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BBC Good afternoon. Two men havd been
Monday. Now the local outlook. Good afternoon. Two men havd been
arrested on suspicion of thd armed robbery of a betting shop in Denton
this morning. Police were c`lled to Betfred on Stockport Road jtst after
9am to find a man had fled hn a car to a property in Walker Strdet. The
armed man and the driver relain in police custody.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has told the Sunday Politics he wants
businesses to put forward their own proposals for the reform of business
rates. Mr Cable was in Burnley to open a new business park. A recent
report said postponing the revaluation of business ratds by two
years was costing businesses in Greater Manchester alone more than
?60 million a year in extra tax In areas where commercial rents have
not risen, there is a genuine grievance that companies ard not
getting the benefit of this in terms of their business rate. We need to
look at the system and reformat Bash back and reform it.
And you can see our politic`l editor Arif Ansari's full interview with
the Business Secretary on this week's Sunday Politics tomorrow at
11am on BBC One. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers
says he's not worried his tdam is conceding goals as long as they re
winning. The Reds, who play at Southampton later, have scored the
most goals in the Premier Ldague but also have the fourth worst defensive
record. When we attack and score the goals we have it is because of the
squad and the team. We conshdered disappointing goals last wedkend but
at this stage of the season it is about winning.
It promises to be a special weekend for four`year`old George Johnson
from Wallasey. George will be mascot at this weekend's Capital One
cup final for Sunderland, not Manchester City.
George has not had much luck in his short life but for Sunderland, he is
a lucky charm. He has had 74 operations as doctors tried to
uncover his mystery condition. He was at great Ormond in London for
the majority of his life. Hhs tea is either a bag of vitamins or a bag of
fats. George has to be fed through his heart every night. His family
are trying to raise thousands of pounds to go to America for
treatment. He could be in hospital for eight months. George is mascot
at the game between Sunderl`nd and Manchester. The team has kept faith
with them. When you are a m`scot, they seem to win. Yeah, but the
other teams want us to support them. The other teams want you to support
them so they win? And whoevdr wins tomorrow, no one deserves to walk
out at Wembley more than George Let's get a check on the we`ther.
Some places have had dry and bright conditions but others have showers
around and that stays the s`me this afternoon. Winds are fairly light,
still feeling quite fresh ott there but pleasant in any brightndss. This
evening we will see rain work its way in. It may turn wintry hn parts
of the Pennines. The breeze will strengthen with overnight lows
around for Celsius. A wet and windy at day to come tomorrow. Th`t it
from me for now. I would back just after 6pm.
Hello there. The first day of March, and quite a wintry chill to
the first thing, but conditions have improved a lot, a lot of sunshine
have there, so the daffodils you can see behind me, a good sunny Saint
David's day across