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Good evening and welcome to the late Look North.

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Victims of sex abuse at Sheffield City Council in line

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for thousands in compensation after the conviction of Roger Dodds.

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And a dramatic win for Huddersfield town against Sheffield Wednesday

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which takes them to the play-off semifinals at Wembley -- finals at

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Wembley. A dreadful day, big improvement on

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Thursday but what about the weekend? Join me for the live forecast.

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We will be crossing live to Tanya for reaction to that dramatic for

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putting shortly. First, the menus of day. -- main news of the day.

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

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plus tens of thousands more 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 sued the council after being assaulted

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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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40 years ago, Roger Dodds worked in the heart of Sheffield

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The young men he abused needed grants for their

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Very gradually, his left hand started to find its way

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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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successfully sued Sheffield City Council.

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He has been awarded ?90,000, 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,

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We have asked specific questions and they have answered

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Complaints about Dodds were first raised with the council

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He was moved to a different job which allowed him

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In 1993, following another investigation, he was allowed

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In 2008, the council investigated again.

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Three years ago, new allegations came to light.

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In February Dodds was finally sentenced to 16

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We would never defend the indefensible and we have never

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failed to accept responsibility despite the fact that this happened

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We wholly accept the settlement that the Judge Robinson made today.

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We have made a raft of changes in policies and procedures

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at Sheffield City Council since Roger Dodds

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Today's judgment has helped to ease Richard's mind.

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He believes there may be others Dodds inflicted

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himself upon who have yet to tell their story.

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With the frequency of what I observed, and what others

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have since commented on and with what they observed

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of students going through Dodds' office, another ten, 20 or 100

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Dodds is barely months into his sentence.

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Tonight, a final revelation - he is still being paid

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Now to tonight's big sports story. Have you been on the edge of your

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seat? Huddersfield town have won the Championship play-off semifinal

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against Sheffield Wednesday. A tense match ending in penalties as both

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Yorkshire side bid to be one win away from the Premier League, a step

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up estimated to be worth ?200 million. Tanya is in Hillsborough,

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it doesn't get more tense than this, does it? No, it has been quite some

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evening, it has been draining, it has been exciting and dramatic. The

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first half, quite frankly, was pretty dull. The second half of this

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type really got going. It was Sheffield Wednesday who came out

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with more intent and it was them that finally got a goal. They got

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the initial breakthrough, Steven Fletcher rising to meet Barry

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Bannan's cross to head the ball home. That gave them a real lift and

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Wednesday looked like they might get a second but it also opened the game

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up, as Huddersfield town went hunting for a reply of their own and

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eventually they got it. The ball across and Nahki Wells somehow got

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the ball home. They kind of have to post a little bit then and we found

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ourselves headed for extra time -- huffed and puffed a little bit.

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There were plenty of chances in extra time but nobody could make the

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breakthrough, so we had the dreaded penalty shoot out. Huddersfield town

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scored their first, Sheffield Wednesday stepped up to take their

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first. Sam Hutchinson was the man and it was saved. So early advantage

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to Huddersfield town. Everybody then went on to score there is, so Jack

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Payne stepped up, 22 years old, he could have sealed it for town. But

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he failed. Then Forestieri, so often a hero for Sheffield Wednesday, had

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his say. He missed his, 4-3 to Huddersfield town. They are going to

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Wembley, it has been an incredible season for Huddersfield town. Nobody

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at the beginning of the season would have tipped them for promotion. They

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have been brilliant and head to Wembley to take on readying for a

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place in the Premier League. For the Sheffield Wednesday fans, it's been

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a heartbreaking evening. Yes, looking very sombre as they leave

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the ground tonight. Tanya, thank you.

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The ashes of Moors Murderer Ian Brady will not be scattered

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on Saddleworth Moor, where he disposed of

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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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Figures for January to March show unemployment has fallen by 3,000,

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compared with figures released last month.

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That makes a total of 134,000 people out

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of work in the region - a rate of 4.9%.

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Disappointing news for York-based chocolate giant Nestle today.

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The company has lost its appeal to trademark the shape

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of its four-fingered KitKat bar in the UK.

