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The Prime Minister was in the North West today

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She was launching a new industrial strategy offering support

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to businesses, including more than ?300 million here as part

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But critics are questioning whether that's enough.

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Our political editor Nina Warhurst reports.

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The Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary

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My question is, is this very public visit to the North West anything

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Investment that will bring jobs is part of our industrial strategy,

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ensuring the economy is working across the whole country

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and that we are seeing investment leading to a higher wage,

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higher productivity, higher skills economy.

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But what is new today that will translate to jobs

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The investment that has been put into the North West will translate

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into jobs for families, but the industrial strategy

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we are launching today - and we'll be consulting

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with businesses on this because we want to ensure

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that we get this right - is about the long-term.

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A few miles north, the Burns brothers have been making filters

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They'd like to see less talk and more cash.

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I think investing in the likes of ourselves, manufacturing,

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is the way to go, not sharing it with other people, but investing

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in the people that are doing good manufacturing at the moment.

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By coming to the North West to launch her big industrial

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strategy, the Prime Minister was making a statement.

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She was saying, I don't just care about the South East, I care

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But had she come here to Orford on the other side

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of Warrington, she might have had a very different reception.

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Nothing round here for teenagers or early 20s, apprentices,

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Labour have been quick to criticise the new industrial strategy,

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asking how can we create jobs for the next education

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Let's not forget that 40% has been cut from the adult skills business.

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We've had a rehash of the local funding formula for primary

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and secondary schools and in Salford, for example,

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we are looking at losing ?309 per pupil head.

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This was a short and public visit from a Prime Minister known

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It might be a while before we see what impact the industrial

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As Nina mentioned, today's raft of announcements included more

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details on where ?300 million of Northern Powerhouse money will be

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Ian Haslam's been looking at the details.

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Yes, as you say the Government's been giving more details

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on where ?300 million of Northern Powerhouse money will be

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The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership secured ?70 million

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of funding to support a range of major projects,

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and a chunk of that - around ?20 million -

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will be spent on revamping Blackpool's Winter Gardens.

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It's part of a bid to bring the major political conferences

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This is how the new complex would look, it'd be a conference

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centre and hotel that could host around 7,000 delegates.

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People have better facilities to offer and this is why it is so key

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that we do build a new conference centre and likeable because we'd

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love to welcome them back. This investment will bring a little bit

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of style and I hope it will make many people feel that little bit

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better about their town. The Government's also announced

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today it's investing a further 72 million

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in the Liverpool city region. It says the money could

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help to create thousands of jobs and attract more private investment

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over the next five years - points further outlined

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by the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, who was in the region today

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on a visit to Wirral Metropolitan I think that with the announcements

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we've seen that the ?72 million combined with the 217 million that

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was already allocated will generate some 15,000 new jobs, 10,000 new

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homes, thousands of investment in new companies and that is great to

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see. The Prime Minister says the cash

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injection is all about "driving Labour though says it's too little,

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too late, which "pales into insignificance" when set

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against recent central Government A man - whose 20-year-old son was

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shot dead in a Greater Manchester takeaway nine years ago -

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is supporting a campaign to raise Halton McCollin died as he ran

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from a gunman in Stretford in 2008. His killer has never been caught -

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despite a ?50,000 For every weapon removed off

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the streets is a possible life saved or some devastation saved a family

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from going through. You should be able to walk wherever

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you please without the fear of someone having a gun that's

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going to shoot you. Police say a huge convoy

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of their vehicles through Liverpool last night was an "extensive

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disruption plan" targeting those The show of force was seen

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in the city centre, Labour's candidate to be

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the first Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region has

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launched his campaign. Walton MP Steve Rotheram has pledged

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to improve apprenticeships for young people reduce the cost of the Mersey

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tunnel tolls for local residents and work with Liverpool's elected

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mayor Joe Anderson to gain more The important thing now is for us

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six districts and the metro mayor to be going to Westminster

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to wrestle those additional powers that really mean we can do great

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things for the people Steve Rotheram is one of four

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candidates announced for the May election alongside

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Conservative Tony Caldeira, Liberal Democrat Carl Cashman

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and Tom Crone of the Green Party. Ukip haven't announced

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a candidate yet. This summer Liverpool's Catholic

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Cathedral celebrates Paddy's Wigwam, as it's

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affectionately known, was consecrated at Whitsuntide

