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

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rising levels of obesity putting pregnant women and their babies at

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risk. There is risk of pre—eclampsia,

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gestation diabetes, problems with delivery, things like that.

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Learner drivers in Hull face tests on unknown streets because of

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explosions in the city. I feel as though I have just everything done

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right here, and I will start doing everything wrong in Beverley.

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Remembering the past — the film reuniting families of one

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Lincolnshire squadron. Caught on camera — but just what are

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these young men trying to do? It has been a dreary afternoon but is

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tomorrow any better? Join me for the forecast.

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There's a warning tonight that more and more pregnant women across

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Northern Lincolnshire are putting themselves and their babies at risk

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because they're excessively overweight. Figures show that

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nationally one in every five pregnant women is obese, but in

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North and North East Lincolnshire that figure rises to one in four.

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Doctors don't advise dieting when pregnant. However, mums—to—be are

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being warned of the risks of eating for two.

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British people are getting heavier — health professionals say obesity is

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a ticking time bomb for the NHS. But now the obesity epidemic is causing

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serious Nationally, 15—20% of expectant

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mothers are obese — classed as having a BMI over 30. But in North

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East Lincolnshire it's 25%. Louise Broughton is 27 weeks pregnant with

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her second child. She's been going to lifestyle sessions put on by the

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council to help tackle the problem. This service that is available now,

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there was nothing that this in place when I had my son, and I wish it

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was. They tend not to focus on losing weight, but they focus on the

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prevention of putting on excess weight. The problems were

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highlighted in the Channel four series, one born every minute.

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Doctors say the best way for obese women to protect their health and

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their baby's is to lose weight before becoming pregnant. Once

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pregnant, health problems for obese women can include high blood

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pressure, diabetes and mothers are more likely to miscarry or need an

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assisted delivery. They come a lot of complications for those ladies,

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so put a lot of pressure on the hospital. We tell ladies we're here

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to help and support them in a friendly way.

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The programme will soon expand to include personalised exercise and

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gym sessions. Gym supervisor Joss Ryder says that all women should

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still be exercising and watching their weight when pregnant. People

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have this old myth that when a woman becomes pregnant, she should be

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sacked and worshipped for nine months. We're not talking about

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training for marathon. It is just maintaining a healthy body. Louise

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theirs with her diet and exercise back on track, she's doing

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everything she can to reduce the risk to herself and her baby.

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Earlier, I spoke to one of the country's leading obstetricians and

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asked her if we should be worried by the number of pregnant women who are

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obese. Yes. We know obesity is a national

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population. The population is getting more obese. Pregnant women

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are putting themselves and potentially their babies at

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increased risk. What are the risks for a pregnant woman who is obese?

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They can be divided into the risks for her, so in the early part of

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pregnancy or even before, women who were obese may find it more

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difficult to get pregnant, have higher rates of miscarriage early in

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pregnancy and can have higher rates of having babies who might not be

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structurally formed normally. What would you advise a woman who was

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obese? The ideal obese? The ideal thing is for women,

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prior to pregnancy, to get as close to their ideal body weight as

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possible and this includes planning the pregnancy, planning for any

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medical conditions that these women might also have. A large proportion

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of women who have obesity, also have what we call co—morbidity, so there

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would be other medical conditions that they might have. For example

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high blood pressure. Obviously, in this area, some are using the eating

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for two as an excuse, is that a myth? That is a myth. Babies are

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very good at getting the nutrition they need from their mothers. Eating

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for two is generally not a great policy and certainly if you enter

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pregnancy with a high body mass index or are known to be obese, it

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is best to be very careful about your choice of food, eating

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healthily, not eating for two and looking very, very carefully at your

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diet during pregnancy. Thank you for your advice.

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We'd like your thoughts on this story. Are pregnant women doing

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enough to look after their own health? Should they be offered more

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help? Let us know what you think. In a moment: The farmer creating new

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vegetables to persuade us to eat our greens.

