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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight:
Humberside police say crime is on the up and there is worse to come
as the economic downturn hits hard. If care are number of factors
coming together. If anybody looks at this dispassionately they are
creating the perfect storm sewer crime to rise.
Firefighters say a fire which killed two people over the weekend
was one of the worst they've ever seen. It is unusual to come across
fires of that intensity. Super League's leading try-scorer
is set to play on despite suffering an epileptic fit during a match.
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It has been a hot day before along time. Join me for the details in 15
There has been a sharp rise in crime in Hull and a senior police
officer says the worst is still to come. Humberside police say
burglary is up by 30 per cent and theft from cars has gone up by more
than 60 per cent over the last year. The economic downturn rather than
cuts to police budget is being blamed. There are fears of more
misery for people living in the city.
Welcome to the most burgled street in Yorkshire. The dubious accolade,
that those on Hull's Ings Road estate would rather lose. People
like Colin, who has been burgled twice. The saddest part was my
wife's jewellery box. Bennett, apart from what I used to buy her
for Christmas, it was a diamond ring. When my mother died, my wife
could her engagement ring in. That went. And it appears of late more
people are suffering like Colin. In Hull during April and May, house
burglaries rose by almost 30 per cent compared to last year. That
means 93 more people have had their homes broken into. Thefts from cars
were up over 63 per cent and violent crime is up by almost three
per cent. It comes a year after Chief Constable Tim Hollis had to
look at every part of the force to save money. 140 posts were cut.
There are a number of factors coming together and creating the
perfect stance for crime to rise. The probation service has been
slashed. We catch these people all the time, we pick them to the
courts, but it is very rare that we can get in kept in custody for any
lakes of times. It is a revolving door. Whether less officers equals
more crime was not only been discussed in Hull today. We have
been clear that there is no simple relationship. That view that we
take is backed up by the Home Affairs Select Committee. We are
trying to get our members on board to speak to the MPs. We are trying
to persuade their MPs to understand the impact of what is going on here.
For a place like Hull, we need public sector jobs. We need a plump
-- strong police force. These unwelcome figures are being blamed
on cash-strapped individuals turning to crime. But when there
are less bobbies on the beat, estates like this could become a
Diana Johnson is the Labour MP for Hull North and shadow home affairs
minister. She joins us from Westminster. As a Hull MP, what is
your reaction to these crime figures? I am very worried. If
these are the start of a trend of crime going up, that is very
worrying for my constituents and people across Hull. It is very
concerning. Humberside police say the economic conditions are to
blame. Other areas have financial hardship and the crime rates have
not gone up, what is going wrong in Hull? The cuts have been
disproportionate across Hull. If you look at the cuts to their local
authority and probation, you will see that Hull has suffered very
badly. We need to wait and see if this turns into a trend but it is
very worrying. Labour -- Labour would have cut benefits and police
numbers if they had won as well. The situation would not have been
different. That is not correct. We said we could see 12% cuts to
policing. The Government has gone to 20% cuts. The front loaded it.
The police and authorities have had little room for manoeuvre. We think
that was wrong. 20% is too much. The Home Secretary says there is no
simple relationship between crime figures and the number of police,
do you think there is a link? think when you look at the figures
in Hull that crime has gone down since 2002, there were more police
officers. We gave them more power. I would expect you to take that
line, but figures for burglary have dropped in Lincolnshire. They have
also had cuts. One is wrong in Hull? There are heavier cuts in
Hull. We need to wait and see how this will develop. It may be that
this is just two months' work of figures. It is very worrying and I
hope they will not continue. More cuts are expected from Russia
police. �11 million. -- Humberside police. What should we do to keep
credit in the City? The resources that have been slashed so much by
the Government have got to be used as effectively as possible. I will
be speaking to their Police Chief Constable of Humberside to see what
we can do. We must all support each other and work together to tackle
the problem. We do need adequate resources.
Do you agree that crime has gone up because people have lost jobs in
the City or are on benefits? Are you concerned and it falling police
numbers or do you think they have enough resources? What you think?
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Donors are asked to help solve the financial problems faced by a world
renowned theatre. A Hull businessman who collapsed
whilst running in yesterday's Humber Bridge half-marathon has
died. 33 year-old Matthew Good has been described by his colleagues as
a generous, caring, an honest person with a great sense of humour.
Mr Good was running for charity when he collapsed. He died later in
hospital. A man who was unable to save his
neighbours from a house fire in Hull has described the moment when
he desperately tried to get them out. Danny Draper said we did what
we could but it was just too late. He says he has been unable to sleep
since the tragedy on Saturday which killed two people.
It has been described as one of the most ferocious eye is fires the
emergency services have been called to. It took the lives of a couple.
Today, one of the neighbours who tried desperately to save them on
Saturday morning described how flames ripped through the couple's
home. By the time it took me to cross the road, it had gone from
screaming to a pop window and from white smoke to black smoke and
silence. That was in a matter of 30 seconds. We went up one that ladder,
I thought it was the lady but it was her partner. We could not move
him. The flames were coming out, the smoke was really thick and
black. Worst thing I have ever seen. There was nothing they could do or
what any of us could have done. It was too quick, I think she will Cup
too late. Investigations are continuing into what caused his
devastating fire. It is understood there were no smoke alarms fitted
inside the property, something which will form part of the
investigation. The fire station is stressing the importance of having
their it devices inside a home. is unconfirmed whether the whole
had smoke detectors or not. Fire of this ferocity takes time to develop.
