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

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She was facing eviction. How this 97-year-old won her long fight for

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care home funding. The system stinks. The way they treat bit old

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people is a disgrace. Told she would never walk after a

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riding accident. Now Kate Hunter could be in the Paralympics.

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The end of weekly bin collections for thousands of homes in East

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Yorkshire. One man and hip -- one man had a piece of vice and I took

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it away from his hand. The words of the Titanic officer

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who sent the distress call four decades after his death.

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There are more showers heading our way this weekend. I will have the

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forecast. Good evening.

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16 months ago, 97-year-old year Jessie Carter was told she would

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have to leave her care home in Boston. Four months ago, she was

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threatened with eviction. But now, after a long campaign, she has been

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told by Lincolnshire County Council that it will pay for her to stay.

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Previously, the authority had insisted that she could live in her

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own home with support. Her family say Jessie's case shows that the

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care of the elderly in this country is a disgrace. Vicky Johnson

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reports. Desiderata cannot walk, nor can she

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see or hear very well -- Jesse cattle. Lincoln Sir -- Lincolnshire

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County Council had insisted she could live at home and look after

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herself. I cannot get out of bed. I cannot get in bed. It has taken 16

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months to persuade the authority to let her stay here in Boston, at

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there will be care home, after she was admitted in 20th January 11 on

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the advice of her doctor. The council has only now agreed to pay

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her fees, much to the relief of her family. It was unbelievable.

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success of the family came after they sought advice from Pauline

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Fowler, whose law firm is seeing an increasing number of these kind of

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dispute. We are seeing more of these cases where they are at 10

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down, or have received funding for a while then it is withdrawn.

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Because we're a big range care home had no firm contract with

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Lincolnshire social services, -- will be a range, they are still

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left with a bill. Many people are finding themselves with similar

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problems. We have members who have thousands tidal been unpaid

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residents bills, which is a worry for the care home and for the

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family. Technically, it is their liability. Lincolnshire County

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Council insists that Jessie was initially very healthy for her age.

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They say the decision to fund haircare is because of her

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deteriorating mobility. The system stings, in my opinion. The way they

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are treating old FA Cup this country is a disgrace. Fought Jesse

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and her family, this funding row has ended happily. But that will

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not be the case for others. I'm joined now by Simon Bottery,

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from the charity Independent Age, which offers help and advice to the

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elderly and their families. This might be unusual, but what type of

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issues does it highlight? This is a bit unusual, but it highlights some

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really important problems. The first, as you refer to, is the

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complexity of the system. Doctors and social workers do not

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necessarily understand how the funding system works. For a family

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member or the person themselves, you can imagine how difficult it is.

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Councils are happy to make Very Severe savings, and this is at a

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time when there are more all the people who need care and support.

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Something has to give. We are seeing far too many examples of

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that happening. The general thinking is, if you have no funds,

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you will get a care home place and be catered for? Is that too

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simplistic? I am afraid it is. Councils will have a maximum rate

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they are prepared to pay, and they will often ask relatives to top

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that up. There are lots of complications in the system. It is

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incredibly important to get advice, and that you understand what your

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rights are, and if necessary, take further advice from a charity like

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Independent age or from a solicitor. What should be done? It will get

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worse and worse as people live longer. Yes. The government has

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promised a White Paper on this subject within the next month or so.

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They have a report from the Dilnot Commission. That makes sensible

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proposals. The government have that due to come out. We have to see

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some serious action from the Government, before the system

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really tipped over the edge. Good to talk to you. Thank you for that.

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I'd be interested to hear your thoughts - and experience of this.

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Have you had a problem getting funding for care? Who do you think

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should be responsible for paying In a moment: Why a multi-million

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pound redevelopment of this Lincolnshire landmark has stalled.

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She was told she would never ride again, but now this Lincolnshire

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teenager is aiming for a place on Britain's paralympic dressage team.

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Kate Hunter, who's 17 and from Market Rasen, was left with life-

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threatening injuries after a riding accident back in 2009. Three years

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on, doctors say she's made remarkable progress. Phil Connell

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has been to meet her. At 17, Kate Hunter has defied

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medical odds. An extraordinary girl with an extraordinary story.

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worst fear initially was that we just would not have our daughter

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back. Would she ever wake up from the coma? No matter what has been

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thrown at her, she has overcome it. It is three years since a riding

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accident left Kate in Hull Royal Infirmary with life-threatening

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injuries. She was in a coma for three weeks. Today, she has made

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what doctors say is remarkable progress. Not just riding again,

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but competing for a place on the Paralympic dressage team. It is the

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best feeling in the world to know that I am one of the potential

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Olympic people. It is amazing. get this far, she has made

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astonishing progress. She has had to learn to walk and talk again.

