An official request goes before the Commons today to find a replacement for the late Paul Goggins MP.
Voters in Wythenshawe and Sale East will go to the polls on February the 13th.
The 60 year old Labour MP died after collapsing while out jogging.
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A provisional trial date has been set for three people accused of murdering four children in a house fire.
The CPS will not bring charges against two further suspects referred by the IPCC following an investigation into the Hillsborough disaster.
More icy roads into the weekend but gradually our weather turns milder