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Police 'had no knowledge' of meeting at house where 'gangster' was shot

Police did not know a meeting at a businessman's home in which a suspected gangster was shot dead was to take place, an inquest has heard.

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Drug dealer found guilty of fatal shooting of rival

A drug dealer has been found guilty of the fatal shooting of a rival.

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Ex-Oldham Athletic footballer Jack Tuohy denies sex offences against 14-year-old

An ex-Oldham Athletic footballer took sexual advantage of a 14-year-old girl who had "a crush" on him after he "bullied" her into meeting up, a jury has heard.

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Number of factors led to rise in hate crime after referendum, says police chief

The spike in hate crime in the wake of the referendum on leaving the European Union was only partly caused by an increase in offending, a senior police chief has said.

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Drug dealer found guilty of fatal shooting of rival

A drug dealer has been found guilty of the fatal shooting of a rival.

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MP fears by-election led officials to block petition presentation at No 10

A Labour MP fears an impending by-election led Downing Street officials to block a petition presentation at Number 10.

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Manhunt for murderer after hospital visit escape

A murderer jailed for a minimum of 30 years is at large after two armed men ambushed the car he was travelling in during an escorted hospital visit.

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Electrical fault could have caused fatal stables blaze

A fire at a stables which killed a man and a number of horses may have been caused by an electrical fault in a fridge, an inquest has heard.

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Wife killer loses appeals over £1.5m ruling in family's favour

A man who murdered his ex-wife has lost appeals over a £1.5 million ruling in favour of her sister and two of his sons.

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Call to back northern rail link to make north 'truly competitive'

The Government should commit to the Northern Powerhouse by investing in transport links, the chief executive of Manchester Airport says.

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UK drivers spent days stuck in traffic during 2016

Drivers in the UK's biggest towns and cities spent an average of five days stuck in traffic last year, a study has found.

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Two senior Ukip officials quit over party's 'insensitivity' about Hillsborough

Two senior Ukip officials in Liverpool have quit over the party's "crass insensitivity" over the Hillsborough tragedy.

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Ian Brady loses bid to launch fight for choice of tribunal lawyer

Moors Murderer Ian Brady has been refused permission to launch a "totally unique" High Court fight for the right to have the lawyer of his choice representing him at a tribunal.

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Suspected gangster received 'instantly lethal injury' in struggle

A suspected gangster received an "instantly lethal injury" when he was shot in the head during a fight, an inquest has heard.

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Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley team up for BBC Worldwide Showcase

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are set to host this year's BBC Worldwide as the global showcase event marks the 25th anniversary of hit comedy Absolutely Fabulous.

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Man, 89, dies after collision as taxi driver faces 'drug-drive' probe

An 89-year-old man has died after a collision involving a taxi driven by a suspected drug-driver.

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Woman dies in house fire

A woman has died in a house fire.

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Man tells inquest about shooting of suspected gangster

A businessman has told an inquest how he managed to shoot a suspected gangster who was armed with a gun and knife.

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Big money divorce cases 'need clarification on what public told after Giggs row'

Specialist lawyers have urged ministers and judges to clarify what the public can be told about people in big money divorce fights after Ryan Giggs dropped a bid to bar reporters from hearings of his dispute with estranged wife Stacey.

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Probe after racist posters put up at Pakistani community centre

Racist posters have been put up at a Pakistani community centre and other buildings in Manchester, police said.

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