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The boundary changes which leave these two Tories fighting for their

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jobs. From East Yorkshire to Afghanistan. The quad bike training

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being pioneered for troops overseas. The earliest harvest in history

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that's leaving some local producers with a bumper crop. And we'll be

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meeting the Lincolnshire business woman who convinced the dragons to

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don their forensic suits. MPs from all sides have criticised plans to

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change the areas they represent in Parliament. East Yorkshire will

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lose a constituency under a proposal to reduce the number of

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seats in the House of Commons. Senior Conservative, David Davies,

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has told BBC Look North he expects to remain an MP even though his

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Haltemprice and Howden constituency will be abolished in its present

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form. Let's cross live to our political editor who's in

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Cottingham this evening. What's been the reaction there to the

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shake-up? I think many people are struggle to name their MP at the

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best of times. I got some puzzled looks today when I asked the these

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people about the proposals. I am at one end of what is due to be a huge

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new constituency. By the time that clock gets to election day 2015,

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this will be part of Goole and Cottingham. It is a political match

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that many believe is not made in heaven. Take two Conservative MPs

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and only one seat up for grabs. Many familiar faces at Westminster

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are preparing to play musical chairs, including David Davies,

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whose Haltemprice and Howden constituency will be redrawn and

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Andrew Percy whose Brigg and Goole constituency will be carved up.

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support the principles. You cannot think selfishly and say I agree

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with the principles and then when it affects you personally see it is

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a bad idea. So here we have a proposed new constituency with much

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of north Lincolnshire becoming part of another new seat. Grimsby would

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remain on the electoral map but Cleethorpes would disappear.

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Bridlington replaces the current East Yorkshire constituency. The

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three Hull seats would remain but would take in more daughters.

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Lincolnshire remains largely unchanged but there is a change at

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Seaford. King's Lynn would cover north-west Norfolk. This is what

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voters in Goole feel. I think they were best as we were. I don't think

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there is any need to change, someone will always lose out.

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Cottingham is much more of a suburb of Hull really. And here are some

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views from Cottingham. How do you feel about being linked with Goole?

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Not at all! I think it should stay as it is. I do not know why they

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keep messing about with all these things. I do not think they should

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be merged, they are entirely different. It will be a struggle

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and at the moment representing an area like Hull North is challenging,

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there are lots of issues over health, education, housing, jobs

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and employment. It is going to be a challenge. All voters can have

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their say on the proposed new boundaries before they are signed

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off by Parliament new year -- by new year. If they do get the go-

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ahead, where will we see the big political contexts -- contests?

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Hull West and Hessle could be one of the most interesting

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battlegrounds. Traditionally Tory voting place is becoming attached

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to Alan Johnson's constituency. One national newspaper today suggested

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that it the last General Election had been fought on these new

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boundaries Hull would have gone to the Tories. I do not think many

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people would have predicted that. spoke to David Davies, the

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Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden in East Yorkshire, which

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under these proposed changes would be split up. I asked him what he

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thought of the plans. I was always concerned about how they would

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workout. As you can see in my constituency, some eight years are

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now being moved into West Hull. Will you be fighting to save the

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existing boundary? Whether we can do that I doubt. What we will

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certainly be looking to do is make sure the constituencies have some

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sort of Keegan's. There are villages who do not feel a part of

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Hull. Are you in favour, in principle, to the boundary change

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even if it could lead to you losing your job? I do not think we should

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do that. The way they should do it is paid at least lip-service to the

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interests of local constituents. I think where they feel their

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constituency is is important. you be standing to be the new MP

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for cool and Cottingham? -- Goole and Cottingham? The most important

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thing is that my constituents are well represented. Do you think the

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boundary changes are a cynical attempt by the Tories to reduce the

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number of Labour MPs? I do not think that is true. What I have

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said the historically is that the Labour Party had to get around 5%

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less votes to when. It is right that should be corrected. In a word,

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is it a good idea or a bad idea as it stands? It is an all key idea

