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Welcome to North West Tonight with Roger Johnson and Annabel Tiffin.

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Our top story: The Michelin-starred restaurant among 44 firms named

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and shamed for not paying the minimum wage.

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An employment lawyer will be here to tell us

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Also tonight: Experts leading an Inquiry into historical child

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abuse warn there could be thousands of unreported cases here.

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An historic view of Manchester - and how a development backed

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I'm a dentist by day, boxer by night.

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And we meet the man who might need his dental skills

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More than 40 North West companies were today named and shamed

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They were ordered to pay back more than ?100,000

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The guilty firms included a Michelin-starred hotel,

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an historic golf club and even two law firms.

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But some say their only crime was to try to help their workers

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by advancing them money and later deducting it from their wages.

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Chefs prepare meals at Northcoat will tell. It under paid more than

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?6,000 to 22 workers partly because managers fail to realise when staff

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reached 21, meaning they should have been paid more and partly because

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they deducted money from wages to pay for staff accommodation and

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payoff and balances. The law says you can't do that if it takes paid

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below the legal minimum. These are errors of judgment in terms of how

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we have interpreted the law, some of which we are not aware of which we

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are now but I do think some of the practice is incorrect. Some people

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would say an organisation like you should have been aware of the rules

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and shouldn't have gotten this position. I understand that but when

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you see that as an header, you've had an agreement from the staff

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member to be able to do that, it's member to be able to do that, it's

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not that you are taking it away on purpose, it's just a way of paying

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it in a different way. it's a similar story in club bitterly. It

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was ordered to pay ?11,000 to that money -- two workers who had money

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deducted for company flats they live in. That should have paid them the

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full weight and then charge them. I should have known the rules but it

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is what has been done for years, this only applies to people on

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minimum wage. It doesn't apply to people who are not on minimum wage.

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In total, 44 North West firms were told to repay ?112,000 to 142

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workers. The two North West cos we featured tonight say they are guilty

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of breaking the letter of the law but they did it in and eventually --

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inadvertently. The Government says publishing this list send a clear

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message to employers that minimum wage abuses will not be tolerated.

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While friends like this say they did not intend to cheat, the TUC says it

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should be prosecutions and higher fines for those who deliberately

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avoid the law. Sarah Evans is an employment lawyer

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from Slater and Gordon Solicitors. Is saying it's a discrepancy

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caused by admin error No, frankly. The minimum wage has

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been in place for quite a while. It changes every year. Employers know

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it changes, usually on the first or 6th of April and it usually goes up

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by 20 or 50p. It is not new and a few in the business of having

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employees, you should know what you have to pay them. The information is

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widely accessible on the Government website. You can do calculations

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online to work out what you have to pay people saw an administrative

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error is quite a feeble defence, I would say. People cross birthdays

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and sometimes go into a different band for what they are entitled to

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but what is the legal position on the minimum wage? Firms have to pay

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it, there is no get out. There are payments depending on age. There are

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certain exceptions like apprenticeships which have different

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rules, home-workers can come under a different regime, the kid industry

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is often affected by different rates that can apply, -- care industry,

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you have an employee of a certain you have an employee of a certain

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age doing hourly work, there is a certain rate that you work-out.

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What advice would you give to someone who thinks they're

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Fortunately is one of the easier things to put right in employment

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especially with Government intervention in terms of the

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business enterprise and innovation. Even if it's an awkward conversation

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with an employer? You are entitled to be paid and the minimum is a

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minimum for a reason. You can check what your wages should be by using

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an Internet tool and you can report an Internet tool and you can report

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to your company or phone Acas will let HMRC now and it will work out

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what you should be entitled to and whether there are any fines or

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intervention that needs to go on. You can bring an unlawful deduction

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from wages claim within your employment, you don't have to resign

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to be able to enforce it. Sometimes to be able to enforce it. Sometimes

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a letter saying, you've got this wrong, might be enough to put it

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right, but there is no reason to go right, but there is no reason to go

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to work and not be paid for the work you do especially at low wages.

