01/10/2013 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Good evening. The headlines: More than 250 schools in east Yorkshire


and Lincolnshire close because of a strike. It is protecting education


long—term. We hope parents will understand and support that. There's


anger some from some parents who say they weren't given enough notice of


school closures. I am utterly disgusted. Any thought of giving


them my support has gone out of the window. Also on the programme: The


woman whose family say would still be alive if doctors had not ignored


her medical history. A former US president takes his place alongside


William Wilberforce and Nelson Mandela. It has been a decent day


today. What is in store? We are looking at unsettled conditions.


Around 250 schools in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have been affected


as staff from the two biggest teaching unions went on strike


today. The latest figures obtained by BBC Look North show 148 schools


closed completely, 108 were partially shut and 337 schools in


this area opened as normal. Members of the NUT and the NASUWT say the


walk out was over pay, pensions and conditions. Sarah Corker has this


report. 8am and teachers on strike in Hull start their journey to a


union rally in joined thousands of others from


across Yorkshire and the Midlands. 33 years in the profession, Margaret


Atkinson is striking over changes which could see teachers working


longer. I don't think I could be working in my 60s because I think I


would be worn out. I think we want teachers to be better. Do you think


68 is too old to be teaching? Yes, definitely. And their list of


grievances is growing. Teachers are unhappy about reduced pensions,


working until they are 68, excessive workloads and unqualified teachers


in the classroom. The government maintains the reforms are driving up


standards. Teachers are being forced to go on strike because Michael Gove


will not speak to the unions. It is not just a one—day inconvenience, it


is protecting education long—term. Teachers are unhappy about reduced


pensions. The main bone of contention is performance—related


pay, head teachers setting salaries, teachers only moving up the pay


scale if they meet certain standards. Parents and the public in


general, it will undermine teachers, and they will have the best pensions


available to anybody across the land. Some schools were left with


not enough staff and forced to shut. Others were able to open as usual,


like the South Cave Primary. We were totally unaffected. None of the


teachers took any action so all classes were normal. Either publicly


to have sympathy? I'm not sure. That is up to the public. The situation


is intolerable. Why are you striking? Because I wanted to take


industrial action for the good of the young people in Bridlington.


Both sides say they are willing top re—open talks, but until that


happens pupils will be caught in the middle. For many parents who were


meant to go to work today there has been disruption and loss of earnings


as they arranged for alternative childcare. Jessica Lane has been to


meet two families to see the impact today's walk—out had on them. Ellie


May only started school in September. Her dad says one of those


lessons is about attendance. I've said to her she has not to go to


school. We have to do certain things. Chris tried to take both


kids to school today. He says he'd be fined sixty pounds if he took


them out of school for a holiday. My wife has cancelled three


appointments. If she cannot get those appointments back they will be


getting fined, her loss of earnings, which they do not want to pay


because that will be lots, somebody is going to be paying for it.


Lynsey's a childminder and is looking after her own and other


people's children. My sister is a teacher and it does not finish at


the end of the day. She is constantly working weekends,


paperwork, planning. You think about what you can do, if I did not look


after them regularly, what would they do? Parents say more strikes


could mean more disruption. Leaving them needing a helping hand. I'm


joined now by Rhoda Andrew Chow from the National Union of Teachers. Good


evening. Parents watching tonight, will they have much sympathy? What


they have done for the children's education today and having to fork


out for childcare. Lots of the parents that I met today when we


were out in Sheffield were in support of the action that teachers


have taken. Teachers are concerned that people have been


inconvenienced, but they have taken the action it cause it is the last


resort. It is the only thing they can do. The average teaching salary


is £33,000 per year. 13 weeks holiday. Lots of people watching


would love those conditions. Why are you not happy? We would love those


conditions as well for other people in the public sector and the private


sector. We do not believe the government are driving it down. It


is the teachers who should continue to have good salaries. One of the


issues is performance related pay. Why should they not be given an


incentive? There has already been a pay system for a great number of


years but is in place that allows for teachers to be paid good and


fairly by introducing more performance related pay, it is going


to disadvantage all teachers because we can see that there will be a


drive down. 73% of your members either did not vote or voted against


the strike. What will they be thinking? Most of them will be in


support of the teachers that did go out today. They did not vote


though, did they? But the majority voted for strike action because they


could see that there was no alternative, Michael Gove has


continued... Will you meet Michael Gove? We would be willing to meet


with him. That is what we have wanted to do, and if he would do the


same as the Welsh government and meet them we would not have to go


forward with strikes. Good to see you. Thank you for coming in. We


would like to know what you think about it. Do they have a right to


take a stand? If you want to get in touch...


