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Good evening, welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight: A man

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whose son was murdered says he'll fight to change compensation laws,

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after being told he won't get a penny. Why should I be punished for

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what he's done? I didn't ask to become a victim, but I am a victim.

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Preparing to protect London 2012. RAF fighters from Lincolnshire in

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training. A photographer gets an honorary

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degree for her worldwide achievements. And, before he was

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famous, Oscar winner Jim Broadbent in a previously unseen film.

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A changeable few days, the very latest weather later in the

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A man whose son was murdered by a drugs gang says he'll fight a

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ruling that he won't get a penny in compensation for his son's death.

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Adam Vincent was tortured and killed last year. But, because he

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had a drugs conviction, his father Keith has been told he can't get

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Criminal Injuries Compensation. But Keith Vincent says the family

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shouldn't be punished for crimes from Adam's past, as Anne-Marie

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Tasker reports. All Keith Vincent has now is

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memories of his son Adam. But he'd hoped he'd get criminal

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compensation to pay for Adam's burial. But that hope's been dashed,

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because his son had a criminal record. And government rules say

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that means he's not entitled to a penny.

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And why should I be punished for what they have done? I did not ask

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them to murder my son, I did not ask to be a victim. Dear authority

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will say they cannot do anything about this? I tried to teach him

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right from wrong but he got lost from drugs. But, the thing is, I

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did not ask them to kill my son. So why should I be punished? Adam

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Vincent was tortured and murdered by a drugs gang, a gang he dealt

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drugs for to pay for his own heroin addiction. Over the following three

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months, police found parts of his body in waterways across Northern

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Lincolnshire CSO. For Adam Vincent's family, and all others,

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there are strict rules about compensating victims of crime. The

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awards only compensate "a crime of violence". Their levels aren't

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discretionary. They're set in stone to reflect specific injuries and

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circumstances. And they range from �1,000 to �500,000, if you include

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expenses like loss of earnings. But people in the Vincents' home town

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of Grimsby say their case should be an exception. They are going

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through the same as any other family would do, particularly with

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that crime, if anybody is to compensation, it is them. A I think

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it depends on each individual and the circumstances. What he has done

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in his past has nothing to do with him being murdered and his family

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suffering. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority says: But

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Keith Vincent says this. Keith's appeal is being backed by his MP

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Austin Mitchell, who says the family may have to challenge the

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law itself. If I can change that the laws or other families do not

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have to suffer and feel, what have I done wrong, I have done nothing.

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The law should be changed. Joining me live from our studio in Salford

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is Neil Sugarman, a solicitor who specialises in compensation cases

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for victims of crime. Why should the government make a payment to

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relatives when someone is murdered? For the difficulty is these scheme

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is devised to compensate all sorts of victims of crime, and sadly

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where there is a homicide and a top ten who goes on to die, the family

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left behind often want to have their financial dependency look

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dafter, there are various expenses associated with the death. One can

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have the greatest of sympathy. The difficulty is the scheme has always

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had an in-built ability to turn people around for reasons. If the

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murder victim had been convicted of a drugs offence, in your view,

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should compensation be paid? think composition should be paid.

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The people affected here are the survivors, the family close to the

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victim who have to cope with the aftermath. Should this be paid at

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the full level? What chance do the family have? There is a discretion

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in the scheme and the ability to refuse a payment is discretionary.

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They laid down their own internal guidelines as to the severity of

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the offence which will be taken into account. It is a sensitive

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subject as one can see by public opinion. Some feel because this is

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a taxpayer-funded scheme, it is not right for people who have committed

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a crime to benefit. Others feel the victims left behind a not guilty

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and should not be penalised. In this case, a father whose son was

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murdered says he shouldn't be punished for the past crimes of his

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There may be young people left behind, dependent on the person who

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has died. They will suffer because of the rules of the scheme. They

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may have no convicted of offences themselves but they have suffered

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from the crimes committed by a parent. Many will think that is

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unfair. It is a contentious aspect of the scheme which many think will

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need to be changed. How much weight should be given to convictions when

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the authorities decide victims' compensation? Is it fair that

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relatives can end up with nothing? You can get in contact in the

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In a moment: How thousands of heroin users could get therapy to

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Police in Boston have started a murder investigation. A man's body

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was found in the river in the Wyberton West Road area of the town

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yesterday afternoon. Our reporter Jake Zuckerman is live at the scene.

