08/12/2011 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines: Strong winds prevent

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a ferry docking and fishermen setting sail, as disruption hits

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the area. If you owe more than a few miles out, you lose the Lee of

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the land until his horrendous. -- it is horrendous.

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Those who will carry the Olympic torch next year are revealed.

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just making my confidence caught up the ladder.

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The last-minute plea by businesses not to reduce pay-outs for

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producing solar electricity. And the sailor from Grimsby taking

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a starring role in the latest internet video.

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And the wind is likely to get stronger and the last -- and the

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next few hours. Hundreds of ferry passengers have

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been stranded for nine hours off Hull today because of high winds.

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The overnight crossing from Rotterdam should have berthed at

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8.30am, but it was not until that they could finally disembark. --

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only been in the last hour. The weather has caused many transport

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problems. Amanda Thomson is live at Hull Marina, further into the

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shelter of the estuary from the ferry terminal.

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There is better news for the passengers. These are the latest

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figures we have. -- pictures. It is not the end for other people in the

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region. Bridlington's lobster fisherman. This is a important time

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of year, but it is hindering their livelihoods.

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All tied up and going nowhere. And a glance over the harbour wall

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shows you why. Bridlington's lobster fishermen are sitting at

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home, unable to make a living while high winds have kept them in port

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for over a week. If you go too far out, it is just horrendous. It has

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been a week and a half since we last went out. Last time we went it

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was horrendous. It wasn't worth what you were catching. The risk

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involved, no way. It even takes a certain amount of courage to

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venture out on land. If you have nowhere to be an you like a bracing

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walk, this will blow the cobwebs away. But people coming from

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Rotterdam last night, this has made their journey gruelling. The Pride

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Of Hull's berth lay empty today. She was out on the heavy seas that

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had tossed her all night, all day, and into this evening, along with

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hundreds of passengers waiting for better conditions.

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The problem has been a combination of two things. The first was the

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weather and the winds, but by the time the ship got into the area

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this morning, on schedule, we had a low tide, which made it very

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difficult or virtually impossible for the ship to move on to birth. -

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- into berth. Back on land, conditions that could be put to

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good use at Lisset were making it dangerous to travel on two wheels.

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You have to constantly slowdown and go back to the side of the road so

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people can get past. It is scary, because you do not have full

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control. And with winds picking up again tonight, it will be the early

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hours before we see any respite. Is the disruption likely to

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continue? There are some bits and bobs we

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need to tell you about. If you are expecting anyone on East Coast

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trains from London this evening, the service that a schedule to

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leave at 7:30pm, that is now a replacement bus service. But

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northern rail services are running on time. On the road, the Humber

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bridges closed to high-sided vehicles and caravans, and there is

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a 30 mph speed limit. We have checked with the reports, and

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everything seems pretty much OK there. That is good news. We are

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told that the ship should be departing Hull at midnight, and

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fingers crossed we will have the weather and a few minutes.

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Hopefully the crossing tonight will not be as horrific for those trying

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to get into Hull this afternoon. For all the latest on any delays or

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problems the weather is causing, tune into your local radio stations.

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Radio Humberside and Radio Lincolnshire are on the air

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throughout the evening, and will also have the latest through the

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morning rush-hour. And we will have more at 10:25pm.

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In a moment: A blunder from the Birmingham

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keeper gives Hull City an early Christmas present at the KC Stadium.

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It has been described as the opportunity of a lifetime, and

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today hundreds of people across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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have learned that they will be running with the Olympic torch next

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year. Overall more than 6,000 people will take part in the torch

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relay ahead of the opening ceremony in London next summer. The relay is

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expected to have a worldwide audience of millions. We have met

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some of the chosen few. Carrying the Olympic torch on part

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of its journey to like one of the most important symbols of the Games

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is considered a great honour. But to get that incredible chance, you

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have to be nominated. Like this man from Hull. He has followed in his

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father's that it -- that stepson dedicated his life to boxing.

