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Good evening. The headlines: A six year-old boy and his grandmother
drown in a Lincolnshire duck pond. It may be one of these cases where
we never fully establish how this accident happened, but we are
treating it as a tragic accident. He claims that school Jubilee
celebrations could be illegal as teachers call for lessons about
alternatives to the Queen. Grimsby celebrates the return of
its adopted warship and crew. Catching the bad books before they
bite. The new technology to kill unwelcome visitors.
And it is going to turn colder through the weekend. There is frost
on Saturday night. I have a Good evening. A six year-old boy
and his 70-year-old grandmother have been discovered dead in a
village pond in Lincolnshire. Police began a search yesterday
evening when the boy's mother reported him missing. It happened
in the hamlet of Holywell near Bourne. What more do we know at
this stage? In the last 24 hours, this
picturesque corner of Lincolnshire, a mile or so from Castle Bytham,
has been the subject of a major RAF search with the aid of underwater
dive teams. The bodies were found last night and early this morning.
Police say they may never know how the pair ended up in these freezing
waters. This remote country late in the
village of Holywell has become the scene of a terrible family tragedy.
The six year-old boy came here some time yesterday with his grandmother
to feed the ducks. Somehow, and we may never know precisely how, they
ended up in these freezing waters. It may be one of these cases where
we never fully establish how this accident happened, but we are
treating it as a tragic accident. If anyone was in the Holywell area
who may have seen the grandmother and her grandson in this location,
please come forward. The search began when the boy failed to turn
up at his mother's home. The grandmother lived in Castle Bytham,
just one mile from the lake. It is a complete shock. You do not expect
anything like that to happen around here. It is a tragedy for somebody
to being a local area and for something so happily -- horrible to
happen to him. My condolences to the family that is left behind.
police are offering whatever support they can to family members,
both in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.
It does look like the police will never know what actually happened?
That's right. They only really know a very rough chronology of what
happened. They are assuming that this boy was on his way home to
Leicestershire with his grandmother to go back to his mother's house
after half term. We do not know when they were here, and the police
are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the ground mother's car
near this lake to come forward. There is a post mortem examination
taking place on the boy and his grandmother tonight. The police are
not expected to release their names or any details about them until
Monday at the earliest, but officers offering comfort to all
the families involved. In a moment, the father from
Gainsborough who has had 40 operations in his 13 year fight
against cancer. Some more news. Police and hospital
chiefs say they cannot predict how long they will be investigation
allegations that a baby was injured at Scunthorpe General Hospital.
Five staff from the hospital have been suspended. The Royal College
of Nursing says it expects all staff were being trained in how to
restrain children when treating them.
There have been put it cuts -- budget cuts of �43 million at North
East Lincolnshire Council. Anglian Water, which supplies homes
in Lincolnshire, is warning that Rutland Reservoir could begin to
fall beyond manageable levels. The company says it has position --
permission to these levels by taking water from a nearby river,
but that might not be enough. There are calls for children in
East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to be talked about an alternative to
the monarchy, following claims that some schools could be breaking the
law by promoting the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Republican
campaigners and some teachers say that children are being
indoctrinated into supporting the royal family. His -- this report
contains flash photography. Here in the East Riding village of
Everingham, they are preparing for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
This is a special year this year, isn't it? Yes. Gren Halton believes
it is important that her granddaughter understand the
relevance of this year's events. They are tomorrow's generation, and
they should be aware of what a great job she does for us and that
she is important. We should celebrates all these things. It is
part of our heritage. Not everyone is getting into the party spirit. A
group calling itself Republic says it is organising a series of anti-
monarchy protests in the run-up to the Diamond Jubilee. We do not
think that the Jubilee is something to celebrate. If you ask yourself
what the Queen has done to achieve a position and how she has managed
to stay in that position, it is not a democratic process. We do not
think children should be indoctrinated to think that is OK.
In particular, and the monarchists believe that the school's cooking
competition launched by the Duchess of Cornwall could be on lawful --
unlawful because it presents celebrations of the Queen's Diamond
Jubilee. It is not done it in an informed way. You do not find out
about what the monarchy is, or why we have a monarchy. Despite
opposition from some, there appears to be no shortage of people ready
to dig out the bunting to celebrate the Queen's 60 years on the throne.