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Thank you, we appreciated. The Pennine Accute hospital trust,

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rated "inadequate" by inspectors has announced it's investing ?30 million

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in front line services. The trust's also looking

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to recruit hundreds of nurses, midwives and doctors over

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the next three years. It runs the Royal Oldham,

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Fairfield, Rochdale Infirmary; The Business Secretary is travelling

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to Paris tonight for urgent talks over the future of Vauxhall,

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which could be sold to Peugeot. Greg Clarke will meet

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executives from the firm and the French Government

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to try to secure jobs at Vauxhall, including

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at its Ellesmere Port plant. A national inquiry into child sex

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abuse has been approached by 174 North West victims,

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more than from any other They've contacted the independent

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inquiry probing claims that in the past police and prosecutors

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failed to tackle sexual abuse, particularly when it was perpetrated

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by people in powerful positions. The chairwoman of the much-troubled

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inquiry today attended Historical abuse exits in all walks

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of life from the world the Independent Inquiry

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into Child Sexual Abuse was set up to look into after abuse

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by Jimmy Savile and others emerged. There were concerns over a number

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of institutions and a failure by police and prosecutors in some

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cases to properly The chair of the panel,

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Professor Alexis Jay, today met with many groups

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and agencies who work with children to protect them against abuse

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and she told them the "truth" project - in which victims of child

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sexual abuse share their experiences in private or written form -

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had seen more than 174 There were lots of good networks

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that we could tap into and encourage people to come forward and that

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has been successful. We have a number of other

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regional offices throughout the country where we're

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following the same pattern. Since the inquiry was set up,

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a number of footballers have made allegations of historical child

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sexual abuse against Crewe and Manchester City

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are two carrying out The inquiry will wait until the FA

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completes its own internal review and that's to avoid duplication,

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but one victim who is advising the panel told me there

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are still thousands of survivors I want to know my children are safe

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when they go boxing, play football, whatever they're doing,

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and the only reason we can look at that are past failings that

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institutions have made by people sharing their truth

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and experience and helping build There will be four public

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hearings his year including one on what happened

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at Knowl View School and other institutions arranged

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by Rochdale Borough Council, including the role of

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the late MP Cyril Smith. Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs won more

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than 20 league titles between them when they played for Manchester

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United. But as property developers,

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they're finding the opposition The Twentieth Century Society

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is the latest conservation group to line up against their multi-million

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pound plans for Theirs is one of a number of major

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new developments campaigners If you want to gauge how well

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a city is doing, they say, It's boom time - nearly 7,000

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new homes under construction. Ten new schemes for tower blocks

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more than 25 storeys high. Manchester is changing,

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but is it for the better? Last year, Gary Neville showed me

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the derelict police station and pub he and Ryan Giggs

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want to knock down. They want to replace it with two

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tower blocks centred This is how it would change the view

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from the town hall square. One conservation group,

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the Twentieth Century Society, wants the Secretary of State

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to get involved. Historic England, the Government's

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adviser on heritage buildings, We absolutely support something

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needs to be done to this site, but we'd like to see the right

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scheme and something that benefits Manchester and doesn't overshadow

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these civic buildings. A company called Renaker wants

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to build two tower blocks Castlefield is a nationally

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significant conservation area. It's the home of the world's first

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cut canal, the world's first passenger railway and the birthplace

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of the Industrial Revolution, and this building is completely out

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of keeping with this area. The newish Beetham Tower is now

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on the list of buildings guide Jonathan Scofield

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shows his tour groups. He's relaxed about the way the city

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he knows so well is changing. Buildings are humans, in a way -

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they move and they change and if you try to keep them still,

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keep them the same, you lose the essential

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character of what a city is, which is about innovation,

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new ideas and moving on. If the Victorians had been

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as concerned about preserving buildings as we are now,

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we wouldn't have the town hall and We've got buildings

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from pre-Victorian era in every town and city in the country,

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so they didn't wipe everything away, and it's a case of conserving

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and growing, and you can do both. Construction work in Manchester

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is back to the levels of before the financial crash and there's no

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sign of a let-up. There has been a big

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response to the proposed development of Manchester,

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and in particular the plans The majority were against the

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developments, I struggled to find positive ones. Perhaps changes in

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difficult thing to embrace. Still to come on North West Tonight:

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Moving to the Shakers - but can Lee Clark do enough to keep

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Bury in League One? And the man who can knock your teeth

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out and put them back again. of devolution, what it means, how

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much it will cost and how it will affect people across our region.

