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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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