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This is Look North. The headlines... MPs debate the future of hundreds

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of BAE workers facing redundancy. They are effectively moving to a

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position where the emblematic British aircraft, the cork, the Red

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Arrows, will be made abroad. death of William Pleasants should

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be a warning to all door staff is the advice from a former supervisor.

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On hold. The plans to drill for oil in the East Yorkshire countryside.

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Join the crowd in Queen Victoria Square later as the Chuckle

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Brothers switch on detested light. It should stay -- the festive

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lights. What will the weather forecast look like? Join me to find

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Good evening. It has been described as a human and industrial tragedy

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in the House of Commons today. MPs had debated the future of hundreds

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of BAE workers facing redundancy in East Yorkshire. 899 people in total

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will lose their jobs in Brough by the end of the year. Local MPs have

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told parliament what effect that will have. Here is our

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correspondent in Westminster. Will anything changed as a result of

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this debate? Has anything been achieved? It is true to say that

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BAE and the government had received a powerful and passionate message

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today about the company in Brough and the human impact of these

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potential job losses. The impact on grandfathers, fathers and children

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and the impact on the community. Questions had been raised about the

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capacity or closing Braque and what it company is doing during

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consultation. The potential closures were described as both

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painful and not necessary. This is a company rooted in East Yorkshire.

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The impact when it departs will be indescribable. Not just on the

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workforce but the work they do at schools, universities and colleges.

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Whether by accident or by design, BAE are effectively in a position

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where the emblematic British aircraft, the Red Arrows aircraft,

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is going to be made abroad. That is where a serious part of jobs are

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going now. The company has reiterated the case that these

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potential losses are for commercial reasons. The slowdown in defence

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orders. But it will do all it can to mitigate job losses. I am joined

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by MP, Alan Johnson or stop do you believe that the company when it

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offers these --. Do you believe these reassurances? They have taken

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the decision to end the jobs of hundreds of people to impress

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shareholders. But they should be saying how honourable state can be

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a. Everybody in that debate have been very supportive but also

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Conservative MPs. Yes, we are in troubled times but we must do

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things differently. It used to be a British company. There was a

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feeling that unlike other countries, all affected by the slowdown, they

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are not putting skilled workers out of work and not closing facilities.

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You represent the workforce. What can the Government realistically do

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to reduce these losses? We must make certain that challenges are

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made. We must look creatively at the way the consultation is taking

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place. But it has not been substantial from the company today.

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They used a role for government. -- there is a role for government. We

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are looking at putting money into the area to attract business will

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stop be --. And the drain of resources has already started.

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we want highly-skilled jobs for people. We must not have this.

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is back next week to lobby Parliament against these job losses.

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We have got one month left before consultation ends. But the feeling

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is time is running out. We have been talking to residents and

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Since the cuts were announced in September, workers have fought hard

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to save their jobs. Today they had the attention of the House of

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Commons. The closure is an industrial tragedy and 80 human

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tragedy as well. -- also ate human tragedy. But it offered little

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comfort to Jackie. She had to sell her house as her and her husband

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face redundancy. I am not feeling optimistic. We are not being told

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their rematch. I am hoping to here some news. -- very much. But it is

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doom and gloom all the time. There is no future. Today's debate comes

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eight days after a visit by the shadow defence secretary. But

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despite numerous pledges of support, many people are fearing the worst.

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The MPs will lobby for anything, I think. But I do not think that they

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can change business. I cannot see a future for military aircraft

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production in Brough. I am sure they will do the best that they can.

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But some staff are positive. Darren and Mark had spent much of their

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working lives at the site. They spent lunchtime listening as MPs

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debated the future. After Christmas, whole families will be looking for

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work. When you have got the local MPs and government debating about

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the future, it has got to help and we will not give up and we hope the

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company and the government understands that. We are a very

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skilled workforce. The government realised that if we lose the skills

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it is difficult to get them back. Redundancies are expected next

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spring. Discussions are ongoing and it is hoped the debate will have

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helped. But workers will continue to fight to stop the cuts. Coming

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up... Why the death of William Pleasants should be a warning to

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all other door staff. Plans to drill for oil in East Yorkshire

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have been delayed after a meeting in Beverley today. Rathlin Energy

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wants to sink 1.5 miles of boreholes in the ground between

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Bishop Burton and Walkington. But people want to understand what the

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impact will be on the environment. Powering cars and heating houses

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and switching on lights are. We are reliant on fossil fuel. When it

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comes to extraction, would you want it to happen next to your house?

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That was the debate here today. A Canadian company wants to drill

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outside of the damage To do just that. Despite the fact that

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environmentally it is not good for this area at all, we could use that

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to our advantage. I do not think we have got the full story. We must

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understand more about it. We should encourage it because we need more

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natural resources and to develop them. But we must make sure things

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are protected. This is the area where the company is seeking

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permission to drill. They say they have not got plans to use

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controversial techniques referred to as "fracking", which might have

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caused her tremors in the North West of England. -- tremors.

