26/07/2011 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.

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The headlines tonight. Claims foreigners are being targeted by

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companies because they make better workers and the British.

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- - than the British. It is because they have been let down so many

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times, they decide they will not take British people any more.

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Forced to wait in pain for seven months. A Lincolnshire woman claims

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NHS red tape for delays to her treatment.

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A fire had run business the way that has been run, I would have

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been fired. The cannot eat outside because of

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the smell. It is horrendous. The colourful caullies it's hoped

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will encourage more of us to eat our greens.

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One more day of hot weather. The First tonight, there are

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controversial claims that some companies are actively trying to

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avoid employing British born workers. A leading recruitment

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agency based in the Fens claims that some firms are specifically

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asking for Eastern European staff because it's claimed they work

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harder than their UK board counterparts. - - UK-born

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counterparts. The findings appear to fly in the face of recent advice

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from a leading government minister, who urged bosses to stop relying on

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Labour from abroad. More from Tim Iredale.

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The status of the potato harvest sees this team of migrants hard at

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work. They were recruited by a gang master who came here from the

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Ukraine 15 years ago. People come here because economics as so bad.

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lot of British workers will not go from one side of the town to

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another to find work. I do not mean that as a general thing. There are

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some very good British workers. The migrant workers come from the other

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side of the world. The boss of one recruit to that Agency which covers

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the firm's claims that many firms asking specifically for migrants

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rather than British-born workers. It is illegal to ask for anyone

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from any country and not from a particular country. It is

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discrimination. All the way it is illegal, people managed to get it

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in a conversation. It is purely because they have been let down so

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many times that they decide, I will not take English people any more.

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According to official government figures, in 28 -- in 2002, the

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number of low-skilled workers born overseas was around one in 11. By

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2011, that number had increased to one in five. A statistic that

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surprises few people on the streets of Boston. In this area, you could

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get a job no problem, but you do not seem to get the priority

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anymore. There is a lot of people who come in my shop and they are

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down because they cannot find a job. We have got too many. There's to

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many of them here. I'm afraid we are the odd ones out now. A I have

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to do 50 miles a day just to get to work. I am looking for something

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local but his heart. The Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan

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Smith, recently urged British firms to get more young people off

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benefits and into employment, rather than relying on migrant

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labour. It seems that many bosses and ignoring his plea.

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I am joined by the UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire,

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Geoffrey Bloom. Good evening. Do you sympathise with companies who

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do not want to employ British workers? I'd do rather. I have had

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this feedback quite a lot, where people said they are more reliable

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and work harder, and more likely to turn up on a Monday morning after a

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party than the British workers. Sadly, that is the perception in

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most skilled work. Our foreign workers better? I think they are

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more reliable, certainly for the first three years when they live

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here. Sadly, they seem to get the British disease after they have

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been here for a few years. The problem we have is our employment

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legislation makes it almost impossible for employers to sack

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bad workers, so they tend not to take a chance. Of course, we have a

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benefits system. He tries to get people not used to working back

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into work before they acclimatise. Many of these jobs are jobs that

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Brits feel they are above doing. This is one of the big problems we

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have in the economy as it stands. Foreign workers come in, East

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European workers, and they do jobs that the Brits will not do. Not

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that they cannot do. That need addressing. How do we make the

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British were forced actually more appealing to employers? I think we

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need a system that when people around benefits, and they are fit

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and healthy but there is no word for them, they have to get up in

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the morning, they have to report some were at 8 o'clock, even if it

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is to pick litter. They will be used to getting up in the morning

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and going to work. When they go to do a real job, they are in the

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swing of working. Some British workers watching this will be

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screaming at the television, being slightly offended by that. I hope

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they are not. I am not trying to suggest this is true of all workers.

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Of course it is not. In low-skilled work, and seasonal work, I am

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afraid it appears to be true. were an MEP. Has the free movement

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of labour within Europe been a success? I do not think so. An

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entire free movement of labour is a mistake and she reform a social

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benefits and welfare. You cannot have millions of people coming in

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and Sue have eight welfare system to facilitate that. You cannot just

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take them in bits. The answer in one sentence? Get people on

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benefits out of their house is doing something so they used to the

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work ethic. Mr Bloom, thank you. Let us know what you think. Are

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foreign workers better than British? Are some Brits too lazy to

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We will have some of those before we finish at 7 o'clock.

