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Good evening. Here are the headlines: East Yorkshire's only

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natural birth unit closes after a surprise healthcare inspection.

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There is no more money in the system. The Prime Minister joins

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talks to try and save jobs at the Scunthorpe steelworks. We left him

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in no doubt that there are serious challengers. Veterans who claim

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they were used as guinea pigs to test nuclear bombs prepared to go

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to the Supreme Court. And one year and counting -

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organisers hope that the Olympic Games will involve the whole of

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Britain. The Olympic Stadium. With one year to go it is all taking

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shape. We are giving two lucky people a chance to look behind the

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scenes later in the programme. there has been welcome sunshine

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across our region. All the details The man in charge of hospitals in

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Hull and East Yorkshire has admitted that the region's only

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natural birthing centre may never open again. The Jubilee Centre has

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been forced to shut after a surprise inspection by the Care

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Quality Commission. It was found that mother's choice was not being

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met. Our reporter has been it to meet a mother to be who feels she

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may not get the care she needs. This woman was excited about going

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back to the Jubilee Centre to give birth again. But today she heard

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the news it is closing. My heart is there. The atmosphere, everything.

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For me that was the best place. It still is the best place. The newest

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member of his family was born at the Jubilee Centre two weeks ago.

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His mother is shocked that this centre is closing. It is a

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fantastic place to give birth. I had two different bird there. One

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was quick and one was a bit longer and both times it was an amazing

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experience. Incredible staff. An incredibly relaxed place to be.

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decision to close the centre until September follows an unannounced

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visit by the care quality commission. The found there was

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disruption because there was not enough staff on duty.

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The centre had to close its doors 103 times over the last year

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because of staff shortages and also because of a suspected case of

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swine flu over Christmas. A decision is now being made over its

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future. This could be one of the last babies to be born at the

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centre. Many mothers are now Wapping it will be saved.

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-- are now hoping it will be saved. Phil Morley is the man in charge of

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their Trust. He said he is determined to sort the problem out.

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I am surprised that some of the things that came back. I have not

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had the full report yet. There has been an ongoing issue about the

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future of the Jubilee Centre. We had committed to keeping it open

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despite the fact that it made a significant loss. Basically it cost

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too much money? The issue is about having the right numbers of staff.

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You have been close 103 times in the last year. That would be Dean

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as bad management. Every decision we take is about patients. The

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times we have had to close his regarding care for those ladies.

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you have enough staff or is that it? As you know that NHS budget is

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reducing. There is no more money in the system. With the resources that

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we have where do we best provide the service? If you are a mother

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expecting a baby you will be very upset. It is a great service.

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are you not sticking with it? only have 300 births per year there

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and we have 6,000 on the site. Our choice was simple. We either take

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start from the site to support the staff at that site which leaves the

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site more unsafe or for the time being we have to close at centre.

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So natural birthing is a luxury that the Budget does not permit any

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more? We still have 1000 natural births on this site and 300 on the

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Castle Hill site. We will still offer a natural childbirth option.

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Are you saying this is it? There will be a review in September. We

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will make a decision then. We will choose based on what is the right

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level of care and we're well that you be? Will it open again? It is

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unlikely in the next six months. After that? We will have to see at

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that time. Why do you not to say it is closing? Our plan would always

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be if it is possible to call locate on to that site. It is unlikely to

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open in the near future. What do you think about this? Should there

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NHS Trust be trying harder? Get in In the past hour it has emerged

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that a house in Lincolnshire is being searched by officers

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investigating alleged cyber attacks on international businesses. Police

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have not revealed we're in Lincolnshire the property is at

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have said that the are interviewing at man and a caution. Scotland Yard

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has also arrested a man in Scotland. Work has officially began at an new

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Business Park in Lincolnshire. Once complete Teal Park could create

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4,000 jobs and bring investment to the county. Engineering firms

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Siemens already has plans to relocate to the site just outside

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Lincoln. It is hoped many more businesses will follow suit. Back

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in 2006 when Siemens said they might relocate, that made us

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concentrate our efforts on developing the site. I am pleased

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to say we have now secured them. We have stuck with the process. Police

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have widened their search for a missing pensioner. 77-year-old

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Marlene Wagstaff was last seen in Withernsea on Friday. Today

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officers searched local field and bite. They are asking the public to

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help. Our concern is that it has been nearly five days. We are very

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worried about her health. The weather is not too bad but it still

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gets cold in the evening. We have concerns. The search will continue

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and we will continue to follow that story.

