A Manchester museum holds a football shirt "amnesty" to gather "worn-out and ill-fitting" strips for grassroots projects across the world.
A 1,500-year-old papyrus charm thought to be "the first ever found to refer to the Last Supper" is found in a Manchester library's vaults.
Gymnastics is on the up in Britain thanks to the achievements of its star athletes - and reality TV.
Live scorecard and commentary from day one of the County Championship game between Lancashire and Yorkshire (11:00 BST).
Man Utd signing was the major deadline day deal
Manchester United sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.
Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for £16m.
Celtic sign Stefan Scepovic after a U-turn from the striker but have missed out on Manchester City's John Guidetti.
Crystal Palace break their transfer record by spending £7m to make Wigan's James McArthur one of three deadline-day signings.
Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo joins Valencia on loan, with the Spanish club obligated to make the deal permanent.
Tranmere sign Rochdale striker George Donnelly for an undisclosed fee and goalkeeper Peter Brezovan from Portsmouth.
Oldham sign Leeds striker Dominic Poleon for an undisclosed fee and add Rotherham midfielder Michael Tidser on loan.
Rotherham break their transfer record for Oldham striker Jonson Clarke-Harris and sign Luciano Becchio on loan from Norwich.
Wigan make four permanent signings on deadline day - midfielders Adam Forshaw, Emyr Huws and William Kvist, plus striker Andy Delort.
Manchester City defender Micah Richards - their longest serving player - has finalised a loan switch to Fiorentina.
Manchester United sign versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind from Ajax for £13.8m.
A man suspected of illegally streaming live sports events on an "industrial" scale is being questioned by police.
Midfielder Andy Procter rejoins Accrington Stanley on a two-year contract after leaving Bury by mutual consent.
Rochdale re-sign Blackburn Rovers defender Jack O'Connell on a four-month loan until 3 January.
A huge century from Adam Lyth puts title-chasing Yorkshire in command over Lancashire at Old Trafford.