A murder inquiry has been launched after a man died almost a week after he was shot while sitting in his car outside his Liverpool home.
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been disqualified from driving.
Rochdale Council staff who failed to protect youngsters from a child sex ring have been identified and could be sacked.
The soldier hacked to death in Woolwich yesterday was named by the Ministry of Defence as Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
He came from Crumpsall in Manchester
A woman has been jailed after being found guilty of the manslaughter of her ex-boyfriend in Stockport. Dawn Barr, who is 42 and of John Avenue, Cheadle has been sentenced to nine years for killing 32 year old Darren Orrett.
– Senior Investigating Officer Duncan Thorpe, Greater Manchester Police
"On the night of his death Darren received a phone call from his eldest daughter asking him to call round because she was missing him. "Darren visited her and whilst there, an argument started with Barr where the end result was her stabbing him and Darren sadly losing his life. "This was a needless act, not only leaving a family without a brother and son, but four children and two step-children without a much loved and dedicated father. They will now have to grow up knowing that their mum killed their dad, robbing them of a lifetime love."
A man has been charged with murder after a man was found stabbed to death in Liverpool. The body of 37 year old Lee James Doyle was discovered at a house on Dunluce Street. James Hoyle, 38, of Dunluce Street has been charged with his murder.
Police investigating a murder in Ellesmere Port have released a photograph of the man they believe to be the victim. Police found remains at a house in Hylton Court. They believe they may be those of 35-year-old Christophe Borgye.
Government inspectors are going into Tameside Hospital to find out why its death rate's among the highest in the country. The hospital's under the spotlight after a damning report into patient neglect elsewhere in the NHS.
Police say they think that whoever is responsible for a graffiti attack on a mosque and car in Bolton lives in the community. Police were called to Astley Street early this morning. Officers are sure that local people could hold vital information.
– Superintendent Steve Nibloe, Greater Manchester Police
"Any acts of criminality which are motivated by religious hostility or racism are totally abhorrent and we take action against anyone found to be committing such offences.
"We have launched an investigation and we will do whatever we can to find those responsible and bring them to justice.
"Neighbourhood officers will continue to work very closely with local mosques and partners over the coming days and weeks both to offer reassurance and advice on taking the appropriate safety measures.'
The future of Wigan manager Roberto Martinez will not be decided until next week. Martinez yesterday had asked for 24 hours to consider his next move, but after meeting Whelan again today it is the chairman who has now gone away to consider whether he can match his manager's ambitions.
– Dave Whelan, Wigan Athletic Chairman
"We have had a good, constructive talk - nothing about wages it is all about the club and can we move it forward in terms of the training facilities and youth development."
"It is all tied up in that. He wants to do certain things and I'm hoping I can assist in that but I want a day or two to look at it.
"I don't want to say yes until I've had time to think about it.
"It will be Monday before I can promise anything.
Rio Ferdinand has signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester United. The deal will extend Ferdinand's time at Old Trafford into a 12th season.