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Watch the third of Paul Crone's reports as the North West prepares to remember the Somme

As the nation prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in Manchester this Friday, we have a series of special reports on Granada Reports. Tonight we're featuring the story of two soliders from the North West who survived - for very different reasons.

You can find our more about the Somme commemorations by clicking here

Wythenshawe MP resigns from Labour shadow cabinet

Wythenshawe & Sale East MP Mike Kane has become the latest MP to resign from Labour's shadow cabinet.

He announced on Twitter that he's stepping down from his role as Shadow International Development Minister.

A wave of shadow cabinet ministers have resigned in protest to Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.

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North West MPs at the centre of unfolding political drama

Four days on from that momentous vote to leave the European Union, and MPs from our region are right at the centre of an unfolding political drama.

Over the last 48 hours, EIGHT North West MPs have left Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet - seven of them today. They say the party's got no chance of winning the next General Election with him in charge.

Meanwhile, the Tories are also badly divided. There are now questions over whether the Tatton MP George Osborne can now survive as Chancellor?

Angela Eagle quits shadow cabinet

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The MP for Wallasey Angela Eagle has resigned as shadow business secretary saying that the Labour Party needs a "leader who can unite rather than divide".

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