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

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Claims that metal prices have turned parts of North Lincolnshire

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into one of the worst areas in the country for cable theft. You hear

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it on the news all the time. People do not see the dangers and just see

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the money. After the protests against the changes there's fresh

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criticism of the government's new system of supporting poor

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students.As the future of two RAF bases was secured businesses

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celebrate a boost to the economy.The Humber Bridge at 30 -

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we take a look at some of it's most We have seen a number of heavy

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showers and thunderstorms. There are more tomorrow. We will have the

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Villages in North Lincolnshire are being targeted by thieves stealing

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copper phone cables. Many homes have been without regularly working

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landlines for weeks. The increase in the theft of cables has

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coincided with the rise in the price of copper. In 2001 it cost

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�240 per tonne. By 2006 it had more than trebled to eight hundred

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pounds. And earlier this year the price peaked at fifteen hundred

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pounds per tonne. Tarah Welsh has No, it is not on Five days without

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her phone. And it's not the first time. Copper has been stolen from

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phone lines here three times this month. For further information. We

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cannot do that because we do not have a telephone line. Someone

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comes in and greens the Post Office. They cannot come, because it comes

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off the BT line. We are without our pension. It is three weeks that

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this has hit. Hundreds of people have been affected in Alkborough.

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And in Horsham businesses suffered when the lines were cut twice.

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card machine stopped working, and this is paramount because many

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people It's not phone lines that have been affected. Railways cables

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are often stolen. And church rooves target, even last night �2000 worth

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of lead was stolen from the Doddington Hall near Lincoln.

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you can see, scrap metal is a lucrative business. But there's no

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copper cable is there. Traders like this one now ask for a photo ID.

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you bring it in burnt, it is twined. That is how all you can recognise

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burnt Telecom's cable. The police have to step up their patrols, and

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the public has to be more vigilant. But most of time the theives are

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long gone leaving residents inconvienced, cables have been

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stolen from Thorne 17 times - leaving this couple without a phone

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for 6 weeks. But as metal prices continue to rise, the temptation to

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steal is still there for a few Tarah Welsh is in Alkborough

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tonight. Tarah, when repairs are done, what's to stop thieves just

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taking the copper cables again? you can see, I am in an isolated

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location. When the thieves come a long, they are quite difficult to

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spot. This area has been targeted three times already. What they are

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doing is that they are lifting of these manhole covers and lifting

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the copper cables underneath. It is costing BT millions of pounds every

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year. They are trying to secured these. What they are also doing

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these are rolling out fibre-optic cables to replace copper ones,

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because they are not as by -- valuable. They are 5 million miles

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of cable to replace. It is going to cost money. Ian Hetherington

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represents scrapyards all over the country. How big a problem is

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people stealing metal to sell? Metal theft is a problem throughout

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the UK. It tends to majorly inconvenience committees as well as

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businesses. That is because scrap metal prices are very high at the

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moment? Scrap-metal prices are high, and has grown over the last five

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years. Also, I suspect, anecdotally the recession has hit people hard,

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and inquisitive crime has grown as a consequence. How could you tell

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us the scrap-metal someone is trying to sell you is there's

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always stolen? At the point of processing, it is really difficult.

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In the early stages after a theft, it is easier. They are usually

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indicate is as to how to determine whether the metal is stolen or not,

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but once it has been through one set of hands, it becomes incredibly

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difficult. What are the penalties that your man so far for selling

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stolen goods? The penalties are rigorous. They can lead to

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imprisonment or certainly very serious fines. Sir the confiscation

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of property. It is not something to be taken lightly. What do you think

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about those people who have committed crimes? They deserve

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everything that they get. It is a major problem. They provide unfair

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competition for legitimate trade. Thank you very much. I would like

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to know what you think about this. What more can be done to stop the

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theft of cables and metal at the moment? You might have a view on

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In a moment... Find out what prompted this performance in

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Mablethorpe. An East Yorkshire MP has criticised the Government for

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the way it's introduced a new bursary scheme to help the poorest

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teenagers stay in education. The government says it's come up with

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an adequate alternative to the former Education maintenance

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allowance. But Graham Stuart, the MP for Beverley and Holderness,

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says the changes have been rushed It sparked a wave of protest. The

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scrapping of the cash given to stop students dropping out has left many

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worried. It's meant to be replaced by a bursary-but some schools and

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parents still don't know how much money they're getting. We talk

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about fuel poverty, but we should have a new term, we should have a

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school poverty. There will be families out there, perhaps

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families I know, who are going to have to disappoint their 16-year-

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olds. They say I have to feed you, I have to close to, we have to have

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heating and light here. We need to let our children go to school. EMA

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is for 16-18 year olds. With students from the poorest

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backgrounds getting �30 a week to help them stay in education.

