The top 20 burglary hotspots in the UK have been revealed, with part of Manchester the worst and 12 London postcodes in the list.
Is it a 'roll', 'bap', 'batch', 'cob' or a 'barm'? This is just one of the questions being asked by students in Manchester.
A man has been convicted of four attempted murders after ploughing into a group of men as they crossed a street in a revenge attack.
The mother of a British man who is reported to have been killed in Syria has been described as "very much involved in the local community."
A neighbour in the Manchester suburb Didsbury said Anil Raoufi's father was rarely seen as he would sleep during the day and work at night but the mother was very visible.
"Kamala is a gorgeous lady, really friendly, tries to integrate in everything." Another neighbour said: "Kamala is a lovely, lovely woman, completely part of the street's life, not at all isolated, since the day they arrived."I'm really shocked."
Anil Raoufi is understood to have enrolled at university and attended a local mosque before going to Syria.
Neighbours of the family of a British man who is believed to have been killed in Syria spoke of their shock today as police carried on searches at the family's detached home on a quiet, tree-lined street in the affluent Manchester suburb of Didsbury.
But one woman, who did not want to be named, said Abu Layth, whose family name is understood to be Anil Khalil Raoufi, appeared to change from being a "normal" teenager as he grew older.
He had been very friendly and enjoyed football with another youngster on the street but then changed his appearance and habits around three years ago.
"When you spoke to Anil on the street he would not say hello like the others did," she said."He started wearing the robes as well. I was quite frightened of him a little bit. He was not the same."
The father runs two restaurants on Manchester's "Curry Mile" and the mother, Kamala, is a housewife. They are believed to have come to the UK from Afghanistan around 10 years ago and would make usually annual trips back there.
Police investigating the reported death of a British man in Syria said they are carrying out a search of a house in Manchester today.
"As part of this inquiry, officers are also providing support to the family and are speaking to them to understand how a man from the North West came to be reportedly killed in Syria," Detective Chief Inspector Will Chatterton of the north west counter-terrorism unit said.
"As part of the National Prevent Strategy, officers are working to assess how people are drawn into travelling to Syria to become involved in conflict and how to prevent others doing the same.
"We know that some have already lost their lives or been detained by the regime and badly treated.
"It is vital that anyone who has concerns that someone may be considering such travel informs the authorities," said Inspector Chatterton.
Anti-fracking protesters are heading up to Barton Moss on the outskirts of Manchester to join a demonstration.
There have been regular protests at the proposed fracking site where energy firm iGas has started exploratory work.
The top 20 burglary hotspots in the UK have been revealed, with part of Manchester the worst in the country and 12 London postcodes in the list.
According to insurance claim figures, people living in the M21 postcode are most likely to have been hit, with 45.2 claims per thousand people.
But Herne Hill and Tulse Hill in SE24 in London were close behind with 41.8, and Muswell Hill in N10 chalked up 40.9.
The figures came from 3.1 million home insurance quotes submitted to website MoneySupermarket.com over the course of a year.
Greater Manchester Police called the level of violence during Michael Cope's attack on Linzi Ashton "shocking" and that "nobody deserves such a fate".
Superintendent Wayne Miller said today: “The family of Linzi Ashton remain heartbroken by what has happened. Michael Cope not only took away a life in its prime, he has deprived two young girls of their mother.
“Linzi suffered a history of domestic abuse with Cope, who wanted to manipulate her and wanted to control her. He was already wanted by the police when he carried out this hideous act.
“We continue to learn lessons to better protect victims of domestic abuse and give victim’s the confidence to report. We await the outcome of the IPCC [Independent Police Complaints Commission] investigation."
Detective Constable Des Nellany read a statement on behalf of Linzi Ashton's family.
Judge Mr Justice Parker told Michael Cope as he sentenced him to life imprisonment for the "deliberate and calculating" murder of his ex-girlfriend Linzi Ashton:
You set out in a most deliberate and calculating manner to kill your victim.
This was a savage and sustained attack on a defenceless woman in her own home.
The injuries that were caused, in part in all probability by use of a weapon, that I have recounted, were truly horrific and it is difficult to imagine the suffering, mental and physical, she must have endured as you brutally beat her to death.
You violently took the life of a young mother, who had the care of two small children.
A jealous and paranoid ex-boyfriend has been jailed for life for the "remorseless" murder of a mother-of-two.
Michael Cope, 28, strangled and beat Linzi Ashton, who suffered 108 separate injuries in an hour-long attack at her home before going on the run, Manchester Crown Court heard.
Around 40 members of her family and friends wept as the court was told of the injuries she suffered while being beaten and strangled to death.
Cope, from Salford, admitted murder and three counts of assault yesterday. A single charge of rape was ordered to lie on file.
He was told he must serve a minimum of 27 years before being considered for parole.