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arrested: That's all from the BBC news.

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The headlines this Tuesday lunchtime.

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Tributes are paid to the cousins killed in an apparent

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Disruption for Merseyrail passengers - as track

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And how these rare breed cattle are helping preserve Ainsdale's dunes.

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Police have been given more time to question four men arrested

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following the deaths of two young girls on a road in Oldham.

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Cousins Helena Kotlarova and Zeneta Krokova were hit by a car

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as they crossed the road hand in hand on New Year's Eve.

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Detectives are keen to trace the driver of a van who may have

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witnessed the tragedy as our chief reporter,

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In the shape of flowers and tokens of the sympathy continue to grow

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today in memory of two young cousins who lost their lives and such tragic

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circumstances. River only 11 and 12 years old. That could be make ends

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and I really felt bad. I felt it was a tragedy for the community. Two

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young ladies lost their lives. 12-year-old Helena Kotlarova and her

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cousin Zeneta Krokova Red Hat by a car as they crossed the right hand

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in hand. It happened around 715 on Saturday on New Year's Eve. Helena

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died here. Shortly afterwards her sister described the harrowing

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scene. She was on the floor with blood all over her face and I hoped

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she was going to believe that she could not. She died in hospital

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yesterday. Police say this usual -- car was involved in the vehicle and

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Argentina went to get in touch. They are also cleaner to trace the driver

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of this white van. The police are keen to stress the van wasn't

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involved in the collision but it was in this area at the time and they

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believe in the driver may have important information that could

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help with their enquiries. Meantime detectives have been given extra

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time to continue questioning for men arrested on suspicion of causing

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death by dangerous driving. An investigation's under way

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after a Middleton soldier from the second Battalion Duke

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of Lancaster's Regiment The Battalion is based

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at Weeton Barracks near Blackpool. The Ministry of Defence say

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Scott Hetherington's death was not Plans for a major expansion

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of the Bentley Motors site in Crewe go out

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for public consultation today. The company - which employs 4,000

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people in the town - wants to create a campus-style

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facility with manufacturing, design, and research

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and development on one site. It would involve the permanent

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closure of two public roads. A final decision will be

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made in the spring. The Government says work will begin

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on stats of homes later this year and greater Manchester. They will be

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built in brown field sites and all be this all young first-time buyers

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at a discount of 20% below the market value.

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The Liverpool singer Rebecca Ferguson says she's

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been asked to perform at Donald Trump's

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She tweeted she would "graciously accept" if she can

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perform Strange Fruit - a song protesting

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Merseytravel set out on a charm offensive during the first day

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of Wirral Line closures - by handing out free bacon

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Travel chaos was predicted, but thankfully for these rush hour

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commuters this morning - the disruption failed to materialise

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Travel chaos was predicted, but thankfully for these rush hour

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commuters this morning - the disruption failed to materialise

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And a free breakfast helped soften any minor delays.

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Not too bad today thank you. I was expecting about a 15 minute. That

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Wii fit is a bacon sandwich helps. Siren warning. I can't fault them on

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this. to replace the old track bed means

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there's no rail service across the Mersey for six weeks

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and further disruption on the line right through

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until June So what's on the line right

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through until June. We're encouraging people to stay

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with public transport and perhaps consider staggering the journeys and

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travel outside the peak time to help alleviate congestion and to allow

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buses to run smoothly. 30 buses are on a continuous loop

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throughout the day to ferry the 40-thousand passengers every day

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who travel under the Mersey in between Liverpool and Birkenhead

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and then there's also the more All in all - around 15

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minutes is being added By next week when everyone is

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working it will get busier. We make sure we will use this week 's

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experiences to find tuned and other unaffected sellers next Monday as

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this morning. Meanwhile, protesters gathered

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at Manchester Piccadilly - and other railway stations around

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the country this morning - to show their anger

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at the latest rise in fares. The organisers - Action For Rail -

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say whilst fares are increasing These commuters in Manchester don't

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believe their tickets It is expensive and goes up every

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time and is not really worth it. I travel to Manchester twice a week.

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It would be very expensive if it was a very day. It's the service isn't

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bad but the stock is very bad. Some trains are very old and her naked

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about investment I find it really hard to believe it is happening

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around here. A herd of rare breed cattle

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is grazing on Ainsdale dunes in Merseyside,

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as part of a conservation project. The Red Pol cows are being used

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Sefton council to manage the vegetation in the area

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of special scientific interest. They may be more used to Cheshire

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fields, but these cattle have happily made their home

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on the Sefton sand dunes. They have been chosen

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as they will eat tough shrubs which fit into a room

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in the dunes as a home for wildlife. What we are really

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after them to eat is the course of the shrubs

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and scrub that grow on here. One of the reasons is

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that the sand dunes are supposed to be open and have

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plenty of sand in them. The special animals and plants

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that live on the coast Hugh Rowlands has

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come to see how his He has lent them to Sefton Council

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who are working with a number of conservation charities

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to naturally preserve the They like a varied diet of as many

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different plants as they can They are bovine land

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managers for us. The rangers here have home now got

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to know the herd and their Some of them are quite boisterous

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and friendly and others are a little more skittish and

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keep their distance. The cows will be moved to graze

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to another nature reserve in the spring and Huw believes they are

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thriving at their coastal home. They have good feet,

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they are active and bright and they are very contented

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looking cattle which is a really Now the weather forecast

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with Sara Blizzard. After quite a cold start we have had

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the closure gradually increase, captured quite nicely by one of our

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weather watchers this morning. It is a very weak weather front but it is

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increasing the cloud enough to produce a small amount of rain. It

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is quite a breezy day today with him brisk north-westerly wind becoming

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very cloudy and a little damp into the afternoon. Through the evening

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and overnight at Weatherford continues its journey south and we

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starts to find cleaner skies commended by the early hours of the

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lowest temperatures are likely to be. So tomorrow at Weatherford

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finally clears south with brighter skies and shall be each other with

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slightly lighter ones with highs of seven Celsius.

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That's all for now. Goodbye.

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Panorama investigates the deadly terrorist attack

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and should British tourists have been warned about the risks?

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Three seasons of extreme survival for the animals of Yellowstone.

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