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

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The Chancellor calls for Humber Bridge tolls to be halved within

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eight weeks. The Government has done its bit,

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and that the local bridge authority can do they ate and I hope we get

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those tolls down. I will be asking the chairman of

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the Humber Bridge Board if he can meet that demand.

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It is the fastest growing crime, police say metal theft is the new

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ram-raiding. They are stealing tens or hundreds of pounds worth of

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scrap-metal and causing tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds

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worth of damage. And the crowds make for a bumper

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start to the Lincoln Christmas Market with a record number of

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visitors. Angina may for the all-important

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weekend weather forecast. -- and The Chancellor of the Exchequer has

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told BBC Look North that toll charges across the Humber Bridge

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should be cut within eight weeks. George Osborne visited the Bridge

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today following this week's announced and that tolls would be

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cut in half to �1.50 each way for cars. The Chancellor said he also

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expects to see tolls reduced for lorries. In a moment we will be

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asking Councillor David Gemmell, chairman of Humber Bridge Board, if

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he can fulfil this challenge. First, here is Tim Iredale.

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In a week where he signed off �150 million to write down almost half

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the remaining debt on the Humber Bridge, the Chancellor came to see

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where his money, or more accurately your money, had been spent. I think

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it probably help the economy, it means Yorkshire and Lancashire, the

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Government has acted to get the tolls dead, I hope we will see the

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car pulls down and we will also see the HGV tolls down, because that

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will help local -- economy. Now the local bridge authority can do their

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bit and I hope we can get those tolls down within the next couple

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of months. That will be a decision for the reorganised Bridge Board.

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The bigger question for many is what is the Chancellor doing to

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reduce the growing dole queues on both sides of the Humber? We have

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had the announcement that almost 900 people will lose their jobs at

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BAE in Brough, according to the latest figures, for every job

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vacancy there are 80 jobseeker's chasing the House vacancies. What

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do you say to those people who say you policies are not working here?

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I am delivered the problems that have built up over a decade. We ran

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up huge debts on a national credit card. We are getting the economy

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moving forward by investing in transport, cutting the tolls on the

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Humber Bridge, creating the enterprise zones, and in Brough

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specifically, we got the enterprise zone up and running. Every decision

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I have made across Yorkshire, I have taken and we are standing here.

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Many will welcome the announcement this week on new road and rail

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projects, and of course, the law tolls on the bridge. But critics of

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the Government argues penises to do much more to get the economy and

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East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire back on track. -- argues he needs

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to do much more. I am joined now by Councillor David

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Gemmell. Good evening. Within two months, George Osborne says, can

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you do it? If he says we can, we will do it. We can do it as soon as

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we get the go ahead when the finance is true. But will only

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happen once the local operatives have signed up to what the

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Government wants. If they sign up fairly quickly, we can do it as

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quick as that. So, what is the date? I like to think it will be

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before the break. We will be aiming to do it for February. She must be

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delighted that the coalition Government have found the money to

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pay off half the bridge deck. Delighted that anybody found the

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money. It is something the board had been trying to get for many

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years. They had done it now, they have insured we are able to reduce

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the debt to -- substantially by giving us a massive write-off of

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the dead. It means we can carry on doing what we have always wanted.

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We have had lots of e-mails from people who bought books of tickets

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in advance. Can you confirm that everyone who bought some of those

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will now get a full refund? They will get a refund. There will be an

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administration charge. About 5%, but other than that, they will get

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a refund. The Chancellor wants to slim down the bridge board. Do you

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have too many people on it? When they put a proposal to him, that

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included making the board's of 10, which could be eight local

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authority members and to private- sector people. They have actually

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come up with what we proposed. It will be up to the local party just

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send whoever they feel is the right person to represent them. -- the

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local authority to send. But at some point in February, it will be

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�1.50? With the best will in the world, yes. What do you mean?

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depends whether we can get disagreement through to the

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Government. It rests with the local authorities. If we can get that

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agreement, and I suspect we will... So, by feathery? Thanks very much.

