28/10/2011 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Good evening. Welcome to Look North. Here are the headlines: Dark times

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ahead for the families facing fuel poverty this winter. One MP says

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the energy companies are to blame. They definitely have a duty to be

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better than they are being. People are suffering fuel poverty. It is

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very difficult to explain to an auteur to -- an autistic child who

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is saying, I am cold. The Olympic runner who says he will

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not be stopped in his tracks by lack of funding. It has sharpened

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me up. Still blooming - the riot of colour

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in our gardens, even as the clocks are set to go back.

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And the pumpkins lighting up Disneyland this Hallowe'en.

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And it has been a beautiful day, but will the sun continued to shine

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this weekend? I will have the There are calls for energy

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companies to be charged with corporate manslaughter if people

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die this winter because they cannot afford to heat their homes. The

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Hull MP, Karl Turner, who was also a barrister, believes many

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companies could face court action as the number of households

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affected by fuel poverty continues to increase. Here's our political

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editor, Tim Iredale. With winter fast approaching, there

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are concerns that a growing number of households will struggle to

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afford their energy bills as temperatures plummet. Have you seen

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this before? Yes. Ros Reynolds lives in what she describes as a

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draughty farmhouse with her son. She is registered disabled but says

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she is pay more than half her monthly income to her energy

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provider. I get �554.60 each month in benefits and out of that I have

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to pay �311 on an estimated electric reading. She says she has

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even resorted to candlelight. pretty nice! What I will be doing

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is wrapping myself in three or four layers of clothing and put in on

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the coal fire and going to bed early. But trying to explain to my

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son is something different. definition of fuel poverty is a

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household where more than 10% of income is spent on keeping warm.

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That is believed to be around one in five in this country. It is

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estimated at around 2,700 people will die this year as a result of

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fuel poverty. All I have said in the House of Commons is that the

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behaviour of the big six energy companies is tantamount to a

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corporate manslaughter. The reason I say that is because the profits

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from these big six have gone from �15 to �125 per consumer. What I

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say is that they need to be responsible. They have a definite

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moral duty to be better than they are being. People are truly in fuel

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poverty. Earlier this month, the Prime Minister met representatives

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from the big six energy firms. He promised the Government would work

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harder to try to reduce bills. In the short term it seems that many

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families will have to make some tough financial choices this winter

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just to pay the bills. We approached Energy UK, which

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speaks for the big six, and they declined to comment tonight. Just

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before we came on the air, I spoke to Derek Lickorish from the Fuel

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Advisory property group. He ran EDF Energy but now his organisation

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advises the Government on fuel poverty. I asked him to explain how

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the companies should take on fuel poverty. I think they should have

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done for more to have him place a framework that will help the poor.

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-- done far more. There is a case for energy reform and the

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Government should intervene in the market. I would like to see the

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same determination to be applied to something like a regular tariff for

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consumers who do not access the market because they don't have IT,

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and of the 6 million homes we have in fuel poverty, many of them will

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be on the worst deal. That is where I am critical. And if more dive

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from the cold, is that a case of corporate manslaughter, as the MP

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is suggesting? -- if it more die? do understand but it becomes a

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distraction. There is a framework in which this market operates and I

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would like to see MPs talking about the number of things that would

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improve the plight of the fuel poor. Should the Government force the

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companies to do something? I think they should do something that would

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enable the energy companies to do something. If we look at the warm

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hands discount that is about to be introduced, that is a good

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initiative. But it is only going to pensioners on credit. We want to

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see people in receipt of cold weather payments get that and that

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would require legislation, which is a matter for government. You are an

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adviser to government on this issue. It sounds like they have some way

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to go? They have a long way to go. In addition to the warm homes

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discount, we are about to have the green deal, which will add another

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billion pounds to people's accounts, and we want to see that money spent

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on insulation for the fuel poor. The only long-term sustainable

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solution is insulating allow homes. Despite the fact we have some of

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the best gas prices compared to northern Europe, we use too much

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because too much of our heat escapes through the walls and

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Windows. Thank you. We would love your thoughts on this

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one and I will be reading them out before 7pm. Should energy companies

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be held criminally responsible for people dying from a lack of

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Does the Government have a duty to Rising energy bills will be the

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talking point on this week's Politics Show. That is at 12pm.

