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Hello, welcome to Monday's Look North.
The Futurist Theatre will be demolished.
There's anger in Scarborough as councillors vote to bulldoze
We'll have the latest live from Scarborough.
The woman found stabbed to death in her blazing home.
Questions over her husband's mental health care before the tragedy.
We'll have all the weekend's sport including the latest on the sacking
of Chesterfield boss Danny Wilson Plus Katie Ormerod,
from Brighouse, wins her first Big Air World Cup event.
Cannon Hall in Barnsley, a Georgian mansion which looks like it's
straight out of the pages of a Jane Austen novel.
Later in the programme we'll find out how they're spending
?3 million on restoring the grounds and gardens to their former glory.
And all use a much colder weather on the way with a risk of at least some
snow later this week, join me for the live, updated forecast.
It's been part of the Scarborough coastline since 1921,
but today councillors voted to demolish the Futurist Theatre,
Getting rid of the theatre has been described as leaving Scarborough
And today there were lots of angry people in the council meeting.
Phil Bodmer is in Scarborough for us.
Phil, this was a very close decision?
Yes, it was, very narrow indeed, Harry. 22 vote is 221 to knock down
the Futurist Theatre, clear the site and help stabilise the cliffs at a
cost of ?4 million. It seems the night this grand old lady's days are
finally numbered. For 96 years the Futurist Theatre has played host to
the great and good show business, the likes of Shirley Bassey, the
Beatles and Ken Dodd to name just a few but the conservative run council
cabinet says the Futurist is not sustainable as a theatrical venue
and today that narrow majority of councillors voted in favour of
demolition. This was reaction problem council after the historic
boat. People have come forward with ideas
but in my opinion they haven't backed them up with a proper
business case to show that after any refurbishment has been done
and reconfiguration had been carried out that it would provide
the sustainable Theatre to operate I have had a lot of e-mails about
the anger about this decision but a very contentious decision, wasn't
it? Yes, it was contentious. There were many people in the town who
believe that the Futurist if they still a durable and those who wanted
to keep it as a going concern marched from the railway station
down to the Townhall, attending this meeting which started at 2pm. It was
at times a bit and acrimonious meeting as they really wanted more
time to look at alternatives. After this boat today I spoke to one
particular campaigner who was very emotional and she explained her
reaction to the day's decision. Did you expect that it
could have been saved? So, you can see the effect it has on
some people. It has polarised opinion in this town as I am sure
you are aware, for those in favour of retaining it and for those who
want to see the back of it. Some say it is a blot on the landscape but
tonight it seems that the Futurist Theatre's days are finally numbered.
But, we don't know the timescale yet. There are developers, branding
the land has looked at ideas to put a roller-coaster in place. Without
I'm likely to see the bulldozers on site any time before after the
summer, in the autumn. Thank you. Some really big names through those
doors over the years. An inquest has heard
that a man who was found dead alongside his wife,
who'd been stabbed, had been sent home from a mental health
unit just days earlier. Martin Ashworth from Garforth died
in a house fire in April 2014 just 13 days after he was discharged
from the Becklin Centre in Leeds. His wife Susan suffered
fatal stab wounds. Wakefield Coroner's Court heard
Mr Ashworth was told by a nurse that he was being sent home
because "they needed beds." The aftermath of the arson
attack at a family home 47-year-old Susan Ashworth was found
in her burning house. Her husband Martin was pulled out
of the fire but died a short An inquest heard today that
Susan had been planning She told her mother
that he emotionally abused her, trying to impose power and control
over her and their two sons. Wakefield coroner's court was told
that as their marriage deteriorated, Mr Ashworth tried to take his own
life by poisoning himself with Following in his suicide attempt
on the 22nd of March 2014, Martin Ashworth agreed to be
admitted to the mental health unit Three days later, he was
sectioned for 28 days under But only 22 days after
that he was discharged. The inquest was told that family
members were shocked by the decision to discharge Martin Ashworth early
from the mental health unit. We heard that his wife
Susan Ashworth felt she had no choice but to allow him home
as he had nowhere to go. Martin's mother, Barbara Ashworth,
said her son asked staff at the centre why he was being sent
home and was told by a nurse 13 days later, Martin was dead
after a deliberate fire at his home, his wife Susan was found
their stabbed to death. Susan Ashworth was described
by her mother today has a wonderful, kind, loving person
who was loved beyond measure. The inquest into
the deaths continues. Emma Glasbey, BBC
Look North, Wakefield. How about a gentle bike
ride round the park? This is what some of the country's
top competitors came up against when the British cyclo-cross
championships came to Bradford. A fitness to practice hearing has
heard allegations that there were failings in the care given to seven
patients by a former children's heart surgeon from Leeds. The case
has been brought by the General medical Council against Nihal
Weerasena in relation to operations carried out over a four year period
on six children and one adult. The surgeon has claimed he has been made
a scapegoat. Our health correspondent Jamie Coulson reports.
