Controversial changes to the welfare system come into force from today. The review will penalise many state benefit claimants living in homes with spare rooms. There have been protests in Manchester and Liverpool about the so-called 'Bedroom Tax'.
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Not a bad start to the week. A little chilly on Monday morning, but with a fair amount of sunshine around
Sunday evening's forecast for the NW with Emma Jesson.