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warmer. That is it from us. Now the news teams where you


are always there for us. I suppose they are more like friends. The


Minimum Practice Income Guarantee is a top up payment given to some GP


practices. In East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, 63 surgeries receive


it, getting a total of £2.3 million. The NHS is phasing it out to create


a fairer system of funding for GPs with money shared out more


equitably, depending on the numbers of patients and their needs. The


government is choosing to take away from doctors a large sum of money


that we use to pay for our staff. It is inevitable this is going to


affect patient services. It's several tens of thousands of pounds


per year, per practice. GPs are going to struggle to keep going with


this sort of loss. Villagers here in Rippingale in Lincolnshire know what


effect closures can have. The doctors' shut in March, its school


and full—time post office have gone, too. Awful, another service gone.


There will be people, possibly, isolated in their own homes, who we


don't know about, who might be suffering. It's an attractive place


to live but come winter some parts of the countryside can be completely


cut off. That's when the true value of rural surgeries is felt, but they


are expensive to run. Some getting twice the amount of money, per


patient, than city practices. The government says that has to stop.


It's starting in 2014. They're taking seven years to allow GP


practices to adjust to the fact they're only going to get paid for


the patients they actually have. So some surgeries will actually get


more money, others will have to find a way to provide the same service


with less. I'm joined by Dr Richard Vautrey, who represents the British


Medical Association who speak on behalf of GPs. Good evening. What


effect do you think getting rid of these top up payments will have on


smaller GP practices? It could have a major impact. It is a direct


result of a government imposing unacceptable contract changes


against the will of GPs and against the advice of the BMA. They simply


did not listen to us about how damaging these changes could lead if


they did not implement them in the right way. Isn't this just GPs


saying that they want more money? It is not about more money, it is about


how the money is distributed. There will be some practices the game as a


result of this process but there will inevitably be some outliers and


it might well be that some small, rural practices would not be


sustainable on a national contract will need that additional money to


enable services to continue. If you see more patients, you should get


more money, it is as simple as that, surely? We should ensure that


practices can be sustainable but there are some special


circumstances. Some practices will not be sustainable. We have to look


at each individual practice very carefully. There will be those


outliers that need to be looked at. People will be interested in this


from rural places. Could some GP surgeries have to close down because


they cannot be sustained? I hope that is not the case, but it could


be, if the Government does not work with us closely and come up with


answers quickly. Practices need—to—know, because this is


starting from April next year, and at the moment the Government and NHS


England, charged with putting these plans in place, are simply not


giving us answers to the questions that we are asking. I'm sure you


will have a view on this story, should rural GPs continue to receive


extra funding from the Government? Or maybe you think these rural


services don't need protecting? We have lost post offices and village


shops. Should GP surgeries be ring fenced? You can contact us.


In a moment, no guarantees on the future of Lincolnshire's Police


commissioner as investigations continue into why he suspended his


Chief Constable. It's the busiest time of year for our seaside resorts


but one of the main sea front car parks in Skegness will be closed


over the weekend after more than a hundred travellers set up camp. East


Lindsey District Council says it started legal proceedings as soon as


they arrived and hopes to minimise disruption. The travellers who say


they've come to Skegness for a celebration, thought to be a wedding


could now be forcibly removed. Jessica Lane reports. It is a


300—space car park on the seafront with no room for holiday—makers. It


has become a travellers site for 100 people and more are expected. The


local government secretary Eric Pickles said that councils must act


quickly to clamp down on all authorised travellers sites. When


this issue happened, the relative is that there was a clear process that


we have to go through, in law, and we cannot deviate from that,


otherwise we will get nowhere. They have to get court permission to


serve the travellers with notice and if they do


days they can be forcibly removed. We have spoken to some of the


travellers. None wanted to be interviewed but they said they are


here for a family gathering and say that they are not planning to stay


long—term. One business owner says he welcomes custom from everyone. We


had the bar for last night from locals and the travelling community


and they got on fantastically well, no problems at all. Townspeople say


they are concerned about the possibility of trouble. They have a


pitch, they should keep to it. I would have thought they could have


picked a better place than a seaside town. The police told me that


travellers come every year but there is no increase in crime connected


with their visit. They put extra officers on patrol during the summer


months but are not concerned about trouble over the weekend. The


council says that there will be 24—hour security around car parks in


the town to make sure that the rest remain open. Jessica is that the


travellers camp in Skegness at the moment. Is there any indication how


long they are going to stay? The travellers I have spoke to said they


don't expect to be here much longer than the weekend, but this is quite


a sensitive issue for Skegness. In 2000, as some people might


remember, hundreds of travellers came over Christmas and New Year. It


meant some of the bars and clubs closed for a short time. Everyone I


have spoken to has said they do not expect anything like that to happen


this time round. The police expect this to be a peaceful visit and they


expect the travellers to be leaving early next week. A reminder of the


ways that you can contact us. Thank you for watching. A children's


paddling pool in Hull — believed to be source of a bacteria that made


children ill — is to stay closed for the rest of the summer. 18 children


from Hull and East Yorkshire had the cryptospiridium bug. Hull City


Council says the pool at East Park is still being tested for bacteria.


