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Oood evening and welcome to Thursday's Look North.

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On the programme tonight, a double helping of good news

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1700 jobs at Tata Steel factories are saved as an Indian company does

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We'll hear the details of the agreement and what it means

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Racing car manufacturers McLaren choose Rotherham

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for a new ?50 million factory creating 200 jobs.

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Hundreds of mourners pay their respects as a teenage girl

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stabbed to death in Rotherham is laid to rest.

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Sing the song of Yorkshire from the Humber to the tease. Of horses,

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terriers, pudding and a cheese. Well, the cold weather

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looks set to continue. The risk of some snow for the hills

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into Saturday morning. Good evening - and it's not often

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that we can start the programme The luxury super car manufacturer

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McLaren is creating a ?50 million Meanwhile Tata Steel

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is selling its speciality steel business for ?100 million

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to Liberty House, which will safeguard

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the sites in Rotherham, Let's cross first to our political

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editor, Len Tingle, who's in Rotherham with the latest on this

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Tata Steel announcement. Well, this is the old plant here in

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Rotherham. You can see the Tata sign behind me. That will change to

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Liberty House in the next couple of months. The same will happen just

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down the road at rings worth and at Stockbridge eight about 50 miles

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away. There was so much concern for the future of these plants that the

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local community and trade unions held protest marches through the

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summer because they wanted these plants to be sold. Tata said they

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did not want to continue but there was concern that no buyer would be

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found. The concern was that they were unprofitable because of

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international competition, unfair international competition,

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particularly dumping from China. Today's sale has certainly lifted

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the clouds over these plants. That was certainly the reaction that I

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got from Chris Williamson, the senior convenor for the trade unions

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here. I spoke to him a couple of hours ago.

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Given the right investment and given our product that we make

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we should be able to be fit for the future and

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move on and be great for this area because without this steel industry,

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So, the unions seem positive. What is the future for the plants? Well,

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these are specialist steels, high steels. They are in the market of

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automotive, aerospace, the offshore oil and gas industry. High-quality

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steels that have a market. There is an international competition for

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them but the understanding is that Liberty House, which now becomes the

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biggest steel-maker in the UK, will find markets for these, put more

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investment in hand hopefully increase the output. Reaction from

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Tata was that because the workforce and the management at these three

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plants have worked very well over the past few months and last couple

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of years to be able to turn these businesses around, that is what has

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attracted the new buyer and the new investment and certainly when I

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spoke to Leanne deeming from Tarter -- from Tata earlier today, her view

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was it was down to the workforce. I think what it is is about a credit

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to the employees and trade unions and the management here is being

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about pulling together and really finding something which will make us

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a fit for the future through that transformation plan and focusing

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on the value-added product such as aerospace and others, which take us

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forward for the future. Well, I understand there are still a

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few little things to sort out but it is thought that the final deal will

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he find within the next couple of months and that is when these signs

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will be shifted and the new ones will go up. Ron here in Rotherham,

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back to you in the studio. Next tonight, and the luxury super

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car manufacturer McLaren is going to build a ?50 million

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chassis factory, creating Well, the Liberty House group

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is buying the Speciality steel business from

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Tata for ?100 million. So what does that

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mean for its future? Jon Bolton, the Chief Executive

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Officer of Liberty Steel UK Plates, told us why he was optimistic

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for the future. I think it is a very positive

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reinforcement of the strength of the plants in South Yorkshire

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and indeed in the Midlands We strongly believe in the future

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for these businesses. They have got a very positive

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and strong product range and they are a technically competent

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and capable workforce so we think the money that pays for this

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business is very good value. There is always uncertainty

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when the business changes hands. Can you guarantee that jobs

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are going to be saved, I think a major positive

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of the announcement they made today is to remove that uncertainty over

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jobs and yes, we are saying that we will maintain the same

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jobs in this business as there are at the moment

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and indeed we will look for ways to actually build this business

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and grow this business And as I understand it,

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the pension fund has How have you managed

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to resolve that? I would not say that pensions

