26/08/2011 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Good evening. Welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines: A mother's

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campaign after losing her young daughter to cervical cancer.

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would say they should be allowed a smear test.

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How damaged pavements are costing millions to local councils in

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compensation. Like what crews are putting their

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lives on the line, now there rescues are being caught on camera.

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He cut his ear off. He cut off his ear.

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A local gallery intends to reveal more about the life of Van Gogh.

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I am at the Leeds Festival with your full bank holiday weekend

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Becky Perryman died at the age of just 26 from cervical cancer, two

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weeks before she was due to get married. Today her family in Hull

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has told me that she would still be alive today had she been given a

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routine check earlier. In a moment we will hear what her mother and

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fiance had to save. First, Crispin has been looking at why women under

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25 are not routinely checked, despite high-profile deaths.

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Jake Goodie lived in front of the camera and died publicising the

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cervical cancer which killed her. - - Jade.

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After her death, more women came forward for what is an invasive but

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potentially life-saving health check. Experts insist that the

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routine smear test does more harm than good. One in three will have

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an abnormal test result, which does not mean they are it increased risk,

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it just means that they have transient abnormalities that would,

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in most cases, Galway on their own. The test provokes anxiety.

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feeling amongst GPs is that we should be offering screening from

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the age of 20. We do not want to see young women dying. Cervical

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cancer is a disease that is totally preventable.

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Medical opinions differ, but, within first -- incidences of

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cervical cancer on the increase in Hull, Betty Perryman's family know

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that, for them, this debate has been more than merely academic.

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Earlier today I visited Becky's mother and fiance at their home in

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Hull. They told me about what Becky was like. She was bubbly, bright,

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she was happy-go-lucky. She loved life. The thought of her wedding

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coming up, she was over the moon about getting married. You must

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have been so excited, Danny. When was the big day? 3rd September.

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are you coping? This is unbelievable. I do not think it has

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properly sunk in yet. It seems so real, for want of a better word.

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When she was diagnosed it was 2009, wasn't it? That is right. How did

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she cope at the time? At the time, when she first find out, she was

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really sad and upset. But Becky being Becky, she said, we will get

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on with this. The Government has aged -- has raised the age of

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routine smear tests. Are you happy about that? No, not at all. I think

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it is appalling. The Department of Health says that testing younger to

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do more harm than good. Why? How could it do more harm than good? If

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it is going to do more harm than good, if they do not get the smear

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tests, by the time they do it is too late. And you thought

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everything would be OK for the wedding? They told us it was

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terminal a while ago. They said they could not do any more for

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Becky. They did not give a timeline so I assumed and hoped that she

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would be OK for the wedding. What is your message for young people?

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It is for young people and parents as well to get in touch with the

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government back and say that they should be allowed the smear test

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before they are 25. Young girls must go for it if they have the

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chance to get it. Danny, when his Becky's funeral? It is this

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Wednesday coming. All of our thoughts are with you tonight.

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Thank you for speaking to us. Dreadfully sad story.

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In a moment, new hope for the military veterans who say they have

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Gulf War Syndrome, from doctors in Hull.

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�2 million - that is how much councils across East Jorja and

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linkage or have paid out for things like trips, faults and slips in the

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last four years. A new report from the Tax Payers' Alliance has

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criticised local authorities for helping to create a so-called

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compensate in -- compensation culture. Hull City Council had the

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largest bill in our area but councillors said they have reduced

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pay-outs and are spending more on repairing roads and pavements.

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Pot holes, paving slabs, icy walk ways - a recipe for compensation

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under the modern-day claims culture. But those claims come at a cost,

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hitting taxpayer's hard. Councils have been criticised for not doing

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enough to limit them. I think people have a right to claim if

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they get injured. If the council's inspection regime is being done

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correctly, then those claims will not be valid. For in the last four

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years, Hull City Council paid of -- paid out over �1 million in legal

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fees and compensation. That compares to just �200,000 for the

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whole of Lincolnshire. When you compare Hull's figures to other

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cities like Leeds and Sheffield, you find that Leeds paid out �2.5

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million in Sheffield �1.2 million in the same period. We have an

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inspection regime where a break for part in the City is inspected at

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least annually. Footpaths in the city centre and along the main

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roads out of the city centre and inspected quarterly. There are

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1,700 kilometres of Path's in the city.

