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through the weekend. That is all from us.


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


Struggling to read and write — why children in this area are bottom of


the class. An strongest link is with your chances of going on to get your


good exam results at the age of 16. Dog owners warned of a mystery


illness killing pets. The Scunthorpe speedway star reveals


how he became world champion. The bee lady of Hull on national


television as years of fundraising is recognised. They are such nice


people, I have got to say nice things. You get more money. A much


colder feel to the weather from tomorrow onwards. Jamie later in the


programme for the full forecast. Good evening.


Young children in Yorkshire and the Humber have the worst reading record


in England. It's claimed almost 40 per cent of those aged between five


and seven don't reach the required standard. And it's storing up


problems for the future, with poorer exam results and a cost to the UK


economy running in to billions. Tonight, education experts in this


area say parents need to make more time to help children improve their


reading. Leanne Brown has this report. Who can tell me, what is the


title of this book? Here at St Mary's there's a huge


focus on getting children to enjoy reading at school and at home.


Here, it is non—negotiable. They bring their book back every night,


we sign it. They are rewarded. Essentially, we try and choose books


that are fun for the children, that have nice stories Anne Williams, so


they are engaged in what they are beating —— nice stories and themes.


Save the Children say that 30% of children fall below the required


standard in this area. In the East Midlands, it is 35%. And in all


areas, where children are twice as likely not to meet these standards.


The charities say it can affect them for the rest of their lives. Where


you see the strongest link is with your chances of getting good exam


results at 16 and then going to university and into the labour


market and so on. But there are increased risks of things like


dropping out of school. But also, in time, be doing quite going to


prison. Those in charge of learning at Hull City Council say it's not


just schools who are responsible. You need to get up in the morning,


get your children some breakfast, get them to school on time. I doing


things for providing school breakfast for free, the next age is


saying, at home, how about reading with your kids. Read to them, ask


them to be to you. Simple things. But parents we spoke to already


allocate time to read with their kids. Every day they have a story


before bedtime. We did the Creepy Has, where they had to read six


books for the summer holidays and they went to the City Hall to


collect their medals. For those who aren't as lucky a nationwide


campaign has been launched, recruiting volunteers to help those


who have fallen behind. Young children in the Yorkshire and


Humber area have the worst reading record in the country.


I spoke to the Yorkshire author Gervase Phinn — himself a former


teacher — and asked if he agreed with the report that poor reading at


seven can damage a child's future prospects. No, I would not go along


with that. In my experience, I have taught children who are not


particularly good at reading at six or seven or eight, but once you get


them hooked on books, it can take. I think it is sweeping say that. But


these figures are not good. Is this the fault of the schools or the


parents? The combination is if you have dynamic teaching, book boxes


and classrooms, great libraries, and if every parent read with a child,


not at all to a child, but with a child every night, for just half an


hour, it would be of the fruits of a lifetime. Parents are often too busy


to know —— periods of them too busy now to just sit down. But they are


out working all day to provide their children. They don't want to come


home and do that at night. They think that is a teacher's job. It's


not just about that. It's about enjoying books and finding it


pleasurable. The new national curriculum actually mentions


pleasure, enjoyment, a lot of reading, and that is the key. But


these figures are the worst in the country. I think they are dreadful.


I am appalled by it. And another report says that we are way down the


European league tables in 16—25 —year—olds. Something clearly must


be done. A final question, does it matter what the children are


reading? I don't think so. A comic? A comic, maybe. When I was president


of the School Library Association, there were certain books I would not


let young people be because they were offensive or unpleasant. But


generally, if a child is reading and enjoys reading, that is what we


want. Very good to see you. We want to hear from you on this


story. Should it be schools or parents that do more to help improve


reading standards? Why are our 5—7 —year—old is the worst in the


country? reading standards? Why are our 5—7


—year—old is the The details are on your screen now. I look forward to


hearing from you, as always. In a moment: A historic horse fair


is banned from Hull — organisers say they'll find a new location.


A Lincolnshire vet is warning dog owners about a sudden increase in


cases of a mystery illness. Seasonal Canine Illness can be fatal. Experts


still don't know exactly what causes it — but in recent years a number of


dogs, walked in woodlands, have suddenly become ill. Gemma Dawson


reports. Enjoying a cuddle at home. But just


two weeks ago Alfie was fighting for his life. He was diagnosed with


Seasonal Canine Illness after being taken for a woodland walk. He was


being sick, he had diarrhoea, and the poor little lad had collapsed by


the morning. I had to lift and into the car. This vet in Gainsborough


has seen a sudden increase in cases, treating 15 dogs in just one week.


