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Good evening. Welcome to the programme. Our top story - full


steam ahead. The Government says it wants to approve full cruise


facilities for Liverpool. We'll report from Liverpool and the


cruise rival, Southampton. Also, getting to the heart of the matter.


Why we are more likely to die from heart disease than anywhere else in


England. Bricks coming down on that side and then another crowd from


the back. Remembering Moss Side's worst moments. 30 years on, we talk


to those involved in the riots. The fire's gone out - Ricky hat on


hangs up his gloves. -- Hatton hangs up his gloves. There is no


fire burning. Liverpool's long fight with Southampton to bring


full cruise liner facilities to its iconic waterfront has taken a giant


step forward. At the moment, cruise ships can only call into Liverpool,


but the council wants approval to start an end cruises at the new


terminal. That's because each ship's visit would be worth �1


million to the city. Today, those hopes came a lot closer to being


realised when the Government stepped in and appeared to favour


Liverpool. Jane Barrett is at the Peer Head. -- Pier Head. Imagine


the journeys that have started. People arriving and heading out


into the world. Now let me show you the modest entrance to the terminal.


Let me tell you that nobody steps out into the world from there,


because you can't start or stop a cruise from this terminal. This is


something that the council has fought over the last few years and


today with an announcement from the Minister of Shipping they could


come close to making that change. Public cash paid for the terminal,


which brought the Queen Mary to Liverpool and public cash can't be


seen to give Liverpool a competitive edge, so here's the


deal - Liverpool will pay back some of the funds, �5 million back into


the public purse and liners come back. It's good enough for the


Government. I think it will bring growth and a level playing field


and competition to the great city. This growing market in cruises


means there is need for growth. Will it be good enough for


Southampton? Not likely, so today begins a three-month consultation.


A final decision next year. The city already has turn-around


facilities half a mile down the road. It's no pretty and it's


plagued by problems in bad weather. The will consons from the Isle of


Man know only too well. They shared their holiday snaps with us after


being stranded there for three days. Speaking today, from a narrow boat


holiday they hoped for the best. can come to the city centre and be


part of what will be a great cruise terminal that is easy to use,


rather than an unspeakable cruise terminal out in the middle of an


industrial dockland area. There is an opportunity to create massive


new numbers of jobs and regeneration of the waterfront area


and the Government recognises that. Come next year, they hope for a


return of the glory days of the Pier Head. Southampton has 65% of


the market share. Liverpool only 5%. Liverpool say they are not wanting


to steal trade from Southampton, but add to the total volume. They


reckon there are plenty of people who can't be bothered to travel to


Southampton. Let's hear the view from Southampton and our reporter


there Paul Clifton. Southampton is the dominant player in Britain's


cruise market. This terminal is one of four. A fifth is planned. That's


another �30 million of private investment. The view here is that


the state-funded terminal in Liverpool cannot be allowed to


compete with private investment here. Unless, the whole of the �21


million of public money is refunded, they say, it's unfair competition.


The port owners are talking to their lawyers. All quiet from


Liverpool City Council today after a vocal campaign. Perhaps they


don't want to rock the boat if you pardon the pun. They are within


touching distance of getting what they want. The minister will have


to weigh up with Liverpool's interests and a decision is


expected next year. More people die from heart disease here in the


north-west than any other part of the UK. According to the charity


Heart UK Tameside and Glossop has the highest mortality rate in the


country, nearly four times higher than in parts of London. The number


of deaths has almost halved since 199, but still the divide persists.


In a few moments we'll ask NHS North West what more can be done,


but first this report. David Wright was brought to Wythenshawe Hospital


with a suspected heart attack. A test found he had a weak heart


muscle. Heart disease at the age of 40. You don't know what will happen


next. The medication will control things, but you think you are going


to have to take them for the rest of your life and probably another


40 years. More people die from heart disease here in the north-


west than anywhere else in England. 94% in every 100,000, far higher


than the national average. Bearing in mind, it is coming down, it's


almost halved since 1998, but still the divide remains. The charity


Heart UK says it's Tameside and Glossop who have the highest


mortality rate. Almost four times as many as in Kensington and


Chelsea. Five of the ten worst death rates are here too. As well


as Tameside there is Blackburn with Darwen, Manchester Oldham and east


Lancashire teaching PCTs. message is getting through slowly.


