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

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Confusion after a hosepipe ban is announced across Lincolnshire - the

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area faces the worst drought in more than 30 years. It is

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ridiculous. It is better to save early. Doesn't mean anything

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Gainsborough man crossing county borders to get the cancer drugs he

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needs to prolong his life. On the seafront for almost a

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century - now campaigners fight to save a Hornsea landmark.

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Kits will be missed by Eid the older people and the kids. Will be

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a tragedy if it closes down. Back in time - the golf club

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celebrating 100 years in existence. Your one affair cast is coming up

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shortly. -- your weather forecast It's been the driest 18 months for

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more than a century and today a hosepipe ban has been announced in

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Lincolnshire. Anglian Water is one of seven companies to impose

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restrictions which will come into force in April. Siobhan Robbins

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reports on how the ban will affect It has been on the cards for months.

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Dehydrated roads cracked by drought and reservoirs running low. After

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speculation, Anglian Water announced a hosepipe ban affecting

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all of Lincolnshire. Today's announcement reflects how seriously

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we are taking it. We are talking about the lowest rainfall in over

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100 years. That has affected our ability to refill our reservoirs

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and it is affecting our ground of the sources. This is action to

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ensure we have supplies for our customers through this summer and

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into the winter. From 5th April, this is out. Anglian customers will

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either have to use a watering can or a bucket. Anyone breaking those

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walls could be prosecuted. Yorkshire Water says groundwater

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supplies are lower than expected but at the moment the company

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doesn't see any pounds. For businesses like this garden centre,

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a hosepipe ban is the last thing they need. It is limited currently

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to domestic customers best if it is extended, will be a disaster.

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means things like watering overnight instead of watering in

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the day so we are avoiding too much evaporation. That is going to cost

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us Fawley Pat early and late in the day. This map shows the area in

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drought. Many customers are against restrictions. No need for it at the

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moment. It is best to save early. For myself, a doesn't bother me.

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is ridiculous. I don't understand why they do that. It has been

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raining all winter, the -- it has been snowing. In the Nineties,

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bottled water was stored and their work standpipes in the street. More

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rain is now vital. Paul Valleley is from Anglian Water

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and joins us now. Why have we got to this stage? Shouldn't you have

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been doing more to avoid this situation? We have been working to

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avoid this situation. It is down to the amount of rainfall we have had

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and we have not had enough in the last 24 months. We have had 18 of

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those mum's with less than average rainfall. Anglian Water was

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highlighted as having been third worst leakage from pipes in the

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country. Why aren't you doing more to hold the water you have? We had

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a bad year last year because of the winter we suffered. Our leakage

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performance is good. We are always working hard to avoid leakage. We

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have employed 62 additional people to look for leaks and every day, we

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have 142 people out on the ground looking for leaks. We need to do as

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much as we can and ask customers to do -- to help as much as they can.

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How wrong were you extend this to businesses and commercial users?

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this stage, it is focused on domestic users and we hope we will

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see some benefit from that in a reduced consumption of water. We

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will monitor how the water position goes from here onwards and will

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take a precautionary approach to any further restrictions. People

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have been messaging in to us. How do you know who is using hosepipes?

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This isn't about the restrictions the hosepipe ban bring us, we want

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people to think about the way they used water in the home. If somebody

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is caught, will they be prosecuted? If somebody is using a hosepipe, we

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will be advising them of the ban. We will try to work with our

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customers to minimise the water they use. Thank you for joining us.

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We would like your have you won less. If you are and Anglian Water

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customer and will be affected, tell In a moment, the Great Grimsby MP

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calls for an increase in parliamentary salaries.

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A former soldier who is dying from brain cancer is being forced to

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spend part of every week in Sheffield to get the treatment

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which could prolong his life. Mark Bannister from Gainsborough has

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been refused the drug Avastin by health officials. Almost as soon as

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you've registered with a GP in Sheffield, he was given the drug.

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He doesn't know whether it will be too little, too late.

