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Good evening, welcome to Look North. news teams where you are.

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Tonight - compensation for sexual abuse.

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Roger Dodds assaulted colleagues at Sheffield City Council -

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it will now have to pay out thousands of pounds.

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I am delighted with the outcome in my favour which indicates what I

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have said all along. Could Brexit turn Harrogate

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from blue to yellow? We're serving up the latest

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manifesto in Harrogate. Will the promise of another EU

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referendum return the town TV history under the hammer

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as Hilda Ogden's rollers, hairnet and pinny are sold

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off at auction. It has been a rotten day across many

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parts of Yorkshire, improvement on the way for Thursday but what about

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the weekend? Join me for the latest. And we will be live at Hillsborough

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for the game between Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield.

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Tonight - Sheffield City Council must pay at least ?90,000

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in compensation - plus tens of thousands more

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in loss of earnings - to a former employee

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who was sexually abused by a council official.

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Richard Rowe, who has waived his right to anonymity, sued

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the council after being assaulted by Roger Dodds in the 1980s.

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Dodds was jailed for 16 years in February after admitting abusing

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You might find some of the details in Tom Ingall's report distressing.

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A sexual predator - with the power of patronage over his victims.

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Forty years ago Roger Dodds worked in the heart of Sheffield

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The young men he abused needed grants for education - or a job.

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Very gradually his left hand started to find its way towards my pocket.

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This man was assualted at his very first meeting with Dodds.

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He was waived his right to anonymity and has now

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He has been awarded ninety thousand pounds, plus an amount still to be

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decided in respect of lost earnings.

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Their attitude has been very tough, very hard, unforgiving and

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unrelenting. We have asked questions, there has been no

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response. We have asked specific questions and they have answered an

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roundabout sort of way. Complaints about Dodds were first

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raised with the council He was moved to a different

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job which allowed him In 1993 there were more

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allegations and he was allowed In 2008 the council

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investigated again. Three years ago new

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allegations came to light. In February Dodds was finally

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sentenced to sixteen We would never defend the

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indefensible and we have never failed to accept responsibility

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despite the fact that this happened several decades ago. We fully accept

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the settlement that the judge me today, we have made a raft of

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changes in policies and procedures and shattered city council since

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Roger Dodds left the authority. Todays judgment has helped

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to ease Richard's mind. He believes their may be

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others Dodds inflicted himself upon who have yet

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to tell their story. With the frequency of what I

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observed, and what others have since commented on and with the observed

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of students going through Dodds offers, another ten or 100 wouldn't

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surprise me at all. Tonight a final revelation -

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he is still being paid Next tonight - the Liberal

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Democrats will offer voters Launching the manifesto today

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they promised a referendum on any They're putting areas which voted

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Remain at the top of their hit list. That includes Harrogate

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and Knaresborough. It's seven years since the Lib Dems

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lost the seat to the tories - could this manifesto return the town

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to the Lib Dem fold? Three weeks to go, it is hard work

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keeping up with the election but that is why Coffey was invented.

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Today has been about the Lib Dems and one word dominates their

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manifesto, Brexit. The other only party to promise a second

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referendum. Do you want another referendum? I do. I think people

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have made a mistake and voting as they have. Good idea or bad idea?

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Another one? Terrible, idiotic. We had one and people have voted and we

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want to go with their wishes. I think they ought to just go with

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what the majority wanted, it was a slimmer majority. I voted remain, I

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am happy to say that but I believe and respecting democracy so I am not

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entirely sure on the strength of that from the manifesto that would

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make me vote for them. The Lib Dems on the old two seats in Yorkshire,

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which is why Harrogate is important. A second Brexit referendum would go

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down well here because Harrogate narrowly voted to remain but didn't

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have the stomach for more tax rises? The rainy day fund would be for

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health care and to spend more money than what an extra penny of tax on

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every pound we learn. And I think it is a good idea. I do much about it

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but may have just... It wouldn't make me vote for them. My son went

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to university lasting. I think I would vote for them. They would

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lower the voting age to 16, they would ban all diesel vehicles and

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legalise cannabis. I think our stick with the coffee. You Lib Dems think

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they can when people run by promising big on a second Brexit

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referendum but all voters choose them from the manifesto menu?

