Browse content similar to 22/08/2014. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!
Welcome to North West Tonight with Roger Johnson and Annabel Tiffin.
Forget jihad ` make a difference in your own community.
Young Muslims in Lancashire are urged to turn their back
But some have told us they're angry at what they say is the British
A North West MP calls for German`style terracing at football.
The pub selling booze not fit for human consumption.
And how a woman from Rainhill became a German princess during the
There are five stages, 150 acts and the crowds are already pouring into
this music festival. Johnny One of Lancashire's Muslim leaders
has condemned the beheading of the American journalist James Foley and
urged young men to resist the call to arms in Syria and Iraq.
Instead, he said, they should concentrate on making their mark as
doctors or leaders in British businesses.
Shahed Tameez was speaking in Blackburn this afternoon.
But, as Stuart Flinders reports, many young Muslims are angry about
what they see as our own Answered every Friday by thousands
of Muslims across the North West. But there's a new call
from the organisation known And
the Government believes 400 British For parents,
already trying to protect their chidlren from the temptations
of drugs and other criminal It is very concerning. Especially
when these young children grow up. Today, one of the imams here made
an impassioned plea to ignore the call to arms abroad and,
instead, to concentrate We need to respect the Muslim
regulations of this country. We need to respect the values of this
country and in return we must contribute positively by being in
major organisations, like being entrepreneurs, I being big
businessmen and by being doctors. Amongst young Muslims attending
prayers today, a wide range of views on foreign
affairs that feel close to home. Millions of Muslims are dying every
day. Things are happening in Gaza. The BBC is owned by the Jews. It is
very pro Israel. People get let the wrong police and the wrong
parts. I do not see any proof that people are leaving this
Should football fans be allowed to stand at football matches?
Today it became the first political party to support the return
Standing was, of course, banned following the Hillsborough
But supporters groups and some football clubs say we now
have the technology to ` safely ` bring back the terraces.
The sight of thousands of fans on the terraces at top flight
football matches belongs to a bygone era, following the introduction
But if the Lib Dems get their way, some standing could return.
Safety experts point to the success of standing areas and other
countries. Kenny Derbyshire was at Hillsborough
and doesn't believe football should It has been 25 years, a long hard
struggle. Even though there have been tests to prove to prove it is
safe, I would not like to see it brought back.
club to install so`called rail seats, which can be unlocked to
It's worked well as a way of re`introducing terracing in
Germany's Bundesliga, and according to the Manchester MP behind the
We think real seating is the way forward and an opportunity for clubs
to introduce safe standing areas which are safer than the current
arrangements where we have fanned weekend, week out at grounds across
the country standing in areas not designed for that.
Manchester United tell us they're supportive of the idea in principle,
as are Premier League new boys Burnley.
At Liverpool, opinion among supporters, is mixed.
People always stand up when there is an attack on the opposition 's goal.
If it is not broken, do not fix it. This is a progressive movement.
At Rochdale, fans can still stand, and it's a similar case at many
of the regions other lower league grounds.
Whether standing makes a return to the higher leagues would
seem to depend for now, on the Lib Dems faring better
We can talk now to Dr Steve Frosdick, who is an
He joins us from our Southampton studio.
Thank you for joining us the ceiling. Someone said it is
retrograde and not progressive to go back to the real things were, do you
agree? It is wrong to say that we are returning to anything. This is
about moving forward, towards a new type of accommodation, seating that
bears no resemblance to the terraces of the past. The terraces were
abandoned in the week of disasters because they were deemed to be
unsafe. Now we have safe all`seater stadium, more men, women and
children are going to football. Justice Taylor made the assumption
that people sitting down, that has proven to be
not the the Day, you will see at grounds all
around throughout the match to watch the
game. That is their make that choice and a safer
environment. Have the clubs Have they given that up because the
Premier standing up in an area for seating
is not inherently unsafe. on the angle of the stand. Sometimes
it is not possible to have a progressive crowd, is forward and
the injuries and statistics collected and the likes of the
Championship have shown that over 1 million fans stood over two
and not one fan was reported injured, so it is not a realistic
argument to say that standing is unsafe. Thank you for that. It has
certainly started a beat. `` a debate.
The Home Secretary has said she's going to cap the amount
of money retired police officers can claim for legal representation
Theresa May said it's important the former officers aren't seen to
be getting more funding than the families during the hearings.
She's also asked for the hourly rate of the police lawyers that's already
Greater Manchester Police have apologised to the family
of a man stabbed to death in Trafford more than a week ago.
18`year`old Rhyan Wilson died after he was found stabbed on Flixton Road
GMP says it failed his family in the aftermath of his death
by not telling them soon enough and have now launched an investigation.
