A man is arrested on suspicion of abducting and raping a 13-year-old girl in Manchester.
Andrew Flintoff takes 3-26 as T20 Blast North Group leaders Lancashire beat Leicestershire by 18 runs.
Defender Alex Baptiste joins Bolton's Championship rivals Blackburn, while Rovers full-back Markus Olsson signs a new deal.
A boy is arrested on suspicion of posing as a teenage girl in order to entice a boy to perform an online sex act.
A look at the Cheadle-based Fifa partner
The prosecution lawyers in a sexual abuse trial did not know a witness had taken drug overdoses before the hearing, an inquest hears.
Team news as Catalan Dragons host Wigan Warriors in Saturday's Super League fixture at Stade Gilbert Brutus (20:00 BST).
Team news as Warrington Wolves host London Broncos in Sunday's Super League fixture at Halliwell Jones Stadium (15:00 BST).
Wigan Athletic captain Gary Caldwell signs a new one-year deal and takes on a coaching role with the Championship club.
The father of a teenager who was shot dead in a revenge attack is urging people to hand illegally held guns into police as part of an amnesty.
The battle to save the Manchester-Bolton canal
The Department for Transport defends the geographical knowledge of its staff after blunders included placing Manchester in the North East.
A 20-year-old man from Manchester is charged with a terrorism offence, police say.
Phil Neville and Nicky Butt expect to learn their Manchester United futures when new boss Louis van Gaal arrives next week.
Ray Whelan, a former agent of Sir Bobby Charlton and head of Fifa partner Match Hospitality, has evaded arrest in Brazil over alleged illegal World Cup ticket sales, Rio police say.
A mother returned from shopping to find her lodger had inflicted a serious head injury on her newborn baby, a court hears.
Team news as Salford Red Devils host Hull FC in Saturday's Super League fixture at AJ Bell Stadium (19:30 BST).
French midfielder Samir Nasri signs a five-year deal to extend his stay with Premier League champions Manchester City.
Championship side Wigan Athletic sign former Cardiff City midfielder Don Cowie on a two-year deal.
Up to £400,000 worth of cannabis is seized during a raid on a house in Salford, police say.