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Stamford Hospital is saved from closure, as a new recovery plan is
launched for the Trust. This is better news than being named the
best town in England because it lifted and uncertainty, hospital so
they can get on with the job. Jailed for having two wives, the
Cleethorpes man sent to prison for bigamy.
The cost of watching the Tigers, as Hull City is named one of the most
affordable clubs in the Premier League.
Salvaging the Costa Concordia, the East Yorkshire firm helping recover
the stricken cruise ship. It is a one—off, the largest salvaging ever.
And with the release of a blockbuster filmed in Lincolnshire,
could more movies be made in the region?
Good evening. After being threatened And that the detailed forecast,
Good evening. After being threatened with closure for months, the future
of Stamford Hospital is now secure. There was uncertainty, after the
Trust that runs the hospital got into million pounds of debt. Now the
government has agreed to step in, and a planned redevelopment of the
site can go ahead. Tonight, the local MP welcomed the news, but said
he would keep up the pressure on the Trust to safeguard the hospital in
Stamford. Our health correspondent, Vicky Johnson, reports. The people
of Stamford had had a hospital for 185 years but over the past few
months, its future had looked uncertain. Today that threat was
lifted. Quite honestly, I think this is actually better news than being
named the best town in England. It has lifted an uncertainty that was
on the hospital so they can get on with their job.
The problem is the NHS trust which manages Stamford Hospital is
crippled with soaring debts after building the new Peterborough
hospital with private money. Repayments have not been affordable
and today, the health watchdog insisted action had to be taken. It
is surviving only with a subsidy from the Department of Health so we
have announced what we think is the essence of a plan to close that gap
between bearing, and their cost. Management have had to accept a
programme of savings to cut £10 million each year from the deficit.
They will be inviting bids from other health groups to come in and
take over unused parts of the hospital to generate more income,
but they will still be looking for government money to fund the rest of
the shortfall. This is good news for patients and staff. Both hospitals
will stay open and we can get on with developing hospital microbe and
it gives is a proposal to allow us to bring more patients here ——
developing hospital microbe. Very pleased, we have so many people
coming in, we need our hospital. The town has 10,000 inhabitants and we
need a hospital. I am not sure about the NHS and their finances and if it
would be better to have one thing in one place, but it is good for the
local community. Those behind the plan incest it is
not just balancing the books. They say patients in Stamford should
benefit from new treatments and services in the future.
I spoke to Nick Boles, the MP for Grantham and Stamford, and asked if
this guaranteed the future of the hospital. It is very good news. What
you have got from this report is a clear message that the plans drawn
not for Stamford Hospital by the local GPs and by the trust plans
that should be implemented in a sense whatever the future of the
Peterborough trust. That is a vote of confidence but I would be
the first to say that it is still words on paper and what we now need
is to convert it into reality, and I will make sure we keep up the
pressure. Is it mismanagement to get into this pickle or have they not
got enough money to start with? The report is clear that the substantial
source of the problems at the Peterborough trust this disastrous
PFI to build a new hospital in Peterboro under the last government
and it is a contract that should never have been signed, it is a
complete disgrace this got through the system. It saddled the trust
with a level of debt that is unsustainable. And they need to do a
great deal to try and get to the stage where they are able to pay
their way. What is great news for Stamford is that everybody is clear
that the plans for Stamford Hospital help the Peterborough trust almost
whatever it decides to do. The trust has to save £10 million each year
from the budget and that has to affect local services to some
degree? They want to develop services in
Stamford. We have an ageing population and we have changing
needs and their lots of things that can be better done and more cheaply
—— and there are. So the very expensive but very good acute
hospital of Peterboro can focus on the really high value stuff. So
Stamford compliments the plan to bring Peterboro into a position
where it campaign its way. So is —— so Stamford is safe? Certainly for
now, but not —— but do not take anything for granted, we will keep
up the pressure and make sure this plan is implemented.
We want to hear from you. Is this the best use of taxpayers' money?
Should millions of pounds be spent bailing out the Trust: Or is it
right that Stamford Hospital is saved, whatever the cost?
In a moment: The hidden migrants. Now councillors in Boston need to
find thousands apparently missing from official figures.
A man who was married to two women at the same time has been jailed for
three months. Brian Frain, from Cleethorpe, first married 14 years
ago, but failed to declare that when he wed a different woman ten years
later. He claimed in court that he thought the time apart meant his
first marriage was no longer valid. Leanne Brown reports.