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-- February. Do you think it should be sooner?

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If you want to get in touch, here We will have some of those views

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before we finish. There will be more on George Osborne's visitors

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are part of the world on the Politics Show this weekend at noon

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on Sunday, here on BBC One. In a moment, a warning of big

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council tax rises in Lincolnshire to pay for flood defences.

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Metal theft is the new ram-raiding, according to police dealing with

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what is regarded as the fastest growing crime. That is because the

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damage caused to property is far greater than the value of the goods

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actually stolen. Linsey Smith looks at how some of the Most Honourable

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members of society are the greatest victims of the metal thieves. --

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most vulnerable. Rebecca Sainty and her children

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were sleeping in their beds when feeds stole cable from a local

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substation. It sent a huge surge of power into her home, igniting her

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fuse box. We did not know what was going on. We phoned the fire

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brigade. It was a priority. It was frightening. There was smoke and

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sparks. We were fortunate that it was not any worse than it was.

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Rebecca is not alone. Since the weekend, 79 metal theft have been

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reported in Lincolnshire. Humberside have recorded 30.

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Organised gangs have even stolen metal, while posing as workmen

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wearing high-visibility jackets. The consequential impact it has is

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massively disproportionate to the value of material that has actually

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been stolen. Those consequences were felled by families on the

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Birchwood Estate last weekend. Within two hours, 61 properties had

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their pipes and ripped out. That estate was a target because it was

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relatively new and it was a uniform estate. One could identify how they

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could access the metal, they just needed to repeat that operation on

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every house. It was really that easy. This mum is late for her

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family did not pay the ultimate price, although she is still

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counting the cost. My fridge freezer, my cooker, my washing-

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machine, they all got damaged. Because I had only recently moved

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in, I had no insurance. I could not cover the cost. Luckily, my

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grandfather left me some money to pay something towards it. Rebecca

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believes something must be done to stop substations being an easy

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target. We had a big response to our series

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on metal theft this week and suggestions as to how to tackle a

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problem. Thank you for all the messages. Chris tweeted to say, you

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should be licensed to collect Thank you for those. Some were news

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now. A coroner has ruled that a 64- year-old man from Hull who died

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from breathing in poisonous gas was unlawfully killed. An inquest heard

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that Charles Stabler was staying at his Spanish holiday flat when a man

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broken in April 2,000 and find -- able to 1009. The attacker was

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caught and later jailed for 25 years will stop Hull's where we

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station now bears the words of the Hull University librarian Philip

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Larkin who became one of Britain's best-known poets.

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Five slate paving stones were unveiled around the statue of

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Philip Larkin today. Each are inscribed with words from his poems.

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Council tax payers in Lincolnshire are being warned that their bills

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could go up by 20% to pay for a flood protection. A new law means

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that local authorities and individuals may be asked to pay

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part of the bill to stop coastal flooding. Prevention is vital to

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protect almost half of the county's agricultural land from sea water.

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The Fens and the North Sea exist side by side, kept apart by

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effective defences, like this mud bank. But sea levels are rising and

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so is the cost of protecting the coast. Hence, a new dilemma.

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local contribution will be required by the local council. So we will

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have to put the council tax up. We do not have sufficient funds

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available any other way. We could be looking at anything up to 20%.

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And it is not on the councils that could be asked contribute. So good

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individual businesses, including farmers. My concern, under the

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previous policy, was that areas like this would receive no

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Government funding. So I feel the current policy would actually be a

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positive opportunity for us to Lincolnshire has already paid a

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heavy price for a breach in its sea defences. In 1953, a tidal wave

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swept two miles inland, killing 43 people. Around 200,000 acres of

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farmland was destroyed. Coastal flooding involves sea water and

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salt sterilises land. It will take several years, perhaps a decade, to

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recover from sea water intrusion. The Government says local

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contributions will mean better flood defences. But authorities in

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Lincolnshire say the national purse must continue to be used to protect

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the land that feeds us all. Another one you might want to

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comment on. It is Friday night here on BBC One. Thank you for watching.