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They were claiming that they were used as guinea pigs in the 1950s.

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Now veterans in our region are planning to take their fight for

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damages to the Supreme Court. They say they suffered serious health

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problems after being exposed to radiation in the Pacific. Tomorrow

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they hope to overturn the ruling made by the courts last year

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rejecting their case. The South Pacific at the height of

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the Cold War. The British military tests the atomic bomb. When it went

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off it was so severe it was as if somebody had put at fire at the

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back of your head. You could see the bones like an X-ray on your

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finger. These men were young when they were sent to what they thought

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was a paradise island. Now they believe the nuclear tests they saw

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their damaged their health. I lost sight in my right eye. The bones

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crumble. I have lost 70 % kidney function. This man served with the

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Royal Navy on Christmas Island. He believes his children suffered

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because of the radiation he was exposed to. My second daughter

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contacted at type of cancer when she was 11 and died when she was 13.

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If we had been warned I'd do not think we would ever have had any

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children. The MoD has always argued there is no evidence to show the

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tests were the only cause of their illnesses. Last year it won an

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appeal against a decision to allow the men is to seek damages. Now

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some fear time is running out. are elderly and in poor health.

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They are dying at a rate of approximately three per month.

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have not even been classed as cold war he rose. We were the lads that

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stood on the front line in the Pacific. Tomorrow the veterans must

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persuade the Supreme Court that they still have a legal case after

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decades of battling with the government.

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A group of local MPs say that they are optimistic that the Prime

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Minister will help to secure the future of the Scunthorpe steelworks.

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A task force aiming to reduce the planned number of job losses met

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with David Cameron at lunchtime. In a moment we will get reaction from

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Nic Dakin in the local MP, but first our correspondent will

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explain why so many jobs are at stake.

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Their aim of the meeting was to tell the Prime Minister how

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important steel is to Scunthorpe. All three of our region's MPs and

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businessman John Clugston travelled to London. Their job is to work

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with the unions to try to save as many of the threatened jobs as

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possible. If I expect them to come along with a big cheque book, we do

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not expect that. When the process is through we will see how it goes.

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Everything is an opportunity to develop. We have an opportunity on

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this steel works. Tata says it is investing �400 million in the

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business. It says demand for steel has dropped by two-thirds since

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2007. It said plans for a new tax on carbon producing industries

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could make Scunthorpe less competitive in the global market.

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Last week the Business Secretary Vince Cable visited Tata. He said

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the government will try to help Scunthorpe find new business but

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I think the decision has already been made. I believe the steel

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industry has a big future in the UK. A two big future could hinge on

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this, one a two huge wind turbines factories planned for the Humber.

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If they get the go-ahead, Tata hopes it could provide steel for

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the turbines. It would give steelworkers jobs for the future.

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Nick Dakin, the MP for Scunthorpe, spoke to me after meeting the Prime

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Minister. He told me more about what David Cameron had to say about

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the future of the Tata site. He was interested in any innovative

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ideas coming out of Tata and the task force in relation to the

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retreading of people who lose their jobs, so they can either do

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different jobs within the steel industry or elsewhere locally. I

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think there may be funds available to support that sort of assistance.

