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Sexual predator who assaulted elderly women as they slept jailed for life

A "deviant" night prowler branded by a judge as "every woman's worst nightmare" has been jailed for life.

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Crime and anti-social behaviour will rise if train guards axed, union warns

Ending the guarantee of guards on trains will increase crime and anti-social behaviour, a union has warned ahead of a fresh strike over driver-only operation.

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Jury retires in torso-in-suitcase murder trial

A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of an "insatiable gambler" accused of murdering and dismembering his wealthy friend and dumping the torso in a suitcase at the roadside.

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1,200 jobs in store at new Amazon warehouse in Warrington

Online retail giant Amazon is to create 1,200 permanent jobs at a new warehouse.

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Ex-Tory MP Esther McVey to contest George Osborne's seat

Former minister Esther McVey appears set for a return to Parliament after being selected as the candidate in George Osborne's old seat.

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The Manchester United M6? Football teams and firms could soon sponsor motorways

Manchester United could sponsor t he M6 motorway, according to a proposal to generate funds for investment in roads.

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Boy, 15, arrested over murder of ex-Navy officer run down with own car

A 15-year-old boy is being questioned on suspicion of murder after an ex-Royal Navy officer was run down and killed by car thieves.

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Corbyn pledges one million new homes to tackle housing crisis

A Labour government would tackle Britain's housing crisis by building one million new homes, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

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Man admits causing hit-and-run death of four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens

A man has admitted causing the death of a four-year-old girl in a hit-and-run.

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V&A to fund schools art programme with £100,000 Museum Of The Year winnings

The Victoria and Albert Museum has announced it will use its Museum Of The Year 2016 prize money to fund a national education programme to preserve art and design education in secondary schools.

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Second man held after ex-Navy officer run down with own car

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an ex-Royal Navy officer was run down and killed by car thieves.

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Two held in hunt for on-the-run murderer

A man and a woman have been arrested by detectives hunting on-the-run murderer Shaun Walmsley.

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Two detained again by police probing dog attack

Two people previously arrested by police investigating a dog attack which left a girl seriously injured have been detained again.

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Ex-Tory MP Esther McVey to contest George Osborne's seat

Former minister Esther McVey appears set for a return to Parliament after being selected as the candidate in George Osborne's old seat.

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Andy Burnham urges inquiry into contaminated blood scandal 'criminal cover-up'

A "criminal cover-up on an industrial scale" orchestrated over the NHS contaminated blood scandal should be subject to a Hillsborough-style inquiry, Andy Burnham has said.

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Fans go celeb spotting as Cillian Murphy films Peaky Blinders in Manchester

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy has been spotted filming scenes for the gangster drama in Manchester.

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Fire breaks out at Christie Hospital in Manchester

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at the Christie Hospital in Manchester.

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Clipper Round The World Race set for Liverpool launch

The biggest round-the-world ocean race will set sail from Liverpool this summer.

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Labour promises pay rises and more NHS hospital staff if wins General Election

More pay for nurses and doctors and more staff in hospitals was promised by Labour's shadow health secretary if they win the general election.

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Thieves steal phone and bank cards from man suffering stroke

Two "despicable" thieves posed as good Samaritans and stole from a man as he suffered a stroke in the street.

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