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The dynamics of diversity across Greater Manchester

According to research by the University of Manchester, ethnically diverse areas are more likely to be healthier and the residents are less likely to experience discrimination, and one area of Greater Manchester could rank as one of the most diverse in the world.

Spotlight: Manchester's new Health and Wellbeing Board

As official figures released this week show residents in the North West are the most likely to die early, Helen Carter takes a look at a new statutory committee, the Manchester Health and Wellbeing Board, which was established in April this year.