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

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Failing to assess the care needs of older people. A leading charity

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accuses Hull City Council of breaking the law. These elderly

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people, we owe so much to. I think it's wrong.

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A murder investigation is under way after a woman's body is found on

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the Queen's Sandringham Estate. The Chief Constable of Lincolnshire

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Police announces his retirement. Enough is enough - Lincolnshire's

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most senior councillor says he doesn't want the county to be

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turned into a forest of wind turbines. It has been a stormy

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start to 2012. The details are Social services in Hull are accused

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of breaking the law by failing to properly assess the care needs of

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older people. Age UK says everyone has a legal right to be fully

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evaluated by their local authority. One family has told us they feel

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emotionally pressured into caring full-time for their elderly father.

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Linsey Smith has this report. Enjoying a day out with his

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daughters, but three months ago, Clarence Bamforth's family was at

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crisis point. Dementia and poor health mean it Clarence needed

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constant care. His daughters have made 20 phone calls to social

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services, asking for help. It was like a wall. We were

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struggling. We were not asking for anything more than advice and help

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where it was needed. They kept a diary chronicling their attempts to

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access support. It says how their father ended up in hospital with an

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infection. It made me feel guilty that I was

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trying to pass what I should be doing for my dad on to them. But I

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just wanted their support. Elderly people like Clarence have a legal

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right through the Community Care Act to have their needs assessed by

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a local authority. Age UK recently conducted a national mystery

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shopper study. Researchers rang local councils posing as families

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needing help caring for a relative. This research revealed 16% of

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people did not receive a care assessment, and 60% did not have

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their options fully explained. are not giving people their legal

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rights to be assessed, and to be able to access care. So they are

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breaking the law. The government needs to look at this as an issue

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and ensure there are measures put in place to ensure that the social

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services departments are carrying out a legal requirement. Mandy

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Pickering is not surprised by the findings. As a trainee social

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worker in Hull, she has found the department under pressure and

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overstretched, especially occupational therapists who carry

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out assessments. Very much so. I rang to have someone come out for

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 203 seconds

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Please get in touch. Look forward to hearing from you. The In a

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moment: The Lincolnshire woman who's shown

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no remorse for murdering her partner faces more than 20 years in

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prison. The Chief Constable of Lincolnshire

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Police, Richard Crompton, has announced his retirement. He says

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he believes now is the right time to allow some-one else to take up

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the reins. In a moment, we'll be hearing from Mr Crompton, but first

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Leanne Brown looks back at his career.

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He's well known for getting his hands dirty and joining officers on

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the front line. Ones are now well, it is good to do this to remind us

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of of what it is like at the sharp end -- once in a while.

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Richard Crompton joined Lincolnshire Police as deputy in

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2004 before being made Chief constable in 2008. The biggest

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problem he faced was money.. The most controversial moment in his

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career was when the authority announced it was raising it's

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precept by 79% - that's the amount added to council tax bills. That

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would have ment an extra �100 a year on some properties but it was

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capped by the Government at 26%, and local councils had to send out

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new bills. Not so people come up to me and say that if we can provide

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more officers on the streets, they would pay more -- a lot of people.

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He's leaving at a time when huge changes are about to hit. Last

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month the authority signed a multi- million pound contract to outsource

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more than 500 civilian posts to security firm G4S. They'll manage

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the back room services such as control rooms. But Mr Crompton

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leaves on a high. In the New Year Honours list, he was awarded the

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Queen's Police Medal is recognition of his work.

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I've been talking to Mr Crompton and he's been explaining why he's

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decided to retire. There are personal and professional reasons,

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Peter. I joined the police force in London in 1976, so I have been

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around for quite a long time. Everybody has to go at some time.

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Professionally, having led the most fundamental change in policing in

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Lincolnshire over the past few years, knowing that in April of

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this year, we start a new relationship with a huge contract,

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which is transforming the shape of policing in Lincolnshire, as

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excited as I am about that, I think it is best for the organisation if

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those who are working with the groups are here for a long time.

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Lincolnshire is a first in the country to do this. His is giving

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way to an outside organisation? Is it a step forward? I think it is a

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step forward. I also since early in think this is something many other

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forces and authorities in the country will follow in the years to

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come. It is obviously to extend about saving money. You know we

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have to save significant amounts of money, as do all other forces. It

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is also enabling us to bring in investment. I could only have

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dreamt of that in previous years. I do think it is a part of the future

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of policing in this country. Being chief constable at the time that

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the cutbacks is difficult. You have talked about it many times to make.

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As a major decision to go easier? Not at all, know. -- has that made

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your decision to go it easier? We are recognised as the lowest funded

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force in the country. Dealing with a comparatively low budget compared

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to other forces has been a constant throughout my time here. As your

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budget goes down, policing in the county is bound to be less good. It

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is a good time to go. Look at it this way. We're in the second year

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of the comprehensive spending review. During last year, we lost

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70 police officers, and members of police staff. All of the indicators

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for crime rate, detection rates, they are all going in the right

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direction, star I have never accepted it is just an automatic

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thing to expect performers to reduce as many reduces. We have

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proved it is not necessarily the case. I know I leave behind me a

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force who were absolutely committed to continuing. Good to talk to you

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tonight. A murder investigation is under way

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after a woman's body was found in woodland on the Queen's Sandringham

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estate. Detectives in Norfolk say they were alerted to the remains by

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a member of the public in the village of Anmer on New Year's Day.

