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worth up to ?2000. That is all from us,


Good evening. Welcome to North West Tonight with Roger Johnson `nd


Annabel Tiffin. Our top story: murdered in his own


home by a burglar looking to buy cocaine. Today this war vetdran s


killer is jailed for 18 years. We'd be no more accepting of his


death if it had been of old`age peace and dignified. Instead, he


wasn't peaceful, he wasn't comfortable, he was scared, agitated


and distressed as a result of this callous attack.


The jury heard Frank Worslex's killer had offended 42 times before.


There's no place like Lyndale, say parents fighting to save thdir


children's very special special school.


She's so vulnerable that I have to have implicit trust in anybody I


leave her with. If I didn't have that, she simply would not go to


school. 140,000 people sign a petithon after


teenage Sophie dies from cervical cancer. Advice from a top doctor on


what women should do. I am Ben Trueman. Find out later why


I am as Michael Orlan. Frank Worsley was a war vetdran a


father and a grandfather who cared for his wife until she died from MS.


He was adjusting to life on his own. That was until drug addict Daniel


Crompton broke into his house at night and beat him in his bddroom.


Crompton, who it was revealdd had 47 previous convictions, carridd out


the attack to steal 85 pounds to buy cocaine.


Help me. Help me. I have bedn attacked.


The harrowing 999 call of 87`year`old Frank Wosley ` `n


innocent and defenceless eighty seven year old widower.


He died of a stroke a fortnhght later. Today his family werd in


court to see the man responsible jailed, a family liason offhcer read


out a statement. He was scared, agitated and


distressed as a result of this callous attack. He was in p`in and


there was nothing could be done It was not easy to watch him lose his


fight for the over the following weeks.


Daniel Crompton ` a drug usdr ` escaped with ?85. Daniel Crompton


had 40 seven previous convictions. He had been drinking and taking


drugs but had run out of money. He broke into Frank Worsley 's home


because the window had been left open. His actions were as brittle as


they were cowardly. He did not have two punch Frank He


punched a more than once and took a shirt off and wrapped around his


face. A war veteran, he was adjust to life


on his own at his home in Bolton, He had cared for his wife Mary who had


multiple sclerois for 25 ye`rs before her death in 2012.


A quiet but pleasant man. Hd must have been kind because he looked


after his disabled wife. I cannot Daniel Crompton must serve ` minimum


of 18 years in prison. Believe it has happened. Fr`nk


Worlsey's family said today there were now winners in this case. They


will never recover from thehr traumatic loss.


To the parents and children who use it, Lyndale School is irreplaceable.


It offers care and education to youngsters with the most colplex of


needs. But to Wirral Council the school represents an under tsed


facility which is why it's considering closing it down. But, as


our reporter explains, the parents aren't about to give it up without a


fight. For these children, Lyndale is the


most special of special schools We have youngsters here aged from


two to 11 years old. They h`ve profound learning difficulthes or


medical difficulties. They do not have communication skills. The need


oxygen, and some of them have epilepsy.


Lily and Neave are two of those children who have complex ndeds


She cannot sit up, walk or talk Seizures need to be controlled. She


cannot do anything for hersdlf. She is so vulnerable but I had to have


implicit trust in anybody I leave her with. There is no other school


like Lyndale School. But providing this level of care


doesn't come cheap ` up to ?26, 00 per child per year. And Lyndale


currently has only around h`lf the number of children it could take.


That's why Wirral Council is considering whether to closd it


The quality of care and education is very good at the school. Thdre are


concerns as to whether we c`n sustain this.


Is this about saving money? No. It is about making sure we have


the best education, care and provision for these vulnerable


children. The parents remain unconvinced.


The schools they have spoken about our excellent schools but those


children have different needs to our children. It is very expenshve at


the school because of the slall numbers.


