Ed Miliband has started answering questions from the public.
The first three have been about the current retirement age, the spiralling cost of heating bills and the debate surrounding the bedroom tax.
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Carl Hodgson, who lives in the town, was sentenced to three years and six months behind bars at Manchester Crown Court today.
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