17 men charged in connection with metal theft from railways
The appearance, at Bolton Magistrates Court, on Thursday, followed a large-scale operation carried out jointly by British Transport Police and Greater Manchester Police .
Rigby accused is 'soldier of Allah'
One of the men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby has told a jury his defence is that he is "a soldier of Allah" and "this is a war".
Lee Rigby murder trial RECAP as alleged killer describes how...
"Relate it back to why you feel this will benefit Lee Rigby's family and ensure the safety of the British people," he said, sitting covered in a blue blanket with a copy of the Koran in front of him.
Lee Rigby trial: Murder was 'cowardly and callous'
"They had committed, you may think, a cowardly and callous murder by deliberately attacking an unarmed man in plain clothes from behind" Lee Rigby was hit by a car and attacked with a knife and a meat cleaver as he walked back to Woolwich Barracks in south east London on May 22. The Old Bailey heard how Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, ... (more)
Sara Cox launches bid to build area's first children's hospice in Radcliffe
RADIO presenter Sara Cox has launched a A 1 million appeal to complete the building of a children's hospice in the borough.
Woolwich Lee Rigby murder trial: Jury panel selected ahead of trial opening
A JURY panel has been selected for the trial of two men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.
Crunch time for controversial 200 million Cutacre development
The huge A 200 million industrial and retail development could bring thousands of jobs to Bolton - but those against the scheme want the developers to fulfil their earlier promise of converting the land into a country park.
Lee Rigby murder trial: Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale case to start in next few days
Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, will stand trial at the Old Bailey following the conclusion of legal submissions The trial of the two men accused of murdering British soldier Lee Rigby is to start in the next few days, a court has heard.
Spanish ambassador summoned by FO
The Spanish Ambassador is to be summoned to the Foreign Office after MPs heard reports a Spanish ship had entered the Port of Gibraltar.
Another raid at shop plagued by thugs
A COUPLE who run a convenience store fought a gang of robbers who stole beer and attempted to break open their cash till during a morning raid.
Rigby murder accused due in court
The two men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby are due to appear in court today as they prepare to stand trial at the Old Bailey.
Care home resident, 93, dies of blood poisoning following fight with pensioner, 73
A 93-year-old man who was involved in a fight with a fellow care home resident died of blood poisoning.