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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines: The plan
to ease the drought by pumping millions of litres of water into
Lincolnshire. We will be able to use that water
to set about 100,000 homes. There death of a grandmother is blamed on
failures at an East Yorkshire hospital.
5,000 tickets in five months. Claims that fines are harming East
Yorkshire's economy. And how the Wolds masterpieces by
Hockney have brought in the crowds in London.
And we have a week of April showers, but there will be sunshine at times.
I will have the forecast later. Good evening. Millions of litres of
water could be pumped into Lincolnshire every day from
Birmingham to ease the effects of the drought. Anglian Water is in
talks with Severn Trent Water about the plan. It told us it is looking
at using the canal network to transport water. The company
insists customers will not bear the cost of water transfers. Tarah
Welsh reports. He on the banks of the River Trent
in Gainsborough, we are in track. Over the bridge in Nottinghamshire,
they ran no water restrictions and no hosepipe bans. A further down
river, there is even a surplus, and it is hoped millions of litres will
head this way. Severn Trent do not have any restrictions. We are
moving water around our region, so we have enough for our customers.
We also have a bit of surplus. We are looking to cover costs and make
a small profit. Water would come from boreholes and the Birmingham
area. It would go into the River Tame, then that would flow into the
River Trent, 80 miles across the country, ending up in Gainsborough.
It would be cleaned and process as normal at this treatment plants in
Lincolnshire. A 30 million litres of water would make the journey
across the country every day. That would be enough to supply 100,000
homes, helping to ease the shortage here. If the deal goes ahead, this
process could begin in June. While the hosepipe ban would remain in
place, businesses whose survival depends on water welcome it.
Obviously, we are a garden-centre and we need water. Anglian Water is
also considering using canals to move water across the country.
Moving it across counties is already happening. In East
Yorkshire, extra water is being pumped in from the West and the
North. The water companies still meet to agree a deal, but say
sharing supplies could bring bills down. Not all customers are
convinced. They need to find some way round it, putter realistic
system in place that will last. -- put a realistic system in place.
You should not have to buy water. It should be going where it is
needed. My concern would be, being selfish, will we end up with Severn
Trent have been a shortage, and will we have a hosepipe ban?
According to experts, water trading could save millions of pounds, but
say we are still in drought and all have to continue to try to save
water. I asked Mike Cook from Anglian
Water how likely it was that the transfers would go ahead.
prospects are changing all the time in terms of the drought. We are
likely to face quite a dry summer. We need to be prepared for a third
dry winter. These options are proving to be quite important.
that, you were going to bring water in from the Midlands?
necessarily. It depends on what happens through the summer and next
winter. It is a scheme that is under consideration along with
others. What else is under consideration? We are looking at
options to move water using canal systems, and talking to whether
water companies about sharing resources. It sounds quite
desperate. Canal systems have been talked about a lot in terms of
forming part of a water grade. It would seem quite a logical step.
you do this, with bringing water from another area, Anglian Water
customers pay among the highest in the country, could you guarantee
that their bills would not go up? There is a lot that is transferred
very close to Lincoln. Some of that water is sourced from the other
side of Birmingham. I do not see any additional costs due to this.
Will this mean business is definitely will not face a ban on
using water this summer? These schemes are very much at a concept
stage. It will take some time to get all permits in place from the
Environment Agency that need to support such transfers. Also, a lot
of discussions need to be held with the water company. Very good to
talk to you. Thank you. It thank you. If you want to comment on that,
our details coming up some. In a moment: Staff at Lincoln Prison say
a rise in foreign inmates is making their job more difficult.
An investigation into the death of a woman at a hospital in East
Yorkshire has found serious failings in her care. Joan Fisher,
who was 83, died of a cardiac arrest. Her son convinced the
Health Ombudsman to investigate. Emma Massey reports.
My mum was very proud of the garden she had. She continually entered
the Hull in Bloom competitions. years today since her death, Dave
Fisher fondly remembers his mother, Joan. She was taken into hospital
suffering from a short of breath. Two days later, she died from a
cardiac arrest. All medical expect that reviewed the case said had she
been treated for heart failure more aggressively from the start, she
may have survived. Jen was first treated here at Castle Hill
Hospital, but then moved on to read Janet logical -- then move on to a
gynaecological ward. They said it was because they had a bed crisis.
