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

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networking comes under scrutiny again as a council officer is under

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investigation for posting an offensive comment on Twitter.

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You should always be aware that you are a representative of the

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organisation you are employed by or connected with. You need to think

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about the consequences of what you post in relation to that employment

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or those connections. Trying to do better - a council

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admits they've got work to do to improve care services for older

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people. Celebrations planned to mark 100

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years since the official opening of the port of Immingham.

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A step too far? Why the green figure not the green man will be

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helping you cross the road in Lincolnshire.

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Very windy and a wet night ahead. The metaphors have a warning in

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force for gales. All the details An investigation is under way after

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an official from the digital inclusion Unit at North

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Lincolnshire Council posted a comment about pub-goers on Twitter.

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He referred to users of one local as tattooed chaps. In fact, the pub,

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the foundry arms, has got a special room for children with special

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needs. It is the latest in a series of rows about comments posted on

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line. Another social media row - this

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time it's brewing over this pub. The Foundry Arms was closed in July

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after being open two weeks, because of safety concerns about the car

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park beside it. It's re-opening has been delayed - promoting an online

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debate over its future. And this is the tweet by a council officer from

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North Lincolnshire Council that has angered people. It said, "Demolish

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the dump. It's just a haven for all day boozers and tattooed chavs.".

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It was brought to Councillor Mark Kirk's attention. I was contacted

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by a local resident who has got to autistic children. She felt very

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upset by it. I reported it to the chief executive and a understand

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that an investigation is to take place. The newly refurbished pub

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had a children's play area staffed by carers and a room designed for

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children with special needs. An online campaign is calling for it

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to be re-opened. Today in Scunthopre businesses and locals

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had a view. You can't say this because kids

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used to go there and mums used to go there and have a nice time.

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brother took all his kids in there every week. I think it was a good

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idea for him to go there. I think it is, you can't get away from it.

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It should be opened again because there is no reason why it shouldn't.

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This isn't the only time social network sites have caused problems.

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In Hull, two teachers resigned after being involved in an internet

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discussion where people from East Hull were called "inbred". And,

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four officers from Lincolnshire police and one from Humberside have

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been warned over the inappropriate use of Facebook in the past two

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years. This seems to becoming increasingly

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common and I'm surprised that people, particularly in

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organisations and in prominent organisations, have not cottoned on

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that they need to be very careful. North Lincolnshire Council has

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launched an internal investigation into what has happened. Meanwhile,

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the foundry arms's future is still uncertain as the social media row

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continues. I'm now joined by Twitter and

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social media expert Mark Shaw. Good evening. Are you surprise that

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people still make comments like this on social networking sites?

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it keeps me in business. The sad thing is that typically this

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happens for for you be -- for reasons. There is no guidance, no

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guidelines, no support and no training. If those were in place at

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the beginning of your employment, be it with the council or whatever

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but you are doing, a lot of the issues that people do would not

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happen. To be just of think about the consequences of making comments,

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and the impact that they might have? Exactly that. Far too many

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times people Tweet Drumquin they shouldn't, tweet out of anger,

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tweet comments that are completely inappropriate. They need to

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remember that often they are ambassadors for where they work.

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They might be celebrities, council officials, MPs, and there are

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ramifications. Are there any golden rules for those of us who Tweet to

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keep us out of trouble? Yes, there are. It all stems back to one thing,

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which is the basic principle of Twitter and the main gold mine is

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that it allows people to listen, to hear what people have to say. It is

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not to broadcast medium. To get on it and doesn't your constituents,

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listen to people that vote for you, listen to members of the public -

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that is where the real value is. Perhaps MPs and councillors should

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spend more time listening rather than broadcasting. And employers

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need to help employees? Absolutely. It is great value for businesses

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and people to be able to listen to conversations, find out what people

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are saying, find out what ideas they have, get some great feedback.

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Imagine as a councillor been able to have a surgery by you ask people

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what they think of the services, of the issues that are going on in

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that area. That information is incredibly value. Very interesting,

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Mark, thank you for talking to us. I'm sure you have a view on this.