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has been a stumbling This is clearly an issue that Tata

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are dealing with at the moment We will look to honour whatever

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the employees decide they want to do through the ballot that is taking

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place at the moment. We look forward to engaging

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with them and consulting with them in the very near future

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about our plans for the business. And what about the future,

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are you in this for the long haul? This is a major strategic

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move for liberty. This is a major strategic

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move for Liberty. Liberty has a vision for steel

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manufacturing and manufacturing in general in the UK,

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which is our green steel vision where we take recycled steel

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that is arising in the UK, melt it in the electric furnaces

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at Rotherham and that steel is applied in the downstream

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processes where we are These are technically advanced

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engineered steels that, as I have said, support

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the automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, industrial

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engineering sectors. OK, John Bolton, thank you very much

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for your time tonight. Next tonight, and the luxury super

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car manufacturer McLaren is going to build a ?50 million

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chassis factory, creating The factory will build

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parts for the super cars at the University

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of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research

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Centre near Rotherham. Construction's due to start soon,

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with two years of research and development work

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ahead of production. If you like your toys, you are

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probably familiar with McLaren's supercars. The ultimate in precision

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engineering and pretty soon, made in Yorkshire. Well, this bit anyway. It

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is the chassis, which up until now has been manufactured outside the

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UK. But today a deal was signed which will bring production to the

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Sheffield city region. This is a big investment for us full stop to have

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very supportive partners makes it work. Actually because there has

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been is kind of work in the region for a time, growing, quite a bit of

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aerospace herewith air bus, Rolls-Royce, there are school people

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here already in the area, so we are not starting from scratch. -- there

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are skilled people here. The prototype will be made here at

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Sheffield University's factory, just up the road from the advanced

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manufacturing Park. It is that the kind of investment the region is

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pushing for. This is a fully commercial manufacturing

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environment. Stuff that is made in this place can do things, can fly

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the stop the University of Sheffield was hurling supplier of the year. We

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have eliminated the gap between ideas, research and products. We are

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the only place to have done it in that way. The price tag on these

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cars beans they are way outside the budget of most of us but the fact

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that at least part of them is going to be built in the region is a

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fantastic calling card. It is also a brilliant way to get more young

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people interested in engineering. 200 jobs will be created here,

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including a number of apprentice posts. The first of those has just

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been given the good news. It is exciting. And yes, it was pretty

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unexpected. I did not expect it to come along and iCal myself extremely

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lucky. -- I count myself extremely lucky. To be working on machines

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like that is ready quite something. The technical bit is the material

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the chassis will be made from, something that will help develop

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more electric cars going forward. Realistically, most people just like

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the way they look for stop a lot of manufacturing and engineering. It is

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a fascinating discipline but when this is the product that results

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from it, you can't help getting inspired, motivated and excited and

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it ready does work and all the people that work for us are really

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proud of the products that we make. The first Yorkshire bill chassis

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could be Parry off the line by summer next year. -- the first

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Yorkshire tilt chassis. Getting the new contract

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from Mclaren is a huge boost for the Sheffield City Region -

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not just in terms of jobs, but also in terms of its reputation

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for advanced manufacturing. Leigh Bramall is deputy leader

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of Sheffield City Council Just how much of a coup is this to

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get McLaren would you say? It is a massive coup and it tilts part of

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wider brands for an advanced Manufacturing innovation district

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between Sheffield and Rotherham. -- part of wider plans. We already have

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Rolls-Royce doing research and development, so there is a good

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track record of commitment that we can do this sort of thing but there

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is no doubt that getting a company like McLaren relocating from

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elsewhere in Europe back to the UK in the Sheffield on a more high-tech

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jobs, is a huge boost to our plans. There was concern after Brexit that

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investors would not want to invest in the UK. If that still a concern

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for you? It remains to be seen what happens with that. There is a lot of

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uncertainty around Brexit and it depends what kind of ultimate deal

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and exit we have but certainly speaking to McLaren, they have

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considered all the factors before making this investment and they