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The finger has been pointed at some legal forms of making a fast buck.

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Don Wilson was approached by an insurance agent after receiving

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treatment for a cricket injury. asked what I had done very gadget -

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- casually and said, we can get you some money. All I had to do was

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take a photograph of any raised paving slab on any council estate

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and send it in with a statement so that they could process the claim.

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It is not right. A solicitor in Scunthorpe admits that some

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sections of the claims industry are going too far. People see these

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adverts on the TV and people get unsolicited text messages and phone

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calls saying, had you had a claim? People think there are solicitors

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on the end of the phone but they are not. The unscrupulous claims

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companies trying to get as much work as possible. Councils say the

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costs are unavoidable. Critics argue it is money that should be

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spent elsewhere. Phil joins us now from Hull. How

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bad it -- how bad is it there, then?

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This is one street that we found with uneven pavements the day. In

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order to make a claim, a slab how long it -- as one only has to

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protrude an inch. With it being so easy to make claims, people can be

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quite tempted. That is what the councils are up against,

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particularly in this financial climate. Many people may be tempted

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to take up those offers and earn potentially thousands of pounds.

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We would like to hear from you on this one. Andrew McGavin is a local

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solicitor. He told me that he does not believe that we are living in a

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compensation culture. I do not think the figures from the Tax

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Payers' Alliance report do ring true. �1 million in Hull alone. The

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worst in the country in four years, that is a lot of money. It is, but

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one has to look at the number of claims and the circumstances of

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each claim. Do solicitors accept that there can -- that their

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advertising is encouraging people to make a claim that they would not

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ordinarily think about? That it does not improve you're chances of

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succeeding. Years ago, if you wanted a solicitor, you found one

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in the phone book and rang them up. Is it you fall for making the

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compensation culture prosper the way it is at the moment? I do not

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think it is. I do not think there is any evidence that the number of

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claims is going up. The Tax Payers' Alliance report confirms that

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numbers are stagnant. If I trip over a paving stone, what is your

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approach? I think that, if you say I have fallen and injured myself,

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we have to look at what you fell upon. If it is down to neglect by

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the council, them perhaps. If you caught your feet, as we all do,

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then no. People sometimes want to make money

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and you are happy to make money - it is great, isn't it? No, I do not

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think it is. When you speak to people who have sometimes had these

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accidents and have lost their jobs, that is the real human element.

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If I trip over a paving stone, I can look you up and the phone book.

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But I am being told on the television all time, make a claim.

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There are a number of advertising forums. You can look online, there

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are so many ways to do it. business for solicitors?

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business on advertising, absolutely. We would like your thoughts on this

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We will read out your thoughts before we finish.

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The Red Arrows' returns to the Lincolnshire home following last

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week's fatal crash has been delayed because of bad weather. Flight

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Lieutenant Jon Egging was killed when his plane came down on

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Saturday in Bournemouth. The team has been cleared to fly again as

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investigations continue into what caused the crash.

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Lincolnshire County Council is considering closing its centres

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that support vulnerable adults in the Candide. It currently provides

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two respite centres, day care and supportive living accommodation.

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Staff and those who use them will now be asked whether they should be

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closed or transfer to to -- transferred to private ownership.

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Doctors from Hull Royal Infirmary say they may have found a treatment

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for the so-called Gulf War syndrome. 20 years after the war, thousands

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of veterans say that they are still suffering from unexplained

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illnesses linked to the conflict. Now a new medication has been

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tested on ex-servicemen in Hull. It is a daily injection that is

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transforming this man's life. walk up one morning and felt a lot

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better. I thought, I could do this or that. Before, I could not do

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anything, I was stuck on the so far. He is one of thousands of veterans

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who have suffered from what is known as Gulf War syndrome. Now

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after 16 years of chronic fatigue and joint pain injections of

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hormone replacement therapy are making a difference. I had lost

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interest in everything. I had complete dysfunction. The treatment

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has been discovered by doctors at Hull Royal Infirmary. Trials on 11

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veterans found that nine had a rare condition of the pituitary gland

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that normally affects one in a million. The condition prevents the

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gland at the base of the brain producing certain hormones which

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enable our bodies to function. Treating sufferers with HRT is now

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being seen as a potential breakthrough. I think that this is

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a very positive finding, I think it is a positive step for those

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patients with this problem. It deserves to be tested to see if it

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is contributing to the Gulf War Syndrome they are suffering.