This is the picture that exposed Frain as a bigamist. It shows him
marrying Louise Meredith, but he was already married. Both ceremonies
took pace here at Tameside Registry Office ten years apart. Talking to
the BBC before being sentenced, he said his first marriage only lasted
a few months and he didn't think it counted. It was just because it was
in 1999, I thought it would be dissolved. The marriage to my first
wife. But in court today, he was given
three months in prison for his crime. In sentencing today, the
judge said that at the time of your second marriage, you told lies to
the registrar when asked specific questions about if you had been
married before. He also said that ten Micro has caused considerable
distressed to the women involved and he was not a man of devious good
character. He said, considering all the factors, only a custodial
sentence would be justified. Frain now has another partner, Donna
Darwent. She said she hoped the court would see he was a changed
man. He has changed his life around, he is not the man I met three years
ago, he is totally different. He is a better person now.
She said the whole family are devastated, but that the sentence
was fair and Frain knew he had to be punished.
The future of a swimming pool in Hull has been discussed in the House
of Commons today. Hull City Council says closing the Ennerdale Pool will
save £220,000 and ensure that four others in the city remain open. The
authority is asking the public for its views on the proposal and today,
the MP for Hull North, Diana Johnson, raised the issue in the
Commons. Can we please have a debate on the unfair local government
funding to Northern cities? It means lots of sporting facilities are
going to close, including possibly Ennerdale, which is the only
standard—size swimming pool for competitions in Hull.
I won't comment on that point. I just draw to the honourable lady's
attention that the back bench Business Committee has scheduled for
a debate to take place on Thursday 10th October on funding of local
authorities. Village micro slamming Paul
discussed in the House of Commons this morning. —— Ennerdale swimming
pool discussed. We had lots of messages about the decision to
suspend driving exams in Hull because of a series of explosions at
a recycling plant near the test centre. It is worried the bangs are
making new drivers nervous, so they will soon have to take their test in
Beverley or Bridlington. Thank you very much for the messages. Driving
instructors say that will put more pressure on learners.
Thank you for all your messages on this one. Debbie, from Hessle, says:
I think the owners of the site should foot everyone's extra costs
for their move in the driving tests. It is the site's fault and not the
learners! We Sarah tweeted in, saying: If learner drivers can't
adjust to driving in Beverley instead of Hull, are they even ready
to be taking their tests? Similarly, Ken, from Hull, also got in touch
and said: Surely driving instructors can teach to drive anywhere and not
only on test routes? Earlier this week, we told you about
claims that the true population in Boston is far greater than what is
recorded. Councillors in the town want the government to give them
extra funding because of the stress on services from what it claims is
as many as 12,000 migrant workers who are missing from official
figures. The government has challenged the authority to prove
it. Our reporter, Jake Zuckerman, has been searching for the missing
migrants. Unrecorded migrants, Boston Borough
Council claims there are around 10,000 living locally, placing added
pressure on services. So where do you find them? Latvian government
workers have been visiting Boston this week, helping migrants living
here renew their passports. Community leaders feel that official
statistics may be missing some who live in multiple occupancy
households. I'm not sure about the 10,000, but it's hundreds and
hundreds of people in Boston. They are living like ten or more people
in one house. At the homeless charity Centrepoint, they believe
some rough sleepers may be falling below the radar. Last month, in our
drop—in centre, we saw 41 people who presented themselves as being
homeless. Of those, 80% were foreign nationals. Boston has experienced a
population boom. It has risen from around 56,000 in 2001 to around
65,000 by the time of the last Census in 2011. But Boston Borough
Council believes the real figure could be almost 77,000. Here is the
problem, the council says there are around 10,000 migrants unaccounted
for in official figures. The government is challenging them to
prove it. People will tell you that figure is correct, but they are
basing their opinion on anecdotal evidence. Where is the hard evidence
going to come going to come from? Well, that is
very difficult, it's looking for the God particle. You
need to use a range of different statistical records. It's a case of
triangulating those different figures to try and get a more
accurate figure which is going to satisfy the government. But with
good data hard to come by, it may be impossible to prove what many people
here believe. A story I am sure we will return to,
thank you for watching. Still ahead tonight: Topping the Premier League,
Hull City is one of the most affordable clubs in the country's
top flight. The experts from East Yorkshire
helping salvage the Costa Concordia. Tonight 's picture. Sunset on
Lincoln Cathedral, complete with rainbow, taken on Tuesday night,
September 10th. Look at that! That was taken by Barry Hawthorne. And
this is an extra picture, it you will like this. It is not a cloud.
Roy said, My son Freddy every evening shouts at the TV when Peter
comes on. That is him trying to strangle me! He is 20 months old.
You should keep that, most people turn off!
Is anybody laughing? No, they have turned off!