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still believe that the expertise that they will have access to in

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research and development that can undertake in Sheffield and Rotherham

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more than makes up for any negatives. They are happy to go

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forward with the investment. McLaren is good news but Tata is also great

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news. That news might have a knock-on effect for other businesses

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as well. Both announcements have a knock on effects were other

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businesses because they will both invest in the supply chain and keep

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complete in the area going and gain business for them. A confident these

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as well. A massive confidence boost. We debate the final outcome for the

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jobs because that is unclear looking at some of the announcements that

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have come through the day, so a cautious welcome my thing but

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overall a fantastic day for Sheffield, Rotherham, Sheffield city

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region, it shows what we can do when we work together. Not a bad day for

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the Council. Get, fantastic. Looking ahead to the

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start of Super League. Tanya rounds up what's in store

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for the region's teams this season and we've got Big Eorl Crabtree

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in the studio as well. Hundreds of mourners have attended

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the funeral of 16-year-old school girl Leonne Weeks,

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who was stabbed to death last Her family thanked the community

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for their support and say "their beautiful daughter is loved

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and sadly missed" as A horse-drawn hearse

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carried Leonne's Coffin. Hundreds followed in

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procession through the town Those unable to squeeze inside stood

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silent in the bitter cold outside, heads bowed in poignant reflection

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at a young life lived and lost. She was a lively 16-year-old but now

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it's grief and the sense on the one hand wanting to remember

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Leonne with thankfulness but also the terrible loss that

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so many people have suffered. Leonne's body was discovered on a

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pathway in Dinnington on January 15. An 18-year-old man has been

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charged with her murder. Leonne was such a good

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friend to us all. Words cannot describe how much

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we love and miss her. The congregation heard

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how Leonne was growing One of her school friends

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sang during the service. # Oh, I hope you're dancing

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in the sky # And I hope you're singing

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in the angel's choir There were so many flowers

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they had to be carried Among scores of messages,

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one from her brother Levi, which read "words cannot describe

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how I feel. Today will be the

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hardest of my life. Leonne's family have asked to be

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left to grieve in peace. After the service, mourners left

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for a private burial. Phil Bodmer, BBC Look

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North, Dinnington. The dispute over train guards has

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spread to Northern Rail, which runs The RMT Union is to ballot

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conductors on strike action. It wants assurances about their

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future role on the network. The union is already involved

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in a long-running dispute Arriva North, which operates

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the service, has called the ballot Latest figures show that

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all the hospital trusts in our region failed to meet

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the government's A target in December with the exception

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of Sheffield Children's Hospital. Guidelines say that 95% of patients

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should be dealt with in four hours. The figures released by NHS England

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show that the Mid Yorkshire Trust only managed 77% of patients in that

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time, while Leeds Teaching Controversial plans for a new waste

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incinerator at weight have been approved by councillors in Bradford.

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People who live near the site say the new plans will be a blot on the

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landscape and affect the value of their homes. They are also worried

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about possible links to health. But councillors believe the benefits of

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the proposal outweigh any potential harm.

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Now, on Monday we featured the story of Ann Bardsley who had been stuck

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in St James's Hospital in Leeds for three months despite being

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medically fit to leave because her family couldn't find

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The 74-year old, who has dementia, had been rejected more than ten

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times because of problems with her behaviour before being put

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Anyway, we're happy to report that after seeing our programme,

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a care home in Pudsey contacted Ann's family and have now

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Somehow it seems apt that we've had the odd little flurry

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of snow to herald the start of the new Super League Season.

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Tanya here's to look ahead to the next 8 months!

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It's a big year for Rugby league with the World Cup at the end of it,

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but there are few domestic issues up for grabs before we get to that.

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Eorl Crabtee will give us his thoughts on the new season

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in a moment, but first let's hear from our four Super League coaches.

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12 teams are hitting the long and winding road to Old Trafford,

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with the hope of picking up the Super League trophy

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The departure of Castleford's Denny Solomona might have captured

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all the headlines but they have strengthened well to add to the

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Many are tipping them to pick up silverware this season.