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The Gulf war started in January 1991 and finished just three months

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later. During that time, thousands of soldiers claimed they became ill,

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blaming the high number of inoculations they were given. Since

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then, ex-servicemen have been fighting the MoD for compensation

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and hope that this latest finding will now strengthen their case.

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need to have questions raised in a house of Commons with regard to why

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it has taken 20 years to find out why soldiers are ill. They should

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not for bit of two posts -- post- traumatic stress or depression.

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Or Monreith best of -- hormone replacement therapy could now hold

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the key for many in resolving years Still ahead: How it Scunthorpe

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United gave their Premier League opponents a real scare last night

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in the Carling Cup. And behind the scenes with the local racing team

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taking the lead as the British Superbikes come to Cadwell Park.

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Tonight's photograph was taken by Dresses are very much indeed.

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Another one on Monday. Paul has been a way for a couple of weeks.

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While he has been away, they have Our weather reporter is out in the

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Yes, I think this is definitely my punishment for being so mean to you

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in the last couple of weeks. I am standing in the rain but I still

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have a smile on my face! I expect your minders have been

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stood over with you with umbrellas, protecting the Golden Locks!

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No, it is just me in the pouring rain! It has been raining for much

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of the day. The forecast for the Leeds Festival over the weekend is

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going to slightly improve. It will still be a bit showery tomorrow but

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not as wet as it has been today and it will feel a bit warmer. Sunday

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will be the best day, dry with some sunshine. We do have a Met Office

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warning still valid for the rest of tonight. Many places have seen over

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half an inch of rain falls. Some places have seen an inch. We could

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see more than that before it stops raining by the end of the night.

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This evening, the rain is still heavy, particularly across North

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parts of Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire. It is turning to turn --

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starting to turn more patchy and by the end of the night it will be dry

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Tomorrow will be a much better day than today. We will still see one

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or two showers at times. There's a chance they could be on the heavy

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side. But for many of us it will be As we head on into Sunday, we will

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see the breeze picking up. Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday, rather breezy

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but mostly dry with sunny spells and the weather improving into the

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start of next week. Have a nice weekend. We know a lot

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of people are already at the festival. My favourite email was

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from a viewer Cook said, whatever happened to that guy who used to do

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the weather and a programme? No idea!

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Life boats are using the cameras to film rescues. The RNLI hopes the

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British will help show how its crews put their own life on the

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line every day. -- hopes of the footage.

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A dramatic rescue as the Skegness lifeboat crew come to the help of a

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boat grounded at sea. It is just one of many scenes they tend to,

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day in, day out, and for the past three years they have been using a

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special camera equipped helmet to film the action was out on the

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waves. The dangers of inflatables while you are out at sea and these

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helmets show all the dangers of two parents who unfortunately let their

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children drift offshore into danger and it can highlight all the

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hazards that do actually happen at sea. The RNLI relies solely on

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donations so having Woodage like this which can be viewed by anyone

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on the internet is a huge benefit to the charity as it raises public

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awareness and helps the crews themselves learn from their rescue

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missions. Since the introduction of these cameras and being able to

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upload them to websites like YouTube, the RNLI has been having

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hundreds of hits and that can translate into donations, bringing

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people to the RNLI website. cameras on the life boats are

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absolutely brilliant and they do good work anyway. They do not think

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a lot of people, even though they are able to swim, they just do not

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know the dangers of things like the weather conditions and everything.

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The summer holidays may be coming to an end but for the RNLI up and

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down our coastline, emergency call- outs like this one will continue.

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We salute the work of the RNLI. There was disappointment for

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Scunthorpe United last night as The Iron narrowly missed out on causing

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a big shock -- big shot in the Carling Cup. They played Newcastle

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Scunthorpe United fans knew that despite losing, their team had done

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them proud. Brilliant. They played really well. A bit unlucky for

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Scunthorpe but as usual, Newcastle get a Get Out Of jail Free card.

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Obviously, they played a better team than us. We are Scunthorpe

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United, we just keep going. game got off to a wonderful start.