I am joined by Graham Smith from the anti- monarchy campaign group
Republic. Good evening. Good evening. Is it is an over-reaction
to what will be a great weekend of celebrations and parties? No. It is
not a great weekend for the whole country, it is not a national
celebration, it is a royal celebration. A quarter of the
population in polls at the time of last year's wedding said we would
be better off without the royal family. More people were not
interested in the wedding and are not interested in the Jubilee. We
are seeing reduce numbers of street parties and events. There are a
wind -- wide range of opinions around this issue. Schools should
not be jumping on the Royal bandwagon and celebrating the
monarchy. They should be remaining balance and impartial. But the
Department of Education told us today that the law is designed to
stop children being indoctrinated, not from joining in a national
celebration. What is your concern? As I said, it is not a national
celebration. It is not for the Department of Education to choose
when the law is applied. The law is there to ensure that political
abuse and institutions are presented it in schools in a
balanced way. If they simply put across the monarchy as being
something that everybody is celebrating, they are excluding all
other possibilities by doing that. There certainly marginalising those
possibilities, and that is not appropriate. Last year, we were
inundated by letters and e-mails from parents concerned that their
children were being forced to take part in celebrations. Let me read
you some letters we have had. These Republicans do not take into
consideration the amount of money that the monarchy brings into the
country. In other one says that you're short-sighted not to see how
valuable the Queen is. Your views are not popular. A handful Alf --
of e-mails and letters to your studio does not change, but rather
reinforce his wife -- point. There are a variety of views on this
issue. This is the whole point of the law, to ensure that balance is
maintained in our schools. A final question, will you be working on
the bank holidays over the Diamond Jubilee? I will be, because I work
for Republic, and we will be staging protests on the weekend
itself at the Thames pageant. We have people coming from all low-
fare the country because we are opposing the idea that we all as a
country should be celebrating an undemocratic institution. Good to
have you on the programme. Thank you. Is it wrong to encourage
schoolchildren to celebrate the Jubilee, or our critics missing the
Jubilee, or our critics missing the point? What you think? You can e-
mail us at [email protected] You can follow us on Twitter off owners.
can follow us on Twitter off owners. -- or telephone us.
You can pursue this topic on the Sunday Politics this weekend. That
is up on Sunday at 12 A M -- told pm on BBC One.
He has had cancer six times and has had 40 operations to fight the
disease. Chris Underwood-Frost from Lincolnshire is still going strong.
The father of one from Gainsborough has said his son has been an
inspiration in his fight for cancer. He hopes his story will be
inspirational for others. For all Chris Underwood-Frost,
medication is part of everyday life. He has to inject himself with the
drug drug mac to keep his cancer at bay. Incredible, given that's he
was given only 18 months to live 13 years ago. Moving forward, I have
had its further cancer and cancer treatment over the years. By the
third time, I was getting used to the fact that I was getting --
having to go to Hull every few weeks. Chris was diagnosed with
weeks. Chris was diagnosed with skin cancer in 1999. A year later,
scans revealed lymphoma. In 2006, he discovered a lump on his chest,
and so then he had lung cancer. and so then he had lung cancer.
Last year, he had bladder cancer, and in December, another lump was
found there. Despite that, he has carried on working as a councillor,
and he is running for the job of Lincolnshire's Police Commission.
He is one of the most vocal on the county council, and he is never shy
in coming forward. To be like that and bees are so vociferous about
things he cares about in his community is incredible.
doctors at Castle Hill Hospital in Hull are also astounded. It is
quite an amazing story. There is something about the melanoma,
something about his physiology, something about his mental attitude.
He has been very positive from the word go. But Chris says his son Max
has been vital in fighting his cancer. Max, my beautiful son, is
the person who keeps me going. He is the first love of my life. I do
not want to upset anyone out there by saying is, but I live with
cancer. I refuse to die of cancer. That is it promisee is determined
to keep, even if he has to take life one step at a time.
An amazing story. Still to come: So Alyn home.
