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Good evening and welcome to the late Look North.
Victims of sex abuse at Sheffield City Council in line
for thousands in compensation after the conviction of Roger Dodds.
And a dramatic win for Huddersfield town against Sheffield Wednesday
which takes them to the play-off semifinals at Wembley -- finals at
Wembley. A dreadful day, big improvement on
Thursday but what about the weekend? Join me for the live forecast.
We will be crossing live to Tanya for reaction to that dramatic for
putting shortly. First, the menus of day. -- main news of the day.
Sheffield City Council must pay at least ?90,000 in compensation -
plus tens of thousands more in loss of earnings - to a former employee
who was sexually abused by a council official.
Richard Rowe sued the council after being assaulted
You might find some of the details in Tom Ingall's report distressing.
A sexual predator with the power of patronage over his victims.
40 years ago, Roger Dodds worked in the heart of Sheffield
The young men he abused needed grants for their
Very gradually, his left hand started to find its way
This man was assualted at his very first meeting with Dodds.
He was waived his right to anonymity and has now
successfully sued Sheffield City Council.
He has been awarded ?90,000, plus an amount still to be
decided in respect of lost earnings.
Their attitude has been very tough, very hard,
We have asked specific questions and they have answered
Complaints about Dodds were first raised with the council
He was moved to a different job which allowed him
In 1993, following another investigation, he was allowed
In 2008, the council investigated again.
Three years ago, new allegations came to light.
In February Dodds was finally sentenced to 16
We would never defend the indefensible and we have never
failed to accept responsibility despite the fact that this happened
We wholly accept the settlement that the Judge Robinson made today.
We have made a raft of changes in policies and procedures
at Sheffield City Council since Roger Dodds
Today's judgment has helped to ease Richard's mind.
He believes there may be others Dodds inflicted
himself upon who have yet to tell their story.
With the frequency of what I observed, and what others
have since commented on and with what they observed
of students going through Dodds' office, another ten, 20 or 100
Dodds is barely months into his sentence.
Tonight, a final revelation - he is still being paid
Now to tonight's big sports story. Have you been on the edge of your
seat? Huddersfield town have won the Championship play-off semifinal
against Sheffield Wednesday. A tense match ending in penalties as both
Yorkshire side bid to be one win away from the Premier League, a step
up estimated to be worth ?200 million. Tanya is in Hillsborough,
it doesn't get more tense than this, does it? No, it has been quite some
evening, it has been draining, it has been exciting and dramatic. The
first half, quite frankly, was pretty dull. The second half of this
type really got going. It was Sheffield Wednesday who came out
with more intent and it was them that finally got a goal. They got
the initial breakthrough, Steven Fletcher rising to meet Barry
Bannan's cross to head the ball home. That gave them a real lift and
Wednesday looked like they might get a second but it also opened the game
up, as Huddersfield town went hunting for a reply of their own and
eventually they got it. The ball across and Nahki Wells somehow got
the ball home. They kind of have to post a little bit then and we found
ourselves headed for extra time -- huffed and puffed a little bit.
There were plenty of chances in extra time but nobody could make the
breakthrough, so we had the dreaded penalty shoot out. Huddersfield town
scored their first, Sheffield Wednesday stepped up to take their
first. Sam Hutchinson was the man and it was saved. So early advantage
to Huddersfield town. Everybody then went on to score there is, so Jack
Payne stepped up, 22 years old, he could have sealed it for town. But
he failed. Then Forestieri, so often a hero for Sheffield Wednesday, had
his say. He missed his, 4-3 to Huddersfield town. They are going to
Wembley, it has been an incredible season for Huddersfield town. Nobody
at the beginning of the season would have tipped them for promotion. They
have been brilliant and head to Wembley to take on readying for a
place in the Premier League. For the Sheffield Wednesday fans, it's been
a heartbreaking evening. Yes, looking very sombre as they leave
the ground tonight. Tanya, thank you.
The ashes of Moors Murderer Ian Brady will not be scattered
on Saddleworth Moor, where he disposed of
The assurance was made by Brady's solicitor during a Coroner's Court
The notorious paedophile and child killer died on Monday at a secure
There's been a slight drop in the number of people in Yorkshire
Figures for January to March show unemployment has fallen by 3,000,
compared with figures released last month.
