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Calls tonight for better support of sex abuse victims
in the court system following the death of Frances Andradd.
The Director of Public Prosdcutions says they should be receiving more
Under offer ` energy firms are invited to explore
The woman who flew half way round the world to save her cousin's life.
And if you have professed your love on one of these locks on Chdster
Bridge, be prepared for heartbreaking news.
There's a call tonight for victims of sex crimes who go to
It follows the inquest into the death of Frances Andrade.
She was the violinist who khlled herself soon after giving evidence
against a teacher who'd abused her as a child in Manchester.
The coroner said she should have had more help with her orde`l.
Now the boss of a nationallx renowned support centre in
Here's our chief reporter, Dave Guest.
For Frances Andrade, reliving the traumas
She took an overdose after testifying against a former
teacher at Chetman?s School of Music in Manchester who'd sexuallx abused
An inquest was told Mrs Andrade didn't seek counselling prior to
giving her evidence because she believed
I think there seems to be a view that having pre`trial therapy is in
some ways going to be a difficulty for the criminal case. This is the
St Mary 's sexual assault rdferral centre here in Manchester. They see
600 people here each year. They have built up a reputation for excellence
in the way they care for victims of serious sexual crime.
Bernie Ryan says St Mary's has a team of independent
Sexual Violence Advisers who support victims from the molent
of their complaint through to and beyond any court proceedings
but access to such expertisd is patchy throughout the country.
We shouldn't be denying the Timothy Wright to support before and after
trial. The Andrade case was further
complicated by the fact that although the
criminal investigation was carried out by Greater Manchester Police,
who have good links to St M`ry's, Her local force don't have
the same rapport with the cdntre The Coroner
in Woking said he'd be writhng to the Director of Public Prosdcutions
calling for better advice and We don't rehearse the victils, we
don't coach them. But we can tell them about what they will f`ce.
No`one will ever know for sure whether better counselling
and support would have changed things for Frances Andrade `
The Government has declared all of Greater Manchester, Mersdyside,
Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire open for
New licences were issued today which gives energy companies
the opportunity to frack for shale gas across the majority
Industry leaders say this whll give them the opportunity to ste`l
a march of the rest of the country in this emerging sector.
Environmental campaigners still have concerns.
Our reporter Jayne McCubbin is in the village of Waddington
It's beautiful here. We are not 1 million miles away from an `rea
where a licence has been gr`nted to explore for shale gas. No stch
license exists here, yet. That could change. Let's look at what happened
six years ago with the government The pub
and the Post Office the main trade. But could granting a licencd to
explore for shale gas bring a whole The kind licence already gr`nted
to Cuadrilla a few miles aw`y. I think we should see how
it goes with the licences Without us having more facts
and figures and reassurances, I It is not a view shared
by government, which wants to crack It wants to get these exploratory
drills producing shale gas It shows the potential
for shale gas is being expanded The government accepts that some
areas need protection, like the Forest of Bowland just
a few miles north Waddington, an We have got to make the most
of the energy resources we have got as a country but we have also to
protect our beautiful countryside. In Waddington, the people I spoke
to have yet to be convinced that This weekend saw Liverpool taken
over by giants. The marionettes are being hailed as a massive stccess.
But getting all those peopld into and out of the city proved to be a
challenge. An estimated one million visitors
and road crews meant that the rail network was always going to
be under pressure. There were long queues to gdt
into stations, The local operator ran
extra trains and introduced We were able to get everyond
into town and out again. The main line of Lime Street
struggled but we integrated But we were running the trahns on
the underground. The theme this year was memories
of August 1914. When men volunteered
for the Liverpool Pals Regilent to The commissioning body thinks
the World War One theme fitted Absolutely delighted by both the way
that the show and the whole event has animated the city and used the
various devices that it has at its Funding came from public bodies
and sponsorship, You can have a really emotional
tale which resonates with a whole I think that is what we havd had
in Liverpool. The Grandma and the Little Girl
giant shared an embrace on Thursday The puppeteers shared
in the dancing. Very good,
makes me proud of my city. As the crowds watched the Ghants,
we had cameras to bring you And a crane's eye view
of the Lilliputians at work. More crowds watched
the farewell parade. Grandmother and the Little Girl
sailed away down the Mersey. The council say it is too e`rly to
decide We will be showing you some great
pictures of the events. And we will be looking at the story behhnd the
Giants in a documentary next Tuesday. It is really worth
watching. A fantastic story all about the Liverpool Pals. South
Yorkshire police lost control as the Hillsborough disaster unravdlled
according to a police officdr. He said and equated radios madd
communications difficult on the day. He was giving evidence at the
Hillsborough inquest in Warrington. He also said that looking at the TV
`` CCTV footage today, he s`w a different picture to what hd thought
he was watching on the day. Our reporter has been in court. How did
he say the police lost control, Ben? He said it was in part due to the
forces' that the force's and equated radio system. Signals were not
getting through and the control box in the ground was
they could not get through to control.
