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Welcome to North West Tonight with Roger Johnson.

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As the Government loses the Supreme Court case on Brexit,

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some local MPs call for a second public vote.

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The builder who's barricaded himself inside an historic station

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masters house in a dispute over renovation work.

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Network Rail have left me with no choice but to do this and make a

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stand against them. Angry locals give this Lancashire

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road sweeper the brush off. I'm in the most romantic room in

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what has been described as the most romantic hotel in Europe. It is

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right here in the north-west, but where? Cheers.

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We had our say back in June - just over half of us

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here in the North West - 53% - voted to leave the EU.

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But after today's Supreme Court ruling, our MPs will

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They'll have the vote on triggering Article 50 -

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a development that's left many Remain supporting MPs

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Do they vote with their conscience or vote with the will of the people?

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Our political editor Nina Warhurst has been following developments

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Today has been described as a victory for parliamentary

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sovereignty. The 650 men and women who sit in their will after all get

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to vote on whether we leave the European Union. In just a minute I

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will have a round-up of how the MPs intend to vote, but first how the

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news has been received across the Northwest. For a slice of life in

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post-Brexit Britain we have come for breakfast. These are four or five

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months old. Jim and Roger's family have been

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farming for generations. We first met brothers Jim

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and Roger last May - You were the Brexiteer and you were

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the remainder. And you were throttling each other! But he has

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recovered. Have you been at each other's throats ever since? Not

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really. We do not discuss it that much. It is like fait accompli. We

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have to just get on with it, and the country has to get on with it. It

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was 52-48, we have to get on with it. Everyone has to make the most of

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it and try their best. Blackpool is the place that voted

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more emphatically to leave Listen back to what people

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here told us at the time - It is just a small island, and it is

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to fool. We have too many foreign people taking advantage of the

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system. Many still have the same concerns -

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and are optimistic about I voted to leave, and I think we

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have more chance of leaving Europe than being told what to do by the

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Germans and French. I think we have a better chance outside than staying

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in. I think it is being made out that everyone who voted leave are

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racists and bigots. We are not. We're just seeing the bigger

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picture. in warrington has been a growth

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industry over the last few years. Back in June - Boris who runs this

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place thought Britian had What future do you see for Brexit

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Britain? Do you think you will still be here? Because no one else, even

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your Prime Minister in her speech, obviously my plans changed and they

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are still changing. With so much still to be thrashed out, the

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uncertainty he feels is felt by many. So big implications for

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everyone across the North West, but what has been the reaction here? 53%

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of people in the north-west voted to leave the European Union, and so,

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for most people's MPs it is relatively straightforward. They

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will vote to trigger Article 50 because that is how their

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constituents voted. But MPs in Manchester, Liverpool, Wirral,

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Sefton, Stratford and Stockport, they are the ones who face a crisis

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of conscience. To the vote as the majority of the people in the UK

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did, or as constituents did, to stay. One MP facing that dilemma is

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Lucy Powell. What way will you vote? On the second reading that will come

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next week, the first stage of the bell, I to trigger Article 50

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because although I do not want to leave the European Union, I voted

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and campaigned to remain, but the act of Parliament is to give effect

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to a referendum that I supported. It is just the beginning of the

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process, we will be laying down amendments and holding the

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government to account. There will be a vote at the end on the deal the

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government has got. There is no blank cheque but I feel it is my

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responsibility to enact it. Even though 60% of people in Manchester

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voted to remain? I know it will be hugely disappointing, but the

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problem with referendums as it is binary, yes or no macro, and we

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voted to leave. It is not what I wanted but it is what is happening.

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It is not a proportionate vote, you cannot say we will only leave by

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52%, we either leave or do not. Most MPs across the north-west agree with

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Lucy. I spoke to Geoff So far only Jeff Smith,

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MP for Manchester Withington, and Luciana Berger, MP

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for Liverpool Wavertree, and Louise Ellman, MP for

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Liverpool Riverside, have told me they could

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vote against triggering Article 50 in keeping

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with their personal views, As for the Lib Dems,

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their line is clear - they will reject Article 50

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unless there is a promise of a public vote on

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the final Brexit deal. they voted for it, it is the

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decision, it will affect generations to come. It will affect the economy.

