Foodbanks in the North West have seen a huge increase in the number of people relying on their services.
New figures show that Merseyside and Manchester are two of the worst hit areas in the country, with around one person accessing a foodbank there every nine minutes.
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Although high to very high counts are expected in the driest, warmest weather, counts will generally be tailing off this coming week
A collection of dramatic pictures sent in by our viewers of the storms that crossed our region last night.
Fine evening on Saturday. Wet again for all parts at some point on Sunday. Cooler and more changeable for the new week