21/01/2017 North West Tonight


21/01/2017

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Hundreds of people have attended a memorial event

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in Greater Manchester for Lance Corporal Scott

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Hetherington, who died earlier this month in Iraq.

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The 22-year-old, who was with the 2nd Battalion,

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Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, was killed in a shooting

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accident while helping train Iraqi and Kurdish forces.

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Crowds gathered at Middleton's Memorial Gardens

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to pay their respects to a much-loved soldier.

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On the day of Monday, January 2nd 2017, a light that shone

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brightly on all who knew him was extinguished

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on a tragic accident on the battlefield far

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away from the town that Scott called home.

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Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington had been in Iraq

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for a month when he died in a shooting accident

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He had only recently become a father to a daughter.

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He was training the Iraqis to fight Isis.

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He was full of joy and he was full of life.

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It is terrible what's happened to him.

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It must have been a very, very difficult time for your family.

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A very friendly boy, or young man, I should say.

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He knew lots of people and was well-liked by them.

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A group of bikers rode to the event, just one of many fundraising

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The proceeds will go to support his young daughter.

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Middleton, you have well and truly done Scott and our family proud.

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UKIP leader and North West MEP Paul Nuttall has announced he'll

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stand in the Stoke-on-Trent by-election triggered

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by the departure of Labour MP Tristram hunt.

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The seat is traditionally a safe Labour one, but Mr Nuttall's

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decision to stand indicates UKIP's belief that it has a strong

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The poll takes place on February 23rd.

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26 year old Rachel Tunstill was today due to appear before

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magistrates charged with the murder of her newborn baby girl.

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Police were called to Wellington Court in Burnley

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on Monday afternoon to find the body of a newborn.

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A post mortem examination showed the child had

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A 30-year-old man has been released without charge and police

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are satisfied he had nothing to do with the child's death.

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Police are hunting four men wearing Mexican-style wrestling masks

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who unsuccessfully tried to steal a cash machine in Oldham last month.

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At three in the morning on December 20th the men arrived

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at the Premier Greenfield shop, tethered the cash machine to

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Anyone with information is urged to contact

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Now, Tricia Lorenz has been a patient at the North West Regional

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Spinal Injuries Centre for seven months after a medical

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procedure left her paralysed and on a ventilator.

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Well, today Tricia married her partner of four years

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Steve McEntee at the unit in Southport Hospital.

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The registrar gave special permission to the couple to marry

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in the day room and suppliers provided food free of charge.

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Steve is adapting his home in Frodsham ready

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Football and earlier today Swansea dealt a huge blow

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to Liverpool's Premier League title hopes with a thrilling three-two

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Everton beat Crystal Palace one - nil.

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And Manchester United's Wayne Rooney scored injury-time equaliser

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at Stoke to break Bobby Charlton's goals record.

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In a few moments time Manchester City take

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And in the European Rugby Champions Cup, Sale Sharks broke their losing

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We have another cold night on the way tonight.

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Some cloud around for the first part of the night and that could be thick

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enough to produce the odd spot of rain, which could be

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Some clear spells in the mix as well.

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Where we see those clear skies, some patchy frost developing

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Temperatures falling close to or below freezing in cities.

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Tomorrow, we're looking at another cold day.

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We will see some sunny spells and a little

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That cloud could produce some rain and wintry

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The high pressure still in charge and looks like we

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Do be careful on the roads if we get that frost overnight. I will be back

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tomorrow to time with more news and weather. Have a great evening.

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Goodbye. Good evening. It does not get

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warmer. If you check the UK as a whole, it has been one of the

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coldest days so far. The hard frost to come in areas where it stays

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clear, parts of East Anglia, the south-east, fog across Scotland, at

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West, a change, showers and parts of Wales and England, some snow on high

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ground as well. Meanwhile, down under through the early hours, Andy

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Murray will be getting ready for his next match in the Australian

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