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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The Prime Minister will join hundreds of military personnel in Liverpool on Saturday as the country marks Armed Forces Day.
Rather windy with a cloudy start to the weekend and some showers. Brighter from the north into Sunday
Gradually turning drier and brighter through Saturday. Blustery start on Sunday. Kerrie has the detail.....