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For Good evening. Warnings of a pay cut for public sector workers as
part of one new North-South divide. Everyone in that public sector has
a pay cut and that is going to be devastating. The stalemate over
cutting the Humber Bridge toll claims the maths don't add up.
How a former workers at the docks are about to star in a television
documentary. The seal was no sense of direction
washers upon the East Coast. That all-important weather forecast.
there are claims that teachers, health workers could see their pay
cut under government plans. Minister believes salaries should
be closely linked to wages and the private sector. That has prompted
fears workers will find themselves on the wrong side of a North-South
divide. The most public sector workers are subject to the same
rates of pay weather in the north or south. That could come to an end.
The Chancellor announced that the Government is looking at salaries
being negotiated at will local rather than national level. We are
trying to make sure that p is clear and right for the local economy.
This was done by the last Labour government. It is a move will
caused by teachers like this woman. She works in a primary-school.
He must be either put in a pay freeze on people in the periods or
giving them a pay cut. Critics of national pay bargaining IQ public
sector salaries should reflect the cost of living in a place in the
country. The average house price here is just over 93,000. The
unions are not convinced. We're convinced teachers are doing the
same job. It is important they are motivated and they feel they can
move to different parts of the community -- country. Following
strikes over pensions, the scrapping of national pay
bargaining can spark round to two and a fight between the unions and
the Government. I asked Kevin Austerberry from the
Royal College of Nursing why they were against the government's idea
the suggestion that local pay should be introduced in the NHS
came as no surprise. It is misguided. A nurse and the North
does not have the same living expenses as one and the size.
you look at what might lie behind us, it is clear the intention would
be to reduce the costs of staff in the NHS. We tried is back in the
1990s and it pushes costs up. you are a nurse and you want a
house, some places are very expensive. We recognise costs
Theory from one part of the country to another. Some p have
enhancements. If you did an interview on our programme in
London, you have say nurses should earn more because it is expensive
to live there. We must insure the best interests of patients is at
the forefront. It is uncomfortable that introducing local pay if it is
intending to drive pay rates down is not acceptable at a time when
health care staff are under pressure. George Osborne says it is
about setting paid which is fair and right for the local economy.
if you introduce anomalies, think about what that means for
recruitment. If one hospital pays specialist nurses at one level and
the one down the road gets paid more, there will be a temptation
for staff to move. That will secure the system. You have heard this
story. Should periods for public sector jobs be left to local
economy? Should a nurse in the This is a subject that will be
debated starting this weekend, the Sunday Politics from 12 noon.
In a moment, Britain's greatest living in just a -- artist.
The government's deal with councils on the Bank of the Humber to half
bridge tolls may not work, that is a warning from some backing the
change. The Chancellor said he wanted a �1.50 charge within months.
There is little sign of progress. Has something gone wrong? In the
cold light of the new year, some serious questions are being asked
about the nitty-gritty of the deal. It is whether it can be made to
work in the long term as a sustainable solution for the
economy. The Government has written off half the debt. It wants the
councils making up the bought to come up with a financial plan to
manage their trunk. When George Osborne visited the bridge, he was
confident we councils would get back to him with a workable plan to
deal with their half of the debt. The Theory says that cutting the
bridge tolls and half, there will be a massive increase in the volume
using the bridge. The problem is that this is just a theory. No one
knows whether it will work. This man as a campaigner on to bridge
debt but does not believe there will be a big enough traffic
increase. On basic maths, you cannot afford to pay �184 million
debt. There are other problems. It needs underwriting. It is suggested
the council's divide this. Up I want to make sure North East
Lincolnshire Council has a fair deal. I do not see why we should
subsidise other parts of the area. We have seen a few shenanigans.
There was another fine Humber sunset. Behind the scenes, the
negotiations to get the bridge deal to work will not be as pretty.
Those are the concerns. Will those tolls behalf by 1st April? People
say there is little danger of the deal being withdrawn. It is likely
that tolls will be half and the coming months. The bigger question
about how to make this reduction work long term will still be there?
The row about who will pay for it is also going to get deeper. Three
people were taken to hospital after a crash that close to Major wrote
in north Lincolnshire. Two cars were involved on the A180. One man
was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary. Two others were taken to
hospital. A jury has started to consider its
verdict on the trial of five men of murdering Adam Vincent. His family
was at court today. His body parts were found in the water.
A shop and Lincoln which sold fake bottles of vodka a containing
cleaning fluid has had its Algol licence revoked. Mouldy tobacco was
also found during a raid by trading standards on Finest Foods. Other
shops have lost their licences. Still ahead, workers starring in
the BBC documentary about their heyday of the Humber docks. And
2000 miles from home, the seal that keeps getting lost around Europe.
