13/07/2011 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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

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Lucky to be alive. A woman is rescued by helicopter after her car

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fell down a cliff in East Yorkshire. If I just find it incredible that

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nobody is seriously injured. The Prime Minister is urged to step

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in and stop the Humber Bridge tolls rising. The bridge was built to

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unite both sides. Unfortunately they put it will be fair, which is

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the barrier that is holding back the Humber.

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The North Lincolnshire invaders costing a water company more than

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�1 million. And the American tradition loved by

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teenagers but hitting parents in the pocket.

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Join me for the weather later in the programme.

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A woman is tonight being treated in hospital after surviving a 50 foot

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fall in this car. It happened this morning at a beauty spot close to

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Flamborough. A passer by raised the alarm after seeing the vehicle

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close to the cliff edge at Thornwick Bay, sparking a huge

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rescue operation. Crispin Rolfe is live at the site for us this

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evening. What more can you tell us about what happened?

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We are not sure of the why, but be more or less know what the House.

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You can see where the car has:. It went down the side of the Cliffe

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face. You can see the idea that that has flattened down on its way

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down. It did not get as far as the beach, but it effectively ended up

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by one of those dishes are right there. The good news seems to be

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that the occupant inside the car has managed to escape many serious

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injuries. Airlifted to safety by doctors at the base of the Cliffe,

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it is thought that this local woman could have been here for hours

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after her car plunged over the edge. She's found at 7am this morning.

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The car's only of -- occupant, the woman is now being treated for

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minor injuries. It is a slow process in with it their fire

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service having to cut the car to get her out. Once that she was

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airlifted, it is a fairly short trip straight to hospital. She is

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barely shaken, conches and breathing in the vehicle. The fire

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service are experts at extracting people in these circumstances.

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11pm, -- at 11am, the recovery began. It is that it clear how she

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came to plunge at this popular tourist spot. We heard the

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helicopter coming over and we had no idea what had happened. I did

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not know until somebody had told me that that had been on the radio

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that the car had that gone over. I just find it incredible that

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nobody is seriously injured. The car looks in good condition

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considering it has gone over a Cliffe and turned over a few times.

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Today's Christie has taken almost all the emergency services efforts,

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but the car and its contents have been recovered for a driver that

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has amazing play escaped without serious injury.

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What have local people made of what has happened?

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They have been shocked, as have two arrests. They want to put this

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incident behind them were the saviour is known as a beauty spot

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rather than an anything else. In a moment:

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The family of a Second World War hero visit his former base in

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Lincolnshire. A letter landed on David Cameron's

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desk this morning calling for him intervene in the decision to raise

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tolls on the Humber Bridge. It was sent by councillors in North

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Lincolnshire who have unanimously decided to opposed the price raise

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which will see cars drivers having to pay �3 for a single crossing.

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The council says the Government's decision, "Simply adds insult to

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injury for businesses and residents on the Humber." Phil Connell

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reports. It will celebrate its 30th birthday

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this weekend, embroiled again in politics. This letter about the

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latest rise in poll -- toll charges arrives on their Prime Minister's

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death. -- desk. Today the council raised their objections directly

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with Downing Street. The letter, signed by all political parties,

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calls for the tolls to be reduced or abolished altogether. The bridge

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was built to unite both sides. What the dead was put a toll booth there.

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That is the barrier that is holding back the Humber. According to

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research, the abolition of tolls would be is the area's economy here

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by �1.2 billion. And no charge policy could attract further

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investment, enhancing the Humber's prospects of being Britain's

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leading centre of renewable energy. It is a massive ambition that is

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already on the brink of being realised. Plants are in preparation

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to build new sites it to support the renewables in jail -- industry.

