The last time Johnny Marr featured prominently on a live album, it was on The Smiths’ 1988 record Rank. Twenty-seven years later, the gui(...)

Two officers spent 30 minutes talking to Fred and Doris Thompson after they called 999 ‘out of loneliness’. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Files

Manchester police visited the house of an elderly couple after they called the emergency number out of loneliness, the force said on Twitter this week(...)

Three albums into their career, the Manchester band have found the groove that has sputtered and occasionally stalled on their previous record(...)

File photograph of the Rochdale skyline. Ten men have been charged with child exploitation as part of an investigation in Greater Manchester. File photograph:   Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Ten men have been charged as part of an investigation into child grooming and sexual exploitation in Rochdale. The men are accused of a catalogue of (...)

The Greater Manchester Police has confirmed that Roy Keane was interviewed following a reported altercation with a taxi driver in Altrincham town centre in Manchester in January which led to police being called. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane has been interviewed under caution in Manchester following an alleged road rage incident involving the(...)

Unite said its cargo handlers and check-in staff employed by dnata at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester voted by more than 4-1 in favour of walkouts in protest at an imposed 2.2 per cent increase. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Airport check-in staff and cargo handlers in the UK have voted to go on strike on December 23rd and 24th in a dispute over pay.Unite said its members (...)

File photograph of dogs on a puppy farm. Photograph: Kennel Club /PA Wire

A boy (14) is being questioned by police today on suspicion of arson after more than 50 dogs died in a fire at a Manchester kennels. Fire crews were c(...)

Radamel Falcao: flew into Manchester Monday night to seal a €7.5m season-long loan move to Manchester United.

Radamel Falcao flew into Manchester last night to seal a €7.5m season-long loan move to Manchester United in transfer deadline day’s headline move. W(...)

Beautiful reunion: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

Waffler. Nerd. Lovable grouch. These are all categorisations that Paul Heaton willingly identifies with, but he has put those arguably dubious qual(...)

The baby was diagnosed with anencephaly at a maternity hospital in Dublin last week, a condition in which a large part of the brain is missing.

A couple who are travelling to Manchester this weekend for an abortion after their baby was diagnosed with a (...)