Many parents have been affected, we will have your thoughts on this


before 7pm. In a moment: The BBC is seeking nominations for the unsung


hero of sport 2013. We visit last year's winners. Hannah Pudsey from


East Yorkshire lived for eleven years after being given a new heart


at the age of just twelve. Today a coroner decided her death last year


was due to natural causes but Hannah's mother has described the


care her daughter received at Hull Royal Infirmary as inadequate. She


believes Hannah might have survived if her complicated medical history


had been considered. Our health correspondent, Vicky Johnson


reports. She was just 13 when she had her heart transplant and her


bravery and determination made her a poster girl for organ donation.


You're not the only one, there are loads of kids waiting for hearts and


organs. An inquest in Hull today heard how she died hours after being


admitted to the Royal infirmary in February last year. Doctors


diagnosed her with a complication of diabetes and she was transferred to


a specialist ward. Nobody consulted her doctors in Newcastle where she


was regularly monitored. Her mother told the coroner her care had been


inadequate. There was a lot of information not being relayed from


one doctor to another and she was left a long time without further


blood tests being ordered. The coroner said an admission to the


high dependency unit and the conversation with the cardiologist


might have made a difference. They could not save a definite that it


would have. He added that he was satisfied there were no missed


opportunities. Hannah took every opportunity to raise awareness, even


her 21st birthday. Lots of people never get round to doing it. They


say they will sign up tomorrow. That tomorrow never comes. Her mother has


echoed those sentiments. She has supported transplants. It is not a


cure but she always believed everybody should have a chance. More


than anything, she wanted her wedding day in July and it was a


shame that she did not live to fulfil that greatest wish. Well the


coroner related —— recorded accidental causes, the hospital


trust accepted they could have supported the family better. It is


hoped they can learn from this tragic event. A jury has failed to


reach a verdict, in the trial of a woman accused of paying a hit


who's 36 and from Hollym near Withernsea, is waiting to hear if


she'll have to face another trial, after the jury at Hull Crown Court


was discharged. Darren Wilson, who's 45 and from North Hull, was found


guilty of conspiracy to murder. A former Mayor of Cleethorpes has been


found not guilty of performing a sex act in front of children. But


Conservative councillor Keith Brookes was given a restraining


order banning him from sunbathing naked in his garden for five years.


He denied outraging public decency at Grimsby Crown Court. Hospital


managers in Lincolnshire say they've made improvements to services after


being put into special measures. They say death rates have fallen and


a hundred nurses have been taken on since the hospitals in Lincoln and


Boston were criticised in the Keogh Report. There will be a new


inspection early next year. The Unite trade union says that up to 13


staff could lose their jobs at Bridlington Hospital under plans for


patient meals to be cooked off site. The proposals would see food


prepared in York. Managers say they will try and redeploy workers, but


Unite say they will oppose redundancies. Still to come: We


reveal which former US President has been recognised at the "home of


freedom". National Older People Day. Age is


just a number, as these ladies prove.


Keep your photos coming in. This was taken at RAF Coningsby by John


Heard. Good evening. Where's Paul? I have to get on with the forecast. He


is on a course. A weather forecasting course. He was the only


one asked to go on it. You have made my day. We will see if he is any


better. Tomorrow is not going to be very nice. Some beautiful sunshine


and we expect some rain in the forecast tomorrow. It is caught a


sea of this awkward at front —— it is because of this weather front.


The breezy conditions will be the theme of the weather for the next


few days. Here the satellite picture. The rain will spread


tomorrow. At the moment, we have some clear skies. Some variable


amounts of cloud. Overnight, it will break to allow some clear spells.


