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Altrincham to make football history with LGBT rainbow kit

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Non-League side Altrincham will make football history this weekend (February 16th) when players wear a rainbow- coloured kit based on the LGBT flag.

Their usual red and white stripes are being ditched for their home game against Bradford Park Avenue.

It's all part of the fight against homophobia in the sport.

Goalkeeper Andrew Jones says the move is long overdue.

Altrincham's secret for success as it bids for high street award

Talk about the high street and it's usually grim news - but Altrincham in Greater Manchester is bucking the trend.

Sales are up and it's shortlisted in the Great British High Street Awards.

Recent figures show 41% of high street retailers in the North West are at risk of going bust.

Most under threat are DIY and home furnishings stores -with 44% of those face an uncertain future.

While 35% of fashion and footwear shops could disappear.

So what's Altrincham's secret - watch Mel Barham's report

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