Nihal Weerasena was a consultant plastic surgeon at Leeds General
Infirmary. He specialised operating on children and adults born with
heart defects. In March 2013 he agreed to stop operating when the
trust began investigating concerns about his work. The referral to the
General medical Council followed and despite remaining in the paid
employment of the hospital until last year, hasn't operated since.
Today Nihal Weerasena's case came before a fitness to practice hearing
here. It is alleged between March 2008 and 2012 there were failings in
the care given to seven patients. In one case, patient B, it is alleged
failure to decompress part of the child's heart at a crucial phase in
the operation... In another, patient L it is alleged
Nihal Weerasena fail to use a bypass which is used to take over the
function of the heart and lungs. One experts admitted that in his view
the conduct of this operation was negligent. Nihal Weerasena stop
operating in Leeds just ball days before an intense media spotlight
was turned on the heart unit. First campaigners won a High Court battle
against its closure but then the very next day, surgery was suspended
in a row over death rates. The unit was eventually declared safe. But
the surgeon has faced repeated questions about his work. Last year,
Leeds teaching hospitals apologised to the family of 11-year-olds
Radley, who died after undergoing three operations on two days. His
family spoke about their anguish after the trust admitted errors were
made. We said to each other, we are going to lose him, aren't we? We got
back and that was it. We got back and they said he has had a massive
lead on the brain. Nihal Weerasena did not appear before the tribunal
today but said in a letter he was being made a scapegoat for
departmental failings. The trust when Colin specifically about his
case but there they have absolute confidence in the congenital heart
service. -- the trust will not comment specifically about his case.
In other news now and 200 Tesco jobs are going
The company is closing its distribution centre
The company says it'll try and help employees get jobs elsewhere
1000 jobs are being lost across the country as the supermarket
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating
South Yorkshire Police following the death
by a marked police car in Sheffield this weekend.
The accident happened in the Hillsborough area
The man, who died at the scene, has not yet been named by police.
It's thought he'd been walking to meet his family at the dog track
to celebrate his grandaughter's 21st birthday.
Doncaster Coroner's Court's heard how a transgender woman being held
at a male prison died after being found
Forty nine year old Jenny Swift was being held on remand
at Doncaster Prison, charged with attemped murder.
Prison officers attempted to resuscitate her but she was
Meanwhile the inquest has also opened into the death
of 26-year-old Eric Flanagan, the man Ms Swift was
His inquest was adjourned until July.
Family and friends of Yasser Yakoob - the 28-year-old man who was shot
dead by police on a slip road off the M62 in Huddersfield have
gathered at the scene of the incident tonight.
Around fifty people met at junction 23 of the M62 to march
There was some traffic disruption as the march took over the road.
It's exactly a week since Mr Yuqub lost his life after shots were fired
through his windscreen in a planned police operation.
A wanted man who taunted police by posing as the character
Where's Wally, has handed himself in live on social media.
