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

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Calls for fairer funding for the police in Lincolnshire. Now the

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government's to review how the force is financed. We do have more

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and more with less and less. pensioners face losing their homes

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after a planning inquiry goes against them.

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Revert devastated. These units were being occupied as people's main

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home. Would a cull tackle the problem of seagulls?

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And it's full steam ahead as Grantham prepares for the

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homecoming of the world's fastest steam locomotive. Dot must the

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detailed forecast and 15 minutes. The Government says it will conduct

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a review into how money for policing is divided up.

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It comes after the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire says

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ministers need to give the county a bigger slice of the police budget.

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Today, the latest crime figures are released and they show that

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offences fell in the Humberside force area by 11 per cent, in

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Lincolnshire they dropped by 2 per cent. Vicky Johnson reports.

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When police budgets were cut, people feared the worst. But crime

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is going down and detection rates are stable. But in Lincolnshire,

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they feel they are doing well despite the current funding formula.

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I believe we are the current gold standard in policing. Why should

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they give you more when you can achieve so much on so little?

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would hope that their government would say, look how little money

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they have compared it to every other force in the country.

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According to a report released by her Majesty's Inspectorate of

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Constabulary, the amount spent on Lincolnshire has saved money by his

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controversial partnership with G4S, a private company which now handles

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its back office operations. Despite this, the force has still lost 120

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officers over the past three years. What I would appreciate his if the

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Home Secretary would recognise that there is a cost to the investors.

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The costs have been pared down to the lowest level. Those in charge

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they they are doing a good job, but what about the residents they

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serve? They are too busy getting Pettit stuff sorted out, not

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sorting the proper criminals. never see the police. They are all

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sat and a bit of us here where I live. This wine bar owner is not

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impressed either. There is no prisoners when you needed. I used

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as security because there is that anybody there. The police insist

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they are running Aleem and efficient service as they would be

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glad to show the Home Secretary exactly how they are achieving that.

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Earlier I spoke to Zoe Billingham who carried out the report who said

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Lincolnshire Police had made savings, but had concerns that they

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had cut too much. Lincolnshire has taken a whole

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range of steps to make sure it brings its costs down while

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protecting front line workforce. For that, we say that they have

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risen to the financial challenge well. Were they too hasty Toutai

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ABTA deal with G4S? -- Toutai up a deal. -- to tie up. They have got

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very few staff and police officers left from which to make additional

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savings. We think that there them the blue line is at risk of being

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cut if there are further cost reductions. So they have nowhere to

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go now? If they make any more savings, it will be front line

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officers? That is precisely the risk. They have almost run out of

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places to make savings. But you praising them or not praising them?

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It is important that the public understand that the force has risen

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to the challenge well. But there is a risk because of the decisions

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they have taken in the past apart the because of their historic

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funding decisions. There is very little room above them into term

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now -- a very little room for them to turn now. Do you agree that

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there funding for Mel is not right? That is not for me to say. The way

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that police funds are distributed it needs to be looked at in the

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future. There are some forces in the country that have become very

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lean and efficient that will find it very difficult to make savings

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in the future. Thank you. The report highlighted

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that Humberside Police has to make more than �3 million worth of

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savings over the next two years. Concerns were also raised about the

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speed at which the force had made changes to reduce its funding

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shortfall after the HMIC said they had not reacted quick enough. But

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the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, Matthew Grove, says

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they are providing a good service to the public.

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It is not how many officers you have, it is what you have them

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doing. If you have them out on the streets, being on patrol,

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preventing crimes, protecting your family, you can have a better

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police service with your officers over all. We want to hear from you

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on this story. Do you think Lincolnshire should get more money

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from policing? Or maybe you think with crime falling, it doesn't need

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In a moment. As the heatwave continues, I'll be

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live at the lido to see how the region's keeping cool.

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Over 100 residents have been coming to terms with the reality they

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could lose their dream homes at a holiday park in Beverley.

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Lakeminster Park was built after planning consent for holiday homes

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in 2006, but now people face losing them because of a breach on the

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original planning permission, which includes using them as a permanent

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home. Now, as it stands, there is no planning consent at all on the

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site and residents have 18 months to find alternative accommodation.

