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Do you know the difference between true north and magnetic north? True north never moves. Magnetic north, however, what causes our compasses to work, moves about 26 miles a year. Right now it is in northern Canada. In Your AreaHollywood hardman Ray Winstone spotted in Eccles filming scenes for a new ITV crime dramaWinstone dined on fish and chips and a full English at Mario’s Fish Bar17:25, 21 NOV 2014Updated17:27, 21 NOV 2014In Your AreaHollywood actor Ray Winstone filmed scenes for a new ITV crime drama at Marios Fish Bar in Eccles. Picture by Barbara Bennett, Eccles Photography Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailShoppers would have been forgiven for doing a double take when they spied TV and film hardman Ray Winstone dining out at their local chip shop.The Hollywood actor best known for his roles in gangster film The Departed and the 1979 borstal film Scum filmed scenes for a new ITV crime drama at Mario’s Fish Bar in Eccles.And he enjoyed a good spread at Mario’s for his role as former armed robber Jimmy Roberts in the three parter The Trials of Jimmy Rose which is being filmed across Greater Manchester.Winstone, who plays an ex con grandfather trying to win back the love and trust of his family after a life of crime, tucked into a plate of fish and chips, chips and beans and a full English breakfast of bacon, sausage, mushroom, tomatoes and beans washed down with a cup of tea and a cappuccino.Owner Bash Hussain said: “He had our fish and chips, beans and chips and full breakfast. It was part of filming so he only took a few bites from each dish but he was a little hungry.”He shook my hand and said ‘I like your food’.”We always get somebody famous in once or twice a year and he filmed with us before for a different programme eight years ago.
Berea police patrolman Dave Kammerman is part of the “Safe Passages” program that has police officers helping people addicted to drugs get treatment rather than arresting them. Kammerman says it has changed his outlook on life and is the best thing he has ever done as a police officer. (Lynn Ischay/The Plain Dealer)(Lynn Ischay).