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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight:
Town versus country. Claims that rural areas pay more tax but lose
out to urban centres on vital services.
An investigation is underway after a toddler drowns at a caravan park.
Bed was bad for us that were standing by, so I cannot imagine
what that family is going through. It is just so upsetting.
The speed camera repair bill that runs into hundreds of thousands of
pounds. Why this seaside town is one of the
top tourist destinations in the country.
And that taste of autumn in the next couple of days, the forecast
coming up shortly. People living in rural areas in
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are getting a raw deal when it comes to
Government spending. That's the finding of a new report claiming
people in the countryside pay on average �100 more in council tax,
but get 50% less money. The Rural Services Network is now calling on
ministers to address the issue. Our communities correspondent Vicky
Johnson has the story. But it might be green and it might
be pleasant, but many people living in a rural areas feel they are
paying way over the odds for the privilege. This woman has lived in
East Yorkshire for the past 15 years. I think we already been off.
We are certainly being more than a lot of people who live in and are
then environment. He this is not just a perception. A new study
reveals that if you live in the East Riding of Yorkshire or line
future, the average amount of government money spent per head is
around �300. But in Hull, that amount is doubled to �600. That is
despite people in rural areas paying more in council tax than
their Aardman counterparts. This woman works for a charity that
supports rural communities. There is a perception that people that
live in rural areas are more affluent. That is a method. The
need support and the monies into them to keep them sustainable and
viable. If regular bus services, two pubs and shops mean that people
here still enjoy a country life. They worked together, rather than
simply relying on their council. in a council house, it they would
look and see why the Electric had gone off rather than wait for the
council. Those living in the more remote villages with fewer
amenities certainly feel more hard done by.
Graham Stuart is the MP for a rural area Beverley and Holderness, and
also chairs the Parliamentary Group on Rural Services. I put it to him
that big cities and urban areas were bound to need more money than
a country area. The truth this the cost of delivery in the rural areas
is higher. There are more primary fires per head in a rural areas and
there are in our been at is. They tend to be more serious. A road
traffic accidents are another big business, if you like, for the Fire
Service. But are they coming off that badly? Many people that live
in a rural areas are affluent. Why should they not pay more?
average income in a rural areas is are actually at war than that on
the urban areas. They are paying higher council tax and then they
receive substantially less just to support services. I planned to
pressure this government until the move to make a fairer system.
are no longer in opposition, you are in government now, so you can
change it. And the Government has inherited this terrible financial
mess. It is much more difficult to change the system when you have so
little money. But we have to make the case and get changed because it
is not fair that we should have this continuation, whether it is
health care or the skills, that are all more expensive to run than the
RN it relate -- are been areas and yet his soul much less money. I
applied to pressure I've is this government. -- I plan to pressurise
this Government. If you do it, then they are been at is will miss out
on money and then a Labour MP will be on the complaining. Is there a
fairer way? It should be based on need and be transparent. We have
had Labour using the formula to push money into a been at is at the
expense of a rural areas. I do not want a repeat of that the other way
round. I want a transparent system that gives the full support to
everybody, wherever they live. Thank you very much indeed. The
later we know what do you think about this one. -- let me know what
do you think of this one. Contact In a moment:
Just half the visitors of last year, but organisers say Hull's Freedom
Festival is set to continue. An investigation is underway after
a 19-month-old toddler drowned at a Lincolnshire caravan park. He
disappeared while his parents were putting up a tent. The tragedy
happened at the Skegness Water Leisure Park in Ingoldmells. Park
staff there had tried in vain to revive him.
Throughout the day, flowers have been left at the campsite, close to
the lake where the little boy's body was found. His family had just
arrived and were pitching their tent when he disappeared. I feel
for the family. It was bad for us that were standing by, so why do
not know how they must have felt. She was very upset. She had just
bought a teddy bear and an outfit and he had gone. In a statement
The owner of the port is now working closely with that the
district council, who have had inspectors here over the weekend.
They say they are completely happy with their health and safety
precautions in place here. Because of that, it is believed no further
action will be taken. I have two children under the age of 10 myself
and I go camping with them. He know that when you are putting something
up, it is difficult to keep your attention on the children. That is
why all my sympathies go to the this family, because I am in the
same position. The events have been described as a tragic accident, a
simple family all the that have ended -- that has ended in
unimaginable circumstances. Some of the day's other news now.
Police have named the pilot who died when his plane crashed near
Stamford. Clive Greenaway was 52 and from Stratford-Upon-Avon. He
died when his light aircraft hit a power line over the A1 on Friday.
The road was closed for 24 hours as the cable was in danger of falling
onto the carriageway. People living on the Humberston
Fitties near Cleethorpes have been told they might be able to stay
there for 12 months a year. The caravan park currently only allows
people to stay for ten months. Now councillors say they will consider
the request from residents, and hold a vote on the issue.
