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Hello. Thank you for joining us. The headlines tonight: Thousands of


workers in East Yorkshire and lipping shire take part in what


unions call the biggest strike for a generation. -- Lincolnshire.


worked for 16 years. This is something I really, really believe


in. Almost 200 schools are affected and other services close as workers


down tools. Also on the programme tonight, why


this controversial private road to an MP's house will be dug up less


than a month after it was laid. And the children preparing to sing on


stage with one of the world's biggest soul groups.


$$TRANSMIT. Join me me for a detailed forecast including a look


at this weekend's weather in 15 It has been called premature and


wrong. Today, thousands of public sector work ers across East


Yorkshire and Lincolnshire walked out in a row over pensions. Schools


have been the biggest casualty with thousands of teach urs out on


strike. In East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire over 150


schools have been closed or partially closed while in


Lincolnshire it is estimated around 40 schools have been disrupted.


Across Britain, unions estimate hundreds of thousands of people


have taken to the streets to protest in what's been described as


the biggest action of its kind in a generation. In a moment, we'll look


at what impact it has had in this area.


First here's Crispin Rolfe. They rallied in their hundreds across


Lincoln and Hull. The strikes involved not just teachers but


coastguards, lecturers and even defence transport striving driving


instructors. And all for just one reason. ALL:: No cuts no pension


cuts. Why now? The evidence we are being shown is there is no deficit


yet they are still asking us for more money. I don't under Stan that.


Everyone is having to take a slice of pain. Why not teachers? We


already have. We've taken it for three years. In the war over words


between Government and the unions, image is everything. It is


interesting to note some other teaching unions criticised this


strike. The question for parents across East Yorkshire and


Lincolnshire is what they will make of seeing teachers protesting like


students instead of teaching them. I don't think we are acting like


students. We are exacting our democratic rights. The Government


says the public sector pension bill are rise to �30 billion pie 2015,


many protesters feel betrayed by the sudden change in terms. Frpblgs


we'll work for loppinger periods of time, pay more into our pension and


receive less. I'm concerned the way the Government's presenting this as


an attack on gold- -plated Government sector cuts.


Would parents want their children and grandchildren? I wouldn't want


to have them being taught by a dad's army of teachers. But the


Government maintains the pensions burden is unsustainable. Whether


there is more disruption or a return to talks this is one area


where they are not prepared to U- turn frplt the number of placards


show the strept of feeling but the question for the Government is how


do they balance the books with a deficit they claim are in existence.


It is a problem the country, they argue, simply has to face. With


hundreds of teachers on strike and a number of other civil servants


protesting today, what has the impact been? Simon Spark has been


finding out. With nearly 200 schools disrupted


today, the biggest impact of the strikes was always going to be on


childcare. This playgroup in Hull saw more children having to attend


with some frus straighted parents. It is stupid. School's school. They


say about keeping your kids off if they are ill but they keep the kids


off just cos they want more money. But some accepted what was


happening. It is inconvenient for some. There is a cost itch kaigs.


But, people have to stand up for their rights -- implication.


other areas, different professions supported the cause. These men are


Lincolnshire prison officers. They are not allowed to strike but have


taken annual leave to support today's action. For prison officers


working on landings, restraininging prisoners at the age of 66 is


ludicrous. There was similar support at Hull Prison. Staff using


their lunch break to protest. But apart from minor dis ruption, most


services were unaffected. Jobcentres stayed open. So did the


courts and the coastguard kept on a skeleton crew. Many are still going


into work because lives are at risk. They are work hard for that low pay.


But they are thoroughly behind this fight, along with everybody else.


The public bearing the effects of today's action spoke of their hope


for a quick resolution. The possibility of that is still


unknown. Nick Boles is the Tory MP for gram


tham and Saddam for the and the Parliamentary Private Secretary to


the Schools Minister. I spoke to him a while ago asking him what he


thought to today's industrial action. I think they were wrong. I


want to pay tribute to the many public sector workers, even members


of the unions who called the strike, who wept to work. Three quarters of


the nation's schools were open today. Some did go on strike. We


are in the middle of discussions firstly. We have not reached a


final position. It seems pretty strange to go on strike snt middle


of a discussion that the Government's entered into in good


faith. These strikers claim your Government wants to rip up the


contracts it has with them and change the rules part way through


their working lives. That is not true. We've made clear all through


this accrued rights, the rights people have earned in their career


to date will be maintained. We are talking about future arrangements.