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A series of explosions in Hull has lead to the city's driving test

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centre being closed. It means learner drivers will have to travel

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to either Beverley or Bridlington to take their test. The Driving

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Standards Agency took the decision to suspend services in Hull because

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of concerns about health and safety. But some driving instructors say

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it's going to put more pressure on their students. Amy Cole takes up

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the story. In her 80s, Paddy Thomas is

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relearning to drive. She's having lessons in Hull, but soon, she won't

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be allowed to take her test in the city. Instead, she'll have to go to

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Beverley or Bridlington. Not worried, no, but I feel as though I

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have just got everything done right here, and I would have to start

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doing everything in Beverley. The reason for the change in location is

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because explosions at this nearby metal recycling plant are putting

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off nervous drivers. Tests have had to be suspended because of what is

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happening on this site. What are you doing to try to rectify that? In all

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honesty, I don't think it is warranted. We have only had four

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explosions. We don't want to do that, but we have ordered new

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equipment which will be here in the New Year. That will totally

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eliminate any sort of explosion whatsoever. But Paddy's driving

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instructor is annoyed at the inconvenience. He argues that

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forcing learners to take their tests elsewhere will make it harder for

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£20 if they need to pay for an additional hour. The difference is

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they are learning to drive in Hull. This is where they take their

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driving test. Now they are going to have to go to Beverley, which is a

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completely different ball game in Beverley. They need to learn the

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areas they are going to go around and the test centre they are going

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to use in Beverley, which means it is going to cost them extra lessons

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to do that. I would have to pay more, what I would still do it

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because I want to pass my test. The changes will come into force from

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September 23rd and all candidates who have tests booked in Hull after

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that date will be notified. Amy is at the Hull Test Centre this

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evening. What have the Driving Standards authority had to say about

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this? It says it will try to make sure the

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time and date of those tests will have to stay the same. They said

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they are working with the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment

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Agency to try and ensure test can resume here in Hull as soon as

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possible. The manager of the plant which is very close to the test

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centre said to me the DSA has been invited to his site on a number of

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occasions. He was keen to stress there is no danger for anyone

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regarding explosions at the plant. Thank you. This is another story

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we'd like your thoughts on. Is it fair to send learner drivers for

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their tests on unfamiliar roads? Have the Driving Standards Agency

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done the right thing here by suspending tests in Hull?

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David Cameron has told the Commons he'll look at the planning

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permission for a £450 million marine energy park on the Humber after the

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decision was delayed for a third time. Able UK says the wind turbine

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manufacturing site on the south bank will create 4,000 jobs. The

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Transport Minister Norman Baker says he's minded to approve it but wants

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assurances about wildlife. Mr Cameron was challenged about it

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during Prime Minister's Questions. Could I urge the Prime Minister to

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respond to requests from the leader of North think Insha Council to

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intervene to ensure an early determination of the application

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well before the December deadline? I have spoken to my honourable friend

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and his colleagues on a number of occasions about this very important

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investment. We want to see the Humber history become a magnet for

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investment, particularly green energy investment, so I am very

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happy to look at the issue. I am happy to look particularly at the

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issue of planning permission. The Prime Minister. A story we will

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continue to follow. An East Yorkshire Caravan company has

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announced its largest ever order of more than £5 million. Swift

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Caravans, which is based in Cottingham, will manufacture four

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different types of caravan for a national park operator.

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More one—bedroom homes are being made available in Hull after

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derelict flats have been converted. Hull City Council say they've now

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completed renovations on almost 60 empty bedsits in the city.

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There is a very real demand for these properties. Many people who

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would have gone for a two—bedroom flats no because of the bedroom tax

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would have two panama and they cannot afford, so the demand is for

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one—bedroom properties. With the annual harvest now well

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under way, many growers would be happy with a successful potato or

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pea crop. But one Lincolnshire farmer is striving to develop new

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crops. This year, Andrew Burgess is harvesting red sprouts and other

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exotic vegetables. As Linsey Smith reports, vegetable harvests come in

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all shapes and sizes. From potatoes to peas, broccoli to

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beans, the vegetable harvest is in full swing. But one Lincolnshire

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farmer wants to bring something new to our dinner plates. Andrew Burgess

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calls this his sweet shop of veg, his field for inventing vegetables.

