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


Making the most of lower tolls, but will the rising cost of fuel hold


back any benefits? Unfortunately, the negative outweighs the positive


so the increase in the cost of diesel more than takes out any


reduction in the bridge cost. How the unexpected death of an East


Yorkshire teenager has led to cardiac screening for fellow pupils.


Hopefully, if it picks up one person, that is one person we have


managed to save from going through what we have.


Out of its depth - another whale beaches itself on the Yorkshire


coast. Silver stars - the Humberside


presenters shortlisted for a prestigious national award.


And this week looks to be much cooler than it was last week. I


Good evening. As the historic reduction in Humber


Bridge tolls comes into effect, some drivers and businesses have


hit out at the Government over rising fuel prices. They say


cutting the cost of the crossing is not enough to kick-start the area's


economy unless fuel prices are curbed. This was the moment at


midnight on Saturday when the tolls were reduced. Dozens of bikers


crossed free of charge for the first time. Today the Transport


Secretary, Justine Greening, was at the bridge to mark the occasion and


promised economic benefits, as Crispin Rolfe reports.


Still a headache. Car tolls may have halved but commuters continue


to car-share over the Humber Bridge. It's not the price of a ticket, but


the cost of a tank of petrol. work over in Grimsby, come over


most days of the week. It is still quite costly on top of the fuel.


Going to Grimms did -- Grimsby, it still saves you the petrol. Trying


to be green and save a bit of money and it is a bit of company as well.


Hauliers and transport firms have also benefited from the


Government's toll reduction. But Mike O'Neill says any bonus to his


firm has been wiped out by the current high price of fuel.


difference, any small amount of reduction, makes a massive


difference to us. And the bridge toll, it can make a big difference


to us, it really can. I think the Government has to go further.


Justine Greening, the Transport Secretary, came to take the credit


for the toll reduction but couldn't promise petrol price improvements.


I am not going to write the next Budget. That is a matter for George


Osborne. But what we can say in terms of my part of government, the


Secretary of State for Transport, the work we are putting in his


unprecedented. �30 billion over the next Spending Review. A lot of


investment in trains and road schemes as well. I think we have to


be positive. People are definitely going to have an advantage from the


tolls are coming down but I think hauliers are right to make the


point. Away from the transport industry, the reduction is also


being welcomed. This housing development on the south bank of


the Humber is being built in the shadow of the bridge. That


flexibility to be able to announce look beyond and further where they


might want to live, and so we certainly have seen an increase in


our internet registrations, people signing on to our website.


coalition's aim here has always been about boosting the local


economy. And after all, lowering the tolls is something none of the


current Government's predecessors have ever done. But even while that


fact is celebrated, motorists at least are still wondering whether


they're any better off. The organisation that represents


independent petrol stations is warning of fuel shortages until


after Easter and says as a result, some of its members are being


forced to up prices at the pumps. The Retail Motor Industry also says


panic-buying had a bigger impact because thousands of small petrol


stations have been forced out of business in recent years. I'll be


talking to them shortly. First, our business correspondent, Paul Murphy,


is live in East Kirkby, in Lincolnshire, a village that


recently lost its petrol station. Paul, what impact has the closure


had? It is not just the loss of a business. It is the loss of amenity.


We have perhaps seen a similar situation with the demise of rural


post offices. Here, they stopped selling pure last summer. It is not


a shop and caravan park. -- selling fuel. The story is all about bulk-


buying. The bigger you are, the cheaper of York. The small


operators are being squeezed out of the market. This petrol station ran


out of petrol last week as panic buyers fill their tanks. Now they


are waiting for a tanker delivery which may not come until Friday.


With no customers, the business is feeling the pinch. We have had


nothing for a last few nights. What will we do? There are seven staff


who work here and we cannot stay open the same hours we normally


open. We are normally open from 7am to 9pm. We are having to cut away


hours down. If as carriages compete to replenish their stocks, it is


the smaller, independent businesses who won last in the queue. Here,


smaller petrol stations are already under pressure to compete with


supermarkets and big chains. cannot buy. Supermarkets are buying


for the country, if you like. We are just one. So it is just


impossible to compete. His garage in East Kirkby is one of the many


which have given up selling petrol. Basic unlike supermarkets, they


cannot afford to buy in bulk. -- they say unlike supermarkets.


time we get a load, we have not made enough to pay for the next


load with the price rises. We cannot get into the market again.


