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

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We stand by our decision, a primary-school defends pulling out

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of a show featuring a gay character. Angry protests at a decision to

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close care homes for the elderly. Delayed, disrupted and indirect.

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The train firm struggling to get its services to London. And the

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football tournament with a difference about to be staged in

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Hull. And if the weather is now turning much more unsettled. The

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very latest his later in the programme. The head of an East

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Yorkshire primary school is tonight defending her decision to pull the

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plug on children's opera featuring a leading character who's gay.

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Tonight, the head of Bay Primary had said she never wanted to see

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that character taking out of the play that the use of the word clear

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in the script was something she would never allow in her playground.

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-- queer. Hundreds of her pupils were due to be involved in the

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production due to open in Bridlington later this month. Anne

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Marie Tasker has been speaking exclusively to the head of the

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school. The school said words in the scripts were sexually

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suggestive. The writer of the opera has not spoken to them but he has

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spoken to television. That is the only line that you know that the

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character is D. What can be wrong with kids being in a play with a

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gay character, whatever age they are? Thousands of internet users

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back the writer online but the head teacher of the school say people

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misunderstand why she has taken her 300 pupils, some as young as four

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year sold out of the shore. We had no intention to censor a gay

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character but there was one word that we had trouble with children

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as young as this saying in a performance. If they said it in the

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playground we would be stopping them and seeing it is not a nice

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word to use. In the playground many parents back to the head teacher

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was my decision. To see it is former pop it is ridiculous. I do

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not think clear is the correct word to be using, it gives children the

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wrong impression. It is not teach appropriate for them. But others

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who found out about the row in a letter to the school yesterday see

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it is an over-reaction. children have worked very hard and

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if the school have a concern they should have got in touch with

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parents to ask our opinion. You hear worse words in the playground,

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that is my opinion. There is nothing wrong with it. The row

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continues to rumble on. Richard Lane is from the gay and lesbian

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campaign group Stonewall. He gave me his reaction. We are obviously

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very concerned by the reports that the opera and production has been

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cancelled due to homophobia. I think it brings up wider issues

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about schools being able to discuss age appropriate education

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surrounding gay and bisexual issues within school. Do you think it is

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right that children as young as four are discussing the issues in

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drama groups? I do not think it is about eight per se but about

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discussions in schools that some people have different families,

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some people have two mums or two dads, some are brought up by their

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grandparents and it is about having all of that reflected in school.

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the line he said I am aware of which is why I left here. Well some

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people be disappointed that children are hearing phrases like

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that? It's the work with schools across the country and our

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different families report that speaking to young people who have

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gay or lesbian parents often feel very isolated within schools that

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actually their families who support and love them are not reflected in

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schools. It is about teachers teaching pupils of all ages in the

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age appropriate ways that are using the word gay as an insult is always

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wrong. If you are a parent and you have no gay or lesbian people in

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the family, can you understand why those parents would not be happy?

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think the skills have to take responsibility and we know that

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pretty much every school in the country will have a pupil with a

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gay family member on a gay friend. It is about ensuring that everyone

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is included in education. Some say this is homophobia in the name of

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child protection, would you go along with this? I think what is

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child protection is that our research shows that nine out of 10

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secondary school teachers and many primary school teachers regularly

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hear a homophobic abuse. Were these skills right to call at an day on

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this and Laura were the wrong? think people need to understand the

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issues and the language that is being used and to ensure that the

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curriculum is inclusive for all pupils. Was the skill right or

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wrong? It is about them having intervention with parents at the

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earliest possible stage, I will not going to the details of the six

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that decision but we were with schools and pupils who experience

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warm-up for be and it is about insuring every school takes their

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responsibility to communicate these issues seriously. He would not

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answer that one, maybe you well. Do you think the school was right to

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pull-out of the production? If you wear a parent would you be happy

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about language like that being used in a script for those aged between

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In a moment: A 24 hour vigil against a mobile phone mast reaches

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its 10th week. A decision to close some care homes in Lincolnshire was

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today met with angry protests. At a meeting this morning, the county

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council pushed through a plan which will see five homes shut in the

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next three months, with another three closing from next year.

