About a third of probation workers, including those in Lancashire, employed by a private company could lose their jobs, a union says.
Two people die as their car crashes into a stone wall on a bend.
Thwaites is selling the major part of its beer business to the pub group Marston's in a £25.1m deal.
A man is charged over the abduction of a six-year-old girl who was taken in a car in Burnley.
A rugby match is held in honour of a police officer, who died after he and two colleagues were attacked on a Christmas night out.
A health trust put in special measures wins a top award for end of life care at one of its hospitals.
More than 900 lbs (410kg) of raw tobacco is seized in a raid on an illegal tobacco factory near Preston.
Accy honours school team's achievement
BBC North West political editor Arif Ansari explains all.
Lancashire and Middlesex will replace Peter Siddle and Adam Voges respectively after they were called into Australia's Ashes squad.
David Ball hits a superb late leveller as Fleetwood dent Preston's hopes of catching League One leaders Bristol City.
Substitute Alex Nicholls' late goal salvages a point for Exeter City at home to Morecambe in League Two.
Paul Smith's late goal gives Southport a narrow victory against 10-man Torquay United in the Conference.
A mistake by Accrington goalkeeper Scott Davies helps gift victory to Newport.
Blackburn Rovers sign Ipswich Town forward Paul Taylor on loan until the end of the season.
Bradford City sign Blackpool full-back Tony McMahon on loan until the end of the season.
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