09/03/2012 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Good evening. Welcome to Look North. The headlines: questions over wind

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farms and the sweeteners being paid to communities. These developers

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can come along and offer tens of thousands of pounds to local

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communities - it is verging on bribery. Doubts over the future of

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North Sea Ferries when new pollution rules come into force.

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A woman who lost two family members to cancer, calls on the government

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to improve survival rates. Another council flies into the row

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over garden flags. And a touch of spring this weekend. You weekend

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forecast coming up short life. -- shortly. Good evening.

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It has been claimed that rural communities are being effectively

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bribed by wind farm developers who are offering large sums of money as

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compensation. One East Yorkshire village where five giant turbines

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are being built has received �60,000 from the developers with

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promises of more cash each year for the next 25 years. The practice is

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entirely legal and the company behind the scheme says it wants to

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be a good neighbour, but some residents feel they have been

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bought out. It is an East Yorkshire village with the brand new hall and

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rebuilt church and a new children's playground. The �60,000 investment

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has since been in strings attached - a price to pay which has left the

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village divided. Many of us feel we had been bought out. Aletta they

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have money into the they Lench - and that will get used up quickly.

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-- a little bit of money. We have 25 years at least of the wind farm

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here, I do not think it is right. It is here that the five giant wind

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turbines are being built. The developers have paid for that it --

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the village facelift. Here in the new village hall, the chairman of

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the village committee says it has been controversial but believes the

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best deal has been secured for the village. We had no shop, the

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village hall was derelict we had no playground for the Kents, so in

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reality they had brought her some very useful money to improve things.

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-- they have brought us. Cash payments have become accepted ways

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of working and in the future payments can be made too many more

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East Yorkshire villages. 11 sites are being built in the county and a

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further seven are being considered by council planners.

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acknowledges that the structures do have an impact on the local

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environment. Yes, there should be some sort of recompense to those

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local people for that situation. Several windfarms will be sited

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close to this famous walking writ. Villagers feel they may be

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compromised by the cash payments. Money should not come into it. If I

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was to go up to a councillor and offer him �1,000, he would not be

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able to make a decision on that and yet these developers can come along

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and offer thousands of McCowans to communities. It is verging on

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bribery. -- thousands of pounds. Some say Christmas has arrived

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early but it is at a significant cost. We would welcome your

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thoughts on this one. Should villagers feel uncomfortable about

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these payments or should they welcome the investment in local

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communities? If you have a view on I look forward to hearing from you.

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In a moment - the Lincoln swimmer Lizzie Simmonds has her last shot

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at the Olympics. The result of her race is coming up.

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The ferry operator P&O is warning that its entire Hull operation

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could be at risk if new pollution laws are passed. The company claims

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more than 600 jobs and its services between Hull, Rotterdam and

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Zeebrugge will be threatened, if the EU asks all ferry companies to

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switch to a less polluting and more expensive fuel. One million

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passengers per year use the ferries from Hull to is a bigger and

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Rotterdam. The European Commission is becoming concerned about the

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quantities of it air polluting sulphur dioxide which ships like

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he's in it. The new rules will require all ferries to switch to a

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less polluting fuel, but there are worries that this is costly and

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could threaten jobs. We have to fight her corner to keep a viable.

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It is a tall order. Overall, it is hard to say what the consequence

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will be. We have to fight it and try and keep going but it will be

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very difficult. The new laws on clean air sulphur dioxide fuel

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coming up in 2015 but he no says it is more expensive and will increase

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their fuel costs by �60 million a year. It says that could mean the

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possible closure of its Hull operation where more than 600

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people are employed. One of the arguments is that if it has to

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reduce its operation out of how all, then more freight traffic will be

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diverted to the Channel, thus causing more pollution - the very

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thing the government is trying to reduce. The UK already has sulphur

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emission limits, the European Commission wants to target

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passenger ferries. The move is being investigated by the Transport

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Select Committee. It is important to reduce emissions. This seems

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that emissions from ships go to form the largest part of those

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emissions. This action does have to be taking but it has to be

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reasonable. It is about balancing the needs for the environment with

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the need to protect jobs. Piano or is not the only company to believe

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the proposed European legislation has not got this balance right.

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What is the background to this legislation? As I mentioned in the

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report, there is already European legislation to which P&O have

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signed up. It has no problem with this and says it is a responsible

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company. What is happening now is that the European Commission is

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imposing an extra layer of legislation on passenger ferries

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using the North Sea and the Channel ports. Hal is hit the hardest by

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this because these ferries make longer ferries and use more fuel.

