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Welcome to North West Tonight with Roger Johnson -

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A man and woman die in a Manchester house fire.

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Four children survived by jumping to safety from a bedroom window.

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The flames were coming out of the window. They were coming out of the

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front door as well, a really big fire.

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Police say they can't rule out

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The maths graduate from Lancashire - now the first British woman

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fighting on the front line against Islamic State.

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A new documentary marks sixty years of Liverpool's iconic Cavern Club.

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In sport, the Vikings embark on a new season in super league.

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An investigation is under way tonight after two adults died

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Five other people - including four children - were injured.

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They jumped to safety from a bedroom window.

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It's not yet know how the fire started but police say

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Our Chief Reporter Dave Guest is at the scene in Withington.

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Do we know if the adults who died were the children's parents?

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Basically we do not. The police have not had formal identification of the

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two people who died. We do not know who they were and what the

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relationships were between the people in the house. What we do know

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is it was this morning when the fire service arrived to this detached

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house to find it well ablaze. Four young people, three girls and a boy

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lapped for their lives from an upstairs window and another adult

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male was revived after being found unconscious. The incident has left

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the community in a state of bewilderment.

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The charred remains of a home their testament to the ferocity of the

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fire. I heard a woman screaming and a popping sound. I had a house fire

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before and it is the windows expanding. The flames were coming

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out of the window. They were coming from the front door as well, every

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big fire. One neighbour told me he and others in the area had done

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their best to help. He described seeing the children jumping one by

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one from the upstairs window. Firefighters rescued a man found

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unconscious on the stairs and they revived him before he went to

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hospital. Sadly, two others, a man and a woman were beyond saving. The

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fire started on the ground floor rear room, we do not know exactly

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where. What caused it? No information at this stage. The scene

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is under investigation and investigators are working alongside

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police. Throughout the day, forensic teams have been in and out searching

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for clues to what caused this tragedy. Are you treating this as a

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crime scene or the scene of a tragic accident? We are keeping an open

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mind, we have to explore all avenues. We will not be saying it is

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not a crime scene at this stage. How are the children doing? They have

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gone through an absolutely terrible tragic ordeal. They are receiving

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support from specially trained officers. It seems the neighbours

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pulled together to do their best to help. Absolutely. I would pay

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specific tribute to the help they have given, without back, the people

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receiving treatment in hospital would have received more serious

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injuries. Tonight the police are asking for

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further help from the community, asking for anyone who might have

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been in the area in the moments leading up to the fire to come

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forward to help them piece together exactly what caused the fire which

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led to such tragedy. Two people dead, five people, including four

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children in hospital. A woman from Lancashire is believed

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to be the first British woman to travel to Syria to fight

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the so-called Islamic State. Kimberley Taylor -

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who grew up in Darwen - says she's ready to die

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for the cause. She has joined an all-female Kurdish

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unit and has moved to fight on the front line near Raqqa.

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Her parents, who now live in Merseyside, say

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This is Kimberley Taylor, speaking in Kurdish in a public

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Kimmie, as she's known, joined the all-female

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Only this morning, according to a Facebook entry,

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Wake up call this morning at 4am, she says, when Isis

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We put up an incredible fight for three hours.

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I won't go into details about the attack because it's super gory.

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She spoke to a BBC reporter. I have travelled around the world before

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and seen the conditions of people in Africa and the women in Africa that

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have suffered because of the war. And it seems to be connected. I know

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it is. It is all connected and I promised myself after I went to

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Kurdistan I would find an answer. Kimmie Taylor, a maths graduate,

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is believed to be the first British We have seen UK citizens, men, go

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there before and a couple have died. The bodies have been brought back so

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it is not unusual for UK citizens to go but the first report of a female

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citizen. When she joined the fighting force,

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she told family and friends... Kimmie Taylor's parents,

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who live in Merseyside, wouldn't speak on camera today,

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but told us they're She says she's willing

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to give her life in the fight A section of the M53