The industry body representing petrol retailers is blaming the


government Maghreb of a panic buying and the supply shortage, and


has asked for an urgent meeting with ministers. -- the Government.


It is reckoned four petrol stations have closed within a former grave


and mile radius. The panic buying could threaten many more.


You speak for independent petrol stations. What are they telling you


about supplies and prices? Tell us your petrol stories. We will have


In a moment, Humberside becomes the first Fire Service in the country


to hire itself out to a private company.


200 young people are getting tested for undiagnosed heart conditions


which killed their friend. Josh Fell from Hornsea was just 15 when


he died last June. Now his parents have helped set up screenings to


check teenagers for heart problems. More than 600 people under the age


of 35 die from undiagnosed heart problems in Britain each year. In


80% of cases there are no symptoms. 40% of those who die are under the


age of 18. Vicky Johnson was at today's screening session.


Young, fit and apparently healthy, but all these teenagers were eager


to be screened. Today's event has been organised by the parents of


15-year-old Josh Fell, who collapsed and died last year from a


rare undiagnosed heart condition. It is a big comfort. If they can


find something wrong with somebody, it has done some good. If only Josh


had had that chance for an ECG. It is also good to see that the kids


are getting a chance to come and get tested for any conditions they


might have. One of the first to arrive was James Oliphant, one of


Josh's friends, who was with him when he died. It's really, really


good that everything is coming together and everybody can get


checked out, to make sure it doesn't happen to anybody else. I


am really we leave nothing is wrong with me and I can go a long as I am.


Around 12 apparently healthy young people under the age of 35 die


every week in the UK from undiagnosed heart problems. But


screening days like today to help save lives. The cardiac screening


we do we'll pick up about 98% of abnormalities that can lead to


sudden death, so the vast majority of abnormalities will be picked up


by what we are doing. While this two-day event was organised months


ago, the Cardiac Risk in the Young charity admit they've been


inundanted with calls following the recent collapse of Fabrice Muamba,


the Bolton Wanderers player. Teenagers attending today say


screening should be more widespread. It is a really good. My dad also


passed away from the same thing so I felt like getting it done, just


to be on the safe side. Even if they saved one life today, it will


be worth it. Around 200 young people will undergo the cardiac


screening. And the Fells have already started organising next


year's event in tribute to Josh and to ensure other lives aren't cut so


tragically short. A man from East Yorkshire is on


board the Clipper Round the World yacht that's been at the centre of


a dramatic mid-ocean rescue. David Hawkins from Little Weighton was on


board the Geraldton when it was caught in a storm in the Pacific


Ocean and struck by a large wave. Four other sailors had to be taken


off the vessel but the remaining crew have stayed onboard and are


heading for San Francisco. New dispersal powers have been


introduced on a Lincoln estate to tackle anti-social behaviour. From


today, people causing alarm or distress to the public around


Birchwood Shopping Centre will be ordered to leave the area. If they


refuse, they could face a �1,500 fine or a possible jail term.


Humberside Fire and Rescue has become the first in the country to


hire itself out on a private contract. It's won a multi-million


pound deal to provide rescue services at the Tata Steel works in


Scunthorpe. Humberside's Deputy Chief Fire Officer told us the


profit made would help counteract spending cuts imposed by the


Government. Linsey Smith had access to the steelworks as the


firefighters took part in a training exercise.


Like many public services, Humberside Fire and rescue phase


big budget cuts. �7.2 million, to be precise. But hiring out his team


to tatters deal could avoid cuts to services. The profit will be


invested into community safety. will be able to continue activities


which we might have had to discontinue in the light of cuts to


our budgets. Does this not take your eye off Community Fire and


rescue? I can reassure the communities of Humberside there is


absolutely no effect on the service being delivered to the community in


terms of responding to fires and emergencies. That will remain in


local authority control. Working with molten metals carries a host


of risks. The company says buyers Services bidding for safety


contract's is welcomed. We have hazardous chemicals which provide a


personal and environmental risk on site. We work at height and in


confined spaces, so there is a large range of risks that we have


to manage very carefully. No public money was used to set up the


private buyers station and it has created five new jobs. I was


working at the system site and had been there for 18 years. I was also


a retained firefighter on the site Maghreb. I was looking at the


threat of redundancy and possibly having to work our way from home.


