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

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On the edge. Crisis talks are underway in London tonight after

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fears the Humber could lose a massive wind turbine deal with

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Siemens. This is huge. It is vital we have a company like Siemens

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coming into Hull. Staff are asked to help out at the

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University of Lincoln as it runs out of accommodation for students.

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The unique medal from football history on sale at a Hull auction

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house. And the green fingered gardener

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who's stayed ahead of the rest for more than 25 years.

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The best day of the week is coming up. The details very shortly.

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Good evening. A crucial meeting is under way right now which is hoped

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will secure tens of thousands of jobs for the Hull and come back

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area. MPs and councillors from the city are in talks with the

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government over concerns that the region might lose out on a massive

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contract to build wind turbines. The energy giant Siemens has yet to

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fully signed-up to we deal which could see many thousands of jobs

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created in the region. Paul Murphy reports now from Westminster.

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The this is one of the hope Paul's, a long-established engineering firm

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in Hull which, like hundreds of other companies here, is eagerly

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awaiting the arrival of the German giant. This is the most exciting

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development by have ever had in my lifetime in Hull. It is huge. It is

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vital we have a company like Siemens coming into Hull. It will

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offer the bedrock of a huge investment. This is what it is

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hoped Siemens will eventually build, a huge wind turbines factory on the

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dogs in Hull. Were it ever get beyond artists' impressions? Local

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councils and businesses are doing all they can to attract business to

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the area. Last week, that concern reached the heart of government.

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is vital for the future of our economy and for the area she

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represents. They government needs to have growth and the economy. To

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pay off the deficit, we need to grow the economy. This is one

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brilliant example of how the government can get some Brownie

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points from making sure the Siemens company comes to Hull and invests.

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Siemens decision partly hinges on what the UK government can offer it

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as an encouragement to invest in this country. It requires very

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clear leadership. It needs of various political parties to step

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past the day-to-day political rhetoric and work together, and

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give a long-term solution to the renewable energy situation. That is

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by putting together a definite, long-term, clear understanding of

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where the industry is going. present, they ran a variety of

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grants for beamed -- grants for building turbines factories, and

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subsidies for producing green electricity. Siemens said it needs

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more clarity from the UK government on its future plans. Paul's MPs

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want the government to immediately clarify what sort of grants and

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subsidies are available, but they say it is also about the things

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money cannot buy. The government should launch a charm offensive on

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an industrial scale towards this company. The government will point

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out that it has already said the Business Secretary to Hull, where

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he met Siemens managers and reaffirmed his commitment to

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getting a factory built. We are putting a lot of money into this.

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It is critical, not just for the Bowmans of the green system of

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energy, but also for a new wave of industrialisation on the back of it.

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Look North understand that Siemens intends to make a decision before

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the end of this month. It is also known that there are two rival bids

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from Germany and Denmark for this factory, something which will focus

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the minds of all of those involved in this project.

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And Paul Murphy joins me now from Westminster. How important is it

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that the MPs send a strong message on this? I think that message will

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probably take the form of a very loud wake-up call. The MPs believe

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that ministers here in this department and others are in danger

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of sleepwalking away from a potentially huge contract. This is

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on the day that the unemployment figures out released, and pretty

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dismal reading they make. The MPs are encouraging the government to

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deliver more transparency in terms of what money is available to

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Siemens, but also changed their attitude towards the company and

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appear to be hungrier, to go out there and want this contract to

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happen. This department issued a statement this afternoon saying

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they are doing all they can publicly and privately to win this

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deal. Thank you very much. We will continue to follow that story.

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In a moment. We're on board one of Yorkshire's

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best known naval ships as she prepares to be decommissioned.

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200 new students are facing having nowhere to live when they arrive at

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Lincoln University this weekend. The campus is struggling to find

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places for some of the 3,000 freshers due to start in the next

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few days. It's now having to set up a temporary student village in the

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heart of the University to cope with the extra number. The man in

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charge of enrolment at the university is joining me now.