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What are police saying? Gawk at the moment, details of

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pretty sparse. I am that the industrial estate just away from

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these balding road in the middle of Boston. Yesterday, police divers

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recovered the body of a man from this water away. A call had been

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made by a member of the public. Today, police confirmed they are

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treating the man's death as suspicious, and a murder inquiry

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has been launched. What do we know about the dead man? Police are not

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yet confirming how the man died but they believe the man is a Polish

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National. Efforts are under way to locate his family. At the moment,

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they are still trying to confirm his identity.

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Police searching for the killers of a teenager found murdered near

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Sandringham have moved their search away from the royal estate. Alisa

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Dmitrijeva's body was found at Anmer, on New Year's Day. Today,

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officers have been searching the seaside village of Snettisham. The

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local newspaper has produced a video in Russian appealing for help

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from the area's Eastern European community.

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She visited the beach car park during the evening of the 30th, and

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return there in the early hours of the morning. We understand there

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was a party going on involving members from the Eastern European

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Community, and she was present at that party. We are obviously keen,

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anyone in that area who may have seen her, should contact us.

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GCSE results in Hull are continuing to improve, according to league

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tables released today. However, the city is still sixth from the bottom.

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The Department for Education figures show that 46% of students

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in the city achieved five good GCSEs including English and maths

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last year. In Lincolnshire, the figure was 62%, well above the

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national average. It's hoped that thousands of long-

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term heroin addicts in Hull can be weaned-off drugs by giving them

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therapy and voluntary work. It's already worked for a hundred people,

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in a city with a well known drugs problem. Here's our communities

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David Lawson is a changed man. 18 months ago, he was a heroin addict,

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homeless and constantly in and out of prison. For I was actually

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living in a shed, with no family, no direction, no job prospects.

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Physically, very poorly. But the drugs intervention programme in

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Hull is now helping him and other ex-offending addicts, by offering

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them a treatment programme, including a home and voluntary work.

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It's this holistic approach which has got David drug free, and even

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weaned off methadone, the heroin substitute. I have my own flat, I

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pay my bills. I am in contact with all of my family which is amazing.

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I have a 15-year-old daughter who is back in my life. Recovering

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addicts take methadone under medical supervision because it

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reduces their withdrawal symptoms. But even this legal drug can cause

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serious harm, and users can become dependant. This new programme

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combines group therapy with a gradual methadone detox, leading

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eventually to complete abstinence. More than 100 users in Hull have

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now come off drugs using this new approach. The move is towards

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recovery, to help sustainable change, to be drug three, to live a

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normal and productive life. We look at people's family situation,

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housing, benefits, personal confidence and self-esteem. All the

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pieces of the jigsaw they need to put together. Crack and heroin use

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here it is double the national average but it has been calculated

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for every �1 spent on drug prevention, it says around �6, on

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the crime reduction and on the improvement in health. As well as

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saving taxpayers' money in the long run, these new projects are also

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cutting reoffending rates. And it's hoped to detox hundreds more drug

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addicts in the coming months. The row over the Humber Bridge debt

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reached the House of Commons today. Earlier this week, the government

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urged the four councils on the banks of the Humber, to reach

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agreement on the debt to pave the way for the tolls to be halved. But

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today, the Conservative MP for Brigg and Goole, Andrew Percy,

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warned motorists using the bridge not to expect a price fall anytime

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soon. The Chancellor provided �150

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million so tolls could be cut. Sadly a Labour council has rejected

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that offer of meaning our tolls will save -- will remain. What is

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happening on this matter? I will raise the issue with the Secretary

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of State for Transport to see whether there is any action he can

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Owners of a tip near the M62 in East Yorkshire have been given a

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deadline to reduce its height. Local councillors say the company's

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been given until early February to reduce its height by ten metres,

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after residents living near the site, close to Gilberdyke,

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complained about its size and the smell of the rubbish. The company's

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asked for a reduction of just four A company which wants to expand its

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centre for breeding beagles for research near Withernsea in East

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Yorkshire has been refused permission. The government's upheld

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an earlier decision by planning councillors. Earlier this month,

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protestors marched through the centre of Hull to show their

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opposition to the plans by B&K The time is 6:43pm. Still ahead

