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Altrincham's secret for success as it bids for high street award

Talk about the high street and it's usually grim news - but Altrincham in Greater Manchester is bucking the trend.

Sales are up and it's shortlisted in the Great British High Street Awards.

Recent figures show 41% of high street retailers in the North West are at risk of going bust.

Most under threat are DIY and home furnishings stores -with 44% of those face an uncertain future.

While 35% of fashion and footwear shops could disappear.

So what's Altrincham's secret - watch Mel Barham's report

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How Manchester Airport grew into an aviation giant

Manchester Airport is celebrating its 80th birthday in style.

The former Ringway Airport began life in 1938 as just a solitary hangar in a field in South Manchester.

Now it is the UK's third biggest airport and a brand known across the world.

Mum's Enterprise Roadshow comes to Manchester

Around 3,000 parents gathered in Manchester today for the Mum's Enterprise show.

The conference is the first of its kind in the North West and hopes to show mums ways they can return to work, whether it be working more flexibly or starting their own business.

For more information visit: Mum's Enterprise

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