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

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As unemployment goes up again, there are worries that we don't

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have enough workers with the right skills. We need to invest in

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education so that we get it rail engineers coming into our business,

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so they are ready to work from the day they start with us.

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After being exposed to nuclear tests, veterans are told they won't

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get compensation. No city status for Goole, but

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officials say the bid has helped to put the town on the map.

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How the real Dad's Army made secret plans to save this this East

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Yorkshire village from a Nazi invasion.

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Not detailed weather forecast coming up later. -- your detailed

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weather forecast. Good evening.

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There are calls tonight for better training for people in East

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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire who are looking for jobs. One of our

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biggest private sector employers, Siemens, says people don't have the

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right skills to fill their vacancies and they are having to

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train people from scratch. In Yorkshire and Humber, the number

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out of work has risen by 8,000 to 261,000, which is 9.8 per cent of

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the available workforce. In Lincolnshire and East Midlands, the

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number rose by 5000 to 187,000. That's 8.2%. The national average

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is 8.4%. Some local companies say many of the people who are looking

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for jobs don't have the right skills. Tim Iredale reports.

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Around 1,600 people work for the global engineering giant Siemens

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and its gas turbine manufacturing plant in Lincoln. Siemens is one of

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Lincolnshire's largest private sector employers, and their

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products are exported all over the world. The managing director admits

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it is sometimes difficult to find local workers with the right skills.

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Lincoln itself has very good people, very skilled. What we do not always

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find immediately is people with the training. For us, we need to invest

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in education so we get engineers coming in. They are ready to work

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from their day they start with those.

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There may be no shortage of people in the jobs market in Lincolnshire

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and East Yorkshire, but the bosses of some smaller businesses claim

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that many young people lack the basic skills needed for the

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workplace. It is a matter of finding somebody

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who has the right basic skills, and also people who have basic common

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sense. One of my members told me a story that she had asked an

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assistant to find the BT bill. She looked under "B." Having gone

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through the whole of the filing cabinet, she filed it under "F" for

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"phone." Many young people take issue with the suggestion they do

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not have the right qualifications. Dan and Neil attended local

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colleges before securing apprenticeships at Siemens. Do you

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think you people lack basic skills for the workplace? He in my opinion,

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no, because the college gives the basic skills you need to take on a

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more practical role here. college at Lincoln is really good

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for engineering and has really helped me out. It is the sort of

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courses Siemens do themselves. the prospect of new jobs created by

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the green energy expansion on the Humber, the government will come

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under pressure to make sure home grown workers do not miss out due

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to a lack of skills. I am joined this evening by the

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Conservative MP for Brigg and Goole, Andrew Percy. We heard there from

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two companies who say young people are not being trained in the right

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skills. Why aren't we giving young people the skills they need for the

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jobs on offer? I think we are giving them a lot of the skills

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they need, but for some of these jobs, I am not sure the curriculum

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is giving what we need to your people. -- younger people.

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Siemens are saying that they don't have the right skills in Lincoln.

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Are you worried that they will have the same problem when they bring

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their huge investment to the Humber? It is a concern. We do need

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people with the right skills. But employers are saying even the

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basic skills are not there. Even clerical skills are lacking when

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someone files the phone bill under "F." Not Lincolnshire tells me one

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of the biggest problems is finding people with their right literacy

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levels. Most people leave school with good qualifications, but they

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raised an issue of the curriculum forcing people through. We have to

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accept there are people leaving without basic skills. Your

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government at downgrading vocational courses at GCSE levels,

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so won't that make it even harder for young people to develop

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practical skills? Are one issue I raised a few years ago are now as a

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councillor locally was how we are putting a lot of people through NVQ

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is as an alternative to GCSEs to massage the tables. We are right to

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put some vigour into it now. We are putting more money into

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apprenticeships. We are looking at studios schools, expanding those.

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They will offer a much more vocational curriculum. Thank you.

