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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight:
He seriously injured two babies: Now the authorities say sorry for
failing to stop Adam Hewitt. Diagnosed with dementia in her 30s:
The story of a husband's struggle to cope. She would go out of the
house and walk anywhere without any shoes. I have lost her and ended up
finding her sat in the theatre. A host of frozen daffodils:
Lincolnshire growers count the cost of extreme weather.
And she doesn't have a full-time coach, but this teenager has
reached trials for the Olympics. And an exceptionally mild day to
come tomorrow. The forecast had a few minutes. -- in a few minutes.
Seriously flawed. East Riding of Yorkshire council's own words. It
admits to failings in the way it handled a major tra protection case.
The man from Bridlington has been jailed for five years after he
fractured the skull of one baby and left another with permanent brain
damage. Now a review has blamed social services and the police for
failing to co-ordinate what they knew about Adam Hewitt or to manage
the risk she posed to children. Adam Hewitt from Bridlington was
jailed last week for five years for injuring -- injuries inflicted on
two children. Today, a serious case review revealed how social workers
and police failed to identify the rescue posed. Poor assessment and
judgment from social workers left one child with permanent brain
damage and another baby with a fractured skull. Today, the
different agencies involved were queuing up to offer explanations
and remorse. Bron Sanders from the East Riding Safeguarding Children
Board has apologised for the failings. She said in a statement,
the recommendations have been fully implemented. I'm confident the
similar case will be managed appropriately in the future. Alison
Michalska, the Director of Family and Children Services at East
Riding Council has admitted the assessment process was seriously
Meanwhile, Alan Leaver, Assistant Chief Constable at Humberside
Shoppers in Bridlington today expressed their horror that while
Adam Hewitt was known both to the police and social services, nobody
intervened. To me, the whole system needs be changed. Not just the
social services, everything. read it all the time up about all
these kids. What are they getting paid for? Social services should
have helped a lot more. This woman works in job protection and says
the situation has improved over that -- over the last couple of
years. Children who are at risk of harm a discussed within a multi-
agency conference. Any plan that a child needs in order to safeguard
them is made within that conference as a multi- agency agreement.
agencies involved says lessons have been learned. But the people of
Bridlington and beyond can only hope they have.
In a moment: It hasn't been blown off course from its Hull plans by a
wind farm critics. A man from Lincolnshire has told of
the struggle he faced to find suitable care for his wife when she
developed before the off Alzheimer's before she was 40 years
old. Michelle Borjak was diagnosed when she was only 28. She lived
with her husband Steve at Wickenby near Louth and their two songs
before she had to go into care. -- sons. six only 600 people diagnosed
with Alzheimer's find out before the age of 40 -- only 600 people.
From a young age, she started to go to London to do some to have done
things because her father died of Alzheimer's when he was quite young,
at 46. When she was 28 years old, she found out that she had the same
gene as her father and that she was going to develop Alzheimer's at a
young age. We had 10 good years and then when she got a 38, she would
go a very drunk -- a junction when she was driving a car. -- go over
the junction. We went on holiday in 2010 with some friends from the pub.
She was really happy... Sorry. Five minutes after the picture was taken,
she stood up, she tipped the table over and stormed out. For no reason.
Sorry. We had had the European Tour boy is young, and thought when they
grew up, we could live a life. -- we had the Royal International Air
I had to keep the doors locked when she was at home. We used to have a
dog and she used to walk miles with it and then some days she would
just go out of the house and a walk everywhere with no shoes on. We
used to take out the docks and I have lost her two or three times
have I found her satin the theatre. -- sat in. I got so run-down and
tired. I tried nursing homes all over the place. Because she was 43,
nobody would take her. There was nothing for Michelle. They were
only two best in hand that would take a. -- there were only two
nursing homes that would take her. She doesn't even recognise herself
sometimes. There is no where else for anybody have a certain age. It
is heartbreaking. I knew she was going to get it when she had the
Test, but I never thought it would get as bad as what it is. I never
did. There really, really didn't. That was a Simon Borjak speaking
about the impact of his wife Michelle's condition. Earlier I
spoke to Dr Simon Ridley from Alzheimer's Research UK, a dementia
research charity, and asked him how common Michelle's condition is?
