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Claims from families that are cut in mental health care for children
could put lives at risk. Every time I looked at myself, I cried. I do
not know what I would do now if I did not have that place. I do not
think I would be alive. The wife of a soldier killed in Afghanistan
completes a 200 mile charity walk in his memory. Humber Powerboat Racing
is hailed as a success even though the local boat crashed out. And a
song for the Ashes. The children who have been chosen to sing at one of
cricket's biggest matches. It is a glorious start to June, but how long
will the sunshine last. Join me later to find out. Good evening. The
widow of a soldier from East Yorkshire who was killed in
Afghanistan has walked nearly 300 miles to raise money for injured
service men and women. Samantha Stone lost husband Gregg, who was
from attic near Hornsea last year. She has walked with her baby
daughter from Yorkshire to Wiltshire in his memory. Tarah Welsh was with
her when she completed her journey and sent this report. Smiles all
round despite a year of sadness for Samantha Stone. Strangers came out
to support as she finished her walk in memory of her husband Gregg. He
was shot by the Taliban one year ago today. His daughter was born after
he died. I think he would be very proud. It has been a brilliant
achievement. Everyday they have remembered break stones, as a
husband, father, soldier and friend. We clicked. We had some good laughs.
He was a bit of a prankster. He was a top guy. You could never get him
down. He would uplift you if you were feeling down. He was a bubbly
character. He was excellent. Every step has been for the man that they
once fought alongside. They have battled through the rain and even
marched against the hail to get here. They set off from North
Yorkshire were Gregg had trained 11 days ago. 74 miles later, a few
blisters, a few injuries, they are finally here in Warminster. My feet
are hurting, getting new blisters on my feet. It has been very painful,
but it has been good doing it. injuries will heal but they have
been raising money for the men and women who have to live with their is
and for the families left without their loved ones. It changed his
life massively. It changes it completely. Our main goal was to
raise awareness and to raise money for the Yorkshire Regiment but also
to do it in memory of Gregg. It is worth more. He was a great lad.
many came out to show that he will never be forgotten. Well done to
Samantha. In a moment, the whole MP who says that new businesses are
vital to bringing in prosperity to the Humber area -- Hull. There are
claims tonight that lives could be lost because of a cut in the care
being offered to children with severe mental health problems. One
in ten under 16 's suffer from a mental health disorder and more than
half of adults who have mental health problems were diagnosed in
their childhood. Now residential care that was offered at the West
End Centre in Hull has been cut because it does not meet new
national standards. Parents told us it is a lifeline but the NHS insists
that care can be better provided in other ways. Just one month after
closing the residential part of the west end children's unit, they had
to reopen one of the bed. This woman's 13-year-old daughter
suffered a relapse last week after being treated for severe mental
health problems. Her words have been re-voiced to protect the identity of
the family. It was too dangerous for her to come home. If she was left
alone, she would kill herself. I found a knife under her pillow and I
was worried. They phoned around for a bed but there were no beds
anywhere in the country. This was confirmed in a letter written by her
consultant psychiatrist. Former residents like this girl who has
struggled with body image, claims the units are lifesavers. Every time
I looked at myself, I cried. It is devastating to know it will be shut
down, because they need that placed to survive. Her mother agrees.
are certain children who need that support. I do not think anything
will happen until a child perhaps takes their own life and that is how
bad it can get. Local health officials say they have stopped
offering residential care here because they could not provide a
seven-day service. Instead, all serious cases will travel outside of
East Riding for round-the-clock care. The nearest beds are in your
work, Leeds and Sheffield. Having treatment so far from home can cause
problems according to some experts. You need to make it as easy as
possible for the young person and their family to care for the young
person and just adding that is going to make things even harder. Health
officials insist most young people make a better recovery if they are
treated closer to home. Union officials point out that some
counselling jobs in Hull are being cut. It is a complex service. The
fear is that there are no other services available for these young
people, so where will they go close macro this teenager is concerned.
do not know what I would do if I did not have that place. Patients and
professionals agree that treatment is better if it is carried out
closer to home. They cannot agree on how best to achieve this. Joining me
in the studio is Greg Aitken from the mental health charity Mind. How
concerned are you about the removal of this care? Very concerned for the
people that would access the service and their families. Your report
pointed out that young people particularly respond better to care
and support if it is done in their own home or in their own community.
The big worry with this solution is that families will have to travel.
Whilst concentrating expertise in a location is a good thing to do,
counter to that is you have displaced that young person from
their community and you will have the problems of reintegrating them
back once they are able to leave. the centre does not meet national
standards, it is a good thing that care is provided in other ways?
There are choices to be made. You can choose to invest in a service or
you can choose to invest elsewhere. I am not in a position to comment on
the efficiency of the choices being made, but it has to be recognised,
that moving young people out of area will put pressure on the families
and present additional problems when those young people want to return to
those communities. The NHS says young people do better with mental
health problems if they are around their family, so services let this
one, aren't they a bit redundant? Not entirely. I am sure the
investment will ensure that fewer young people need to go into the
residential services. However, those that do will be faced with the real
problems and there are families will be faced with the problems of
supporting the young person when they come out of those residential
units. Thank you. I would like to hear from you on this. Are the
authorities right to close the services? If you want to get in
Nationaol Executive Committee of UKIP are discussing whether action
will be taken against a councillor in Lincolnshire. It follows racist
remarks posted on the Facebook account of Chris Pain and he says
his account had been hacked. Six people have been arrested on
suspicion of causing criminal damage at RAF Waddington near Lincoln.
