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


man threatening to sue his son's school if teachers go on strike. If


I knew the teachers aren't here to educate my child, I will be fining


the school £50. The Prime Minister promises to


investigate jobs with no guaranteed hours. For some, organisations,


these contracts can increase that ability, but there are questions in


the ways they can be used, which is why we are having a review.


The children's play areas which could soon become no smoking zones.


And showing off his steps at an early age — now this Grimsby dancer


is limbering up for Strictly. And we have a fine weekend in store. Join


me later in this programme for the forecast.


me later in this programme for the As hundreds


close during a national teachers strike on Tuesday, one parent is


threatening his children's school with legal action. Unions say the


strike is about their pay and pensions, as well as Government


changes to the way they work. But some working parents say schools


aren't giving them enough notice to make alternative arrangements for


the care of their children. Sarah Corker reports.


For many, it's a highly rewarding profession, but the list of


grievances from teachers has been growing. And Tuesday's strike will


see Chris Fletcher's son's school in Barton shut. And as a tanker driver,


for him, that means paying for child care or losing a day's pay. If any


of the teachers are not here to educate my child, I will find the


school £50, and we will also be going for compensation due to lost


revenue. This is due to child care we make have to take on. You will


sue the school? I will be suing the school. The head teacher here says


he has little choice but to shut — 80% of staff are expected to walk


out. Trying to provide a safe environment, which we do every day,


that unfortunately, and with great reluctance, it is necessary to close


the school. If we have children in school and not enough staff, it is


hard to plan for this dull —— and is working day. In Lincolnshire, 77


will be closed. In North Lincolnshire, 18 around half, could


close. Emma Hardy is one of those teachers striking. This dispute


centres on pensions, workload and performance—related pay. This isn't


just about teachers wanting more money. This is about education as a


hall and the type of education we want children in this country to


have, and performance related pay is one of those things that teachers


face. We are having to make her children jump through hoops to pass


tests. But the Government maintains reforms are needed to improve


standards at a time when other countries are outpacing us. This is


the second strike in two years by teachers.


Our firm has six full—time employees, and 50% are working


parents, so we cannot lose them for one day. Chris has instructed a


strongly worded letter. Many people will not know until next week if the


school is striking. I asked this representative of the National Union


of Teachers how many parents are struggling to get childcare. And


sympathy with parents, but what I would say is that the strike doesn't


have to take place. If Mr —— Michael Gove offered to sit down with us,


the strike would be. I have an e—mail here, which mentions no


backing for it straight. The messages we have had shows a high


degree of support from parents. Our people behind you? I be sympathetic?


That's a experience I have had in Hull. I had a taxi driver wish me


all the best today. The turnout for the strike ballot, 73% of your


members did not think it was worth voting on. That is hardly a ringing


endorsement. That's roughly commensurate with those who turnout


in local government elections. I'm not talking about elections. But we


have had similar turnouts before, and you have made similar points


before, but on the day, huge numbers have come out. 73% of teachers did


not think the issue was worth 14 on? Now, it would be better if Moore


had faulted, but if the vote was legitimate and properly carried


out, children's pool probably be taking strike action on Tuesday. You


are unhappy about pension changes. Michael Gove says


people in the public and private sector. Why do you not accept that?


Because it is not true. Mr Gove is wrong on this. He is effectively


taking thousands of pounds of teachers, hundreds of thousands of


pounds, actually for a young teacher starting out if they continued to


pensionable age. He will lose hundreds of thousands of pounds in


terms of contributions. What percentage of parents watching now


do you think sympathetic? From what I am picking up, the majority of


patients I have —— parents I have spoken to are sympathetic. Thank you


very much indeed. Do you support the teachers' strike? Have working


parents been given enough notice to find alternative care for their


children? Email us at [email protected]