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It is painfully obvious that the past few months have taken a toll

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on Mark Bannister. Last September, despite terminal brain cancer he

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was still able to play with his children. In November, he was still

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able to work in his garden that his deterioration now is down to the

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six-month delay in prescribing the drug, Alvaston. It feels like I

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have wasted six months where the trim has been going. I have lost

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all feeling in my left arm and left leg knife. I don't think that would

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have happened personally. -- left leg now. NICE has ruled that

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Avastin should be routinely prescribed but a spokesman for the

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Mark lives in gains brand the East Midlands Cancer Fund has refused to

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fund his treatment but as soon as he started living part-time in

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Sheffield and registered with a GP there, he was able to stop the drug.

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It is very distressing when Mark has to go. He would be preferred to

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be with his family -- he would prefer to be with his family but he

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didn't have a choice. The experts that have agreed to fund his

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treatment say each decision is based on local factors and the

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views of local council experts. He is relieved he has been given a

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Avastin bet is angry he has had to leave the family when he needs them

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most. They have backed me into a corner so it has been a nightmare.

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Mark is not sure how long he has got even with the Avastin that he

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is determined to publicise how unfair the postcode lottery of

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health care is. Tests are taking place on the body

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found in the Humber thought to be that of the missing Holman, Stuart

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Gilson. He disappeared after a night out in the city six weeks ago.

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The body, which has not yet been formally identified, was recovered

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from the hammer between Brough Haven and Gilberdyke.

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A metal thieves are thought to have caused an explosion which destroyed

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a bungalow in a village near Wisbech. The building in

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Leverington was empty at the time. It is thought there theft of gas

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pipes caused the explosion in the early hours of this morning.

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It has stood on the seafront at Hornsea for 100 years. Tonight, the

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biggest threat facing the Floral Hall comes from councillors in East

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Yorkshire who may vote for its demolition. East Riding Council

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meets tomorrow morning to discuss its future. Residents and the local

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MP have been rallying to support the venue that they say is the

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focal point of town life. They have got to put back any

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thought of bulldozers coming onto this site. Emotions are running

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high in Hornsea for those who live here. Life without the Floral Hall

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has become a real possibility. At the weekend, hundreds turned out to

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raise their concerns and voice their objections. When you are a

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small community like this, the facilities are critical to a

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community staying together. Shock, absolute shock. It will be a

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tragedy if they close it down. after seven years of wrangling, a

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final decision on the building's future will be made tomorrow. Those

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advising men have recommended it is demolished and placed with --

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replaced with a car park. One council has called for a local

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buyer out and at tomorrow's meeting, she will ask the council to

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transfer control to that committee. I believe we have people who will

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make a great success of this hall. In July of next year, we can

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celebrate 100 years of the hall for that grand old lady. During his

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lifetime, it has been the hub of this local community, staging

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hundreds of plays and pantomimes. Local amateur dramatic groups now

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stage productions here throughout the year. Members are increasingly

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concerned for their future. There isn't another building big enough

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to stage our productions. The only other venue would be a building

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that we can't afford. In a After 99 years, campaigners won't

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be going quietly. Here in Hornsea, the Floral Hall is no ordinary

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Phil is live at Hornsea now. What hope is there that the building

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could be saved at this 11th hour? Standing outside, the building is

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clearly seen -- the building has clearly seen better days. It is

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using thousands of pounds a year. There is a tremendous sense of

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feeling here to save this building and campaigners will be fighting to

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the bitter end. With regards as that meeting, the council should

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expect a big turnout. Coaches are being laid on to transferred

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protesters to the meeting. Cabinet members will want to make this

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decision free of any emotion and say they will be -- it will be

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based on economic grounds. Bearing that in mind, the campaigners need

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to be realistic with many still pinning their hopes on this

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possible community project idea. As the residents of Hornsea fight

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to save the Floral Hall, what landmark places in your area do you

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wish had been saved from the Still ahead tonight...

