Hundreds of teachers have gathered across the region to protest at government education policies. Union members were at rallies in Manchester, and Liverpool as part of a campaign of protests including a strike by North West teachers in June.
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Police have praised residents for their help after witnesses proved instrumental in helping catch and jail armed robbers from Oldham.
Burglars were caught on camera carrying out a mission impossible style raid on a Manchester house - but escaped empty handed.
Albert Starkie, 80, was found dead in his cell at Strangeways on Tuesday. His daughter Karen, 57, kept the abuse a secret for 45 years.