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government says its new scheme will still deliver cash where its needed

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most, but the pot of money available's been cut by 70 per cent.

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A report today says the reforms were rushed and students have

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suffered. It wasn't fully thought through. The amount that was going

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to be allowed in bursary changed. Young people were given too little

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information too late. In Grimsby, 17-year-old Gareth relied on EMA to

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pay for books and travel. He thinks the new system is too confusing:

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EMA is a simple scheme. People knew the rules. But now it is too

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confusing. And while application numbers at Hull College are up for

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this this September - they've had to work hard to find news ways to

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By the end of the academic year, the EMA comes to an end. And while

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MPs agree change was needed - many are far from happy with its

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replacement. Graham Stuart is the chair of the Education Select

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Committee. Mr Stuart, Many colleges still don't know how much money

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they can give out instead of the Education Maintenance Allowance,

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why is that? Because the decision has been made by the government to

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delegate responsibility for the allocations to colleges, and they

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made the decision made to do that and made the allocation so late

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that night that colleges nor the students who were going to apply

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there were able to know in advance what the situation would be.

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your government had made the mistake so that people no idea

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whether they could afford to study. Or can be done without? The door

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has been cast. Now what we are asking is for heads and principles

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of colleges to be creative and look at the best way to support students.

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In my constituency, transport is absolutely critical. We need to

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make sure the support is in place. We are seeing support from colleges

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to make sure the people get to college. People cannot get there

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and so they have little tosser don't well with their studies.

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have mentioned one area, but it is going to affect those families who

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are not so well off, in such places as Hull and Grimsby. Yes, it is --

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they would have been aimed production no matter who had been

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in power. Labour were going to review it. We decided as a cross-

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party group of MPs that it should not -- that it was not handled as

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well as the should have been. your critical of your government.

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What difference does that make? will make precious little

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difference to those who have suffered this year. Hopefully, it

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will mean that changes in future will be more considered, and

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therefore will have less negative impact on students to be or what

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Seiden well at college. They grow Customs officers investigating the

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manufacture and sale of illegal vodka in Lincolnshire say they

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believe the practice may be widespread. The warning comes as

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five shops in Boston have had their licences revoked for selling

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smuggled and counterfeit alcohol. It's nearly a week since five men

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died in the town following an explosion at an illegal vodka

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factory. Five out of six licences revoked sends a message, but with

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trading standards and police, they will try to get a grip of it.

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are celebrations today after the jobs of Lincolnshire servicemen and

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women have been safeguarded at 2 military bases. The defence

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secretary, Liam Fox yesterday announced that RAF Cottesmore near

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Stamford will become home to the army while RAF Marham in Norfolk

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has had its future secured. Amanda Thomson reports. The last Harrier

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jump jet flew from RAF Cottesmore near Stamford last December and

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with all RAF personnel following suit by next March the future

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looked bleak. But yesterday the Defence Secretary Liam Fox

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announced that RAF Cottesmore will become home to the army. At least

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it will give jobs to somebody, won't it? We have lost a lot of

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income from the base. Hopefully we will regain some money on it comes

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back. Better than going to waste! In will help the local a four --

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economy somewhat. While the Army's plans have saved Cottesmore, it was

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the economic argument that has saved RAF Marham near Kings Lynn.

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More than 5,000 jobs have been saved here. News the Tornado is

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staying, along with its staff has been welcomed by local businesses.

