Local council support to enable visually impared people to live independently is continuing to fall dramatically.
Latest figures from the Royal National Institute for the Blind in the North West show users have dropped by 1%.
That's 40% fewer residents getting help over the past 8 years
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Mainly grass pollen at present with some weed pollen airborne. Counts vary in showers, but may rise to very high in any sunny spells
A mixed week in prospect with low pressure to the NW spinning lots of frontal systems across the north of England during the next few days.
Continuing to look rather mixed for the rest of this week; a dip in temperatures, then turning warmer and more showery again