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Good afternoon. Police are appealing for information
after a lawfully`held shotgtn was stolen from a home in Manchdster
last night. Four men armed with knives broke into a 79`year`old
woman's home in Didsbury and demanded cash before searchhng the
house and making off with the weapon and ammunition belonging to a family
member. Officers are keen to hear from anyone who can help iddntify
the thieves and recover the shotgun. Manchester Central Library has
reopened to the public after a 50 million refurbishment. The hconic
building on St Peter's Square closed in 2010 and over a million books
were sent into storage in the Cheshire salt mines. Nishma Hindocha
reports. Manchester's reborn Central library.
It has been closed for four years and has cost ?48 million to rebuild.
Today, hundreds of people c`me to have a look at the new building We
have come to look inside. It is lovely. I have been waiting for
three years for this. It is fantastic. I loved that it hs open
again. I used to use it when I was a student, and it has been a long time
it was opened. The great two listed building has
opened new rooms like a reading room. Previously, only 30% of the
building was opened to the public, but now they can enjoy 70% of it.
We will have to million people visiting Manchester, so which will
be brilliant for the economx, but also for the Manchester reshdents to
enjoy the library. Fotball and all four of our Premier
League teams are in action this afternoon. Both Manchester City who
are home to Fulham, and Livdrpool, who travel to Cardiff, are `iming to
close the gap on leaders Chdlsea. After their dramatic midweek win in
the Champions League, can M`nchester United continue their recovdry at
West Ham? Everton are home to Swansea. The Blues are still in the
chase for European football. The most important thing th`t we
have is in front of us with these tend games, which will show was how
strong we are as a team. It will be very important, the next eight
weeks. Sale Sharks will look to boost their
chances of a top four finish against league leaders Northampton `t the AJ
Bell Stadium this afternoon. Sam Tuitupou and Danny Cipriani return
to Sale's starting line`up `fter coming off the bench in the last
game at Wasps. Here's the weather with Kayd
Forster. We have had a taste of wintdr today.
It has been a cold start with some snow showers across the Lakd
District and Peak District. That will continue this afternoon, a
mixture of sunshine and showers But it is feeling cold this aftdrnoon,
temperatures around seven or eight Celsius. Some of the showers will
continue into the CV, wintrx over higher ground. `` this evenhng. But
for most of us it will try out later tonight. If you get clear skies the
temperatures will be down to two or three Celsius. Tomorrow will be
brighter and drier. There whll be some showers around in the
afternoon, but far fewer th`n today. A lot more sunshine. It will still
feel cold, with temperatures about seven or eight Celsius.
I will be back at 5:20pm. Goodbye. Hello. The weekend started with
snowcapped hills and blue sky. Since then, more clout has built and the
showers have broken out widely. Some heavy downpours and hell stones --
he'll stones. This is all part and parcel of the colder weather
weekend. There is a wintry flavour to the showers. It is snow we and
there are frosty and icy nights Over recent hours, you can see the
cloud has built up as the showers have developed. There are organised
showers moving east across England over the next two hours, and