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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight:

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To a Mac families wait for answers as the final preparations are made

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to exhume a body from a halt cemetery.

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Nobody expects two funerals for the same person. It is like a double

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whammy. Better protection for our homes -

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more than �30 million has pledged for flood defences.

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Two charities - but one has to pay fuel that. Now thousands of people

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signed a petition calling for the payment to be wait.

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And to hug are not to hug? As John Prescott admits to never having his

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sons, we asked if we left affects your softer side. And with rain

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coming tomorrow, we will find out more about the weather shortly.

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Good evening. Final preparations are being made tonight to exhume a

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body from a cemetery and help. Buried by mistake in the grave of

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Christopher Alder. He died in police custody and 1998 and his

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family thought they had buried him. It is now believed the grave

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contains the remains of Grace Kamara, as 77-year-old woman from

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Nigeria. DNA tests will take place after tonight's exhumation. He

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preparations for tonight's exhumation have been underway all

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afternoon. It is now more than three months

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since the body mix up involving Christopher Alder and Grace Kamara

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first came to light. I cannot believe it. I thought we had buried

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him. It was disbelief. For 37-year- old Christopher had died in

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controversial circumstances in police custody. A high profile

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funeral was held later in Hull. But the wrong remains were buried and

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this has had a very personal impact on Richard's family. Her last wish

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was to be cremated and scatter her ashes on my brother's grave. It is

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going to be so hard because nobody expects two funerals for the same

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person. Grace Kamara's friends and family

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had already gathered her for her family -- funeral when council

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officials confess they could not find her body. I would like her

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body to be returned to the grave where she has been laid since it 11

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years. Her body is already there. There is no need to carry her again

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to the cemetery. I want her to rest in peace. Exhumations are fairly

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rare. All they around 1000 licences are granted each year. Tonight's

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operation is likely to be a painstaking process involving up to

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30 different specialists. Once you are satisfied you have got the

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right coffin, the coffin is taken intact and taken to an appropriate

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mortuary. It will only be opened when it is in the postmortem

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facility and the body can be inspected, photographed and then

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removed for whatever procedures unnecessary.

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To still be from Hull City Council has admitted the last few months

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have been difficult for everyone involved. -- Trust all day. When we

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found out, we were devastated. It is nothing to what the families

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have been through. That was the main concern. As well as

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distressing, there is a police investigation. There is a milestone

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we're trying to achieve which is to understand and find out what

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happened all those years ago when we believed the two bodies had

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become exchanged. To miked's exhibition will be difficult for

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the families but it will be closer to them finding out how their loved

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ones could be mistaken for one another.

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Fit he is outside the northern cemetery in Hull at the moment.

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What is this the sequence of events tonight? Close members of Richard

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and Laura's family are expected to arrive now. They want to be present

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further removal of the top layer of soil which contains her ashes. They

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want them for that to be put back on a Christopher's grave. He was

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buried in a private family funeral on 9th February. After that, around

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midnight, the digging will begin. It is not that will take around

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five hours and then a coffin containing the hearse will leave

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here for a specialist mortuary at around for a five am in the morning.

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It is that to identify the remains? I have been talking to the police

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about this and they say they have dental records of Grace Kamara and

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this process should happen very quickly and efficiently. So they

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are expecting to know that by close of play tomorrow. They will inform

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the family's first of all and then the wider public probably the day

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after. But all very quick. In a moment on tonight's programme:

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The one-woman campaign to try and make life better on one of our most

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deprived estates. The amount of money used to protect

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homes in East Yorkshire from flooding will almost be doubled in

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the coming year. The Environment Agency says that more than �33

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million will be spent on flood defences in East Yorkshire and

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Lincolnshire in order to protect thousands of homes and businesses.

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Our environment Correspondent has more.

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Whether it was water pouring into houses and Louth, streets filling

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up last year or large parts of Hull being left devastated in 2007. All

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over the last few years, floods have left their mark on his part of

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the world. Where we are now, the water was at least a fit deep. In

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some parts it was up to the waist. This man helped people on this

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estate get back on their feet in 2007. For physically you cannot see

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anything that has been done. People are worried that when we do have

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prolonged rain, we are going to get flooded again. But from April the

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amount of money being spent on flood defences is doubling to �8

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million. And includes work in the estate. It is rising in

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Lincolnshire to nearly �26 million. This business is one of the

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businesses hoping to get some benefit. It was badly flooded and

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2007. But now work is being done at the nearby river in the hope of

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cutting the risk. Any work that is being carried out, that will

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protect the residents of the village and the surrounding area,

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the assets of the charity. Therefore any work that is going on

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is really important to us. Other improvements from April include

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shoring up defences on the Humber and pumping more sand into beaches

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near Mablethorpe. But with thousands of homes at risk from

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flooding, protection as a monumental Russ -- monumental task.

