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The airlines at this evening. -- headlines. Why or half of the
region's Conservative MPs rebelled over the European Union.
We need a sensible, clear decision from Parliament.
He a died attempting to help a motorist. Tributes paid to the East
Yorkshire police officer described as the ultimate professional. And I
am at the pub trial in a new alcohol breath tester.
And the residents helping to maintain Woodhall Spa's perfect
image. Some sunshine on the way tomorrow.
We are not going away. The words of the campaigners from Grimsby who
are calling for a referendum on the future membership of the European
Union. Seven MPs from East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire rebelled
against their party leadership in a last night's parliamentary vote. A
clear majority rejected the motion. But those who want to break away
from Brussels insist they are not giving up the fight. They say that
they are down but not out. Anti- European union campaigners meeting
today to plan their next move. MPs rejected calls for a referendum on
our future membership of the European Union.
This shows a huge division. Our politicians are letting us down
badly. Seven MPs from the region voted for
a referendum in clear-cut defiance of their party leaders. They
included David Davis, Edward Leigh, Carol McCartney, and Martin backers.
Labour's watch -- Austin Mitchell also supported calls for a
referendum. We are being forced to vote against
a referendum. An abomination of democracy.
Grimsby has long been regarded as one of the most Euro-sceptic towns
in the country. They blame European policy for the demise of a once
mighty fishing fleet. The EU is stopping places like
Whitby from having a fishing industry.
Yet a Grimsby smoked fish has been given at the same geographical
protected status as Parma ham. We are pleased. Although we got
this from Europe are we did expect a little bit more help however from
the national government and that has not been helped -- for coming.
So it says a lot that we had to go to Europe to get this recognition.
Opinion polls suggest that 68% support a referendum. The issue
looks certain to remain on the political radar for some time to
come. Earlier I spoke to the political commentator and former
Conservative MP, Michael Brown. I asked if he thought this was the
end of the line for the referendum rebels.
Of course not. There were six rebels in Europe a year. -- in the
you're area. They will not give up easily. The subject is clearly
exercising the people of this country. We will hear a lot more
about it. But it has not done these
Conservative MPs any favours. Willett count against them?
A government whip in the 1990s once told me that there was nothing he
wanted from me, no threats they could make against him, and that he
would represent his constituents. - - I once told a government whip. I
suspect that is what the MPs in your region are saying.
Hull and Grimsby were devastated by a EU attacks on fisheries, and the
steel industry. So it has had a huge impact in terms of free trade
and poor development. -- port development. I tend to agree with
many local MPs who would say that. Are you surprised that the strength
of feeling is so high? I am surprised that as a
consequence of David Cameron issuing threats and intimidation
that members of parliament turned around and said no, we take our
orders and our three-line whip from Our voters. Not from Downing Street.
That is good for democracy. I hope that David Cameron will learn the
lessons. People like Martin backers, Andrew Purcell, new members of
parliament, they are not to be trifled with. -- Andrew Vickers. If
David Cameron has sensual recognise that he is only Prime Minister so
long as his MPs maintain their seats.
A significant response after the programme yesterday. One reviewer
If you want to get in touch there are the details on screen. In a
moment, on tonight's programme: tougher penalties for fly tippers.
The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire has been paying tribute
to PC Mark Goodlad, killed on the M1 last night. The 41-year-old from
East Yorkshire walked as a traffic officer for the West Yorkshire
force. He was struck by a lorry as he helped a woman motorist who had
broken down. He was just doing his job. Helping a driver in trouble on
this busy stretch of motorway when he was hit by a lorry and killed.
He was a stellar professional. I would like to pay tribute. He paid
the ultimate price. People in the town are saddened by
his death. It must be horrendous for his wife
and children. Was it the driver paying attention?
That needs to be looked into. People have also been paying
tribute online. Mark was on the hard shoulder when he died. It was
a routine a job which ended shockingly.
It is a rare event. Motorways are generally safe but when an accident
does happen it is significant. His colleagues must deal with the
loss of a friend and the incident itself. They do that in a very
professional manager of -- Manor. Our correspondent is close to the
scene of the accident. What is the latest?
Police are questioning a 44-year- old lorry driver but this is a
difficult day for the force of. Their grieving for a friend as well
as investigating his death. This afternoon, emotional colleagues
came to this approach to lay floral tributes to their friend. -- this
bridge. But this was a tragic crash that could have happened to any of
Efforts to raise money to pay for Lincoln's first purpose-built
mosque will begin today after provisional approval was granted at
a meeting last night. This former of day they will be transformed
into a supermarket and Moscow. Muslim leaders claim it will take
at least two days to build. -- supermarket and mosque.
If this is achieved it is a great thing for the City and the Muslim
community. Retailers and Hull are taking legal
advice after 100 retailers and the City claimed that Hull Bid,
designed to promote business, is expensive. But the majority of
leaders polled were in favour of 519 tons of rubbish was dumped
illegally in the City last year. That is the equivalent of 100
African element -- elephants. It has cost the council �145,000 to
clear up. A crack down on offenders was launched today and culprits
were warned that they could face up It was to make a dramatic point.
The fridges and beds were found on the streets of Hull yesterday and
brought here today to illustrate a growing problem and mark the
council's biggest campaign yet against illegal fly-tipping. This
rubbish doesn't get dumped out of the way, it gets dumped everywhere.
It is not out of the way. These people who don't pick could not
care less where it is. They will dump it wherever. These are the
offenders the council are trying to catch. Filmed by cameras in Hull,
they are caught dumping fridges. They were traced and were fined
�300. It kills the areas around. It brings down the general feeling of
well-being for towards an area, it brings down the prices of homes and
makes areas more prone to things like crime. Humberside Fire Service
says at this time of year they deal with around one incident and night
where dumped rubbish has been set on fire. This man was again caught
by security cameras, he took was prosecuted and fined. A somebody
will set fire to it. Obviously, we get called to attend it. That puts
a massive drain on resources. A a special team has been established
by the council to deal with fly- tipping. This load of asbestos was
collected by them yesterday. Locals say it has become a regular dumping
ground. When it has been raining and then it goes dry, the smell is
atrocious. That is causing bats. They are getting into the gardens,
too. Those caught fly-tipping could face fines of up to �50,000 or five
years in prison. This man could have avoided court proceedings by
calling the council. They collect unwanted household items free of
charge. Still to come: The pub by allowing
customers to take a breath test before deciding whether to drive
home. And we meet the people helping to
maintain Woodhall Spa's picture- postcard image.
Do not miss that. Tonight's picture the director was so excited by we
got to match of the stormy weather. That was taken by Richard button.
I saw Peter in a charity shop at the weekend. I hope it wasn't an
expensive gift! Thank you for that. You are not
getting in now. We will get more of mac sunshine
tomorrow. It will be mostly dry with sunny spells. We are looking
at one or two showers. Today, this is the radar sequence from a this
afternoon. It is mostly dry. This area of showers has been pushed up.
The yellow and the green as show where their heaviest area was.
There will be further showers at times. They will become generally
dry by dawn. Temperatures will drop down to single figures for some of
us. It will be about eight degrees. Look at the Sun-Times tomorrow. It
will rise at 7:50am. Tomorrow are it will be cooler start than this
morning. There will be variable amounts of cloud and decent amount
of sunshine. For most of us, it will be a dry day but come the
afternoon, you could catch the odd shower. That is particularly for
all western parts. Able stake dry and fine for most of us. It will
feel pleasant in the sunshine. -- it will stay dry. There will be a
gentle breeze from the south. Thursday will be cloudy. There will
be bands of rain. The sunshine Any present you might have been
getting has just gone out of the window!
Do-it-yourself breathalyser machine is being trialled by a pub in Hull
with the aim of helping people to decide whether they are safe to
drive home. The Old Zoological on Princes Avenue is the first pub in
the city to install the machine. The police say they are concerned
it could encourage more people to risk a drinking and driving. Our
reporter has been following the debate.
A gimmick or a life-saving gadget? Put in a PoW and, breathing to a
straw and this tester will tell you whether you are over the limit.
Those backing it say it is perfect if you are deciding whether one
drink was one too many or if you are picking the car up the next
morning after a heavy night out. do not close the pub until 1am at
the weekend. People do leave their cars. When they come back the next
morning, people tend to get caught. About 10 years ago I lost my
licence for being one pint over the limit the day after recession. I
lost my job, my flat, pretty much everything. It would be good to
walk into a pub and test myself will stop there is a testing it
admit it is not an absolute guide and crucially the police remained
convinced -- the main need to be convinced. Can you trust them? I am
not sure. If you need to be tested, you have drunk too much. Today,
drink-drive victim Stephen Meara- Blount has been assisting its worth.
His brother was killed by a drunk driver five years ago while Stephen
was seriously injured. If it was police operated then it would be
accurate and I think if you are just going for one and you took
that test I would think that would be a good idea. But these way you
pay �1, I do not think you should trust them. A the fear from the
authorities is a publisher live there -- a pub breathalysers catch
us on, more people will risk drinking before driving. That is a
message they would rather not send. Far Crispin is live at the pub
right now. This machine is designed to give people the chance to make
an informed decision. What has been the reaction?
You know what it is like. If you are pulling a pint, you get to the
gossip. Customers like the idea of being able to gauge how much they
have had to drink. Something good is a gimmick and there is a split
over whether you use it to determine whether you should drink
and then drive. It might stop a few people. They
might leave their keys behind the bar. He is a good idea. It gives
you a bit of advice will stop it is irrespective of the Police's
decision and there breathalyser. would have to be in a Dieppe to go
by it entirely. I am sure you will find people use it to have won they
would not have done normally. As you know, the advice from the
authorities is if you are going to drive, you need to have something
soft to stay safe. What do you think about this? Would
a breath-test machine in a pub help you to stay on the right side of
the law or maybe it is time to put a stop to drinking and driving all
together? Your thoughts on this. If together? Your thoughts on this. If
you want to e-mail as... You can There will be a minute's silence in
memory of the North Lincolnshire boy Jack Marshall before the start
of Scunthorpe United's home game tonight. Six-year-old Jack died
from a rare brain it too much almost two weeks ago. If you cannot
make it to the game, you can listen to the coverage on BBC Radio
Humberside's Sportstalk. The match kicks off at 7:45pm.
He is only 16 but already a young tennis player from East Yorkshire
is one of the rising stars of the game. Kyle Edmund from Tickton has
just won the Junior Davis Cup. He has reached the semi-final of the
boys' competition at the US Open. Our sports reporter has been at to
see him. He might be just 16 but 2011 has
given Carlisle a taste of the big time. Based at the National Tennis
Centre in its London, the junior is the second best for his age in the
world. He reached the US Open semi- final. That has given him the
confidence to believe he cannot take a major crime. The ultimate
highlight would be getting to the junior semi-finals. I did not
expect to get that far. At the same time, I always knew, the way my
training went, I had the capability to get their. Cail, began playing
at 10, left home three years later to board at a sports complex. Along
the way, he has knocked along with influential people like Rafa Nadal,
all the time improving. He has a fantastic attitude towards his
tennis. He is very hard-working and conscientious. It is a long journey.
I think my mum is the worst. Dad is very much... It is good for his
learning, get on with it. Mum a panics, naturally. While we were
filming, a passing former Grand Slam player offered his opinion.
is good. This will be Carlisle's home, college and playing fields
for the next two years. If he shows the same progress he has this year,
he could have a very successful future.
Good luck to him. It is a village with four hotels, avenues instead
of streets and a kinema instead of a cinema. Now, to add to a long
list of accolades, Woodhall Spa has been named as the best-kept village
in Lincolnshire. Simon Spark has been to find out what makes the
village and its community so special.
What is it that makes one village stand out from the others? Is it a
perfectly trimmed hedge? A wonderfully manicured lawn? Or is
it members of the community? legs are the village. These are
some of my best legs. My Union Jack legs. If I do not wear my legs, it
upsets the village. We are here to find out how they have managed to
become a this year's best-kept village in Lincolnshire. If this
little lot are going to tell us why they think they have the truth mac.
-- won. We have florist, teashops. For all this village, we have no at
MTB tell you it's. That is why we have won the competition. Jubilee
Park is the jewel in the crown for this area. We have croquet, tennis,
we have the cricket club. The soaring well, too. We are
reconstructing it. -- swimming-pool, to. Then there is this - Kinema In
The Woods. We are here at Kinema In The Woods. It is a big part of
Woodhall Spa. It has been here since 1922 as a cinema. The
building dates back to the 19 hundreds. It is well known.
Becoming best-kept village means we can at St thank you to all those
volunteers who give up their time, not just for the residents but for
the many, many visitors who come here and enjoy it. I would like to
thank you Liz and her legs. Come and see us in concert, it will be
fantastic. �4. Thank you. Well done to them. But time is
7:55pm. Let us have a recap of the headlines will stop David Cameron
insists there is no bad blood after the EU rebellion by his own MPs.
Campaigners from Grimsby say they will continue the fight for a
referendum. If there will be a damp start
tomorrow but it will brighten up. Top temperature of 16 degrees.
E-mails coming in on the subject of the breath-test machine. Kevin says,
I believe in none of for the road. A breath-test machine encourages
drinking and driving. Sarah says it encourages people to
push the boundaries. No drinks if you're driving.
On Twitter, breath machines in pubs encourage be irresponsible people
to drink up to the limit. I am totally against this practice.