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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight.
Named and shamed - how those who drop litter are to end up on the
front page. They people are out there dropping litter, then we have
got to pay for it to be picked up, that comes from everybody's
taxpayer rates. The soldier who lost a leg in
battle now fighting to get back his benefits. Yes, I joined the Army
and yes I went out to Afghanistan. No, I did not ask to get injured. I
would have thought the government would look after us.
Preventing dog deaths in Lincolnshire - investigations into
the cause of a mystery canine virus. And we find out what's so special
about this classic '80s car. There is some rain to come tomorrow,
other than that the week is looking quite nice. I will have the full
Hello. It is untidy, unhygienic and against the law. Now, one council
is about to launch an name and shame campaign to try and combat
the problem of people dropping rubbish. Off -- Boston Borough
Council has teamed up with a local newspaper and will soon be putting
the faces of those caught glittering one camera on the front
page. In total, Boston Borough Council has 72 cameras. All of them
will be covering the name and shame campaign. Anybody caught dropping
litter on camera will be fined �75. When the council did this three
years ago, it proved so popular that one image alone generated more
than 80 calls. Like 72 extra bobbies with instant
recall memory, that is how Boston Borough Council described their
CCTV cameras. Now, they are on the lookout for litterers. If people
are out there dropping litter, we have got to pay for it to be picked
up and that comes from everybody taxpayers rates and things like
that, the top and bottom line of it is that you know it is an offence.
Some might say she do not be looking for criminals? We are still
looking for criminals and we are still counting people dropping
litter. Shot of offenders will be published in the local newspaper,
it is a campaign they have backed the four. It engage the readers and
was an overwhelming success. We had phone calls immediately some people
calling in and telling us to the people wear. By their end of the
week all the 12 people we featured had all been caught. When riots
broke out in Boston after a football match in 2004, CCTV
footage helped to convict troublemakers. Boston's CCTV has a
proven track record. Last month the 79 arrests were made as a direct
result of it. His need using it to name and shame those who drop
litter a step too far? It might be a bit extreme. I think a �50 fine
is enough for that. If you dropped your fish-and-chip wrappers on the
floor would you be happy for you're pictures to be in the paper?
not really, all it would be our own fault. Name them, shame them. Put
it in the paper. Littering cost the taxpayer �885 million a year, that
is a massive burden in all of a salaries. We do not be great if we
did not have to pay that money. We all have to do something about it.
Whether you agree or not, these cameras are watching. Unless you
want a fine, do not drop it! Daniel Hamilton is a director of
Big Brother Watch which fights to protect people's privacy. I asked
him if he thought was right to try and catch those who drop litter.
course I think it is, it makes a great deal of sense for measures to
be put in place by local councils, things a bidding extra rubbish bins
on that streets. Why I think it is going too far when CCTV cameras,
there to solve potentially violent crimes, are being used to catch
people dropping litter. Dr welcome this idea? What is the problem?
think idea is full of holes. The most significant problem is that
while there are some people who maliciously throw away litter and
cannot be bothered to put it in the bin, there are people who might
drop litter by accident and they will be publicly shamed. If these
people wilfully litter streets, surely something has got to be done,
this is a good way of doing it. biggest punishment we have in the
UK is the societal punishment. The majority of people seeing somebody
drop litter would be disgusted and pointed out to them. When we are
using CCTV cameras, which are there to catch a hardened criminal, to
catch people catching -- dropping a crisp packet, something has gone
wrong. Do you not like cameras.? There is an element of that. In the
last few years local councils have spent �20 million on CCTV cameras.
That would have provided many police officers each year for the
last three years. In light of the riots, I would rather this resource
was put into frontline policing. it stopped litter louts in Boston
and other places, you would agree it would be a good idea? It makes
every sense for local community to work with businesses and councils
to cut down on littering. I do not the bid is appropriate use CCTV to
capture images of people and shame them in local newspapers. Thank you.
Do you agree with them? Is the council right to use CCTV to name
and shame those who drop litter in the town, or is bidding somebody's
face on the front page of the newspaper a step too far? Your
We will have some of you thought on this story before we finish at 7pm.
On tonight's programme: the race for the play-off places hot up
after commanding wins were Hull two teams.
A former soldier has told Look North he will continue to fight
until he gets his support and help he says he deserves. Aron Shelton
from Bridlington lost part of his like fighting in Afghanistan. As we
reported last July, he was told he would lose his mobility benefit.
