17/05/2017 North West Tonight


17/05/2017

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The remains of Moors Murderer Ian Brady will not be scattered

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The promise was made by his lawyer today,

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after reports in several newspapers suggested it was the serial

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Even in death, Ian Brady is still attracting controversy.

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The coroner at his inquest, Christopher Sumner, said yesterday

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that the killer's body shouldn't be released without assurances his

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ashes wouldn't be scattered where most of his victims

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Mr Sumner said he felt he had a moral obligation

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to make the stipulation, even though he had no legal powers -

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leading to speculation that it was Brady's last wish.

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His lawyer, Robin Makin, has told the coroner there is no

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likelihood that Brady's ashes will be scattered

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Finding a funeral director willing to take the body of his accomplice,

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Myra Hindley, when she died in 2002, proved difficult.

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It is because of that that the coroner wanted assurances

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that there was a funeral director or a crematorium

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here locally that would take Ian Brady's body.

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We heard from Merseyside Police today, who said that

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as far as they were aware, those assurances have not been made.

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The pair of them should have hung at the time.

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But obviously it was brought in that they did stop the hanging.

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The 79-year-old was in custody for more than 50 years,

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and there will be a full inquest into his death at Ashworth High

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So Brady's body is unlikely to be released until tomorrow.

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That inquest will be held on June 29th.

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Do we know where Ian Brady's body is? Tonight his body remains under

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police guard, and that is because those assurances that the coroner

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was looking for as far as Merseyside Police are concerned from funeral

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directors or a crematorium have still not been met. They say

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releasing Ian Brady's body to his executor risks the safety of the

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body. They asked for this delay in the release of the body. The coroner

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agreed, and it is two o'clock tomorrow that he says that Ian

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Brady's body will be released.. Thank you very much.

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A public inquiry has heard claims that Greater Manchester Police

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is rotten to the core and tried to cover up its failings

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after an unarmed man from Bolton was shot dead.

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36-year-old Anthony Grainger was inside a stolen car

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when he was shot in the chest by officers in Cheshire in 2012.

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Lawyers representing his family said the operation

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Lawyers acting for the police force will make their final

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Police investigating the huge gas explosion at New Ferry in Wirral

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The blast injured more than thirty people and damaged

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A 62-year-old man from North Wales and a 55-year-old from Wirral

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are being questioned on suspicion of conspiring to commit arson

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The world's biggest wind turbines starting generating electricity off

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Each of the 32 turbines is much taller than the Blackpool Tower,

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and could produce enough electricity to power a medium-sized town.

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Andy Gill has been taking a look from the air.

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This morning, we took a helicopter over Liverpool Bay

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with the Danish energy firm, Dong, who run the new wind farm.

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Each of the turbines is nearly 200 metres tall -

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that's more than 600 feet in old money.

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Each of the blades are as long as nine double-decker buses.

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The innovative technology embedded in these machines means that we can

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harness more electricity at low wind speeds, and therefore generate

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higher electricity as well for the homes around the

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Overall, the Burbo Bank extension can produce enough electricity

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The power which the turbines generate goes

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It then flows down 25km of undersea cables to an onshore

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When you get close up to these turbines, you realise just

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One turn of the blades on just one of the turbines produces enough

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electricity to power the average home for more than a day.

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The facility inaugurated today is an extension of one

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built ten years ago, though the original only has a third

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Further up the coast, five sites near Barrow of producing enough

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They had a posh do at Anfield to launch the new Liverpool project.

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So will the world's tallest turbines be overtaken by future technology?

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Whenever we saw a new type of turbine arising we always kind

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"Well, it can't get bigger than that."

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And the only lesson learned from that is it always got bigger

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So I don't think the journey will stop.

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And among the investors in Liverpool Bay, the company that owns Lego.

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The idea is that it generates as much renewable energy as it

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Everything we use in our factories, in our offices, in our

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shops, globally as well - we have a Lego shop

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here in Liverpool - everything is balanced

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by our investments in renewable energy.

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The new wind farm has an expected life span of 25 years.

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The actor Christopher Eccleston has taken many film and TV parts

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throughout his career - but the Salford actor

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says his latest role is the most important.

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His Dad, Ronnie, lived with dementia for 12 years before his death.

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Today Christopher opened a new centre in his home city,

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aimed at helping others live well with dementia.

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The idea that you've coloured the bookcase,

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because my father was a reader, he would have gone here.

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You know, he would have gone to that.

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Close to home, and close to his heart.

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Christopher Eccleston has a personal interest in the new hub

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He could be a swine, as my mum would say,

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And sadly, for the last 12, 14 years of his life,

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And we saw this wonderful personality stripped away.

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The aim of this centre is to be somewhere where people with dementia

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can come and share their experiences - not just with each other,

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but to pass on their advice to academics studying dementia.

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Dementia affects two in three people.

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So one in three of us are likely to have dementia,

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and one in three of us will be supporting someone with dementia.

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So actually, yes, dementia now touches more people

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The priority is how we support people who have dementia now to live

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well in the community, as independently as possible

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It's been designed in consultation with people

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I was 49, and I was nursing, I was looking after people with dementia.

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And I found myself being very clumsy, I would put things down

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on a surface too heavy, and they'd break.

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Or I would be tripping over things, and then

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Later on in the journey, things can get tough,

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But until such time, we can help people live well,

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whether they're in a nursing home, or their own home, there are things

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I can prompt this because I know what I am talking about.

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Not as much as Elsie, my mum, does...

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Christopher Eccleston's mum, Elsie, cared for his dad

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Today she joined him as the new hub was officially opened.

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It's hoped this will be a valuable resource,

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not just for academic research, but for those with dementia

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A very poignant day for Christopher and for his mum.

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Football and Manchester United proved themselves to be the draw

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specialists in the Premier League at Southampton tonight.

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Sergio Romero warmed-up for next week's Europa League

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Final against Ajax - saving a first half penalty.

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United have now drawn 15 games and have won fewer

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in Jose Mourinho's first season in charge than under both

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Anthony Marshall touching the post. That was as close as they got to

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score in! Onto the weather. We didn't get today exactly right,

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and that was to our advantage. We thought the ring with spread

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everywhere, but you can see it never made it anywhere near the Cumbrian

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coast. Many parts of Merseyside and Cheshire were also avoided it. Where

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did turn was heavy, but it managed to work way up to the other side of

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the Pennines and drift out towards the sea. Unfortunately this weather

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front does mark a change in how things feel. It has been very warm

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and wild over the last couple of nights. In some parts of the country

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we have had the warmest day of the year. But that starts to move away

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and we see cool and fresher conditions. You can see the pool of

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blue air descends and works its way through over the next couple of

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days. Lingering until Saturday. On Sunday, there is not that much

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consistency about what will happen. We will ignore Sunday at the moment.

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As we speak, there is a lot of dry and clear whether around. Through

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this evening and overnight, this is a drive picture. Settles. Through

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the early hours of the morning, the temperatures will be cooler. 6-9

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Celsius. For tomorrow... INAUDIBLE

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Every now and then, a glimpse of the joint working its way through. Where

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you can see from the map, any showers are isolated. The breeze is

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light, temperatures reached 16-17 Celsius. For the outlook, I'm afraid

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it is a shadowy picture.

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