Officers were searching Leyburn in North Yorkshire over the weekend
for JJ McMenamin using the force helicopter and sniffer dogs.
The 30-year-old had failed to turn up for a court hearing
This morning he filmed himself going to Harrogate police station
A West Yorkshire truck driver who led a campaign to help
the family of a man killed in the Berlin terrorist attack has
been personally thanked by the Polish Ambassador.
Lukasz Urban's lorry was hi-jacked by the attacker who then drove it
into a Christmas Market, killing twelve people.
David Duncan has raised nearly two hundred thousand pounds
for Mr Urban's family and today his achievements were
He told us about his extraordinary day.
Well, I was collected at home this morning by one of the embassy cars,
driven down to London, had a bit of a ceremony
It was a real shindig I'm told, come on, tell us about it!
I was too busy being interviewed by the TV to partake in any of that!
I think you've been a bit shell-shocked, haven't you,
about the response that you had to all of this money
Yeah, it has been quite, I mean, this I never expected to raise
so much money I started this, I never really thought
of the implications for British and Polish people and it has been
Why did you start the campaign in the first place?
Just because I felt empathy with Lukasz and the situation he had
been put in and the fact that it was so near to Christmas,
he was probably on his way home to his family.
He had been delayed in Berlin, he was there, didn't want to be
there and this the everybody knows of the tragedy that happened
afterwards that took his life and I just felt that I wanted to do
something to help his family in any small way I could.
As we know, you truckers are very exposed.
Is there any lessons that can be learned from this
Well, this the truckers try and make everything as safe as they can
when they have the daily rest and the need to have their sleep
but you know, parking is obviously a massive problem,
Good, secure parking, it doesn't cost an arm
and a leg and it's just, you know, you are always at risk,
while you are parked up your always going to be at risk.
So, ?200,000 you have raised four Mr Urban's family.
I met them at the funeral for the first time and I have exchanged
Obviously they are very humble, gracious people, very unassuming.
Obviously they are devastated by what happened to Lukasz
and they have had small conversations with me,
just thanking me for what I have done and thanking everybody
Thank you very much for joining us this evening and get
Onto the sport now and Tanya another manager has lost his job,
this time it's Danny Wilson gone from Chesterfield.
Yes, he had had just over one year, which is almost a long time for some
managers but they really top job, Chesterfield, because they don't
have the budget that some of the League 1 clubs have and they are up
against Bradford city, a good side, and they had a bigger budget. Let us
have a look at the fours that defeated them. Here is Mark Marshall
with the first one. There were chances for Chesterfield, Chad Evans
in particular, but it is quite a young squad. They have had the
budget cutback and it is hard to know who they are going to go for
now. They say they don't want to be on the managerial merry-go-round, an
interesting thing to say when you have only given a manager a year,
but that is what they have said and this is who they think they want
next. We're looking for somebody
that is maybe a young, enthusiastic, somebody who is obviously familiar
with League 1 who can come in and hit the ground running
but we are looking for somebody you also have some enthusiasm
about them and some fire, wanting to go forward,
take this club forward and can immediately come
in and make an impact. They want in patent and fire,
something Sheffield United seem to have at the moment? They certainly
have that, Sheffield United are top and going extremely well. They beat
Southend 4-2 and it looked really, ready comfortable. Four golf and Lee
Sharpe, who has been in credible and not score any of them. That is their
first goal. Really good goals. The setup, the way they play in, a lot
of patience and confidence. Chris has talked about changing the whole
environment around Sheffield Wednesday and are playing some
really great football and the goals coming from a whole host of
different people. They are ball points clear at the top ahead of
Scunthorpe, six points clear of Bolton in third and I don't like to
make predictions but they are going up, I bet? I think so, yes.
