Sir Peter Fahy, chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, will not be prosecuted over one of his officers shooting dead an unarmed suspect after the case against him was dropped today at Liverpool Crown Court.
A young footballer who disappeared during New Year's Eve celebrations in Manchester has been found dead.Read the full story ›
A plane was forced to make an unscheduled landing at Manchester Airport today after a passenger became "disruptive" and another fell ill on board.
An airport spokeswoman said the Qatar Airways flight from New York to Doha landed safely after it was diverted following a "minor medical emergency".
In a separate incident, a "disruptive" male passenger was removed by police after the Boeing 777 plane landed shortly before 9am, she added.
A man and a woman have been killed in a hit-and-run collision in Manchester.
The 37-year-old woman died at the scene in Hulme, Manchester, while the 45-year-old man died in hospital this morning.
The pair were crossing Princess Road at the junction of Greenheys Lane when they were hit by a blue Vauxhall Corsa at 10.15pm yesterday.
Two men, aged 20 and 59, and two women, aged 19 and 47, have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remain in police custody.
Airport ground handling workers will not go on strike tomorrow as planned.
The strike was called off by Unite union after a new pay offer was made.
Union members working for dnata at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester had been due to walk out tomorrow, but will be balloted on revised proposals.
Unite is pleased to confirm that strike action has been suspended following a revised offer which better reflects the contribution our members make to the company.
All of this could have been avoided if the company hadn't refused requests to negotiate and go to Acas a number of weeks ago. We will now be putting the details of the revised pay offer to our members over the coming weeks.
Police are hunting a sex attacker who could be as young as 12 after five women were indecently assaulted in Manchester.Read the full story ›
A DJ friend of Jimmy Savile Ray Teret has been jailed for 25 years for a string of historical sex offences committed against 11 women.
Teret, 73, used his celebrity status in the Manchester club scene in the 1960s and 1970s to prey on his underage victims aged between 13 and 15.
Known as Ugly Ray, Teret was mentored by Savile early in his career and was described as following him around "like a shadow" during his trial.
He was convicted of seven rapes and 11 indecent assaults, which took place between 1963 and 1979. He was cleared of various sexual offences in relation to six other complainants.
Following his trial at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court, Greater Manchester Police confirmed it is investigating fresh sex allegations against Teret made by four other women.
Four men blew a cash machine out of the wall using a gas canister before making off with the loot.Read the full story ›
Two boys arrested in connection with an arson attack on Manchester Dogs’ Home have been released without charge.
The 15 and 17-year-old boys who were arrested on suspicion of arson.
The fire at the dogs’ home, in September, sparked a nationwide response with people driving for hours to help bring food and blankets for the displaced dogs and an online donation drive raising almost £1.5 million.
More than 40 dogs were killed.
Police have released images of two people they want to speak to in connection with a homophobic attack which left a man unconscious.Read the full story ›