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Good to talk to you. Well, despite the rising figures on

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the jobs front, some businesses in our region who make specialised

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goods are reporting more positive news. For those firms, the economic

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downturn has not been a concern. In fact, they have prospered and

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created jobs. Paul Murphy has been looking at how these businesses are

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surviving. Countryside Art is one of those

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companies which has been left unscathed by the economic downturn.

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It is continuing to expand. Here, they make designer tea-towels, oven

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gloves and aprons. Simple items, but using a highly technical

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printing process. It's a typical niche business.

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We seem to be unaffected by the recession. We specialise in

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printing that is very difficult. Not many other people can actually

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do it. We have built up a wealth of experience. We can print a lot of

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jobs other printers would turn away or find too hard.

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Those who have monitored the economic downturn say niche

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businesses are continuing to thrive. In the good times, they allow you

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to do even better, and in the bad times they are a security base.

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People do not have an alternative. That's what you've captured, that

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vital hole that people can't go somewhere else for.

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This chocolate shop owner in Beverley agrees, and says it is

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about offering a product others would struggle to make.

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People are looking for something different, they are looking for

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something special. They work hard and their money is scarce. So they

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are thinking more about how they spend it.

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Niche businesses do not have to be small like this one.

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It is all about offering something a bit special. It is quite simple

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to print a single colour tea towel, and a lot of other people do that.

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When we get into the really complicated stuff, that is the sort

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of thing anyone new to printing would find difficult.

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They have created seven jobs in the last 18 months, and plan to expand

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further. These products require good old-fashioned skills and

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expertise to make. They're emerging as the great survivors of the

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downturn. What do you think can be done to

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increase the chances of unemployed people getting a job? Are they

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getting the right training, or maybe you are unemployed and

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disagree with what you've heard. There'll be a special programme on

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our economy next week. Local people and local business leaders will be

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discussing unemployment and prospects for growth in East

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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. That's Our Economy, The Look North Debate

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on Monday at 11.05pm here on BBC One.

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In a moment: The shop owner who says businesses

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in Hornsea have seen profits plummet following the opening of a

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new supermarket. They say they were used as guinea

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pigs to test atomic bombs in the 1950s. But today, veterans from

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East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire who say there has tests damage their

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health have lost their battle for compensation at the Supreme Court.

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The Ministry of Defence has always denied any negligence. Sarah Corker

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reports. With your bags to the explosion, your eyes closed and

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covered by your fists, you could see the bones in your fingers like

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an X-ray. We went through something that we pray nobody else has to go

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through. Trevor Butler from Hull was one of

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thousands of young men sent to the South Pacific to test the atomic

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bomb. Just months later he says his health began to fail. He lost the

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sight in one eye and his spine is crumbling. But he watched as the

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Supreme Court ruled the veterans couldn't sue the Government for

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damages because they'd brought their cases too late. This court

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dismisses the nine appeals. It must be bad enough for the veterans

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together with those others whose claims may now be decided in the

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same way to learn that they have lost this final round. I am

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absolutely devastated. All years of pain, anguish. We have exhausted

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every procedure in this country. The MoD has always argued there's

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no evidence to show the tests were the only cause of their illnesses.

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Wendy Brothers from Sleaford was in court. Her husband John flew

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through the nuclear clouds and later died of cancer. It is

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recognition of the sacrifice is those brave men made. They have not

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had justice. There is always another way. We will find it, and

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we will make it. The veterans are dying at a rate of

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three every month, but many say despite today's decision they won't

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give up, but they're running out of places to take their case.

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And you can read more detail about this case if you go to our website.

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Hull's Lord Mayor, Colin Inglis, will not be the Labour Party's

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candidate for the role of police commissioner for Humberside. He's

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been left off a list of nominees put together by the party.

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Councillor Inglis wouldn't comment on the story.

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A Horncastle man's appeared in court charged with murder. Kieran

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Podd of Mareham Road is accused of stabbing Paul Richards-Jones, who

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was 30. His body was found on Monday evening in the home of the

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accused. Mr Podd, who's 36, has been remanded in custody. He will

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appear at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday.