Around 1,000 jobs have been protected after plans for a multi
million pound gas turbine plant have been approved in Lincolnshire.
Siemens will open its site at Teal Park in North Hykeham, near Lincoln
next year. More than �300,000 has been spent
this year alone in Lincolnshire on fixing vandalised speed cameras.
The Road Safety Partnership has released the figures after the
latest incident, which took place over the weekend. Since the start
of the year, 16 sites have been targeted in the county, including
in Lincoln, Grantham, Louth and Spalding. Our reporter Vanessa
Clarke is at a site near Spalding. Vanessa, tell us what happened
there. The latest camera to be attacked.
In the early hours of yesterday morning, someone came along and set
fire to this whole hedge and the camera. Thousands of pounds of
damage has been done. This road here is a particularly dangerous
one. I was speaking to a garage owner up of the road and he said
that before the speed camera was here, a number of accidents were
taking place. It is said that the damage done here could cost
people's lives. The people that are attacking these cameras are not
looking at the bigger picture. The bigger picture is that the cameras
are there to speed -- save lives. The artist's old people down at
significant danger areas. For them to burn these cameras, they are
diverting money that we can better spent in other places.
seriously are these incidents being treated?
This is the 17th camera to be attacked. People are quite worried
about. A new camera was put in place recently near by because two
weeks ago, at �10,000 worth of damage was done. The Road Safety
Partnership said they are on the case and will try to bring people
to justice. At �10,000 reward is being made available to anyone that
can help with the investigation. And I'm sure this is another you
will have a view on. Should these camera sites be fixed, costing the
taxpayer thousands of pounds? There's the email and text details
for you on screen now. And if you want to hear more on the
story, you can do on BBC Lincolnshire's breakfast show
tomorrow morning from 6am. In the last five years, the amount
of waste being recycled in Hull has more than doubled. Pushing the city
towards the top of the green league tables. The council claims new
recycling and better waste schemes are behind the rise, which has also
cut the amount of rubbish being sent to landfill. Phillip Norton
reports. Household items being recycled in
Hull. A few years ago, most of this was going to landfill. Now, it is
helping the city to become one of the best in the country for cutting
down on waste. We were in the bottom quarter in terms of er
recycling performance. Now we are potentially the best in the country.
We're certainly in the top ten to 20% told all local authorities.
They have a 51.4% to recite Tingley rate. The amount being recycled has
doubled to almost 66,000 tonnes. Over the same period, thus the
amount being sent to landfill has been cut by almost one third.
credit to them. I am a great believer in recycling, I think it
is very important. I am all for it. A you cannot keep the putting it in
a landfill, because it will run out. This has got to be better. It is
not just homeowners who are helping. Don Wilson has set up a business
that collects and refurbishes broken and unwanted office
furniture that would otherwise be sent to landfill. Beagle and click
the furniture, bring it back here, strip it down, refurbish it, clean
it checked for safety. -- will be cool. We then offer it to the
client or it to charity. We really wanted to go to start up businesses.
The council is among those backing recycling and reuse projects. And
with Government targets for 2020 already met, they will further
Thank you for watching. Still ahead, Hull Kingston Rovers arrest get
closer to joining Hull FC in the closer to joining Hull FC in the
play-offs after a favour from their city rivals. The seaside town
ranked as one per of that took top countries to US destinations. --
top tourist destinations in the country. The two so clean along
Tonight's picture. Thank you very much for that, John. Good evening,
young man. How are you? I am very well, thank you. Happy birthday,
Peter. Someone has just treated, happy birthday, Peter. 1 year
It is an autumnal headline. This is a tumble looking chart. -- chart
that looks very autumnal. There have been some sharp showers around
this afternoon. Some sunshine you can see from the West. There should
be some fine weather in the next couple of hours but it will not be
long before we see some patchy rain developing. The lowest temperatures
will be around 12 Celsius. The sun will rise in the morning at 6:19am.
Watch out for the commute in the morning. There will be a lot of
spray on the surface. This weather front is moving quickly so I reckon
that by late morning, it will have moved on. A lot of fine weather
with some sunshine. Still a risk of one or two showers. The rain will
be the main feature tomorrow. Temperatures will not be too bad.
It remains unsettled, a scattering of showers on Wednesday and
Why is it that all turned up as a festival of culture looking like a
lumberjack had been to a car-boot Sale? Wonderful! That was one of my
75,000 people normally visit the Freedom Festival. That was just
half the people that came last year. Organisers claim it is still
taxpayers' money well spent. Without the big-name pop acts of
previous years, the focus was on the part. It seems to have gone
down well. There are less people on the streets but there is still a
good buzz. Just because you have not heard of the talent does not
mean to say it is not good. streets are buzzing, it is cool.
prefer it this way. Businesses have always -- have also benefited. This
cafe, which normally only opens at the weekend. The have had way too
many people in to cope. A weekend like this is important to generate
business. It get surname out there. Replenishing stock begins. It is a
constant flow of the family's. In terms of success, it was as begged.
