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


How foreign workers are keeping industries in East Yorkshire and


Lincolnshire alive. You can only employed people who come for the


jobs. We have around 70 % of migrant workers at the factory.


The Lincoln mum fighting to save a heart unit from closing as final


appeals are made. It caused us a great worry to not know where the


future will be. And a new kit for Lincoln City as


the team prepares for life outside the Football League. I am live at


RAF Waddington. These aircraft are preparing to take to the skies and


entertain around 100,000 people and will there be sunshine over the


weekend? I will have the sole forecast later.


-- the full forecast. "We'd be lost without them." That


is the view of agricultural leaders in Lincolnshire about their non-


British workforce. But the Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan


Smith, is urging businesses to take on more unemployed Britons and stop


relying on labour from abroad. Tonight, there are calls for the


government to provide better training to make the british


workforce more suitable. Paul Murphy has the story.


Two-thirds of the workforce at this onion packing factory are migrants.


That is not unusual in the Lincolnshire food processing


industry. This company says it tries to recruit British workers,


but struggles to find them. You can only employed the people who come


for the jobs. We have around 70 % of migrant workers at the factory,


and the majority of jobs that we have advertised we get very few


English, British people coming for the interviews. Iain Duncan-Smith's


comments signal a clear hardening of the stands on the use of migrant


labour. We have to ensure that our immigration service works in the


interest of Britain, enabling us to make it realistic promise to our


young people. The National Farmers' Union in Lincolnshire says the


government needs to recognise that British workers can sometimes be


unwilling or unsuitable for farm work. When employees have equipment


worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, and we are expected to take


young people on, we need an incentive to be able to train them


properly. We also need the people to come with an ethic of wanting to


work. Jobseeker's in Hull, and there are around 40 for every


vacancy, say competition is fierce. For I think at the moment I am


struggling to find work, a few years ago he it was easier. How I


think a lot of the jobs are taken up by people who come from other


countries. The British are lazy. There are so many jobs out there.


But the do not like them. Back at the onion factory, they will tell


you that nationality is irrelevant. They just want the best people for


the job, and, at this point in time, few of them are British.


Earlier, I spoke to Alp Mehmet from the independent body Migration


Watch UK. He told me he supported what Iain Duncan Smith had said


today. Of course, what he said needed to be said. For the first


time, as soon knew a member of the government has had the guts to come


out with something that a lot of people have known for a long time.


We support and encourage and welcomed what he has said. There


are jobs out there, particularly in this part of the world, in the


agricultural sector. But employers say that British people do not want


those jobs. Some may not want to, but what I look at is the overall


figures. If we have nearly one million youngsters between 16 and


24 unemployed. No one is telling me that out of that one million, there


are not those who are desperate for work. But the employers are telling


us, I have spoken to a farmer, they do not apply for the jobs. If he


does not have the migrant workers, he does not have a work force.


you look at particular areas, there may be difficulties. But I am sure


that a new area, there are many people outside the agricultural


sector who are desperate for work, and they would have liked an


opportunity. It the migrant workers do not do the jobs, and British


people do, that will cost, it will cost employers, and the tax payer


will end up paying for that, won't they? For why should it do that?


Why should we be paying for foreigners who come here looking


for work and do not get it? Because the employers will have to pay more


money. If you are saying that those who are being employed from


overseas cost less, they are cheaper to employee, they are


easier to hire and fire, they are easier to push around, I do not


think that is a good enough reason to be employed in foreigners at the


expense of British workers. What needs to change? I think that this


is something that needs to go over a period. We need to look at


apprenticeships, for example, apprenticeships were something that


were a feature of the employment scene here over many years, and


suddenly they seem to have disappeared. We need to look at


that, and we need to encourage young people to get the necessary


skills. But it is no good saying that we do not have the skills here,


when we have one million people unemployed, who we could be


training so that we have the skills base in the future. And then


complaining in 10 years' time because we do not have those skills


around, because we have not trained them. Thank you for your time.


Many people are saying that Iain Duncan-Smith is very brave of for


speaking out. What do you think about this story?


