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Welcome to North West Tonight with Roger Johnson

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After a year, and a worldwide appeal, his identity

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You always think back, could I have asked more questions? With

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hindsight, everything is easy, isn't it? At least we have some conclusion

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now and we can all put it to rest. David Lytton's suspected suicide has

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puzzled detectives for months. The family of a Blackpool couple

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killed by a terrorist in Tunisia say their lives have

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been torn apart. I did not want to touch, I did not

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want to do anything for hard because I was so scared of hurting hard

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because she was so small and fragile. I live at 36 Randall St, I

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like maths, outer space, looking after Toby... And from Page to

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stage, we will need to be Stockport playwright who adapted the curious

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incident of the dog in the night-time.

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A man's body, which was found on Saddleworth Moor in December 2015,

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has finally been identified following an international

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Detectives pieced together CCTV footage, medical records

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and travel information - to solve the mystery

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And today he was finally named as David Lytton.

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The 67-year-old flew in from Pakistan -

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and travelled directly to the North West.

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He then walked up onto the moors and police believe

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For more than one year, his identity was a mystery. Now we can finally

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put a name to a face. The body of David Litton was found on the mirror

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into those in and 16. He had no wallet, not ID and was untraceable

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until now. We were so pleased. We could not believe we had potentially

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found out. It was the first the family knew. David had been living

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in Pakistan since 2006. He left Pakistan in 2015 and arrived at

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London Heathrow the following day. He took the train from the capital

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to Manchester and was captured on CCTV. Later, he arrived at the

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Clarence pub where he asked the landlords directions to the top of

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the mountain. It played on my mind, the fact we have not found him for

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two years and you are listening, could I have asked more questions?

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With hindsight, everything is easy, isn't it? At least we got some

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conclusion now and I think we can put it to rest. From the pub, he

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headed the short distance to the local beauty spot. This is Doug

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Stone reservoir that he trekked through on his way up the hill to

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the moors. Why he travelled such a distance and why he came to this

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location remains a mystery. Among the theories investigated and later

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discounted by detectives were whether he had a personal connection

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to the 1940s plane crash. There are so many unanswered questions, a man

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the police believed to kids an life in December 2015 and it is

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compounded by the fact they did not know who he was for so long. --

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believe took his life. They have now been able to speak to his family. He

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has been dubbed dog story because of where he was found. --

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Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of a soldier

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from Greater Manchester who died in a shooting accident in Iraq.

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Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington was 22 and had only

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Today crowds gathered in Middleton as his funeral

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Hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects to a young

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soldier described by his commanding officer as a "big character"

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this community, our streets, our schools and these people were all

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special to him. Lance Corporal Scott

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Hetherington was 22 years old. Scott was taken from us suddenly and

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it has been hard for any of us to get our heads around what has

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happened. He was one of 150 members

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of the 2nd Battalion, the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment

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who set off on a six month They'd been training Iraqi

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and Kurdish security forces The Ministry of Defence is carrying

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out a full investigation into what happened on the 2nd

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of January, but it's understood Lance Corporal Hetherington died

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in a shooting accident. Today the regiment's chaplain paid

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tribute to "Snowball" to "Snowball" as he was known

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by his fellow soldiers. He would do this wonderful salute

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and I would wind to be window down and do a hi-fi. He was buried with

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full military honours. Inspectors are found a lack of

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understanding of the extent of child sexual exploitation. The force says

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it will continue to review its services to children.

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The cost of a police investigation into alleged financial

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irregularities at companies which provided services

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for Lancashire County Council and Liverpool City Council has

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22 staff are working on the three year investigation

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into One Connect Limited and Liverpool Direct -

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The Sophie Lancaster Foundation has been awarded a ?50,000

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Government grant to help their work challenging prejudices

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The funding comes in the 10th anniversary year of the Lancashire

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student's death after being attacked in a park in Bacup.

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The daily catch limit on King Scallops has been

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It was introduced in November when there was a bumper crop

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of scallops and boats raced to land as many as they could.

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The government says the restrictions worked well but are no longer needed

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We had to takes action and the only way to do that was a limit which we

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could police on a daily basis, rather than a weekly basis, that

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some people wanted. That has worked quite well and enabled fishermen to

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make enough money over a period of time.

