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

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Fears a wind turbine factory planned for Hull which could bring

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10,000 jobs could be under threat. First phone and railway cable now

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our area's houses are the target for metal thieves. Anything they

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can get their hands arm, they take Cracking down on drink driving in

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Lincolnshire for migrant workers. Your weather forecast will follow

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There are fears tonight that a multi-million pound contract

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bringing thousands of jobs to Hull and the Humber is under threat. An

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agreement with the wind turbines manufacturer, Siemens, to bring a

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huge development to the area, ran out at the end of July. Now there

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are two of rival bids from elsewhere in Europe. Three Hull MPs

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have called for urgent talks with the Government. In a moment, will

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be speaking with one of those, Alan Johnson. First, let's have a look

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at the background. When the plans were revealed, it

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was the biggest economic boost to our area in generations. A giant

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factory that would make thousands of wind turbines, bringing with it

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thousands of jobs. Siemens currently make turbines in Denmark

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but they want to relocate closer to the sides of three huge new wind

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finds -- wind farms planned for the North Sea. Hull was the preferred

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location. The contract ran out in July, prompting MPs to it seek

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assurances from the parliament in - - in parliament today. We face

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foreign competition. What this Government do what the last

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Government did and back this bill - - this bit? Will he do everything

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he can to secure or Siemens coming to whore? I agree with the lady for

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raising this issue. It is vital for the future of this economy and the

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area she represents. I met whiff if Members of Parliament to discuss

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this issue and have spoken to the head off Siemens. -- I met with

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members of parliament. We are supporting the development of this

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EST astray. Now it seems the fight to bring this investment to Hull

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has only just started. Alan Johnson is joining us. Good

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evening. The memorandum of understanding between Siemens and

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Hull City Council has role -- a run-out. Could Siemens walk away

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from Hull any times -- any time it likes? The memorandum said they

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will look exclusively at Hull in the UK. The point I have made his

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if Siemens don't come to whore, they won't come to the UK. They

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will go elsewhere in northern Europe. -- if they don't come to

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Hull, they will go elsewhere. The fact that the contract ran out in

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July it doesn't mean the deal is there. Some people are saying that

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Siemens is dead. Neither comment is true. Your point was right, it

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seems like this has just begun. There is an enormous amount of work

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that has been dunces January. We are coming to the end game and

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there is a role for Government here. Hull City Council have been

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brilliant. Who holds the cars now - - cards now? The Government hold

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the cards. Because there are different departments, energy,

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Department for business, Treasury, we have to make sure someone was

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getting a grip on this from the start. The Prime Minister's

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comments were important. Now we are sure there is a real ministerial

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group on Mez. These talks are commercially confidential. Siemens

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of receiving offers from other countries and offers of Health --

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help. We are doing everything we can to make it an attractive

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location. If in a sentence, you message to Vince Cable and the

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Government to make sure we keep this? If is to say, get a

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ministerial group on this, they sure it is coming from the top. We

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want this country -- company to move to this country and we are

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doing everything we can within reason to help them to do that.

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Good to talk to you. In a moment, rescued yesterday but

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this whale in the Humber could become stranded again.

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Empty council houses being targeted by metal thieves have cost one

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housing association �70,000. Shoreline Housing in crispy says

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thieves of ripping out boilers and copper piping. -- Grimsby. The

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price of scrap metal continues to rise.

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The point of entry has been through the window. It is a problem that is

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costing Shoreline Housing thousands of pounds a week. In Grimsby,

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houses with no sitting tendance are being stripped of lead, copper

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piping and other metals. Anything that they can get value for and any

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means, they don't have any problems in ripping up floorboards. This is

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a common occurrence. It is existing tenants that are the biggest victim

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of this crime. In Grimsby, Shoreline Housing provides houses

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for 8,000 families. The cost of repairing damaged homes has cost

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them at �63,000 so far this year. A cost which means investment is

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being lost from other important areas. Not only are we paying for

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these costs, it means we are delaying the opportunity to let

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those hands for families in great housing need. We are upset about it.

