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Good evening. Welcome to Look North. The headlines tonight...

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As unemployment falls in our area, could culture be the area to

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creating more jobs? -- the answer. The woman learning to walk again

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with the help of robotic legs. After five years of sitting down,

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it is amazing to be on my feet. 200 explosions are weak - residents

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threaten to withdraw -- would hold their council tax.

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A new study says that we have lost our sense of community.

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It has been a milder day today with some sunshine at times. To find out

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what is in store for the rest of the week, joined me later in the

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programme. -- joined. Tonight, how festivals and events

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could help create jobs in the future. But on the day that the

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latest job news is announced, one company says it will be pulling out

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of Hull. These are the latest job figures. In Yorkshire and the

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Humber of the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance fell

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by 10,000 to just over a quarter of a million. In the East Midlands

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there was an increase of 1,000 people, taking the number out of

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work to 188,000. In Hull, where the number of jobless young people is

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amongst the highest in the country it is hoped that the arts and big

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events will create jobs. Our business correspondent Paul Murphy

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has been finding out how. They have been several projects in

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our region but behind the fund and the colour lies the attempt to

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bring income and at jobs to areas of deprivation and rising

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unemployment. The festival brought in 75,000

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people. The Hockney exhibition, 63,000 people. It brings people in

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to spend money so it generates income into the economy. When it

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comes to art school led regeneration, Margate has produced

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the blueprint. -- Arts lead. More than a third of a million visitors

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have come to this once dilapidated resort since the gallery opened

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last April. People are beginning to feel that

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this is working. We have had more than 360,000 visitors to the Turner

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and I have noticed young people looking through windows and

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thinking they will buy properties. Make no mistake, there is

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deprivation end Margate, it has unemployment levels on a par with

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Hull, but there is much evidence that investments in the arts are

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creating jobs. The power of increased visitor numbers is seen

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in the old town. Even in the economic gloom, it has become a

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warren of pubs and boutiques. before the Turner arrived, we saw a

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bunch of shops are opening. And since then people have seen how

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many visitors they have had and have rented out their properties.

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In Hull, the free museum quarter is one of the success stories of the

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city's cultural economy but there is believes that more can be done.

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When people come to an area they bring money, they stay in hotels

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and they spend money in the town centre.

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In Hull, D city's former fruit market is being reinvented as a

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cultural quarter in a city notorious for its high youth

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unemployment. The man behind this project believes that the young

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have a crucial part to play. We are asking people to push the envelope

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to come up with new and exciting ideas. When we see the unemployment

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figures, we are trying to encourage younger people to come up with the

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next generation of ideas and answers. Of course, there is no

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quick fix to the high levels of unemployment announced today, but

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the steady transformation of this seaside town is providing a glimpse

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of what can be done. Professor John Lennon from the

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University of Glasgow is an expert in how culture can regenerate a

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city. He studied the impact that the Freedom Festival had on the

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city of Hull. I asked him how arts and culture can revive that part of

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the world. We have seen this revival in other parts of the UK

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and Europe. Our cities are shifting from manufacturing to services. We

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are seeing in Hull the growth of creative and cultural industries,

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landmark events like the Freedom Festival have really helped to turn

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around self- belief in places like Hull. Most people will be saying,

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we want factories, jobs, offices, not a couple of fans in the park.

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If our economy is structurally shifting. We can't go back to where

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we were. Most of our production has gone overseas and will not return.

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The UK is good at creating cultural industries. Those sectors are

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growing and exploding across Hull, whether in TV and media or

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marketing and creative functions. The EU have a lot of good growth

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there and I think it is a gradual growth that we have seen that comes

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about with the realisation that Hull can, firstly, be a venue for a

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world-class event like Freedom Festival but also be a location for

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visitors, the closeness to the European Ferries will help...

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saw in the film what the Turner Gallery has done full of -- Dunn

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for Margate's. Could Hull have that kind of success? Hull and the so

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barring environment has a lot to offer. We have a combination of

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city, coast and countryside. David have -- David Hockney is your

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biggest ambassador, selling out in central London with paintings I

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believe that the tide has turned significantly and I think you will

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see continued growth, both in civic pride and growth in self-belief,

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coming out of those industries. Do you agree with Professor Lennon

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the things like the Freedom Festival could bring up jobs to the

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city or should the focus still be on trying to get employers to build

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offices and factories? If you were in charge, what would you do? It

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We look forward to hearing from you. It has been confirmed this

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afternoon did a green energy company will close its offices in

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Hull. -- and that a green energy. Carillion employs 150 people at its

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site in the west of the city. What more do we know? They have several

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business interests but it's their solar panel in -- business but has

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been affected. People have been installing the panel's to generate

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their own electricity but from the beginning of March the subsidy to

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do that is being halved and that has had a dramatic impact on the

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amount of in -- business being generated. The closure of the

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factory in Hull is being directly blamed on that downturn. There has

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been a consultation running since last year and the company has made

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the closure decision final. There are 100th 50 office workers based

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at this site and this evening one manager has said that every effort

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will be made to replicate them to other places in the country. -- 150

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office workers. Senior police officers are urging

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the government to set a minimum price level for alcohol.

