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Selfie Queen Karen Danczuk applies to stand for Labour in Bury North

Selfie Queen Karen Danczuk is hoping to enter Parliament after applying to be a Labour candidate at the General Election.

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Viewers 'heartbroken' by TV drama about shooting of schoolboy Rhys Jones

Viewers were left "sobbing" and "heartbroken" after watching a TV dramatisation of the murder of schoolboy Rhys Jones.

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Merseyrail dispute continues as talks collapse

Talks aimed at resolving a dispute over the role of guards on Merseyrail have "collapsed", threatening more strikes.

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Wife of man run down by his own car 'screamed his name' as he lay dying

The wife of an ex-Royal Navy officer screamed his name and desperately called for help as he lay dying in the street after being run over by car thieves, a neighbour said.

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Marathon runner carried across finish line jokes 'I feel like a slight fraud'

The runner who was carried across the London Marathon finish line has joked that he feels like a "slight fraud" and that he should give a piece of his medal to the Good Samaritan who helped him.

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Cast of Rhys Jones murder drama faced 'an awful lot of responsibility'

The actress who plays the mother of murdered schoolboy Rhys Jones in a TV dramatisation has told of the "responsibility" she felt in taking on the role.

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Labour seeks to create four patron saints' day bank holidays

A Labour government will seek to create four new UK-wide bank holidays on the patron saint's day of each of the home nations, Jeremy Corbyn has announced.

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Pregnant woman recovers after bleach attack

A pregnant woman is recovering after she had bleach thrown in her eyes, police said.

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'Criminal fraternity' urged to help in hunt for burglars who killed man

A manhunt is under way after a former Royal Navy officer was killed by burglars who ran him over in his own car.

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Hilda Ogden's famous curlers, headscarf and pinny to go under hammer

The curlers, headscarf and pinny worn by Coronation Street battleaxe Hilda Ogden are set to go under the hammer.

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Sun prints apology to footballer Ross Barkley over Kelvin MacKenzie column

The Sun has published an apology to Everton and England footballer Ross Barkley over a column by Kelvin MacKenzie in which he compared the midfielder to a gorilla.

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Tim Farron: 'Bogus' Brexit arguments not the reason Theresa May called election

Theresa May is using "bogus" arguments about Brexit to justify an early election motivated by party-political calculation, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has claimed.

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Elderly couple kidnapped at gunpoint in robbery ordeal

Police are hunting a man who kidnapped an elderly couple from their home at gunpoint, forced them to withdraw hundreds of pounds from a town cashpoint and then drove them back again - before leaving the petrified woman with a kiss on the hand.

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Boarding school housemaster not guilty of sexually touching pupils' feet

A boarding school housemaster has been cleared of sexually touching the feet of two pupils in their bedrooms late at night.

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M&S to close six stores as it vows to 'stay in tune' with customers

Marks & Spencer is planning to close six stores following a review of its store estate, a move that will impact 380 staff.

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Mayor of Liverpool plans to stand as Labour MP

The Mayor of Liverpool has announced plans to stand as Labour MP in the constituency currently held by Steve Rotheram - who is in the running to become metro mayor for the Liverpool City Region.

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Engineers to work through the night to restore London Euston rail services

Services at one of Britain's busiest railway stations are not expected to return to normal until the morning, after a fire closed the terminal.

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Jury considering verdicts in breast surgeon's 'wounding' trial

A jury has been sent out to consider verdicts in the trial of a breast surgeon accused of wounding 10 patients after allegedly carrying out a series of "completely unnecessary" operations.

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Aamer Anwar installed as University of Glasgow rector

Human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar has been installed as the rector of one of the country's oldest universities.

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Chris Mason thanks Broadchurch fans who hailed 'brilliant performance'

Broadchurch actor Chris Mason has thanked fans for their support after he was unmasked as the drama's villain.

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