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Will the rule be different appeared on London? Our correspondent has

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been talking to London's first mayor, Ken Livingstone.

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Think mayor and you might picture the person with a funky collar

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and an expensive necklace who gets to greet important visitors.

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But if you live in Greater Manchester or the Liverpool City

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Along with council leaders, your new mayor will decide on things

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like what routes buses take, what new houses are built

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near your home, even the training opportunities your children have

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But perhaps the most important change is that you will get

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Think Ken, think Sadiq, think Boris, yes, London has had an elected mayor

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mayor says the year 2000 and Ken Livingston knows what it's

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Is it exciting to think I'm the first one, this

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I can't think of anything else in my lifetime where a new political

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organisation has been created from scratch.

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24 hours can be a long time in a mayor's life

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On the 7th of July he became the figurehead for a heartbroken

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city and only the night before he had celebrated London

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London has boomed and a lot of people in the North are really

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angry that so much investment went to London, but you had a mayor

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Who's been making the case for Greater Liverpool,

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Away from Westminster, some believe the mayor's voice can

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help build the brand of the North West as a world-class

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cultural hub but they will have to fight our corner on funding.

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This post of mayor of Greater Manchester is a poisoned

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going to be in charge but you've still got a budget

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The purse strings are being pulled from London so I think

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The mayor will face financial pressure from the outside

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but also will have to prove their worth at home.

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Just because you're elected it doesn't mean to say

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Whoever is in there has got to build their own respect

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and has got to build and sell their own vision but it's

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a fantastic opportunity because people are now willing

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to work together and that's the big change, the spirit of collaboration.

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A spirit of collaboration is no doubt a wonderful thing,

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but even Ken says that once the inauguration parties are over,

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Soon we will have our first directly elected mayor.

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It is not just the most important thing you'll do,

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You get it right, your city will be booming in a decade's time.

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The best of luck to all our mayoral candidates.

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Sport now, and Richard is at Old Trafford tonight

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as Manchester United start an extremely busy period.

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He is ready for this and Ed -- St-Etienne match at Old Trafford.

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How strong a line-up is Jose Mourinho likely to play?

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I think he will play strongly. Because this is the last leg of the

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Europa League, it is a route into next season's Champions League for

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the winners so I think he will play a strong line-up tonight. He named

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his back four in his press conference, which is strong, having

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said that, they are fighting on four fronts. Jose Mourinho says if they

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keep progressing and all of these competitions, it could be a problem.

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April, May will be very, very, very hard if we progress

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in the competition, so hopefully it is very, very, very hard.

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A welcome problem for Jose Mourinho. Let's dig further into the Pyramid

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of English football. Bury's new manager Lee Clark says

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he's confident he can keep Clark was speaking for the first

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time today since leaving Kilmarnock to sign a two and a half year

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contract at Gigg Lane. He takes over with his team

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in the relegation zone, but full of confidence he can

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turn it round. Back in the North West

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and ready for the challenge, Bury's man from the North East

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insists he will get the Shakers I see a talented group of players

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and the talented squad, they just need to enjoy

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the football, play with confidence. He's young, he's ambitious, he wants

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to manage the Premier League in the Premier League but he's

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got fantastic contacts. As a player, Lee Clark made more

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than 200 appearances for Newcastle, the club he supported as a boy,

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and has played and worked under some of the biggest names

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in British football, Kenny Dalglish, Sir Bobby

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Robson and Kevin Keegan. I knew from a young age I wanted

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to become a manager myself one day, it wasn't a case when it came out

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of my playing days and decided I stood and watched and listened

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to my managers and how His management career has had highs,

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a record unbeaten run in his first management job at Huddersfield

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for example, and lows, an acrimonious six months

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at Blackpool, his lowest point. It had been the longest time I had

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been out of football when I left Blackpool

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and I was considering whether I was I reinvigorated myself and got

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the fire back in my belly. His win percentage as you will know

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is less than 25% at Kimarnock, less than 10% at Blackpool,

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how much of a You can make statistics

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looks however you want. You look at what is probably his

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percentage-win ratio He did that because he had

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an owner that believed in him to take it forward

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and had fantastic infrastructure. Lee Clark is an engaging

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personality who doesn't dodge as he did as a player,

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wears his heart on his sleeve, but football management

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is all about hard-headed decisions and Bury fans will hope

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he has the answers. Good to talk to him today. It could

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be a busy year ahead for the Shakers. He was involved in 45

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different transfers in his last job in, not -- in Kilmarnock. That is

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full commentary on BBC tonight. From Old Trafford, back to you.