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Still to come: We look at some of our area's hottest medal hopefuls

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India before the Olympics. It has emerged that some people are

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being forced to wait for surgery months longer than government

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targets, surviving with painkillers and limited mobility. NHS

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Lincolnshire has told us that this is because clinicians had failed to

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follow procedures. All spinal surgery has been suspended in

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Lincolnshire hospitals. As a keen hiker, Barbara and her

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husband were anticipating an active retirement. But arthritis has

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caused Barbara's lower vertebra to crumble.

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I was taking eight painkillers a day, and they are the next down

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from taking morphine and they're very strong. I have weaned myself

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off because I am still getting pain even with the painkillers.

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Surgeons plan to build a cage around Barbara's spine to ease the

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pressure. The government says patient should have to wait no

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longer than 18 weeks for the operation. Barbara has been waiting

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30 so far. And she's not the only one. Look North has learnt of other

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spinal patients enduring long waits. NHS Lincolnshire says it's because

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clinicians have failed to properly submit paperwork. A Lincolnshire

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patients' group is calling for an investigation. I think it's

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appalling. Absolutely appalling! Somebody somewhere within one of

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the trusts has made mistakes. The system has gone wrong.

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In a statement, NHS Lincolnshire If I had run a business the way

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that that has been run, I would have been fired. No question about

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it. It is awful. This means sufferers like Barbara

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making long journeys to out-of-town hospitals. Another hurdle in an

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illness which already has her life on hold. Two people have been

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rescued from the top of a cherry picker after it crashed into the

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side of a building in Grimsby. The machine was stuck 60 feet up in the

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air near Freshney Place Shopping Centre with the men trapped inside.

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Fire officers took just under an hour to free them. $NEWLINE

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Yorkshire Water has apologised to residents in the Hedon area after

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admitting that the stench from a sewage works is making their lives

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a misery. Locals say they have had to put up with the unbearable

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smiled for more than 10 years. Yorkshire Water officials say a new

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odour control unit should help alleviate the problem. Vicky

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Johnson reports from Hedon. Most of us look forward to warm

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days. But not the people of Hedon. Because an overwhelming stench from

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a nearby treatment works often infiltrate their homes, businesses

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and even their clothes. There is nothing they can do about it. Jane

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Hampshire's business is one which suffers particularly. When it is

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fine, customers like to sit in the garden, but the smell Arnside often

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makes this impossible. If they cannot sit inside, that's find,

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it's all right. But if they cannot, they will go and find somewhere

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else to eat. The so-called Saltend smell emanates from here, one of

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the biggest sewage plants in Europe, treating 40 million gallons of

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waste every day. The smell from these works travels miles, as these

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riders -- as these residents from the village of Paull will testify.

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Bad eggs. It really upsets the wife. She cannot stand it. It makes her

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feel sick. A very strong smell. is like being next to an open sewer.

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It stinks. You can actually tasted. It makes you feel physically sick.

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A petition has been organised to try to force both East Riding

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Council and Yorkshire Water to take action. If the Saltend signs smells

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are considered to be a statutory nuisance, we can take legal action

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to force them to improve. Even local councillors are baffled as to

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why nothing's been done. Had it been anywhere else but in South

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Holderness, had it been Beverley or Kirk Ella, it would have been

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sorted by now. We have been just left. It is sad. We are an ancient

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town. Yorkshire Water officials insist they are doing all they can

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to minimise the steam from the site. Earlier, I spoke to Mark Thompson

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from Yorkshire Water, and asked him what is causing the smell coming

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from the plant. In terms of what is causing the

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odours, we have seen very high concentrated effort went coming in

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from a number of different sources. We do seek seasonal variations. It

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is playing a big part in the increasing odors. When the plant

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was built, Yorkshire Water said it would not smile. What has gone

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wrong? That was not correct. The person that made that remark simply

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did not have the knowledge to support it. It is an operational

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side. It is one of the largest sewage works of its kind in Europe.