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Some of the things we do are just for colour. Some of the things we've

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got here are selected out for flavour. I went to Japan last year

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and I brought back one or two really special things. This is a cross

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between a cabbage and a lettuce. You can shave

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like an iceberg. This isn't just any kohl rabi, it's a melon kohl rabi.

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This is all brand new stuff and we haven't got enough of them to

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actually start selling yet. Maybe next year, four or five acres. Give

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it a try through the shops, if it sells well, we'll scale it up until

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we've got a full scale product. Harvests come in all shapes and

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sizes and while Andrew's using science to develop new varieties,

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fruit and vegetables are being used to teach science here at this small

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school plot in Hull. They are only going to get as big as they are now

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from a lot of sunshine and water. From the secrets to successful

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growing, there's much to be learnt on Victoria Dock School's allotment.

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Wonderful. It's quite hard to be a farmer. It isn't just a case of

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chucking a couple of seeds onto a field and then leaving them for a

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couple of months. It's from watching the plants grow and digging them up.

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Most children would see the food products and eat it without having

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too much knowledge where it's comes from. This way they can see the full

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scope from start to finish from the vegetables to consumption, as well.

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There's many more who would like to be harvesting home grown veg. In

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Hull you could be waiting up to five years for an allotment to become

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available. In Stamford the wait is three years and in North East

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Lincolnshire, a year. But whether you're harvesting vegetables on a

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commercial scale, an experiment, or a lesson, the best bit is the

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tasting as these pupils making French onion soup would agree.

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And there's the first of three programmes tonight looking at

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Britain's harvest. That's on BBC Two at eight o'clock.

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Still ahead tonight: The film bringing families of one wartime

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squadron back together. The search is on to find these

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youths — but just what were they doing?

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Somebody sliced to pictures together. Karen has sliced eight

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pictures together. Look at this panoramic view. Talk among

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yourselves. It goes on a bit. A bit like new.

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— — a bit like you. I had a message from Sandra saying, Peter is welcome

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to have lunch with me any time. Tell him I cannot say much more than a

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microwave meal. Thank you for that. Life is looking

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up. We will look at the headlines now.

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It is looking better tomorrow. Skype will turn brighter and there will be

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a bit of sunshine in the middle of the day in

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another weather front legs, and this will bring rain from the West

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Thursday evening. It has been a dreary afternoon. It has been rainy

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and drizzling. The rain is edging away. In its wake, quite a bit of

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cloud. There could resubmit and patchy fog. It will be a fairly grey

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and to the night. Lowest temperatures, 11 or 12. Any mist and

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fog will slowly lift. The cloud should gradually break up. There

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will be a bit of sunshine, but there is tomorrow evening's rain. All in

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all, it should be a better day. It will certainly be warmer. It should

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feel a bit warmer. That is good news. Friday, the risk of spots of

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rain. Saturday, damp start. It brightens up. Then it turns wet and

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windy. See you tomorrow. For the past two

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years, the search has been on for Gordon Brown, an RAF veteran. He

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flew with Percy Cannings who contacted BBC Look North for help to

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find all his wartime Lancaster Bomber Crew. Well, the search was

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turned into a documentary by Percy's daughter and today it was premiered

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in Lincolnshire. Leanne Brown went to the screening to find out how the

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story ends. There was laughter and tears as the

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audience watched Percy's plight to find his comrades.

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The film shows Percy, who is now 90, searching for the rest of his

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wartime crew. My daughter spoke to me about various things. I said, I

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haven't been in contact with any member of my cruise for a number of

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years, not since just after the war. I said, I wonder if any of them are

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still alive. That started it. Was it difficult to talk about it? Or

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difficult, but it is something you don't want to remember. Sadly, every

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member of the squadron has passed away. There was hope that this man,

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Gordon Brown, was still alive, but an appeal on look North Roths bad

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news. It would be fantastic if we could find Gordon Brown.