The people think it won't happen to them. If, however, the people do


experience that a family member has heart disease or that they know


they've got poor lifestyles and they look around them and there are


lots of people with heart disease, they should think that they are at


risk too. James Fish is one of Dr Patel's patients and he was


diagnosed and treated earlier for his heart disease. The fact that


both of my parents had heart disease allowed me to think that it


could happen to me, so when I started developing chest pains I


didn't think in die jetion, but angina. Thank you very much. A


short time ago, I spoke to Wendy Meredith from NHS North West.


Things have improved because people are smoking less. The ban has


encouraged more people to stop smoking. Secondly, family doctors


across the north-west have been having a really concerted effort to


find people with the risk factors of heart disease and put them on to


treatment programmes, or encourage them to change their lifestyles, so


for example, if they have high blood pressure they've been


managing that and encouraging them to lose weight and stop smoking.


are still worse than any other part of the country, which isn't that


good. Why should it be that way? Why can't we be more level? Well,


we have known for a long time that there's a really strong link


between health and wealth, so the healthier -- the wealthier you are


the healthier you are. Money doesn't mean you can't buy the


right foods, the health and vegetables and so on. They are


easily accessible and buyable. are not. You would think so. There


will be a shop near that sells fruit and vegetables. There are a


lot of areas where fresh fruit and vegetable are either difficult to


come by or much more expensive than you would find in your regular


supermarkets. That's just one example where we can make a


difference. There are things that food retailers can do in terms of


reducing fat and salt for example in their food. The fact remains,


there are lots of very healthy people who eat properly and have


good lifestyles in poor areas, which means there are a lot of


people who are ignoring all the advice and the health advice that


they are given from their doctors and so on. Why aren't they doing


what they should do and has the time come to be very strict with


them and say, "You have ignored the advice. Now you have a problem, you


pay yourself, not the NHS."? don't think so. That would be wrong


in a fair society. What we need to understand is the choices people


make are determined by the environments in which they live, so


actually there's much pour we can do to change those environments by


making it easier to walk places rather than getting in the car for


short journeys. There's lots of things we can still do to make the


choices easier for people. Thank you.


More news from around the north- west now. Workers at BAE Systems in


Chadderton have been told their plant will close after Christmas,


bringing to an end Greater Manchester's 100-year-old aircraft


industry history. It has produced some of Britain's most iconic


aircraft. The company says 160 of the 200 employees will be offered


jobs at the plant in Lancashire. A paedophile who faked his own death


in Blackpool has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Leslie


Andrews, who is 54, wanted people to believe he had drowned in the


sea. He was arrested eight years later. He was convicted of 14


counts of indecent assault against a young girl. The Government says


it will look into the dispeerpbgs of a Chester woman from a cruise --


disappearance of a Chester woman from a cruise ship off the coast of


Mexico. Rebecca Coriam was working on the ship in March when she


disappeared. It follows an appeal made by the local MP. Despite an


investigation by the authorities her family are awaiting news of her


-- their daughter. Could we have a debate on the safety and regulation


of cruise ships which would allow me to highlight the difficulties


faced by those trying to identify the facts and responsibilities


behind situations that occur at sea? A man accused of breaching the


terms of his ASBO has accused health workers of deliberately


provoking him to get him into Sean Gillhoole why arrived at court


with his shopping bags and inside various drugs. He was asked about


his illnesses. It took him three minutes to list them. They included


heart disease, osteoarthritis, a double hernia, hormone imbalance,


personality disorder, Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder, bi-polar and


depression. Apart from that lot, etold the jury, he's OK. 2008 saw


health workers making complaints of abusive behave. He's accused of


breaking his ASBO. On one occasion, by throwing a form at a


receptionist and another by swearing at a health worker. He


told the court that medical staff had deliberately tried to wind him


up so he would break the terms. His own doctor, he said, had made


deliberate mistakes to prescriptions. I've been singled


out for special treatment perhaps because I'm called Gillhooley. He


denies five charges related to breaches of an ASBO. The trial


continues tomorrow. This week, we have been looking back at the


fierce rioting that swept parts of the north-west 30 years ago.