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but it needs to be modified, I think. -- OK idea. Let me know what

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you think tonight. In a moment, spreading the word, how

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Lincolnshire community groups have Over 17,000 British troops are

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currently posted overseas and some of the most specialised training

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for them is taking place in East Yorkshire. Hundreds of soldiers are

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learning to use the army's most up- to-date equipment at the Defence

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School of Transport at Leconfield. In the second of our reports on the

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armed forces, our reporter has been to see the final preparations for

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deployment. Dusty, unpredictable, unwelcoming. This landscape has

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been created to prepare quad bikers for a Afghanistan, even though its

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The primary role is for battle extraction for the casualties. Also

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for resupplied for the guys out on the ground with the patrol. Some of

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these students are on top-up training, having already driven

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them in Iraq. It is very similar to the ground in Iraq. It is useful.

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This is the only place in the UK that serves -- trains soldiers on

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quad bikes. From here they go back to their bases where they are

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deployed. There are currently 10,000 British troops in

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Afghanistan, 900 involved in the Libya conflict and 300 in Cyprus.

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These Territorial Army soldiers from East Yorkshire have been

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completing their final exercises in preparation for deployment in

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Helmand province, Afghanistan. looking forward to it. We are

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training hard for it. We are looking forward to using our skills

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out on the ground. Their training, in part, is designed to keep them

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safe. They hope they are never in a situation to test its worth. Well,

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for those soldiers deployed abroad, they leave behind family and

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friends. It can be equally distressing for them. Derek

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Shakesby is the welfare officer for the 4th Battalion Yorkshire

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Regiment. We've seen some of the soldiers in your regiment training

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there ahead of active duty, how difficult a time as that for the

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soldier and their family? It is very difficult for the soul dear. A

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lot of them are deployed. You have got soldiers there which are new to

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ate and also some who have been there for 18 months or so. It is

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also very difficult for their families, some have not been

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through the process before and therefore do not know what to

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expect. How do you get them through that? We have a series of briefings

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for them. They also bring their families in four briefings giving

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an introduction to Afghanistan, what the facilities are like, and

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covering the welfare aspects, communications, what happens if

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there is a casualty out there. What happens if there is an emergency at

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home and how to get the soldier back home as well. How can you help

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families cope when their loved ones are actually away and in very

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dangerous circumstances? One of the key factors is to keep them

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informed all the time of what is happening. There are lots of Leeds

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they can communicate with the soldiers but when they are actually

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away out on the ground there are difficulties. They can communicate

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through satellite phones, telephones, the have warfare cards.

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Better than it used to be? It is better and it is progressing all

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the time. We have set up family support groups in the areas and we

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have widened the family support network. We have taking in the mums,

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dads and Grand parents, we are keeping them informed and forming

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support groups. That is very interesting. Thank you for coming

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in. I will be talking to Liam Fox, the Defence Secretary on Thursday

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night. You can contact us with your A man whose body was found in a

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garden in Boston at the weekend has been named by police as Janusz

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Smoderek. A post-mortem examination revealed that the 48-year-old died

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from stab wounds, and police are now treating his death as murder.

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Divers have today been searching a waterway near where the body was

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found. It's quite shocking, I suppose. It's not the sort of place

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you expect murders. He was killed just round the corner from where we

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live. I don't know if he was English or whatever but I feel like

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moving out to the town now. another development, this evening

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armed police officers have been sent to Boston. They've been

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deployed to an incident on Skirbeck Road. Police haven't said if it's

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connected with the murder investigation.

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On Look North last Thursday, in a story about vacant shops in Grimsby,

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we showed a picture of Not Just Cards, in Freeman Street. In fact,

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at the time we filmed, the shop was simply closed for a holiday. As you

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can see it's now reopened, and remains very much in business.

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We're happy to make that clear, and we're sorry for the mistake. Do

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love to them. -- good luck to them. Still ahead tonight: The bumper

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harvest that's boosting some Lincolnshire businesses. Teaching

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kids to learn through things that interested them rather than just

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sitting there would have done me a world of good in school. And a

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Lincolnshire businesswoman who faced the Dragon's last night.

