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The BBC learns that a fault has been identified in the type of
ejector seat used by the Red Arrows. After 15 years, the hunt for a
missing man from Lincolnshire. You are in limbo, you cannot grieve
properly, because you have not found a body.
Also, the turbines being slowed down in high winds because they are
too noisy. And, we reveal the winner of the
sporting unsung hero award. And, joined me for your forecast,
Good evening. We have learned that a fault has been identified in the
type of ejector seat used by the Red Arrows. Sean Cunningham died
when his ejector seat propelled him out of his station the plane on
eighth November. In a Civil Aviation Authority document seen by
us, engineers highlight a problem with a small part of the seat
mechanism. The document raises the concern
that the Parachute on Sean Cunningham's ejector seat failed to
deploy a because of a fault with a shackle inside his jet. If that
system does not work smoothly, it will delay the opening of the
parachute, which might mean it will not open in time to allow survival.
The Civil Aviation Authority have issued this emergency directives
for all civil aircraft fitted with the same ejector seat as the Red
Arrows. It instructs owners to make a series of adjustments to the
seeds before take-off because of their problem with the release of
the parachute. The Civil Aviation Authority says it issued the
warning after learning of a problem in Sean Cunningham's plane. Ejector
seats have posed a problem in the past. In July, cracks were found in
some of them, and the entire fleet was branded them. It is supposed to
be the pilot's saviour, activated as a last resort, rockets are set
off under the seat, and a parachute should bring the pilot safely to
the ground. The manufacturer told The even when this investigation is
over, the leading aviation experts say the Red Arrows' ageing planes
produce a long-term problem. It is a long shot to say they MoD will
have to find the money to replace the planes. Within 18 months,
unless they have decided to buy new planes, you have got to think that
the game is up. They are professional aviators at the top of
their game, and by a process of osmosis, that would cost the Royal
Air Force. They deliver more than the displays. The MoD says the
Squadron will continue to operate with the Jets until 2018, and would
not speculate further. While the investigation continues, the RAF's
fleet of these planes remains grounded.
Inside Out will have a report on the future of the Red Arrows on BBC
One in just under an hour. In a moment, once the cutting-edge
of design, demolition begins on a 1960s multi-storey car park in
Scunthorpe. They wind farm in East Yorkshire is
so noisy that the turbines are being deliberately slowed down in
strong winds and that night. Officials have installed equipment
to monitor noise levels near Bridlington. Wind energy has also
come under attack from royalty, the Duke of Edinburgh reportedly
described wind turbines as absolutely useless. Their
supporters, he said, of believing in fairy-tales.
They are seen by some as the solution to our energy needs, but
to others, they are a nuisance. For John Osk, the turbines are keeping
him up at night. It is like a low- level raw. My mother, who is hard
of hearing, she has heard them. It is a constant presence, if you're
not careful, it could dominate your life. Regulations say sound coming
from a wind turbine should not be more than 40 decibels near a house,
about the same as the hum of a fridge, but sound knowledge and
equipment set up in his back garden found it was louder. House officers
found that, during high wind, the noises coming from these wind
turbines exceeded the noise limits allowed, so now new conditions have
been put in place. The turbines are slowed down. That is when the wind
is too strong. But noise pollution is just one complaint. An ugly blot
on the landscape is another. The government has to meet its
renewable energy targets, 20% by 2020, which means more wind farms
for East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. A lot of people are in favour of
wind turbines, they know what they stand for, we can look at it and we
know it is producing energy. That one is turning fairly slowly, but
it is still producing enough to power 2000 homes. Back here, the
new owners of the farm are continuing to monitor the noise
level. But for John, this source of green energy comes at too high a
price. I spoke to Charles Anglin from
Renewables UK. That is an organisation which speaks for the
wind turbine industry. I asked how the noise problem is being dealt
with. There are 3000 turbines onshore in
the UK. In 300 different farms. On average, they are working 85% of
the time, that is 22 million hours of wind farm operation every year.
But we get complaints, saying that they are noisy, some people see
them not working when they should be working. In the last three years,
despite over 60 million hours of operation, there has been precisely
one noise complaint upheld against wind farms. However, where there
are issues, where people are concerned about noise, our members
strive to be considerate neighbours, good neighbours, so if there are
issues, they respond to them. This example is good, a conscientious
developer, listening to local residents, even though there is no
statutory level of nuisance, has agreed to moderate the operation of
the wind farm as a result. That is something that should be welcomed
and commended. The Duke of Edinburgh, he said they are
absolutely useless, and that supporters are believing in fairy-
tales. Many people will think he has got a good point. Those fairy-
tales of operating and Paris and 3 million homes, we are thus placing
lots of carbon dioxide every year. A quarter of a power stations are
given to close over next decade. We can either build power stations
which use imported gas, from places like Russia and Iran and Algeria
that do not like us very much, or we could have clean, green, UK wind
energy. That is a better choice. Was he wrong? I am not going to
comment on what he may have said in a private conversation, but I know
that this works, it is working now, and it will work in the future.
