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


growing population, Boston is told to prove its case for more


government funding. The very significan influx of Eastern


Europeans who are here to work has created strain on the provision of


services across the borough. After 80,000 people go to the Freedom


Festival, is it enough for Hull to win City of Culture? It demonstrates


what a great city Hull is, what a great cultural offer it's got.


How increasing litter from beaches on the East Coast is killing our sea


birds. Green with envy. The baker whose new


shop front is turning heads in Louth. There have been thunderstorms


around today, join me later for the forecast.


England, and today Boston in Lincolnshire spelled out to the


government why it should get extra money from the government. People in


the area say services including health and education are under


massive pressure. From sleepy market town to multi—cultural melting pot.


The changes in Boston have been profound. It's claimed more than 60


languages are now spoken here and that brings with it pressures and


costs. One of the problems is getting those patients understood by


the doctors and nurses. We employ a translator, we have done for the


last 18 months, who sits in with the doctors and nurses specifically to


translate for the patient. So we make sure there's a full medical


history. Census figures show that in 2001, nearly 56,000 people lived in


the town, but now that figure is nearly 65,000. Up by more than 15%.


Much of this recent growth has come from Eastern European migrants


working in the fields and factories of Lincolnshire.


Population pressure has been a long running concern in this town. But


now the council is claiming that the official figures actually


underestimate Boston's rapid growth and they're calling for special help


from the government. That of course means more money but the Minister


who could provide it wants more evidence that it's needed. I put a


challenge out to the council itself National Statistics is still


underestimating, and I understand the case they put, particularly with


houses of multiple occupation, I am happy to work with them to see how


we can evidence that in a way that we can look at the funding formula.


The strain is felt across the system. There are, for example, in


one of the excellent primary schools in the centre of Boston, Park


School, 68% of the children in that school don't have English as a first


language and there are 16 or 17 different languages.


This is a town where people have taken to the streets to protest at


the impact of growing numbers of immigrants. But there are also those


who believe population growth is a benefit to the system not a drain on


it. We've got more people coming through the doors to look for


volunteering work. Coming over from eastern Europe, they may not have


exactly the skills that are needed for this country, they're not


translateable, and it helps them to enhance their job prospects. The


meeting with the minister was described as constructive. But it'll


be February next year at the earliest before any decisions are


made about extra money from Whitehall to help this growing town.


I asked Councillor Peter Bedford, the leader of Boston Borough


Council, why Boston should get more money from the government?


Quite simply because of the number of migrant population that we now


have in Boston which the government are not paying us for. But the


government says the figures are 65,000, are you saying that is not


accurate? We think it is ten or 12,000 on top of that. We are


collecting the figures from GP surgeries and the doctors throughout


the Boston Borough area. You believe the senses is out by about 12,000?


Absolutely. That is our estimation. Have you been fobbed off by the


minister, or are you taking this as a challenge? We are taking it very


much as a challenge and have not been fobbed off. The minister was


very good this morning. He listened to the people around the table. We


had health providers, schools, everybody around this table and the


Minister said that he was so pleased to have come and heard it all. Can


you prove it? I am sure that we can. And if you cannot, you just have to


lump it ? If the government have new initiatives, they can try them out


in Boston. Do you think that Boston should be a special case quez—mac


yes, I do. The Minister is from great Yarmouth. They have a similar


problem. Should towns with high levels of


population growth get extra money to fund more health and education?


In a moment. Police say there'll be no further


action against a UKIP councillor accused of online racist comments.


The head of Hull's bid to be UK City of Culture in four years says the


weekend's successful Freedom Festival has improved the city's


chances of winning. It's estimated 80,000 people attended the three day


festival. Caroline Bilton reports. From morning, until night. For three


whole days, thousands of people came to experience Hull's Freedom


Festival. The moment when the Viking ship left the Wilberforce statue,


the New York brass band were playing and all the young people walking in


the procession started singing. Suddenly there was a sense this was


going to be really special. This was the start. 1,000 people


parading through the streets with torches, culminating in a recital of


Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech. Thank God almighty! We are


free at last! But could Hull dare to dream and become a City Of Culture?


It was a question many were asking. It does do wonders for a place. It


would be great. Without being biased it really deserves it because it has


changed a lot, I think, in the last five or ten years. Hull has got more


to offer. It deserves it. From indie band The 1975 performing


to a capacity crowd to local artists entertaining the younger generation


in Queens Gardens, this was a platform for talent and a taste of


what could be coming Hull's way should its bid be successful. Things


are on the up. It is down to people trying, really. Looking at Hull in a


positive light, rather than a negative light. I think this event


has been a real calling card for our City Of Culture bid. It demonstrates


what a great city Hull is, what a great cultural offer it's got and


also that we can put together really fantastic events, really


This street was packed with people world—class, high—class events.


This street was packed with people 24 hours ago. The festival is all


but a memory now. It was a platform for local talent, a spectacle for


those watching. Organisers are hoping it has been enough to catch


the eye of the City Of Culture judges.


