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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. They headlines: A week
on from the Boston explosion, police say they could not have done
more to stop the production of illegal what car. I have spoken to
the intelligence unit and we had nothing to suggest the premises or
was being used. The woman left with a hole in their throat after
botched surgery. You want to sit down and cried. It is the life I
have lost. Following fans' fury at the club's
relegation, the Lincoln City board faces a vote of no confidence.
thousands of hidden cables that stop the Humber Bridge from sliding
Will the fine weather last? Join me A week after an explosion which
killed five men in Boston, police have dismissed claims that they
should have known about the illegal production of alcohol at the site
where the man died. People living in the area say it was common
knowledge, but officers say they didn't have any calls from people
worried about the problem. It's also emerged that 90 industrial
units in Boston have been checked by police as part of their
investigation. Phillip Norton A week on from the fatal explosion
which took the lives of five men, the proof of the illegal distillate
-- distillery on Broadfield Lane has now been taken away. I spent
much of this week in Boston and while the shock is still clear,
people have questioned whether enough was done to prevent the
tragedy after previous raids on shops selling illegal vodka in
March. Why did they not keep them under observation to see where the
supplier was from? They gossip around town for months as that --
is that it was produced somewhere locally. It doesn't take much for
the police or HM Customs. They could have searched the industrial
estates. They problem increased dramatically. I did make several
people are aware of my thoughts and asked the cash-and-carry is if they
had seen a decline in their vodka sales and they said they had
dramatically. Today, the police hit back at rumours regulating that
they were aware of a distillery. Nothing, absolutely nothing,
related specifically to these premises and had we had that
information, we would have acted upon it. As we did on recent
information. It has been confirmed that 98 industrial units are being
searched as part of the investigation. Some businesses were
able to open today. It is a case of trying to get back to normal as
quickly as possible and let our customers know we are open and
trading. One week on and the unit has been cleared and all the
evidence taken away. As well as the five Lithuanian men who died here,
a six the man is still in a specialist burns unit at a hospital
in Birmingham. He is described as critical but stable. Investigations
into what caused the explosion and into the production and supply of
illegal vodka from the site are continuing.
We would like your thoughts on this. Do you think enough is being done
to deal with the problem of counterfeit alcohol in
Lincolnshire? If you want it e-mail, contact us: In a moment, the young
unemployed looking for work in help - one of the toughest places in
A doctor whose surgery on an East Yorkshire woman was so bad that she
was left barely able to speak, has today been found guilty of
misconduct. Jo Roche, who is a mother of two from Bridlington, was
due to have a routine throat operation to remove her thyroid.
Instead, she left surgery breathing through a tube. The surgeon
responsible will learn his fate in the coming few days, but as Leanne
Brown reports, his victim has spent the three years since learning to
Jo has been left breathing through a tube in her neck after nerves
linked to a vocal chords were severely damaged in error following
a routine operation to remove her thyroid gland. I am upset at how I
have been blessed and upset he didn't take the time and care to do
my surgery and leave me with the life that I had. You want to sit
down and cry. It is the life that I have effectively lost. Since the
operation, Jo has had to learn to speak again. I had very little
voice after the operation. I worked at it and worked at it to get the
voice I had, which is nothing like I used to have. But it is some
semblance of normality. It has changed every aspect of her life.
It has affected everything from what I buy a for cleaning to the
activities I do with my children. I was on holiday recently and I was
on the edge of the pool and not being in there with them and
feeling guilty. The operation was carried out by Naif El-Barghouti at
Scarborough Hospital. In a second operation a year later he was due
to repair an aneurysm on Wilfred Taylor's left leg but he play it --
bled to death after a series of mistakes. You never think it will
happen to a member of your family. It boils down to left and right. He
was to be operated on his left side and he tied the right side. What I
wanted to know was how could that happen? At the inquest into Mr
Taylor's death, the surgeon lied under oath about the size of the
aneurysm. The disciplinary panel said it damaged the medical
profession's reputation. Hopefully, at bay willow and then used to be
more supervision and lessons will be learned to bring in better
training and avoid major problems occurring again. Nothing will bring
Wilfred back but Jo is determined not to let what happened ruin her
life. Leanne, What will happen to this
surgeon to make sure that other patients don't suffer in the way
that Jo Roche did? Now that the General Medical
Council has decided that Mr Salmond's fitness to practise has
been impaired, they will have to decide on a punishment. They could
strike him off so that he could not practise again. The most lenient
response would be to caution him for up to five years or they could
let him continue to practise as long as he feels some conditions
and that could mean they give him more training before he is allowed
to operate again. The final option would be to suspend him from
surgery for a period of time. The GMC hearing is continuing and his
professional future should be decided by a disciplinary panel
tomorrow. More news tonight in brief: Staff
at a Co-op in East Yorkshire have been threatened by a robber who has
made off with an amount of cash. It happened at this store on Market
Street in Pocklington just before two o'clock. Police are searching
the area by air and foot and appealing for witnesses.