In a moment: Burial land in parts of Lincolnshire could run out in just


four years' time. The Prime Minister has told BBC Look


North the Government will investigate


contracts are being abused by some employers. A growing number of


workers in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are believed to be


employed on the contracts, where staff are given no guarantee about


how many hours they'll work or how much they'll get paid. David Cameron


said the contracts offered flexibility for some, but insisted


workers should not be exploited. He's been speaking to our political


editor Tim Iredale. The Government insists that more


jobs are being created in our part of the world, yet some question the


type of jobs that are available to those seeking work. In particular,


zero—hour contracts. Kevin Jones from East Yorkshire lost his job in


the caravan industry and says he can't afford to take a job where


there's no guaranteed weekly income. All I can say with zero—hour


contracts is you will have to ask if you have a job to come into the next


week. They can just say, no, we don't need you any more. Zero—hour


contracts are flexible contracts where employees are given no


guarantee about many hours they'll work. Many of our biggest named


companies use them, as do some councils and hospitals. Former


University of Lincoln student Katie Griffith says her zero—hour contract


in a hotel fitted—in with her studies. I had a zero—hour contract


from 16, and it was brilliant, because for five years, I knew I had


a job to go back to, whereas friends with contracts would have their jobs


end. I had my employer bringing me asking when I was coming in. While


some argue that zero—hour contracts offer a large degree of flexibility


for staff and their employers, others claim that, in some cases,


the contracts are little more than exploitation. I asked the Prime


Minister for his view. Can you understand why people with think


that this kind of contract exploits workers? I absolutely understand the


issues here, and we have to get this right. For some people and


organisations, these contracts coming peace flexibility, but there


are questions in the weave can be used, which is why we are having a


review. I think it's right to have a proper look at this. Is it fear for


example that someone in Grimsby wouldn't be guaranteed how many


hours they would work? If these contracts are more used in the


public sector, we have to ensure that we have a flexible labour


market, and we have 1.4 million extra jobs since 2009, which we


don't want to use, but we must look at these contracts and see if they


are being abused. The Government now faces a battle to convince its


critics contracts.


You can see Tim Iredale's full interview with David Cameron on the


Sunday Politics. He'll also be talking to Godfrey Bloom and the


Labour MP for Hull North, Diana Johnson.


A man has been charged with the murder of his 79—year—old mother in


Lincolnshire. Betty Constable was taken to Lincoln County Hospital


from her home in Dunholme on Sunday morning, but died on Tuesday. Nigel


Constable, who's 51, will appear before Lincoln Magistrates' Court


tomorrow. North Lincolnshire health officials


say at least ten people have been to hospital after taking drugs


described as legal highs. The youngest was 14. They say some


substances are not meant for human consumption, and they're worried


someone could die. The trust that runs NHS hospitals in


Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole will be getting help from health chiefs


in Sheffield to try to reduce death rates.


The Government's agreed to pay half the cost of upgrading this road in


Lincoln. More than £3 million is to be spent on Canwick Road, which is a


main road through the city. Parents are being urged to stub out


their cigarettes in two play parks. Health officials worry that, by


watching adults smoke, children are more likely to start when they're


older. Boston Borough Council is not putting a ban in place, but hopes


adults will take notice of smoke—free zones in its parks when


they are introduced. At Central Park in Boston, children


play in the fresh air. Moves are now underway to make sure that air stays


fresh. Boston Borough Council is going to ask


the play areas both here, and at Woodville Road in the town. Would


you go for a ban? I think there is a very strong place for —— case for


doing that, because children are a vulnerable group, and you're talking


about small radius. This is surely not a health risk, being an open


area, so why do it? I agree second—hand smoke would be limited


here, but I don't want to promote normalising smoking. We don't want


children to think it is acceptable behaviour. Parents we spoke to said


they support the ban. It is a good idea, because children are not


really supposed to be breathing smoke. Really, parents should not be


smoking on it —— in a counterpart. Andrew Britton, ex—smokers outnumber


smokers, —— in Great Britain, X numbers out number smokers. Boston


isn't the first town to address this issue. In New York's Central Park,


there's a mandatory ban with hefty fines. Here in Boston, though, the


smoke—free area is purely voluntary. But some people worry it's a form of


discrimination. There is no evidence whatsoever that smoking in the


outdoors harms anybody. This is a spiteful move. Councillors still


have to vote on the plans, but if they decide it's time for a change


of attitude, the no smoking areas will come into force early next


year. Is Boston Council right to encourage


smokers not to light up in parks? Should they have gone further and


imposed a ban? Friday night on BBC One. Still ahead: The time getting


behind their dancer, as the battle of the ballroom gets underway. Kevin


is all right! He has it tonight 's photograph is a stunning


picture. This is the River Humber at sunset. Thank you for your pictures.


