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

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Despite resident protests drilling for oil and gas in the East

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Yorkshire countryside gets the go ahead. We are disappointed with the

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result, we had valid objections and we put our point across fluidly.

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more public provision as Lincolnshire's last three publicly

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funded care homes are set to close. Suspended - the councillor who

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spoke out on Twitter. We have been looking for love on the banks of

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the Humber. Frost and fog to come at night for the next few days with

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light winds during the day. The For the first time, permission has

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been given for a company to drill beneath east Yorkshire for oil and

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gas. The Canadian firm is spending millions of pounds in the hunt for

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fossil fuels at Walkington near Beverley. Some residents say

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they're worried about pollution of their water supply. Linsey Smith is

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live in the village. Linsey, how significant is this news? This area

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could play a key role in serving our appetite for fossil fuels, this

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is the only place in the UK the company is exploring but it is also

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a significant day for villagers who have campaigned hard to get this

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stopped. For Peter at the view from his bedroom window makes Walkington

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a perfect place to live. But a drilling site could soon dominate

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his horizon, although that is not his main concern... They main

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concern is potential damage to the water aquifer, what could happen is

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that we would get oil-based chemicals into the water. When

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Yorkshire Water chloric the water they are legally bound to do so for

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disinfection, you will get things like chloroform, or other

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potentially dangerous chemicals formed in the water. The company

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had told us there is only a 20% chance they will find oil or gas on

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the site behind us. But they say the potential returns means it is

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worth spending millions of pounds exploring. One of the conditions of

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the approval today is that tracking is forbidden on the site, it is a

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controversial method believed to have caused a earth tremors in the

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north-west. Its exclusion meant the committee here felt comfortable

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giving the go-ahead. Ventures like this are necessary to establish

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what is under the ground and what is there, recognise there is a

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world we are trying to move away from, or oil and gas used, but

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whether we like it or not it will be critical to quality of life for

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as long as we can see and without this kind of exploration we simply

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do not get to first base. So the newest addition to the area will be

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a 49 metre-high drilling work. If successful, it could kelp -- help

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power cars and heat homes soon. What happens next? Nothing can

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happen until a risk assessment is carried out on the potential

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effects of the water supply, when that is done by a drilling rig will

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be erected in field behind the village. This planning permission

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only gives the company permission to drill to explore for oil, if

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they find it they will have to submit another planning application

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to extract it, at which stage villagers can lodge their

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objections again and I am sure by that stage they will have been

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keeping notes on what it is like to have an international energy

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company as a neighbour. Thank you. In a moment... Concerns for patient

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care after a hospital is forced to apologise. The last three council

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run care homes in Lincolnshire are to close. Some elderly people have

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told us they're worried about how they will now find the care they

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need. The county council says the decision will save �2.5 million.

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117 people who use the centres for day and respite care will instead

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be given money to pay for their own care in the private sector. 120

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staff will lose their jobs. Crispin Rolfe reports. Protesters

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campaigned to keep them open but from May, Lincolnshire's last three

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public sector care homes will close. They provide for day care, respite

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care and for people coming out of hospital, or preventing them going

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to hospital. So with the day-care and despite the are confident there

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is enough provision in the market. There loss of these last three

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homes means there will be no public safety net to fall back on in terms

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of public provision. Everything will be at the mercy of the market.

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The announcement brings an end to Lincolnshire's Public Care Homes,

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last 5th September care homes closed and now the three remaining

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will shut by May at the latest. It is part of a government plan to see

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qualifying adults getting personal budgets by 2013 in order to fund

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private care. Under these proposals this home will move, for example,

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from being a public care centre to becoming a private one. That will

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mean it being transformed into an area to provide help for people in

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sheltered accommodation around the area. But the concern for residents

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living here is whether the private standards will have gone up to

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those they come to expect from council-run services. Ron's worry

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is that he is still to be assessed for a personal budget and it is the

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uncertainty of what is ahead that bothers him. We need these places,

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not just for me, I am sure I will manage in the end, but there are

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lot of people that do not have the facilities I have. When we close

