A unique new campaign aimed at women who have been suffering domestic abuse during the school summer holidays is being launched in Wirral.
The number of reported sexual offences against children in Lancashire has risen by nearly a third this year.
Two people arrested after the wife of a businessman was found frozen to death in the back of a car will not face criminal charges.
Five people have been arrested as anti-fracking protests continue at Barton Moss in Salford.
A Greater Manchester Police statement said:
– Greater Manchester Police statement
The four men and one women were arrested on suspicion of either obstructing the highway or obstructing police and one offence of drink driving.
Greater Manchester Police respects everyone's democratic right to peacefully protest.
Officers are monitoring the demonstration and working with partner agencies, in particular Salford Council, to ensure it passes safely.
Due to the nature of the protest, a proportionate number of police officers are required to ensure the safety of all sections of the public.
– Det Chief Inspector Robbie Slater, Merseyside Police
"This was an horrendous attack on a 21 year old man who should be enjoying his life and going out with his friends. This has been taken away from him and instead both he and his family are having to come to terms with the fact that he has been robbed of his future.
"I am particularly interested in a dark grey Mercedes estate car, which we believe was used by the offenders. It was stolen during a burglary on 6 August and the offenders put a stolen number plate on it (DA12 XPZ). It was found by officers on the 21 August in Wallasey.
Merseyside Police is carrying out searches in connection with an attempted murder in Woolton last August..
Members of the Matrix Team are searching the Oglett Green area of Speke.
They think items used in the stabbing may be dumped there.
Police say they were alerted about a potential cannabis factory at an address on Shear Brow by information from the local community.
When police then executed a warrant at the address on Sunday, they discovered and seized around five hundred mature cannabis plants.
Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to following the attempted rape of a woman on Great Bridgewater Street in Manchester.
The woman, 26, was walking to work and was on her mobile phone when she was attacked at about 6.20am on Sunday 22 December 2013.
– Cumbria Police statement
Due to the amount of standing water that is currently on roads in parts of the county, police are urging motorists to take care and reduce their speed.
Motorists are asked to slow down, take extra care and be particularly aware of motorcycles around them. Bikers are urged to be particularly careful when rounding bends and avoid travelling at high speeds.
Police are investigating reports of a shooting in Blackburn. They were called to Kempton Rise at 9.20 last night. A shotgun believed to have been used in the incident was later found. There are no reports of injuries.
A man's in hospital after a mass brawl in Manchester. Police were called to reports of 20 people fighting on Bury New Road in the Strangeways area this morning. It is thought that the man was stabbed.
A man's recovering after he was slashed in an unprovoked attack in Greater Manchester. He was knifed at a bus stop on Rochdale Road in Blackley. Detectives say the attacker was behaving erratically.
– Detective Sergeant Alex Wild, Greater Manchester Police
"This was an unprovoked attack and we need to trace the man responsible. His behaviour was very erratic so I am urging any commuters who were in the area to call us if they remember seeing a man fitting this description."
A man has been injured in a knife attack in Blackley. He was slashed at a bus stop on Rochdale Road. Witnesses say his attacker was shouting and behaving erratically. The victim suffered serious wounds to his hands.