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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight...
Police criticise drivers as freezing fog creates treacherous
conditions on the roads. Then people drive to close without their
light song. The tax payers in Lincolnshire who
want a garden waste charge binned. The Queen meets the people of
King's Lynn, 60 years after she came to the throne. It is with
great pride that we welcome you here on and this remarkable day and
give you our warmest good wishes for the forthcoming years.
Frost, ice and fog to come tonight. The latest in 15 minutes.
It's been a day of treacherous conditions on the roads in our area
and police have criticised driving standards. Officers say many
motorists are ploughing through thick freezing fog at high speeds
and without lights. There have been a number of pile-ups on major roads
in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. The icy conditions
are expected to stay until Wednesday. How have the authorities
coped with the ice and snow? Although local authorities are
telling us is that they are coping well. Gritters from East Yorkshire
and Lincolnshire have left their depots loaded up with grit to do
more spreading throughout the night. The temperatures are predicted to
hit as low as seven below freezing on the coast. There is only so much
that gritters can do and drivers have to take some responsibility.
From my own experience, it is tough going. It's driving conditions like
these that the police are criticising. High speeds and per
use of lights were a source of frustration for officers. They
dealt with two major pile-ups. would urge everybody to you have at
their lights on at all times. Driving appear this morning, I see
that every other car have their lights off. It does not cost
anything to have them on. Other people will be able to see you.
a three-car collision close to the A15 for much of the morning. It is
only a couple of weeks since these ice warning signs were installed.
This road is the Tories for being I see, but fog was the problem today.
Despite the problems here, most roads in our area have been moving
freely. North Lincolnshire Council use 650 tonnes of grit over the
weekend. Lincolnshire County Council treated nearly 2000 miles
of the roads in preparation for the snow and used 11,000 tonnes of grit
on Friday alone. It is something we are prepared for. They fair amount
of snow came into Lincolnshire at 5 o'clock on Saturday evening. We
have been working continuously since then. We have used 15,000
tonnes and 4,000 of that have been over this weekend. It is not just
local councils, but communities that tell us they have learnt
lessons from last year's extreme winter. This was one year ago.
Today, the village is coping well. This man says it is not only
because there is less snow. county have done a lot more this
year, based on what went on last year. We are ready for it. The
county have supplied us with salt and grit, which we have hidden away.
It is put out around the market place. It has been a quiet weekend
for Joe Parsons. As the landlady, not even a heart-warming meals
could join the punters. It was in your face as soon as the news came
on. Good snow was backward and it's no? People were more prepared in
one respect. They were more prepared to and had the memories of
last year. Tonight, there is no let up at this gritting depot. Freezing
temperatures are predicted to continue for the next few days.
The police have given us some advice. If you must drive tonight
or in the morning, remove eyes from your windscreens before you leave
the house, keep your fog lights on and increase your braking distances
to give a safe distance between you and the car in front of you. If you
do not have to drive, do not do it. The accident on the A15 and the one
last night on the M62, there were no major injuries. But that does
not always have to be the case. What was your experience of
conditions on the roads? Have the councils got it right this time
with keeping the roads clear of In a moment...
After having more than 100 photos sent in of the snow, we'll have
advice on how to make the best of the startling scenery.
The Queen has attended a ceremony in King's Lynn, 60 years to the day
that she came to the throne. She was greeted by well-wishers before
going into the town hall, where the Mayor of King's Lynn and West
Norfolk made a Royal Address. behalf of the people of West
Norfolk, we congratulate your Majesty on the occasion of the
diamond anniversary of your recession to the throne. For 60
years, your Majesty has given dedicated and exemplary service to
the people of this country and the Commonwealth.
After the address, the Queen went to spend time with children from
the nearby Dersingham Infant and Nursery School. And today, people
across our area have been re- counting their Royal memories. Phil
Connell has the stories of those who have met the Queen in person,
as well as those who remember the day in 1952 when a young princess
became Queen. That slide is lower as the news
spreads. The king is dead. For it was the sixth February, 1952. A
dramatic news broadcast that would trigger weeks of morning. In our
hearts we feel this cannot be. There was this mournful music on
the radio. Programmes were suspended due to the death of his
Majesty the King. Melbourne Randall was just seven years old but still
remembers the day that was to change the life of a young princess.
