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Hello. Good evening. Thank you for joining us. Welcome to Look North.

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The headlines: How proposed changes to planning laws could change the

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countryside across our area. have to be particularly careful

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that we don't turn it into an urban sprawl. As portable accommodation

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is put out for students in Lincoln, one speaks out about his concerns.

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When I was told I might have to look at my own accommodation, that

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is when I started to worry. Lincoln Cathedral bid for more money for

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its restoration fplg we are finding out the strange --. We are finding

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out the Strangeways people have been getting into the record books.

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What is tomorrow like? Not so good, I'm afraid. Join me later for all

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the details. Good evening. Campaigners say it

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will lead to the destruction of our countryside, while the Government

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claims it's essential if we are to avoid a future housing crisis.

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Reform of the planning laws would see more green field land released

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for development. That's already prompted a row in Stamford. A

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developer wants to build hundreds of homes on an area of farmland.

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Our rural affairs correspondent has more.

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It's the finest stone town in the country that sits not only on prime

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commuter belt, but also in the oldest conservation area in England.

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There's no wonder people want to live in Stamford. Its appeal comes

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at a price. The average house price here is �228,000. That is above the

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national average. The council said they have over 3,000 people on the

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house waiting list, but they are running out of places to build. Of

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the 560 allocated homes to be built in Stamford, in the future 460 of

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those will be built on green field sites. This is one of those sites

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allocated for development. An're y of land which six years ago was

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give -- an area of land which six years was given special status.

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This arable field has been allocated for development of 400

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houses. Robert has been leading the campaign to stop this land from

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being built on. We have to be particularly careful that we don't

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turn it into an urban sprawl and to be destroying the aspect of

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Stamford. These houses that they are talking about here, they're not

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going to be affordable properties. His view is not one that is shared

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by the town's MP. I don't think that we can put any towns, not even

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towns as lovely as Stamford into aspic forever. The average age of

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the first-time buyer is now 37 years old. Those of us who are

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lucky enough to have been able to get on the property ladder and buy

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our first home, I don't think we can pull up the draw bridge and say

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to the next generation, "Sorry, we're not going to build any more

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houses for you and houses will go on getting more expensive." What is

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happening here is happening elsewhere across our region. In

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East Riding there are more than 100 green-field sites with full or

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outlined planning permission. In North Lincolnshire 31 sites have

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been earmarked for development. 14 of which have already got planning

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permission. So, it's likely more areas like this will be used to

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meet the housing shortage. A shortage that some believe has

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reached crisis point. There is a profound housing crisis at the

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moment. We're building the fewest number of homes for 90 years. We

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only managed to build 100,000 last year. We need to build 250,000

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homes in order to deal with the new households that are forming across

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the country. It may look like a peaceful market town, but a battle

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has begun here. It's the need for new homes verses the desire to

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protect our green and pleasant land. It's a battle that could eventually

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spread up and down the country. It is a very emotive issue.

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Caroline is joining us live. The Prime Minister was quizzed by MPs

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in the Commons on this one. What did he say about it? Well, he was

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quizzed, Peter, because basically he wants to streamline planning

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regulations, which means you and I will have a greater say about what

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is built and where it is built within our community. There are

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fears it will lead to gates being opened to more development on green

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field sites. We are talking about sites you have seen there in my

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report tonight. Cameron is adamant these are changes for the better.

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He defended them yesterday profusely. What we are doing is

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replacing a 1,000-page bureaucratic guide with something shorter. Plans

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will mean that local communities and people have a greater say in

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what is developed and where. We are not changing the law on national

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parks, on greenbelts, on areas of outstanding natural beauty. Well,

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here in Stamford, the council are giving people a say. They are

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saying they want people to get involved in that consultation

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process. David Cameron has said he will meet with the national

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pressure groups to explain his plan and why it will be a change for the

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better. One is the Campaign To Protect Rural England. I am joined

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by Kate Houghton. Good evening to you.

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Why are you opposed to the changes in the planning regulations?

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think our primary concern is that CPRE completely agrees with the

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Government that we support sustainable development. What we

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are concerned about is the draft new planning policy uses the word

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"sustainable" as a fig leaf. It's a policy which means the default

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answer to any development will be, yes. The Government say it will

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take less time and make it easier and quicker to build affordable

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homes. That has to be a good thing. CPRE would argue it is not true.

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The biggest house builders in England are currently sitting on

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280,000 plotds which are ready to be -- plots which are ready to be

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built. 1.4 million houses are renting. They want to get on the

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property ladder. We need, we deserve, we should do something for

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these people and speed it up and this is what would happen?

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simply don't agree it's the planning system that is making

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housing so unaffordable. What we think it is our economic situation

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where people cannot access credit. Therefore house builders will not

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build because they are not certain people will buy those houses.

