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Welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines: Strong winds prevent
a ferry docking and fishermen setting sail, as disruption hits
the area. If you owe more than a few miles out, you lose the Lee of
the land until his horrendous. -- it is horrendous.
Those who will carry the Olympic torch next year are revealed.
just making my confidence caught up the ladder.
The last-minute plea by businesses not to reduce pay-outs for
producing solar electricity. And the sailor from Grimsby taking
a starring role in the latest internet video.
And the wind is likely to get stronger and the last -- and the
next few hours. Hundreds of ferry passengers have
been stranded for nine hours off Hull today because of high winds.
The overnight crossing from Rotterdam should have berthed at
8.30am, but it was not until that they could finally disembark. --
only been in the last hour. The weather has caused many transport
problems. Amanda Thomson is live at Hull Marina, further into the
shelter of the estuary from the ferry terminal.
There is better news for the passengers. These are the latest
figures we have. -- pictures. It is not the end for other people in the
region. Bridlington's lobster fisherman. This is a important time
of year, but it is hindering their livelihoods.
All tied up and going nowhere. And a glance over the harbour wall
shows you why. Bridlington's lobster fishermen are sitting at
home, unable to make a living while high winds have kept them in port
for over a week. If you go too far out, it is just horrendous. It has
been a week and a half since we last went out. Last time we went it
was horrendous. It wasn't worth what you were catching. The risk
involved, no way. It even takes a certain amount of courage to
venture out on land. If you have nowhere to be an you like a bracing
walk, this will blow the cobwebs away. But people coming from
Rotterdam last night, this has made their journey gruelling. The Pride
Of Hull's berth lay empty today. She was out on the heavy seas that
had tossed her all night, all day, and into this evening, along with
hundreds of passengers waiting for better conditions.
The problem has been a combination of two things. The first was the
weather and the winds, but by the time the ship got into the area
this morning, on schedule, we had a low tide, which made it very
difficult or virtually impossible for the ship to move on to birth. -
- into berth. Back on land, conditions that could be put to
good use at Lisset were making it dangerous to travel on two wheels.
You have to constantly slowdown and go back to the side of the road so
people can get past. It is scary, because you do not have full
control. And with winds picking up again tonight, it will be the early
hours before we see any respite. Is the disruption likely to
continue? There are some bits and bobs we
need to tell you about. If you are expecting anyone on East Coast
trains from London this evening, the service that a schedule to
leave at 7:30pm, that is now a replacement bus service. But
northern rail services are running on time. On the road, the Humber
bridges closed to high-sided vehicles and caravans, and there is
a 30 mph speed limit. We have checked with the reports, and
everything seems pretty much OK there. That is good news. We are
told that the ship should be departing Hull at midnight, and
fingers crossed we will have the weather and a few minutes.
Hopefully the crossing tonight will not be as horrific for those trying
to get into Hull this afternoon. For all the latest on any delays or
problems the weather is causing, tune into your local radio stations.
Radio Humberside and Radio Lincolnshire are on the air
throughout the evening, and will also have the latest through the
morning rush-hour. And we will have more at 10:25pm.
In a moment: A blunder from the Birmingham
keeper gives Hull City an early Christmas present at the KC Stadium.
It has been described as the opportunity of a lifetime, and
today hundreds of people across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
have learned that they will be running with the Olympic torch next
year. Overall more than 6,000 people will take part in the torch
relay ahead of the opening ceremony in London next summer. The relay is
expected to have a worldwide audience of millions. We have met
some of the chosen few. Carrying the Olympic torch on part
of its journey to like one of the most important symbols of the Games
is considered a great honour. But to get that incredible chance, you
have to be nominated. Like this man from Hull. He has followed in his
father's that it -- that stepson dedicated his life to boxing.
It is fantastic. I'm very proud. Not just for me, but for my family
and friends, for the people of the city. Everyone that I know, and
have worked with. He was not the only one to get the e-mail. So did
this Fifteen-year-old. She was hospitalised two years ago after a
horse fell on her and crushed her pelvis. Her return had -- her
return to sport has been inspiration will. I have been given
this amazing opportunity, I am honoured. It is amazing. This women
set up a foundation that helps children with serious childhood
illnesses. This was after her son was born with a condition she could
not find help for. I didn't think I would have a touch it, far less
hold it in my hand. It is going to be amazing. What a fantastic thing
for the torch to come to Hull, it will be a fantastic day for.
And when this lady is not playing cricket, she is teaching children.
It is a great way to get people involved in the Olympics, and
taking it around Lincolnshire is great, and being part of that and
share it with the pupils at the school, they are very excited as
well. Hopefully they can come and see. Each one of them will be part
of an amazing journey. From 18th June, the torch will travel from
Bridlington, to Beverley, Hull, and then on to Scunthorpe and Grimsby,
on to Lincoln. It will then return to the south of Lincolnshire after
Nottingham, then heading to Norfolk,. Without you and my mum, I
would not be doing this. It will be an emotional and forgettable -- and
unforgettable experience. The idea of the Olympic torch is to
celebrate achievements of ordinary people. We have seen some of those
achievements. The idea of the torch is to
celebrate the lives of ordinary people, who have achieved
remarkable things. Earlier today this household found
out that she was going to carry the torch. She developed a brain tumour,
and it has been a long battle back to health. It is amazing,
unbelievable. You do not hear stuff like that every day. I am really
shell-shocked. When she was nominated, I thought no, she won't
get it. She just gets on with life, but when we got the news, I thought,
yes, she's done it! I'm so pleased for her.