A 35`year`old man has since been charged with his murder.
Police are to ban protests outside an Israeli shop
They say the protests over the Gaza conflict, by pro`Palestinian and
Jewish groups, have been "disruptive and intimidating" to people living
Instead, protesters will be given a designated area in a nearby
street outside unnoccupied premises, and will be limited to ten people.
Preston Council has been defending plans to demolish the city's
This week, the authority wrote to traders saying they're intending to
appoint an architect to work up a plan for a replacement.
They say they've ?5.5 million to spend.
Traders though say they're concerned the council's pushing
on with the scheme before it has the money to build a replacement.
A man's been jailed after he and his partner stored more than one
Barbara Gallimore and Cedric Fitzpatrick ran
Trading Standards officers say counterfeit booze costs the UK
economy ?1.2billion a year, and this one discovery amounted to
half of all the illicit alcohol seized across the whole of the
Counterfeit spritis ` the contents of some consumed
by pub regulars, other bottles destined for the North West.
The alochol in these bottles can be compared to
methylated spirit and this is the couple found with them ` Barbara
Gallimore and Cedric Fitzpatrick ` seen here beside each other.
They ran the Whitehouse Pub in St Helens, which has since closed down.
There was a couple of thousand kegs of beer are stored around the
premise which would suggest that something may not
When officers carried out a thorough search of the pub in July
2012 bottles were displayed on optics behind the bar,
and boxes were found in a private bedroom and at the couple's home.
In total, 950 bottle of vodka and whisky were siezed.
At least one third was unfit for human consumption.
The bottles were not what they were claimed to be or counterfeit.
Cedric FitzPatrick was running the pub on behalf of his partner. He
told the court that most of that alcohol was being stored for someone
else, a third party. The court accepted that but said he
offering that alcohol in his pop and therefore cheating his customers. ``
pop. We have seized 1000 litres in one go, a significant hall.
He was sentenced to nine months in prison, Barbara Gallimore was given
The vodka and whisky will be destroyed.
Yunus Mulla, BBC North West Tonight, Liverpool.
Dairy farmers on the Fylde began the fight back against
Backed by the shale gas company Cuadrilla, they've launched a
High Court bid to evict a protest camp from farmland near Blackpool.
But the protesters claim their occupation
of the land isn't damaging it ` it's saving it from industrialisation.
They call themselves the Nano camp, grandmothers patched up on a field
next to a site where Cuadrilla wants to drill. According to farmers who
own this field and other land in the area,
trespassers and now they are taking legal action to get the protesters
out. He wants ground. This will be very
devastating than here for a matter of weeks creating
awareness. Backed by the energy from that wants to carry out fracking,
they say the pro`testers mean that the landowner is losing money. He
cannot get has cows onto the field and also the grass must grow.
is going to cause a little bit of damage.
also. In the last week, the anti`fracking protests have stepped
demonstrations across the United Kingdom, including in Blackpool. At
the weekend, this field was full of across the country joined the local
protesters. or so left, but they say they are
not at the same time, they are in no
particular rush to babies may be to the courts who have
become involved. `` involved. Lancashire close in on silverware
in the T20. But can they survive in the
County Championship? Enjoy me later for the International
music festival here in Liverpool to find out which bands are playing.
Now, to the amazing tale of a woman from Rainhill who became a German
princess during the First World War. Evelyn Stapleton`Bretherton's story
forms the centre piece of a forthcoming exhibition in the
village to mark the centenary of the First World War.
Throughout the year we're looking at how the conflict impacted upon the
lives of the people of the North West. Evelyn's story crosses borders
The last golden summer for the aristocracy.
the marriage of Evelyn Stapleton`Bretherton, a well to do
woman from Rainhill and German aristocrat Count Gebhard Blucher.
Her memoirs record the day war was declared.
From the very altar on the day of my sister's wedding, her husband was
recalled to the warship. They were told that they had to go back to
Berlin. Evelyn and Gebhard,
a devout Anglophile, During that time
Gebhard's father died. He became a Prussian prince `
she his princess. after a ship named Blucher `
in honour of Gebhard's family ` A few years later she talked about
how the ship had sunk. She did not know what side to be on.
Preparations are well under way for the exhibition at St ann's Church
on September the 26th and 27th ` it includes the stories of dozens
to the church and find out an interesting story.
of saying thank you to his wife for following him to Germany.
I met with my brother and he hurried me to a motor car. This is the
greys. Even's family helped to pay for the church. A modest last
resting place for a prince and is. `` Grieve. `` Princess.