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here the staff will leave but what we are hoping is that the staff

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will stay within the care of all the people and go on to become

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self-employed and start micro businesses, or be absorbed into

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other organisations providing care. So change fall in line with

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government policy but it is how this care provision is delivered is

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what counts, against the backdrop of savings that Lincolnshire and

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the country are having to find. Hull's most senior Conservative

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politician has been suspended by Hull City council for 20 weeks over

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comments posted on the social networking site Twitter. Councillor

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John Fareham, a former Lord Mayor of the city, received the ban after

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he allegedly referred to people in the public gallery of a council

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meeting as "retards". What is he supposed to have said? This dates

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back almost a year ago following a very long council meeting about

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budget cuts. It is alleged he tweeted the following... 15 hours

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in council today, very hard hitting day and the usual collection of

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retard in the public gallery spoiling it for real people. Soon

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after that message was tweeted many complaints came in and it was

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removed. I have spoken to people on the street who say people should be

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much more careful about what the Post on social that working site.

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Everyone can say what they want but I don't know why anybody would call

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any body that word. Especially from somebody who is meant be respectful.

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It is not appropriate. I do think they should be careful because it

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does have an impression and impact on the community. They should be

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able to say what they want to an extent but obviously that is going

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beyond the line. What are the council saying? Very little. They

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released a statement. Extracts from Matt Reed in posting the tweet

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councillor Fareham breached the council's code of conduct, the sub-

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committee concluded he may have caused a breach of the quality

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enactment and brought the office and council into disrepute. He has

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been suspended and also asked to take part in some diversity

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training. The BBC has contacted Mr Fareham and he refused to confirm

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or deny that it was him who posted the Tweed. He is appealing the

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decision to suspend him. Just before the programme I spoke

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to the Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy who was a long serving

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colleague of John Fareham, when they were the only two

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Conservatives on Hull City Council. I asked him how strongly he

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supported Mr Fareham now. I think what he said was for this, I do not

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know the details. I think it was aimed at Union people in the

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gallery shouting Tory scum. But my issue with it is more about the

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legitimacy of standards committees because I believe strongly that it

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is up to the ballot box where politicians draw their limit just -

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- at their legitimacy from. Can you excuse him allegedly calling

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members of the public retards? not defending it. It is the almost

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and I understand he apologised, quite right. But as I have done in

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occasions in the past when councillors have been ejected from

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councils I have always said it is not democratic. In this country we

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should have a power of recall so that electors can recall their

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election politicians and take the decision -- elected politicians.

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Are you saying he should not have been suspended? I believe the

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jitters may comes at the ballot box, to lead people without

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representation for 20 weeks, which has happened in other cases, is not

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something I think his Democratic -- legitimacy. So he should not have

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been suspended? We are not subjected as MPs to that standard,

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it is put on two councillors. I believe we should have a power of

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recall so if selectors are unhappy with what a politician has said

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they can recall them, force them to fight a by-election and make a

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decision and judgment on them then. People say silly things in all

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walks of life and sometimes it costs people their jobs, but should

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be the same for politicians but it should be done by the people who

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employ you, the people, so we should be done through power of

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recall, not through an elected quango or committee.

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We like to know what you think. Is it right the council was suspended

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A woman who died after apparently falling from a flat in Bridlington

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has been named by police. 48-year- old year old Debra Mitchell, who

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was originally from West Yorkshire, had only lived in the town since

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last November. Police say they are still treating her death as

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unexplained. A 36-year-old man arrested in connection with the

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incident has been released on bail. Two men have been charged with

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kidnap in relation to a murder investigation in North Lincolnshire.

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The body of 25-year-old Lithuanian Arvydas Skrinkas, who lived near

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Scunthorpe, was discovered near Humberside Airport on Tuesday.

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Detectives are looking at forensic evidence from woodland where he was

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found as well as leads in Scunthorpe. Unions are warning that

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fuel supplies could be disrupted after oil tanker drivers agreed to

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strike action. The Conoco Phillips plant near Immingham is one of

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three sites which could be affected if lorry drivers strike over terms

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and conditions. Dates for the Industrial action have not yet been

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released. A judge has finished summing up the evidence in the

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trial of five men accused of murdering Adam Vincent from Grimsby.

