08/01/2017 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Good evening.

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Organisers say more than 340,000 visitors have come to Hull over

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the last seven days, smashing all expectations

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for the opening week of City of Culture.

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And after a week of fireworks and light displays, today the latest

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art installation was moved into place, a 75-metre wind

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turbine blade in the heart of the city centre.

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Here's our culture correspondent, Anne-Marie Tasker.

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It was City of Culture's surprise event, and you couldn't have

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got one much bigger.

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A 75-metre long, 28-tonne wind turbine blade, transported

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into the heart of Hull city centre and transformed into a work of art.

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Hull, in 2017, is where they are made so you get

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a self-evident sculpture.

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Where else could this happen?

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It's made here, made by the people of Hull.

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We'e got a symbolic form and an actual form of its power,

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then it becomes self-evident, logical.

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It makes sense to me.

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The operation to move it from the factory began at 1.45am,

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the two miles taking around four hours.

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And the journey posed some real challenges.

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All 75 metres of the Blade have got to squeeze around this tight bend.

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They've already taken out the streetlights,

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the traffic lights and the barriers, but they still only have a few

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metres to spare between the court building and King Billy up there.

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By 10am, the supports and cranes were ready to start lifting it

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into position and it had drawn quite a crowd.

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It's amazing.

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It's amazing, just like the last week has been totally amazing.

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A massive, massive positive for Hull.

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I think it should stay for longer than two months,

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because I think it's really good, really.

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It's quite daunting, seeing its size out here

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when you're used to seeing it inside the factory.

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Bringing it out into the daylight, it's even more impressive.

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As a local girl, I'm quite thrilled that, for me,

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this monument is quite iconic but I'm part of the next piece

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of Hull's iconic structure so I'm proud as anything.

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The Blade is one of a series of sculptures being shown

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during City of Culture, and the impact of this one

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came as a surprise even to the people who'd planned it.

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He did an artist's impression of it but nothing prepares

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you to actually seeing it in situ.

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It's an incredibly beautiful thing.

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Hours later, the blade was finally in position and it will stay

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here to be seen touched and driven under for the next 10 weeks.

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Anne-Marie Tasker, BBC Look North, Hull.

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And if you want to see how the story of the day unfolded, step by step,

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you can go to our Facebook page for lots of videos following

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the blade and its journey throughout the city.

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Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a 23-year-old

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man in Lincolnshire.

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They were called to the A1104 at Miles Cross Hill near Alford

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at about 5am yesterday morning after reports of a man

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lying beside the road.

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His death is currently being treated as unexplained.

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Volunteers have been collecting Christmas trees

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in Lincolnshire today, which they hope can be used in flood

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defences along the east coast.

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The collection in Cleethorpes is part of a wider plan co-ordinated

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by the Environment Agency.

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It's hoped hundreds of trees can be used to help coastal flood defences.

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They'll be put in place in the coming weeks.

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We do it for charity.

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We ask for ?5 a tree, so it's a big money raiser for us

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and we use it for local charities.

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This year we've come up with the idea of using the trees

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to stabilise the sand dunes along the coast, especially

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around Mablethorpe, etc.

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I'm a big believer in recycling so I like to see things

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being reused rather than wasted.

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Also, the whole thing about protecting the coastlines

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and the sand dunes was a really good thing to me.

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Really what I'd like is a similar project for next year.

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A quick look at the Rugby result.

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Hull KR beat Hull FC 40-16 to win the Clive Sullivan trophy

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in a pre-season friendly at the KCOM Stadium today.

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And now the weather, with Jennifer Bartram.

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Hello, there.

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Good evening.

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Quite a lot of cloud around this evening and overnight.

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There may still be some patches of mist and fog developing

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and we are going to feel the winds picking up as we head

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through the night tonight.

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But it is going to be generally mild, the temperatures dropping

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down to 5 or 6 Celsius.

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First thing tomorrow morning, it's a cloudy and misty start.

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Dry to start with but we'll see this rain pushing in from the West,

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clearing later on in the day.

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Tomorrow's top temperature, 9 Celsius.

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That's all from us for now.

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We're back in the morning with your first bulletin

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of the day, at 6.25am.

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