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she wanted a stronger Britain, in charge of its own laws

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Welcome to NorthWest Tonight with Annabel Tiffin

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A Bolton man shot dead by the police five years ago.

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His family is told that officers used 'out of date' intelligence.

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The star man of English rugby coaching comes to Lancashire to put

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the next generation of players through their paces.

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It is costing ?600,000,000 to construct, I hear the bridge to find

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out if they are on top -- track to open by the autumn.

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And the cheap holiday souvenir brought home to Stockport

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from Turkey that turned out to be thousands of years old.

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The public enquiry into the death of a man who was shot by police saying

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it was serious failings into the peace investigation. She was shot by

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a firearms officer from greater Manchester police in 2012. Our

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reporter joins us now from Liverpool Crown Court. His family came here

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today hoping that this browser as well as some of the questions that

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they had been lobbying for and as far for a very long time. This is a

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public enquiry which was ordered by Theresa May when she was Home

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Secretary, and today on day 1, we heard some serious criticisms of the

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police operation. We heard about problems with the competency of some

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of the officers who were in charge of it and also about serious

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criticisms by the Klizan watchdog. March 2000 12. A car park is locked

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down by investigators. Please had shot and killed an unarmed man as he

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sat at the wheel of this red algae. His name was Anthony Granger. Almost

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5 years on, was what happened here and why remains unclear. The aim of

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this enquiry is to answer the unanswered questions. Arriving for

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the start of the enquiry, Anthony Granger's family. They have lobbied

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for this for years and they have now heard about feelings in the days

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operation. The enquiry was told that almost all the officers did not have

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the right the hearing was also told about

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serious criticisms by the police watchdog which found that out of

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date intelligence was used and officers were briefed with

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inaccurate information. But even though this is a public enquiry,

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Anthony Granger's family won't hear everything. 15 witnesses will be

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allowed to give evidence behind closed doors. It's a natural feeling

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that it is quite frustrating that I'm not going to hear the evidence.

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My legal team will. Judges made that ruling. If it is made part of the

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public enquiry, we just have to get on with it. I just want the answers.

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I want to find out why he isn't here any more. When Anthony Granger was

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shot dead, he was the subject of a surveillance operation. It was

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thought he was planning armed robberies, but his Congress is

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whether later cleared in court. The officer who fired insists his

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actions were justified. His defence says,

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later this week, that police officer will come to the enquiry to give

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evidence about why he opened fire. This is not going to be a quick

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process. We were told today on day 1 that during the course of this

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enquiry we will hear from 17 witnesses during open hearings, and

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other 15 witnesses who been given permission behind closed doors. Why

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is this evidence phase has finished, it is likely to be several more

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months before we get the findings of this enquiry.

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The elected Mayors of Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City

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region will be invited to have their say on the

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That was the promise from Government today.

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The announcement came after the Prime Minister's speech

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where she confirmed we will be leaving the European single market.

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Our political editor Nina Warhurst has been following developments.

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Nina, leaving the single market doesn't come

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as a surprise, what does it mean for the north-west?

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1 MP described it to me as if we were sat on a train knowing we were

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leaving the single market, now the train has started moving. 47% of our

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trading in west is to the single market, though there has been a

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mixed reaction. Some say this issue is a significant clarity that means

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we can move forward. Others say it is brilliant, we're open for

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business. Lots of MPs are quite sceptical, many of them have said to

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me that what they would have liked to have seen is more details on a

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trading deal -- trading deal. And worried about the decisions that had

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been announced today. Parliament has to hope this Government's feet to

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the fire. They need to get the best deal for Britain. There has been

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some fear that the voices of the Northwest and not going to be heard

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in this debate. What came as an today it was a promise that the

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Northwest could have more of a say. After 3 is a's speech, the

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Government was called upon to form a Brexit Government for the regions. I

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see any prime minister's speech that she makes... The city of London, but

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there is no mention of the Northwest of England or any English region. I

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am acutely conscious of the needs of the north. What I am intending to

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do, had intended to announce that, but I well know. After the mayoral

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elections, and will get all of the mayors to talk about precisely that.