Police were called to the base this morning after reports of people
causing damage to the perimeter fence. The station is home to
several operational units including surveillance aircraft and the new
Reaper Drone Squadron. Work has started on the final section of a 40
mile water pipeline in Lincolnshire. The route between carbon reservoir
and Boston is costing �30 million. When it is finished it will be able
to move 26 million litres of water a day. The concept is that they have
got to move water around the country, as many water companies do
and they have surplus water in the Grimsby area and they have got
insufficient water potentially in the future in the Boston area, so
they are trying to get infrastructure in place ready for
that sort of growth. They also will want resilience if we have
droughts. Plans are being drawn up to cut speed limits in Hull city
centre to 20 mph. The council says the move would make the city's
streets safer, but no decision has been taken over which roads could be
included. Organisers of the National powerboat Championships in Hull say
it was a success, despite the local team crashing and forcing the final
race to be cancelled. One crewmember was treated in hospital after the
boat capsised in the Humber. The team are firing to continue racing
in the future. For the two crew members on board, there had been
smiles and celebrations. The city's hopes had been resting on these two
local businessmen, who until 12 weeks ago, had never raced a boat
before. On the second lap of the final race, this amateur video
captures their speedboat crashing. Rescue teams were there within
seconds, pulling both men from the water, shaken and badly bruised.
Today, navigator Sam Whitaker was back at the marina to assess the
damage. Your train to be aware of the potential of these things
happening. Every time you bounce on a wave, you are expecting it and
obviously that is the way you drive and navigate these boats. It
happens, split second, you're in the water, straight back up and we were
OK. Despite their inexperience, race organisers say the crew members had
been trained to required standards. While their first Championship race
did not end the way they expected, both already have plans to be racing
again in just a few weeks time. Despite the local team's unfortunate
end, organisers say the weekend's event was a huge success, attracting
thousands of spectators. I consider Hull to be our home port. It is a
fantastic city to raise in. pilot on board the city's entry has
described it as one Hull of a crash. The boat is on its weight for
repairs in Portsmouth. This new ambitious team is undeterred and
still aiming for their next race at the end of June. This is the third
time the city has staged this national event. It has gone from
strength to strength. This year 30,000 spectators lined the banks of
the Humber, creating what could have been a three and a half million
pound boost to the local economy. Organisers will have wanted this
local boat to have finished. It will be back in action soon. Not just
racing in this country but around the world as well. Despite this
crash, great publicity for this city and that is why so many businesses
have been keen to sponsor the boat and its crew. 12 weeks ago, these
were two ordinary businessmen here in the city. Fantastic achievement.
Thank you, Phil. Thank you for sending in your pictures.
Still ahead: Rugby league teams improve their play-off chances with
winds. -- victories. The Lincolnshire children hoping
this song will help England to win the Ashes this summer.
Thank you for watching. Tonight's photograph was taken by Lester
McKone. He took this of Lincoln Cathedral. Another pitcher tomorrow
night. Lots of e-mails here! -- picture. Just read the forecast,
that is we who came in! For the next 24 hours it is dry, sunny and warm.
This weather should continue well into next week. High pressure is in
charge and we could have a prolonged spell of thing weather. The first
spell since the end of May last year. We have had to wait 30 months
which is quite a while! It has been beautiful today. 19 Celsius, about
average for the early part of June. Do enjoy this evening if you are out
and about. It will be dry and clear. Temperatures will come in at six or
seven Celsius. The sun will rise in seven Celsius. The sun will rise in
the morning at 4:47am. An absolutely fabulous start to the day. It looks
as though we will keep a lot of sunshine throughout the cause of the
morning. It is a nice day. The only thing that might excite you as cloud
that might come into their Yorkshire coast tomorrow. It will be cruel at
times along the East Coast. Inland you will get around 18 or 19
Celsius. Wednesday is a little bit of a setback. On Thursday and Friday
and over the weekend it is fine, long spells of sunshine. Time to
dust down your barbecue, Peter. dust down your barbecue, Peter.
Thank you for giving us that update. A former Cabinet Minister says it is
vital that small businesses are given support to reduce
unemployment. The percentage of people claiming job-seeker's
allowance in the city is more than double the national average.
Speaking at the start of Business Week, the Hull West and Hessle MP,
Alan Johnson, said enterprise was the key to improving prosperity.