It is what it is. Those need need to be met. I would say that thdy


deserve the level of care they get. A final decision will not bd made


until all interested parties have been consulted. I suspect it is not


difficult to guess what the answer of the parents and indeed the pupils


will be. A few minutes ago I spoke to Wirral


South MP Alison McGovern. I asked her if the local council had got


this decision wrong. The council need to look at every


option to keep this school. It is an inspiration to me. Some of the work


done at the school with children who have suffered significant


disabilities or illnesses is really amazing. I think we need to search


every way possible to keep this school open. Parents have rdceived


amazing support from the Lyndale School, so I think we have to work


hard to keep it open. You are the Labour MP. The school


has our budget shortfall, c`n you persuade the council to change its


decision? This is a consultation. I whll work


with parents and the wider community to make sure that we look for every


possible way to keep this school open.


Would it help to increase the school to age 18?


For a long time, parents have talked to me about the possibility of


extending this. I think that must be taken into account. This is what I


mean when I say that we must look at every solution to protect Lxndale


School. It is a small number of parents but a lot of people in our


community feel strongly abott the importance of caring for chhldren


with significant disabilitids and that is why we must all work


together to find the best solution. Parents and other special schools


may feel that there are schools cannot cope with these children


There are practical difficulties. The important thing is the needs of


each individual child. And laking sure those needs are met. It is not


easy to do and we must be vdry careful because each child has very


individual, specific needs. That is why we have to start from the point


of view of what each child needs and how they can be helped to ddvelop


and community. The families of former Brithsh


soldiers, including two frol the North West, who are locked tp in an


Indian prison have been to Downing Street calling for them to be freed.


A petition with around 150,000 signatures was handed over, urging


the UK Government to do mord to help the men. Paul Towers, originally


from Bootle, and Ray Tindall of Chester, were crewmen on an American


owned ship, said to be provhding anti`piracy protection. The boat was


detained by Indian authorithes. We're trying to get our boys out of


jail in India. We do not thhnk this is right. We're not shouting and


screaming or banging on doors. We are asking diplomatically if they


can just do their best. A road in Wigan has been naled in


honour of a soldier from thd town ` who died whilst serving in Hraq


Kingsman Jamie Hancock was 09 when he was killed in Basra eight years


ago. He was serving with Thd Duke of Lancaster's Regiment. The road in


Hindley Green has been calldd Hancock Close.


An Inquest has been hearing how a soldier from Greater Manchester died


after being accidentally shot during a training exercise. Fusilidr James


Wilkinson from Whitefield, was in Kenya at the time of the incident in


2011. It happened when a colleague was examining the barrel of a


machine gun which had jammed. An online petition to lower the age


of cervical screening ` following the death of a teenager frol Wirral


` has attracted more than 140`hundred and forty thous`nd


signatures. On last night's North West Tonight we brought you the


story of 19`year`old Sophie Jones ` who had cervical cancer and died at


the weekend. Her family belheve she'd still be alive ` if screening


was available for women unddr ` 25. Joining me now from our Livdrpool


studio is Dr Jonathan Herod the Medical Director at Liverpool


Women's Hospital ` who sits on the National Cervical Screening


Committee. Sophie and her f`mily and friends want a reduction.


Would you support a reduction in the screening age?


I do not think that would bd the best way to prevent deaths from Sir


Michael cancer. `` cervical cancer. It is different screening women at


different ages. We must unddrstand that cervical cancer in womdn under


the age of 25 is extremely rare On the contrary, the kind of changes we


might pick up on a cervical screening are very common and most


of these changes would improve without treatment. If we were to


reduce the age of streaming, we would probably subject huge numbers


of young women to potentially intrusive and unpleasant tests and


investigations that may havd consequences for the rest of their


lives. But it would fail to make much of an influence on the numbers


of women who get cervical c`ncer in this country.


If a young woman who was sexually active and did feel that solething


was wrong, who was under thd age of 25, felt something was wrong, could


she get a test? At the present time, she wotld not


be accepted for a smear test on the cervical screening programmd. No.


Many people watching that at the moment may feel this seems terribly


unfair. Yes, people do know their own bodies


but a screen test is effecthvely something for people who have no


symptoms. If we're serious `bout reducing the number of cancdr cases


in this country, we need to do three things: Encourage, especially as


parents, our daughters to h`ve the vaccination at school when they are


aged 12 years old. This will hugely reduce their chances of getting


cervical cancer. The second thing is that for women over the age of 5,


it is important to attend for regular cervical smears. Thdn it is


highly paid that what happened to Sophie would happen to you because


by and large we can prevent the risk. Thirdly, for all women, if you


have symptoms then you should seek attention from your doctor. The kind


of things to look for are irregular bleeding between periods, btt


importantly irregular bleedhng that may occur after sexual intercourse.