Everything stopped and the bus driver's, if I remember rightly,
got out of their cabs. They stood for two minutes. I remember
standing in a classroom for the silence and my teacher turned away
at the end to wipe a tear from her eye. In the years that followed,
the Queen was to revolutionise the monarchy with visits across
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire providing many memorable moments.
It was this engagement in 1981 which most in our area will
remember best. I am very pleased to have been invited to open the
Humber Bridge today. In the background that day were members of
the police band, many of whom, 31 years on, can still remember the
logistical problems the royal visit caused. She then went whizzing past
and we had to pack up. Because of the security, we have to is a off
down the sides, pack up all the gear up and return to the Guild
Hall for when she finished her official lunch. Also playing for
the Queen that day was Julia Thompson, neither band's longest
serving member. It was such an honour. Representing the area was
great. Just to play for the Queen, wonderful. While millions may have
seen the Queen, not many have had the chance to invite her for tea.
In 1999, Terry and Stella Cooney did just that, with Her Majesty
dropping into their council house. She liked Yorkshire Water. Very
little milk. She takes this weakness out of her handbag.
stayed 20 minutes. She was only supposed to save 10. Her helicopter
was waiting. They still have the Royal teacup to prove it - never
washed and with the Queen's lipstick still in place.
We'll have more details on the Diamond Jubilee celebrations later
in the programme. Health inspectors have warned
Lincoln County Hospital that it must improve. The Care Quality
Commission says it found unacceptable failings on one ward
during an unannounced visit. Our communities correspondent is here.
What problems did the inspectors find?
The inspection was carried out last November and they looked at five
different words. One of the words, which specialises in care of the
elderly, or was. To be a particular concern. They found one patient who
had been left in a degrading situation for more than 30 minutes
before being cleaned up. Another patient was in hospital for more
than two days before being given a care plan. Do we care plans for a
drum up was inconsistent and the not enough staff on duty.
What of the hospital said? Height of the five words, only one
was found to be feeling. But they admit it is unacceptable. We spoke
to the medical director this afternoon and he said progress is
already being made. I have been on Clayton wards. It is very busy. It
was calm. The patients were getting proper care. We have measures in
place and systems to ensure that we can assure ourselves that patients
are getting the best possible care and we will continue to improve.
This latest report from the Care Quality Commission comes after a
whole series of critical reports last year from one of the trust
other possibles, Boston Pilgrim. They have had another inspection
and that report is due out soon. It apparently shows the progress has
been made. Three men charged with the murder a
Polish man in Boston have been remanded in custody by a Magistrate.
The body of 28-year-old Yann Pavul Stockneealec was found in this
drain on the 25th of January. The three men are due to appear at
Lincoln Crown Court next week. Police are investigating claims of
racist abuse against the Archbishop of York following comments he made
about gay marriage. Dr John Sentamu sparked protests when he said
marriage must remain between a man and a woman. Today, the
Archbishop's office said he had received a small number of abusive
and threatening emails of a racist nature.
New sprinkler systems will save the lives of people in their homes.
That's according to Humberside Fire and Rescue & Service. A system like
this one has already been installed in some homes in the West Midlands,
where people who have mobility problems are vulnerable to being
trapped. Now similar domestic sprinklers will be trialled here.
They do help the most vulnerable, those people who cannot escape from
fire. These measures actually help give us more time to get there.
This system we have will pick up a fire at its early stages. Then it
will fill the room with mist. Conventional sprinklers could take
four or five minutes, by which time there is a good chance that the
person is either dead or seriously injured.
Still ahead tonight... Hull FC beat the snow, but they
couldn't quite beat Warrington. We'll have the best of your snowy
photos plus tips on how to make the Plenty more pictures still to come.
This is the village of Cranswick. More photos and later in the
programme. I hope there will not be an awful
lot of gloating coming up on BBC One now. From me?! There was a
tweet on Saturday afternoon at saying what an excellent forecast
but it was from your wife! A warning of widespread ice and
patchy freezing fog. Visibility has improved in the last few hours.
