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The town of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria is welcoming news
that Labour is committed to renewing
the UK's nuclear weapons system, Trident.
The confirmation came in its leaked manifesto.
Trident is a major election issue in Barrow,
Our political editor, Nina Warhurst, is there for us tonight.
Nina, it's no secret Jeremy Corbyn is an opponent of nuclear weapons.
It is the wording of that elite that has failed to convince the
electorate here. They are committed to operation Trident, but they are
not committed to nuclear and long-term, which has left Labour
voters feeling that the party they voted for for long time does not
have their back. Ships have been built embarrassing is 1894 and, at
the moment, operation Trident provides more than 8000 jobs here.
Little wonder that nuclear is at the heart of this debate in this
marginal seat. but there is something
troubling this town. A decision last year to renew
the Trident missile system should secure the jobs here
of those who build the submarines But which party would
you trust to see it through? Tony Keen runs an engineering
services company company that depends on the BAE
Systems shipyard. I would have to dramatically change
the strategy of the business. It wouldn't be fatal,
but it would be bad. About half of your work
is with BAE Systems, isn't it? You can tell by the shops
whatever industry or sector you're in in the town,
it affects every part of the community.
There is not enough work on a Trident submarine in Barrow
to keep 12,000 people fully employed.
Labour's Dennis Healey meeting shipyard workers in Barrow in 1983.
the Conservatives overturning a 7,000 majority.
supported unilateral nuclear disarmament.
a policy confirmed in the leaked manifesto.
Its last MP, John Woodcock, was firmly behind it.
And yet, some voters are wary of party leader Jeremy Corbyn's
lifelong links with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
You don't know what Jeremy Corbyn's going to do
So nobody knows what's going on in his mind.
The Labour Party, especially their leader, seems to be
very negative for the future of the submarines.
Rarely is one issue so prominent in politics,
One false move by a candidate and his or her party
can cost them in the whole election.
defence isn't just about our national security -
it's about jobs and the very future of this town.
Nina, we've heard how important Trident is to Barrow -
but is it the only issue driving votes?
No, not at all. I spent two days here and people are worried about
housing, immigration, Brexit. Labour's problems in Barrow predate
Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. Back in 2015, they saw the majority drop
from more than 5000 votes to fewer than 800. Now that puts them on a
list of 90s situates a sad cross the North West where 5% of Labour
voters, if they switch to Conservatives, will change the seat.
There are more than 30 seats where there is a margin of 20% all more.
That means we are virtually unshakeable. The Labour Party does
have its work cut out, and it only has four weeks to make up that
ground. I know you will be keeping abreast of all that for us. Thank
you very much. A drug smuggling gang
has been sentenced to a total An international police operation
stopped the smugglers getting heroin the ringleader of the group,
seen here on the left - The 64-year-old had been jailed
in the past for a similar plot. He's previously served a lengthy
sentence for this type of crime. He gave no thought to the harm
and misery that would have occurred, had these drugs flooded the streets
in the North West, and equally the harm it causes
in the communities overseas Rochdale's former
Labour MP Simon Danczuk, says he will stand as an Independent
against Labour's Tony Lloyd Mr Danczuk was suspended
by the Labour Party while it investigated allegations
he sent explicit texts Chester Zoo, which fell victim
to a fraud of over ?1 million, The zoo was duped into handing
over the money, in 2013, to a man claiming to represent
a construction company Four men have been convicted
for their involvement. One of the country's biggest
new arts centres has officially
opened in Chester tonight. and it means that,
for the first time in a decade, there's a theatre
and a cinema in the city centre. But there's more to the project
than films and plays, Rehearsals at Storyhouse Chester
for tonight's show It is an adapted John Gay's
18th-century play to put in references
to Chester and Merseyside. Storyhouse is on the site
of the old Odeon cinema, but a modern extension means it can
offer much more than movies. It's wonderful to see the building
so full and vibrant and busy, with children playing,
with their parents watching, big sisters reading stories
to their little sisters, seeing young people gathering
and doing their homework It's brilliant to see the building
used exactly how we'd dreamed. It's ten years since Chester city
centre had a cinema or theatre. Judging from the number of people
who turned up today, it will assuage
a real cultural hunger. One of the key things
about Storyhouse is the range of cultural activities
that go on here. The library, the cinema,
the theatre, and there's even a big TV screen
to show important events. I mean, there were a lot
of challenges on this project. A big cultural project in a city
like Chester historic city. I suppose the first challenge
was to think about how you design a building that is a library,
a cinema and a theatre. How you bring all those things
together in a completely new way. And really we've tried
to make the library the glue that joins
everything together. a youth theatre
and space for crafts. Storyhouse is open from 8am
until the last show finishes. Is a British astronaut has been
speaking to children children today. A film is being made about his life.
Plunged into darkness and into space. Mike took hundreds of
students on a journey through his career. It is almost 20 years since
he helped to save near, the Russian space station, after it collided
with a supply vessel. Conquering adversity is with one of the themes
of his talk. My story probably does help because
I tell them how I got around some of the setbacks.
If you don't have a way to stop it floating, it is horrible. He was
really funny, and the videos were funny. Without gravity, you think,
how would people move properly and things like that.
It is an inspirational story, if you keep trying, you can achieve it.
That is the message we want our children to have. Never give in,
always try your best and do everything you can to realise your
dreams. A Hollywood movie is now being made about his life will stop
enough time has passed to make that movie bearable for me to be made. Do
you know who is playing you? No. Do you have any wishes in particular?
No. They've got to have more hair! Manchester United fans
are celebrating tonight after the club booked its place
in the Europa Legue final in a tempestuous match
at Old Trafford. United hung on to win on aggregrate
against Celta Vigo, And the beautiful weather
we've been having is on the way out! It is not a dreadful weekend by a
long shot. What a fantastic day today, 21 degrees, 70 Fahrenheit. We
won't see that again in the next won't see that again in the next
couple of days, but we saw tonnes of sunshine. The story has changed
through the afternoon. The cloud pushed in, making the sunshine more
hazy and weak in the southern part of the region. It is all ahead of
some weather which pushes into was the early hours of tomorrow morning.
It will trundle more as we head towards Friday. The graphics have
decided to die, so you will have to listen to me rather than get
anything that supports what I'm saying. Through the night, the story
is about the temperatures. They are mild out and about, generally
between seven and 11 degrees in towns and cities. A little breezy
write-down. Tomorrow is a day which does not hold to much promise,
showers will start the day in some places, they will move northwards
through the day. They could be heavy. Away from those, brighter
skies will try to work their way through. Some places good dodge them
completely. They will start to get their act together towards 5pm, they
could be a rumble and as well. In the brightest bots, tempters still
reach 18 degrees. The outlook for the week is changeable.
We want to see the economy work for everybody, not
Now the weather. , yes a humid dead. We have had
photographs of the Now, humid air is coming in hyped.
This cloud will