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Hull FC continue their good run, but across the city Hull KR throw

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away another lead. The golfers going back in time to

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celebrate their centenary - with Tonight's photograph was taken by

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early hard and is a panoramic picture. There is the shot with the

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But first, let's get the weather. That was impressive! You could do

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one of the Humber Bridge! What a lovely day in places it has

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been. With variable cloud with some sunny spells. What a variation we

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have had across our region. Waddington, six degrees at 3

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o'clock this afternoon, compared with about 15 degrees in East

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Yorkshire. The Sun has been out all day across western parts of the

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structure. We will be playing around with areas of cloud for the

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next few days. That high pressure area again means a generally dry

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week. The weekend does look unsettled. There could be some use

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for rain to come by events. Clyde has been clearing across western

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Lincolnshire. What we will find overnight is some of these gaps

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filling with cloud. Be clear skies could produce ground frost. Down

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across the south, it will be six or seven Celsius. The sun will rise up

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the morning at around 6:20am. Sunset at six so 3pm. Eight-day a

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variable cloud tomorrow. We will see breaks showing up, just like

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today. Some decent spells of sunshine. Where it does stay cloudy,

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it will be fairly chilly. There will be some variations in

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temperatures. A bit of a sea breeze on the coast. Quite chilly. The

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best temperatures are in the western part of the Stuart Archer.

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15 degrees. -- western part of the East Yorkshire. There should be

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I am watching very closely after Friday's prediction! I might get it

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here about! We want to argue about it! See you tomorrow.

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The Grimsby MP, Austin Mitchell, claims the life of a politician is

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not attractive to Britain's top graduates any more. He has blamed

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the lack of a decent pay for the problem. Leanne Brown has more.

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Austin Mitchel has said there's been a decline in the quality,

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ability and IQ of those coming into politics. He's blamed that on a

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lack of pay, saying talented young people wouln't settle for an MP's

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salary of �65,000. Now just to give you a comaprison

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to other top jobs, Chief Executives of major organisations earn around

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�112,000. Aircraft pilots get �71,000. And doctors and

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consulatants are paid more than �69,000.

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But one local recruitment firm I spoke to said money isn't usually

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the reason people choose to become a member of parliament. I don't

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think people going to the profession thinking of salary. They

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going because they are passionate about politics and because they

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want to make a difference to the country and the business community.

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Well, since the expenses scandal, confidence in MPs has reached an

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all-time low. The former Scunthorpe MP Elliot Morley was sent to prison

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for falsely claiming more than �30,000 in mortgage payments. And

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many residents we spoke to in Grimsby were outraged at the

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thought of MP's getting more money. I think it is absolutely disgusting,

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to be honest with you. We are in a recession and the MPs are getting

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paid that much?! I don't have a problem with that, as long as they

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do the job. They get too much money. I know they put the cars in, but

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they get too much. We are having to suffer.

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Austin Mitchel says salaries in the Commons needs to catch up with

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other professions. Young talented people were less interested in duty

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and service and more motivated by money.

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Thanks, Leanne. Austin Mitchell joins us from Westminster now.

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Given that the public's opinion of MPs remains pretty low in the wake

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of the expenses scandal, this isn't a great time to suggest a pay rise,

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is it? What you think you should be earning?

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The job has got harder and there is much more work. There -- it is much

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more like a glorified social worker's job. We get a lot of

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stress. MPs are just punching bags. We are subject to abuse and we are

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not very well paid. I am thinking of people graduating from

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university choosing a career. Now, at too much of the talent is going

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to the bar and then to the media, like yourself, Peter! But surely,

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it is a vocation? They're not going into it for the money.

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I came in as a naive idealist. People come in wanting to change

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the world. But on the other hand, they have to live and have an

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existence. It is less attractive than my thoughts. I think they find

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this out pretty quickly. It is the combination of the role, the

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difficulties of doing it and the salary. We do face a problem of

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being less attractive as a career. This was a submission to a upset

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about how I'm confident we are. My wife has to travel in a guard's van

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as unaccompanied baggage! They want to pay me to move out of my flat!

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What do you think they should be paid?

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I will not put a figure on it. Everybody will say it is too high.

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It is just a question of being helped through the job.

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Thank you. Cleethorpes has been given the go-

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ahead to hold its first air festival this summer. Among those

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taking part at the Festival of Flight will be the Red Devils

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Parachute Team and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. It's hoped

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the event will bring thousands of visitors to the resort.

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It will be huge in terms of the revenue generated. We also think it

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is a key factor in terms of putting Cleethorpes on the tourist

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destination map. More importantly, it is sustainable.

