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Good Evening. The head of the UK Anti-Doping
Organisation has told BBC Look North he's "disappointed" with the
lack of integrity of former staff at Hull FC. It comes after three
previous employees, including a player, were found guilty of anti-
drugs violations. This afternoon the club said that another player,
Martin Aspinwall, won't be sacked despite appearing in court today
for a separate incident. Former Hull FC centre Martin
Gleeson's three year ban for drug taking cast a shadow over Hull FC.
And now UK Anti-Doping has banned former Chief Executive James Rule
for two years for covering up the positive drugs test along with ex-
conditioning coach Ben Cooper. It's the first time a non-athlete has
been successfully prosecuted. We were disappointed when we got
the first hearing and we found out that there were inconsistent
messages in the story from both sides. We need to make sure that
people around the athletes are operating with integrity and that
led us to investigate the case further.
Hull FC says it was "extremely disappointed" at how former staff
had handled the incident. In a statement it said, "The new
structure at the club will strive to ensure the good name of Hull FC
is not tarnished again." But today another Hull FC player did just
that, appearing at Hull Magistrates Court. He has to pay �3,000 in
fines and costs because of his drunken behaviour. He was suspended
from Hull FC and today magistrate told him that fans do not want to
hear this kind of thing about a sporting hero.
And neither will his club. Hull FC will be hoping these stories are
the last time the Black and Whites hit the headlines for all the wrong
reasons. A man has died after a collision in
Lincolnshire near Wragby. The accident happened just before six
this morning in South Willingham after a silver Citroen left the
road. Paramedics were called out but the driver was pronounced dead
at the scene. Humberside Police have called in
extra help in their search for a missing woman from Hull. 47-year-
old Diann Conboy was reported missing nine days ago. The
Association of Lowland Search and Rescue have been examining the site
of Sir Henry Cooper School alongside police officers.
An increasing number of expectant mums in Hull are opting to give
birth at home. Midwives say there could be a 15 % rise in home births
by the end of the financial year. It comes after the area's Jubilee
Birth Centre, which offered a natural approach to childbirth,
closed due to staffing issues. Nine-month-old Teja is very
comfortable at home. She was born in a hired birthing pool in her
parents' dining room. Unusual, as she is mum Cat's first child.
at home is the most relaxing -- relaxing environment you can be end.
60 years ago, Cat's story would have been the norm. In the 1960s,
nationally, around 30 % of all babies were born at home. As the
NHS developed, this has gradually fallen. Last year it fell to 2.5 %.
But officials in Hull say there could be a 15 % increase on last
years home births. We would really love to see more berths at home.
There will be much less intervention.
The fact that Hull is bucking the national trend was the talk of this
breastfeeding support session. think it is because there is not a
lot of choice in Hull at the moment. I was originally booked into the
centre and I found out it was closing which was a bit of a shock.
The Jubilee Birth Centre, East Yorkshire's only natural birthing
unit, closed in July due to staff shortages. Although pleased about
the rise in home births, The Royal College of Midwives warn it is not
for every woman. This is an option for women with an uncomplicated
pregnancy and who are at low risk. That is where the choice ends.
The Future of the Jubilee Centre will be announced in Janaury. Until
then, more babies could be welcomed into the world in their own home.
Victims of flooding in Hull are worried their insurance could rise
next year after a deal between the government and the insurance
industry comes to an end. After the floods in 2007, insurance
companies agreed to keep premiums down if the government helped
minimise the risk of flooding. But that deal will end in 2012.
The National Farmers Union says their members' incomes are on the
up in our area despite the difficult economic conditions. The
union says supermarket dominance means vegetable growers' margins
are still tight, but cereal farmers are faring better. Among the worst
hit are organic farmers, as shoppers move away from premium
produce. Football now, and both league clubs
are in action tomorrow with the pressure on Scunthorpe United to
beat Chesterfield at the bottom of League One. In the Championship,
Hull City are away to Burnley. Two teams bidding to get back in
the Premier League. Hull City want their name back up there, despite
losing at Middlesborough on Boxing Day. The Tigers are away to Burnley
tomorrow to consolidate their play off place status. And they'll hope
this time their game plan won't be ruined by a late strike from
distance. Sometimes you get games like that but in the second half of
the season you were in with a shout and you need to start playing the
football we know we can play. Beaten 3-1 by Bury in their last
game, Scunthorpe United host bottom of League One side Chesterfield.
The Iron will hope to improve defensively, and ease their way to
safety in a genuine six pointer for the two teams. Both teams are
saying we should be higher up in the league. Unfortunately we are
where we are and we certainly have to do more to get up the league and
we will be looking forward to doing that on Saturday. But the biggest
game of the weekend is arguably on Sunday in the Conference. Two
Grimsby goals put Lincoln in their place on Boxing Day. But the return
derby fixture gives the Imps an immediate chance of revenge. This
time though Grimsby also have home time though Grimsby also have home
advantage. Let's take a look at the weekend weather. What a miserable
and to the working week. It looks like New year's Eve will be very
mild. It is wet right now. The outbreaks of rain and drizzle will
move out to the North Sea. Temperatures will stay around what
they are now, for her or five Celsius. -- four or five Celsius.
Tomorrow afternoon it should become dry and a little bit more bright.
Look at these temperatures. You will get double figures wherever