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North. The headlines tonight. Calls for a badger cull as farmers

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criticise government plans to protect their cattle from TB.

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wants to see rats in the back door or in the kitchen carrying disease.

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A new chapter for Lincolnshire's libraries as protesters step up

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their fight against closure plans. Parking charges in some other

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hospitals are set to nearly double. How a Hull family had a lucky escape

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after a car crashed into their living room. It is horrific. If it

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had happened during the day or when I was popping downstairs, who knows

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what could have happened? The field in East Yorkshire which could be the

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cream of the crop. It will not be as Wendy tomorrow, I will be back

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A cattle farmer in Lincolnshire says the only way to protect the county

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against the spread of bovine TB is a cull of badgers which carry the

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disease. The controversial call comes on the day the government has

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announced what it says are tough new measures to protect Lincolnshire.

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These include a quarter of a million pounds for a badger vaccine. But one

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of the county's most prominent figures has told our Rural Affairs

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Correspondent Linsey Smith it will be a complete waste of money.

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Alan Hargreaves not only has his own herd of Lincoln Reds - he's

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president of the county's Cattle Soceity. He believes there's only

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one way to protect these animals from a disease which would see them

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slaughtered. Inevitably, the cull will have to come in and it will be

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extended beyond the south-west and over to the east. You are saying you

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would like to see one in Lincolnshire? It is inevitable.

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Tests have shown Badgers do carry TB. They have been filmed sharing

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water troughs and feed with cattle. Most cases of TB in cattle are found

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in Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset. But the disease is a growing problem

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in areas including Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. It's

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these counties what the government is calling Edge Areas where they are

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focusing new measures to stop the disease spreading into Lincolnshire

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But some scientific research suggests a cull would not work. The

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changes announced today that come into force on the autumn include

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changes to movement, but what has caused most debate is the quarter of

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�1 million for badger vaccinations. It is difficult to capture and

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vaccinate them. They are already carrying TB. But some research

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suggests it would not work. It found badgers are sociable animals. When a

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cull begins and they notice numbers dwindling, they move to join others

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in a new area. Therefore, spreading the problem rather than solving it.

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We will extend the cull in due course. We will look at areas where

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we have a particular problem and a high incidence of the disease. We

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have no interest in culling badgers that are healthy. That's something

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that Alison Townsend agrees with. She runs the Weirfield Wildlife

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Hospital and says a badger cull would spark protests. I do not agree

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with it. I have seen culling happen in the past and the badgers have

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gone into those areas and the ones that would move into those areas, we

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cannot guarantee our clean and at the moment the ones here are clean.

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28,000 cattle were slaughtered last year because of TB, wasting their

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potential as a food source. With a growing population, most of whom

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want to eat beef, doing nothing is not an option.

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Linsey is with me in the studio tonight. Why is the government

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deciding to announce the measures today? The problem of bovine

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tuberculosis is costing taxpayers money and when an animal tests

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positive it has to be slaughtered. The government has to pay

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compensation. The cost of all of that and the cost of developing

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vaccines has cost �500 million, and imagine what that could have been

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spent on. With a growing population who needs feeding, most of whom like

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to eat meat, that needs to be in the food chain and not wastefully

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slaughtered. Although that opinion may prompt debate, the farmer there

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is only saying what many think privately is inevitable. It is about

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what could happen if the test culling she was scientifically that

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it works. It In a moment. Is a story we will

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follow. How the scrap for the super league play-off places spilled onto

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the pitch. A woman is seriously ill in hospital in Hull after being

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pulled from a pond in the city. Emergency services were called to

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Pearson Park yesterday morning after reports that a woman in her 30s had

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collapsed while swimming. She was pulled from the water by a passer by

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and taken to hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

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A woman from Hull has described the moment a car crashed into her home

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in the early hours of this morning. Emergency services had to winch the

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car out of the living room of Iris Baxter's home in the west of the

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city. The accident has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

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Sarah Corker reports. They are now too large gaping holes

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in this living room. A gaping hole and brick work left hanging. It was

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just after 4am this morning when a car lost control on this straight

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road in Hull. Iris Baxter was in bed above her living room. Her son Tony

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accesses the damage. It has set the blue and silver car and come through

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here missing the trees and gone through the wall, and then gone

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through and crashed into their windows. I was still asleep but I

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have been buying and thought it was just a lorry. I did not know what it

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was. -- a bang. I opened the front door and the man next door said,

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look at your windows. The driver was taken to hospital but wasn't hurt.

