More than 130 birds have died from avian botulism in parks across Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Staffordshire, the RSPCA says.
Macclesfield Town goalkeeper Rhys Taylor agrees to stay with the Conference club on non-contract terms.
A key section of motorway near Manchester Airport is to close for most of the weekend while a bridge is demolished.
Marwan Koukash says he was a rugby league "novice" when he became Salford chairman but will learn from his mistakes.
England's James Anderson is waiting to learn the outcome of a hearing over an alleged clash with India's Ravindra Jadeja.
Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano says the club could send youngsters to their new US franchise in New York.
Oldham sign former Southampton striker Jonathan Forte on a one-year contract following a trial with the League One club.
Joel Tomkins could make his first rugby league appearance for three years after being named in Wigan's squad to face Salford.
The streets of Manchester are being draped in flowers and plants as part of an outdoor gardening festival.
A violent armed robber with Greater Manchester links absconds from an open prison.
Leisure airline Monarch terminates its contract with Swissport, one of the baggage-handling companies at Gatwick and Manchester airports.
West Ham footballer Ravel Morrison is remanded in custody after two women were assaulted in Manchester and Salford.
Mental health bosses in Surrey are reviewing their practices after a coroner said they "failed" a sex abuse victim from Guildford who was assaulted when she was a student in Manchester.
The Fire Brigades Union claims lives are being put at risk because of "failings" at the new North West Fire Control centre.
Glen Chapple believes a home crowd can inspire Lancashire to victory over Glamorgan in Friday's T20 Blast quarter-final.
Liverpool win a penalty shootout against Premier League champions Manchester City in New York after the two teams draw 2-2.
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.
Cheshire Police appeal to football fans to track down a former Rochdale player wanted in connection with a drugs investigation.
About 70 car windows are smashed at a car dealership in Wigan.
A 28-year-old man appears in court, charged in connection with a £1m robbery at a jewellery store in Edinburgh in June.