Former chancellor George Osborne is to become honorary professor of economics at the University of ManchesterRead the full story ›
The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says the government, not local authorities and housing associations, should pay for fire safety improvements in tower blocks across England.
Cladding on 11 more high-rise buildings in Manchester have failed fire safety tests, bringing the total in the North West to 28, including blocks in Bootle, Salford and Wythenshawe.
Speaking at a housing conference in Manchester on Tuesday, where he announced a plan to end homelessness in the region within a decade, Mr Burnham said 180 buildings in Greater Manchester had so far been inspected by firefighters to ensure they are safe.
He told our political correspondent Daniel Hewitt that if the Conservative government could find money to make a deal with the DUP and "keep itself in power", it could find the money to ensure residents across England are safe in their homes.
On Monday while answering questions in Parliament over the government's response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Communities secretary Sajid Javid suggested local authorities should use their reserves to pay for improvements to tower blocks, adding that housing associations were responsible for making their buildings fit for habitation.
Brexit Secretary David Davis has said Britain will seek "a deal that works in the best interests of all citizens" in Brexit talks.Read the full story ›
A former councillor and primary school teacher has been charged with making and distributing indecent images of children.Read the full story ›
Cheshire Constabulary has been rated 'inadequate' by police watchdogs.Read the full story ›
Tim Farron has said he is to step down as leader of the Liberal Democrats, less than a week after the election.
In a statement, the MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, Cumbria, said he was "torn between living as a faithful Christian and serving as a political leader".
Tim Farron has quit as Liberal Democrat leader less than a week after the General Election after facing scrutiny over his Christian views.Read the full story ›
Parents across St Helens say they're worried for their children's safety after proposals to cut funding for crossing guards - or lollipop men and women to many - were announced.
The council say it's because they have to make millions of pounds in savings in the face of what they describe as 'unprecedented financial challenges'.
Tim Scott reports from a school in Rainford, who look set to lose their lollipop lady.