Around 2,500 homes and businesses are still without power after trees and debris were blown on to power lines in last night's storm.
Electricity North West say they have now restored power to 17,000 homes.
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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