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weekend. That is all from us. On BBC One we join the news teams where you

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are. Good evening and welcome to BBC Look

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North. The headlines tonight. Drunken criminals to be offered

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counselling instead of court. Also tonight: Lincolnshire Police says it

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will investigate the way officers arrested this man.

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tonight: Lincolnshire Police says it will investigate the way officers

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New rules to keep dogs on leads in seaside towns. And the man

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setting—off to pedal his way.round the world.

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And autumn definitely arrived today, but what are the next few days

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looking Mike? Join me later to find out. —— looking like. People who

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commit minor crimes while they're drunk could avoid court if they

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agree to get alcohol counselling. Humberside Police is starting a

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trial in East Yorkshire offering conditional cautions, instead of

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prosecution. But some are sceptical that it will act as enough of a

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deterrent. Anne—Marie Tasker has the story. It's become an all too common

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sight. Weekend revellers drinking too much — then fined or sent to

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court for minor offences. So now Humberside Police is trialling a new

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approach. Instead of putting offenders through the legal system,

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they'll be sent for alcohol counselling. The condition that is

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attached to seeking treatment is not designed to punish, but to address

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the defend —— offending behaviour, the root cause of it, so it is not

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there as a deterrent, but as a treatment. Around £11 billion is

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spent each year dealing with drink—related crimes in England and

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Wales. It's estimated around 7,000 arrests made by Humberside Police

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for violence last year were drink related. And in East Yorkshire

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alone, 166 people were charged with minor drink—related offences. And

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sending them to magistrates court costs, on average, more than £1,000

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a day. Humberside's Police and Crime Commissioner is spending £20,000 on

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counselling services — like this — instead of sending offenders to

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court. But he denies it's policing on the cheap. It has got nothing to

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do with price. It is about effectiveness. We have court

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processes that cost a huge amount of money and police time, that are

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incredibly inefficient and in most cases, ineffective. The scheme is

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similar to the seminars already offered by Humberside Police to

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speeding drivers. But will it work with drinkers? Dawn Wilkinson was in

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the police but is now landlady at the Windmill pub in Beverley. She's

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sceptical it will deter everyone. There was no point of counselling

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for a bit of a brawl, or weaving against a doorway, but they will get

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around that and if it goes to court after that then they would need to

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be tackled. The pilot scheme won't be used for drinkers who are repeat

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offenders or commit serious offences. And if it works, officers

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in Hull and Northern Lincolnshire will be able to use it in their

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fight againt drunken behaviour, too. I'm joined now by the former

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Barrister and MP for East Hull Karl Turner. Good evening. Costs around

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1200 pounds a day to put someone through magistrates courts for

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drinking offence. Isn't this a better and cheaper way of spending

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taxpayers money? There has to be balanced. I am keen on

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rehabilitation and they don't think people should be prosecuted for

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minor offences, but it matters what constitutes a minor offence. If

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people are behaving badly and anti—socially, spoiling the evening

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for other people, my constituents expect those people to be dealt with

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properly, to face the music and to face the music". Someone commits

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this sort of offence, do you and people watching tonight want to see

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them prosecuted with harsher set resist rather than going off for

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some course and counselling? If it is a petty offence like swearing in

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the street, it probably does not warrant a court hearing, but if it

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is more serious, if it is affray, which is a serious public order

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offence, it should be dealt with by way of a court hearing. These

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offences are always alleged. People should be taken through the courts

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system and the courts should decide the penalty, in my opinion. I think

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my constituents, in the main, would agree with me. But isn't better to

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tackle the behaviour of people and get them off drinking so that they

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are less likely to do the same thing again, rather than prosecute? I am

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very much in favour of rehabilitation otherwise you have

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the revolving door situation where people end up in prison and it costs

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money and they never get rehabilitated. I understand that

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point. I am concerned that this might just be about saving money,

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and if it is serious offences, actual bodily harm or assault, I

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don't know what constitutes a minor offence, but it is offences like

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that, absolutely not, it has to be dealt

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need to see punishment being delivered. I don't think this is

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satisfactory. We want to hear from you on this story, are cautions for

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minor drinking offences a good idea? Maybe you think they should all go

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through the courts? Here's how to contact us.