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think we have got rocks present in the sub-surface. We think the fuel

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has got potential down there. environmental concerns that worry

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the East Riding of Yorkshire council. His after-dinner they

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decided unanimously against giving the company began ahead. -- today,

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they decided unanimously against. - - going ahead. This could actually

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be a source of pollution for toxins and nasty chemicals. That can be

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damaging to health and the environment and the whole system

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will stop a report will be --. report will be commissioned shortly.

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People will have to wait until the new year for the final decision. I

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am joined by Professor Afrom Manchester University. He is a

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professor of Structural Geology. -- Professor macro. -- I am joined by

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Professor Ernie Rutter. We think that the environmental issues and

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about the impact on the beat landscape and the potential in

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stacked on water supplies have been looked at very carefully. We do not

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think that we will have much of an impact. One correspondent suggested

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that chemicals might get in the water supply but honestly I think

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that is nonsense. It will be protected by steel pipes. It will

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be protected from the greater part of the length and it will not be

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possible for anything to get sideways into the rocks. But the

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worry is this is "fracking" by another name and that caused

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tremors in your part of the world. It is correct that the injection of

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pressurised to it did cause some small tremors in Blackpool. But

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that is a different process compared to what has been proposed

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it. This is about conventional resources. Oil that has migrated

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and has been collected into reservoir rocks higher up. The

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quantity of water required for that operation is about 3% of what is

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required for "fracking". It is completely different. Can we see

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other villages and areas being targeted like this? You make it

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sound like something people. It is -- terrible. But it is for

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conventional resources. And indeed not all conventional resources.

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Professor, thank you very much indeed. I would be interested in

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your thoughts about this. Should people in Walkington and nearby

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villages be worried about this We will read some of your messages

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before 7 o'clock. People living on the Ings Road Estate are

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disappointed with the announcement by the government of �3 million in

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funding to improve the area. The council says it does not come close

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to the money lost when plans to regenerate the area was cancelled

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last year it. It will consult to find out how it should be used.

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Will we get enough money to do something with this area or are we

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going to be left like this for many more years? These houses are in

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such a poor state of repair and it Still ahead: The schoolchildren

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getting a close-up look at wartime life.

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Tonight's photograph was taken by Lulu rose Phillips. This is in

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Cottingham. You might like to know that, following our Digital

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switchover a couple of months ago some of you found that you were

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"missing" some channels. Well, the power has been boosted to the

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Belmont transmitter so your reception should be improved from

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Sadly, There are still some dodgy pictures from the Belmont

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transmitter, and there is one of them!

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Are you sure viewers have not been asked for it to be turned down when

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you are on? 10 to very much. -- thank-you very

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much. It will be quite windy, but bright

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tomorrow. There will be plenty of sunshine, with a few showers later.

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You will notice a chill in the earth. - - air. It is definitely

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changing as we head into December. This weather front here could bring

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some showers through the course of the after that. It has not been bad

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today. We have all seen sunshine. The winds will pick up, so a strong

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and gusty south-west wind. It stays dry until the early hours of the

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morning. We will see some patchy outbreaks of rain. Lowest

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temperatures down to six or seven. The sun rises at 7:45am, setting at

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3:51pm. That overnight rain will be cleared by daybreak tomorrow

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morning. It looks like a beautiful start, with lots of sunshine. Skies

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may turn partly cloudy. At risk of a few showers, but I think the

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exception to that role. Temperatures will take a dip. It

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will feel quite called out of doors. Nine Celsius is about average for

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this time of year. Mostly dry on Saturday, some rain Saturday night,

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very windy on Sunday. Must be dry I think turning a transmitted down

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at 6:30pm is a very good idea -- turning the transmitter it down.

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There are concerns about the training of door staff, following

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an inquest into the death of a man restrained outside a Lincoln club.

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A jury found that William Pleasants was unlawfully killed in October

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2008. One of the staff on duty that night has told BBC Look North it's

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a tragedy that could happen again. Jake Zuckerman reports.

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On the 4th of October 2008, 23- year-old William Pleasants was

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celebrating his girlfriend's birthday at the Engine Shed venue

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in Lincoln. He was thrown out following an argument. After being

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restrained by door staff, he stopped breathing, and died later

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in hospital. Yesterday, an inquest at Lincoln Crown Court found that

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he was unlawfully killed. Katie King was one of the door staff on

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duty that night. She's always maintained that only reasonable

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force was used. I believe this should be warning to all tall staff

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that with them their jobs, doing their jobs in the best where

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possible, this can happen and they can be blamed for it. -- all door

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staff. To work as a door supervisor, you

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need a licence from the Security Industry Authority. Since 2010,

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those applying need to have been trained how to restrain someone

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safely. But anyone who obtained their licence before that date

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doesn't need to have any training in physical intervention. Given the

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state of training in the industry, could something like this happen

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again tomorrow? I would hope not, for everyone involved, but it could

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be possible especially in circumstances are for your man with

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illegal drugs in his system. The inquest into the death of

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William Pleasants has highlighted the issue of training. Several

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issues were raised during the inquest. One is the way door staff

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are trained. Despite the concern raised in court,

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door staff do seem to have a good reputation among the public. But

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following the death of William Pleasants, the security industry

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could face further scrutiny. It is a difficult job. I think Eddie when

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OK job. Hilaire stories about them being too big for their boots, but

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I have never had a problem with them. -- you hear stories.

