20/04/2012 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Good evening to you. The headlines: A dry run through Lincolnshire. Dry

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plans for the Torch Relay are put to the test. We were getting

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prepared as a test. We could not get through, we did not expect this

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many people. It is crazy. insurance could cost teenagers a

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job. To put someone under 21 years of age insurance went up to over

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�5,000. The motorists who are powerless to beat the price of fuel.

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Heavy downpours, but some sunshine around. The weekend forecast then

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Good evening. It is expected to attract thousands of people and is

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being billed as one of the biggest events of 2012. The Olympic Torch

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relay will not arrive in our area until June. Hundreds have taken

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part in a dry run for an 80-mile section. It was designed to put

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logistics to the test. An hour ago, the full rehearsal arrived in

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Stamford. What happened? Well, there has been

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a buzz of excitement here in Stamford for the whole of the day.

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People began lining this route more than two hours before the torch

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even arrived. Many people told me they felt this was their chance to

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get involved with the Olympics and be a part of it. Many told me they

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felt honoured that their town had been chosen out of everywhere in

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the country for this rehearsal. Hundreds of people lined the

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streets to welcome the Olympic Torch to Stamford.

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Arriving in Lincolnshire for the very first time today, young and

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old were determined to catch a glimpse. For the lucky few, they

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got a chance to hold it too. It is very exciting. I thought it would

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never happen in my life. What was it like to hold it in your hand?

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Cool! Special. A special moment. Setting off at dawn in Leicester,

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the torch began its 80-mile journey across the East Midlands. It left

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under the power of steam. Next stop Loughborough and meltonmo bury. It

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caught a boat over Rutland Water. This is a rigorous test. It will

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allow us to do what we have done in all our testing, which is to go

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away, look at things we may need to refine. That illusive chase for

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perfection. The torch will light up East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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when it goes through Bridlington on June 18th. It will pass through

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dozens of communities, including Hull, Mablethorpe, Skegness and

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King's Lynn before it leaves for Norwich. While here it will be

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abseiled down the Grimsby Dock Tower and take a trip on the

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Cleethorpes Light Railway. People hope it will bring benefits for the

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town. We hope it will put it on the worldwide map and encourage tourism.

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It is the oldest stone town in the country. The festivities will be

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immense. If this reception is anything to go by, when the torch

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returns in July, organisers are expecting 10,000 people to be here.

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Sarah, what is happening with the torch now then? Well, Peter, in the

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last few moments the torch and the convoy of vehicles have all arrived

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in the grounds of Burley House, which will play a big part in the

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relay on July 3rd before it stops off in Peterborough. This was just

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a dress rehearsal today. The torch will arrive in our area for real in

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just over a month. Now, if the crowds from today are

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anything to go by, it's going to be a huge, huge event for the whole

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country. It certainly is. Thank you very

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much indeed. Now, in a moment on tonight's programme, from the torch

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to the sport - the 2012 hopefuls aiming for gold.

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Hull businesses are calling on the Government to step in to help

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address the issue of insurance costs for young drivers sms they

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say that the charge -- drivers. They say that in some cases

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teenagers are missing out on jobs because employers cannot afford

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into sure them. Insurers say the number of young drivers involved in

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accidents is disproportionately high. They are learning how to

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maintain and repair a car, but many cannot afford the cost to insure

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one. The majority of these male students at Lindsey college are 17-

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19 years old. The costliest age bracket.

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This 19 year old earns a car worth �1,000. He pays �3,000 to insure it.

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He has opted an education rather than an apprenticeship.

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apprenticeship is the best way, but on that wage you cannot afford

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insurance. I would prefer to stay at college, work part-time and earn

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some money. The insurance costs are hitting employers too. This man

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cannot allow drivers younger than 19 to drive work vans as insurers

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refuse the risk. It is unfair that the insurance companies tar

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everyone with the same brush. There are many 17-19 year olds looking

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for work. They are not all mad- heads. They want to drive in an

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every day working environment. That is very difficult. The Federation

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of Small Businesses say they have seen an overwhelming response to

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the problem of high insurance costs and believe it is causing young

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people to miss out. They are missing out on the apprenticeship,

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on the experience to move forward. The Federation of Small Businesses

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would like to see the Government step in, in conjunction with

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insurance companies to enable young people to drive at a reasonable

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rate of insurance. But the Association of British Insurers

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maintains that the number of young people involved in accidents is

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disproportionately high. Unless there is other involvement, the

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stealmate will continue and young people like this will keep paying

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the price. It's not just insurance costs - fuel prices have today

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reached a record high, leading to calls for more people to turn to

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electric cars. Currently there are just five charge points in the

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whole of Lincolnshire. Cars need charging at least every

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100 miles. You could not drive from Bridlington to Bourne without

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stopping. It's a worrying kiss of deja vu.