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Campaigners say the authority is trying to make money at the expense

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of their elderly relatives. Our community correspondent Vicky

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Johnson has more. They were not many in number but protesters made

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loud and clear their opposition to the care home closures. It does not

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just affect families with people in care homes and the moment but it

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affects those who will need care in the future. I think it is appalling,

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they are abdicating their responsibility to the frail and

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elderly people of this county. council executive heard at this

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morning that changes are needed to modernise the service. These homes

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were built 40 years ago and they are past their best, we think we

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can provide a better service in other menus. But those in the

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public gallery were not convinced. It is all about cuts and finance.

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As it was voted in favour of the closures some claimed it was less

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about modernisation and more about saving money. It will all produce a

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capital receipt, that is, money from the sale of the homes between

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two and four million pounds. idea is that individuals will

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receive a personalised budget which they can spend how they wish rather

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than council deciding how they will be cared for. 50% of councils and

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Lincolnshire currently receive personalised budgets, the target is

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100% by 2013. This is deeply ironic, it is denying choice, it is giving

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people a personal budget which they can choose where to spend it accept

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in their own home. This and another warm will remain open and tell next

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April at least then it is intended to develop the site as a learning

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hub for those with dementia. In an unusual move as a High Court

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hearing has been held at a Lincolnshire farmer Judy. The case

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will decide whether the couple who live there are the victims of wind

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farm noise. Two companies and two landowners deny that the couple

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were forced to leave their home in 2007. Today was simply putting it

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in context with the judge, where the left, -- where they left. The

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farmhouse where they were living, the turbines themselves and the

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character of the general area. There has been a morning of

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disruption because of problems with First Hull Trains. It caused delays

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in places like Hull and Grantham as passengers were left waiting for

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services. First Hull Trains has blamed the disruption on an engine

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failure. This morning cos my problems were caused by an

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overnight engine failure in one of the four hull first trains units.

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By lunchtime the direct service to the capital was back to normal.

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was shocked at first because of all the luggage I have to take with me

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but fortunately they have told me that my train is running on time so

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it is fine now. Fortunately we do not have to make a connection at

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the other time but often we do so we are very fortunate today.

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train company has masses of rolling stock sat in the sidelines waiting

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for something to happen. We have been transferring people over to

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Doncaster this morning, there are delays of 10 to 15 minutes in most

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cases. Some say the company is struggling with poor-quality

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rolling stock. The problem with these trains is the have been in

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use for over a decade but have never been constantly reliable.

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Keeping the fleet rolling is something First Hull Trains has

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said it is committed to doing. The company pointed out that only last

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week the top and national poll for customer satisfaction. Our reporter

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is at a station in Hull right now, why does this keep happening to

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There are issues with the trains themselves. They have also told us

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tonight that the destruction experienced it today could

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potentially travel into tomorrow. There advising travellers to check

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before setting out their journeys. Still ahead tonight:

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A 24-hour vigil against a mobile phone mast reaches its tenth week.

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And teams from more than 30 countries prepare for a World Cup

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with a difference. This is Goodmanham Wold near Market

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Weighton taken by Jennifer Naylor. Thank you very much indeed. If you

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have a picture you're proud of, send it in. A story in the papers

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today about whether forecasters having sleepless nights. One

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national forecasters said he cannot go to bed until he gets the

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broadcast rights. Others don't get the Jeremy Paxman style

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the Jeremy Paxman style interrogation of a new like I did.

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Sunny intervals and scattered showers for tomorrow, a locally

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heavy with the risk of thunder. The low pressure will remain anchored

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across as for the next few days, bringing showers and even the risk

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of longer spells of rain. This is a cold front which is introducing

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change to the west, but it is pathetically weak just now, giving

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only some patchy rain. The very light and patchy, I think the

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graphics are overdoing it. It may become more intense as we head into

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the night, so the chance of some heavy bursts of rain. If I was the

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pick somewhere that would get the heaviest rain, it would be the East

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Yorkshire coastline later tonight. The sun will rise in the morning.

