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Watch: Investigation into A&E mental health crisis

There has been an alarming rise in the number of people with mental health problems who feel they've got nowhere to go for treatment other than their local A&E.

An exclusive investigation by Granada Reports has revealed more than 40- thousand people with psychiatric issues went to A&E in the North West in the last three years - a rise of almost 70 per cent.

The Government says it's investing millions in support.

Charities and people affected say mental health services are collapsing due to cuts.

Sarah Rogers has this report:

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Watch Elaine Willcox's report on Ramadan

It is almost half way through Ramadan for many muslims who have been fasting in the region.

During the holy month those observing the fast can't eat or drink during daylight - which at the moment is about 17 hours.

Prayer and giving to charity are important aspects of the month, and Muslim families and community groups have once again encouraged people of different faiths to share Ramadan with them, as our correspondent Elaine Willcox reports.

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