08/03/2014 North West Today


08/03/2014

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earlier-than-usual time of 4.25pm this afternoon. Now it's

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Good afternoon. The mother of a two`year`old girl

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who died in Blackpool after drinking the heroin substitute methadone has

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been remanded in custody by magistrates in the resort. Lichelle

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King is accused of causing or allowing the death of a child. Her

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partner, Barry Jones, who f`ces the same charges, was also remanded in

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custody. It follows the death on Tuesday of two`year`old Sophie

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Jones. From Blackpool Yunus Mulla reports. Michelle King, 29, and

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Barry Jones, 41, are both from Blackpool and appeared before

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magistrates here today. The pair, the parents of two`year`old Sophie,

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are charged with causing or allowing the death of a child. Sophid was

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taken ill earlier this week and died in hospital. Toxicology reports

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revealed she had swallowed methadone, although the exact cause

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of death is not clear. Michdlle King wept throughout the hearing. Barry

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Jones offered her words of reassurance. They spoke onlx to

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confirm their names and address They were remanded in custody.

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They'll appear before Preston Crown Court on the 27th of March.

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A 25`year`old man has appeared before Manchester Magistratds this

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morning charged with the murder of a 24`year`old woman in Salford. Becky

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Ayres was found at an address on Holt Street in Eccles on Thtrsday.

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She'd suffered multiple stab wounds. 25`year`old Liam King has bden

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charged with her murder and will appear at Manchester Crown Court on

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Monday. An investigation's underway after a

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stun gun disguised as a mobhle phone was found by police searching a

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14`year`old boy in Manchestdr. It's believed the device, which hs

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illegal, was found when the schoolboy and three other tdenagers

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were arrested after a bus driver complained of racist abuse on

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Portland Street. The curtain goes up on Liverpool's

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new Everyman theatre this wdekend. "Twelfth Night" opens tomorrow which

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sees the return of Matthew Kelly ` who began his acting career at the

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theatre 40 years ago. Last weekend, a parade was held to celebr`te the

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new building. Football, and it's FA Cup qtarter

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finals weekend. Everton havd just kicked off at Arsenal. The score is

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1`0 to Arsenal. Meanwhile, in the Premier Ldague,

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Manchester United have just kicked off at West Brom and United are

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looking for a much needed whn. The score is 0`0.

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The North West derby finishdd goalless between Bury and Rochdale.

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Bury came close in the final few seconds of the match with Josh

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Lillis making a great save for Dale. Rochdale move up to second hn league

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two with that point. St Helens ran in seven tries and

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extended their perfect start to the Super League season to four games

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when they beat Hull KR 38`18. Now for the weather with Sara

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Blizzard. Good afternoon. Wd started off cloudy but it is now improving.

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We see clearance across the south. It's a lovely afternoon for

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Merseyside and Greater Manchester. Quite a bit more cloud for the Isle

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of Man. A blustery day therd. The wind will help keep any frost at

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bay. A low of six Celsius tonight. Possibly some showers, however. A

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better outlook next week. Goodbye for now.

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Good afternoon. Our weekend forecast did include some sunshine and warmth

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but was never going to be wall-to-wall across the whole

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country. We started with a lot of

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