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


drought threatening crops and the use of hosepipes.


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


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


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


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


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


crashes at one Business Mansur threatening his livelihood.


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


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


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


Temperatures have been around average. Power have the forecast


later. It has been one of the driest


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


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


cannot true that restricting supplies as early as spring.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


wet-weather bringing some welcome relief.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


recharge period, where the reservoirs and underground places


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


toilet breaks. -- at call-centre employee.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


printer off posters and help with searches.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


his loved ones say his disappearance is totally out of


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


for him. Some more news now. A man has


appeared in court charged with importing Class A drugs through the


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


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


remanded in custody. Humberside Police Authority says it


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


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


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


afternoon causing long traffic delays. The driver eventually moved


their vehicle forward. Network Rail inspected the Bridge afterwards and


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


conditions and stress levels vary. The most successful liaise closely


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


restricting how often their employees spend a penny. Others


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


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


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


when they visited the toilet. any type of relationship,


employment relationship, an employer can manage that


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


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


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


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


Mayfair this perspective, if they have specific provisions for time


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


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


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


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


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


breaks the employers allowing the employees is such that they cannot


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


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


anyone thinking of taking action against their boss for timing them


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


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


to deduct wages, employees could have an unlawful deduction from


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


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


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


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


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


replacing it roses as the Choice.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


through the day, temperatures across East Yorkshire could even


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


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


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


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


A business owner say drivers repeatedly crashing in front of his


property are costing him a fortune in lost trade.


Frank Hopkins is calling on Lincolnshire County Council to load


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


speed limit. There have been ten accidents on


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


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


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


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


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


lost both its phone line and internet access. Owner Frank


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


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


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


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


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


higher priority site in Lincolnshire that we have to


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


about three accidents idea. Collisions have now Rel reduced.


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


have only been two accidents since then.


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


Friday that business here will be back to normal.


Thank for getting in touch last night about the extra training


being offered to teenage drivers in Lincolnshire. The South Holland


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


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


training being offered to teenage drivers in Lincolnshire. The South


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


drivers crashing. Elizabeth from Gainsborough says...


Harry Neil thinks young drivers should be restricted after getting


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


pleading Schumacher's or bleeding from traffic accidents.


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


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


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


everybody involved. Every unit that is collected can


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Former Hull City player Dean Windass has announced that he is


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


playing Rochdale. And there is coverage of the games


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


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


And BBC Lincolnshire will have the Lincoln City game against Braintree


from 7.00pm. In the Netherlands, they are the


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


Valentine's Day? Millions of extra blooms have been


grown in Lincolnshire and Siobhan Robbins has been asking if the


humble tulip can beat the traditional rose in the romance


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


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


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


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


million pound bet industry in the United Kingdom. Lincolnshire is


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


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


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


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


remained popular, tulips are now the most growing popular


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


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


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


corner. Let us get a recap of the national


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


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


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


that drought conditions could lead to hosepipe bans in Lincolnshire.


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


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


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


dry. The fresh breeze tending to ease


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


now getting a response coming and regarding the story about call


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


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


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