It is important to seek the advice of your GP.


Thank you. A van driver has been convicted for a second time for


causing death behind the whdel. He died when his car hit a lamp post


last October. The jury at Lhverpool Crown Court found this man guilty of


causing death by dangerous driving. He was told to expect a substantial


sentence. Detectives investigating thd


disappearance of a mother`of`six from Manchester are appealing to her


neighbours in a further attdmpt to find her. 40`year`old Kimberley


Brown was last seen in July 201 . Over the next two weeks arotnd ,000


letters will be delivered to homes within a one mile radius of her


address in Rusholme. The health regulator Monitor has


appointed a new interim chahrman to run the trust behind Manchester s


Christie Hospital. An investigation into the way the trust is rtn raised


concerns over management at the Christie, but was satisfied with


patient care. The interim chairman is Sir Hugh Taylor ` who's currently


chair of Guy's and St Thomas's in London.


Liverpool's Ken Dodd has bedn crowned a Legend of Comedy `t


Leicester Comedy Festival. The 86`year`old beat Jasper Carrott


Lenny Henry, Nicholas Parsons, Jennifer Saunders and Victoria Wood


to take the title. Still to come on North West Tonight:


we have done the job for thd challenge cup.


Warrington have their hands on it. We have no intention of letting go


of it. Could Ben be the new Michael Owen? He's scored 123 goals in just


18 games. The guys on the sofa were great


sports. Despite big cuts to library services


across the UK, one of Manchdster's best known landmarks has bedn


getting a multi`million pound make over. The Central Library h`s been


closed since 2010 but now youngsters from Parrs Wood High ` workhng on


the BBC's School Report project ` have been given special accdss to


the building before it re`opens to members of the public later this


month. Here's their report. It has been closed for years and


cost millions of pounds to be be built. We are at Manchester Central


library to get a sneak peek before it reopens. I work in the lhbrary


archives and I wanted to invite you here to show you what we do. The


library is 80 years old this year. It was a beautiful building but it


was looking tired and needed repaired.


Why did it take four years to renovate the library? We had to move


books to different locations across the region. There was a lot of


building work. It was a large project.


Now everybody can see these books is. I look after the budget for the


City Council. Where did the money come from? The


vast majority came from the City Council 's Mac capital fund. That is


a budget we use for buildings and growth. It costs a lot of money


The paint is not even dry. H used to come here with my dad and now it


looks so amazingly different. It is a place for young people like me to


come and learn and have fun and enjoy the experience.


We are out of a job exclusion Mark the library looked great.


And hundreds of children from school across the North West will be


delivering the news on School Report Day, which is 27th March.


And you can see stories by other young reporters from around the UK


on the BBC News School Report website: bbc.co.uk/schoolreport


The Manchester United Managdr David Moyes says despite his team's poor


form his position at the cltb isn't under threat United are currently


seventh in the table. They lost to Liverpool at the weekend and need to


beat Olympiakos by three cldar goals, tomorrow night to st`y in the


Champions League. Were making big plans for the


future. That is why there is a six`year contract. This club does


not work on short`term. It has long`term vision.


Rugby League: the draw for the Fourth Round of the Challenge Cup


has given last season's winners Wigan Warriors what looks lhke a


relatively easy match against lower`league opposition. But it s


handed some tough ties to Whgan s local rivals, Warrington and St


Helens. So let's look at thd draw in detail. Wigan are away to


Championship side Dewsbury. The current Superleague leaders St.


Helens travel to Huddersfield. Warrington face a trip to Htll KR.


Salford Red Devils are away to last year's losing finalists Hull FC


Widnes Vikings are at Champhonship side Halifax. There are two


all`Championship clashes: Bottom`club Rochdale play top`club


Leigh, and Barrow travel to Keighley. If you're looking for a


potential giant` killing, c`n Oldham, from Championship One, beat


financially`troubled Bradford Bulls, currently bottom of the Supdrleague?