Time for the sport. What can you tell us about Mario Balotelli? He
has arrived in Liverpool. He is expected to be paid ?120,000 each
week. He arrived at the training ground shortly I go. Things seem to
be moving quickly now for the player that had a great goal`scoring record
at Manchester City and also at AC Milan, there he scored 30 goals in
50 matches. Liverpool, it is reported, are seeking assurances
from the striker regarding his commitment and behaviour. Brendan
Rodgers said today that all of the team have to do to the same code of
conduct. We have a very extensive code of conduct at Liverpool. There
is no specific code of conduct for any individual, it covers both staff
and players at the club. Manchester United introduce the latest signing
today. The left`footed Argentinian defender signed from Sporting Lisbon
cost ?16 million, Nanny went in the opposite direction on a season's
alone. Louis van Gaal says it may take some time for Manchester United
to launch an assault on the Premier League title, however. He is coming
from abroad and does not speak any English. It means that he will have
to adapt to new culture and philosophy. It is not so easy. It
takes time. It is the same for all of the foreign players.
On the cricket, Lancashire fans will head the bombing on the moral and
will look to lift the trophy. The semifinals and final will be played
on the same day at Edgbaston and is the chance that Freddie Flintoff
could return to action. County champions three years ago and
now Andy Hunt for glory and the T20 silverware. The skipper is
confident. We have one of the best records in terms of games one and
games played. One teacher face Hampshire in the semifinals, the top
list of opponents, they have twice won the T20 final. `` Lancashire. We
have been in the finals five times but any team we come across in the
semifinals will be very good. It has been an and down season for
Lancashire, shortest form of the game but also
in danger of being relegated from the County championship. For now,
the focus is on T20 and many supporters watching Lancashire and
won the action yesterday feel that they will take
be tough for them but they have been playing better
50 over matches. There could be extra pressure on them to perform.
Andrew Flintoff is in the squad tomorrow after struggling with a
calf problem. While he play? It is a very difficult team to pack, you
will have to return to say. Lancashire where we've on by fans
this afternoon. They are only two wins away from lifting the trophy.
It seems unlikely that Freddie Flintoff will play, but you never
know. If Mario Balotelli is at it was end
over the weekend, we could have something for him to do.
That is correct, they will be hoping for good weather in Liverpool this
weekend as the International music festival gets underway. That is
correct, over 300 tax will be taking part. Ian Brodie from the lightning
seeds is being backed by the Royal Liverpool Sul, Nicole Castrale. ``
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
It is a lovely evening and Liverpool at the moment. We are expecting 150
acts in total over the bank holiday begin. Five stages are being held
here. Ian Brodie has been rehearsing with the Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra. The rehearsals went very well. The
weather tonight has been it has really brought the crowd out.
The man responsible for all of this music, let me introduce you to
This is the second time that the festival has come
is different about it this year? We had a very
we have kept the elements that worked and added some new elements.
theme of welfare, so it is very exciting. We have partnered with MTV
and others to do lots of cool staff. There are plenty of festivals going
on across the UK over the weekend, you have some very exciting names
taking part. Who can we expect to see over the bad, the weekend?
Brodie from the lightning seeds and the Royal file harmonic orchestra.
We also have Foxes, DJ Fresh. We have artists coming from all around
the world. Over 150 bands are playing, it is really exciting. ``
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. I have to tell you there is plenty
going on over the region, I have a long list, we have Pride in
Manchester this weekend and the moral we have the great British
Rhythm And Bowl`outs Festival tomorrow. Hopefully the weather will
continue to be good. `` Bowl`outs. Bowl`outs.
This area of whether we'll get close to us then it will out. We could end
up with a dry day but at the moment we could see some rain. Keep your
eyes and ears as the details will get closer. Monday is still a
this evening. You can see them starting to
the evening, you should stay largely dry. It will
degrees overnight tonight. Tomorrow it could be even cooler.
is looking good. Once this line of showers moves away and that
and we will see a mostly dry picture.
temperatures are not great, 15 and 17 degrees. Saturday night will be
cool at around four Celsius. looks to be largely dry but cloud
will appear in the afternoon. More details on the weather tonight.
's team has joined in with the global phenomenon which is the ice
buckets challenge. We were nominated by Radio Merseyside. Here is how we
got on this afternoon. You boys squeal like girls. Let us have a
look at that in slow motion. Annabel is out of there! I know it sounds
ridiculous, but my goodness, that was unbelievably cold. Just for a
short while, however! If you go to our Facebook page, you can take a
look at that again and see who we have nominated. And they cannot say
no to that challenge. Have a great bank holiday weekend. Goodbye.