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That is all from the BBC News at six so it is

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Godfrey Bloom, the UKIP politician for Yorkshire and the Humber who

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referred to some women as "sluts" is quitting as one of the party's MEPs.

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He will instead sit as an independent in the European

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Parliament. The party leader Nigel Farage criticised Mr Bloom after his

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comments overshadowed the UKIP conference last week, but says he

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shouldn't be thrown out of the party. In a moment, we'll hear from

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Godfrey Bloom, but first here's our political editor Tim Iredale.

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It's goodbye, Godfrey. After being suspended from UKIP following his

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controversial comments, the outspoken MEP has says he no longer

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wants to represent the party in the European Parliament. Everybody knows

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me, they are either a bit like me or they hate me. I have always told it

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like it is. I am a bit long in the tooth to do political correctness.

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You have pointed out the colour of peoples's. Disgraceful. This

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altercation with a Channel four news reporter came on the day that Mr

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Bloom had described a group of UKIP women activists as

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people in Rotherham what they made of the row. Are you offended by the

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term? Yes, definitely. I don't think it is appropriate. He comes from

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another era of about 30 years ago where attitudes towards women were

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very different to the way they are today It is not very nice, is it?

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The UKIP party leadership say his use of the word "sluts" was the

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final straw, after previous controversies which included claims

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that woman should clean behind the fridge and claims that aid should

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not be sent to "bongo bongo land". He has developed support and hey has

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worked hard for us, but it is a great shame that it has come to this

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as far as him being an MEP is concerned. He says he intends to

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remain a member of the party, but he will sit and —— as an independent.

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That is until his term ends next May. Godfrey Bloom admits his

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political career is almost certainly over, although he hasn't completely

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ruled out standing again as an independent. In his words, "never

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say never." Earlier, I asked Godfrey Bloom if

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—— he regretted referring to party members as slots. It wasn't as

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simple as that, was it? If you listen to the clip and I know that

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you have, you will know that it was a joke and it was taken as a joke.

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Everyone was there, and everyone took it as a joke. All of our ladies

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were there and everyone took it in good part and it has been broken ——

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blown out of proportion. Do you regret saying it? Not really, it was

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a joke and I think you have no need for many years, Peter, if you cannot

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have a joke, I think it is a public do. As I always do, on these

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occasions, I already have 1000 e—mails in support, because I think

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people in the North of England understand a joke when they hear

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one. I will be keen to get people's views on that in a moment. You have

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resigned, is this the end of politics for you? Iraq I shall stay

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my course as an independent. —— I shall. Never is a long time, but I

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suspect that I will probably finish in June. It is difficult to commit

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what may happen in six or seven months, so I will be a bit

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circumspect, but what I am really after is that I believe in UKIP, I

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remain a member and I hope that Jane Collins will become our next MEP. It

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is not right that if you are not an MEP, they haven't chosen you as an

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independent, they have chosen UKIP, should its not go to the second

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choice candidate? Well, that might be a point if I had not had and

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after the speech I made on overseas aid. We have topped over 10,000

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messages of support, so I think I have the broad support of the

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electorate and the membership, I have to say, behind me. The answer

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is I think I am doing a good job in representing the right people. As a

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general question, do you think with hindsight you have been too

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outspoken and to saying it how it is and that has cost you this? I think

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that is probably true. I have a bit of a dinosaur, I have never

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pretended anything else. Everybody knows me. You know me well enough. I

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always tell it like it is, I will continue to do so and I think I can

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do that with a lots more freedom in my final six months of office. More

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time to stay at home and clean behind the fridge. Indeed and I will

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be more likely to be supervising and doing it myself.

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We want to hear from you on this story, was Godfrey Bloom right to

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resign or do you think we need politicians who speak their mind?

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Was it just a joke as Godfrey just said? Email [email protected],

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Text on 81333. We will have some responses before

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we finish at 7pm. There will be more from Godfrey tomorrow lunchtime.

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Thank you for watching. In a moment. I'm live in Scunthorpe as

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councillors promise to invest in an estate criticised on national

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television. Bite at a level crossing where a

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—year—old girl were killed —— was killed were not as bright as they

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should have been. Emma Lifsey was a passenger in the car driven by her

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grandmother. It was hit by a train travelling at 60 miles an hour, on

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the line between Gainsborough and Doncaster. The grandmother said she

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only noticed the lights when she was close to the barrier. The report

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recommends similar lamps are replaced at other level crossings.

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Lincolnshire Police are investigating the discovery of a

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body in Market Deeping. A dog walker found the body this morning in a

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field near Northfield Road. Police say they're treating the death as

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unexplained and appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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At least 40 nurses from Spain and Portugal are due to start at

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hospitals in Lincolnshire in the next few weeks. The hospital Trust

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says its recent recruitment tour abroad has been a great success.