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The ceiling is propped up inside the house to stop it from Next door, the

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garden wall is now a pile of rubble. Collapsing. It was as if something

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had fallen into the road from a great height. Luckily the rest of

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the Bay stayed up. As she waits for the halls to be boarded up, police

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are trying to find out how and why the car left the road.

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Campaigners are stepping up opposition to plans which could see

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more than 30 libraries closed in Lincolnshire. The county council

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says the plans will save �2 million and people have until the end of

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September to put their views forward.

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The battle to keep the library as it says has started. Lots of people

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still don't know that the libraries have been marked for closure.

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could go somewhere else but it means a 45 minute bus ride. It is the same

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in Birchwood. More views on why libraries need librarians, not

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volunteers. We shot nor libraries during the First World War or during

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the great depression. Why are we having to shut them no? I would like

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to say that the councillors have not been looking at what people use

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libraries for. At the consultations, there have been difficult times. It

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is a picture repeated across the county because Lincolnshire county

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council want to save �2 million by asking communities to take on 30

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libraries voluntarily to save them. We are looking at different ways of

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running libraries. They have to be more efficient. We can provide a

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comprehensive service, and we will look at all the options. The council

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says there has been a 40% drop in borrowing over the last ten years

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and in the last year, 82% did not use their local library, but every

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generation of this family have used the Birchwood library. They want to

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close and restrict funds. They treat a library as if it is the

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supermarket only business. Is it making enough money? How efficient

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is it? That is not the point. The council are halfway through the

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consultation and the challenges to take everything into account when

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the consultation ends. Simon is in one community tonight were the

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library is under threat. What is happening there? The meeting

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happened just a -- started just a few minutes ago and there is a

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typical car note, with a huge number of people on how to respond to the

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consultation. North high, are set to lose the library unless there's a to

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save it. They say they have been encouraged by a lots of positive

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responses and they say they have been looking at all ideas but are

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sticking to their guns with the fact that services will have to change.

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The consultation runs until the end of September. An award-winning

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children's author is joining me now. Good evening. Do you accept

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libraries are traded drain on taxpayers and one of the least

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painful cuts? I do not accept that. Libraries are an organisation that

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develop literacy and it is one of the key things that will make young

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people able to compete on the world market. Education is the key to the

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future. Lincolnshire county council say that fewer than 20% of people

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borrowed items in the last year. That is still one set of the people

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and they should look at other areas we the law libraries are being

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closed. This appears to have been through leadership in that locality.

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They want to look first at the Royal leadership. They want to look at the

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Rhone leadership and opening hours. Kerry Deeley has said that libraries

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have been around too long and are no longer relevant. -- Terry Deary. He

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is only minority of one. Virtually every writer and author has gotten

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behind supporting our libraries. Terry Deary likes to be contrary and

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that is his choice but the overwhelming literary world are in

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support. They have been around for 150 years and they cost taxpayers

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and affect the sales of writers and small book shops. It is not true

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that not many people go. 3 million visits last year. They borrow more

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than just books, and they use computers and get access to jobs and

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all sorts of services. It is a cheap service at �900 million out of a

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huge budgets. The cost to the public if young people are illiterate and

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disaffected will be much bigger than �900 million.

