10/02/2017 North West Tonight


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10/02/2017

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Police and fire services are tonight investigating a horrific blaze

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at a house in Manchester, that left two dead and five others,

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It s not yet known how the fire started but police say

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From Withington, here's our chief reporter Dave Guest.

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The charred remains of the family home bear testament to the ferocity

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of the fire that swept through here this morning.

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I woke up because I heard a woman screaming and a popping.

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I've had a house fire myself before and it was the windows

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I looked out and I saw the fire and it was absolutely massive.

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The actual flames were coming out of the window.

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They were coming out of the front door as well

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One neighbour who didn't want to appear on camera told me

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that he and others in the area had done their best to help.

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He described seeing the children jump one by one

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Firefighters rescued a man found unconscious on the stairs.

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The revived him before he was sent off to hospital.

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

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We believe the fire started on the ground

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Exactly where within that room we don't know.

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Any idea at this stage what caused the fire?

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The scene is under investigation with Fire Service investigators

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working alongside colleagues from Greater Manchester Police.

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Throughout the day forensic teams have been in and out

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of the property searching for clues as to what exactly

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Are you treating this as a crime scene or the scene

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At the moment we are keeping an open mind in terms of the investigation.

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We won't be saying it's not a crime scene, we won't be saying it's

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How are the four children in hospital?

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As you can imagine they have gone through a terrible tragic ordeal.

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They are receiving support from specialist trained officers.

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It seems that the neighbours in this area pulled together

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and did their best to help this family to get them out.

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I would like to play specific tribute to the help they have given.

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Without that I'm sure the people who are currently receiving

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treatment in hospital would have received far more serious injuries.

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Tonight the police appealed for anyone who might have seen

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anything in the moments leading up to the fire to come forward and help

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A woman from Lancashire is believed to be the first British woman

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to travel to Syria to fight the so-called Islamic State.

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Kimberley Taylor, who grew up in Darwen, says she's ready

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Kimmie, as she's known, has joined an all-female Kurdish

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unit and has recently moved to fight on the frontline near the IS

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Her parents, who now live in Merseyside, say

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This is Kimberly Taylor speaking Kurdish in a public relations

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Kimmie, as she is known, joined the all-female

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Only this morning, according to a Facebook entry,

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A short time ago she spoke to a BBC reporter.

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I have seen the conditions of people living in Africa and the women

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in Africa as well that have suffered because of war.

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So I promised myself after I went to Iraq and Kurdistan that

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Kimberly Taylor, a maths graduate, is believed to be the first British

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We have seen UK citizens, male citizens, go over there before

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and unfortunately a couple have died while fighting with

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So it's not been unusual for UK citizens to go but this is the first

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When she joined the fighting force she told family and friends:

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Kimberly Taylor's parents who live in Merseyside would not

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speak on camera today, but told us they are proud

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She says she is willing to give her life in the fight

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Liverpool Football Club has banned Sun newspaper journalists

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The move is over the way the publication covered

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The decision to ban Sun reporters from matches at Anfield and press

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conferences at Melwood comes after discussions between

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the campaign group Total Eclipse of the Sun and club officials.

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The Sun have confirmed the move saying it's bad for fans

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and bad for football, insisting it won't affect

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A section of the M53 in Wirral has reopened after being closed

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for almost 24 hours, following the discovery of a body

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on the central reservation between junctions two and three.

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Detectives say they believe there'd been a road accident in the area

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An 87-year-old man has died in hospital after the lift

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he was using collapsed at a care home in Greater Manchester.

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It happened last week at the Serendipity Care Home in Urmston.

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The Police and Health and Safety Executive

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In the Super League tonight, Leigh returned to action

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Ryan Hampshire here getting Leigh off the mark

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In tonight's other game, Widnes lost 28-16 at home to Huddersfield.

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And chaniging codes, in rugby union's Premiership,

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That's it from me. Let's get the weather forecast.

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After a very cold day today we are heading towards a weekend

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which will at times offer us some wintry showers and the cold theme

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The air still coming towards us from the continent.

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We've got this little feature that works its way through on Saturday

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and that could leave a covering of snow in places.

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We have a yellow Met Office warning, it is the lowest level,

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and really it's for areas close to the Pennines, but just

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about anywhere will see a flake of snow floating by.

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To be honest with you, some places are seeing them now.

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There have been one or two as we have gone

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They are just starting to get a little bit more widespread

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But we're not expecting any problems.

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Yes, there might be a light dusting over the highest level routes

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but the significant thing for most of us is there is a lot of cloud

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cover and the temperatures are very low again.

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We are talking about zero to -1C for your towns and cities,

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rurally a few degrees colder than that.

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It's a grey start for many places tomorrow and here comes that line

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Highest level routes will see the worst but just about anywhere

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And it's cold under all of the gloom.

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But the outlook shows that by Monday brighter skies come through.

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need as long as possible to recover. That number eight is on the bench

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and he could make a really

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