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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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.
Dry and cold. Patchy frost and fog. Good dose of sunshine into Sunday. Kerrie has the detail for the next few days....