Yes, that means for people who are currently teachers, their pensions


would be changed for the years that are left in their working lives.


But what we have to look at is we are paying, as a Government, and


that means the taxpayers are paying, over 14% contribution into


teachers' pensionerss -- pensionss. Name me anyone in private sector


which gets that level of contribution. The A TL have never


been on strike before. What else could they do to get their message


across? We've understood the message already. That was loud and


clear. We didn't need people to actually cause children's education


to be in ter upted. Many working parents to have to take a day off


work. Businesses to actually lose business because they've lost


employees who have to look after their kids. That is entirely


irresponsible behaviour on the part of the union leadership. Just not


constructive when the whole country's facing a really serious


problem and we all have a tighten our belts. Hasn't coalition


mishandled this? Especially the chief Treasury Secretary saying the


Government wouldn't back down over pension reform. The Government


doesn't seem prepared to reach any compromise and that's what's wound


everyone up? We're not backing down on pension reform. But we are open


to suggestions as to how to reform pensions. What we have to do is ask


whether it is fair for taxpayers who are working in the private


sector, who could only dream of pensions like people in the public


sector get, to pay taxes to contribute to enable people in the


public sector to retire several year earlier then them on final


salary schemes that are very, very generous. I just don't think that's


fair. I don't think most people in the country think that's fair.


Thank you very much. The Conservative MP nick bowls. Now


the strikes are over, let me know your thoughts. Have teachers and


civil servants made their point today. If you're a teacher watching


tonight, do you feel today's strikes will change anything? Was


it worth it. If you're parents as After last night's programme, which


was later than normal, a big response on this support story. A


Thank you for those. Look forward to getting your comments tonight.Le


Burglars have raided the home of a couple who were killed in a fire in


Hull over the weekend. Victor Crowther and his wife Anna died


after the fire swept thrie their home in Montrose Street on Saturday.


The emergency services said it was of the most father association


they'd ever faced. Stamford Museum has had its funding


withdrawn and has closed. Some of the arplt facts will be rehoused at


the town's library. Moves to close St Bede's school in


Boston have been finalised today. The school was described as failing.


Three years ago it recorded the second worst GCSE results in the


country A plan to merge it with Haven High will no go ahead.


Contractors are to remove a driveway controversially resurfaced


free of charge at the moment of Beverley's MP Graham Stuart.


Workers laid the drive using materials left over from road


repairs on Hengate. But the move led the MP to being strongly


criticised. Paul, this is an unusual story,


putting a tiny lane in Beverley in the national headlines? Who would


have thought, Peter, 50 metres of Tarmac could provoke such a furious


row. There are those who belief using waste Tarmac in this way is a


great use of resources and saves on landfill. Those who believe that Mr


Stuart should not benefit from publicly-funded Tarmac and


neighbours who believe this ancient lane has been vandalised by its use.


Earlier, we spoke to one of Mr Stuart's political opponents who


has reported him to the Parliamentmentry ombudsman. This is


very much a judgment call. I feel a great amount of sympathy for the


neighbours who have been very upset by this. The fact Graham allowed


this to happen in the first place and that he can't see the


legitimate point we are making about him de deriving an indirect


benefit. He refusing to recognise that shows bad judgment on both


parts. I gather Mr Stuart's fallen out with his neighbours over there


as well? They quite liked their lane with all its potholes. They


didn't want Tarmac on it. They claim the Stuarts have never


consulted them about laying the Tarmac in the first place. Here's


what one had to say a little earlier. It is a quiet, tranquil


little back lane, been that like that over a00 years. Nobody wanted


the Tarmac down: When Mrs Stuart built her house, that was a problem


in itself with all the traffic and etc. Afterwards, she asked how she


might repair the lane, and the one thing we said was we don't want


Tarmac down the lane. Mr Stuart himself has issued a statement


tonight which says it was his wife who asked for the Tarmac to the


laid. No payment was taken-the- contractors didn't know who she was


and it was a good use of waste Tarmac. This tale has more twists


and turns than the lane itself. On Monday, the contractors will turn


up again to dig it all up. It is hoped that after that, peace might


break out in Beverley, although those neighbourly feelings might


take some time a heal over. Paul, thank you.