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tonight: Before he was famous: we meet the man who starred with Jim

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Broadbent four decades ago. And the performers who are hoping to get

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Tonight's picture is of stranded boats at Stone Creek, taken by a

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key for Batty. If you have a picture you are proud of, send it

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This is a nice text in your favour, they say there should be a statue

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There will be some sunshine tomorrow. One or two showers could

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be on the heavy side. An area of low pressure driving the cold

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weather across us. A band of showers later on, as for the

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weekend, Saturday looks straight forward with some sunshine. Sunday

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will see cloud increasing from the West and there is an increased risk

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of a patch of sleet or some patchy snow. Details remain elusive at

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this stage. Hopefully I can confirm that tomorrow. In the short term it

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is looking a bit more straightforward. Largely dry across

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our part of the world. A risk of one or two showers, particularly

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later. An emphasis on fine weather though. Temperatures will drop down

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to around one degree Celsius. Watch out for icy patches more especially

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in rural parts. The sun rises at 7:56am tomorrow, the dock starting

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at 8:35am. Some showers around from the word go but some bright weather

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none the less. The main showers will be in the afternoon, some

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could be heavy with hail and sleet. Mixing in for good measure. Cold

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and fresh south-westerly wind as well. Generally feeling quite

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chilly with highs in a hole and Lincoln of around six Celsius or 43

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Fahrenheit. Saturday the best day, Sunday maybe drive but the Sunday

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We wore the same show at the other night, it was so embarrassing. This

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e-mail asked if they were buy one Typhoon Eurofighters from RAF

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Coningsby in Lincolnshire will be on standby throughout the Olympics.

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It's six months until the opening ceremony takes place and the RAF

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has been training above Yorkshire today to prepare for any security

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threat from the skies this summer. Simon Spark reports from RAF

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Coningsby. A photographer who has travelled to more than 50 countries

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to help teach photography to women has received an honorary degree

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from the University of Hull. Over the last days typhoon jets from RAF

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Coningsby have been just one of the sort used in the exercise over the

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Yorkshire skies to prepare for security regarding this year's

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Olympics. Paul Godfrey is experienced in quick response

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drills, but this latest exercise is about co-ordinating with a book

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will there force and navy aircraft. We are practising the scenarios

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which could occur at a large events such as the Olympics. It is no

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different to the work the tie things do on a daily basis anyway.

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We are just integrating it with the Army and Navy. Having been

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responsible the Home Office and police. Behind the build up and

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excitement, 13 and a half 1000 military personnel are involved in

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a security operation with a spend The threat lies with terrorism. We

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have been planning the Olympics Games security on the basis of that

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threat being at a severe level. I believe it is right to make

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preparations on that basis. Today, RAF Coningsby is home to around 40

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typhoons. Each one can be prepared at a moment's notice if a threat to

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UK airspace occurs during the Olympics. Now they will use this

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further co-ordinated training as part of the key role to insure a

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A photographer who has travelled to more than 50 countries has received

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an honorary degree. You may not have heard of her, but her work has

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been published in many leading newspapers and magazines. She talks

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proudly of her upbringing on a Hull Council Estate. But Lee Karen

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Stow's photography has taken her around the world. Her most

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exhibited project features forty two images of women in Sierra Leone

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- who have a life expectancy of just forty two years old. Today,

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Lee Karen had an honorary doctorate bestowed on her at the University

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of Hull. Her work has been used by Amnesty International. I was very

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curious, I did not know anything about the country, the City or the

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people on the ground. Today she had an honorary doctorate bestowed on

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her at the University of Hull. was told if it was not documented

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then in the eyes of the world it is senseless. Her roots may be firmly

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in Hull, but it is her work abroad which has won acclaim. Her work has

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been used by Amnesty International, as well as taking the photographs

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she has spent time passing on skills to them. I travelled mostly

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alone. It has been dangerous and insecure. Receiving this report

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recognises the hard work I have put in and the work I have done.