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is quite humbling to see how they actually deal with it. The riding

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is a huge part of their lives. They are more mobile on the horse than

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they can be on the ground. doctor said I would not ride again,

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but I can. It is amazing. Cater wants to make her career with

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horses. Incredible story. It's been revealed a Lincolnshire

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headteacher resigned following a Government enquiry into financial

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management at his school. Richard Gilliland suddenly quit his job as

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chief executive at the Priory Federation of Academies almost two

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weeks ago. Today, the Department for Education said the resignation

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followed its investigation. A man's died after a fire at a

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house in Scunthorpe. It happened on Cottage Beck Road. When fire crews

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arrived, they found the body of man, believed to be aged 54, in the

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bedroom. An investigation's revealed the fire started by a chip

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pan left unattended. A Polish language newspaper which

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covers parts of south Lincolnshire is expanding. Editors say it's

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because of an increase in demand. The future of a failed shopping

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centre built with public money is closer to being secured. South

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Holland District Council agreed last night that Boston College

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should be allowed to take over the Red Lion Quarter in Spalding.

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A well-known Lincolnshire landmark will be transformed into shops,

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offices and flats, despite the fact the district council is yet to buy

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several vital pieces of land. It was exactly a year ago that

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permission was given to redevelop Sleaford's huge bass Maltings site.

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But work hasn't yet started. The building's seen as one of the most

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important of its kind in the country, and there are fears that

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if work doesn't start soon, it will fall into disrepair. Linsey Smith

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reports. It's been hailed the most important

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industrial building in Lincolnshire. Sleaford's Malting's were built in

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1907 to process barley for beer. A new plan could see this derelict

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site transformed into apartments, offices and cafe. It is a

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significant building of some great scale. It has potential to bring

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forward some economic benefits of its own. It can create over 500

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jobs. Planning permission was granted

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almost a year ago for this project. But various land owners have so far

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been unwilling to sell land that's vital to the project. Including his

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patch, that would link it to the town centre.

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It's frustrating for those who desperately want to save this site.

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It is important that we preserve this kind of site. It shows how

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people worked. Other former industrial buildings

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have been redeveloped successfully. In Gainsborough, Marshall's Yard

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was the site of an ironworks, now it's a thriving shopping centre.

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In Barton Upon Humber, the Ropewalk is a successful arts centre. Hull's

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former fruit market and the surrounding streets are now home to

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an entertainment venue and boutique style shops, and The University of

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Lincoln's new engineering school was a disused railway building. The

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plans were met by scepticism. anything, I do not think they will

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do it. It would be nice. In the present financial climate, it

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probably will not happen. If it will create jobs, it has to be a

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good thing. Unemployment is on the increase. I can see why they will

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not want to sell the land. North Kesteven District Council say �100

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million of private investment would be allowed to slip away, so

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eventually they will go down the compulsory purchase route for that

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month. It will make sure the Maltings survived another 100 years.

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Still ahead tonight: Why Hull could be a key battleground in May's

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local elections. The Titanic officer from Hull who

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sent out the distress call as the liner started to sink.

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Fraisthorpe Beach taken by Muriel No relation, one can only assume!

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Another picture tomorrow. Lisa Gallagher, eva.

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A Good evening. My favourite e-mail today was, I

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think we set was very cool about you in a wet suit. -- I think Lisa

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was very cool about you. Cruel or accurate?

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Do not tie anything! Today, we have seen plenty of

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showers. It looks like tomorrow will be similar. We will see a

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mixture of the sunny spells and showers. It is going to cool down

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as we head through the weekend. You can see on a satellite picture

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where the white clouds are, that is where the showers have been. Those

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showers will continue in places as we go through the night. They will

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not be as heavy or frequent as the ones during the day. Temperatures

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depend on whether you see the showers. Where the skies are clear,

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you could see a touch of ground frost. Tomorrow, a cloudy start for

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Lincolnshire. The cloud will break up and we will see spells of

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sunshine developing. The showers will become more frequent as we go

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through the day. Between the showers, spells of sunshine. I do

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not think the show was tomorrow will be as heavy or frequent as the

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ones we have seen today. Temperatures struggling for the

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time of year. Nine of 10 degrees. As we head into Saturday, wintry

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showers continue to feed their way down the coast. They will spill in

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and on Saturday. There may even be a little bit of snow at times.

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Sunday will be the coldest day. It turns wet and windy for the start

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In three weeks' time, thousands of us will be going to the polls to

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vote in this years local elections. Political experts say Hull will be

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a key battleground this year, after labour gained control of the city

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from the Lib Dems last time around. Seats will also be contested in

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Lincoln and North East Lincolnshire. Tim Iredale looks at the prospects

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for the parties. This year sees voters in Hull,

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Lincoln and North East Lincolnshire go to the polls. One-third of

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council seats will be up for grabs. In Lincoln, Labour are defending a

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slender majority of one seat. In Hull, Labour have a larger majority

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of nine seats, after the party snatched the city from Liberal-

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Democrat control last year. The BBC's political research editor

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believes Hull will be a key battleground again. De-seed been

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fought this year were last fought in 2008. Labour won seven seats and

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the Lib Dems won 12. Last year, first time the Lib Dems have been

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in government for 80 years, they want two seats, and Labour won 17.