If you have a picture EU are proud John said he saw you in the local
shop with microwave meals. He was It is a colt and settled on. There
is a risk of patchy Menter Iaith in places. There may be more fog.
Other than that, it is unsettled weekend. There is hardly a cloud in
the sky. There has been cloud on the coastline but it should melt
away. It could be down to-five tonight. The sun will rise in the
morning at 830. A frosty start and watch out for four Apache fog.
Temperatures will struggle. A variable breeze will come up from
the south-east. Where the fog lingers through the evening, it
could be as low as three Celsius. You will be repaid next week!
Several e-mails about a story in the news today that in South Africa
if they get the weather forecast wrong they face a jail sentence.
And one viewer said that Apple should get a shirt covered in
Arrows in preparation of this weekend's forecast.
As David Hockney prepares to open his latest exhibition about the
Yorkshire Wolds, campaigners have been fighting for years to make it
an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which would limit what
could be built there. They are hoping the new focus on the walls
will strengthen their campaign. -- focus on the Yorkshire Wolds.
At times, the views of breathtaking, but for many, the Yorkshire Wolds
are still a hidden gem. But this man knows them well and once again,
David Hockney has found inspiration from the peaceful landscape. There
was a very, very good subject here. The landscape itself, which I felt
quite strongly attached to. If you are my age and you find a subject
that is exciting, stick with it. For this collection, he used his
iPad to capture the untouched beauty of the Yorkshire Wolds and
it is a characteristic many want to protect. I think it is absolutely
stunning up here. When you get on the top you get the panoramic views.
Steve Hey is hoping in -- hoping Hockney's latest exhibition will
draw focus to this area. Hopefully it will help protect against the
industrialisation of the landscape. This will open up the doors to
developers. Total development of the countryside. These beautiful
areas will be gone forever. others, the wildlife that thrives
here is a source of inspiration which needs protection. I love the
wildlife in the Yorkshire Wolds but the key to them is the grassland
valleys, a fall of wild flowers and orchids. At the moment I can hear a
thrush singing. That is one of the first birds of the years singing.
New York is difficult, London I find difficult, so I love the quiet
of East Yorkshire. On a day like today, it is easy to see why David
Hockney finds the Yorkshire Wolds are inspirational, and campaigners
hope that by making this an area of outstanding natural beauty, they
can protect these views for the future.
Some fantastic pictures there of the Yorkshire Wolds. That David
Hockney exhibition is about to open. I have been talking to Gary Verity
from CPP -- Welcome to Yorkshire about the impact of David Hockney's
work on the countryside here. Yorkshire Wolds are the hidden gem
of Yorkshire. What the exhibition will do is draw attention to the
great things that visitors can see when they come and visit art great
county and I think East Yorkshire stands to benefit hugely from the
massive profile of the Hochmann exhibition. What is the Hockney
trail all about? It will give sides across East Yorkshire where people
can see the great man himself has painted his pictures, and see what
they look like in real life. It is about giving the visitor the
greater experience and the report on country while the other night
where Hockney was fantastic, the way he came across, explaining in
great detail why he had chosen the sites that he had done, and the
benefit to the visitor. Yorkshire Wolds have seen a growing
number of wind farm applications. How important is it for the area to
be recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Ceri can
be protected? I do not know that the Net -- necessarily needs to be
recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but I
would say that East Yorkshire are already an Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty and it is important that any development that happens
there needs to be sympathetic. you think this will actually bring
people into East Yorkshire who have never been before, to come to the
trail? Undoubtedly. Our experience over the last three years has been
that where we have done thing similar to this there has been a
massive upsurge in visitor numbers and I am sure East Yorkshire will
benefit from that over the months ahead. Thank you.
Let's hope that we protect those areas in the future.
For Hull Marina is closed for six weeks because of maintenance work.
Boats cannot get in or out while repairs to the gates' seal is
repaired. A statute in honour of scumbled
steelworkers has been proposed for the town centre. This is a scale
model. The finished sculpture would be 17ft tall and made from
Scunthorpe steel. The group behind the idea is trying to raise �40,000
and hopes the statue could be in place by October. We are working on
this as a project to give some recognition to the steel workers
and their families. Let's hope that Scunthorpe gets the statue.
Hull City's new manager, Nick Barmby, hopes he has the signed to
make a serious challenge for promotion. The Tigers are in a
Championship play-off position as they take on Peterborough United.
