19/03/2012 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


19/03/2012

The latest news, sport and weather for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 19/03/2012. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Good evening. Welcome to the programme. The headlines. Hope for

:00:10.:00:13.

the future - the local companies helping to lift the country out of

:00:13.:00:20.

economic gloom. Small and medium-sized businesses

:00:20.:00:25.

have always been the powerhouse of the British economy.

:00:25.:00:28.

The owner of Hull City reveals he has made a six-figure donation to

:00:28.:00:31.

the Labour Party. Round your way - the route of the

:00:31.:00:38.

Olympic torch relay is revealed, and who will be carrying it.

:00:38.:00:42.

would take it in her stride and love the fuss. If anyone wants to

:00:43.:00:47.

come up and give her a pat, she will love that. Three from three -

:00:47.:00:50.

Hull FC make it a hat-trick of wins by thrashing Super League's bottom

:00:50.:01:00.
:01:00.:01:07.

team. Little rain to come. The full forecast shot -- falls short life.

:01:07.:01:10.

-- follows shortly. A small number of highly successful

:01:10.:01:13.

businesses in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire could be the key to

:01:13.:01:16.

lift in the UK out of the economic downturn. That is the finding of

:01:16.:01:20.

research carried out exclusively for BBC Look North. The researchers

:01:20.:01:23.

looked at the national economy and found that even though this area

:01:23.:01:26.

was faring badly compared to the south it contains the highest

:01:26.:01:36.
:01:36.:01:37.

proportion of fast-growing, export based firms. Here is our business

:01:37.:01:42.

correspondent. This office equipment supplier in Hull is

:01:42.:01:46.

identified by the Experian research as what it calls a business

:01:46.:01:52.

champion. It is young, fast-growing and has potential. When the budget

:01:52.:01:57.

comes along on Wednesday, what does his company want? Has it would be

:01:57.:02:01.

nice to see some creative measures by the government to trying

:02:01.:02:09.

stimulate growth rather than adding extra businesses to -- extra

:02:09.:02:15.

burdens to businesses. Experian says high-performing business

:02:15.:02:21.

Champions are crucial to or our economy. There'll be one in 10

:02:21.:02:26.

companies being referred to as business Champions. They are huge

:02:26.:02:33.

drivers of local GDP growth and of local employment. Here is another

:02:33.:02:40.

star performer - a Lincolnshire- based grain exporter. There has a

:02:40.:02:46.

strong message for government. are a green business. We have gone

:02:46.:02:52.

from employing 50 people five years ago, to double that. We might do

:02:52.:02:57.

that in the next five years but we need help. We do not need to be

:02:57.:03:05.

hampered by red tape and buy things like national insurance. Despite

:03:05.:03:10.

individual success stories, the wider backdrop remains in. The

:03:10.:03:14.

research that it is this growth over last two years in 324 local

:03:14.:03:20.

authority regions. Many of our regions are lying -- ranked in the

:03:20.:03:24.

bottom quarter of this table. Crucially, the research concludes

:03:24.:03:29.

that these worst performing regions are worthy appetite and potential

:03:29.:03:34.

for growth our greatest and where British -- business Champions are

:03:34.:03:40.

emerging. Companies like these are beacons of hope in a bleak economic

:03:40.:03:43.

landscape. Research suggests they need all the government help and

:03:43.:03:47.

support they can get if they are to fully unlock their potential.

:03:47.:03:52.

Whether it is help in exporting, by cutting red tape or additional

:03:52.:03:58.

lending, all of these contribute. We have to ensure we understand the

:03:58.:04:02.

opportunity for these big growth champions represent and we help

:04:02.:04:07.

them as much as possible to realise their ambitions. Ahead of the

:04:07.:04:12.

debate tonight on the economy, we asked Sir guess how growth is best

:04:12.:04:19.

achieved? Economy will grow with small companies, with the digital

:04:19.:04:23.

economy ticking off. Small and medium-sized businesses have always

:04:23.:04:27.

been the powerhouse of the British economy and that is where it will

:04:27.:04:32.

come from. I cannot see a prospect of growth over the next year. I am

:04:32.:04:37.

sorry to say that. Despite challenging economic times,

:04:37.:04:41.