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We have done some important work since 2007. Approximately a third

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of Lincolnshire is below sea level so it is essential we do continue

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was the maintenance to tenure the defences that we already have and

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to provide improvements that we can in the future. Despite all the hard

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work, the main problem in this area is the scale of the rest. We have a

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risk of flooding from the sea, from rivers and from unprecedented

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amounts of rain. And protecting against all of those factors is

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almost an impossible task. A story we will continue to follow.

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An East Yorkshire man believed to be in his forties has died in a car

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crash on the M60 to. The motorway was closed for several hours this

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morning's rush hour. The road is now reopened and the investigation

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into the crash is underway. The postmortem is taking place on

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the body of a man found dead early this morning. The 44-year-old was

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discovered in the city's Birchwood estate. Two men have been arrested

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in connection with the death which has been described as an ex plained.

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The former MP has become the latest applicant for the police of --

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position of Police Commissioner. He will compete for the Labour

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nomination alongside the former deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott

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and Hull's Mayer calling Inglis. There are elections will take this

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in November. The air ambulance could save money

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each year if they could avoid paying VAT on the fuel they use. At

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the moment they're forced to pay the tax under European Union rules.

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Even though they are charities and make no churches. Now a Yorkshire

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MP is calling for changes. -- no charges.

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Two lunches of emergency service vehicles. Also entirely funded by

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charitable contributions without a penny from the Government. But as

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one of them has to pay VAT on the huge amounts of fuel used every

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time they set out to save lives. Under European Union rules,

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Yorkshire's two air ambulances have to pay 5% VAT on the �10,000 worth

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of fuel they use every month. But another EU role says charity

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emergency vehicles working at sea, another word lifeboats, can be like

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-- tax-exempt. This is the sort of battle their EU often gets itself

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into. We are saying that they have their Government collects the VAT

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and then gives it back to the air ambulances. Hugh Bayley has laid

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down a motion in Parliament. He wants the Government to reimburse

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VAT and now and the petition is being watched calling for a House

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of Commons debate on the matter. They are doing a great job for this

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Government. They have been saving the Government's for successive

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years millions of pounds. They should be able to get back the VAT.

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The petition is really taking off. 1000 people a day signing on since

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its launch last week. 100,000 are required to trigger a debate by MPs.

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If you have a view on that, send your views for that.

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Still ahead tonight: We ask whether hugging your children depends on

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where you live. I hugged her every day. It shows them that they are

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cared about and it makes them happy. And why we are turning to auction

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houses to try and get quits then in 2012. -- pounds in.

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It tonight's picture is a Bridlington harbour taken by Met --

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by Barry Mainprize. Good to see the Red Arrows practising early on.

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I thought I would humiliate you by sharing this. I thought you might

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like to know, my car thermometer has reached seven Celsius this

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afternoon. When you read it out of context, it sounds extremely dull.

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It will be wet for the next 24 hours. I am not so sure it will be

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anywhere near enough to alleviate the dry conditions. Just look at

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where the air is coming from. Through the sub tropics. This is

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why on Thursday afternoon, once we get that rain out of the way, if we

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could have temperatures of 16 Celsius across parts of our region.

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Right now, there is variable amounts of cloud. Around 13 Celsius.

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It has been very mild and it will be reasonably mild tonight. Quite

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breezy. The cloud will come and go. Temperatures drifting to around

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five or six Celsius around the Wash. So the sun will rise in the morning.

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You high water times. We are off to a dry start on Wednesday, perhaps

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some brightness around the Wash. It will not last long. The cloud

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thickens by the end of the morning. Rain spreading across. The

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afternoon, wet and windy. The wind will be strong, occasionally gale

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force from the south-west. So a miserable day developing after war

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will be a dry start. Temperatures around 11 degrees Celsius in

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Grimsby. The further out -- Thursday looks pleasant. 15 or 16

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Celsius Enmore favoured locations. There will be some rain on Friday.

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The weekend is looking nice. Dry Dear Sir, Are there any vacancies

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available in the weather Department? Good night! Nice to

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talk to you. John Prescott has sparked another debate following

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comments he has made about hugging. I Yorkshire psychologist has told

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Look North he is saddened to hear that Lord Prescott does not hug his

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children. He made the comment in an interview where he said it is not

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part of British culture. He has never been far away from the media

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spotlight. He is known for throwing a punch, when he got an egg thrown

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at him in 2001 but this week, Lord Prescott of Hull showed us his

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softer side, talking on Desert Island Discs about his relationship

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with his children. I cannot put my arms around my sons. I do not know

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where it comes from. I think it is part of British culture and it is

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reflected in me and I am sad about that. Men a father's will actually

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share this concern because for some of them to hug their child is

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difficult. It may also be something about a certain generation.

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some it is an awkward moment but is it anything to do with where you

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live or your background that holds Faber's back? This father and

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daughter work together in Hull but they do not hug. I do not have a

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problem with it but I just think it is a bit weird. I show affection

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with a punch on the arm! Down South are the more likely to show

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affection than as northerners? hug her every day before I leave

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for work and when I get home from work. It's made them feel loved.