Hopefully automatically, too. In the FA Cup, Huddersfield Town
are our only team sure of a place The Terriers beat Port Vale 4-0
on Saturday, while Barnsley face a replay and both Rotherham
and Sheffield Wednesday went out. There have been plenty of cheers
at Huddersfield town this season. Their fourth in the league, but this
was David Wagner's first cup win since joining the Terriers
14 months ago. This move was typical of the playing
style he's brought to the club. Neat passing out from the back,
Jack Payne finishing well. Palmer's deflected
shot doubled the lead. Harry Bon made it three nil and pain
had a somewhat easier finish to round off nicely
for a happy head coach. We have to speed up the game,
accelerate in every situation where you can and we scored some
wonderful goals and it was The cup proved the briefest
of distractions from Rotherham's relegation worries,
despite Lewis Price's penalty save and Danny Ward's powerful
strike, the Millers lost 3-2 Hemmings scored the winner and then
set about destroying I wonder if they've
sent him the bill? Sheffield Wednesday had the toughest
test, away at Premier League 0-0 at half-time, the signs
were good until Grant Seconds later, Fernando Forestieri
burst through but Daniel Ayala had no intention of letting him
reach the ball. Surely Wednesday's chances
would improve against ten men? But keeper Joe Wilde Smith's mistake
put Boro out of sight. And once the captain Colin Houlihan
had two good chances to win it late on against Blackpool
but they will replay next Tuesday Hopefully a few more
people will turn up. Leeds United are away
at Cambridge tonight, and the fourth round draw is live
over on BBC Two at 7pm. The Rugby Football League has
received four official bids to start a new club in Bradford
after the Bulls were put The four bids will now be assessed
by the RFL executive who will then recommend a preferred bidder
to the board as soon as possible. Snowboarder Katie Ormerod
from Brighouse has won a World Cup The nineteen year old pipped
Austria's Anna Gasser to claim her Big Air victory
in extreme minus twenty nine degree The competition makes its Olympic
debut in South Korea next year. I've always wanted to win
a World Cup and I'm really happy that I want it here and I'm hoping
there's more to come. I'd love to get another podium
and hopefully win it in Qu bec as well so I'll just keep pushing
through and try to get Yorkshire's first big cycling event
of the year brought fans and riders from across the UK to the City
of Bradford this weekend, for the Amongst the winners was Tom Pidcock
a young Yorkshireman with a real chance of becoming world Junior
Champion before Anyone arriving at Peel Park
for their weekend walk will have found the place rather less peaceful
and much muddier than usual. As well as suddenly showing off some
very colourful bobble hat fashion, to host the best in British
cyclo-cross it was surely Fans and riders came from far
away to be part of it. We've really enjoyed the stunning
scenery around here. Don't know Yorkshire very well,
so it's a really good excuse They've got new media outlets
which seem to be showing a lot more cyclo-cross on the TV
and the Internet now so it is great Bradford's Peel Park is a fixture
on the cyclo-cross calendar. Its natural slopes and Yorkshire mud
make it famously tricky, even for the best British riders,
whether on or off their bikes, or trying a bit of both
to get round the circuit. Amongst the weekend winners, adopted
Yorkshireman Ian Field regained Women's under 23 world champion
E=vie Richards successfully defended her British title
and Yorkshire teenager Tom Pidcock became national junior champion
with an outstanding control performance in front of the home
crowd, complete with Superman style celebration as he crossed
the finish line. It was pretty hard and
it is a hard course. The mud is just heavier
than anywhere else you ride. It just makes it much stickier,
you know, sloggier. There's amazing crowds here,
it's like a mini Belgium and the course was really muddy and
pretty slippery, so it was great. Elite British cyclo-cross should be
back in Yorkshire in December with a round of next season's
National Trophy series. Until then, Peel Park can go back
to doing what parks do best, apart from muddy bike
racing, that is. Paul Ogden, BBC
Look North, Bradford. And congratulations
to Yorkshire's Joe Root and his fiance Carrie on the birth
of their son at the weekend. He'll now link up with the England
squad for their one So are you going to give cyclo-cross
they go? I can see you do that. Are you going to do the Superman finish?
