28/06/2011 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight:

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Parents criticise teachers plans to go on strike and empty classrooms

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across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

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It is ridiculous. I have to plan something at the last moment.

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Captured on camera - the police car the one cyclist says could have

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seriously injured him. I would have hit her. I was less than one yard

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behind. It is the end of an era as the

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Nimrod makes his final flight. And we see how industrial disputes had

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they began packed on life on the docks.

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And a better day to come tomorrow. All the latest on the five-day

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forecast in a few minutes. Good evening. Ridiculous and

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disrupted. Parents of schoolchildren in her area have

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condemned Thursday's plan strike action by teachers. It is still

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unclear if the strikes will still go ahead or which schools will be

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affected. But despite a direct appeal from the Prime Minister this

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afternoon, the strike appears to be still on.

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The strikes could begin in a little over 36 hours, at least that is if

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they go ahead. And this huge uncertainty is causing more concern

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amongst parents. It is ridiculous. I have to plan something at the

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last moment. Do you think many of them will be able to make last-

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minute arrangements? I do not think so. Minus 16, but a lot of parents

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are going to be stuck. So here are the total number of schools across

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there a real that have so far notified their local council of

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school closure on Thursday. There will be 20 out of 97 in Hull. 26

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side of a hundred and 62 in the East Riding. Four out of 51 in

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North Lincolnshire. Under Lincolnshire, 21 schools out of 323

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have so far chosen to close. Other schools are partially closed which

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means always certain classes will be disrupted. And some schools may

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not given notice of the closure before Thursday. You can keep up-

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to-date by contacting your school were checking your local authority

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website. Teachers a strike in over changes

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to their pension schemes but parents attending a school function

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in Hull this morning were not sympathetic. They are not losing

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their jobs. They are not losing their pay. All they are being asked

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is to pay for their old age which everybody has to do. I do not think

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I have a great deal of sympathy for any of these people who are on

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strike. Yes, I agree behind the reason behind it but not the action

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is such. It disrupts a lot of lives. 30th June was very carefully chosen

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because that is the GCSE and exams. In the primary schools, it is

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before the end of term celebrations. If the strike goes ahead, the

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extent of the disruption will become clearer tomorrow. Though

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many pupils and parents will feel they are caught in the middle of a

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fight they do not pick. Joining me now is Brian Swinton

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from the National Union of Teachers in East Riding. Good evening.

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Teachers are unhappy about their pensions and having to work longer.

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Why do they think they are a special case? We are not asking to

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be a special case. We are asking that the Government investigate.

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Even though many parents will be inconvenienced, any it -- many will

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incur extra child costs, you will go ahead? We need to go with head

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with the strike. We think this is a catastrophic attempt to damage

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schools. Loss of responses coming in. If parents take children out of

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school, they are accused of wrecking their education. But

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teachers can just down tools. was a Royal Wedding recently and a

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lot of school closed for one day because of that. I do not hear any

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complaints about that. You will not get much sympathy from many people.

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Lots of companies are now announcing redundancies. I take

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empathise with anybody who loses their job, anyone put under any

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kind of threat of employment, losing your job is dreadful. White

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to teachers not want to work a few years longer? Everyone else will

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have to. To put it in a nutshell, do you want all people teaching

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your children. That is what we are heading for. That is why you seek,

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but people always going to the teaching session -- profession.

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his - might not always. What are some parent makes any kind of

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mistake can a child has harmed? Do we really want unqualified and very

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well-meaning world -- meaning people going into schools? That is

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a No. What kind of situation is that? Are you expecting a big

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crowd? If you look ahead teachers' salaries you will find she is less

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than quite a lot of head teachers. Very good to see. Thank you - work

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thank you for coming in. Perhaps you are a teacher yourself. Maybe

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you are a parent or a business worrying about what you will do.

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Your thoughts, if you want to, get I look forward to hearing from you.

