The Prime Minster Theresa May has kickstarted the 2017 General Election campaign in the North West.Read the full story ›
Six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny is contemplating retirement, his wife Laura Kenny said on Friday.
The 29-year-old Bolton rider won three Olympic golds in Rio last August to draw level with fellow cyclist Sir Chris Hoy as Great Britain's most successful Olympian with six golds and one silver.
Kenny is absent from this week's Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong, taking an extended break post-Olympics as he considers whether to continue to the Tokyo 2020 Games or to quit altogether.
Four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny told BBC Sport: "He's having six months to decide what he wants to do, whether to carry on or whether to retire.
"I'm not sure he even knows to be totally honest. As athletes, you always want to carry on, you always want to go to the next one.
"He's going to give himself a bit of time.
"As athletes you become this self-absorbed kind of person and everything's just about you, but there's bigger things in life than that."
Laura Kenny was working as a pundit on BBC's coverage of the competition, as she is now pregnant with the couple's first child.
Jason Kenny emulated Hoy to become just the third Briton in 108 years to win three Olympic golds at one Games.
The plan was always for Jason Kenny to have an extended sabbatical post-Rio, which was his third Olympics.
He won Olympic team sprint gold at the Beijing 2008 Games, where he finished with sprint silver behind Hoy aged 20.
Kenny was selected ahead of Hoy in the sprint four years later in London and justified the call by winning gold, as well as team sprint gold again.
And in Rio he took a hat-trick of titles with victories in the team sprint, sprint and Keirin. He married Laura (nee Trott) last September.
A police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man was "sure to the point of certainty" he had a firearm, a public inquiry has heard.Read the full story ›
The family of a man who was stabbed to death in Middleton have paid tribute to him after his killer was jailed for life.Read the full story ›
Armed police have shot dead two pitbull-type dogs after a man and woman were bitten and another dog was seriously injured.Read the full story ›
Police in Greater Manchester have released a picture of a Pendlebury man is wanted on recall to prison.
Officers are trying to trace Michael Farnworth, 42, after breaching the conditions of his licence.
He was released from prison in November 2016 after serving a sentence for harassment.
He has links to Salford and Bolton, as well as Owsaldtwistle and Darwen in Lancashire.
Anyone with any information about Farnworth's whereabouts should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Thomas Shannon pleaded guilty to flytipping between 20 and 25 black bags on Captain Street car park in Horwich in December 2016.Read the full story ›
Fire crews in Bolton are tackling a fire at a large commercial building on Parrot Street.
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Eleven fire engines at the scene and three aerial appliances. Nearby homes close to the fire have been evacuated as a precaution.
Parents can come up with some extraordinary explanations to their children when a family pet dies. It's never an easy issue to deal with.
A children's author from Liverpool though has written a book which could help. She reckons they go to Rainbow Bridge where they feel no pain and can be happy again.
Paul Crone explains.
A woman who left more than 60 bags of stinking rubbish to rot in her own back garden for months has been fined hundreds of pounds.Read the full story ›