The latest headlines for the North West
Greater Manchester Police is appealing for people to 'Bin the Blade' with a month-long knife surrender
40 people arrested during 59 searches across Greater Manchester as part of an operation against organised drug gangs.
A special taskforce will be set up to make the event safer - following the murder of Robert Hart at the festival in 2014
Victims of hate crime gather with police and prosecutors in Manchester for a special event to mark Hate Crime Awareness Week.
A teacher who was pepper sprayed while talking on the phone to his mum is suing police and the city of Seattle for $500,000 (£330,000).
Tens of thousands of people have marched in Spain in the biggest show of support yet for anti-austerity party Podemos.
A British military healthcare worker has been evacuated from Sierra Leone after being accidentally jabbed with a needle while treating Ebola patients.
There is a "state of deadlock" in negotiations to release a journalist held by Islamic State (IS) militants, according to a top Japanese diplomat.
The family of Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards have spoken of their pain at still not having closure 20 years on from his disappearance.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have declined to publicly back a campaign that seeks to pardon tens of thousands of gay men prosecuted along with codebreaker Alan Turing.
Colombian pop star Shakira has given birth to her second child with footballer Gerard Pique.
Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry has turned his attention to Brazilian film-making with his latest film Trash.
Serena Williams extended her winning streak against Maria Sharapova to 16 matches to claim a 19th Grand Slam title in the Australian Open.
Australia captain Michael Clarke has made his return to action after hamstring surgery and dismissed reports there is a rift between him and his international team-mates.
Sam Burgess made a forgettable representative union debut as England Saxons ground out an 18-9 victory over the Ireland Wolfhounds in Cork.
Tiger Woods slumped to the worst round of his professional career as he crashed out of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
A dog is in good health after being pulled from a swollen river in a dramatic airborne rescue.
A man who dressed as Mr Incredible has been sentenced to three years' probation after pleading guilty to attacking a woman dressed as Batgirl on Hollywood Boulevard.
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