Controversial Muslim scholars have joined calls for the release of a Salford aid worker Alan Henning who's being held by extremists in Syria.
They describe the threats against him as "totally prohibited" under Islamic law.
Police and firefighters have launched an investigation into a blaze on Adswood Industrial Estate in Stockport.
They were called to a unit at around 3.50 this morning. (Saturday)
Nobody was injured and the fire has now been put out.
Police are warning that some roads in the area may still be closed with diversions in operation.
Police investigating the deaths of a man and woman at a house in Liverpool say the incident is believed to be domestic related.
A man's been arrested and officers say at this stage they say they are not seeking anybody else. Police were called to an address in Toxteth at 10.40am today following concerns from a member of the public for the safety of two people who lived there.
Officers forced entry into the property in Huskisson Street and found the bodies of a man aged in his 70s and a woman in her 60s.
Two bodies have been discovered in a house close to Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral. A woman and a man were found dead at the property on Huskisson Street earlier today. The police have cordoned off part of the area only a few minutes from the city centre. Rob Smith reports.
The father of a four year old boy who died in a fire started by his mother says the law should have been there to protect his innocent child Jai Joshi's body was found by firefighters after the blaze at a flat in Liverpool. His parents had been involved in a legal battle for custody of their son. Matt O'Donoghue has this report
Luke Rhoden, who was 25, suffered a heart attack after being restrained by officers in the resort of San Antonio. Luke's dad Norman, who's from Wigan, went to Ibiza to carry out his own investigation - there he spoke to a doctor who said the actions of the police had contributed to Luke's death. But now the story has taken another twist. This report by our correspondent Amy Welch:
Police investigating the death of a young man in Manchester have issued CCTV images of a number of witness they would like to speak to. Michael Carter was with a friend on King Street when he was punched to the ground and hit his head. Two men he had been talking to ran off towards Deansgate. Michael died in hospital ten days later. Police want to speak to anyone who was at the scene. Two men have been arrested and bailed in connection with the incident
A coroner has said that a 4 year old boy was unlawfully killed in a blaze at the home he shared with his mother. Jai Joshi and his mother Jamna died after a fire at their home in Moscow Drive in Liverpool in May. Coroner Andre Robello ruled that Jamna Joshi died by her own hand. The court heard that Jamna Joshi had been involved in a long custody battle with her former husband for the little boy. The inquest into their deaths has heard Jamna was caught on CCTV buying petrol in a can in the days before the blaze.
790 cannabis plants have been seized after a cannabis farm was found in the Anfield area of Liverpool. A man's being questioned by detectives.
"This was an excellent result and thanks to community intelligence we have been able to take a significant amount of drugs off the streets of Merseyside. We take all reports of illegal drugs activities in communities extremely seriously and will take robust action to put an end to the criminal behaviour of those involved in the drugs trade. We will seek to bring offenders to justice by putting them behind bars and stop them from bringing misery to the lives of other residents."