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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight.


The majority of schools in our area are facing closure next Wednesday,


the warning from a trade union ahead of strike action.


Why private security patrols are being introduced to a market town.


Our officers can actually detained people if required if someone is


causing a problem, and that is all done in conjunction with the police.


It may look like a rat but this is the country's most endangered


mammal and it's flourishing in east Yorkshire.


Why this is a sound you won't be hearing in Lincoln for several


weeks. And a very windy weekend to come


It's been called the biggest strike in a generation and next Wednesday


it will affect the majority of schools across East Yorkshire and


Lincolnshire. That's according to a leading teaching union which says


thousands of teachers will take part in the national walkout to


protest against changes to pensions. The strike will also affect


hospitals, colleges, courts and job centres. Our Political Editor Tim


Next Wednesday thousands of public sector workers will march in


protest at proposed changes to their pensions. Emma is a primary


school teacher at Willerby in East Yorkshire. She is unhappy about


having to pay more towards her pension and work longer. They still


want me to work until I am 68, they still want me to pay more into my


pension and at the end of it I will get a poor pension. Teachers on


average get �10,000 a year. I can name staff on a tractor at this


called that as women are looking at a pension of around �8,000.


many parents say next week's strike will be inconvenient. I will have


to get to somebody else to get the children for a couple of hours. Or


we will track them all out with us. I understand they are worried about


the pensions, but wide disrupt the children's education. More than 2


million public sector workers across the country are expected to


join the next Wednesday's walkout. Even their pension negotiations are


still ongoing, the unions have defended their decision to take


strike action. We are expecting that the vast majority of schools


will be closed or partially closed. To those who are inconvenienced and


out of pocket, no teacher wants that to happen. That is not our aim.


The government claims the destruction caused by next week's


day of action will cost the country half-a- billion pounds. But at this


stage, nothing looks set to stop the biggest this strike for a


generation. Joining me in the studio and Graham


Stuart, the Beverley and Holderness MP and Chair of the Education


Select Committe and Brian Swinton of the National Union of Teachers.


David Cameron has called this action irresponsible and wrong, why


are you doing it? Because we have do. There is no alternative. Graham


and his colleagues are not listening. They are not seriously


coming back to be at the negotiating table. More than half


of your members did not ban it -- did not bother to return their


ballot papers. If you look at Graham's constituency results... A


64 % of teachers did not choose to have a strike. Democracy works in


the same way. The 64 % did not vote no, otherwise they would have done.


Why should teachers work until they are 68 years old and increase the


amount they put into their pensions? John Hutton looked into


public sector pensions and he came out with a report which suggested


that need for change. If the situation which makes the strike


call for more than reasonable is of this fact that the negotiations are


run going. The government came forward a few weeks ago with an


even more generous offer. The situation after the reforms has


been described by the pensions adviser to the last Labour


government as hugely generous. They are generous pensions, they are


much better than people in the private sector have and yet they


are going on strike and inconveniencing parents. We regret


any inconvenience to parents. But that is what a strike is about. We


want to know what has happened to more than �6.4 billion. Since the


pension scheme started, there has been a surplus of paying-in over


what the Treasury has paid out. Successive governments have had


that money and lost it, where has it gone? Your disrupting people's


lives next week. Would you say to the parents? But they are with us.


We want to get it right. But we want to get education right for


this country with a secure teaching force who are able to look forward


to a good career. This is the only way they can get their message


across. That is not true. But the negotiations are ongoing. The


result for the teachers will still be generous. I travel agents in


Beverly contacted me, she works longer than teachers for much less


money, why it should she not take a day after next Wednesday? The why


are so many doctors and nurses and paddock -- paramedics also taking


strike action? It is everybody. Government has lost its credibility


on pensions. The previous government spent more money on the


public sector than the country could afford. Now we are forced to


share that Burton and we will still be left with a far better pensions


for than those in the private sector. The teachers' pension


scheme has a made a profit that successive governments has stolen.