It is a difficult picture with the weather, a complicated looking chart
with a lot of cloud. Patchy rain later in the day and
drier and brighter spells later. But it gets sorted out for the weekend
and if you have anything planned, Saturday is the day to get out and
about after a damp start, Saturday afternoon is nice. Wet and windy
through Sunday. Not too bad today. We have seen some sunshine. This is
another weather front which will ingrain from the West. We start the
evening and a final note but rain will reach all parts by dusk or
shortly after and it will be a wet night. The majority of the rain out
of the way later. But a legacy of low cloud and missed and drizzle.
Lowest temperatures, mild at 12, 13 Celsius. The sun will rise in the
morning at 630 a.m. And it will set at 7:23pm. Tomorrow, a cloudy and
perhaps damp start with a bit of missed and drizzle. Generally a lot
of cloud tomorrow but there will be brighter spells. Drier spells before
a weak weather front brings actually rain. That is towards the end of the
day. A fair amount of usable weather in between, top temperatures around
16 Celsius. That weekend forecast, a damp start in places Saturday but it
ends up nicely. Sunday turns wet and windy. That is the forecast.
I love the forecast —— I love the sentence, difficult to get the
detail right. You have only got one job! I slipped that in.
You did not, I spotted it! Five day week for me this week,
Peter! We will put the flags out!
Priceless, that is how many football fans would regard seeing their team
scoring a late winner or winning a Cup Final, but what is the true cost
of following your favourite team? A new BBC report has found some
tickets to watch Grimsby are more expensive than those to see Hull
City in the Premier League. Hull City and Grimsby Town. They are
four football leagues apart. But potentially, you could see the
Premier League side for the less than the Conference club. Grimsby's
most expensive season ticket is £575. But you could grab one at the
Tigers for just £490. If you want the lowest priced season tickets,
Grimsby's are cheaper though, at 285. Hull's costs £100 more. Grimsby
Town mascot Andy Carr has defended his team's top season ticket price.
That is the top priced ticket but unlike teams in the Premier League
who get £60 million and above with TV money, it is a shame some of that
does not filter down to the lower leagues.
In a year when Tottenham star Gareth Bale was sold for a record £85
million. And broadcaster BT Sport paid more than £700 million to show
Premier League matches. The average cost of watching the footie for fans
in English football's top four divisions has actually fallen
slightly. It is good news for fans, but it comes after a long period of
incremental rises year on year. This is a good result this year but the
key thing is it is replicated for years to come. Last year, whole city
was one of the most expensive teams to watch in the championship and now
it is one of the cheapest in the Premier League. A day here would
cost around £30, including a programme, a cup of tea, a pie and a
match ticket. £30, £50 is quite reasonable, not if you go to every
game. My grandchildren and my son go and it does get quite expensive. The
tickets for £100, you will go, £500 comedy will go if you support them.
You are going to watch the team. On average, a day out at Grimsby,
Scunthorpe and Lincoln would all cost about £25. Whatever the cost of
watching a match, it is unlikely it would put off the most die—hard
fans. Tolu is at the KC Stadium now. So
how surprising is it that, in general, ticket prices have fallen
surprised things are generally cheaper. The FA Chairman, Greg Dyke,
said any price cuts are a case of clubs responding sensibly to the
tough economic times that their fans are suffering. So good news for
fans, many thousands of whom will be packing this stadium behind me here
on Saturday when Hull City play Cardiff, whatever the price.
Anti—very much, I am sure they will! —— thank you.
Another one you might want to comment on. Is it too expensive to
go to watch the football and do you think clubs take supporters for
granted? Or is it a fair price to pay, in comparison to a trip to a
concert or the theatre? And if you want to know more about
this, there is a full report on the price of football on the BBC Sport
Website. We we might have some before we finish at seven o'clock.
And there is a full report on the BBC website. And it will be money
well spent for Hull city fans if they beat Cardiff. Manager said
despite in —— despite losing two of their last three games, he has seen
plenty of encouraging signs. We have played well, we need to look, we
need to stay injury free and clear of suspensions and not do anything
stupid like we did at our last home game and if we do that, I am
convinced we will be all right. Encouraged, but a long way to go.
Scunthorpe United have re—signed former captain Cliff Byrne, on loan
from Oldham Athletic. The defender left The Iron last summer after
almost ten years at the club. He has now returned after Christian
Ribeiro's injury left him facing an extended period on the sidelines.
Tennis player Kyle Edmund will go to Croatia as part of the Great Britain
Davis Cup squad. The 18—year—old, from Tickton, near Beverley, reached
the semi—finals of both the boys' singles and doubles at Wimbledon. He
will go with the team to gain experience, though he won't play in
the tie. It was one of the most dramatic
marine disasters in recent history and next week, an attempt to raise
the cruise ship the Costa Concordia will start off the Italian coast. 32
people died when the ship capsized after hitting rocks almost two years
ago. Now a company from Beverley, in East Yorkshire, is playing an
important role in what is claimed to be the biggest marine salvage
operation in history. Caroline Bilton has the story.