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Fuel prices are at record highs and fears of another bout of panic

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buying due to the continuing threat of tanker drivers striking. For

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some, electric cars, like this, which do not rely on petrol are a

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liberating alternative. Electric cars are the future. We are

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producing electricity domestically. We don't have to import gas or coal

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or anything like that in future. We are becoming more independent.

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how do these electric cars compare to regular ones? Well, to buy they

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are almost twice the price. Once you are on the road they cut fuel

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bills by about 80%. Emissions are down and if you listen they are

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also a lot quieter. They do depreshyailt faster. This is really

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a question of -- depreciate faster. This is a question of green

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credentials over cash. These cars need charging around every 100

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miles. At the moment there are only five charge posts in Lincolnshire.

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Two in Hull and none in the East Riding or northern Lincolnshire.

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With all that in mind, are people keen to go electric? I would not

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buy one. There are not enough charging points. You don't get the

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thrill of driving a car. It is too quiet. The cost of fuel is sky-

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rocketing. So long as it could fulfil my daily business on a day-

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to-day or weekly basis, then yes,, yes, I would consider it. Seemens

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have a fleet of electric cars and charge points in Lincoln. We found

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it is beneficial in terms of reducing our impact in pollution.

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We can run these vehicles almost for the same price we would a

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diesel vehicle. Work is underway to make it easier to charge cars

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outside London, in the hope more people will choose electric rather

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than queuing at the pumps. Well, Dr Ben Lane is the managing

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editor of the website nextgreencar.com. I put it to him

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that the electric cars are just expensive vehicles for the rich.

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Well, to some extent it is. I mean electric vehicles can be as high as

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tpwies the price of a conventional -- twice the price of a

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conventional diesel vehicle. Certainly, as of today, the

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purchase prices are very high. It's also true that the whole life costs

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are higher, even when you take into account the fuel cost is 80% lower.

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If we were driving in the rain this afternoon from Bridlington the

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Bourne, we would not be able to do that journey without recharging and

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hardly anywhere to charge. When will that change? Around 100 miles.

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There are an increasing number of vehicles which would be able to do

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that on a full charge. You might be in difficulty when you got to your

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destination. Most electric vehicle owners recharge overnight at home

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and possibly top up at the workplace. Those are the most two

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common scenarios. On the on-street rechargers are there partly as a

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matter, as a symbol that there is Government support. Yes, electric

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vehicle owners will need occasional charging on the street. It is not

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the game-change as many people think. With just five points in the

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whole of the county, that is not really enough, is it? I don't think

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it's enough as a signal from the local authority and the Government

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that those organisations are behind electric vehicles. For most owners

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hay will re-charge overnight. Six to eight hours overnight. Often at

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a low cost electricity. They may need occasional top-ups during the

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day. For most it will be enough. There will be electric vehicle

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owners vits sitting your part of the world and they may need to

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recharge. That is true, for them that will be a difficulty.

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Thank you. Maybe you have an electric car? If you have one, are

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you happy with it? What measures are you taking to deal with the

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A complaint made against Humberside Police by the mum of a teenager

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found hanged at his school is to be investigated. 17-year-old bradli

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Parkin died at the Lindsey school in Cleethorpes 12 years ago. His

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mum complained that Humberside Police did not carry out a thorough

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investigation into his death. Now the IPCC says the force must look

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into her allegation. A new biofuels factory in Hull has begun to take

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its first wheat deliveries from farmers in the East Riding. The

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Vivergo site will be the biggest buyer of wheat in the UK. The plant

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is running tests before production starts. New figures show 17

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children in Lincolnshire have been protected following the

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introduction of Sarah's Law a year ago. It alows parents to find out

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if someone with access to their children has ever been convicted of

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child sex offences. After yesterday's flash flooding in

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Pocklington, businesses reopened today. Streets were sub mefrpblged

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under 18 inches of water. -- submerged under 18 inches of water.

