27/07/2011 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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

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Anger from workers in Lincolnshire over claims that people from

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oustide the EU make better workers. There are some people out there who

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stay on the dole, but that is a minority. Warnings over beach

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safety after a family are rescued off the East Coast.

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More then 20 years after they were married as captives of Saddam

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Hussein, we meet the couple who's marriage is as strong as ever.

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Unbelievable. It fears Lakhan telling a story about somebody else.

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-- it feels like I am telling a story about somebody else. The new

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arrivals getting used to life in Lincolnshire.

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A we still have a met Office warning in place. I will have the

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details later. There has been an angry reaction to

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claims made by a juror MP that foreigners work harder than their

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UK Bonn counterpart. Godfrey Bloom suggested that migrants are

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generally more reliable than British workers. A number of our

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viewers have criticised his comments, which followed reports

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that some Lincolnshire firms were specifically asking recruitment

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agencies for Eastern European staff. More Onofre Tim Iredale.

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A warm day in Skegness, and a good time is being had by all. Away from

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me seafront, many are struggling to find work in this town, including

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32-year-old Paul. A I am currently unemployed. I just lost my job. I

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am trying to claim benefits and look for employment elsewhere. I am

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looking for retail a customer service, but there is not a lot of

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full-time work. Paul was one of many who contacted us following

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last night's report about companies which specifically ask recruitment

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agencies for migrants rather than British-born workers. We had a big

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reaction to these comments from Euro MP Godfrey Bloom. I have had

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this feedback a lot, where people say they are more reliable and work

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

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than British workers. He called us lazy and had all people on benefits

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with the same brush. Some people will stay on the dole because it is

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easy money, but that is a minority. Unlike Godfrey Bloom, UKIP's

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chairman in this part of Lincolnshire does not accept that

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migrants automatically make better workers. A lot of people will work

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but cannot allowed onto the field because they are British. We are

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paying taxes to keep these people at home, watching daytime

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television and claiming benefits when the Polish people are doing

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the job, sending 95 % of their wages back row. Many politicians

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and business leaders would argue that migrant workers have had a

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positive effect on the economy here, but there is no doubt that the

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international job market has become more competitive.

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A big response from you after Godfrey Bloom accused British

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It has certainly got you talking. I am joined by Les Dobbs from the GMB

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union. What is your reaction to these comments? I think there are a

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lot of propaganda. It is about saying that one set of workers are

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better than others. I think it is inflammatory to make those sort of

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statements in the media. Is the work ethic of migrants better? Than

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they are happier to work longer hours? A lot of people have been

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saying this. In a recent study we have done, and how many hours

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workers work, that is applicable to everyone. At employers want to ask

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for Eastern European workers? think that is clearly wrong and

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against the law. You have to consider why are they doing that?

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Is it to divide and conquer, to create his plate? Many of the males

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have been saying that these jobs at once that British workers do not

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want to do, that the foreign workers will do. That is not the

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case. Are you sure? Yes. We had the same with construction. There is a

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long history of people working in Hull in the food industry. But we

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could have a farmer from Lincolnshire who would say that the

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British people will not do the jobs. I think they will say that, but I

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think it is to drive down terms and conditions. What can be done to

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make British workers more appealing to employers? Certainly, British

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workers will stand up for their right. So will European workers

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once they understand what their rights are. I would say you cannot

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bring in workers in order to exploit them. Very good to talk to

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you. One of our councils is among the first to try out a new way of

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getting people back into work. Almost �2 million of government

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money is being spent in North East Lincolnshire to subsidise new roles

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created by small businesses. It is hoped it will help as many as 350

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people back to work. Sam Gibbs is a single mother from

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Grimsby with four children. Before getting this job, she had been

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unemployed for years. It is had been on benefits and having their

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money. It is a lot easier now. It has made me feel a lot more

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confident and given me an identity back. I am not just a mother now.

