29/03/2012 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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


Fears for isolated communities as panic-buying leads to fuel


dwindling in some areas. People have been panic-buying all day


today. How renovating a Lincoln landmark


could bring millions of pounds to the city.


Cashing in on the sunshine. The scorching temperatures bring early


visitors to our coastal resorts. The short films from Goole that


have earned Hollywood awards for Enjoy tomorrow's sunshine, because


after that, things are going downhill. Join me for the very


latest. An independent petrol retailer in East Yorkshire who's


fast running out of fuel tonight says the responsibility for panic-


buying rests firmly with the Government.


The Giles Brothers garage in Withernsea is the only place


motorists can buy fuel in the town, and they've almost run out. It's a


picture mirrored across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire where


fuel supplies are running low. It follows fears of possible shortages


as fuel tanker drivers threaten strike action over their pay and


working conditions. Tarah Welsh reports.


They queued in Hessle, and waited for up to an hour in Grimsby. In


Louth, one garage had run out of fuel before the day had even


started. Matthew light is on. I need a few like everybody now. --


my fuel light is on. I am running on empty. They are probably pre-


empting it. They think of it is next week and the garage is assured,


they will still need fuel. Withernsea, this is the only garage


in town. Fuel supplies are running low. The Green shows you the level.


As you can see, four of them are empty. We only have got number one,


which has not got enough in to open up, and number five, which is


unleaded. Boris there could be a repeat of the chaos in 2000 they


have triggered motorists into panic-buying. A government minister


advise people to fill Gebbie Cannes. Critics say that has fuelled the


problem. People have been panic- buying all day. We have sold more


fuel this morning that we normally do in three or four days. I think


the government has exacerbated the situation. We have another delivery


due for a Saturday or Sunday. We do not know whether that will come.


government now say drivers should be prepared, but only fill up when


their tanks get to half full. That is something Steve has not wasted


time doing. He put �160 in at the Withernsea garage today.


Withernsea runs out of petrol, it puts more pressure on the next


garage, so it is like a domino effect. If the next carriage runs


at, they would have to go to Hull or somewhere, which is about 70


miles away. In places like this, many people rely on their cars, and


if the fuel dries up in Withernsea, been a miscarriage is either six


miles that way or six miles that way. -- the nearest garage. That


one has already run out of petrol. It has been the busiest day staff


have seen here in years. Now their diesel has dried up. Tarah is live


in Withernsea tonight. What is the latest picture there? They are down


to the last few litres of petrol. They stay within a few minutes,


they will run out, so no petrol and no diesel here. The garage owners


say they fear they will not get a delivery until as late as Tuesday.


There are many other garages in our region who were experiencing the


same thing. We are getting reports of long queues at garages


throughout the region tonight. I drove here from Grimsby threw Hull


to Withernsea, and I passed several garages on my way. Some had really


huge queues and others were not so bad. The drivers are I spoke to


said if they see a queue, they feel they should join it because they


are worried. Others are saying the media had scare people into panic


buying. We still do not know if there is going to be a striker or


when. The government is advising to do the sensible thing and sell your


tanks when they are half empty, if you can. Thank you very much. Well,


I've been out to investigate the scale of the problem for myself. I


met up with David Craven-Jones from Sewell Retail, which operates 12


petrol stations across East Yorkshire, including South Cave. It


is very busy here. What is the picture at the moment? We have been


upon sales by 50 % today. 50 %! What did you think of the


government yesterday, announcing we need to stock up and fell away


jerry cans? -- fill our journey Cannes?


I do not think they should have said that. Did you know this would


happen when you head that? I think the AA said as well, do not panic


buy. As soon as somebody says that, people panic buy. We are getting


supplies normally at the moment. Was the situation avoidable?


think it has been made worse because of the media saying there


will be a strike. There is not necessarily going to be a strike.


It has not been announced yet. They have to give seven days' notice if


anything does happen. If it did, I think the army will takeover, so we


will get supplies. I am just reading an e-mail from a viewer in


Horncastle. It said at one garage, you could only by �20 worth of fuel.