Tonight, we focus on Manchester's Moss Side, where more than 1,000


young people took to the streets. They were angry at unemployment and


policing. The actor Chris Bisson was a little boy growing up in Moss


Side in 198. He's been taking a look back at what happened. 30


years ago to this day I was stood on this street as a five-year-old,


watching something unfold on the road. I can see lots of people and


some fires. The events of those few days changed this community forever.


Crowds have been building up in Moss Side over many days. It was


the summer of 1981. Unemployment was rising and some were the


tempers of the people in Moss Side. Of Tell me the problems. The police


and jobs. The police harass you. There will be loads of trouble.


Policing in this area was quite oppressive and I think that's what


people failed to actually recognise. People don't get up one day and way,


"We want to riot." There was graffitti on the gate post saying,


"Help the police, beat yourself up." I thought we had a fairly good


rapport with the local population, so I was disappointed to think we


hadn't. Young people, both black and white felt they were being


unfairly targeted by the police using stop and search. The rate of


the unementploim was 66% of young school -- unemloiment was 66% of


young black school leavers. I go on to the streets and realising this


was not one or two pep, but a mass movement. We -- people, but a mass


movement. We shouldn't have done what we did, but it was kind of a


blessing. One of the main targets was the police station. The bricks


coming down on that side of the police station and before we knew


it, another crowd from the grass at the back. It was fairly frightening.


Had one PC who pannicked and grabbed -- and I grabbed hold of


him and he sunk to the fall. You can't have a constable who is


panicing as it spread. For days, one of the main roots was closed as


the cleanup began, but Moss Side was now on the political agenda.


The Home Secretary paid a visit and an inquiry was set up to look at


the causes of the trouble. There was a defence committee, which said


they think it's a waste of time and then the Chief Constable refused to


- he said any Tom dick and Harry can come along and none of the


officers were allowed to give evidence. I was disappointed


because I felt as the boss that I had something to say, even though


it may not have agreed with what everybody else was saying.


inquiry called for changes in police behaviour and concluded that


the riots happened because they were expected to happen. It was


happening in Liverpool and it was almost the sense of we need to show


we are are up for it like anyone else. I hope there are better


listeners, if that was one of the criticisms, so we were part of the


community and not just that ogre of police officers who were trying to


deal with the trouble-makers. 450 people were arrested over that


period, but the lives of many, many more were affected and those events


back in 1981 would change the community I grew up in. Fascinating


to look back and tomorrow night Chris reports again, but tomorrow


night it will be on things how -- and how they've changed in Moss


Side. After months of speculation, Ricky Hatton brought his glittering


career in the ring to an end. Since his last fight two years ago, he


has at times been in the papers for the wrong reasons, including


photographs appearing to show him taking drugs, but for many, the


thrilling style and engaging personality have made him a


national hero. As we now report, he'll go down as one of Britain's


best-ever boxers. It's the end of an era. There's no fire burning.


I've done the game since I was ten years of age. A 12-year pro career


and all the hard fights and making weight. I think the best night was


the night I won the light welteweight title. In the end I


think he was shocked and in the end I kept on him and forcing the pace


and he quit at the end of the eleventh round and without a doubt


when you beat someone of that manner that was the best fight.


aggressive style won him world titles at two different weights and


an army of fans. That was one of the proudest things ever and that


has got to be the saddest thing ever, near hearing that crowd again,


because it was - I don't think there's another fighter in Britain


who has ever heard a roar like the fans for me. I got to the stage


where the only thing left was to be the number one pound for pound and


to be the best in boxing period was something I really wanted to be so


badly and when it didn't come off I was devastated. I would like to


think I will be remembered as Ricky Hatton the world champion, but


still one of us. Shame. Jason Robinson has announced he'll be


retiring. He standard wore Wigan Warriors and Sale Sharks has been


playing for Fylde and now decided to call it a day. John O'Shea has


left Manchester United for Sunderland. The Irishman who came


through the Old Trafford academy has signed a four-year deal. Heaz


been part of the squad for more than a decade -- he's been part of


the squad for more than a decade. It's often said that many young


people are playing on their computers. Part of the Olypmic


legacy, people will get free coaching in their sport of choice


and if they carry on with it they have the chance to win Olypmic


tickets. Their enjoyment is obvious, but these days are so many things


competing for their interest. sit on PlayStations and X boxes to


stop us going out and being fit. don't like sport at school any more.


I became lazy and I wish I didn't. I regret it now. I should do more.


