11/03/2017 North West Tonight


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11/03/2017

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One of Britain's most senior female judges -

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ruling on her final case in Manchester before retiring -

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has sparked a national debate after imploring women to protect

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themselves from predatory men when they get drunk on a night out.

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19-year-old Ricardo Rodrigues-Gomes to six years in jail for rape

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when she said while there's no excuse for such crimes,

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women put themselves in danger of being raped by men who gravitate

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others have accused her of victim-blaming.

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It is clear to me that the judge does not mean to have done any harm.

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Trying to support women. The difficulty with the comments, of

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course, is that there are not enough rapes reported anyway. Lots of women

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and girls do not report the break that happened to them. Any comment

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which content straight on what you the woman has done and not what the

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rapist date, is likely to increase that tendency to not report.

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Police are appealing for information after a 22-year-old man was killed

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Emergency services were called to Bramhall Moor Lane in Hazel Grove

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A 29-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman have been arrested

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on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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The man was also arrested on suspicion of driving whilst under

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About 60 firefighters have been tackling a huge fire at a scrap

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metal recycling centre at Alexandra Dock in Bootle.

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The blaze broke out about four o'clock this morning and nearby

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residents were earlier advised to stay inside with doors

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and windows closed, while passing motorists are urged

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to close their windows and air vents.

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80 years after the publication of George Orwell's book

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The Road to Wigan Pier, the author's son has been

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taking part in anniversary celebrations in the town.

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The book depicted working class life in the North

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Who wants to know how we live up here?

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Works by Wigan's contemporary writers performed in front

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The Road to Wigan Pier exposed the divide between North

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His aim was to open the minds of the middle class to the lives

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It became a metaphor for the social problems of the whole of the

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country, in the industrialised part of the country. Unfortunately, poor

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Wigan has been made to the scene of the downtrodden part of the country.

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Much has changed since them but fans of the works say the issues are as

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open today. He looked at unemployment, he looked at diet, he

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looked at housing conditions. If you were to do that work again, sadly,

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you would looking at a lot of similar things. Visitors to the

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as the US. It is much different from as the US. It is much different from

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the way he described it in the book, that is for sure. I would like to

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think that he would come back and say, gosh, yes, this is a lot better

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than when I came. Events to mark the anniversary will continue in a town

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tomorrow. Sport, and Manchester City secured

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a place in the FA Cup semifinals with a win over

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Middlesborough earlier. David Silva scored three

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minutes in from six yards out and a second half goal from

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Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 and gave City a place

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in the FA Cup last four And in the Premier League,

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Morgan Schneiderlin scored his first Everton goal against the club that

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tried to sign him as the Toffees cruised to victory over

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West Brom at Goodison Park. Here's a check on the weather

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with Jennifer Bartram. We've got rain to come through this

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evening and overnight. We will see some heavy burst by Sunday morning.

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Lot of cloud around. Temperatures looking -- dropping down to nine.

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I'll start of Sunday morning. Wet, initially, a brief spell of dry

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weather before some rain pushes in. That will clear by Sunday afternoon.

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Strike, bright spells. Temperatures up to 10 degrees. Mild and the start

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of next week. Sunshine on Monday. That's it for an hour. I will be

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back tomorrow to time. Enjoy your weekend.

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Good evening. Some of us managed to get some decent weather today, not

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everybody but some of us. Lovely picture from a weather watcher in

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Northern Ireland, Enniskillen, and in Northern Ireland we have the

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warmest day of the year for Northern Ireland, 16 Celsius. The Southeast a

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little warmer weather cloud broke

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