Grimsby celebrates the return of its adopted warship.
And Hockney hits the heights, as sales of his prints which once
If you have any Peck shares, send their men. -- pictures.
I have had a battering this week from our weather presenter but it
is -- she is looking lovely tonight It has been mild today but it will
turn colder as we go through the weekend. Tomorrow it will brighten
up in the north. A cold front will put its front north. That will
bring us a fair amount of sunshine for the afternoon. Today, you can
see on the satellite picture that the cloud was thickening up from
the West. It has given us some outbreaks of patchy light rain. We
will keep mostly cloudy skies tonight. By the end of the night,
the temperatures will drop down it. Here are the sometimes across the
regions. -- Sun Times. It will be a cloudy and breezy start to the day
tomorrow. Very mild first thing. Then and have rain will push his
way southwards across the day. It will brighten up nicely in the
north. Plenty of sunshine for the afternoon. The wind was changed
from a south-westerly to an north- westerly direction. It will feel
cooler in the afternoon. Our maximum temperatures will be around
nine degrees. Once the sun comes out, temperatures will start to
drop. Clear skies overnight into Sunday, this means we will have a
frost. Temperatures below zero. Try and find on Sunday. Only around
five degrees. As cloud increases on Monday, it will be 12 degrees by
It is colder in Spain! Have a good weekend.
She has been working all around the world and today the Royal Navy
vessel HMS Prince they sailed back into her home port for the first
time since 2008. -- HMS Grimsby. The town is planning a weekend of
celebration. Today at the mine hunter sails past
local Mant -- landmarks and into Grimsby docks for a three-day
stopover. I am absolutely thrilled to be the mayor that is welcoming
it back. I am hoping they are going to come out in their droves to show
their support. HMS Grimsby was commissioned in September 1999. She
has spent the last three years in the Gulf. Permission, to sweep
large stretches of water to check for mines and other shipping has
its. We find it, classify it, inspected and dispose of it.
this is how they do it. Sending underwater vehicles to inspect
objects that Cup on their radar. This is one of the systems we use.
This is put into the water once the team have identified a possible
mind. On the front we have a searchlight and a camera. It could
turn out to be a mine or a shopping trolley! This will be then
recovered and we will send out a live one it with a charge on the
front that will be detonated to destroy the mind. The team are also
supported by divers. We will attach a four at pound pack of plastic
explosives to it then we will swim away and detonate the mind. I am
scared of the sharks. After a stressful day, food is always
available from the ship's two chefs. Stuff ends up everywhere because we
get thrown about. It makes it more exciting than working at home!
weekend, a warm welcome is in store for all of its 37 crew members.
As part of the celebrations this weekend, you can go on board HMS
Grimsby. It will be open to the public from 11am until 3pm tomorrow,
when the crew will play at charity football match at 4:30pm. On Sunday,
there will be a parade from the town hall at 10am and a service of
thanksgiving at 11 o'clock. If you are going, have a good weekend.
A big response after last night's programme when we were talking
about how the hulls and --, North MP is blaming possible job losses
at a solar panel come to be on the Government. She says the decision
to reduce the subsidy for house owners who install solar panels is
bidding companies at risk. We asked her where the Government meant --
we astute whether the Government should cut the subsidies. Shone
things that Harrods should go round to -- down. He says it is the poor
are subsidising the rich. Jill from Skegness says that she has recently
had solar panels put on and they were extremely expensive and will
take years to pay for themselves. It is unfair to hit householders
who are trying to cope with rising costs. It -- Thomas says that the
Government cannot afford to cut its subsidy.
This summer's Olympics will see thousands of tourists flock into
the country's what else, but there are fears that a man's them could
be some unwelcome visitors. Scientists say that there has been
asked he cries in bed bugs. -- amongst them. A company in
Lincolnshire thinks it has found a solution.