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in Wirral has reopened after being closed for almost 24

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hours following the discovery of a body on the central reservation

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between junctions two and three. Detectives say they believe there'd

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been a road accident in the area An 87-year-old man has died

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after the lift he was using collapsed at a care home in Greater

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Manchester. It happened last Monday at the

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Serendipity Care Home in Urmston. The Police and Health

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and Safety Executive A man's been jailed for sending

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anti-Semetic messages to the Liverpool Wavertree MP

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Luciana Berger, including the threat 28-year-old John Nimmo, from

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South Shields in the North East, He also made threats

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to an anti-hate crime organisation. A quick mention of something

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happening after North West Tonight The BBC newsreader Rachael Bland -

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who's presented this programme a few times -

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will be talking about her battle Rachael was diagnosed last

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year and is part way She'd love you to join

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in and share your stories with her. You may have heard Rachel on the

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radio. Or seen her on the TV. Today, she will start a new series of

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broadcasts on social media. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and

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world live stream her journey. I hope you could help me and others by

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sharing your stories. I hope to see you.

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If you'd like to follow Rachael's story -

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or share your's with her - head to BBC North West

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Tonight's Facebook page - where she'll be chatting

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Liverpool Football Club is to ban journalists from The Sun

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newspaper from Anfield - 28 years after the Hillsborough

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disaster and the paper's now infamous headlines.

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It's understood the latest move follows a meeting between the club

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Lets join our Merseyside reporter Andy Gill.

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Some people might wonder why it has taken the club 28 years to do this

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what they said? Officially Liverpool are saying

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nothing, apart from no comment. But we do know that they have

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withdrawn accreditation from The sun newspaper for covering matches

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at Anfield and for access to other premises like the Melwood training

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ground, which is where the club has The Sun of course published its

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notorious story about Hillsborough, headlined The Truth,

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four days after 96 people It falsely accused survivors

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of despicable behaviour towards the victims and for many

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people connected with Hillsborough The Sun has been

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a pariah publication since then. There are campaigns to get it

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removed from newsagents Those campaigns had fresh impetus

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after an inquest jury last year decided the 96

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were unlawfully killed. Now, Liverpool football club itself

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has banned The Sun newspaper. Has The Sun newspaper said anything?

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In a statement it said "Banning journalists from a club is bad

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"The Sun deeply regrets its reporting of the tragic

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"and understands the damage caused by those reports is still felt

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One Hillsborough mother says she is pleased with the band. Thank you,

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Andy. Rural communities here

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in the North West say their way of life is at risk from changes

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to business rates. The amount of local tax paid

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by companies is being recalculated in April for the first time

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in seven years. And critics say towns

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and cities could benefit at the cost of the countryside,

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as Mark Edwardson reports from a riding school

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in Cumbria facing a 60% hike. Ella Wadsworth is a 19-year-old

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student who is visually impaired. I can't drive legally,

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so coming here, I can get on a horse She rides 17-year-old cob,

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Jack, three times a week It is one of many rural

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enterprises facing business Business rates at the commercial

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version of council tax. Rural businesses which occupy more space

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are put at an unfair disadvantage by a bricks and mortar attacks based on

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premises not profitability. The rise is from ?183

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per stable to ?375. Riding schools will be joined

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by livestock markets and kennels and catteries as businesses facing

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the biggest increases Oil refineries, cement works,

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bingo halls and even photo booth is significant reductions

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in their business rates. You can look at the size of the

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business in terms of geographical size and compare that to turnover

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and make sure you reduce business rates accordingly, it would not be

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hard but more Sellotape on an order ready broken system. The industry is

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not taking it lying down. It is not appropriate for this level of

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increase to have occurred right now. The school has two months

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before it is saddled I will have more on that story on

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the Sunday Politics on Sunday! The clue is in the title. And rumours

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about the north-west Labour MP taking over the party. Labour

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leadership again! Now sport and Super League has taken

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top billing this week. We will see how the Vikings get on

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tonight. I chatted to fans and they are nervous, they lost key players

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but let's find out from the horses mouth, I'm joined by the assistant

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coach. What shape of Aladdin? Good shape, good preseason, I work hard.