Let's throw this one open. We would like your views. Was the Duke of
Edinburgh right? Can they provide an answer to our increasing energy
needs? Should we learn to live with them, even if they do at times
disturb the peace the countryside? We will have some views before we
finish at 7pm. A pathologist has told the inquest
that a man would not have suffered a cardiac arrest which led to his
death if he had not been restrained by door staff in Lincoln. Professor
Guy Rutty was giving evidence at the inquest of William Pleasants,
who died outside the Engine Shed in October 2008. Professor Rutty told
the jury that William died because of their lack of oxygen to his
brain, caused by his cardia caressed.
An investigation is under way after a fire at Claxby Hall. 12 crews
were involved in fighting the flames, which have destroyed most
of the reef. It took 65 firefighters more than three hours
to control the fire. It is 15 years to the day since
Michael fewer died. He went missing, having told his family that he
believe that he was murdered, but they have no clues where his body
could be. His sister told our reporter about the torment of not
knowing what has happened. This is him when he was about eight
years old, he was just a normal little boy, growing up. Treasured
memories of a younger brother, much loved and still desperately missed.
It is exactly 15 years since Michael she would dine disappeared
from his home. He was 32 years old, and he had a daughter, who was then
aged eight. His sister has described his disappearance as a
mystery. 15 years on, she is still determined to establish exactly
what happened. You are in limbo. You cannot grieve, because you have
not found a body. You are still looking for him. With that glimmer
of hope that he might still be alive. It was here in the
Lincolnshire village where Michael lived and was last seen on 21st
November 1996. Every team missing persons inquiry was launched, but
three years later, after new evidence emerged, the circumstances
of the case changed. Lincolnshire Police launched a murder
investigation. While several people have been interviewed, no charges
have ever been brought. Police investigations have since revealed
that Michael had been concern for his safety, telling friends of his
concerns on the night he disappeared. He was clearly fearful
on that evening to, who he was going to meet. We do not know where
that was. There has been no trace of him since that time. On the 15th
anniversary of his disappearance, his family believes people may
still be withholding important Thank you are watching
Still ahead tonight. Meet the winner of this year's BBC Sport
And find out how East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire raised more than half
a million pounds for Children in Holmpton Cliffs near Withernsea
taken by Peter Loft. That's it tonight's photograph.
Police say East Yorkshire clearly. Try saying it now. East Yorkshire.
I enjoyed your tweets on Sunday morning. You were complaining you
could not sleep. If anyone knows that the cure for
insomnia, they know where to come. insomnia, they know where to come.
It is a depressing headline for the next 24 hours. A weather front
pushing in tomorrow. But after that, we will go rid of all that dull
weather. A big change coming by the middle of this week. End up the
short term, it is more of the same of. We have already got some fog
developing in places. It is a misty evening across all parts of
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. There could be some patchy rain in places
as well. Yet again, frost-free, lowest temperatures of the six or
Tomorrow, a grey start with fog and places. A little drizzle. During
the day, things are deteriorate. This weather front bringing
outbreaks of rain and drizzle towards us. It may begin to dry up
across the north-west, but conditions will remain cloudy. A
bit of a dreary day. Tennis Celsius in Hull. Similar value as a cross
from -- tennis Celsius. Similar Several people have said to me that
you do not see it clearly. Its not the first time it has been
mentioned, I will try harder. Sport now, Damian Johnson's here
with news of a winning start for Nick Barmby as the new Hull City
manager. How did the team perform for the new boss?
Very well. They won. A goalscoring return for Cameron Stewart. Stewart
scored the second goal in his first game back after a serious knee
injury. The win takes the Tigers back into the play off places.
Peter Dixon reports. It was a fairly low key arrival for
Hull City's new caretaker manager. There were, no doubt, some nerves
for Cameron Stewart, making his first appearance since accrue she
it injury. -- cruciate ligament It was a perfect start for a new
manager. It's not about me, it's about the players. Their attitude
and their commitment was superb. You can see the passes and the play
that we did. That is what these boys can do. I thought they were
fantastic. He would take charge again for the visit of Burnley on
Saturday. But he is just the caretaker, what
is the chance of is taking charge on a permanent basis?
Pretty good. You have got to fancy his chances of getting it.
The Scunthorpe United manager was critical of his players after they
slumped it to hit their third defeat of the season. The visitors
took the lead early on. Scunthorpe were booed off at half-time.