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A lot seems to be riding on this area becoming the centre for

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renewable energy. You think that is too dangerous? You are right, it is

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a big risk, but we did have the energy minister in Scunthorpe

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yesterday, we had Vince Cable in Scunthorpe last week. We saw the

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Prime Minister today and we are making it very clear that the

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opportunity for wind of locally is massive. We are the best area in

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Europe to develop it. It is a big risk, but a big opportunity. Those

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who are watching who were affected? What you say to them? I say it is a

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very difficult situation. They are well aware of the word that is

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going on by management and unions. That process has to follow its

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course. My job is to make sure we do everything we can to make sure

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the local economy is well- positioned to move positively

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forward, so anybody losing their jobs has the opportunity to get new

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jobs in the future, and soon. Should they be optimistic? I think

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people will be realistic, not optimistic. They will recognise

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these are challenging times, for the area and for the people

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affected. I do not think up to us and is the right word. Realism,

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resilience, and determination. Thank-you.

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Talking about the future of Scunthorpe there. Another one you

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might have a few one. Thank you for watching this Wednesday. Still to

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come: Land prices trebled in our area to more than �8,000 an acre.

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They can down to London 2012 is on. I will be live from the Olympic

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Park later. If you have a photograph you are proud of, send

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it in. This is tonight's. It is the He said he thinks he consider

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Lincolnshire him! -- he can see the Has that been fiddled on adobe

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Photoshop? Anybody else you want to insult?

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Just do the weather! For the next 24 hours, mostly fine.

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I think we will see more of the sunshine we have had this after

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them. It has been beautiful, even along the coast. The first sunshine

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along the coast since Sunday. This weather front will act to help

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break up the clout somewhat. Some warm spells tomorrow after a grey

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start. You can see the brakes. This is the gap that will come across

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tomorrow. This weather front will bring cloud for Thursday night and

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Friday. Let's look at this evening. It is a glorious evening. Make the

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most of it. There will be a little drizzle, mainly to the coast.

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Temperatures down to 11 or 12. The sun rises at 5:09am, setting at

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nine has 6:00pm. Generally, quite a grey start and perhaps a bit of

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dampness, but things will improve through the morning. There will be

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some warm spells of sunshine for most of us through the day.

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Tomorrow evening, we might see a shower pushing back in from the

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West. For most of us, it is bright and warm. The winds will be all

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over the place. Light and variable. Top temperature in land, 23. 73

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Fahrenheit. Back to cloudy skies on Friday. The who pays the weekend is

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looking promising. Some warm My favourite tweets of the dairy,

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as I rub my crystal ball, I see a hint of summer!

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A I think I will delay that! See you tomorrow. The price of

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farmland in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire has more than tripled

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in the last decade, making it some of the most sought-after land in

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the country. There's been interest from as far away as Hong Kong.

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Caroline Bilton is in the Lincolnshire Wolds this evening.

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Caroline, why is this land so appealing?

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We have some of the best farmland in the country here. Let me show

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you it in its glory. I am on top of the Lincolnshire Wolds. What you

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are looking at his are the most productive land in the country. Of

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course, that comes at a price. Prices that are rising year on year.

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According to the latest survey, land in Lincolnshire, the average

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price is �5,400 an acre. In East Yorkshire, it is �6,000. It is not

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unheard of to have land selling here for more than �8,000 an acre,

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which is a record high. There's expects in the field at saying if

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you have a bit of money that she would like to invest, you would do

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well to invest it in the fields of East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

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The patchwork quilt that is a Lincolnshire countryside. In recent

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years for some, they have become fields of gold. This land sold

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recently for in excess of �7,000 an acre. I have been in business for

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over 30 years and have never known the market to be as strong as it is

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today. Land here has become such a good investment, it is attracting

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attention from overseas. The last year, we sold some land by auction.

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We finished up with a competition between a Hong Kong businessman and

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a local farmer. It is indicative of the type of people that are looking

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at investing in English farmland. High prices agreed when you are

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selling, not when you are buying. William Gradwell is a farmer in

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North Lincolnshire. His family had been farming here for five

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generations. The chance to expand is a pipe dream. The values are now,

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�8,000 or something and a cake, we cannot afford to farm and pay off

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the interest on a loan. You have to have flexibility of land use. That

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is being able to provide the food, but look at things like renewable

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energy, the employment uses in the countryside. That is the concern.

