The long-awaited Frank Sidebottom statue will be revealed today on Stockport Road in Timperley village, at precisely 11.37am.
Two North West charities are among eight good causes to share more than £60,000 from Newman's Own Foundation, set up by actor Paul Newman.
A charity says the north west's huge shortage of foster carers could easily be prevented.
Workers at a leading cancer charity say they are devastated after their office in Liverpool was ransacked by thieves.
The North West Cancer Research offices were broken into at the weekend.
Anne Jackson, Chief Executive of NWCR said “The event that took place last night has shocked and upset the whole NWCR team.
It saddens me that a charity should be the victim of such a despicable crime and act of violence."
NWCR is a non-profit charity, money raised by the charity’s supporters funds vital and world-class cancer research at Liverpool, Bangor and Lancaster Universities.
Ten expensive dresses that were loaned to a cancer awareness fashion show at Manchester Airport are being given away.
The American company that owns them are looking for girls with life threatening illnesses to take them for their school-leaving prom.
A 55 year old man from Warrington who is paralysed and only has the use of one arm is preparing to swim one mile underwater to raise money for charity.
Dave Thompson broke his spine in a sporting accident, but tomorrow will scuba dive non stop for nearly two hours. Paul Crone has been to meet him:-
To find out more about Dave head to www.justgiving.com/scuba2013.
Coronation Street's Sally Dynevor has marked a major milestone in the £3.5 million extension of a Manchester children's hospice.
The actress, who plays Sally Webster, attended a 'topping out' ceremony at Francis House as builders reached the highest point of the two-storey, seven bedroom development.
The extension will house a teenage and young adult wing.
After the ceremony Sally met up with parent Jo Roddy and her 13 year old son James, who stay at Francis House for short respite breaks.
Francis House was opened by Princess Diana in 1991.
It provides care for children and young adults with life-threatening conditions, as well as providing support and friendship for their families.
The wing is expected to open towards the end of the year.
Shobna Gulati plays Sunita Alahan in Coronation Street and is taking part in the 'Dancing with United' event. She will be joined by United legends Peter Schmeichel and Quinton Fortune, plus Camilla Dallerup, Lisa Riley, Antony Cotton, Jennie McAlpine.