an employment tribunal has heard.Read the full story ›