A big security operation's in place ahead of the Conservative Party conference which starts in Manchester on Sunday.
Manchester Central will host 12,00 delegates, politicians and journalists as the Prime Minister David Cameron brings his party to the city for the third time in five years.
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Thousands are expected across the North West to welcome in the year of the Monkey.
Unsettled with frequent outbreaks of rain. It feels like the unsettled weather is on a loop at present
Unsettled weather for the foreseeable future, but some respite on Saturday night