And the director of Hull's bid for city of culture Andrew Dixon will be


live on our late news at 10.25 here on BBC One.


Police investigating the murder of a newborn baby in South Lincolnshire


say a 16—year—old girl arrested is receiving hospital treatment. The


body of a baby boy was found at a house in Baston near Stamford last


Thursday. A postmortem examination showed the child died from an airway


obstruction. A new school has opened in Hull


today for 600 children who will also attend classes on a Saturday. The


Boulevard School is the first so called free—school in the city. It


won't be controlled by the local authority and has more freedom to


teach outside the traditional curriculum, as well as setting its


own term times. The first thing is it's about


further parental choice. Schools being planned in collaboration with


Hull City Council. There's long been identified a need for a school in


this particular area. Talking to parents, and families, and people in


this community, they are looking forward to having their school in


their community. Lincolnshire Police say they're


taking no further action against a UKIP councillor who was accused of


posting racist comments on Facebook. Chris Pain has always denied the


allegations. Gemma Dawson is following the story. What's been


Councillor Pain's response? Well, Chris Pain's always maintained


his innocence, claiming his Facebook account was hacked. Since May,


Lincolnshire Police have been investigating allegations that he


posted racist comments on the internet. Today, though, they've


announced that they'll be taking no further action against him or the


wider UKIP membership locally. This afternoon, Chris Pain told Look


North he's relieved after Police confirmed the news. They confirmed


last week that I've not got a case to answer and the case was closed.


Obviously, it's been a very saddening crime, especially as I've


got friends of all nationalities who I holiday with on a regular basis.


It's been very upsetting for myself, for my family for these false


accusations. Lincolnshire Police say they take all allegations of hate


crime extremely seriously, but they admit there are many factors that


make such an investigation very complex. In a statement, Detective


Inspector Andy Wardell, urges people to contact the police immediately if


they see any racist comments online and not to post any responses


because he says that can potentially hinder an investigation. I have


contacted the UK Independence Party as well this afternoon, but they've


declined to comment. Thank you.


Still ahead tonight. 150,000 people see the world's best


riders at Burghley. Seeing red. The baker whose new


green shop front is turning heads in Louth.


Take the photographs coming in. If you have one you are proud of, send


it in. Good evening. So many complaints


about the Thursday forecast. It did not rain in Grimsby at all on


Friday. I have not come on here to listen to your viewers whingeing.


I have come on here to give an accurate detailed forecast.


I was in Headingley in the pouring rain all day.


There have been some big thunderstorms this afternoon.


Tomorrow will be windy and cool, especially towards the coast.


Coastal Gail Plews Mike are possible. —— coastal gales.


Thankfully, those storms will push out to sea. There will be scattered


showers following in from the North, but we will ten Toulouse their


intensity. —— tend to lose. Temperatures of eight or nine


Celsius. The sun will rise in the morning. Roundabout six 25. There


will be some brightness in the West, at coastal areas will see patchy


rain coming down from the North. That patchy rain could extend


inland. West of that, it will be mostly dry. But the wind will pick


up. It will feel pretty chilly in the afternoon. Highs of 55 degrees.


Patchy rain later. Thursday is looking not too bad, mostly dry.


That is the accurate forecast. Don't you worry about these, I would


apply to them. —— I will reply. See you tomorrow.


There were tears of joy at the Burghley Horse Trials for one local


rider who had the best time for a new rider at the prestigious event.


Alex Postolowsky thanked her horse Ginger and her mum. As 150,000


people turned up to watch the world's best riders, millions of


pounds changed hands at the event's fashionable shopping stalls. Jill


Archbold reports. At 28, Alex is young for a top event


rider. Her debut could not have gone better. I did not think it would


actually happen. It was amazing. Alex left with a grant to help pay


for training. It is amazing. She has tried so hard with little help, it


is fantastic. Gary finished in one of the top... He is always looking


alert. And therefore owners who championed the sport as well. When I


was a child, I used to watch it on the television. I used to come with


my family and I never thought I would be in a position to have a


horse here. And then there would be —— and then there were those who


were simply interested in the sunshine. It is a lovely,


entertaining day. For equestrian fans Burghley is all about spending


time getting close to the action. Here at the trade stands, it is


about spending of a different kind, proving that shopping is just as


important as show—jumping. Burghley Horse Trials, other than the horse


trials themselves, as a shopping venue, is billed as the best


shopping outside Bond Street. Shopping or show—jumping, this


internationally recognised competition shows no sign of


slowing. Would you challenge someone who left


litter on a beach? According to one marine expert, plastic litter on the


beach is killing hundreds of sea birds, badly affecting important


colonies north of Bridlington. Paul Rose says if people leave litter, we


should challenge them or pick it up ourselves. His research for


tonight's Inside—Out here on BBC One found dead birds with stomachs full


of plastic. Here's a look at the programme.


