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McCartney gift to be auctioned in aid of Manchester attack victims' families

A Beatles box set gifted by Sir Paul McCartney is to be auctioned to raise funds for two Scottish families affected by the Manchester Arena attack.

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Man arrested over fatal nightclub stabbing

A 22-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who was fatally stabbed in a nightclub.

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Sixth person held as police investigate house fire that killed three children

A sixth person has been arrested in connection with an arson attack that killed three children in Greater Manchester.

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Prisoners and petty criminals ran drone drug drop operations at jails

Serving prisoners and petty criminals are to be sentenced for their part in a "sophisticated" operation to supply and fly drugs into jails using drones.

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Chef who lost job after wrongful drug driving conviction sues forensic firm

A chef who lost his job after he was wrongfully convicted of drug driving is suing the forensic firm where his sample was tested.

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Five quizzed over suspected murder of three children who died after house fire

Five people are being questioned over the suspected murder of three children who died after a house fire.

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Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

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Talks continue as hospital and parents disagree on treatment of ill boy

Hospital bosses say they are continuing to "liaise directly" with the family of a sick 18-month-old boy at the centre of a treatment dispute.

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Chances of going to university depend on where school leavers live, figures show

A school leaver's chances of going to university depend heavily on where they live, new figures suggest.

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Jobs boost with Qatar aircraft deal worth £5bn to BAE Systems

BAE Systems has announced a contract valued at £5 billion to supply aircraft to Qatar, helping to secure jobs in the UK.

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Councils cut library spending by £66m as 105 branches close

Councils cut spending on public libraries by £66 million last year and shut scores of facilities.

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More snow falling as Storm Caroline grips UK

Storm Caroline's bitter grip on the UK is continuing to be felt by homeowners, school children and commuters, with more snowfall peppering parts of the country.

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Truck driver charged with causing death of Labour peer on mobility scooter

A truck driver has appeared in court accused of causing the death of a Labour peer in a collision with his mobility scooter outside the Houses of Parliament.

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Jihadi in group linked to Arena bomber jailed for 10 years for IS membership

A British jihadi whose group has been linked to the Manchester Arena bomber has been jailed for 10 years for being a member of Islamic State.

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Alleged far-right extremist, 19, denies threatening to kill at gay pride event

An alleged far-right extremist has denied preparing terrorist acts and threatening to kill people attending a gay pride event.

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Hollyoaks' pregnant Rachel Adedeji urges fines for smokers in hospital grounds

Pregnant Hollyoaks actress Rachel Adedeji has called for smokers who light up in hospital grounds to be fined, as she has to pass them when she goes in for antenatal appointments.

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Pair arrested after foreign men found aboard fishing boat

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences after five foreign men were found aboard a fishing boat.

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Russian businesswoman jailed after arranging robbery at former lover's home

A Russian businesswoman who arranged a robbery at the home of her former lover has been jailed for 10 years.

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Hit-and-run motorist left victim lying in road

Police have launched an appeal after a man was left lying in the middle of the road by a hit-and-run driver in Stockport.

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Conteh on the ropes as he collects MBE from the Queen

Veteran boxer John Conteh has said collecting his MBE from the Queen felt like "being on the ropes" and was a "nerve-wracking" experience.

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