The family of a soldier from Wythenshawe who was killed in Iraq can sue the Government, the Supreme Court ruled today.
A group of history enthusiasts from across the north west have successfully rowed the biggest replica Viking ship in the world.
A jury has heard that four siblings died from smoke inhalation after a teenager deliberately started a fire in a bedroom wardrobe.
A woman whose four grandchildren died in a fire in Freckleton gave harrowing evidence in court today. It's claimed the fire was started deliberately by a family friend.
Christine Smith told the court she had left a party at the house in Lancashire angry because her daughter Michelle and 19 year old grandson Reece were drunk.
She had rushed back when she heard there was a fire and saw the blue flashing lights but couldn't get near the house.
Reece tried to rescue his two year old brother and their twin sisters - but all four died.
Dyson Allen denies four counts of murder. Elaine Wilcox reports.
It's the moment of truth for our intrepid adventurers keen to follow in the steps of the Vikings.
They're planning to row the world's biggest ever replica Viking ship on the Mersey next year.
And last night we left them getting to grips with oars for the first time.
Many of the volunteers have never rowed before so taking to the water could be a tough call.
In the last of his reports from Norway, our correspondent Andy Bonner joins the happy crew as they finally get chance to put their training into practice.
Teenagers have told a court that they witnessed drinking, smoking and the taking of cannabis at a bungalow in Lancashire where 4 brothers and sisters died in a fire.
19 year Dyson Allen denies murdering the siblings.
Preston Crown Court heard claims that he was the only other person upstairs at the dormer bungalow when the blaze broke out.
Elaine Willcox reports.
Andy Bonner reports from Norway - where they have built the biggest replica Viking ship in the world.
It's hoped the Dragon Harald Fairhair will visit retrace the routes of the Scandanavian raiders next year, which could mean a visit to the River Mersey
So, for the last 12 months, a group of enthusiasts have been training in rowing boats to help bring Dragon Fairhair into port.
Andy travelled with them as they finally had the chance to board the real thing.
A jury has been told of the desperate efforts to save four young brothers and sisters who died after a fire at their home in Lancashire.
Four year old twins Holly and Ella Smith, their two year old brother Jordan and their older brother Reece, who was 19, were killed in the blaze in January last year.
A family friend, 19 year old Dyson Allen, is on trial on four counts of murder.
Elaine Willcox reports.
The Culture Select Committee has agreed to investigate the funding of Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry and the Science Museum Group. MP for Manchester Withington, John Leech, says the MOSI faces closure if the government cuts funding.
Police have released CCTV of a violent attack at Altrincham Bus Station. At around 1.50am on Sunday 5 May, the 22-year-old victim was with friends in Nicholson’s nightclub when they had a row with 2 men. They were thrown out of the club but when the victim and his friends left the men chased them.
When they reached a taxi rank on Stamford Road, the 22-year-old was knocked to the floor and repeatedly kicked.The victim was left with a fractured cheekbone, broken nose, ribs and a dislocated ankle.
One man is described as being white, 5ft 8in tall, of medium build and had a shaved head. He wore a black long sleeve top that was ripped at the back.
The second man was white, around 5ft 6in tall, of skinny build and had short dark hair. He wore a navy blue jumper with leather patches on the elbow.
Detective Constable Sonia Johnston from Trafford South INPT said: “There was an argument between the two parties which has resulted in a 22-year-old being severely punched and kicked. His injuries are that bad, it is likely he will need to spend the next few weeks in hospital.
"I would ask anyone who may have witnessed this vicious attack or recognise the descriptions given, to contact us. If you recognise the men in the images, please get in touch.”
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 7530 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.