Spinner Stephen Parry wants a place in Lancashire's Championship team after his first four-day game for four years.
Police investigate 10 people over allegations of sex abuse at a residential school after claims ex-MP Sir Cyril Smith abused boys there.
Sir Alex Ferguson is named LMA Manager of the Year after guiding Manchester United to a 20th league title.
Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen announce the birth of a second son, named Klay Anthony.
"Egg-citing" find is three times the average size
Wigan Athletic celebrate the club's first FA Cup title with an open-top bus parade in the town centre in front of thousands of fans.
England call up Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell for the friendlies against Republic of Ireland and Brazil.
Incoming Manchester United manager David Moyes is holding talks with a number of the club's coaching staff on Monday.
Dale Cregan's denial of killing two men is "bizarre" even though it is the talk of the prison where he is on remand, the prosecution says.
Doncaster Rovers appoint Paul Dickov as their new manager following promotion to the Championship.
The father of former England footballers Gary and Phil Neville is charged with sexual assault.
Manchester Cathedral is selling fossils found in flagstones on its floor to raise money towards a new heating system.
Salford City Reds are "very close" to six new signings ahead of the 2014 season, owner Dr Marwan Koukash reveals.
A police officer completes nine marathons in six days in memory of murdered Greater Manchester PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes.
Three teenagers arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs after a 16-year-old girl dies in Warrington are released on bail.
Midfielder James Dayton joins Oldham Athletic on a two-year contract after rejecting a three-year deal at Kilmarnock.
Police searching for the parents of a baby girl found dead on a country lane are hoping they will attend her funeral.
A 23-year-old is charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed "numerous times" in Stockport.
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says the team is "ready to move on" after Sir Alex Ferguson's final game.
Wigan end their eight-year stay in the Premier League with a spirited draw against Aston Villa at the DW Stadium.