A new daily newspaper has launched aimed at readers in northern England and south-west Scotland.Read the full story ›
It is almost half way through Ramadan for many muslims who have been fasting in the region.
During the holy month those observing the fast can't eat or drink during daylight - which at the moment is about 17 hours.
Prayer and giving to charity are important aspects of the month, and Muslim families and community groups have once again encouraged people of different faiths to share Ramadan with them, as our correspondent Elaine Willcox reports.
Warm and sunny start over the next couple of days with the risk of some downpours and showers. Showers are hit-and-miss so it may be wise to keep your umbrella handy.
It's National Smile Month - but new figures on childhood tooth decay in the North West are certainly not much to smile about.
More than six thousand youngsters a year in our region have to have teeth removed. Yet across the rest of the country there's been a drop in tooth decay.
Ashley Derricott looks at efforts to give our children smiles to be proud of.
A campaign celebrating the unsung heroes involved in local music at a grassroots level is looking for North West nominees.Read the full story ›
Francis Bacon was one of the most important painters of the twentieth century. His pictures often feature a frame around the central character to draw attention to them.
Bacon's work is bold andemotive and is now being exhibited in the North West.
Andy Bonner has thisreport.
Junior doctors' strike 2016 is the first all-out strike in NHS historyRead the full story ›
Junior doctors in the North West have walked out this morning in the first full strike of it's kind in the history of the NHS.Read the full story ›
Junior doctors in the North West have walked out this morning in the first strike of it's kind in the history of the NHS.
It's the first time emergency care will be withdrawn as part of their row over contracts.
Helen Johnson from the Manchester Evening News has been outside Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.
It's still early so the picket is smaller than last time so far, but I'm told more people are heading here now. https://t.co/ONf3wqd3jn
Here's a wider shot of the picket. It's on the corner where a (very busy) A6 meets Poplar Grove https://t.co/jEYnWvFrOC
The second of a two part video with Dr Suzie Kershaw explaining her reasons for going out today https://t.co/uIlxht5ZeR
Pickets outside the Manchester Royal Infirmary.
Junior doctors Ally and Max have brought their dog Rudy along for moral support. https://t.co/x0KWkrReLu
Junior doctor Miles Oo, 29, said: "Watching Jeremy Hunt speak on the television makes us so angry." https://t.co/C6yFeKsPuu
Dr Sophie Harris (left) says we ALREADY have a 7-day NHS. She says the contract is 'unsafe and unfeasible' https://t.co/PA1ybQu9H0
Picket line at Manchester Royal Infirmary as junior doctors start their first ever all out strike over new contracts https://t.co/g7ElvtBI2G
Soldiers from the North West have been demonstrating new counter-terrorism techniques during an exercise in the Middle East.
One of their aims is to get DNA and other evidence from bombs and terrorist sites, rather than just destroying them.
Senior officers say it can provide vital evidence and an understanding of the terrorist methods.
Natasha Carter reports