The actor and TV presenter Matthew Kelly has agreed to become the official patron of the Save Trafford General campaign group which is fighting to keep the hospital's A & E department open.
He was born in Urmston, Greater Manchester. The petition against the closure has 9000 signatures
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Frost and fog overnight into Monday. Turning milder this week
Cold start but turning milder this week.
Churches in parts of Manchester are urging people to bin their blades in the run up to Christmas.