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In a moment: The local companies making big money from contracts for

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next year's Olympics. An East Yorkshire cyclist has

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captured on film and the moment that a police car appears to cut in

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front of them. Paul Brown from Brough claims he is lucky he was

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not it by the vehicle which overtook him as he approached a

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junction. He is one of a number -- growing number of cyclists buying

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cameras to attach to their helmets. As you can see, this police car

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decides to take -- over take me. This is footage authority recorded

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on his video camera. I had to break straight away as soon as I worked

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out she was going to cut across me. I had to brake sharply and move my

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front wheel out. Mr Brown was returning from a cycle ride on

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Saturday when it happened. He got a mini camera just two months ago

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after he was involved in a serious accident. About two months ago I

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was knocked off my bike by a motorist. So I bought a camera up

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to make myself more say in future. Our growing number of cyclistss are

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now equipping themselves with many cameras. They want to make sure

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that in an event of an accident, they can show exactly what happened.

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In London, some cyclists have prosecuted motorists with footage

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they have taken. Now that trend is coming here. The trend has spread.

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People feel more confident riding a cycle. With litigation, it is one

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more thing that people can use as evidence. Humberside Police said it

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is not possible to comment on this incident on the nature of the

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driving involved. Without seeing the footage and until a complaint

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has been made. Meanwhile, Mr Brown recommends all cyclists get a

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camera to make sure dangerous step driving is highlighted and stopped.

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Thank you. This is another one that you might have review 1. Maybe you

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have your own story to tell. If you want to get in touch with us, here

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are the details: Some more news tonight, the parents of a soldier

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from Bridlington who was killed in action last year have been to

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Buckingham Palace to receive a medal from the Queen on his back

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have. 23-year-old Corporal Matthew

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Stenton died in Afghanistan last of his try to rescue another soldier.

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He was awarded a posthumous Military Cross.

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Controversial plans to build a wind barmiest DEC Ness are being

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examined a day public inquiry. East Lindsey District Council refused

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permission for the six turbines last year. The company behind the

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application is appealing. The Government inspector will decide

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whether the wind farm will go ahead. The inquiry will expect the last

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one week. Wheat have the unique airier and that people used to come

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to. Putting the wind farm in the middle of it is not the best thing

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to be doing. There is a well for women need for Global Energy. We

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believe this is a good place for are a wind farm. We have done a lot

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of surveys which supporter case. Two shops in Boston have been

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banned from selling alcohol after being caught with fake what car on

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their shells. Bottle labelled as what cover for Atif contain a

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solvent. Boston Deli has had its licence suspended an international

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fits have had their licences revoked permanently.

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Today in the Nimord R1 spyplane has landed at RAF Waddington for the

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final time. It has reached the end of its working life. But some

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critics fear the lack of a replacement will leave a hole in

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the RAF's capabilities. A final flight past foreign

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academic aircraft. And the final fare well to Waddington, its home.

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A touch of sadness but they sense a great pride in what has been a

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fantastic service since 1995. a fitting way to say farewell.

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is very sad. I enjoyed it all. Pretty sad. It has been a great

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workhorse. You can tell by its design that the Nimrod is a

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throwback to the 50s and 60s. It was based on the first commercial

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airliner. Since it was introduced by the RAF in 19 Sunday for, it has

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been involved in every conflict. This one has just returned back

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from Libya. Originally it was designed for her strategic

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intelligence collection. In recent years, we have become more of a

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tactical platform. We have been delivering that intelligence

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picture in real time and helping them make the battlefield decisions.

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The Nimrod had a different role. This was supposed be replaced by

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the new Nimrod, but they were controversially scrapped in

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Government cutbacks while they were still being built. The lack of

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replacement for they are one has led to concerns there is now a gap

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in the RAF's capabilities. The fact is that this capability that we had

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with the Nimrod is totally irreplaceable in one sense and we

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have a shortage now. Today, the chief of the Air Staff was staying

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positive. It dents our depth of her capability. That is what this is.