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The family of a Blackpool couple who were killed

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while on holiday in Tunisia, told an inquest that an "evil

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and twisted" ideology has torn apart their lives.

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Dennis and Elaine Thwaites were sunbathing on the beach

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at Sousse in June 2015, when they were shot dead

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Emily Unia has been following the inquests

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which have been taking place at the Royal Courts

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She joins us now. Good evening. Bring us up-to-date with the

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evidence today. Lindsay, the daughter, was in court this morning

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and read out a statement that Lindsay had written. She sat by his

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side as he read it. Of her mother Elaine, Lindsay had written, my

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heart is smashed into pieces. She was my world. Of her father Dennis,

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Lindsay had written, I idolised my dad, lived up to him and loved him.

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I loved unconditionally. He was my shining light, my style. -- my

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starter. He played football in the 1960s and there was an anecdote of

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playing George Best on the beach in Minorca. There was sadness because

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they were planning a surprise birthday in the Dominican Republic.

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Sadly, that was a holiday that was never going to happen. A very

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difficult day for the family, Emily, what did other witnesses say about

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it? Be described as seeing them on the beach into those and in 15 and

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setting themselves up on sun lounges and then the chaos and panic that

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ensued once they realise the gunman had opened fire. He was firing

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indiscriminately at people who were sunbathing on the beach and enjoying

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the holiday. They panicked, they ran and tried to hide and were fearing

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for their lives. One witness described he saw bodies that he

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believed to be Dennis and Helene. It wasn't until he returned to the UK

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that he was sure they had died. -- Ealing. How long are the inquests

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going to last? There will be more inquests next week and then we are

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looking at a further four weeks before the coroner is going to be

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reaching his conclusion. Thank you very much for your time. Emily, who

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has been following the inquests. It recorded the hit makers

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we celebrate the success Honoured for her charity work

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Denise Fergus is rewarded The new Mersey Gateway Bridge could

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be just months away from opening - but the governmnet's

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already being accused When he was the Chancellor, George

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Osborne promised he would look at allowing local people to cross it

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for free. The Government have now confirmed the charges will not be

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waved at all. It's meant to be a 62 million pound

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a year boost to the local economy. But when it's built it'll mean

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a ?1000 a year cost at least to those who'll have to pay to cross

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the river and get back every day. And that will definitely include

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drivers who live in Frodsham. They're just five miles away

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from it, but unlike residents in the borough of Halton

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which contains the bridge, People go to work every day, while

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should they have to pay to cross a river to go to work? -- why? It is

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?2 each way. Is that what it is going to be? I have no idea. There

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is no point in that. As long as the other bridges still operating and

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free... It is not. You will have to pay for that as well? For both? That

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is appalling. The former Chancellor George Osborne promised a review to

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see that if the local people could cross for free. This local decision

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has dashed those hopes. Can we have a debate so that the Government can

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explain why they have broken their promises to my constituents? The

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Government has been accused of smoke and mirrors. I am disappointed with

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the U-turn. It is going to cost thousands a year to reach over. That

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is because there will be tall is on the old bridge, too. The Government

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says the cost of extending the travel could have reached up to ?600

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million and that is because of authorities on the other side of the

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water could have demanded free travel for their residents, too. But

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are now calls for a compromise so that people can cross through free

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if they are going to work or a medical appointment. Others want a

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U-turn on the current U-turn. Some locals are facing the prospect of

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having to pay to get across the new bridge. Lots of you have been in

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touch on social media this afternoon.

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Fiona Goodier says the bridge tolls mean "it will cost a fortune"

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for people in Runcorn and Halton to access hospitals in Liverpool.

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"Toll charge + parking + fuel - at least ?10 a time.

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But Richard Cunliffe says "I won't have to sit

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I don't think he minds whether he has to pay an art, he is just happy.

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We're going to talk about Denise Fergus.

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The mother of murdered toddler James Bulger has been honoured today

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Denise Fergus set up the James Bulger Memorial Trust

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to support young people and reward those making a positive

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Today in a special ceremony in the House of Lords she was given

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Shortly after the ceremony she told me what it meant

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to her to have her work recognised in this way.

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I set up the charity because I did not want

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James to be remembered as

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the child who was murdered, I wanted his name to be remembered

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With the charity, I think we have achieved that.