Network Rail says is doesn't know when it will be able to lift a new


railway bridge into place in Hull. Engineers say they're being delayed


by ground conditions as they try to dig concrete piles. Traffic on


Spring Bank is still disrupted. An influential committee of MPs is to


visit Lincolnshire as part of its investigation into the role of


police and crime commissioners. The Home Affairs Select Committee has


criticised the way Lincolnshire's Chief Constable was suspended by the


force's commissioner, Alan Hardwick. Yesterday, a report into that


suspension cleared the chief constable Neil Rhodes of any


wrongdoing. However, the select committee believes questions still


remain about the way the matter was handled by the commissioner. It is


very clear that there are lessons to be learned as a result of what


happened over this issue and I think that Peter Fahey's report draws a


line under this issue but people need to learn the lessons that come


out of this sorry state of affairs. This story has had a lot of response


after we talked about it last night. That is a reference to the crime


commission. —— commissioner. Alan Hardwick is also under scrutiny from


the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel. I spoke to Chris Cook who's


leading their investigation and asked him whether they had full


confidence in the commissioner. We are looking at the investigation


from Sir Peter Fahey. We are carrying out a full review, and we


cannot comment on it until we interview the Commissioner, himself.


Some viewers have said that Alan Hardwick has lost all credibility.


the Commissioner is a waste of time, and that he must now resign. There


are two issues, the suspension and the investigation. He was right to


launch that investigation. We are looking at the suspension, as a


panel. Is it working for him as a Commissioner? It is too early to


say. It was new territory for the Commissioner. We are looking at


that, as part of our review —— as part of our review. That is not a


ringing endorsement. It is still too early to say. Your department's


handling of this has been described as shambolic by Keith Vaz MP. Is


that right? We have got full control of the situation. You think that the


legal bill of £37,000 is money well spent when police budgets are being


cut? We look at all the costs, we need to look at the costs of Neil


Rhodes, as well in this. We'll Alan Hardwick the Commissioner in a year


from now? He was elected as Commissioner last year and it is not


in my remit to say that. Will you want Neil Rhodes for this job after


everything he has been through? This has been an open, transparent


process and if Neil Rhodes applies for that, he will go through this


process accordingly. And the story goes on. Coming up on the programme.


Setting off on a Premier League journey, Hull city are back in the


big time. And we're celebrating the Wolds Way — which after more than 30


years — still brings a million people to East Yorkshire each year.


Some fantastic pictures coming up in a moment. If you have got a good one


to send to us, this one is of the Yorkshire walls near Driffield. ——


Wolds. Good evening, Keeley Donovan. One viewer has said that they would


like a calendar that will count down to the next holiday for Paul, and if


you could put it on the back of a signed photograph, that would be


better. Thank you very much for that. I want see you for another


week, Peter, how will you get by? Temperatures rose to 24 Celsius


today, and it will be more unsettled tomorrow. We'll be breezy with rain


at times. You can see those isobars tightly packed. On Sunday it will be


breezier still. We have had some good spells of sunshine today.


Temperatures reaching It will stay dry tonight. Cloud will


tend to thicken with temperatures falling back to around 13 Celsius.


Tomorrow morning, that Breeze will pick up.


Chamorro, cloud will continue to thicken. It will not be washed out,


but it will be quite breezy, so it could feel cooler, and we will have


spells of rain pushing in from the west. The breeze is going to pick up


later tonight and into tomorrow, it could become gusty at times with


temperatures tempered by that breeze. Sunday is going to be


brighter. You cannot rule out some showers across parts of


Lincolnshire. It will still be correct breezy. It will be variable


cloud and more breezy weather on Monday. Some fine weather to come as


pressure builds next week. I was cruel reading out that letter from


Keith, and embarrassing him. It is Keith Taylor of Laceby Road,


Grimsby. He likes you! Have a nice weekend. A farmer from East


Yorkshire has narrowly missed out on a place in the Guinness Book of


Records, for growing the world's biggest yield of barley. John


Porter, who's farm is near Aldborough, had a crop which


measured at 11.9 tonnes for every two and a half acres but needed 12.2


tonnes for a place in the record books. It's just 48 hours before


Hull City step out on to football's biggest stage. The Tigers kick—off


their Premier League campaign at the pre—season favourites Chelsea who


have Jose Mourinho back in charge. Our sports reporter Simon Clark has


been talking to the fans about The Tigers' chances for the coming


season. They were taking time out from the harvest at this east


Yorkshire farm today. The lifelong Hull City fan was looking ahead to a


Premier league season starting at Chelsea. Looking at the game on


Sunday against Chelsea, that is a day out, and we will have a hard


graft to get points at home, so survival is key. The Premier league


is going to be harder than the last time, but we have got better players


and a better manager, so hopefully we will be all right. Obviously


playing all these big teams again, hopefully, we can stay in the


Premier league longer the last time. Nobody knows what the players are


feeling better than Dean Windass. He is confident that the club can


progress. I think anything is a bonus, if you stay up, if you finish


fourth from bottom, that is a massive achievement. Mike Morgan has


written about the Tigers for three decades for national newspapers. He


thinks that they will do OK this season. It is the younger guys who


could be a surprise package that I am looking forward to. And this is


the man plotting the downfall of the Tigers. He is called Jose. Teams


come from the lower divisions with the fantastic mentality. These are a


team that we have to look at these matches. All roads lead to Stamford


Bridge, it seems, but this one will take you to your. This will be


watched in 183 different countries. Millions of people around the world


will be watching Hull City this weekend. So, the Tiger nation is on


the move. Destination, Premier League. Someone


to Stamford Bridge by mistake. BBC Radio Humberside will have full


commentary on Hull City's first match back in the Premier League on


Sunday, the coverage starts from three o'clock. Before that they will


have commentary on Scunthorpe United's match against Dagenham and


Redbridge tomorrow on their FM frequency. Grimsby Town's match at


Welling will be on AM, DAB and online. BBC Radio Lincolnshire will


have full commentary of Lincoln City match against Forest Green.


After their derby win, Hull FC play Salford where another victory could


guarantee a place in the play—offs. Both teams suffered injuries to


players in the game, but Coach Peter Gentle says his side is fully


focussed on tonight's match despite their Challenge Cup final only a


week away. I think that they will be a dangerous proposition. Ryan


McGoldrick will come back to haunt us. We are expecting them, so we


will try and protect ourselves. We have got to go at it full tilt. And


you can hear commentary of Hull FC's game tonight on BBC Radio


Humberside. Kick—off in that match is at 8pm. And they've also coverage


from Hull KR's match with Leeds Rhinos from eight o'clock as well.


140 tribute acts will arrive in East Yorkshire this weekend for a music


festival. Tribfest, which is in its seventh year will feature groups


paying homage to acts like Pink Floyd and the Kings of Leon at


Sledmere House near Driffield. When we first started out, we could not


afford it, and now we are in the ideal place, miles from anywhere, a


beautiful sight. It is the Knebworth of the North! For more than 30 years


the Yorkshire Wolds Way has been one of our most scenic and inspiring


walks. These days its enjoyed by almost a million people every year


but despite that many parts remain largely undiscovered. Over the next


four weeks our Environment Correspondent Phil Connell will


explore the walks future and meet some of the people who live and work


on this dramatic landscape. Tonight he looks at the history of the Wolds


Way and how this special part of Yorkshire became a designated


National Trail. It could be Yorkshire's best kept secret. After


30 years as a recognised tourist attraction, the Wolds Way still seen


as an undiscovered gem. It is a journey that starts at the Humber


Bridge and winds its way through 79 miles of countryside, ending in the


seaside town of Filey. To walk it comfortably takes five or six days.


In the 1960s, the story of the Wolds Way began. A group of local ramblers


were to have this, their favourite area, recognised as a designated


walk. It took 14 years of campaigning but in 1982, the Wolds


Way was created and the rest, as they say, is history. These days,


around 800,000 people walk parts of the Wolds Way every year. Each of


them grateful to those early campaigners, who fought to establish


a legal right of way. It was violent at times. The gamekeepers were a bit


hard. They had sticks on them. Put people in hospital, and in court,


and in prison, but it is a good legacy. Today, preserving the legacy


has fallen to a new generation of walkers. These ramblers from Market


Weeton walk here at responsibly. —— at least once a week. Do you feel


selfish keeping this as a well—kept secret for Yorkshire? A little bit,


yes. The distinctive landscape enjoyed by


ramblers is also steeped in history. Ancient churches are often


at the centre of village life and a long the Wolds Way there is one


local family to thank for their survival. This church was pretty


much derelict and required a massive amount of work because it had been


neglected. employed to renovate 19 local


churches. Saint Edith's at Bishop Wilton is a fine example. The floor


is an exact copy of one you would find in the Vatican. It is work that


today would have cost millions of pounds, and all that was paid for by


Sir Tatton Sykes and his son. What would have happened to this church?


It would have been derelict. It has been completely reconstructed. That


is what would have happened. These churches were not just built for


worship, but the people to do all kinds of social things, to have


parties, this was the community centre, if you like. Along the


route, there are many more secret gems to be found. Behind this


beauty, hundreds of years of history is waiting to be discovered. The


beautiful place that we live in. We are very lucky. We should never take


it for granted. Some fantastic shots from cameraman, Peter Thompson.


Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines. More


bloodshed in Egypt — at least 38 people have been killed today in


clashes between protesters and security forces. People have been


warned that they could lose GPs surgeries in rural areas because of


changes to funding. And the weather, Ted Richards getting up to around 20


sources, with breezes and showers. You have been getting in touch about


GP surgeries in rural areas. Daniel has said, it is always rural areas


that suffer. We are paying higher taxes than ever. The government


gives billions of money to overseas aid whilst standards of living


decline. And talking about the travellers arriving in Skegness.


John says why don't the police get down there and check their vehicles


and move them on? Philip says, why do the councils allow these people


to park up and upset locals? Thank you for getting in touch not just a


night but this week. Have a good weekend.


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