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James is live for us in Harrogate now.

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So far only the Lib Dems are offering a second referendum ?

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They are the only ones offering a referendum but this difference to

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the one we had last year which was on the principle of leaving the EU,

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but the Lib Dems are seeing is they will negotiate Brexit, to get the

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deal sorted and then will be a referendum on what the detail of

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that deal is, to the people of Britain except the specific deal

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will they elect to remain in the EU? If open to get people here in

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Harrogate with that because it was one of the three places in Yorkshire

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but choose to remain. If upping it works for them here. Sorry landslide

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against the Lib Dems and the last election, what is the picture in

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Yorkshire at the moment? They had a terrible general election two years

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ago, the last 50 seats nationwide, the only have two seats in Yorkshire

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at the moment but they will be hoping that Harrogate is one of the

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places they can win back although it 16,000 majority for the

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Conservatives. In terms of manifesto that is finally stuffed down on

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paper, Labour and the Lib Dems today, the Tories this week. The

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next to tell us why we should vote for them.

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Well, one of the most interesting places to watch on General Election

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It's also one of the most unusual constituencies,

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taking in rural villages and the very diverse areas around

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There's one thing you may well notice if you drive into Dewsbury.

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This town is covered in election campaign posters because the parties

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Labour won the seat in 2015, the Conservatives were second

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not all that far behind and Ukip were third.

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This time around, Ukip will not be standing in Dewsbury

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so what will Ukip supporters decide to do with their vote

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It will be very interesting to see what happens in what really is one

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of the most unusual constituencies in the country.

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There can be few constituencies more diverse than this one.

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On the outskirts of Dewsbury town centre is the largely Muslim

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Whoever is interested in the family, they can tell me who to vote for!

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But even those who aren't passionate about politics certainly feel

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Education is one thing I am concerned about, the eye-catching

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teachers and you wonder what the student and staff ratio will be like

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They're cutting staff members, teaching assistants in schools,

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Inflation at the moment is at a ridiculous level.

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Taxes are going up but the working wage is not far off

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Immigration, everybody's moaning about it, but that's

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not such a big issue, that can be dealt with.

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A few miles away, the landscape of the Dewsbury constituency

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At the local craft group, it's the Conservative leader

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who seems to be getting the most support.

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I think the fact Theresa May is female is an obvious statement.

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She does seem to have a handle on what women want as well.

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She's a politician but she's also a person.

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but you're not a fan of Jeremy Corbyn?

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I was really upset when he never sang the national

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I think that was really disrespectful to the Queen.

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The fact the health service has changed and the fact

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we're losing a hospital, the fact we may lose our library,

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the fact they want to build on what is supposed

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But yet you want to stick with the Conservative Government.

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I'm not quite sure what the difference would be

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I feel strongly about the North-South divide, I think there

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needs to be much more realisation that we exist appear.

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Although many of these women may be voting Conservative,

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the village they live in has plenty of Labour supporters.

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It seems this constituency really could go either way.

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Here's a list of all four candidates standing in Dewsbury

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at the general election, there are more details

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If that's got you thinking about the election --

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and there's a question you'd like to ask Look North --

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I'll be live on Facebook at ten past eight --

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with our politics expert getting you some answers.

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Just search for BBC Look North Yorkshire.

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Full military honours - More than a century after he died

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in battle, the remains of a Yorkshire soldier have been

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The ashes of Moors Murderer Ian Brady will NOT be scattered

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on Saddleworth Moor, where he dumped most of his victims.

