Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry is in "no danger at all" of closing, according to the Culture Minister Ed Vaizey MP.
Many feared government cuts would shut the museum. However, the minister said that was not true, as he answered a question from Oldham and Saddleworth MP, Debbie Abrahams.
More top news
Police forces in Greater Manchester and Merseyside have reported a rise in the number of violent homophobic offences so far this year.
Grey and damp. Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, making it feel cold. Hill fog
The family of Lee Rigby say they want to meet the Prime Minister to seek answers about his death.