The march against threatened closures of Trafford General Hospital's A&E and Intensive Care departments is due to start now, followed by a rally at 1pm. Trafford NHS says that the hospital's small size means changes will have to be made in order to keep it financially viable.
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Beware icy stretches on Saturday night. Evening showers fade and temperatures fall well below freezing
Turning cold and clear tonight with wintry showers easing. Beware icy stretches and fog patches