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Simon Spark reports. This is a community confused, angry

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and ultimately devastated by a decision that will mean the loss of

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their dream retirement homes. The Lakeminster Park near Beverley has

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never had the planning permission that would enable people to live

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here. But because they are, for reasons still being investigated,

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East Riding Council served a notice of enforcement for people to leave

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their properties. An independent planning inspector upheld that

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decision. To hear suddenly that there is no hope, that's it. We

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were all devastated. We just do not know what we are going to do now.

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We have worked all our lives for what we have got and it is going to

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be taken away from us. Around the corner, we met Barbara who is in

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her eighties. Let them cut everything off, I don't care.

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not moving. At my time of life, I will not go. And I think a lot of

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these people around here are in the same mind as I am.

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The council say this is not an eviction, this is planning

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enforcement. The council understands the difficult position

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the residents are in but the council would advise that they take

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their own private legal advice as to what steps they now need to take

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in the future. The council in all fairness has always said it was not

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land that should have been developed for that purpose.

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Why didn't they take action then when they knew in March 2009? Why

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did they leave it for 26 months before they swooped? If they had

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done it then, there were only a few houses occupied. But they waited.

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From day one, they have taken poll tax from us, all of us. They knew

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we were here. Meanwhile, the fraud investigation

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is continuing into the alleged mis- selling of holiday homes. Police

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have arrested five people who have been released on bail pending

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further enquiries. But for the residents here, a time limit of 18

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months has been set to find suitable alternative accommodation.

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A senior officer from Northumbria Police has been asked to

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investigate the travel restrictions placed on Hull City fans by West

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Yorkshire Police last season. Some supporters boycotted the game in

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March against Huddersfield town in protest after being told they could

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only travel to the stadium using club transport.

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13 football banning orders and one four month prison sentence have

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been handed out after violent scenes at Scunthorpe United's

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ground in April. Brian Whitely from the town has been banned from

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A Hull man says more needs to be done to tackle menacing gulls after

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he was attacked by a flock three days in a row. Keith Lee says it's

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left him nervous of walking along one of the city's main roads.

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Crispin Rolfe reports. Beside the seaside. Exactly where you'd expect

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to see a seagull. Though not Keith Lee where, for him, a brush with

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the birds came instead alongside a Hull industrial estate. He says

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he's faced down three separate attacks over the last two weeks,

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and is worried these sea birds are moving inland. I carried on walking.

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And then, because I was so frightened anbd it was still above

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my head, I crossed here. The lorries probably protected me on

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the first occasion. On the second occasion, they came up within

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threatening, above my head. I heard the front door go. It seemed as if

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he could not get in fast enough. He just stood at the bottom of the

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stairs. He did not have much colour in his face and he was shaking.

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a rare fright, and the reason for this - a falcon being used by pest

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controllers from Beverley, not to harm but to scare off seagulls from

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as far inland as Bradford. When you look at places like shopping

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centres, schools, nurseries, I do think it is a rising problem. And

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we need to do something and that is where we come him. We scare them

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away. In Bridlington a cull has even been discussed, because

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although the gulls generally live side by side with humans, it's not

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always been a comfortable co- existence. This sign says it all.

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Two years ago, two pensioners were hospitalised after a seagull attack.

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However, the birds are protected and the RSPB wants it to stay that

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way. Meanwhile the British Trust for Ornithology says there are good

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reasons why seagulls shouldn't be culled. Seagulls are in decline,

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they are a protected species. They might do well in cities, but not

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elsewhere. Wildlife groups argue human waste remains the root

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problem here. But with no solution in sight, back in Hull, Keith is

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now more cautious at the sight of a seagull.

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You might have a view on this story too, should there be a cull on

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seagulls to reduce these attacks? Still ahead tonight. Looking for

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the wow factor to make Hull the UK's city of culture.