Experian's research concludes there are some signs of recovery but

:04:41.:04:46.

makes it clear this is something that the South of England will

:04:46.:04:51.

experience of well before East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

:04:51.:04:53.

Joining me in the studio is Carolyn Burgess from the World Trade Centre

:04:53.:04:56.

in the Hull and Humber. Why is there this potential for growth in

:04:56.:05:05.

this area? Good evening. De UN key there is potential for growth?

:05:05.:05:11.

Absolutely, but it is up to all of us to make it happen. A had been

:05:11.:05:17.

job losses and firms closing down, it is quite a poor outlook? When

:05:17.:05:21.

you look at the picture, more people have lost jobs than gained

:05:21.:05:25.

jobs and more companies have gone bust that have started up. We

:05:25.:05:32.

cannot let that put us off at all. We have fantastic opportunities.

:05:32.:05:36.

heard in the report about a business Champions, can they help

:05:36.:05:42.

turn the economy round? That is the first time I have ever heard that

:05:42.:05:47.

term, but let us hope so. Do people in this region have the right

:05:47.:05:55.

skills to attract businesses? they do. We have this idea that we

:05:55.:06:03.

are very low skilled economy but we are not. -- yes, they do. Fantastic

:06:03.:06:07.

people are coming out of education. There are specific skills we need

:06:07.:06:15.

to. Science, maths, really important skills. I encourage mums

:06:15.:06:19.

and dads to get behind their children and tell them how

:06:19.:06:23.

important it is to take exams because a lot of businesses which

:06:23.:06:29.

will be coming to employee our people, our businesses that will be

:06:29.:06:35.

looking for all sorts of skills and for people who can pass exams. In

:06:35.:06:40.

the past, families have said it did not matter about going to college

:06:40.:06:44.

and getting skills, it is more apparent that qualifications like

:06:44.:06:50.

English, maths and science are vital. If you are one of the many

:06:50.:06:54.

looking for work at the moment in this part of the world, should

:06:54.:06:59.

those people be optimistic? They have to be. For the whole time I

:06:59.:07:03.

have been in this region, this is the one time I feel that people are

:07:03.:07:10.

all coming together and we can make it together. Thank you very much.

:07:10.:07:14.

Is it over optimistic too reliant a small number of successful

:07:14.:07:19.

companies? How much can the Green Energy Industry help improve the

:07:19.:07:29.
:07:29.:07:38.

economy in places like Hull? Your thoughts on this issue are welcome.

:07:38.:07:42.

Business leaders and local people will be debating the economy in

:07:42.:07:52.
:07:52.:07:54.

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire in will stop

:07:55.:07:58.

in a moment: The battle for business in Mablethorpe with a new

:07:58.:08:01.

superstore on the way. A Lincolnshire coach firm has been

:08:02.:08:05.

saved from going into liquidation, saving 25 jobs. AC Williams coaches

:08:06.:08:07.

in Ancaster went into administration in December after

:08:08.:08:12.

its sister company closed. An investor has now come forward and

:08:12.:08:17.

the company has a healthy order book to ensure its survival.

:08:17.:08:19.

Commuters using trains services from East Yorkshire and

:08:19.:08:22.

Lincolnshire have been getting their first view of the revamped

:08:22.:08:30.

concourse is now enclosed by a steel web-like roof. The multi-

:08:31.:08:33.

million pound facility will more than double capacity at a central

:08:33.:08:41.

London station, which used by 47 million passengers every year.

:08:41.:08:44.

Opponents of plans to close to heart surgery unit that treats

:08:44.:08:47.

children from East Yorkshire say new evidence shows it should stay

:08:47.:08:50.

open. Leeds General Infirmary could lose its heart unit, but an

:08:50.:08:52.

independent report has suggested that rival hospital Newcastle would

:08:52.:08:55.

not be able to meet its target for operations. Campaigners say this

:08:55.:09:05.
:09:05.:09:06.

shows Leeds is a better option. Where the patients will come from,

:09:06.:09:10.

is fundamental to the future of children's heart units in this

:09:11.:09:14.

country. If the information they used was wrong and our information

:09:14.:09:18.

is right, there needs to be a complete rethink.