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It is crucial investment that business leaders could be -- fear

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could be jeopardised by bridge tolls. It is important for the UK

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economy. We're tucking about big developments around here. We need

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to get people to work to access these jobs. At the moment, the

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bridge is a barrier. Foreign today, it they hoped that the Prime

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Minister will find a long-term solution, we know which will find

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the bridge celebrating future birthdays with no financial

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pressure. Andrew Percy, the MP for Brigg and

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Goole, joins me now live from Westminster on this one. Will this

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letter make any difference? In one sense, it already has. There are

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already meetings taking place. We had this Treasury-led review which

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is looking at a range of options. The Department of Transport renewed

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the tall rise and they knew about the review, they will not change

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anything now, while they? They have to put the case to the Department

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of Transport, but that is their decision at the end of the day. In

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one sense, as I said, they Treasury-led review is the first in

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the whole history of the bridge. The EU agree with the decision to

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raise the tolls? Of course we do not agree. It was not the

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Government's decision. But the Government approved it. They could

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have stopped that. The government always gives the bridge board

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devoted to raise the dolls, because if they did not then taxpayers

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would have to pay. That demonstrates what is wrong with the

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whole structure of the bridge. That is why the rich you, something that

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has not been done before, is looking at all of those issues.

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are due to meet the Prime Minister to discuss the job cuts. Will you

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be suggesting to him that the dolls are reduced? Were we'll be talking

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to him, when we can get the meeting, about the whole impact on the sub

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regional economy. These are the issues that will come up. I have

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the letters here that were sent to the Prime Minister. The last line

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is that they look forward to a prompt response. Will they get one?

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I hope so. The Prime Minister and government in general are

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completely aware of the situation and aware that the Humber has

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lagged behind the rest of the country. Thank you for talking to

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us tonight. Police officers from East Yorkshire

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and one should have joined calls from across the country today to

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protest against latest cuts to their budget.

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Off duty Humberside policemen Ian Springett and Pete Musgrave both

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travelled to London and take part in today's rally. Like many other

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officers, they want the Government to look again at a 20% cut in the

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police budget over the next four years. Humberside Police will lose

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around 120 officers over the coming year. Lincolnshire Police will lose

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around 70 officers. We want to send a message to the Government that

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the proposed changes are too much and too quick and our forces will

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struggled to deliver to the men and women of the public in Humberside.

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We represent uniformed PCs in Grimsby. They have come to me with

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numerous worries and concerns about the speed of the changes and the

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state of the service at the moment. Police officers from across the

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country came to London to date to showed their feelings. But the

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government argues that police reform is necessary and that pay

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and perks will not be affordable in the years to come. Ministers want

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police chiefs to use their resources wisely and point to the

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example of Lincolnshire Police, which announced it would be using

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volunteers to carry out some forensic work. There is a long and

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proud history of volunteering in this country and there is a long

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and proud history of volunteering in policing. That is not policing

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on the cheap, that is just people volunteering to do their bit within

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society. But many officers argue that no amount of cuts to red tape

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and bureaucracy will make up for the fact that fewer officers will

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on the streets of East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

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Steve Garmston from the Humberside Police Federation told me that cuts

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will lead to crime levels rising. think there is evidence of that

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happening already. We have seen a burglary increased in increasing in

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the last month. Police numbers are falling, and it is too early to

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link the two, but it I think they are connected. Workers everywhere

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are seen their pay frozen, why should the police be any different?

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Partly because we do not have the right to strike. Partly because the

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level of cuts are aimed at the police service are so much more. We

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have a two-year pay freeze, but we have pensions, terms and conditions

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attacked and every other form. Would you like to see more senior

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police goal? -- leave to? -- goal on the beat? There has to be a

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level of supervision. There should be a corresponding decrease in its

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senior offices -- officers. A what is morale like you might it really

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is poor. We have had such a large amount of change in such a short

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amount of time. We had a survey were 98% said their morale had

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deteriorated considerably. There is a real problem. A If you could

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strike, you are not elected committee could which you? Know,. -

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- know, I would not. -- no. What do you think on this one? How

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do you think police cuts will affect our local forces? How do you

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feel about seeing officers protesting like this? Get in touch

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Three members of a family, including an eight month old baby,

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are being treated in hospital after a serious crash in Lincolnshire.