Another three have been admitted in the last 48 hours. If it is mild,


they get better in a couple of days. Otherwise, it can take up to a


week with drugs and fluids. Cases of Seasonal Canine Illness are usually


seen between August and November. Experts still don't know what causes


it. But attention has now focused on harvest mites. To try to eliminate


these as a possible cause, pet owners are being advised to treat


their dogs with a fipronil—based insecticidal spray before going on


woodland walks. Here at the Owlet on the edge of Laughton Woods, warning


signs have now been put up. couple of cases confirmed with the


local vets, so that is why we want everybody to make sure they have all


the information so they can make a choice when it comes to taking their


dog out. The Animal Health Trust has spent the last three years


investigating this illness. It has been looking at five sites,


including the Sandringham estate in Norfolk and Sherwood Forest in


Nottingham. But it says the number of fatal cases has reduced


dramatically. In 2010 20% of cases of Seasonal Canine Illness proved to


be fatal. Last year just 2% of cases reported to the Animal Health Trust


resulted in death. But until experts find the cause, Alfie won't be going


on any more woodland walks. It's been revealed that a man from


Grimsby is suing Humberside Police in what is being described as a


landmark legal case. At the High Court in London Christopher


Sarjantson is claiming that the force breached his human rights by


taking too long to respond to a 999 call as he was being attacked in the


town by a gang of youths. Well, our Correspondent Paul Murphy has been


following the case. Paul, what's the importance of this court action?


Well, it's the first time anyone has tried to sue the UK police for being


late to an emergency call. It dates back to 2006 when Christopher


Sarjantson, an innocent bystander, was attacked by a gang of youths


wielding baseball bats, and suffered serious head injuries. The court has


been told that it took Humberside Police 26 minutes to arrive after


the first 999 Sarjantson's argument that this


delay is in breach of his human rights, because the force had a duty


to protect someone who was in immediate and serious danger. The


police said there was nothing they could reasonably do to get there in


time. The Forces also warning that the judgement will affect not only


them, but police forces all across the country. The more news now.


Police are looking for a 15—year—old girl who may have gone to work with


the 20 old man at Hull Fare. Detectives say that Judy Ellwood has


been missing for a few days. They are asking for the public to help


locate the two. The nationalised railway company,


East Coast, has made a profit of more than £200 million. The route,


which connects this area to London and Scotland, has been run by a


government—owned company for the last four years. The line is due to


return to a private operator by 2015.


The former ice—house on Grimsby Docks has been added to the World


Monument Fund's list of buildings that should be preserved. It was


once the largest ice factory in the world producing thousands of tonnes


a day for the town's fishing industry. We are just about to put


in a heavy bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for money towards the


project, which will cost more than £12 million. So too have our


building highlighted and have the World Monuments Fund saying that it


is urgent is fantastic. Thank you to everyone who got in


touch with us about the six protesters convicted of criminal


damage at an airbase in Lincolnshire. They cut through a


fence at RAF Waddington during a demonstration against the use of


unmanned drones over Afghanistan. They claim they're used to kill


civilians, but the Ministry of Defence says they're vital for


military operations. A big response. Just a few.


Pat and Ian say, "We support the protesters 100%. The Drones are evil


and we are ashamed that our Government promotes their use."


But Dave in Lincoln says, "The protesters may believe they're doing


good but they're actually endangering the lives of our young


forces who are fighting to protect their right to protest."


While Bill in Grimsby says, "I would sooner see an unmanned drone in the


sky, than soldiers on the ground." Thank you for those.


Scunthorpe's World Champion Speedway Rider has told Look North he thinks


his hard work this season has paid off. Tai Woffenden, won the title on


Saturday at the Speedway Grand Prix in Poland. He only arrived home at


three o'clock this morning, but has been speaking to Jessica Lane.


Back in Scunthorpe with his bikes. Tai Woffinden became Speedway's


World Champion on Saturday but says he's glad to be home. This is where


was born. I've got my friends here, a lot my family here as well. It


will always have a place in my heart. I came over in 2006 from


professional, and it has been pretty crazy. This is the gold medal that


he won at the weekend. He will also get a trophy which she can put


alongside his collection, including the one he got earlier this year as


British champion. But it is this World Championship weekend that has


made him the first British titleholder in 13 years. And with


the training and travelling involved in his job, Tai Woffenden says he


could not do it without his supporting. My mum helps me with the


flight and paper works and stuff, and my girlfriend helps me with that


as well. My mechanics in Europe, my manager, it's amazing. Getting paid


to do something that you love is wonderful. Tai Woffenden is taking a


few weeks to recover from a collarbone injury before he starts


to plan on the next season. So, he has little time to reflect on his


current victory. But in Scunthorpe on the map.