Is it time for businesses to employ more British workers and rely less


on foreign migrants? What impact would that have on an industry like


agriculture in Lincolnshire? How local people have help to


revive a struggling Lincolnshire town.


It is claimed families of children with heart problems could face long


journeys at times of extreme stress in order to get future treatment.


The NHS is planning to close our nearest child heart surgery units


in Leeds and Leicester in order to create new Centres of Excellence.


The consultation ends today, with a decision expected later this year.


Crispin Rolfe reports. A normal toddler playing ball. But


Ed was born with heart complications, which have meant two


major operations. Up until now, they have been conducted at the


Child Heart Unit in Leicester. But that now faces closure, leaving mum


Mel to wonder where her son's third operation will take place. It is


easier to know you only have one hour to go down the road. To know


that it could be two-and-a-half hours, it brings an amount of worry


to any parent. It causes me so much worry to think we might not naked


in time if he goes into heart failure. An NHS review could see


specialist child heart units close in both Leicester and Leeds,


forcing families to travel to Birmingham, London or Newcastle for


future treatment. But with only 31 child heart surgeons in England and


Wales, it is claimed a core of 6 or 7 specialist units would help staff


improve their skills for the 3500 operations which take place each


year. Although some parents agree with the mauve, others are


protesting. The committee that is giving this recommendation will go


through all the documents that have been sent through the consultation


period over the last four months, and then we will come to some


recommendations of which centres to stay open and which to close.


Hull mum Julie Chambers is supporting the move. Her daughter


Zoe underwent a heart transplant in Newcastle, which helped prolong her


short life. I would travel to the end of the earth to get at. So


travel is important, but I do it all the time, and I would do it


again. Today has been the last day of this consultation, and for


families like Mel's it is as much about the uncertainty as the


distance or change. But when the decision is made this autumn, it


seems likely that in Ed faces a long journey for the treatment


which will help him lead a healthy life.


Earlier I spoke to Cecilia Yardley from the Children's Heart


Federation and asked her what the benefits of these changes would be


for patients. These changes are all about bringing better care for


children, better care at the time of surgery and also ongoing. So


parents should be reassured that their children will have a better


quality of life after these changes. Some parents are saying they have


to travel further afield at already distressing times. And that it will


put added pressure on them and maybe even put the children's lives


at risk? We are taking very seriously those concerns, and we


have asked for particularly -- particular help for families on low


income has war who do not have access to a car. Most children only


need one operation. So the surgery changes and the travelling should


not affect families on an ongoing basis. The cardiology services, the


ongoing care and support will remain in the same places. Is there


not a danger that this is more about saving money than saving


lives? No, in fact, this review has grown out of the Bristol baby


tragedy, where it became clear that it was very important to bring


surgeons together into larger teams, doing more operations, to build up


their skills. This is an entirely clinically driven programme, to


make the lives of children better for them. Thank you for your time.


Pig farmers from East Yorkshire have been demanding a fairer deal


for their fellow farmers from one of the world's biggest retailers.


Tesco says it is working with the pig industry to help suppliers deal


with rising costs. But that didn't stop demonstrations which were held


outside the supermarket's annual general meeting today. Major


retailers are making on average �16 million per week profit out of the


pigs that pig farmers sell to them. If but the farmers are losing �3


million per week on those same animals. If there is something


fundamentally wrong when there is that imbalance, and I see no reason


why I should be subsidising the profits of the shareholders in that


meeting. Investigators say an electrical


fault sparked a fire at a Lincolnshire nightclub. People were


rescued last night after the fire took hold. More than 35


firefighters were called out to deal with the incident.


Still ahead tonight: Lincoln City unveil their new kit


as the team prepares for life outside the Football League.


And Waddington prepares for the It has been a lovely Day Today, and


we have seen some sunshine. That will be the story through the


weekend. Bright, sunny at times and mostly dry. There will be at a


range of high-pressure keeping the weather settled through the weekend


and at the start of next week. Earlier, we have broken cloud.