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It has improved my life. The money has come from a fund in central

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government designed to help deprived areas like Grimsby. The

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council is offering to pay half the wages for a new employee in a new

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role for the first 12 months. It is costing �1.7 million from central

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government. The local council says it will create up to 350 jobs in

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the area. As money is provided for only 12 months, is it a short term

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solution here? It for we thought it was short time, we would not be

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doing it. It will create long-term sustainable jobs. Some's employer

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says the extra money to pay for a new member of staff has helped to

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expand his business. Ever since taking her on, it has been

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brilliant. She has been assets. It has allowed us to afford to take

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somebody on. What we can do now is relieve her in the shower room, and

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her going and meeting clients. businesses have created roles so

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far, but the council is keen for more to come forward. For Sam Gibbs,

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it has been a success. She has fitted in so well, she has already

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been offered a permanent job. Let me know your thoughts on this.

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Is it the best way of getting people back into work? We would

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Some more news now. Humberside Police have confirmed that seven

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people have been interviewed as part of a new investigation into

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alleged sex abuse at an East Yorkshire care home. It is the

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third inquiry into St William's care home near Market Weighton,

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which closed in the 1990s. More than 50 new victims have been

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identified and several files have been passed already to the CPS.

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Officials at the Trust which runs Boston's Pilgrim Hospital said they

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are still trying to get clarification as to why 100 Stream

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nurses and midwives have been withdrawn. Last week, or student

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nurses were taken off their placements with immediate effect.

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There are fresh warnings tonight about the dangers of using

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inflatables along the east coast. It comes after a mother and her

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three children were rescued from a dinghy in the Humber. They were on

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holiday from West Yorkshire, and got stranded near the Haile Sand

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Fort after the tide pulled them out last night. All four were

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eventually rescued, a head but badly shaken. Tarah Welsh is in

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Cleethorpes for us. How did the family managed to get so far out

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and then get stranded? It was a bad this time yesterday that the family

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were rescued and brought safely back to shore. They paddled their

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dinghy at about three miles out in that direction towards Haile Sand

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Fort. The tide came in around them and they were cut off. It was only

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because an onlooker called the emergency services and asked for

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the coastguard, it was just in the nick of time. This family could

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have been in big trouble. Racing to get to a standard family

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before the tide does. The family were stockier three miles out on

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the Humber. Within an hour of the rescue, this area was completely

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flooded. It was quite apparent that they were in a state of panic and

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they were extremely pleased to see a lifeboat. When the sun comes out,

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so does the lifeboat. Many get caught at because they do not

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realise how quickly the tide comes in. A bit surprised. It was be

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fairly obvious. There are plenty of signs warning people. You with the

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mayor would have commonsense. Especially if you have got kids

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with you. -- you would think they would have commonsense. It is

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frightening that people put their lives at risk. Holidaymakers are

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often caught out. Once the weather comes out, it brings visitors and

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holidaymakers. They want to explore, naturally. Unfortunate, people get

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caught out. It might be the first time some people have visited the

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coast and they are not aware of how the tide operate. With a month left

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to go before the end of the summer holidays, the lifeboat crew here

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said they are concerned they will see more incidents like this.

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They're asking, if you visit the seaside, please be vigilant. If you

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see anything worrying, call 0999 and ask for the coastguard.

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Joining me is Jack Barlow, from the Aaron Lennon eye in Cleethorpes.

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What happened last night? Hello. Good evening. As you said, this

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family was out to see honour the dinghy. The coastguard recovered

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them. How did they get out so far? Sorry, Peter, I cannot hear you.

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How did this family get out so far? It was offshore wind, and they blew

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off to about two miles. Oakley and emergency call to the Coast Guard

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alerted those. How surprising camera tied be in that area?

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Especially this time of year, you get the spring tides, the high

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tides, and you get a high tide every fortnight. The Humber is very

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strong. Well done in getting them. And select tonight - sharing their

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memories. We meet the couple married while captive by Saddam

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Hussein. Where in the Hull City camp ahead

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of the new football season. Some photographs taken of rain

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clouds over the Yorkshire countryside.