There is one there. They are the little mites that feed
on our blood when we are slipping. Scientists say that the big bug is
making a comeback. This company thinks it may have the answer to
getting rid of them for good. set up our heat exchangers around
the room. In this market tell run, I get a demo of how the equipment
works. -- mock hotel room. The temperature here is soaring. Once
it reaches around 60 degrees Celsius, it is hot enough to kill
the little creatures living in our bedrooms and to drive them out of
our homes for good. They are quite a big problem and a problem that is
growing. 40% year-on-year increase. Scientists think they are becoming
more work resilient to pesticides. The also hitch-hiked on our clothes
as we fly around the world. In New York, they closed the Nike shop on
the exclusive Fifth Avenue and even reached the basement of the Empire
State -- State Building. The team are now getting ready for an
invasion of the unwanted guests during the Olympics. We said may
help the Olympics, every hotel in Sydney was affected by bedbugs.
Within nine months, 65% of all hotels in Australia were affected
by bedbugs. And chemical-free, it is also agreeing a way of banishing
the little creatures and making sure we all sleep tight and do not
let the big bugs bite. Grimsby Town hope to continue their
unbeaten run as they travel to Southport for tonight's match. The
Mariners beat Bath City in their FA Trophy last night, making it 10
unbeaten games in all competitions. BBC Humberside will have, J tonight.
Hull City are not playing this weekend because of the FA Cup, so
BBC Radio Humberside will have coverage on that the Leyton Orient
game. BBC Lincolnshire are watching the Kidderminster verses low-
intensity game. Both of our rugby games -- teams are playing over the
weekend. Hull Kingston Rovers coach says he is still to decide how best
to fill the gaps left by the half- back in the game against St Helens.
Michael Dobson winning seven was injured after his trying the win
against Wakefield. -- after his try it during the when it. There will
be players that play on the weekend but have not played before, so it
is up to them to put their best foot forward. I'm confident we can
do this. Enjoy your football and rugby league this weekend.
His recent exhibition has been a sell-out, and today work by David
Hockney was sold by almost �1.4 million. More than 100 etchings and
drawings went under the hammer at Christie's in London as his work
continues to put East Yorkshire on the National Mac.
He is the UK's most influential artist and almost �1.4 million was
raised in an auction today. This picture Los Angeles was the most
expensive at around �121,000. These pictures may not be his most famous,
but it seems everyone wants a piece of this Yorkshire artist. He is
very influential. His art is very hard to pigeonhole because he has
tried his hand at pretty much everything. His life in America
influenced much of today's work, but more recently it has been the
East Yorkshire landscape that has been his source of interest --
source of inspiration. It is a landscape that is but a very
particular, very characteristic. -- very particular. It there is
something very beautiful about the place. He is attracted to it
because it has never been painted before. David Hockney may now be a
household name, but you tucked away in this Art Gallery in Hull we can
see a glimpse into his earlier work. This painting was done when he was
a student. On the bottom it faintly says, do not give up yet. Advice
thousands of art lovers are now very glad he took. He is one of our
few artists that are living in Britain now that are almost
household names. People do seem to respond to his work and be
interested in it. In the art world today, 1.4 million is the small fry.
This Cezanne was bought for 158 million. But given his ever
increasing popularity, his features sales might also be as record-
breaking. The continued success of David
Hockney. A quick recap.
Rupert Murdoch confirms plans for a new paper, saying the sun on Sunday
will watch very since. A six-year-old boy and his 70-year-
old grandmother are discovered dead in a pond in Lincolnshire.
A dry start with heavy rain in places, becoming drier with
sunshine throughout the afternoon for a Saturday but feeling cold as
temperatures drop to around eight Celsius.
Our top story, the death of a six- year-old boy -- sexual boy and his
It happened in the tiny village of polyglot near Bern. Our
correspondent is there. What will be happening over the
next few hours. But police are saying that their priority is to
support the grieving families. There are two families braving
tonight, or one in Leicestershire and one in Lincolnshire. The boy's
grandmother looked just up the road. She was very well known here. She
had led to a for 30 years. People were visibly shocked on hearing
that news. A very sad time for most families and both communities.
Reports coming in on the republic's views on that monarchy after
talking about it earlier. Tracey's says, an important part of our
culture to celebrate the jubilee. Lisa has said on Twitter, I will be
celebrating without a doubt. Stewart says, 75% of want a