It was her teacher who had nominated her to carry the torch.
She has seen for herself how Starr has made such progress. Her whole
attitude to life is absolutely inspirational, so it was no
question who we would choose. going good. I have some days where
I have a wobble, but it is going good. At the end of the day, it is
school! There is no doubt, that here she is a very popular nominee.
We wish her all the very best. I would like to hear from you on
this one. Have you been selected to be a torch bearer, or maybe you
know someone who has? Who do you think should be holding the torch?
Will you be going to watch the event as it travels through East
Last night we brought you the story of an unofficial protest, where
workers were protesting about planned changes to their conditions.
But the contract to their workforces they have to remain
competitive or they could lose work to foreign firms.
A viewer has Dexter to say the company seemed to do what they want
to, due to the recession. They know people need a job.
An anonymous call says, it seems to be that the employers always get
their own way. I travel from Hull to the site, and all I get is �37 a
week for fuel and tolls. And regarding changes to terms and
conditions, a cure has said, I would do as my employer thinks is
best to seek competitive to keep the business going in these
difficult times. Some more news now.
A convicted axe-murderer from Latvia has been jailed for ten
years for killing a woman in Lincolnshire. 34-year-old Intars
Pless was twice the drink-drive limit when he knocked a scooter
into the path of a car in Wyberton Fen near Boston. The judge has
recommended he is deported after serving his sentence.
A woman who admitted killing her husband at their business in Burgh
Le Marsh, has claimed she did it because he had asked her to. Julie
Dixon locked David Twigg in a store cupboard, and then set the premises
on fire. But her claim that he wanted to die has been disputed by
the prosecution. A special hearing to decide her sentence will take
place in front of a judge next week. Police investigating an explosion
in Boston have submitted a file to the Crown Prosecution Service to
see whether any more legal action should be taken. The blast killed
five men and seriously injured a sixth. They were thought to be
distilling illegal alcohol. A teenage cancer unit in East
Yorkshire has opened its doors to patients for the first time today.
The four-bed site at Castle Hill Any tale was instrumental in
raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity. Any died last
week and was laid to rest in Walkington today. -- Ernie. A stall
told BBC Radio Humberside four years, his countryside tells won
him a dedicated following. He could go anywhere in the East Riding and
they all said they listen to him. I was talking to friends in Lincoln
yesterday, and they remembered him from his broadcasts. He may have
been known Thant wide, but the village of Walkington hold -- held
a special place in his heart. He was instrumental in the war killed
to -- in a Walkington here right. His charity work earned him an MBE.
He set the tone for the village. The because of his gifts of welcome
and hospitality, and generosity, he inspired his village to be that
kind of place. Ernie and his wife Doris were married in 1941 at
Beverley Minster. This celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary
this year. It a bore you this out of my pension. -- I bought you this.
A consummate storyteller, he will be missed by all who knew him. his
funeral was held today. BBC Radio Humberside had a lovely
documentary about any, which went out on Sunday. You can listen to it
Thank you for watching. Still ahead: Businesses rush to install
solar panels before payouts for producing so electricity are hard.
Be Grimsby sale there taking a starring role in the latest
If you have any good pictures of the weather, sent them in.
Holderness Hunt taken at Kelk near Thank you very much for that. Your
equipment has been in overdrive today, I bet.
You could say that. I will be exhausted by the end of the day. It
is not like me to put in a full day!
I am saying nothing! We are not out of the woods yet.
The wind will pick up again. Look at this. This could be
So Church Fenton, 72 mph this afternoon. That would be
representative of some parts of East Yorkshire. There have been
some very strong gusts a rat. There is still a warning in place for
fairly widespread gales to develop again. Especially northwards of the
Humber and more exposed parts of East Yorkshire. There is a nasty
depression just off Scotland. The isobars open up. It will turn
colder. There's bad weather front. It is clearing in the Wash now. It
is followed by a clear spells and a few showers. The wind will pick up
further gusts. Possibly as high as 60 miles per hour, then easing
later. Down to two Celsius later. The sun will rise at 86 and M,
setting at 3:41pm. A much called a feel to the day. Much less when
eight. There will be a less wind. So there could be a bit of sleet,
but it will not cause problems. Temperatures where 11. In some
places, there will be a drop of seven degrees. Saturday is similar.
A good deal of sunshine, the risk of showers. That's the forecast.