The time is 7 .42. Still ahead tonight: The final Cod Wars forced


big changes in life on the docks. And taking to the stage, the Hull


children performing with one of the If you have a picture you're proud


of, send it in. Tonight's is the poppy sunset at Thoresway, not far


poppy sunset at Thoresway, not far from Market Rasen.


Good evening. Did you catch up on your sleep after last night?


Tweeting at 4.00am! Somebody snitched on me! Karen said can we


have more of the late night shows. I watched the boys in bed. The mind


boggles! I've started so I'll finish. Before the water shed


tonight? The headline is pleasant for most places. After a sunny


start, it will tend to cloud over. The main thing is high pressure


will establish itself for Friday and over the weekend. Looks a


pleasant forecast for the Waddington airshow. That's


certainly good news. Right now, there are some pretty lively


showers coming in across East Yorkshire and into northern parts


of Lincolnshire. Those showers will continue to feed in from the north-


west. One or two rumbles of thunder are possible. There are some good


spells of sunshine over parts of Lincolnshire. Those clouds melting


away. All parts becoming dry and clear with lowest temperatures down


to 8 Celsius in Goole. That's 46 It looks like we are off to a


glorious start to the day with lots of blue sky and broken sunshine. As


temperatures rise, it does look like the skies will tend to cloud


over during the day. The afternoon mostly dry. Rather cloudy. Some


sunny intervals. A very small chance of a light shower. Many of


us dry. There will be a light north-west breeze. It is one of


those in the sunshine it feels quite warm. Top temperatures not


too exciting but pleasant innocentless. 19 Celsius. That's 66


Fahrenheit. For the Waddington airshow this weekend, just a 10%


chance of a light shower but it looks like it will be a dry weekend.


Partly cloudy, some sunshine. That's the way of the whole of the


region. Staying dry into Monday of next week.


No-one can quite believe you read that one out! Least of all, me!


Right, see you tomorrow. Right, see you tomorrow.


Look forward to it! Role tifs of people using eight


council-run care homes in Lincolnshire say their own health


could be seriously affected if they are closed. Councillors say the


move will save money and improve choice. But each the county's


private sector has cast doult on whether there are enough care homes


in the right places -- dout. Our communities correspondent Vicky y


Johnson has more. Most were elderly, some were frail but all are United


in their opposition to close the care home sooner than expected.


Staff told them at an imprompt ewe meeting that the expected three-


year reprieve is now unlikely. are proposinging to close in March


of next year. Many of those attending look after relatives at


home and use Line lands for a day's respite. Without it, they claim


this couldn't cope. I had him for two-and-a-half years on my own


without these breaks that I now get and I just completely snapped.


wake up in the middle of the night and think about it. And oh dear.


will be absolutely diabolical for everybody. Phil is a union rep. She


says morale is plummeting among care staff because the council have


so far failed to come up with a coherent strategy for the closures.


Why put it out unless it is in concrete what is going to happen.


That's how the council has operated all the way along. They keep


changing their mind from one day to the next. Councillors insist


closures should lead to an improved service. But the Lincolnshire care


association is casting doubt on whether there are enough private


centres spread across the county. Ghee graphically we are not sure


whether the care hopes are appropriately placed in the air yas


where there are a great deal of need. The local authority needs to


carefully think about where it will buy places from within the


independent sector. A final decision's expected next week to


seal the fate of both the care homes and the people they look


after. A young gymnast from Beverley has


won four medals at the World Special Olympics in Greece. Mary


Nolan took a gold and three silver medals as Britain claimed 72 medals


in total at the championships in central Athens.


Intr National Rugby League is returning to Hull after a four-year


absence. England play New Zealand as part of a four-nations series


involving Australia and wells. Hull City agreed a pre-season friendly


with Liverpool next month. When the Cod Wars brought an end to


almost all fishing from Hull and Grimsby, few people could see a


bright future for the Humber docks. It is now hoped green energy will


bring thousands of jobs to the ports once again. For our final


look at life on the dorks, Jo Makel has been considering the changing


fortunes of the Humber. A traditional way of life was about


to change forever as the fishermen found themselves at the heart of a


political storm. I protest on behalf of imagine's Government.


Your action is illegal. Trawler nets were cut and ships were rammed


as the third and final cod war escalated out of control. It got


rough in between the Icelandics and English trawlers. There was some


arpblgy bargey. Tried to push them out of the way. It got very heated


at times. I was fishing in Iceland one time, a gun boat captain got


irate and shot at one of the trawlers. Iceland wanted to ban


foreign trawlers from her waters but the fishermen were prepared to


fight back in any way they could. They gave us extra very, very large


bags of pepper. You were told to make small pepper bombs to throw at


the Icelandic gum boats. Sometimes the gum boat was coming up to you.