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It is embedded in our Committee, the business we do with them. 10 %

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of our business is with Marham. do a lot of business with Moran,

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the different squadrons. It is good news to hear. Young chaps on their

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own, sometimes two or three of them, joining together from a mental

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perspective. Absolutely crucial. The familiar Tornados then remain

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part of North Norfolk life while Stamford looks forward to welcoming

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military personnel of a different kind. Military jobs in Lincolnshire

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and its surrounds have been safeguarded for the time being. The

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time is 17 minutes to 7 o'clock. Still had: The garden designed in

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an East Yorkshire prison goes on display. And of the UN the bridge

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at 30. We meet some of the artist Do not forget. If you have a photo

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you are proud of, ascended into us. This is Wetwang. Jennifer said in

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her note attached to its that they just saw some ducks.

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Did you manage to dodge some showers today or did you get wet?

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No, I got soaked through. Never mind, you only read it!

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I only read it? I'm sorry.

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There have been torrential thunderstorms in places. There is a

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Met Office severe weather warning. It is valid throughout the evening.

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Tomorrow the weather will not improve a great deal. Low pressure

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is never far away and there are further show was developing. There

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is a risk that some of them will be heavy in places. The satellite

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picture shows where the cloud is and that is where the heavier

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showers are. It will fade away to the south through the night. It

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will turn drier with some clear spells in Lincolnshire. Looking at

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the sometimes tomorrow... Here are the times of the high water.

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Tomorrow we will see some brightness developing first thing,

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particularly in Lincolnshire. Later we will see showers developing and

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in the afternoon they will start to become heavy and thundery and

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places. The Met Office morning his valid for tomorrow with a risk of

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torrential downpours. The temperatures are average for this

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time of the year. On Thursday we are still looking as Shell was but

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they should have lost their intensity so there will not be

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thunderstorms. It will mostly be dry on Friday and Saturday starts

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bright bubble cloud over. I have never been pounced on so

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quickly in my life! I am not Tocher, really ex!

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A butcher from East Yorkshire has taken the radical step of putting

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huge notices in his shop window, to try to stop malicious rumours about

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his private life. Brian Fields says when his three children came home

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asking if he was leaving them and their mother for another man, he

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says he had to act. Brian Fields runs an award winning

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family business. So when rumours started circulating he'd left his

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wife Joanne for a man, he felt he had to retaliate. Together, they've

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stuck huge notices in the window of the shop in Anlaby near Hull -

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asking people to stop the malicious gossip. A necessary measure, they

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say, when their three young children became upset. The rumour

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had not subsided. It has been going on a fall three months. Once it was

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affecting my children I felt it was time to correct people and have my

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say. It is not fair on the children. When one of your daughter's asks

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for who she will live with if you split up and there is no problem,

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you feel you are to take a stance. We have to sit them all down and

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have a tour can tell them mummy and daddy are happy and we are a happy

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family and so to ignore it if they hear it. Everybody I have spoken to

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said they have heard it. It is just not nice at all.

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And today, customers felt the butcher had done the right thing.

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He has worked all hours God sends to build his business up and now he

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get somebody like that trying to knock him down. It is very wrong.

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The you want to make sure people know the fact rather than horrible

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gossip. I think, as good on him. There is a slur on his character.

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His reputation is being tented. I think he is doing the right thing.

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Brian says despite the devastating impact on his family, his business

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has been unaffected. He suspects jealousy may be the motive for the

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rumours. Now he's hoping his shop front will put a stop to them.

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It's a craze that's swept the country and in Lincolnshire today

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it was used to highlight the dangers of coastal flooding. In the

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middle of the day and without any warning, 300 school pupils suddenly

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gathered in Mablethorpe's High Street to perform in front of

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passers by. The impromptu performance was used to kick start

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a touring exhibition that aims to raise awareness about the danger

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and power of the sea. Lincolnshire has a lot to offer,

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though its coastline has not always been as peaceful as this. Over the

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years, sea defences have been breached here. In 1953, high tides

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and stormy weather left 43 people dead. Since then investments and

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campaigns have reduce the dangers and today, here in Mablethorpe,

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there has been an unexpected campaign to raise the public

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awareness further. It came from all directions and gathered momentum

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and then it if -- quickly disappear. It is all passed -- it is all part

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of the latest craze, flash mob. A seemingly impromptu performance but

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one that has been well rehearsed. It was by 300 children whose

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Mexican wave in Mablethorpe aims to highlight the power was an danger

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of the save. Her I think we did well at getting the message across.