We are not going to go down that route. If we have fuel, we will let


it go out. We are working with our supply chain and we do not have any


issues at the moment. What can you and other retailers do to make sure


supplies do not run out? We are working with our supply chain to


get fuel. At the moment, there is not a problem. The problem has been


caused by panic buying. If people just slowed down a little bit and


do not panic by, there will not be a problem. At the moment, the fuel


is going out as fast as we can get it in. Your message tonight to the


many viewers who were motorists? not panic by, basically. -- do not


panic buy. By the fuel you need. We will be quieter in a few days.


Thank you very much. You've been sending in thoughts


about the panic-buying today and the fears surrounding possible


What's your experience so far? Are you way business worried about --


are you at business worried about In a moment:


Recording memories of North Sea fishing tragedies for the


generations to come. Dental patients from Hull and East


Yorkshire who need a general anaesthetic during their treatment


will have to travel to hospital in Scunthorpe. Tooth extractions for


certain groups of people, normally carried out at Hull Royal infirmary,


will be moved to Scunthorpe until at least August. The NHS failed to


secure a contract allowing the procedure to take place in Hull.


A woman's been charged in connection with an alleged racist


incident at a Grimsby Town football match earlier this month. Police


were called in to investigate claims that a player from opponents


Braintree had been the victim of racist abuse at the game on March


3rd at Blundell Park. A 39-year-old Grimsby woman will appear in court


next month. RAF Marham is marking the 10th


anniversary of its aerial reconnaissance experts, the


Tactical Imagery Intelligence Wing. The analysts at the Norfolk base


interpret aerial images to identify targets for foot patrols, pilots


and reconstruction teams in Afghanistan. It is saving lives by


protecting people on the ground. It enables commanders to see what is


going on. They can adequately understand the nature of the


terrain. It's one of the biggest investments


in Lincolnshire's tourist economy for a generation. Lincoln's


medieval castle is to undergo a �20 million renovation. There will be a


new home for the 800-year-old Magna Carta document, and improved


attractions. Experts believe the investment will encourage visitors


to stay longer, spending millions of pounds more in the city and the


county. Jake Zuckerman reports. In nearly 1,000 years of history,


Lincoln Castle has seen a lot of changes. And now, another


transformation. Almost �20 million is to be spent on improvements.


think it will make a tremendous difference, not only for the


cauldron aspect of the city, but for tourism. Independent people


have looked at this, and they estimate they could be over �50


million extra into the tourism economy, and an extra 1,000 -- an


extra 1,000 jobs. The castle walls will be repaired, with a complete


walking circuit created. The Victorian prison will be


refurbished, and opened in its entirety to the public. The jewel


of the collection, the Magna Carter, will get this brand new purpose-


built display centre. It will be incredibly important. I think


visitors to the castle, because there has not been enough to see


here, it has perhaps been a short visit. They will be so much more to


see here, but I think this will be a short-break destination, not a


day trip. They will be too much to see him one day. The nearby Castle


Hotel is one of the business is expecting a boost. If we can


attract more people coming to Lincoln and staying in Lincoln, it


will have a ripple effect throughout Lincoln, whether it be


in shops, restaurants. People living in the city will also


benefit. The castle grounds will be opened up for free, and the idea is


it would create a small part in made -- a small park in the centre


of the city and attract more foot fault. It can only be a good thing.


Get more tourists into Lincoln, keep the economy going, good idea.


It might attract more local people, which will be nice, as well as the


tourists. The White should be finished in time for the 800th


anniversary of the Magna Carter in 2015 -- the work. As the sun


continues to shine across the area, East Coast seaside towns are


cashing in on the warm weather. In Bridlington, some businesses have


started their holiday season early with hotel bookings already up.


Sarah Corker has spent the day in the town.


Basking in the glorious sunshine, from a spot of beach volleyball to


something more relaxing. Visitors were out in force in Bridlington


today, making the most of the hot weather. Beautiful place, beautiful


beach. We only 10 to go abroad for the weather. If you look closer to


home, you have got everything. have never been before. You can


hardly walk through the town when it is that busy. With temperatures


as high as 22 degrees here in Bridlington this week, you could be


forgiven for thinking we are in the Mediterranean. For traders here,


the early Easter sunshine has kick- started the holiday season. The


cash registers were ringing. From bumper ice-cream sales to rise in


bookings for hotels. It makes people think about holidays. When


the weather is nice, let's get away, even if only for a few days. My


hotel is full of people, or sitting outside enjoying the sunshine.