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How serious a threat is this to jobs? There is no threat of

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imminent job losses. Piano is saying it wants time to explore

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things like technology and reduce its emissions and to lobby the

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European Commission. There are hopes to get the introduction of

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this legislation pushed back to 2020. If it is still in place in

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2015, the company is saying there will be a genuine risk of job

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losses. Thank you very much. A Lincolnshire charity says more

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than 300 jobs are under serious threat because vital funding has

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been withdrawn by the local authority. Linkage Community Trust

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provides education for students with learning disabilities but they

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say the county council is now drastically cutting back on the

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numbers of students it sends to their Linkage colleges. The county

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council say they are committed to providing the service for students

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but are reviewing where they spend their budget. I'm joined by a

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member of the trust. Good evening. How likely is it that some jobs

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will go? It is extremely likely at the moment. We're in A90 day

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consultation with her staff. Unless we see a change in policy by the

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local authority, it is likely that a large number of staff will be

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leaving as. If they're sending fewer students, you do not need as

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many staff, is that no right? funding has not been cut. The local

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authority makes decisions about which students can come to us. They

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understand they said earlier it is about parental choice. Parents will

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be delighted to know there is a return to parental choice because

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we have worked with a large number of parents over the last year who

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have been told there is no choice for that their children. The county

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council have tonight issued a statement - young people continue

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What is wrong with them doing that? If that was the situation, there

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would be nothing wrong with that but as I have said, we work with a

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large number of families whose parents had been told there is not

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a choice for their children. We are an outstanding college which

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specialises in meeting the need of young disabled people. If this

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means that you and students with learning disabilities are going

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into mainstream schools, we should be welcoming that, should we not?

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For many young people mainstream education is absolutely appropriate

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and we would not question that. But families with young people

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themselves are telling us that for a certain young people, mainstream

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colleges are a challenging environment in which they do not

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thrive. We had a large public consultation event last week when a

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young man told us he had found mainstream totally confusing.

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must leave it there, thank you for joining us tonight. If you want to

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be in touch, you know what to do. One of the government's top

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ministers has told Look North the Humber can be one of the world's

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leading sites in offshore renewable enemy.

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The Chief Secretary to the Treasury has visited the area to launch the

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new Humber local Enterprise Partnership. He says the government

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is committed to seeing industry develop here. The Humber has

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everything you need to be a world leader in this business. The port

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facilities, the businesses, the skills, they all come together in

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this region. It is one of the best places in the UK to do this work.

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Police say the lorry driver who was injured in a crash on the A180 near

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Immingham has died. The lorry driven by Mark Edgar from Suffolk

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crashed into the central reservation yesterday lunchtime.

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The road was closed between Europarc and Stallingborough for

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several hours. A workman has been airlifted to hospital, after a

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trench collapsed on him in Lincolnshire this afternoon.

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Police were called to help the man, in his forties, who was working for

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Anglian Water in Holbeach. He was taken to the Pilgrim Hospital in

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Boston with a suspected broken leg. The Health and Safety Executive is

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looking into the incident. An agreement has been reached over

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who will fit the bill for directing traffic during parades in Grantham.

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Last night we heard from an organiser of the Remembrance Day

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parade who said she would rather go to prison than have to pay to hold

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the event. Today at a meeting with their local councillor,

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organisations agreed to stick to a parade route that requires minimum

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policing and the council will fund cost of traffic signs. We have

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agreed to have a common writ, all of the organisations will stick to

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it. They will go down the high street. We were seriously

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considering cancelling the pay part of St George's Day and just having

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a service. -- the parade part. But as a result of this meeting, piece

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seems to have broken out. They prefer watching. Still ahead -

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another council warns a member of the public not to fly a flag in

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their garden. We're back at the swimming pool in

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London to seek Lizzie Simmonds Keep your pictures coming in. Thank

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you for that. Apparently there is someone else in

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Scunthorpe who does not have a son called Darren! Were they talking

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about you last night? about you last night?

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Here is the weather: There is a touch of spring across East

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Yorkshire. This high pressure will drift up towards us. Most of next

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week will be dry as well. There is a complication in the next few

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hours. There is a band of drizzle coming down from the north-west. A

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mild night to come. The sun will rise in the morning at 6:27am.

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There might be the odd bit of drizzle first thing tomorrow. Good

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sunny breaks coming through. Temperatures will respond. The

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average for this time of the year is nine Celsius. It will be 15

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across Lincolnshire. What ever you are it will feel like spring.

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Lesson breeze on Sunday. -- lesson I like that line, dry for the whole

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of next week! Have a good weekend. A woman from Scunthorpe who has

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lost two family members to one of the most aggressive forms of cancer

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is looking at ways to improve survival rates. Maggie Watts'

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husband died from pancreatic cancer three years ago, 40 years after his

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mother died from the same illness. A cancer charity says that survival

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rates have hardly improved in recent decades.

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Kevin Watts was a fit and healthy 45-year-old. When he started

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getting stomach pains nobody thought it was serious. Just weeks

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later he was told he was dying from pancreatic cancer. I have lost a

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husband. We then found out that his mother

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had also died of pancreatic cancer. It is often termed the silent

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killer. We wanted to be a cancer that people survive. Typically

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people have just six months to live after diagnosis. Only three % of

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patients are still alive five years later. There were 8,000 deaths in

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2009. That is nearly 22 people per day.

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Actor Patrick Swayze's public battle with their illness a couple

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of years ago highlighted how tough the disease is.

