It's believed the Government is planning to give more powers to councils in Greater Manchester to run their own affairs. George Osborne is thought to be preparing an announcement next week creating a new 'super council' which would make decisions on areas like transport. Ralph Blunsom looks at that and Ed Miliband's plans for devolved power in the North West
Merseyside Police have confirmed that an elderly man has died in a house fire on Carisbrooke Road in Walton. Officers were called to the property at around 4pm this afternoon after reports of smoke coming from the house. On arrival firefighters entered the property and found an elderly man inside. He was taken to Fazakerley hospital but died a short time later.
The next series of a popular documentary which gives viewers an insight into giving birth is being filmed at Liverpool Women's Hospital.
Producers behind Channel 4's BAFTA-award winning One Born Every Minute are on site now and will be filming over the next few weeks.
Over 150 babies have been born on camera since the show first aired in 2010. Previous series have been filmed around the UK - this is the first time the show has come to Liverpool. Victoria Grimes went to meet one of the first stars to arrive on the labour ward.
An investigation is underway after a shot was fired at a house in the Walton area of Liverpool last night.
Police were called to Stuart Road, at just after 9.45pm, by a man reporting that two other men had forced their way into his house armed with what's believed to be some form of gun.
Officers say they threatened him before leaving the property.
Immediately after, the sound of a shot being fired was heard and police found gunshot damage to the front window of the house. No-one was injured during the incident.
Police carried out an extensive search of the area in a bid to find those responsible for the incident. They say house-to-house inquiries are being carried out and high visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community.
Detectives currently believe it was targeted attack.
The Labour leader, Ed Miliband is in Manchester to unveil his party's plan to try and spread power and prosperity across England's regions. He believes the economic recovery is only benefitting a wealthy few in London and not everyday working people in the North West and elsewhere outside the capital.
Included in Labour's plans, if they win the next general election, is giving regions more power over their public transport networks and passing an English Devolution Act which Labour says will mean a cash boost of £30 billion pounds over five years.
Very mild air for October. Mainly dry but cloud increasing from the west and rain beginning to push into western fringes from eveningRead the full story ›
Firefighters in the region are to stage a four day strike from 6pm this evening (31st October) over pension. It's the latest in a series of national strikes and falls on one of the busiest weekends of the year. Greater Manchester fire and rescue service is appealing to people to go to organised bonfires and firework displays or postpone an event at home.
Rather cloudy and damp overnight. Brighter on Friday. Very mild.Read the full story ›
Halloween marks the last day of October & probably one of the warmest on record. Temperatures are expected to rise 5-6 degrees above averageRead the full story ›
They included Private Joseph Sutton who died at Ypres. His name was added after his family applied online. Ashley Derricott was with those honouring the men at Liverpool Town Hall and sent this report.