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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight...
A Cleethorpes man is identified as one of two found dead inside a car
displaying chemical warning signs. How this advert ended in a fine for
an unemployed man. I'm not a criminal. I just wanted a
job. Claims the scale of homelessness is
being ignored by officials in Lincolnshire.
You've got it in you to go the whole distance.
Absolutely. And the Oscar-winning actress
taking on her toughest role yet as a grocer's daughter from Grantham.
Fifth if it is the eve of the 153rd Great Yorkshire Show. It is the
biggest in England, but will the Sunday Shining? Joined me live
better. First tonight - mystery still
surrounds the fate of two men found dead inside a parked car in North
Lincolnshire on Friday. Today it was revealed that one of two men
was from Cleethorpes. He was found along with another man from the
West Midlands. A sign on the outside of the vehicle warned
people not to go near because of harmful chemicals.
It is thought the car in which the two men have died may have been
driven to this quiet lane deliberately. It possible suicide
pact between these two men, who police say knew each other before
their debts. One was 43 and from Cleethorpes. The other man was from
Wolverhampton and was 30. Outside their core, a sign was. Warning
people not to enter because of dangerous chemicals. It follows a
similar incident last year, were chemicals had been used in a
suicide pact in Essex. It has now led the emergency services to issue
guidelines on how cases like this are dealt with. We have crews
trained to deal with hazardous incidents. We have officers trained
and the equipment to be able to detect and identify what hazardous
materials are involved. According to The Samaritans, the use of
chemicals is still a relatively unknown method of suicide in
Britain. It has now issued a warning about the use of the
internet in cases like this. read the papers just like anyone
else and we are aware of this way of taking your life. We let them
talk and ask the right questions, hopefully. We ask them what they
intend to do and if they have any specific plans. Police are now
waiting for postmortem results to establish the exact cause of high
the two men died. It's tragic case for both men and their families.
Our reporter joins me now from Winteringham. What's the latest
from the scene tonight? Police tonight say it is likely the
names of these two men will not be released until tomorrow. A police
spokeswoman has said that this was proving to be quite a challenging
investigation. She said that the force had never seen an incident
quite like this before. There was a lot of new things for detectives to
deal with. Because of that, it could take several more days for
the police to reach any firm conclusions. Although the names of
these two men have not been released yet, we do know that their
families have been informed and the police have confirmed that suicide
is one definite line of inquiry. In a moment...
As hundreds graduate, fears for the future of university leavers.
An unemployed man from Hull who put up posters in his local area to
advertise the fact that he was looking for work has been fined by
the City Council. 20-year-old Daniel Bird had been looking for
work for more than a year before taking the action. Now he has found
a job, but also been given a �75 fine for flyposting.
Enjoying his new role as a team assistant at Mecca Bingo. Daniel
has finaly got a job after a year of searching. It is going good. I
am calling out the numbers. When anybody claims command answer them.
I served drinks. I'm so proud I got this job.
He got the job after the manager spotted a poster Daniel had put up
in the city centre. I saw his posters on the way to work every 10
feet or so. I thought it was really proactive and was showing
entrepreneurial skills. He was desperately looking for a job.
It was posters like these that Daniel had put up on lamp posts.
But Hull City council have now issued him with a �75 fine for
doing so. In a statement, Hull City Council
have told us... Was the commitment it to find a job is to be commended,
fly-posting is illegal and we cannot allow this type of activity
to growth. It is so difficult to find a job these days. I do not see
any problem with that. He is proactive and doing his bit.
think it shows initiative. I cannot fault the guy for that. It is
heavy-handed bureaucracy that has led to a fine. The gang is trying
his best to get a job and the Council are obviously trying to
stop them from doing that. Good on him if he has got a job.
So it seems most people think he deserves a pint not a penelty for
his actions. We have heard tonight that the
bingo employers are going to pay Daniel's fine. But are the council
right to penalise them? I'm sure you'll have your own
thoughts on this one. Are the council right to fine him for
putting these posters up? Or should they be applauding him for his
initiative when so many people are A Lincolnshire woman is facing a
life sentence after admitting to the murder of her mother. 32-year-
old Lisa Traves had previously denied murdering Priscilla Traves,
who was 61, last November, but today she changed her plea. Traves,
from Horncastle, was arrested after her mother's body was found with
multiple stab wounds. Post mortem tests on a runner who
collapsed during the Humber Bridge half marathon have found he died
from heat exhaustion. 32 year-old Matthew Good collapsed less than a
mile from the finish line in the race two weeks ago. His family have
now set up a charitable foundation in his name.
Volunteers working with homeless people in Boston say the local
authority is refusing to recognise the scale of the problem. One
charity says it helps around 40 homeless people each month. But
Boston Borough Council estimates the number of rough sleepers in the
town at just 12. The authority argues it needs agencies to provide
more information. One of 34 lunches served on a
typical day at this Boston Soup Kitchen. It's Manuel's only hot
meal of the week. He's been homeless for three years but can't
return to Portugal, as he no longer has a passport. The very difficult
for a job. My passport was very expensive. I got �100 for it. I am
working two days a week to try and get it back. Do you want to go
home? Yes. The foreign nationals who are in work, over in work. When
the contracts are finished, they are out of work. That also means
they are out of accommodation. The work is time to the accommodation.
