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


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


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


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


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


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


Join the crowd in Queen Victoria Square later as the Chuckle


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


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


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


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


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


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


told parliament what effect that will have. Here is our


correspondent in Westminster. Will anything changed as a result of


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


BAE and the government had received a powerful and passionate message


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


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


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


capacity or closing Braque and what it company is doing during


consultation. The potential closures were described as both


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


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


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


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


where the emblematic British aircraft, the Red Arrows aircraft,


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


going now. The company has reiterated the case that these


potential losses are for commercial reasons. The slowdown in defence


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


You represent the workforce. What can the Government realistically do


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Commons. The closure is an industrial tragedy and 80 human


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


company and the government understands that. We are a very


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


wants to sink 1.5 miles of boreholes in the ground between


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


has got potential down there. environmental concerns that worry


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


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


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


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


damaging to health and the environment and the whole system


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


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


am joined by Professor Afrom Manchester University. He is a


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


Professor Ernie Rutter. We think that the environmental issues and


about the impact on the beat landscape and the potential in


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


that is a different process compared to what has been proposed


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


and has been collected into reservoir rocks higher up. The


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


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


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


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


conventional resources. And indeed not all conventional resources.


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


your thoughts about this. Should people in Walkington and nearby


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


getting a close-up look at wartime life.


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


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


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


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


Belmont transmitter so your reception should be improved from


Sadly, There are still some dodgy pictures from the Belmont


transmitter, and there is one of them!


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


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


much. It will be quite windy, but bright


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


There are concerns about the training of door staff, following


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


A jury found that William Pleasants was unlawfully killed in October


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


a tragedy that could happen again. Jake Zuckerman reports.


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


celebrating his girlfriend's birthday at the Engine Shed venue


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


staff. To work as a door supervisor, you


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


those applying need to have been trained how to restrain someone


safely. But anyone who obtained their licence before that date


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


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


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


be possible especially in circumstances are for your man with


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


William Pleasants has highlighted the issue of training. Several


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


are trained. Despite the concern raised in court,


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


following the death of William Pleasants, the security industry


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


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


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


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


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


Trust is working with homelessness charity Framework to run the new


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


and Grimsby as well. Some more news now.


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


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


employs more than 100 people in Grantham, already supplies power


conversion units to US and European turbine manufacturers.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


City Council. The authority has defended its record after spending


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


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


hobby for many people, but one Lincolnshire couple have turned


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


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


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


war. Simon Spark's been to meet them.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


and regional headlines. Actress Sienna Miller and author JK


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


at the Leveson inquiry. MPs debate the future of hundreds


of BAE workers who are facing redundancy.


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


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


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


We were talking about the possibility of drilling for oral or


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


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


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


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


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


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