Polls to elect Police and Crime Commissioners for the five police forces in the North West have opened. In Manchester Central voters will also be electing a new MP. Polling stations close at 10pm.
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Although high to very high counts are expected in the driest, warmest weather, counts will generally be tailing off this coming week
A collection of dramatic pictures sent in by our viewers of the storms that crossed our region last night.
Fine evening on Saturday. Wet again for all parts at some point on Sunday. Cooler and more changeable for the new week