sea trawlers before they wotld hear messages from their control system.
weather. He was asked to describe the atmosphere
control box between about 245 and 2:50pm, that was about the time
between a request for a gatd to be opened and the order being given. He
said it was highly pressurised inside the box. He was asked if it
included fear? He said no, but it was not organised. It was clear that
we were not controlling what was happening. The message had gone out
to open another gate. It crdated a life of its own. He was controlling
the peeping `` the police's CCTV footage cameras. What did hd have to
say about that? The jury watched many minutes of this grainy
black`and`white footage showing crowds massing outside the ground.
We also saw footage that he had shot from inside the ground of the
crushed developing within pdns three and four. He said that he does not
know why he didn't say something different during the day. Why he was
not more alert to what was `ctually going on. He said his trainhng meant
that he was in a mindset th`t made him think that a public orddr
situation will develop at a football match rather than anything dlse
Still to come, made the wom`n who flew halfway around the world to
donate a kidney to her coushn. And the councillors in Cheshire who say
that these Lovelock have got to go. `` these Lovelock 's have got to go.
Muslims across the North West are celebrating Eid`al`Fitr which means
an end to a month of fasting. It is traditionally an `` a time for
family and good food but sole say that this year's celebration will be
muted because of the ongoing conflict in Gaza. At this mosque in
Burnley, and at mosques across the West, traditional prayers wdre said
early. Basically, it is simhlar to Christmas. A family event, xou get
together to celebrate socially and bring all the community togdther.
The run`up to Eid`al`Fitr is frantic. At this beauty salon in
Blackburn, it was a 12 hour day The preparation has been partictlarly
hard this year. 19 hour fast and I think people want a hamper! Unlike
Christmas, the date of Eid``l`Fitr is not fixed. It depends on when the
new Moon is first sighted. Ht can cause confusion. It is a lunar month
which will follow and the w`y the moon behaves is not very certain all
the time. Does it make life difficult, not knowing when it will
be? I think that is part of the celebration, looking forward to it
and not knowing is part of the beauty of it. But there is no
confusion of `` `` there was no confusion about the main topic of
conversation. Conversation will be muted. Today, there is a sense that
everything is not right. Thd Eid`al`Fitr celebration is not the
same as it used to be in prdvious years. There will be food and family
get`togethers but most will be thinking of those less forttnate
than themselves. Now, when Paul Arana went to see her GP in St
Helens about a throat infection she did not expect to be rushed to
hospital. Test showed that she had high BP causing kidney failtre. She
knew that she needed a transplant at her cousin flew 10,000 miles from
the home in Australia to give Paula one of her kidneys. They ard both
recovering from the operation. The simple pleasure of drinking a glass
of water is something Paula is getting used to thank to her cousin.
Until a week ago, she was on dialysis and only able to drink it
little each day. Your diet hs so restricted! When you are on dialysis
and stuff like that. Everything is just so restricted in Food Drink.
Lilly coming to do this is just I really can't think of anythhng words
to say. How grateful I am for it. If it was the other way around, I hope
we would be having the same conversation because I would be
doing this for her. We were always joking that it was good to go OK,
and it did. We are both saw but OK. International transplants lhke this
are becoming more frequent `s more people are in contact with relatives
abroad. We have people coming in from Pakistan, Burma, Afric`n
countries, America. It is e`sier to deal with Western countries because
they have a similar assessmdnt process. The kidney has been
mentioned so many times on their Facebook pages, it has even been
given a name, Sydney, after the city where it was born and bred. He is
now on all the updates as wdll. He has is a little Facebook page! Paula
hopes to leave hospital in the next few days and because her cotsin is
not allowed to fly for several weeks, they are looking forward to
spending time together. We `re ladies at lunch. I am still off
work. What a lovely story. Family devotion. Richard is back from a
short break. My mum will be please! I was going to ask if you mhssed me!
Commonwealth games are in ftll swing but what are our `` one of our main
gold medal hopes missed out today. Yes, Laura Massaro, squash champion
could not live up to that bhlling in Glasgow. She was up against the best
player in the women's game for the last decade. Laura has beatdn before
but she could not find her ` game today. There were some controversial
and some painful moments. Hdre is a look at the final and the other
highlights for the region's competitors.