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Good evening. Have you stayed dry today? Yes, I have. You were

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talking about a frock that today. - - a frock today. What can I do with

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a frog in my water can? It has been a frog in my water can? It has been

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a very wet day today and we have had torrential downpours. We end

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the day with the Met Office's weather warning of further

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torrential downpours this evening. There have been reports of flash

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flooding. Torrential showers have gone through a hole in the last

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hour. The yellow and green show were the heavy bursts of rain have

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happened. The focus has now moved to East Yorkshire. We are looking

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at those heavy showers continuing as we head through the evening. Low

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pressure moves across tomorrow. There is also a cold front, which

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means we will lose the heat and humidity. The heavy showers dire

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way through this evening and the rest of the night will be drier.

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Clear spells and temperatures will hold at 17 degrees. Very mild by

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the end of the night. The sun will rise tomorrow at 21 of all five. A

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mile start tomorrow. Cloud will increase from the West and we were

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seen showers bush eastwards. A longer spell of rain around

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lunchtime. Starting to clear away from western parts by the end of

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the afternoon. Feeling cooler and fresher for us tomorrow, we will

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have lost the humidity. The pretty much average for this time of year.

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Quite a pleasant day and Friday. The best of the sunshine in the

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morning. It will stay dry. Temperatures around average. Into

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the weekend - it is not bad, some showers around and some sunshine.

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I'm sure someone will have some answers for year.

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answers for year. See you tomorrow. She was called

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the bride of Baghdad and this picture of East Yorkshire woman

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Debbie Kitchen was beamed around the world - used as propaganda by

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Saddam Hussein during the first Iraq war. She had married husband

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Leslie while they were held hostage in the City of Kuwait. That was 21

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years ago and now the couple are still happily married and living in

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North Lincolnshire. It is 21 years since the war that

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brought them together. But Debbie and Leslie Kitchen are still

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happily married and living in Barton-upon-Humber. There's little

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that is unusual about their lives but their marriage was in

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extraordinary circumstances. This was their wedding - everything was

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provided by Saddam Hussein. We had known one another for 18 months.

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They were taken hostage in Kuwait and used as part of the human

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shield in the first Iraq war. With the vicar among the captives, they

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decided on a hasty marriage. To be dubbed the bride of Baghdad was

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unbelievable. It feels like I'm telling a story about somebody else,

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not actually as. These pictures were shown around the world - used

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as propaganda by the Iraqi authorities. It was the first their

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families knew they were safe. the time, people said it was the

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most watched wedding since Charles and Diana. It was propaganda but

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the outcome was good - we got married. I also our families knew

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where we were. Despite a turbulent beginning, their family -- their

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marriage has lasted and given them stories to tell their daughters.

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You cannot imagine what it was like. If it is like something you read in

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a book or a magazine, not your parents. You can either be positive

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or negative and we have two beautiful daughters and it has been

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21 years so, I have covered up the grey ear! It may not have been the

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start they dreamed of but it gave them a wedding video like no other.

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What an incredible story. Send me any male if you think you have an

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incredible story to tell. -- and E mail.

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After months of preparation, some analogue television signals in East

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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire had been switched off today and digital TV

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boosted to reach all areas. The BBC 2 signal was switched off overnight.

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Later this month the other four analogue channels will also become

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digital only, which means some TVs will need retuning. You on the

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installation menu, find first time installation and sometimes default

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settings. You're cleaning the memory of the box so it goes to the

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transmitter and gets all new information and stores the new

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signals. The switch off was last night so when we put it on today,

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we will find out what the problems are. Tonight we were trying to

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reset the TV. Then in two weeks' time, we have to do it again.

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you have a built-in freeview in your television, do you have to

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change it again? I did my retune at 6am this morning.