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We look forward to hearing from you. In a moment. The new centre teaching

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people with eating disorders to enjoy food again. Dog owners in the

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East Riding of Yorkshire are set to face tough new restrictions on

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letting their pets off the lead in public places. The Council has made

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a number of changes affecting parks and tourist resorts, after it said

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that current dog orders were out of date. But some owners say they feel

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they're being marginalised. Amy Cole reports. Off the lead — but for dog

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owners access to beaches, promenades and parks in the East Riding could

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soon become greatly restricted. The council says an urgent review of dog

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orders was needed as it hadn't been done since 2009. This morning

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Cabinet members approved a number of proposals which includes that pets

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must be kept on a lead when being walked on Bridlington and Hornsea

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promenades. They will be banned from 51 new fenced children's play areas.

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And they will have to be on leads in an additional 31 cemeteries and

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graveyards in the East Riding. The council says they are partly due to

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a two month public consultation. The public have said to us that we need

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dog control measures in place. It went for approval from full council

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and Potomac of those areas are to be promenades, beaches, and parks,

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where we have got children fenced play areas. They have not to go in

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the children's fenced play areas but they can go into the parks, off the

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lead. That's good news for Nicky Smedley. She lives in Hull but

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regularly walks Meg near Hornsea where her parents are. But she's not

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happy that Meg will have to be put on a lead at all times on the year

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when she takes her to Hornsea promenade. If they want you to put

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these restrictions in, yes, that is what they want to do, but on the

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promenade, fight could not take my dog to the seaside, for any reason,

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then yes, I would not be happy with that. While dinner is served to Meg,

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the restrictions served to owners may not go down as well. The

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proposals will be put before full council on October ninth, where they

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are expected to be approved. You might also have a view on this

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story, maybe you're a dog owner or do you think that more controls on

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dogs are the right way to go? There was a reminder of the contact

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details if you want to get in touch with us. The leader of UKIP on

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Lincolnshire County Councillor has been suspended from the Party. UKIP

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has confirmed that Chris Pain will face a disciplinary committee — but

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the party wouldn't say why he's been suspended. Yesterday, Police

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announced they were taking no further action against Mr Pain,

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following allegations he made racist comments on Facebook. More than £9

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million of extra money is being made available for the NHS in East

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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to boost services this winter. The Health

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Secretary Jeremy Hunt has given £8 million to the United Lincolnshire

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Trust and £! Lincolnshire Police are investigating the conduct of some of

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their officers after they were filmed arresting a man in his home

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near Boston. The video which was posted on the internet shows fifty

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seven year old James Cushway lying motionless on the floor. James's

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brother claims the officers were heavy handed, verbally abusive and

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unconcerned for his welfare. The family have now made a formal

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complaint. Footage that has prompted a formal complaint. Danny Cushway

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watches the moment arresting officers taunted his brother, who

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lay on the floor — while a neighbour filmed on his mobile phone. This is

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a 60—year—old man, with police officers standing around him,

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taunting him with abuse and taunting him with, we are going to pull his

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testicles. This just should not happen. It happened at Sutterton

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near Boston, just over a week ago. Police came to arrest 57—year—old

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James, who's going through a divorce. He was alleged to have

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broken a court order forbidding contact with family members. Danny

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believes police over—reacted. I had to strenuously request by the time

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got there, with paramedics, that they removed the handcuffs and

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removed the situation that he was in. As police loosen his handcuffs,

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James falls silent. Officers appear to believe he is feigning

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unconsciousness, to obstruct the arrest. Obviously, the officers were

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dealing with someone who was being noncompliant, which can be very

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frustrating. You have got four police officers tied up there, who

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are not able to be elsewhere, dealing with something else. I think

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people will be dismayed at the language that was used, which, in my

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view, was not appropriate. Superintendent Maria Staniland of

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Lincolnshire Police Professional Standards Department said:

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James was taken to hospital, and then held in police custody. The

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next day, he was released on bail without being charged. As police

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investigate, he's staying with family in the south of England. Jake

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is live at Lincolnshire Police Head Quarters for us tonight. How long

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will this investigation by the force take? As you heard that report,

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professional standards department will be carrying out a full

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investigation into the events surrounding the arrest of James.