I said, why had she been moment a few times? Why would you choose to
pick my mother? She is 83. So sure that her death was due to a
catalogue of errors by NHS staff, and despite his grief, Joan's son
complained to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. It
investigate complaints about the NHS in England. His report, it
found what it called service failure in the treatment provided
to adjourn -- in its report. expect them is always someone to do
things. You do not expected to go that far. It was a tragedy after
tragedy. In response to the case, Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust
said it would be inappropriate to comment until the coroner's inquest
has concluded. That is expected in the coming months. Until then, Dave
and his family will continue to wait answers from the hospital
where Joan died. A mother and her nine-year-old
daughter I said to be improving in hospital following a car crash near
Goole on Saturday, in which three people died. Derek Sarkar and his
son Ethan, who was 14, were killed in a head-on collision on the A 614.
70-year-old Sheila Stavert-Lee, who was travelling in another car, also
died. Ethan's sister Abbie is in a stable condition in Leeds General
Infirmary, while his mother Karen is described as poorly.
BAe has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations after
a worker died. Garry White Singh was crushed in a metal press at a
factory two years ago -- Gary Whiting. The company accepted his
death could have been prevented. The Health and Safety Executive
caught the fire should be at least �100,000.
Concern is growing about the number of parking tickets being handed out
in East Yorkshire since the council to cut the responsibility for
parking from the police last year. Figures show the Council wardens
are issuing four times as many tickets as the police state. -- as
the police state. Dave Brown says trade at his
motorbike accessory shop has been badly hit by a council's strict
enforcement of parking regulations. His customers say parking
attendants are putting them off going into his shop. If people
deserve a ticket, they should get a ticket, but I strongly believe
there should be some leeway for people who just want to nip into a
shop. If they are five minutes late back to their car, I do not think
they should get a ticket. Parking in East Riding is now dealt with by
the council after they took over from police last autumn. Much of
central Bridlington has a one hour maximum for us -- maximum for
visitors which is strictly enforced. Nobody disputes traffic wardens
have a job to do, but what seems to be the case is that the town is
becoming a victim of their efficiency. Across the East Riding,
around 1,000 tickets are issued every month. They are driving a lot
of people away. You cannot like anywhere for more than an hour.
council says it's parking policies are not about making money, and its
wardens are trained to use common sense. The wardens are expected to
use appropriate common sense in terms of their approach. We
received positive feedback about that. The message is, we have had
hundreds of requests from residents across these Riding FA help with
people who were parking indiscriminately. We need to make
sure we have safety for pedestrians and motorists. The council believes
it has the balance right between enforcement and commonsense, but
clearly, not everyone agrees. It will be interesting to get your
thoughts on this one. Do you agree that rise in the number of fines
can harm business is by putting off shoppers? Are the drivers to blame
Thank you for what shame this Tuesday night. Still ahead: Half a
million people take the chance to see David Hockney's pictures of the
East Yorkshire countryside. And how the weather failed to ruin
the Easter holiday for our work If you have a picture you are proud
of, send it in. Thank you for this one. Good evening. From the cruel
emailed department, I do hope Lisa Gallagher's stand-in is enjoying
his wet week. That sums it help! It does. I am sure he is having to
rest a bit longer. The weather turned out a bit wet for Easter,
but there was a bit of sunshine. This week, April showers. We will
seek sunshine at times. You can see no pressure is never going to be
far away. Tomorrow will not be as breezy as today. You can see the
speckles their, they are shower clouds. They will fade away.
Overnight, it becomes dry. The gusty winds will ease. We will see
a touch of frost. Looking at the sun times, the sun will rise at
6:09am. It is going to be a bright start to the day. A few showers
will develop through the morning. By lunchtime, though showers will
really get going. They will be more frequent than the showers we have
seen today. There will still be some sunshine. If you manage to
avoid the showers, it will be quite pleasant. Temperatures are around
10 or 11th. As we go through the week, little will change. It will
get cooler as we head through the You're so charming and polite. At
the Easter egg anecdote was all about it he has another week off!