:09:18.:09:21.

The precise route is out for the Olympic torch for its 70 day

:09:21.:09:25.

journey around the UK. If you live on London Road in Long Sutton or

:09:25.:09:28.

Boothferry Road in Goole, you can find out exactly what time a runner

:09:28.:09:32.

will be passing where you live. On 18th June in Bridlington, the torch

:09:32.:09:38.

will enter our area for the first time - staying overnight in Hull.

:09:38.:09:41.

Over the next two weeks it will travel on the Cleethorpes Coast

:09:41.:09:44.

Light Railway and will pass key landmarks in Lincoln - including

:09:44.:09:47.

the cathedral. 296 local runners will carry the

:09:47.:09:51.

torch on its way to the Olympic Park. Phil Connell reports on the

:09:51.:09:59.

route and the runners making history in our area.

:10:00.:10:04.

It is the first detailed route of the roads, towns and villages where

:10:04.:10:09.

the Olympic torch will be coming. In our region it arrives in

:10:09.:10:15.

Scarborough Road on 18th June. 13 weeks to go, but already a date in

:10:15.:10:19.

they died a here which has everyone talking. Things like that do not

:10:19.:10:25.

normally happen here. -- at date in the diary. It will be geared and

:10:25.:10:31.

show people what we have here. A I am looking forward to seeing it.

:10:31.:10:37.

The torch will spend seven days in our region, visiting towns and

:10:37.:10:42.

villages on both sides of the Humber. A journey which will see it

:10:42.:10:46.

carried by hundreds of nominated people. Each one will have their

:10:46.:10:55.

own story. In Seaford, the torch will be carried by Lincolnshire

:10:55.:11:01.

firemen Neil. He has a special partner, Holly. She is an

:11:01.:11:08.

international rescue dog and has saved numerous lines over the years.

:11:08.:11:12.

Her work is being recognised by the Special Olympic corner. She would

:11:12.:11:17.

take it in her stride. If anyone on the day wants to come up and give

:11:17.:11:24.

her a pat, she will love that. about you? I cannot wait. To

:11:24.:11:30.

actually hold the flame, it will be a great honour. On its writ, there

:11:30.:11:37.

are some spectacular moments planned. It will absinthe 300 ft

:11:37.:11:42.

down the dock tower in Grimsby. -- at Sale. It will be in Cleethorpes,

:11:42.:11:47.

hitching a ride on one of the best known attractions in the region. It

:11:47.:11:53.

will travel on the theme is Light Railway. A short ride along the

:11:53.:11:58.

seaside which aims to get Cleethorpes noticed. Many people

:11:58.:12:01.

throughout the world and in the country will be watching the

:12:01.:12:06.

Olympic Games and following the torch. Cleethorpes will be

:12:06.:12:13.

fantastic. It will do very well. The torch will be carried across

:12:13.:12:20.

our region by 296 nominated people. This is a judo player is one of

:12:20.:12:25.

them. Jack is 15 and has Usher syndrome which affects sight and

:12:25.:12:31.

hearing. He's seen as a future contender for the Paralympics.

:12:31.:12:40.

got asked to go into the Paralympics in 2016 and 2020.

:12:40.:12:44.

will be relief proud of him. Hopefully, all the family will

:12:44.:12:47.

watch them and we hope he understands his achievement that

:12:48.:12:55.

not many people get. It is a once- in-a-lifetime opportunity.

:12:55.:13:00.

torch will leave Lincolnshire on 4th July before heading to King's

:13:00.:13:04.

Lynn. A chance for all parts of her region to shine and create our own

:13:05.:13:12.

Olympic memories. -- our region. You can get street by street

:13:12.:13:16.

information on-line. Still ahead tonight: Your guide to the best

:13:16.:13:19.

places to see the Olympic torch as it passes through East Yorkshire

:13:19.:13:21.

and Lincolnshire. Unbeaten in 10 - but Hull City drew

:13:21.:13:31.
:13:31.:13:36.

a blank once again to fall out of the play-off places.