Good evening to you! I have had a bad week! I have heard about the


innuendos! Anyway, some sympathy for you here. Lynn has e—mailed seems


she felt sorry for you, she saw you shopping on your own. Don't worry,


Lynn, he spent two hours talking to me over tea and biscuits! That is a


lie! There was no tea and biscuits! On with a forecast. A pleasant


week. High pressure will dominate, and a lot of settled weather over


the weekend. Tomorrow, sunny but breezy, and the pressures chart


shows a region of settled weather, but the ice bars are tightly pact,


so it could change. Plenty of sunshine, with temperatures in the


high teens, we quite warm in the sunshine, and it is a fine enter the


day. It will stay settled and fine, dry as well, as we head to the


evening. Just a light breeze, and the values are these in the towns


and cities. In the countryside, it will be cooler, with temperatures


falling back. The sun will rise just before 7am, and setting around 745


PM. We start the day tomorrow with perhaps the odd Mr patch, but we


will see a fine day developing, a long sunny spell, with a dry day.


Enjoy the sunshine, and get out and about. There will be quite a breeze


off the sea, which will make things feel chilly. Right along the


coastline, temperatures will struggle, but it will feel pleasant


out of the breeze. Inland, it could get to 19 or


for this time of year is around 16 degrees. On Sunday, another fine day


to come and breezy on Sunday. Even those Saturday will be blustery,


Sunday will have a brisk breeze to the south—east. On Monday, a little


bit workload, ball stay settled until the middle or the end of the


week. Peter, what are you up to this weekend?


The best advice I have is to say nothing and move on!


New research shows many areas are running out of space in cemeteries.


For some people, it means their wish to be buried next to family members


can't be met. While Hull has 80 years worth of burial land, Spalding


in Lincolnshire could run out in four years. There is growing


pressure for a change in the law to allow local authorities to re—use


existing graves. Phil Connell reports.


four years. There is growing pressure for Winston has three


generations of his family buried in the cemetery. Like many across the


country, though, this cemetery is overflowing. Now, when Leicester


councillor —— Leicester council buys extra land, his dream to be buried


with his relatives looks unlikely. I want to be worried in my time. I


find it very frustrating that the local authorities have not found


another suitable plot, and I don't see why I should be taken elsewhere.


Despite Winston's experience, East Riding Council says


county, there is 112 years of burial space available. In place may, there


is between 70 and 80 years. But in Lincolnshire, Boston Borough Council


has only 12 or 15 years. South Holland Council has four or five


years. For residents here, of a certain age, it is the topic of


conversation that is causing concern. I would not have thought of


it. We are all from Austin originally, and the cemetery is fill


off. The growing faith in this country would expect there is more


space available. In certain parts of the country, councils are moving


benches to make space. Others are even using car parks to deal with


what is described as a looming crisis. Calls are now being made for


the law to be changed, allowing family graves to be lifted, deep


end, and three years. A more would be to consider some of Sefton reuse.


—— grave reuse. It would bring people back into our cemeteries. For


many, thinking to the future, reassurances are being sought. There


are no guarantees they will be buried with their family members.


Fellas in the studio with us now. What is being suggested to create


more space? This BBC investigation shows this is a problem not only in


towns and cities. As we have seen, in rural parts of Lincolnshire, just


for five years of burial space. It is hoped the government will bring


in changes to the law, which will allow them to open graves and place


more graves on top. It is a practice already in place in other countries.


In Germany, graves there are reused after every 30 years. Tonight, the


government has said this is clearly a sensitive issue, and one on which


no decisions have been made. Thank you very much indeed. Thank you for


this response to our story yesterday. We heard concerns it


could actually lead to worse services on the East Coast Main


Line. Amanda in Grimsby says, "Provincial lines need upgrading.


Spend the money on that, rather than ploughing through people's homes,


the countryside and other areas where it's not wanted." But Jon in


Spalding says, "I'm 100% behind the project. We need to look at the


bigger picture. Increased capacity is urgently needed on the East Coast


Main Line, not to mention the environmental benefits." And Shirley


says, "The railways are now a private concern. Why is HS2 to be


funded from the public purse? If it's such a good investment,


investors should be queuing up to put their money in."


investors should be queuing Hull City boss Steve Bruce has


issued a warning to those who think tomorrow's game


United is a guaranteed three points. While City were


Newcastle, West Ham suffered a home defeat last week. But Bruce says


West Ham have the talent to cause problems, as our sports reporter


Simon Clark explains. He's probably still dancing after


last week's win at Newcastle, but Steve Bruce knows it's strictly


football, this. The Tigers served notice to the Premier league that


they mean business, but nothing's taken for granted, as Bruce meets


old friend, Sam Allardyce in the West Ham dugout.


