A Rochdale pub described as a "traditional boozer" by its owner, which used to be a hardware store has been named the best in Britain.
Police say they are "now publicly acknowledging that young boys were victims of physical and sexual abuse committed by Sir Cyril Smith".
Former Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith was accused of abusing young boys in Rochdale during the 1960s, by Labour MP Simon Danczuk in the Commons
Secrecy rules that apply to children in care homes may make them more vulnerable to abuse and less protected by local authorities, Education Secretary Michael Gove said.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he describes his experience of being confronted with a stream of "absurd" secrecy rules and a "wall of silence" as he attempted to get information on how children's care homes operate, following the Rochdale cases of sexual exploitation.
"I was met with a wall of silence. The only responsible body with the information we needed was Ofsted, [...] yet Ofsted was prevented by 'data protection' rules, 'child protection' concerns and other bewildering regulations from sharing that data with us, or even with the police.
"In the name of 'protecting children' by officially 'protecting' their information, we had ended up helping the very people we were supposed to be protecting them from."
Rochdale council will release details of a review of their handling of child sexual exploitation after nine men were jailed for grooming girls.
The nine Asian sentenced to between four and 19 years in jail after being found guilty of being part of a child sexual exploitation ring involving vulnerable girls.
Rochdale council are set to publish review of their handling of child sexual exploitation after nine men were jailed for grooming girls as young as 13.
The men were convicted in May 2012, but serious failings were revealed by the case.
The review has already been carried out about the specific case, this report is about the general approach of the council towards sexual exploitation.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a hit-and-run incident involving football fans on their way to a match.
Two Port Vale fans were taken to hospital after they were hit by a car as the waited in a taxi rank outside Rochdale train station.
Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite tweeted yesterday:
We have 2 fans badly injured yesterday at Rochdale.Not much info my thoughts and concerns are with the 2 and their families at this time x
Police said: "Shortly after 2.45pm on Saturday 13 April 2013, a car that was travelling around the mini roundabout outside Rochdale Train Station collided with two men.
"A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He has been bailed until 14 July 2013 pending further inquiries."
An eyewitness told the Daily Mail: "Me and three mates got to Rochdale train station about 2.40pm on Saturday and ordered a taxi. While we were waiting a red car with three men inside sped into the rank and drove into the Port Vale fans.
"The car then sped off and the driver had a grin on his face."
The Liberal Democrats have described the allegations against former Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith "abhorrent" and insisted that the party has "never been involved in any allegations":
– Liberal Democrat spokesperson
Clearly the party does not endorse any person proved to have been involved in incidents such as these.
All allegations should have been investigated thoroughly with the authorities taking whatever action necessary.
Any new allegations should be made to the police.
The Liberal Democrats are not aware of any allegations being made to the party, and have never been involved in any investigations.
The alleged incidents and the reported police investigations took place outside of the time Cyril Smith was a Liberal MP.
Rochdale's current MP says there are still questions to answer over whether there was a cover-up. Simon Danczuk says Cyril Smith's victims have been let down by the Crown Prosecution Service and the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Cyril Smith was accused of abusing young boys in a statement by Simon Danczuk in the House Commons.
So after Savile, Cyril Smith another high profile figure who police and prosecutors admit they had allegations on, did nothing but should have.
Greater Manchester Police have admitted: "We need to be both realistic and frank that as [Sir Cyril] Smith is no longer alive, we will not be able to bring any criminal prosecution against him."
But the force is continuing to encourage anyone who believes they were a victim to contact them:
I would stress that if you do want to speak to someone, your information will be treated with the appropriate sensitivity and in total confidence
If we receive any evidence that anyone was complicit in the abuse that is still alive today, we will of course investigate that thoroughly.
Lastly, I want to add my sympathies to anyone who was a victim of sexual or physical abuse by Sir Cyril Smith.
Having reviewed the full history of this case, I am satisfied that numerous attempts were made to expose his activities but for various reasons this did not happen.
That will be of little comfort to the people who were brave enough to recall their traumatic experiences, but will never see justice done in court.
However, I hope that by publicly acknowledging what happened 50 years ago it will give those people some sense of justice.