This type of inherited Alzheimer's disease is very rare. Most of the
people in the UK with Alzheimer's Orin older age, so this is a rare
type of dementia. And it is it always passed on to a faulty gene?
Where there is a family history, it is a poor teaching. In the most
common types of Alzheimer's disease, it is a far more complicated mix --
it is a faulty gene. Dementia costs the UK �23 billion a year, 2.5 % of
the government's medical research goes on dementia. Not very much
compared to cancer, for example. Is enough being done? At Alzheimer's
Research UK, we are trying to put as much money as we can researching
dementia. They have made it a national priority, which is good.
But it is not enough, unfortunately. If we are going to be dementia in
the long term, we need to be investing in research now. We heard
their from Steve about the difficulties of finding appropriate
care for his wife. Is that a common problem for families? Certainly,
care is a big issue for people with dementia, particularly in the later
stages. Finding the right treatment and care is very important, and it
is quite patchy in the services available. People with early onset
dementia can have particular needs which often are not always
highlighted. What about the future? Is enough being done to find a cure,
or do we need to spend all our time on prevention? I think a bit of
both. But we do need more research on a cure one day and we need to
understand what is causing dementia. It is a very complicated disease
and we need to understand the cause if we're to make real inroads into
new treatments. What do you think? Should more be
done to help prevent dementia or help find a cure? If you're
affected by this one let me know your experiences. You can contact
Police are treating the death of a man in Hull as unexplained. Rimas
Kontrimas, who was 39 and from Lithuania was found dead at this
House on Princes Avenue on Saturday morning. He died from an injury to
the chest. The funerals have taken place today
for a six year-old boy and his grandmother who drowned in the late
in Lincolnshire. The bodies of Dawn Mullaney, 71 from Castle Bytham,
and her grandson Laurence Mullaney Mills were found at Holywell near
Stamford 10 days ago. The energy giant Siemens says it is
fully committed to investing in Hull. The comments come as other
Green energy companies admit they're worried about the
government's attitude to renewable energy. Siemens is set to build a
new wind turbine factory at Hull Docks. It is the �200 million
factory that will put Hull at the heart of the renewables revolution.
The Siemens plant on Hull Docks will create offshore turbines for
the North Sea and 700 jobs. Today, Siemens renewed their commitment
the city. The government has recently been consulting on
policies for win power. We have been very encouraged by the
response and we are pushing ahead with our plans in Hull. We are
making -- making a commitment here. The century, the first big step is
to put those planning applications in -- essentially. It is reassuring
commit went. -- commitments. The Guardian claims that some companies
have been put off investing because of the government's lukewarm
attitude to wind farming. Wind farms are popping up the cost --
across East Yorkshire. Recently, many companies wrote to the Prime
Minister to express their concerns. There were currently 14
applications for wind farms like this in East Yorkshire. But his is
not just politicians who are less than welcoming. In Routh, an
application was rejected because of protests. My constituency is on the
edge of the Lincolnshire Wells. The idea that people want the landscape
cluttered with wind farms is nonsense. We want them based in the
north to the. We want maintenance based in Lincolnshire -- North Sea.
But it is one thing for those near wind turbines to object, but when
MPs are raising concerns in numbers, the impression it gives to major
international investors is far from Siemens remains committed to Hull.
Our reporter is live at the future development on Alexandra Dock. What
is the latest for the plans? Sometimes ago, Siemens admitted
those plans and that is a show of commitment in itself. These are not
just forms they would fill in on the off chance. They are up
detailed plans that would have cost tens of thousands of pounds. They
took those plans are a tour of the city to show other businesses their
ambitions and they have also continued to order steel from Tata
Steel to make buildings. And the boss of Siemens said that he hopes
by the end of the spring he will have some positive news about the
applications and the future of the site.