Unwanted textiles transformed into fashion items. That is the aim of
Hull's bags for rights scheme. These people are not just learning to
soar. It is to try and get young people informed about business from
things like marketing to design. am trying to get more experience.
am learning to communicate and work with other people. This business
could eventually be owned and run by the young people themselves. It is
showcasing new types of skills to them. A critical part of what we do
is not just for the big companies but the whole of the history of
economic success shows we must help all businesses of all sizes. Some
like Grimsby food exporters Ramsden International drawl to big
businesses. Their overseas sales are already picking up. Look at this
Scunthorpe warehouse, the size of eight football pitches. This is the
type of resources that the government wants to see. You must
make sure you have the supply chain to make this thing work and we need
the government 's support. outlook for Humberside depends on
the overall economy. There are some good signs out there. The Europeans
are rolling back on the austerity programme. The Chinese are switching
away from investments to consumer goods. There are going to be market
is out there for ever products. Whether it is multi-million pound
exports or community schemes, the aim for Humber BusinessWeek is to
bring skills and prosperity to an area in need of jobs and enterprise
in challenging and economic times. The start of BusinessWeek. Perhaps
you run a small business. What help would you like to see? Get in touch
Lincolnshire Police is investigating claims that a student was subjected
to homophobic comments during a job interview. We brought you this story
on Friday. Reece Wilkes apply to be a special constable. He said an
inappropriate remark was made 20 was asked to talk about a time he had
given someone news that they would find upsetting. I had mentioned to
my mother about being homosexual and she did not take that very well.
Immediately the officer interjected and said in a negative tone, "of
course she will be upset, she will not have any grandchildren!"
Lincolnshire Police are taking this claim very seriously. Thank you for
your responses to this story. Paul says the comment made was not
homophobic... Christopher Aggies and says... -- Christopher agrees and
Hull Kingston Rovers moved back into the play-off places in Super League
with a win over Bradford Bulls. That saw the Robins bounce back from
their derby defeat to Hull FC. The black and white are up to fourth
after their win over Leeds rhinos. Hull Kingston Rovers put last week's
derby defeat behind them with an impressive win over Bradford Bulls.
The Robins trailed 8-4 at half-time but a second half performance was
enough to lead them back into the top eight. Two tries were scored at
peace as Rovers produced a stunning comeback. They must prepare for
Friday 's visit of second placed Huddersfield Town new Craven Park.
Hull FC made it nine wins from ten games in all competitions. Their
18-6 win over defending champions Leeds saw them claim to fourth in
the Super League table. This from Joe Westerman was one of three tries
that helped Peter Gentle 's said to victory. Despite picking up a couple
of injuries, Hull FC will go into next week stripped against Catalan
Dragons in good heart following another good performance.
You can see both of the games on to make sure it 11:20pm.
A group of Lincolnshire schoolchildren are preparing to
perform in front of nearly 20,000 cricket fans. The children from
Nettleham Junior School and Lincoln will sing the original song You'll
Never Get The Ashes Back at the first Ashes Test match at Trent
Bridge next month. It is after they won a competition to create a song.
The sun is out, so time for a game of cricket. And where there is
sport, there is usually an anthem. England is a very gracious country!
Could this be the song that cricket fans are singing this summer?
a bit cheesy but it is great fun. There is some funny insult about
shame on! -- Shane Warren! He is too worry about going bald!
The children wrote this song themselves with the help of their
teacher. They have just found out this summer that they will perform
it on a larger stage at Trent Bridge in Nottingham in the England cricket
team begin their defence of the Ashes next month. More than 17,000
cricket fans will hear these children perform this song at Trent
Bridge. The judges chose them because of the originality of their
song and the quality of their vocal performance. I knew we had a good
song and the chance of winning but when you get a phone call, there was
this belief. It felt amazing. It was great. What did you think it will be
like performing in front of more than 17,000 cricket fans? I think it
will be nerve wracking but it will also be exciting and I am looking
forward to it. But first, lots more rehearsals
before that big performance. Gemma Dawson, BBC Look North.
Well done to the pupils of Nettleham junior school.
If there is a story that you think we should know about, please let us
know. A recap of the main headlines: The
two men accused of murdering Drummer Lee Rigby appeared in separate court
hearings in London. There are claims that lives are being put at risk
following a decision to cut a mental health care for children in each
jotter. Tomorrow's weather will be fine and
dry with long spells of sunshine. Top temperatures are around 19
Celsius. A response coming in on that mental
health care unit, Amanda on Facebook says that she attended the West End
adolescent unit as an outpatient and remembers feeling it eased because
she was not alone, she was with other young people who were like
her. She believes this unit must stay open. Good message they are
from Amanda who has first-hand experience.
Frank says that the support was removed and then we complain when
things go wrong. Another man says that these beds are
desperately needed. Another text says this is
disgraceful that these units are being closed. It is about time
everyone had training in depression, it is an unpleasant
illness. Another one, it says her knees had
to go to another hospital, three hours away.
Chloe says it is ludicrous to shut down a mental health unit. We need
units like this. This area has been effected enough.
Finally, this is from Michelle, who says, " if you want more of a crisis
on your hands, and you do already, more self harm, more eating
disorders, more victims of abuse having no voice, more homelessness,
more alcohol abuse, then carry on closing these vital resources. "
Thank you all for getting in touch. If you run a small business you
might also want to get in touch with us after we talked about the