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Nearly 20 people who were living on the streets in Lincoln now have a

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roof over their head thanks to a new homelessness shelter. The Nomad

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Trust is working with homelessness charity Framework to run the new

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Pathways Centre on Beaumont Fee. It's one of several ways homeless

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people in the city are being helped. The festive season gest under way

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officially tonight as the Christmas lights are switched on in Boston,

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Grimsby and In Hull. And Anne Marie Tasker's on the balcony of Hull

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City Hall right now waiting for the big switch-on. There is quite a big

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crowd there. Yes, absolutely. Thousands and thousands of people

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are here in Queen Victoria Square, ready for they Christmas switch-on.

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We have had festive carols and Christmas Parade. The countdown is

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about to start. Joining me out the chuckle Brothers. Good evening.

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there. You had a rapturous welcome. How excited are you tibia?

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brilliant. To be in Yorkshire, it is brilliant. -- how excited are

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you to be here? Come and see us in the pantomime. You are delighted to

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be back here? Yes. It is a great place. We can see Father Christmas

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and the background. Have you given him your Christmas list? Yes. He

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said I had been a good boy, but he has been a bad boy. I said to you,

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to make. No presents for you, then. The lady who has the honour of

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switching on a light his here. She has fostered 320 children in the

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city. I'm excited? Yes. Any second, you get to press the plunger. How

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pleased I knew? It is unbelievable. Good luck. We were led to step

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forward. She is about to do the Duke say. -- we will let you step

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forward. We will hear her the countdown begins. Three, two,

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So that's 8. The Christmas shopping will start. People will be here for

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a few hours, enjoy a in the celebrations. Lovely. Thank you

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very much. The lights are on in Hull. They also going on in Boston

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and Grimsby as well. Some more news now.

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A Lincolnshire engineering company has won a 1-million-euro contract

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to supply wind turbine components to China. BGB engineering, which

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employs more than 100 people in Grantham, already supplies power

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conversion units to US and European turbine manufacturers.

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Work is to be carried out in Skegness in preparation for next

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year's summer season. �600,000 will be spent improving the foreshore

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and creating a nature and wildlife area. It's hoped it will attract

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more investment to the area. New Hull City boss Nick Barmby says

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he hasn't been tempted to tinker with the team much since taking

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over. Barmby, who led the Tigers to a 2-0 victory at Derby County last

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week, says he'll take small steps to imposing his ways. This what we

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have and the players, they want to learn and get better -- the squad

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we have. There's not a major change. If you are going to do that, you do

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it with baby steps. On last night's programme, we told

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you about a Hull grandmother who is suing the council after tripping

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over a pavement on the estate where she lives. Jean Stephenson broke

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both of her arms in the fall, and is demanding compensation from Hull

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City Council. The authority has defended its record after spending

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more than �1 million fixing pavements in the last year. Thank-

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you for the emails and messages. Collecting memorabilia might be a

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hobby for many people, but one Lincolnshire couple have turned

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their passion for the Second World War into their very own mobile

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museum. Visiting schools with two tonnes of weapons, clothing and

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toys, they help pupils get a hands- on understanding of life during the

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war. Simon Spark's been to meet them.

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If you had enough memorabilia to start your own museum, would you do

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that? Well, this couple have done. They have set up a mobile museum

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which tours schools. At this primary school today, the pupils

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are excited. This is a German egg grenade. This is 100 years old. It

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started when I was about the same age as their children. I started

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collecting bits-and-pieces. It grew and grew.. My wife and I have

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collected and paid for the bulk of this. It is quite a collection.

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children love this. It is hands-on. Most museums they go to, everything

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is behind glass. We come into schools, transform the hall and

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they get a real feeling for it. They can pick up things, try things

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on, they can handle genuine artifacts from the Second World War.

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They really love it. I got to hold a grenade which was really cool!

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was shocked. Some of the soldiers from World War II said the best

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weapon they had was their helmet. The amount of items on display have

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a weight of two tons and take hours to set up. But at the end of their

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two-day tour, they will go home for a nice cup of tea and watch some

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war films, apparently. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines. Actress Sienna Miller and author JK

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Rowling speak out about their treatment at the hands of the press

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at the Leveson inquiry. MPs debate the future of hundreds

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of BAE workers who are facing redundancy.

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And tomorrow's weather. A dry, sunny start. Turing partly cloudy,

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with a risk of a few showers in the afternoon. Feeling colder. Maximum

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temperature 10 degrees Celsius. That's 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

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We were talking about the possibility of drilling for oral or

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gas in Walkington. Response coming in -- or oil. This one saying, why

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are we not drilling for our own oil? We need your industry we can

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get. Someone else said, there is allegedly lots of coal underground,

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what is wrong with using it? He said, if there is all at Walkington,

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yes, it should be extracted and save everybody in the UK a fortune

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