Three this evening, we are looking at broken cloud overnight. There


will be some clear spells, the wind will be lighter. Temperatures of 10


to 12 degrees Celsius. The sun will rise tomorrow morning at 4:35am,


and set at 9:25pm. Tomorrow, Don is bright, there will be patches of


cloud, but they will move around to the cause of the day. There will be


spells of sunshine, there is the chance of a light shower, but for


most of us it will be dry. A decent amount of sunshine, Variable cloud,


and temperatures tomorrow should be higher than today, the breeze will


be light and variable, around 16 degrees Celsius on the coast, but


17-20 degrees Celsius in Lincoln. Overnight and into Sunday, it will


be a cool night, temperatures down to 10 degrees Celsius. But on


Sunday, there sunshine continues. For the start of next week, it will


turn a milder with south-westerly winds. Temperatures around 23


degrees Celsius on Monday, a risk of showers on Tuesday are still


feeling warm. Pubs closing, shops being boarded


up, and falling school numbers - we are constantly being told how our


rural communities are struggling to survive. But one town in


Lincolnshire appears to be bucking the trend. Millions of pounds have


been invested in regeneration, and new businesses are opening every


month. Vicky Johnson has been to Caistor to see how they are doing


it. There is a real sense of renewal and optimism here. These


architects and builders have been behind the improvements. I think we


did eight projects in total. They claim it has been a big community


effort, with counsellors helping them access grant funding. It is


nice to have worked on such a success. Along with the district


council and all of the teams that have been involved. It has been a


complete success story. Much as that success is down to this man,


Roy Schofield. He spent more than 10 years lobbying the various


bodies for money. For his conversion of a chapel interest


projects. The first chunk of money was at the heritage initiative the.


That was �1.6 million. Their county council put some money into


renovate the cans bed -- the market place. This investment seems to be


paying off. A restaurant and bar opens just three weeks ago, also


new to the town are an equestrian outfitters and a deli and catering


business. It just proves confidence in the people and the town itself,


the whole place looks a bit smarter and that is an a way of getting


people to come. I have noticed the shops, everything looks prettier.


It has smartened up no end over the last couple years full stope they


have been lots of changes. Yuri Gagarin's renaissance is an example


of what can be achieved when people power is mobilised -- Caistor.


There are still a number of facilities that need to be in the


centre is, so yes, there are still buildings that we could live cat.


Caistor is certainly under going quite a transportation, and there


are whispers of yet more investment in the pipeline. So others


struggling communities could certainly learn a lesson or two


from the people of this town. It is one of the biggest events in


the Lincolnshire Callander, with more than 100,000 people expected


at the Waddington airshow. But it is not just about funfair rides and


fast jets, it is a vital fundraiser a. Philip Norton reports.


It has grown to become the largest RAF air show in the country. It


brings in around 100,000 visitors every year. It is enormous, the


single biggest engagement event in the East Midlands, the biggest


thing that the Royal Air Force does in terms of putting itself on show.


It is a great opportunity for us to bring people into our lives, and


help them understand a bit about the air force. As well as the


military aircraft, there is a lot of fun to be had. If there is a


fair, stalls, exhibitions and music. They are aerobatic displays from


this Thunderbirds and the Red Arrows. They have come all away


from Las Vegas. Last time we were here it was the year 2000, we are


very excited to be here, if we have a lot of demonstration teams from


around the world and we are privileged to be part of this show.


The Vulcan will also be flying, always a favourite at Waddington


where it was based during the Cold War. It follows a funding campaign


to return her to the skies. If the public have been very generous,


because the commercial sponsorship is not happening and we are very


dependent on the public's generosity. If there is also a


serious side. If the event raises thousands of pounds for charity,


including the RAF Benevolent Fund, which has helped Jacqui Thompson


after her husband Gary was killed. It enabled me to try to live a


normal life, knowing that one part of our lives were taking care of,


and I would be able to help the girls, and be of use to them.


final preparations now being made, and made all the noise and


aerobatics it is easy to forget that this is a vital, working


station. Around 25 % of our people are currently employed overseas.


are currently employed overseas. Hopefully, this week we are focused


on the air show here at Waddington. Those operations overseas will


continue long after this weekend's extravaganza of.


Philip is live at Waddington, probably looking very smug after


that trip of a lifetime. What a highlight this weekend?


