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Good evening. Here are the headlines: Reduced to a childlike
state - the rare disease which has affected two previously healthy
brothers. Mentally they are younger than they should be. They are
children. Turmoil at the Tigers. Adam Pearson is sacked.
For the �10.8 million compensation payout for an 11-year-old girl.
Swat by a massive wave - new footage of the stricken round-the-
world yacht. And we will have the full weather
forecasts later in the programme. There are two brothers who have
been struck down with the same extremely rare terminal illness.
Until they reached middle age Michael and Matthew Clark had
enjoyed good health. They have both been married. Michael had even
served in the RAF. But in the space of a few months they have been
reduced to a childlike state - and able to wash, feed or care for
themselves. The brothers, from Lincoln, have been diagnosed with
Leukodystrophy, a genetic condition thought to affect fewer than 100
adults in the whole of the UK. Two brothers who both used to be
healthy young men, reduced now to a childlike state.
Michael Clark, aged 42, had served in that Ali F. His 39-year-old
brother Matthew Clark was a proud father. Now neither can survive
independently. The parents, who had retired to Spain, have returned to
the country to care for them. cannot look after themselves. They
cannot cook. They don't even dress themselves, Bath themselves, or
anything normal. They need help with everything. I have to wash and
shave Michael, and dress them, and get his breakfast. The brothers
have been diagnosed with a rare terminal condition called
Leukodystrophy. It usually affects newborns and it is thought there
could be as few as 100 adults in the UK were affected. Now I cannot
walk. If I do what I need somebody holding me up. I'd get shakes. I
forget things. Leukodystrophy refers to a group of disorders
caused by the imperfect growth of myelin - the fatty covering on it
human nerve fibres. There is no known cure. 2 million people
worldwide are thought to be affected. There is not the support
at their that -- out there that there should be. It puts a stress
on your emotions, I knew well-being, and their well-being. Every day is
a fight. For now the whole family lives in a one-bedroom flat in
Lincoln. They are trying their best to cope with the effects of a
disease about which so little is known.
Still to come - work for the region, or back con job. They renewables
sector sparked a new round. If the orders of Hull City Football
Club have sat Adam Pearson, the man supporters credit with saving the
club from extinction 11 years ago. Adam Pearson was the head of
football operations. The orders, the Allams, have refused to
elaborate on the position of manager Nick Barmby. We understand
he has been expected -- suspended. The Allams say the remaining
committed to Hull City and its future.
Business as usual on Saturday, but today that changed.
A statement from up the orders of the club confirmed they had
terminated the agreement with Adam I spoke to Adam Pearson shortly
after he had issued a statement registering his extreme surprise
and disappointment at what he described as an unjustified
termination of his agreement. He told me all matters were in the
hands of his lawyers as he drove away from the club.
In Hull to the it is the talk of the time. You wish him all the best.
He has done everything for the club. You have got to which Adam Pearson
all the best. I am not happy. He is the main man. I was satisfied with
being just outside the play-offs and was looking forward to next
season. I am not looking forward to it now. It is the issue that has
made it one of the biggest faller in these on BBC Radio Humberside
for some time. The supporters have expressed their
views. Adam Pearson made an immense contribution to Hull City. The oils
the wheels. He was the cog in the machine. It is a great loss to the
football club. The fans respected him. We have received a copy of a
document revealing: I have got to back the Allams.
If it was not for them that we would have been in liquidation 18
months ago. The two men may be doing business
in the future. Us orders of a massive company, the Allams at
effectively landlords to the rugby club owned by Adam Pearson.
We are now joined by an expert on the football and business.
A high-profile departure from the club. Question marks over the
position of the manager. What impact will this have on the club,
the sponsors, and the players? One thing that is bad for any
football club is uncertainty. The more stable the club is, the more
willing sponsors are to get involved, the more willing players
are to join the club. Their owners have stressed that there running of
the club as a sound and proper business is their top priority.
first thing they have to do is communicate to the fans. If the
owners do not communicate with the fans the fans get stressed. The
Allams have put a lot into Hull City. A lot of it was when in the
Duke the club out of administration. -- when it they took the club.
is not a good time to be without ahead of food or a manager.
absolutely. They had a good season. They just fell short of the play-
offs. Nick Barmby has won a lot of support. There are new financial
rules coming into the championship. Those financial rules mean the
ability of the club to carry debt will be more restricted than in the
past. Is there space for emotion in the world of football finances
these days? There is always space for a motion in football. Football
is an emotional game. If we did not support our clubs when they have
been beaten, they would be nothing to underpin the game. But times are
tough. We are seeing major clubs like Rangers falling over the
precipice financially. Orders are realising that they have to manage
the club's tightly, to make sure that they survive as a business.