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It will have a lot of significant consequences. To rule them out of

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the final say and leave that to MPs or just the Prime Minister, I think

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is the wrong way to set about it and shows the government does not have a

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grip on the situation. The Lib Dems are unlikely

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to get their way and for there to be But once Article 50 is triggered,

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that's when the really carving out a deal that

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everyone agrees with. But today a significant. By the end

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of the week, one way or another, we will be leaving the European Union.

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The Isle of Man's strict abortion laws are to be reviewed,

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At the moment, it is only allowed under certain circumstances.

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Many women have to travel to clinics in the UK because of tight

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A member of the House of Keys has been told he can start work

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on the proposed changes, to bring the rules in line

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The small steps, but this is the start of a process. So I can sit

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down and create a law that can go to consultation so we can bring our

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laws up-to-date. Tributes have been paid

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to a promising young cyclist from High Peak -

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who died in his sleep on Friday. 15-year-old Charlie Craig

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from Hayfield was an apprentice Paralympic champion

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Dame Sarah Storey said his death The fountains in Manchester's

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Piccadilly Gardens They'd been out of action

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since September last year due The display includes 180 jets,

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propelling water up to six A builder has barricaded himself

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into an historic house Dave Anderson says Network Rail

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owe him money for work he carried out on the Station Master's House

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at Ribblehead near Ingleton The Wirral-based contractor says

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he's spent four frustrating years trying to sort it out and has now

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run out of patience. He says he'll stay put

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until the issue is resolved. Our Chief Reporter,

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Dave Guest, has the story. The station master 's house is an

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ideal place to get away from it all, especially for railway enthusiasts.

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It sits right next to the historic Ribblehead viaduct. It is available

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for weekly lets, but the man who booked in last Friday says he will

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not move out any time soon. Builder Dave Anderson worked on the

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restoration on the property in 2012. He has been in a financial dispute

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with the building's owners, Network Rail, since. He tendered for a

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contract worth ?150,000, but he says the work actually cost far more than

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that because it was more complex and expensive than he had been led to

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believe originally. So now he has barricaded himself into the building

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and is refusing to leave until the matter is resolved. He is not

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prepared to leave the upstairs room and come out of the property, so we

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have to speak to him from here. The only way we will hear him is by

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sending him a microphone. Isn't this all a bit extreme? I have been

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forced into this position because of the actions of Network Rail. If you

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can prove they all your money, why not go through the courts? They are

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such a big national company, they know I have no money, they know that

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I have lost my business and house, I borrowed money on the house to fund

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the job and it has all gone. They have had two internal

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investigations, they have gone through legal challenges and

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solicitors. Does that not suggest it is you who is in the wrong? Not

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really. I want the public to know, I want a public investigation. What of

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the police physically tried to kick you out? I do not think they can

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because I have secured myself in really well. Dave says his protest

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is peaceful, but it is the only way of breaking the impasse with his

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dispute with Network Rail. We will follow that story. In the meantime

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Network Rail has released a statement. They say, we are aware of

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the situation and are keen to speak to him to understand his concern is.

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Until we have spoken to him and establish the facts, it would not be

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appropriate to comment further on appropriate to comment further on

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this at this time. Metrolink have apologised

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after trams across Manchester saw Many commuters took to social media

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to voice their frustrations The company say freezing fog

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overnight lead to ice We have seen the tram network Corp

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very well in extreme conditions of snow and ice before, it is just an

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unfortunate combination that affects them badly. If the weather continues

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to improve we should be OK. One of the region's most

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prestigious manufacturers Bentley in Crewe says

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2016 was a record year. It's taking on more

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apprentices and has big plans for training and recruitment

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which it says makes its future The firm also says there's

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little if any fear that leaving the European Union

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will dent its future The motoring press was a bit sniffy

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about Bentley's Bentayga. But sales of this aristocratic

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automobile already make The customers' reaction has been

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superb. We made 5500 last year, and we are delighted with what we have

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done with it. Coupled with the fantastic workforce which have put

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so much effort into what has happened in 2016. Let us look at all

