The Conservative Party Conference continues in Manchester today. Yesterday 40,000 marched through Manchester protesting against cuts. But speaking to Granada Reports, George Osborne says the economy is on the mend, and the North West has benefitted.
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A colder feel to end the week, with sunshine and blustery showers - some of these falling wintry over hills towards evening
The former manager of Liverpool FC at the time of the Hillsborough disaster will give evidence into the deaths of 96 fans today.
Friday will be quite a different day to Thursday but will still be windy. It should however be brighter with scattered showers