A second man has been charged with the murder of a Lincoln pensioner.
70-year-old Sonny Grey was attacked last October in his home and died
two days later. 23-year-old Robert Holmes from Wisbech will appear
before magistrates tomorrow. 24- year-old Rocky Curtis has already
been charged with murder. He appeared in court earlier today.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body
of a teenager was found near Sandringham. The body of a Alisa
Dmitrijeva was found on New year's Day. The 17-year-old was reported
missing last a temper. The men aged 28 and 31, and from the Wisbech
area, were arrested and are currently being questioned.
A former Police Community Support Officer has been found guilty of
seven charges of sexual activity with children. He denied two
further charges. The 48-year-old was remanded in custody and will be
sentenced in June. A political row has broken out over
the cost of wind energy to consumers in at our area. Speaking
ahead of the local elections, Nigel Farage, the leader of UKIP,
described the renewables sector as a con job which has increased
energy bills by 15 %. His colleagues have been criticised by
Green Party candidates. Industry figures say that the Humber region
will benefit from the renewables sector.
Generating cleaner electricity could provide a major jobs boost
for our economy, but at what price? In this East Yorkshire village they
are already feeling the benefits of the renewable energy boom. Here a
fleet of new boats will be built to service offshore wind farms in the
North Sea. The us opportunity has come along.
Hopefully it is a good start. We have three orders. What we will
secure more work. In recent years the main political parties have
been bending over backwards to try to flag up their green credentials.
There is a real feeling that the promise of a new green jobs could
prove to be a vote-winner in the local elections. A big wind turbine
will power 1000 homes. We want to create jobs, not destroy jobs would.
But the leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, has warned that green
energy comes at a cost. The biggest con jobs I have seen in 50 years is
the whole renewable energy game and in particular wind turbine is. What
we do is be take money of poor people, they put in a 15 %
surcharge on everybody's energy bill. But the renewables industry
has hit back. The it is good clean energy. It does not have a cupboard
footprint. It creates high quality jobs for British workers at British
businesses, which I presume is something that UKIP would support.
The challenge for many voters could involve separating scientific facts
from Spain. -- from Spain. What do you think about renewable
energy? Will it create jobs? Bears There is more information on the
local elections on our website. Figures show that Bridlington Spa
has lost over �800,000 since his �20 million refurbishment four
years ago. East Riding council says the losses were expected because of
the financial climate and the venue will to sustain itself.
have been delayed by a train drivers' strike. The company put on
replacement buses. The drivers' union ASLEF is striking over
reduced pension contributions. could not get a train. It was a
joke. If I miss my flight it will ruin my plans. I value public
services, so if in the view of the people who were striking it is
worth losing a day's pay for, that Still ahead: New parking wardens
for Lincolnshire. Unseen footage of hour round the World yacht as it is
swamped by a giant waves. Keep pictures coming in. Tonight's was
taken from Flamborough Head looking towards Bridlington. Good evening.
How are you? I am very well. A fax came into my hands from Catherine
who wants to know how she can block very dull tweets From Peter Levy.
The problem is, if she blocks the dull ones there will be none left!
The weather looks like slowly improving. It will turn rather
cloudy but brighter at times tomorrow. It will be drier than
today. A week occluded front will keep conditions slowly improving.
We have had an awful lot of cloud on the satellite picture today. It
is bringing drizzle to many places in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. A
lot of places could become dry will stop temperatures of around seven
Celsius. There is a moderate north- A great start. Perhaps damp with a
little drizzle in places. The cloud will tend to start to break up.
Still be able cloud into the afternoon and one or two showers
but brighter than today and some sunshine is expected in quite a few
places. It will feel cooler along the coast. Inland with a bit of
brightness temperatures will rise to 13 Celsius. Thursday will have a
damp start with a lot of cloud but it should brighten up a little bit.