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Stairs are same on the University's Facebook page that they are worried,

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they do not know how much to bring with them. Can they be guaranteed

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there is some way to stay when they arrive on Sunday? Every student

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that arrives on Sunday will be accommodated. We have plans to

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extend the provision of long-term accommodation across the city, but

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we have taken the unprecedented step of developing a new student

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village fault of Twain on suite cabins for students took living in

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the first few weeks. Have you taken on more students than you can

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realistically handle? There are not too many students. The interesting

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development this year is we have seen our recruitment mushroom

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significantly nationally and internationally. We are finding

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that a higher proportion of our intake require accommodation and

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has historically been the case. you think you did in of

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preparation? It would always be busy this time with the increased

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number of students getting in before the fees go up. -- do you

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think you did enough preparation? We had more than 500 additional

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hall places. We did all that we can. We were surprised by the late surge

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in requests for help with accommodation. We housed everybody

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who had applied to us by 20th August. We are committed to going

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the extra mile to make sure all of our students are accommodated in

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safe, secure accommodation. Thank you for talking to us. The

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Lincolnshire police have launched a nationwide hunt for a man they want

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to speak to in connection with the murder of a man in Boston. They've

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warned members of the public not to approach this man, 37-year-old

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Stephen Sleaford. Ports and airports have been put on high

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alert. It follows the murder of father of three Janusz Smoderek,

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over the weekend. He has violent tendencies, and I would edge of the

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bone -- I would urge the public not to approach him if they see him.

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Please alert the police on 999 if you see him.

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The number of attacks on ambulance staff in Lincolnshire is down by

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almost half compared to last year. More than 80 incidents ranging from

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verbal abuse to physical attacks were recorded between 2009 and 2010.

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That number has dropped to just under 50 in the last 12 months.

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More football clubs should be allowed to let their fans stand up

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for the duration of matches. That's according to a leading supporters'

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group, which is lobbying for the re-introduction of terraces at top-

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flight grounds. The campaign comes as Scunthorpe United fights to save

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its standing area. The future of stadium safety is being discussed

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at Westminster this evening. With more, here's Tim Iredale.

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Long gone are the days when the majority of football fans stood

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shoulder to shoulder to cheer on their team. The horror of the

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Hillsborough disaster in 1989 led to a situation where only lower

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league clubs were allowed to keep standing only areas. Last season

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when they were playing in a championship, Scunthorpe United

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were told to remove these terraces, much to the anger of many fans.

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Rugby league, rugby union, Horseracing, even rock concerts,

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people can stand up and watch their sport. We are being discriminated

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against about things that happened to the 80s. In Germany, standing is

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allowed at many top-flight clubs. Standing is used regularly in many

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of those grounds. It may be time to look at whether there are ways of

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moving to more standing in some grounds. Of Risley, without

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jeopardising safety. What fan who is campaigning against the

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reduction of terraces is Barbara Kane, a Liverpool supporter from

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Sheffield who witnessed the Hillsborough disaster, when 96

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people were crushed to death. they bring this in, they will be

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another crash. We do not want that. Football is a family thing. That is

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how we need to stay. A family occasion, where we can all go and

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enjoy it decent football game without having to worry about being

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heard. The government says it will consider both sides of the argument

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before deciding whether more fans can once again enjoy the view from

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the terrace. I spoke to Martin O'Hara from the

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Football Supporters' Federation a little earlier and asked him if it

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really makes a difference if you watch a game stood up or sat down!

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I would think the average football supporter would say yes, it does

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matter. It matters both ways. It matters to those who want to stand

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and to those who want to state. The current situation is that we have

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both at the same time. The Football Association and Premier League say

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that bringing back standing would see fewer kids and family-friendly

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days. Do you go along with that? do not. Nobody is suggesting that

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families, wives, children, whatever, have to go into his standing

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section. We are suggesting we have small areas of standing, so people

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who want to stand can stand in peace and quiet. If people want to

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sit and be with their families, there is plenty of family areas.