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A company from East Yorkshire is helping to develop a robotic suit

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that will help paraplegic patients walk. There was already a long

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waiting list for the ReWalk sud and one woman who was told she would

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never walk again is hoping to prove its worth by walking the London

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Marathon. It may look like a laboured way to

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stand but Claire Lomas says that she dreams about held weekly

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sessions trialling the new ReWalk suit.

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It is amazing after five years of sitting down to be back on my feet.

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Clare severed her spinal cord during a riding accident. She was

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told she would never walk again. Now she is working with East

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Yorkshire company Cyclone to test the sued for the UK market. For

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braces support the lake and help to rotate the joints. -- be braces.

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Sensors under the feet detect when they are lifted and be back pack

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contains an eight hour battery. The sensors on the hips are similar to

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those found in iPhones. It is an external system with

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motors that persists that the joints to give a walking pattern. -

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- that assists. Clare can walk 30 steps so far but she has set

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herself a target of completing the London Marathon in April, 26 miles.

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But there is a bigger challenge awaiting her first. I have the

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little one's birthday on Friday and we are having a competition to see

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who can walk further. Young brains learn quicker so I am not sure

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whether she will overtake me soon! It is an incredible piece of kit

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with a �43,000 price tag but there was already has substantial waiting

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list for the ReWalk, which will keep these engineers busy for some

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time. An incredible story. We wish her

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all the best. Let's have some more news. A 37-

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year-old man has been arrested with -- in connection with claims made

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on the internet about the whereabouts of missing Hull man

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Stuart kilt and. A man was arrested after police search led to no

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evidence that he was ever in the area.

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The Humber Bridge Board has approved a plan which could see the

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cost of crossing it halved. Now it needs to go before the government

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for final approval. People are being asked not to

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attend the A&E department at the Hull Royal Infirmary and less it is

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an emergency. There is a high demand for beds and the hospital is

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advising people to seek advice from GPs and walk-in centres.

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People in a Lincolnshire village are threatening not to pay their

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council tax owed for what they call a news nuisance. -- over what. West

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Lindsey District Council said there would be 200 explosions next week.

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The peaceful village of Toft next Newton, but every so often there is

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this. Sheila says they battle her windows

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and damage her home and next week she is preparing herself for more

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than 200 blasts. -- rattle. It brings back the evils of the war.

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200 bombs going off in one area, it will be horrendous.

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It is not exactly clear what goes on at this site but it has a

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licence to store and test weapons and fire despite fireworks. A

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residents like composer David have been complaining for years but he

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says 200 is too many and he is taking a stand.

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We are paying council tax to get a service. If we are customers, we

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have customer rights. I am going to There is not anything we can do

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because the noise that is there is below the level it can be.

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Residents need to be aware that not paying their council tax is illegal.

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While the owner of the site was unavailable to come on camera today,

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he has issued a statement. He says: Exposures are part of important

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work to counter roadside bombs in Afghanistan and Iraq. He says the

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25 seconds a day testing is this more inconvenience for saving lives.

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Whether the residents whose lives have been disrupted for the last

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six years agree is another matter. Thank you for watching. Still

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ahead: Scunthorpe United finally win at home to drag themselves out

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of the relegation zone. A new study says we have lost touch

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with our neighbours. We go in Alf Bunting took this of sunrise

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over Barmston Beach in East Yorkshire. Thank you very much for

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that. Lisa Gallagher, good evening. How are you?

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Very well, thank you. A picture appeared on Twitter of

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meet today, half-naked, unfortunately.

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My eyes! My eyes! She was very quick to draw

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attention to eight! -- she was very quick to draw

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attention to it. Tomorrow, we will see sunshine at

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first. Cloud will increase through the day. Today, we have seen broken

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cloud. We have seen some sunshine. That is how we end the day. The

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cloud will tend to melt away out into the North Sea. It will be a

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cold night. We may see a Trust -- we may see a touch of frost. Let's

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look at the Sunday Times now. -- the Sun times now. We will say

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spells of sunshine. It will stay dry through the morning, but in the

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afternoon, cloud will increase from the north-west. The thickening

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cloud will bring some outbreaks of rain. Temperatures, still on the

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mild side, round about nine or 10 degrees. There will be a moderate

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breeze from the West. Friday should be frost-free. They will be some

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spots of rain at times. On Saturday, we will have clearer air. Just five

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Do not be fooled by that angelic face! Underneath that face is a

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very cruel woman! Could buy!

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Senior police officers in Lincolnshire are urging the

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government to go ahead with proposals to set a minimum price

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level for alcohol. The Prime Minister says he is considering

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idea as part of a package of measures to tackle binge drinking.

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Let's get more details from Tim Iredale, who is in a Cleethorpes

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pub. What as a reaction been? not think anybody wants to pay more

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for their drinks? No! These measures are to stop people getting

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tanked up on cheap lager, cider and vodka from the supermarkets. The

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government says it is determined to get to grips with this problem,

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because it cost the NHS to �0.7 billion every year. Drinkers

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enjoying a quiet pint in Cleethorpes today. This is how the

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government would like people to enjoy alcohol, not like this.