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Not only are we remembering James, we are also

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Remind us what you do for other children.

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At the moment, we have a static caravan near Blackpool where we get

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--give children respite holiday whenever they want in the caravan.

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Children who've been through bereavement,

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victim of crime, having to care for parents or siblings.

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You understand at firt hand to be a victim of crime and for the

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relatives of victims of crime, it is so hard and sometimes those

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In my experience when I lost James, my

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mum lived in a four-bedroom house and I went to

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There are only so many rooms in the caravan.

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You have to talk and you know what the

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I wanted families to come together because I felt the

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rest of the family were going through what I was going through as

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It is not burdening them. It is people coming together through

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difficult times. I know you would never have wished to be in this

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position. You are in this position because you lost your son. How proud

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you think James would have been? I think James would have said, go on

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and do what you need to do. He is not here to speak to himself so I

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have two be his voice. I think he would be proud of what I am doing

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and everyone that is involved in the charity. We all work so hard, it is

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not just me. The whole charity works so hard to get where we are and we

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are going to make it bigger. Denise, thank you so much and

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congratulations again. She is so proud of all the work she has done.

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Do you know what she liked the best of today? She met Bradley Walsh. She

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said that was the best bit. He does a very good game show, I believe.

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A playwright from Stockport says giving children a proper education

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in the arts will make Britain a better country.

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Simon Stephens wrote the stage version of "The Curious Incident

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of the Dog in the Night-time", which is showing at the Lowry

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He also wants pupils at state schools to believe

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that they are entitled to pursue careers in the arts.

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Last night, current students from his old school

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Our reporter, Andy Gill, was there too.

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I'm going to find out who really killed the dog.

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The play is based on Mark Haddon's book.

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It is the story of Christopher, a teenager with

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behavioural difficulties whos sets out who killed

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the neighbour's dog and

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finds out truths about his family on the way.

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Simon Stephens has won awards for his script.

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He went to Stockport School, or Mile End as it's known.

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He wants pupils from state schools to believe they are

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as entitled to a career in

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I think education and the arts it dignifies

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and empowers everybody with a spirit of empathy and communication.

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It is not just about training artists, it is about making this

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Last night 200 Stockport School pupils

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He has already been back to his old school to fire

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It was inspiring because it came from

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There is no limits to how small or big you can be in the

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I have always known I've wanted to do something like that but

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people are all suggesting different things.

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After the talk, I felt it was a good option and I should

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The school's head of drama says Simon's

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It is a direct link to the outside world

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and that world, for a lot of our students, it feels distant.

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They might just have access to this through books, TV and does not

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime runs in the Lowry

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Football now and the Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says

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the team must not let their chance to make it to the EFL

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United take a 2-0 lead into the second leg of their

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semi-final against Hull City at Old Trafford tonight.

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Hull are in a relegation battle in the Premier League,

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but Mourinho says improved performances in recent matches make

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They played at home, the matches they won very well, too.

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They played against Chelsea very well, too.

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So I think they are in a good situation.

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I think Manchester United are playing at Hull tonight.

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Successful, United will meet Southampton at Wembley

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after their 2-0 aggregate win over Liverpool in the other semi final

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The Reds had plenty of chances to get back in the tie last

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night as well as a couple of strong penalty claims.

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A late Saints goal ended Liverpool hopes, but the boss still had

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For me, it is very important the way we

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As ever, Roger is right. They are playing at Hull but I am leaning the

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sports team. As ever, Roger is right...

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Now you might wonder why I'm holding up a penny -

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it looks tiny in my hands but incredibly this was the size

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of baby Francesca Bradley-Curran's little feet when she was born

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You can see the picture on the screen. Such a graphic illustration,

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that. Despite having no heartbeat, doctors

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at Liverpool Women's Hospital Her parents are now sharing

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their story to show that very Are you standing up? It is hard to

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believe now that Francesca was ever fighting for her very existence.

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This was heart last April, coverings covered in tubes and... It was just

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the top of the head that I had seen because she was that small. We did

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not know if she was a boy or a girl. She was so small, her tiny feet and

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hands were barely bigger than a penny. I did not want to touch her,

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do anything for her because I was so scared of hurting her because she

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was so small and fragile. Francesca was born at 24 weeks and two days.

