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


Workers make a grim discovery, as the body of a baby is found at a


recycling centre in Lincolnshire. We do have concerns for the mother


of this child. We are trying to establish what's happened, but one


of the main priorities is to locate the mother of this child and get


her the help she probably needs. Save our jobs, save our jobs, save


our jobs... A show of support - hundreds of BAE workers protest in


London against planned job cuts. want to let them know that we scare,


first of all, about this. We care about our site, about our jobs ants


about our families. BAE managers tell Look North they


are listening. We will not spare any efforts in looking for


opportunities for redeployment and training.


Olympic security - Fighter jets from Lincolnshire prepare to play


their part at London 2012. And from walking the thin blue line


to treading the boards - the policeman turning his hand to


stand-up. And I'll have your detailed forecast, coming up


Good evening. The body of a baby has been found


at a waste recycling plant in North Lincolnshire. The discovery was


made in Scunthorpe by staff at the site this morning. Tonight, police


have told us the baby, believed to be a boy, could be up to six months


old. They say their priority now is to find his mum. Emma Massey


reports. The investigation is still in the very early stages.


Humberside Police have said the body of a baby believed to be that


of a boy was found here at Bell Waste Control in Scunthorpe at


around 9.30 this morning. Earlier today Humberside police also


confirmed the body was found at the last stage of the recycling process.


At this stage we believe that it's a child, a baby. We can't give an


age. Unfortunately, any further details that I would give you would


be speculation. So we are not talking about a stillbirth hire?


we believe it's a baby that's reached full term. Although the


plant is open the area where the baby was found has been cordoned


off. We collect and process from local businesses a lot of cardboard


waste and politics. That's what we separate. The police are concerned


where the body's come from. We've been able to help them with their


inquiries and assist them where the bins have been collected from.


Police are concerned for the wellbeing of the baby's parents,


especially the mother, who Knight need help and support. They are


urging the parents to come forward or anyone who might be able to


identify them. And Emma joins us from that


recycling site now. Emma, what else do we know about this investigation


at this stage? Peter, we still don't know how the baby died or how


he came to be seemingly discarded. I spoke to the plant manager and he


said the body was found in commercial waste, not amongst


domestic rubbish. He said the person that found it has been left


traumatised by the ordeal. They said the baby wasn't a foetus but


was around six months of age. The post-mortem takes place tomorrow.


Police are hoping that someone comes forward before then. Emma,


thank you. In a moment:


What's the council ever done for you? We look at how they're


spending your money ahead of tomorrow's local elections.


Managers at BAE have promised that "no effort will be spared" when it


comes to finding work for employees facing redundancy from their site


in Brough. In their first television interview, bosses have


also confirmed they are in talks with other companies about taking


over the factory. It comes on the day that hundreds of employees


travelled to London to demand answers at BAE's annual general


meeting. Our correspondent, Siobhan Robbins, was with them. Save our


jobs, save our jobs... It it was clearest message so far. Hundreds


of workers standing together, fighting to save their jobs.


want to let them know that we care first of all about this. We care


about our site. We care about our jobs and we care about our families.


They are trampling all over me like I'm a nobody. We are fighting for


your jobs and to feed our families. Today they brought their campaign


to the capital, to the doorsteps of the bosses of the company's annual


meeting. This is the Hartley family's third protest. I came to


London when I was nine years old. It shouldn't happen twice. Let


alone once. We are capable of making the work, there is no need


to mover it across the Pennines. These workers aren't just fighting


for their jobs. They are here to show their anger over payouts to


bosses, including a �1.4 million bonus to Ian King. They say how can


that be fair when they are facing redundancy? Local MPs came out to


show their support. For the work eshes, keep going. We've done


better. To BAE, recognise your responsibilities. The taxpayer paid


for you today. I think they are going to change their mind on that


but we can see a range of opportunities to maintain aerospace


manufacturing at Brough. There's a much healthier dialogue about that.


