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Here, on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.

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An MP has criticised Virgin Trains for charging passengers more

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to travel a shorter distance on the same line.

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A ticket to London from Preston can cost three times more than it

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does from Lancaster, which is 20 miles further north.

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The firm says that's because more commuters use that line.

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Many passengers here in Preston say they are angry.

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Overcrowded trains and price increases are common problems

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Now it seems you can be charged more for travelling less.

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For example, last Thursday a ticket on the 7:58am from Preston

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If you bought it at Lancaster, 20 miles further away,

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It is the same train, so what is going on?

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It seems you are being charged depending on what sort

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In a statement, the rail company said:

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One passenger told his MP he bought his ticket from Lancaster,

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but boarded one stop later at Preston, and was told

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to pay an extra ?100 or face being prosecuted.

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Virgin need to have a look at their pricing structure,

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but they also need to stop ripping people off because this

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It is not about managing leisure travel or business travel,

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these are the same people getting on the same train at the same time.

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You can be sitting next to somebody who has paid ?60,

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They need to do something with the ticketing.

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Virgin Trains says passengers can get cheaper tickets from Preston

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With me now is Tony Miles from Modern Railways Magazine.

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Passenger groups are saying customers shouldn't stand for it,

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There is not a lot that can be done, and this was invented in British

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rail days, I found a magazine from 1983 which look at how passengers

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used trains and continues from that point. Virgin says it is about peak

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and off-peak about it is the same train, same time, just different

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types of passengers. It is a recognition perhaps that on one flow

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passengers are business passengers, but on the other flow, most senders

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and they see this as off-peak travel and they see this as off-peak travel

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is because it is a different passenger market. We have lots of

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comments after we did the story earlier this evening, one saying

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that if we complain too much, the chances are they might actually get

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rid of off-peak travel altogether. Is that likely? I don't think it is

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likely, but it could seek a tightening up of the rules and some

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of the lower rail fares disappearing. That is the way it is

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set. Is there legally anyway round this? What is split ticketing? It is

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completely legal, where you look at whether buying a ticket for the

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first half of the journey and then changing to a different ticket but

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often saying on the same train will save you money, it is not legal in

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some countries but it is legal in this country. Various websites will

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help you do that. You can book 24 weeks ahead sometimes whether it is

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worth looking as far ahead as possible if you know you are

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travelling. It is not very easy. Thank you for coming in.

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A dog described as dangerous and sentenced to death has

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The ten-year-old Staffy had been trapped with his dead

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owner inside their home on Merseyside for days.

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By the time police found them there were bite marks on the body.

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But today, campaigners won a judicial review of his case.

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Here's our Chief Reporter Dave Guest.

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These two videos are said to show different sides

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This one was filmed by Merseyside Police.

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This persuaded them that Butch the Staffordshire bull

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terrier was dangerous and should be destroyed.

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This one was made by the charity Senior Staffy Club.

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They said the police handler had used a flawed technique with Butch.

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The expert featured in their film concluded Butch posed no threat

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We knew we could find him a new home, and that's what we were

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Last year, a judge sitting at Liverpool Magistrates' Court

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decided the police were right and Butch should be put down.

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He had been seized after being recovered

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His owner had died and the precise cause of his death remains unknown.

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Butch remained trapped inside their home for days.

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When he was found, there were bite marks on the body.

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His owner, who had been ill for some time, had been in the process

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of signing him over to the charity when he died.

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Today at a court in Manchester, the charity asked the judge to allow

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In court, a barrister representing the charity argued that the police's

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initial decision to seize Butch had been unlawful.

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She said the Magistrates' Court hearing, which decided

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he should be destroyed, had been unfair because the charity

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had not been given the chance for their own expert to give

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evidence to counter that which had been given

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His honour Judge Bird agreed there were merits in both arguments

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and said the case could be the subject of a judicial review.

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Merseyside Police said the Chief Constable has noted

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A bagpipe-playing busker has been jailed for four months after duping

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people in Liverpool into thinking he was collecting for

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The court heard Angus Carpenter played with a Hillsborough Justice

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Campaign banner on his bagpipes the day before the 26th

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The 62-year-old claimed it had been a tribute.

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What is the secret of a long and successful marriage?

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If anybody should know it's Trudy and Barclay Patoir from Manchester.

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They've been together for more than 70 years,

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facing everything from war and racism together.

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Barclay was an apprentice engineer in British Guyana.

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In 1942 he found himself in Liverpool.

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Barclay was put to work making Lancaster Bombers

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Many men and women toil night and day to produce these gigantic

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His assistant on the production line was Trudy.

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Everyone laughed at us, saying he's ruining you.

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He would bring me sandwiches in and make me cups of tea.

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Barclay and Trudy took a shine to each other.

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And a visit to the Empire Theatre to see star singer

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We went to see Richard Tauber and it was...

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But in the Liverpool of the 1940s, they faced

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The people used to complain and it didn't bother me.

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And that is because you were white and Barclay is black?

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Yes, but it did not bother me one bit.

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The couple, keen tennis players in those days,

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moved to a brand new house on the Wythenshawe

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Barclay's 97th birthday is next week.

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What advice would you give a young couple just starting out now

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If he has a night out, she has got to have one.

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What do you think, Barclay, what advice would

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Mind you, he was out every night at the club!

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Everton have agreed a fee of ?22 million for Manchester United

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Meanwhile, United will take a 2-0 lead into the second leg

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This goal from Juan Mata gave them the lead against Hull City

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at Old Trafford, before Marouane Fellaini made the score

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That's all the news and sport from me.

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Now, the weather forecast. Good evening. I am sure you know

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what will happen over the next couple of days. We have talked about

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it for the last couple of days. The wind changes direction and we open

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the door too much colder air which will set in for quite a few days.

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Through Thursday and Friday you will notice a massive drop in the

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temperatures, particularly overnight. There will be some wintry

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showers around, but our problem at the moment is the wind. It will be

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at its worst around the eastern side of the region through eastern parts

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of Lancashire and Manchester. We could be talking about gusts of up

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to 60 mph. A lot of cloud cover, some rain into the early hours of

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the morning, but all of this keeps the tempters up for the most part

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between five and 7 degrees. Tomorrow, the wind a real feature of

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the weather. Take care if you are travelling. The eastern side of the

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region will see the worst of that. The weather has patchy cloud with

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good sunny spells, but you may see a temperature of around seven or 8

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degrees at lunchtime, at that is just the number on the chart.

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Through the afternoon, wintry showers will break out and you may

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see a temp at three or 4 degrees by tea-time. Those numbers are

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something that you will have to get used to because once the cold air

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digs in it is sticking around for a while. Good night.

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of the week, and to start the weekend as well. For more on that

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snow situation, over to Jay Wynne now.

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Quite a lot going on over the next few days. The strong north-westerly

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wind will drag some really cold Arctic air across our shores full

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stop that will be with us for the next few days. And there will be

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some wintry weather and it will be

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