Bosses at Lincoln Prison say they're facing added challenges
because of an increased number of foreign prisoners. About one in
seven inmates at Lincoln Prison is a foreign national. They are from
36 countries, but most are eastern European. Jake Zuckerman was given
access to the prison. Lincoln Prison is home to around
7,000 inmates at any one time. -- 700. Today, 94 of those held here
are foreign nationals, mostly from eastern Europe. And that can make
it difficult for staff. Many of them do not speak English, so how
do you teach them what the prison regime is and how the British could
do so system works? We have to explain to them what will happen to
them in prison and rehabilitate them and get them work. The prison
aims to rehabilitate all those in its care. Here at an on-site skills
academy run by partners from the construction industry, both British
and foreign prisoners learn new skills. We take on the challenge
and enjoyed teaching them up and it helps them to adapt and learn
English and feel more incorporated into the community here. When a
foreign prisoner has served their time, the immigration service must
decide if they can stay in the UK. It's not always a speedy process.
Lincoln has 15 foreign inmates who've already finished their
sentence, but are still locked up awaiting release or deportation.
Foreign about deals, I suppose it would be frustrating at times if
they had a view that they would be detained for a certain period and
then either released into a detention centre or the community.
If that transpires not to be the case, that could get a bit
frustrating for them. As the makeup of the local population has changed,
so has the mix of nationalities being held at Lincoln Prison, which
continues to mirror the community in which it stands.
And all this week BBC Lincolnshire are focusing on different aspects
of life inside Lincoln Prison. Their breakfast presenter Rod
Whiting joined two prisoners in their cell. You can hear that from
six in the morning. Organisers of the first Hull
Marathon have been responding to criticism of the race following
complaints from some runners. Stewarding problems sent a small
number of runners the wrong way while others complained about a
lack of signs. The organisers have promised to improve for next year
as our sports reporter Simon Clark explains.
They were off and ahead of them up 26 miles and some 385 yards. This
first running a marathon in the city since the 1980s was not
without teething problems. There were complaints about a lack of
stewarding and course markers. Some markers were sent the wrong way and
end up doing fewer than 26 miles. Experienced brother Jonathan Frost
finished first. He enjoyed it but identified deficiencies. The main
thing was the lack of marshals. You need a lot of marshals for the it
and I was lucky enough to be running with a couple of runners
who knew the course well. There was a few twists and turns where it was
confusing as to where you were going. Also, the mile markers -
people who a competitive one to deal to time themselves.
organiser except that in this first year there were problems. Issues he
believes can be rectified for future races. There were always
going to be unknown something's not working the way they should have
done or could have done. Mistakes were made and as part of the review
I am going through now, we will address every one of those mistakes
and make sure it does that happen again. The marathon was officially
licensed but issues raised by this case will have to be corrected
before another is granted next year. I don't regret issuing a licence
but I wish we had been involved much easier -- early and throughout.
The F3 and myself and the starter we up the only people who were
qualified officials will stop despite the shortcomings and the
drizzle, most were happy to be a part of it.
Well, Simon is close to the marathon finishing line. Simon, is
there any possibility that these complaints could stop the marathon
from being run again? There is a possibility but I think it is for
the licensing of authorities and the local authority and the police
to be satisfied that safety is going to beat all right next year.
My main concern in the race was when the lead runners and their
real runners were running counter to one another. For me, that was an
issue that needs to be addressed. Meetings are under way to try to
rectify the situation is for last - - next year.
Hull City got back to winning yesterday, with a 2-1 victory at
home to Middlesbrough. The Tigers went behind on 13 minutes. However,
second-half strikes from Josh King followed by a hundredth league goal
for Matty Fryatt gave City the win and ended a run of five straight
defeats. In League One, Scunthorpe United are now eight points clear
of the relegation zone following their goalless draw at Carlisle.