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Any rain towards the Yorkshire coast, moving offshore, and that

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there are cloudy start there will be sunny spells. Not a complete

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washout at all. There will be some days in a brighter spells in

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between those showers. A moderate south-west wind and top

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temperatures across East Yorkshire of around 19 Celsius. 20 Celsius in

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parts of Lincolnshire. The outlook is dominated by low-pressure,

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meaning scattered showers and in places thundery.

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Do you: have sleepless nights? I am not making this up it was in the

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national news today. A group of Hull residents are so

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determined to stop a mobile phone mast from being built on their

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doorstep that they've been camping out 24 hours a day for the last

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nine weeks. They're worried the transmitter will damage their

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health -despite experts claiming there is no hard evidence that

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these masts are a danger to the public. Leanne Brown reports.

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They've been here all day and all night for the past 9 weeks, with no

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sign of giving up: We've organised at 24 hours a day sit-in on the

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site. We have a lot of with people coming for an hour or two at the

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time. If anyone comes to start doing any work at all, we send a

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warning signal out and get as many people as we can down to the side

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as quickly as possible. All-too and Vodafone want to build the master

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idea where this benches. It is in the middle of a residential area

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and next to a busy junction. Residents like Dave are concerned

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about the possible health risks, so he's made this tent his new bed.

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get a bit of company from the foxes. You get all sorts around here.

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Health Protection Agency says there is no hard scientific evidence to

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suggest it would pose a risk to public health, but Silvia from

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Horncastle disputes that, and she is undergoing scientific tests

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after living near one. They radiation is so powerful that you

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just feel tired for no reason and you cannot sleep. You wake up

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feeling hot, numb and sometimes there is a ringing in the years. A

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feeling generally sit at, as if you're about to throw up. 85% of

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the population owned a mobile, but there are mixed views on the High

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Street as to whether the mast should be built. We have to think

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about the school's close by. Anything that improves the phone

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signal be good for people with more will phones. In a statement the

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phone companies told us: We have identified that we both need to

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improve the 3G coverage to customers in Hull, so that they are

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able to access high-speed mobile broadband services. All our base

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stations are designed, built and operated in accordance with

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stringent international guidelines. But residents say they're not going

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away until the plans are scrapped. Strong feelings there. Earlier, I

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spoke to Hazel Nunn from Cancer Research UK. I asked her if people

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were right to be worried? In terms of scientific studies,

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there is little evidence letting mobile-phone mast to cancer are

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other serious outcomes. That does not mean it is not right for people

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to be worried about their health. It is only natural, and sometimes

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even though the signs is incredibly good and takes us to a certain

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stage, we cannot be certain about what sign socialism the future, so

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I will not condemn anyone for tried to protect their health and the

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health of their children. Of course, we also don't know what will happen

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down the line, things could be different and 15 or 20 years' time?

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With mobile phone Nast, their evidence has only been emerging for

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the last five or 10 years, and similarly, with mobile phone is,

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only five years longer than that. The evidence that is coming out is

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quite strongly suggesting there is no reason to think that mobile

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phones or their masts should be linked to cancer, but it is a new

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area. Even if there was a link, people would continue to use their

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phones. One of the reasons why there is so much hype around the

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model phones is that it is such a new technology. 20 years ago,

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hardly anyone had won and now almost everyone does. That is why

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there is a lot of interest in this area and a lot of study still

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ongoing. There are a lot of other bigger things to worry about in

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terms of cancer risks than more will phones. Do we need to be

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spending what -- or large amounts of money to get proper research

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done to find it once and for all? There will only be large

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epidemiological studies, studies that take large groups of people

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and look at the list of cancer, if there is a biological reason why we

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think there might be a link. For mobile phone is a mobile phone base

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stations, there isn't really any plausible biological mechanism by

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which we think they could cause cancer. That said, formal will

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phones there is a lot of research going on at the moment, and in

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children, there is not very much research at the moment, so there is

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a lot of Mark -- work being put into this. We will have to wait

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longer to find out what that shows. On the basis of the good research

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we have at the moment, there is no real cause for concern, and it is

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only a pragmatic approach that would invite people to be cautious,

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perhaps to ask their children to limit their call times and only use

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their mobiles for emergencies. Thank you for talking to us.

