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But for Scotland, the campaign continues. The dream shall never
die. Welcome to North West Tonight with
Roger Johnson and Annabel Thffin. Could a No to Scots independence
mean a Yes to devolution The Prime Minister says devolution
in England could involve Two people found dead at a house
in Liverpool. A man's arrested on suspicion
of their murder. He celebrates, but many mord
can't get access to their money It's over with regard to
me getting my money. It's not over with regard to helping
the other people that are And she's made of money, but who
is this famous Lady who's t`ken The North West's big cities have
been told they'll get more powers. The promise has come from the
Prime Minister, David Cameron says there nedds to
be a "new settlement" for England. That's been welcomed by citx leaders
in Manchester and Liverpool. But there's no detail yet
of what would change. Our political editor Arif Ansari
reports. Manchester Town Hall's proud of its
past and ambitious for its future. A new deal
for Scotland is an opportunhty to We've heard from Scotland
now it's time for England. That sounds good
for the ten boroughs which lake up There's always been
a practical argument. Localities would be able to do
things more efficiently and more effectively.
The Liverpool City region could benefit too.
More control over the econoly, transport and welfare.
We have powers to get peopld trained and off long`term unemploymdnt and
into work through the benefht system. We think joining those two
things up will help us. And as Scotland moves forward,
voters in Manchester have bden With July to see more powers coming
to England and the Northwest? I would yes. We need more reghonal
powers. Otherwise it will be another
referendum very soon. And strely nobody wants that. What abott people
who don't live in Manchester or Liverpool? The next part of the
conversation is how do people who live in other parts of the region,
how can they have more sane and more control over their politics and
budgets? Develop `` devolving power sounds simple. But which powers and
to do? We've been talking
about devolution for years. Is it now definite that Manchester
and Liverpool will get more power? It's looking more likely. Although
political leaders are saying the same thing, that's the direction to
go in. As you say, this is something we've been talking about for months,
the years. It's been a regular conversation in fact as to how you
go down this route. I think what has changed is what has happened in
Scotland. All of a sudden Scotland has been promised these extra powers
and that means a lot of polhticians and some voters in the North West
will be asking one simple qtestion, what about us? No decision hs going
to be made in a hurry. What will be the challenges? One of the puestions
is simply going to be who is left dad? This is very much focused on
Manchester city region and `n Liverpool city region. Lanc`shire
will be asking what about us? So what Cheshire. The other issue is
how do you have voters in control of what these city regions do. At the
moment there isn't any. The answer to that has to be directly dlected
regional Mayers. But it's vdry unusual that people say the answer
to a political problem is more politicians. I guess you be
discussing more of this on Sunday on Sunday politics? We will indeed We
bully live in Manchester as the gridlock begins and the Labour Party
conference gets under way. A man has been arrested on suspicion
of murder after two bodies were discovered in Liverpool. Wh`t do we
know about how these bodies were found? We know police were called
here about 10:40am this morning after a call from a member of the
public who was concerned for the safety of a man and woman known to
live in the property behind me. Police came here and forced entry.
Inside they found a man thotght to be in his 70s and a woman in her 60s
dead inside. A short time l`ter in the rain Hill area of Liverpool and
man was arrested. A 46`year`old man on suspicion of murder.
I'm sorry we have lost the liner. `` the line.
Prayers have been said at a number of mosques
across the region today for the safe return of Alan Henning the
taxi driver from Salford who's being held by Islamic State milit`nts
He was seized whilst in Syria with an aid convoy.
For him to actually take that step to go
and help somebody who is not from his same religion, same colour. .
Now, we have to show the sale support in return to him, to say,
A task force has been set up to help rebuild Manchester Dogs Homd
The group will include staff from the city council, who will help
plan the centre's redeveloplent after last week's fire.
Calls for Wigan councillor Robert Bleakley to resign,
after he sent sexist text mdssages and called sex chat lines
from a publicly funded mobile phone, will be debated at a meeting
Councillor Bleakley has alrdady apologised for his actions.
A coroner has ruled that a four`year`old boy was unl`wfully
killed in a flat fire startdd deliberately by his mother.
Jai Joshi and his mother Janma both died in the fire at their Lhverpool
An inquest today heard that Mrs Joshi was upset about a court ruling
that her son should live with his father and that she may havd planned
Here's our Merseyside Reporter, Andy Gill.
The father whose son was killed in a fire started by
his own mother came to the hnquest carrying his son's school book
He was living with his mothdr at a flat in Liverpool.
But a judge had ruled that he should live with his father in Preston
Mrs Joshi, a pharmacist's assistant, was upset about this.
Seventeen days before the fire she was filled
on CCTV at a nearby garage filling a green container with petrol.
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family. Ht is a
tragedy that any person shotld die so young but particularly in such
terrible circumstances. The inquest heard Mrs Joshi started
the fire on the morning her son There was an explosion
in the bedroom where her The coroner said neither falily nor
professionals could have foreseen that she would do something
like this. Mr Patel wants changes to how
court orders are enforced. Even if you have focused on me, what
the system in cellars is I have custody but if my partner rdfuses to
give him back I have to takd the case back to court. It seems
ridiculous in this day and `ge. Lancashire's safeguarding children's
board is carrying out The coroner described the ddaths as
shocking and distressing. Hd urged their families to let the mdmory of
their lives overshadowed thd tragedy of their deaths.
More than 20 people have bedn arrested by Greater Manchester
Police as part of a new campaign to stop child grooming.
They've been carrying out r`ids and increased patrols
It all comes as recent figures show hundreds of children
in this region are considerdd to be at risk of sexual exploitathon.
Our Chief Reporter, Dave Gudst, has more.
The fact is, it's all about adults manipulating children.
Figures recently obtained bx BBC Radio Manchester showed that
250 youngsters in Greater Manchester alone are considdred
Some of those who've alreadx fallen victim to it have described their
experiences in a video rele`sed today by the charity Barnardo's
He said he wouldn't give us a lift home until we perforled some
We were locked in a couldn't get out.
Barnardo's is one of several organisations that have joined with
Greater Manchester Police under the heading Operation Phoenhx,
Their aim is to educate pardnts and children about the dangdrs
During a week of action they've spoken to
around 2,000 children during a series of high profile patrols.
And they arrested 22 people suspected of involvement
GMP accepts it could have done better in the past.
They were eventually jailed for grooming girls in Rochdale hn 2 12.
The police know they should have been brought
This is about all of the agdncies across Greater Manchester,
not just in Rochdale, learnhng about the mistakes that happened
and being determined to use those mistakes and the things that have
All involved stress the abusers and the abused don't fit anx one
He's 21`year`old Cameron Wassall and only today he was jailed
for grooming a 14`year`old girl in Stalybridge.
Those behind Operation Phoenix say they want to see more
But they also want to help xoung people avoid becoming victils
She's made of money, but who is this famous lady who has taken up
residence in Liverpool todax? Rarely impressive and well worth ?0
the man who'd chained himself to Anthony Helps refused to move until
he could get access to his pension. But many more are still fighting
a battle over the And tonight we can reveal that
scheme has connections to Delight today from Tony and from
office workers who'd walked past It was a protest
about his missing pension. After a cold call
from a company here in Spekd, he was But the monthly payments
never materialised. But this morning I went
back to hear good news. It's over with regard to
me getting my money. It's not over with regard to helping
the other people that are We now understand that thousands of
people were encouraged to transfer their pensions after receivhng
a cold call from people who worked We now know that the pension they
transferred into has links to That fraud had nothing to do
with the Liverpool firm. Though we've spoken to formdr
members of staff who say thdy People calling being very,
very distressed and obviously very unhappy `nd very
unsure about what was happening Also it was very hard to kedp
yourself together when people were calling up and basically
breaking down on the calls. The firm was paid a fee
for encouraging people to transfer their pension to the
Henley Retirement Benefit Scheme. It was OMNI trustees
in Staffordshire who receivdd That company was administerdd by
T12 Administration Ltd in Ddrby In March 2013 the directors of that
company were jailed for thehr part Today there were celebrations
for one battle won. But there are many more
battles still being fought. West Mercia Police
are investigating. We asked the people behind this team
to explain the problem. Thex said they can to discuss individtal
cases. This is not an isolated case, I spoke to the advisory
service earlier. A number of people have approached
us. Pension schemes are reqtired to pay out and it's in a reasonable
timescale. We have been in touch with the company in order to elicit
an offence. We believe some people have been paid but others are still
waiting. If you are still w`iting and sitting at home thinking that
sounds like the scheme I me`n, what can people do? It's a good hdea to
burn our helpline. We can fhnd out if you should've been paid hn time.
There are a number of unregtlated firms who are cold calling people
and urging them to review their pensions. We would urge anybody who
gets one of those calls to investigate whether the company is
regulated or not. In a nutshell if you get one of these calls, what
would be your recommendation? First of all, go and check out thd company
and ask if they are regulatdd or not. Don't think that a professional
looking website or document`tion means they are a legitimate company.
Call us, and we can give yot tips on how to find out if it is a proper
authorised company. Finally, we would say that regulated firms do
not usually tout for business. Be very wary of being directly
approached about your pension scheme. Thank you for those words of
advice. There's a big sporting weekdnd ahead
for us and it starts with St Helens kick off
their play`off push against Castleford knowing they're just 80
minutes from the Grand Final. Richard Askam is at Langtred Park
where the club's most recent silvdrware
will be shown off to the crowd. A huge game. Real excitement and
huge anticipation. I'm hoping to be able to show you the silverware in
amount and to talk to Nathan Brown the head coach. Let's talk `bout
football first. Manchester city, the champions know
that another defeat can serhously defeat `` dent their title hopes.
They made Chelsea on Sunday. For most teams being fifth
in the table after four gamds Nobody at Manchester City's saying
that either, but defeat would leave But it was the surprise homd defeat
to Stoke City in their previous Premier Ldague
match that set alarm bells ringing. Another man not getting too worried
is former City striker Shaun Goater, today taking part
in a charity five`aside tournament. Feed the goat and he will score was
the famous chant, though he drew Whether Chelsea endure similar gloom
in front of goal Even getting a draw against
Chelsea, he was to be struggling at the end of the season.
Full commentary on the game on BBC radio Manchester.
Everton, who host Crystal P`lace in the Premier League on Sunday
marked their return to the Duropa League with an excellent display
They won 4`1 at Goodison Park thanks to an own goal and a Seamus Coleman
Leighton Baines then made it three from the penalty spot beford
Kevin Mirallas drilled in a late fourth to cap a terrific display.
The Germans did grab a consolation goal,
but it didn't take the edge off an impressive start to the campaign
Champions Wigan Warriors lahd down a marker
for the rest last night thr`shing Huddersfield Giants 57`4 at the
DW Stadium, running in ten tries, including a first for Joel Tomkins
His brother Sam was over from New Zealand to see it as well.
The Giants were blown away by Wigan who now get a week off
as a reward and are just 80 minutes from the Grand Final.
I hope it puts the pressure on us to deliver straight away. We know that
if we perform each week we can be tough to beat. They are our great
rivals. It is something that excites us. We've not got a bad record
against them. We go there whth a bit of fierceness.
And delighted to say I am joined by the head coach of Saint Heldns,
Brown. You have the league leaders shield there. Many congratulations
on winning that. Testament to your consistency throughout the campaign.
But it's the super league thtle you want? How the team feeling? We've
had a good week 's training. We are confident that we can do a good
job. Which are bigger contest. I'm sure it will be. You've been
struggling with injuries thhs season. You'll get another chance if
lose tonight. Is it particularly important for your team to get the
job done this evening? It would be great to get the result tonhght But
us, we like to win and join Wigan and have a week off.
It should be a very interesting game. You've been Castleford twice
this season but on the day they could be fearsome. Yes they finished
in the top four and made thd challenge cup final which is a great
reward for them. I think Ellie on people expect them to fall over but
you could quite clearly say they did a good job. Unless they had a bad
run with injury, we all acknowledged they were the real deal and they
showed that by getting to Wdmbley and beating Wigan. You've jtst given
your team talk. I don't expdct details but what was the basic
message? The blokes to play out wide will determine the margin. The big
games, you need to win the advantage.
We have some players binding key additions who haven't spent a lot of
time there. All the very best tonight. It should be a cracking
match here. Full commentary on BBC radio Merseyside.
Now, it's a Beatle's song known the world over.
Eleanor Rigby is perhaps ond of the most familiar names to come
And now a sculpture of the Beatle's song character Eleanor Rigbx has
A remarkable story when you find out what it is made up.
Made of money but not a penny to her name. According to the Beatles she
was one of the lonely peopld. And that is exactly where Liverpool born
artist Leonard Brown took hhs inspiration. She was a lonely lady
walking through the streets and I worried `` wondered about it. The
sculpture which took six months to create has been crafted out of 1
million of disused banknotes. I rang the bank of England and askdd if I
could speak to the governor. They must've thought I've got a bloke
here with a blow came the Lhverpool accent asking for ?1 million. Watch
Allied Telemann? ?1 million perhaps but that doesn't mean she's rich.
That's the message Leonard hopes visitors will take away with them.
There's ?1 million there th`t you cannot do anything with. Thd million
pound question is, who was Dleanor Rigby? It's here that Walton
Cemetery a stone 's throw from where Lennon and McCartney first let. The
gravestone of Eleanor Rigby. She was quite a lonely lady. We know very
little about her. It is a mxstery. She was from a big family. Hn many
ways it echoes the sentiments of the song. A lonely person perhaps, but a
character rich enough to continue to inspire.
I bet people would try sticking those back together again. Xou can
tell summer has come to an dnd. You put your summer wardrobe is away.
The cloud has descended and `` what happened. It's a weekend of two
halves. Saturday, cloudy with potentially some rain. Sund`y will
fresher. We have a weak weather fresher. We have a weak weather
front that works its way through on Saturday. That's why we will see
some drizzly rain. By Sundax the high`pressure reasserted itself and
hangs on by its fingertips through Sunday and Monday. Normal sdrvice
will be resumed toward the liddle of next week. The Met office h`s put
out a yellow warning the showers across part of Cheshire. Th`t
lingers in the next couple of hours. Here is the radiopaque `` at the
radar picture. You might sed one to showers but from here on it should
be a dry picture by most pl`ces The Pennines will take a lot of the
showers out. For most of us, it is a cloudy picture. It quite picture.
The breeze is light and the temperatures remain good. 12 to 15
Celsius. Into tomorrow we h`ve a weak weather front that you can see
already. As it drops down across the region hour by hour, it dec`ys even
further. Any rain will be negligible. A cloudy day with a few
spots of drizzle here and there Behind that brighter skies will try
to work their way through. The gloom means the temperatures will not rise
very much. We are talking about 18 Celsius at the best tomorrow.
Sunday, dry and bright with good spells of sunshine. Definitdly
cooler with a top temperature of 16 Celsius. So the long johns on since
then the bottom of the cupboard Do have a lovely weekend. Bx by and
thanks for watching.