Sometimes we had sacks of spuds and pelted them at them. In 1976, the


British Government gave in to international pressure and agreed


to the ban. The most important fishing grounds were lost. The moj


ority of fishermen put the blame on Governments and politicians rather


than the Icelanders. The ships which were working, there was that


much of a Scrabble for jobs you'd had 100 going after one job. It was


sad to see. The Cod Wars started the decline of the fishing industry


in this area but the commercial docks have spent the last 20 years


building on their traditional imports and exports and are now


entering a new phase. As we move away from the carbon-based power


generation towards carbon-free powerbaseed generation, the ports


will play their part in that. whale oil to coal, gas and


petroleum, the Humber ports have a long association with energy. Now


companies like ABP want the ports to be a major player in renewables.


Frpblgs the big plans are based on the north bank to develop green


port Hull which hopefully will see see mens develop a wind turbine


factory at the port there. Grimsby's very well placed to take


shank of the new windfarms which will be developed off shore,


operations and maintenance bases are already being developed in


Grimsby. Here in Immingham, we think the offshore development will


need slightly larger support vessels and Immingham will be


ideally placed for that. There's excitement about the future. But


with such a rich history surrounding the docks, should we be


doing more to celebrate our past? We've great things in the area but


we could do much, much more. A step in the right direction was the


clipper race. Let's do more. Why not have an iconic building which


shows us about man's engagement with the sea to compliment the deep.


We should be really proud of our long and enduring links with the


sea and the way we've opened up the world from this estuary. We are at


least lucky to still have the memories of those people who made


theirs a life on the docks. It was like walking into a another


life being down on the dock. It is sad now that that is all gone. It's


all gone. We had that comradeship contrary to what people say. They


were great men. The docks were gold without any doubt. The dockers had


the money and the dockers spent it. Most blokes went to sea not for the


money, it was a way of life. No moaning. Didn't have to wry about


having a shave or wash, clean your teeth. A lovely life, it was.


knew everybody, you were virtually all in the same industry. A village


within a city. Love looking at the old pictures.


That was the last in the series looking at life on the docks. There


is more on our website. We want to hear more of your


memories of the docks. Email us or Many youngsters dream of singing


alongside a famous pop band. For these children at Victoria Dock in


Hull, Victoria Dock Primary, they are getting the chance to do that


this evening when they go on stage with the soul singers The Drifters.


# You're more than a number in my little red book #


For over 50 years, The Drifters have been singing unforgettable


hits. They've sold over 200 million singles and toured the world. But


tonight, they are singing with schoolchildren from Hull.


# You've got to search for the hero inside your self much much # This


is the final rehearsals before the drifters play Hull's City Hall.


When the music starts I want to see you all rocking like this. Victoria


Dock Primary's among 40 UK schools to sing with the group to give more


youngsters a taste of performing on stage. They sing so well. They are


very professional. Somebody once told me never to work with kids and


animals. Animals I don't know, but kids, definitely, they work.


not all were sure who The Drifters are. Some knew and got very excited.


Some didn't have a clue. One of the children said, isn't that a


chocolate bar? I said it is, it is also a band! But the children's


parents are certainly chuffed. were really excited. My grandma was


as well. They was very proud of me. They know The Drifters. They are


very famous. They were quite surprised. Tonight, the children


will perform two songs with the band. If not for them, then


certainly for their parents it will be a night to remember.


# Saturday night at the movies, who cares what picture we see #


Fantastic big night for the pupils of Victoria Dock school. Finally a


recap of the headlines: Thousands of people in East


Yorkshire and Lincolnshire joined workers across the county in what


unions claim is the biggest strike for a generation. Here, almost 200


schools were disrupted. A dry and sunny start. Clouding


over. Most play places staying dry. Top temperatures tomorrow, 19


Celsius. That's 66 Fahrenheit. More response on the industrial


action today. Alex "public sector workers didn't


cause this mess. Kids can learn a lot from the strikers about


standing up to bullying" "Public sector strike is out of order. I do


not relish a higher tax bill to keep them happy" "I'm a retired


public sector worker. I paid extra contributions to help increase it


slightly. I'm 76 and still working to help pay the bills. Come on


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