A 17-year-old has been convicted of the murder of a man in Bolton Town centre in June.
A Manchester MP has joined calls for a street to be named after Manchester music mogul, journalist and television presenter Tony Wilson.
One in every six hospital admissions for dog bites or attacks occurs in the north west of England, according to new figures.
A friend of former Co-op bank chairman Paul Flowers has confirmed to ITV News that he was taken into custody last night.
Among the items seized from Paul Flowers' home in Bradford during a search on Tuesday and Wednesday were pornographic DVDs, a computer and a memory stick.
A 63-year-old man, understood by ITV News to be former Co-op bank chairman Paul Flowers, has been arrested.
– West Yorkshire Police
Officers from West Yorkshire Police have tonight arrested a 63-year-old man in the Merseyside area in connection with an ongoing drugs supply investigation.
He has been taken to a police station in West Yorkshire where detectives will continue their enquiries.
A study has found more men in the North West are reporting domestic violence than anywhere else in the country.
Researchers at the University of Lancashire say a recent Coronation Street plotline involving the character of Tyrone Dobbs has encouraged more men to break their silence.
Adam McClean reports.
The scandal surrounding former Co-op Bank chief Paul Flowers has deepened after it emerged he quit a Manchester drugs charity over alleged false expenses claims.
The Methodist minister and former Rochdale councillor is already under investigation over allegations he bought crystal meth and crack cocaine.
Matt O'Donoghue reports.
The former Co-op bank chairman Paul Flowers was investigated by a drugs charity over allegations he claimed false expenses over five years during his time as their chairman of trustees.
Ian Wardle has explained that in 2004 he had whistle blown to Lifeline's solicitor regarding concerns that Ian held in connection with discrepancies in expense claims submitted to Lifeline over a prolonged period by the then Chair of Lifeline (Rev Paul Flowers).
These discrepancies had not been obvious and required a detailed investigation.
– Lifeline Project
Following legal advice from the outset from Lifeline's solicitor and further support from Queens Counsel, the investigation continued and a process was followed to attempt to identify with the involvement of Rev Flowers, which of the expenses were reasonably incurred and which were not.The matter was fully reported to the Charity Commission. The figure in question of between £60-70,000 referenced in the press covered a period of five years, averaging £15,000 per year.
The charity added it had no record of any formal requests from the Co-op Bank to provide a reference concerning Rev Flowers.
A 17-year-old has been convicted of the murder of a man in Bolton Town centre.
Eden Lomax has been convicted of the murder of 43-year-old Simon Mitchell following a trial at Manchester Crown Court. He had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Paul Flowers "begrudgingly" complied with the investigation into allegations he claimed £75,000 of false expenses during his time as trustee at a drugs charity, according to its chief executive.
Reverend Paul Flowers left the Lifeline project in 2004 after allegations over his expenses surfaced.
"I spoke with our treasurer at the time and we then involved our solicitors and, to cut a long story short, in June 2004 I raised the matter formally, fully and in depth with our trustees body," Ian Wardle told Sky News.
Mr Wardle said the trustees subsequently suspended Rev Flowers before an investigation into the claims was launched.
Mr Flowers' response to the claims was "not a lot" and he complied with the investigation "begrudgingly", Wardle claimed.