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in 1967. The cathedral authorities

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are planning a series of events Our Merseyside reporter, Andy Gill,

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looks back at its history. It's an unmistakeable part

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of the Liverpool skyline, as modern-looking now as it was half

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a century ago, inside In a sense, because of the nature

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of this building and its modernity, it's nice to remind people that

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actually it's now 50 years and it's Once the design was approved, it

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took less than five years to build. On one of the century's most

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memorable religious days, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ

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the King was open The Prime Minister Harold Wilson

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and a host of cardinals and archbishops were at

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the consecration in 1967. She's 92 and still a

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regular worshipper here. I can remember the Scouts lining

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the route up to the ramp. It was all done in five

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years from '62 to '67, it was a wonderful experience

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that we at last had our own mother In the 1930s, there were plans

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for a huge cathedral here. They got as far as building

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the crypt designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens,

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but after World War II, costs meant For many, though, today's cathedral

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is just as imposing. I think it's the glass more

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than anything, the atmosphere, Shortly after the opening,

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I spent a day here from dawn to dusk just to watch the effects

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of the light through all It's needed extensive repairs over

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the years, but is part Over the next months

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there are special masses, flower shows and concerts

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to mark the jubilee. It was very foggy this morning but

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not quite as bad as the south had it. Good evening. Ford is definitely

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the immediate problem this week. There will be more problems through

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the week but it is descending now and it could be around this time

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tomorrow night. Through the week, we earmarks Thursday as the cold day

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and some temperatures will be around one Celsius. It's about an area of

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high pressure that blocks the weather front' s that change the ice

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-- isobars and pull in cold air from the continent. There is a yellow

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warning for fog, the lowest level, but the fog can cause problems and

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will freeze in places and it will be disruption to travel first thing

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tomorrow morning. Seven Celsius on the Isle of Man. For the rest of us,

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between -2 and two Celsius. BBC local radio will have the latest on

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the travel situation tomorrow morning. It may take some time to

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clear but there will be decent spells of sunshine working there way

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through, apart from the Isle of Man and Cumbria, which has the weather

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front that is trying to move down so in North-South divide, temperatures

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around six or seven Celsius. We have cloud cover and temperatures are

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better. Into Wednesday, the air comes from the continent, much more

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in the way of sunshine, not a bad looking day, temperatures once again

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not great, seven or eight Celsius. Look at the wind, really strong,

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very cold, the temperatures will be cold all the way through, more cloud

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cover through Friday and if I leave you with the outlook as we head

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towards the weekend, any change is rather slow. It stays cold and

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increasingly cloudy. For the weekend we will have dry

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weather with sunny spells and it will be a little bit milder.

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Good evening. We are continuing to see huge righty in the weather.

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Getting the detail right is proving to be a challenge. This was in

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Pembrokeshire and other parts of the UK were gloomy throughout the day.

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The fog is thickening up right now. Particularly pool on the M5 in

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south-west England. Very foggy across parts of the West Country.

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This fog is tending to spread its way further eastwards. Some fog as

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well across parts of Yorkshire. Northern Ireland and Scotland are

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mild but damn. This is how we will start the day. At eight o'clock in

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the morning, quite a lot of fog around which could affect the major

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airports. What all of us have seen fog. There will be Sunni areas to

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western fringes of England and Wales. Across Northern Ireland and

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Scotland it is much milder. Some patchy rain around coming in on the

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Bruce, particularly over the hills in the West. Much of that will fade

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away. It will be relatively mild. For England and Wales, much of the

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fog were clear. Some of it will not sell it will be especially chilly.

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Quite a contrast in temperatures again. -- so it will be especially

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chilly. Despite sunshine, it will be on the chilly side. The fog will

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come back again. On Wednesday morning, Central and eastern parts

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are particularly prone. Some sunshine will emerge. Rather more

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cloud for Northern Ireland and Scotland. Most of the rain will be

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held at bay. Still relatively mild. A real edge to that further south

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and east. It would be a sign of things to come. On Thursday we will

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tap into some particularly cold air sitting over the continent for

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several days now. Europe is frozen at the moment. Some of the freezing

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cold air will head towards us on a stiffening south-easterly breeze.

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Some places will not get above freezing, maybe the odd snow flurry.

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Wherever you are, it will feel cold. All

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The FA Cup fourth round, next weekend, across the BBC.

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