Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is included in the Lancashire squad for the T20 Blast Finals Day on Saturday.
Leicestershire miss out on a One-Day Cup quarter-final place as they lose to Lancashire by eight wickets.
A woman found dead in a back garden in Wigan is identified by police.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Rochdale and Bristol City.
Paul Horton hopes for a drama-free T20 Blast Finals Day after almost missing Lancashire's quarter-final win because of a traffic jam.
A motorcyclist has died after drifting on to the wrong side of the road and colliding with a car, police say.
Angel Di Maria has rejected the offer of a new Real Madrid contract and wants to leave the European champions.
A woman from Latvia believed to have been trafficked into the UK and kept prisoner for over a year is rescued by police in Greater Manchester.
Defender Matt Mills believes Bolton can overcome a difficult start to the season, starting at Brighton on Saturday.
Oldham release French striker Willie Gros from his month-to-month contract with the League One club.
A man is charged with murder after a teenager is stabbed to death in a street fight in Greater Manchester.
Eleven-time Premier League winner Paul Scholes says he is "genuinely scared" for his former club Manchester United's future.
Maria Lyle, 14, marks her arrival on the international stage with gold in the T35 100m at the IPC Athletics European Championships.
Salford City Council launches an investigation after its mayor's decision to subsidise a rugby club by up to £164,000 was not scrutinised.
Greater Manchester Police Commissioner Tony Lloyd is to reduce the number of staff in his team and move to an office at police headquarters.
Manchester United announce the £16m signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon on a five-year deal.
A newlywed couple are charged with public order offences after an alleged assault on the day of their wedding.
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko signs a new four-year deal with the defending Premier League champions.
Manchester United will pay Nani's wages - around £4.8 million - for the duration of his year-long loan to Sporting Lisbon.
The former psychologist for TV series Big Brother wins his unfair dismissal claim against the University of Manchester.