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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Although high to very high counts are expected in the driest, warmest weather, counts will generally be tailing off this coming week
A collection of dramatic pictures sent in by our viewers of the storms that crossed our region last night.
Fine evening on Saturday. Wet again for all parts at some point on Sunday. Cooler and more changeable for the new week