This opportunity came up in the local area and it is fantastic.


This could be the first contract of its kind but Humberside Fire and


rescue her but will not be the last. A way of boosting the coffers in


I did say earlier I would be talking to the organisation which


speaks for the independent petrol stations, but due to a power cut at


our studio in London, that now looks unlikely, sorry about that.


Keep the messages coming in or on the subject of petrol.


Still ahead, Steelers stung, whole's ice hockey team make the


play-off semi-final was. -- Hull. And the whole pensioners up for a


national radio award. -- Hull. If you have got a picture you are


proud of, send it in. Our director Lisa, good evening to you.


An e-mail from Katie, I sought Peter with a pair of binoculars!


Does anyone know what he was doing? It is called being an aviation


enthusiast! We are going to sea temperatures


below average for the time of year, which is very different to what we


had last week. Today has been 11 or 12 degrees, tomorrow will feel much


colder. It will also turn out to be quite a wet today. This weather


front is pushing southwards, bringing called air behind and the


chance of some snow overnight. You can see all the cloud building


through the course of the afternoon. It has brought us a few showers,


and it will stay that way overnight. The wind will be light and from the


West, and temperatures will drop to roundabout four or five degrees.


The sun will rise tomorrow at around 6:30am.


Those are your latest high waters. Tomorrow, they could be a little


bit of brightness first to be in the morning, but we are most be


looking at cloudy skies we showers developing. The rain will be heavy


at times, and we will see a fresh north-easterly wind, and


temperatures struggling to make it into double figures. It is going to


feel cold when you add on the effect of the wind. Late on Tuesday,


we will see the rain turning to snow, added may settle in places.


It Clare's on Wednesday, although we will be left with wintery


showers. As we head towards the bank holiday weekend, the


I see Easter has already started at the Met Office!


See you tomorrow. Experts are tracking the body of a


whale that briefly washed up on a beach near spurn Head later today.


They want to find out what killed This 14 ft infant was found on the


beach early this morning. It had injuries to his head and a solid.


It had scrapes down the side and injuries to its mouth and head. We


cannot confirm whether that was the cause of death.


It is unclear how wet sustained the trauma, unfortunately it was taken


by the tide before a full examination could take place. These


standings are becoming more common. In 2006, a sperm whale washed up a


Kilnsey. In 2007, one was trapped near New Holland, as last year, one


washed up near Skeffling. We have formed a partnership which


is hopefully going to give us more of an insight into how and why they


are actually coming into the North Sea, and we can help to protect


them in future years. The whale is well into the North


Sea. It may or may not come back to shore, but it does, an autopsy will


take place to find out why these mammals keep turning opera on the


East Yorkshire coast. -- keep turning up.


It certainly seems to happen in time and time again.


Scunthorpe United are now five points clear of the League One


relegation zone after their 4-1 win over Chesterfield. Despite going a


goal down in the first half, they recovered to equalise, then it


after the break, they scored three goals in 15 minutes to record their


biggest away win of the season. Hull City manager Nick Barmby Saiz


despite his side's poor run, they have still not given up on making


the Championship play-offs. Sadly's defeat to commentary, their 4th in


a row, means they are now five points away from the top six places.


The next game is Millwall, a greater challenge. We will not give


Dean Windass has been speaking to the BBC's Late Kick-Off programme


about his battle with depression. He scored the goal that took his


home club into the Premier League and has been treated for the


illness. I feel brand new now, and I am glad


to get back to working and a bit of normality in my life. There were a


lot of things going on that I kept behind closed doors. But then you


end up lying to people, and not being honest with yourself. So it


was time for me to be honest, really. First and foremost, with


myself, and asking for help, and I had a few friends on the way,


because others living in Hull at the time, my mum saw me, and I had


the courage to come out and I got the opportunity to help.


It would have been hard to admit that you're struggling with life in


general. What clicked to make you think that?


