.@comrespolls poll for ITV shows North West want Ed Miliband (51%) as PM rather than David Cameron (49%). 57% prefer Lab majority over Tory.
Poll also shows 'Managing the NHS' is the biggest issue among NW voters followed by 'Controlling Immigration' & 'Promoting Economic Growth'.
Labour more trusted to manage the NHS in the North West (Lab39% - Con25%), Tories more trusted to deliver economic growth (Con38% - Lab23%).
Rain clearing southeastwards. Cold tomorrow with blustery wintry showers. WindyRead the full story ›
Samuel Eto'o has completed his move from Everton to Sampdoria, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal.Read the full story ›
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has told Granada Reports his party will back the National Health Service and does want it to be free at the point of delivery, but would not ringfence NHS spending.
Speaking with 100 days to go until the General Election, Mr Farage said all parties need to confront the 'elephant in the room' that is future funding of health, but remained unclear over how his party would propose financing the NHS.
During Wednesday the air turns colder, winds gather strength and showers turn to sleet and snowRead the full story ›
With 100 days to go until polling day, UKIP leader Nigel Farage speaks exclusively to our political reporter Daniel Hewitton why his party isn't targeting funds to the 'vast majority' of parliamentary candidates in the North West.
Mr Farage also refused to reveal which Northern seats his party is targeting May, and said he 'doesn't remember' where money is being allocated in the North West.
The Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown has been giving evidence at the sex abuse trial of former TV weatherman Fred Talbot.Read the full story ›
Showers on Wednesday will become frequent and heavy, falling increasingly to snow & driven well inland by strong-gale force northwest windsRead the full story ›
Three rare Sumatran tiger cubs have emerged from their den for the first time at Chester Zoo.Read the full story ›