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If you want it e-mail about that, contact is the usual way. Lots of

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you have been in touch with us on the subject of bringing back

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smoking in pubs. The East Yorkshire MP Greg Knight wants a change in

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the law to allow pubs and clubs to provide areas for people to light

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up. He claims the smoking ban is behind a record number of pub

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closures across the country. Trevor called us to say, We should

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definitely not go back to having smoking in pubs. It is a disgusting

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habit and they want to keep it the same as it is. Peter says, I'm a

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reformed smoker and I think they should bring back smoking rooms in

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pubs. With proper extraction and air conditioning, it would bring

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life back to pubs which are dying, Rick on Twitter says, smoking is a

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disgusting habit. Has anyone thought about the health of the

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staff that have to clean the smoking room out? Craig also

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tweeted, I don't agree with smoking in pubs and clubs, I like going

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home smelling fresh after a night out, not like a used ashtray!

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Vanessa on Twitter says, I welcome smoking rooms as a smoker. They

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should remove groups of smokers from pavements. There were loads of

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those and thank you very much. Grimsby Town and Lincoln City today

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received their fixtures for next season's Blue Square Premier

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campaign. The Mariners open their season at home to Fleetwood Town on

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the 13th of August while the Imps are away at Southport. The

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Lincolnshire derbies are in the space of a few festive days, with

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the teams going head-to-head on Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

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This Sunday, a unique version of the World Cup will be held in Hull

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to bring together and different nationalities from across the city.

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Football crosses many boundaries, and here in Hull, players are

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training for a special World Cup. The Holland East Yorkshire version,

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which aims to bridge differences in culture and language. We have had a

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huge influx of new faces and new communities within the city of are

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the last few years. This event is about promoting integration, making

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sure people get on and understand each other's cultures. This unique

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football tournament will bring together 32 definitions. Those

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playing are either foreign students here or have moved to the area

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permanently. Football, it seems, is the one language it they all

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understand. As with any World Cup, an official

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football song has been written. It has been penned by the former House

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martins member, Ted keen. It has the most important thing: eye-

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catcher one-line chorus. There are a lot of countries that rhyme, so

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it has not been too difficult. The ethos of the song is that football

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should be for everyone. It is the tournament's second year with the

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Kurdish team last year clinching victory over Iraq. This time, 12

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law countries are playing, including Sudan, China and Ghana.

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We want to score, we want to win, but apart from that, it is about

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the team spirit. The World Cup takes place at the KC Stadium on

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10th July. Football and singing an effective and the easy way to unite

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communities. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines: The parents of murdered schoolgirls

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Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman have been contacted by police

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investigating the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

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The head of a primary school has defended her decision to pull out

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of an opera because of explicit language about a gay character.

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Overnight rain towards the Yorkshire coast soon clearing, then

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all areas seeing a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers,

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locally heavy with a risk of thunder. Maximum temperature of 20

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Celsius. Now, not surprisingly, a big

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response to our top story: the head teacher said there was no problem

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with children discussing homosexuality. It was the use of

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the word clear she objected to, and I completely agree. It is as

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acceptable to use that word because children will then use it in the

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playground without knowing why it is wrong. It seems everyone has

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missed the point including the writer of the play. The head

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teacher did say to is that the school talks to his children about

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homosexuality and also the issues around it.

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Another one here: when it comes to the problem of children hearing

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that line within the play, most children would not understand or

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