They may have lost their last league game to this goal but
Saturday's Cup victory over Ipswich Town has given Hull's City manager
Nick Barmby the belief that his side Arab force to be reckoned with.
These players have as good a chance as any other team, as long as they
keep believing what they are to link, they remain positive, you are
going to set -- get setbacks but it is how you handle them. So far they
have done that well. I want to get better and better. I want to prove
to a lot of people what I can do. So if I have the chance now, I want
to grab it with two hands. Scunthorpe United return to action
at Colchester United, coming after the splendid win at the weekend. In
not make it his FA Trophy date with The real-life stories of the people
who worked on the docks at the Humber port will be shown in a
documentary this weekend. It will be broadcast exclusively here on
BBC One in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The programme, called
How the Humber Changed our World, involves lots of local people and
tells the story of the history of the docks through their eyes.
You was either a strong woman or you wasn't. It made you strong.
was first shown in cinemas in Hull, Goole and Grimsby, and some in the
audience, like Jim Williams, had taken part in the film, to share
their own personal memories. There is three weeks' money. You have two
days. I knew so many of those
personalities that were filmed. They all put it across as it was,
to give our children and grandchildren memories of the
heritage of they grew up with. Brylcreem in my hair, three-day
millionaire... The film delves into the working life of the Humber
ports, through the good time when fishermen when it meant freedom
millionaires, to the troubled cod wars and the turbulent days of the
dock strikes. First-hand accounts, family photographs and amateur
video were all vital. These are the stories that people would hand down
to their sons, daughters and grandchildren. People generally
were very candid in the stories they were prepared to tell us. If
you look at the dock workers, it put their militancy in context
because they told us about how bad conditions were when they first
started. What we often get is the official sanitised version, the
story about the great and the good, and this one actually tells us the
story of working people. If you do not recall that now, it is gone
forever. There was so much interest in the film last summer that
tickets were oversubscribed and an extra screening had to be put on
but now many more people will get to see it as it transfers to
television. Jim hopes it will help more people appreciate the reality
of life on the docks. Looking forward to seeing that one.
That is this Sunday at 3:05pm here on BBC One. On BBC Radio Humberside
from 9am on Monday, there will be a chance for you to talk about the
She is a seal with a poor sense of direction, more than 2000 miles
from home, and less than a year old. Eve was found on a Lincolnshire
beach. Staff at Natureland in Skegness are using tracking
technology to keep an eye on her. With her special track of it did,
this breed of hooded seal is rarely seen around here. This one is badly
lost and in desperate need of good directions. They come from regions
like Ice land in the East, right across to Newfoundland and Canada
in the West. So she is one and truly lost. This particular seal is
thought to have been born in Icelandic waters. Just ten months
old, weak and confused, she has now been rescued from the beach here in
Lincolnshire. Normally by this age they are really fat. She was weak
and underweight for so we thought we would bring her back. That was
when we noticed the transmitter on top of her head as well. Staff have
named their new edition Eve and have quickly discovered her poor
sense of direction has already been recorded by colleagues in Europe.
She was first discovered of the German coast last summer and it was
here when the tracking device was fitted. She was then traced heading
north back home to Iceland but near Scotland things again went wrong.
She turned around and was found a few weeks later on a beach at
Chapel St Leonards. To now guarantee has said return home, the
best plan of action is transportation. That means an
expensive flight and for that to happen, financial backing will be
needed. If it did come to that, we would probably be looking for
sponsors to help us do that but that is in a few months' time, when
she has been putting on weight. Whatever happens, he's still needs
to gain a further 30kg in weight. Wherever she goes, she will still
be fitted with the special Tracker, enabling the staff here to monitor
her progress and make sure that this time she is heading in the
right direction. It's the cost of transporting her back home would be
thousands of pounds but with a face like this, there could be shared
brought financial offers over the coming weeks. -- several financial
offers. If you have a story you think we
should know about, senders and Emap. A recap of the main headlines. The
Government says it will press ahead with controversial child benefit
cuts. There are fears public sector workers in East Yorkshire and
Lincolnshire could see their pay cut under Government plans. Any fog
patches would be clear to -- slow to clear. Otherwise dry and with
sunshine tomorrow. Response coming in on the subject
of local pay. Annabel says, having passed election, I was offered a
post of a prison officer but had to decline due to not being able to
live in Cambridge on �14,500 a year, the same had I think offered a post
in Hull, with a much lower cost of living. I support localised pay.
Another viewer, at any pace in based on house prices will just
make the poor poorer. And from Clare, watched the number of
vacancies in the lower-paid areas go through the roof and standards