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Hello and welcome to Wednesday's Look North. Tonight, what the
budget means for us in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Disappointment. I feel very let down. Lots of false promises.
The business owner, the single mum and the industry expert. Our
panel's view on the Chancellor's Budget speech. Lots of investment
in a lot of the major cities in the South East, but we are poor
relations And, will the price rise on
cigarettes stop you smoking? It'll just make people buy knock-
off baccy from abroad. Also on tonight's programme:
Going international - how police hope this website will catch the
killer of a Lincolnshire man. Under the hammer - but did they
sell? The 60 year-old photos of the Queen and her young family go up
for sale. And now fine weather on the way, but, there on the coast. -
- and it now fine weather. Good evening. The Chancellor
described it as a Budget for working families, Labour said it
was a Budget for millionaires. There are changes to plans for a
child benefit, and the richest people will be better off. Tonight
one Lincolnshire Conservative MP has acknowledged that times are
tough. Nick Boles has told us that things are very hard for families
and businesses. We will hear from him in in moment, but first, our
political editor Tim Iredale watched the Budget with a panel of
guests. Watching today's Budget with three
people from different walks of life. Claire Nolan is a beauty therapist
and a single mum of two. She wanted help for low-income families.
feel very let down. Lots of false promises. The amount she can earn
without paying tax will rise to murder �9,000 a year. But that will
indicate in from next year. -- mirror than �9,000 a year. There is
no poet in doing it in more of than 12 months' time. Families want to
pay their mortgages now. Name three macro is self-employed from
Yorkshire. She wants -- she wants help with fuel prices. There was 3p
on the lead to coming in in the summer, so it is going to come up
unfortunately. That will hit us hard. Lots of investment in the
major cities, but North Lincolnshire is the poor relation.
It is quite his struggle. Name four is a business commentator. He
wanted more helpful local businesses to create jobs. There
were good elements, the further cut in corporation tax, and moving
towards 20p corporation tax, that gives businesses confidence. They
have more to invest in business. I thought that was good. There was
also reference to clean energy and support for clean energy. Not sure
what that will turn out to be, but I think it is important that the
Government sets the conditions and sends out the red signals on
renewable energy because it is this region's industrial future. Also
tonight, the decision to reduce the 50 p top rate of tax for the
highest earners has caused some controversy. It was a move
supported by the multi-millionaire Hull City owner. But Labour MPs
have criticised the move. Chancellor has done nothing for
growth, nothing for young people, it really is simply a millionaire's
Budget for millionaires. So the Budget has not pleased everyone,
but I got the impression that while our panel did not feel better off,
they did not feel that much worse off either.
The Chancellor confirmed that petrol prices will rise by three
pence a litre in August. Local businesses and drivers were hoping
that prices at the pumps would come down as the cost of fuel remains
one of the key economic challenges in rural areas. Paul Murphy has
been to the village of Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire to find out what
impact it is having there. In a in the heart of rural
Lincolnshire, change is generally slowed to happen. But rising fuel
prices are changing the way people live. Steven runs the local garage.
Might here revolves around the car. You cannot get to work from here
without a car. The school run, even - it is always more expensive to do
a school run. Every aspect of life in a row what area. Me and I does
not live here. She is driven here to visit her dentist. A round trip
of 60 miles. It is a big problem because we do not live in a village,
we live just outside the village. We have to keep the car for it up
just to go to the shops -- go to the shops. Fewer prices have long
been a major consideration for people here.
But in recent years, the loss of rural services including post
offices, shops and bus routes, has forced even more of us into our
cars. Unless running a car becomes just
too expensive. I met Barry. The price of fuel always heavily on his
mind. Today my wife has gone to Lincoln for a hospital appointment.
Normally I would drive, but today the price of fuel is for too
expensive, so she has taken the bus. And even though the Chancellor has
said he will increase fuel duty in August, when ropewalk MP believes
it could be much worse. -- ropewalk MP. One of the reasons why I think
it is so important, but I was pleased with what we saw today. No
major increases in fuel price is. It is unlikely they will be as
pleased here. When duty goes up, they will be paying in excess of
one pound 50 for a litre of diesel. The Conservative MP for Grantham
and Stamford Nick Boles told me that the three pence rise in fuel
duty is justified. It is obviously very hard for small businesses and
for families, having to get the shops and get their children to
school. The Government has already spent a great deal of money, well
over �3 billion, in getting rid of them rise in fuel duty that was
brought in by the last Government. But that is of no comfort to hard-
pressed motorists watching tonight. Why not hold back on the increase?