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A knot of satisfaction. Remember the timescales involved. 2 years before

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we start talking about transition. Paul Nuttall, the leader of you get,

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it says that is sadly too long. He says the Government will lead us on

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an expensive game of snakes and ladders, where we end up exactly

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where we started. A jury has cleared a man accused

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of forcing a Polish couple to work Khuram Riaz faced two

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charges after the couple were discovered living

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in an outbuilding in Nelson. Today the Judge told the court

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to record 'not guilty' verdicts Mr Riaz's father, Mohammed Riaz,

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still faces the same charges, Police investigating

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the disappearance of Victoria Cherry from Preston,

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who hasn't been seen for 15 months, are continuing to question

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a 43-year-old man on Yesterday, a body

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believed to be Victoria's Merseyrail has come top for customer

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satisfaction in a UK-wide The annual figures have been

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compiled by the consumer Merseyrail scored

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a satisfaction rating of 72%. Maria Balshaw, the head

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of Manchester's award-winning Whitworth Art Gallery,

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has been chosen to run Dr Balshaw will become

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the first female director Police have arrested one of the men

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injured in yesterday's gas He's still being

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treated in hospital, but detectives say he'll be

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questioned on suspicion The other man hurt in the incident

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remains in a critical condition Both lived in the terraced house

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which was torn apart Our Chief Reporter,

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Dave Guest has more. A scene of destruction that is now

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being treated as a scene of crime. We were keeping an open mind

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in terms of the exact cause of the But based on the evidence

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that we have gathered so far, I'm satisfied at this stage that we have

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evidence that there is some This end terraced house

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in Cecil Road in the Blakely area of Manchester was flattened

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in moments during a huge explosion The house next-door

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was left barely standing. Those living nearby

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were today still trying to comprehend what had

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happened on their doorstep. Upset, really.

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Yeah, we're really upset. You don't think it is

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going to happen to you. Two men who lived in the end

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house were taken to hospital, one in

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a critical condition. And then today came news

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that the less injured of the two men had been put under arrest

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in his hospital bed on suspicion of causing

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an explosion to endanger life. He is 33, and remains

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in hospial where his He'll be undergoing some

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surgery in due course. The 29 -year-old male

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who is in intensive care has been And so the search for answers as to

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what exactly led up to all of this Is genuinely for more than a

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thousand years. Now we're getting a chance to see what happens inside

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its doors. The Tynwald is to allow reporters into its doors in line

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with its younger cousins in the UK. Cameras have been able to show

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what goes on in here since 1989. The rules are even changing

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for filming inside courtrooms. And now, they are relaxing

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the rules here, too. Up until now, filming

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inside the Tynwald building has been tightly restricted,

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but from today, that's What we're looking for is

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the approval of a code of conduct which will mean

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that the doors will open regular audiovisual recording

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of the proceedings. Political debates in

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the Manx Parliament are broadcast on local radio and the internet, but it

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has been tricky for journalists to At the moment, it is

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under the direction of the President, you need a vote

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of the Court every single time It is what some campaigners have

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been asking for for years. YouTube is extremely popular,

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all round the world. Why shouldn't pictures

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of our parliament be Responses to the plans have

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been generally positive. Sometimes I think there's not enough

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transparency as to what is going on. If you want to find out

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what is going on in your local community of what is

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going on centrally, you can But next time there is,

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hopefully the cameras will I am head coach of English rugby.

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Enjoy me later to find out what I am doing here. And 80 holiday souvenir

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brought home from Stockport that turned out to be thousands of years

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old. It said your name is just been bandied around in Turkey. It's just

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amazing. Now, you may want to look away

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if you have a fear of heights. The biggest construction

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project outside London is here in the North West -

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and it's due to open in the autumn. The Mersey Gateway bridge

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costs ?600 million - and is designed to relieve

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congestion around Runcorn. Juliet Phillips has been

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along to take a look. Through the mist, a colossal

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construction is taking shape. The Mersey Gateway bridge will span a

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kilometre across the water, making it 1 of the biggest bridges in the

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country. In total, 9 kilometres of breads are connecting roads are

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being built. The new bridge is needed because the Silver Jubilee

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Bridges currently take on 10 times more traffic than it was built for.

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In the project is advancing really well. A great amount of work has

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been done. Prior to that, there was a lot of can -- temporary work.