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There is always likely to be some Odor attached to the process. We

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recognised that the level is too high around the site and we are

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determined to reduce that as much as possible. You are building a

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second under control unit. This opens in November. Can you

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guarantee this will solve this awful problem? I cannot stand in

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front of you and say it will completely eliminate all odours at

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the site. What I can say is we are doing everything possible to

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minimise odors. You were apologising, are you, to your

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customers? It absolutely is. We would like to say the big apology

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to our local customers in the area. We recognise it is an acceptable

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that they have had to suffer these odours. We are determined to put it

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right. We hold our hands up to failings in the past. We are

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determined to address this issue. Still ahead tonight: The colourful

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caulies it is hoped will encourage more of us to eat our greens.

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Are you ready for the digital switchover? From tonight, the way

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switchover? From tonight, the way you watch BBC Two will change.

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Tonight's photograph is sunrise at the deep in Hull, taken by Daniel

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Britton. Good evening. How are you? I imagine not all of the viewers in

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high-definition will get to see your make-up! The headline for the

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next 24 hours is warm and humid. There is a risk of thunder. The

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thunderstorms have been few and far between so far this evening. They

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will be triggered by this cold front. Thursday looks very

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unsettled with showers and longer spells of rain sweeping up from the

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south-west. It has been a hot one in many places this afternoon. We

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have seen some thundery showers, but very hit and miss. A risk of

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some isolated thundery showers this evening. If they develop, they will

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linger through the night. Some of the showers over your could club in

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two parts of East Yorkshire later. The sun will rise just before

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5:30am. It looks like he should be a nice morning. Any overnight

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showers will fizzle away. Temperatures will shoot up during

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the day. There could be some scattered thunderstorms. Enjoy the

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temperatures while you can as we will not CVs for some time. -- as

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we will not CVs for some time. Pear-shaped on Thursday. Longer

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spells of rain. Temperatures back to normal on Friday.

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Good evening to the man who has won �1 million on the Premium Bonds in

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East Riding. It could be you are!

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It could be you are! I have not had a phone-call!

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The way receive your television programmes is about to change

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forever. Right now, we are coming to you live from this TV

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transmitter. It stands 1,200 feet above the Lincolnshire Wolds. For

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more than 40 years, Belmont is where hundreds of thousands of us

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in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have received our TV pictures from.

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But over the next fortnight, its old analogue signal is being

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replaced with a digital one. Engineers begin their work in just

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a few hours by switching the BBC Two signal off after midnight and

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replacing it with a new digital signal. Now, this won't affect you

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if you get your TV through satellite, Freesat or Sky, or on

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cable. If you have got a digital box, all you need to do is retune

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it tomorrow. But if you have not got a digital box, satellite or

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cable, there is help at hand. Out with the old. In with the new.

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Though some things stay the same. Tomorrow sees new high powered

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digital equipment come online at the Belmont Transmitter in

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Lincolnshire. It is the start of a change in the way we receive our TV

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signal. BBC Two in analogue will be turned off today permanently. New

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digital services will start from another part of the site. If you

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are watching this, your TV signal comes from here. But beneath

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Belmont, engineers are starting the process of switching off analogue

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services altogether. Retuning is important. We know most people have

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at least one television that is ready for digital television,

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whether that is in a box for his part of the television. But you

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will need to retune it to receive higher strengths signals. All this

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effort does come with benefits. More TV channels to watch at home

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for a start. And for those in Grimsby, there also should be an

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improvement in signal. I rang the freephone number and the man came

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today. I wrote down everything that he said. Now we can call from A-Z

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with the TV programmes! Some people are not sure what they're doing,

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salt we are here to help. So when should you retune tomorrow? Well,

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Belmont switches at 6am. Lincoln's relay transmitter a little later at

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10am. And Grimsby from 1pm. But the advice for most is to retune around

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tea-time. Remember, tomorrow is just the start. By 17 August, you

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will need digital or satellite services or you will lose your TV

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signal altogether. Our reporter is live from the

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transmitter right now. What have we got to do tomorrow?