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It is fantastic. I'm very proud. Not just for me, but for my family

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and friends, for the people of the city. Everyone that I know, and

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have worked with. He was not the only one to get the e-mail. So did

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this Fifteen-year-old. She was hospitalised two years ago after a

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horse fell on her and crushed her pelvis. Her return had -- her

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return to sport has been inspiration will. I have been given

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this amazing opportunity, I am honoured. It is amazing. This women

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set up a foundation that helps children with serious childhood

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illnesses. This was after her son was born with a condition she could

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not find help for. I didn't think I would have a touch it, far less

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hold it in my hand. It is going to be amazing. What a fantastic thing

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for the torch to come to Hull, it will be a fantastic day for.

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And when this lady is not playing cricket, she is teaching children.

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It is a great way to get people involved in the Olympics, and

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taking it around Lincolnshire is great, and being part of that and

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share it with the pupils at the school, they are very excited as

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well. Hopefully they can come and see. Each one of them will be part

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of an amazing journey. From 18th June, the torch will travel from

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Bridlington, to Beverley, Hull, and then on to Scunthorpe and Grimsby,

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on to Lincoln. It will then return to the south of Lincolnshire after

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Nottingham, then heading to Norfolk,. Without you and my mum, I

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would not be doing this. It will be an emotional and forgettable -- and

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unforgettable experience. The idea of the Olympic torch is to

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celebrate achievements of ordinary people. We have seen some of those

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achievements. The idea of the torch is to

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celebrate the lives of ordinary people, who have achieved

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remarkable things. Earlier today this household found

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out that she was going to carry the torch. She developed a brain tumour,

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and it has been a long battle back to health. It is amazing,

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unbelievable. You do not hear stuff like that every day. I am really

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shell-shocked. When she was nominated, I thought no, she won't

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get it. She just gets on with life, but when we got the news, I thought,

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yes, she's done it! I'm so pleased for her.

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It was her teacher who had nominated her to carry the torch.

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She has seen for herself how Starr has made such progress. Her whole

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attitude to life is absolutely inspirational, so it was no

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question who we would choose. going good. I have some days where

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I have a wobble, but it is going good. At the end of the day, it is

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school! There is no doubt, that here she is a very popular nominee.

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We wish her all the very best. I would like to hear from you on

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this one. Have you been selected to be a torch bearer, or maybe you

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know someone who has? Who do you think should be holding the torch?

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Will you be going to watch the event as it travels through East

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Last night we brought you the story of an unofficial protest, where

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workers were protesting about planned changes to their conditions.

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But the contract to their workforces they have to remain

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competitive or they could lose work to foreign firms.

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A viewer has Dexter to say the company seemed to do what they want

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to, due to the recession. They know people need a job.

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An anonymous call says, it seems to be that the employers always get

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their own way. I travel from Hull to the site, and all I get is �37 a

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week for fuel and tolls. And regarding changes to terms and

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conditions, a cure has said, I would do as my employer thinks is

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best to seek competitive to keep the business going in these

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difficult times. Some more news now.

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A convicted axe-murderer from Latvia has been jailed for ten

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years for killing a woman in Lincolnshire. 34-year-old Intars

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Pless was twice the drink-drive limit when he knocked a scooter

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into the path of a car in Wyberton Fen near Boston. The judge has

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recommended he is deported after serving his sentence.

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A woman who admitted killing her husband at their business in Burgh

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Le Marsh, has claimed she did it because he had asked her to. Julie

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Dixon locked David Twigg in a store cupboard, and then set the premises

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on fire. But her claim that he wanted to die has been disputed by

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the prosecution. A special hearing to decide her sentence will take

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place in front of a judge next week. Police investigating an explosion

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in Boston have submitted a file to the Crown Prosecution Service to

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see whether any more legal action should be taken. The blast killed

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five men and seriously injured a sixth. They were thought to be

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distilling illegal alcohol. A teenage cancer unit in East

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Yorkshire has opened its doors to patients for the first time today.

