14/02/2012 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Good evening. Welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines: The winter

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drought threatening crops and the use of hosepipes.

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We will not be able to irrigate however high-value crops, which

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will mean we do not get the quality the custom and supermarkets require.

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The family of missing Stuart Gilson so they are still waiting for him

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to walk through the door. The last couple of days, it has just felt

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like he is working away and will come through that door. The road

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crashes at one Business Mansur threatening his livelihood.

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And the war against roses. The Lincolnshire tulips taking on more

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traditional Valentine blames. not like roses. They are a bit to

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cliche. Trips are nice, but to say I love you, you would go for roses.

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Temperatures have been around average. Power have the forecast

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later. It has been one of the driest

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winters in 35 years. Now, There are fears that drought conditions could

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lead to a hosepipe ban in Lincolnshire. Anglian Water says it

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cannot true that restricting supplies as early as spring.

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Farmers have warned that the lack of rain will harm their crops,

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possibly forcing up food prices. After last week's snow, the ground

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looks wet but beneath the surface, it is a different story. It soon

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breaks up. Normally, nearer the surface, you can make a nice ball

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out of it. Down there, it breaks up easily, so it is much drier. Chris

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has an arable farm at mothering humph. Following the county's third

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driest winter on record, he fears crops and vegetables could be

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affected both in quality and price. The extent of the problem is clear

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here. This reservoir is used to regret his -- immigrate his crops.

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At this time of year, it would normally be full. Levels are down

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by 80 %. It could pose challenges for the rest of the year. It is

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very stressful, and we have no prospect of filling it at the

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moment. We have a prohibition on the water. We probably will not be

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able to irrigate our high-value crops, which will mean we do not

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get a yield of do not get the call to the customer and supermarkets

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require. Be it is not just farmers who may be caught short. This

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reservoir supplies domestic users. It is down by 20 %, which means a

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hosepipe ban cannot be ruled out. It sounds a bit crazy at this

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moment, especially since we have had all the snow. People with

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gardens and people washing cars, it would be a bit of a blow, but what

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can you do? David is from the Environment Agency. He describes a

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shortage as a wake-up call. encourage people to use water

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carefully, and the more we can save water now, the less likely we would

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need to impose restrictions later this year. Oh but the coming weeks,

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farmers will be watching this guy is closely. A spell of continued

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wet-weather bringing some welcome relief.

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A running me is Ciaran Nelson from Anglian Water. -- joining me is

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Ciaran Nelson. How much is a -- how much of a problem we must be?

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could be significant. The problem with dealing with this goes back to

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last winter. We have had successive dry spells. We are in a position

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where we are facing a spring and summer where we might not have as

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much water as we would like. Should the reservoirs not be full at the

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end of a winter? Yes, indeed, they should. We are in the middle of our

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recharge period, where the reservoirs and underground places

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should be filling up. The refill period started later and is taking

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longer. We applied for a drought permits to take water out of a

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river to Pompey into the reservoir at the Atlanta. That will make a

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small difference. Can you rule out hosepipe bans? We have not had one

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for 20 years, but I cannot say we will not this year. We are doing a

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lot to save water. I would encourage customers to use less

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water. I cannot give guarantees at this stage that we will not have

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hosepipe bans. That sounds quite worrying. It is something we need

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to be worried about. We all have an obligation to try to protect water.

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It is finite. We have not had the rainfall. Even the snow we have

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seen, it takes 10 centimetres of snow to give the equivalent of one

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centimetre of rain. Even that will not make much of a dent on the

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really dry land at there. people run a bath guilt-free before

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bedtime? I have asked people to perhaps prefer a shower over a bath.

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Perhaps people could take it for a minute less. That could save over

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20 litres. If everybody did that, we would soon start to save

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thousands if not millions of litres. Top tip of the evening. Thank you

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for coming in. That is one you might want to comment on. In a

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moment: Eight call-centre employee tells us how bosses at timing

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toilet breaks. -- at call-centre employee.