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Victoria Cook is in Sandringham for What has been happening there

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today? The investigation has continued and will continue

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tomorrow. The Sandringham estate is bus. This body was discovered one

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mile from the Queen's Norfolk residence and then the last 15

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minutes we have had an update from Norfolk police who say that it is

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the body of a young adult women. She was found in this area and had

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been there for between one month and four months. The body was

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discovered by a dog walker on Saturday afternoon. They still do

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not know the identity of this woman, but they a win to start their

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investigation by looking into reports of missing persons.

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we're focusing on the moment at missing persons and we will

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prioritise those missing closest to here. But at the same time, there

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will be things established during the post-mortem that will lead to

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the our identification of the victim, anyway. Where does the

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investigation go from here, Victoria? The forensics teams have

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passed the body to the coroner, and the body was the entrance --

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transferred to hospital in King's Lynn, where the post-mortem

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examination was carried egg. There is also vase should be available

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soon. There are other details, for example the state that the body was

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found in, the clothing that woman was found in, those details will

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not be released yet. At the moment the police, it does not discover

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the body and the person that and people that left the body there are

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the ones who know about it at the moment, and that is key to their

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investigation. Thank you for watching. Still ahead tonight:

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Tough lessons for caretaker manager Nick Barmby after three defeats in

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a row for Hull City. And the East Yorkshire children who braved the

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bad weather to take part in a centuries-old tradition. Don't

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forget to keep those photographs coming in. The first of the new

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year was taken in Pocklington. It is a picture of half-a-dozen the

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rubbish bins that have been blown over. No more rubbish, please, at

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that could happen down so that it would have been the lead story on

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the national news! We can have a look at the top gusts of wind from

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It has been very windy but we have escaped the worst of it, that we

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saw further north. It has been very windy and it looks like gale-force

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winds to return later. Generally speaking, we should be well

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protected, on what will be another West-south-westerly wind, up to 60

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miles an hour by the time we get to tomorrow evening. There is a cold

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front that brought the squalling heavy rain this morning. Very windy

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this evening, a scattering of showers, and it will eventually

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move out of the way, the wind, easing a little bit of all we will

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not notice them using very much. The Sun will rise in the morning at

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the following times. And the times of high water. It OBE a dry, bright

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start across East Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire. There will be rain in

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places, but the Pennines at as a shelter for us, so moral. Most

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places should stay dry. -- tomorrow. We will have costs of 60 miles an

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hour by tomorrow evening and the temperatures are about average for

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the time of year at around seven Celsius. A Lincolnshire woman is

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tonight beginning a life sentence for the murder of her long term

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partner. Julie Dixon locked 46 year-old David Twigg in a cupboard

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at their workshop in Burgh le Marsh before setting it on fire. The

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judge described Dixon as "a resourceful and imaginative liar".

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Our reporter Jake Zuckerman has been in court. Jailed for life.

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Julie Dixon murdered her long term partner David Twigg at the couple's

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joinery workshop in Burgh Le Marsh, in March 2011. She locked him in

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this tiny store cupboard, and set the building on fire. At the time

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Dixon told police it was an attack by two masked intruders, but later

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changed her story, saying the During her trial for murder at

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Lincoln Crown Court, she finally changed her plea to guilty, but

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claimed David Twigg wanted to die and she was just helping him end

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his life. But her account was branded a pack of lies by the Judge.

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Police today said she remained unrepentant. Even today, being

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sentenced and Harding pleaded guilty to the fence of Motor, the

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most serious offence you could have, even now, she has not fully

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accepted what she has done, has shown no remorse and has said, to

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this day that this was some kind of suicide pact that had gone

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tragically wrong. The court heard Julie Dixon was hiding serious

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financial problems from her partner, and that this was her motive for

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killing him in a premeditated attack, even scouring the internet

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for murder techniques. The judge said that David Twigg was an

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amiable, honourable and hard- working man and that what Julie

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Dixon had done to him was evil in its conception and execution. He

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ordered her to serve at least 23 years before becoming eligible for

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parole. "Enough is enough" - the words of the leader of Lincolnshire

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County Council when it comes to building more onshore wind turbines

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in the county. The government recently announced plans for

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thousands more to be put up across England. But councillor Martin Hill

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says he doesn't want Lincolnshire to become a "forest of turbines".