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Nestle insists the shape is iconic and should be protected,

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but for many years rival Cadbury has fought against their bid

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It was the turn of the Liberal Democrats today

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to launch their manifesto - promising a referendum on any deal

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They're putting constituencies which voted Remain in last year's

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referendum at the top of their hit list.

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That includes Harrogate and Knaresborough.

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It's seven years since the Lib Dems lost the seat to the Tories -

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Three weeks to go, it is hard work keeping up with this election

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but I suppose that is why coffee was invented in the first place.

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Today has been about the Lib Dems and one word

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dominates their manifesto - well, it's actually two words

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They're the only party to offer a second referendum.

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You've bought your sandwich, you've got your dinner sorted,

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I do want another EU referendum because I think people have made

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So is it a vote winner for the Lib Dems?

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Absolutely idiotic, we have had one, people have voted and we ought

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I don't believe they ought to, I think they just go

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democracy so I'm not entirely sure on the strength of that alone

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for the manifesto that would make me vote for them.

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The Lib Dems only hold two seats in Yorkshire,

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that's one of the reasons why Harrogate is so important and now

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the second Brexit referendum will go down well with people here,

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because Harrogate narrowly voted to remain, but do

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they have the stomach for more tax rises?

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The Lib Dems' rainy day fund would be for the NHS

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and to spend more money on that, they want an extra penny of tax

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I don't know much about it because I have just been at work,

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so I haven't seen it but I think overall, it's a good idea, yet.

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Lib Dem idea, they just published it today.

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Because my son went to university last time.

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Yes, I think it would be a good idea.

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Liberal Democrat plan, would that make you vote for them?

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Harrogate and Knaresborough is a key seat for the Liberal Democrats.

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Is a target for them, it's a seat they have held before.

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It's a Conservative place at the moment, though.

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They've got a 16,000 majority but it's one of the places

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that the Lib Dems think they can fight back.

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They have, of course, only two constituencies

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That's Sheffield Hallam and Leeds North West.

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They are hoping Harrogate will be a third.

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There was a big play-off match tonight in rugby union too.

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Yorkshire Carnegie were beaten 29-18 by London Irish in the first leg

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of the Championship play-off final at Headingley.

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The second leg is next Wednesday night and the winner will be

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European Tour edge of your say tonight, have you recovered?

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I haven't done a forecast, I have them watching football! Only joking.

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Tomorrow is a much better day, sunny periods with perhaps a few showers,

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but the weather that brought all the rain today is over France and the

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near continent and it looks like another wave will develop and bring

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further rain on Friday. We still have the rain hanging on towards the

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coast. It will eventually push into the North Sea and it looks set to be

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dry and a clear and quiet night in prospect, most temperatures down to

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five or 6 degrees. So beautiful start tomorrow, some patchy and low

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cloud across the Pennines, most of it bright. You may see one or two

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showers developing that the emphasis is on a much better day, with many

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of us drive. Top temperatures not bad, 17 Celsius, feeling very

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pleasant with a light westerly breeze. The showers will possibly

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last into the evening and for a time other night, but generally fine for

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much of Thursday night but then that weather front I talked about taking

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another swipe at us and those showery outbreaks of rain setting in

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by eight or nine o'clock on Friday morning. So some uncertainty about

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the forecast but it does look as though Friday could turn out to be a

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cloudy and at times wet day. Saturday looks showery, Sunday

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perhaps the best day of the weekend. That is it, I

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showers. But it will be a bit warmer.

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Before today, many gardeners were crying out for rain. Some of the

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those garden may now be water logged. And Lincolnshire was one of

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wettest places with 40 millimetres. That is nearly a month's worth of

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rain in 24 hours. Some difficult travelling conditions. Some parts of

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north-west England stayed dry. This was the main rain-maker. It is

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pulling away. Tomorrow a day sunshine and showers and that

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freshing feeling air will filter into those parts that were muggy

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today. It was 25 Celsius in Kent. A different feel, but still pleasant

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when the sun appears tomorrow. Still some rain in the east of England.

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Become light and patchy tonight. Clearer in the north and west. Still

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the odd shower in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and western

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England. Turning

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