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There was a head for Chris Dagnall's cheeky touch. The Iron

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extended their advantage many times. But as Newcastle mounted wave after

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wave of attacks, an equaliser was inevitable, and it came from this

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free kick. That forced extra-time, which was heading to penalties

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until Sammy Ameobi took charge. COMMENTATOR: Ameobi for Newcastle

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There are plenty of positive to take out a bit but the biggest

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disappointment is whenever we go on the pitch I expect my team to win

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and I think we did enough at times to win this game. That was a really

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commendable performance from Scunthorpe. The question is, can

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they repeated? It is less than 48 hours until their game at Sheffield

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Wednesday. That was last night and this

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weekend there are lots of games. Around 50,000 spectators are

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expected at the Superbikes Championships at Cadwell Park at

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the weekend. As the crowds make their way across the country, it is

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a local team leading the championships. Our reporter has

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been behind the scenes at Louth- based HM plant Honda.

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A spotlessly tidy workshop in life is the nerve centre of one of the

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most successful teams in Superbikes. -- Louth. Honda are going for their

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fourth title in six years. I think the excitement is fantastic.

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Cadwell Park always brings huge crowds. In the last two or three

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years it has probably been one of the largest crowd drawing circuits

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in the British championships. is no end of silverware on display

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here and hoping to add to it is Shane Byrne, currently leading the

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championship. He knows Cadwell Park is a test for any rider. It is like

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riding 210 horsepower around your garden path. There are a lot of

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blind crests and it is a difficult track. Very demanding. Down at the

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track, the teams prepared to do battle with each other and with

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Cadwell Park itself. Ask anyone what makes Cadwell Park so special

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and they will tell you it is this. The mountain. A section of track so

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steep that riders take to the air was travelling at 70 mph. Of course,

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it would not be the same without the fans, willing to take a risk

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and camp out at the track whatever the weather has in store. We come

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every year. We have coming -- been coming for about 15 years. It is an

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amazing place. Just excitement. There is a brotherhood among stars.

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We look out for each other. We are a tight-knit community. It all adds

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up to an unmissable weekend for the 50,000 spectators.

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He is famous for slicing off part of his beer and is still one of the

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world's most sought after artists. Now a mysterious picture of Vincent

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Van Gogh has made a surprise appearance at a gallery in Grimsby,

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which could shed new light on the Dutch man's life and work.

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It is here in the heart of Paris that Vincent Van Gogh spent much of

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his time, getting inspiration for his work. His paintings are housed

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in some of the largest museums in the world, and now at a gallery in

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Grimsby. What is thought to be the only full-length portrait of the

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artist is being displayed here, after a couple from Louth bought it

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for 1,500 pounds. It has been hidden away for over a century.

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From B 125 years, and the more we find out, the bigger this

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background picture is as well, the more exciting it gets. It was

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painted by one of his former students, Jeanne Donnadieu, and

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this is why they believe it was the man himself. First, his at it. Van

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Gogh was known for his crumpled hat and rolled-up trousers. He was

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famous for writing on his own walls, and the Bible in the corner is

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thought to be the same one he inherited from his father. We have

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had people standing in front of the painting and bursting into tears

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because they cannot believe they are seeing a portrait of Vincent

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Van Gogh. And that's it has actually be allowed to be exhibited

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in Grimsby. A quick history lesson. Great artist. Could his ear off.

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Sunflowers. Very expensive pictures. We cannot afford them. For the next

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two weeks, if you would like to take a look at the famous artist,

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you know I can, at a small gallery in Grimsby. -- you now can.

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There is the chance to hear a special radio programme over the

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bank holiday weekend, looking at life on the docks. It collects the

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memories and stories of those who worked in the fishing and port

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A recap of The National and regional headlines. The battle for

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Libya. At the end of the week in which the rebels entered Tripoli,

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who is in control? And a mother's campaign after losing her young

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daughter to cervical cancer. Her bright spells and scattered

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E-mails coming in on the subject of compensation culture. Jim is in

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Boston. Our legal system perpetuates the compensation

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culture. Anyone who takes a claim to court should risk it costing

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them if they lose. Another one, Robert, people walking down the

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street have a duty of care to look after themselves. If a trip up, why

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then someone else? Lee in Hull, it is shocking how many times I see

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