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On this street, one resident told me how bad the problems have become.

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Anything they can get their hands on. They will take it. In recent

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months, they read it -- and railway lines, churches and a memorial

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statue pulled from its plinth have been targets. For Tony Bateman, it

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means extra checks. His scrapyard has never been as busy. If they

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come with a vehicle, we take the registration number. They have to

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show identification. Phase thousands of pounds worth of metal

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here. Housing associations are doing more to protect their homes.

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Scrap metal prices are true -- driving thieves to wreaking havoc.

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I would like your thoughts on this one. What should be done to stop

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the amount of metal theft at the moment? Is the your tough enough?

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A man who claims he was abused at a Catholic boys' home in East

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Yorkshire says he will die before any compensation claims are settled.

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Robert Maxwell was a pupil at the St William's home near market

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Wheaton in the 1960s. He and other former residence, which closed in

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1992, are seeking compensation from the church. The diocese of

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Middlesbrough denies being responsible for the running.

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The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has welcomed a move by

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Lincolnshire County Council urging all county schools to become

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academies. Yesterday, councillors agreed their schools should be

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encouraged to take on the status. Mr Gove claims it will help raise

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education standards. Lincolnshire is a very well have run local-

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authority and schools have been doing well for young people over

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the last few years. They can do better and academy status gives

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them the freedom and flexibility and resources to raise standards

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for all children. Experts say they are becoming

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increasingly worried that the whale rescued from Immingham Docks may

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become stranded for a second time. Rescuers worked for more than six

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hours to free the 30 ft whale yesterday after it became stuck in

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the mud. Despite hopes it had swum at to see, they have been several

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reported sightings in the Humber estuary.

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We have an expert here monitoring the whale. Good evening.

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Can you tell us what has been happening? We had a report from the

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coastguard at 9am this morning saying it was just off the north

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coast of Grimsby in the centre of the Humber estuary. In a deep

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channel by wasn't causing a problem. It was swimming westwards back into

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the estuary. We have had a report an hour and a half ago, something

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large were seen in the area that the animal was stranded yesterday.

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They are out there trying to track it to see if it it -- it is the

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animal we saw yesterday. The area is not his natural habitat,

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does that caused concern? We were thinking it was an adult mink you

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wail. Looking at the footage, it is a juvenile or very young fin whale.

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They need to live over the other side of the continental shelf in

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deeper waters. There is not much food for them here. This animal

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would be weaned by now. It is 27 ft long. It may not be the eternally

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dependent but we have had reports of another whale in the area as

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well. That is an confirmed at the moment. There is a possibility that

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it could get beached again. What would happen then? It is a case of

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looking at the situation as it is there. We don't make any clinical

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decision on what happens to the whale. It is down to a vet. They

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would decide whether the animal is fit for refloating or whether it

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should be euthanasia or put out of its suffering. Because it has a

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history of stranding and it is not innate good place, if it does need

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the guidance of its mother and his mother is gone, the vet will

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probably take a pragmatic view and put it out of its misery. It is

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case by case. Thank you very much. We will follow the story.

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Road signs in Latvian, Lithuanian and Polish are being put up in

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parts of Lincolnshire warning of the dangers of drink-driving as

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part of a big campaign. It is targeting Eastern European drivers.

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Migrant make a 1% of the working population in Lincolnshire but

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account for a third of those who test positive for drink driving --

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drink-driving. We have been finding out what is being done to tackle

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the problem. They are posters to warn drivers

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but not many in Boston will understand them. They are aimed at

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Latvian and Polish drivers. Statistics show a disproportionate

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and worrying number of convictions. Even though migrant workers make up

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1% of the working population in Lincolnshire, 32 % of those caught

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drinking and driving were foreign nationals, burst from the Boston

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and sporting areas of Lincolnshire. -- at most from. It is socially

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unacceptable to drink and drive. We don't know whether they have the

