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Good afternoon. for the news where you are.
First this lunchtime, a warning of "self-selected apartheid" at some
The author of a Government report has told Look North that racial
segregation is holding back children's progress.
Sir Nick Weller says schools should consider changing their admissions
codes to bring in a more diverse mix of pupils.
It's known as monoculturalism - one school where almost
all the children are white and another, perhaps just down
the road, where almost all are from ethnic minorities.
Sir Nick Weller runs an Academy Trust in Bradford,
He has written a report for the Government on how to improve
education across the North of England, and he says there's
a problem with parents choosing schools that
Very often, you get a situation where families choose
not to send their child to their closest school.
If it doesn't predominantly serve the community where they come from,
they will often drive past it or walk past it or bus past
it to a school that's slightly further away.
Parents have a right to choose, I'm not trying to circumvent that,
but I think we should do what we can to encourage a greater mix,
because that kind of self-selected apartheid is not a healthy position
for any town or city to find itself in.
This school admits children from across the whole of Bradford
and uses randomised selection to try to create a more
Firstly, I think it prepares them better
for their later life, because, you know, we share
the same city and, you know, we should be educated together
as well as live and work together later.
It also means that children come into contact with different
cultures, different levels of aspiration, different ambitions,
and I think that kind of mix is very, very healthy,
because it rubs off on all children from all backgrounds.
Reducing monoculturalism is just one of Sir Nick's 27 recommendations
Making it happen will require plenty of hard work.
A man who was found murdered in a house in Scarborough last week
has been named by North Yorkshire Police.
Shaun Atkinson who was forty nine was found in his home
in St John's Avenue early in the morning on December the 27th.
Paramedics say he was dead at the scene.
Two men appeared in court on the 29th charged with his murder.
Investigations are continuing to identify the body of a man found
Police were called by a member of the public to Holly Terrace opposite
Officers are trying to find out how he came to be in the river.
One of Sheffield's original campaigning Women of Steel has died.
Dorothy Slingsby was one of the four women behind the city's campaign
to get official recognition for the women who kept
the steelworks running and producing during the wars.
She passed away on Christmas Eve, aged 95.
The team behind Hull's year as City of Culture say it's going to welcome
Thousands of people watched the opening event last night
and more than 80,000 are expected from across Yorkshire and the UK
to watch the week-long light and sound spectacular.
Our culture correspondent Anne-Marie Tasker reports.
It took 500 hours to plan, but just 12 minutes to perform -
the firework show that City of Culture promised would be bigger
25,000 people packed in to see Hull start its year in the spotlight.
It's like being in a completely different city, like a foreign city,
you know, we were just saying, it's really nice, everyone's
We've come all the way from South Africa to see
the fireworks, to visit, and it's such an amazing place.
And the fireworks have been spectacular.
After more than three years of planning, City
of Culture is finally here, and with 15,000 fireworks
exploding above the Humber, it really is starting with a bang.
It feels great, when you're in my game, you love the planning bit,
but you love when you start the show and the team have worked really hard
and the city council have planned so hard and got this stage ready
for us, so it's always great to just take up the curtain and open.
And this was the curtain-raiser - the week-long opening event Made
in Hull, a look back at a century of the city's history,
light and sound recreating moments like the Blitz,
the annual Hull Fair and Hull City's Premier League promotion.
3.5 tonnes of fireworks helped City of Culture get off
The year's organisers promised 364 more unforgettable days.
There's been a busy afternoon of football, including a Yorkshire
derby between Leeds and Rotherham at Elland Road.
After a goalless first half, Leeds took control to win it three nil,
Conor Hourihane grabbed a late winner for Barnsley
Sheffield Wednesday drew 0-0 with Wolves,
while Huddersfield remain fourth, Nakhi Wells getting
Sheffield United had to come from behind at Bury,
but in the end won comfortably 3-1 to stay top of league one.
Chesterfield drew 0-0 with MK Dons and after a host of draws,
Bradford City got back to winning ways.
And in league two, an own goal gave Doncaster Rovers
the win over Stevenage, and that takes them back
It was icy this morning and I nearly fell over!
It looks like tomorrow will be a cloudier affair. It will be windy
tomorrow and then this cold front introduces clearer air from the
northwest and Wednesday sees a return to clear, blue skies.
Thursday looks fine, Friday will see rain from the west and we see how
much clear weather we've had but there is more cloud heading our way.
Temperatures fell like we've already got a frost on the ground as the
night goes on. Thicker cloud into the west with the spot of rain and
the wide slight frost and rural temperatures down to -1 or minus two
Celsius. The sun rises at age 20 4am -- 8:24am. More cloud across the
Pennines and the odd spot of drizzle and it will filter eastwards through
the course of the day so the best of the brightness in the afternoon,
still cloudy in the east and dampness over the Pennines.
Temperatures will be higher tomorrow but when you factor in the fresh
westerly wind, it will feel fairly chilly, top temperatures around
seven Celsius, that's around four or seven Celsius, that's around four or
five degrees Fahrenheit. Wednesday sees a return to clear blue skies,
fine on Thursday and lose the Campbelltown wet on Friday -- it
looks like it will turn wet. We're back at 10:20pm later.
Bye-bye. Good evening. It has been turning
colder and clearer and our weather watchers have been capturing the
sunshine. Here is the scene in Derbyshire and where we have had the
clear skies by day, we are in for a cold night tonight. Temperatures
already plummeting, particularly towards the south with some icy
stretches across parts of central and southern England, and into
Wales. For the north-west, not as cold, as we have the cloud building.
But to the south we could see temperatures down to minus four or
five first thing Tuesday morning. If you have a commute back to work,
bear in mind you will have to scrape the car and there could be the odd
patch of mist and freezing fog. But many of us staying dry. More cloud
in the north and west. Some rain