Six men have been charged with the murder of a Rochdale man who was shot and stabbed on holiday in Sri Lanka two years ago.
Khuram Shaikh was attacked on Christmas Day in 2011. His girlfriend was beaten and raped.
Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk has accused the Sri Lankan authorities of a cover-up because of alleged links between one of the defendants and a local politician.
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After a mild, wet & windy start to the week we'll need to wrap up & stay warm for Christmas Day but many of us will be under blue skies
A rescue operation is underway after a a seal became stranded in a field in Newton le Willows in Cheshire.
Wet, windy and mild. Some heavy rainfall totals for Cumbria by the end of Tuesday - before colder and clearer weather moves in for Christmas