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Working freelance for many newspapers, she never knows where

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she will be signed to next, but she hopes she will always return to her

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home town. Also on the list of honour was yachtsman Sir Robin

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Knox-Johnston, he was the first man to make a solo trip around the

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world in 1969. Rugby league legend Johnny Whitely joined him in

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receiving an honorary degree from Hull University this week. Thanks

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for your response to the story that the Hull & East Yorkshire NHS Trust

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has defended a decision to send three of its managers including

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chief executive Phil Morley to the United States for a three day

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The event, on improving corporate culture and leadership took place

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last week at this hotel in Florida. Michael got in touch to say,' If

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they were serious about their jobs then they would understand that

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there is technology like video conferencing. There is no need to

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leave the desk at all.' David in Lincoln says, 'It seems to

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me the health authority has it right. The people who use the NHS

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want the best service from the best trained staff.'

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Daniel asks, "How dare councils send anyone to Florida at tax

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payers' expense? It is shocking considering the way they are

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cutting our essential services.' He's the Lincolnshire actor who's

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been in Bridget Jones, Harry Potter and now the Iron Lady. But now a

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film has resurfaced from four decades ago showing a Jim Broadbent

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before he was famous. The 18 minute film was all shot in Lincolnshire

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and also features a former Lincolnshire farm worker who Phil

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Connell has been to meet. They were filming from off the road. This is

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the last thing Bill Franklyn had expected, a film about farming in

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the Lincolnshire has stirred golden memories. He features in several

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scenes, and alongside him is an unknown kid -- Jim Broadbent. 26

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years old and given just a few lines to deliver. Well, I thought

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he was one of the workers to tell you the truth. He was just dressed

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like one. Nothing special about him but a great fellow. His first

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official film was in 1978, but this was filmed two years earlier. Up

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till now it has only been seen by a handful of people. Since then Jim

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Broadbent has become an A-list Hollywood actor, but is current

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film sees him play Denis Thatcher. It is his performance in

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Lincolnshire which has now got people talking. In provides a piece

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in the jigsaw where you find out about someone's career. Starting

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off predominantly on stage, now we can actually see him in an early

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part of his career in a film. all his early co-starred there has

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been recent fame and recognition to. He thought I was famous. He asked

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for my autograph. I signed for him. For 36 years since their

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extraordinary meeting, a staff from his -- a card from his famous co-

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star arrived on his birthday. A co- star from a time when Oscar's

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ambassadors were still just dreams. A great story. Some of the stars of

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Radio 1 and talent from this area are about to take to the air for

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four nights of special programmes being broadcast from Hull. The

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first event is about to start at the Adelphi club in the city and

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Leanne Brown has been to meet one of the acts. I make the music using

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compete -- computers, lots of time spent over a computer. He has got a

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big day, -- coming up on BBC Radio 1. An amazing opportunity, I want

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to put Hull on the map and be a part of it and do my best. Try not

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to get too worried. Just do what I do. The same low, Nick Grimshaw and

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others will be broadcasting live from across the city. Starting

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right here. 20th January 12 has been all about new music, this is

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our grand finale, but there is a long history of music. For local

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people. Giving great opportunities for an international line-up. All

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of the events are free. In it is thanks to a BBC programme focused

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on Humberside that some bans have been put forward. The weekend in it

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airplay, a live session. We can then recommend it goes to a

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festival. They will follow in the footsteps of bands like pop, Oasis

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and Franz Ferdinand to have all played here. -- pop. Radio 1 is a

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worldwide thing, for Hall to get this is brilliant. Who knows, next

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time we could see this lot playing a much bigger stage. And you can

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hear Radio 1 Live in Hull for the next four evenings. And videos of

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some of the events will be streamed live on bbc.co.uk/radio1 BBC Radio

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1 Live in Hull 97-99 FM bbc.co.uk/radio1.

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Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines. A

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"sickening" catalogue of abuse by a teacher, a new report blames the

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school for failing to act on warnings.

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A man whose son was murdered says he'll fight to change compensation

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laws, after being told he won't get a penny.

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Tomorrow's weather: Sunny intervals and scattered, wintry showers. Top

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temperature 6 degrees Celsius, that's 43 Fahrenheit. Lots of

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response on the compensation story. 1 St "I can see the point when

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thumb I left behind, but I don't see when it should be for parents

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with financial responsibility." it will not bring them back. Sarah

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says, "he should not get compensation as Adam broke the law.

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It was wrong to murder him but the money will not bring him back." and

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other says, "why should they pay the family whose son was involved

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in criminality." another says, "My Brother George was murdered in 1995

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