Health secretary Jeremy Hunt defends his decision to downgrade the A&E unit at Trafford General.
Leigh MP Andy Burnham claimed the move was 'disgusting' as the MP for Trafford Kate Green was not informed of the decision and was on her was home to Manchester when it was announced.
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Storm Clodagh is causing damage right across Greater Manchester with gusts of wind up to 75mph
Detectives have found the man whose car was targeted by a gunman outside an Anfield primary school.
Britain is to be lashed by gales of up to 70mph today as Storm Clodagh makes its arrival from the Atlantic.