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If you've ever had the misfortune to damage your teeth, you know how

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important a good dentist can be. But it's not often the person that fixes

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them is the person who broke them in the first place!

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The 32-year-old, who's known Doctor hit man,

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has trained with both Khan and the great Floyd Mayweather

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and promises opponents he'll repair any teeth he damages.

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The Klitscho brothers, both of them got PhDs,

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doctorates, they're Dr Ironfist and Dr Steelhammer, so I got

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inspiration from them, and also one of my favourite boxers

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was Tommy "Hitman" Hern so I married the two together and

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Working alongside Arthif is Lee Beard, well known

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for his work with Manchester boxing legend Ricky Hatton Lee.

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Are there any plans for him to become your dentist?

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Though both men's main priority is of course Arthif's next

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Ahead of Saturday's night, nothing too strenuous

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When I look back at my studies in dentistry, it was a lot

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of sleepness nights and caffeine consumption in the libraries,

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which took cereberal effort, and there's cerebral effort

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in boxing, where you've got to stay focussed with tunnel vision.

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In the meantime, it's back to the day job and,

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by pure coincidence, a patient related to Manchester's

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I've known Anthony since he was in his mummy's tummy!

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What a coincidence - he's a friend of mine!

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You wouldn't know he was a boxer cos he's got such a nice bedside manner.

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What would you do if you managed to break an opponent's

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I'd feel morally obliged to restore that tooth.

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Hopefully it never happens, but if it did, it'd be

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A cloud with a silver lining for someone potentially, then.

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Speaking of obligations, I've got a dodgy... Oh!

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He could knock his painful tooth out with a little right hook! Let's get

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the weather. Diane is here. It is not getting warmer, it is

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getting less cold! Towards the weekend we're seeing some spells of

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sunshine. This picture was from Manchester. It is starting to feel

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like spring. Since last week we've managed to get 20 to 25 minutes of

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extra daylight and that process continues and week by week that

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grows, so the sun is up, a little bit earlier, and it sets a little

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bit later. To the next couple of days, we have relatively mild

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conditions, fairly cloudy at times. conditions, fairly cloudy at times.

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the next couple of days and every the next couple of days and every

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now and then you will see some spells of sunshine. This is how you

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we is shaping up. A huge amount of cloud cover but if the temperatures

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get 29 or 11 Celsius, that's not too bad. The last couple of hours have

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had a couple of showers breaking out here and there. The more organised

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area of rain is trying to get towards us but the hills take it

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away. It will continue to push and it will spread across many parts of

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the North West through the next couple of hours. It would get

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everywhere but it will get too many places and want it turns up, it will

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be on and offered a good portion of the night. It starts to fall apart

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and many places become dry. Mr and murk over high routes -- mist.

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Temperatures are good tonight but that won't be true everywhere. Six,

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seven and eight Celsius on the other side of the Pennines and into part

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of Scotland, there will be a frost, but because we have all the weather,

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we see temperatures not falling to a low but really it could be down to

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three Celsius in rural areas. We have the remnants of the rain still

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around on Friday morning. Visibility is not brilliant. Through the day,

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an improvement trying to come in. Parts of Merseyside and Cheshire,

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maybe the course that will see a significant improvement to the tail

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end of the day but whenever you are, it's not a bad picture, relatively

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benign and the breeze is very light, coming back towards us from the

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south so the numbers on the chart are fairly good, between nine and 11

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Celsius and cloud through the next couple of days but temperatures that

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good, and that's important. -- temperatures are good.

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You could also say if you've had a couple of drinks, I'm not getting

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drunk, I'm getting less sober! Bye-bye!

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Two challenges await you today, and our genre is Landscape.

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The conditions are a wee bit challenging.

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