You might wonder where we would be without plastic in our lives. But we


are not the only species to have developed a special relationship


with the synthetic material. At Britain's biggest mainland gannet


colony at Bempton near Bridlington, generations of birds have learnt to


live with our waste, lining their nests with discarded plastic netting


and ropes. But wildlife and plastics do not mix well. And to find out


more, I am going to get closer to a sea bird than I have ever done


before. It's not a pretty sight, seeing what these birds have eaten,


but it is the best way of gauging how much trapped plastic is being


consumed. Research shows that starvation is a common cause of


death. I spoke to Paul Rose and asked him


how so much plastic ended sea.


It blows in. It is us. We consume a huge amount of plastic. And either


accidentally, or deliberately, we end up with loads of it coming down


the rivers, coming off the land and dumped in the sea itself. Then the


ocean currents bring it around and dump it back on the beach. How do


you feel about people when you see them leave the beach and they just


leave their rubbish behind? We can't have people doing that. Things do


blow a way when you're having a family picnic and the wind comes up.


Of course there will be accidental bits of plastic. But people actually


leave their rubbish on the beach. I have seen it. I think a bit of


direct action. Having in the last few years focused on marine debris,


I am pretty good at going up to people and telling them they cannot


leave it. If there's any debate, I will pack it up myself. Tell us


about the fulmar. You found some rubbish in its stomach when you did


an autopsy. Yes, all the beautiful fulmars that we are finding on the


coast of Britain, in their stomachs is plastic. It is just amazing. Take


a tiny piece of plastic, when we find that in the bird's stomach, the


equivalent size is 100 times. It is like having a plastic dinner plate


in our stomach. Every single bird, we cut them open and found plastic.


Do the birds then learn to live with it or does it cost them their lives?


It costs them their lives. They live with it for a little while, but it


takes up room that would have food in it. The plastic degrades and puts


toxins into the body and kills the bird. Would you challenge someone


who left litter on a beach? Would you pick it up yourself? What should


be done to reduce plastic in the sea? That programme...


A baker from Louth in Lincolnshire who took on the government over what


became known as the pasty tax is in trouble with his local council over


the colour of his shop. Although many shoppers like the freshly


painted bright green front of Pocklington's Bakery, it breaks


strict rules on character and appearance laid down by English


Heritage. Jessica Lane has the story.


Whether you call it lime green, apple green or bottle green, it has


got some seeing red. Just days after this shop front in Louth was


repainted, the owners got a letter from the council telling them the


new shade was not in keeping with the local conservation area. We knew


we could not change the colour to a different colour, but we were not


aware that we could not change the shade of green to a lighter shade of


green. It's disappointing. We tried to enhance the marketplace by giving


it a fresher colour and we appear to have done something wrong. East


Lindsey District Council says that the paint should be changed because


Louth is an historic town and shops should use colours that suit their


age and character. It said sensitive because this building is


Grade II listed. English Heritage says that means it is recognised as


being of architectural and historic interest. Listed building, times


change and I think it is important to move with the times. I don't see


why they should change it really. It's tidy, it's clean. Looks great.


It seems a bit ridiculous really. It looks all right to me. It is


preposterous. They are spending money to get this altered. It


brightens the place up. Pocklington's are no strangers to a


battle. When the government introduced VAT on hot baked goods,


commonly known as the pasty tax, they travelled to London to protest.


But they say they are not going to take on East Lindsey District


Council and English Heritage on this issue and they will, in fact, be


changing the paint to a more palatable shade soon.


In Rugby League, both our teams are preparing for the Super League


playoffs. Hull KR lost their final league game of the season yesterday.


They were beaten 34—22 by the London Broncos. The Robins now go to St


Helens for their play off on Saturday. Hull FC entertain Catalans


on Friday night. In football, Scunthorpe United are


still looking for their first win since the opening day of the season.


They went in front thanks to a Niall Canavan header at Northampton this


weekend. But the home side equalised with just 12 minutes left through


Clive Platt. This goal meant the game finished


1—1. A professional dancer from North East Lincolnshire has been


paired with one of the BBC's best known faces in Strictly Come


Dancing. Kevin Clifton from Waltham with


Grimsby will dance with the presenter Susanna Reid in the


series. The couples were revealed on Saturday and they now have some


practice time before the next show. It was one of the last weekends of


the year for big summer festivals and events. Over the last three


days, we have been out along with tens of thousands of people who have


been enjoying what's on offer in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.


59 years ago I was in that. I was 12 years old at the time and I had a


ride in it. What the men went through during


World War One is just unbelievable. Very exciting and vibrant. We like


the dancers. take it all in. It's got a nice,


family feel to it as well. I very busy weekend and are part of


the world. Russia has offered to break the


deadlock over Syria's chemical weapons.


And council leaders in Boston have said that there figures are 20%


bigger as they plead for extra money from the government. Tomorrow's


weather. A dry bright start, clouding over with rain spreading


from the north, especially in coastal areas. Feeling chilly.


Maximum temperature 13 Celsius. On immigration, about time the


government took some notice. Boston is in ruins and needs help. Clear


says, the government doesn't need to get more evidence. When I lived in


Spain, if I wanted a translator, I had to pay for it myself, so why


should we pay for it here for migrants? Good night.


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