11/02/2017 Look North (North East and Cumbria)


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11/02/2017

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Good afternoon. the late news at 10.15pm.

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They've lived a life that's hard for many of us to comprehend.

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But today, preparations were being made for families fleeing

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the war in Syria to start a new life here.

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Now local people are being asked to play their part in making

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the refugees welcome ahead of their arrival in Cumbria.

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The war in Syria has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions.

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Many have fled abroad, seeking sanctuary and security.

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Here, the British government has agreed to take around 20,000

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refugees, and up to 300 could in time come to Cumbria.

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Today, around 150 people keen to help turned up

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We want to give people ideas about how they can help.

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Whether that's coming along to the drop-in sessions

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that we'll be running weekly, offering language support,

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We'll be working with the local authorities

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on these schemes, but we'd like to help sign up volunteers.

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Speakers included those who'd fled Syria

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in the past, and who continue to send help.

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This is a very human moment when you see this number of people

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who are welcoming new families to be accepted by the British

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government to be resettled in Cumbria.

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And it's sometimes the simplest acts that make

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When you're forced to leave and come, and you are

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depressed by what we have seen, little words make a big difference.

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A nice good morning to them in the morning would make a big

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difference to their feelings, to how they can start the day.

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The first Syrian families to arrive in Cumbria

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Newcastle city council has been given more than ?200,000 of Lottery

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cash, as it looks into handing over its parks and allotments

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Although the council says it would still own the city's 33 parks

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and other green spaces, it wants to transfer

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the day to day responsibility to a new charitable trust.

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The scheme being considered would help tackle the financial challenges

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In the last few minutes, the centrepiece of the new Wear

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crossing in Sunderland has been lifted into place.

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The A-frame is the largest structure to be raised in this way in Britain

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It weighs more than 1,500 tonnes and is a hundred meters tall.

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Obviously there are always things that are unforeseen.

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But up to this stage, I can say, so far, so good.

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This is the culmination of months of work,

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but as the A-frame approached vertical, it was steady away to make

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That's a bit of a juggling act because we need to keep

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And at the same time let the cable out on the

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But we also need to do that in a controlled way, so the

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pylon doesn't take a leap forward any further than we need it to.

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But this is about a lot more than just a bridge.

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A huge regeneration project has been promised off the back

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And when the engineering works are complete, this is going to have

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to deliver a lot more than just a means to get from one side

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Middlesbrough's Mima art gallery celebrated its 10th

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birthday, with the launch of a new collection today.

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It shows art and craft from the mid-1800s to the present

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day, with works on display chosen by the people of the town.

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Football, and Newcastle will try to secure their place

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at the top of the Championship when they take on Wolves

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Most of our other teams are in action right now.

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There's full coverage on your BBC local radio station.

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Good evening. We are expecting some wintry showers overnight feeding in

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from the east, falling as snow on higher levels. Elsewhere, showers

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falling into rain on lower levels. No risk of frost or ice. The warning

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for snow is still in place until 3pm tomorrow. Further wintry showers

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expected through the morning. A cloudy day. Bitterly cold.

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Tomorrow, Sunday Politics is in Whitehaven

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with all the candidates fighting the Copeland by-election.

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That's tomorrow morning from 11 on BBC One.

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We're back tomorrow at ten to six. Until then, have a good evening.

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Good afternoon. An afternoon to snuggle up in front of the telly and

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watch some rugby. It's been a cold winter's day. Not just for humans.

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This shot was taken earlier. There was some sunshine in Scotland, here

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a beautiful afternoon. That was the expectation for most. It's bleak out

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there. A mixture of rain and snow on the radar. You have to go a long way

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up the hills to find settling snow. Into the evening and temperatures

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begin to fall again, we could see some of the white stuff turning up

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again at lower levels across eastern Counties of England and quite a lot

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of snow piling up over the Pennines in particular on a brisk wind, it is

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going to feel cold wherever you are with temperatures hovering close to

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