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same feeling. Hopefully we can influence what we feel about drink-

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driving upon them. In addition, leaflets like this will be

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distributed at key points from tomorrow. Then there will be

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advertising on buses from Monday. Why is all this necessary when all

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these three countries have strict alcohol limits and higher penalties

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if you are caught drink-driving? In this Latvian bakery in West St,

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we asked whether this campaign was a good idea. We got an insight into

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how big a problem this was. It is really good because especially in

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Latvia, people drive drunk very often. In Latvia, we have very

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strong walls. They don't care. people like to drive and when they

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are drunk. The law isn't strict in Latvia. These are the views from

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one of the countries targeted so changing many cultures to a

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different way of drinking could Think you for watching. Still

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ahead: the crowds gather to see the works of one of the world's most

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famous artists. And why Yorkshire has the happiest

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Tonight's photograph is of Green Lane had Sledmere and it was taken

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A snazzy new shirt and tie! Removed to Seville five years ago, and we

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watched Look North every night, says a cure. Peter is more tanned

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than the locals! Let's have a look at the headline for the next 24

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hours. It will be fairly cloudy for tomorrow. There will be a

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frightening process and apart from the odd shower, they should be a

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good deal of dry weather. But the weekend is looking unsettled. We

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weekend is looking unsettled. We see cloud increasing from the west.

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They are one or two showers around with patchy outbreaks of rain

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coming in from the West. Although there is a good deal of dry weather

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around, rain will come through. Amounts will be small but it could

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be down at times. A breeze coming in from the West and we will see

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lowest temperatures down to 11 Celsius. The sun will rise in the

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morning at 6:22am. The high water times. Quite cloudy, especially at

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first. A bit of dampness and the odd spot of rain and drizzle. But

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other than that, a fair amount of dry weather. A few bright and sunny

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spells coming through. It is not looking all that bad tomorrow. Less

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of a wind, and we should have temperatures up to 18 Celsius in

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Hull. Friday - patchy rain at first, brighter and warmer later. The

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weekend looking very unsettled. Windy at times with the risk of

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rain. Gales could develop early rain. Gales could develop early

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He was Hull's first victim of one of the worst blunders in medical

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history. He was not expected to live long after he was born with

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deformed arms and hands. His mother had taken the drug thalidomide

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during pregnancy. But now Simon Wilcock says while life could not

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be better, the fight for justice continues.

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Simon Wilcock enjoying time with the grandchildren he was not

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expected to live long enough to see. His deformed limbs still a reminder

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of the thalidomide scandal. We were given life expectancy of no more

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than 20 or 30 years and that reflected in the amount and levels

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of compensation we have got, which is why we are fighting for a bit of

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Justice. More than 1,000 babies were born with deformities after

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their mothers took the Thalidomide drug during pregnancy. Only Haft

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survived more than a month. Simon's mother was told he would be lucky

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to reach 30. I can only put it down to his bravery. We have sat and

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cried, when he was little. He used to come in from school and tell me

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what they would call him. I am so proud of him. I never thought he

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would do what he does. Many other thalidomide survivors have been

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much more seriously affected than Simon, but he is able to celebrate

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this milestone birthday knowing he has so far enjoyed a full and

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active life. I have played football, up to about 20, I went to the rugby

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union club. From about the age of 21, I played rugby union until I

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was 35. While the battle for more compensation goes on, the Wilcock

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family still have every reason to celebrate this most important of

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birthdays. The opening of a new �38 million

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scored in Hull has been delayed after the collapse of the company

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responsible for supplying furniture for the building. The school was

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due to open tomorrow. The council says it will be a phased opening

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with some students starting next Monday for stop those of you who

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have been in touch about the story about the �92,000 climbing frame in

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Cleethorpes to be taken down. It could cost a further �70,000 of

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taxpayers' money to move it. Jamie texted to say, I think it was a

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Thank you for those. In rugby league, Hull Kingston Rovers hooker

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Ben Fisher says he is confident his team will make the play-offs by

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avoiding defeat at Castleford. They need to win or draw in order to

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finish in the top eight. Castleford are also vying for the sting --

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same spot in the table. Castleford have been in the top eight for the

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whole season. We have to be on our game. We have a big belief in what

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we are doing and where we are going, and as long as we look after our

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end, the result will look after itself.