In September they were fighting to work on the Hawk. Today they just


want somewhere to work. As long as we keep working and we


are keeping manufacturing, whoever we are working for it doesn't


matter. I would like to stay with BAE Systems, but if that's not an


option, as long as I've got an employer who is going to keep


paying me and keep me in the same type of work I'm in now, I will be


happy with that. As they head home these workers hope their protest


today has shown bosss the human face of what has so far been an


industrial dispute. Siobhan is in London. You've been


speaking to the company about the job losses. What have they said to


you today? For the first time BAE has spoken on camera about its


intentions for the site. It's confirmed that it is dedicate to


the finding all of the workers jobs. It has confirmed that there'll be


no compulsory redundancies in 2012, something that MPs have suggested


on Monday. When I spoke to Nigel Whitehead I asked hill about the


suggestion that other companies might be brought on site. I asked


whether there was anyone specific in the frame. At early stages and


at this stage, because of the business sensitivity of it, we are


acting under a series of confidentiality agreement, I won't


name businesses today, but active interest. Ideally if we could get


that active interest to gel in an appropriate timescale, a


probability of -- possibility of continuation of work. Identify with


the passion, identified with the energy that they are putting in to


it. Does it sway us? We were already fully committed to that


mitigation process. The truth is that we continue to be committed to


it. I appreciate their passion. So from that perspective it is raw, it


is very real and quite compelling. If you are onest and you look at


your position in September and now, are you more or less confident that


you can save those jobs? We are certainly more confident that


there's real interest in the skills and capabilities on the site. The


trick is to convert that into commitment from other companies,


jobs for the people on the site and redeployment opportunities. We are


further on in that process. What's your message to the workers here


today? The message is that we'll not spare any efforts in looking


for opportunities for mitigation, redeployment and retraining. So the


question on everyone's lips, has today made any difference? In a way


I think yes. Not only have these workers reinforced to shareholders


their dedication to saving those jobs. For the first time BAE has


publicly confirmed that it is talking to parties interested in


investing in this site that. Means there is hope in saving these


workers from redundancy. Do let me know your thoughts on


this. Are you one of those workers or family of one of those workers


who travelled down today? Do you think your message got through?


Maybe you are facing republican si elsewhere? Do you support this --


Two men arrested in connection with the murder of a woman whose body


was found near the Royal Sandringham estate have been


released on bail. 17-year-old Alisa Dmitrijeva from Wisbech was


reported missing in September. Her body was found in woodland near


Anmer on New Year's day. The two men, aged 28 and 31, are also from


the Wisbech area. The Environment Agency is


rebuilding an embankment in Boston after part of a road collapsed into


a waterway. The incident happened because of a burst water main on


Horncastle Road. It's expected to stay closed until tomorrow while


repairs are made. A woman has been rescued after her


car went over the cliff at Flamborough. The vehicle became


stuck on the edge at North Landing last night. The female driver was


airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary after being winched to safety.


The owners of Hull City have broken their silence about recent events


at the club. In an interview with the Hull Daily Mail, Assem and Ehab


Allam say the club will continue to grow without their former Head of


Football Operations, Adam Pearson. And they say money was made


available to the manager, Nick Barmby, in the transfer window. His


future remains unclear. Sarah Corker reports.


Another day - and another twist to the turmoil engulfing Hull City.


The club's owners have hit back at claims they werent willing to


invest. 'We made made money available and we wanted a striker'


- Assem Allam said today in a newspaper interview. For the owners


to say we are willing to spend that much per week on a player and we


were telling the management team to buy a striker when the problem was


that the club wasn't striking goals, the impression was that the money


wasn't there. It is comments made by Nick Barmby


about his transfer Budget which are believed to the led to his


suspension. Today fans learnt that ticket prices will be going up. The


club has a wage bill of �17 million this season. One of the highest in


the Championship. As a result, the Elams say the cost of season


tickets will rise. An adult season ticket in the west stand costs �440


but that price could increase by between 10-15%, taking prices up to


between �484 and �506. Certainly won't be going at that price.