A charity in Scunthorpe says the number of families asking for
emergency food parcels to help them is rising every month. The Foodbank
has been open for a year and has already helped more than 1,000
people living in poverty. Volunteers say the rising price of
food is making their work even more important.
Unemployed people in Hull are living in one of the toughest
cities in the country to find a job. Over the last five years, people
looking for work have made up a greater percentage of the
population in Hull than anywhere else in the country. Now, there are
concerns that people are having to take jobs that they are
overqualified for just to pay the bills and this is knocking some out
of the jobs market completely. Our Business Correspondent, Paul Murphy,
This lottery-funded project in Hull is trying to give these young
people some of the skills needed to apply for jobs and to market
themselves. But they know the job market in the city has rarely been
tougher. Most places are looking for experience or licences and if
you haven't got them it is a struggle because you haven't got
the money -- money all licences. have been looking on website and
handing out see beats and it has been horrible. One person through
my CV in the bin because I was under 18. From 16 to 64, the rate
of joblessness in the city has increased more than anywhere in the
UK. Why does Hull have these problems with unemployment? Experts
analysing the figures say it is the lowest skilled workers who are
being driven out of the jobs market as it becomes ever more competitive.
The problem with Hull, they say, is that it has far too many low-
skilled workers. This recruitment specialists says the impact of
recession means employers will no longer take a risk on employee in
the Blair was killed under- qualified. Companies are desperate
to recruit as they recover from the recession but they need people with
relevant skills and experience to encourage them to take people on.
But gaining vital experience is difficult for those with few
qualifications. It doesn't mean they are low-quality workers or
less dedicated it is just that they are less academic. We try to chain
-- train them to a point where their skills are improved so that
employers think they are worth taking on. In an employer's market,
getting on the first run it is perhaps the toughest step of all
but these young people are not giving up hope.
Diana Johnson is the MP for Hull North and joins me now.
Unemployment in Hull is the highest in the country and your
constituency is suffering particularly. Why are things so bad
in Hull? First, it is disappointing to hear those figures and I think
you describe some of the problems in Hull with skills and
qualifications and attracting businesses to the city. It is a
whole number of things and that is why we need to redouble our efforts
to ensure our youngsters get the qualifications and skills they need
and they get some experience. That is what is so disappointing about
the future jobs fund which has been scrapped. In 2008, the figures for
jobseeker's allowance were higher than they are now so how much blame
does your party need to take? worries me now is that we are
seeing massive cut by this government and they are starting to
come through. I have a feeling these figures will get worse and
that will be really trouble some for people in Hull. In the last
couple of weeks in Parliament, we had a vote it to use some of the
bankers bonus money to levy to pay to get more youngsters into work.
Unfortunately, my party put that forward but it was voted against.
It is just showing an example of what we need to do. We have just
seen that people have to take on jobs they are over-qualified for.
What impact will this have on those who have fewer or less
qualifications or no qualifications? That is a difficult
position for them. That is why it is so important that education and
getting qualifications and skills is so important to our youngsters.
The investment that has gone into education and the grants to keep
youngsters on at school was vital to the future of Hull. I am worried
that university fees are trebling and allowances are being scrapped
so we are putting youngsters in a difficult position in preparing
them for the jobs market. We would You can get in touch using the
Still to come - we are live at Sincil Bank as the Lincoln City
board face a vote of no confidence. This is a part of the Humber Bridge
most people have never seen. I will show you how what is happening down
here will preserve of the bridge If you have got a photograph you
are proud of it then send it in. Here is two nights. Thank you very
much indeed. -- here is the picture I have noticed that you can spell
in sob now on several of your tweeds! -- insomnia. Anyway, on to
the weather. Apart from a few showers most of the region should
stay dry tomorrow. A glorious end to the after noon today. Beautiful
conditions. North Lincolnshire should be bright now and the cloud
further south should break up soon. A fine ended to the day for most of
us. Try with clear spells overnight. -- a fine end. The sun will rise in
the morning at five m and set at -- 5 am. Showers tomorrow should be
hit and miss. The breeze in the north means that temperatures will
not be so good along the coast. But it does not feel so bad in the
sunshine. Farther west, up towards 19 Celsius. There is some
uncertainty as regards Saturday's forecast. Patchy rain in coastal
areas but further west it should stay fine. Saturday and Sunday
looks pleasant, mostly dry with some sunshine. That is the forecast.