:13:36.:13:42.

I prefer watching. This is tonight's photographs. -- thank you

:13:42.:13:52.
:13:52.:14:08.

for watching. Please send in your In Switzerland we were visiting

:14:08.:14:16.

family and we found a town called Belmont!

:14:16.:14:24.

The picture for tomorrow is one with a lot of cloud. Yet again that

:14:24.:14:29.

we are looking at the week without any rain fought at all. And this

:14:29.:14:34.

area of high pressure could now be with us for the rest of March. That

:14:35.:14:44.
:14:45.:14:45.

is worrying news. There has been some speckled cloud around. Quite a

:14:45.:14:54.

pleasant end to the day in spite of the breeze. Clear spells at first

:14:54.:15:03.

tonight and later on a touch of ground frost. It is a predominantly

:15:03.:15:12.

dried picture. The sun will rise at three minutes past six in the

:15:12.:15:22.

morning, setting at 6:16pm. Not a bad day all though there will be a

:15:22.:15:26.

lot of cloud at first which could lead to some patchy rain and

:15:26.:15:36.
:15:36.:15:40.

drizzle. Temperatures around 15 or 16 degrees. So it is a bright

:15:40.:15:47.

afternoon with some sunshine. On Wednesday, looking pleasant with

:15:47.:15:53.

some sunshine. But then a switch in the wind direction brings in a lot

:15:53.:15:57.

of cloud from the North Sea. And of cloud from the North Sea. And

:15:57.:16:07.
:16:07.:16:11.

The owner of Hull City Football Club, Assem Allam, has confirmed to

:16:11.:16:14.

BBC Look North that his company has made a donation of �100,000 to the

:16:14.:16:21.

Labour Party. Mr Allam has denied suggestions in the national press

:16:21.:16:23.

that the money could influence Labour councillors in Hull to allow

:16:23.:16:33.

him to buy the KC stadium. And he said he would be donating the same

:16:33.:16:37.

amount to the Conservative Party. Vanessa Clarke reports.

:16:37.:16:39.

He is a multi millionaire that has given away thousands of pounds to

:16:39.:16:45.

organisations over the years. But it's a �100,000 donation to the

:16:45.:16:47.

Labour party that has come under scrutiny, one which Assem Allam has

:16:47.:16:57.
:16:57.:16:58.

defended. I do not discriminate in politics,

:16:58.:17:05.

colour, or anything. When I am in a position to contribute, it is based

:17:05.:17:10.

on equal payment to both the Labour and the conservative parties.

:17:10.:17:13.

Mr Allam was joined by the leader of the Labour party Ed Miliband at

:17:13.:17:16.

the KC Stadium last weekend. He'd pulled out of an NHS rally early

:17:16.:17:23.

because he was ill. It is the first time I have been

:17:23.:17:30.

accused of putting football ahead of the NHS!

:17:30.:17:34.

The Conservative Party says questions need to be asked about

:17:34.:17:37.

whether the donation could influence Labour councillors here

:17:37.:17:43.

to allow him to buy the stadium. How can a Labour-run city council

:17:43.:17:46.

deal with these planning applications in an unbiased way

:17:46.:17:51.

when he has made this massive donation to the Labour Party?

:17:51.:17:55.

But the Labour leader of the council disputes the claims. I do

:17:55.:18:01.

not think that is the case with Assem Allam. He's just pleased to

:18:01.:18:06.

donate this money to causes that he is supporting and good luck to him.

:18:06.:18:11.

What would you say to suggestions that he did this to gain the

:18:11.:18:16.

backing of Labour? I do not know how any sensible person would think

:18:16.:18:26.
:18:26.:18:28.

this way. These are cases where I am donating money, not gaining

:18:28.:18:34.

money. Tonight the Labour Party is says details of donations are

:18:34.:18:37.

reported to the Electoral Commission in accordance with the

:18:37.:18:47.
:18:47.:18:52.

rules. Assem Allam says he will continue to support democracy.

:18:52.:18:57.

