Hundreds of thousands of commuters could be affected by strikes as action over driver-only trains spreads to northern rail networks.
April Jones Murder : Mark Bridger is Guilty
April vanished while playing on her bike near her home in Machynlleth, mid-Wales, on October 1 last year and her body has never been found.
A jury of nine women and three men convicted 47 year old Mark Bridger of abducting and murdering April and of unlawfully disposing of and concealing her body with intent to pervert the course of justice. The disappearance of April, who had cerebral palsy, sparked a massive outpouring of support for her family, with hundreds of people joining in the search.
The jury returned the unanimous verdicts following four hours and six minutes of deliberations. From the dock, Bridger, wearing a blue shirt and spotted tie, looked nervous before the verdicts were read. He closed his eyes and appeared to hold back tears as the guilty verdicts were read. April's parents Paul and Coral , who have attended every day of the month-long trial, were following the verdicts from the public gallery, on a balcony overlooking the court room. Mrs Jones appeared to wipe away tears as the verdicts were announced. The verdicts were greeted with complete silence from the public gallery.
Greater Manchester Fire Service are using International Womens Day to try to bust the myth that firefighting is a macho male occupation
The Father of a Manchester man shot dead 9 years ago calls for people to stand up to gangs
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard's announced his playing career is over.
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: Non-stop hit music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart North West.