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This may well take several weeks. There were several officers present

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as you can see on the video and they will have to be interviewed, and the

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video will have to be viewed in its entirety, before any decision can

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made as to what action, if any, needs to be taken. Plans to recruit

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1,000 volunteers into Lincolnshire Police have been defended after

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fewer than 50 people came forward in seven months. The idea was announced

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by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Hardwick, earlier

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this year. His office says it is confident more people will

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volunteer. Scrap metal dealers in East Yorkshire face having to pay

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for licences in order to stay in business. The council wants the

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licences to help reduce metal thefts. They would cost around £400

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and only be issued after a police check. Still ahead tonight: if I go

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back down into here, that is too wet. Finding the perfect conditions

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for a picky plant that was almost extinct. The 16,000 mile journey in

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a rickshaw. Keep your photographs coming in. Tonight's picture is

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entitled 'Rain' at Cleethorpes Club bowling green taken at 5pm last

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night by Richard Hardy. We will not bore viewers with that. Tell him

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that I live locally. He can come round for lunch. That is the best

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for that I have had all day. Let's have a look at the headlines for the

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next 24 hours. It is a bright start tomorrow. There will be rain or

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drizzle spreading from the north—west through the afternoon. It

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is an autumnal feeling day with this weather front coming in from the

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west, bringing rain. Today we have had a swathe of cloud, 40 miles an

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hour wind at Bedlington with temperatures of 11 Celsius. That

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northerly has brought rain to most areas. The rain will pull away

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quickly through this evening. Gale force winds possible and coastal

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areas for the next few hours. That wind will moderate overnight. Clear

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spells developing with temperatures falling to eight Celsius in the

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West. And the times of sunrise. And the high water times.

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Not a bad start, with quite a bit of cloud around, but generally bright

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and dry with hazy sunshine, but it will quickly cloud over. Rain and

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resort moving south and east through the course of the afternoon. It will

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become pretty damp and dreary. Top temperatures, still below average

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for the time of year, 14 Celsius in Hull, and 15 around the Bosch, if

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you are lucky. —— the Wash. It looks like an unsettled weekend to follow.

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That is the forecast. Don't go down there. You even get a free Hankey,

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now, I have noticed. A new treatment centre in Hull could revolutionise

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the way local people with eating disorders are cared for. It's

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estimated that more than 2,000 people across the city suffer from

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some form of anorexia or bulimia. It's hoped the new Evolve Centre

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will reduce the number of patients having to go outside the area for

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specialist help. Our health correspondent, Vicky Johnson

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reports. Claire is 26 and, for more than half her life, she has

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struggled with eating disorders. In the past she has spent months in

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hospital, but with a two—year—old daughter and another baby on the

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way, she is relieved she can be treated closer to home, in Hull. I

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don't have to worry about going out of the area. And not having to think

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about situations like, if I have to go into hospital, where would I go?

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The new Evolve Centre was opened by an Emmerdale actress who has

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overcome anorexia despite a lack of local facilities. He didn't get so

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much support back then because there wasn't enough people who knew about

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it. And there was nothing in Hull. If this had been around back then my

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struggle might have been a lot easier. As well as different rooms

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for counselling, Evolve Centre has kitchen and dining areas where

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people can learn how to cope with food again. It will be giving them

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the life skills, skills to change their behaviour, skills to change

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what currently gets in the way of them getting on with their lives,

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and doing it locally, so that they can still interact with and be part

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of their own life. £500,000 each year is being invested in the new

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service, but for families, the ambition is to do even more. I would

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like to have an inpatient unit as well, but we have got this, and that

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is pretty amazing and very exciting for the city. The new service means

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that people like Clare will be able to receive specialist, intensive

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support, at the same time as enjoying family life. Plastic litter

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which is killing hundreds of sea birds along our coast prompted a

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large response on look North yesterday. Marine experts say

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plastic is blown into rivers and onto beaches where it is eaten by

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birds who can't digest it, and they eventually die. We talked about

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this. We got a big response after the programme last night. Lynda

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emailed to say: Krissy says on the text:

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thank you very much for those. A rare plant that was once on the

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brink of extinction has been successfully reintroduced in East

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Yorkshire. The Greater Water Parsnip might not look like much but it is

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an important native species that needs just the right growing

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conditions. Modern drainage systems had meant it was almost wiped out

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but now with some careful work by conservationists its doing well.

