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 first hearing in relation to the charges against Sir Peter Fahy will take place on 10th February at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London.
Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said:
We have completed our review of the evidence provided by the Independent Police Complaints Commission in relation to the death of Anthony Grainger.
After careful consideration we have decided that the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, Sir Peter Fahy, should be prosecuted as a corporation sole for failing to discharge a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
In addition to every employer’s responsibility towards their employees, the law also imposes a duty to ensure that work is carried out in a way that ensures, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons outside of their employment are not exposed to risk.
The chief officers of police forces are treated as employers for this purpose.
It is alleged that there were serious deficiencies in the preparation for this operation that unnecessarily exposed individuals to risk.
– Alison Saunders, DPP
Criminal proceedings are active and the defendant has the right to a fair trial.
It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.
Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Sir Peter Fahy will be charged over an alleged health and safety breach linked to the shooting of unarmed Anthony Grainger in March 2012, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
A 56-year-old woman and her son were shot during a targeted attack outside a bingo hall in Manchester, police said.
The woman was being collected by her from Gala Bingo in Harpurhey when they were attacked by two men who pulled up in a black car and blocked them into the car park.
The woman suffered a gunshot wound to her elbow, while her 22-year-old son was shot in the wrist. They abandoned their car and walked the half hour journey to the nearest hospital. Detective Superintendent Alex Millet said:
This appears to be a targeted incident which could have had even more dire consequences.
Thankfully it doesn't look like either are too seriously injured, but we'll know more tomorrow.
We believe the black car was driven by two white men and it's from that car that the shots were fired. I want to reassure people that we have had armed response officers to the scene and are now investigating.
A man has been killed after he was struck by a tram in Manchester.
The man, who has yet to be identified, died in the accident outside Debenhams in Market Place in Manchester city centre at around 6.15pm.
Fans trying to get home from Old Trafford after Manchester United's match with Swansea were advised to avoid the city centre in the aftermath of the incident.
Two men have been arrested by police investigating the disappearance of a 17-year-old boy who failed to return home after a night out.
Adam Pickup was out with friends in Manchester city centre when he left Fab Cafe in Portland Street at around 3.20am on Saturday.
The teenager from Stockport was last seen on CCTV walking along Oxford Street at about 3.30am, where he appeared to be speaking with a man and woman.
Police have appealed for the public's help to trace Adam and have urged the man and woman to contact them.
Superintendent John Berry said: "We are extremely concerned for Adam's welfare and we are stepping up our searches.
An arson attack that destroyed a sensory room built as a Christmas present for a severely autistic boy has been condemned as a "disgusting and cowardly crime".
Fiona and Wesley Ratcliff from Wythenshawe, Manchester, had spent two weeks transforming the summer house into a safe play space for their seven-year-old son Harvey, who suffers from Phelan-McDermid syndrome, a rare genetic disorder.
They had planned to show Harvey the room for the first time on Christmas Day, but instead they discovered it had been destroyed in an arson attack.
Wesley Ratcliff said: "Everyone was devastated. We had family come down from Scotland. They had put in the money towards helping us build it. They had all come down to see his face."
Detective Inspector Jane Curran said: "It is a disgusting and cowardly crime and I really would like anyone who may have seen anything or who has any information about this to contact us."
A guinea pig hutch next to the summer house had also been set alight, but the two guinea pigs escaped unharmed.
Police have appealed to a community in Manchester to donate Christmas presents to a 10-year-old after her presents were stolen during a burglary at her family home in Timperley, Manchester.
The family's vehicles, mobile phones and children's Christmas parents were all taken during the burglary last night.
Police urged anyone who has any presents suitable for the 10-year-old girl to drop them off at Altrincham police station before 6pm.
Burglary occurred last night on Mossgrove Road in Timperley, both vehicles taken, mobile phones and children's christmas presents.
Entry gained via patio door. In the spirit of Christmas, if anyone has any 'spare' presents suitable for a 10 year old girl, please drop..
them off at Altrincham police station front desk before 6pm and we will ensure they get to the family #communityspirit
A 90-year-old woman has finally graduated 70 years after she gained her degree.
Gene Hetherington achieved her BA in Commerce in August 1943 but was unable to attend her ceremony at the University of Manchester because she was involved in the war effort as an auditor in aircraft factories.
Work and family pressures meant Mrs Hetherington was too busy to pick up the accolade.
However, the 90-year-old finally graduated today and the occasion was even more special as her 23-year-old granddaughter, Rachel, collected her law degree in the same ceremony.
Mrs Hetherington described the ceremony at the university's historic Whitworth Hall as "wonderful", saying she was especially pleased to pick up the award alongside her granddaughter.
A care home worker has been jailed after she stole wedding rings from a pensioner suffering from dementia and pawned them for just £54.
Sally Murphy, 37, was given a 12-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to theft at Manchester Crown Court.
Murphy prised three rings from the wedding finger of 88-year-old Joyce Reeves, whom she was caring for at the Marion Lauder House residential care home in Wythenshawe.
Joyce Reeves died several weeks after the thefts from an unrelated cause.
Ms Reeves' family said "these rings held great sentimental value", describing the theft as "extremely cruel."