New research suggests that rising costs are leading to more cases of dogs being abandoned and needing new homes.
A survey suggests that in the north west one in ten owners would consider giving up their dog for financial reasons.
Both Manchester and Liverpool are in the top ten cities for dog abandonment.
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Residents or businesses situated in properties a little further away will able to be gain access from this afternoon
The 14-year-old boy was discovered with a stab wound to his back on McLean Drive, in Irlam, Salford , at around 7pm last night.
Showers Saturday with a chilly night to follow as skies clear. Drier & brighter on Sunday.