One of the our best known actors is demanding the government release secret papers he believes will clear him of a crime. Royle Family star Ricky Tomlinson was jailed in 1973, over a strike when he used to work in the building trade.
Tomlinson was one of six men who were sent to jail.
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Grey start but improving with some warm sunshine by afternoon
Misty again overnight. Murky and damp conditions returning to the Pennines. Grey start Friday but warm sunshine will develop from the west
Your weekend weather outlook for the Northwest and Isle of Man