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can't be overprotective to these sites? Brownfield sites and that

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doesn't mean it has to be poor quality development. The planning

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system is to make sure the planning of those sites is done well, that

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it incorporated good design, green spaces. That they can access the

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shops and facilities. Houses on brownfield sites can be a good

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thing. If you look at an aerial map of the UK it is being green, isn't

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it? Are you being overprotective? don't think so. We have the

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Government's own affordable housing agency, in 2009, estimated we have

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enough brownfield land to deliver 1.5 million new homes. We argue not

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only does that protect greengreenfield sites to develop --

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greenfield sites. You may believe the Government is right and that

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new homes and more importantly cheaper homes are needed. If you

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want to get in touch on this one, In a moment, on tonight's

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programme: High smoking rates make parts of Hull and Grimsby some of

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the worst in the country for throat cancer. Portable cabins have been

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moved on to campus today as bosses at the University of Lincoln look

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to solve an accommodation crisis. 200 students will be forced to move

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into temporary rooms until proper digs can be found.

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As the University of Lincoln prepares for the arrival of more

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than 3,000 new students, the temporary accommodation that some

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of them will be living in is arriving on site. They are being

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described by the university as "comfortable, fully serviced, en

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suite twin cabins." We were surprised by the late surge for

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requests for accommodation. We housed everybody by 21st August,

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which is very, very late for most universities. We are committed to

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going the extra mile, to make sure all our students are accommodated,

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in safe, secure accommodation in the heart of the campus. Preparing

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for the start of term is Michael. He is one of up to 200 first year

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students who have been told they may have to stay in temporary

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accommodation. At first, he and his parents were worried.

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I guess I'm still going to get the experience because I will be in the

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city. I don't know, it's not really what I expected. I expected to be

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in normal halls. I suppose the cabins will be OK. The fact that

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they have done something about it is really good. I'm really pleased

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with the fact that now I've got accommodation, even if it is

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temporary. This is where Michael could be staying for at least the

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beginning of his university career. Today, a large number of the blue

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and grey cabins you can see behind me were delivered to the university,

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where they will form temporary accommodation for up to 140

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students N a statement, the student With less than three days to go

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before Michael and thousands of others begin to arrive, the

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university is in a race against time to make these portable units

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ready. Police are investigating after a

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14-year-old girl was pulled into woods and sexually assaulted in a

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park in Scunthorpe. It happened yesterday at about 5pm in Central

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Park. Here attacker is described Detectives are trying to trace more

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than 1,400 lambs and ewes stolen from a field near Louth at the

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weekend. NFU Mutual claim it is the bigest case of sheep Russells in 25

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years. -- rustling in 25 years. have never heard of sheep being

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taken. Not only that the amount of sheep. This is a big, big scale -

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1,4 hundred 4 -- 1,400 sheep. We would like to know where they have

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gone. If anyone has seen where they have gone. It is devastating our

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livelihood and community. Agricultural crime rose by 61% in

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Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. Bob Winter lost �200,000 from his

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farm in Thornton le Moor in Market Rasen. What do you make of this

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theft in Louth? It is horrendous. Where are they all going to be

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slaughtered? I think illegal abattoirs are not going to cope

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with that amount of ewes and lambs to slaughter. It all has to be

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sourced and planned already. Where will they go end up going through?

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I think through markets and out of the backs of lorries, out of the

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backs of vans at car boat sales and places like that. Are farmers an

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easy target? In certain respects, like sheep, you can't have a guard

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on the gate of a sheep paddock all the time. This time of year,

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tractors are working in the fields. Yes, I think perhaps sometimes

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tractors are an easy target. Farmers have to be more aware and

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have more preventative action to stop people stealing them, I think.

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I've had this problem over the years of things being stolen. If

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they're going to steal them, they will steal them. There's no

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deterrent to any of these things. This is a huge number of lambs and

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ewes. 61% rise in agricultural crime - what's got to be done,

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briefly, to stop it? I think when they catch people, there's got to

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be a much more severe deterrent in sentencing. Very good to talk to

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you tonight. Thank you for coming A bird's-eye view of a new fund-

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raising attempt at Lincoln Cathedral.

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And how Lincolnshire man is now a record breaker like these people

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from across the world. Tonight's picture is the morning

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I am not sure whether they are clouds or aircraft trails or maybe

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a mixture of both. But I know a man who does! What a fantastic day it

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has been, Peter. Talk about the arrogant tweet of the day! What an

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autumn day, just as forecast. you well know as an aircraft

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spotter, what those things are in Tomorrow will be more unsettled.

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There will be more cloud around. It is a one-day wonder. A lot of the

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cloud will be over East Yorkshire with Lincolnshire not seeing too

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much in the way of rain. The cloud is coming up from the south. There

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has been some patchy cloud in the south of Lincolnshire all day long.

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It is beginning to get bigger and push across Lincolnshire. Overnight,

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it will cloud over. There will be a bit of drizzle in places. Most

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places will be dry. The sun will rise in the morning at 636 cm. --

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at 6:36am. There is rather a lot of cloud around. There will be some

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cloud in East Lincolnshire. We will see some drier, brighter spells

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developing after that. It will not rain all day. Low pressure in

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charge at the weekend. That means some sunshine but also a scattering

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of showers, one or two of which Nice to have a few cotton trails on

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the show! People living in some parts of Hull are 10 times more

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likely to suffer from throat cancer and other people in other parts of

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the Humber and Yorkshire. Men over 50 are most at risk, with more than

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80% of those diagnosed being male. Only 50% of patients survive for

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more than five years because the cancer is not caught early enough.

