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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall was confirmed today
as the party's candidate for
the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election.
The vote on February 23rd follows the resignation
Candidate for the Stoke by-election and our leader, Paul Nuttall!
Applause for the man hoping to end 66 years of Labour's hold
Stoke is already the capital of Brexit.
Let us make Stoke the capital city of change.
And change is what this MEP needs to become an MP in a seat
where Ukip came second in the 2015 general election.
Tristam Hunt only had a 5,000 majority, at a general election
which was pre-Brexit, and pre-Jeremy Corbyn.
I think we are in with a great chance.
Half a mile across the A500, Labour launched their by-election campaign,
but in the absence of a candidate yet to be selected, the Shadow
We're taking nothing for granted, here, and we're talking to people
and listening to people today about their concerns about what's
We know the Royal has been under huge pressures.
We're going to fight for the NHS in this by-election and beyond.
But will this remain a Labour city when it comes to polling day?
I know Ukip are trying to come in and get the seat safe,
but I think it will still be Labour at the end of the day.
Ukip's campaign will be encouraged by the numbers.
70% of people in this city voted to leave the EU,
but when the ballot papers are counted here next month
or prove that this is still a safe Labour seat?
And Patrick Burns will be talking to the Ukip leader Paul Nuttall
about the Stoke Central by-election in this week's Sunday Politics.
That's here on BBC One from 11 o'clock tomorrow morning.
The Environment Agency is continuing to monitor
a river in Shropshire after yesterday's pollution incident.
An incident room was set up after chemicals were found
The water company United Utilities says it's investigating an issue
People are being advised to keep themselves and animals clear from
the water. Six army reservists
from Birmingham and Hereford have completed their hazardous expedition
to reach the centre The six, known as Spear 17 became
the first military team Only three teams in history have
ever gone before them. we hope to catch up with them
via satelite phone. Today's football results now, and,
starting with the Premier League, Stoke City drew 1-1
at home to Manchester. Meanwhile, West Bromwich Albion beat
Sunderland two nil at the Hawthorns. In the Championship, Aston Villa let
a two goal lead slip, drawing 2-2
against Preston North End. Birmingham City drew
one a piece at Blackburn. In League One, struggling
Coventry City lost 1-0 In League Two it finished
Cheltenham Town lost 2-1 And in the National League,
it was a goalless draw for Solihull Moors at home
to Boreham Wood. In Rugby, Worcester beat
Enisei by 57 points to 14. Cricket, and Warwickshire
and England all-rounder Chris Woakes says he's confident
going into the final 50-overs The tourists will be looking
to avert a three-nil whitewash in the series, and Woakes believes
the team has the ability to do that. The fact that we've
taken India so close in their own backyard twice,
you know, we're really keen to go one better
and get a win on Sunday, and, you know, take some
momentum for the guys It's been bitterly cold
so far this weekend. So, what's the forecast
for tomorrow? We've got another cold
night on the way today, there will be some cloud around,
there will also be some breaks so we're looking at some clear skies
and where we see those clear skies, the temperatures falling away
quite quickly, and a bit That cloud could be thick enough
to produce the odd spot of rain which could be wintry over high
ground, but those temperatures falling to an overnight low
of minus four Celsius. Now, as we move into tomorrow,
there could be one or two patches of mist and fog that linger
through the morning and then we're There will be some brightness
in the mix as well. Temperatures reaching
a maximum of 6 degrees, so it's not going to be feeling
particularly warm as we move through today into tomorrow,
and it's a similar story into next week, as high pressure stays
in charge, although it does look like we'll see some
more persistent fog. Our next bulletin is at nineteen
minutes past six tomorrow evening. Good evening. It does not get
warmer. If you check the UK as a whole, it has been one of the
coldest days so far. The hard frost to come in areas where it stays
clear, parts of East Anglia, the south-east, fog across Scotland, at
West, a change, showers and parts of Wales and England, some snow on high
ground as well. Meanwhile, down under through the early hours, Andy
Murray will be getting ready for his next match in the