would help the club, yes. It's regular income, you can plan on it


I think a few people won't subscribe again. There's a move of


uncertainty hangs over the K C Stadium Nick Barmby's future is


expected to be clarified by the end of the week. Speculation is rife


among fans as to who would replace him as manager if he does leave the


club. Billie Davies is top of the list. Ex-Wolves boss Mick McCarthy


could also be in the frame. But the owners couldifies a back flash from


fans, who say they are dismayed by It goes without saying that we will


continue to follow that story. Anglian Water says the construction


of a major new pipeline in Lincolnshire is the kind of project


they will have to do a lot more of in the future. �40 million is being


spent by the company to take water from Covenham Reservoir near Louth


to Boston. Our weather forecaster Paul Hudson has been investigating


claims that if we have another dry winter we could see stand pipes in


use next year. And tonight you can see Paul


Hudson's full report in an Inside Out special on the drought. That's


on BBC One at 7:30pm.$$WHITE They control a multi-million-pound


budget and are responsible for What a treat on Wednesday night on


BBC One. Alan Sugar and Paul Hudson. Their key role much! Let us look at


the weather headlines for the next 24 hours. It remains unsettled and


there is more rain on the way across southern parts, particularly


North Norfolk and southern Lincolnshire. Some patchy rain on


Friday but on Sunday it and Saturday, for the May Day weekend,


there will be a fair amount of dry and bright weather before rain


returns on bank holiday Monday. As I say, the weekend's not looking


too bad. Of more on that later. You can see that cloud streaming up


from the south-east. It is bright rain now, rather than sunny but it


has been a lovely day. Overnight we will see that rest heightened with


patchy rain over the Wash and southern Lincolnshire. Otherwise,


dry with temperatures down to five or six degrees. Here are the high


water times. Berry's Own Risk Of outbreaks of rain in at the centre


of our region overnight. -- there is a rest. A mostly dry day for the


north of the region. Another chilly one on the coast in the north-east.


Highs of nine or 10 degrees Celsius by the sea. A pretty miserable day


around the Wash with highs at 10 degrees Celsius. More rain late on


Friday but the weekend is not shaping up too badly. That is the


forecast. For a bit more like Margaret The


Lodge should go. -- than it lot sugar. You are getting criticism


from all over Europe. Spanish TV is not as good at are accurate as your


forecast, according to a dealer. Thank you for watching. Still to


come: work starts on pinning millions of tulips to throw up --


tulips to floats ahead of the Spalding Flower Parade.


And from the cells to the stage. We meet the policemen turning his hand


They control a multi-million-pound budget and are responsible for


spending your money on local services like housing, roads and


bin collections and tomorrow voters in three of our council areas will


decide who runs their local authority. With a summary of where


elections are taking place here is our political editor Tim Iredale.


Tomorrow voters in Hull, Lincoln and north-east Lincolnshire go to


the polls. In these areas one-third of council seats will be up for


grabs. In Lincoln, Labour are defending a slender majority of


just one seat with the Conservatives not far behind. In


Hull, Labour have a much larger majority of 12 seats after they


snatched the city from Liberal- Democrat control last year. But


many eyes will be a north-east Lincolnshire which is currently a


hung council. Labour are the largest party there and need to


gain two seats to take outright control. Traditionally, local


elections in our area have a low turnout. Last year only one in


three people used their vote so will it be any different this year?


It is my right to bite and I feel silly not being able to do that. I


hope fully will be. It is a good question and the


answer is that I will not be voting. I have lost faith in all the


parties, are rarely. Everybody has a boat and you should


use them. I think it is important abodes and


choosy you want to be in charge of things.


So for those who will be voting, polling stations will be open from


7 o'clock in the morning and will close tomorrow night at 10 o'clock.


Thank you for all your views on green energy and windfarms after


our story yesterday. We told you how the cost of electricity


produced by windfarms and the future of turbine production were


discussed in Hull at a renewable energy conference. Here are some of


your comments. Sally in East Yorkshire says, "Wind


turbines ruin the views of our countryside, affect radar and are


noisy. Wave power would be more effective and less ugly."


Steve texted to say, "Wind turbines are hopelessly uneconomic. They


don't even cut carbon emissions given the resources used to build,


maintain and back them up when the wind isn't blowing."


But Ron from Hull disagrees. He says, "There is nothing wrong with


windfarm technology. The problem with energy costs lies squarely


with the energy companies' quest to Typhoon jets from Lincolnshire will


be flying over London this week as part of a security training


operation for the Olympic Games. It's the first time fighter


aircraft have been stationed at RAF Northolt since the Second World War.


Our Defence Correspondent Jonathan Beale has more.


The roar of the engines from for typhoon jets announce their arrival


in London. It marks the start of this major Olympic security


exercise over the next eight days. Hurricane fighter planes are


dressed in line waiting for the signal to take off.