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She was the world's fastest steam locomotive - now Grantham's

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We just went on holiday to Torres Molina's in Spain. We switched on

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the television in the hotel bedroom and there you wear. We get it in

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Once again, we are looking at weather conditions that are mainly

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sunny, dry and hot inland. If you want to escape the heat, the coast

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is the place to be. They might be a bit of mistiness developing,

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especially later in the day. That herald as a change for the weekend,

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we will pick up a lot of low cloud from the North Sea. It will push

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across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire on Friday night. In places, it

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might be reluctant to clear on Saturday. But looking at the

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satellite picture, absolutely beautiful. Temperatures around 80

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degrees Fahrenheit once more. A beautiful evening. Temperatures up

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to 27 and 28 degrees this afternoon. Overnight, clear, but a bit of a

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mistiness in some valley bottoms. For most of us, another lovely day

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tomorrow, fine and any mistiness Clearing. Plenty of strong sunshine

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to come. Just a hint of a bit of sea threat coming into that

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coastline. -- fret. If you want to escape the heat, go to the coast.

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Low cloud Friday night, slowly breaking up through Saturday

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towards the coast. It might be reluctant to clear. Temperatures

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taking quite a drop, but a hot sunshine returns next week.

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This is an e-mail, Mollie send it to you?

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Mark After two weeks of glorious weather and with no sign of the

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temperatures dropping, many of us have been making the most of it. It

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could be a postcard picture from a foreign holiday, but here at

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Skegness, the British beach is having a comeback. It's a couple of

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hours' drive from Nottingham, it is ideal. Gets you away from the

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everyday routine of life, by the sea. Just makes a nice change.

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is brilliant for children and there's lots to do. The seal

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sanctuary, the gardens, the mini village - there's loads to do here.

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Just sitting here watching everybody enjoy themselves. The

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children. It's nice. It's hard to believe that a year

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ago, visitors to the Driffield Show were wading through rain water. But

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it's our coastal businesses who are basking in this year's summer sun.

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There was a feeling of dread throughout the accommodation

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industry in this part of the world. This is the fillip we needed. This

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is paying back almost last year, not just this year. We could do

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with this until late October. everyone has time to relax and

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enjoy the weather. For farmers in Boston, the constant heat has

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provided perfect growing weather for broccoli. The bad news, it all

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needs harvesting and quickly. Extremes of weather really. We had

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a very cold April where planting was delayed. Even when we did

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manage to plant, the crops didn't grow. That led to an uneven

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ripening of the crop which has made it a little bit more challenging in

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terms of meeting supply and demand. For other agricultural businessess,

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there are some animals struggling to keep cool. These pigs are

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relying on mud to protect their skin. They suffer from sunburn,

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sunstroke and heatstroke exactly as we do. We flood the area around the

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water troughs, they turn that into a wallowing mud pool and roll

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around in it for the rest of the day. Then when they come out, it

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hardens up and they have an excellent sunblock for them.

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from rainy downpours last year, it is fast becoming a summer where

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people welcome water of a different kind. And while it lasts, proof

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that everyone has a great summer holiday on their doorstep.

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Jill is live at the Lido in Woodhall Spa tonight. How much of a

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bruised has this been for businesses?

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When you get weather like this, 29 recorded in Lincolnshire today, you

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could be forgiven for thinking that this is a campsite in the south of

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France. I have been speaking to the managers here and they have taught

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me they have clocked up 7000 visitors in the past two weeks when

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the weather has been at his best. About 500 people every day. Compare

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it to last year, that is six times better in terms of visitors. If the

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some kick shiny, it is not just good for people, but their

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businesses to. -- keeps shining. A new fleet of high speed trains

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which can travel up to 140 miles an hour are to be introduced to the

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East Coast mainline. The class 800 series will be operational from

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2019 and will cut journey times between London and Edinburgh by 18

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minutes. It's part of a �1.2 billion investment programme. Plans

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to generate power from a landfill site are being considered by East

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Riding Councillors. Cityplant, which operates the tip in

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Gilberdyke, wants to produce electricity from gas on the site.