Still ahead tonight: We are live for a very important game for Grimsby


football club. Hull's bee lady mixes with the stars


as she collects a national award. A fantastic story. Let's have a look


at tonight's picture. This is the pond at Bishop Burton. The director


was very excited by this one. Thank you very much indeed. Another


picture tomorrow night. And time for the weather. Good


evening. It was another lovely day, but I'm afraid that change is afoot.


It is going to turn colder. We have held onto the mild air for quite


some time, so I think it will be a bit of a shock to the system as this


cold air comes down, bringing with it some showers and some


strengthening northerly winds as well. It will feel quite cold. A


fine into the night tonight, however, and overnight tonight it


will stay dry, with perhaps one or two showers in the North.


Temperatures overnight will drop down to 11 degrees, 52 in


Fahrenheit, so perhaps a little bit colder than it has been of late.


Tomorrow morning, the sun will rise at seven 17 a.m., and those are your


high waters —— 7:17am. So, we will see that cold air coming down from


the North as we go through tomorrow. I have added to the map some arrows


to emphasise the strength of the wind. It will pick up and introduce


the cold air and the scattering of showers coming through on the wind.


They will go southwards fairly quickly, but the strength of the


wind will really pick up, especially along the coast, where we are


expecting some deals. Gusts will be up to and above 50 mph. Temperatures


will be 13 or 14 degrees, 57 Fahrenheit, and it will


feel quite cold, especially along the coast. There will be further


showers overnight, Wednesday and it is thirsty, and again, we're looking


at a cold night on the cards. Waking up on Thursday, a very cold night.


There could even be some frost. Through the day, we're likely to


hold onto that strong wind with some showers around, especially along the


coast. By Friday, although it will be cold, it looks like we should see


some nice dry and bright weather. some nice


Thank you. Organisers of an historic horse fair


in Hull say it will still go ahead despite an injunction preventing it


from using roads in the city. Those behind the event were at county


court this morning and they say they will work with the council to find a


suitable location for their event. Tolu Adeoye has this report.


They say Hull Horse Fair is one of the city's oldest traditions. Knocky


Windas and David Norris have been going to since they were children.


But today in court a judge upheld an injunction preventing it from taking


place on the city's roads this year. I think it is terrible, love. I have


gone there from being a lad. No one has ever been arrested on the day.


They had nothing in black and white in the courts to say that anyone is


causing trouble. The council and Humberside Police say they are keen


to avoid scenes like this, with horses blocking


raced, causing disruption to local people and businesses. The concerns


are about public safety, when you've got horses racing up and down the


flyover, but also businesses on Khartoum Street in particular that


have been troubled by previous events. We do not want to risk any


accidents or incidents. Those behind a fair deny that horses would be


raised. But in court today, the judge said that the issue was not


whether horses would be raised or not, it was that permission should


have been sought to put on an event on public roads. It will still go


ahead. They have said we cannot block any streets in whole or


anything like that. We do not want to block any streets. We just want


to have our worst fear. Shall our goods. We will find a field


somewhere to have it on —— show our goods. The horse fair was due to


take place on Monday — those involved with it say it will go


ahead but time is running out to get something in place so that it can do


so legally. Extra officers will be on patrol to police any attempt to


breach the order. It may be early in the football


season, but Grimsby Town fans are arriving for what promises to be a


crucial promotion fixture tonight. The Mariners face Cambridge United


at Blundell Park — but officials at the club have said money is urgently


needed to prevent the team 'suffocating' at their current home.


The comments were made in a live BBC Radio Humberside forum, as Phillip


Norton reports. It's been Grimsby Town's home for a


hundred and fifteen years — the issue of a new stadium has become


something of a saga The laughter at this BBC Radio Humberside live


debate is because fans are still waiting for their now non—league


football club to compete financially with a new stadium still waiting on


council clearance and some investment. Without, we will not


relocate. We are gradually suffocating here. We don't have the


income streams associated with modern —day football at this ground,


and we never would, even if we redeveloped. When these plans were


first put forward Grimsby Town were still in the league — and doing


well. Right now though they sit second in the Conference, behind the


team they take on tonight Cambridge, though ahead of fellow long term


strugglers Lincoln. Last season saw the club reach the play—offs and the


final of the FA Trophy at Wembley under managers Rob Scott and Paul


Hurst. Last month, Rob Scott was suspended, leaving Hurst in charge.