He's probably still dancing after last week's win at Newcastle, I can


say this because he's my mate, and we don't have many in football, but


for me, he gets unfair, undue publicity for the so—called way they


play. If you look at what he's done over the last 10—15 years in the


Premier league, you know, playing against one of his teams, you're


going to have to be at your best to beat them. The one player the


national press has almost swooned in admiration of is City's record—buy,


Tom Huddlestone. Many were surprised he chose Hull City and not another


of their Premier league rivals. Once I had spoke to Steve Bruce, it was


fairly straightforward after that. I liked what he had to say, for my


role individually in the team, and the team's style of play generally,


to be fair. So that was a fairly simple decision to make, having


spoken to him, and once Tottenham had accepted the bid. This is the


stage you want to play at, whether you are a coach, a manager, or in


particular, a player, because they don't know, but they have the best


jobs of their life, playing in the Premier League week—in, week—out. It


must be wonderful to be a football again. One of those players, Liam


Rosenior, made a Premier League start for the Tigers in a side now


rubbing shoulders with some of the well—known names in the table. I


don't want it to be a highlight of the season. I don't want us to part


ourselves on the back too much. We are in the Premier league, so our


job is to win games in the Premier league. So, yeah, it was great to


get a result, but not being arrogant saying we should expect to win, but


we should aim to win every game. Today, the Tigers bid farewell


temporarily to Matty Fryatt, as the player joins Sheffield Wednesday on


loan for a month. He couldn't claim a place in a team scoring goals like


this. And tomorrow's Football Focus comes


live from the KC, when Damian Johnson talks to Tom Huddlestone


about Hull, happiness, and hair. That's on BBC One at noon.


And you can hear commentary of Hull City v West Ham on BBC Radio


Humberside's FM frequency. Coverage begins at 1.30pm tomorrow afternoon.


They'll also have commentary of Scunthorpe United's trip to Burton


Albion. That's on AM. While Grimsby Town's game against Tamworth will be


on digital and online. And BBC Radio Lincolnshire will have commentary of


Lincoln City's match against Hyde. That game kicks off at 3pm tomorrow.


Excitement is building among family and friends of our local contestants


on Strictly Come Dancing. And in their home towns, people are


preparing to watch golfer Tony Jacklin and professional dancer


Kevin Clifton take to our screens with their partners tonight. Jill


Archbold has been to Scunthorpe and Grimsby to see how much support they


have. For years, old Tony Jacklin worked on was his swing. Lately,


he's been getting into a different kind of one, and here at Ashby's


golf club, his former playing partner said he never shied from


practice. We would have lunch, and we would stop down here until it was


dark. Tony would carry on when he got home, until he would not stand


any more. Whether he's got that determination when it comes to the


dancing, I don't know. He could certainly do with losing a bit of


weight! It was on these fairways that Tony Jacklin learned his craft


as a pro golfer. But when the skills he learned as a sportsman help him


to be a dancer? The preamble, I saw, and I don't know how he's going to


perform! He has to stick at it. You can't just go out and expect to be


good at something. You have to practice. He could probably learn a


thing or two from fellow Lincolnshire lad, Kevin Clifton. He


started his career learning to dance with his sister in Grimsby. I did


people of Grimsby realise they have the Strictly Come Dancing start? I


think Kevin is all right! He just about has it, doesn't he? He is


pretty fit! I dance where Kevin started dancing, and we know him!


What do you think about strictly? I don't know, I hope he winds.


Everyone dances from the first time tonight.


Good luck to Kevin and to Tony Jacklin. BBC One at 9pm for the


first two episodes of Strictly Come Dancing. Let's get a recap of the


national and regional headlines. A BBC report says security breaches


and confusion helped the terrorists in the Kenyan shopping centre seat.


There's parent says he will sue his son's school if teachers go on


strike next week. The moral's weather, good spells of sunshine and


top temperatures getting up to around 19 Celsius. 19 is 66


Fahrenheit. A huge response on the subject of the teacher's/. Thank you


for all of them. Just a few, Margaret says, having a total ban on


childcare, Stephen says, some of these patients


are struggling financially and are being forced to lose money they do


not have. How is that for caring for children? Dave says, I want a good


education for my children, and they will not get it if Michael Gove


damages morale and cut pay. That's all for now. I'll see you on Monday.


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