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The four-bed site at Castle Hill Any tale was instrumental in

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raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity. Any died last

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week and was laid to rest in Walkington today. -- Ernie. A stall

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told BBC Radio Humberside four years, his countryside tells won

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him a dedicated following. He could go anywhere in the East Riding and

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they all said they listen to him. I was talking to friends in Lincoln

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yesterday, and they remembered him from his broadcasts. He may have

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been known Thant wide, but the village of Walkington hold -- held

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a special place in his heart. He was instrumental in the war killed

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to -- in a Walkington here right. His charity work earned him an MBE.

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He set the tone for the village. The because of his gifts of welcome

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and hospitality, and generosity, he inspired his village to be that

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kind of place. Ernie and his wife Doris were married in 1941 at

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Beverley Minster. This celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary

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this year. It a bore you this out of my pension. -- I bought you this.

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A consummate storyteller, he will be missed by all who knew him. his

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funeral was held today. BBC Radio Humberside had a lovely

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documentary about any, which went out on Sunday. You can listen to it

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Thank you for watching. Still ahead: Businesses rush to install

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solar panels before payouts for producing so electricity are hard.

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Be Grimsby sale there taking a starring role in the latest

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If you have any good pictures of the weather, sent them in.

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Holderness Hunt taken at Kelk near Thank you very much for that. Your

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equipment has been in overdrive today, I bet.

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You could say that. I will be exhausted by the end of the day. It

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is not like me to put in a full day!

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I am saying nothing! We are not out of the woods yet.

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The wind will pick up again. Look at this. This could be

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So Church Fenton, 72 mph this afternoon. That would be

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representative of some parts of East Yorkshire. There have been

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some very strong gusts a rat. There is still a warning in place for

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fairly widespread gales to develop again. Especially northwards of the

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Humber and more exposed parts of East Yorkshire. There is a nasty

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depression just off Scotland. The isobars open up. It will turn

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colder. There's bad weather front. It is clearing in the Wash now. It

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is followed by a clear spells and a few showers. The wind will pick up

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further gusts. Possibly as high as 60 miles per hour, then easing

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later. Down to two Celsius later. The sun will rise at 86 and M,

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setting at 3:41pm. A much called a feel to the day. Much less when

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eight. There will be a less wind. So there could be a bit of sleet,

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but it will not cause problems. Temperatures where 11. In some

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places, there will be a drop of seven degrees. Saturday is similar.

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A good deal of sunshine, the risk of showers. That's the forecast.

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Andy says, it is so windy on Victoria Dock, married friends has

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blown down, did Paul Hudson forecast this -- like offence has

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blown down. I have some advice for you, walk

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like this! It's left an industry in chaos and

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customers in limbo. Businesses are making a last minute plea to the

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government not to reduce the financial incentive given to those

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who generate their own solar electricity. Across East Yorkshire

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and Lincolnshire, there has been a rush to install panels before the

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tariff drops. Caroline Bilton has been speaking to those affected.

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Normally from a rate of installing around 20 project a week, we have

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been installing up to 40 a week. They're working around the clock to

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get panels installed before Monday, the day that the subsidies given to

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those who generate their own solar electricity drops by more than half.

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Instead of receiving 43.3p for every kilowatt hour they provide,

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new solar installations will get just 21p. They have immediately

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pulled the rug out and given a 55 % reduction. There is a period of

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limbo. We do not have the clarity to build our businesses and invest

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in jobs for the future. Electric would have been great for

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everything on the farm. Poultry farmer Robert Borill is

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someone else who has been left in limbo. He took out a �150,000 loan

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to install panels on this field. He signed the contract, paid for

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planning permission, but the government's decision to drop the

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tariff prematurely means now it might not be worth his while.

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absolutely livid. All signs we got about the changes were that it

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would be in April, which is fine. It would have given us time to plan

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is properly and make sure everything was done on time and in

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the correct sequence. We paid the money, signed the contract, and out

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of the blue, a decision like this comes through.

