Kenny Dalglish, the manager of Liverpool Football Club, has received an honorary degree from the University of Ulster in recognition of his services to football and charitable activity.
Doctors have a "shockingly low" awareness of a life-long medical condition caused by polio, according to the British Polio Fellowship, with only one in five GPs able to diagnose the affliction.
A new charity is being launched to support the redevelopment of Blackpool's Winter Gardens.
A rare first-hand account of the real-life heroics behind the Great Escape of the Second World War has been unearthed at an Oxfam bookshop.
Bosses at an allegedly bogus breast cancer charity in the US, the Coalition Against Breast Cancer, have been accused of fraudulently spending $9m of donations after using the organisation as a "personal cash machine".