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I love cables. Tomorrow, you don't need all of these cables. But you

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do need your remote control and retune. If you have satellite,

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there is nothing to do. If you have Anelog, BBC Two will be going off

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overnight. That is a warning to say that you have two weeks to get

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satellite or digital. If you do not know how to do that, there is

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plenty of help. If you want to know more about the digital switchover,

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you can contact Digital UK. The number to ring is 08456 50 50 50.

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There are five roadshows tomorrow. With just under a year to go until

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the 2012 Olympics in London, athletes from East Yorkshire and

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Lincolnshire are stepping up their training regimes. Several hopefuls

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will be looking to qualify for the games over the next few months and

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our Olympic Correspondent has been taking a look at their chances.

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In recent years, Great Britain's hockey players have become European

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Champions and achieved significant results on the world stage. So, it

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is no surprise Glenn Kirkham from Alford is going for gold in the

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Olympics. I look forward to it and hope there will be a real buzz

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around the hockey Park. And that the general public will get to know

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us as hockey players. Home Olympics is a huge thing. Olympic dreams are

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very much on track for Lincolnshire swimmer Lizzy Simmonds after she

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finished seventh in the final of the 200 metres backstroke at the

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World Swimming Championships in Shanghai. It is pretty exciting.

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Literally, I am thinking about this every day. It is always at that

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back of your mind, or even the front of your mind at the moment. I

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think it is one of those things where it is a once-in-a-lifetime

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opportunity. Everybody on the team is getting quite excited at this

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stage. Lizzy's former team-mate Kate Haywood is now based in

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Australia. She has been keeping her fans up to date with her training

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by posting videos on the internet. I am in Sydney at the moment. I was

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at the Australian trials last week. Now I am looking at the tourist

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sites. Irish secretary in in this swimming pool every day! -- I wish

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I could swim in this swimming pool. And closing in on Olympic

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qualification is shooter Aaron Heading from Long Sutton. For him,

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getting to the Olympics has been a life-long aim. It is a dream. I

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first pulled the trigger when I was nine years old. From then, I have

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not looked back. Volleyball captain Ben Pipes from Cottingham is one of

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a number of British competitors who will be preparing for the Olympics

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on the continent. He currently plays league volleyball in the

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Netherlands, but his heart is very much still at home. We will not

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change anything we're doing. In quieter moments, you dream about it.

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So, it is a big year ahead for our local competitors all hoping for

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the chance to represent their country at London 2012.

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They are one of the least popular vegetables, but now farmers in

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Boston think they may just have reinvigorated interest for

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cauliflowers. Research by farmers showed the average age of a person

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who eats them is 50-years-old, but now a solution could have been

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found to make them popular with the young again.

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The cauliflower has had a rough time of it recently. Crops have

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been badly affected by two severe winters, and its popularity is at

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an all-time low. There has been a decline over the last 10 years. We

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want to reinvigorate the industry. But the future has arrived, because

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in the fields of Boston there is a cauliflower revolution growing.

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Farmers wanted to add a bit of colour to the appeal of the

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cauliflowers, so they added a bit of colour to the cauliflowers. So

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far, they have purple, orange and green. This doesn't just happen

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because of watering them with food dye or genetic modification. This

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is a cross-cultivation process which has taken 15 years. We need

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to generate seaweed that will produce the vibrant colours.

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generate seeds. But is all this effort worthwhile? I think small

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children would call for this. They look more tasty. So, with sales

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already up and a positive reaction, where can they go from here? That

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is where Look North has a sneaky exclusive. Their pink cabbages will

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be launched in the autumn. Let's get a recap of the headlines:

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When the last hour, a deal has been made in America regarding their

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debt levels. Claims some companies prefer

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employing foreign people and are actively trying to avoid British-

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born workers. A fine dry start with sunny spells.

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Scattered thunderstorms expected later, although some places staying

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dry. Hot and humid. Maximum temperature of 27 degrees.

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Polish workers are super. Most British people cannot be bothered

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to show up for interviews. Some foreign workers work harder

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and do jobs that we would refuse to These companies are wrong to do

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what they are doing. If I was denied a job because I was fury at

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-- because that was British, I would be furious.

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