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Several reports have criticised the United Lincolnshire Trust for its

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low staffing levels. Our Health Correspondent, Vicky Johnson reports

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from Madrid. Madrid looks busy and prosperous,

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but the recession has hit hard. Newly—qualified nurses can't find

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work in Spain, but NHS hospitals are queuing up to recruit them,

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including the Trust from Lincolnshire. We have candidates

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that are scheduled in for today. All of the nurses that have been looked

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at, they have completed four years and have a similar skill set to what

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we are looking for. Low staffing levels have contributed to poor

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patient care, according to recent critical reports. This overseas

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recruitment drive is part of a £3 million investment. We have reviewed

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all of our board establishments and that is what has led us to have the

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understanding that we need to increase the staffing establishment

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in all of our wards. The Lincolnshire Trust has targeted

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Spain because of the fierce cuts to its public services. Poor job

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prospects are driving more nurses away from their own hospitals. In

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2010, 247 left to work in British hospitals. By last year, that figure

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had risen to 918. With 20,000 Spanish nurses out of work, that

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figure could rise even higher. Salaries too are a factor. A Spanish

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nurse starts on the equivalent of £12,500. In the UK, it's more than

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£21,000. Antonio has three years nursing experience, but he's

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struggled to find work. The main thing to me is to get a permanent

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job, there are a here to get that. The team have so

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far made around 50 job offers. All of my family, they are very happy

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for me. I am very happy, thank you. I cannot believe it. It was the

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first opportunity of a good contract. It's not just the Spanish

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nurses who are competing for the best offers. We are aware that there

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are other NHS Trusts that... We are a direct competition with other

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trusts. Union leaders in Lincolnshire have welcomed this

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latest recruitment drive. We have historically struggled to recruit, I

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have worked for 30 years and in all that time, we have struggled to

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recruit trained nurses. But for union reps in Spain, there are real

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concerns. TRANSLATION: we can have problems in the future, especially

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in terms of our nurse and patient ratios. Our inability will have a

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impact on the population. 80 local nurses start their training

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tomorrow. Meanwhile, the recruitment team prepared to fly off to Greece

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for the third and final leg of their European tour. Send us your

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comments. What is the best way? Give us your thoughts. Start the text

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with the work Look North. —— words Look North.

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Residents of the Scunthorpe estate featured on the Channel Four

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documentary Skint will continue to get help to improve job

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opportunities. North Lincolnshire Council has already created a task

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force to help cut unemployment. And tonight it has decided to invest

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more in the area. Our reporter Simon Spark is live in Scunthorpe tonight.

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Simon, what's happened there? There were two options at night's meeting,

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the first was to build on the work started by the task force. The

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second was to do nothing and that was decided not to be an option. It

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is not surprising. You must remember that this programme was

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uncompromising on its focus on some of the most serious issues in the

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town. If the council has said there has been good work done since and my

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colleague has been back to the estate to see what has changed. Life

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goes on 24/7 for some people. Millions tuned in to watch this TV

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documentary about people living on this Scunthorpe estate. Thanks so

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much for the people who have turned up. After their area made headlines,

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residents held meetings to discuss ways to improve life here. But four

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months on, has anything changed? The community spirit

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there, it's just been enhanced with more people getting involved in

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activities. You always get the odd one, whatever

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estate you're on. But we've got a closer knit community than we had

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before. A number of local organisations have now formed the

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Westcliff Task Force and have put together an action plan. But the

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local council claims there have already been a number of positive

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achievements for the area, including the enforcement of an alcohol

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restriction zone on part of the estate. Money management training

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for a group of local volunteers and the creation of paid work experience

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placements for 26 of the town's unemployed young people. For those

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people who have got issues, we are there to support them. And I think

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they realise we are there listening and working with them. And it's not

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just going in for one time, but we're there continually working

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through different issues. There has been some speculation here in the

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town that Skint would return to our screens, but in a statement Channel

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four says discussions about further plans are at an early stage and

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nothing is confirmed. I think quite a lot of people would watch it, even

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though a lot of people complain about it, everyone watches it. I

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wouldn't watch it. We've seen it, we wouldn't bother looking at it again.

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Four months after it was first broadcast, many here say they

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community is stronger than ever. There are positive feelings from the

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area and what the council has approved could transform the area

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even further. They are calling it a can —— community investment project

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which could see the building of a new community hub which would house

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help for various things. It would not just be continuing the work

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already started, it would be significantly investing.

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Still ahead tonight. Peter Gentle leaves Hull FC after a disappointing

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end to the season. From the rugby field to another stage, the team

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that has inspired airplay. The iMac on one hand, you have eloquent

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women, on the other hand, sees you get on the pitch, they will take

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your head off. —— as soon as you. Keep the photos coming in.

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Good evening, young man. People want to know... That it is useful to

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clean behind the fridge though, isn't it? No, you just read the

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forecast. It is a quiet one. cloudy, but there will be some

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brighter spells in places. It was obvious from this game last

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Thursday that Peter Gentle was unlikely to survive with his job.

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Hull FC conceded a record number of points. Despite talking about the

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future... Something about the body language suggested it would not be

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with this club. We are making progress. You would not think so on

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the night's performance, but we are. Ultimately, this decision is about

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bums on seats and making sure FC have success in the future. I

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want to know what the fans think. Everybody thought he was the answer

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to the questions, but he has never done it, so he had to go. Put

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someone in with experience. Someone who makes sense. To sack him and put

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someone else with no experience makes no sense. Get someone there

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who can put a good side together. They have the ground and the

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support. Hull have not had a grand final win since 1996 and yet in

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terms of attendance, we are still one of the sport's leading clubs.