The hardest thing is to admit that you are depressed. The next day


you're not OK, and it is a cycle. I thought I was fine, I thought I was


all right and I could overcome it, but obviously I was not fine, and


went I spoke to Clarke Carlisle, who had been in a similar situation,


he said that I should speak to this clinic and they would help me, they


are the best people in the world. And I rang them and the that is


where it all started. You can hear his thoughts on Hull


City's chances of making the play- offs on Late Kick-Off, here on BBC


One. An extended interview will also be


on the BBC's Board website later tonight.


It has been described as the greatest shock in British ice


hockey history. Hull Stingrays beat the Sheffield Steelers to set up a


semi-final showdown next weekend. The Stingrays saved their best


performance for last night. This is the sight of joy and


abounded, the sight of history being made. It had all begun the


night before, in Hull, where the Stingrays secured a draw in the


first leg. That was good, but this second leg was beyond superlatives,


as the screaming fans testified, after every Hull golf. And there


were five of them in total. At this household today, it was a


chance to catch breath and absorb the astonishing events across the


county. Our fans were amazing, they are


really loud a Hull, and last night in Sheffield, they took over the


arena. Our fans were so loud. We said in the dressing room before


the game how loud they were, and it got us going.


You have got to speak to the man who is driving the train from


Doncaster. It was back to the day-job for Paul,


who has supported the club through all its guises throughout the years.


I am still buzzing, I did not get much sleep last night. You cannot


describe how good it feels to beat a team like Sheffield when you are


Hull Stingrays. We are not even supposed to be there, and it is


unbelievable. Last night, to see them in the


stands, with their Jersey's of Commerce win them all over the


place, it is part of the great passion which came through.


It is a winner-takes-all semi-final against Nottingham on Saturday.


Another tall order. Well done to be Stingrays.


Despite their 5th straight win, this time against the Bradford


Bulls, Hull FC could not quite grab the top spot in the Superleague.


This later try by Tom Briscoe helped to secure the points after


they held off a fightback by Bradford, winning 24-18.


And a hat-trick by Hull Kingston Rovers' Kris Welham of did not help


them to victory against Castleford. Cost of the poor the winners 34-30.


-- Castleford were the winners. Two pensioners from Hull who have a


view on just about everything have been nominated for one of the radio


industry's top awards. Beryl and Betty our presenters on a Saturday


evening show on BBC Radio Humberside. This morning, they made


a special appearance on and David Burns' morning show. -- on the


David Burns' morning show. Their special take on life has


become an unexpected hit. Beryl and Betty are undisputed stars. At the


age of 86 and 90, they have been nominated for a prestigious Sony


award. They are the radio industry's equivalent of the Oscars.


Something that this has never ever happened to me. I live a very quiet


life. I have spoken in the past on a microphone to a roomful of people,


but I have never spoken to thousands of people who are


listening, and we have now done that for six years.


The nomination is for best entertainment programme, and David


Reeves, their fellow presenter and producer, knows exactly why the


ladies have impressed. I knew I had something magical.


They have the Midas touch, there is something about them that is unique


and original, and if anything, you should win it for originality.


Previous winners include Chris Evans, Russell Brand and Chris


Miles. This year, Frank Skinner has also been nominated, and on his


show at the weekend, Beryl and Betty were seen as the main


opposition. One of them is 86 and the other 90,


so I hope they win the, and I will feel terrible if I beat a two old


ladies! I have always liked him.


I want to grab him! You what?


The winners will be announced on 14th May. And with Beryl and Betty


the oldest nominees in the history of the Sony Awards, they are


already being seen as the start of the show. -- stars of the show.


You can hear them with David Reeves on BBC Radio Humberside between 6pm


and 7pm on Saturdays. Let's have a recap of the main


headlines. 30 years since the start of the


Falklands War, Britain remembers those who died -- who died to


defend the island. A reduction in the prices for the


Humber Bridge cut into effect, but businesses say they are still


struggling because of fuel prices. The chance of some rain, turning to


sleet in the afternoon. Some responses coming in on the


subject of petrol. Karen says the petrol companies have put prices up


when people are suffering. James says drivers have had their


petrol tanks are siphoned out. The government have a lot to answer for.


One man says he travels a long way to work and it used to cost him �15


per week. Now it cost him �60 a week, it has made a well-paid job


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