Rail unions staged protests at stations across the region this morning urging commuters to complain about fare increases of up to six per cent in January. Campaigners say a succession of price hikes means some commuters are paying more than a third of their wages to travel to work.
Rail operators say the increases are necessary to improve the country's infrastructure.
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The youngsters have been split up with some placed into foster care, others put up for adoption and some staying with relatives.
Tuesday afternoon's forecast for the west of the region
Tuesday afternoon's forecast for the east of the region