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We can still do the emissions we need to do. This was an efficient

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way of doing it. We will have to use other methods now. After 37

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years of service, this is the last time for the Nimrod will take to

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the skies for the RAF. Another historic aircraft disappearing into

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the history books. Some great pictures there. What

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happens to those who worked on the Nimrod? Well, work is under way on

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a replacement for the Nimrod. It is called the blowing of a joint

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aircraft. It is only in service in America but many are staff are

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working on the state's learning how to operate it. It will not be until

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2014 that the new aircraft will be flying in and out of Waddington on

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RAF duties. I do know that many people living Waddington tonight

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know that their days of working on the Nimrod are over. They are

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tinged with sadness. It is for them the end of an era. Thank you very

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much. The time is 6:18pm. -- 18 minutes to seven o'clock. Tonight:

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Problems on the picket-lines. And the youngsters joining together to

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try and break musical records. More on that in a moment. If you

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have a picture you are padded -- proud of, do send it in. This photo

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is of the sunrise in Bridlington, Paul Hudson is here with the

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weather. I have had an e-mail from Bill, saying, but then forecast --

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within minutes of forecasting under, on a Twitter, he had a Spitting

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headache. -- splitting headache. An improving Headline, tomorrow is

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a better day with sunny spells and a few scattered showers around but

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nothing like the thunder storms we had across eastern areas today. A

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ridge of high pressure is trying to get in from the south west. A few

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showers today and tomorrow. The weekend looks promising, find with

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sunshine. You can see this cloud which gave a lot of rain and

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thunderstorms in Norfolk, East Lincolnshire, moving up. They have

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now quickly moved into the North Sea. A fairly quiet evening and

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night, quite a lot of cloud at first. The cloud should break up

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from the west, lowest temperatures tonight, down to nine Celsius. The

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Sunday rises at 4:34am tomorrow. Here are the times.

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Any overnight cloud will quickly break up. Some did she spells of

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sunshine will come through. The cloud will bubble up with the risk

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of scattered showers. Quite a few places tomorrow will stay dry. Let

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us look at those top temperatures. The breeze coming from the west.

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Similar on Thursday with Friday and Saturday looking mostly fine but

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sunshine. Follow me on a Twitter. Businesses in East Yorkshire and

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Lincolnshire say the 2012 Olympics have helped safeguard thousands of

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jobs. Many companies from this area have been involved in building the

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Olympic Park in London. So far, it's brought millions of pounds

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into the local economy. Our reporter Leanne Brown is among some

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of the first journalists who have been inside the Olympic Park, and

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is there for us now. What type of companies have been involved in

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this massive development? You can see the Olympic Stadium. Lots of

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different companies from our area have been involved in building this,

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firms in East Yorkshire provided things like it -- like air

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conditioning, fire alarms. In Lincolnshire, timber, concrete

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pipelines. Even the metal fastenings for the plastic seats in

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the stadium. I went on a tour of the stadium earlier today would

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some of those local businesses. Jonathan Edwards was it with us as

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well and he said to me, it is not just about London, and that

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certainly seems to ring true when you look at the amount of companies

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involved. It is an iconic building in itself, this firm specialises in

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safety equipment, supplying 22,000 different products. When they knew

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the Olympics were coming, they were keen to get in on the act.

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Olympics is taking place in London. We felt that was no reason why we

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shouldn't get involved. So we went knocking on the door and were given

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a three-year contract. We are providing the safety kit for 12,000

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people there. Hard hat protection, high-visibility clothing. All the

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VIPs are wearing our dear as well. Providing clothing such as high-

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visibility vests they not seem like much but it is a contract worth

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millions. It has taken three years to build the Olympic Stadium and

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all sorts of companies from our area that are involved in this

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project. Still has come from Scunthorpe, flowers from Slee for

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it. The turf from northern Lincolnshire. This is a specialist

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product, we use a blend of grasses. Ideal for sports views and

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prestigious projects. County Turf has thousands of layers of --

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metres of land. We wanted to take part in the process for the Olympic

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Stadium. It is great news for the whole of the company and North

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Lincolnshire. In these tough economic times, the grass is almost

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certainly looking greener. There is still more than �450

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million worth of business to bid for. I had a sneaky look at some of

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the contracts that were available as of today, they include things

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like lighting, transport, souvenirs, and they are looking for people to

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provide temporary saunas! Tomorrow's an important day in the

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search for people who might want to carry the Olympic torch next year.

