A debate in Greater Manchester has been trying to dispel some of the myths about covering a muslim woman's head and face.
As part of a conference members of the public were given the chance to speak to women who wear the niqab.
Sarah Rogers reports.
More top news
Very mild air for October. Mainly dry but cloud increasing from the west and rain beginning to push into western fringes from evening
It's Halloween and you've been sending yours your best pics! Keep them coming to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @granadareports.
The Anchor Pub in Darwen might just be the most terrifying pub in Britain this Halloween after going through a fearful make-over.