She wanted it to be her crowning glory but the Golden Gala British
squash have to settle for shlver. You're going to the matches knowing
that worst cases silver, but you won the gold. Laura did not go out
without a fight. But gradually, the world champion seven times over the
last nine years, took control. Laura battled on but could not stop the
Malaysians winning straight games. I feel like I have a lot of confidence
when I play hard but when she brings out a game like that it is difficult
to break down. I didn't havd quite enough to break down. She w`s in
front of me the entire time. That was this afternoon. Last night,
there was gold in the pool. An incredible second medal for Fran
Halsall. The 50 metre butterfly one in a record time. Adding to her
previous triumphs in the 50 metre freestyle. Amazing. That was
incredible because that was my 0th Commonwealth medal sold was special.
To do it in that time, as wdll. Being the fastest qualifier in being
the favourite, to be able to swim that swim and come up with the best
time. And I am so happy with the gold. There was plenty of elotion
and the shooting range wherd the Isle of Man's Carrie Creevex
finished in his final Commonwealth Games. How proud have you bden to
represent the Isle of Man? Very proud. The end of the line for
Harry, but not for Fran Halsall She says `` she has her eyes set on more
gold this evening. Cricket now, just Butler has had an
eventful day. It quickfire series of balls against India. He looked to be
dismissed for a dark but he got the benefit of an umpire's revidw. He
was dropped at slip and madd a major contribution to England's 169`5
declared. Football now. And Dejan Lovren says
he cannot wait for the season to start with liveable. He follows Adam
Lallana and he gave his reaction to the moon. A dream come true. I am
glad to the here. I am proud. My family of course proud. I c`n't wait
to start. Finally, Oldham athletic encountered
a you `` an unusual problem. They got a seven figure deal frol sports
direct but they don't have ` seven figure deal from sports
they don't navigate! The te`m have been playing `` they don't have a
kit. They have been playing in something else.
Embarrassing for all parties, I would have thought.
It is come a bit. It will all be forgotten once it arrives in big
turnout in it. Good to have you back. Now, how do
you express your devotion and love for your loved one. I tell ly wife
every day. I put on a pedestal. Breakfast in bed may be? Well, what
about Pat looking your love to a bridge?
That sounds as something I would not like. It means leaving your padlock
on a bridge. It is a craze which started in Europe. There ard dozens
of locks adorning a bridge but they are damaging it and the council has
promised tough love. They love locks on Chester's bridge.
Declarations of devotion to a husband, wife, or love. Othdrs tell
the briefest tales of sorrow and loss. Others are puzzlingly cryptic.
I think it's a nice idea. I like them. It is like a little story
attached to them. Freddie and Ella, brother and sister, adding their way
to the messages padlocked to the bridge. But there is a problem.
Cheshire West and Cheshire Council says that the 90`year`old bridge is
being crushed by the weight of this love affair. On a suspension bridge
which is designed to be flexible, that Flex ability also the locks to
move that movement causes the paint to chip. The lock craze started in
Europe. One bridge in Paris started to collapse under the presstre of
the padlocked. There is no danger of that happening in Cheshire. There is
a rumour that they are alre`dy been removed. I ought to go down there
with the kids on Sunday morning to have a read of other people's locks.
Love is said to be the key to the gates of happiness. But tough love
is set `` will win out here. That and some cutters. There will be
tough love and the locks have to,. The council say they will rdturn the
lock in tact if you still h`ve the key. But you have to be swift. What
happens if you have fallen out of love, do you get your lock back
Let's have a look at the we`ther. Last week, we were heading to 3
degrees. This week, at the dnd of the week, temperatures just about
being over 20 degrees. That is not the only problem. Midweek it turns
unsettled and will turn bredzy and quite cool as well. This is because
we have a conveyor belt of cold fronts moving in from the Atlantic.
On Wednesday, Thursday and possibly on Friday where we could sed some
rain. For this evening, plenty of sunshine with light winds as well.
Maybe some cloud towards storm. It should be cool overnight. It drives
are tomorrow morning. A bright start as well with sunshine. But then
front begins to move in frol west to east. You can see it then wd head
into Wednesday. It turns more unsettled. We see the breezd picking
up. It could be much lower than that in the northern half of the region.
a fabulous weekend for the Giants. What was the highlight?
It is mind blowing! I think they are real. And they just feel re`l in
their hearts. It is magic. I leave the ashram, travel halfway
across the world to find my father, Oh, well. As Vashrati says,
gotta keep smiling! We don't tend to use the bathroom
together here. All right, well,
I'll catch you later. This ashram of yours,
it might be a cult. I take it back,
he's definitely Cuckoo's son. I just feel like my whole body's
been taken over by an alien. She's my age. She's four years
younger than you, Mum, Nine of 'em made redundant.
What? How long were you going to leave it
before you told me? I thought I'd get another job.
I was a successful businesswoman