Laying on its side, partly submerged for nearly two years. This giant
cruiseliner has become a feature of this Italian beauty spot.
Go! It was one of the most dramatic
marine accidents in recent history. 32 people died here, two are still
unaccounted for. But now work to upright her is about to begin and a
company from Beverley, in East Yorkshire, is part of the
international salvage team. Our role was to create this
underwater support, I call it a The company has been involved in
building a sub—sea platform for the Concordia to rest on once it is
upright. It will stay on the platform until next June, before it
can be floated and taken away to be dismantled.
The Costa Concordia is a one—off. Undoubtedly the largest marine
salvage ever, there is nothing to compare, it is an engineering
marvel, it has never been tried before. For others is a relatively
small company, it is just fascinating to be involved.
It has become a spectacle for sightseers, but when it is raised
next week, all eyes will be watching to see if this engineering feat can
be achieved and the marine nature reserved it sits in protected.
We have had a oil pollution, so we are quite confident that there will
be some minor bits of debris floating up as she comes out of the
water, but they will be tracked by the nets. We will be proud if it is
a success but in our own small way, we have been part of it.
It was an accident with tragic consequences, but now expertise from
East Yorkshire is helping to make sure the Costa Concordia can be
salvaged and the area restored to the beauty spot it once was.
The salvage operation of the Costa Concordia.
Last night, we brought you the story of the men who mended a bike rack in
Boston town centre during their night out. Well, two of them have
now been found. Dean Mason, on the left, and Martin Griggs, on
right. They were filmed at three in the morning wrestling with the bent
bike rack, making sure it was perfectly straight.
Well done to them. Cadwell Park has become the latest hot—spot for
filming Hollywood blockbusters. Lincolnshire's most famous track was
one of the locations used in the new Formula 1 film Rush, which is
released in cinemas tomorrow. And, as Simon Spark reports, it joins not
only a growing list of locations, but a growth of interest for filming
in our part of the country. There are not many days that Cadwell
Park in Lincolnshire doesn't hear the roar of a high—speed engine. But
recently, it has had much more than that, as it gets its premier as a
filmset for the latest Hollywood blockbuster, Rush.
Rush tells the famous story of Formula 1 rivalry between James Hunt
and Nicky Lauder in the 1976 season. I am quicker than all of you! Let's
race! Cadwell Park has a long history with
bike racing and so somebody like James Hunt would have driven many
times here. So while the story does not have a direct link to Cadwell
Park, it played a big part in motor racing history.
The director's interest was in the twists, turns, elevations and this
wooded section Cadwell Park has to offer. They spent five days filming
here, transforming it for the film. Cadwell Park is the latest in a
growing list of film locations in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire. The
beautiful Burghley House was used for Pride and Prejudice, and the
sequel Death Comes to Pemberley is using Beverley for a major BBC
production. And Hull, which was used for filming
Amazing Grace, about William Wilberforce, is getting a lot of
requests for information, according to Creative England. Writer Russ
Littern, who has worked on the Sherlock Holmes films, is not
surprised. I think it is ready—made for people.
Some of the old town, they have not been touched for 200 years and it is
a great place to make a film. Any film—maker rings with them people
who stay and it is also about jobs for people in the city, about the
profile of the city. And after a film has been made, people often
visit locations. So there are so many benefits.
But for now, the attention is on Rush, which opens in cinemas
tomorrow. Let's get a recap of the national
and regional headlines: The privatisation of Royal Mail will go
ahead within weeks. It is one of the biggest changes in its 500—year
history. Stamford Hospital could be saved
from closure, as a new recovery plan is launched for the Trust.
Tomorrow's weather: Rather cloudy, with a little drizzle at first, and
a risk of showers breaking out later. Top temperature, 16 Celsius.
18 Celsius. Talking about the price of football if you minutes ago, Mike
says, it is very expensive to watch a match. Nowadays clubs are getting
greedy, players are paid too much. On Twitter, only the well of can
afford to get ices. This is from Simon, if fans took a stand and
refused to pay the stupid prices, Cubs would listen, but fans continue
to pay. Richard says, it is priced beyond sensibility. I do not know
how people afford it every week, they even follow teams abroad. I
just watched local teams. Chris, it is far too expensive. A good concert
could be £20, £19 for a game at Blundell Park is generally painful.
Ryan says, people do not go to the concert and theatre every week like
football fans. Many are saying the same thing. Join me to number —— me
tomorrow on the radio if you can, have a nice evening.