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EU Referendum: What would Brexit mean for business?

What's the link between asparagus, Manchester Airport and London Routemaster Buses?

The simple answer is they all play an important role in the economy of the North West.

But here's another question....will our region's economy be better off if we stay in or leave the EU?

To find some answers, our Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt's climbed back into his classic Vauxhall Chevette to go back in time to 1975 - the last time we had a vote on Europe.

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EU Referendum: What has EU immigration done for the North West?

Granada Reports is running a special series assessing the impact EU membership has had on different parts of the North West. The latest instalment looks at immigration.

When Britain last held a referendum on Europe in 1975, migration from Europe was minimal.

Now EU migrants make up half of all arrivals here. Our Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt has been touring the region in a classic 1970's car. This time he visits two towns with different stories to tell.

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Stroke patients say they feel 'abandoned'

Shocking research reveals almost half of stroke patients in the North West say they feel 'abandoned' when they leave hospital.

The Stroke Association says too many patients don't get the support and therapy they need to recover.

They're calling on the government to guarantee improved therapy at home.

Anthony McKevitt was 48 when suffered a third stroke. He now lives in a nursing home. Here's his heartbreaking story:

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