I every year in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, - -- Every year in
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, we look out for sport's unsung heroes as
part of the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award. One
candidate is 74-year-old Tony Bradwell who introduces disabled
people in Grimsby and Cleethorpes to all sorts of sports from
shooting to fishing, from cycling to tenpin bowling. I've been along
to meet him. Just Tibet like that. Tony Bradwell
helps about 60 people every week with a range of disabilities to
enjoy sport. Since 2007, he has spent five days a week, 52 weeks a
year volunteering for Foresight. The charity is like a family and he
is like the father. When I first started, they would not speak to
each other, now they never shut up. Tory either -- tory either
organises the groups themselves or organises volunteers. If there are
not well, they will come to me. But they get the same treatment as if
they were able bodies do. And that is as it should be. They are a
broader front, they are people. has got patience and tolerance. He
has also got eyes of the back of his head ex mack if he retires from
Foresight, we will never find a volunteer that gives us what he
does. At any back does not know that he has won the award. He knows
nothing about it. It will be a bit of a surprise for them. Is there an
Tony Bradwell care? You have won the Unsung Hero Award.
Congratulations. Thank you very much. You do terrific work, I had
been hearing all about it. What is your reaction? What is the reaction,
everyone? Well done. You can send The family of a teenager from
Scunthorpe are crossing their fingers after watching him perform
in the final of the Australian X- Reece Mastin moved Down Under with
his family six years ago. This morning, those back in North
Lincolnshire watched his performance in the final of the
reality show. They now face an anxious wait to see if he's won.
The results aren't revealed until tomorrow.
Demolition is due to start on a crumbling 1960s' multi-storey car
park in Scunthorpe. When it was built, it was at the cutting edge
of architecture, but as Simon Spark reports, town planners soon turned
against such modern designs. Another sign of the Times... They
were the cutting edge buildings of their day. Somewhere to park your
car. But Scunthorpe is just about to lose its most iconic car park.
It has been around since their early 1970s, but demolition has
already begun after that building was found to be structurally
unstable. It is a concrete construction. It is one we would
have liked to keep. Should Scunthorpe are we sad Butler-Sloss?
It was built in the brutalist style of architecture. A stab both loved
and hated. It has been part of our landscape for decades. In Sheffield,
instead of demolishing these flats, they have been renovated. This car
park is being featured in films. This man thinks they have had their
day. They must have looked nice against Mediterranean the blue
skies, but in England, at him winter, they look pretty awful.
What would people prefer? Some decent of shops. All be get his
power under shops. Another piece of local history gone. At the moment,
there are no plans for what will take its place. People just talk
that what ever does take its place, it will be good for the town.
How is the demolition going? Things are progressing pretty
quickly. Things started about 30 minutes ago. This is happening at
night to minimise disruption to shoppers and businesses. What we
are witnessing here is set -- is they changing face of Scunthorpe.
It is the end of an architectural era for this type of car park.
Thank you very much. More than half a million pounds has
been raised in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire for Children in Need.
Friday night saw choirs sing for top honours at the BBC Children in
Need Rocks event. The audience at the Hull Truck Theatre were
entertained by seven sets of Seven choirs singing for one very
Thousands it turned him to watch the competition. -- of thousands
are tuned in to watch the competition. But it was just one
way that people in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire helped. Remit
fantastic craft and food items. have been swimming in our pyjamas.
Recycled from Germany to Lincoln. So far, Look North viewers have
raised a whopping �500,000 for children indeed. But that figure is
expected to go up. The winners were the ones in the
yellow T-shirts, Victoria Dock Primary School. This afternoon they
were singing at a supermarket in Hull and I went to listen.
# Rudolf the red nosed reindeer... How does it feel?
It feels very proud and happy. We were apprehensive before the bed
out, but once we got out there, the children sang amazingly and we were
all so proud. Did you enjoy it? because we got to go on stage.
you were on the television. Did you think you were going to win? Yes,
because we had been practising for a long time. Did you think you were
going to them? I was not sure. was the most frightening part of
the whole experience? Probably talking to you right now.
Congratulations, you have done a fantastic job.
They were wonderful. Well done to them. And well done to all the
other choirs that took part. Let's get a recap of the national
and regional headlines. Milly Dowler's mother gives evidence
against those she believes hacked into her daughter's phone,
describing the moment when she thought that messages had been
deleted by Milly herself. The BBC learns that a fault has
been identified in the type of ejector seat used by the Red Arrows.
Dull and damp tomorrow. But mild. A big response on the subject of
wind turbines. Craig says, they create jobs and are clean,
renewable energy. This one, I have stood right next
to those turbines, they do not make a noise.
Would the Duke of Edinburgh complain if his lights went out?