The 64 % of teachers who did not say yes to the strike, what do you


say to them? Go to work on Wednesday. I do sympathise with the


for teachers. But it is not a right to inconvenience the public.


will leave it there. It thank you. Do you support the teachers and the


strike? We would like to hear from The strikes will be debated on the


politics show on Sunday here on BBC One.


Thank you for watching this Friday night. Still ahead, the author


raising thousands for charity in memory of her daughter.


A council is so concerned about safety that it has decided to


employ its own security staff to patrol the streets at night. Burton


Council is the first in our area to employed a private security teams


and says it is responding to demands from local businesses.


Humberside police say crime figures are down in the town.


It is a small North Letitia market town, but problems at the weekend


are casting a dark shadow over Barton's image. They smashed


windows. A few windows get broken. Now in the run-up to Christmas, the


town council want people to be reassured, so they are spending


�500 on patrols from a private security firm. We have no powers to


arrest. The men we have on actinide are on radios and they have


constant contact with the police. With any issues of they will be


straight on the radio to the police. It is about reassuring local people.


Clare thinks this is a good idea. She has been a victim of crime in


the past. The windows have been broken and at one point I could not


led by children out. It is needed around here. Christopher lives near


to a lot of the trouble. I have seen that shop window over there


being poured through over six times now. We spoke to the owners of the


shop. We have shown them the CCTV camera and they come in all of the


time. They are stealing things and breaking things all of the time.


But there are still questions over whether two wardens will make a lot


of difference. They will be patrolling the street and just


moving the trouble on elsewhere. I do not think it will stop any


trouble. I think they should do it. It by taking the action we have


done, we have freed up the police to focus on other things. We have


the presence we want on the beat. Hopefully that visible presence


will reassure people and help them to feel safe. The scheme will start


at 10pm and run until 2am for the next four Fridays. The people here


hope that this will make a difference.


We asked Humberside police to talk was about Barton but they said that


no one was available. They said that they were aware of the scheme


and they supported the town council. But they added that statistically


over the last five years crime has continued to fall in Barton.


However they said that they recognise that some people's


perception might be different that. Please get in contact with us if


you want to comment on that story. A Hull man has been jailed for two


years after being found guilty of violent disorder during the


spending cuts protest in London in March. Joseph Binney was involved


in the attack on the Santander bank. He was also jailed for three months


for causing more than �20,000 of damage to trains and railway


property with graffiti. The European Union is giving a


million pounds to support East Yorkshire's shell fishing industry.


The money will be used to tell consumers about local shellfish and


to launch apprenticeships. East Yorkshire has the UK's largest crab


and lobster fishery. 50 new jobs are being created in


Goole through a �30 million investment in a glass factory there.


Guardian Industries say the money will be spent in its energy saving


glass department. It was opened in 2003 by an american company and


employs 280 people. A mother from Northern Lincolnshire,


whose daughter died from a sudden asthma attack, is writing a series


of story books to raise money in her memory. Laura McPhee from


Humberston was among almost 24,000 people in Lincolnshire who have


asthma. But unlike so many others, This is how Laura's family remember


her - singing her favourite song. And these moments have inspired her


mum to fund raised in her memory. From her home in Humberston, near


Grimsby, Tracy Murphy has written a series of children's books to raise


Moat -- money for asthma awareness. Had tortured we are at losing Laura,


in a way, if we can help others, by losing her... Hopefully we are


doing something good. Laura was nine when she died. She had had


asthma for years but when the ambulance was called last December,


it got stuck in 10 inches of snow. She told me she could not breathe


and she started to go blue. She had asthma attacks a lot, but you don't


think that it child can pass away from it. With the help of Laura's


grandad, Tracy has written the Laura Bear books. Her inspiration


is the teddy her daughter made just days before she died. She was


making jokes about the adventures of Laura Bear. I asked Tracey why


she didn't frighten children's books and incorporate the inhaler,


and that she was a poorly bare and the rest of it. We thought it would


get it across to the kids to make sure they take their breathers


wherever they go. But family have already raised �22,000 for life-


saving equipment at Grimsby Hospital. She is hoping her new


books will raise even more. We wish the family well. Thank you


for watching. Still ahead: The hunt is on in East Yorkshire for the


country's rarest mammal. And while Lincoln Cathedral's main


bell is falling silent after 175 years. -- wife.