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-- what shape are the lads in? Kevin Brown, key player for a few seasons,

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how confident are you you can fill the gap? Very competent, Tom Gilmore

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on the cusp and he has an opportunity. It is an opportunity

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for him to show us what he can do and the fans. You finished in the

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top eight last season, a good season, are you confident you can go

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better this time? Not looking at top eight, we look at each individual

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week and it starts tonight. If you look too far in advance you get --

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lose track. It is a tough, -- match tonight but hopefully if we stick to

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what we know we will do the job. Absolutely. Do you sense and

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excitement? Yeah, always exciting, first games do not dictate the year

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but it is good to get out and get out there and show what you can do.

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Thank you very much indeed. Well, last night as we mentioned

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St Helens earned a narrow win in a low-scoring but enthralling

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Super League season opener The Rhinos went ahead before

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the break as Joel Moon scored But early in the second half

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Theo Fages crashed over the line and Mark Percival's convertion gave

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Saints a 6-4 win. It's a big night for newly

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promoted Leigh Centurions. Their first match back

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in Super League for over a decade. The Centurions take

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on Castleford Tigers The Centurions finished top

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of the Championship and won promotion to the top flight

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after coming through So what are the players

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hoping for this season? Winning everything would be

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brilliant but our aim is survival. We don't want to be winning

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the million pound game but if we have to do,

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we will do it but the top In tomorrow's Premier League -

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Liverpool will be hoping to stop the rot when they face

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Spurs at Anfield. The steadying influence

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in Ronald Koeman's emerging side. This week he out in the community -

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presenting an award to Everton's Premier League Kicks

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hero and mixing it with As have Everton in recent weeks -

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the Champions places aren't I think the squad we build

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and the managers come on the way they want to progress,

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that is their target. Whether we are strong enough

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at the moment, I am not sure. Exciting times certainly -

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as proved with last week's six-three Since then Lukaku's agent

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say's he's finally close You get so excited about scoring

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goals, hungry to score goals, whether in training or on the pitch,

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that is what he lives for. He is going to be

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massive for Everton. Also making headlines -

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Ross Barkley and his He got carried away in the heat

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of the moment, showing The kids were happy

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with it, I ask them. But what do the kids

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think about Everton... They started off bad

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but are getting better again. Doing really good, I'm happy

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Liverpool are losing every game! Do you support Liverpool,

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what was it like meeting Well, it was all right

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considering he is the future I am really excited to be

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here at the moment. The players we have got here,

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working with the manager. We will go from there,

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a game at a time, the old cliches! Lancashire's Laura Massaro says

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she's in good shape to win another Laura who's been in action today

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in the championships in Manchester, has previously been the world number

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one and has has her sights set on getting back

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to the top of the rankings. Manchester hosts the world

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championships later in the year, but for now the focus is very much

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on domestic competiton. And as I found out, it's certainly

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capturing the imagination And in the women's draw,

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the big-name is Laura Massaro. Laura is the defending champion

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and favourite to win again. She won in double quick time today,

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as she did yesterday. Looking in your eyes,

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I think the fire is burning Yeah, I mean I think when I'm

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training and on an improvement role as I am and been through a few

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new things with my coach and I come away from them feeling

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like I want to punch them in the face and then cry the whole

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way home then give me a day or two Wow, if I can really do this

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and buy in and do this, The championships moved

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to the national Squash Centre almost a decade and a half ago

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and with 7000 schoolchildren on the Manchester programme alone,

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interest is growing among the next Really good because I can

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meet people and might Music to the years of the man

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in charge of coaching. This event really does get well

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supported throughout the North. You can see to the Masters event

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all the players coming to complete. Do you think you have another

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world title left in you? I would like to think