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always give them a hug hello or goodbye. The modern man everywhere

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is hugging more than ever. Every one needs a good cuddle! You have

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got to just get out there and give people a cuddle. Definitely.

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Friends and family all the time. The being have Italian it is in the

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blood. A hug makes you feel better. I asked a professor what he made of

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John Prescott's statement. exudes the northern macho man so

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probably not surprising but it is quite sad in one way that someone

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like that too is such a public figure went forward and said that

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sort of thing. It will have major repercussions in some areas. He is

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presumably not on his own. Many fellows of that generation will not

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hug their sons, how do the mess out? I think it is a generational

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thing but there is also an north/south divide issue here. I

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think generally surely men of his age, unfortunately I am almost

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close to his age, but I am a great Hauger. -- I think generational

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wave. -- I am again eight Hauger. How do the mess out? Today we hear

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a great thing about the emotional intelligence. I'd really do believe

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that if you do not have a physical connection with your parents then

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you really will miss out. I would not say kids would be deprived, but

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if you do not have that sort of physical real connection that

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presents a really positive image for children from their parents

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then the likelihood of not being able to do that as you enter adult

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food is clearly there and we should be a bit concerned about that. --

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adult food. And finally, is it ever too late to start? The longer you

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go on it will be more difficult to express yourself. We should all at

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least tried to hug one person a day. I will go home and tried to hug

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one! What do you think about this one? Do you hug? Is it a

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generational thing or and 35 apprentices are to be taken on

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by a steel company in Scunthorpe. The apprenticeships will begin in

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September. Last Jean-Claude Junckers the company announced job

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losses. There will be a controlled explosion carried out on two --

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items found by a bigger. -- the bigger. And a big response on the

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issue of Lincolnshire facing its worst drought since 1976. Yesterday

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there was a meeting to discuss minimising the impact. Customers

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have been asked to reduce water use. One man says we should be imposing

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hosepipe and -- hosepipe bans now, not later. Barry asks: "If the

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water company are restricting my water are they also lowering my

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bills?" And finally Mark asks "What's wrong with desalination of

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sea water? Egypt and similar countries don't run out every year

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despite lack of rainfall" People in one of Scunthorpe's most deprived

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areas are now enjoying a better life thanks to the work being done

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by one local woman who's turned her own life around. Linsey Rouse from

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the Westcliffe Estate is offering new hope to people with

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homelessness, alcohol and drug addiction as Amanda Thomson reports.

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It is a warm place to relax and meet friends but it is a way from

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this region which attracted disenfranchised locals for years.

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used to come and hang about and have a laugh and I thought if I am

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bored, other people might feel the same so I thought we should have a

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drop-in centre and I look for some funding. This is what she has

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created. Three times a week she opens the police and attracts up to

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30 users per time. I come here, I used to get up to all sorts. Now it

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is something better to do with my life. I have got a shared house now

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and I am sorting my life out. better than standing here freezing

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all the time or going over to sit on the wall. You need places like

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that to go. Scunthorpe's Westcliffe is an area with its share of

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problems. So very welcome is help with homelessness, alcoholism, drug

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addiction and its health implications. What we have got our

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chronic leg ulcers that you have had four at nine years now? I have

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been treating you for nine months. I look at the palm to people's

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general health caused by drug use. Hectares -- it is a way to get

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people in for treatment, they will not go to their GPs for things like

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dressings. Recovery exists within communities, not just within

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mainstream centres but there are other assets. Nurse Linsey has

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Further funding has been secured Another step to a better future.

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Scunthorpe United have a chance to move further away from the

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relegation zone, if they beat Walsall tonight. Alan Knill is set

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to name an unchanged side for the match at Glandford Park. If they

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win this evening it will be their third successive victory. And you

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can hear commentary from be Iron's match on Radio Humberside tonight.

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The build-up begins in Sportstalk. They are on air now. Auction houses

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attract all goes one time prized possessions. Here in Lincoln at

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this auction house they are noticing an unusual trend where

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people are offloading rare and unusual items for a quick return.

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This is a blunderbuss. Something like this comes up very really,

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every five or seven years. Nowadays they are coming up every year

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because people are having to update their finances in order to do other

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things. This is alluded on trunk which in itself is very valuable.

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It came from the wife of a man has rasher in India. Even after 40

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years in the business, there are more surprises happening now for

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this owner. It makes people stop and think that the it may be things

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of value in their wardrobes. Take this trunk, we have had many that

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always make a lot of money, but never won by -- from a princess in

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India. That itself will make a lot of money. And how about this

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acquisition, a whole bucket full of unusual coins. Just one is all it

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takes to make a fortune. This vehicle was driven here and it was

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taxed until the end of June. It is worth a couple of grand. Now a cap

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of the headlines. A eurozone bail- out of 130 billion euros seems

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Greece. A body will be exude from a cemetery in Hull. And the weather

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tomorrow is wet, windy and very mild. Now 1 beat subject of hunks,

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someone text in to say we live in the south and our love is not gone.

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We hug every day. Another woman says we hug every day and we are

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