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Surrounded and protected by Reach, it is a long that has not been seen

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in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire for 25 years. But at this nature reserve

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near Driffield, the greater water parsnip is again beginning to

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thrive. It is very much back in its native habitat. Its reintroduction

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into this natural habitat has not been easy. Its position on the edge

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of these water beds has proved to be crucial. It has very exacting

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habitat requirements. It needs marginal shelf which is dry in

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summer, and wet in winter, so just there is fine, and here is not. If I

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go back down into here, that is too wet. It needs to be just there. It

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is quite fussy? You could say that. The problem is it has faced had been

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trained on modern drainage techniques, but here, more

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traditional techniques have been used, and the plant has taken root

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and is beginning to thrive. Attempts to save the plant from extinction

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were made after small samples of it were found at Halsea Mere. Brian is

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behind ensuring survival, propagating thousands of plants in

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his own back garden. It really is an achievement personally, if you think

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where we are, and these are very important. Just because they are not

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currently, they are just as important, because they are so rare.

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Rescued from the brink of extinction, the greater water

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parsnip is again making its presence felt with East Yorkshire playing an

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important role in securing its future. Hull Kingston Rovers'

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skipper Michael Dobson has been cleared to lead the club in their

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play—off knock—out game at St Helens. The Robins have already

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beaten St Helens three times this season with a cup victory and two

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league wins. Dobson, who leaves at the end of the season, remains key

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to Rovers' success. Michael is such a professional. It is all about the

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team, trying to get the boys playing the best they can, and that Michael

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can stay for another couple of weeks, everyone will be glad. A

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horse rider from Lincolnshire has been selected for a World

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Championship event in France. Alex Postolowsky from Market Rasen was

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successful at the Burghley Horse Trials when she had the the best

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time for a new rider at the event. Now she'll go to France later this

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year to compete in the three—day eventing championships for young

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horses. Well done to Alex. It's a journey of more than 16,000 miles

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and could take more than a year. Today Luke Parry from Eastrington

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near Howden has set off around the world on a rickshaw. Crispin Rolfe

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has been to meet him. This is what I can take with me. That is all that I

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can take a one year. That cushion, a sleeping bag, that makes

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a good cushion for a passenger. Now it is by rickshaw that Luke Parry,

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from Yorkshire, is travelling the world. I can take passengers and if

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they want offer me something to eat or something to stay, then that is

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great. His journey will take him from Howden to York before going to

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mainland Europe, and he plans to travel through Iran and India before

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crossing to United States and a 16,000 mile journey which could take

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more than 18 months to complete. What do his mum and dad think of it

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all? I did say that I would come with him but he started to look a

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bit worried! He has given us an invitation to meet up. And so to the

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big sendoff at his old school, where he is repaying his geography teacher

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for all those lessons that helped encourage pupils with their studies.

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Students can have that running dialogue with him as he is visiting

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different locations and can question him about the topical bits that come

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up in their curriculum. What are your thoughts? I cannot wait to get

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on with my big adventure and I am grateful for the support from the

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school. And that this look on his way, his first challenge, the

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British weather —— that is Luke on his way. That is the first testing

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part of it, but I am sure that there will be better days at. Soon he will

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be its heading south for the winter, picking up passengers as he goes.

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Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines, which

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contain flashing images. Coronation Street's Michael Le Vell is cleared

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of all rape and child abuse charges. People who commit minor crimes while

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drunk could avoid court if they agree to counselling, in a trial by

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Humberside Police. Tomorrow's weather forecast. A dry bright start

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with some hazy sunshine. Clouding over with patchy rain or drizzle

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later. Maximum temperature, 15 Celsius. A big response on the

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story. John has said on Twitter: the police commissioner is going soft on

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crime. And many people who drink too much have mental health problems and

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locking them up will make them worse. They need help. And a driver

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has to pay £100 for a driving seminar. Does that mean that drunks

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will have to pay the same amount for counselling instead of going to

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court? These schemes are obviously fairly similar. Alex has e—mailed,

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the thought of people committing minor crimes whilst drunk is

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observed. Keith has said that Matthew Grovess' election slogan

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was, the criminal must pay. He highlighted drunken behaviour as

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being his target for tough, unit of action. He makes it up as he goes

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along. David says, get them into the cause, they put enough strain on the

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NHS in accident and emergency, and this must be tackled. That's all

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from me for now. Have a nice evening. See you tomorrow.

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