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Thank you for your time. What role do you think libraries should have

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in our towns and cities? Shouldn't they be top of the list in saving

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money? We will have some before we Commissioner says American-style

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"drunk tanks" could be the key to reducing the strain on emergency

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services. Matthew Grove says having the ability to hold drunk people in

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cells until they've sobered up would prevent alcohol related crime taking

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place later in the night, allowing more police to remain on the streets

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and freeing up ambulances too. with my own eyes how they were

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reviewing meeting on public places in front of people and falling

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asleep in front of people's doors. It is not serious crime but it is

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very damaging for communities and we have to do more to stop it from

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happening. It's hoped a multi-million pound

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regeneration project will improve accommodation on a Hull estate - and

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bring jobs to the area. This was one of two council tower blocks being

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demolished on Orchard Park to make way for new housing. Councillors say

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contracts for the redevelopment work should go to local companies. It's

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hoped a multi-million pound regeneration will improve housing on

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a Hull estate, and bring jobs to the area. Keep the economy in Hull. We

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don't want outside contract is coming down and then driving away.

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We want to keep jobs for the local people. Still ahead on the programme

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tonight. Hull FC closes in on the super league play-offs. And the East

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Yorskhire farmer hoping his bumper crop brings him an official world

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record. The photos are coming in and I chose

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tonight's. Belmont transmitter at Donnington on Bain taken by Richard

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Enderby. Thank you indeed. Twitter, Keeley was wearing some lemon

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trousers. Where did she get them? This is a news programme. I can't

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remember where they are from. sandals! He has a lovely pair of

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lemon trousers. Tomorrow looks like a slight improvement on today, not

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quite as windy and not so many showers but there will be a fair

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amount of cloud. On Wednesday, a very weak warm front and then

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temperatures will recover, moving from the low teens to the early 20s.

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We have seen a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. There

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has been some heavy rain in the last hour or so and showers will tend to

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move offshore. Becoming brighter so if you are interested in any meteor

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sporting it will be a finite. Temperatures in the towns and cities

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down to around 11 Celsius. In the country said, that little bit

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cooler. To start tomorrow morning, a little bit of patchy messed and some

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sunshine. Increasing cloud through the course of the day and although

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there will be a few showers, not as many as today, so the odd light show

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about. Temperatures just below average at around 19 Celsius.

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Looking further ahead, weapons they starts off brightly and there will

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be some patchy, light rain and Thursday, those showers could again

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be heavy in nature with temperatures on the rise. Lots of rain in the

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forecast for Friday and some of that never worn sandals with white socks.

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A tax on sickness - that's what campaigners from the Royal College

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of Nursing have called the planned increase in parking charges at

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Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals. From the 1st of September

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parking costs will almost double for some patients and visitors to the

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hospitals, making them the highest parking charges at any hospital

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within East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Emma Massey reports.

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Parking charges at hospitals have always been a subject for debate.

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Parking at these hospitals is about to become more expensive. For

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patients like this, who comes on a regular basis with her son, it'll

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hit her hard. Not just visiting, actual scans and appointments and it

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adds to the cost and time to get here. There are lots of restrictions

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on the parking, so it is a strain on finances. When the charges come into

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force the will no longer be a free 20 minute periods. It will instead

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be charged at �2 50 for the first hour. From first September, two

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hours of parking will increase to �3 50. Over four hours will increase to

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�5. Campaigners say most outpatients and visitors need to use the car

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park for between two and four hours and it is the best charge and that

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is increasing by 50% which they say is unacceptable. They are putting

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car parking charges up by 50% which is a tax on sickness. It will make

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parking in North Lincolnshire hospitals by far and away the most

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expensive parking anywhere on the south bank of the Humber.

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hospital trust say the charges are essential. Disabled people parking

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for longer than two hours will be paying much less, and all the income

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goes towards operating the car parks and the security system, and also

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investing in new lighting. We will also be putting in more parking.

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Whatever patients and visitors think, they will have no option but

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to pay them if they want the convenience of parking directly

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outside the hospital. Another controversial one. I'm sure

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you'll have your thoughts about this story too tonight. The trust says

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the new charges will help pay for improvements to car parking, but how

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will they affect you? Let me know what you think.