It is the first time fighter planes have been based here since the


Second World War, when her O'Kane's were flown here through the Battle


of Britain. Now, in peacetime, the most advanced fighter jets the RAF


has are training to acts during the Olympics, if necessary, as a last


resort. It there is an unknown aircraft


that threatens the game there will be high level decision-making to


take care of that aircraft. We carry weapons to deal with that


events. 8th there will also be helicopters


carrying snipers and spy planes flying over the major Olympic sites


over the next few days. It is unusual activity but nothing


to worry about. It is preparation for the Games and reassurance there


will be there and watching. We will still be that the Games but out of


sight and out of mind. This is just be exercised a later


this summer they will be ready to act if necessary.


It is about training the military embolden the Olympics and to


tearing any attack as well as reassuring the public that the


Olympics will be safe. Have caused all his military hardware would


only be used as a last resort. -- of course.


Non-League Gainsborough Trinity have a big game this evening. They


are through to the play-off finals, fighting for a place in the


Conference Premier League which would see them playing the likes of


Lincoln and Grimsby. First though they have got to beat Halifax Town


over two legs to make the final. And there will be full commentary


of Trinity's vital match on BBC Lincolnshire tonight in their


The huge task of pinning more than a million tulip heads on to dozens


of floats ahead of this weekend's flower parade in Spalding has


started. The parade has been on the town's calendar for more than 50


years and gets up to 50,000 visitors. Jake Zuckerman has been


to see the floats taking shape. With only three days to go, the


float decorators are hard at work. Each year, Spalding celebrates its


traditional bulb-growing industry with a grand parade and each year


there is a different theme. The theme for this year is food.


Because Spalding is a massive feed grain area it seems a logical thing


to do. There are so many food manufacturers and suppliers in this


area. Every float has to be covered with


flower heads. It'll take more than a million tulips to get the job


done but all that work certainly pays off. When they are finished,


the floats will look something like this. 12 different colours of tulip


are used. Many of the workers are volunteers.


It puts us on the map, it nationally and internationally.


People come from all over the place to see it.


One young helper has more reason than most to be excited. Sophie is


working on the float that she designed herself.


I will be on the float at the front. I will be dressed as a carrot. I


try to make it a bit different. The theme was fruits do so most people


thought of beggars and ships so I thought the opposite anted


vegetables. -- burgers and chips. - - answer thoughts of vegetables.


The parade has a serious side too. 50,000 visitors are expected and it


is estimated they wll contribute more than �1.3 million to the local


economy. He is a serving police officer with


the Humberside force but Alfie Moore has swapped patrolling the


streets of Scunthorpe for a life of stand-up. After being told how


funny he was, he has taken a career break and embarked on a UK tour.


Last night was his biggest performance yet and Leanne Brown


was there. You may not think that there are


many similarities between being a cop and a comedian but you would be


wrong. When you are a car, you turn up and


have to make a connection quickly and under pressure. You have to


make a connection with the audience they quickly and if you do not you


are in trouble. We say it quite quickly, in a


deeper voice. Things like, Humberside. It sounds pretty cool.


Alfie has been a policeman for 18 years so, as you'd expect, it


features heavily in his show. Is it is funny how drinking is


acceptable in this job. Imry last are drinking was frowned upon. I


had to be very discreet. And he has also taken to wearing a


uniform. The art fits eyewear is quite retro


and 1970s. -- the outfit I wear. It is stereotypical old-fashioned


detective look. Once you put the uniform on, a U-turn in so a bit of


a super hero. You change your personality and it makes you braver


and a couple of inches taller. It is a bit like that when you are


performing like this. His first tour seems to be going


down well with the audience in hall. We work for the police so we


relates to a lot of the stuffy as saying. It is very true to life.


To doing the job every day, it is interesting to find out how he


perceives it and make comedy out of bed.


A some really good stories. Really entertaining.


So it seems he does live up to his name as the laughing policeman.


Good luck to him. Let us have a recap of the main headlines.


The coroner says the M I six officer who was found dead in a


sports bag was probably a more fully curls.


A major investigation is underway after a baby's body was found in a


recycling centre in Scunthorpe. Tomorrow the weather will brighten


up during the day but a chance of rain in Lincolnshire and the South.


He sat temperatures of 12 degrees Celsius.


Talking about the situation at BAe and the response coming in. Well


done to the workers and keep fighting. Plenty of people have


lost their jobs during the recession and have received little


or no help from local councillors. Counsellor should help everyone.


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