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Trevor Hicks from the Hillsborough Family Support Group is absolutely

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again standing and says there is no case for it, and it is a step

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backwards. I can understand his position. I have been in those

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positions, most of us have, football supporters, we have been

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on terraces that have been over packed and how we have felt in

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danger of our lives at times. We do not want to go back to those packed

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terraces. If you have people standing, you will always have that

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risk that something like that or similar could happen again. If you

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look at the current situation, you have got people standing at

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football matches. Every match you go to, people stand all the time.

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We are suggesting we do it in a safe manner. We are asking for some

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changes to the rules and regulations that allow was to

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provide safe standing areas. Currently, you have thousands of

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people standing in between their seat and in front of their seats. I

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do nothing that is particularly safe. Very good to talk to you.

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Thank you very much. Do you agree with the Football supporters'

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Federation that ground should be allowed to have standing areas, or

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Thank-you for watching. Still ahead tonight:

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Up for grabs. The unique winner's medal from Hull City's playoff

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final sold for charity. And the suburban garden which keeps

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on harvesting awards for its green Tonight's photograph is of a White

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Good evening, young man. Following on from this plane

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spotting thing, a fantastic e-mail from Roger Carter. He says, I once

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sold Peter a new pair of binoculars, I always wondered what he would use

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them for! You'll be using them tonight!

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They have done very well, they are Tomorrow will be the best day of

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the week. He will be pleased to know that the wind will leave.

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Light winds lot of sunshine. There will be some patchy rain in the

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West. It will be very unsettled with showers. It is not that bad

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out there at the moment. The cloud is broken. There is some sunshine

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around. There is the chance of some showers. Any cloud that is around

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will melt away. It will be a chilly night. The ride, with long, clear

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periods. -- dry. The sun will rise in the morning at 6:45am. -- 6:35pm.

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A chilly start, but it looks like it will be a beautiful day. Could

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be a bit of patchy mist first thing. A lovely day, and if you're fed up

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with this wind, there will be very little of it tomorrow. It will be a

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south-easterly wind. Temperatures not bad at all. A fine, bright

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start on Friday. That is followed by a cloudy afternoon with patchy

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rain heading in from the West. That I don't know about wind, there has

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been a lot of hot air this week! I would love to stay and chat, but I

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am moving on. She is one of your trip's best

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known naval ships but is about to be decommissioned after 30 years in

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service. HMS York was involved in delivering aid to Libya, amongst

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other things. By the end of next year, she will be taken out of

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service and replaced by newer model. Joshua live from Hall -- from Hull

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is the HMS York's newest recruit. He admits joining the service is a

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daunting prospect. When I first joined, and walked up the gangway,

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I was nervous. They have made me very well -- very welcome. I am

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starting to get used to it. During its 28 years of service, HMS York

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has taken part in some of the most high profile operations in recent

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years, including rescuing stranded Britons in Libya. With the emblem,

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it is the white rose of Yorkshire. As a Yorkshire man, I am

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representing myself and Yorkshire and the country, so why am proud of

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it. After five-and-a-half months at sea, HMS York is in dock for its

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service. While it allows the crew to visit friends and family, it was

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the chance to travel the world that drew them to the job in the first

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place. We went down to the Falklands in July. We had a trip

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through the Caribbean and the way home. It is the lifestyle. I have

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done a lot of travelling in the nine years I have been in.

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York's days are numbered. She will be decommissioned next year, to be

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replaced by this newer model. For those who sailed on her, she will

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continue to be a symbol of Yorkshire pride.

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Thank you for getting in touch after we talked about the changes

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to our political boundaries. East Yorkshire will lose a constituency

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under proposals to cut the number of seats in the House of Commons.

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It could leave current MPs competing for the number of seats.

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Ian says, it is a pity the Government do not have anything

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Thank you for those. It has been described as an

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important part of Hall's football history. -- Hull's football history.