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I think we are capable of challenging on all fronts this year.

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I have felt that way for a few years but for whatever reason it

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hasn't quite happened at the end of competitions.

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This year, I think we've got a great chance but you can talk

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as much as you want, pre-season has been fantastic,

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now it is about delivering on what we think we can do.

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COMMENTATOR: Here's Danny Brough with a 1-pointer!

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A Danny Brough dropped goal saved Huddersfield

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The message this season is simple, must do better.

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Hopefully a little bit more composure in attack.

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A little bit more resolved, defensively, you know,

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we let in far too many points last year and some soft points, really.

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We leaked 25 points a game on average I think

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if we are going to compete against the top sides, we need to be

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A wretched season for Leeds in 2016 picked up with

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He got homesick though, so Matt Purcell replaces him.

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The Rhinos have resisted wholesale changes.

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The year before we had a fantastic year.

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12 months later we find ourselves, you know, at a certain time

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where we were swimming around the bottom of the league.

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It wasn't because they became poor players overnight.

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You know, the answer is not always changing players.

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Under coach Chris Chester, Wakefield climbed into

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They have held onto their young talent and

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They are looking to keep climbing that ladder.

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We have spoken about improving on last year.

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We certainly feel the top six is achievable this year,

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that is a goal we have set and we weren't far away last year

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Will the trophy head back to West Yorkshire?

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If it does, who will be taking it home?

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Well, I have got my biggest shoes on to deal with my guest, Eorl

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Crabtree. Is it strange to be talking to me here rather than

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preparing this weekend to play with the Giants? You would think I would

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be used to it now but I know what you mean, that sensation of being

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able to walk out onto the field with the rest of the lads, that is going

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to hurt the little bit. That is the bit I worried about, all of this

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preseason I haven't missed it, but that is because I have seen the boys

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training, training really hard. How will they do without you this

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season? It is tough to say. Last season was really bad pass.

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Finishing bottom of the league just wasn't acceptable. We have some good

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players, Rick Stone is a great coach, working so hard at the

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moment. I think top eight is where we want to be and competing. Leads

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had a tough season. -- Leeds had a tough season. They get under way

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tonight. Everybody is saying they surely can't go badly again? I agree

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with that. They have not recruited that many players stop does that

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surprise you? It does. After the year they had I thought they would

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go for a view more high profile names but they are good bring

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youngsters through and that is what they have relied on in the past.

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That's how they have won trophies. I expect them to be better but that is

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a tough start as in Helen 's. I look forward to watching that. In that

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warm, not out in the cold! Wakefield did fantastically. Their manager is

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saying they are aiming for top six. Is that realistic? I think so. They

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have had fantastic recruitment. They have got them all on board. Ultimate

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professionals. Scott has that experience and also ability to bring

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the team together. Grateful back and he will add a lot to them. New

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dimension to the side. They will go well, I think. Castleford, a lot of

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people saying this could be their year, away from the big one is are

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used to seeing. Could it be them? I think so. They are the most exciting

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team at the moment. They will be the ones everyone is watching and I hope

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their performances at what we expect. I think it will be a big

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year. If you are going to pick a team at this point, I noticed a long

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way to Old Trafford, who would it be? To get to the final, apart from

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the Giants, I think Wigan are always going to be the favourite but

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looking at that Castleford side, the Likud upset a few team. -- they

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could upset a few teams. We have a before and after shot beaut capacity

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when you were last here. You have had your nose done! It is a little

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bit straighter. I spoke to my surgeon a couple of weeks ago, he

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said it would take 18 months to go down. I hope it takes a bit longer

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to go down. I am used to having the big, broken nose. At least it is a

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bit straighter and apples and your daughter has got used to it? Not

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quite but she will! I tell you one thing, I won't say it

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is a bad job. You look beautiful! When it comes to milestones,

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this is a quite remarkable one. Doreen Brigham from Clint

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in North Yorkshire has reached You will, I am sure,

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remember this wonderful lady as she wrote the words for the BBC's