Taking a look across Lincolnshire, visibility was down to 18 metres.
Awful conditions there. -- down to 80 metres. It looks like any fog
will clear in the morning. Very little if any fresh snow to come.
Frost and ice will be a problem. An added complication is a weak front
pushing down from the North Sea. The cloud associated with that is
producing one or two light wintry showers. That will clear away and
we will see some freezing fog developing across parts of East
Yorkshire. Perhaps not quite as widespread as it was will stop the
main concern will be over Lincolnshire. The sun will rise in
the morning at around 7:38am. Those are the high water times... Any
freezing fog showed a lift through the morning. It will be bright in
the West. A lot of cloud feeding in from the North Sea. Essentially, it
is dry, quite cloudy with a few bright or sunny intervals at first.
Top temperatures very much on the cold side once more. Three or four
degrees in Grimsby. A sharp frost Tuesday night and largely cold and
grey on Wednesday. The risk of showers on a Thursday. That is the
forecast. You can gloat. It is over now.
amazed about the shock that I got the forecast right! See you
tomorrow. Plans to charge �25 a year for
garden waste collection has been criticised by taxpayers and
inventive. South Kesteven District Council will introduce the charge
to cover the cost of running the service. Councillors in East
Lindsey are considering a similar idea. Critics say it is a poll tax
that will lead to fly-tipping. Keeping her garden tidy means
creating some waste. But Charmaine Morgan from Grantham says plans to
charge residents for collection should be thrown out. We have got
people who are still going to have an ongoing need to dispose of their
green waste. We are either going to have people struggling to try and
get to the local tip to do it properly or we will see an increase
in dumping. The need will not go away just because the council has
decided that break -- that they will allow people to opt out of the
schemes. 26,000 residents have opted into the scheme to have their
garden waste recycled for free. It costs the council �500,000 a year.
It is hoped an annual charge of �25 The council chose to do it has a
discretion. It is one of those things that the consultation told
us that the residents were prepared to pay for. Critics say a universal
fee is unfair on those with smaller gardens. The council say the
government has cut its budget by more than �2 million. They say
saving money here will stop cuts eating into frontline services.
They charged us enough already. They say they are going to freeze
council-tax they may find different ways, underhand ways, of doing it.
�25 a year it seems nothing. 50p a week for collecting your garden
waste. You would be happy to play it? Yes. I do not understand what
people are bleating about. The tis thought about a third of
authorities are charging for the service. In this region, East
Lindsey District Council is considering a similar idea. North
East Lincolnshire Council had proposed to do the same but soon
scrapped the unpopular plan. People living here will have to wait until
next month to find out if their council will do the same.
Would you be willing to pay? Another one you might want to
comment on. How important are garden waste bins for you? Would
you be happy to pay �25 a year? We look forward to hearing from you.
The chairman of Hull Kingston Rovers has confirmed he has been in
talks with Hull City Council and the whole East MP Karl Turner about
the development of Craven Park -- the Hull East MP. They are
frustrated as they wait for news of grants to career building work. --
to carry out. This is the source of the anxiety.
Hull Kingston Rovers are keen to develop this end of Craven Park,
moving these seats to the opposite end of the stadium. The club talks
about all viable options being explored and that might include
playing games at the KC Stadium. On the field, they gave the champions'
lead a good test. A splendid effort indicated good form. A hat-trick
from Leeds finally undid the Robins. If we had taken the opportunities
that we had, we could have won the game. We have got to be a bit more
disciplined, give away a lot less penalties and complete our sets and
anything is possible. It was scenes like these that put paid to the
local football games but by yesterday afternoon underfloor
heating had confirmed Hull FC's game could go ahead. They took the
lead but the first half was dominated by the visitors who
scored three tries. Hull scored soon after the restart but
Warrington nudged ahead. Right at the end, we Seven's scored two
level but the conversion failed so it ended the 20 have been 20.
can see an improvement in their scores but we can see a lot more in
them. It was a bit scrappy at times. That can be expected at this time
of year. I am more than happy with that. Hull FC should not have to
worry about the weather next year because they are in France. -- next
week because they are in France. Those matches involving the Hull
sides will be discussed in full with all of the other opening-day
fixtures on the Super League Show at 11:35pm.