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Police say their car was on the A1073 bypass near Crowland when it

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was involved in a collision this morning.

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Police investigating the deaths of two men found in North Lincolnshire

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have confirmed they had spoken to one of them about downloading

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inappropriate images. 44-year-old Craig Harris's body was found near

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Winteringham last week alongside that of another man. Mr Harris,

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from Cleethorpes, had been questioned about downloading images

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Still ahead tonight: the underwater invasion costing a company more

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than �1m. And the American tradition loved by

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teenagers, but costing parents a Tonight's photo is North Ferriby,

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taken by John Wharam. Look at that, that is a winner. We will have

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another picture tomorrow night at the same time. Good evening, young

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man. The a lot of people were Let us have a look at the headline

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for the next 24 awards. There has been a bit of cloud affecting us

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today, but there is some hope that a bit of sun will break through to

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more off. It should not you can see this low pressure coming in from

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the east, but it should not affect our region too much. Because of

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this cloud cover, the temperatures did not get above 15 degrees today,

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the average is normal to be 21 at this time of here. So, at some

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include thickening overnight and bringing in the Lords small shower

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into east of Lincolnshire. Here are There will be a lot of cloud,

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particularly towards the coast tomorrow morning. Into the West,

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the cloud should break and will be a better chance of some sunshine

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breaking through the air. On the coast, it will still be quite

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chilly, with the northerly breeze. Inland, it should feel a bit warm

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or, a bit about 19 or 20 degrees Celsius. On Friday, much the same

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picture, but there is a rein on its way come the weekend. I got a

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letter here from an expatriate who watches the short even though he is

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based in Spain. The last time I was over there I was watching a

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gorgeous Spanish blonde on their network doing the weather. A any

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chance we could get her instead of George Keston helped guide bomber

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planes from Lincolnshire through raids over Germany during World War

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As a German speaker, he would secretly fly with crews based at

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Ludford Magna near Market Rasen, translating intercepted Nazi

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messages. Today, for the first time, his sister, who survived the

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Holocaust, visited the site where George was based to see the

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memorial left in honour of him and his comrades from 101 Squadron.

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It is a name on a page, George Keston, but for Berta Aronson it is

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a key piece in the story of her younger brother George, the Jewish

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boy who fled Nazi Germany, the son of parents murdered in the war. The

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teenager joined the RAF to avenge their deaths and died fighting for

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their honour. This is the first time she has visited the village he

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was based in. It is quite emotional for me, but it is also an owner. -

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- I great honour. He was just a young boy. He wanted to get back at

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their Germans for what they did to our parents.

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George was based at RAF Ludford and flew with the 101 Squadron,

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blocking Nazi radio signals. But their jobs were high risk. Their

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squadron lost more men than any other. In 1944, George's plane was

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shot down. He was just 18. What they did was absolutely incredible

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and inspirational. The bravery the it showed was and slowly remarkable.

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This is the first time that Berta has seen the memorial which honours

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her brother and the others killed in 101 Squadron. Until a few months

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ago, she thought George was only remembered by a war grave in

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Germany. Until now, it is a name and a story. But now it is visual.

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It is official that his memory is remember it, as the soldier and as

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a human being who fell. For more than 60 years, his family knew

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nothing about his connection with Lincolnshire and, for the first

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time, they have been able to return here to see that he has not been

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forgotten. They are no bigger than a 10p piece,

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but they are costing one water company a fortune. Zebra mussels,

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which are native to Russia, have invaded the River Ancholme and have

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multiplied so much that they are now blocking a water filtering

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plant near Brigg. In just one square metre, as many

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as as 10,000 shells can be found. It means six tonnes of mussels are

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clogging up the system every month. And the problem is costing Anglian

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Water more than �1m. The view me appear serene, but the situation is

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not that way. Thousands of these Zebra mussels are blocking up the

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system. Most of the what it is treated at this site. Millions of

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litres of what others are treated here every day. This is a first

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step in turning river water into drinking water, but these Zebra

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mussels shells are blocking up the filtration systems. They are called

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an invasive species, because they are not native to the United

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Kingdom. They also cause a lot of problems with our ecosystem. The

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first came to the country attach to Russian bought its 200 years ago.