I understand, but the trouble is that the country has this enormous
Budget deficit. There is nothing more threatening to the families of
Lincolnshire and the businesses of Lincolnshire than if we do not deal
with our debts and get our borrowing down. Because otherwise
our interest rates will go up. Then people's manages and overdraft
rates will go up. People will not pay tax until the end just over
�9,000, but our single mother will have to wait a year before that is
introduced and actually feel the benefit. Why are you not raising
that threshold more quickly? It is going up quite a lot, in just a
month. It is going up to over �8,000 in just one month's time,
but... But the �9,000.10 is not until 2013. Yes, but it would be
going up a lot further in 2013, much more than originally planned.
So I agree that one cannot necessarily have all jam today, but
that is real help for working people and pensioners on low
incomes, and that is where the Chancellor today has put most of
the money he had to spend. Nick Dakin has claimed it Budget
for millionaires. Well, he is a Labour MP, and that is fair enough.
But the Government has to govern in the interests of our economy. Our
economy is not served by having tax rates that do not raise money...
The rich people are paying quite a lot more through this Budget.
Thank you very much indeed. Let us know your thoughts on the
Budget today. How the Chancellor's announcements will affect your life.
In a moment, still fighting - the workers planning a mass protest
against the closure of their factory.
The torture and brutal murder of Alan Wood at his home remains one
of Lincolnshire Police's once -- most high-profile unsolved cases.
Today, on website has been launched dedicated solely to the case. 2 1/2
years after he was killed in his home in the tiny hamlet of Lound,
officers hope it might move -- bring forward new Leeds for a stop
police say Alan Wood's killing was brutal and disturbing.
Murdered in his home in October 2009. This is their prime suspect.
Detectives believed he tortured Mr Wood for his bank cards and PIN
numbers before stealing just a few hundred pounds. Now, more than two
years on, they hope this website will bring new leads. This website
does not mean there is nowhere left to go, it is evidence of us trying
to reach people, recognising the international aspects, and a
website is the perfect way to do that. The fact this is an
international investigation is reflected on the site. It is
translated into Polish, live the way men and Russian. The violence
was incomprehensible. But it is also appealing to those closer to
home in the tiny hamlet of Lound. Residents there are glad police
have not given up. You forget all about it after a few months, but
the fact they are still working hard two years later is encouraging.
They have been on Crimewatch twice, so anything that adds to that has
got to be positive for. This is the first police website dedicated to a
single crime. This criminologist says spreading the word through
social media could make all the difference. It builds a community
of thought and values in a way that traditionally was much harder to do
and required physical engagement. In this case information can spread
fast and been duplicated. That could be very helpful.
There have been three televised appeals made by the BBC's
Crimewatch. But despite that, and police receiving information from
17,000 people, the killer remains at large. Detectives hope this
internet the -- appeal will change that.
We will continue to fall about history.
They Labour Party has been asked to review a decision to ban Hull's
good mayor from the party's list of preferred candidates for
Humberside's police commissioner role. And the mill has been sent
out on behalf of some party members saying that to not short list him
was a major mistake. The Labour Party has said it was confident it
would have a shortlist of Workers at BAE systems in Brough
are planning a demonstration against plans to end manufacturing
at the site. 850 workers are facing redundancy when manufacturing ends.
The company says it's due to a drop in orders. Today, staff met with
national union leaders to discuss their next move.
Standing defiant. Workers facing redundancy at BAE Systems in Brough
after today's meeting with unions. A few weeks ago, management stood
here and said as far as they were concerned, consultation was over.