Still ahead, the schoolgirl swimmer with a shot at the Olympics,
without having a full-time coach. Thousands of acres of wetlands
around the Humber are to be Another picture to Maronite rant
about the same time. -- tomorrow night. An offensive Twitter from it
someone today, happy birthday today, Paul, 41. Half the age of Peter!
When you were 41 I did my first Mild this afternoon and tomorrow we
could have temperature up to 16 degrees. A very mild end to
February. A lot of cloud around but once again, this area of high
pressure in charge which means the rain is just about hearing
Lincolnshire. Another dry Week, which is bad news for the track
striking county of Lincolnshire. No rain at all likely in the next few
days. The loss of claret. You can see that coming in from the Best. -
- a lot of claret. It will start to break up into tomorrow and some
spring-like temperatures to come. It will be a very mild night indeed
tonight. Most places will be dry. We will wake up to a lot of cloud.
All Blacks will then dry. -- all It may well be that Bridlington has
the best temperatures tomorrow. Possibly 17 degrees, the load 60s
Fahrenheit. Remarkable for this time of year. Wherever you are, it
will feel mild. Very similar Wednesday and Thursday. All parts
I forgot it was your birthday. Have a nice night.
February's bizarre weather may have cost Lincolnshire daffodil growers
hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost sales. A warm beginning of the
month followed by extreme frost meant that some varieties were
badly damaged. Around 40% of UK daffodils are grown in the county.
At Holbeach in the heart of South Lincolnshire it stands a host of
golden daffodils, but every single one of them is going to waste.
weeks ago we had temperatures of minus 16 overnight. A lot of the
flowers are already through the ground, ready to be picked, and
they have had a terrible effect on their stems. Some of them have stem
damage, such as this one here. That would not look very pretty in a
vase. Others are failing to come out properly. More than an acre of
daffodils has been lost here. That is 1.5 million stems in total. Many
growers have lost some or all of their early crop. I have been
growing for over 30 years and I have never seen such cold
temperatures that occur at this late. We have quite a lot of leaf
damage. That will probably carry over to the following year.
Meanwhile, the job of picking the unaffected flowers continues in
earnest. For growers here in Lincolnshire, the main daffodil
season is just starting to get under way and babble but at their
busiest in the next few weeks, with mothering Sunday. Daffodil
production is around -- worth around �50 million to the UK
economy and around 40% of the crop is produced in Lincolnshire, but
farmers here say they are still confident they can make up for the
The countdown to the Olympics is well under way. This is the clock
which tells us to there are only five months to go. A schoolgirl
from Spalding could surprise everyone by claiming a place in the
swimming team. Chloe Hannam does not even have a full-time coach.
She is only 15 but Chloe Hannam has confounded everyone by joining
Britain's lead swimmers like Rebecca Adlington at the Olympic
trials. These buildings were met registered a top time in her chosen
medley event and the 200 backstroke, two. It has all been done without
the aid of a full-time coach. quite scary, realising that I could
actually be part of the Olympic team, but I do not think I will
because I am not that fast. We have not had a coach since last August
but we have a phenomenal team of volunteers to keep the club
brimming and ticking over. In the meantime, or we have had some great
success. She swims for the South Lincolnshire Club which produced
England's most decorated Commonwealth from her. Already
burglary is beating her times at the same age. -- already Chloe
Hannam is. Back home, there is homework to cram around early
starts and advanced training in name brink -- neighbouring
Cambridgeshire. She goes straight from school, does a couple of
hours' training, usually high and back here about 7:30am. She then
has to do homework and I have to do the household jobs and before you
merit it is for 45 in the morning again and you're taking after
training again. -- is his 45 am. -- it is for 45 am.
Both Hull Superleague clubs suffer defeat over the Pennines. Hull FC
lost their first game of the season despite leading a Salford, helped
by his drive -- the strike from Brett Seymour.
But in the dying minutes, Hull conceded a penalty which allowed
Salford to claim victory, 24 to talk -- 24-22.
