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Judge's comments about 'foolish' sex attack victim branded 'deplorable'

A police and crime commissioner has criticised a high court judge's sentencing remark that a sex attack victim was "foolish" for getting "very, very drunk".

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Anti-flooding measures for countryside urged one year after Storm Desmond

Action is needed to make the countryside more resilient to floods, land managers have urged as they continue to deal with the effects of Storm Desmond.

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CCTV of woman being threatened with gun during robbery released as men jailed

CCTV footage of a woman being threatened with a gun during a violent robbery has been released by police after two men were each jailed for 10 years.

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'Monster' who killed ex-girlfriend and her mother with a hammer jailed 29 years

A "monster" who bludgeoned h is former girlfriend and her mother to death with a hammer has been jailed for at least 29-and-a-half years.

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Teenager jailed after being found with 'paedophile manual'

A teenager has been jailed for more than four years after he was found with a "paedophile manual".

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Anti-flooding measures for countryside urged one year after Storm Desmond

Action is needed to make the countryside more resilient to floods, land managers have urged as they continue to deal with the effects of Storm Desmond.

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Karen Danczuk's "hell" at giving evidence against rapist brother

Karen Danczuk has said giving evidence in court about being raped by her brother was "like being in hell".

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Residents still reeling from Storm Desmond effects, one year on

Heartbroken pensioner Anne Reay sits in the ruins of her home - one of hundreds of people facing another miserable festive season a year on from Storm Desmond.

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Roads gritter named Nicole Saltslinger in honour of X Factor judge

After an avalanche of interest Oldham has named its new council roads gritter Nicole Saltslinger in honour of the X Factor judge.

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Woman to face trial accused of impersonating man in sex case

A trial date has been set next year for a woman accused of impersonating a man to trick a female friend into sex.

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Body found after fire in outbuilding

A body has been found after a fire in an outbuilding.

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10 suspects identified by police force investigating football-linked sex abuse

Ten suspects have been identified in a major police probe into historical child sex abuse in youth football as the scandal continued to grow.

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Panel says police chief should be spared sack over gross misconduct breasts jibe

A female police chief who behaved "shockingly" and "cruelly" in a drunken tirade at a junior colleague about the size of her breasts should not be sacked, a disciplinary panel has recommended.

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Doctor weeps at letter from cystic fibrosis patient Elle, 10

The moment an NHS doctor was moved to tears by a thank you note from a 10-year-old patient has been captured on video.

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Judge asked to allow man to die in accordance with 'previous wishes'

A judge has been asked to respect the previous wishes of an injured police officer and allow him to die.

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Chief Constable of Cheshire Police probed over 'conduct'

The Chief Constable of Cheshire Police is being investigated by the county's police and crime commissioner following an allegation about his conduct.

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Karen Danczuk tells court of 'horrendous' ordeal of sex abuse by brother

The estranged wife of Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk has told a court of her secret torment and "horrendous life" after being raped by her brother.

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BAE Systems launches £15m training academy

Aerospace giant BAE Systems has opened a new £15 million training academy in a huge boost for the skills of current and future employees.

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Wife says it 'seems cruel' to keep alive police officer severely hurt in crash

The wife of a police officer injured in a crash has told a court it seems "cruel" to keep him alive.

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Panel to decide if police boss committed gross misconduct over breasts jibe

A disciplinary panel will today rule whether a female police chief committed gross misconduct when she launched a drunken tirade at a junior colleague about the size of her breasts.

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