It is a decision that has split a town. For some and of the town

:18:58.:19:01.

supermarket on the outskirts of Mablethorpe will save a struggling

:19:01.:19:06.

seaside town from terminal decline. Others say the development will

:19:06.:19:16.
:19:16.:19:18.

kill remaining businesses in the town centre.

:19:19.:19:22.

Some locals are concerned that a supermarket away from the high

:19:22.:19:27.

street here will harm what is already the seasonal economy.

:19:27.:19:31.

People will go up there and do their shopping, fill the car with

:19:31.:19:36.

petrol, broke for a meal and go home again. They will not come into

:19:36.:19:41.

this town at all and it will die. The district council has approved

:19:41.:19:46.

outline plans for a supermarket, homes and a petrol station. But it

:19:46.:19:51.

is about a mile out site of the town centre. The high street is

:19:51.:19:55.

already suffering. I think any development will help the town but

:19:55.:20:00.

I think people are taking outside the town, if there is free parking,

:20:00.:20:06.

it will affect the town centre. None of us want to be in charge of

:20:06.:20:10.

a declining town centre. The town centre at the moment is busy but we

:20:10.:20:15.

would like to make it busier. some residents say they fear for

:20:15.:20:19.

their homes as well as the shops. To stop the site from flooding the

:20:19.:20:22.

development would lead to be built about two metres of the ground,

:20:22.:20:27.

about as high as that fence. People living around the site cent that

:20:27.:20:33.

puts their homes at risk. These are the houses we considered to be most

:20:33.:20:37.

at risk of flooding. There are other areas where they could build

:20:37.:20:41.

where there are no houses surrounded the area. And therefore

:20:41.:20:47.

it would not put more houses at risk. But developers say they have

:20:47.:20:50.

already thought about that and there will be sufficient drainage.

:20:50.:20:55.

Detailed plans still need approval from the council but this is one

:20:55.:21:01.

issue that leaves this seaside town of Split.

:21:01.:21:07.

-- seaside town split. Hull City can move back into the

:21:07.:21:09.

Championship play off places with a win over the league leaders

:21:09.:21:13.

tomorrow night. The Tigers are unbeaten in ten

:21:13.:21:16.

games, but had to settle for a nil nil draw against Crystal Palace on

:21:16.:21:24.

Saturday. Nick Barmby has a plan to beat Southampton tomorrow.

:21:24.:21:34.
:21:34.:21:35.

We have to utilise our winners tomorrow. We are learning every

:21:35.:21:44.

week, different styles of play. I believe they can score at any given

:21:44.:21:47.

moment. Scunthorpe United manager Alan

:21:47.:21:50.

Knill says his players are proving the pessimists wrong.

:21:50.:21:53.

United earned a point against top of the table Charlton over the

:21:53.:21:59.

weekend thanks to a John Parkin penalty. They play Bury tomorrow

:21:59.:22:01.

looking to go six games unbeaten and the manager says he never

:22:01.:22:08.

worried about his side going down. Everyone else has talked about

:22:08.:22:12.

Scunthorpe going down but I have never really mentioned it, I always

:22:12.:22:16.

had faith in the players. It is just that we could not get the

:22:16.:22:21.

squad together through injuries or suspensions. But once we had I

:22:21.:22:25.

always felt we would be strong. In rugby, Hull FC are up to sixth

:22:25.:22:27.

in the Super League table after thrashing bottom-of-the-league

:22:27.:22:33.

Widnes. Yesterday's win was also the Black and Whites third in a row.

:22:33.:22:35.

Across the city though, it wasn't such a good weekend for Hull

:22:35.:22:39.

Kingston Rovers. Mike Morris reports.

:22:40.:22:42.

The Robins trailed early on in France, but hit back when Michael

:22:42.:22:50.

Dobson went in for a try. Rovers fans had smiles on their faces at

:22:50.:22:52.

half time following Kris Welham's length of the field run, which put

:22:52.:22:55.

them twelve six up at the break. The French outfit dominated the

:22:55.:22:58.

second half and levelled with a contentious try from Damien Blanch.

:22:58.:23:00.

Two penalties edged them in front and Thomas Bosc's late try

:23:00.:23:06.

condemned Rovers to defeat. Danny Tickle was the star of the

:23:06.:23:11.

show for Hull FC as they hammered Widnes 58-10 at the KC Stadium.

