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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


who sent the distress call four decades after his death.


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


forecast. Good evening.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


reports. Desiderata cannot walk, nor can she


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


success of the family came after they sought advice from Pauline


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


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


down, or have received funding for a while then it is withdrawn.


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


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


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


problems. We have members who have thousands tidal been unpaid


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


family. Technically, it is their liability. Lincolnshire County


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


They say the decision to fund haircare is because of her


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


complexity of the system. Doctors and social workers do not


necessarily understand how the funding system works. For a family


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


some serious action from the Government, before the system


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


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


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


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


pound redevelopment of this Lincolnshire landmark has stalled.


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


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


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


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


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


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


medical odds. An extraordinary girl with an extraordinary story.


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


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


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


accident left Kate in Hull Royal Infirmary with life-threatening


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


headteacher resigned following a Government enquiry into financial


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


chief executive at the Priory Federation of Academies almost two


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


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


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


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


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


pan left unattended. A Polish language newspaper which


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


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


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


Holland District Council agreed last night that Boston College


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


reports. It's been hailed the most important


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


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


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


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


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


jobs. Planning permission was granted


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


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


patch, that would link it to the town centre.


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


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


people worked. Other former industrial buildings


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


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


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


former fruit market and the surrounding streets are now home to


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


eventually they will go down the compulsory purchase route for that


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


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


local elections. The Titanic officer from Hull who


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


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


Another picture tomorrow. Lisa Gallagher, eva.


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


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


was very cool about you. Cruel or accurate?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


ones we have seen today. Temperatures struggling for the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


for the parties. This year sees voters in Hull,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


influence their choice at the ballot box. The most important


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Yorkshire are to lose their weekly collections of non -recyclable


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


collections of rubbish and recycling bins in some towns and


villages. The trial comes six months after the Government


announced it would encourage local councils to keep collections weekly.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


now? It comes down to finance. Compare


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


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


requests we have received from residents, to increase recycling.


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


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


of been. Crispin, thank you. And this might


be a story you want to comment on as well.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The voice of Joseph Boxhall, describing the moments before


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


at the plaque. Next month, an exhibition opens


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


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


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


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


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


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


story. Let's get a recap of the national


and regional headlines. There's a fragile ceasefire in


Syria for the first time after months of bloodshed.


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


funding from Lincolnshire County Council.


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


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


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


what is wrong with families taking care of their relatives?


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


minority who needed should get high quality care subsidised by the


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


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