Its been reported that Bury born film director Danny Boyle has turned down a knighthood. Its believed he was offered the honour in recognition of his work as the creator of the Olympic opening ceremony.
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We've had a smattering of snow across the region this morning, you've been sending us your pictures.
A raw day today with a keen wind making it feel really bitter and the potential for 3-8cm of snow anywhere in the region this morning
The Met Office warn of wintry showers Wednesday night into Thursday until midnight. Icy overnight, 3-8cm snow possible by Thursday morning