Volleyball and badminton are some of the sports on offer today.


Children are being encouraged to try a wide variety. We hope that


the state will ecourage the students who are semi-sporty to


take part in more sport after school or in clubs outside of


school. Great Britain tangle tennis play Anthony is here to give advice.


I think it's good to get involved in sport. My own personal


experience is that there are a lot of people who want to get into


certain sports but because they are not mainstream they are not


provided for. If they stay active they'll be able to enter a draw for


Olypmic tickets. That will be boss. It will provide a high profile and


something to work towards, so they look like they're involved adds


well. Over the next year we'll be back to see who regularly practises


and who wins the tickets. Next, over 40 years Candi Staton has made


30 albums and sung with Janet Jackson and luger van dross --


Luther Vandross. Young Heart Runs Free is a classic and tonight she


brings her sound to a small church in Manchester. She has been telling


us why she wanted to do it. We are going to be doing a little bit of


everything. It's like we are going to do a little Rosetta Thorpe. She


did one of her songs right here in Manchester and that's Feed Me Jesus.


We are going to do that tonight and a couple of other things. We'll do


Candi Staton You've Got The Love and Bridge Over Troubled Waters and


Momma. A song I wrote for my mother who passed away in 1979. We have


such a variety. I know everyone will enjoy it. The atmosphere is so


energetic, even down the street. You can feel the vibe in the air.


People are here to have a great time and that's exactly what


they're going to get. Still looking glamorous. Performing as part of


the Sacred Sites Event. You can catch up with all the news on the


website. Now we have the weather website. Now we have the weather


with Eno. It's been a day of sun and showers, because of the low


circling around us. Tomorrow, we have the centre of that low above


us. It will bring rather unsettled conditions both for tomorrow and


also for Saturday. This afternoon, however, you can see that a rash of


showers is through the afternoon. That bright green was in Preston.


We saw ten millimetres of rain in a very short space of time. A lot


have eased away. One or two showers around. Tonight, that should


completely ease away, so we start off with a dry night with clear


skies. As we head into dawn, however, a mild night, but we are


going to see the rain slowly creeping up from the south-west. I


think temperatures generally are sticking in double figures. I have


to warn you, tomorrow we have a yellow Met Office warning for heavy


rain. Potentially 30 to 40 millimetres of rainfall in places


tomorrow. Yes, it starts off fairly wet in the morning from the south.


That rain creeping up north and we'll see heavy pulses at times


through the afternoon. Then the rain breaks up into heavy showers.


Some thunder from time to time. The temperatures are in no great shape


for the time of July. Highs of 18 tomorrow and that rain clearing


north. The best of the sun by the late afternoon is likely to be in


the south of the region. As we he'd into the weekend, you can see the


low edging away from us, leaving dryer conditions for Sunday, so if


you have got plans to be outdoors for this weekend I think we'll see


a lot of showers on Saturday. Sunday could be the better day, but


temperatures will struggle to hit temperatures will struggle to hit


temperatures will struggle to hit temperatures will struggle to hit


20 if we are lucky. having


having a house rewired but on a huge scale. Manchester Airport is


replacing all of the light and surfacing along runway one. All


3,000 metres of it. Costing �21 million, it's their biggest


engineering project in 12 years and to minimise disruption, all the


work has to take place through the night. Nina packed her flask and


joined the team last night. It's coming up to 9.45pm and the runway


is looking more like a motorway. 120 weeks, carrying 170 staff


working through the night until 6am. Night after night, section by


section, chunks of this runway, the size of 20 footle ba pitches are


dug up. -- football pitches are being dug up. This is big. There's


no doubt about it. This is the biggest job we've done since runway


two, 12 years ago. It's a once-in- a-lifetime job. The show must go on.


60 flights will take off and leave each night to runway two, which is


metres from where the work is taking place. The planes must cross


runway one and it's Dave's job to warn the engineers are crossing by


flashing the light on the jeep. guys are not familiar with the


movements. It's a big responsibility? Absolutely. Is it


exciting being part of this big project? Absolutely. You can see it


all happening. I have an aircraft here to stop the traffic with. Bear


with me one second. Best be careful of the big plane. We'll get out of


his way! As tarmac's being ripped up, more is being laid. Every chunk


has to be left in perfect working order so morning flights can resume


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