A dry, warm and sunny afternoon, with some patchy cloud. One or two showers may also form, although these will be isolated. Highs of 16C.
A man who repeatedly punched a toddler left in his care has been convicted of her murder.
Ella-Rose Clover died in 2018 due to "internal bleeding and cardiac arrest following the deliberate infliction of blows", Liverpool Crown Court heard.
Her mother Pagan Clover broke down in tears as Michael Wild was convicted.
She had left Ella with the girl's godmother, Sharleen Hughes, who then left the 22-month-old with her 31-year-old partner Wild while she did errands.
The rugby league posts are up at Liverpool's Anfield stadium as the annual Super League festival - the Magic Weekend - heads for Merseyside with six matches over two days.
If you are wondering what to expect, wonder no more.
A man accused of 21 offences including eight rapes across England has refused to attend a plea hearing at the Old Bailey.
Joseph McCann, 34, was arrested near Congleton, Cheshire, and was due to appear via video-link from Belmarsh Prison.
But he did not appear on the screen and a dock officer confirmed he had refused to leave his cell.
Mr Justice Edis set a provisional six-week trial at the Old Bailey to start on 11 November.
He indicated that Mr McCann should be informed that, if he chose not to attend his trial, it would happen in his absence.
Mr McCann is charged with 21 offences against eight people, aged between 11 and 71, over a two-week period between 21 April and 5 May.
A string of alleged offences is said to have happened in Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
Sir David Attenborough has praised a group of volunteers who have offered to patrol sprawling moorland to prevent wildfires from destroying the area.
More than 100 people have signed up to the safety marshal scheme to protect Dovestone Reservoir and surrounding Saddleworth Moor area this summer.
The area of "outstanding natural beauty" has been repeatedly ravaged by fires - most recently in April.
Sir David described the scheme as a "most valuable initiative".
Any daytime showers will slowly fade in the evening, to leave the night dry with clear periods and just the odd mist patch.
Thursday will remain largely dry with sunny spells, although there is once again a chance of an isolated shower or two developing.
It will dry for much of the night and there will be some clear periods.
It will become cloudier later in the night and there may be some light rain or drizzle at the end of the night. Lows of 9°.
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A police officer accused of setting his dog on suspects to inflict serious injuries has been given three awards in his 11-year career, a jury heard.
Giving evidence at his trial at Preston Crown Court. PC Paul Jackson denied assaulting anyone.
Prosecutors allege the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officer used the dog to "vent his contempt" for five men during a series of arrests.
PC Jackson, 36, denies five counts of wounding with intent.
About 13,000 people have been affected by delays at Manchester Airport caused by problems with the fuel supply.
Flights to Tenerife, Belfast and Milan were among 87 cancelled on Sunday, while others were delayed by hours.
The airport has apologised, saying the issues were resolved by 03:00 and flights are operating as planned apart from four cancelled Flybe flights.
Sheree Hogg, from Preston, said she was "gutted" to miss out on a trip to Rome for her 30th birthday.
The surprise holiday was a present from her fiancé Shaun Waring, who had been planning the trip for months.
The new National Rail summer timetable has come into effect, with 1,000 new train services being introduced across Great Britain.
Last year, an extensive shake-up led to weeks of chaos on the Northern network after the operator tried to introduce 1,700 extra services.
That led to huge delays and cancellations with more than 15,000 services cancelled over the past twelve months due to the failed implementation of the timetable.
This year, Northern says it intends to bring in just 210 extra services including brand new trains on long distance routes connecting larger towns in the North.
The operator says it will monitor the latest changes carefully and respond quickly to any problems.
A "power issue" that affected fuel supply caused dozens of flights to be cancelled at Manchester Airport.
Flights to Tenerife, Belfast and Milan were among 87 cancelled, while others were delayed by hours.
Passengers said they were stuck on grounded planes for two to three hours because of the problems, which began on Sunday afternoon.
Manchester Airport said the issue was resolved at 03:00 with a small number of delays and cancellations expected today.
How a darts player went from having £2,000 in the bank to winning £200,000 in prize money.
Usually found in Peru, alpacas are joining people on stress-busting treks in the Pennines.
The award-winning comedian died of cancer in 2016 aged 62.
Greater Manchester's mayor should scrap his "insulting" planned cuts to fire services, the firefighters' union has said.
An emergency motion at the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) conference condemned Andy Burnham's three-year plan to cut his fire budget by £12.8m.
The mayor revealed proposals in March to cut jobs, close fire stations and reduce fire appliance crew numbers.
A statement from Mr Burnham blamed government spending limits.
One hundred people have been fatally stabbed in the UK so far this year.
Fifteen have happened in the North West, including 17-year-old Yousef Makki, a Manchester Grammar School student from Burnage, who died after being stabbed in the street in Hale Barns in March.
The police have made arrests in nearly all of the cases and have charged suspects in 85.
The parents of Saffie Roussos, the youngest victim of the Manchester Arena attack, speak of their struggle.
Fifteen people have been arrested after dawn raid on suspected drug dealers and other organised crime across the North West.
Ten people were arrested in Mersesyide and Greater Manchester in connection with drug pushing in Liverpool city centre.
Homes in the Toxteth, Anfield, Tuebrook and Crosby areas, as well as in Greater Manchester, were continuing to be searched.
In Oldham, seven properties were searched as park of a crackdown on an organised crime group working across the wider north of England.
Greater Manchester Police arrested five men on suspicion of robbery and burglary offences.
HS2 will not offer value for money and risks "short changing" the North of England, a group of peers has warned.
A report from the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee also said it was "far from convinced" the new high-speed railway will be built within the £55.7bn budget.
It said the project should not go ahead without a new assessment of its costs and benefits.
The government said it "fundamentally disagreed" with the report.
A woman sexually harassed on Greater Manchester's Metrolink says it "crossed a whole new line".