The Government's annual Homeless Survey has previously required
local councils to walk the streets and do a headcount. This camp was
on the banks of the River Witham. But this year, the rules have
changed. The Government has said an estimate can be submitted instead.
In doing so, they must consult and agree with the agencies that work
with homeless people on a day-to- day basis.
Boston Borough Council estimate 12 rough sleepers live on the town's
streets. A figure which angers John Marshall. He runs an outreach
centre. If that is the figure that is being presented, there is no
resemblance to the true picture. In June, we had 41 people presented to
us as rough sleeping. In my view, governments, locally and nationally,
it has been in their interest to keep figures low. Have you been
asked by the council to help with their estimates? We have not been
asked for approach at all. I think that the council are basically
wrong. We listen to everybody who comes to us with information. We
would like to have those information -- agencies coming back
to us what specific details as to where these people are located. We
cannot afford to spend a lot of money on what is essentially
perhaps a wild goose chase. Other local councils have told Look
North they'll also be estimating homeless numbers for this
Government survey. But in Boston, the debate has moved from the size
of that estimate to who is best- placed to make it.
Joining me now is Duncan Shrubsole from the charity, Crisis. So, whose
figures give the most accurate picture - charities or councils?
Be a partnership. As we think it should be a partnership. The
Government changed the guidelines this year and I think they changed
it in the wrong way. There should be a pint and agencies should be
spoken to for a proper information. So the council's need to spend more
money on this? Or the Government should give them more money?
Councils need to know the full extent of homelessness. Many people
are hidden away out of sight for safety were other reasons. It is
important that you take as wide as possible approach to count people.
Homelessness is already rising and we are really worried that the
resources for the services are being cut and it will only get
worse. But there will be plenty of people watching tonight saying this
is not a problem. Consuls of much bigger fish to fry right now than
this. Anyone who is homeless in 21st century Britain - it is a
scandal. Whether it affects one person or 100 people - it is
potentially a life wasted. We should all do more to help tackle
homelessness and make sure people do not become homeless when ever
housing benefits cuts come in. When people go to their local authority,
they should be able to get the help they need to get back into society
and a job. The bigger problem these days is those people struggling to
make ends meet to have been forced to move back in with their parents
or on the floors of friends' houses. There are the real home was at the
moment, are say? You are right. Homeless this includes those people.
People have had to go back and stay on friends' floors, squats etc.
That is homelessness. There is a broad range and we need to tackle
it. Thank you. Still ahead tonight...
Nations from across the world join together for a football tournament
with a difference. It is a startling portrayal and really very
good. And get the verdict on a Hollywood
portrayal of a very famous Lincolnshire face.
10-year-old Ryan Carter took tonight's picture out of his window
on Friday night in Hull. Thank you very much.
The Great Yorkshire Show doesn't have until tomorrow, but Paul is
there tonight. Did you get that wrong as well?
No, no, no! The tickets are out! That is how you get a good deal.
Mark says he saw you in Bridlington yesterday caught in a torrential
rainstorm and never laughed so much. It goes on to say - and why was
Peter's make-up running? You are really going to have to stop
wearing make-up on a weekend. That was a true story as well!
Sadly for you, it was! It looks mostly dry with the 20%
chance of rain. That means that much of the time it will be dry and
there will be some sunshine as well. He very pleasant three days at the
Greater to show. Not too bad weather wise this evening. There
are shoes -- still one or two bad showers across East Yorkshire, but
many of us have seen some sunshine. Overnight, it is dry with clear
periods. A light breeze from the North. Temperatures will be down to
11 or 12 Celsius. Tomorrow looks like it will be a nice day.
Variable amounts of cloud, but the sun will break free at times. It
may well help generate one a two showers, but they will be very
isolated. The difference in the wind direction will be north-
easterly. Along the coast, it will be a bit cooler. Inland - 19 or 20
will be behind. That is close to normal for the time of year. It
will be more of the same for Wednesday and Thursday, becoming
warmer on Thursday. Friday and the Thank you very much indeed.
Students graduating from our universities face more competition
than ever to find jobs. Thousands are due to leave from the Yorkshire
and Lincolnshire this summer. But figures claim there is only one job
for every 83 applicants. Over half of this year's some are Lever's
will either be not working or in non-graduate jobs within six months
of graduating. -- some were It is a day to celebrate academic
achievement. But as these students back-up their degrees many are
already turning their minds to their next big challenge.
I have applied for over 100 jobs. But with the amount of redundancies
there are people with more experience than us.
There is not enough jobs going around. Everybody is applying for
similar things. Anything. Shops, cafe-bar us, they
do not seem able to get anything. The graduate job market has still
not fully recovered from the recession. Deborah will have no job
after the summer and will have to move back to live with her parents
to save money. But she is confident that there will be jobs out there.
You do lose confidence a little bit. But at the moment because their
jobs are still coming out I do not feel completely despondent.