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Should there be more restrictions on the social networking sites like

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Twitter and Facebook, or should they be used as an open forum where

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people can freely express their views? Do you work in an

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organisation where you have been given advice about how to use it?

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In a moment: Continued uncertainly for hundreds of BAe workers facing

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redundancy. Detectives in offer cap tonight

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revealed more details about a murder on the Queen's Sandringham

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estate. It has now been four days since the body of a young woman was

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discovered in woodland in the village of Amer. Our reporter Alex

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Dunlop is there. What is the latest on this case? Police officers have

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spent all day on a dirt track in a copse behind me, trying to search

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for clues that might help them identify this victim. What we do

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know is that behind the scenes police scientists have been trying

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to match DNA samples to establish the identity of the woman. Within

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the last hour, police say samples have not provided a DNA profile so

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they cannot get identify the victim. We know that she was between 15 and

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23 years of age, described as a young, white female. It is thought

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she had been there for between one and four months but we don't know

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if she had died before she came here. They are looking at cold

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cases, missing persons report. What is crucial is that two factors have

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highlighted that it could be the remains of a missing that the in

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teenager. -- Latvian. She is 17 years old, bang in the middle of

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the age range of the victim who died. Secondly, she was last seen

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in King's Lynn at the end of August, four months ago, and that falls

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within the period that the body may have been here. What happens next?

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Police said they will use more judicial measures -- to be shot

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methods to find that took this victim is -- traditional methods.

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Mounted police have joined a surge to look for a woman missing from

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her home in Hull. They have been looking around the fields today and

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local people are being asked to check their sheds and garages. The

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47-year-old has not been seen since 20th December.

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A rail link between Hull and it could get the go-ahead. In October,

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the Chancellor announced that the route will be electrified. Now

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ministers want to investigate electrifying of the leads to whole

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line as well. Hull City Council has admitted

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today that it has got more work to do when it comes to assessing the

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needs of the elderly in this city. The comments follow our story

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yesterday about Clarence Bamforth. His family got in touch with us to

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tell us that they called social services 20 times to ask for help

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for -- help. Age UK says everyone has their right to be fully

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 41 seconds

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assessed by their local authority. Thank you for your comments. One

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other broke -- person got in touch after last night programme - a 70-

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year-old who e-mailed us to tell us some of the problems she has had

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with Hull City Council over the issue of social care.

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I am sole carer to my husband. He needs everything going for him,

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from washing, shaving, feeding, toilet, shower... I first contacted

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Hull City Council for an assessment in the summer of 2010. They came to

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see us in 20th October 10, but I still have not got, here in January,

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a proper care package in place for my husband. My biggest fear is that

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if I don't have the right care package in place, and this creeps

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ever nearer every day, my husband may have to go into a nursing home.

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I really am terrified that one day I will have to make that decision.

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Hull City Council says that new procedures are now in place to

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improve services. Earlier I spoke to Councillor Rilba Jones, who has

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responsibility for adult care. I asked her how long she'd be

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prepared to wait to have a loved one assessed. It would very much

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depend on the circumstances, but I would definitely want something

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done soon. I don't think I could put an exact time on it. One, I

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want to reassure the public that we really are doing everything we can.

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But you have got some way to go? Yes, but there has been this

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problem when in June we had many vacancies due to the early

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retirement... Of oh, you are understaffed, are you? We have been,

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but I am able to tell you that we are advertising six occupational

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therapy posts next week, which will be very important. We are trying to

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work better with partner agencies, and that includes the voluntary

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sector, Age Concern UK, Hull churches home from housing with...

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So you accept that there is a problem and you are working on it?

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There has been a problem, and I am not aware of all the e-mails that I

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am being told about, and I just wish that people at least would get

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in touch with their local councillor. People do get in touch

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with me - I get a regular but small stream of things coming through so,

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you know, and we are very committed as an administration to the care of

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the elderly and vulnerable, and I feel very sorry if this is

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happening. I want them all looked into as a matter of urgency. Thank

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you for coming in tonight. After we talked about that last

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night's, there was a big response The Prime Minister will hold a

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meeting with BAE Systems after they agreed to extend its consultation

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period on redundancies, which should have ended on Boxing Day.