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A quick word on the digital six- over -- switch over, he may have

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seen adverts are advising you to retune your TV but because you are

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seeing this TV programme, you are getting your pictures from the

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Belmont transmitter which has already switched. So no need to

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retune again. You might have some new viewers tonight. Thank you for

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watching. Lamb skips of East Yorkshire had

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been at the centre of attention at an event in London today. David

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Hockney unveiled his exhibition 1221 at the Royal Academy of Art.

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It will feature 150 landscapes and this time not all of them will be

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on the canvas. Linsey Smith was at the launch.

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When you're painting sales fell over �5 million, you're guaranteed

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to attract a crowd. David Hockney did not disappoint today. Just two

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of the works introduced for the upcoming exhibition. Despite him

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having homes in Kensington and the Hollywood Hills, all were painted

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in countryside around Bridlington. It is a lovely bit of England still.

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I always came before Christmas. The first time I did stay, I realised

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how beautiful the winter was. It was not black and white, it was not

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great, in fact sometimes a lot more colour than the summer. As arguably

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Britain's greatest living artist, David Hockney's works are some --

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in some of the most famous galleries in the world. It is his

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home in Bridlington that has provided his inspiration. Driving

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from his home, David Hockney has created many new pieces for this

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exhibition. I shall paint it. Very beautiful. 150 in total will be

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displayed, but not all on canvas. In recent years he has started

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drawing with an application on his I phone and then on the eye pad Mac.

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A closer winter tunnel. Or show an intense observation of landscapes

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in nature. Kuwaitis say David Hockney has had the energy of a 30-

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year-old while planning this exhibition. He says he spends so

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much time on landscapes, expect some portraits soon.

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The work of David Hockney. People living in Yorkshire are by happiest

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in Britain. That is the findings of a new lifestyle report which shows

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that six out of every 10 of us are happy with our lot. J Meikle has

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been trying to find out why Yorkshire if such a happy place.

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Being happy and from Yorkshire is not a new thing. Vintage radio star

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Wilfred Pickles made an entire career out of it. Here he is

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performing to a crowd and they are a very jolly lot. Yorkshire today

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it and they are still smiling. fine with my life, thank you.

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Yorkshire people are always very friendly. The survey suggest

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Yorkshire people could be happy because there is an abundance of

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wide-open spaces, quality of life was certainly one reason this

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marketing firm set up here. Work matters but so does the rest of

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your life. It was important we chose allocation where we were all

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happy to live and access clients. There is a lot of pride in being

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from Yorkshire. It is a county which revels in his tradition, its

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food and celebrate being distinctive from the rest of the

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country. But could happen is here also be simply down to attitude?

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have a different culture here. It is not as conservative as it is

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down south. You enjoy what you get. You smile all the time. Over the

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generations, maybe Yorkshire folk have learnt to appreciate what they

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have. I hope you are happy tonight. Thank

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you fortune. If you have a story you think we should know about, get

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in touch. A recap of the headlines: some of

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Britain's top economists called for the 50 pence tax rate on the

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country's richest people to be scrapped.

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Fears the Humber could lose out in the fight to bring a wind turbine

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jobs to the area. And tomorrow is mostly dry and

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bright with cloud and sunshine. Showers are possible. Top

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temperatures of 19 Celsius. Thank you for your e-mails and

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texts. Jane says, this would not happen if we had police foot

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patrols. Martin says, is the housing association replacing the

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Mad tall stolen with plastic ones? Another says, icy metal theft on a

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weekly basis as I work for a mobile phone company. The thieves are

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stealing copra and cutting off phone and mobile for ban coverage

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