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Maggie Watts is now try to collect 100,000 signatures to force MPs to

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debate the condition in Parliament. Survival rates have hardly changed

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within the last 40 years. I am happy to support her in her

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campaign to raise awareness. Sandwiched between the stomach and

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the spine, by the time malignant cells are detected, it is often too

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late. The pancreas is quite deep in the

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body, so you cannot actually see it. By the time it has been diagnosed

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it may have spread to the liver and lungs.

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He did not crumble when he was dying. Kevin fought to stay alive

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as long as he could. In his memory Magee is determined to improve the

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chances of survival for others. Thank you for everybody who got in

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touch regarding regional assemblies. Campaigners say and regional

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assembly would lead to more government money being spent in our

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region. We want a regional development agency. The Tories have

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scrapped that. We are left with small bodies that do not have the

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resources or the powers to make a difference.

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That was John Prescott talking to me last night.

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We have had some a reaction from Thank you for all those. Within the

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last few minutes Lizzie Simmonds has been swimming for a place in

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the Olympic Games. She was in the final of the 200 metres backstroke

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at the British Swimming Championships. Our correspondent

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has been watching her. How did she This is live. You could find it on

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the red button right now. This is the final of the 200 metres.

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That lady out in front goes by the name of Lizzie Simmonds. There she

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is qualifying for the Games. You can see the big smile on her face.

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Look at that. She has qualified for the Games.

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The person beside her beta at the start of the week. -- defeated her

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at the start of the week. Ms E Simons is now one of three

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former Lincoln Vulcans to have qualified for the Games. -- Lizzie

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Simmonds. It was all allies on the 100 metres

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breaststroke when Kate he would an Sophie Allen went for glory.

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It was an opportunity to cement an Olympic place.

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A place in the top two was required. She did it. Sophie Allen was third.

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This is all lot of other moment. They will be so many more people in

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here. It will be awesome. She has put everything into training to get

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to the Olympics and she has done it. Sophie Allen's big chance came in

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the medley event. The nation concentrated on the talented leader,

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but Sophie Allen finished second. Sophie Allen is a new member of the

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British Olympic team. I knew I could do it. I knew I had the nerve

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to do it. I am chuffed. Now they hoped to repeat the

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achievement at the Olympic Games. We should also give credit to the

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coach. He coached all three youngsters.

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Another Olympic hopeful has been an action in the last few minutes.

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Richard Buck just failed to make the final of the 400 metres at the

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World Indoor Championships in Istanbul. He finished third in his

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semi-final. Tomorrow Hull City welcome Ipswich

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Tomorrow Hull City welcome Ipswich Town to the KC Stadium. There is

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live commentary of that on the radio.

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radio. Grimsby Town's batch is OnDigital.

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Hull FC face one of the hardest challenges of the season when the

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challenge -- win in the face St Helens.

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They still have work to do according to their coach. I am

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happy with our defence. We have put a lot of work into that. We have

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got a long way to go obviously. could follow that game at live on

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BBC Radio Humberside from 8pm deceiving. -- tonight.

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The flying of pirate flags has become something of an issue over

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the past two weeks. Someone else has now fallen foul of the lot.

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This time it is a pub owner from East Yorkshire. He has been told to

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take down his Jolly Roger flag from a children's play area or face

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action from the council. Remember Anthony and his private

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flag? He received a full apology from East Lindsey District Council

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after they conceded that they were too heavy handed. It was an

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unnecessary approach. I am very happy that I can take the flak up.

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But there is another problem now. Meet Vito. He runs a pub. He has

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been flying a Jolly Roger flag in that the children's played area for

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the past year. Be said to me that a complaint has been made about the

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flag. They said they will have forced it if we do not take it down.

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I question that. It was for real. The council has given the same

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reasons as the reasons given by East Lindsey council. Only certain

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flags are permitted to be flown. To recap, the only facts that can

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be flown our national flags, the flags of the Commonwealth, the

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European Union, the United Nations, any English county, and the flag of

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any seemed. The fact that Vito cannot fly a Jolly Roger is winding

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up the locals. It is supposed to be a free country. It is a waste of

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public money. This country has gone mad. This man is a flag expert. He

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has been tried to get things changed. It is silly. There should

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be some kind of flexibility. There is now a stand-off. I will not take

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it down. Until the law is changed it seems that this problem will

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keep getting flagged up. AB vexillologist. We have all

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AB vexillologist. We have all learned something new.

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A round-up of the headlines. Italy condemns Britain's decision

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to try and rescue the hostages in Nigeria.

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Whether for Saturday - dry and bright with sunny spells. Very mild.

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Top temperatures in the brighter spots around 15 Celsius.

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spots around 15 Celsius. That is the weather.

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A big response on the subject of sweeteners and wind farms. Somebody

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said, why not cheap electricity for life from cheek turbine?

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Another person has said it is a good idea for villages to get money

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from wind farm companies. Somebody else said, their energy

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company is coming in with 30 pieces of silver, betraying the national

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beauty of our countryside. Somebody else says, villagers and

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