:23:11.:23:14.

He scored four tries and nine goals for the Black and Whites. Willie

:23:14.:23:17.

Manu scored twice in the club's biggest win of the season and Hull

:23:17.:23:21.

forward Sam Moa completed the scoring for them. They're now up to

:23:21.:23:29.

sixth and have lost just once this season.

:23:29.:23:32.

Back to the route of the Olympic Torch when it comes to East

:23:32.:23:39.

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire in June. Phil Connell is live in the village

:23:39.:23:44.

of Withern, near Louth. Phil, how easy is it going to be to see the

:23:44.:23:52.

torch relay? Well it will visit 51 different

:23:53.:24:00.

places in the region. And not just the big towns and cities. As we

:24:00.:24:07.

have just been hearing, it kicks off on 18th June. It will be in

:24:07.:24:17.
:24:17.:24:17.

Bridlington, Beverley and then in Hull in the evening. Then on the

:24:17.:24:23.

Tuesday it is in three places. And then we next see it on Tuesday 26th

:24:23.:24:30.

June. That ends with the second evening party in Cleethorpes. On

:24:30.:24:36.

Wednesday, that is a full day for the Olympic torch in Nantes region.

:24:36.:24:38.

the Olympic torch in Nantes region. It passes through all these towns

:24:38.:24:48.
:24:48.:24:49.

and villages. Almost 20 of them in all. On June the 28, the torch will

:24:49.:24:54.

leave Lincoln and then moves into Nottinghamshire before moving back

:24:54.:25:01.

into Grantham of later that day. On Tuesday 3rd July 2008 you can see

:25:01.:25:06.

the Olympic torch in Stanford as it makes its way towards Peterborough.

:25:06.:25:11.

And then on the Wednesday it will pass through all these villages in

:25:11.:25:15.

Lincolnshire before heading out towards Norfolk. You can check all

:25:15.:25:21.

of these dates and places on the BBC website. Will hear it is about

:25:21.:25:25.

14 weeks until the Olympic torch a 14 weeks until the Olympic torch a

:25:25.:25:29.

rise but already it is a massive talking-point. What is it going to

:25:29.:25:35.

be like when it arrives? It is a great opportunity to be part of the

:25:35.:25:40.

history of the Olympics. What will the turnout be like? Hopefully,

:25:40.:25:45.

really good. It is going to be great for the local community, we

:25:45.:25:52.

will have a massive party. Organisers say that it should pass

:25:52.:25:57.

within 10 miles of 95% of Britain's population. So there is a pretty

:25:57.:26:07.
:26:07.:26:14.

good chance that we will all get the chance to see it.

:26:14.:26:16.

Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines. A gunman

:26:16.:26:19.

leaves four dead at a Jewish school in southern France. Three of the

:26:19.:26:21.

victims were children. President Sarkozy calls it a national tragedy.

:26:21.:26:23.

Research for the BBC says a small number of highly successful

:26:23.:26:26.

businesses in our area could be the key to lifting the UK out of the

:26:26.:26:28.

economic downturn. And tomorrow's weather, partly cloudy with sunny

:26:28.:26:31.

spells. The risk of a few spots of rain in the morning, but most

:26:31.:26:33.

places staying dry with a moderate Southwest wind. A maximum

:26:33.:26:42.

temperature of 15 degrees. Now responses coming in on the

:26:42.:26:50.

subject of businesses and skills. This one is quite interesting, it

:26:50.:26:54.

says as a highly qualified computer program or I tell children to get

:26:54.:26:58.

as many qualifications as they can. They will not get you a job but

:26:58.:27:03.

they will get to the interview from the job, from there it is up to you

:27:04.:27:08.

to sell yourself. Another once says there's not much hope for jobs in

:27:08.:27:18.
:27:18.:27:21.

this area. And another saying that councils should put their full

:27:21.:27:27.

financial support behind existing tidal power companies to make the

:27:27.:27:32.

area world-beating in the field of renewable energy. We have the

:27:32.:27:38.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS