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

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Concerns about how Boston will cope with being one of the fastest

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growing towns in the country. Schools are overcrowded. Doctors'

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surgeries are busy. We struggle with Lazar -- leisure.

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Back on her feet again - the Lincolnshire pensioner who's the

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first in England to have groundbreaking heart surgery.

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Fears that cuts to defences could lead to a repeat of flooding that

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struck an East Yorkshire village. And life in a bubble - a museum

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dedicated to these classic cars re- And we have had 22 degrees Celsius

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in East Yorkshire today. We could do one better tomorrow. Your latest

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A Lincolnshire town is expected to see the biggest growth in

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population anywhere in the country outside of London in the coming

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eight years. In 2002 there were 55,000 people living in Boston.

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Today the population is estimated to be 59,000 but new figures

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suggest that by 2020 it could rise by more than 19% to 70,000. The

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Government announced today it wants to simplify planning laws to make

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building new homes easier but in Boston there are still questions

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over how the town will cope. Building to make room in Boston.

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This is just one of many developments that will be needed if

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a huge rise in population happens, as is expected. We have about 50

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units that we have completed and we are now moving on to a further

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phase of about a dozen houses. developer is already well aware of

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the need to meet a growing demand. We have developed over 500 homes in

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this area over the last ten years or so. And so we know there is a

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tutor need in a local towns like Boston for housing. Nick and Nicole

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have just moved into their new house. They are excited about their

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future together but I have already witnessed big changes in the town

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and have concerns about further future growth. It does bother me a

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little bit. Will it cause overcrowding? Is the market town of

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Boston actually going to change completely and lose its heritage?

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suppose it's they expand building rise we can accommodate at but if

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they do not it will be very crowded. The predictions have already led to

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investments in new pipelines to shift more besides. Anglian Water

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have announced plans to speed up this pipeline to counter the

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effects of any drought in Boston. But then there are those that the

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are the infrastructure of the town just will not cut. We struggle

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already with hospitals. Schools are overcrowded. Doctors' surgeries are

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busy. We struggle with leisure. Are we going to put everything in place

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or are we just going to build apartments? And rather than sweet

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these warriors under the carpet, Boston Borough Council both

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acknowledged the scale of the problem and the frustration of not

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being able to progress plans quickly enough. Of course it will

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stretch everything. The hospitals, the schools, everything. It is not

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just for Boston Borough to deal with. It is County Council, central

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Government, NHS. On the day the Government relaxes planning laws to

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help progress house building, Boston will need more than just

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houses to cope with the effects. For Simon is in Boston right now.

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How is the council going to cope with this expansion? What struck me

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when I spoke to Boston Borough Council earlier was how worried

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they were now about population in Boston 9am -- never mind in eight

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to ten years' time. There was that frustration of not being able to

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develop plans quickly enough, and based at A&P Tees beer was if the

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migrant population continued to grow they would need urgent

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Government help. There was an additional sticking point with the

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complication on the decision of the Boston Globe barrage being deferred

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and until that was in place Boston should not be a development zone at

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all and although they would like to see many more developments like

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this and will need to do so, where to put them was another sticking

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point. But they did insist they were seeking help from ministers

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and they were hoping to get plans, progress and those urgent plans in

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place. Thank you.

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David Rose is from the Campaign to Protect Rural England and he's with

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us now. A rapidly growing population for Boston. New planning

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regulations announced today. What will that mean for Lincolnshire?

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think the new guidelines that have been introduced today are a welcome

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step in many respects in that they are certainly recognise the

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importance of sustainable development and as you have heard

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from the report, the one problem that many people recognise is that

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when there is new housing development, there is frequently

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insufficient services, said hopefully sustainable development

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will be introduced as a criteria for new housing developments and

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that will mean the needs of the local economy and local people are

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met, but most important, for us, it will meet the environmental

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concerns people have about building on greenfield sites. Because the

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growing population, new homes are needed. They need to go somewhere.

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Yes. We recognise as much as any organisation that there is a

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housing crisis in this country. What we would argue is that the

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Farwick promise for the changes in the planning law are based on

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fallacy. There is plenty of housing that is already being designated,

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planning approval being didn't. The reality is that developers are

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sitting on a large bank of housing that they have not built simply

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because of the economic circumstances at the moment.

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Boston will grow whether we like it or not. 70,000. Isn't it better

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that it grows without a lot of planning obstacles in the way? But

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people want to live in nice places? They do, but they also want to live

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in goods services -- places with good services. We would argue that

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the need to make sure that the planners get it right so that

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people do have a nice environment in which to live. The problem is

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that if the sprawl of the town's, we need to protect the green space.

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We are very pleased that in the report published today the

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Government do recognise that 55 % of the country he is on designated

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countryside and needs to be preserved and looked after. -- IS

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un-designated countryside. So what do you make of the

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Government decision to relax the planning laws? Is there a

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development plant near you? Will it be good for your area? We were

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talking about one in East Yorkshire looking north. All one word. --

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In a moment, a blow for campaigners fighting to stop a new tax on

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caravans. People living in an East Yorkshire

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village say thousands of pounds could be wiped off the value of

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their homes if flood defences are cut. The Environment Agency is

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reviewing its maintenance plans for a stretch of the River Aire,

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including a bank protecting Gowdall near Goole. Almost 150 homes in the

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village flooded in the year 2000. This bank is the last barrier

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protecting Gowdall from the River Aire. Residents anxiously keep

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watch on the river in the distance. This bank is not good enough to

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support of the full river. In the year 2000 it burst its bank,

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flooding homes for nearly three weeks. Finally entered the house

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and came up to the third break here. Laurie Stewart lived in a caravan

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for almost a year. He's worried plans to stop maintaining the river

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bank could have devastating consequences. The less the village

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is protected, the more chance we have of flooding. The more the

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value of the houses go down, the more the insurance people will not

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insured. We need to give ourselves maximum protection. If that means

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marrying the dikes then we man them. Residents are here are worried that

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if these differences are not maintained, a second bank in the

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distance will not be able to hold back floodwater and their

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properties could be at increased risk. Without that riverbank, we

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will be having a full river level all the time and it is guaranteed

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it will come up through the gardens. The the Environment Agency St no

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decision has yet been made on the future of the defences. There are a

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number of different ways we can look at maintaining the banks and

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here. However, every pound we spent needs to be carefully considered.

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Serve with funding full-blooded punches being squeeze, rural

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communities fear they will be left left to the most exposed.

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A-level students at the Grimsby Institute will have to leave or

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change causes after it announced it is going to stop teaching the

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qualifications since September. They said they want to place

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greater emphasis on vocational courses and are removing A-levels

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from the curriculum as well as almost all GCSEs.

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Visitors to his part in Hull have three weeks to tell the council

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house dogs should be controlled. -- visitors to East Park. The council

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are carrying out the consultation before deciding if any restrictions

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should be brought in. The Government has confirmed it

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believes adding the A82 new static holiday homes is appropriate. --

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adding VAT. The Chief Secretary for the Treasury was responding to a

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question in the Commons from David Davies. He and other MPs from the

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main parties fear it will lead to job losses in the area. 90% of the

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country's static homes are made in Hull and East Yorkshire. Tell us

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more of what Danny Alexander had to say. He his comments come after a

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question put to him last night about the budget. Danny Alexander

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has and is at the decision to add VAT is appropriate. He pointed out

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that the a 18 would only apply to static holiday homes, not the

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static residential homes. The question came from the MP David

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Davis. He said today he will not give up without a fight and the

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industry's body, the National Caravan Council, say they will

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continue to push for answers about the changes. We have the longest

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tax code in the world. It is lit with anomalies. We are in the

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middle of a recession. Why should we do a correction, as they call it,

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that will cost thousands of jobs? We will lobby is so that they do

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actually sit up and take notice. It is important to our region and it

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is important to protect jobs and carry on growing business.

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Commons question comes just hours after a visit by the shadow

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minister for regional growth, who visited Willerby Caravans in Hull

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with the helm will then peak Darren Johnson. He said yesterday that

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more discussion was needed. The Treasury today said they were still

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listening and would taken, it's right up until the start of May.

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A woman from Lincolnshire has become the first in England to have

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a new operation on her heart using keyhole surgery. The 89-year-old

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from Holbeach has been able to have the procedure without having open-

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heart surgery. This has led to a significant reduction in her

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recovery time. Aetna is 89 but also number one.

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The first patient to have a new type of heart valve fitted in

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England. Today it was all smiles as she met it -- the doctor again he

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fitted it. I am well. The latest Ralph builds on this design,

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allowing surgeons to reposition it or even reposition it using keyhole

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techniques, something that was not possible in the past. Now we have

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this option to reposition into a satisfying it final position.

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was being BAFTAs before the operation. Her aortic valve was not

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functioning well. Three weeks on and she is on the mend. I have not

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had any pain, just a little discomfort. Otherwise, I am feeling

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that I am on the mend. This footage shows how procedure. It is very

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clear to see the metal framework of the heart valve here. That is now

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in perfect position across the old one, which was quite narrow and not

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working properly. She has more of a spring in her step and hopes to

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return to one of her passions. hoping to do a little more than I

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have been able to do. I used to go dancing quite a bit. I do not know

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whether I will manage that again but... She is following a woman who

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five years ago was the first UK patient to have a minimally

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We wish her all the best. Thank you for watching. Still to

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come on the programme, have hundreds of Victorian homes have

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been saved in Gowdall France to green technology. And also, will

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all car enthusiasts who want the I know someone who would be ideal

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Thank you for the photograph. Good evening. How are you? I will stick

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with my Robin Reliant. A viewer says, I recently wrote to the BBC

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to ask them what time Paul's Bank Club Med. They said, what time can

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you get here? -- what time Paul's fan club met.

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Temperatures have not been as high inland but it has been a stunning

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day on the beach. Inland, the Hot Spot East... 22 degrees, way above

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In the sun, it has been very pleasant along the coast. About

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three-and-a-half weeks ago you asked for a pressure check. It is

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over 1000 millibars and conditions will remain warm. The emphasis in

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the next few days is still on a lot of dry weather. Not a cloud in the

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sky on the satellite picture. Wherever you are this evening, it

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is absolutely beautiful at BET. It is warm and sunny and overnight

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there will be clear skies and very little wind to speak of. No wind

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either. A touch of air frost in low-lying rural parts of our region

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It looks like tomorrow will see a repeat performance of today's

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fabulous weather conditions. Dry without a cloud in the sky. All

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parts will be sunny. The breeze will be a light westerly, so the

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coast will be every bit as warm as Somewhere, perhaps western parts of

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Lincolnshire, could get up to 23 tomorrow. Temperatures drifting

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A new scheme which has seen hundreds of Victorian homes covered

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with several inches of cladding could now be copied across the

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country. The terraced properties have been clad in insulation to

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make them more energy efficient and has saved them from demolition. Now

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the Government says more areas The Victorian streets of Goole re-

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clad with insulation. These homes have all been made over by the East

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Riding Council alongside a local charity shop. This is the

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difference Government funding made before it ran out three years ago,

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an extra layer, which Hettie Walker says has benefited both the shop

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she runs and her home next door. is much improved, both in the

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heating... It is wonderful in winter. When the snow was on the

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ground and you walked in, the heat from the first-floor room was

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unbelievable. The price of my electricity has gone down.

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Edinburgh Street's improvements could be replicated across the

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country by a Government keen to show its green credentials. The

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only issue is who is paying. Funding for the scheme ran out

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under the last administration. How will the Government role -- a role

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at this example to the rest of the country? I think I think that the

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people here are really happy with what we have done for them. If it

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can be continued across the country it will be good for everyone.

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Particularly the type of properties we are tackling here, which are

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hard to treat. Goole of course has largely beaten the funding cut. But

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paying for future schemes is not the only option. There could be a

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problem of smothering buildings with insulation and affecting the

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external appearance. Nice Victorian or Georgian brickwork can be

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covered over. So Goole may have pioneered the way but there are

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obstacles to overcome if the Government wants to see further

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energy savings without people having to find alternative ways to

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Last night we revealed that some children are starting secondary

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school in Hull with a reading age of five. Levels of reading and

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writing in the city are still well behind the national average. The

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city council has given �10,000 to every Hull secondary school to help

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raise standards. Lots of differing opinions on this subject. We had a

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big response to this after the Meanwhile, adult learners in Hull

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say they are benefiting from new schemes were designed to improve

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their education. Hull has some of the lowest rates of adults

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qualifications in the country, with a fifth of people in the city

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having no formal training at all, but new ideas, such as dads' clubs

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in local schools, are helping. This farmers' club at this school

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was set up to encourage local fathers to have fun with their

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children. But they have already noticed a big improvement in their

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children's learning and behaviour since they started getting involved.

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He would play up a little bit but since we have been doing this, he's

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not doing it. Danny and the rest of the fathers are among 5,000 adults

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across Hull every year trying to improve their literacy. At the

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beginning I could hardly read or write but I can read and write

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better now. I spend more time with my son, doing his homework because

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I can read it and understand it more. Around �1.3 million is spent

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in adult education in Hull every year at the service, like many

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others, is facing cuts. It is about being much cleverer with the money

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we have got. Around 15 % of the National adult population struggle

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with reading and writing. They will always struggle in the jobs market.

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So the challenge today is to try to encourage more young people to see

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the point of getting qualifications while there are still in education.

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To this end, Hull's children's university is using a visit to the

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RAF to help develop literacy skills. The thrills and spills of live here

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at RAF Leconfield throws up lots of phrases, adjectives, creative

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writing, reported writing. Fabulous spin-off which they can take back

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into the classroom. This sergeant admitted to the children that he

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had to work hard to get his English skills up to scratch before he

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could join the RAF. 4th I spent a lot of time on my English GCSE and

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have to put in a lot of hard work. Back at the bar was' lap and two of

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them have recently banned new jobs. In football, Hull City will move

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back into the Championship play-off places with a win tonight. The

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Tigers lost to Leicester on Saturday, leaving them two points

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outside the top six play-off places. Tonight they are away to bottom

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match as well as Grimsby away to Tamworth on Radio Humberside

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tonight. SportsTalk is already under way. And BBC Lincolnshire

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will have all the action from Lincoln City's game against Hayes

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and Yeading. The coverage begins at They were regarded as the comedy

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cars of the 1950s and 1960s and now they're back on show in

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Lincolnshire. The Bubble Car Museum has more than 30 models of all

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shapes and sizes and they have had to move to new premises near Boston

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Arriving in style, the Cooper family have brought their

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collection of bubble cars to this small Lincolnshire village. It was

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a hobby that got really badly out of hand. It grew into a museum.

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There is a collection of 30 cars, ranging from the small to the very

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small. There is even one donated by the late Sir Jimmy Saville. But us

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from several countries comes the evidence of a trend for smaller and

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smaller cars... The bubble car emerged in the 1950s and the demand

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for small, economical cars continued to grow as did the

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variety of models. This one cells in Germany for about �90. And the

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new museum is in keeping with the era. We get a lot of crime parents

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who bring their grandchildren and say, this is what Gran Dedryck. --

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we get a lot of grand parents. now that the mammoth move is

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complete, there is some time for Mike to do what he does best.

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stepping back in time. Forget your parrot steering. None of that is

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there. It is basic motoring. -- power-steering. Now everyone can

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see for themselves what life is like in a bubble.

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A recap of the headlines: The report into last year's riots

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claims a lack of opportunities for young people. There are concerns

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Boston will not be able to cope with being one of the fastest-

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growing towns in the country. Another dry and sunny, very warm

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day for when step. Top temperatures in the afternoon getting up to 22

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Response coming in on the subject of Boston after that discussion

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about houses and developments. Robert says, Boston is struggling

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with its infrastructure now. Roads are cracked and have excessive

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potholes, and putting more housing in place without dealing with this

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is stupidity. Adrian, we need a larger hospital

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and better roads before new homes. Catherine, Boston's public

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transport connections meet improvement.

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Chris, where are all these people going to move when they -- the work

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when they moved to Boston? Finally, Boston needs its road and

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