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To look at him tending his garden near Grimsby, he would never know

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that bill is recovering from throat cancer. He never felt unwell and

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there were no obvious symptoms. oncologist said, in your case, you

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have a 70% chance of a cure. Which apparently are good odds. This

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hospital consultant said that early diagnosis is vital. An early

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diagnosis has a more than 90% survival rate, as opposed to a

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later diagnosis where it drops down to below 50%. The highest levels of

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throat cancer he areas are many areas in which 40% of adult males

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smoke. The main signs of throat cancer and include hoarseness or a

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change in your voice that lasts for three weeks or more. Other symptoms

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include difficulty swallowing or feeling that there is something

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stuck in your throat. We are going to be doing a direct mail to

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households, there will be teams in the street around Grimsby and Hull.

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There will be a lot of effort going into making sure that this

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information reaches the right people. Williams still seems to

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have -- needs to have check-ups every week. He is proof that

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getting a croaky voice checked out and help save lives.

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Tartare Steel in Scunthorpe has won a contract to supply track in

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France. The new track will be delivered to France in 2014.

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The business Secretary has assured councillors that he is doing all he

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can to persuade Siemens to invest in the Hull area. It would bring

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thousands of jobs. Decisions taken in this government

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department are hugely important to winning the Siemens contract for

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Hull. After last night's meeting with Vince Cable, our local MPs

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were more confident. I was pleased that they were saying they were

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doing everything they could that the relationship -- to make sure

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that the relationship with Siemens was right. The conform not just the

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region, -- it could transform not as the region, but UK industry as a

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whole. The Government was as keen as we are to make sure that this

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deal comes off. It is critical for my constituents and Hull.

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Government says it is working to bring Siemens to Hull. A spokesman

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Siemens decision is expected in the coming weeks.

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We will continue to follow that story. Fundraisers at Lincoln

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Cathedral are all offering a spectacular view from the top of

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the building in exchange for sponsoring the restoration work. So

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far, staff have only received -- have only raised 10% of the money

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needed. They are hoping trips to the top will help boost the coffers.

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135 ft up, this statue at the top of Lincoln Cathedral has enjoyed a

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breathtaking view for hundreds of years. Now, a few lucky people

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heard joining him. Trips to the top are being made available to

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businesses in exchange for or money for repairs. They can come up and

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see the amazing view across the county of Lincolnshire. Not many

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people get to do that. This huge scaffold is not just to support

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sightseers. It is allowing vital restoration work. When we first

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came up here, he was covered in moss. That includes an takeover of

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the statue. There were lots of different types of repair from

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various points in time. A lot of people have patched him up. A lower

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down, they are replacing stones and battered by harsh weather and

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pollution. Dozens of stone blocks need replacing. This one alone will

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take six weeks. It is not surprising the whole project will

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take five years to finish. 1980s was the last time there was

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any work carried out. The work itself is quite straightforward.

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There is that much more of it because the tower has been so

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exposed to the elements from all four sides. It will cost �2.5

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million to complete the restoration work on these turrets. In the

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process, a handful of very lucky people would get to see a

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spectacular view of Lincolnshire. Very few of them will ever get that

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chance again. Talking of history, there will be a

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chance to find out more about the history of our area. It is a

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special event in Grimsby tomorrow. Have a look at this. This is one of

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the more or unusual records that has made it into this year's

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Guinness Book. It is the most dogs skipping on the same rock and Japan.

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-- the same rope. One man in Stamford has set his own record.

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Their normal speeds are before a -- their normal speeds of between four

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miles an hour and eight miles an hour. Meet speed king Colin from

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Stamford. He has chosen a spectacular stunt to show his is

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the fastest in the world. For safety reasons, it is best not to

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attend things like this at home. Colin is a professional stuntman.

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He reach speeds of 70 mph. Now working on his next project, we

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managed to speak to Colin when things were quieter. I had to beat

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60 miles an hour. I had a personal goal that I wanted to break the

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national speed limit. It was not easy. When we finally did it, it

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was a feeling of elation and I was very pleased. The new Guinness Book

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of Records Features all kinds of bizarre and unusual skills. This

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man from Doncaster displays his talent. What skills in Hull at the

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Guinness Book of Records missing? Having the biggest mouth! I have

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just read and across Britain in 2.5 days. -- I have just ridden my bike

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across Britain. Maybe there is more we can boast about but and 71 mph,

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this is one Lincolnshire record that can take some beating.

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The race against time to save for miners stranded in a Welsh colliery.

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How propose changes to planning laws could affect the countryside.

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Some brighter spells tomorrow. Top temperatures around 16 Celsius.

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It has been armed forces week on look north. Their response here.

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Martin said, simply ridiculous, once the countryside has gone, it

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