We will join you again tomorrow Shareholders angry at the where
Lincoln City has been the run will attempt a takeover tonight. An
extraordinary general meeting has been called after �1 million was
lost during a spell in which they dropped out of the Football League.
It was one of the most painful days in club history. Relegation crept
up on the club on the final day of the season. Since then, costs have
been slashed and painful off-field decisions have been taken. Now some
unhappy shareholders have forced an extraordinary general meeting to
hold the direct us to account. We feel that we could effect
serious change. -- holder of the directors to
account. The members of the board should to
consider their position and realise it is untenable.
One man believes that the board will win the case tonight because
of their block vote but that the overall issue is not cut and drive.
This comes down to two things. The losses of recent years and the
financial position that has resulted from it, and the fact that
being in the conference is not good enough.
Relegation is never good enough for but at this club it has led to
bitter recriminations. How are those in charge of the club
reacting to this opposition? They see the meeting tonight as an
inconvenience. Certainly they want to move on with the signing new
players and preparing for the new season. Their meeting is likely to
take several hours. Both sides however believe they can find fresh
ideas, new solutions, a means of taking the club for work in the
brave new world for them of non- League football.
Hull City's record signing, Jimmy Bullard, has been suspended for a
breach of club discipline. He will be suspended for a fortnight during
an incident during a pre-season trip to Slovenia. The club have not
yet commented. Thank you for your comments about
last night's Hull Trains story. The train operator has lost half of its
fleet due to maintenance issues. A huge response last night. James
says, I really used those trains to get to London because they are so
unreliable. John got in touch to say, I am a regular user and
they're great when they are working well but they are not delivering
the reliability. Andrew rates, I think it is one of the best
companies in Hull. Good customer service and cheerful staff. Thank
There is just a fortnight until a big change takes place in local
television broadcasting. The digital switch over. A health
scheme is still available to the vulnerable and anybody over the age
of 75. I wonder if you might help us today.
We are asking people to give a helping hand.
Maggie Philbin is on a mission to help people effect the switch over
from analogue to digital and insular that nobody who is
vulnerable will be left without a signal. -- and make sure.
There is no way of telling unless people tell us how they are
watching. We are asking people, lend a helping hand, learn about
the switch-over help scheme. But for Selby Vision at team has
been on hand to help explain how people have to make sure of their
televisions will still work next month.
I was given some help by the Government because of my age. A
date was organised and someone has come and given me a digital box for
my second television. My main one was already digital.
But you do not need to splash the cash. Add digital box will help
convert most televisions. But you will need to convert before 17th
August before analogue signals are switched off for ever. If you want
to learn more you can contact Some of the biggest names in jazz
will be performing in Hull over the next few days. The city's
International Jazz Festival starts this evening. Unlike previous years
there will be no open air performances because of rising
costs. Being at Glastonbury was a great
thrill of but coming here to perform my own music is what I
really love for. -- what I'll live for.
We have been celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Humber Bridge.
That might be relatively young but it has had much work done. All to
make sure that it remains in safe condition for the thousands of
motorists who use it every day. Technology has come at a long way
since the bridge was first built. Over the years methods of
maintaining it have seen some big changes.
We need to maintain decent access. We have ways to get through with
comparative ease. Peter Howell overseas a team of 96
a workers who keep the bridge in tip-top condition. This a machine
that records acoustic sounds on the bridge and locks any unexpected
movements like this cable breaking. It instantly alert engineers to any
potential problems. This may not look as impressive as
it suggests. But it is crucial for monitoring the performance of the
bridge. At the 30 years old the bridge is
said to have a lap -- reached its level of maturity but it is planned
to last 120 years. And if properly maintained, perhaps even longer.
This a general maintenance worker has seen some surprising sides.
It is amazing what you find on the footpaths. Bottles, bricks, I even
found a Jacuzzi which had fallen off a wagon!. It is a fantastic
place to work. For 30 metres of the low ground as
the most important part - and Anchorage on which everything sets.
It holds thousands of cables which keep to the bridge from sliding
into the Humber. I get the wow factor every time I
am down here. Most people imagine that this is where the bridge of
finishes but in fact it is where the work starts.
Protecting the cables from rust is one of the biggest jobs. �14
million was spent doing so last year. Just one measure to protect
it from the elements and safeguard its long-term future.
Fascinating. A recap of the main headlines - another death at
Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport. Five are now being investigated as
part of a murder inquiry. Police have dismissed claims they
could have done more to stop the production of illegal bobcat at the
Boston gas explosion site. -- illegal vodka or.
One reviewer claims that if it was common knowledge -- claims it was
common knowledge where the illegal of what car was being made. People
in Boston knew that the distillery was there - and why did they not