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  1. Daniel Hewitt, ITV News

It's the battle for Number 11: The men who want to be the next chancellor campaign in the North West

With just two weeks left of the General Election campaign and here in the North West we're getting a lot of attention from the country's most powerful politicians.

This region will play a big part in who wins this year's Election - and today it was the turn of the money men to try and win over voters.

Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt reports:

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  1. Victoria Grimes, ITV News

Centre will bring new support for cancer patients and their families

A new centre is being built at the renowned Christie hospital to help people diagnosed with the disease.

Around 60,000 people are expected to use it ever year.

The Maggies Centre will provide emotional suppport to family and friends as well as patients themselves.

From the Christie in Manchester, Victoria Grimes reports:

  1. Tim Scott, ITV News

Victim's mother's plea to Parole Board over killer's Facebook posts

Steffan Bell, 23, was running his own business in Ormskirk when he was killed in an unprovoked attack by Colin Eedle. Credit: ITV News.

A murderer has posted a shocking messages on the internet which the mother of his victim says mean he should stay behind bars.

Colin Eedle stabbed Stefan Bell to death in 2001 and more than a decade later, he is now due for parole.

But Stefan's mother says the killer's post on social media makes him unfit for release.

Tim Scott has this report:

  1. Caroline Whitmore, ITV News

Maxine Peake on her new film and a new Home for Manchester's much-loved Cornerhouse

Bolton actress Maxine Peake is back on the big screen in the new film, The Falling.

And its premier has been held in a new venue for Manchester. HOME is the new site for what was the much-loved Cornerhouse.

It's just down the road from the original venue which opened in 1935 as a cinema and contemporary art centre.

Our Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore went to meet Maxine in the swanky new surroundings.

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Pictured: The £6m cancer support centre which will help tens of thousands

How the new centre will look when it's opened next year.

Building work has begun on a new Cancer support centre to open at The Christie hospital in Manchester.

The Maggies Centre will provide free emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends.

The Centre, designed by world famous, Stockport-born architect Lord Norman Foster will be the charity's largest Centre to date and is expected to receive visits from 60,000 people a year from across the region.

VIPs gather as the frame for the building is put in place.
The building is designed by Lord Foster.
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