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members gathered today to remember them. My father spoke nothing about

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his war years. Today, I have learned more in an hour and a half about

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what they went through. It has brought so many people together.

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This has got members of my family together indirect me through people

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researching. The premiere was matched by a fly—past. Although the

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remaining members of my command are no longer with us, their stories

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will now live on. — — members of former command.

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Percy is incredible. Next month, he will be meeting the Prime Minister.

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Thanks to everybody who got into it with as last night after our story

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about dog owners in east riding. Just a few of the many messages.

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Thank you for those. Chris Pain has been removed as leader of UKIP on

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Lincolnshire County Council. Earlier this week, Councillor Pain was told

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he would face no police action over allegations relating to racist

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remarks on Facebook. He says he is in dispute with UKIP's national

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party chairman, but is still working for those who elected him.

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I am disappointed after eight years of working hard. It is

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disappointing. The people who supported me know what I have done

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for the party. I have had literally 24 hours of solid phone calls. Luke

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Campbell will return to his home city for his third professional

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boxing right. It is in November. He will fight Lee Connelly at Craven

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Park. Both Hull FC and Hull Kingston

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Rovers face knock—out matches this weekend in the first round of the

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Super League play—offs. Rovers travel to St Helens on Saturday

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while Hull FC have home advantage against French side Catalan Dragons.

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Our sports reporter Simon Clark looks at the prospects.

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The accident is unmistakably French. This man is backing Hull FC on

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Friday. He has been serving diners in East Yorkshire for more than

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three decades, and has supported policy with great passion for that

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time. Warrington, fantastic game. Leaks, fantastic game. Then

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suddenly, we drop. There is no doubt Alessi had been super league was

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back most inconsistent side this year. When they have been good, it

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was like fine dining, but when they have been bad, it has been

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desperately. Fans tomorrow really will not know what is on the menu.

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We have raised the bar a few times. It is not all doom and gloom. Why is

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he special? He brings/ chair. He brings the pack together. He's

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confident. Michael Dobson will be a big loss to the team. One day, he

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might combat foot — — he might come back. So both sides aim for

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victory. A group of young men have been caught on CCTV in Boston. The

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gang were filmed at the end of a night out in the town centre. But

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what we are about to see may just surprise. Gemma Dawson explains.

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Caught on camera. We're used to seeing CCTV footage like this. So

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imagine council workers' surprise when they spotted this. A group of

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guys on a night out in Boston, repairing a bike rack. It was quite

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a surprise to see somebody doing something positive at that time of

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night. It had been bent over, but the group

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were determined to fix this bike rack. One man even putting down his

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takeaway to help. And after their hard work, it now looks as good new,

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with cyclists able to use it again. I am very grateful for what they

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have done. It shows a positive attitude. It shows that Boston is a

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very special place. But in the town centre this

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afternoon, people couldn't quite believe what I was showing them.

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They are fixing it. They are fixing it? Good god. I do not know what to

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say to that, quite honestly. That is amazing. It is nice to see somebody

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mending something rather than wrecking it. People would

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automatically issuing they were doing something they shouldn't. Fair

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enough. That is good. The editor of the local paper told

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me they've now launched a campaign to try to identify the group. We

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want is people to come forward to it can give them some credit. We have

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had an excellent response so far. But will this be a one—off? Or will

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this group be spotted repairing something else, on their next night

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out? Cash and she — — what a fantastic story. Maybe you know who

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it was. Let us know if so. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines. The latest figures on the UK economy

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show the number of people out of work has fallen again.

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Warnings pregnant women are putting themselves and their babies at risk

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if they're overweight. Talking about those driving tests

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not being taken in Hull, a big response on this. Sarah says, if

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learner drivers cannot adjust to driving in Beverley, are they ready

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to be taking a test? Mark says, wherever you take your test,

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to be taking a test? Mark says, Somebody said, when are people only

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trained and tested to drive in one town or city? What is so different

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in Beverley? Do they drive on the other side of the road?

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