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We shop a few people. Are people were asking what we were doing.

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Most people wondered what was happening but once they saw the

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demonstration they started getting into it. Flash mob has also been

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used in good effect in other parts of our area. Esquire recently took

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shoppers by surprise in Hull. In Mablethorpe today there were plenty

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of puzzled expressions. wondered what was going on and then

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realised it was simulating a flood. It has done its job. We have been

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11 years. It has not happened yet but, like I say, you never know

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what is going to happen. When the weather is like this you do not

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think it is something you even have to consider or think about but it

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needs to be very much part of your life to plan for an event that may

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or may not happen. The performance was filmed for an exhibition which

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starts in Lincolnshire on Friday. A modern craze will highlight and alt

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-- age old problem. A prison garden in East Yorkshire

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has won a best in show award at Tatton Park. The knife garden was

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created by inmates at Everthorpe jail near Brough to highlight the

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dangers of knife crime and won a competition to feature at the

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Tatton Park RHS show in Cheshire from tomorrow. The designers say

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it's helping to turn around the lives of some of the inmates who've

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worked on it. They come on with different agendas but once they get

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involved in a project like this, you can see the thought process

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change, the mindset change and they really become involved and proud of

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their achievements. We've had plenty of reaction to

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last night's programme about the Humber Bridge and the tolls. Just a

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few of the responses. Robert in North Ferriby emailed to say...

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We are celebrating 30 years of the Humber Bridge. For all its

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controversy and disputes over the years, for many the Humber Bridge

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has one constant theme. It's a source of inspiration! From

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poets, painters and photographers, the Bridge is an icon - and even

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inspires the many pictures sent to He's been painting the Humber

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Bridge for ten years, from Barton bike night to drinks with friends -

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you can always see it somewhere. The Humber Bridge has had a great

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influence on my paintings. Every day away Cup tour wonderful view of

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the bridge. In that respect it has had an influence on what I tend to

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paint. Most pictures have the Humber Bridge in the background.

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And his newest project reflects on the current controversy surrounding

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the bridge. The latest work is entitled bridged tales explained.

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Half of the bridge is missing. It is like a bridge going nowhere. The

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birds represent money floating about. A lot of my paintings do not

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have meanings but this when it came to me and that is how what evolved.

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David's exhibition Beyond The Humber Bridge will soon be on

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display for all to see. But of course it's not just the art world

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this iconic structure has inspired, there's the spoken word too.

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Wynne's play on it like a harp. This Poem Bridge For The Living was

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writen by Phillip Larkin to commemorate it's opening.

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And more recently it featured in the Symphony For Yorkshire, a song

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celebrating everything local. But one person in particular has

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possibly had the longest relationship with the bridge,

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photographer David Lee. I have been photographing it for 40 years. We

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were taking progress photograph from the beginning of the bridge.

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It grew very slowly so a lot of things did not change much but it

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was fabulous. Getting up on the cables and on the catwalk was

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amazing. And many stunning photo's have

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followed since then David says he never gets bored of

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the Humber Bridge, through summer or winter, day or night it never

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fails to inspire. One morning they ran from the control room and told

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me I might be interested in something. It was a fabulous same

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width fluffy clouds and the cables coming out of them. It made a

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fantastic picture and we had it printed and we have sold over 2000.

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David says he never gets bored of the Humber Bridge. It never fails

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to inspire. I have a copy of that one at home,

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where the cloud sticks up above the clouds.

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Let us recap the headlines: Under scrutiny by Parliament, Rupert's

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and James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks give evidence to MPs.

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Claims that metal prices have turned parts of North Lincolnshire

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into the worst area in the country for cable theft.

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The weather for tomorrow, sunny spells and heavy showers.

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There is a response coming in on the subject of Cable and metal

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theft. Malcolm says tarmac there are no police available at night to

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stop these thefts. Peter says... We had two tons of lead stripped from

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our church. The effect has been devastating for those involved in

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running and fund-raising for the Church.Let's make an example of

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these thieves. Lock them up and throw away the keys. This could be

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seen as attempted murder, just to get their hands on some cash. It is

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disgusting. We should ban scrap-metal dealers

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buying scrap wire. We should take a photograph of the seller. If they

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