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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


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