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so so, yeah, definitely. First things first, Laura

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has her sights set on a fourth national title and in front

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of the home crowd, she will -- not be short of support. Great to

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catch up with her again. The local youngsters taking part at the

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moment. The big boys are on at eight o'clock. The coverage is on rugby

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league on the local rugby station. Thanks Richard...back in 1957

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a small basement club opened up in the backstreets of Liverpool -

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the owners hoping to cash We're talking about the Cavern Club

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of course, and tonight there's a special BBC programme

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celebrating its 60th anniversary Welcome to the cavern club! Alleging

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Derry venue. The cavern will always be here while music is being played.

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We would queue up in Matthew street waiting to go in and you could hear

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the throb throb throb of the beads inside. The minute I saw the

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Beatles, that is what I wanted to be, professional musician. Popular

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music would not have been the same without the Beatles or the cavern

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club. Even now it still grabs you as you walk in, you cannot go into the

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cavern without tapping your foot or fingers. You are in the moment.

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Gorgeous, gorgeous. Fantastic. It is virtually impossible to separate the

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cavern from the Beatles. It was more than that. And it is. The whole

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point about the film is it was strange because it is 60 years of

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the cavern club and you would not be doing it if it wasn't for the

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Beatles but they were only there for two years and there were people

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there before that and now. That tiny cellar in the back row of Matthew

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street which we knew as students and it became different clubs and

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changed but back club echoed all around the world, people from

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Brazil, Japan still coming and it is amazing. It changed locations in the

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1970s. People demonstrated because people were upset. They were and if

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you watch the film at 7:30pm, Billy Butler explained he was the DJ at

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the time and T and others talk about barricading themselves up because

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the bailiffs came to shut it up. It has been reincarnated but it is back

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on the original site with the original bricks, it moved over the

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road and then it moved back again. It is still the cavern club in the

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same place with the original bricks and feeling. I had not realised it

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moved back. Yeah, it is kind of confusing. It is still on the

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original site with the same arches and bricks. Interestingly Tony

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Booth, the artist did that poster and the famous Beatles posters as

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well. That was his last ever job for your documentary. Yes, it was moving

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talking about the producer and seeing that wonderful hand-painting

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those images and we give a tribute to him. A great artist. Look at the

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control. 83, 84, the most famous club in the world. Is it still going

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strong? It is. This is such an old hippy thing to say that everyone

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involved and we use the phrase all the time, it is about love, baby and

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everybody loves the cavern club. They feel passionately about it and

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it is still showcasing new acts, vibrant new acts. You can see great

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tribute acts, there are great Beatles tribute acts but they have

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live music, new music. I have never been! I have had a few good nights

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there. Ted's documentary: The Cavern -

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The Best Club in the World. Not to be missed. We could dance!

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Every picture tells a story. Yes, some snow in the forecast through

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the next couple of days, one weather watcher sent us some snowdrops

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because wintry weather is on the cards. It will feel cold through

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this afternoon, here it comes, the air coming towards us from the

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continent but this feature causes problems. Eastern England will see

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more snow than we will but there is a weather warning, the Pennine areas

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are bordering onto Eastern England, it is not Merseyside or the Isle of

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Man or Cumbria, the closer you are to the Pennines, the more chance of

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seeing some snow. The story continues through the night, snow

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showers up on the other side of the Pennines. There could be a light

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dusting on high ground but mostly a cold night, the stars are coming out

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tonight, the moon, a lot of cloud cover and temperatures not good.

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This feature first thing, Pennine areas see the worst of it, sunshine

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in short supply, huge areas of cloud, the showers will turn up

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anywhere, they could be wintry. Reverting to the wet stuff through

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the afternoon. It is cold and grey and damp at times. This forecast

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holds for Saturday and Sunday. More wintry stuff on Saturday night. Do

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you want to do the twist? Where you to Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

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The Rolling Stones. I am too young! Sorry, you need to be prompted. Have

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a lovely weekend. Goodbye.

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