The former chief executive of JJB Sports, from Cheshire, has been convicted of accepting more than £1 million in backhanders from suppliers.
Christopher Ronnie, 52, was found guilty of fraud during his time at the sportswear giant in 2007 and 2008.
The businessman from Wilmslow, who did not give evidence in his own defence, was convicted of three counts of fraud, and two of furnishing false information after a trial lasting more than eight weeks.
A court has heard that a man from Runcorn died after being severely burnt in an industrial oven in 2010.
Alan Catterall, who was 54, became trapped when a worker turned the oven on without realising he was inside.
The factory operators Pyranha Holdings Ltd face a charge of corporate manslaughter and health and safety charges.
The father of a 7/7 victim from Greater Manchester is backing a campaign to tackle radicalisation and extremism in schools.Read the full story ›
Mist and fog will clear, then it will be a dry but cloudy day. There will be a few sunny spells, the best of which will be in the westRead the full story ›
Cheshire Phoenix have signed the world's tallest basketball player, and the second tallest living Englishman, Paul "Tiny" Sturgess.Read the full story ›
The weather may be rather dull at the moment but we've had some fantastic images of the region's sunrise and sunsets.....Read the full story ›
We're already into the second half of November - and at this rate it's looking like being the 10th of 11 months milder than average in 2014.Read the full story ›
Liverpool and Burnley were the big winners at the North West Football Awards on Tuesday.Read the full story ›
Mostly dry with brighter breaks developing for a time. Chilly with misty & fog overnight. Another greay start for ThursdayRead the full story ›
ITV has confirmed plans for a live episode of Coronation Street as part of the celebrations for the channel's 60th year on air.Read the full story ›