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The family of a missing Hull man said they are still waiting for him

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to walk back in the door. It is over two weeks since Stuart Gilson

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went missing. There has been a massive public response to the

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campaign to find the 21-year-old. Sarah Corker is live in Hull city

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centre. How strong is this campaign? Across the Hull seed say,

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on buses, in shops and in the streets, posters like this are

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appealing for information as to what could have happened to Stuart.

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His image is now going up on these billboards as well. Complete

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strangers are helping, offering to Prince of posters -- often to

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printer off posters and help with searches.

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Kim Bailey takes comfort from the messages on Facebook. The family

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said they are overwhelmed by the help they have had from the people

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of Paul. It is absolutely amazing, the support we have got to, it is

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just amazing. I cannot get a vet. Stuart Gilson disappeared and the

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20 eighth of January after a night out. This is the last sighting of

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him on Drypool Bridge, just before 10:30pm. There is no CCTV footage

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of Stuart on the other side of the bridge. The police believe he could

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have taken a short cut on this footpath. His family and friends

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have been out searching for him. There have been joined by members

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of the public. They have been retracing the route he could have

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taken home, looking for close. Everywhere you not, there are

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posters appealing for help. -- everywhere you look. The last

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couple of days, it has felt like he is working away and will come

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through that door. Just got to keep thinking like that. This woman's

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son went missing 16 years ago. Sue volunteers for a charity, and is

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backing the campaign to find Stuart. Hull citizens should be proud of

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themselves for what they are doing to help his family. A family man,

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his loved ones say his disappearance is totally out of

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character. They're asking the public not to give up hope in

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finding him. I keep thinking there is someone out there that know

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something, and I do not know why they are not come forward and

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saying it. Steward's sister speaking to me. Police have called

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off physical searches for Stuart, but are still reviewing CCTV across

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the city to see if they can pick up any other players. They are asking

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if anyone has seen or heard anything about Stuart to get in

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touch with than. The family say they are determined to keep looking

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for him. Some more news now. A man has

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appeared in court charged with importing Class A drugs through the

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Hull ferry terminal. A lorry loaded with 13 stone of drugs was seized

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on Friday. Gary Pattison from Woodmansey, near Beverley, was

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remanded in custody. Humberside Police Authority says it

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wants more money from council tax payers. The authority voted for a

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3.9 % rise. That is for a band D property.

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A lorry got stuck under a railway bridge in the Stoneferry area this

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afternoon causing long traffic delays. The driver eventually moved

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their vehicle forward. Network Rail inspected the Bridge afterwards and

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says no damage was caused. A member of staff at a call centre

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in Hull has contacted the BBC to criticise conditions. The employee

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said the company had started timing trips to the toilet, and anyone who

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spent too long had to make up the time at the end of their sheet. --

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the end of their shift. A solicitor has told us that legally the

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company is not done anything wrong. These staff are among the 4,000

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working in call centres across the East Riding. Managers here at the

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KC contact centre said their relations with staff is good, but

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elsewhere, one worker, who does not wish to be identified, told us

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about the pressures of the job. He says his company is even

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restricting their toilet breaks. People are all different. They were

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some people were pregnant, some have irritable bowel syndrome, and

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it means they are required to go to the top lot more often. They are

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worried they would have to pay the time back, and it is affecting my

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wrath. While breaks are controlled at most call centres, working

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conditions and stress levels vary. The most successful liaise closely

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with their staff. KC contact centres employ over 200 people, and

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annual staff turnover currently runs at around 13 %. That is half

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the national average. Managers say that is because they treat their

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workers fairly, and as individuals. We have no intention of making

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people start to pay back toilet breaks. It is about working with

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individuals. It is about treating people as individuals, rather than

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with a broad brush. Some companies think they can save money by

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restricting how often their employees spend a penny. Others

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reckon there's a good staff relations at prices. -- are

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priceless. Sean Dempsey is an employment lawyer. I asked him if

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companies were within their rights to make workers clock off and on