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Tonight photograph is of Skidby Windmill against a lovely sunset

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I think we're all hoping for another aircraft landing at Leeds-

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Bradford. I didn't say three hours, I said five minutes. Just read the

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forecast. The headline for the next 24 hours has quite unsettled. Quite

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a lot of cloud and some sunny spells. Also a risk of some patchy

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rain on this or collusion. Quite a few places will stay dry. We've had

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quite a bit of sunshine today and it has once again been a windy day

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with winds of up to 40 mph. There are a few showers working their way

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in from the West. We have about half-an-hour's 4th of sunshine left.

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Overnight, the wind picks up a bit and that weather front could bring

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in a few spots of rain into western areas. It will be mainly dry

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weather tonight with temperatures down to 11 Celsius. These are the

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sunrise and paid times for tomorrow. The variable and often large

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amounts of cloud. You can see some gaps in the cloud their but the

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cloud will tend to build and there will be a few showers coming across

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East Yorkshire and northern parts of Lincolnshire. Eastern areas

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looks set to be dry for the what will turn quite cloudy. Top

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temperatures tomorrow around about 17 Celsius and that strong

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overnight when false slowly ease. Thursday will be the best day of

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the week with the lighter winds and a risk of showers on Friday. An

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unsettled weekend. A public service announcement if

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you're an aircraft spotter and wish to make a complaint... You complain

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about things like transmitter about things like transmitter

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pictures. David Cameron has said he wants more of us to give up our

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time to help others and become part of the so-called Big Society.

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The idea is that volunteers take the place of government bodies.

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Well, this week some of the best examples of this in Lincolnshire

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have been shown to a group of the Prime Minister's key advisers.

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Vicky Johnson has been to find out if they were impressed.

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The phrase whistle stop tour could have been invented for the team

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from the commission for rural communities. Over the past day and

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a half, they've been to Alford to see how a local church is running a

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community bank. They've visited the new Caistor arts and heritage

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centre and taken part in a new age kurling session. All of these

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projects run with the help of volunteers. What I'm trying to do

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is to collect some of the best practices around here that I can

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talk to the government about and that can be replicated. Seven years

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ago, this was an empty church hall. Now, it's Alford's thriving

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community centre complete with cafe, citizens advice bureau, and youth

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groups and it's all thanks to an army of volunteers. In a small

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community like this, like so many others in Lincolnshire, it is

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essential that people work together. Going back 200 years, they had to

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provide their own facilities because there was so little central

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government. I think we're going back that way with the cuts.

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Hickson is typical. He does up to 40 hours unpaid work at the centre

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every week. I think anyone would do that if they had the same passion

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we have to see the community develop. They were also interested

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in seeing how young people overcome barriers to get into jobs. This

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place does not only offer apprenticeships to young people

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excluded from school but also help solve transport problems. I have

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learnt a lot since I came here. I now know how an engine works where

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I did not know much before. I did not really enjoy a school so to be

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more hands-on has taught me a lot. The commission's visit has been

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used on many ways. Not only have they learned more about the

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problems faced by our rural communities, they have also seen

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some of the solutions. Positive solutions which might work

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elsewhere in the country. Thanks for getting in touch about

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the proposals for a new mosque in Lincoln. Residents opposed to the

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mosque in the Boultham Park area insist their objections are nothing

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to do with racism, and insist they're worried about traffic

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levels. But the Islamic Association says it urgently needs bigger

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premises. Here are just some of your responses: Dan says it's

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preposterous having a development Thank you for all of those.