For others, it has not been the success they hoped for. This
delicatessen ran out of food last year, this year, it was not as busy.
After 4 o'clock, it was not very busy. I did not have to stay behind.
I am not very happy about this year. Tourism bosses say that this year
has been a learning curve. For us, it is like the first year almost.
It is very important that you get the balance. It is good to have
poor packed. But the balance is more important. We want it to grow
and feel like a festival. Organisers have plenty to build on
as funding has been secured for the next three years.
A response on a story about fears that more than half a million
households in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire could struggle to pay
their bills this winter. Some people are taking action to keep
their homes but rising prices mean that many are facing fuel poverty.
A big response. First of all. This women says, as we have lost
installation and cavity wall An emotive subject. We were talking
about it on the radio yesterday. Sport, now. A great weekend for
both of our rugby league teams. roads lead to Hull this weekend.
Can Hull Kingston Rovers make the top rate? More than 1000 fans went
to the south of France to see Hull FC pull off their best win of the
season against Catalan Dragons. It set up a final-day play-off decider.
They travel far and wide to see their team. It is nice, the weather
is great and the atmosphere is great. It is great to experience a
different culture, at different way of watching rugby. You're having a
holiday and watching your team play rugby. That is why we're here.
must have been worth every penny. Rover has got off to a storming
start. After adding to their score, along came the expected fight back
from the Catalan Dragons. But not for long. The Robins went ahead.
More Catalan pressure brought them back and told us try sealed a
dramatic one. -- this drat -- this tried sealed a dramatic winner.
Over in Castleford, wave after wave of Hull FC pressure saw them score
50 points to secured their place in the play-offs. Back in France, time
for reflection. Especially from these fans facing a 17 hour rail
journey from France to Hull. Very good, nice people and we have had a
great time. To watch Hull Kingston Rovers as well, it tops the whole
weekend off. During that game, they're your mortal enemies and
after the game, there shaking your hands.
Once again, a British set of fans have embraced the Catalan
experiences. They have had a great welcome from local people and
businesses. That is just as well, because in two weeks' time, one of
the sides from Hull could be back here for a play-off game.
What are the chances of one of the club's going back to France? Quite
club's going back to France? Quite high, actually. Let us have a look
at the league table. That yellow line is like the VIP area of a
nightclub! Clint Newton and Ben Fisher leaving Hull Kingston Rovers
at the end of the year. Football, and Scunthorpe United could have to
pay out �195,000 to one of their new midfielders. Jenny Wright
enjoyed in the summer from Accrington Stanley. A tribunal
today has ruled how much you will cost his new club. -- he will cost
his new club. Scunthorpe United are still without a league win this
evening -- this season. Lincoln City son to a 4th defeat in as many
games. Grimsby Town picked up a The ad was a fast thick with -- it
was a fantastic weekend for the horse establishment. Over 100,000
people attended these horse trials. More records were broken when this
man took the title for a 6th time. Zara Phillips finished 10th. It is
very exciting. I can pretend that I am relaxed, but deep down, it meant
a lot so that was huge. Yorkshire's cricketers face a must-win game. On
Saturday, their rivals Warwickshire were able to bat out a draw.
Anything but a victory against Somerset will mean relegation.
According to the latest figures from visit England -- from Visit
England, the numbers of people are holidaying in Skegness has risen.
When it comes to trawling in the tourists, the Jolly fisherman in
Skegness come 4th in the latest statistics. York is only the 5th
most visited. Bath's Roman attractions may be popular with
overseas tourists, but only the 20th with people holidaying at home.
Shakespeare's birthplace does not even make the list. It is not one
of my personal favourite, I can understand why it might attract
people, but I have always preferred to the Yorkshire coast. I went, but
only as a child, many years ago. I would not go there for a day out,
let us put it that way. It has been described as a tacky spectacle, but
yes, Culture vultures may run a mile, but not everyone wants much
more. It is my first time here, it is so clean and there is so much to
do along the front. It is not too far away and it is reasonably
priced. It is close and the children enjoy it. What more could
you ask? It may not have the wonders of Windsor or the sun set
of new quay, but with crowds of caravans, a minor recession and the
weak pound, Skegness is holding its own as a place to be Kate -- as a
place to holiday at home. Let us recap the main national and
regional headlines. The first batch of three schools
open, but there are claims that they will only help the children of
pushy parents. The weather tomorrow, grainy with
wind. Top temperatures, 19 Celsius. Back to a story on the subject of
speed cameras. There is a reward of �1,000. Nathan says, I think that
speed camera fire incidents are costing us a lot of money. Let us
just respray them and people think they're in service. That will lower
the cost. Another says, that people would