Aron Shelton has now won the right to have his case heard at a
tribunal. This is all that remains of Aron
Shelton's left leg. Into 1007 he was blown up while on patrol in
Afghanistan. He has been told he will lose the other leg in the
future but is still having to fight the Government after it cut some of
his benefits. It is a kick in the teeth. Yes, I joined the Army and
yes I went out to Afghanistan. No, I did not ask to get injured. I
would have thought my own government, after sending me out
there, would look after me. On a good day adding to mock of 400
metres so we got a letter seen his disability allowance has been
reduced by �80 a month. Next month he is taking his case to tribunal.
I was a fit person and did a lot of it is in the military, now I cannot
run one metre it has changed my life. My every day things are
struggle. Aron Shelton says he is campaigning for all the other
injured soldiers in the same position. There are warnings more
may have to fight for support in the future. One of the challenges
we face as a military charity, one of their challenge is that the
veterans face, is the use of the austerity that although analysts
say we will face in the next 10 years. There may be a greater
reliance on charities like ourselves. I want the legislation
changed, if you get injured, whether it be Afghanistan or any
other war as that may come, you are looked after, soldiers are looked
after. The Department for work and
pensions says it owes all the armed forces and debt of gratitude and
anybody who has been refused benefits can appeal. For Aron
Shelton that is not a p -- good enough, he says he will take his
fight to the Court of Human Rights if need be to ensure nobody else
goes do what he has. We will continue to follow that
story. 200 jobs are under threat at an East Yorkshire factory. The
administrators have been called into BritSpace in Gilberdyke after
what the company described as significant cashflow problems. The
administrators are working to try and find a buyer for the business.
Lincoln's long-awaited eastern bypass has moved a step closer, the
county council has agreed to commit �47 million of taxpayers' money to
the scheme. If the Government agrees, work could begin in 2014.
An investigation is under way at a factory near Lincoln after a fire
early this morning. Crews were called to the Hughes meat and bone
factory in Skellingthorpe at around 5:45am. It is the second time in
one year the site has been killed - - hit by fire but nobody was hurt.
The building has been heavily involved in the fire. The loading
the is damaged and suffered structural collapse. Other than
that there is only minor damage to adjacent property.
A big store in had Hull city centre has closed for the final time,
meeting with and 50 people redundant. TJ Hughes struck
yesterday of the company went into administration in June. Its Kings
Lynn store will close on Wednesday. Animal experts say they are
expecting to see more cases of a potentially fatal virus affecting
dogs in Lincolnshire and also north Norfolk. There have been several
reports of what has been described as seasonal canine illness in the
area. Now the Forestry Commission is leading an inquiry to try to
find it because. When this dog's owner got it for a
walk he had never heard of the mystery section is known as
seasonal canine illness. The dog almost died. He is a very active
dog but he lay there flopping about. When you called him he would not
come. We knew straight away there was something wrong. We might have
thought it was something he'd but we were not just a week to come to
the bed. Last year more than 50 dogs became sick after walking in
certain woodlands, around 10 died. Dog owners have reported cases from
North Lincolnshire to Kings Lynn, including parks Ingram thumb and
Boston. -- Park's in Grantham. In Scunthorpe, one local vet has
treated a number of dogs with their illness. The dogs seem to develop
onset vomiting problems, diarrhoea as well. They will end up becoming
very dull and listless and subdued. Basically they become dehydrated
because of their fluid losses. investigation is under way into
what exactly is causing it. Tests at the University of Nottingham are
focusing on toxins found in some plants and algae which they believe
it might be a potential cause. The Forestry Commission is helping
League inquiry. The vet and the poison is information service and
ours are putting together up case for vets. They will tell him about
what sampling could do to help the research. It will encourage them to
get dog owners to fill in questionnaires. Marley is now
backed his ill-health but judge says he will not be taking him back
to the woods until the sauce is found.
Vanessa is in the woods, she dog owners be avoiding going to
woodland? Well, as you can see this is the perfect evening to walk the
dogs in this beautiful location. The Animal Health Trust says it is
not advising people to avoid areas like rotten wood. They say it is
simply that they do not have enough information. I was speaking to one
local vet he says if it was his dog he would not be bringing him down
to this would for the next few months. The Forestry Commission
says it wants to make people absolutely aware of their illness
which seems to be affecting dogs between August and October. They
are hoping that in the next few months they will have a much better
understanding of what exactly is And this might be another one
you've got a view on, or maybe you've got a dog which has been
affected? As always, you can get in touch in the usual ways - there's
the email and text details for you now. And thanks for the emails,
tweets and texts with your views on the publication of the last daily
edition of the Scunthorpe Telegraph. From Thursday, the paper will be
published weekly, ending a tradition of 74 years. The owners
say they're making the move because of changing readership habits. Just
a few of the many messages it came in after the programme on Friday.
