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Sir Paul McCartney to honour actor Woody Harrelson at Liverpool school ceremony

Sir Paul McCartney will return to his former Liverpool school later to give a special award to Hollywood A-list actor Woody Harrelson.

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Drilling rig arrives at Lancashire fracking site for construction next month

A drilling rig to explore for shale gas has arrived at a controversial fracking site in Lancashire in an early hours operation.

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Arriva Traincare workers to hold new strike and ban overtime in pay row

Workers at a rail maintenance firm are to stage a fresh strike in a dispute over pay.

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Building maintenance workers to protest outside council meeting

Building maintenance workers involved in a long-running dispute over pay are to stage a protest outside a council meeting as they continue with a month-long strike.

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Three Hillsborough trials expected for six men charged over disaster

Three trials are anticipated for the six men facing charges relating to the Hillsborough disaster, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

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Olympic champ Chris Boardman takes on task of making Manchester active

Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman has been appointed Greater Manchester's first ever Cycling and Walking Commissioner.

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Chaplain charged with historic sex offences against two girls at a school

A chaplain has been charged with sexually assaulting two girls at a school in the 1970s.

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Manchester Arena bombing victim Saffie Roussos bid farewell by tearful mourners

Saffie Rose Roussos came to Manchester in May a happy, smiling eight-year-old to see her pop idol perform on the most exciting night of her young life.

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'A rock to his family': Mother leads tributes to man stabbed to death in street

A young father stabbed to death outside his home was "a rock" to his family and many friends, his mother has said.

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Student admits carrying out high-profile cyber attacks

A student has admitted carrying out a string of high-profile cyber attacks on the websites of several multi-national firms.

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Funeral of youngest Manchester attack victim Saffie Roussos to take place

The funeral of the youngest victim of the Manchester Arena bombing, eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, will take place later on Wednesday, the last of the 22 victims to be laid to rest.

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Armed police end Oldham siege

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and false imprisonment after a "hostage situation" which lasted more than 24 hours.

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Police renew appeal for Paul Massey killer on second anniversary of shooting

Detectives investigating the shooting of a "Mr Big" killed in a suspected gangland feud have renewed an appeal for information on the second anniversary of his death.

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Leaseholds on new-build houses could be banned in bid to end 'unjust' practices

Leaseholds on new-build houses could be banned under Government proposals to cut out abuses of the system.

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Man who lied about family deaths to claim paid sick leave gets suspended term

A healthcare worker who lied about the death of three of his family members to claim paid sick leave has been given a suspended sentence.

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Couple jailed after 'ruthlessly planned' murder of pensioner for life insurance

A couple who planned the "cold-blooded" murder of a pensioner in order to claim his life insurance have been jailed for a combined 60 years.

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RMT holds 'productive' meeting with Liverpool's Metro Mayor

Leaders of the biggest rail workers' union have held a "productive" meeting with Liverpool's Metro Mayor in a bid to resolve a dispute over driver-only trains.

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Police appeal after truck driven at pedestrians in Manchester

Police are appealing for information to help find a truck driver who deliberately drove into pedestrians in a city centre.

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Man arrested amid claims of voyeurism using football club security camera

A man has been arrested on suspicion of voyeurism after a father was said to have discovered a football club's security camera pointing at his daughter's bedroom.

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Lee Rigby's sister tells of support for Manchester bombing victim's family

The sister of murdered fusilier Lee Rigby has been helping to comfort the family of one of the Manchester Arena bombing victims.

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