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Thank you for watching. Still ahead: Consultants are sent into a

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Lincolnshire school after pupils miss a GCSEs coursework deadline.

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We meet the 2012 hopefuls looking to make their mark.

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Don't forget, if you have a picture you are proud of, send it in.

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Tonight's is All Saint's Church at We will do the same on Monday night

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As they were saying on Twitter last night we would be well in credit

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here. I tell you that! There will be some heavy downpours.

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There has been lots sunshine. Low- pressure in charge as it will be

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for Sunday. On Monday, Monday night and Tuesday. There have been

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thunderstorms in south Lincolnshire. There has been some brightness.

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Some showers are so big, the me last all night long. A mixed bag

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first thing. Lincolnshire is the pockets for showers. -- focus. Some

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big dry brighter spells. A similar forecast for Sunday.

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Mrs Roms to steal, my husband and I love in Taunton.

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See you on Monday. If a teacher has defended her

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reputation after a school in Lincolnshire admitted some pupils

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Some have been sent to Peele Community College to complete their

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GCSE coursework. The teacher is at a loss as to why these accusations

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have been made. Two Long Sutton students are now

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cramming. 3 the other lessons are suffering so they can finish

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English coursework. Peele Community College said the aide discovered

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he'd things had not been done. have such a short time to do it. It

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is wasting a Robert -- opportunity to do what he wanted. The exams are

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at the end of May. 32 peoples face extra pressure. The college says it

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is doing all it can to get them back on track. Following the

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resignation of an English teacher, he it became clear we did not have

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enough coursework for examination boards. We thought all the

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assessments had been marked. This is not be case. This comes despite

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the latest Ofsted reports praising Speaking to BBC Look North, the

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academy said she had been given a positive reference by her former

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All employer. Peele Community College is an improving school.

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Half of its peoples received very big grades. It does seem this year,

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the son of those pupils will have to work extra hard.

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Thank you for your it meets. -- four Conservative MPs from

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Yorkshire have tried to do the Hull City face their last home game

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of the season tomorrow against Nottingham Forest. It is possible

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for them to get into the play-offs. Mike White is live on Radio

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Humberside. They probably have not got it all to play for. They can

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still do it. They have a team of them in Middlesbrough. The fat lady

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is not singing. We have had her text from an optimistic Hull City

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fan. Big debates or card and we can get into the play-offs -- defeats.

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What about her non-League sides? Another season in the Conference

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for Grimsby Town. Scunthorpe? can still go down mathematically.

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He is expected they will stay in number one. There is commentary on

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all be fit all games on BBC radio or Humberside.

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Hopefuls from the East Lincolnshire are making their final preparations.

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Some athletes can concentrate on challenging for the medals.

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They have been throwing bar, Rawling hearts and swimming fast.

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Three talented young people are closing in on their Olympic dreams.

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Next month, he has to thought the qualifying distance for the

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Olympics and won the trials in June. No messing around. You have to keep

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in good shape. Throwing anything 75 metres is hard enough, but when you

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pick one of these up, you realise what skill and ability it needs.

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24-year-old Emily Taylor is waiting on selection. She is in a great

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position to qualify. I am new to the squad so why have tried my best.

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I think it has paid off. Lizzie Simmonds is the daughter of Lincoln.

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She just needs to warn her skills. It is great to be thinking about

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the games and not just the trials. All the focus is on the gains.

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it is gratifying to know or that for this all-important Olympics,

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local talent is coming to the fore. All were hopefuls working hard.

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You might remember clear Lomas. She lost the use of collects but is

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learning to walk again -- clear. She is the first person in the UK

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to trial this pioneering robotics suit. This Sunday, she will take

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part in the London Marathon. It could take her three weeks. It is a

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huge thing for me on the first day. It is bound to be tougher when you

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have not got as many people. I have a lot of friends. They will be

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pushing me on. Amazing. Formula One bosses insist the race

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in Bahrain will go-ahead despite protests.

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Hundreds turn out in Lincolnshire to get a glimpse of the Olympic

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torch. Saturday, a sunny spells. Some will

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be heavy in the afternoon. It will feel mild.

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How are people who live in flats or houses without garages meant to

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charge the electric cars? Another says I have an electric car. No

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road tax, low or insurance. That is great. There is a police or the

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electric car in the city. Or rural areas, I would say no.

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I would not buy an electric car because there is nowhere to buy or

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