Challenging conditions come as no surprise. A recent survey shows
there is only one job for every 83 graduates. Double the number two
hears ago. Applicant numbers have risen by more than 20% whilst
vacancies have risen by only 2%. But this campus Careers Office has
a more positive outlook. This year at most universities have
the scene graduate vacancies are filled. What employers look for is
a has this person worked in a professional environment? And the
other thing they look for is a rounded, confident person.
Memories of graduation day last a lifetime. For the class of 2011
there is a level of competition for jobs and never seen before.
Lots of response to the Lincoln cinema story. The Odeon and Lincoln
is the only cinema in the City and charges �9 for an adult seat. The
cinema claims to take feedback Seriously and there has been plenty
of it from you. Bell says, I booked the films I want to see at the
library. I have to wait but they cost much less. Malcolm treated:
they wonder why it illegal downloads are thriving. -- Malcolm
Thank you for all your e-mails. The good news is Yorkshire are on
top of the championship match with Worcestershire. Their 100 and there
for the five for 5 after bowling out the visitors for 168. One --
135 for five. For many people the annual
pilgrimage to Scarborough is at their nearest they get to seeing
games in their own backyard. It is as close as we will get, with
the exception of Headingley. Unlike football this as a day out.
It has been 20 years since Hull last held county cricket. The
absence of top-flight cricket is a major concern for those concerned
with development in East Yorkshire. When the youngsters see Yorkshire
playing in the flesh it infuses them. It would be ideal if they
could get around the county more but we appreciate that in cars
expenses. Many parents shared concerns.
The chances see their professionals live is much better than on
television. It encourages the cads. It inspires and excites the
children. It is great for the children to see
how they play, how they hit it. Back at Scarborough, Yorkshire made
light work of Worcestershire. The venue is sure to remain a major
draw for many cricket followers. You are right on top of the game.
You are right on the action as it is taking place. It is a unique
atmosphere here. Few supporters would grumble about
how the home side took control in a match that was crucial for easing
In the Rugby League, Hull Kingston Rovers coach Justin Morgan says the
team showed character in their victory over Crusaders. Ben Gelea
scored a try on his 100 per appeals for the club. -- 100 Appearance.
There was hard break for England Ladies's Elaine McGonigle. -- Casey
Stoney. The team were defeated on penalties by France in the women's
World Cup. A special World Cup brought
together four runners from all over the world at the weekend.
With teams from 32 countries and around 3,000 spectators, Hull was
cleared up to host England's against a World Cup in 45 years.
I am here to support Iraq. I hope now we will win the Cup.
I am supporting Ireland but we're not doing very well I am afraid.
With this or whether it is perfect. It is like my country. -- this
weather. Each country brought a different
flavour. Even the world's newest nation, South Sudan, created just
three days ago, managed to field a team.
I am proud. The players performed a very well.
For once, England did not disappoint. They reach the semi-
finals but were defeated in a penalty shoot-out by Iraq.
I am absolutely gutted. But we have done what we normally do. Gone out
in the semi fails on penalties. But Iraq absolutely deserved it.
The finalists are Iraq and Congo. After a tense 20 minutes it was
down to penalties again. Neither team seemed to waver but then
victory went the way of Iraq. I am so happy. I want to thank my
team mates and everybody who helped me put together this great team. We
won the World Cup. Thank you very much.
So, as Iraq lifted the trophy it was the city of Hull which was the
real winner. She has been nominated for 16
Oscar's and one two. Now Meryl Streep is taking on her most
challenging role ever. The first images of the American actor
playing Margaret Thatcher have just been released. What do residents of
Margaret Thatcher's home town think of the portrayal?
We must maximise your appeal and bring out all your qualities. We
must make you look and sound like the leader you could be.
She is far too nice to play Margaret Thatcher.
That hat has got to go. Meryl Streep does a very good
impression of her. You're a voice as too high and has
too little authority. I may be persuaded to surrender of
a hat but the perils are not negotiable. -- perils. That is the
tone that we want to strike. Barber and knew the Isle lady from
school. -- Baba. She gave England back its self-
respect. She had a similar attitude when she was younger. She had drive.
To be the first female prime minister must have been quite an
ordeal. In power for 11 years and Margaret
Thatcher still divides opinion. But will a popularity in America put
the town on the map? I think if we could get a museum
open then when visitors come to Grantham, if they come as a result
of the movie, they will have somewhere to go. All of that would
be good for the town. Watching in the trailer you would
think that the Iron Lady was neither for given nor forgotten.
Though we strive to serve and strengthen the country of which we
are so proud... See if you can spot the difference
when the film is released in 20th January 12.
A recap of the main headlines - and new evidence in the News of the
world scandal suggests that senior royals are were targeted. And it
has been revealed that one of the two men found dead in a parked car
in Lincolnshire was from Cleethorpes.
Tomorrow's weather - most places will stay dry with temperatures
peaking at 19 Celsius. On the subject of the fly posting,
one viewer says, it is a good idea, with very few jobs, why not? And
another says, while prospective MPs be fined for putting up campaigning
posters? -- while prospective MPs. And finally, imagine what the town