The Kendal Calling music festival is back for the 10th year.
Thousands are expected to make the trip to South Cumbria for the four day event.
Manchester's James will be among the headline acts along with DJs Mr Scruff and Dave Haslam.
Headlining on Saturday are rockers Elbow, from Bury.
The weekend will also see performances from the Kaiser Chiefs and Snoop Dogg.
A man from Liverpool has been found guilty of trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the Dark Web after being inspired by the hit US television series Breaking Bad.
An Old Bailey jury deliberated for around five and a half hours to convict software programmer Mohammed Ali, 31, of attempting to possess a chemical weapon between January 10 and February 12.
Under the username Weirdos 0000, Ali struck a deal with a supplier on the internet black market to buy 500mg of powder for 500 US dollars - enough to kill 1,400 people.
Ali was unaware that his source Psychochem was in fact an FBI agent who tipped off police in England and substituted the consignment of ricin for harmless powder.
After the father of two took delivery of a toy car with five vials hidden in the battery compartment, police swooped to arrest him at his home in Prescot Road, Liverpool.
Under ultraviolet light, Ali's face lit up showing that he had handled the package which had been specially treated with a marker substance
The family of a teenager from Colne who drowned last year want water safety to be part of the national curriculum. James Goodship died at Fullridge reservoir after becoming stranded on a raft. The Royal Life Saving Society say drowning can be prevented by teaching people survival and water rescue skills.
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The MP for Leigh Andy Burnham has been addressing a meeting as a new independent opinon poll puts him third in the race for the Labour Leadership.
The popularity of the one time favourite appears to have dipped to 20 percent. He's behind Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn whose popularity now stands at 42 percent.
The Shadow Health Secretary says members are looking for radical change and don't want a return to Old Labour
A revolutionary machine that scans and kills cancer at the same time is to be tested on patients in Manchester.
Experts say the MR-Linac machine to be installed at two centres in the UK could open up a new era in highly-personalised radiotherapy.
The machine combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning and tumour-busting radiation treatment in one package.
Two of only seven of the machines in the world are being delivered to the UK, initially for use in clinical trials.
Patients with tumours affecting different parts of the body will be recruited, including brain, head and neck, lung, oesophageal, pancreatic, breast, prostate, cervix and rectal cancers. They will be among the first in the world to use the machine.
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Five men in their 20s and 30s have been charged with murdering a man who died after collapsing with a gunshot wound outside Ashton Police Station nine months ago.
They are Anthony Henry, of no fixed address, Troy Beckford of Lowerfields Gardens, Golborne, Scot Chapman of Leng Road, Newton Heath, Remi Adams of Dartmouth Road, Whitefield and Jace Ryan Smith of Charlestown Road, Blackley.
They will all appear at Manchester Magistrates Court tomorrow.
At around 10.25pm on Saturday 4 October 2014, a 26-year-old man was found collapsed outside Ashton police station on Manchester Road having suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.
A row's broken out between the Greater Manchester Chief Constable and an MP who's blaming him for a rise in gun crime.
The MP Graham Stringer says the issue isn't being given a high enough priority.
But Sir Peter Fahy says the MP is insulting his great staff who are forced to cope with the results of an economic situation not of their making.
Our correspondent Daniel Hewitt reports.