Yorkshire Belle enjoys it a birthday this -- the Yorkshire


Belle enjoys its 65th birthday this year. A good season can make as


much as 30 % difference in the takings. This at campaign is


helping to encourage more people to a holiday at home this year -- this


advertising campaign. Tourism bosses say the East Coast is


marketing itself as the modern tourist destination for the family,


and it seems to be working. We have deckchair hire, two chalets, a new


park and ride service. You do not have to travel far for a holiday.


Why go abroad when you have always on your doorstep?


Early boost for our work seaside resorts. Still ahead tonight: The


Hull ice hockey players aiming to shock Sheffield in this weekend's


play-offs. There's Hollywood success for two


young filmmakers from Goole Jane Richardson sent in this photograph


Thank you for that. Evening. Jackie says, I bumped into my lifelong


heart-throb David Essex in a Hull bookshop. I look forward to using a


better chat-up line when I meet Paul Hudson. Do not say anything


about David Essex. He could be watching!


A headline for tomorrow is, enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. Parts


of Yorkshire has had their sunniest march on record. That has just been


announced. The record was broken this morning. It has been quite a


march. High pressure still in charge for now. The sunshine will


be with us for one more day. You can see how beautiful it has been.


There has been some high cloud floating down from the north. That


has made the sunshine a little hazy at times. Tonight, we are likely to


see some cloud, especially in coastal areas. We may have a touch


of ground frost in land, with lows of three or four. They will be some


sunshine around from the word go. Also, a bit more in the way of


cloud, but that will break-up. Another lovely day in store. Dry


with long spells of sunshine. The breeze will be a North north-


westerly. It could tip round to the north east, along the coast.


Temperatures in the range of thought team up to 19. That is 66


degrees Fahrenheit. Further ahead, Saturday looks cloud and cooler


with perhaps a bit of drizzle. Sunday is not looking too bad. The


trend as we head through next week is for colder weather to develop,


with temperatures by Tuesday seven I taught her view because I knew


you were going to say something about David Essex, but I was in


there like a flash -- I told own view.


Are you looking forward to your boat trip tomorrow?


Yes. Join us tomorrow night for a special programme. Hull Labour MP


Diana Johnson has called the proposed introduction of VAT on hot


food such as pies and sausage rolls "ridiculous" and questioned how it


will work in practice. The tax, introduced in last week's Budget,


is due to take effect in the autumn. George Osborne argues it closes a


loophole in the law, with takeaways and fish and chip shops having paid


it for almost 30 years. It is another squeeze on a cost of


living. Buying a pasty or a hot sausage roll is a bit of a pleasure


in the middle of the day. This is just silly, and how will it work


practically? I think it is ridiculous. It claimed the lives of


more than 6,000 men and now memories of Hull's fishing industry


will be kept for ever. A special radio project has recorded


conversations about life in the area to store in the British


library. Two of the people involved are Michael and Jill, who both lost


loved ones at sea. For The Listening Project, they discuss


family life within a fishing community and how they dealt with


tragedy. Leanne Brown has been Being a man, you think you have got


to be tough. I remember my dad catching me at the door stop, and


he said, were due to be brave for your mother and just sisters. He


said, do not quite. But I needed to. Listening to their recording for


the first time, Jill and Michael were not expecting to feel this


emotional. Your heart to skip a beat. You go back to the reality of


that time. The shock of it. It's that my family, and I am sure it


did many others. And this is what they are talking about, the fishing


industry and the tragedy that unfolded. Michael lost his brother


in 1968. I was 14. I missed out on all the things you do with your


brother, you know? The first pint in the pub and all those kinds of


things. There was no funeral, nobody. The consensus was you had


to move on with your life. But you didn't. It was trapped within year.


You kept that a new for many years. -- Phuket that with the new for


many years. Jill lost her husband on December 25th, 1966. I was 18. I


had a daughter who was 11 months old, and I was about 10 months


pregnant. I was quite ill as well. Really, I just wanted to die. When


I look at it now, as an older woman, I think, how did I get through it?