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when they visited the toilet. any type of relationship,

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employment relationship, an employer can manage that

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relationship as they deem fit. Logging into a computer and logging

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of when somebody needs to go to the toilets, that can be appropriate in

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certain circumstances. Hull Fair is it to make people make up time if

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they have exceeded their allotments -- how fair is it? I think for

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Mayfair this perspective, if they have specific provisions for time

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off, I think in certain circumstances it could be fair to

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make up time at the end of the day if they use a disproportionate

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demands of rest breaks. One worker told us some of his colleagues

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avoid drinking so they do not need to pay a visit. How can that be

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defended? That sounds extreme to me. If it is the case that the rest

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breaks the employers allowing the employees is such that they cannot

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drink, that seems to be unfair and could amount to a breach of the

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duty of trust and confidence. Briefly, what would you say to

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anyone thinking of taking action against their boss for timing them

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in such a way? I do not think the timing is an issue. It is what the

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employer does with that time that could be problematic. If they seek

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to deduct wages, employees could have an unlawful deduction from

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wages claim. Monitoring is not Thank you. Now, we would like to

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hear your views on this. Is the fear foreign player to act in this

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manner? Get in touch in the We will get some of your thoughts

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on this before we finish at 7 o'clock. Still to come, the blood

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town's helping to keep their colleagues healthy. And his Dulux

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replacing it roses as the Choice.

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Tonight's photo is the sun setting at Saxilby in Lincolnshire, sent to

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us by Melanie Carter. Thank you very much for that. Please keep the

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these photographs coming. I will be careful how do this. Good evening,

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Yes, I have had a few comments about this. Today, it has been

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fairly average, temperature wives. But at least that is not going to

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be to call tonight. The cloud will be quite thick at times, but that

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should clear as we go into the afternoon. As you can see, it is

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this weather front which is going to bring most of the cloud and the

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best of the sunshine will be the further west you are. For most of

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us, it has been a dry day and as we head into this evening and

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overnight, the cloud will thicken and may give us some spots of light

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rain. The wind is freshening up from the north-west and that will

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make quite strong and dusty towards the coast. For most of us,

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temperatures of five or six degrees. Here are the sunrise and sunset

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times. Not to chilly to start off with tomorrow, but the cloud

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threatening up, to give the odd spot of light rain. For many of us,

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and tried day and the cloud beginning to break during the day,

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so the best of the weather to the west of the region. As we go

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through the day, temperatures across East Yorkshire could even

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push into double figures. It is above-average for this time of here.

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In to Thursday and Friday, are at the amount of cloud, which will

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bring us some rain. I am sure there is a big bunch of roses waiting for

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you when you get home. A are the from you?

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A business owner say drivers repeatedly crashing in front of his

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property are costing him a fortune in lost trade.

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Frank Hopkins is calling on Lincolnshire County Council to load

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or the speed limit on the main road out of his village. -- to lower the

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speed limit. There have been ten accidents on

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this stretch of road in the last decade. According to one local

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businessman, it is the speed limit on this bend that is to blame.

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had about 50 and the speed up as they come down the brain.

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This was the scene on Friday, when a car came off the road and knocked

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down a telegraph pole. It is meant that this business has

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lost both its phone line and internet access. Owner Frank

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Hopkins says it is the third time it has happened. A it has cost us

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about �30,000 down the years. The insurance companies will not pay

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out, because it is an undefined thing. Although there are signs

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warning motorists to slow down, francs is not enough is being done

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to warn people about the dangers of the bend. The error about 200

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higher priority site in Lincolnshire that we have to

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address. That is not to say this is not a concern. In 2009, we averaged

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about three accidents idea. Collisions have now Rel reduced.

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The Road Safety Partnership reduced the speed limit in 2009 and there

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have only been two accidents since then.

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BT are now working on replacing the pole, but it may not be until

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Friday that business here will be back to normal.