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Guests will include Karl Turner and Martin Vickers.

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Coming up later, capture your life through a lens and help to create a

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picture of Britain in just one day. An athlete from Grimsby who is

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hoping to compete at the Olympics has been told he has lost its

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funding from the UK Athletics. Richard Buck found out this week he

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will not be supported in his bed but he has vowed to overcome the

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problem. -- in his bid. Richard Buck is a determined young

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man. The Grimsby-born athlete who spent part of his childhood growing

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up near Hull received a hammer blow this week when his funding was

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withdrawn. Give up? Not a chance. The fact I have not got that

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backing just means every decision I make has to be the right one. It is

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almost life and death so it has sharpened me up. Richard Buck

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looking strong! Despite winning a medal at the European indoor

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championships, rigid found himself up against a number of talented

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runners when the money was handed out. -- Richard. Nonetheless, the

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decision was unexpected. With all the other guys improving in the

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event, it became difficult and tight and not through any fault of

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Richard, he got squeezed out. It is not all gloomy news.

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Lincolnshire Paralympic throwers here get some funding, as does

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hammer throw Alex Smith, from Hull. By this time next week, which it

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hopes to have a part-time job to make ends meet. With central

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funding or not, this is a man determined to make it to London

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2012. Some more news in brief. Six

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Tornados from RAF Marham in Norfolk are to be withdrawn from operations

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over Libya. The jets are, is stationed in Italy but will return

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to their base near King's Lynn tonight. 10 Tornados will remain at

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the Italian military base of the time being. Three remaining

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Lincolnshire surveillance aircraft are to return of the weekend.

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Two men have died in a car crash in Lincolnshire. The accident happened

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on the A52 Fen Road near Donington last night. -- two women. Pamela

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Moore and her sister, Eileen Williams, were both killed.

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Teaching staff at Hull College are being asked if they want to take

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voluntary redundancy. Up to 85 posts are said to be under threat.

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The college has bases in Hull, Goole and Harrogate and says the

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job losses are down to government funding cuts. The union says the

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job losses are unnecessary. It is a question of whether or not they can

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make salving -- savings elsewhere to carry the college forward

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without the need to make further job losses and redundancies. There

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has got to be natural wastage. People will be leaving in any case,

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through retirement, changing jobs. Can we manage in a different way?

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The Butterfly and Wildlife Park at Long Sutton is due to close because

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of a drop in the number of visitors which has been blamed on the

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economic downturn. The attraction will reopen in February for a short

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period to include next year's spring and summer seasons. However,

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30 staff will lose their jobs when the doors finally close next August.

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Thank you for being in touch about how a story on the health workers

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being given an extra day off for having the flu jab. 3,000 members

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of staff have taken up the offer at the Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle

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Hill Hospital compared to just 600 at the same time last year. The

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Trust says it will save lost working days in the long run.

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We had a big response. Not surprisingly! Thank you for all

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your texts and emails. James phoned in and said they were in a hospital

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runaways are we should be mandatory Thank you for those. Still ahead,

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why the flowers think the clocks have already gone back to spring.

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And taking the mickey. The specially grown Lincolnshire

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pumpkins lighting up Disneyland Don't forget, if you have got a

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picture, do send it in. This was taken by Paul. A fabulous sum rise

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at Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire. And the light has you can see was

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lived in by Peter Scott. Good evening, Peter. You have been

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very mean to me, but just to show there are no hard feelings, I will

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give you some sunshine and you can top up your tan! Your all heart!

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is going to be a lovely weekend. We are looking at variable amounts of

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cloud but we are looking at sunshine as we have through

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Saturday and Sunday. The pressure chart shows us we have some weather

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runs over us on Saturday. It will not bring as much in the way of

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rain until the afternoon, they you can see the eyes are bars closing

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in, so we will turn rather breezy. -- the isobars. We will have plenty

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of sunshine, so to end the day, we are looking at clear conditions. We

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could have the odd spot of drizzle overnight tonight. East

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Lincolnshire will stay dry and many of us will be dry overnight. Where

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we have bigger cloud, we will have high is of 10 degrees. The sun will

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rise at 8am tomorrow and set again at 5:40pm. These are the high ward

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at times. -- high water at times. A cloudy and Pam start tomorrow. We

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will see the sky clear ring tomorrow, leaving us with plenty of

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sunshine. Through the afternoon, cloud will increase from the north-

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west, but this band of rain will not arrive until after dark.

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Temperatures are not too bad until Saturday. We are looking at about

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12, 13 degrees. Sunday, again, we will see variable cloud and sunny

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spells, but 10 in milder, at 16 If that goes horribly wrong, we

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will have half a dozen pictures! We will have to retrain our other

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As one of the warmest October is on record comes to the end this

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weekend, Hallowe'en revellers cannot look towards spring time

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temperatures. So far there has been no serious frost to kill off the

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summer blooms and that has led to some surprising results in our

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gardens. It is the time of year when our

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gardens should be looking scary, but as Hallowe'en approaches, hot

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autumn's mild weather is bringing Dennis Shaw's award-winning garden

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is completely confused, these bedding plants should not be

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flowering until spring. I am 68 and I have never seen it as good and as

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happy as it is now in a garden. It looks beautiful. But at this time

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of the year, it shouldn't. Some small back gardens, to beat

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stately-home us. The weather is confusing everyone. Spring

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daffodils are even curious to see what is happening. We have lots of

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buds there still to come. Down here we have lovely flowers that are

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still going strong. Normally we would have these indoors at this

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time of year. It is not just the professionals who were rubbing

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their heads, it is the end of October and the gardeners rule book

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has been thrown out. The these were about to be pulled up because I

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thought they had finished flowering, but when you look at them there are

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lots of new buds on. It seems a shame to pull them out. I would

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leave them a bit longer. The advice is to enjoy it while it lasts. As

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the first serious frost, things could change overnight. I am

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wondering why I have got flowers at this time of year, but that is

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nature. But we will have to leave it at that. It looks nice. With

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temperatures climbing higher towards Halloween, the colour of

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summer shows no sign of ending just yet.

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The world has gone mad. Some proof now that we are heading towards

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winter because of the clocks go back in the early hours of Sunday.

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Some relish the extra hour in bed but the East Yorkshire MP told the

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House of Commons that it was a depressing ritual. Many millions of

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people will be less happy than they could be as Britain is plunged into

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darkness by early afternoon, following us putting our clocks

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back. If we cannot have a debate, can we have action in future to end

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this a necessary and depressing ritual. Just before it got dusky

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this evening, I asked Greg Knight why he thinks that putting the

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clocks back was so depressing. is depressing about it is how the

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country has plunged into darkness by early afternoon. What I am

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saying is that even if we have to change the clocks once the year,

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let's move the hour on one hour so that we have an extra hour of

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daylight in the evening. In Central European Time or what would that

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basically mean to people watching tonight? It would mean that instead

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of it getting dark at about 5:50pm in Bridlington it would get dark at

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6:50pm. It would mean that people could do their shopping in the

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daylight, children leaving school would have more playtime before it

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gets dark. It would be a boost to tourism. But it would mean darker

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mornings as children were going to school? It would indeed. That is

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the downside of the coin. The Royal Society for the Prevention of

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accidents say that they should not be a problem. Most morning journeys

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are predictable, they are from home to work or home to school. It is

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the afternoon and evening journeys which are unpredictable. People may

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go shopping on their way home and therefore go on a stretch of road

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they are not used to. Because of this, the Royal Society for the

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Prevention of accidents say we would save about eight T Livesey

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year. -- 80 Livesey year. Some people that this would -- some

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people say this would affect the North of England and Scotland very

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badly. I think it would be a great benefit to the East Coast.

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Bridlington get starker 40 minutes before places like Bournemouth, it

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is not just Scotland it is the west of the country. I think we should

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try it as an experiment and if I am proved wrong, I would say that we

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should go back. I think there are benefits for of the body.

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-- for everybody. Do you like it the way it is or do

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you back the change to Central European Time? Let me know what you

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If you have ever thought about capturing your life on camera, then

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a film that the BBC is making may inspire you. Britain In A Day aims

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to capture a slice of life of people across the UK on November

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12th. Capturing a private moment in time.

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Here in China, it tie Chan and his dad a lighting incense in memory of

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his mother, in Hampshire and meanwhile a journey to meet his dad

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for a pint is what Jack chose to film for the life in a day project

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on 24th July last year. Now you can get involved in Britain in a day --

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Britain In A Day. The exciting thing about this project is that it

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is normal people, it is not celebrities, it is not a glossy.

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People will get a chance to upload their films and be a part of

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something quite unique. The idea is to get as many people as possible

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across the UK to film what they're doing on 12th November. I might do

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an interview with my grandad, he is turning 90 near 12th November.

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Hopefully if my little boy makes his first steps that will be one

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thing. I would like to buy myself one of those little flip cameras,

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they are about �30 now. The great thing about Britain In A Day is

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that you do not need a posh television camera to take part, one

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of these will do. The pictures can be just as good. The most important

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thing is to get a story of a person's Dave. It is an emotional

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project, reflecting life across Britain. Britain In A Day is for

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everyone, your chance to be part of a national archive or maybe a

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special film of the best bits to be broadcast ahead of next year's

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Olympics. For more information you can go to

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All about football teams are playing this weekend, he rather

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details. Hull City travelled to Nottingham Forest. You will also be

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able to hear about Scunthorpe United. The build-up to me both

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matches starts at 1:30pm. Grimsby Town a take on Ashington at home.

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Coverage of that will be on tab and also on the Web. Lincoln City's FA

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Cup qualifying game is away at Alfreton Town. Coverage starts at

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2pm. The players are showing that they have the appetite and really

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we need to build a platform for the successes.

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Enjoy your football this weekend. The time is running out for you to

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nominate people in your community to you think make a difference of

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three sport. Last year, Julie Norman who runs the Acorn Judo Club

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in a Lincolnshire took the honours. The closing date for the entries

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this year is on Sunday. There is not much time left to put someone

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Yesterday on Look North week marked the 100 anniversary since Harry

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Houdini performed in Hull. Here is what happened when a very modern

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Houdini attempted to recreate one of his famous routines and he got

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out alive. He grows 3 million pub in the year,

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but this year David Bowman has been given a special task. He is to grow

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pumpkins in the shape of some well- The pumpkin, it has been a symbol

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of Hallowe'en for centuries. It has a bumpy, flesh like exterior and

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perfect evil head Cobbing shape. Now, and you, contorted pumpkin has

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been grown in the fields of Spalding, so scary it looks like...

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A pumpkin shaped like a Mickey Mouse head. It is not scary at all.

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There is good reason for it not to be too scary because pumpkin farmer,

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Dave Bowman, has been asked by Mickey Mouse himself to grow the

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pumpkins for Disneyland Paris. we have got here is a genuine

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Mickey Mouse shaped pumpkin. It has been grown in a special mild. It

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has been left to get on with it. This is a plastic mould, you place

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the pumpkin in their and then you put the top on. Then you just

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bought the whole thing together. Here is David collecting the

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pumpkins from his fields. You can see Mickey Mouse's reaction. But

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but are they convincing enough for the people of Spalding? It looks

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like Minnie Mouse's head. It is Mickey Mouse. It is Mickey Mouse.

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Is that natural? Big cheeks. Yes, they are. It is possible that we

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could be looking at the start of a new period -- at the start of the

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New Era of pumpkin growing. Finally, let's recap the main

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national and regional headlines. Sentenced to life, a Vincent Tabak

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is a jailed for the murder of landscape architect Joanna Yeates.

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There are calls for energy companies to be charged with

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corporate manslaughter if people die this winter because they cannot

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afford to heat their homes. The Wood for tomorrow, mostly dry

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and sunny spells throughout the morning. There may be rain later in

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the day. On the subject of fuel bills,

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hammered says that we will all suffer this winter because the

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reluctant -- the government is reluctant to impose any fines on

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the energy companies. Paul says, I work for one of the

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big six companies and your coverage infuriates me. The cost of fuel has

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increased substantially and it has to be passed on to the customer.

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