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There has rarely been an uneventful year at BAE Systems. Defence

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contracts are fickle at the best of times. 2011 was one of the toughest.

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Frank Melton police negotiations over the coming weeks will be

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crucial for him and colleagues. The company has agreed to extend its

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consultation period on the redundancies, and that gives a

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glimmer of hope to many, though it is mixed with uncertainty. Do I

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jump, if on offer comes up? For me and everybody, it is just not

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knowing. Some people have decided to go, younger ones, shall we say

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people below the age of 50. They think, I haven't got a future here,

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I will move on. The autumn and winter campaign to save the jobs

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has been energetic and sustained. The cycling to party conferences

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kept this high on the agenda, as did lobbying of Downing Street. One

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of the hopes is that the private investor can be brought in to

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takeover the Brough site before these skills are lost forever.

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There are companies that could invest here. We have a brilliant

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white voice -- a workforce. It led coming weeks, the chief executive

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of BAE Systems will meet with the Prime Minister. At the very least,

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hundreds of local families will be hoping that these talks give them

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some clarity about their futures. That is a story we have followed

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from the start, and we will continue to do so. Thank you for

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watching. Still ahead: Planning centenary celebrations for the port

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of Immingham. Looking back at the official opening 100 years ago. And

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we are like that the European premiere of the Iron Lady, a film

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Tonight's picture is of the rainstorm over Skegness beach,

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taken last night by Simon Wilkinson. Christopher said, last night's move

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was only half illuminated, but there can run a lot different.

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Let's look at the where bet for the next 24 I was. -- let's look at the

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where there for the next 24 are was. The there is a warning for gales

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fairly widely across Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire. There will be

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rain as well, and that will be about first thing in the morning,

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but it will turn brighter in the afternoon. This little pomp of high

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pressure means Friday should be better -- born poor of high

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pressure. Look at this shield of cloud. It is thickening all the

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while. I think we will see spots of rain turning into outbreaks of rain.

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A wild and wet night developing across our region. Temperatures

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will be about five Celsius. The sun will rise at 8:18am, setting at

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3:56pm. Quickly, I think that rain will clear away, just affect in

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Lincolnshire for a time. The afternoon will have some sunshine.

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Most places should be dry through the after them. Still very windy,

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and top temperatures close to normal. That is seven, possibly

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eight. That is 45 Fahrenheit. A better day on Friday. The weekend

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See you tomorrow. We are expecting high winds again this evening and

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into later tonight. Siobhan Robbins is at the Humber Bridge. There are

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problems for commuters last night. What is the situation like? We have

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lost the line to the Humber Bridge. We will try again. What is a

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situation like? As you can see, it is pretty windy. The water behind

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me is very choppy. On the bridge, there are warnings about the winds.

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It is not as bad as it was yesterday when I was crossing the

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bridge. The rain and wind was hammering on my car. If this gets

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worse, there are plans in place to keep everything going. East Riding

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Council have got three teams on standby, so if any trees come down

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overnight, you can get in touch. Trains are looking better at. East

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Coast Main Line have been up and down the lines moving fallen trees.

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The guidelines are to stay out of their rain and wind. Listen to a

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radio station for updates. Thank you. Now, a year-long celebration

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is being planned to mark 100 years since Immingham Dock was officially

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opened. In July 1912, King George V and Queen Mary perform the ceremony.