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How do you marry this discrepancy between a lack of trophies and a

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substantial fan base? This is the view of one rugby league observer.

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They need to get in a situation where players want to come and play

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for the club. If and when they can do that, the sky is the limit for

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Hull FC. They have so much potential. They just need to show

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that they can fulfil it. Is the last to pay with his job. One of his

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deputies is tipped to replace him. —— he is the last.

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Swimming coach Jon Rudd, who's originally from Hull, will manage

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the England swimming team at the Ruta Meilutyte to gold at both the

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London Olympics and World Championships this summer in Russia.

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We wish him well with that. Hull City are favourites to go through to

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the Capital One Cup as they entertain Huddersfield town. The

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Tigers' game will be live on local radio. Sports talk is on the air now

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with Bill. His —— Grimsby Town's game against Dartford will be on AM

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and digital. That is from 7:45pm. BBC Radio Devon and has commentary

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on Lincoln city's trip to Hereford. The kick—off will be at 7:45pm.

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Enjoy the football. A group of motor home owners are

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calling on Lincolnshire County Council to remove a barrier blocking

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them from a seaside car park. The council says it installed the

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barrier at Huttoft car terrace, near Sutton on Sea, because some people

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were camping there illegally. But the motor home owners say they're

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being discriminated against. Bus to be able to go up in the daytime,

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obviously, we have camped up there, but we have never been challenged or

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told we couldn't. People have selfishly been living on the site.

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Last bank holiday in May, people could not get onto the site as there

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were so many of these fans. The Bishop of Grantham says he has

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some surprises ready for tonight's farewell service. The Right Reverend

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Dr Tim Ellis is leaving his post this week. He's been vocal about a

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number of controversial issues in the past, including the cost of Lady

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Thatcher's funeral. A special service will be held for Bishop Tim

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at Lincoln Cathedral this evening. We have the youth choir from

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Grantham, the parish church, we have images been projected by the

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luminous community. We have the hospital chaplains involved and we

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will have a jazz setting for the Eucharist itself.

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We wish him all the best. A women's rugby team from Hull is

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the inspiration of a new play which opens tonight in Hull. Muddy Cows,

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written and directed by John Godber, tells the story of the Hull ladies

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and an important match between them and an unbeatable side from New

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Zealand. Emma Massey reports. Ready for action. The team's been

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scrumming and crash tackling for five years. But now their game is

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being played on a different stage. Call it. At the back. Inspired by

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the Hull—based club, Muddy Cows tells the story of a woman's

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courage, passion and commitment of their male counterparts but none of

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the cash, back—up or kit. It makes me feel proud that we had such an

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input into the play and the subject and the stories that are in there.

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They feel close to home. And it should do because John Godber, who's

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written and directed the play, researched the in and outs of the

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team thoroughly for over a year. I thought they were fantastic. They

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were straightforward. They were very eloquent, but on the other hand,

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they will take your head off on the pitch. That seemed to me to be a

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great subject to investigate. And up. They are a scary bunch and if

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they work as a unit, if they wanted to have a line—out competition in

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the bar, we are acting it and they are really into it.

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On seeing the play, the film felt it portrayed them perfectly. We were

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turning to each other going, oh, that is you. He got a good idea of

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us as people. He betrayed us well. One of the characters is loosely

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based on my character as a social worker. By trade. Hull ladies are

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hoping it will not only raise their profile but also encourage more

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women to get involved in the game. Good luck to the cast.

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The Mayor of Boston has thanked four men caught on CCTV mending a bike

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rack in the town. The group were given certificates of commendation

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in a special ceremony and then went for a meal at a local kebab house.

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Their good deed has become an internet hit, with more than two

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million people watching the footage online. It shows that we have young

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people who with a bit of banter have which I think has humoured the

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people of Boston and we know it has humoured the people of the world. I

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thank them again and know that it is something that will live with them

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for the rest of their lives. Well done to the lads. I hope they

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enjoyed their kebabs. It is 6:55pm. Ed Miliband tells the Labour

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conference he will freeze gas and electricity bills if they win the

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next election. Godfrey Bloom resigned as a MEP after a row.

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Tomorrow's weather, cloudy with sunny intervals, a chance of drizzle

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in places. Top temperatures of 19 Celsius. That

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is 66 Fahrenheit. Someone said that they believe it is

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political correctness gone mad, a support Godfrey Bloom. Richard says

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that we need more people like him who speak it like it is, we are too

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politically correct. Tom asks whether Godfrey Bloom has no moral

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fibre at all? Dave says, taken out of context,

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shame on you and the media, Peter, jumping on the bandwagon. Bet this

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one does not get to read out. Wrong, it's dead. It seems that no one can

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take a joke these days. I am female and wish more people

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could be like him. Finally, this is from Paul, he says, I think

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Godfrey Bloom should lose his job, calling women sluts is this

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respectful. As I said, there will be more from Godfrey Bloom tomorrow at

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lunchtime. Enjoy your evening, take care,

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