We are saying we don't accept that. There is plenty more to talk about
cover the economics are totally flawed. The unions have told us
they have ever accepted the company's position. Aftershave's
meeting, it looks like the work force won't either. They are now on
board and ready to fight on. We've got to get together and it is our
last ditch attempt. I hope everybody comes together. I think
everybody will be down in London. And that will be for a mass
demonstration at BAE's Annual General Meeting. One person who'll
be there is Steve Turpin. He's only ever worked for BAE. For 25 years,
it's been his life. Today has given him and his family hope. We are
very competent. We have always had it deep down that something will
happen. You've got to be optimistic in the circumstances. A lot of
people have been waiting for the next step. Hopefully, everyone will
get behind there. There's no doubt these workers are passionate about
saving their jobs. We are a family business. People have been hit for
a long time. It is not something you come in and out of. Today,
there was a lot of emotion in that room. When there was asked for a
show of support, every hand shot up really quick. The AGM will take
place on May 2nd. BAE says all employees and shareholders are
welcome. But in what capacity will they be expecting them?
Still ahead tonight: It'll be taken across the country but some of our
Olympic torch bearers are told they'll have to travel miles for
the honour. Kenneth Clayton archive of unpublished photographs.
And we're at the auction of the rare Royal photos owned by a
Lincolnshire family and will reveal all in the next few minutes. If
you've got a picture you are proud of, send it in. To mines was taken
by Mandy West. There it is, the sunset at South Ferriby. Over the
cement works. Thank you very much indeed. Nothing wrong with the
cement works. It's all glamour here. The Chancellor missed the weather
forecaster's accuracy. There is a place abroad we have to, they stop
your money. We can't do that here your money. We can't do that here
because you would allow us money! It's not bad. There will be a good
deal of sunshine around tomorrow but an increasing risk of sea fret
coming in to end -- to coastal areas. It will feel much colder
along the coast but the dry weather looks set to continue. It has been
a stunning answer in across all parts of our region. Beautiful blue
skies. There is not a clear weather. Temperatures will drop away quite
sharply. Later on, it is likely we will see some mist and Petit fog,
some low cloud in places. To bridges down to two Celsius. And --
temperatures down to two Celsius. Perhaps a grey start in places. Any
mist will clear. If you live along the coast, it will be a cold breeze
from the word go. The risk of low cloud. A Fed variation in
temperatures. If you live in Bridlington, you will know about it
tomorrow. Eight degrees Celsius. Further west, possibly 15 degrees
Celsius. A fair contrast from east to west. An overcast day on Friday,
or that it should Brighton later. A very quiet, dry pleasant weekend.
That is the forecast. The Fred wasn't out to sea. I'll talk OBE. -
- I would talk over a year. London's Olympic Committee is being
criticised for failing to ensure torch bearers can carry the Olympic
torch past their home crowds. Some of the 8,000 people chosen for the
2012 relay will have to travel miles to take part. Now, one 16-
year-old from Grimsby says her family will struggle to be there as
she carries the Olympic torch through Lincolnshire, as Crispin
Rolfe reports. The view she'd hoped to carry the
Olympic torch past. Amy-Leigh Blackett was awarded the honour on
Friday only to discover she'd have an early morning start to take part
in once in a lifetime opportunity. Instead of Grimsby, Amy's carrying
the flame much further down the coast at Maltby Le Marsh. I am
pleased that I am doing it but the fact that I am doing it there is
that not many of my friends and family can watch it. My grandad has
had a major heart operation, he can't travel, my gran is 85, she
can't travel. If it was local, they could see me. But they are going to
miss it. For Amy's dad, pride mixed with surprise. The logistics mean
friends and close family will struggle to support her in person,
even though there's BBC TV coverage for every single mile. It is a
shame. It is her moment of glory and it will be recorded on TV for
everybody to see. Amy's 30-mile trip from Grimsby to Maltby Le
Marsh is minor compared to some. Torch bearer Lili Curtis from Louth
is having to go to Leicestershire's Melton Mowbray. And Stefanie
Feldman from Borehamwood outside London is travelling over 150 miles
to carry the torch through Grimsby. Puzzling decisions which are also
being questioned in Lincolnshire. We are all rightly proud of them
We are all rightly proud of them becoming torch bearers so I don't
think it really matters. But I think people can't understand why
the peoples who are champions in their areas are not running the
torch in their area. There are eight there are 8,000 torch-bearer
us across the whole of the UK. The organising committee said it has
been a logistical white mayor and they have tried to give people as
close to her as possible. -- a logistical nightmare. Still, the
crowds should still turn out for Amy and the 70-day relay which
comes to us in June. It's just they won't always be cheering a local
Olympic Torch bearer. Hull FC have confirmed they have
made a major signing with England international Gareth Ellis on a
three-year deal. The 30-year-old has played for the past four years
in Australia. He comes to the KC despite interest from a number of
super league sides, including his former club, Leeds. He is probably
the only English player that is in the world 13. He is renowned in
Australia. They would have loved to have kept him there. He has chosen
to come home. I think every single club would have made an enquiry
about him. Probably the top five or six would have been interested.
