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Good evening. Tributes are being paid
to the Labour MP for Heywood and Middleton Jim Dobbin,
who's died suddenly at the age of 73.
He'd represented the constituency since 1997.
In my view, that's absolutely outrageous. Jim Dobbin was on a trip
to Poland with the parliamentary committee when he died. He was due
to fly home today. The 73`ydar`old is a microbiologist by thred decades
before becoming a Rochdale Council, and eventually securing the Heywood
and Middleton seat of the 1897 election. He was a forthright man,
never afraid there were afr`id to speak his mind. On occasion, he had
to take on the party itself, but he did what he believed was right that
the people of Heywood and Mhddleton, and he was a fantastic honotr
outstanding local MP. The MP was a committed Roman Catholic, and in
2008, he was made a Papal Knight by Pope Benedict.
Mr Dobbin with the local MP for Fusilier Lee Rigby, the soldier who
was murdered in bullets last year. One of the first phone calls I
received after the tragic ddath of Lee was from Jim Dobbin, expressing
his sorrows for the family. He was always there for me, and he made
great inroads into making the family feel secure in their outcomds in the
future. He was a great supporter of the family. MPs and colleagtes from
both sides have been paying tribute today.
The Labour leader Ed Miliband said Jim Dobbin was a dedicated public
servant with a passion for helping others. The Foreign Office `re
providing assistance to his family. Thousands of people cheered
on some of the best cyclists in the world as the Tour of Britain
got underway in Liverpool today More than 100 riders did
eight laps of the city, starting at the Liver Buildhng,
then out to Sefton Park and back. Claire Fallon was there
for the 'Grand Depart'. It might not have the profile
of its French counterpart. The streets of Liverpool packed
for the first stage I love cycling, the kids love
cycling, so it is great. Wh`t is the atmosphere like? Who have you been
looking out for? Mark Cavendish and we go. , secondly. You make it sound
like he is a consolation prhze! He is, really.
Sir Bradley Wiggins, mobbed by fans as he arrived.
Do you guys cheering on tod`y? It's a bit hard, because he loves
Cavendish. He is 47, his hero is half his age! I am with the Team Sky
boys all the way, so badly. With eight laps around Liverpool,
that at least meant eight goes But come the end,
it wasn't Wiggo or Cavendish... ..but Marcel Kittel who madd
the best of the sprint finish. And, of course,
there is another winner. The crowds have come out in their
thousands as usual, and to see the images of the city, right across the
nation and internationally, is just great for us.
Tomorrow the Tour moves on `s they race from Knowsley to North Wales.
And you can get the best coverage of the second stage of
the Tour of Britain as it ldaves Merseyside tomorrow
from Tony Snell at Breakfast and throughout the day
700 people have re`created the mass enlisting of workers
from a Wirral factory at the start of the First World War.
In 1914, the staff at Lever Brothers in Port Sunlhght
travelled from the village to Chester to sign up for
the 13th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment.
It was the biggest contingent from a single workplace in the country and
Those 700 men signed up to the 3th Battalion, which was very mtch a
Powles' battalion. They worked together in the factory, thdy lived
together in the village, and they also socialise together, so the
removal of that significant number of people must have had enormous
effect on both factory life and also village life, and, of coursd, many
never came back. The last two remaining airborne
Lancaster bombers were in the skies over the Lake District
this afternoon. The flypast over Brockhole near
Windermere was in memory of local man Archie Johnston, who was in the
original 'Dambusters' 617 Spuadron. He passed away in April and today
would have been his 100th bhrthday. In Superleague this afternoon,
Widnes won away at Bradford 32` 2, and Salford beat bottom`of`the`table
London Broncos by 58 points to 6 Let's get to K Forster, now, who has
the weather. Good evening. A fabulous dax today.
Blue skies that of Britain, and we are in for Simla weather for the
next stage. It looks like another fine day. Not a lot changes for the
rest of the day and overnight. We stay dry, clear skies for a time,
and temperatures will be falling quite quickly. Blows down to around
four or 5 degrees in some rtral spots by the morning. Some list and
fog around first thing as wdll, but that clears quite quickly through
the morning, and it will be another fine day. Fairweather cloud here and
there, but many of us stayed right and sunny all day, and with light
winds, temperatures around 06 or 17 Celsius. Shouldn't feel too bad at
all. We stay dry, but fairly cloudy, for the rest
of the week. That is it frol the. Goodbye.
Good evening. Most of us had a lovely end to the weekend but the
exception was the north-east of Scotland. It was cold, wet and windy
but the low responsible is now moving away and we have high
pressure moving its way in from the West. The pressure is rising all the
while over the next few days which will settle things down nicely and
it will be dry pretty much all week. But the forecasting headache will be
the amount of cloud. The next few hours will still be pretty wet and
windy in the north-east of Scotland but through