That mud! Barnsley's historic Cannon Hall has
won a lottery grant of nearly The money will be used
to restore the grounds, clean the lakes and repair
the eighteenth century ice house. It's a Georgian gem, Cannon Hall, a
country house that any Jane Austen Haugen with the dog. Although the
house is lovingly restored, time has robbed the grounds and gardens of
its attractive period features, like its greenhouse built in 1700 to grow
pineapples other exotic fruit. This is part of Cannon Hall's glorious
gardens and it is famous for the exotic fruit it used to grow, many
of which we still had growing in the gardens, like our power collection
that goes back over 200 years. We have grapes and all sorts. But
pineapples in particular, Cannon will is famous for. It is hoped
these gardens and greenhouses will be glorious wants more thanks to ?3
million of lottery funding. The oil is owned by the council but it is
helped by a team of volunteers who work tirelessly here, even in the
pouring rain. -- Cannon Hall is owned by the council. We have been
fundraising for 40 years basically, a long time. We knew the lakes
needed the City doing, we knew the gardens did a lot of work and it is
fantastic news. A once majestic Lake is a marked for restoration. It
contains so much still needs to be dredged. Then visitors will be able
to hire rowing boats and fishing equipment in a throwback to popular
Georgian pastime. Something I used to do as a Bubba Watson in those
lakes. I am not going to swim again in those lakes but -- something I
used to do as a young boy was swim in those lakes. Visitors will be
able to see things they have never seen here before, such as this ice
house built in 1700. Long the average rate is well invented,
people would go down to the lake in the winter months, come back with
ice and snow, packet inside here, so it could used during the summer. For
300 years this home and its gardens were owned by the Spencer Stanhope
family but now this is a part for the people of Barnsley and they are
determined to restore it to its Georgian splendour so that others
can enjoy it for many years to come. Some wonderful hills for sledging,
Paul. You think we might be able to use those this weekend? I do there
will be enough snow for sledging but there will be some, a bit of snow.
He has written the express doubt on his grip to wind me up!
Let us have a look at a couple of pictures over the last 24 hours.
Thank you for sending that one in. In the fall. That's beautiful. Keep
the pictures coming in. Here's the headline for this week.
I'm settled, it will turn much colder from midnight onwards and I
think showers of sleet and snow. There is a shot of the day. We had
some sunshine this afternoon. Close valves and the battery showers now.
Showers frequent across the Pennines. Further east it is set to
be dry with clear spells. Clear skies and scattered showers. The sun
rises in the morning at around about 8:20am. A West, East split tomorrow.
Western areas of the Pennines cloudy with patchy rain, further east it is
dry with some sunshine. It will cloudy weather across eastern areas
in the afternoon. As that weather front you can see their pushes
eastwards it fizzles out as it does so. Largely dry for eastern areas
but I think the Pennines, a poor day with intermittent rain and drizzle.
Very windy, top temperatures coming in at about eight Celsius. Gusts
could reach 40 or 50 Marvan Atapattu times. Looking further ahead, not a
bad day on Wednesday but there will be a few showers that will be wintry
and look at that drop off in temperatures. Scattered sleet, snow
and showers and there could be a covering of snow in places at the
end of the week. I am live on Facebook at 7:15pm answering
questions. Working overtime, pool, that isn't like you! That is as far
as we go, we will see you later on. Don't forget Facebook! Goodbye!
Panorama investigates the deadly terrorist attack
and should British tourists have been warned about the risks?
but it's not always the right thing for one person.
we've run at almost completely 100% capacity.
We've got lots of patients now competing. There's no beds.
I do the right thing all the time in this job,
but it's not always the right thing for one person.
I do the right thing for the hospital.
Sometimes I stop things happening, yeah.
This winter, in a ground-breaking new series,
At some point somebody will be telling us
whether we're allowed to do any work.
..to reveal how they make the toughest decisions of all.