A mother and her 10-year-old daughter died after being poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes as they slept on a moored motor cruiser on Lake Windermere, initial findings of a marine accident investigation indicate.
A prison van containing Dale Cregan - the killer of Police Constables Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone - was involved in a road collision in the Preston area on the way to court, sources said.
The tearful family of murdered soldier Lee Rigby, from Manchester, have told of their pride for him.
Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment two terrorists were shot as they charged police officers called to the scene after a soldier from Manchester was hacked to death in the street.
A zoo worker has been seriously injured in a tiger attack at an animal park in Cumbria, police said.
The centre of a small town near Blackpool came to a standstill for the funeral of a young soldier killed in Afghanistan with shops closing and hundreds of people lining the streets.
A zoo keeper in Cumbria who was mauled to death by a tiger had "no reason" to be in its enclosure, the animal park's owner said today.
Two women arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder soldier Lee Rigby, from Manchester, have been released without charge, Scotland Yard said.
Two men are being questioned on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after an RAF Typhoon jet travelling from Pakistan to Manchester was scrambled to escort a passenger plane over the UK.
Two people have been arrested following reports that a man had a gun at a hospital in Greater Manchester.
A Blackburn Rovers footballer will appear in court after allegedly making a homophobic gesture to the crowd while playing against one of his former clubs.
Liverpool football manager Brendan Rodgers has spoke of his relief after his son Anton was cleared in a sex case involving a teenage girl.
Two men have been arrested at Stansted Airport on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after an RAF Typhoon jet was scrambled to escort a passenger plane travelling from Pakistan to Manchester, police said.
A two-year-old boy was badly hurt when he was attacked by the family dog near Carlisle, police said.
One-eyed police killer Dale Cregan has admitted he murdered four people and attempted to murder three others in Greater Manchester.
A man who smothered and strangled his mother in Cumbria has been jailed for 13 years, police said.
People living close to new wind farms, including residents in Cumbria, will receive at least £100 off electricity bills under a scheme announced by a renewable energy company.
The mother of murdered Merseyside toddler James Bulger has urged a parole board not to release killer Jon Venables.
The charity Help For Heroes has been swamped with donations, leading to its website crashing after Drummer Lee Rigby, from Manchester, was murdered while wearing one of its tops.
A 14-year-old athlete from Manchester who chose to have her leg amputated so she could chase her Paralympics dream has been described by her surgeons as a "remarkable young woman with unbelievable willpower and determination".
The British soldier from Manchester brutally killed by two suspected terrorists in Woolwich was a "true warrior" who had served with distinction in Afghanistan, colleagues said.
Mitch Winehouse, Russell Brand and Jon Snow have given their backing to an investment drive worth £100 million, which will help people in Manchester with multiple problems such as homelessness, mental ill health, addiction and reoffending.
The victim of the terrorist murder in Woolwich has been named as father-of-one Lee Rigby from Manchester.
Just days after hanging up his boots, Paul Scholes has revealed he will be pulling on the red shirt of Manchester United for one final time in a charity football match against a team of Real Madrid legends.
Former Manchester United and England footballer Brian Greenhoff has died suddenly at the age of 60.
The wife of a Lancashire man killed in a light aircraft crash has described him as a "wonderful and devoted father".
Three former pupils at a residential school in Greater Manchester linked to the late Sir Cyril Smith have complained they were sexually and physically abused by adults.
Handwritten lyrics to songs such as Strawberry Fields Forever by Liverpool music legend John Lennon, as well as letters from the former Beatles star, have been given to the nation.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie met young players ahead of an international junior football tournament in Holland.
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen have had a second son, the couple announced.
A puppy in Manchester survived after swallowing a four-and-a-half-inch lolly stick, vets have said.
A 61-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating historic sexual abuse at a school in the North West.
Tackling child sexual exploitation is now a bigger priority than gun crime for Greater Manchester Police, a conference has heard.
The death of a 14-year-old schoolgirl near Wigan will be repeated elsewhere in the UK if tougher measures to curb dangerous dog attacks are not introduced, a North West Labour MP warned.
A businesswoman has been charged with drug dealing after the biggest ever police raids, which took place across Greater Manchester, on suppliers of party drug meow meow.
A man has been jailed for eight years for the manslaughter of a soldier, who was from Manchester, in Cyprus, the Ministry of Defence said.
A third man has been arrested by police investigating the discovery in Cheshire of the remains of a French man who had been missing since 2009.
The family of a British construction worker from Oldham murdered by his Islamist kidnappers just minutes after a joint UK and Nigerian rescue operation stormed their compound has praised the soldiers who tried to save him and said the Government had been right to send them.
Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell, from Cheshire, denied a series of child sex offences when he appeared in court on Friday.
Three boys have been arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year-old girl who is thought to have taken an illegal drug in Cheshire.
A fugitive armed Greater Manchester robber's return to the UK will be delayed as he faces investigation for separate charges in Spain, it has emerged.
A 16-year-old girl in Warrington who died following reported breathing difficulties may have taken an illegal drug, police said today.
The lawyer for a Briton who admits stabbing a Manchester soldier to death in Cyprus has asked a court for a lenient sentence.
Thomas The Tank Engine has a new narrator as ex-Brookside actor Mark Moraghan has become the voice of the show, following figures such as Ringo Starr and Michael Angelis, and continues the programme's association with a Liverpudlian accent.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the discovery of what are believed to be the remains of a missing French man in Cheshire.
Unemployment in the North West fell by 18,000 in the three months to March, official figures have revealed.
Bosses of Manchester-produced soap Coronation Street showed the Rovers Return is back to its former glory as the rebuild is completed - and it has stayed true to its historic look, down to the same wallpaper.
Police have raided a suspected crime gang in the North West in the biggest operation to date to tackle dealing of party drug meow meow.
A hospitality worker from Merseyside who started to lose his sight at the age of 21 is to take on a hiking challenge regarded as one of the toughest walks in Great Britain.
Veteran Coronation Street actor Bill Roache, who lives in Cheshire, has made his first appearance in court accused of raping a 15-year-old girl.
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