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The assurance was made by Brady's solicitor during a Coroner's Court

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The notorious paedophile and child killer died on Monday at a secure

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There's been a slight drop in the number of people in Yorkshire

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A total of a hundred and thirty four thousand people are now out

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More than a century after he died in battle, the remains

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of a Yorkshire soldier from the Green Howards have been

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laid to rest in France - with full military honours.Private

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Henry Parker was twenty-three when he was killed during the Battle

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of the Somme in 1916, but his bones were only recovered

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100 years since he was killed at the Battle of the Somme,

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Henry Parker was back today with his Yorkshire

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At the cemetery in France, he was buried with full military honours

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close to where he fell at the age of 23.

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The trenches were knee deep in mud, the combat stress he would have

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And how these young men are carried out

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the exploits that they did with the bravery and determination

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Private Parker was a member of the Yorkshire Regiment a

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soldier like many from the First World War who had been

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In 2015 this Yorkshire regimental badge was found

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in France with human remains, a rare find

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Yorkshire was to end 100 years of waiting.

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Through DNA testing organised by the MOD's

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casualty centre, the human remains were matched to Henry's

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Today Francis and other family members

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made the journey from east and north Yorkshire to see their long-lost

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I think he would have been really proud of it.

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Farmer, most of them were farmers, so he is back where he belongs.

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So 100 years on, a dignified end for this

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Onto sport now and Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday will play

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for a place in the most valuable game in football tonight.

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The Yorkshire rivals drew

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of their championship playoff semifinal.

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Tonight's victor will be one win from the Premier League -

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a step up estimated to be worth two hundred million pounds.

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Tanya's at Hillsborough for us now...

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It is a damp night at Sheffield Wednesday at that. In the

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atmosphere, more than 30,000 fans expected and here and it is all

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square, 0-0 and it really tight match on Sunday. So who has the

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advantage? Huddersfield claim they are the underdogs, Sheffield

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Wednesday confident and our home form. Much year from the managers. I

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think the pressure is on Wednesday because they are in the play-offs

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and there is a reason why. We know who is the favourite and two is the

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underdog. If you sort how we won and lost, we won more games at home than

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away. We have people in both Casio, the former Sheffield Wednesday

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manager at the former Huddersfield goalkeeper, do you think it is right

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that depression is Sheffield Wednesday? I think so. After what

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happened last season to them it was to go one better so I think all the

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pressure has been on Wednesday night from the first game of the season. I

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also think they will come through. And their home form has been very

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good, big wins here, that will help them. And the atmosphere tonight

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will be electric. It can replicate what he did against Brighton and

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then be running for one heck of a night. Can Huddersfield Plymouth a

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bit of abandoned and go for this? And anyone expected to be here, they

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have been exceptional this season and I don't think they can play like

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they did against Brighton and Leeds, they'd really well but I hope they

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take the chances to read, that is the big thing. We will be good on

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the ball, the disruptive protest in the back of the net. They have too

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scored a goal against them. That'll make it even more special. It will

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be a fantastic atmosphere, 2000 Huddersfield fans which I'm sure we

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will hear. It could go to penalties matters that something goalkeepers

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look forward to? That is the time we shame. I've had great times with

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penalty shoot outs in the past and ensure they people look forward to

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being the hero. At this point in time, voters alike for the manager?

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You don't want to know. We have done all the work and the topping,

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because do anything more, the players are well prepared and both

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camps and the manager will just be having his thinking time, just

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trying to sort everything because it is great to be very fast and furious

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tonight. What is great to happen? I think it'll be and Huddersfield will

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have position but Sheffield Wednesday have such quality that

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they will be goals. And don't for 1-0 Huddersfield. If you want a

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Huddersfield town commentary, Brian is heading to Sheffield, we can see

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is maybe best team win. There's another crucial playoff

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match about to kick off - Yorkshire Carnegie

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play the first leg of their Championship playoff final

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against London Irish Head coach Bryan Redpath is leaving

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the club this summer and says he's The winner will be promoted

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to the Premiership. To achieve something with the script

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would be the best thing, because it is the hardest. I'll miss it's no

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end everyday but new chapters, new things open up predicting on-board

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and there will be a tear and may eye no question of get to that stage.

