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Better weather ahead next week

Better weather ahead Credit: Susie Mackenzie-Fidlin

It looks like high pressure will approach the UK from the west over the weekend, bringing more in the way of drier, sunnier weather to many by Bank Holiday Monday, especially in the west.

There are then signs the high pressure will continue to dominate the UK's weather through much of next week, bringing a few days of sunshine for much of the country.

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No Pride in domestic abuse

Police are working with a national charity to raise awareness about domestic abuse in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Credit: Broken Rainbow

Posters like the one above featuring same sex couples and the strapline ‘there is no pride in domestic abuse’ will be shared across Greater Manchester and on social media. The aim is to make victims aware that support is available regardless of sexual orientation.

The campaign co-incides with Manchester Gay Pride 2015 Credit: pa
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Torvill and Dean to make panto debut

Christmas may be a long time away but preparations for the festive season are already starting at one of our most famous theatres. Manchester Opera House is getting ready for this year's Panto, and they've decided on a classic - with a twist. This year they're presenting Cinderella on Skates. And who better to bring the story to the stage than the nation's favourite skaters - Torvill and Dean.

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Opposition to extending 'Right to Buy' housing scheme

S Lakes Council wants plan to extend right to buy dropped Credit: PA

South Lakeland Council has written to the Prime Minister, urging the government to drop its plan to extend the Right to Buy scheme. Under the plan housing association tenants will have the chance to buy their properties at vastly reduced discounts. Lib Dem Councillor Peter Thornton is against the idea:

Fixers: isolation and loneliness affect families as well as patients, says daughter of cancer sufferer

It's not just the person diagnosed with cancer that can experience feelings of isolation and loneliness. Family members can also experience those feelings.

In the next of our Fixers reports, the campaign that gives young people a voice, 16 year old Kayla Laisby from Grange-over-Sands, whose family has been profoundly affected by cancer, is using her experience to help others cope when serious illness strikes.

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