Investigators have been giving evidence at the inquest into the deaths of four people from the North West, killed in a plane crash in Nepal.
An elderly woman who was seriously injured following an incident in Swinton has died.
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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is to take on a teaching role at Harvard Business School.
As the most successful manager in British footballing history, Sir Alex will be teaching US students taking a university course in 'The Business of Entertainment Media and Sport'.
He said: "I’m delighted to have the opportunity and privilege to contribute to such a respected centre of excellence.
"The time I have already spent at Harvard has been a stimulating experience and I look forward to developing my relationship and activities with the students, faculty and friends of the Harvard Business School community.”
Concern is growing for a student from Stockport who has spent the past five months in prison in Iran.
Roya Nobakht was arrested by police over comments she is alleged to have posted on facebook.
It is understood she has been accused of insulting Islam and intending to commit a crime against national security.
Her family insist she has done nothing wrong.
Rob Smith reports.
A student from Stockport is in prison in Iran over comments she is alleged to have made to friends on Facebook.
Roya Saberi Negad Nobakht, who was visiting family was arrested five months ago as she got off a plane in Shiraz.
The 47-year-old was arrested on suspicion of plotting to commit crimes against security and insulting Islam.
Her husband Daryoush Taghipoor told the Manchester Evening News "It's a very bad situation. We don't know what's going on.
Roya is not well at all. She has lost three stone and is frightened. She is scared that the government will kill her."
Andrew Stunell, Hazel Grove MP, said: “I am concerned about this arbitrary arrest and am urgently asking the Foreign Office to make inquiries on her behalf.”
It's hoped two former soldiers from the North West, who've been jailed in India since October, could soon be on their way home.
Paul Towers from Bootle and Ray Tindall from Chester were among six men providing security for ship crews, when they were arrested and charged with weapons offences.
Today Mr Tindall was granted bail - a further application for Mr Towers is expected in the next few days.
It's emerged a hearing to have the charges dropped against all the men will be held next week.
The father of Alex Hollinghurst who died following a police shooting in the US has paid tribute to her. The 17 year old and her boyfriend, who are suspected of killing the officer, died from gunshot wounds in Orlando. Police have revealed they left suicide notes before their deaths.
Alex had moved with her family from the North West to Florida a few years earlier. Tom Hollinghurst posted this message on Facebook.
Firstly, we would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of police officer German for their loss. Three families have been left devastated by this tragedy. Alex was a bright beautiful girl who will always be missed and loved, Alex's death has caused a void in our lives that will never be filled.
– Tom Hollinghurst, father
We understand that this is news but we need time to grieve and would really appreciate the press and media giving us time to do so, we do not have any statements to make now or in the near future our thoughts are our own and will remain that way we would like to thank our family and friends for their love and concern it was gratefully received.
Khuram's brother Nasser - who is in Sri Lanka for the trial - and told Granada Reports he can't believe the trial is almost here.
A South American parrot has been reclassified as a species in its own right, which could help save the bird from becoming extinct.
It's estimated only 600 of the Ecuador Amazon parrot remain in the wild.
The reclassification was based on years of work by a researcher at Chester Zoo.
The County Sheriff's Office has released several notes left by the teenagers accused of shooting dead a US police officer.
17 year old Alex Hollinghurst ,who's originally from Glossop told her mother ' I could write you for days, but I know nothing would actually make a difference to you."
Two other notes, one to Hollinghurst's father and sister were also found.
"I hope you never take a wrong turn like I did," Hollinghurst writes in a letter addressed to Hannah. "I hope you realize that you are ever so beautiful. I love you."
"I love you to death, but I just couldn't do it anymore. Every day became harder and harder," Hollinghurst says to her father.
The brother of a Red Cross worker from Rochdale who was murdered in Sri Lanka says he wants justice in the courts.
Khuram Shaikh was allegedly shot trying to stop a gang of men from attacking a woman in a bar on Christmas Day in 2011. She was later raped.
Six men go on trial tomorrow charged with his murder and her rape in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.
Investigations are continuing in the US state of Florida after a teenager from the North West and her boyfriend were found dead - shortly after a police officer was shot and killed.
This video has pictures from WFTV Orlando.