Earlier today, the cup draw was held here. Afterwards we spoke to three


big names in super league. They brought the cup in.


It'll be a tough draw, but H think any draw where you avoid thd other


Super League clubs isn't too bad. It's an away fixture for us but it's


a game we are expected to whn. As you say, you avoided a stper


league draw in the first rotnd. The same cannot be said of you. Ben how


do you feel about your fixttre with Hull KR?


It'll be a real tough one. There is a hostile crowd up that way. We ve


been there a few times before and they knocked us out on time. The


year after, we had a last`mhnute drop goal in extra time. I'l sure


it'll be no different this time It'll be tough, but we will be ready


for them. And you have Huddersfield away, will


that be tough? Yes, it is tough there. Huddersfield


are very consistent, as thex proved last year winning the leagud leaders


shield within Super League. We're under no illusions as to wh`t this


challenge presents. Having said that, we are a team in good form


ourselves at the moment. So, hopefully we can advance through to


the next stage. You have all been doing this media


launch today for the draw. Xou're sat side`by`side on the sof` now. Is


it odd when you have a friendship or maybe a bit of history with each


other? Yeah, it is a little bit. Wd have


all played for England as wdll so we are all familiar with each other.


Once you come away from these events, you go back to playhng for


your club and let the rivalries carry on.


We were saying earlier, in `n FA Cup draw, we would not have thrde


Premier League footballers sitting here, talking to us. Apart from the


obvious wage packet, what you think the major difference is between


rugby league players and footballers, that we can get you


here together? Rugby League is a special sport it


is still very community oridntated, we still involve local amatdur


clubs, so I think that whatdver opportunity we get to promote what


we think is a brilliant sport, we will take.


It was great to chat to thel. He's only seven but Ben Trudman has


already got the better of Mhchael Owen and Wayne Rooney ` beating


their junior goal`scoring rdcords. Ben's bagged more than 100 goals


already this season for his team Haydock Juniors. Stuart Pollitt s


been to meet the football`m`d youngster and his family.


Ben looks like a baby Beckh`m. He takes free kicks like a fully grown


Becks. But what Ben's reallx good at is scoring goals.


He's already better than a few big names. Aged ten Michael Owen scored


a record 92 in a season. At nine Wayne Rooney managed 99. But Ben's


beaten both with 123 goals hn 1 games. That's six a match!


What do your friends think? Some do not believe me.


Every budding footballer nedds help and Ben is no different. Luckily his


big brother is in goals and little sister here picks up the balls. I


like getting muddy. When he is famous he will travel the world I


will look after him. We have two decorate his bedroom


like a football pitch. His schoolwork and as Homer comds before


football. Just how good is Ben? His tdchnical


ability is great. He can do it all. If he keeps running rings around his


opponent you will be hearing a lot more about Ben Trueman. That was


great. His brother was a decent keeper. We should look out for them


in the future. Ben Trueman, you heard it here first.


Here's Eno with the weather. Good evening. It was wet and windy today.


I was sent a very nice photograph. But the picture is not therd. When I


resolve these technical problems I can show you the photograph. Just to


show `plastic this area is, it will be unsettled with rain showdrs and


wind and gales. It will be rainy. Strong winds by the end of the week.


Tonight: Still a lot of clotd around. Still quite windy and we may


see deals around the coast `s well as we head into dawn. Low


temperatures of seven degreds. That is a positive, I suppose! Wd should


see some bright spells tomorrow Still quite breezy through the


morning and into the afternoon. Occasional showers easing through. A


lot of cloud tomorrow. Some hazy sunshine. Tomorrow may be the


warmest day of the week so far. High temperatures of 14 degrees. On


Thursday: A cold front sinkhng south, dragging a huge band of rain


with it. Heavy rain on Thursday and also strong winds. We could see


deals again on high ground `nd around the coast on Thursdax.


Heading into the weekend, the picture does not improve much. Much


cooler, down to single figures. And more rain.


Our exhaustive list of the challenge cup draw missed out Swindon Lions.


We apologise. They are at home to your. Good luck. We will have that


photograph tonight. Thank you. Goodbye.


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