Financial advice will be available for refugees and asylum seekers in Tameside after a charity secured funding of more than £26,000.
A nationwide manhunt for a fugitive who absconded from prison and carried out a string of robberies is over after he was arrested in Merseyside.
Two men from the North West who admitted their part in a £730,000 jewellery store raid have been jailed.
The company in charge of a fleet of amphibious tour buses said it was working "closely" with investigators after one of its vessels sank in Liverpool with 33 people on board having to swim to safety or be rescued.
A Royal Air Force member from Manchester who foiled a Taliban raid despite being blown off his feet in a grenade blast is to receive an award for his bravery.
A documentary on the life of Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley could shed new light on the bid to find the remains of victim Keith Bennett, raising questions about whether Keith's body may have been buried nearly 40 miles away from Saddleworth Moor - the focus of the search for his remains up to now.
A Greater Manchester Police officer's charge of trying to pervert the course of justice by making false statements against a protester at a political rally has been discharged after prosecutors offered no evidence against him.
Moors murderer Ian Brady, who is held on Merseyside, wants to go to prison so he is "free to end his life", a mental health tribunal has heard.
Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall, from Cheshire, has been jailed for 15 months after he admitted 14 counts of indecent assault against girls as young as nine.
One of the victims of Stuart Hall, from Cheshire, has said she knows of more young people who were abused by the veteran broadcaster.
Four acts including a Salford man sang their way into the final of talent show The Voice as half of the hopefuls were axed from the competition.
Hazel Grove MP and former Liberal Democrat minister Andrew Stunell, who helped negotiate the Government's Coalition Agreement, has said he wanted to carry on doing good work to justify his knighthood.
Wendy Parry, who helped set up a peace foundation after her son Tim was murdered in the Warrington bombing, has been honoured with an OBE.
Bolton-born Dragons' Den star Hilary Devey has said she is "flattered and flabbergasted" after being made a CBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.
The matriarch of a notorious Merseyside criminal family has been jailed for two years for her part in her two sons' drug dealing operation.
A man who stabbed his friend, who was from Merseyside, to death after he was accused by the victim of flirting with his girlfriend has been jailed for seven years.
Nuclear firm Sellafield has been fined £700,000 and ordered to pay more than £72,000 costs for sending bags of radioactive waste to a landfill site in Cumbria.
Comments about the Hillsborough disaster made by a chief constable in an email will be investigated by another top police officer, a police and crime commissioner (PCC) has confirmed.
More than 30 people were rescued or had to swim to safety when an amphibious tour bus sank in Liverpool's Albert Dock.
A documentary on the life of Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley could shed new light on the bid to find the remains of victim Keith Bennett.
The partner of a woman mauled to death by a tiger in Cumbria has spoken of his annoyance at not knowing why she died.
Dale Cregan and his gang were a 'scourge on our society', Greater Manchester's Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy has said.
The murders of Pcs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone left a legacy of a united police force - Greater Manchester Police - determined to serve the public despite the risk to their own safety, the group representing rank-and-file officers has said.
Police officers could face criminal charges after a blind man was shot with a 50,000 volt Taser in Lancashire when his white stick was mistaken for a Samurai sword.
A Manchester woman who claims her terminal cancer was caused by demolition work near her school more than 30 years ago has lost her bid to win damages.
British Gas owner Centrica has bought a stake in a Lancashire shale gas exploration area worth tens of millions of pounds.
The family of a Liverpool man killed in a gas plant terror attack this year are "deeply disappointed" that David Cameron told the nation that plant workers were in mortal danger before telling their families, an MP has said.
The Bury father of former Premier League and England footballers Gary and Phil Neville has appeared in court charged with a sex assault.
A choirmaster jailed for six years for indecently assaulting a former pupil at a Manchester school has lost a challenge against the length of his sentence.
Travellers faced further upheaval as flights were cancelled following continued strikes in France, with seven Manchester services grounded.
Cold-blooded killer Dale Cregan has been told he will die in prison for the murders of two unarmed policewomen and a father and son in Greater Manchester.
Unemployment in the North West decreased by 28,000 in the three months to April, official figures have revealed.
A stash of grenades thought to belong to police killer Dale Cregan was found hidden in a storm drain in Greater Manchester during his trial, it can be reported.
Union leaders have claimed that mobile phone giant O2 plans to make a further 400 workers redundant at sites including two in the North West.
Four siblings died from smoke inhalation after a teenager deliberately started a fire in a bedroom wardrobe in Lancashire, a jury has heard.
A homeless charity in Liverpool which helps men suffering with drug, alcohol or mental health issues has secured a £20,000 grant.
The jury in the Greater Manchester Dale Cregan murders trial has started its fifth full day of deliberations.
The Government's most senior law officer has urged the UK's highest court to reject challenges by two convicted murderers, including one who killed a girl in Blackpool, who are fighting for the right to vote while in prison.
British National Party leader Nick Griffin, who is an MEP for North West England, paid a surprise visit to Syriat after being invited by the regime of President Bashar Assad to take part in a fact-finding visit to the war-torn country.
North of England residents have a greater risk of dying early than those in the south, according to a national league table of premature death rates published, with Manchester and Blackpool the two local authorities recording the worst results for specific causes of death.
The UK's first self-closing flood barriers have been installed to protect a Lake District town hit by devastating flooding, the Environment Agency said.
Former Coronation Street actor Andrew Lancel, from Liverpool, has left court a free man and hand in hand with his wife after being cleared of child sex charges.
A man has been charged with the murders of his mother and sister found dead in Cumbria.
The jury in the trial of Greater Manchester killer Dale Cregan have been sent home for the night to resume considering their verdicts on Wednesday.
Coronation Street star Bill Roache, from Cheshire, will face trial in January over allegations of historic sexual offences against five girls.
An SAS sniper from Cheshire facing a retrial on gun charges is to be medically discharged from the Army, it has been confirmed.
The Government should take steps to claw back some of the pay-off given to the former Rochdale Council chief executive who presided over a sickening grooming scandal, an MP has said.
A former Coronation Street actor from Liverpool will be found not guilty of a third of the child sex charges against him after a judge ruled on his case.
A group of climate change protesters, including five from Manchester, who occupied one of the UK's new gas-fired power stations for seven days have avoided jail sentences.
The Big Issue in the North has launched a writing competition to recognise excellence in contemporary short fiction writing.
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