Their best chance came in the second half, however. Cliff Byrne
hit his shot against a defender's legs. It was the Iron's 20th draw
of the season. In rugby, Hull FC missed the chance
to go top of the Super League after they lost to Huddersfield Giants
yesterday afternoon. The Black and Whites were beaten by 22-4 at The
Galpharm Stadium. The two sides meet in the Challenge Cup at the
weekend. But Hull Kingston Rovers had a better day as they won 18-10
away at the Salford City Reds. And there'll be more from both of
those games tonight on the Super League show here on BBC One at
11:40. An exhibition by David Hockney
featuring many paintings of the Yorkshire countryside has been
described as a huge success. Half a million people have seen the
pictures at the Royal Academy in London making it one of the most
popular exhibitions. Since the 21st January, it's been
the hottest ticket in town. Queues have been starting here at 7am and
in its final few days last week, continued until almost midnight.
This technique exhibition at the Royal Academy has been a phenomenal
success for David Topping. Landscapes inspired by a quiet part
of Yorkshire that on admirers from all over the world. I am from
Argentina but living Year City. am from Arizona.
The art works that have sparked the scenes were all inspired 200 miles
from here in that David Hockney's Yorkshire. It is an Bridlington
that he now spends most of his time. What is it about this quite part of
Yorkshire that has caused all this excitement? It is a combination of
things. It is never possible to know exactly the comp -- chemistry
of something like this. It is incredibly enjoyable and everyone
who has come has felt a terrific sense of pleasure. In terms of
image, what can this do for Yorkshire, do you think? I get the
press cuttings every day and there is a big spread about travel to
Yorkshire, bed and breakfast and Yorkshire beer. Come and stay at
Bridlington. I hope people will go. David Hough they have's vision of
their Yorkshire Wolds has been described as breathtaking. Will
these creative landscapes tempt people north and put Yorkshire and
the tourist map. It makes you want to go there, absolutely. At all
times of year it can look wonderful. It gave a really good impression of
Yorkshire and we have only just booked to go to Yorkshire for
holidays. After 10 sell-out weeks, the exhibition now Mr Spain with
East Yorkshire's to his industry ready and waiting for any potential
spin-offs. The it wasn't the wettest for the coldest Easter Bank
Holiday but if you're planning a barbecue or at the on the beach,
you're out of luck. In Skegness, many of the guest
houses were full. People had been making the best out of the
miserable beach weather. You could tell the donkeys weren't
impressed. Skegness's Easter Weekend was a washout. At least for
those risking a trip to the beach. After all, no-one really wants to
ride a damp donkey. If it rains, we can't operate. It has been a slow
week this week. As one of England's most visited resorts, it does not
lack for visitor numbers. For beach-side kiosks one of the worst
weekends ever. And a stark contrast to last year's late Easter. It was
a terrible weekend, especially after having a bit too if the wax -
- weeks of sun before it. It has been a terrible weekend but
hopefully it Opera Cup. It is early. If we were a rich, we go of rot but
we're not. We spent most of the afternoon yesterday in a caravan.
You can't blame the weather all the time. Of course, the East Coast's
endless caravans means most can escape the rain in comfort. So if
the seafront suffered, then still Skegness claims to cater for all
seasons. We find and bank holidays that people read it and everybody
arrived and we were awful. It was great and people enjoy their time
when they are here. The resorts had developed things to cope with the
British weather. Like the weather, Skegness's
fortunes are seasonally unpredictable. But with visitors
turning up by the spade and bucket load, the town is still busy with
people. Even if they're having to find shelter first. Hope you had a
good Easter. If you have a story we should know about, send us an e-
mail. Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines.
At Jed says that the radical cleric Abu Hamza and four others can be
sent to America to face terrorism charges.
Millions of litre of water could be pumped into Lincolnshire by bit
river network will stop another unsettled day with sunny spells and
scattered showers, some of them heavy.
Top temperatures around 11 Celsius. Big response on the subject of the
growing number of parking tickets being issued in Yorkshire.
We visited Bridlington today and it paid �4.32 per for three hours. The
wind had blown affected over on closing the car door and we found a
parking ticket on a return. Common sense was not used.
Parking wardens affecting business. I have not been fined yet but I
don't go to Bridlington to shop. The Old Police traffic wardens at
least use common sense, it is all about money now.