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Glossy sports books come out everyday about Man Utd, Andy Murray,

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But let me recommend this one to you...a warts and all view

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of a season in the life of Batley bulldogs rugby league club.

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It's more than a rugby league tale though.

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explaining how the club grinds on in the most challenging

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And enjoys a special place in the game's tradition.

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It has a reputation, being a bit of a dump and I think that is

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completely unfair. You can see if you look around how green it is even

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on a pleasant afternoon like this with the rain, it is still

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beautiful, rich tradition and history. The club has huge tradition

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as did supporters. People here still eat dripping, the boss drippings

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from the bottom of a roasting tin, here in Batley it is a delicacy. I

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think if anything sums up the community spirit it is what happened

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to Jo Cox, it was tragic yet should take amenity spirit through the

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whole town but especially here. It certainly did. The town was

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devastated by it and Jo was a big friend of this club and jewel was

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part of that family. For that first home game against Dewsbury last year

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it was an astonishing occasion and a real honour to be at that and see

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the look amenity coming together and using the Batley bulldogs and Mount

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Pleasant as a focus for that. It survives on 1000 people but is loved

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by those with passion and commitment. If this book achieves

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nothing else, help you get more people through the turnstiles at

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Batley because they deserve it. She was one of television's best

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loved characters - Hilda Ogden - famous for her sharp tongue,

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her trademark headscarf, Now some of those iconic items have

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sold at auction for more than four thousand pounds.Jean Alexander's

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neice, from North Yorkshire, discovered many of the items

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when she cleared her aunt's house. Is one of the most famous outfits in

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TV history, the colours, the here and it and the penny of Helder

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Ogden. Today it went under the hammer. Jean Alexander played

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Coronation Street's must love gossip for more than 20 years. She died

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last October and her niece was auctioning her belongings. The star

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attraction is the pinny. After she died I came across a parcel and the

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World Cup without handwriting and conduct was the first pinny and

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headscarf she had used in the show. They belonged to my grandmother,

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Jean's mother. There was online interest from Italy and America but

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many turned up to build it in person. She just amended you of your

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aunt or your grandmother. A typical non-permitted. -- Northern lady.

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This went by four by far the biggest amount. ?4000 will stop what they

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Trevor Beattie, a film producer who worked on Lock Stock And Two Smoking

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Barrels Moor. Really Be Making Helder Ogden In The Medicine. And

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Jean Alexander's Nieces Would Have Been Delighted.

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Don't You Have Some Sort Of Responsibility As A Mere?

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This is the picture of today, York looking miserable and wet. Here is

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Whitby. We were season blue skies tomorrow with some sunshine and a

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dramatic improvement on the way. Bright with some sunshine and if you

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sure as later. Heavy rain for eastern areas, patchy further west

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and a little ridge on Thursday but the weather fronts today make

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welcome back on Friday particularly for eastern areas where sharia

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outbreaks are possible. There is the weather front for today, rainfall

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fairly low in the west but an inch and eastern parts towards the coast.

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Irina clears and should stop across Hillsborough tonight, the match dry

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and clear. Temperature is down to five or 6 degrees. The sun rises in

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the morning at five o'clock, there are the high water times. What's

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blue sky, a dazzling start to the day what's of sunshine through

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Thursday as temperatures rise we will see close developing so skies

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turning loaded with one or two showers but the emphasis on fine

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weather and the better day compared with today. A light wind, not bad

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temperatures, 17 feeling pleasant and warm during the afternoon and

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the risk of some patchy rain especially in the east on Friday.

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The Beacon sunshine and scattered showers, that's the forecast.

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Battered from us, good luck to Sheffield Wednesday and

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Huddersfield. Enjoy the rest of the evening and we will see you later.

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