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sales figures in more detail. In 2008, during the recession, they

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suffered like most businesses. Figure started to bounce back, and

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last year... Up to 100 apprentices will be taken

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on this year. There's opposition to the plan

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because some roads will be closed. The firm says it's

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about opportunities. The number of apprentices -- the

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majority of our apprentices come from the local area, so for people

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to see that they can build and grow their career here, it can only be a

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good thing. With Brexit on the cards, what is the future? We're

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looking at good deals from the government in terms of what they can

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do with our European partners and get really back into some stability

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because this uncertainty is not helpful. That is echoed by business

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experts. BR in a great place, a nice client base in America, high-end UK,

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and the Middle East as well. The client base is hopefully untouchable

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for Bentley. Bentley's first diesel car -

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and perhaps a nod to critics and customers concerned

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about the environment. Mark Edwardson, BBC

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North West Tonight, Crewe. A lot of wistful sigh and looking at

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those cars! Find out why the turnstiles here at

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Oldham athletic will be turning a little more than usual.

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Europe's most romantic hotel is closer to home.

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When people in Accrington complained about piles

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of litter in their street, the council promised

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A mechanical street sweeper was sent to deal with the problem.

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the sweeper simply drove past it and disappeared.

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Much to the embarassment of Hyndburn Council,

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the incident was filmed and has now been seen around the world.

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You'll find the odd bit of rubbish along Bath Street

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But nothing like the mess that was driving local

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There was a lot of it, wasn't there? There were 12 bags in total that we

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finally collected. A minimum of 100 bottles.

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Council officials leapt into action

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Kevin Carroll has his own camera pointing at the street.

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Basically he did a U-turn, zigzagged around the rubbish, and off he went.

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It's more a fly past than a direct attack.

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This is not so much clean and tidy as Laurel and Hardy.

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It was a little surprising, and a bit comical as well. The council has

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issued an apology to the people who live here, and it accepts that the

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street sweeper wasn't acting up to what it calls its usual high

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standards. It says it will be investigating what happened here in

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more detail. Locals were so fed up,

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they cleared the litter themselves. They should not have had to do that.

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No, it was an isolated incident and the overall environmental services,

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the people who work for them have got passion for it and work hard. On

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this occasion they have slipped up. Unfortunately for the council,

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the slip-up is being Stuart Flinders, BBC

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North West Tonight, Accrington. Have embarrassing. It is a bit. It

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is more of a fly-tip than a fly-past.

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Sport now, and it promises to be a bumper crowd at Oldham Athletic

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this evening as the Latics take on Peterborough in League One.

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Stuart Pollitt's at the ground and he can explain all.

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I suspect the turnstiles are significant. They are queueing up

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outside, and they are going to be coming in tonight for no cost.

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That's right, free entry for Oldham and Peterborough fans.

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Well, it's not the case that Oldham don't need the money -

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But what it needs more at the moment is an upturn in fortunes.

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Second bottom of League One, tonight is new manager

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John Sheridan's first game back in charge here for a third time.

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Apparently they're expecting up to 8,000 tonight -

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5,000 more than an average weekday game.

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I may take up the offer, and I take my son then, we did it last year,

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they charged a fiver or something and I went down. But I do not

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support Oldham. I might turn up. In need to recruit more scouts, more

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kids, get their ambitions high, and feel the oxygen of a real stadium.

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Would you be tempted if it was free? No, because I am not interested in

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football. I'm thinking about taking my little girl, it is her first

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football game. I am joined by the chief executive here. What is the

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thinking behind the initiative? We have a new manager here, we want to

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get behind him, get some momentum going. We have a poor season, been

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poor at home, so you can either sit back and wait for them to get

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better, or you can try to help. So we are trying to get the crowds in,

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to try to get the team is going, build on it, and everyone coming

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tonight who enjoys it may come back on Saturday. The take-up has been

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excellent, they are expecting up to 8000. There is a real buzz about the

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place. We would have got 3500 at the most on a cold night in January, but

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we're expecting 8000. You mentioned the new manager, John Sheridan back

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in charge after three years. He was sacked in January after... We were

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very keen to get John back in when he was available, the issue with not