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Extra support and training is being given to student nurses who are

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returning to Boston's Pilgrim Hospital. The Nursing and Midwifery

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Council took the unusual step of removing students from the site

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last summer over serious concerns about the standard of tuition being

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given. It followed a highly critical report from the Care

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Quality Commission. The CQC and the NMC say sufficient improvements

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have been made since then. The Governors at a Lincoln Special

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School say they won't become an academy, a move which could have

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saved the school from closure. The County Council plans to close

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Queen's Park School because the buildings are no longer fit for

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purpose and there's no room to expand. The pupils will now be

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transferred to other schools in the city which will get new buildings.

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Still ahead tonight: Hull City's best win of the season puts them in

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a strong position to get into the promotion play-offs.

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How plans were drawn up to protect an East Yorkshire village from Nazi

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Tonight's photo is an aerial view Thank you for that. This was taken

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from a plane window. Good evening. Could you ask Paul to check his

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barometer to see if it is upside down, somebody says. These high as

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we are experiencing in Lincoln seem like lows.

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I can do it tomorrow night. I do not know what the atmospheric

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pressure is. I will be more useful tonight.

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I thought you were a forecaster with man flew!

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Let's look at the headlines. It is a similar story to today. A grey

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start. Gradually, brightness will edge in from the West. Some of us

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have seen some late afternoon sunshine, but the most interesting

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thing and this pressure charter is out to the West. We will see rain

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bearing weather systems come through on Friday night and into

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the weekend. You can see where the gaps where. They pushed into West

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Lincolnshire. That area of cloud will move into the North Sea. In

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the short term, it will turn out to be fairly chilly. They will be a

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touch of ground frost in places. Generally speaking, grey skies

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again by the end of the night, with A grey start, perhaps a few bits of

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Giselle, otherwise a dry day and we will see some breaks been produced

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in the West. Temperatures should be a bit higher. We are looking at 12

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in Hull. 13 is possible in Lincoln. The best temperatures are around

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the Wash. Not bad on Friday. Some sunshine and variable cloud. That

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leaves us with an unsettled Shari I bet you are a pain at home,

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playing for Simba the! I am not one to complain! --

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playing for sympathy. Remember that barometer.

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It's just two months since a new Tesco store opened in Hornsea. It

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created 170 jobs and the supermarket said it could help to

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keep trade in the town. But a local shopkeeper says his takings are

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being hit by up to �2,000 a week, and trade on the town's main

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shopping streeet has been badly affected.

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In retail terms, it's the tale of David and Goliath. The small

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shopkeeper going into battle with a retail giant. But Alvin Wilkinson

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fears he won't emerge victorious. It's eight weeks since Tesco opened

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in Hornsea. Takings are down about �1,000 a week. I am selling things

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at below -- they are selling things at below cost price. I cannot

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compete with it. I get my supplies from the local wholesaler. I find

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it devastating. It used to be a vibrant street and there is hardly

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anybody down the street now. Tesco said they consulted the public, who

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were overwhelmingly positive. thoroughly enjoyed it. I will go

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every week. I will take advantage of the special offers. It destroys

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the community. The street is nowhere near as busy. They are very

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highly priced. They could bring their products down a bit more. It

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would help. Tesco also told us there is

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evidence that when they open in a town, it increases footfall to

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neighbouring shops. But whereas you can park for free in Tesco, there

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are charges to park near the local shops.

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Today, East Riding Councillors decided those charges must stay.

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The fees are to pay for maintenance and such like.

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That's a big mistake according to David Bird. He remembers Tesco's

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arrival in Beverley. He said traders have to shape up to survive.

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You have to accept that if you allow a big supermarket to come to

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a time, it will have a significant impact on other shops and

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businesses, and change strategies accordingly.

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Tesco is in Hornsea to stay. It remains to be seen whether the same

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can be said for its independent neighbours. That is another one you

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might want to comment on. The historic port of Goole has

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spent the last year trying to persuade the Government to

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recognise it as a city, but people living there have been told they're

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not included in the list of three new Cities which has been revealed

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today. They've lost out to St Asaph, a small town of 3,500 people in

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North Wales, Chelmsford, which is the county town of Essex, and Perth

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in Scotland. Vicky Johnson's there tonight. How disappointed are they

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in Goole? Those behind the big says Goole has always been a small town

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with big ambitions. Civic leaders insist that Goole was always in

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contention. Even though the population is quite low compared

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with transferred -- Chelmsford. It seems today the only way is Essex.