Largely drive. It will be double—figure temperatures. It will


remain breezy throughout. The sun will rise just 7am. It will set at


6:30pm. The time of high water will be 455 a.m.. —— 450 5am. As we head


through the morning, you can see this band of rain pushing up. There


will be heavy spells. It will clear off to the north. The rain will


become like and patchy. Still the risk of showers. Perhaps a little


brightness as well. It is going to be rather breezy for a time


tomorrow, and the wet weather and the rain will mean it feels a little


miserable. Temperatures will be around average for the time of


year, ranging from 14—16 degrees. On Thursday, it will be a decent day


and it will cloud over. There will be some rain towards the evening


hours. Scattered spells of showers coming on the weekend. You can ask


Paul tomorrow. The look of panic in your face when I asked where he was.


Fantastic. Don't get me into trouble. The damage is done. The


winners of last years BBC Sports Unsung Hero say the award helped


transform their club's profile. Tina Parker and Len Gooch won the 2012


award for their work at a judo academy. Our sports reporter Simon


Clark has been to see how their success changed Judo in Scunthorpe.


Former and her father Len Gooch started the


Kwai Academy a decade ago in a wooden hut. Now their newly


refurbished centre on Scunthorpe Hebden Road is a state—of the—art


facility for the sport. A grant from Sport England helped but so too


recognition of winning the BBC's Unsung Hero award. We have achieved


a lot since we done it. We will improve the club and everything.


There has also been schools. It has got a load a bit more. It has helped


us overall. It is been really good. Tina and Len have always put the


emphasis on coaching youngsters and introducing them to the sport that


they love. Now they come from not only Scunthorpe but all over


Lincolnshire to practise, especially now the facilities are the best.


Since they won it has an very good because there is lots of space. They


have had more people coming in, people doing judo and it is a better


place for us. Last year there was not many people coming but now there


is a lot more people coming. Me and my dad, getting on with what we like


doing. When they were saying we were wonderful and the kids were enjoying


it, that is the plan. This is the trophy they were awarded. If you


know somebody worthy of a nomination, logon to the BBC


website. You will find it in the sports personality section. British


judo is now looking at the gym as a potential centre of excellence, all


helped by a nomination for the unsung hero awards. To make a


nomination go on to the BBC sport website. All the information is


there. A review into policing arrangements,


that led to West Yorkshire Police putting restrictions on Hull City


fans travelling to the Huddersfield game, has been completed. Some


Tigers supporters boycotted the match in March against Huddersfield


Town in protest, after being told they could only travel to the


stadium using club transport. They will be without their top scorer for


a month. Tom Brady, after having an operation, has been ruled out. The


winger Tom Briscoe has been selected as part of Steve MacNamara's England


squad for the Rugby League World Cup. Briscoe scored twice in Hull's


final game of the season which was also his last for the club as he


will move to another un—named team this winter. England will play Fiji


at the KC Stadium on the 9th of November. I think we have got some


ability to finish off some things. We have got some genuine speed. That


is how an international team should be. Most of the attributes needed to


compete. We know the teams we are competing against the will have that


as well so it is game on. England have wailed —— England have named


the team 20 squad including an athlete from our area. The team will


tourist really over the winter. A big response on the subject of


libraries, and a petition against plans to cut libraries. The County


Council wants volunteers to take over their running as it seeks to


save money. There's been a mixed response on this subject. Dave in


Lincoln says it's important libraries are kept open, saying,


"Whilst it is recognised that a minority of people use a library,


these tend to be the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our society — the


elderly, unemployed and children. We must protect their interests." But


Stewart Waddell in Grimsby disagrees. He says, "Libraries are


used by the few and paid for by the many, close them all and save us


taxpayers the money". Kevin in Goole is also happy to see libraries


closed. He says "People have to move with the times. Libraries are not as


essential as they used to be hence cuts. I would prefer my taxes to go


to more essential services." Thank you for those. Here is one of the


most famous American presidents, and today, Abraham Lincoln has been


commemorated in the same place as William Wilberforce. It is thanks to


a monument. Called the Wall of Names, it honours the world's most


influential human rights campaigners. And today, people


travelled from the USA to see the latest name added to it. Anne—Marie


Tasker was there. Songs from the Hope Choir greeted the hundred


people who'd come to see the latest addition to Hull's Wall of Names.