This is a pure fluke. Denied's photograph is of Lincoln Cathedral!


It is by Chris in Cottingham, who Cyril says that he watches with his


wife every night in Brittany. They have had several misty mornings


recently, and a white rainbow with no colours.


Perhaps too many glasses of wine! That is not what we expected. Maybe


I am stupid - I don't know the answer to that.


Ahead lie is a very windy one. It looks like November is going out


with a bang. The Met Office have a warning in place for widespread


gales developing later tomorrow, so you have been warned. A very windy


weekend. The weather will not be too bad. Some rain on Saturday


night and then Sunday looks fine with some sunshine, but the weekend


will be spoilt by the strength of the wind. These isobars are tightly


packed. It could get up to 65 mph across the most exposed parts of


the region. Some sharp showers this afternoon but apart from one a two


right now, we seem to be entering a dry night. It will be feeling


chilly. There are a number of lights being switched on this


evening. Cloud does increase later and perhaps the odd spot of rain in


the West. Temperatures will be as low as three or four degrees. The


sun will rise in the morning just before 7:50am. So, windy from the


word go across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, but apart from the


odd spot of rain, it is dry. Cloudy at times but the wind will help to


break the cloud. The best of the sunny spells will be the further


south you go. At the end of the day, widespread gales and temperatures


are looking quite good numerically, but when you add the impact of the


wind, it will feel quite chilly. Wet and windy weather to come on


Saturday Night and Sunday is very windy, but bright with some


Poor old Cyril in Brittany was hoping for a scientific explanation


to restore his credibility with his neighbours!


The wind is quite common. Don't make it worse! Don't make it


worse! I apologise to any wine drinkers.


Thank you for all the responses on the story about concerns over plans


to drill for oil and gas in East Yorkshire. Rathlin Energy wants to


sink a 1.5 mile deep borehole Underground between Bishop Burton


and Walkington. The council voted to delay the plans at a meeting


yesterday, following fears about the environmental impact. Keith in


Hull says that if there is all there, it should be extracted...


Here are some more of your Thanks for all of those. We read


and listen to all of the messages. Nick Barmby takes charge of his


first game at the KC Stadium, where whole city meet Burnley in the


championship tomorrow. He admitted that life had been a bit of a


whirlwind since his appointment last week.


A start -- as a start to your managerial career go, this was a


corker. Nick appreciated his side's defeat after Burnley last week. It


was the best way to answer those who doubted his experience. This is


a new experience and there is one of those every day. Agents are


ringing up bones non-stop. You have got to deal with those things, but


we have got people in place who cannot share the workload. --


bringing up phones. With his experience as a player, he passes


on experience to individuals to help them out. He can do that now


he is manager. A bid is going to be an emotional homecoming for Nick


Barmby - his first game at the KC Stadium as manager of his hometown


club. In Lincolnshire, a tricky game for Scunthorpe United in


League One. They are off to Notts County.


Scunthorpe will be glad to see the back of November. They have not


managed a single win, with losses like this to Hartlepool compounded


by an FA Cup exit. In the non- League world, Grimsby Town head to


Kettering. Lincoln City welcomed Ebbsfleet United to their stadium


for the first time. -- will welcome. Enjoy your football! Next season's


Super League fixtures have been released and Hull Kingston Rovers


will meet champions Leeds on the opening day. Rovers travelled to


Headingley on 3rd February, while Hull FC welcome Warrington to the


KC Stadium two days later. The two Hull sides go head to head for the


first time on Good Friday at Craven Park.