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Civic leaders hearsay while they are disappointed, they set out what

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they intended to do. The benefits derived from that, all free

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advertising that and get will help promote the town, and hopefully

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help to attract inward investment in the town. Goole has always been

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regarded as rank outsiders. I took to the street to see what the

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residents here thoughts about their failed bid, how disappointed they

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were. You have just found out that Goole has not got city status. By a

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surprise? No, we are not. Is a disappointing? Not really. The news

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has come through that Goole has not been chosen. Surprise, surprise!

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have no interest in it whatsoever. Some residents regard this as a

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joke, but civic leaders insist they are having the last laugh. They

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wanted this to put Goole on the map, and they say they have certainly

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done that. Chalk this down as the result of

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the season. Cardiff nearly beat Liverpool in the League Cup final,

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but here was a rampant Tigers forcing an early goal. Straight

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after half-time, the Tigers were at it again. To press home their

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advantage, it was soon made three. Other teams are losing, whereas we

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are unbeatable. If we carry on, a few more wins and draws we will be

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right up there at the end. result propels the Tigers into the

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play-off zone. The fog it did not excuse the sloppy start at Yeovil.

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The game looked up for the Iron, and it was, until this, 20 seconds

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before time. It looked a comfortable win for Yeovil. You

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have to have a belief and just keep going. You never know what can

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happen. It was a great goal. United The Home Guard, made famous by

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Captain Mainwaring and his men, spent the Second World War

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defending us from a German invasion. But documents recently put on

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display show how they paid special attention to protecting one village

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in East Yorkshire. Papers have been discovered showing the county's

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very own Dad's Army ready had made a detailed plan to defend

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Woodmansey from Nazi attack. Anne- Marie Tasker has been finding out

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why. # Who do you think you are kidding...

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#$$NEWLINE The classic TV series Dad's Army reflected the British

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affection for the Home Guard. They were men unable to sign up for the

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army but ready to fight back if the Germans had invaded. And even

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though it might not look much of a military target, this was one of

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their headquarters, and this a sentry post. This was done by my

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dad in 19 bodies three. -- in 1943. They're details revealed in these

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papers written by Prudence Blake's father, Sergeant Charles Massey. He

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drew up detailed plans to protect the East Yorkshire village of

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Woodmansey near Beverley, and had kept them in his loft all these

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years. He read that practically all the Home Guard personnel have

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access to cycles, which makes you wonder how they would defend

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themselves against the German tanks. It was low-key for your sake they

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never landed! Absolutely. I would not have been here.

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So why Woodmansey? It was feared that if the Germans didn't land at

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the coast, they'd come from the skies here ready to march on Hull.

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And while there was a plan to protect the whole village from Nazi

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invasion, the name of this road, German Nook Lane, got it extra

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attention. Strategically, that was an important site. The idea

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nowadays of Nazi invasion of a quiet rural area is a museum tours

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nowadays, but back then, it was a serious threat -- is amusing to us

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nowadays. So now we know this rural spot was ready to fight the Nazis.

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Fascinating. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines. Belgium's announced a day of mourning after

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22 children died in a coach crash on the way back from a skiing trip.

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As unemployment goes up, it's claimed that workers haven't got

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the skills needed to get jobs in this area.

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The weather for tomorrow. A grey start in most areas, slowly

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brightening up with sunny spells developing later. Maximum

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temperature 14 Celsis. Response coming in on the subject of

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training. Darren says, my son stayed on at school, but the only

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job he could get was working in a call centre. Simon said, businesses

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are reaping what they have been selling for years. They wanted

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skilled, experienced workers, but they have not invested in the

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training required. Finally, Joe says, if the apprenticeships had

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