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The committee is looking for inspirational people to carry the

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Olympic torch. That will pass through our area. If you think you

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know of someone who is the perfect person to do that, the deadline is

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tomorrow. They earned a reputation for being

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one of the most militant workforces in the country. Strikes and

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industrial action were a fact of life for dockers on the Humber

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during the sixties, seventies and eighties. Now, BBC Look North has

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been collecting the memories of those dockers, as part of Life On

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There has been shipping on the Humber for centuries but the

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industrial revolution saw the estuary really exploit its natural

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assets. Coal exports were built up and halt macro and Christine Blower

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expanding as commercial and fishing docks. The cradle of the industrial

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revolution in Britain who was the north of England, the Pennines. And

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Hull and Grimsby and other parts of the river were well placed to

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service that, to move raw-material spin and out. To move finished

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products out. By the 1930s, the ports had expanded, trade had

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outgrown the small city centre and it was transformed into a formal

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gardens. New amenities were in part a sign of this region's ability to

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ride out the Depression. For the next 30 years, there was certainly

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plenty of jobs on the docks. But it was a tough life. It was hard work,

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you were sweating, you cringed at times, and sometimes with the pain,

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but you couldn't stop. Many men who came could not Hackett. You had to

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pick things up, up with so many people with broken hands and

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fingers and limbs. Life expectancy for a doctor was one of the

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shortest in the country, and given the poor working conditions, it is

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no surprise they became one of the most unionised Labour forces in the

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country. We always fell out over money and dover man ing. It was all

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very, very frustrating for management and for customers of

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course. There was unofficial action. The 21-year-old lad, he said, if

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you are registered, we will look after you. In 1972, the use of

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ports which were not part of the National Dock Labour Scheme sparked

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a national strike. Police came from one over the country to defeat us.

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And they didn't defeat us. We were incensed. There was a truce. The

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militant dockers had made themselves a future target for

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Margaret Thatcher and the Tory government. Since the war, dockers

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had been protected by the National Dock Labour Scheme but the

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government saw it as a barrier to progress and wanted it abolished.

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To me, as a docker of the 1960s, it was a backward step. Norman Fowler

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said we would not go back to casual Labour. They backed down. They

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collected cheques of up to �35,000 but they were also accepting a

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future without the union that sway. The abolition of the scheme was the

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worst thing which happened. It was a big change in the 1990s. And I

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was very, very pleased to be then running a port that I could manage.

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Today, the Humber ports are the UK's largest by tonnage, though far

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fewer men unaided. They are regarded as an economic success.

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But those that worked their say it is his success built on their sweat

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and struggles. There are still a few tickets left

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to see our Life On The Docks film, at a special screening in Goole.

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That's this Thursday evening at 7.15pm. Admission is free, but you

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will need to book a ticket from our A handbag once owned by Grantham's

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most famous daughter, Margaret Thatcher, has raised �25,000 for

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charity. It accompanied Mrs Thatcher to summits with the then

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US president, Ronald Reagan, in the eighties. The handbag was auctioned

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off at Christie's last night. More than 400 primary school children

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have created Hull's biggest string ensemble ever.

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Children as young as eight formed part of a huge concert in the City

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Hall. And we went along to hear Children develop their whole self

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through music. We are told by teachers, up so-and-so who would

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never say boo to a goose, would happily stand in front and play

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whatever. A brilliant experience for us kids, we have never actually

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been in a live place like this. really like playing musical

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instruments. I am speechless. It is so did with all of the instruments.

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And how many people are here. And I know many of them are tuned in

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and watching. Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines.

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As the Prime Minister calls on public sector workers not to go on

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strike, teachers unions here defend their action over pensions.

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We are going ahead with the strike, we need to alert the public of a

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catastrophic event which will handicap and damage education.

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tomorrow's weather: A much brighter day, with sunny spells and patchy

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cloud. Some showers, but quite a few places are expected to stay dry.

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Top temperature, 19 Celsius. The sponsors coming in from you on

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if the strikes, one duet saying teachers do not want to strike,

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parents should support them. Another viewer saying, parents are

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moaning about childcare. I didn't go to university for four years to

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be a glorified childminder, I am a professional and it is my

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democratic right to strike. Peter on it what it says parents are seen

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