Toni Duggan says it is a "massive achievement" for Manchester City Women to reach Thursday's Continental Cup final against Arsenal.
Prime Minister David Cameron says he will consider recognising murdered British aid worker Alan Henning with a national honour.
Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond tells Danny Cipriani not to be distracted by the upcoming England squad selection.
Police investigate online threats to Wigan rugby league player Ben Flower, who was banned for punching an opponent on the ground.
Three seaside football clubs offer the cheapest season tickets in the North West, a BBC Sport survey finds.
Greater Manchester Police admits "it could have done more" to support child grooming victims in Rochdale, blaming target-driven policing for "anomalies".
Wigan's Ben Flower is given a six-month ban - the longest in Super League history - for punching St Helens' Lance Hohaia.
Salford Red Devils forward Gareth Hock has withdraws his transfer request and commits his future to the club.
Tributes paid to murdered Eccles taxi driver
Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is close to joining Brisbane Heat for the Australian Big Bash T20.
Nine people have been arrested in Northern Ireland and Manchester by detectives working to stop the circulation of illegal drugs.
A paediatrician is warning of the dangers of small lithium batteries after two children who swallowed them suffered "catastrophic bleeding" and died.
Two people are arrested on suspicion of murdering a 17-year-old boy who died after he was hit outside a shop in Greater Manchester.
Gynaecologist Anthony Madu carried out locum work at the Royal Oldham Hospital while signed off sick from a Welsh hospital, a fraud trial hears.
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits the squad needed "a big injection" of players after finishing seventh.
Wigan Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan says talk of Ben Flower's double punch in the Super League Grand Final being rugby league's darkest hour is "hysteria".
Bolton Wanderers new manager Neil Lennon says his first aim is "lift" everyone involved in the struggling Championship club.
Reg and Paul Henning visit floral tributes
More than £250,000 of suspected IS funds are seized at Manchester Airport and other north-west ports.
Leeds Force win their first ever game as a BBL side by beating Manchester Giants 80-69 in the BBL Cup on Friday.