Thank you for all of the emails, texts and tweets on the story on
hospital patients. It is a new proposal that hospital patients
could be allowed to travel free over the Humber Bridge. Andy in
Hull says what about going to the South Bank from Hull for treatment?
Our son was born early and we were sent to Scunthorpe due to lack of
The Queen is back in Sandringham tonight after spending the day in
King's Lynn. It is 60 years since she came to the throne. Her diamond
jubilee, the day which marks her coronation, is at the beginning of
June. The celebrations will take place over a four day weekend. With
details of what is happening... Wherever she goes, the Queen
attracts huge crowds. From April, she will be embarking on a UK-wide
tour. We will be finding out when she visits sing but behind-the-
scenes preparations are already under way. It is under wraps at the
moment but the places the Queen does not go to, another member of
the Royal Family will come to. Even I do not know what is happening yet.
I am sure someone will come to see us. The focus of the Jubilee is a
special four-day bank holiday weekend starting on 2nd June with a
series of major national and local events. Expect more street parties
and seems like last year's royal wedding with many parties already
being planned around our area. think people enjoy a fun day out.
Fancy dress is great fun for everybody. We have got some other
bits and pieces and events happening on the day. We are hoping
for good weather, a good turnout and a fun day for everyone. On the
Sunday, 1000 boats from around the country will take part in a Thames
pageant including the Wheldale from the Yorkshire Waterways Museum in
Goole. It will be really exciting. We are allowed up to 14 people so
we understand they are going to be 1000 boats and ships and they are
expecting millions of people to watch. It will be brilliant.
Monday 4th June, a network of beacons will be lit throughout the
UK and Commonwealth. We will keep you updated on events locally but
we would also like to hear from you. Get in touch and let us know what
you are planning to do to celebrate When East Yorkshire and
Lincolnshire were cut to a blanket of snow yesterday, many people went
out with their cameras. Thank you for all of your pictures. A
professional landscape photographer from a Hessle, Ivor Innes, has been
I am very attracted to it. I cannot put my finger on why because it
breaks a lot of laws of composition. In other ways, it is quite strong.
To film a bird, you have to be quick. You have got to be there in
the moment. You have got to hope the camera works! Everybody takes
pictures of the Snowman, especially when the children are outside. They
are great fun and very humorous. This is a lovely picture. This is
the one of the river and the snow looks very good when you have some
sun, particularly in the winter when the sun is quite golden. This
one has got some lovely golden feelings about it. A great shot
there! Anyone can take a great photograph with any camera. First
of all, you have to decide what you are going to photograph and way you
are going to take it from. Light is a very important part of taking a
photograph. We are using mystery as our subject and we are going to
shoot directly into the light of -- we are using this three. My final
tip is to be patient. If you are photographing an animal, you have
to be quick. Sometimes if you wait a bit longer, you will get a much
better shot. I have got the shot now.
That is Ivor Innes's picture. Thank you once again for all of your
pictures. A recap of the main national and regional headlines:
Syria's army mounts the heaviest attack on the country's 11 months
up rising as artillery fire it is aimed at Homs. Police criticise car
drivers in our area for driving too fast as gritters Haddad again
tonight to treat the roads. Any fog patches should clear and
NO-SPACE his will be dry tomorrow with a few bright and sunny
intervals. Top temperatures three degrees to riot.
On the subject of driving conditions, thank you for your
responses. Someone says, we travelled from Skegness to Hull and
Sheffield, every road was well gritted. Well done to the
council's! Another from Lincoln, an easy journey today, it is the side
roads that are not good. People should learn how to drive properly
and stop learning about -- stop moaning about the local councils.
It should be part of the Test, skidding. Stop moaning! I drove to
Scunthorpe this morning at around 9am and I found the majority of
drivers either had no lights on at Old or have their sidelights on
which was not enough. Please, reiterate how important it is for
all drivers to have their headlights and rear fog lights on
in this type of weather. Finally, drivers should be fined