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going to happen before that, nothing to do with us. I think there are

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some ulterior motives with what they have come out with, but I will not

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see any more at this stage. You're needing a good run to get out of the

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relegation zone. Yes, it is going to be tough this year. We're not hiding

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behind anything. We have been very poor at home and haven't scored

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goals. So tonight we hope can be the turnaround from that, get the cloud

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going and get a few goals to build from there. It has not been the best

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of times for Oldham. What is the overall health of the club

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financially? The transfer embargo did not cause us much of an issue,

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it was just one of those things. We're now looking forward to a

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strong end to the season and hopefully we can regroup and build

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on words. Thank you very much for your time.

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Manchester United will have to move 2,600 season ticket holders to make

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space for an extra 300 spaces for disabled supporters,

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The work will reduce the ground's capacity to 73,000 but has been

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The Lancashire skier Dave Ryding has been back in action this afternoon

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after his history making second place at the weekend.

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Dave became the first British skier to make

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Today he's lying in fourth place after his first run

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We will update you in the late bulletin. That is all we have for

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you. Full commentary on the match on the radio. Free entry for the fans

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coming intimate. But, of course, the food is not free. Our cameraman has

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already bought up if for ?3. I am surprised he has only had one!

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Three weeks until Valentine's Day, the busiest -- my busiest day of the

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year. You might be making secret plans to whisk your loved one away

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for a romantic date. But where to go? Boundary Park? There is no need

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to go that far! That is because a boutique hotel in the north-west has

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been voted the most romantic in Europe by an online travel site, but

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we visit? -- where is it? Forget Paris with its boulevards and Venice

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with its waterways, for true Romance check out Chester and the Edgar

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house Hotel. Jeremy and Lindsay from Liverpool are here to celebrate

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is the setting and the atmosphere is the setting

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created by the owners. It is like a created by the owners. It is like a

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family home. Are you feeling romantic? Definitely! It is hard not

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creating a romantic atmosphere? In creating a romantic atmosphere? In

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rose petals on the bed and get a rose petals on the bed and get a

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glass of champagne to settle in with. Thank you. What more could you

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want in your luxurious room but a copper bath filled with bubbles?

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There is even a home cinema where you can snuggle up and watch your

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favourite romantic comedy. Will tell certainly worked its magic on these

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two, back for a second time. Are you feeling romantic? Yes, definitely.

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It is gorgeous. A lovely place. It is really nice being on the river,

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and going for a walk after. We have had a few proposals, so we do

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special things if we know there has been a proposal, would pop up with a

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bottle of champagne. Chester makes a difference to us, it is a romantic

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city within its own right. On the streets of Chester, romance is alive

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and well. Thank you very much! You're on your lunch break? Yes, we

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are. It is life coming year. It is a nice city. We are really lucky to be

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together at our age, nearly 80. Do you feel romantic been here

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together? Tee not really, we feel cold. Back at the Hotel, love is in

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the air. OK, you two, get a room! Diane knows how romantic Chester is.

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I was there this morning with Keith the cameraman. Not even a kiss!

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Pictures have captured exactly what happened first thing this morning. A

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little frost, and a fair bit of sunshine for many places as the day

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went on. Tomorrow will continue much the same, but Thursday is very cold

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and windy. At the moment there is a lot of cloud cover around. The cloud

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has moved in over the last couple of hours. Some rain moving in, but not

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from everyone. There is a small chance you could catch some fogger

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messed early doors, but no weather warnings for our area. The overnight

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temperatures are not too bad, so it is better than last night. There

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will not be frost first thing. When the sun comes up it will not be a

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bad day. The cloud cover moves in now and again, but the breeze picks

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up as the day goes on, so it will feel a little chilly. On Thursday

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year daytime temperature may just be one Celsius. Leitner have a look at

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this handsome fellow. Visitors to the Sea Life Centre seem

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to think this frogfish bears a striking resemblance

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to a certain US President. You might get the impression

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that history is just a record Very often,

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the line between fact and fiction In this series, I'm exploring how

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three turning points in our history have been manipulated to become

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our greatest historical legends. I want to be entertained.

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Entertain me.

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