It has been a glorious day, the sun is just going down and the forecast


is good. But there have been many aircraft arriving over the last


couple of days, including aircraft like this. If this is an Apache


attack helicopter. There have been an ever increasing number of


enthusiasts, the A 15 has been something to see, they have all


been up on ladders trying to get a glimpse of aircraft like this. For


and who better to ask what to look at than these enthusiasts? Here are


their highlights. Thunderbirds, they are very good, very fast.


Thunderbirds, definitely. It is just the aircraft and the skill of


the men are flying the aeroplanes. With some forecast for the weekend,


it promises to be lovely. The gates open at 8:00am, and the first


display is at about 10am. If the organisers are advising people not


to arrive before 10am -- a day and. It promises to be a great weekend.


The advice, bring a bit of sun cream.


Lincoln City has made its first summer signing on the day it


revealed its new strip. The club aims to bounce back into the league


after relegation last season. But as Simon Clark explains, Lincoln is


still coming to terms with demotion. It is a significant departure.


Thinner red-and-white stripes, and, at 10am, when the shirts went on


sale, there were some he wanted to be first. I think it does look a


lot better, it is a modern design and hopefully it will bring success


this season. I have a collection of sheds at home, I like it.


manager took time out to inspect the kids before naming his first


signing of the summer, Jamie take. He scored 19 in all competitions


last year, speaking to managers in the conference, I think it is


important to have players that have had that little bit of experience.


They are going to be the top two or three teams in the conference, size


wise. So to come from a small club to Lincoln is a massive move for me.


Relegation has cost up to �500,000. They are only tenor players signed


on, and training starts next week. Lincoln City head off to their


Brave New World. And unique, and a new shirt. But the big question


remains - will a player wearing the shirt be holding the Conference


trophy in May? This former captain and manager wants to see more


activity. He says fans wants to see tangible action to bring confidence


ahead of the new campaign. They have to try to get more localised


players, and get the community spirit back. That is what has gone


missing. And I think the supporters will always be behind them, but


they just wants to see some proactive business going on. Link


in a certainly hope to leave plenty of these.


Three Lincoln City Ladies players were on the pitch as the England


women's football team took on New Zealand. Sophie Bradley, Sue Smith


and Jess Clarke were all chosen for the squad. New Zealand scored after


17 minutes, with England taking an equaliser in the second half and


then that winning goal came through 20 minutes later. The final score -


England 2, New Zealand 1. Their next game is against Japan on


Tuesday. Hull FC have travelled to St Helens


with Kirk Yeaman for tonight's Superleague game following his


medical scare last weekend. BBC Radio Humberside are on air now on


95.9FM and online. Hull KR's home game against Wakefield on Sunday is


also on FM and Online. The game kicks off at 3.30pm.


They are known for their cunning, but a fox cub in East Yorkshire is


having to have daily swimming lessons after getting trapped in a


crisp packet. Basil, as she is known, is fitted with a life jacket.


She then exercises in water to help rebuild strength in her broken hip.


A daily dose of doggy paddle is exactly what the doctor ordered for


Basil after she was found dehydrated and injured, trapped in


a crisp packet. When she came in she was very poorly, extremely


dehydrated, and it was a case of, make a decision, do we try for her


or kindly let her go. And we decided to give her a chance.


helps to strengthen her broken hip. But she is not been tamed! Bahrain


is not to turn her into a pet, but you get her released back into the


wild. The quicker we can get her back into the wild, the less chance


she has of being humanised, Laura both becoming reliant on people or


even being too friendly with them. After all that exercise, a well-


earned rest. She has become a East Yorkshire's fantastic Mrs Fox.


A recap of the main headlines: Andy Murray's Wimbledon hopes have come


to an end. He was beaten in the semi-finals


for the second year in a row. And as the Government urges


businesses to employ it more or Britons, agricultural leaders say


they would be lost without foreign workers.


Tomorrow's weather: at a bright day, stop temperatures of 20 degrees


Celsius. Responses are coming in on the


subject of migrant and British workers. Steve says that people in


this country do not want to work. - - do want to work. My son has


applied for 20 apprenticeships. This e-mail says that employers


need to be aware that English citizens may feel they are


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