Millions of viewers tuned into ITV's Coronation Street to see actress Kym Marsh, who plays Michelle McDonald in the soap, tragically lose her baby. She's been talking about the harrowing issue of neo-natal death, something she herself experienced 8 years ago when she lost her baby son Archie.
There are a number of charities involved in providing support for people who've experienced neo natal death or stillbirth:
Kym spoke to Granada Reports about taking the difficult decision to tackle a storyline that she'd had experienced personally.
Follow the debate about stillbirth and neo-natal death on twitter on #breakingthesilence
A woman from Preston is showing how dance can make a real difference to people's lives.
Becky Rich, who has Down's Syndrome, has been recognised for her work as a volunteer in Lancashire.
- Sarah Rogers went to meet her:
A row has broken out over a bus lane and whether it's helping to beat congestion or simply a way of raising money.
It comes after more than 23,000 drivers were caught out in the Fishergate bus lane in Preston in just two months.
The fines totalled around £1.3 million - that's an average of £20,000 a day.
- Watch Amy Welch's report:
Manchester City and Fleetwood Town have both been charged by the FA in relation to anti-doping.
City is alleged to have failed to ensure that their ‘Club Whereabouts’ information was accurate, contrary to the FA's anti-doping regulations. The club has until Thursday, January 19, to respond to the charge.
Fleetwood Town faces the same charge but has until Wednesday, January 18, to respond to the charge.
Blackpool Tower Dungeon is auctioning a selection of its beloved props to raise money for seriously ill children.Read the full story ›
Strong winds of more than 50mph have swept the North West leading to flood warnings and travel disruption.Read the full story ›
A 21-year-old from Blackpool is alleged to have made comments at a far right-rally held by a banned neo-Nazi group in March 2016.Read the full story ›
Officers were called to the Ernest Jones in Southport on Sunday afternoon after a man was reported to have taken two rings without paying.Read the full story ›
A man has been jailed over the death of a cyclist in Lancashire in September 2014.Read the full story ›
The North West has been the location of choice for many filmmakers in the past. Some of those partly shot here include Brief Encounter, Chariots of Fire and 51st State.
And one of the locations for the latest blockbuster A Monster Calls, starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver, was Rivington Pike, near Horwich.
- Watch Paul Crone's report here: