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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight:
One in ten out of work. Unemployment figures hit hardest in
Yorkshire and the Humber. It comes on the same day as workers
fighting to save their jobs get support from the Shadow Defence
Secretary. These are generations of workers
who have helped build remarkable pieces of engineering ingenuity.
The country is proud of them, they shouldn't be dumped on the dole.
Told to pay more than �20,000 after putting the lives of staff and
students at risk. Taking over at Hull City. Nick
Barmby is named as their caretaker manager.
And TV presenter Matt Baker continues with his Children in Need
rickshaw challenge. And don't forget your detailed weather
forecast in the next 15 minutes. Unemployment is at its highest for
a generation, and the latest figures show the Yorkshire and
Humber region has been hit harder than anywhere else in the country.
The government has blamed a large rise in unemployment here on the
economic crisis sweeping the euro- zone. Of the 129,000 people added
to the national jobless total between July and September, 50,000
were in the Yorkshire and Humber. One in 10 of the adult population
in the region is now without work. The number of people claiming
Jobseeker's Allowance in Hull is more than twice the national
average. In Grimsby, it's 50% percent above the national average.
The Employment Minister told BBC Look North the government was doing
everything possible to create new jobs. The disappointment in
Yorkshire and Humber and other towns like them across the region
is that a few months ago, we were seeing genuine recruitment in the
market. As a result of the crisis, we have seen a drop in business
confidence and the labour market turning in the wrong direction. We
need to focus on getting the economy in the region are growing
again. That is why so much of the many attractive through the
Regional Growth Fund is coming to Yorkshire and the Humber.
It comes on the day that almost 900 workers facing redundancy in East
Yorkshire were visited by the Shadow Defence Secretary. Labour's
Jim Murphy was at BAE systems in Brough to meet the affected workers.
The cuts were announced in September when BAE said it would no
longer be manufacturing the hawk jet in East Yorkshire. The shadow
defence secretary arrived at the British Aerospace factory with
words of support this morning for the 899 workers set to lose their
jobs. Many whose photographs and stories have been listed in a book.
33 years. You must have started here straight after school.
mandate here where, for more than 40 years, the Hawk Gent has been
built. Production which is believed to have been stopped for no good
reason. The Government has got to look at what it can do about
changing its approach to defence investment and spending. The
company will have to look again at its plans. The workforce have made
a country proud. The end of manufacturing here was announced at
the end of September. A decision much managers have blamed on
falling orders. Protesters have raised concerns. A week on Thursday,
it has now sparked a parliamentary debate. In December, workers to put
-- in 10 to lobby Parliament. are hoping to get our wives,
partners, or go friends, children to take part. It sums it up. This
is a family photo. Some men have got a long service at the site.
Shadow Defence Secretary met the team poor, in October, cycled to
the Labour and Conservative Party conferences. Some people just think,
that is it, it is the end. My job is no more. Other people are
thinking, let's do something about this. We can make a difference. We
carry on fighting as long as we can. It is hard to say how much
influence today's visit by the shadow defence secretary will have.
Some see it as nothing more than a gesture. For a desperate workforce,
it seems that all support she is welcome.
I spoke with Jim Murphy after his visit to Brough. I asked him what
the workers there had to say to him. They are pretty approach of all
they have done over the years. They have changed as times have changed.
They have changed their shift patterns and modernised their work
practices. They are really annoyed at that after the redundancies in
the summer, there is a new round of redundancies. There are more than
annoyed. They are very determined. They will not go down without a
fight. Is your visit today a bit of a gimmick? You are in opposition.
There is nothing you can do. unions and management asked to meet
me. I was pleased to do that. More importantly, we have got to take
that case to the country. There is a big debate in the House of
Commons where the case will be made very strongly. He do not think this
story is over. You think there is more to come. What can be done to
reverse the decision? There is a long way to go. When the
announcement was made, some people thought that was it. There is no
space for belligerence from the company. We cannot have a
consultation that ends at the same point when the announcement started.
The unions and beast work force are making a strong case. They will
come to Parliament. I think the company should change its mind.
This is it comes as it is announced that unemployment sure is one in 10.
The Tories say this is a legacy of when you were in power. What would
you do to get people back into work? We have got to render its
problems year. It is a very bad day for the whole country. We have got
over one million young people out of work. Sadly, in Hull, the
problem is possibly the worst in the hall of England. We would
introduce a scheme called the future jobs fund which would give
young people the chance to get back into work, to get the skills, the
confidence, to earn a living, to earn a wage. Surely that is a
better thing to do them having a million young people on the dole,
not paying taxes, taking benefit. There has to be a more sensible way
of doing it. The Government should use today as an opportunity to
think again. People have all worked at Brough do not care who is in
power were, as long as their jobs are safe. Could that happen?
think there is a chance that many of the jobs at's could be saved.
The company has to change its mind, but the Government has to come
involved. It cannot just watch on the TV screens or read about it.
They have to do whatever is necessary. No option should be
taken off the table in terms of happened these people. That
involves the Government been much more active than they are at the
moment. I'm sure you have a view on this.
One in ten people in this part of the world are now out of work. Are
you one of them? Does that figure surprise you? We've heard what
Labour thinks is the answer, what do you think needs to be done?
Please get in touch. The details In a moment:
How Children in Need is helping disabled youngsters break into the
The University of Lincoln has been fined �10,000 after admitting
putting the lives of thousands of staff and students at risk of
contamination from asbestos. The Health and Safety Executive has
criticised the university for failing to implement adequate
precautions. It's also been landed with a bill for almost �13,000 in
costs. While the University of Lincoln is one of the minister in
the country, some of its buildings are very old and many are full of
asbestos. The Health and Safety Executive were alerted by a
lecturer for got locked in a room and noticed grey dust around the
handle. This was in February of last year. Lincoln magistrates'
court here today that the University of Lincoln had been made
aware by independent asbestos assessors back in 2006 that
remedial work was needed on the doors in the area. But nothing had
been done. The magistrates at the University's early guilty plea was
taken into account and they reduced its fine from �15,000 to �10,000.
The actual offence today alleged was the failure to implement the
plans that they did have in place and to have suitable arrangements
to do so. Asbestos was a proper building material until it was
banned in 1999. It can be found in ceiling tiles, pipe insulation and
boilers. Asbestos material in good condition is safe, but can become
airborne when the materials are damaged. If people breathe it in,
it can cause serious diseases which are responsible for around 4,000
deaths a year. It is a very good and safe material if it is in good
condition, if it is sealed and sound. When you just did it, it
needs removing properly, you have got to control any release and do
with through certain methods. You cannot knock it down by hand. You
have got to treated with respect. He the risk increases according to
the degree of exposed here to asbestos fibres, how heavy the of
exposure was a loss of the length of time. This is a particular
concern to people have had heavy from the University have resigned
since the incidence and all buildings have now been made safe.
And Vicky is at the Magistrates' court for us now. Vicky, what has
Lincoln University had to say about this? Nobody has been made
available for an interview, but they have released a statement
saying that the health and safety of all of its students, staff and
visitors remain of the utmost importance. They say that
university officials co-ordinated fully during the Health and Safety
Executive investigation and have continued to co-operate fully since
then. They say that the policies and procedures have all been
updated, they have been modernised and that now, all the regulations
surrounding the premises are now fully compliant.
The family of a father of 10 who was murdered in his own home in
Lincoln have made a renewed appeal for help in finding his killers.
70-year-old Sonny Grey died following a violent attack at the
end of last month. His family say he was a loveable rogue with a big
heart and they say they want anyone with any information to speak to
the police. A decision is due shortly on
whether to approve plans for a 220- berth marina at Cherry Willingham
near Lincoln. The development would give access to moorings from the
River Witham and includes plans for a hotel and restaurant.
An East Yorkshire teenager has told Look North of the challenges of
trying to become an actor when you suffer from Down's syndrome. Young
Tommy Patrick has big ambitions of working in theatre. And now, thanks
to a charity which receives money from Children in Need, he's a step
closer to that. The Shipmates drama group in Goole is specifically for
children with disabilities, as Tommy explains.
I am 13 years old. I have Down's syndrome. I want to do acting when
I grow up. We provide inclusive music, dance and drama activities
for children with learning difficulties and autistic spectrum
conditions. It is helping me learn how to act. I really enjoy acting.
What if this was a bouncier ball? Before he came here, we tried a
mainstream classes, but he does not have any friends. Where have --
where his year, they have all that special needs and can all be
friends put together. I think it is a lot of fan. By left to come every
Monday mallet. Tommy did a performance of Peter Pan and has
really come on leaps and bounds. Peter Pan was very fan. I was one
If it wasn't for this, he would probably be sat at home. I would
have nothing to do without it. I love being here so much. Tommy
Patrick from Brough there. And of course if you want to get involved
in this years ChildrenIin Need, it's not too late. - - Children In
Thank you for what chain. Still ahead: Landscapes of Lincolnshire
caught on camera from the 1,800. The crowd is on hand to support
Tonight's photograph is of Flamborough. Thank-you for that.
Another photo tomorrow. I think you're going to point out
that the forecast went rather well today!
I do not think you should be gloating.
I have not had one complement! Cloudy skies will clear. That is
the main focus of the forecast. We will have a south-westerly breeze
tomorrow, something we have not been used to for the last few weeks.
It might take Lincoln all morning to brighten up. East Yorkshire
might see the sunshine in the morning. By the weekend, we will be
back to square one. There could be a lot of cloud from the Continent.
The clouds have broken across Lincolnshire, so it is quite chilly.
We have temperatures down to five degrees in Holbeach. It looks as
though these breaks will be short- lived. The trend is for cloud to
increase from the south-west. It could be thick enough for some
patchy rain in places. I think about will be small. Quite a few
places will stay dry. The sun will rise in the morning at 7:31am,
setting at fora 1pm. Perhaps there will be some dampness in the air.
That south-westerly breeze Brighton's East Yorkshire, then
Lincolnshire brightens up a early afternoon. It is a big improvement
on the way. By the afternoon, most of those will be basking in the
autumn sunshine. It will be mild in Hull at 12. Friday is cloudy, mild
and windy. It looks as though the weekend will be mostly dry.
Some viewers have found a way of getting rid of you. Look at this.
It says, if I am white, it is raining -- if I am aware it, it is
raining. It is very small!
After days of speculation, Nick Barmby has been officially named as
Hull City's new caretaker manager. The 37-year-old is taking over from
Nigel Pearson, who's returned to take charge at Leicester City.
Barmby's played for the Tigers for more than seven years, but he's got
no experience as a manager. Sarah Corker has been to Barmby's old
school in Hull to find out more. For many, it is a child dream, to
manage your local football club. At Nick Barmby's old-school, we asked
some aspiring managers of the future for some words of wisdom for
the new boss. Get good players, so we win more matches. But a good
team up. Some good defence. Ask for a load of money and bring in new
players. Get the fans behind us. With more than 23 caps for England,
Barmby has plenty of experience on the pitch, playing for a number of
top clubs, including Liverpool and Everton. After joining Hull City,
helping the Tigers to promotion to the Premiership, he has become a
favourite. With little managerial experience, some feel his
appointment is a gamble. One person backing him for great things is his
former boss. Not only has he been a fantastic servant for the club, I
think the players will respond very well to him. I wish the club every
success. The farmers say they are willing to give him a chance.
Somebody has to start somewhere. -- the fans say they are willing to
give them a chance. You learn on the job. A after a turbulent week
here, what many fans now want to know is will Nick Barmby continue
playing and become a player manager, what does this signal the end of
his career on the pitch? His first challenge will be keeping their
promotion push going away at Derby this weekend.
P and O Ferries have rejected claims by a Hull MP that they could
compromise safety by re-registering two Hull-based ferries in The
Bahamas. The East Hull MP Karl Turner claimed on last night's
programme that the move will mean the company can get round health
and safety laws. P and O say this is simply wrong and they'll
continue to abide by international laws on maritime safety.
And we've had plenty of responses It's been announced that Prince
Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Lincolnshire in two
weeks time. The royal couple will have a tour of Lincoln Cathedral,
to see restoration work currently under way. Prince Charles will then
meet young farmers at Riseholme Agricultural college, and the
couple will meet up again at the Cholmeley Arms near Grantham.
will be really exciting. Hopefully, a lot of people come out onto the
street and welcome them into their village. You do not think of them
coming to a little village pub, especially one as small as this. We
are delighted. That will be a big day.
The search is on tonight find the owners of these, a forgotten set of
Lincolnshire photos dating back to the late 1800s. The old picture
album was found at a tip in Louth, and is thought to feature a family
thought to be living somewhere near Scunthorpe. As Crispin Rolfe
reports, the challenge now is to find their descendants. I think
they are working people. You can see the back of what looks like a
row of terraced houses. Where, when and most importantly
who. The questions Chris Belton is asking after finding this album at
a recycling centre in Louth. She's set herself the challenge of
uncovering who they belong to, but so far she's not got much to go on.
The photos at the back Arrow Flixborough, which is south-east of
Scunthorpe. I assume they are from this area.
The biggest clue to finding the family maybe in these regimental
markings. But there are other hints for historians about the wheres and
the whens. Looking at the eight children's dresses and the younger
women's costumes, it probably dates from early 1900s of the late 1,800.
Men a totally unfashionable. Of course, 100 years on, so much
has changed. Normandby Lodge for one no longer exists. And village
life in Flixborough is a world away from the end of the Victorian era.
The photo album poses the question. Not so much who do you think you
are, but who do we think they were? So much has changed. This church
did not have the tree in front of it, for example. So is the trail
cold? Well, the hope is that someone may recognise these family
snaps, and lay claim to them and their ancestors. If you think you
know anything, send an e-mail. Well, he finally arrived at around
half past ten last night, four hours later than he'd expected. But
today, the One Show's Matt Baker has got back on his rickshaw to
complete the next stage of his Children In Need challenge, cycling
from Edinburgh to London. But today's journey across Lincolnshire
en route to Peterborough hasn't gone quite to plan, as Amanda
Thomson reports. It should have been a 6 am start
from Lincoln this morning, but yesterday proved to me a nightmare,
Matt arriving four hours late to his hotel. I am feeling the fatigue
of the last four days. I am not sleeping well. My knees have been
the biggest issue. Bravely, Matt got up this morning,
and four hours later than planned headed to Peterborough. This was
He was welcomed in Branstonn and Scopwick.
But at Timberland they practiced their cheers for a rickshaw that
wasn't coming. We finally caught up with him. We're going in the right
direction, which is the main thing. Roadworks caused the last minute
change, but at least they did not miss this. We thought we would give
him a disco will come! -- welcome. I was pleased I got here and I saw
matter. He is wonderful. I voted for him when he was on Strictly
Come Dancing. Not only has Matt Baker enjoyed Lincolnshire, those
of us chasing around the country -- county have also enjoyed it. It has
been worth it, hasn't it? Yeah so! It is still a long way to
Peterborough. Well done to everybody who turned out to support
him. Let's get a recap of the national
and regional headlines Fears of a lost generation as a record number
of young people are classed as unemployed and this area's one of
the hardest hit. One in ten are out of work in Yorkshire and Northern
Lincolnshire. Tomorrow's weather. A cloudy, possibly damp start to the
day brightening up with all parts becoming dry with sunny spells.
Maximum temperatures of 12 degrees Celsius. That's 54 degrees
Fahrenheit. Keith says, the unemployment
figures are disgusting. The government does not help by putting
retirement age is up. Why do they not bring the age down? Sunset, we
are trying to recruit an apprentice but nobody seemed interested.
Somebody else saying, most places require work experience, but my
school cancelled date for my year. Alex said, I am a 28, a single