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If you are having trouble picking up BBC channels and digital format

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or have any questions about the switch off, you can contact the

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Anything less than the play-offs will be a disappointment. So says

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the manager of Hull City, Nigel Pearson, as he outlines his hopes

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for the new championship season this afternoon. The team's first

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game is on Friday against Blackpool. They have just been relegated from

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the Premier League. The waiting and training is almost

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over. Hull City's season starts in two days' time, as the team kicks

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off this year's Championship at home to Blackpool. New signing Jack

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Hobbs has only one thing on his mind - Premier League promotion.

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is our minimum target really - to make the play-offs. Ready to get

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back to the Premier League. Confidence is high and the lads are

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in good spirits. We're ready for the season.

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But the Tigers go into the campaign with some unanswered questions.

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Jimmy Bullard's future and his wages for one. As yet, no word on

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who will be club captain. But the manager says his main concern this

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season is consistency. There were occasions last season when we

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underperformed. Very badly. We were thumped. That gives you an

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indicator as to what this League is all about. It is probably the

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toughest one to get out of, especially to go up words. I do not

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think the play-offs, really, I do not think they're ready for going

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up to the Premiership again. Play- off - not a question I hope, I hope

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it is a straight promotion. Hardly, but we will give it a go.

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There will be some long winter nights along the way but by this

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time next May, Nigel Pearson's men insist they will be playing for

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promotion. BBC Radio Humberside will be at all Hull's games this

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season. On Friday the play Blackpool. Good luck to them. --

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they claim Blackpool. -- they play Blackpool.

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Hull Kingston Rovers have signed to the key players for another two

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seasons. Michael Dobson has extended his contract until the end

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of the 2014 campaign. His half-back colleague Blake Green has also

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signed a new contract. Today hardly any Humber sloops remain in working

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condition. Today the restored vessel the Spider T is sailing to

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for Scotland for a festival. Crispin Rolfe joined the board for

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the start of the voyage. -- the boat.

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My grandfather built these vessels. They were used for industrial

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purposes but now, they're like a listed building. They East slips

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were once the mainstay of local industry but today only a handful

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remain. -- these Humber slips. A bygone here of Industry that time

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has sailed by. There used to be thousands of them but is talking to

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a halt in the 1960s - very quickly. This was because of lorry transport.

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This is a 1926 vessel and the on the one remaining. It is the start

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of a journey from Grimsby to Scottish sea festival in Arbroath.

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She is the last one in the world and I thought how sad a war is that

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she is ready to be cut up and scrapped. She was launched as one

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of two it super slips for delivering bricks up and down the

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east coast. She was able to tackle the horrible conditions that

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sometimes faced a Humber approaches and the North Sea. The vessel is

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expecting a warm welcome in Arbroath. Her heyday and that of

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the family which built her has passed. You could see numerous

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boats and barges sailing craft going up there ever. It is like a

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dead world now. Fortunately, some ghosts remain to remind us of these

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legendary boats which were once the heartbeat of the Humber.

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Three baby meerkats have become the favourite attraction at a wildlife

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park near Lincoln. Two females and one male have been born at the

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Woodside Wildlife Park in Langworth. It was a surprise for the keepers

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as the parents only arrived there in spring. The park is now asking

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the public to suggest names for the trio.

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People spend a lot of time here. They are amazed. Everyone has seen

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them on the TV but this is putting the real-life animal together with

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the TV. People find them amazing. Do I think they're quite funny the

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way they stand on two feet. They are different. Their cue it. They

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have patterns on their backs. Let us have a recap of the

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headlines. The Arab uprising delivers his first major trial -

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the former Egyptian president appears in court.

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People in Lincolnshire react angrily to claims that foreign

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workers make better employees than British workers.

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Showers tomorrow, feeling pressure, top temperatures around Chelsea --

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20 Celsius. Responses coming in on the subject

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of foreign workers. I can tell you one British workers does not want

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the work. The Polish workers are the best you can find.

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This is from May - my sons are unable to get an interview for work,

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even after the attended university. My husband and I were both born in

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this country but because the inherited a Polish surname, they

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