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The trial at Sheffield Crown Court is in to its ninth week. Adam

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Vincent's body parts were discovered in the water at Tetney

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Lock and in the River Ancholme last year. Tarah Welsh has been

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following the trial and was in court today. What did the judge say

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today? After 40 days all of the evidence has now been heard in this

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case. This afternoon, Mr Justice McCombe finished summing up to the

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jury. Adam Vincent's mother was in the public gallery listening. The

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judge said a pathologist had told the court Mr Vincent died from at

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least three blows to the head, that he would have lost consciousness

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immediately and would have died shortly afterwards. He reminded the

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jury of one of one witnesses who had shared a prison cell with one

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of the defendants, Mark Jackson. The witness told the court that Mr

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Jackson had told him Adam Vincent owed money so was beaten up and

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ended up dying. Five men are charged with Adam Vincent's murder.

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The prosecution say Lee Griffiths was the controller of a drug gang.

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That he, his sons Tom and Luke, his step son, Mark Jackson and another

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man, Matthew Fro killed him and then dismembered and disposed of

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his body parts. They all deny murder and perverting the course of

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justice. Another man Andrew Lusher Thank you for being here. Still

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ahead on the programme, from a plumber to adventurer, how one man

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used pedal-powered to raise money for charity. And we have been

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looking for laughs on the street of Last night's sunset is tonight's

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picture. Thank you very much, John. This person says I have noticed a

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new show at making its debut last night! He says and I am would be

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It is not a bad one. Have a very different type of weather to come

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in the next few days tomorrow will be dry and cold. Farmers have been

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moaning for weeks that they are sick of the wind, that will be out

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of the way. There will just be light wind at macro over the next

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few days. -- wind. It will be cold, especially at night. The afternoon

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will be glorious. Temperatures dropping away quite nicely. I think

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there will still be a stiff wind along the coast. Even the wind

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along the coast will not be too bad. Temperatures around freezing or

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just below in rural areas. The sun A cold and frosty start. Otherwise,

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it will be a beautiful day. A lot of sunshine around. It might be a

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little hazy at times, but it will not spoil what could be -- should

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be a lovely day. Here are the top temperatures. It will be only half

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of what it has been today. The weekend looks dry. There will be

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some fog on Saturday, then some sunny spells. There could be some a

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low cloud on Sunday. But the At least you didn't say your wife

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would direct! -- do-it-! An elderly pay such discharge from

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hospital with a piece of medical equipment still in his arm is

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calling for an investigation. Michael Gurney, who is 79, was sent

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home from the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston late at night in a taxi.

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Managers have apologised. Cynthia Gurney, from Croft, cares

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for her husband, Michael. He has prostate cancer and chronic

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obstructive pulmonary disease. He has needed blood transfusions.

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Yesterday, he was admitted to Boston Pilgrim hospital for a

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transfusion, but when they sent him home, his wife discovered this. A

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tube, called a cannula and used as part of the treatment, still inside

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a vein in his arm. I was horrified, because I know

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that only under a very rare circumstances a patient should be

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dismissed with one of them in their armed.

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When the driver came he could be in a chair and brought me home. I did

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not have a chance to say anything. He -- they should have to take it

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out before. Last year, the hospital was the

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subject of investigation by the Care Quality Commission. A report

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was published in November outlining 21 recommendations. In a statement

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today, this is what the hospital I would like a big apology. I would

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like to know why it happened. Why are these things happening?

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The cannula has now been removed by a district nurse. But the couple

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want to know how hospital staff managed to overlook it in the first

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place. The former England footballer Nick

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Barmby has told BBC Look North that he never wanted to manage any other

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club than Hull City. He has been speaking for the first time since

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been confirmed as manager. Our sports reporter heard what he had

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to save. He was 29 years old, and here was

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Nick Barmby in the 2000 and for swapping the Premier League for

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Hull City. A wise move, as it transpired.