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Still ahead, why speeds like this are a Sunday drive for Guy Smith

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from Beverley. Traditional hog roast! And the local traders who

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had spent months preparing for Lincoln Christmas Market.

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And tonight's photograph was taken by Peter Elsom. It is called busy

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on the river. If you have a picture you are proud of, send it in and we

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will show another one on Monday. Good evening, a young man. How are

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you? You can send me your tweets. Tell

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Peter that they brought out a new range of thermal to pays just in

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time for winter. Not playing!

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Let us have a look at the headlines for the next 24 hours. It is

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unsettled. A stiff westerly breeze. Not much in the way of rain tonight.

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Shoppers will be very isolated tomorrow. Mostly dry with sunny

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tomorrow. Mostly dry with sunny spells.

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Westerly winds, possibly more shores around on Sunday. It has

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been fine since this morning. The king had to the west, the cloud

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will continue to increase. It threatens a little bit of rain. It

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does not look as though there will be a great deal of rain tonight.

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Just bits and pieces, a strong westerly or south-westerly.

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Temperatures for five Celsius. The sun will rise in the morning at

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7.58. Here are your high water times. It looks as though tomorrow

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will be quite a nice day. Dry with sunshine. Just the chance of one or

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two fleeting show worse. Quite a chilly breeze. Temperatures again

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will be pretty close to the early December average. Around eight

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Celsius in Driffield. One or two spots might nudge up to nine

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Celsius. Not a bad day at all. Sunday will be a little bit more

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unsettled. Some sunny intervals with a higher risk of catching a

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few scattered showers. A bit of a cold snap early next week. There

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could be some wintry conditions. We have got at text here. Paul

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needs do I'll finish it before he goes on television. That is a very

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good point. I was ironing this for another hour before I came on the

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screens! Sport now and Hull boxer Luke Campbell has been named in the

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British Olympic team for next year's games in London. The

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Bantamweight recently won a silver medal at the World Amateur

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Championships and will be one of the favourites to take Olympic Gold.

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A I have experienced both sides. Obviously, last time round, I just

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missed out on the Olympic Games eye n be shamed and that was very

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disappointing. Dashmack row in be In football, Hull City face

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Leicester City in their Championship clash tomorrow. The

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away team are now managed by the former Tigers boss Nigel Pearson,

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who left just 17 days ago. He's predicting a "good "atmosphere.

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There will be a very uncomfortable reception for Nigel Pearson when he

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returns to the KC Stadium tomorrow. It is less than three weeks since

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he left the club to move back to Leicester City. When he steps into

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the away dugout he's sure to hear what the home fans think of him.

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The former Tigers boss has been replaced by Nick Barmby. I know he

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did a really good job here and I am sure people will also remember that.

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I am really looking forward to going back there. I had a great

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time at the club and I am sure it will be a great atmosphere.

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After losing at Southampton in midweek, City need three points

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this afternoon to get their play- off push back on track.

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Elsewhere today, after their 7-0 victory against Stockport in

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midweek, Grimsby Town are playing the FA Cup. A win for The Mariners

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at Salisbury would see them through to the third round. And Lincoln

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City are away at Newport County in the Blue Square Premier. The Imps

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are still just above the relegation zone.

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He normally races in front of 150,00 people, but this weekend an

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American Le Mans champion is showing off his skills to die-hard

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rally fans in Yorkshire. Guy Smith, from Beverley, has just returned

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from the US as champion - but this weekend he's taken on an entirely

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different challenge against someone very close to him. He is one of

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Britain's top racing drivers, but today he has given up his 220 miles

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per hour sportscar for an ancient Ford Escort. Fresh from winning the

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American series of their lean on. He has come back for the rally.