Andy says, it is so windy on Victoria Dock, married friends has
blown down, did Paul Hudson forecast this -- like offence has
blown down. I have some advice for you, walk
like this! It's left an industry in chaos and
customers in limbo. Businesses are making a last minute plea to the
government not to reduce the financial incentive given to those
who generate their own solar electricity. Across East Yorkshire
and Lincolnshire, there has been a rush to install panels before the
tariff drops. Caroline Bilton has been speaking to those affected.
Normally from a rate of installing around 20 project a week, we have
been installing up to 40 a week. They're working around the clock to
get panels installed before Monday, the day that the subsidies given to
those who generate their own solar electricity drops by more than half.
Instead of receiving 43.3p for every kilowatt hour they provide,
new solar installations will get just 21p. They have immediately
pulled the rug out and given a 55 % reduction. There is a period of
limbo. We do not have the clarity to build our businesses and invest
in jobs for the future. Electric would have been great for
everything on the farm. Poultry farmer Robert Borill is
someone else who has been left in limbo. He took out a �150,000 loan
to install panels on this field. He signed the contract, paid for
planning permission, but the government's decision to drop the
tariff prematurely means now it might not be worth his while.
absolutely livid. All signs we got about the changes were that it
would be in April, which is fine. It would have given us time to plan
is properly and make sure everything was done on time and in
the correct sequence. We paid the money, signed the contract, and out
of the blue, a decision like this comes through.
The Government argues the cuts are needed now to prevent the solar
industry from falling victim to boom and bust, but by moving the
goalposts it's knocked confidence. How damaging is this in reality? We
have seen headlines of, this is the death of the solar industry.
best time for the use solar industry has not yet Iraq. -- not
yet a ride. The cost of panels will continue to come down.
Not all businesses will be able to ride the storm, though. Many have
been left struggling to still see a bright future in solar.
And the issue of whether the coalition has lived up to its
promise of being the greenest government ever will be the subject
of a debate on the Politics Show. That's this Sunday at noon here on
BBC One.. Hull City have climbed into the
Championship play-off places, after beating Birmingham City at the KC
stadium. The Tigers came from a goal down to secure the win, as
Sarah Burton reports. As Hull City fans arrived at the KC Stadium got
there when hoping for his second win in four days. After half an
hour, the visitors scored. Chris Wood put Birmingham ahead by
driving the ball into the goal from just inside the area. A minute into
the second half, Robert Carr ran volleyed home after Cameron
straight's pass deflected into his path to give the Tigers an
equaliser. 20 minutes from the end, Boaz Myhill's error allowed the
Tigers to steal all three points. Consider in the operation --
considering the opposition, I think it was first class. We really cause
them problems. This victory leaves Hull City 6 in the league table. It
will strengthen Nick Barmby's claim to take a manager's job on a full-
time basis. A couple from North Norfolk have
spent �10,000 on a rabbit hutch! Runnie and Hunnie's new home comes
complete with a fan to control the temperature, a shutter if the
weather's bad, lighting, and a webcam. It's been built by engineer
Jason Batterbee, who lives near Kings Lynn. The old hutch was
starting to deteriorate. A winter coming up, I thought I would give
myself a project to do, with permission from a wide. She said OK.
It started from there. -- permission from my wife.
It's been an internet sensation, getting 700,000 hits since it was
first published last week. The crew of HMS Ocean recorded their very
own christmas video after learning they'd be home from Libya in time
for christmas. On board, and with a starring role, a woman from
Cleethorpes, with a very proud mum watching back at home. Tarah Welsh
has the story. When you find out you're coming
home for Christmas after nine months away, you want to tell the
world. And that's exactly what the crew on board HMS Ocean did. They
made this video using the Christmas tune when they discovered they'd be
home from their tour in Libya early. # I won't ask for much this
Christmas... # And the woman on the right is
Jade Fraser from Cleethorpes. Watching it with the pupils from
her school, Jade's mum still can't believe it's her. I just feel so
proud of her. And it's made some of the children here consider a life
at sea. I have always wanted to be in the army. Something to do with
guns. Now I like the Navy. It looks farm. -- Thorn. And the video's
even had the seal of approval from Mariah Carey. On her twitter page
she said, "This is the best thing I've ever seen. You guys just made
I watch it on my phone, and I started crying. Moi has been said,
I'm pleased you started crying because I was going to -- my
husband said. And the Frazers will be getting
what they want for Christmas two weeks early when when the HMS Ocean
sails into Plymouth tomorrow morning.
Well done to Jade and the others. Let's get a recap of the national
and regional headlines. Scotland is battered by hurricane force winds
with schools closed and tens of thousands without power.
In our area, a North Sea ferry has just arrived after being delayed by
nine hours in the strong winds. Tomorrow's weather: Partly cloudy
with with sunny intervals and occasional wintry showers. Much
colder. Maximum temperature 4 We were talking about the torture.
Andrew said, what an honour for the bearers. -- torture. - - torch.
Amanda says, my brother in law has also been selected. He was
nominated by his amazing wife, Mary. Thank you for that. Congratulations
to everybody. This is a bit sad from Angela. She had an e-mail from