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The club has really kicked on. We have two or three years in the

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Championship, and then in the 4th year we went up to the Premier

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League. Nick Barmby had an illustrious

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career before Hull City. He played for Tottenham, Hull City, Everton

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at, Leeds and Liverpool. He has won the UEFA Cup, the FA Cup and the

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League Cup. He credits to Terry Venables and

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the former Liverpool manager as his inspiration.

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Terry's style of play and man- management, he always had an aura

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about him. The Liverpool manager's attention

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to detail was incredible. He knew everything.

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This goal against Cardiff in October ended his playing career

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for the only job in management he wanted.

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This is the club for me. It is the club I want to stay at. I have

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never thought about anything else. Even if I stopped as a player, I do

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not think I would go to another club.

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Nick Barmby could not have been more explicit. It was only this

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club he had the ambition to manage. So the fans will be hoping that

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their comrade delivers for them in the future.

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We wish him all the very best. A plumber from Grimsby has turned

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into an adventurer after peddling more than 4000 miles across Canada

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on a four wheeled bike. It took Paul Everitt six months, but he is

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already planning his next trip. Say hello to Paul Everitt. He is 28

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years old, from Grimsby, usually a plumber, but also a bit of an

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adventurer. His latest feat was travelling over 7000 kilometres

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across Canada on this four-wheeled bicycle. He says it was really

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This is amazing! I have always had a love for adventure and travel. It

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is nice to get out there and see and do things that normal people

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I never knew where I was staying each evening. It was always an

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adventure! At one point it was very hot, 40 degrees. You cannot escape

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it. There was also the odd bit of snow.

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His journey took six months to complete, and he raised money for

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help for heroes. He plans to tackle the Mississippi river on something

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like this in June. It is an old-school raft with a

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float and paddle. In the meantime he will stick to

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being a plumber, but come the summer, he will be going wild again.

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If you have a story or a person that you think we should know about,

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let me know. Send me an e-mail. A best-selling author has advised

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other budding writers not have to base their romantic novels in a

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place like Hull. On her blog, Nicola Morgan and so should they

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should use settings like London and Edinburgh rather Hull or Leicester.

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But is their romance to be found on the banks of the Humber?

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They are cities known for romance. Paris, Venice, but what about Hull?

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On her blog, Nicola Morgan tells budding writers how best to sell

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But people in Hull say there is plenty of romance. If you know

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where to look. We go to the pub!

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It depends what you like to do. Depends what you think about each

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other. Do you think Hull is a romantic

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city? It is our 25th anniversary today.

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So for us it is! The rain at Frank Cahill would

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certainly agree. -- and the rain and Frank Cahill. They celebrated

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their anniversary by marrying today. I think it is very romantic. Is

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this not romance? And will ride hearing Hull? -- and we are right

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here in Hull. This lady knows a thing or two.

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Kate Walker has written 60 romantic novels from her home in Scunthorpe,

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and she says Hull could host a tale of love.

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The resort of history and elegant buildings. Every love-story is a

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people story. But every person in Hull, I am sure there must be a

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love story somewhere. So maybe one day Hull could Staudt

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-- could start in a mill -- Mills and Boon. Heartache on the Humber,

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Happiness in Hull, A Perfect Match in Pearson Park?

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Let us recap the main headlines. The shares in Tesco take a

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battering after disappointing Christmas sales.

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At a drilling for oil and gas in the East Yorkshire countryside gets

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the go-ahead. A frosty start, with sunshine at

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tomorrow. The top temperatures If you want to see more about Nick

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Barmby's plan for the future of Hull City, go to our Facebook site

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where you can see an extended interview. A big response coming in

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on the story of the councillor suspended. Thank you for your e-

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mails. There is one with someone saying it just shows that people

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think they can get away beneath what they -- saying whatever on

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social networking site. Another person it says that the reaction is

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getting silly. How come we are so sensitive to what people say?

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Michael says I believe in freedom of speech, which includes social

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networking site. Speed how you feel. Shame on him for be heard for use

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