01/03/2014 North West Today


01/03/2014

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stories on the BBC News Channel That's all from me, stay with us on

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BBC Good afternoon. Two men havd been

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Monday. Now the local outlook. Good afternoon. Two men havd been

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arrested on suspicion of thd armed robbery of a betting shop in Denton

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this morning. Police were c`lled to Betfred on Stockport Road jtst after

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9am to find a man had fled hn a car to a property in Walker Strdet. The

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armed man and the driver relain in police custody.

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Business Secretary Vince Cable has told the Sunday Politics he wants

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businesses to put forward their own proposals for the reform of business

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rates. Mr Cable was in Burnley to open a new business park. A recent

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report said postponing the revaluation of business ratds by two

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years was costing businesses in Greater Manchester alone more than

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?60 million a year in extra tax In areas where commercial rents have

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not risen, there is a genuine grievance that companies ard not

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getting the benefit of this in terms of their business rate. We need to

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look at the system and reformat Bash back and reform it.

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And you can see our politic`l editor Arif Ansari's full interview with

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the Business Secretary on this week's Sunday Politics tomorrow at

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11am on BBC One. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

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says he's not worried his tdam is conceding goals as long as they re

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winning. The Reds, who play at Southampton later, have scored the

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most goals in the Premier Ldague but also have the fourth worst defensive

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record. When we attack and score the goals we have it is because of the

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squad and the team. We conshdered disappointing goals last wedkend but

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at this stage of the season it is about winning.

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It promises to be a special weekend for four`year`old George Johnson

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from Wallasey. George will be mascot at this weekend's Capital One

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cup final for Sunderland, not Manchester City.

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George has not had much luck in his short life but for Sunderland, he is

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a lucky charm. He has had 74 operations as doctors tried to

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uncover his mystery condition. He was at great Ormond in London for

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the majority of his life. Hhs tea is either a bag of vitamins or a bag of

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fats. George has to be fed through his heart every night. His family

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are trying to raise thousands of pounds to go to America for

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treatment. He could be in hospital for eight months. George is mascot

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at the game between Sunderl`nd and Manchester. The team has kept faith

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with them. When you are a m`scot, they seem to win. Yeah, but the

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other teams want us to support them. The other teams want you to support

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them so they win? And whoevdr wins tomorrow, no one deserves to walk

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out at Wembley more than George Let's get a check on the we`ther.

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Some places have had dry and bright conditions but others have showers

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around and that stays the s`me this afternoon. Winds are fairly light,

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still feeling quite fresh ott there but pleasant in any brightndss. This

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evening we will see rain work its way in. It may turn wintry hn parts

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of the Pennines. The breeze will strengthen with overnight lows

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around for Celsius. A wet and windy at day to come tomorrow. Th`t it

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from me for now. I would back just after 6pm.

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Hello there. The first day of March, and quite a wintry chill to

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the first thing, but conditions have improved a lot, a lot of sunshine

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have there, so the daffodils you can see behind me, a good sunny Saint

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David's day across

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