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Health experts believe the problems associated with binge drinking

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could be reduced if there was a minimum price level for alcohol.

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think if people knew there was a minimum pricing, they would have

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the same amount of money, but will not be able to have so much alcohol.

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They will not be so intoxicated. The Scottish government is in the

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process of setting a minimum alcohol price. Researchers in

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Sheffield worked out that a 45p minimum unit would result in an

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own-brand bottle of vodka or increasing from �8.35 to �11 -- to

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These drinkers in Cleethorpes are not convinced it is the right

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solution. A do not see where the majority of drinkers should be

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penalised by this system because they are able to restrain their

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drinking. Stop the supermarket selling very cheap alcohol. I doubt

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it will make that much difference. One doctor believes the problem of

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all go all abuse will not be tackled simply by a price rise. --

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alcohol abuse. I do nothing pricing is relevant. It is latent within

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people. The price will not make any difference. There is a cocktail of

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opinions about their as the government battles the binge

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drinking culture. We are live in his pub in

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Cleethorpes. They brew their own beer here. Bill Parkinson is the

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boss. What do you think to this proposal for minimum alcohol

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prices? I think if you can make alcohol more expensive, There is a

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fair chance drinking in a pub will be more interesting. Some say it

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will benefit the pub trade and that it will affect the supermarkets

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more. They row two schools of thought. By making it less

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attractive to buy from a supermarket, they will spend more

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in the pub. The other idea is that if people have a limited amount to

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spend, and are buying the same at a more expensive price in the

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supermarket, they will have less to spend in the pub. The government

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have not committed to any firm new laws as yet. That is the picture

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here this evening. Never let it be said that Look North cannot

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organise a live broadcast in a brewery.

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Thank you very much! This is another one you might have an

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opinion on. Is it the minority of drinkers forcing prices up for the

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rest of us? Is the minimum price a Huge response on a was story about

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the call centre where bosses have started timing trip to the toilet.

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The arm -- the employee said anyone who spend too long had to make up

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the time at the end of their shift. Tests are going on at the

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University of Lincoln to uncover the origins of a museum exhibit

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which looks like a mummified mermaid. This picture might not be

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to everyone's taste! The staff and students have already discovered

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that the mysterious men made's hair is human, and they are testing the

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DNA of the mermaid's tail to see what fish it came from. The exhibit

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is thought to be from Japan or the 4 -- Japan or the Far East, and

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possibly date back to the mid- nineteenth century.

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On to football, I'm Hull City held out for a draw at Birmingham City

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last night. They have not conceded a goal in

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five League matches. Their attack could not break through. The match

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ended goalless and City are 7th in the Championship table. A

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Scunthorpe United moved out of the relegation places after defeating

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Rochdale. Gary Thompson scored just after the

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hour as the eye and got their first home win since October. A in the

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Blue Square Premier, Lincoln City took the lead in the very first

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minute, but had to equalise in the final few seconds against Braintree.

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A survey has found that neighbours in Yorkshire at the most unfriendly

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in the country. The research says nearly half of those do not know

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our neighbours's names, let alone where to find a community centre.

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Is that really true? Anne-Marie Tasker has been searching for

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streets were there really is still a community spirit.

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Get off my steps! If Nora Batty is anything to go by, Yorkshire

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neighbours are not friendly. Luckily, we are not all like that.

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Hello. In West Hull, the residents of Ella Street are proving that

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survey Iraq. I love living round here. It is very friendly. I do not

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think we will be leaving any time soon. They do more than say hello.

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They organise a community festival and plenty more. Neighbours popping

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for a cup of tea and lots of people go out on the streets digging up

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the snow and helping each other. People popping for an egg if they

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are baking and have forgotten to buy something, so it really is very

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friendly. The map makers Ordnance Survey asked 2000 people if they

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knew the names of their neighbours. Here in Yorkshire, 41 % said they

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did not, make make the joint worst place in the country, alongside

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London. On Ella Street, they know who is here. A our friend Bernard

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lives next door. He has been there longer than others. Another friend

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lives directly opposite. Bennett, John, Dean, McClure -- Claire. We

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got together in the summer and painted our houses. We had good fun

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doing it. The survey has been done to try to find ways to make us all

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more friendly. Charity Streets Alive says that is vital. You may

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not need your neighbours, but people find it nicer to live in a

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street where it is a bit friendly. You do not have to be friends. You

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want to know you were part of that street. That could make it just

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like the good old days. In part of Hull, it seems those good old days

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never went away. Finally, a recap of the headlines.

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The jobless count goes up by nearly 50,000. The unemployed total is

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over 2.6 million. In our area, unemployment has fallen slightly,

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but one company is pulling out of Hull, where it employs 150 people.

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Top temperatures tomorrow still mild at 11 Celsius. Response coming

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in on a culture. Someone said, events like freedom and great for

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attracting visitors but empty shops and lack of restaurant will not

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impress people. Factories and offices can be found anywhere.

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Festivals are fun. Any festival in Hull is a good thing. I think the

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bridge will have a great impact. Chris says, at an toads will not

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bring jobs and prosperity to this city. We need to think bigger than

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