Hull Kingston Rovers had no answer to Warrington as they went down at
the Halliwell Gen stadium even though they scored one of the best
tries of the game through Craig Hall.
You can see that action on the Super League Show tonight.
Scunthorpe United asked in the relegation zone on goal difference
after they could only manage a goal at the weekend. -- a draw at the
weekend. They had chances against Brentford but had to settle for
just a point after the match ended goalless. If it is their 14th for
the season. Nearly 50 of these patients been
East Yorkshire have been prescribed a regime of diet and exercise.
Mandy Bennett receives a personal trainer on the NHS as part of the
leave well programme. The scheme has helped to cut the number of
surgical operations for obesity by around 80%. I have lost three stone
on the programme. I have maintained my wait for three or four months
there, which is a big part of it, learning to maintain your weight is
as big an issue as losing the weight.
You can see her story in full on Inside Out tonight.
Thousands of acres of ancient wetlands are to be restored around
the Humber to help protect some of our rarest plants and animals. The
area, known as the Humberhead Levels, has won a share of �7
million of Government money, to help local groups improved and
protect their local habitats. Our reporter has been to a new nature
reserve in North Cave near Brough which will benefit from the money.
Ten years ago, this land in North Cape was picked to be the next
landfill site but the local community for its plans and decided
to create a nature reserve. Today it is home to more than 200 species
of wildlife, and attracts around 20,000 visitors a year. We have
designed it to create a wide variety of habitats to attract many
different species of the water and other birds. But we have also put
in facilities, packs and hides for anybody that is interested in
coming into the countryside. This is just one part of Humberhead
Levels, an area which contains a unique network of wetlands, now
thousands of pounds in bending has been secured to help protect it.
One if the difficulties we have in this area is that with climate
change, things are going to move. In 30 years' time, these sites
could be no longer as good for the animals and they will want to move
elsewhere. It is also hoped the funding will help bring back
threatened wildlife that is almost extinct in this area, like this
bird. There are fewer than 30 left of this type of bed in the country
and locals today already talking about how it exciting its return
would be. Fantastic birds. They have a beautiful sound. We would
like to have big flocks have ensued. That would be spectacular. Let's
hope that they do come back. It would be wonderful. You would get
people flocking for miles. It is hoped to this new project will
bring an extra 6,000 visitors to the area and could create new jobs.
Here in North Cave, they are hoping to expand his beautiful wetland
said the wildlife population here can continue to grow and visitors
can continue to watch. After his paintings of the walls --
are the Yorkshire Wolds started drawing in the crowds in London,
Andrew Barr has visited David Hockney to find out why the painter
swapped LA for East Yorkshire. Hockney takes him on a tour of the
farm tracks and once he has been painting near his home in
Bridlington for a special programme on BBC Two tonight.
A A Winter's morning. Bridlington on the Yorkshire coast. I might be
anywhere in the world and there is a little pink and in the box of my
phone or white iPad, there is a present. And the present might be
some freshly cut flowers, a bottle of wine on a table, in each case,
it is a blurring little drawing by David Hockney. I went to
Bridlington to interview him for the radio. This was sunrise. And I
was reminded have fascinated he is by new ways of picture-making.
cannot destroy the drawings either, because it is not a real surface.
First I wanted to talk about the paintings that show that David
Hockney's return to England has made it a very much his own.
You can see that programme tonight. It is in five minutes' time on BBC
Two. A recap of the headlines: What
Britain's top police officers tells the inquiry into press standards
there was a culture of illegal payments to officials by the Sun
newspaper. Police and social workers apologise
for failing to stop Adam Hewitt, who seriously injured two babies in
Bridlington. Tomorrow's weather, dry turning
brighter with sunny spells developing and places very mild.
Top temperatures 16 Celsius, 61 Fahrenheit.
Response on the subject of dementia. My mother was diagnosed at 58. We
have the same problems trying to find the right Kayhan. We found an
excellent one in the end but it is full of elderly people. There
should be things in place for a younger sufferers.
This one, my mother was diagnosed at 50 with dementia. There is not