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Jo Makel has been looking back at its remarkable history. It is the

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UK's largest port by tonnage. Its 1,200 acre site handle a lot of

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goods last year, and its creation changed Immingham forever. In the

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early 1,900, it was still a tiny village of green lanes and marshy

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meadows. Its population was little more than 100. The railway wanted

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to expand Grimsby docks, and realise that at Immingham Creek,

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which is what it was, there was a deep-water channel. They decided

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that they would build, instead of expanding at Grimsby, they would

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build a dock at in them. Immingham's first import was more

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than 1,000 navvies, living in a community of hot. Six years later,

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their work was complete and the official opening of the dock was a

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grand affair. The King and Queen came into the dock itself, and

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schoolchildren whether. -- schoolchildren work there. Each

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child was given a special commemorative badge. Over their

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lifetime, they would see the dock change and grow. Cull and oi have

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been a constant, but the First World War... Coal and oil have been

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a constant. They will be a public open day in the summer. The porter

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operates every day, and we have to be strict about public access, but

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we do not celebrate 100 years that often. It is important to show the

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community what we do here. Through that be, exhibitions and events

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will mark the centenary and celebrate the growth of the dock

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and town together. Many know him as a little green man that helps you

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cross the road safely, but now five of these new signs have gone up in

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Lincolnshire that remain him as a green figure. It has caused a

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debate, with some claiming it is political correctness gone mad.

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There is never usually much of a debate about crossing the road,

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until you think about what it is that tells you it is safe to cross.

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Green crossing man. It has always been the green man. Not according

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to Lincolnshire County Council. They have some new signs on

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crossings, like this one in Boston, to only cross with the green figure.

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It is a bit of madness, I think. We have been used to the green man.

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has always been a green man. could be pink! It has caused some

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politicians to blame political correctness. You wait for the green

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man, that is what people have done for generations. There is no sexism

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in that. They are not just in Boston. Look at these brand new

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ones in Bracebridge Heath, a little bit more confusing as this

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particular green figure did not work. Other examples of signs that

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did not work include the lollipop man who was stopped from using a

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thank you sign, the cycle lane that it cyclist into trees and the

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roundabout that tells you not to park on it with double yellow lines.

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There is logic behind these recent measures. It was deemed that in the

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Highways bible of traffic signs that figure would be used. It has

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been around since 1994, but only just been noticed. He if we are

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going to refer to it as a figure, maybe we should not change the

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reference but changed their signal itself. Make it in touch with

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today's society. Maybe one day have a man, the next day a woman, the

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next a figure family. Then we would all be happy. Simon has come up

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with a diplomatic answer! Now, the life of Grantham's most famous

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daughter is being given its premiere tonight. The Iron Lady

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stars Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, with her husband played

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by Jim Broadbent. The Right Honourable Gentleman knows very

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well that we have no choice but to close the school. His union

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paymasters have called a strike deliberately to cripple our economy.

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Teachers cannot teach when there is no heating, no lighting in their

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classrooms, and I ask the Right Honourable Gentleman, whose fault

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is that? There we are. We went to Grantham this afternoon and asked

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people how interested they are in the former prime minister's story.

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Whether you like her politics are dislike her politics, she has the

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honour of being the first ever Prime Minister to be a woman.

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think there will be a bit of interest. When her book came out,

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there was a great queue to buy it. I would love to see it. I deduce

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the left Mayor where she was born. I do not really know much else

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about this and I probably wouldn't watch it. -- I used to live near

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where she was born. Lizo Mzimba is at the British Film Institute. What

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has been a reaction so far? It has been quite next. I think that's a

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fair way of saying how the reviews have gone. One thing most viewers

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seem to be universal on is that Meryl Streep gives an astonishing

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performance. She really inhabit the character of Margaret Thatcher the

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way people remember her, and also the way she is in later life when

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she is suffering from dementia, which is a major part of the move

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it. Margaret Thatcher Self is quite a divisive figure in, and the movie

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is like that. -- Margaret Thatcher herself. Meryl Streep is being

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tipped to be nominated for an Oscar and to win. Thank you very much.

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They have a blue carpet rather than a red carpet. The film is on

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general release from Friday. What's have a recap of the headlines. The

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men who murdered Stephen Lawrence are jailed. The social networking

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comes under scrutiny as a council officer is under investigation for

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posting inappropriate comments. The Response coming in on the subject

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of Twitter. Chris says, people should be allowed to tweets how

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they see fit. People can play: Follow if they do not want to. --

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people can not follow people if they do not want to. Someone else

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