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The Government argues the cuts are needed now to prevent the solar

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industry from falling victim to boom and bust, but by moving the

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goalposts it's knocked confidence. How damaging is this in reality? We

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have seen headlines of, this is the death of the solar industry.

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best time for the use solar industry has not yet Iraq. -- not

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yet a ride. The cost of panels will continue to come down.

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Not all businesses will be able to ride the storm, though. Many have

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been left struggling to still see a bright future in solar.

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And the issue of whether the coalition has lived up to its

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promise of being the greenest government ever will be the subject

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of a debate on the Politics Show. That's this Sunday at noon here on

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BBC One.. Hull City have climbed into the

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Championship play-off places, after beating Birmingham City at the KC

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stadium. The Tigers came from a goal down to secure the win, as

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Sarah Burton reports. As Hull City fans arrived at the KC Stadium got

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there when hoping for his second win in four days. After half an

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hour, the visitors scored. Chris Wood put Birmingham ahead by

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driving the ball into the goal from just inside the area. A minute into

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the second half, Robert Carr ran volleyed home after Cameron

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straight's pass deflected into his path to give the Tigers an

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equaliser. 20 minutes from the end, Boaz Myhill's error allowed the

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Tigers to steal all three points. Consider in the operation --

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considering the opposition, I think it was first class. We really cause

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them problems. This victory leaves Hull City 6 in the league table. It

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will strengthen Nick Barmby's claim to take a manager's job on a full-

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time basis. A couple from North Norfolk have

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spent �10,000 on a rabbit hutch! Runnie and Hunnie's new home comes

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complete with a fan to control the temperature, a shutter if the

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weather's bad, lighting, and a webcam. It's been built by engineer

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Jason Batterbee, who lives near Kings Lynn. The old hutch was

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starting to deteriorate. A winter coming up, I thought I would give

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myself a project to do, with permission from a wide. She said OK.

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It started from there. -- permission from my wife.

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It's been an internet sensation, getting 700,000 hits since it was

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first published last week. The crew of HMS Ocean recorded their very

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own christmas video after learning they'd be home from Libya in time

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for christmas. On board, and with a starring role, a woman from

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Cleethorpes, with a very proud mum watching back at home. Tarah Welsh

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has the story. When you find out you're coming

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home for Christmas after nine months away, you want to tell the

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world. And that's exactly what the crew on board HMS Ocean did. They

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made this video using the Christmas tune when they discovered they'd be

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home from their tour in Libya early. # I won't ask for much this

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Christmas... # And the woman on the right is

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Jade Fraser from Cleethorpes. Watching it with the pupils from

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her school, Jade's mum still can't believe it's her. I just feel so

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proud of her. And it's made some of the children here consider a life

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at sea. I have always wanted to be in the army. Something to do with

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guns. Now I like the Navy. It looks farm. -- Thorn. And the video's

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even had the seal of approval from Mariah Carey. On her twitter page

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she said, "This is the best thing I've ever seen. You guys just made

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I watch it on my phone, and I started crying. Moi has been said,

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I'm pleased you started crying because I was going to -- my

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husband said. And the Frazers will be getting

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what they want for Christmas two weeks early when when the HMS Ocean

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sails into Plymouth tomorrow morning.

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Well done to Jade and the others. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines. Scotland is battered by hurricane force winds

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with schools closed and tens of thousands without power.

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In our area, a North Sea ferry has just arrived after being delayed by

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nine hours in the strong winds. Tomorrow's weather: Partly cloudy

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with with sunny intervals and occasional wintry showers. Much

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colder. Maximum temperature 4 We were talking about the torture.

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Andrew said, what an honour for the bearers. -- torture. - - torch.

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Amanda says, my brother in law has also been selected. He was

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nominated by his amazing wife, Mary. Thank you for that. Congratulations

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to everybody. This is a bit sad from Angela. She had an e-mail from

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