There have breaking experiences are now documented in a frank


conversations. -- their heartbreaking experiences. I think


about what we have been given to go through. I think sometimes, not


always, I think it makes you a better and stronger person.


Absolutely. Not only will it be broadcast on the radio, it will be


kept here in the British Library in London. If you had the chance to


listen back to our conversation like Michael and Jill's, from 100


years ago, about an industry that died out, how fascinating would


that be? SOFA generations to come, those lost at sea and their stories


will never be forgotten -- so, for generations to come. And you can


hear more stories from The Listening Project when it gets


under way on BBC Lincolnshire, BBC Radio Humberside and BBC Radio 4


from tomorrow. In ice hockey, Hull Stingrays face


a do-or-die weekend against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Steelers


in this season's play-offs. The odds favour the South Yorkshire


club after they finished five places ahead of Hull in the league,


but as Simon Clark explains, the Stingrays are planning an upset. It


was the toughest training session of the year. The code made no


excuses for that. He knows as well as anyone that if Hull are to cause


an Oz -- caused an upset and reach the semi-finals, they have to be at


their best. It is going to be a difficult battle. Sheffield has


been one of the best teams all season. We know it will be an


uphill battle. We will have to be perfect and make sure we cut down


on mistakes. The two site and a richer the world. It was only two


weekends ago that Hull found impressive form to beat their


neighbours. Much rests in a hands of the goalkeeper. He says the team


have a chance, now that all the players fit. We always play well


against Sheffield. Now they are coming again, we had two wins here


in the last two games, so we have everything we need and we just need


to show up. Says Bennett believes there is turmoil that after -- set


Bennett believes there is some Taman here. King is gone, and that


leaves a big hall. -- hole. If the Stingrays can pull off a major


surprise, it will turn out to be a not too bad season after all. In


reality, it means taking a healthy lead on Sunday.


Could look to them. David Hockney's exhibition of


paintings featuring East Yorkshire at the Royal Academy of Arts is to


open until midnight everyday for the last week of its run. The


exhibition by the Bridlington-based artist includes a large number of


scenes from the Wolds. Due to high demand from visitors, the London


gallery will open for 14 hours a day until it closes on April 9th.


The show will then move to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao in May.


They were up against competition from all around the world but two


teenage film-makers from Goole have won awards in Hollywood. Harvey


Griffin and Hannah Turner took part in a film-making project last year


based at their local arts centre, The Junction. The director was so


impressed with their work, he entered it into the prestigious


Hollywood International Family Film Festival. Emma Massey reports.


The award for best comedy goes to Going Up. Directed by Harvey


Griffin from goal. Harvey's short film about two people getting stuck


in a lake was shot on a Super 8 film camera. He only had one chance


to get it right. The biggest challenge was trying to get all of


the scene's done, as we only had one shot at each one. We had to


rehearse and rehearsed to make sure we got every single shot how we


wanted it. The Hannah Turner won the award for best drama. Man From


The Moon is a drama about a man who is searching for his long-lost life,


and everything he loved has gone and been replaced by modern life.


The Hollywood International Family Film Festival is pretty prestigious.


They have Submissions coming in from all over the world. To win


Best Comedy, to be a finalist for drama, that is huge. Young people


from Goole in East Yorkshire, in the UK, have got a film showing in


Hollywood. How cool is that! They will never forget the experience.


thought it was a good someone I was making it, but I did not realise


how good people thought it was. is amazing. I am really happy that


I have one, and I cannot believe it. From Goole to Hollywood. With such


high accolades at such a you made, we could be looking at the work of


future international movie directors.


Great story. Well done to them. Let's have a recap on the headlines.


The opposition accuses the government of presiding over a


shambles over the petrol queues. In East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire,


worries that fuel supplies are dwindling in some isolated


communities. Patchy low cloud and places them


dry and bright. Top temperature, 19 Celsius.


Response coming in on the subject of the petrol. That petrol station


in Withernsea has now run out of fuel. My husband has to travel 50


miles each way to work, if he cannot get petrol, how can he do


that? Mac from Beverley said, what a crazy situation, Talca drivers


have not given a date for striking and they have to give seven days'


notice -- tanker drivers. What a boost to sales for the garages!


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