Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has heard from Lancashire residents with concerns about escalating crime.Read the full story ›
There are 430,000 problem gamblers in Great Britain with a further two million at risk of harm from gambling.
As more looks to be done to reduce those numbers, from this summer betting companies are introducing a voluntary ban on TV advertising during live sport.
The so called 'Whistle to Whistle' ban will come into effect five minutes before the start of the action and last until five minutes after it finishes.
The Grand National is the one time in the year that many of us will place a bet on a sporting event - in fact it's estimated that £250 million worth of bets are placed on the race. While for the majority of people it's harmless fun, for some gambling can be a life ruining addiction.
Our correspondent David Chisnall looks at the problem of problem gambling.
Here is a link to services which offer help with problem gambling.
Jack Renshaw admitted making preparations to kill his local MP in 2017.Read the full story ›
Part three of our series about how the region's businesses are preparing for Brexit.Read the full story ›
Part two of our series about how the region's businesses are preparing for Brexit.Read the full story ›
Are businesses being affected by uncertainty over Brexit?Read the full story ›
A cut in ferry fares could be put in place if a new government plan is agreed by the Isle of Man Parliament later this month.Read the full story ›
Liverpool Prison officers have staged a walkout in protest at the "unjust sacking" of a colleague.Read the full story ›
Jeremy Corbyn has called on two North West MPs to resign and put themselves up for election after they quit the party earlier this week.Read the full story ›