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We've had a big reaction to reports that Hull City football club is

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changing it's name. As fans prepare for life in the Premier League,

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owner Assem Allam has announced Hull City AFC will now be called Hull

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City Tigers, and says the name could eventually be shortened again to

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just Hull Tigers. He says it will make the club easier to market

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abroad. There were plenty of responses to this. Dave in Hull

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says, As a season ticket holder, the whenever there's a change some

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Sport now and both Hull Kingston Rovers and Hull FC are counting the

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cost of yesterday's derby after key players limped off injured. Hull FC

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won the match but both clubs are in with a great chance of making the

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play-offs after the defeat of Bradford Bulls. Our sports reporter

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Simon Clark explains. Both Hull Kingston Rovers and Hull FC are

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counting the cost of yesterday's derby after players limped off

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injured. It is the only city derby in the British game. It can be very

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intense at times. Scrum-half Jacob Miller scored but not before a bad

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injury. 8-6 at the break, it was Hull who responded with the

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quickfire tries. Two more tries and it was settled in favour of Hull but

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at a cost. They are saying we can compete with the top sides in the

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competition, so we want to be there in the semifinals and today was very

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important. We are very happy. It is a disappointing loss and we feel we

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could have won today but it was not to be. What does all that pushing

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and shoving add up to? Let's look at the league table where we can see

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that both Hull and Rovers are four points clear with the games to play,

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so they could be just a victory away from securing a place in the

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play-offs. But at a crossed. Greg Eden is out for the rest of the

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season and it? Over Tom Lionel. And you can see highlights and

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discussion from the derby on tonight's Super League Show. That's

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here on BBC One at 11:20. Scunthorpe United drew away at

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Bristol Rovers to remain unbeaten in Legaue Two. -- League Two. The Iron

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hit the post twice but couldn't get the breakthrough. It finished

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nil-nil which leaves them fifth in the table.

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East Yorkshire tennis star Kyle Edmund has won his first competition

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since playing at Wimbledon. An East Yorkshire farmer looks on track to

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enter the Guinness Book of Records for growing the World's biggest

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yield of barley. If successful, John Porter who farms near Aldborough

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will have beaten some of the worst weather conditions in years. Phil

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Connell joined him this morning as the record breaking attempt began.

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20 acres of the finest barley, but could this field produce a

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record-breaking crop? Here on the ground, there was only one way of

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finding out. After months of careful nurturing, this was the moment of

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truth. We all strive to do the best we can. If you grow the best crop,

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that is a good thing. The existing record goes back 24 years and to be

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that, it would have to be the cream of the crop with more than 12 tonnes

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for every hectare of land. Could this be the worst kind of year to

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break this record? In autumn the ground was wet and soggy and in the

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spring, temperatures were they coldest they'd been 50 years. To

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become a record-breaker, it needs to meet required standards in things

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like moisture. It is the rigorous testing process and the Guinness

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book of records leaves nothing to doubt. We have very tight

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regulations to make sure that all our clients. This is a big one sort

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is very exciting. I think it will be very close and if we achieve it it

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will be good. We will find out by the end of the week it has attempt

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has been successful. Too close to call tonight for the farmer aiming

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to put this small part of Yorkshire in the spotlight.

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Good luck to John. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines. Labour finds itself in hot water

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after it takes on two of Britain's biggest retailers over jobs for

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foreign workers. Farmers call for a badger cull to

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protect their cattle, saying government plans for a vaccination

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against TB are a complete waste of money.

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Tomorrow's weather and a dry and a bright start with good spells of

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sunshine. Cloud spreading later with the risk of a few light showers.

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Some responses coming in on the libraries. Libraries are a vital

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part of our community. I take out at least five books every week which I

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could never afford to buy. Libraries are not just about

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borrowing books. I visit mine as a peaceful haven where a person can

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sit and relax with no noise. Also talking about raising parking

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charges. A ridiculous idea, it will force more cars to park on nearby

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