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Our Environment Correspondent Siobhan Robbins reports. They're

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the stars of the government's push for green energy. But, as a growing

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number of turbines turn wind into power, they're also turning some

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people against them. We're getting to the stage were enough is enough

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in Lincolnshire. As the county council we do not want the entire

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county to be covered by a forest of wind turbines. And he's not the

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only one who's had enough. In Deeping St Nicholas, the windfarm

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outside Delia Williams' house is trying her patience. We have all

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low-level hum, and it can get loud at times. We have had a ornaments

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fall off the wall and I think they a blot on the landscape. There are

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plenty of other ways of getting a renewable energy. We have got to

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have some sort of power station even with the wind turbines,

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because if they do not work you do not have electricity. Lincolnshire

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currently has seven working on- shore wind farms with up to another

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seven in the pipeline. That compares to East Yorkshire which

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already has six on-shore working wind farms with up to 13 more to

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come. With around 2% of the country's turbines, can

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Lincolnshire really complain? have got our fair share. There used

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to be a regional target and Lincolnshire, loan, has supplied

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the original target for all of the East Midlands. But for some, these

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are the future. It's claimed wind power can cut bill, pollution and

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increasingly will be out of sight. Marton Hill needs to look at the

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benefits of wind energy. We cannot carry on as we are. If we want to

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keep the lights on beer to find new ways of generating a was a city and

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that means that as the coal-fired news -- power stations and nuclear

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power stations which the end of their life, we have to find new

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ways of generating electricity post of increasingly are seeing wind

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resources -- wind farms built offshore, because the resources of

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wind are even greater there. There is lots of money to be made in both

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onshore and offshore wind turbines, but, for some, the visual impact of

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them is still too high a price to pay. You might want to comment on

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that - do you agree with the leader of Lincolnshire County Council?

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It's been a difficult Festive period for Hull City with no wins

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in their three matches. There's also been no resolution to the

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manager's situation. Lets go live to our reporter Damian Johnson at

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the KC Stadium. Nick Barmby's been in temporary charge since November.

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How close is he to taking the post full-time? We don't actually know.

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Nick Barmby was promised a decision in the year, and here we are, in

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the New Year. We are waiting on white smoke emerging from the Kacie

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Stadium, like when the matches a new Pope at the Vatican. The new

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year has come and gone but there is still no permanent successor to

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Nigel Pearson. Nick Barmby remains a popular choice to take over on a

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full-time basis. Some fans are getting impatient about the delay.

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It is OK as a caretaker, but maybe he could do a better job as a full-

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time manager. He is a lad from Hull, that has come to this job and the

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City. He is well liked by everybody. Nick Barmby has won three of his 10

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games in charge but a three straight defeats over the holiday

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period have checked his progress. Nick Barmby is thought to want Farm

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assurances about the ambitions of the Honour for the club, but one

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former team-mate has told them to end the uncertainty so that the

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Tigers can push for promotion. is all open air at the moment. The

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most important thing for the football club has to get into the

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play-offs. The players will want to know, is Nick Barmby taking it on

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full time on the someone else coming in? Another concern is the

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number of clubs that are interested in the club's best players, and

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retaining their services could be key to Nick Barmby taking on the

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job on a permanent basis. In League One, Scunthorpe United earned a

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rare away win at Hartlepool yesterday - their first since

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October. Scunthorpe took the lead in the first half, through Sam

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Togwell. When Andy Thomson made it two. The victory moved stand-up

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United clear of relegation danger. -- Scunthorpe United. You can

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contact me on Twitter - @DamianJohnson. This morning,

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children in the East Yorkshire town of Driffield took part in the

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annual tradition of scrambling. The event sees youngsters rush to scoop

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up coins and sweets which are thrown into the streets by traders.

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Sarah Burton his more. Some believe it dates back to the 17th century

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when travelling fairs handed out sweets to encourage customers.

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Today, the tradition of scrambling was kept very much alive in

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Driffield. Years ago, they used to put hot pennies on a shovel, that

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had been in afar, and would throw them up in the air, then the kids

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would get them and warm their hands round them. That is how it started.

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Children gathered as festive goodies were handed out. I think it

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is one, because shopkeepers are getting involved at all the old

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traditions. I have got a few chocolates, and a few chocolate

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coins, as well. One familiar face was Kathleen Hubbard who wouldn't

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have missed it for the world. She collects treats weeks in advance

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for those taking part. I am 83, I have been coming here for a lot of

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years. During the war, and everything. We would come with

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brown carrier bags, and we would gather food up from the shots, the

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were bananas, apples and all sorts, then. -- shops. And despite the

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rain, spirits weren't dampened for this years scramble. Chocolate

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coins and pennies, still worth Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines. A jury at the Old Bailey finds Gary Dobson

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and David Norris guilty of murdering the black teenager

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Stephen Lawrence. A leading charity accuses Hull City Council of

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breaking the law for failing to assess the care needs of older

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people. Tomorrow's weather a bright start with some sunshine, clouding

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over but staying mostly dry apart from a few spots of rain. It'll be

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very windy again with gales developing later. Top temperatures,

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7 Celsius. The response coming in on the subject of care for the

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elderly. Marjorie has e-mailed to say, I have been waiting for a care

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plan for my 81 year old has been for over one year, I am left alone

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to watch him and taken to the toilet and lift him, and I am 70

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years old. Hull City Council do not care, and they are made to feel

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like I am constantly complaining, but all I want is the best for my

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husband. Another pure said, we contacted Lincolnshire social

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services through the Community thus, when my mother's dementia became

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severe, and received very positive advice and assistance. Thank you

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