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Fall in the number of babies born on Isle of Man

The latest census results reveal that the number of babies born in the Isle of Man has fallen to its lowest level in 30 years.

Figures also show, the amount of deaths continues to out number births.

Analysts say it's already having a noticeable impact on the Manx economy. Paul Craine is author of the book - "IOM Population Atlas".

  1. Luke McDowell, ITV News

Huge queues across Manchester for the sales this morning

Hundreds of people were queuing to get into high street stores in Manchester and at the Trafford Centre this morning.

Some had even camped overnight in order to be one of the first people in the stores.

See below just some of those eager shoppers:

People queuing outside Next in the Arndale Centre, Manchester Credit: Manchester Evening News
Queues outside the Arndale Centre, Manchester early this morning Credit: Manchester Evening News
An eagle eyed shopper spots a bargain high up Credit: Manchester Evening News
Queues outside Harvey Nichols in Manchester Credit: Manchester Evening News

Thousands of people expected to hit sales across the region today

Thousands of people are expected to hit the sales in the North West today Credit: PA

Thousands of people are due to hit the Boxing Day sales across the North West today with reports of even some people camping out at large shopping centres such as the Trafford Centre.

However, a recent survey by Barclaycard says that shoppers enthusiasm has dropped this year for the sales with only 23% of Britons heading out compared to last year's 32%.


Burnham: North West "should have a seat" at the Brexit negotiating table

There are calls for the North West to unite and ensure its voice is heard during the Brexit negotiations.

The region's local authorities are being urged to form a single team who will campaign to represent our needs when the UK meets Europe at the negotiating table.

Think-tank IPPR North says the region lacks a coherent, united voice - unlike London and Scotland.

The claim is supported by Leigh MP Andy Burnham, the prospective Labour candidate for mayor of Greater Manchester, who is calling for the north to have "a seat at the table".

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