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


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


accuses Hull City Council of breaking the law. These elderly


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


crisis point. Dementia and poor health mean it Clarence needed


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


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


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


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


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


infection. It made me feel guilty that I was


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


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


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


a local authority. Age UK recently conducted a national mystery


shopper study. Researchers rang local councils posing as families


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


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


their options fully explained. are not giving people their legal


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


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


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


services departments are carrying out a legal requirement. Mandy


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


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


overstretched, especially occupational therapists who carry


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


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


moment: The Lincolnshire woman who's shown


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


prison. The Chief Constable of Lincolnshire


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


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


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


Leanne Brown looks back at his career.


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


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


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


Richard Crompton joined Lincolnshire Police as deputy in


2004 before being made Chief constable in 2008. The biggest


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Queen's Police Medal is recognition of his work.


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


decided to retire. There are personal and professional reasons,


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


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


Professionally, having led the most fundamental change in policing in


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


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


which is transforming the shape of policing in Lincolnshire, as


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


tonight. A murder investigation is under way


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


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


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


Victoria Cook is in Sandringham for What has been happening there


today? The investigation has continued and will continue


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


investigation by looking into reports of missing persons.


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


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


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


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


investigation go from here, Victoria? The forensics teams have


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


investigation. Thank you for watching. Still ahead tonight:


Tough lessons for caretaker manager Nick Barmby after three defeats in


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


hour by tomorrow evening and the temperatures are about average for


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Police today said she remained unrepentant. Even today, being


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


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


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


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


tragically wrong. The court heard Julie Dixon was hiding serious


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


killing him in a premeditated attack, even scouring the internet


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


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


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


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


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


County Council when it comes to building more onshore wind turbines


in the county. The government recently announced plans for


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


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


Our Environment Correspondent Siobhan Robbins reports. They're


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


seven in the pipeline. That compares to East Yorkshire which


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


ways of generating electricity post of increasingly are seeing wind


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


games in charge but a three straight defeats over the holiday


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


rare away win at Hartlepool yesterday - their first since


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


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


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


contact me on Twitter - @DamianJohnson. This morning,


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


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


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


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


when travelling fairs handed out sweets to encourage customers.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


and David Norris guilty of murdering the black teenager


Stephen Lawrence. A leading charity accuses Hull City Council of


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


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


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


very windy again with gales developing later. Top temperatures,


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


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


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


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


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


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


husband. Another pure said, we contacted Lincolnshire social


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


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


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