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If that is repeated, I am not saying it will be, it is clearly

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going to be pretty horrific for the Lib Dems. It is also worth keeping

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an eye on North East Lincolnshire, which is currently a hung council

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with Labour the largest group. The main three parties are defending

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four seats here. I asked people in Cleethorpes what issues will

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influence their choice at the ballot box. The most important

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issues are getting young people into work. That would help a lot of

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our problems. Bringing the children to a beach, there is a lot of dog

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dirt on the pavement. It would be nice to see that cleaned up. More

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money for education. Some schools have not got enough places for the

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children in their catchment. That is very unfair. If you are not

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registered to vote, you have until next Wednesday, April 18th, to

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register. Polling takes place on Thursday, May 3rd.

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The BBC News website has more details on the local elections on

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the Vote 2012 page. More than 7,000 homes in East

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Yorkshire are to lose their weekly collections of non -recyclable

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rubbish. The council has announced it's to trial fortnightly

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collections of rubbish and recycling bins in some towns and

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villages. The trial comes six months after the Government

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announced it would encourage local councils to keep collections weekly.

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Crispin Rolfe is in one of the areas which will be affected by

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this. Crispin, why have they decided to change things? It comes

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down partly to trends and party to the recycling aspects. Bolt of

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councils are doing this kind of thing, where they alternate. The

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Blue been is the recycling bin, picked up every month, but only

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once. Compare that to the green game, which goes to landfill, and

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that is picked up every week. They want to alternate between a two of

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them. It is being trialled in 7,000 homes across the East Riding. Let

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me tell you where. Cottingham, Brough, Keyingham, Little Driffield,

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Swanland and Thorngumbald. There is a trial already in place in

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Bridlington. They want to see this sort of push on a little bit,

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because it brings into question how much they have to sent to landfill.

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The other question is, whether people will buy into it. It is a

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good idea because we are not filling our bins. We are putting a

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lot more in our recycling bins. blue been get follow them the green

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one, but the green on his collected every week. I think it is a good

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idea. Probably a good idea to trial it. As long as they turned back if

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it did not work. Why it has the council decided to do this trial

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now? It comes down to finance. Compare

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this empty blue been to this green one. It is fall. The council wants

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to see this switched round. We are responding to the hundreds of

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requests we have received from residents, to increase recycling.

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So when does this that? Next Monday, 23rd April. What will be the

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measure of success, will be an awful lot less waste in this sort

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of been. Crispin, thank you. And this might

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be a story you want to comment on as well.

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And thanks for all your response on our story about plans for wind

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turbines to be built close to a nature reserve near Deeping St

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Nicholas. We had a huge amount of texts, tweets, emails and messages.

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Hull City manager Nick Barmby says he'll sit down with the owners at

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the end of the season to plot the future of the club. City's playing

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targets depend on which division they will compete in. The Tigers

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still have an outside chance of reaching the promotion play-offs

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after Monday's 2-1 win against Middlesbrough. We will sit down and

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say how much money we have got. I just want to concentrate on the

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games we have left now. And on the players who are here at the minute.

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When the Titanic began sinking, 100 years ago this weekend, it was a

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man from Hull who sent out the distress call that helped save the

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hundreds of survivors. Joseph Boxhall was the liner's fourth

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officer. He worked out their location and ensured a ship came to

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their rescue, as Anne-Marie Tasker's been finding out. I could

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not hear any noise or see any damage. There was more man and a

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piece of a ice, and I took it out of his hands full stop.

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The voice of Joseph Boxhall, describing the moments before

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Titanic's crew realised they faced disaster. He was the ship's fourth

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officer and established the sinking ship's co-ordinates to ensure this

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ship, the Carpathia, could rescue survivors. His cousin's grandson,

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David Boxhall, lives in Cottingham near Hull. He remembers his family

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being told how Joseph took women and children to safety. He used to

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tell stories about getting away in the lifeboat. The main thing was,

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these people were in the icy waters. Anybody who saw what was happening,

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it must have been horrific. They are heroes, Rayleigh, to get those

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people say. This is where Joseph Boxhall late, almost Bourne Avenue

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in Hull. 100 years since the sake - - since the ship sank, there is

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still a lot of interest in this house. People walk by and plant --

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people walk by and point up at a house. We realise they are pointing

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at the plaque. Next month, an exhibition opens

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here at Hull's Maritime Museum about the Titanic, in which Joseph

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Boxhall will feature. He is perhaps the most famous Hull person who was

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on the shape. -- ship. He made sure an accurate location was sent out,

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which reached the first rescue ship. This Sunday, many will remember the

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1,500 who died onboard Titanic. But the Boxhall family will be

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remembering the 700 saved, in part because of their ancestor. Amazing

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story. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines. There's a fragile ceasefire in

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Syria for the first time after months of bloodshed.

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A 97-year-old facing eviction wins her long fight for care home

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funding from Lincolnshire County Council.

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Response coming in on the subject of care homes and the funding of

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those. Someone says, the current older generation where it all

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airlines are so there should be looked after now. Someone else says,

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what is wrong with families taking care of their relatives?

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Why pay tax if you have to fight to be looked after? Linda says, the

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minority who needed should get high quality care subsidised by the

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state. High quality care should not just before the wealthy. Dyke says,

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