Hull City are still just outside the Championship play-off places
after losing to top-of-the table Southampton. The Tigers fell behind
after Jack Hobbs scored an own goal. after Jack Hobbs scored an own goal.
Southampton scored in the second half. The match finished 2-0 to the
visitors. In League One, Scunthorpe United
boss Alan Knill watched his team play out a goalless draw against
his former side Bury. The Iron had Mark Duffy sent off in the first
half, but managed to keep a clean sheet with ten men to claim a well-
earned point. In the Blue Square Premier, Grimsby
Town are eighth after beating Hayes Last month, we told you how this
Royal photograph was one of several taken by a Lincolnshire
photographer but kept secret for 60 years. It is a fantastic story.
Danny Clayton from Sleaford believes the photographs are the
first to have been taken of the Queen following her father's death.
Today, the collection was put up for auction but, as Phil Connell
reports, the photos didn't attract the attention they were expecting.
This one-off and and Charles, we still see that look of
determination. The experts have described them as charming and
unique. A recollection of royal photographs today being auctioned
60 years after they were taken. care Clayton archive of unpublished
royal photographs. One of the highlights of our say.
photographs show the Queen in 1952 and were used, its board, for her
first official portrait as Quinn. There are family pictures as well
of Prince Charles and Prince Charles and Princess Anne, taken by
kept Clayton. It's almost as if we are stepping back into the world
that Kenneth Clayton came to. We must wonder how he felt summoned by
the Palace. The Queen looked stunning. She was a beautiful young
girl. She is the Queen but she is not yet the Queen we know.
Something magical has happened there. In the year of the Queen's
Diamond Jubilee, Kenneth's family say it is time to sell. Today,
Kenneth's grandson Daniel travelled to see how much they would fetch.
�5,000. The photographs failed to meet their reserve price of �6,000.
Tonight, they're heading back to the family's House in Lincolnshire.
It was really interesting. It is obviously studied his abiding that
they haven't sold but that is fine for us. It was a win-win situation.
When we went into this, we wanted them to be seen by the public and
with wanted to know how much they were worth and we have a pretty
good idea of that now and every player has seen them.
photographs will be sold, possibly, later in the year. For now, they
will remain in Lincolnshire. A great story. I can't believe they
have been kept secret for 60 years. If you know a story you think we
should cover, let us know. More now on the main story tonight
- the Budget. The Chancellor George Osborne has laid out his plans for
the economy describing it as a Budget for families. Our political
editor Tim Iredale's in Hull this evening. Who are the winners and
losers, Tim? Well, that is a question being asked by people
leaving this shopping centre tonight. Will they have more money
in their pockets to boost the local economy? I would say arguably the
biggest losers are motorists. The cost of petrol and diesel isn't
going to go down. The planned 3p a litre rise in fuel duty will go
ahead in August. Also, on tax, controversially, the 50p top rate
of tax, for highest earners, it will be reduced to 45p. The
Chancellor argues that's low earners will benefit as well
because the amount they can earn before they pay tax will rise to
�9,200. Alcohol duty hasn't gone up but it will still go up by the rate
of inflation, meaning on average, there will be 5p on a pint. Ann's
smokers, always hit hard in the Budget, a packet of cigarettes will
go up by 37. Listen to this reaction from smokers on the
streets of hold macro. I don't think people. Buying. It would just
cost more and more. Will it make you reconsider smoking at all?
It will make people buy knock off cigarettes. Will it make you
reconsider smoking? No. If they do go up, I will be cutting down.
have been smoking since 1973. going to finish tonight with a
little reported aspect of the Budget. The Chancellor has closed
the loophole on VAT which is paid on static caravans. Vat isn't
currently paid on -- Surrey, VAT is paid on mobile caravans so it could
go up as much as 20%. It is the British capital in caravan
manufacturing here. Not good news for that industry. Thank you. Hit
the poorest and give to the richest. We have heard the Budget so it will