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People can now see the bridge starting to take shape. Such a

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large-scale project hasn't come without its challenges. This was the

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moment the flammable chemical phosphorus was discovered when he

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was when digging on the site. When the excavation till was coming back

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to the surface, it's about some of the Earth but it also throughout

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material that started combusting and lots of white smoke emerged. We had

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to bring in a civilian arm of a bomb disposal company so that they can

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move it safely. The scale of the scheme means that up to 1000 people

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can be working across the site on any day. Baulk as the country goes,

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the concrete is vibrated to make sure we get the air out of it and is

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compacted and then we bring it up in a planned process to ensure that the

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whole span is in balance. This is how the finished bridge will look.

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It is a long road ahead. It is said that the bridges on schedule.

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Sport now, and Fleetwood Town are bidding to make

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Stuart Pollitt is at Highbury ahead of tonight's

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third round replay with Bristol City.

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On the home you join really want this year that Fleetwood town with

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just a few people here at the moment.

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Six promotions in ten years and they're going

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But first it's the FA Cup tonight and the chance to reach the fourth

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round for the first time - and confirm a clash

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Either Burnley or Sunderland who are also playing this evening.

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Standing in Fleetwood's way are Bristol City.

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The Cod Army haven't lost since the 12th of November.

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Earlier I caught up with their manager Uwe Rosler.

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It is called so we are used to that. We missed the wind but it is great

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weather for football, maybe not much for the spectators but for the

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players. What an opportunity for us and a great chance, we relish the

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fact that we play against a championship team. We did really

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well in the first game and it is another opportunity for us to show

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what we can do and learn. It could be a bit of tests this tonight but

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you are also going for promotion. This has been a tremendous run in

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the last couple of months. Edwards will read you had that from. We are

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doing pretty well but we're not changing our targets. We want to get

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50 points and then see what is possible and the league this season.

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And the cup, the we have only got two times so far and syndrome so we

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have the chance to make history. We just lots against Leeds and the

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other good team so we are going quite strong, be missing if you

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clear is that it is an opportunity for other players to show. And you

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are enjoying it at the club? Definitely. I was looking for this

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sort of challenge, I have a chairman who understands football and

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understand he can't shift of the targets we can recount so we are

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stable, we know what we have to achieve and the chairman is very

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knowledgeable about football and very supportive and that is what I

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was hoping for. Sale Sharks have lodged a protest

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with the rugby football union claiming one of their own

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players passed information to opponents Bristol ahead

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of a crucial league game, The allegation relates to Sale wing

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Tom Arscott and his brother Luke Sale's Director of Rugby

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says they'll consider We'll have to formulate

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all the evidence, have a look at it It is unprecedented in most

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sports, not just rugby. There's a trust element that has

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been put in question by the players Moving on, and Lancashire

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former bowler Glen Chapple He will be assisted by another

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former Lancashire player, Both men have signed

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three year deals. Chapple, who took more than 1,300

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wickets for the Red Rose, We're ambitious,

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the club is ambitious. We would never say that we're not

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going to challenge and it We want to challenge right now

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but equally we want to help the squad develop to become

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a strong and solid squad to compete Some good news for speedway fans,

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Belle Vue Aces will be racing in the coming season,

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according to the sport's Full details on a new

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management team at the club Belle Vue had been kicked out

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of the new national stadium and had their licence revoked under

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previous owners in November. Manchester City defender

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Bacary Sagna has been fined ?40,000 Yaya Toure has turned down a

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?430,000 per week moved to China. Manchester City defender

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Bacary Sagna has been fined ?40,000 for his Instagram post after City's

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win over Burnley. Sagna had claimed the game

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was ten versus 12 which, according to the FA,

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questioned the impartiality Eddie Jones has transformed

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the England squad - and last night the Head Coach took

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time out of his Six Nations He unveiled the new artificial pitch

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at Preston Grasshoppers' ground - and put young players

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through their paces. Hundreds of fans turned up to

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welcome him as Abbie Jones report. It's not every night

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the all conquering coach of Rugby Union makes a visit

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to your local club. I'm so humbled to be here,

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to a grand old club. You have had a great

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history and I am sure the pitch out there ensurer

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the future of the game up here. I told all my friends

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in my class that To see this amount of

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people come to Preston My seven-year-old son is playing

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and my husband is one of the coaches so for them to see him do this

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is just so special. For these young players,

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the chance to then train and on the Grasshoppers'

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new artifical pitch. This ground has struggled

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with flooding - but up to 2,000 extra hours of rugby can now

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be played each year. It just allows you to use the pitch

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so much more, particularly with the weather conditions

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and the kids want to practice their skills,

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if you produce skilful players you have kids that want

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to play the game. The more the practice, the harder

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the train, the most committed they are, the more chance they have

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got to realising their talent. And perhaps working

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with someone like Is that the try that

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seals the Grand Slam? The Australian pulled the England

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team out of the mire, making them an unbeaten force

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to be reckoned with. Having his input on their game

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is an opportunity not You can't really describe it

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in words, you just feel It is quite interesting

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having someone of such high knowledge and experience

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telling you what to do, Getting Eddie Jones to come

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here is a major coup for Hoppers, but so is getting this

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new artificial pitch. They are one of the first

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clubs in the country to play on this springy surface,

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and bottom of the league they are hoping their fortunes

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will also bounceback. In England we tend to

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play a certain style of rugby based on the fact

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Playing on surfaces like this will allow

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these kids to compete with the

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The Hoppers has produced its share of England players.

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Spurred on by Eddie Jones' visit, could there be more future stars

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Abbie Jones, BBC North West Today, Preston.

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Include pots rugby union team's 14 games unbeaten and Fleetwood when

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tonight they will also be 14 games unbeaten. So much coverage on BBC

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radio Lancashire but for now it is back to you. Thank you very much.

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Good luck to Fleetwood. We will bring you the results at 1030.

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Bolton Manchester City of Bolton get through.

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We've all been on holiday and brought something back

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Thelma Bishop from Stockport brought back a souvenir jug

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She really should have left it behind because it turned out

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to be a piece of history, thousands of years old.

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As Ian Haslam reports, she's decided to give it back.

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Turkey is a country proud of it's history -

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and proud to show off it's ancient artefacts.

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Many of these treasures are found in good condition.

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During which time Thelma Bishop had no idea it was 4,500 years old.

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Until she took it to a local auctioneer.

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It has gone worldwide the story and it was all over Turkey this morning

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and said your name is all over Turkey. It is just amazing.

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she'd bought for just a few dollars while on holiday with her late

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They were digging up all these pots and selling them and people said,

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what is it? It is if burial plot and the put food and all of oil in the

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whatever else they want and that was for the afterlife because people

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believed in those days that you came back.

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The auctioneer she took it to was Jason Wood.

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It was a bit of a surprise to find this in Stockport, not very large

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monetary value but the value was in the archaeological significance as

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it is important for the Turkish nation.

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In bringing the pot home Thelma was unwittingly breaking a Turkish

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Technically you did something illegal? Yes, I admit to that but we

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didn't know at the time and autistic and 50 years to find out.

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Turkey has given Jason a gift for Thelma.

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They presented her with this replica junk, not quickly same. And the

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original has been handed to the Turkish embassy and will go back to

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Ankara to the museum. Sock good evening. We are still

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winning the battle between the north and the south. Southern England

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struggling with the temperatures but we are doing very well have other it

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is cloudy and misty and that is the story of weather watchers are

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struggling. It is all about the wind direction and this is what all boils

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down to. Westerly for the next couple of days as you to the weekend

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and the drifters from the confident -- continent saw temperatures will

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start to fall away. That is the cold air gradually working its way in. It

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is all about the cloud, Dole and drop -- dump all through the day.

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Visibility is quite an issue with the overall cloud base at and mist

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absolutely everywhere. The numbers are around five or six for most

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towns or cities. Tomorrow it is more of the same about the difference is

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subtle but in our favour. Most places tomorrow should stay dry with

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a week when a front today to model the out of the way. If you are lucky

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that might be a small amount of sunshine working its way through and

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Cumbria. For the rest a cloudy and quite stay with a light breeze and

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stop temperature and the afternoon around eight or 9 degrees. It is

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good. It looked pretty foggy and Fleetwood? He said that as well,

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stripped. I am VAT rating for emphasis. Thanks for watching

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goodbye. See you later. That I will faithfully execute

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the Office... And will to the best

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of my ability...

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