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Many invasive species come because there is that an environmental

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window of opportunity for them. In this case, they have just taken

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over. A Anglian Water say it will not cost consumers anything for

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this problem to be fixed, but it is feared these creatures will

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continue to multiply under the surface.

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Mussels from Russia are not the only animals to be outstaying their

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welcome in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It is estimated there

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are more than 10,000 alien species in Europe and the cost of dealing

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with them in the UK reaches �1.7 billion a year. Our rural affairs

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correspondent Caroline Bilton has been taking a look at some other

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invaders that have made their home here.

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Lurking beneath our waters and stalking our shores. East Yorkshire

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and Lincolnshire has its fair share of predators.

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First up is this hairy-clawed crustacean, the Chinese Mitten Crab

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Thought to have been brought over here from China, it is breeding in

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vast numbers in the Humber, burrowing into river banks and

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causing serious damage to our flood defences.

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Another clawed critter causing chaos is the Giant American

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Crayfish. This six-inch killing machine eats almost anything in its

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path. Introduced in the 1970s and bred on farms for the restaurant

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trade, they are now breeding in our waterways here.

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Our next suspect looks like a giant rat, biu it it is in fact a coypu.

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Imported to Britain from South American for fur farming, stories

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of them being on the loose in Lincolnshire were circulating just

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last year. Finally, you might not get close to

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a coypu, but you may well come face to face with one of these, the

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average house mouse. It has become a common pest in homes up and down

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the country and is thought to be the first species to be introduced

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to Britain. They are all here living among us. It is just that

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some have outstayed their welcome. It started in America, but now the

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school prom is costing parents here dearly. With girls demanding

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dresses, spray tans, hairdressers and even eyelash inserts, they can

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end up spending around �500 on that single night out. Anne-Marie Tasker

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has been finding out why prom nights have become such a big event.

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Some girls say it comes only second to their wedding. And for many,

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getting ready for prom night starts many hours, if not months, before

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the event. Sophie Shields is leaving David Lister School in Hull

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next week, but booked her prom dress back in November. I saw it in

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the window and I was like, up I want no one mum.

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Hiring it for one night costs �200. The mums and a lot easier to deal

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with, sometimes the fathers come in and say, how much exclamation mark

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however, I have not seen one father not coming back the next day with

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the money. With acrylic nails and eyelash

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inserts already paid for, Sophie and her mum's next stop is the

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hairdressers. Including her new hair extensions,

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it has cost almost �100. School proms started life in America, but

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over the past decade, they have caught on here. Children as young

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as eleven are having proms, but for those leaving school at 16, it is a

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big deal. It is one of the more special days and I will ever have,

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except for my date my wedding. think she deserves it. I think it

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is a bit extreme and obscene that in some people's eyes. It does

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sound a lot of money, but I work hard, so why not.

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The weather brought some wardrobe challenges. And with every

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limousine in Hull already booked up, Sophie and her friends travelled by

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vintage bus. It took her teachers six months to organise the big

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night. I think there is an expectation that they want to

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celebrate their years at secondary school. It is amazing. Everyone

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just looks beautiful, even their boys. It is a lot of money, but

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they think it was well worth spending.

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The 80 school leavers voted for their prom king and queen, then

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they enjoyed a night of dancing and celebration. It may have cost

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hundreds of pounds, but each said it was worth every penny. Is it me,

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or am I just be grumpy old man? Let us get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines. The hacking scandal forces Rupert

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Murdoch to drop his bid to take full control of BSkyB. A driver

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whose car fell off a cliff in East Lincolnshire is recovering in

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hospital. We have got responses to it the earlier story about the

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police. In this one, at this e-mail says, they should worry more - -

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they should join the Army or the local services. They do not know

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