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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.


The headlines tonight. Claims foreigners are being targeted by


companies because they make better workers and the British.


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


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


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


NHS red tape for delays to her treatment.


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


been fired. The cannot eat outside because of


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


will encourage more of us to eat our greens.


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


controversial claims that some companies are actively trying to


avoid employing British born workers. A leading recruitment


agency based in the Fens claims that some firms are specifically


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


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


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


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


Labour from abroad. More from Tim Iredale.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


benefits and into employment, rather than relying on migrant


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


legislation makes it almost impossible for employers to sack


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


swing of working. Some British workers watching this will be


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


being forced to wait for surgery months longer than government


targets, surviving with painkillers and limited mobility. NHS


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


follow procedures. All spinal surgery has been suspended in


Lincolnshire hospitals. As a keen hiker, Barbara and her


husband were anticipating an active retirement. But arthritis has


caused Barbara's lower vertebra to crumble.


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


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


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


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


pressure. The government says patient should have to wait no


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


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


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


clinicians have failed to properly submit paperwork. A Lincolnshire


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


appalling. Absolutely appalling! Somebody somewhere within one of


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


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


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


it. It is awful. This means sufferers like Barbara


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


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


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


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


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


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


Yorkshire Water has apologised to residents in the Hedon area after


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


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


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


odour control unit should help alleviate the problem. Vicky


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


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


a nearby treatment works often infiltrate their homes, businesses


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


from the plant. In terms of what is causing the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


will be triggered by this cold front. Thursday looks very


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


showers will fizzle away. Temperatures will shoot up during


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


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


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


spells of rain. Temperatures back to normal on Friday.


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


East Riding. It could be you are!


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


The way receive your television programmes is about to change


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


digital equipment come online at the Belmont Transmitter in


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


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


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


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


Belmont, engineers are starting the process of switching off analogue


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


at least one television that is ready for digital television,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


signal altogether. Our reporter is live from the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


the 2012 Olympics in London, athletes from East Yorkshire and


Lincolnshire are stepping up their training regimes. Several hopefuls


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


very much on track for Lincolnshire swimmer Lizzy Simmonds after she


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


World Swimming Championships in Shanghai. It is pretty exciting.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


on the continent. He currently plays league volleyball in the


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


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


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


the chance to represent their country at London 2012.


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


Boston think they may just have reinvigorated interest for


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


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


found to make them popular with the young again.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


to generate seaweed that will produce the vibrant colours.


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


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


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


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


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


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


debt levels. Claims some companies prefer


employing foreign people and are actively trying to avoid British-


born workers. A fine dry start with sunny spells.


Scattered thunderstorms expected later, although some places staying


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


Polish workers are super. Most British people cannot be bothered


to show up for interviews. Some foreign workers work harder


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


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


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


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