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It is a medal that belongs to Dean Windass, who sent the Tigers into

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the Football League in 1990 -- in 2008. Dean Windass has scored at

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Wembley for Hull City! The moment that secured Hull City's promotion

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to the Premier League and sealed Dean Windass's reputation as a Hull

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City legend. It meant celebrations across Hull. This rare piece of

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club history was sold at auction today to raise money for the local

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council charity. -- for a local cancer charity. It is a one-off.

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There is another 15 medals, but they were not all presented to

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Dean! People say, why did you sell it, but the memories are always

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there. I am glad it has gone for that sort of money. The auction

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house was packed. The supporters' club feel that the medal should

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stay within the city and be available for all the fans to see.

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All finished at 5,000? This was the lucky bidder, but he was acting not

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for himself but his boss, the club owner. He was determined to buy the

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medal. It is a good idea to keep it in the football club. It is good

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for the fans to enjoy it. They can remember the day we were promoted.

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International interest from Canada and New Zealand prompted fears the

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medal might leave the city but now Hull City fans can see it for

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themselves when it goes on display at their home ground.

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History will be made this weekend as Sean Bristow will be the 4th

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player ever to play more than 100 games for both Hull clubs. He is

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said to leave Hull Kingston Rovers at the end of the season. The game

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against Catalan Dragons will be his hundred -- is hundred for the club.

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We have had some great wins and some poor losses so it has been a

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roller-coaster. The majority of it has been enjoyment. Add to that the

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100 games he played for Hull FC and he joins only a few others to have

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played more than 200 games for both sides. Next season, he is moving to

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play for Widnes. Wherever I go from here, I will always hold Hull in a

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special place in my heart. It is where I grew up as an adult and

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where my children were born. Justin Morgan would like his 100 game

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against Catalan in France to be a win. He has been a wonderful

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servant for us. Everyone will be working hard to make it an

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enjoyable day for him. They are all hoping that this will be shorn

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Briscoe's last game for the club. A win means the chance of a few more

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games before he goes. The Egyptian Paralympic team are to

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use Lincolnshire for a base ahead of the Games in London made next

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year. They will lose -- they will use their the Princess Royal Sports

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Arena and in Boston. Over 22,000 people, cast their vote

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in an online poll. Lincolnshire now has the title of Britain's

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favourite food spot. Paintings by David Hockney are

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taking centre stage. There are also images created on computers that

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have not been seen anywhere else in Britain. It is interesting to see

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him working with a more urban landscape. He is telling us that

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everything is really beautiful, you just have to look a bit harder.

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Dennis Shaw has won the hole in Bloom competition for the 26th year

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in a row. -- Hull emblem. -- Hull In Bloom.

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Hard work, dedication and a passion for gardening other secrets to this,

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Holt's best garden. Dennis has built every part of this with his

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own hands on a shoestring budget. feel as the why and achieving

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something and enjoying it. I am happy and content with this. Over

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the years, he has made quite a name for himself. He has even appeared

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on gardener's World. I have come to the city of Hull to meet a past

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master of the art of gardening on a shoestring. He is no stranger to

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awards, either. So far, he thinks he has picked up around 90. It all

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began at school. This is the first trophy I ever won. My mother was so

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proud of May because there was a big family of us. These are the

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recent ones. This was presented to me at the Guildhall last Thursday

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night. I am a proud man, actually. Along with his wife, he is already

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planning next year's garden. He is hoping to add more awards to his

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growing collection. Fantastic achievement, well done.

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Let us have a recap of the headlines.

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The dole queue gets longer. Unemployment in the UK hits 2.5

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million. Talks are under way in London

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tonight after fears that the Humber could lose a deal with Siemens.

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Tomorrow's weather - dry, with We will have the latest on those

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Siemens talks tonight. Talking about football, a response coming

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in - standing at football matches create a great atmosphere, says

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Rick. Another man says, they should have

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terracing on all football grounds, it creates atmosphere.

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It depends on the size of the club, says another. We must never forget

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