So are both Grimsby's fans and manager upbeat about what's going on


— on and off the pitch? We assembled a good squad at the beginning of the


season. The recent performances have started to show that. It does take


time to gel. People don't want to hear that, but it does. There is


some confidence in the ground. objections having passed, perhaps


that's no surprise. Supporters however, hope they won't have to


wait another five to see their team back in the league and at a new


stadium. Well, Phil is live at Blundell Park


tonight. Phil, how vital is tonight's game for the club? Tonight


is a 6—pointer. At the moment, Cambridge are on top. They have


raised away with it. They are seven points clear, and so Grimsby Can


play them tonight with the hope that they will beat them and close that


gap. A few weeks ago, Grimsby town lost four —nil to Halifax. They are


hoping that they will begin a momentum to get back into the


football league and hopefully that dream of a new stadium will become a


reality. Let's hope so. And you can hear coverageof that


game on BBC Radio Humberside in an hour's time.


game on BBC Radio Humberside in an hour's And Lincoln City's game


against Tamworth will be live on BBC Radio Lincolnshire.


Gainsborough Trinity will appeal against being kicked out of the FA


Cup. Loan signing Jordan Thomas played in the last round, but the FA


says it didn't receive his paperwork in time. Gainsborough say they sent


an email, but accept they should have checked his eligibility. I am a


bit disheartened for the supporters, but it was not something we did


deliberately. We didn't think we would fill anybody. It is just an


administrative error. Plans for a major re—structuring of


Rugby League have been thrown into disarray after the majority of Super


League clubs rejected the proposals. Wigan, the Super League Grand Final


winners, led the opposition to the plans. A meeting of all Rugby League


clubs including Hull and Hull Kingston Rovers has now been delayed


until next month. A grandmother from Hull — who's


raised nearly £100,000 for charity — will tonight be honoured on national


television. Ninety—one—year—old Jean Bishop, also known as the Bee Lady,


started fundraising in her home city nearly thirty years ago. Fantastic


story. Now she's been given a Pride of Britain award. Simon Spark


reports. The Buzz is all about Jean Bishop on


her way for a night with the stars, getting ready to receive a Pride of


Britain award for fundraiser of the year. Well, I just did not believe


it. I thought that everybody was pulling my leg. It had not sunk in


yet. We, of course, know Jean better like this — dressed as a Bee,


collecting money for Age UK — but tonight the nation will see her


being honoured by top celebrities and collecting her very special


invitation from one of them. Hello, Jean. All! I was surprised to see


him, never mind telling me I had one. I did not know what to take in


first. I was really surprised. You have won an award for the Fundraiser


Of The Year At at the Pride Of Britain Towards. I don't believe


it! She was worried about what she should wear — but in the end it was


the bee they wanted to see. I hide behind it, DC. I can say what I


like. And then she when to work — with two buckets this time —


swapping kisses for quids from the likes of Ed Miliband. Please welcome


fundraiser of the year, Jean Bishop! And today there was no rest


after her late night — just straight onto the Alan Titchmarsh Show for a


live chat. Before last night Jean had raised £92,000, and her goal was


£100,000. So, how much is it now? Don't give the game away, Jean. I


haven't said how much the end. We'll just have wait and see, while Jean


gets used to her well—earned fame. That is fantastic, isn't it? Well


done to Jean. She was out partying last night and I am told that she is


still down in London, probably at another party. Her programme is on


ITV tonight if you want to see it. Let's have every cap of the national


and local headlines. The scientist behind the world's


biggest experiment gets a Nobel Prize for physics. And this area has


the lowest reading standards in the country. A charity says that a poor


start will affect children's earning prospects.


And in the weather, wins strengthening tomorrow and it will


be much colder. Top temperature of around 14 Celsius.


A lot of messages coming in on the subject of 5—7—year—olds and their


feeding being the worst in the country in the Yorkshire area ——


reading comprehension. Sarah says, I am the way surprised. Gary says


there should be fewer pupils per class. And someone else says, "yes,


the parents should and do the mac could do more. " And from Bernard, "


children need help from parents and teachers. If parents are too busy,


then they should not have kids." Mark says, " how can anyone be too


busy for half an hour of reading with their child?" Alex has tweeted,


"parents should spend more of putting them in front of the


television." And finally John in Lincoln says, "I am 72 and I can


never remember my parents reading to me or encouraging me to read, but I


gained good qualifications anyway." Thank you very much for all of


those. Join me tomorrow on the radio at lunchtime if you can. Have a


wonderful evening and see you tomorrow.


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