First of all, Tracy sent a text to say, 'I think it's terrible that
say, 'I think it's terrible that the Scunthorpe Telegraph is going
weekly. That will mean the news will be one week old.' This from
Mark on twitter. 'It's a real shame, for the employees and the readers.
It seems that information on the The first weekly one is published
on Thursday. Thank you for watching Monday's look north. Still ahead
tonight: Hull City look to build on their weekend success as they
prepare to take on Leeds United. And we discover why this classic
80's car has become a part of one Lincolnshire family.
The picture today is from Mark Elvidge, and is of pylons and
clouds at Coniston, East of Hull, at lunchtime today Tonight: he said
this one will appeal to geeks like me who like clouds and electric
pylons. He says he stopped his car to take that at lunchtime. Good
evening, Lisa. How are you? I UN She says you need to get out war.
That Zurich, not me. Nothing to say about that?
I have no credibility at all now. The rest of the week is looking
quite nice but tomorrow it will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain. You
can see the reasons why on the pressure charts. We have low
pressure on a couple of weather fronts tomorrow. You can see on the
satellite picture the broken cloud that we have had throughout this
afternoon. Cloud is filling up from the South West now and will
continue to do so through the evening. The rain will be mostly
light and there will be a lot of cloud and it will be milder than
last night. Temperatures will drop down to 13 or 14 Celsius. The sun
will rise tomorrow morning, as you can see, and those of a high waters
for the CV and tomorrow. Tomorrow will be cloudy and dull, and the
patchy rain and drizzle continue through the morning into the
afternoon. It will get a little bit brighter but this will trigger off
a scattering of a sharp showers. The best of the weather will be
late in the afternoon. Temperatures tomorrow around 20 Celsius, with a
moderate breeze from the south. Once we get through tomorrow, the
rest of the week is looking fine. Not totally dry in the rest of the
on isolated shower, but sunny spells and with lighter ones it
will feel warmer at around 20 Celsius.
I used to like the old days when you didn't say anything, the
mechanical back to that? The history of The Dock Tower in
Grimsby is being featured on The One Show tonight shortly here on
BBC One. Former England cricketer Phil Tufnell has been to the town
to see the tower first hand, and look at how it helped Grimsby
become a major commercial port during the mid-19th century.
Somewhere around here is a huge tower that looks like a good be
part of an Italian palace. It's a whopper! The Grimsby dock tower
dates back to 1852, and its evidence that the port was a big
money owner. Buildings like that do not come cheap. What's a good film
doesn't it. And you can see much more of that on The One Show,
that's straight after this programme at 7pm, here on BBC One.
Well, it's been another busy weekend of sport, as the football
season continues and the Rugby League draws to an exciting
conclusion. In Super League, both our Hull sides are still in
contention for a play-off place. Damian Johnson joins us now. Damian,
how did the two sides get on this weekend? They did very well, a
whisper it quietly! It looks as though the race for the final Super
League playoff place will go down to the last game of the season.
Both Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers won at the weekend, with
Rovers securing their first win in Bradford for two decades. As Simon
Clark reports, they keep the pressure on Hull FC for that final
spot with just three games to go. It looked like an inauspicious
start for the Robins as Bradford punched a hole in their defence.
They kept their composure to take control of the game. Rovers, who
ruled out Australia's assistant coach as a new boss, where so much
in control at the end they were scoring at will. That followed Hull
SEs win against Catalans Dragons. Hull rack up 40 points, but this
was the greatest prize. Hull maintained the play-off position
ahead of Rovers, but take a look at Castleford. Next week, they face
Wakefield and an unpredictable derby game. Their last two matches
against the Hull side, which means both these George are clubs could
get the upper hand and make the play-offs. I think they will be
mentally drained after that semi- final. They have gone out and
played Leeds again and been taken to the cleaners. We gotta get two
from three, definitely. They will have noted the ease with which
Leeds scored 50 points at the weekend.
So good results for FC and KR, and Hull City also had a good win,
didn't they? Off and running after two defeat in their first two games.