That makes a total of 134,000 people out
of work in the region - a rate of 4.9%.
Disappointing news for York-based chocolate giant Nestle today.
The company has lost its appeal to trademark the shape
of its four-fingered KitKat bar in the UK.
Nestle insists the shape is iconic and should be protected,
but for many years rival Cadbury has fought against their bid
It was the turn of the Liberal Democrats today
to launch their manifesto - promising a referendum on any deal
They're putting constituencies which voted Remain in last year's
referendum at the top of their hit list.
That includes Harrogate and Knaresborough.
It's seven years since the Lib Dems lost the seat to the Tories -
Three weeks to go, it is hard work keeping up with this election
but I suppose that is why coffee was invented in the first place.
Today has been about the Lib Dems and one word
dominates their manifesto - well, it's actually two words
They're the only party to offer a second referendum.
You've bought your sandwich, you've got your dinner sorted,
I do want another EU referendum because I think people have made
So is it a vote winner for the Lib Dems?
Absolutely idiotic, we have had one, people have voted and we ought
I don't believe they ought to, I think they just go
democracy so I'm not entirely sure on the strength of that alone
for the manifesto that would make me vote for them.
The Lib Dems only hold two seats in Yorkshire,
that's one of the reasons why Harrogate is so important and now
the second Brexit referendum will go down well with people here,
because Harrogate narrowly voted to remain, but do
they have the stomach for more tax rises?
The Lib Dems' rainy day fund would be for the NHS
and to spend more money on that, they want an extra penny of tax
I don't know much about it because I have just been at work,
so I haven't seen it but I think overall, it's a good idea, yet.
Lib Dem idea, they just published it today.
Because my son went to university last time.
Yes, I think it would be a good idea.
Liberal Democrat plan, would that make you vote for them?
Harrogate and Knaresborough is a key seat for the Liberal Democrats.
Is a target for them, it's a seat they have held before.
It's a Conservative place at the moment, though.
They've got a 16,000 majority but it's one of the places
that the Lib Dems think they can fight back.
They have, of course, only two constituencies
That's Sheffield Hallam and Leeds North West.
They are hoping Harrogate will be a third.
There was a big play-off match tonight in rugby union too.
Yorkshire Carnegie were beaten 29-18 by London Irish in the first leg
of the Championship play-off final at Headingley.
The second leg is next Wednesday night and the winner will be
European Tour edge of your say tonight, have you recovered?
I haven't done a forecast, I have them watching football! Only joking.
Tomorrow is a much better day, sunny periods with perhaps a few showers,
but the weather that brought all the rain today is over France and the
near continent and it looks like another wave will develop and bring
further rain on Friday. We still have the rain hanging on towards the
coast. It will eventually push into the North Sea and it looks set to be
dry and a clear and quiet night in prospect, most temperatures down to
five or 6 degrees. So beautiful start tomorrow, some patchy and low
cloud across the Pennines, most of it bright. You may see one or two
showers developing that the emphasis is on a much better day, with many
of us drive. Top temperatures not bad, 17 Celsius, feeling very
pleasant with a light westerly breeze. The showers will possibly
last into the evening and for a time other night, but generally fine for
much of Thursday night but then that weather front I talked about taking
another swipe at us and those showery outbreaks of rain setting in
by eight or nine o'clock on Friday morning. So some uncertainty about
the forecast but it does look as though Friday could turn out to be a
cloudy and at times wet day. Saturday looks showery, Sunday
perhaps the best day of the weekend. That is it, I
showers. But it will be a bit warmer.
Before today, many gardeners were crying out for rain. Some of the
those garden may now be water logged. And Lincolnshire was one of
wettest places with 40 millimetres. That is nearly a month's worth of
rain in 24 hours. Some difficult travelling conditions. Some parts of
north-west England stayed dry. This was the main rain-maker. It is
pulling away. Tomorrow a day sunshine and showers and that
freshing feeling air will filter into those parts that were muggy
today. It was 25 Celsius in Kent. A different feel, but still pleasant
when the sun appears tomorrow. Still some rain in the east of England.
Become light and patchy tonight. Clearer in the north and west. Still
the odd shower in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and western