Having smoke detectors saves lives in gives you that critical early
warning at every chance of getting out of the property. We would
stress that you should have a smoke detector. Fire officers are now
making door-to-door checks in this shocked community, reassuring
residents and offering fire safety advice to anybody who needs it.
Investigations have begun into the cause of a light aircraft crash
near Grimsby. A 53-year-old local man was taken to hospital suffering
from head injuries and fractures after the crash at North Cotes
airfield yesterday afternoon. Officials from the Air Accident
Investigation Branch have begun to examine the wreckage to try and
find out what happened. I saw the aircraft approached it a airfield
and apparently lose control and crashed. An ambulance was called
and took their injured pilot a way, although he had managed to climb
out of the wreckage himself. It is not the first crash I have seen but
it is quite sickening as you never know what they injuries will be.
Motorists in Lincolnshire will not be charged for on-street parking
after the idea was overwhelmingly rejected. Lincolnshire county
councillors today voted against scrapping free on-street parking
and installing meters. New ways of paying council employed traffic
wardens are now being investigated. It has been the hottest day in
years with the temperature climbing up of 90 degrees and places.
However, with rain to come and uncertainty about the economy,
there are concerns that too is businesses are struggling. Simon
Spark is in Cleethorpes for us this evening. Simon, how busy has it
been there? Earlier on this afternoon there
were lots of families enjoying the weather here on the beach. There
were a lot of children and families paddling in the sea. It has been an
incredibly hot day, it has been humid and sticky. There were
temperatures recorded of 32 degrees at Humberside airport. Over the
next 24 hours, that's all set to change. It is coping with that on
prick -- unpredictability that is the biggest challenge. You have got
a bed and breakfast, you were in charge of the tourism? Yes I have a
guest house. What are your concerns? It is a constant battle
of attracting people to the resort. One of the main things is to make
sure there are enough things for people to do. We have had a kite
festival and folk Festival, all wonderful 1940s weekend up the road
and a blues festival. I have spoken to people and a lot of people said
it was spur-of-the-moment to come here. One couple said that when it
is miserable we stay at home, that sums it up. It does. There are some
people who do that. People are looking at the weather at the
weekend and are breaking into guest houses. Thank you. After the
weather today, this cool breeze is more than welcome.
It does not sound sinister tonight. Still ahead tonight: Super League's
leading try scorer suffers an epileptic fit - but his coach says
he could play later this week. And handmade history - after five
years in the garage the 1920s sports car driving the length of
Britain. Thank you for watching this Monday
night. This is a 4-taking in his Anybody could do your job today!
Carol Vorderman is going to a show, are you taking your binoculars? Let
us look at the league table, you are all interested in how warm it
has been. It was the hot is at Humberside airport. It has net not
be so what's in July 2006. Poor old Bridlington, but if you do not like
the heat it might be nice here, 19 degrees. The rest of us have been
hot. There is cooler weather on the way. It is not the start of a
heatwave. It will be back to square one tomorrow as the hot ear is
shunted. You can see their cloud has been moving up from the south-
west. There are few showers showing up on the radar. Nothing menacing
at the moment, there is every chance that there will be some
heavy thunderstorms. It looks like these showers will be hit and miss.
Some places will miss them. Most temperatures of 14 or 15. The sun
will rise in the morning at 433 A M. Those are you or high water times.
It will be mostly cloudy tomorrow with some showers around. There
will be some thunderstorms, but these will be well into Norfolk.
You will notice a big drop in temperatures. Let us have a look at
those highs. We had 32 at Humberside airport but tomorrow we
are looking at 19. That is a 13 degrees Celsius drop. Sunny spells
And I shall polish my binoculars before the weekend! Dear think that
Karel... Sorry about that, the time is up West --!
Now, Hull Truck Theatre has suffered financially since moving
to new premises. Last year, its total debt stood at �250,000. This
year, it has risen to �400,000 and faces cuts in the future. Elliott,
I spoke to Andrew Smaje and asked them how he is dealing with the cut.
We are producing plays with pure accent -- fewer actors and we have
had to make redundancies. Everybody locally and nationally are having
to do this. As the future of Hull Truck Theatre assured? We are going
through a serious period. You could go bust? There is the potential for
us to go bust if they do not get the support of the public. Is it
the public's for? North. I do not think it is our fault either. --
know. We have to find an extra 300 people every night. That is not
easy to find. We have started to broaden the canvas of work. If
you're going to broaden your audience, you have to broaden your
palate. There is a big audience for plays by Alan Bennett, Shakespeare,
Arthur Miller. We're not to hear it -- we're not here to make money,
we're a charity. We are here to break-even, but because of the work
we do with the community, with young people and with young,
disabled people, and in bringing on the next generation of talent, that
involves a certain amount of creative risk and our audience
loves to see that risk. It is very exciting to see Newick talent
emerging. -- a new talent emerging. That is one of the principal
responsibilities of my job. With hindsight, was it right to move to
the new premises? Have you tried to be too ambitious? I was not here at
the time. Was it right? I cannot comment on the thought process
behind it, but we have a test ahead of it -- head of us now. There is
no reason why, Hull is a major city in Britain, and in a region such as
East Yorkshire and Humber, that area should not have a producing
theatre. Of course we should have that. You want people to pay a
little bit more than previously? Do think they will? I know they will.
