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six. On BBC One,

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

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

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government funding. The very significan influx of Eastern

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

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

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

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

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

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birds. Green with envy. The baker whose new

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

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around today, join me later for the forecast.

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England, and today Boston in Lincolnshire spelled out to the

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

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the area say services including health and education are under

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Much of this recent growth has come from Eastern European migrants

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working in the fields and factories of Lincolnshire.

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

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now the council is claiming that the official figures actually

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

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

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

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challenge out to the council itself National Statistics is still

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

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

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

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

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

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

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language and there are 16 or 17 different languages.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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be February next year at the earliest before any decisions are

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

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I asked Councillor Peter Bedford, the leader of Boston Borough

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

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

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

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

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

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collecting the figures from GP surgeries and the doctors throughout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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problem. Should towns with high levels of

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

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

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action against a UKIP councillor accused of online racist comments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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to a capacity crowd to local artists entertaining the younger generation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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also that we can put together really fantastic events, really

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

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

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

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

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the eye of the City Of Culture judges.

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

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

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Police investigating the murder of a newborn baby in South Lincolnshire

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

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

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

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obstruction. A new school has opened in Hull

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

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

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

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teach outside the traditional curriculum, as well as setting its

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

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further parental choice. Schools being planned in collaboration with

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

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

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

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their community. Lincolnshire Police say they're

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

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

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

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

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

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Lincolnshire Police have been investigating allegations that he

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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accusations. Lincolnshire Police say they take all allegations of hate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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declined to comment. Thank you.

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

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riders at Burghley. Seeing red. The baker whose new

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green shop front is turning heads in Louth.

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

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it in. Good evening. So many complaints

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

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

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

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I was in Headingley in the pouring rain all day.

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There have been some big thunderstorms this afternoon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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entertaining day. For equestrian fans Burghley is all about spending

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

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

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

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

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

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internationally recognised competition shows no sign of

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slowing. Would you challenge someone who left

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

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beach is killing hundreds of sea birds, badly affecting important

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

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

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

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

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

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are not the only species to have developed a special relationship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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consumed. Research shows that starvation is a common cause of

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death. I spoke to Paul Rose and asked him

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how so much plastic ended sea.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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strict rules on character and appearance laid down by English

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Heritage. Jessica Lane has the story.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lindsey District Council says that the paint should be changed because

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

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age and character. It said sensitive because this building is

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

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being of architectural and historic interest. Listed building, times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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changing the paint to a more palatable shade soon.

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

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

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

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

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on Friday night. In football, Scunthorpe United are

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

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

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

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Clive Platt. This goal meant the game finished

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

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

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Dancing. Kevin Clifton from Waltham with

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Grimsby will dance with the presenter Susanna Reid in the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ride in it. What the men went through during

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

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

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

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the world. Russia has offered to break the

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deadlock over Syria's chemical weapons.

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

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

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

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

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Maximum temperature 13 Celsius. On immigration, about time the

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

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

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

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

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