It may look like a rat, but this is, in fact, Britain's most endangered


mammal. Water voles have been dying out as their habitat has been


destroyed. Now, special wildlife cameras have been fitted as a farm


near Goole to track their movements. -- track their movements. Sue


Vaughan has been to find out more. Looking for East Yorkshire's Most


Wanted. Since April, these special cameras have been recording the


movements of this elusive creature on a farm near Goole. Once


commonplace, the water vole is now fighting for survival. The water


vole is Britain's most endangered mammal, so we have got to act now


to stop the decline and hopefully, as well as halting the decline,


start to build up the numbers. Water voles' numbers have dropped


90% since the late 1980s. The introduction of mink, which kill


and, is one problem. The destruction of habitat is another.


This is one of the main areas we found them in. To give them a


fighting chance, this farmer has changed the way he works to protect


the ditches they live in. We are cleaning out one side of the drain


every two years. It is better for the water vole because they have


overhead cover to protect them Prom predators. Now they know whether


voles live, it is easier to protect them. What sort of things have you


been looking for? What we are looking for is, for example in the


bank here, Burrows. We also look for remains of where they have been


eating, so you can see here where they have cut it off at the end.


is strange to think that just a few decades ago, water voles would have


been a common sight in drains like this. Those days have now long gone


but it is hoped that projects on farms, like this one, the in the


Yorkshire Water vole can once again go from strength to strength.


Members of the public are being invited to help plan to 3,000 trees


near Boston this weekend. The Boston Woods Trust now has around


100 acres around the town, including the latest, planted by


school children in Wyberton. 40,000 trees have been planted in the past


10 years to create the new wood. Sunday's event is at Jenny's Wood.


Two more towns have switched on their Christmas lights. Grimsby's


decorations were turned on by the mayor of North East Lincolnshire,


Susan Pickett, last night. And crowds gathered in Boston to see


the unveiling of the town's new lights, which replace ones that


were in use for 40 years. It has been running in the new year


since 1835 but now, Lincoln Cathedral's main bell is to fall


silent just ahead of this year's festivities. Great Tom, as it is


known, needs repairs - and that means that 2012 may be wrong in it


Its chimes have been echoing through the streets of Lincoln


since 1830. But now the Cathedral's largest bell, known as Great Tom,


stands silent. This is the main hammer that rings are the our


Balfour great Tom. It has cushioning strings. -- the hour


bell. Those strings are to cushion the blow on to the bell, like shock


absorbers on your car. Without those, the integrity of the Bell


could be compromised and it could crack. This Bell weighs 5.5 tonnes,


the equivalent of five small cars. Getting it down would be a huge job,


as that would mean descending a winding stone staircase of 150


steps. Master craftsmen will remove the broken parts and use them as


templates to craft new ones. They will work against the clock to


avoid having to use a recording of the chimes to see him at the new


year. -- to see inner. The Cathedral's smaller Bells,


which ring every 15 minutes, are still working. It is the our


accounts that will be missed, especially during Lincoln's


Christmas markets. Starting next week, it attracts thousands of


visitors from across the world. Nobel's! They are broken! They are!


Not a shame. It seems a shame because they are beatable. It is


the sound of England. I was having a tour round, looking at the towns


and cities. I am going to find a pub now. The priority is preserving


this ancient bell for the future, which might be in this new year


will sound a little different. -- might mean a.


A recap of the main headlines: Heathrow tells passengers to expect


delays of up to 12 hours on a day of the public sector strikes next


week. It comes as a trade union wants the


majority of schools in our area will be affected by the walkout


next Wednesday. Cloudy and mostly dry tomorrow,


with sunny intervals. Top temperatures around 12 Celsius.


After a discussion about teachers, Lesley says she has worked all her


life and can't retire enters she is 67. She asks what is so important


about teachers that they should strike and how they dare ask so --


that so irresponsibly. Another view asks how a travel


agents' wages can be compared with teachers' wages. He they say it is


a ridiculous comparison. Another woman says that teachers


should be happy with the pension they have got. She says they should


be happy they have a job. Rachel says public sector workers


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