Watched by dignitaries and helped by schoolchildren from Hull, the US


Embassy's Cultural Attache unveiled the name Abraham Lincoln. It was a


huge honour for me, personally, as an admirer of Abraham Lincoln, but


as an American to see that in every corner of the UK they honour and


recognise the significance of Abraham Lincoln and his role in


history and human rights. That speech has been made by how many


sons since the war began? Lincoln is known worldwide. He's been


immortalised in film — and the only historical figures more written


about than him are Jesus and Napoleon. He's not just one of


America's most famous presidents but the man who abolished slavery in the


US. And that's why he's been recognised on the wall that stands


in the shadow of the birthplace of anti—slavery campaigner William


Wilberforce. This is an incredibly memorable occasion, to have the 16th


president of the United States recognised on this great Wall is


quite an honour. of William Wilberforce because of


the deeds they did in bringing slavery to an end. Abraham Lincoln


at the same time, positions himself alongside those figures. There is a


connection there and we celebrate that. The wall already honours the


world's most famous freedom campaigners — Nelson Mandela, Martin


Luther King, Sylvia Pankhurst and Hull's William Wilberforce. On the


150th anniversary of his speech that freed slaves in America — Abraham


Lincoln joins them. Anne—Marie is live in Hull's museums quarter


tonight, why are today's events so significant? Is in the building


behind this whole they study slavery and emancipation and there are fewer


more globally recognised names than Abraham Lincoln. The reason it has


gone up now, it is 150 years since he gave the speech that led to the


end of slavery. It is probably not the last time we are going to honour


him here in Hull. Should it become the City of Culture in 2017 there


are plans for a huge exhibition. It will look at Abraham Lincoln and


William Wilberforce. In that case, in giving his name on the wall


behind me will be just the first step in paying tribute. ——


engraving. Flags have been flying as Lincolnshire Day is celebrated


across the county. It's the seventh year that people have marked what's


special about the country. to mark the moment when the county


rebelled against the King almost 500 years ago. You would never describe


the Rolling Stones or Dame Judi Dench as helpless pensioners but


many older people still get a bad press. Seen as a burden on society.


Today is National Older People's Day, and an event was held at Hull's


Guildhall to celebrate the aging process and show that 'growing up'


doesn't necessarily mean 'growing old'.


Sarah Walton went along to learn a thing or two. Showing us how it


should be done, meet Jeanne and David, dancing partners for 25


years. I'm 74. 65. How old do you feel? About 34. 94 on bad days.


Despite that, the couple want to encourage people to stay active.


Unfortunately with society, the older person gets weary of being out


and about. So the organisers here want to show people it doesn't have


to be that way. We have people in their 80s and 90s here who do not


feel old. What we have evidence of an shown is they do not appear old.


They are not alone. Hilary Clinton could be the next US president, the


most powerful 73—year—old Dame Judi Dench got her


pension before she got her first Oscar. And despite a combined age of


nearly 300, the Rolling Stones headlined the Glastonbury festival.


Even though the event is about letting people know what support


there is, it is about celebrating what it means to get older. Meet


Phyllis, who's just turned 100. Sometimes I feel as if I can let


myself go. Just try telling this lot to grow old gracefully.


Let's have a recap of the headlines: Ed Miliband takes on the Daily Mail


over criticism of his late father. Lessons across east Yorkshire and


Lincolnshire have been disrupted. 250 schools are affected by teaching


strikes. Tomorrow's weather is dry and bright and breezy with some


outbreaks of rain. Some of them will be heavy. Top temperatures still


mild. Getting up to 16 Celsius. A good response on the subject of


teachers. They should join the real world, says one person. The rest of


us have performance related pay. We also have to pay huge pension


contributions compared to their scheme. I have no sympathy. Phil


says, my two boys are off school and totally support the teachers. Time


to stop the Tory rewind of the 20th century. This striking teachers says


they are not childminders, went to university for four years and are


striking —— standing up for the rights of young people and my


rights. This one says, all those against the teachers strike, try


being a teacher for a week or two then I will listen to your opinion.


Presumably she is a teacher. John says, how can teachers argue against


performance related pay? The rest of us have had it for 20 years.




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