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Residents have already complained about smells and say gas turbines

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will be too close to their homes. I'm prepared to compromise on my

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own requirements and accept that it's going to be on my boundary if

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there are satisfactory conditions that will guarantee that the noise

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will be kept to bearable limits. Which I don't think is in any way

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unreasonable. Thanks to everyone who got in touch

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about the farmers in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire who say they'll be

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priced out of the global market if the Government takes an increased

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cut of the payments they get from Europe. The UK is planning to take

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a bigger slice of the payments than other member states. The money,

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which comes from a European-wide scheme, is meant to support farmers

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financially to produce food. Mick: "I think it needs to be more

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transparent to the public, what farmers receive. Farmers never say

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when they're having a good time, we always hear about the bad." And

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Martin near Gainsborough, who's a farmer himself, says: "Farm

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subsidies keep food prices down, so its the consumer that actually

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benefits." The team behind Hull's bid to become the UK City of

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Culture 2017 has been told it needs the wow factor. With a budget of

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around �11 million should the city be successful, bosses say they want

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to make sure it is spent on the right things. Today, there was a

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special workshop for members of the public so that they could

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contribute their own ideas about how to make the city standout

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against the other rival cities. Amy Cole reports.

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Hull has already been praised for its cultural flair. Last year,

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there were thousands of people at key events such as the Freedom

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Festival and the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. Now they are hoping to

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build on that success and are bidding to become the UK City of

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Culture 2017. At a workshop today, members of the public were asked

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what buildings in Hull they thought had the most cultural value. I was

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thinking of the William Wilberforce museum. Why is that?Because of the

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significance in Hull's history in relation to freedom and

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multiculturalism. I think it would be an important site. I think the

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Lord Line building, off the Clive Sullivan Way. We feel it is an

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amazing building, amazing architecture and it could be

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fantastic. Hull is facing strong competition for the title.

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Leicester, Dundee and Swansea Bay have also been shortlisted. Not

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that that is putting anybody off. The focus has to be on getting that

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bid right. The whole journey is about getting everyone behind you,

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taxi-drivers, hotels, restaurants. People in the communities who all

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play a part in the programme. They are still busy brainstorming in

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there. The feedback that the team has had on its initial bid is there

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is strong vision and theme but it needs the wow factor. It needs to

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raise the bar on artistic programming. The team have to the

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end of September to submit its final bid and then that all-

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important decision will be made at the end of November.

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Work is under way at Grantham station to prepare for a visit by

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the world's fastest steam locomotive. Mallard set the record

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75 years ago just south of the town. In September, the engine will

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return to a specially built siding as part of a festival of speed.

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Jake Zuckerman reports. Workers at Grantham railway station

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prepare for a special visitor. They're laying hundreds of feet of

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new track on the site of a disused siding, ready for 7th September,

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when the steam engine Mallard will return to the town for the first

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time in many years. For project manager Neil Lindley, it's

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particularly exciting. His family has a long standing connection with

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Mallard. My grandfather was lucky enough to be a fireman on the

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Mallard and also the Flying Scotsman. We have a long history of

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my family being involved in the industry. I think that era,

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compared to what I do in this day and age was worlds apart. You know,

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the thing I love about it is that history is still there and it's

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still fighting strong in the industry. In 1938, at Stoke Bank,

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just south of Grantham, Mallard reached 126 miles an hour, still

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the fastest speed recorded by a steam locomotive. September's

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Festival of Speed will celebrate the 75th anniversary of that event,

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as well as the town's historic connections to the railways.

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steam locomotive is a great British invention and this is the fastest

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steam locomotive in the world. Of course, there was a lot of

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international competition for that title and we will be telling that

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story too. There will be a representative from the Berlin

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Technical Museum who will be talking to us about the German

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records which Mallard just beat. The connection between Grantham and

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Mallard is an enduring one and it's kept alive today by the name of

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this new housing estate built on the site of the former engine sheds

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that were home to Mallard for so many years. Local rail enthusiasts

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are looking forward to seeing Mallard return to the scene of her

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greatest triumph. I think it's a tremendous achievement that's been

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organised. It's the first time the A4 Mallard has been to Grantham in

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over 50 years. But with less than two months to go before the big day,

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there's still plenty of what to do to ensure thesw sidings are fit to

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receive such an important guest. Let's have a recap of the national

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and regional headlines. Official figures show that crime

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has fallen to his laws level for more than 30 years.

:26:41.:26:45.

The government promises a review of police funding. The Lincolnshire

:26:45.:26:49.

force says it is not being given a fair share of the pot.

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