The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.
Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's Championship game between Wigan Athletic and Ipswich Town.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he was disappointed with the speculation over his future at the club.
A war memorial kept in safe keeping after vandalism more than 40 years ago is returned to its local community in Greater Manchester.
The funeral of Heywood Labour MP Jim Dobbin takes place in Salford later.
Two high-profile imams in the UK make a direct appeal to Islamic State militants to free Alan Henning, a UK hostage threatened with death.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini admits that under-performing midfielder Yaya Toure needs support from the club.
Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal says a bid for Cristiano Ronaldo is possible but doubts Real Madrid will sell the forward.
A man who "sexually exploited" a 14-year-old girl he groomed by buying cigarettes and chatting on Facebook, has been jailed for 12 months.
Bolton Wanderers sign former Leeds United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny on a short-term contract.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Football Conference game between Macclesfield Town and Southport.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Football Conference game between Barnet and Altrincham.
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Manchester City and Chelsea.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Bury and Burton Albion.
A councillor proposes a motion calling for a colleague who spent £2,500 calling sex chat lines from a council-issued mobile to resign.
Team news as Sale Sharks host London Welsh in Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at AJ Bell Stadium (14:00 BST).
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Leicester City and Manchester United.
Team news as Warrington Wolves host Widnes Vikings in Saturday's First Utility Super League Play-off match at Halliwell Jones Stadium (14:45 BST).
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bolton Wanderers.
Wigan Warriors half-back Matty Smith agrees a new four-year contract with the play-off semi-finalists until 2018.