Latest figures show unemployment has fallen in the North West more than any other part of the country.
The last three months has seen a 6% drop in people looking for work in the region.
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A number of people have been injured after a building collapsed in a suspected gas explosion in Wirral
Thirty-four people have been taken to hospital and two buildings have collapsed in an explosion thought to have been caused by a gas leak.
Dry, fine and sunny this weekend across the NW. Maybe a touch more cloud around and slightly breezier on Mothering Sunday than on Saturday