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It's the earliest harvest in years and for some its producing apples

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that are bigger, juicier and sweeter than ever. For one

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Lincolnshire orchard, they've got so many apples they don't know what

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to do with them all. As our rural affairs correspondent Caroline

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Bilton reports. Things are looking pretty rosy at

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this tortured. A family-run pick your own business that had had a

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bumper crop, not just in quantity but in quality as well. This is a

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family orchard. As you can see, we are laden with Bramley apples this

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year and they are considerably larger than most years. The long

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hot spring and cool late summer has, for some, led to the biggest,

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juiciest, sweetest apples, and they are already for the picking earlier

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than usual. Last year he would have had to wait

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another two weeks before you had to pick your apples. This year's

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harvest his earliest and 25 years. They say, over the next 10 weeks,

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200,000 tonnes of apples will be picked in the UK. For this orchard

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that relies on the passing trade of the public, a bumper crop does not

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mean a bumper business. If we have a lot, everyone else has a lot, so

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it does not always work in our favour. These fallen apples do have

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a definite home to go to. They are picked up by local cider maker who

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marshes them up and presses them to produce local brew that he thinks,

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this year, could be one of the best yet. This tank is no of over 2000

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litres, and this one has over 1000 litres. We have never seen this

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much for it and it is very good for it, very early. We're expecting

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record volumes and the best side of we have ever made. For the next few

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weeks, he will be working round the clock, squeezing the goodness out

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of this plot of apples. Sander is hoping people will avoid the

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supermarkets and helper picked her prize apples.

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Scunthorpe United striker Andy Barcham has failed in his effort to

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have a three match ban overturned. He received the suspension

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following this challenge against Sheffield United. It means that the

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Iron must seek their first league win of the season, against Rochdale

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tonight, without him. It's frustrating but we're at the start

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of the season, not the end, so you have to have a bigger picture and

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an idea of where you want to be at Christmas and that the end of the

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season, and I think we're progressing. And don't forget you

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can get the full coverage of tonight's match. BBC Radio

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Humberside will have commentary on its FM frequency. The build up has

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started on Sportstalk, which is on air now.

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It was an unusual business idea but still failed to win investment from

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the dragons last night on the BBC programme Dragons Den. Jacqui

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Thompson from Lincolnshire wants to get more children interested in

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science by using techniques developed by forensic experts. Phil

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Connell has been to meet the entrepreneur who says she's

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undeterred by the rejection. The Dragons Den found itself

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embroiled in a different kind of inquiry. It's one of the more

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unusual business ideas they have seen. What we have Asif vitality

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has happened. This was created in 2008 as a way of engaging children

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into liking signs and a fun way. Jacqui Thompson's police themed

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workshops is based around forensic science. Despite an entertaining

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pitch last night, her idea failed to persuade the dragons to part

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with their cash. It is not a scalable business at all because it

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is wholly dependent on yourself. If you get knocked down tomorrow, bang

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goes a our investment. Back home today, she said the Dragon's Bach

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had been worse than their bite. She has taken on board their comments

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and bullies her business is stronger than ever. It is maybe 1-1

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to a lot more schools to deliver this concept, because I know it

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does make a difference. It teaches the children that if there

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considering a life of crime, they will get caught. Every contact Lisa

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trace. While Jacqui came home with no investment, these three

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entrepreneur's from Hull had more success last night. They are now it

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exporting to 10 countries with endorsements from several

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celebrities including one of the judges on at the X Factor. For our

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latest entrepreneur, it is back to the drawing board. Undeterred by

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rejection and determined to succeed with or without them. I am not

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defeated and I will certainly take this business to the heights that

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they wanted to go to. Just watch this space. She is nearly as scary

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as Hillary. We wish her well. Let's get a recap of the national and

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regional headlines. Soaring energy bills and record increases in the

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price of clothing have pushed inflation to a three you hide. The

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boundary changes which leave these two Tories fighting for their jobs.

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Tomorrow's weather will be rather cloudy at times with some sunny

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intervals and a risk of scattered showers. Maximum temperature of 17

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Celsius. Response on the subject a boundary

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changes. Sarah says we need fewer MPs but a fairer way of

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representing people, the current system does not work. Mike says it

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is silly to change the boundaries just to benefit the Tories. He says

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we have more people than ever but we are reducing the number of MPs,

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madness. Steve says we have an increasing population and should

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