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Thank for getting in touch last night about the extra training

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being offered to teenage drivers in Lincolnshire. The South Holland

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area was labelled one of the worst in the country for young drivers

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crashing. Thank for getting in touch last night about the extra

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training being offered to teenage drivers in Lincolnshire. The South

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Holland area was labelled one of the worst in the country for young

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drivers crashing. Elizabeth from Gainsborough says...

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Harry Neil thinks young drivers should be restricted after getting

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Thing he very much for all those. When a dog needs urgent surgery

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finding enough blood to carry out the operation has always been a

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problem for vets. A recent law change means they can now store pet

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blood. Now a nationwide charity blood bank, set up for emergency

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use, is trying to expand. Our reporter Leanne Brown has been to

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the only surgery in our area, in Boston, where dogs can donate.

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have cleaned his snaky and now we're going to go-ahead.

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It is a common procedure for humans, but now dogs can also give blood

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for use in emergency surgery. is very vital for us. If they have

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pleading Schumacher's or bleeding from traffic accidents.

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Before the charity Pet Blood Bank started doing this five years ago,

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things were done very differently. The vets would have to use their

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own dog or friends dog. That is obviously quite stressful for

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everybody involved. Every unit that is collected can

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help save the lives of four dogs. There are two blood types, positive

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or negative, and any dog over 25 kilos in weight can donate. It is

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very important to was that the dogs are not heart or frightened. They

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do not tend to react adversely to needles. They are often better than

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Schumann's in that respect. And the charity need more owners to

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come forward. To me, it is a life- saving project.

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And they do get a reward for their efforts - a bowl of food.

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Former Hull City player Dean Windass has announced that he is

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going into rehab on Monday for 26 days. Last month, he revealed that

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he tried to take his own life, after struggling to cope since

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Hull city could move of the championship table if they beat one

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of their near his promotion rivals. Fresh from their female victory

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over Bristol city, they are set to name an unchanged side for the trip

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to Birmingham city. And Scunthorpe United will be able to play today.

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We saw last night fans Clearing the snow off the pitch. They are

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playing Rochdale. And there is coverage of the games

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on BBC Radio Humberside. Hull City's trip to Birmingham City

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is on FM and Scunthorpe's match with Rochdale is on AM and digital.

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And BBC Lincolnshire will have the Lincoln City game against Braintree

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from 7.00pm. In the Netherlands, they are the

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flower of love, but can you get away with giving tulips on

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Valentine's Day? Millions of extra blooms have been

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grown in Lincolnshire and Siobhan Robbins has been asking if the

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humble tulip can beat the traditional rose in the romance

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stakes. It is that time of here again - Geraint harks, cards and

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flowers. In the chill of capital of the area. They have been growing

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extra ones. Our main product for Valentine's Day are the red ones.

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Or on average, we spend �36 a year on flowers. A it is the milk multi-

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million pound bet industry in the United Kingdom. Lincolnshire is

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that the heart of it. So bookies like this do not just say I love

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you, but are also a huge lift to the local economy. I would buy them

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red roses. My do not like the look of roses. I think they're a bit

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predictable. A pass to be roses. Many people say that although roses

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remained popular, tulips are now the most growing popular

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alternative. In the Netherlands, the are the Flower Of Love. We are

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finding that younger people are in cut increasingly turning to them.

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The demand far floors will carry on, with mother stayed just around the

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corner. Let us get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines New figures on the cost of living - inflation

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drops for the second month in a row to its lowest level for over a year.

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After one of the driest winters in 35 years, there are fresh fears

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that drought conditions could lead to hosepipe bans in Lincolnshire.

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For 20 years, we have not had a hosepipe ban. That was Anglian

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Water talking live on the programme. And tomorrow's weather - variable

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cloud, with light patchy rain in the east at times, but generally

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dry. The fresh breeze tending to ease

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during the day and a maximum temperature of 10 Celsius. We are

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now getting a response coming and regarding the story about call

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centres. One person says that people are skiving when the are

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taking too many breaks. Another said that timing toilet breaks it

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