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Hull FC pulled off one of the wins of the season when they beat last

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year's grand finalists St Helens. That was in stark contrast to the

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emotions at Craven Park as fans saw Hull Kingston Rovers throw away a

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16-point lead against Bradford. More from our sports reporter,

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Simon Clark. Hull FC plan some early match

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nerves. Although the home side took the lead, it was Hull FC who took

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control. St Helens scored early in the second half, but Jordan turn

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its struck to put Hull FC ahead. The lead was extended and a second

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try from making rounded off the game. We're still not doing exactly

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what we want to do with that. We're bringing it into the game gradually.

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We are still finding each other. Clare Mackie ease their way into a

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comfortable lead. In the second have, Rover's lead by 24.28.

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Suddenly, their defence of guard slipped and Bradford ran riot.

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Bradford won 36 the 24th. 2048. We should have put the game and the

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bend and that we should have done that. Are they got the momentum. We

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could not take it back. Full credit to them.

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Next week, Hull Kingston Rovers go to Catalan.

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Onto football now, and although Hull City are now unbeaten in nine

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games, their draw with Ipswich Town will feel like a defeat. The Tigers

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were two up with just over half an hour to go, through goals by Robbie

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Brady and Robert Koren. But the away side scored twice in three

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minutes to take home a point. In League One, Scunthorpe United

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also had to settle for a point against Preston North End. Andy

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Barcham came closest, but was denied by the keeper.

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Grimsby-born athlete Richard Buck has won a silver medal at the World

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Indoor Championships in Istanbul. The 400 metre runner anchored the

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British relay team to second place in the final event of the

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championship. For a short while, they were promoted to the gold

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medal position after the United States were disqualified, only for

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that decision to be reversed on appeal.

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100 years ago, this would have been the scene as golfers teed off at

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the brand new Market Rasen Golf Course. And today, they celebrated

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their centenary in style. To mark the occasion, a match was held with

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opposing teams using clubs from 100 years ago versus modern kit. As

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Linsey Smith reports, it's not the It was the year the Titanic sunk

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and when Captain Scott's doomed expedition to the South Pole ended.

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And following a boom in golf courses springing up across the

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country, 1912 saw the birth of Market Rasen Golf Club. It is 100

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years today since Market Rasen Golf Course was formed. To celebrate, or

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we have the British golf collectors Society here, dressed and the

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fashions of the day. We will play a match against them. They will play

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with their old style equipment. We will play with our modern gear.

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And it seems using wood rather than steel isn't the only difference.

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You can see the sheer size of the modern club. It is a great deal

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more forgiving. You have to hit them right in the middle with these

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old clubs. They have a very small sweet spot. If you miss it, you

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finish up at stinging hands. There is a different level of skill

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required. 1912 was also a turning point for

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the Suffragettes in the UK. They turned to using more militant

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tactics to gain the right to vote, to be considered equal to men.

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Women were allowed in Market Rasen Golf Club, but equality there was

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not. 100 years ago it was one guinea for the men to join and half

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a guinea for the ladies to join. The joining fees are high the same.

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A hundred years ago, they had to play in long skirts and ties and

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shirts and hats. Night, they can play in shorter skirts, shorts, so

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there is and as many restrictions. Women certainly had an equal place

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in today's match. In fact, the ladies' captain claims to be a

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better player than the mens'! And as for the antique versus modern

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equipment? We're told the result was an honorable half - that means

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a draw to you and me. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines... Hosepipe bans are to come into

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force as soon as next month across south and eastern England. Two

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unusually dry winters have left reservoirs and rivers far below

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normal levels. Lincolnshire is one of the counties

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affected. Anglian Water says it's bringing in the hosepipe bans in

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the first week of April. the first week of April.

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Tomorrow's weather - dry and bright with variable, sometimes large,

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amounts of cloud but also sunny spells in places. Maximum

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temperatures of 15 degrees in sunnier spots, but nearer 10

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On the subject of the hosepipe ban... Will Anglican water it was a

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reduction in our water bills? If the gas companies can pipe gas

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from one end of the country to another, bike and the water

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