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Before a 24 weeks, the chance of survival is much less but doctors

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will look at each case and take into account is appearing's wishes. It

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proved premature babies can survive. Looking at her now, how well she has

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done. The nurses became like friends to us. They are like friends now,

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I'd be? That is tiny. They had to tape it on. Francesca's parents have

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made a memory box to remember how far she has come. She also battled

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sepsis, meningitis and two collapsed lungs. She is now happy and healthy

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and the apple of her period's eyes. -- parent's eyes. She is just

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wonderful. Amazing work by the medical team who got her fit. We

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were talking about Manchester United and the game at Hull tonight. We get

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it. Sir Paul McCartney, The Stone Roses,

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Manchester United, children What could that lot

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possibly have in common? They all recorded at the once-famous

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Strawberry Studios in Stockport. Some of the biggest hits

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of the seventies and eighties Stockport Museum is celebrating

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its story with a special exhibition. This was one of the biggest

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hits of the '70s. Not just in Britain,

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but in America and around the world. It was recorded, not in London

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or Los Angeles, but in Stockport. This is where 10CC recorded I am not

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in love in 1974 and 75. Strawberry Studios closed down

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nearly a quarter of a century ago but, as you can see,

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it has not been forgotten. This is Eric Stewart's guitar

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that was used on all the first 10CC albums that were

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recorded in Stockport. It was one of the members of 10CC,

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Eric Stewart, who helped set up Strawberry Studios

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in the late 60s. If you look at the music

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press of the time, a lot of the journalists coming up saying,

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Oh, no, we're going to Once inside, it was

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the complete opposite. These studios overcame

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prejudice towards Stockport and began attracting performers

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from around the world. Neil Sedaka crossed

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the Atlantic to be here. # There is no one

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quite like grandma. The children of Saint Winifred's

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only had to travel around Then came Joy Division,

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the Smiths, the Buzzcocks. United and City

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recorded here as well. In the days before

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digital, this was perhaps Strawberry's finest hour. I am very

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proud of being a part of Strawberry Studios. The studio was not there,

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the band would not have existed. It is as simple as that.

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The sign is still there but they stop making music

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Strawberry Studios now houses offices.

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A place of history, isn't it? What a shame they do not record there.

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Perhaps the blossoms are watching. Shall we have a look at the weather?

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It has been really cold. It is January, as you keep telling us.

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Most places have had a very poor day today. The sun was trying to get

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out. A glimpse of it through the cloud but it has been a grey and

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windy and temperatures very low, one or two from most places. The good

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news is, the temperatures are gradually starting to rise again. It

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is a bit of a mess. Some weather from time to time. Wet weather at

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any point through the day. We have got this mild a starting to retiring

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as the wind comes back from the Atlantic. At the minute, it is cold

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out and about. Colder than it was last night in most places. A lot of

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cloud around but in the early hours of the morning, clear skies. Already

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it feels chilly and the numbers on the map will not impress you. We are

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going to be talking around -1 or minus two Celsius. That the towns or

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cities. In the rule areas, -4 or minus five. A hard frost first thing

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tomorrow morning. It uses down a little bit as we go through the

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night, the breeze. The visibility will be a problem. So far, not

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whether warnings. Weather warning free right now. The late bulletin

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might have different details. First things in the morning, Bright 's

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Wells. As we walks watch the weather, the cloud will come in

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quickly through the morning. By late morning, many places will be up to

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blanket cloud again. It could look quite gloomy for many of us. The

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picture like this afternoon. The temperatures will be better than

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today. We are talking about three or four Celsius. That is not that much

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better at all, is it? No, it is not. We were talking about Strawberry

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Studios. He is very excited because the Bay City rollers recorded there.

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Do you remember that one? Of course I remember them. Thank you for

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watching. Kian and I will be back at half past ten. -- Kian. How old do

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you think I am? Einstein replaced Newton's theory

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of universal gravitation with a more accurate theory -

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general relativity. So, why's my apple falling?

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Well, it's not. It is the ground that accelerates up

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to meet the apple. So that's why the chair

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that I'm sitting on now that actually feels

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as if it's accelerating up It's really changed my relationship

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with this chair. Mm-hm.

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