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This thing is the complete opposite. It is only 100 miles per hour, but

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because it is sliding around, it is their real challenge. This is an

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racing in a series in the America. I would say he is one of 410 best

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racing drivers. If you take out the very early drivers in Formula One,

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like Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, Danny is in the next level

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of drivers. We want to get on this track together. We did it a few

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years ago in Belgium, but crashed in the first lap. We tend to keep

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away from each other. He was responsible for me to get into

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rallying. I came along to watch him and then I fancied having a go

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myself. We there are not car number 27 comes home first, you have to

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say that this year has been very successful for him. Tomorrow, it he

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and his fellow competitors will tackle the stages in the Yorkshire

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Dales. It has been open just over 24 hours,

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but already this year's Lincoln Market is proving a record breaker

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with more than twice the number of expected visitors at last night's

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opening. Our reporter Leanne Brown is there. How busy is it? As you

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can see, thousands of people turning up for the Chris Nudds

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market. There is no official figures, but the toy store on the

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corner said they had sold eight times as much stuff as they would

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normally have done. The emphasis here is very much on local produce.

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You have got the food market just next to me and the specialist

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marquee called the Lincolnshire Larder, which is showcasing

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everything local - beers, shut knees and sweets. I have been

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speaking to some of the traders. third of all the stalls are local

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traders. It is time for them to show off their produce to locals

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and tourists alike. The weather has been kind to us this year, which is

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nice. Thank heavens we are here this year and the weather as

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looking after us. The market has taken months of preparation. This

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Baker will sell 20 to 30,000 calls during the winter season. People

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like to have it on their cheese board. It goes very well with that

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and also keeps very well. It is just lightly spiced to a

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traditional Lincolnshire recipe. It has no additives and it at all.

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This is a recipe developed by my grandfather in 1936 and it has not

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changed much. And if you fancy a bit of cheese on your bread, what

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about some local Lincoln produce? will pull out a plug of this and

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have little taste. That will tell me of the cheese is ready to go on

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sale. They will hopefully sell 80 to 100 of were cheeses are in their

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entirety. A and if you fancy something more spicy, what about

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something from this fire foods company? The latest product is the

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Super Sport infused with a high quality vodka. That will really hit

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home. The it is not only market traders the benefit. Local shops

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also do. There are some fantastic shots to visit here. They it

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straight behind me was recently voted the best street in the

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country. If you are coming along this weekend, Simon has been here

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all day soaking up the atmosphere and had the special guide for you.

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If you are one of their thousands who are going to come to the market,

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here is some advice on how to get the best out of it. First of all,

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arrive in style. We have come up on the Orient Express. We are enjoying

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ourselves. We are something warm have something on your head and

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nice warm fit where. Wear something amusing. I thought it was just a

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nice bit of fun and it also keeps me warm. Like what feels right.

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was wandering FIA could have got a belt, and I am now wandering in if

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I should have asked him what people belt. There are so many to choose

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from. There is this fantastic ginger grater. You can actually

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great it on the plate. It comes up lovely and fame. And make sure the

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children are entertained. And sulkiness males as well as the

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sites. It smells lovely - malt at Weymouth and roasted nuts.

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smells very Chris Massey. Some fantastic hats in a report. If you

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are coming along this weekend, you will be treated to a brass band,

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acquire and some street theta. If you are not feeling festive yet,

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you certainly will be after a visit to the Christmas market. Yes, BBC

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Radio Lincolnshire will have all the latest travel details regarding

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that. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines. The prime minister and the French

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president meet to discuss how they think the Eurozone can be saved.

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And the Chancellor - George Osborne - calls for Humber Bridge tolls to

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be halved within eight weeks. onus rests with the local

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authorities as well. Tomorrow's weather, mostly dry and bright with

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sunny spells, with a top temperature of 89 degrees Celsius.

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Response coming in on the bridge. Okay, the Chancellor wants to bring

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in more tall prices in the eight weeks. But surely that will simply

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lead to a big increase in traffic at that time. And Sue says, at the

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guy you interviewed looked very uncomfortable when you were talking

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to him. A bit cynical there. And this from Chris, who is watching,

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