22/02/2014 North West Today


22/02/2014

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Good afternoon. Lancashire Police have released an

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EvoFIT picture to try to identify a man's body that was found washed up

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on the beach at Fleetwood. A dog walker made the discovery on Monday

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at Rossall and the coastguard helped recover it. Officers hope someone

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will recognise him and they can find out how he came to be in the water.

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Youngsters from across the North West were enjoying a rather unusual

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lock`in last night at Blackburn s Anglican Catherdral. There were

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bouncy castles and football kickabouts between the pews in one

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of the biggest youth events ever held by the Church of England in

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Lancashire. Inside this Anglican Cathedral,

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there was a midnight mass of activity. Fun and face at this all

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might use event. It is really exciting, because you

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can meet new friends. It is really brilliant, because it is a chance to

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get to know people that have the same beliefs as you and your able to

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speak to them about it. These youngster were on a mission to

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have fun. There was no time for sleep. But there was time for some

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quite reflection This the purpose is to send out the

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message that the church is for younger people to. It is a great

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occasion to gather them here in the Cathedral and to do things that are

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different than what people think happens in church. It is breaking

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the mould. This is now an annual event, a new

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way of building on the face of young people. `` the faith.

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Sport now and in Rugby League Wigan Warriors lost 36 points to 14 to

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Sydney Roosters in the World Cup Challenge in Australia this morning.

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Wigan battled after half`time and reduced the deficit with a try from

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Joe Burgess and two from Josh Charnley, but in the end it wasn't

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enough. Staying with Super League, last

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night saw Saints beat Hull FC in the match that also represented first

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leg of the inaugural Steve Prescott Trophy. The England and Ireland

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full`back, who died of cancer in November at the age of 39, played

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for both clubs. The walkway linking the Langtree Park Stadium to the

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town centre has just been named the player who's also remembered for his

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tireless charity work. It has been very emotional, for his

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family and for the supporters, but it is also celebrating his and his

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contribution to the club. The club went for many years without winning

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a trophy. In 1996, with his help, we turn that around with the Super

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League title. Football, and Everton's match at

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Chelsea kicks off within the hour. Manager Roberto Martinez says his

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team needs to bounce back from the disappointment of their last Premier

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League match at Spurs. The disappointment that we had I

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think is something that we need to change, something that we need to

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correct and use the experience that when you are the better side and you

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play well, you need to win the football game. We are looking for

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that challenge ahead. And here is the weather.

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It has not been a bad start to the week. We have seen some sunshine.

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There is some rain in some areas, but other places will stay mild

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nine degrees. The rain continues to push in this evening and overnight

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the winds will pick in, so it is cloudy and breezy. Not very cold,

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with temperatures at 89 Celsius A wet and windy day tomorrow, but it

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should be mild. I will be back just after 6pm.

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Goodbye. Good afternoon. It has been a lovely

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start with some very welcome winter sunshine. For the rest of the day,

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the further east you are, you will hang onto that for much of the

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time.

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