Celebrities are taking part in a football match against Oldham Athletic Legends today to raise money for victims of the Shaw gas explosion last month.
It is being played at Boundary Park in the town and will feature lots of famous faces including Bolton manager Owen Coyle and Emmerdale's Danny Miller and Tony Discipline.
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There are indications that from midweek next week the weather across the NW might start to settle down. Plenty of blips though before then
Here's the weather forecast for the next few days across the NW, with Emma Jesson