We have seen the evidence of that. The fund-raising campaign is an
opportunity for local individuals and businesses to invest in the
future. If people do not use this theatre, will they lose it? For me,
there is a sense that our audience need to use it or there is the risk
that they will lose it. Andrew Smaje talking to me earlier.
If you have a view on that, text or use Twitter.
Kirk Yeaman could return to Hull FC's side on Saturday despite
suffering a leg - it -- despite suffering an epileptic fit against
Wakefield on Saturday. Dramatic scenes indeed. Kirk Yeaman has
thanked Hull FC supporters today after that dressing room drama at
Wakefield. His progress will be monitored during the week. He could
make an immediate return to decide on Friday night against St Helens.
There was no sign of the drama to come as he scored an early try. But,
in the dressing-room at half-time, he suffered an epileptic fit and
was treated by the club doctor. Potentially, that could derail the
team. Our doctor handled the whole situation very well.
Hull FC went on to secure a victory which boosts their play-off hopes.
One campaign group said today it is no more dangerous for epilepsy
sufferers to player can do it -- to play a contact sport like rugby
league than anyone else. There is no reason why any of young people
with epilepsy cannot go on to succeed in sport or any other area
of work. Kirk Yeaman thanked fans after she was inundated with
Elsewhere, Hull Kingston Rovers responded to two heavy defeats with
a victory at Harlequins, Jake Webster scoring twice to ease the
pressure on the coach. By Kirk Yeaman will continue to be
monitored by his club this week. Despite his scare at Wakefield, he
could return on Friday at St Helens. Incredible, we wish him well. Any
better news from Wimbledon? Thank you for sending me out and a
thunderstorm! Kyle Edmund is through to the next round of the
under 17 is Wimbledon tournament. He beat Joao Pedro Sorgi today. He
said that practising with Robert saw the line has helped his game.
If you get any time here, it is good, and to hit with Robert was
even better. The thought of Kyle Edmund. Lincoln
Ladies have three players in their squad for England's World Cup match
with Mexico. The game has just ended and a draw. 1-1.
This week sees the showing of our film charting the lives other
people who worked on the Humber docks. There will be screenings in
Grimsby, Hull, and cool. -- and You cringed with the pain sometimes,
but you could not stop. Some people said that they had to go home and
get their wide suspect -- to pick splinters out of their shoulders. -
- get their wages to pick splinters out of their shoulders. Very few
fishermen sailed with money, usually it was gone! He tended to
drink everything. At the end of three weeks, you got three weeks
money, you had two days off. You're not going to go to charge, are you?
-- to church are you? There are a few tickets left to see
If you're going to see the film, then enjoy it.
More than 2000 people flocked to Hall Art Gallery this weekend to
see David Hockney poss Mac biggest ever painting. -- David Hockney's
biggest ever painting. It helped to attract four times the usual number
of visitors to the gallery. My it has taken him five years to
build, but a man from Lincolnshire plans to drive his replica 1920s
racing-car the entire length of the country. Colin Wilson has spent
every spare moment on his pride and joy. He is now travelling from
Land's End to John o' Groats for charity.
Wherever it goes, Colin Wilson's Carter is guaranteed to be the
centre of attention. It classic looks are hiding a secret - it is
actually a brand new. He designed it and built it from scratch,
modelled on the 1926 Talbot -- the 1926 Talbot 700. The body style is
on that shape. I have used a Jaguar engine. It fits the shape of the
body. Although the car this is based on was one of the fastest of
its time, a machine that Colin has built is capable of far greater
performance, with its modern engineering. Its top speed is in
excess of 160 miles an hour. It has taken painstaking work to build,
and now he is driving the car from Land's End to John o' Groats. He is
using it to improve facilities to the local -- as the local church.
We use it a lot as a school and now it will give us the opportunity to
stay there a little bit longer, to have a toilet facility in the
Church, it will be fantastic. morning, children at the village
school waved him on his way. It is one of the best things I have ever
heard someone doing. It is amazing that he has made it. The epic
journey is supposed to take three If you have a story or you know
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Classrooms are said to be empty as high-level talks are not enough to
stop hundreds of thousands of public sector workers striking.
Humberside police say that crime is on the up and there is worse to
come. The weather will be less funny than
today. It will be much milder. -- the weather will be less sunny than
Someone says, other police forces have had budget cuts and the police
need to look at the top level of police first and reduce some of
them before cutting the frontline force. Simon from Grimsby says,
desperate people do desperate things. You're inviting a free for
all from the criminal element by cutting the police force.