There will be patchy rain on Friday. Drier brighter and cooler over the
weekend. Can I just say, blue and yellow is not the new uniform, it
is just bad planning. We did not get dressed together! Go away! A
family from Lincolnshire have been speaking about the millions of
pounds of compensation they have received for their daughter in a
negligence claim against their daughter. She was awarded �10.8
million at the High Court for around-the-clock here for the rest
of her life. She is aged 11. She suffered a preventable seizure at
the neonatal unit in Lincolnshire in 2001. Can you tell me what you
want for lunch? AUTOMATED VOICE: Ham sandwich. A mistake by hospital
staff when this girl was born has left her unable to speak and
wheelchair-bound. The equipment was faulty so they had no idea that
things were going wrong. When they did realise and that it was an
emergency they were delayed. Those delays caused the brain damage.
has cerebral palsy and needs 24 hour care. Her father, a former Red
Arrows pilot, had to give up his job in the air force to help look
after her. If you have a disabled child your life changes utterly.
There is so much extra you have to do for the child. We have to be
there every single moment for her. Lincoln hospital has accepted
liability for what has happened and yesterday the family were in court
as a judge awarded �11.5 million in compensation. She has very
significant needs and we had to appoint experts to assess those
needs, how much they would need for care, travel, accommodation and
therapy needs. We just do not have to worry now, we have got toys in
the kind of equipment we would get which is just so reassuring. They
now plan to build a specially adapted home to meet their
daughter's needs and make her life as happy and comfortable as they
can. Why is this settlement so large? The sheer size of this
payout reflects the severity of the girl's needs. As you saw in my
report she needs gear for the rest of her life around the clock. This
money will help to pay for that care and equipment as well as an
new family home. Lincoln County Hospital and the hospital trust
have offered this family their unreserved apology. The EC since
2001 they have changed their working practices so that nothing
like this can ever happen again. -- the sea. Now every town, village
and city could soon be controlled by a new traffic wardens. Police
are passing ticketing duties to the county council. When this happened
in the East Riding the number of tickets issued a rose by 400 %.
Some businesses are worried that their customers will be driven away.
In Louth town centre illegal parking like this is common. In the
narrow streets it can cause congestion but local police say
they do not have the resources to deal with the problem effectively.
I could put all of my officers in there for a week and we could clear
it but then we would go back the following week and it would be
exactly the same as before. county council is to take over
enforcement and the plan to get tough across the county. We will
carry out a higher level of enforcement and rethinks certainly
at first there will be an increase in tickets. In the East Riding when
a similar system came in ticketing went up 400 %. Businesses are
worried their business will be driven away. People will be
frightened to pop into the shop leaving their cars outside. It will
affect us. Some are interested in the enforcement. Effect slows down
the traffic it will be good for everybody, customers, shoppers,
businesses accept a but I think of they are going to do that they have
to provide reasonable parking elsewhere in the town so that they
do not drive our customers away. These days may soon be over. If you
have some thoughts on this, is bad driving blighting your community,
do you welcome more enforcement? There is a reminder of our text and
e-mail address. A woman who lost the use of her legs and learned to
walk again thanks to an East Yorkshire invention is now halfway
through completing the London Marathon. She is using a special
robotic suit. She has passed the halfway point. She has also passed
a target of raising �50,000. An East Yorkshire sailor has shown
Look North some footage from a stricken round the World Yacht race
just there for a giant wave hit his boat. He said it was like a scene
from Titanic when he was forced to take cover. The dramatic journey
was caught on camera. The pictures show the fine line between
adventure and tragedy. 40 foot waves battered B crew. On the right
of the picture almost one member was thrown overboard before another
crew member scrambles across, risking their own life, to stop
them. You can imagine the power, it just comes straight over the top.
This man from Yorkshire wanted to be involved in the round the world
yacht race as part of a retirement project but his trip of a lifetime
became a near-death experience. They shouted weave when they saw it
coming and told us to drop. It was mayhem. That mayhem was caused as a
giant wave struck the boat, completely destroying deep Steering
and injuring four crew members. Below deck, David faced his own
frightening ordeal. Water -- then, alarms were all going off. Stuff
that was weighed down flew across the place. It was like a water
cannon. It was earth-shattering. was an agonising wait to hear that
he was OK for David's family. not expect this sort of thing to
happen. I knew it could but I did not expect it, it was a real shock.
A his next retirement adventure is unlikely to be a cruise! Now a
recap of the main national and regional headlines. A damning
report from a committee of MPs says Rupert Murdoch is not fit to run a
major corporation. Adair disease has reduced two previously healthy
brothers to a childlike State. And talking about the renewables in
energy, someone tweeted to say renewable energy is a short-term
job creator with a short term high price. It is only did it the whole
renewables sector grows in this region. Someone else says at last
someone who tells the truth about wind farms. Jobs from wind farms