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The town of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria is welcoming news

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that Labour is committed to renewing

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the UK's nuclear weapons system, Trident.

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The confirmation came in its leaked manifesto.

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Trident is a major election issue in Barrow,

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Our political editor, Nina Warhurst, is there for us tonight.

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Nina, it's no secret Jeremy Corbyn is an opponent of nuclear weapons.

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It is the wording of that elite that has failed to convince the

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electorate here. They are committed to operation Trident, but they are

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not committed to nuclear and long-term, which has left Labour

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voters feeling that the party they voted for for long time does not

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have their back. Ships have been built embarrassing is 1894 and, at

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the moment, operation Trident provides more than 8000 jobs here.

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Little wonder that nuclear is at the heart of this debate in this

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marginal seat. but there is something

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troubling this town. A decision last year to renew

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the Trident missile system should secure the jobs here

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of those who build the submarines But which party would

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you trust to see it through? Tony Keen runs an engineering

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services company company that depends on the BAE

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Systems shipyard. I would have to dramatically change

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the strategy of the business. It wouldn't be fatal,

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but it would be bad. About half of your work

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is with BAE Systems, isn't it? You can tell by the shops

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whatever industry or sector you're in in the town,

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it affects every part of the community.

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There is not enough work on a Trident submarine in Barrow

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to keep 12,000 people fully employed.

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Labour's Dennis Healey meeting shipyard workers in Barrow in 1983.

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the Conservatives overturning a 7,000 majority.

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supported unilateral nuclear disarmament.

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a policy confirmed in the leaked manifesto.

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Its last MP, John Woodcock, was firmly behind it.

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And yet, some voters are wary of party leader Jeremy Corbyn's

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lifelong links with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

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You don't know what Jeremy Corbyn's going to do

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So nobody knows what's going on in his mind.

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The Labour Party, especially their leader, seems to be

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very negative for the future of the submarines.

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Rarely is one issue so prominent in politics,

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One false move by a candidate and his or her party

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can cost them in the whole election.

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defence isn't just about our national security -

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it's about jobs and the very future of this town.

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Nina, we've heard how important Trident is to Barrow -

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but is it the only issue driving votes?

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No, not at all. I spent two days here and people are worried about

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housing, immigration, Brexit. Labour's problems in Barrow predate

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Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. Back in 2015, they saw the majority drop

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from more than 5000 votes to fewer than 800. Now that puts them on a

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list of 90s situates a sad cross the North West where 5% of Labour

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voters, if they switch to Conservatives, will change the seat.

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There are more than 30 seats where there is a margin of 20% all more.

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That means we are virtually unshakeable. The Labour Party does

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have its work cut out, and it only has four weeks to make up that

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ground. I know you will be keeping abreast of all that for us. Thank

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you very much. A drug smuggling gang

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has been sentenced to a total An international police operation

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stopped the smugglers getting heroin the ringleader of the group,

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seen here on the left - The 64-year-old had been jailed

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in the past for a similar plot. He's previously served a lengthy

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sentence for this type of crime. He gave no thought to the harm

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and misery that would have occurred, had these drugs flooded the streets

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in the North West, and equally the harm it causes

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in the communities overseas Rochdale's former

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Labour MP Simon Danczuk, says he will stand as an Independent

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against Labour's Tony Lloyd Mr Danczuk was suspended

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by the Labour Party while it investigated allegations

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he sent explicit texts Chester Zoo, which fell victim

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to a fraud of over ?1 million, The zoo was duped into handing

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over the money, in 2013, to a man claiming to represent

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a construction company Four men have been convicted

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for their involvement. One of the country's biggest

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new arts centres has officially

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opened in Chester tonight. and it means that,

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for the first time in a decade, there's a theatre

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and a cinema in the city centre. But there's more to the project

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than films and plays, Rehearsals at Storyhouse Chester

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for tonight's show It is an adapted John Gay's

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18th-century play to put in references

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to Chester and Merseyside. Storyhouse is on the site

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of the old Odeon cinema, but a modern extension means it can

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offer much more than movies. It's wonderful to see the building

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so full and vibrant and busy, with children playing,

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with their parents watching, big sisters reading stories

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to their little sisters, seeing young people gathering

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and doing their homework It's brilliant to see the building

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used exactly how we'd dreamed. It's ten years since Chester city

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centre had a cinema or theatre. Judging from the number of people

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who turned up today, it will assuage

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a real cultural hunger. One of the key things

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about Storyhouse is the range of cultural activities

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that go on here. The library, the cinema,

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the theatre, and there's even a big TV screen

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to show important events. I mean, there were a lot

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of challenges on this project. A big cultural project in a city

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like Chester historic city. I suppose the first challenge

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was to think about how you design a building that is a library,

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a cinema and a theatre. How you bring all those things

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together in a completely new way. And really we've tried

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to make the library the glue that joins

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everything together. a youth theatre

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and space for crafts. Storyhouse is open from 8am

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until the last show finishes. Is a British astronaut has been

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speaking to children children today. A film is being made about his life.

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Plunged into darkness and into space. Mike took hundreds of

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students on a journey through his career. It is almost 20 years since

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he helped to save near, the Russian space station, after it collided

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with a supply vessel. Conquering adversity is with one of the themes

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of his talk. My story probably does help because

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I tell them how I got around some of the setbacks.

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If you don't have a way to stop it floating, it is horrible. He was

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really funny, and the videos were funny. Without gravity, you think,

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how would people move properly and things like that.

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It is an inspirational story, if you keep trying, you can achieve it.

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That is the message we want our children to have. Never give in,

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always try your best and do everything you can to realise your

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dreams. A Hollywood movie is now being made about his life will stop

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enough time has passed to make that movie bearable for me to be made. Do

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you know who is playing you? No. Do you have any wishes in particular?

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No. They've got to have more hair! Manchester United fans

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are celebrating tonight after the club booked its place

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in the Europa Legue final in a tempestuous match

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at Old Trafford. United hung on to win on aggregrate

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against Celta Vigo, And the beautiful weather

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we've been having is on the way out! It is not a dreadful weekend by a

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long shot. What a fantastic day today, 21 degrees, 70 Fahrenheit. We

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won't see that again in the next won't see that again in the next

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couple of days, but we saw tonnes of sunshine. The story has changed

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through the afternoon. The cloud pushed in, making the sunshine more

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hazy and weak in the southern part of the region. It is all ahead of

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some weather which pushes into was the early hours of tomorrow morning.

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It will trundle more as we head towards Friday. The graphics have

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decided to die, so you will have to listen to me rather than get

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anything that supports what I'm saying. Through the night, the story

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is about the temperatures. They are mild out and about, generally

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between seven and 11 degrees in towns and cities. A little breezy

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write-down. Tomorrow is a day which does not hold to much promise,

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showers will start the day in some places, they will move northwards

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through the day. They could be heavy. Away from those, brighter

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skies will try to work their way through. Some places good dodge them

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completely. They will start to get their act together towards 5pm, they

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could be a rumble and as well. In the brightest bots, tempters still

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reach 18 degrees. The outlook for the week is changeable.

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We want to see the economy work for everybody, not

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Now the weather. , yes a humid dead. We have had

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photographs of the Now, humid air is coming in hyped.

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This cloud will

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