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specially commissioned Symphony for Yorkshire

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at the tender age of 98. I had the pleasure of meeting her

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on her 100th birthday five years ago and John Cundy has been back

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to see her today. # Sing the song of Yorkshire

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from the Humber to the Tees, # Of horses, wool and terriers,

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of pudding and a cheese. # I know no other county

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where the land is quite so fine. # It's England's lovely county,

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and I'm proud to call it mine.# The unforgettable words

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of Doreen Brigham at the age of 98. # When I have done my roaming

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and when my step grows slow, # When heart and mind assure me,

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it will soon be time to go. # Then let me rest in Yorkshire,

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for its there I want to live # Then let me rest in Yorkshire,

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for its there I want to lie With sun and wind and heather and a gleaming

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Yorkshire sky. But, if it had not been

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for the Symphony for Yorkshire, Doreen's inspired words might never

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have reached such a wide audience. This just happened to be one I had

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written and then the paper opened this competition and I thought well,

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I wrote a little poem once, I will send it up

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and I completely forgot about it. On the Doreen's very special day

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today, messages from far and wide. What does it mean to you to get

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a card from the Queen? I send you my warm congratulations

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and best wishes for your 105th birthday on the 9th

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of February 2017. And a special birthday

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message from Doreen's son. It won't be believed

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by most of the folk. Still, well done, old girl,

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you've made it at last. Whatever the future,

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you've a hell of a past. I don't feel I've done

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anything special, I've You can't do much

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about that, can you? She is fantastic. Wonderful. Happy

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birthday. It must be the Yorkshire air that keeps her going. Well done.

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That is move on to the weather. Somebody said your new suits make

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you look like a smart second-hand car salesman. Would you buy one off

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me, Harry? I would buy anything few! I think it is a bit Saturday night

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Fever! What do you reckon? Some of us have got to work the night but

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the four yourself! -- speak for yourself!

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Quite a bit of snow there as you can see in that photograph. The next

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one, if you have not done that walk, it is absolutely beautiful. And the

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third one, that is stunning. A beautiful sunrise. Keep the pictures

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coming in. Let us have a look at the headline for the next 24 hours. It

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is cloudy and grey. There will be a wintry flurry but an interesting

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feature coming in on Friday night into Saturday morning, the showers

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are going to become heavier and more frequent and I suspect there could

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be several centimetres of snow over the hills, the North Yorkshire moors

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and the Pennine drew the course of Saturday. Otherwise sleet and rain

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is more likely. I think the night it is cloudy, damp. There will be

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flurries in places that may cause a problem on untreated services with

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ice a hazard. The lowest temperatures tonight around or just

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below freezing in many areas. A moderate east north-east wind. The

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sun rises in the morning at 7:37am. So, it is another drab day. It is

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cloudy and there will be some brighter spells coming through but a

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fair few wintry showers from the word go that will continue to feed

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in from the North Sea. A slight covering on the North York moors but

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I think once you get to the west and south of Yorkshire, very little,

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just a few flurries here and there. The wind will eventually back off to

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the north-east and could freshen especially along the coast and over

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the hills. It will feel cold. Maximum temperatures, the average is

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seven Celsius for February but we are looking at higher temperatures

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of around three Celsius tomorrow. I think the era one or two over the

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high ground. -- I think one or two Celsius over high ground. Friday

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night into Saturday, that little feature comes in, so it will pack

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the showers up. Shall we outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow. Not

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exclusively over the hills. Sunday quietens town, slightly less cold. I

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think next week dominantly dry and a dozen less cold. If you have any

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questions, I will be live on Facebook at 7:05pm. Paul, the Arthur

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Daley of weather forecasting! That is my confidence shot! Back here at

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10pm. The later on. OK, everyone, have you got

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your bamboo sticks? If you just paint

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what you want to paint, I've turned around,

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my painting washes away. ..and take on

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The Big Painting Challenge. Remember, you're not painting

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a pond. Before I met you,

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I was a civilised woman.

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