It's the match every Hull City supporter looks out for when the
new fixtures are announced. Well, tomorrow the Tigers travel to local
rivals Leeds United full of confidence after securing their
first win of the season on Saturday at Ipswich. But next, it's the big
one. Hull City's KC Stadium, just along
the road from Leeds United. Other clubs are closer to the Kacy, but
nothing excites the libel writ like that Hull City feels towards Leeds.
There are big club, we're a big club. It's the one to win.
Yorkshire clubs going up against each other, there will always be
our rivalry. Desperate to beat them. Can't wait to get there tomorrow.
One player who has won both strips believes it is a very one-sided
rivalry. He it is more from a Hull City cigarette. Leeds still look at
Manchester United and the lover those of the world as their rivals.
I think it is important that the fans of local and stayed behind
them. The Tigers will travel to Leeds hoping they get one over
their local rivals, encouraged by their win over Ipswich at the
weekends. Serious unrest at Leeds among their supporters, and the
fact they had been beaten in both their opening games offers real
grounds for optimism. The Leeds game will be tough. A local derby
with both sets of fans looking forward to it. If we get another
performance like today, we will be difficult to beat, but he can't
take anything for granted. A big night ahead for Hull City tomorrow.
Victory would give real impetus to their season and bring joy to their
fans. And a quick look at the rest of the
weekend's results. Scunthorpe United drew 1-1 with Preston North
End. The Iron went behind in the first half, but hit back in the
second, thanks to an equaliser from Andy Barcham. And in The Conference
Premier, Lincoln City drew their first match 2-2 at Southport. But a
poor start for Grimsby Town losing 2-0 at home to Fleetwood.
One bit of cricket news and the Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale will
miss the rest of the season. He broke his arm at the weekend.
Rather sad news, that's all the sport for now.
It was a car used during their courting days, took bridesmaids to
their wedding, and even made the mad dash to hospital for the birth
of their first child. So when Jayne and Ian Stringer from Boston sold
their beloved Vauxhall Chevette in the 1980s, they missed it. All
these years later, the car was still in one piece. Now, they've
bought it back and shown it off at this weekend's Classic Car Show.
Phillip Norton was there. It was once the UK's best-selling
hatchback. But like any car, this was also once a part of a family.
It was bought in 1981, brand new, the first new car I ever had. We
got married and decided to use the vehicle to transport the
bridesmaids. But in 1986, with a growing family, their Chevette was
too small. It was sold. The Stringers upgraded, life went on.
Until almost 10 years later, when they bought it back. It was in a
dilapidated state and had not been used for some time. I decided to
strip it down and to rebuild it to its correct form. If I had decided
not to have it back and it had gone for scrap, I don't think I could
ever that given myself. It is part of the family. After thousands of
pounds and thousands of man hours, it is now back to its former glory.
You know you're getting old when your first car starts a period
classic-car shows. You put ashore on with every advantage to have.
You didn't show on and you don't really know what it will be. I have
been surprised at the level of interest from people for or classic
cars. From the Ford Pilot, to a trusty Skoda, cars of every shape
and age. This show has grown from just a handful of entrants, to
being one of the biggest classic car meets in the area.
Nobody likes this on the road, and the think another car is coming
towards him, so they have to back off. This quint is a five-person
tandem. This was made a for Dunlop. It is one of only two made, and my
uncles botnet and it was their means of transport. This has grown
into one of the largest classic-car mates in the area. A fitting reward
to mark the club's 21st anniversary. Interesting fact of the day - I had
an orange Yvette until I wrote it off. If you have a story you think
we should know about, send it in and let us know. Let's get a recap
of the national and regional headlines: As new pictures emerge
of the riots, David Cameron blames a moral collapse and promises a
review of all Government policies. And Boston Council teams up with
the town's newspaper to put the faces of those caught littering on
the front page. Tomorrow's weather - cloudy, grey and damp morning
with outbreaks of rain. It will gradually brighten through the
afternoon which will trigger a few sharp showers. Maximum temperature
sharp showers. Maximum temperature of 20 Celsius.
Our response coming in on the subject of dropping litter and
being caught on camera and ending up on the front page of the
newspapers. First of all, then says using cameras to catch litter
dropping is a step too far and a waste of resources. Get your act
together, councils. Another says, have you got the address of a man
from Big Brother watch. I will go on then to my bins in his garden
and see how bother tears. Use the cameras were is many things as
possible to keep the area pleasant. John on Twitter says, a better idea
would be to make a guilty do a four day picking up litter unpaid. Rec
on Twitter: I think the naming and shaming of litter louts is an
excellent idea. These people blighter communities. Finally, why