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Higher land prices have the potential to knockout the younger

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generation from earning -- from owning their own the land and homes.

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This may be fields of gold for some. For the likes of William, they are

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out of reach. Is there any sign that these prices

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will stabilise? Those people I spoke to say they are expecting

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them to level out cent. At the moment, wheat prices are high.

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Confidence in the agricultural sector is good at the moment. It

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drives prices up. Thank-you. Yesterday, we told you how new

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council houses are being built in Lincoln for the first time in 20

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years, amidst warnings of a housing crisis. More than 50,000 families

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in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are already on the waiting list for

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council homes and concerns have been raised that the problem is

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getting worse. Well, we had a big response from

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you on this. Thank-you fall of theirs. -- thank-

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you for all of those. Exactly a year today the curtain

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will go up on the 2012 London Olympics. Tonight, a big party is

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planned in Trafalgar Square to mark the date. Thousands of people from

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East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire will be heading to the capital to

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be part of the spectacle next year. Phillip Norton is lucky enough to

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be there now. Phil, what's it like there with 12 months to go? Take a

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look. This is the Olympic Park and the Olympic stadium, looking

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fantastic in a London sunshine. It is hard to believe that in a year's

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time, the world's eyes will be on this site. Thousands will be going

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in there for the start of the opening ceremony. The scale of this

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site is incredible. There is still a lot of work to be done, but it is

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starting to feel very real. Last week, Simon Clark came down here

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with two people from East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire for his special

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look around. The first thing that grab your

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attention is the main stadium... What is it like behind the scenes

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of Olympic Pat? Vicky and Jason got the opportunity to find out. They

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met an Olympic gold medallist. It is the sort of thing you do not

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normally get to see as an athlete. It is brilliant. I think it puts

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into focus what you want to do and a treat. These funds them bumped

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into another gold medallist, Britain's golden gale. Do you wish

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you were taking part in these games? Everybody keeps asking. I

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would love to. I will lead the youngsters have a go! What do you

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think to their layout? I have not seem an Olympic Park where the

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facilities are so close. There is the stadium there, the velodrome. A

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I cannot believe the site. I am so excited. It has opened my eyes. It

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is something to aim for. These have been left -- these two have been

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left inspired. Of course, much has been taking

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place to mark the one year to go celebrations. The countdown really

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is under way. The final building works have been completed today,

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including at the aquatic centre. Tom Daly will be making the first

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dive into the water within the hour. There is the continuing promise

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that these Olympic Games would include all of the UK, not just

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London, but people in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire will fill part of it

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by being able to go to the torch relay perhaps, or perhaps been

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lucky enough to have tickets for some of the Games. The torch relay

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will be going up and down the country and there will be other

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events, full-ball, particularly. Sailing is on the south coast. They

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will be locked outside London. The focus of attention will be here,

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obviously. So now we are into the final straight. The plan is to get

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his place looking spick and span on time and on budget. There is a

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special programme at 7 o'clock on BBC One just after Look North. Just

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366 days to go. Next year his eight leap year. Thank-you.

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Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines. Britain

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officially recognises the Libyan rebels and expels Gaddafi's

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remaining diplomats. The head of the trust in charge of

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hospitals in Hull and East Yorkshire admits that the area's

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only natural birthing centre may never open again.

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A great start tomorrow, but with Response coming in on the subject

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of the closure of the Jubilee birth centre. Laura said, I had my baby a

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two weeks ago. Very sad to hear the news. This is an anonymous message.

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I work at the Jubilee Centre and I am absolutely devastated, but not

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allowed to speak to the media. This one from Cowell, who says, we had

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our chart at the Jubilee Centre. The facilities are first class. It

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is a disgrace. Someone else says, now fiancee had

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