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

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Concerns for the welfare of thousands of animals at a cattle

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farm in Lincolnshire. They are often in quite deep mud.

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There is a lack of shelter. Homes flood for a second time after

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a water main bursts in Scunthorpe. Thousands of baby eels are

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reintroduced into a Lincolnshire river to try

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The lost wartime medal — reunited with the family of the man who

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earned it. Gales continue along the coast. The

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very latest coming up shortly. A cattle farm in Lincolnshire which

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has been criticised over its welfare standards is now being investigated

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for polluting the environment. Families living near to Southfield

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Farm in Louth say the smell is overpowering and makes them feel

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sick. East Lindsey district council says it's looking into the

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complaints. The farm houses almost 3,000 cows producing beef for major

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supermarkets. The owner insists he takes both animal welfare and the

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environment seriously. Linsey Smith has the story.

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This is how we're used to seeing cattle raised on our green and

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pleasant lands. Grazing and roaming freely. And this is a different

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picture. Filmed by the campaign group Compassion In World Farming,

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it show almost 3,000 animals standing in grassless pens near

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Louth. Satellite pictures show the scale of Soutfield Farm. It's a

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serious concern to animal welfare campaigners. This is not a humane

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way to keep these animals. They are often in deep mud. There is a lack

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of overhead shelter. heard the animals coughing, which

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implies there are some physical problems.

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Keeping cattle on this scale is normally associated with super

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dairies of the United States. After strong opposition, plans were

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abandoned for a similar dairy elsewhere in Lincolnshire, partly

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because of environmental concerns. It's something that also bothers

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people living close to Southfield Farm. The smell isn't a farm smile.

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It is an absolute stench. It is overpowering. It makes you feel

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quite sick. We have been trying to have barbecues during the summer,

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and we had to come inside. There have been quite a number of

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complaints. We are equally frustrated. We spoke to Andrew

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Lawson, who owns the farm, and asked us to let us see how the animals are

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kept. He declined, but said in an e—mail he has a commitment to animal

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welfare, that his animals are well looked after, and he It's the

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Government's job to ensure our food is safe.

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Plans to tackle the smells. But campaigners say this is about more

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than that — it's about welfare and the environment. But many customers

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want affordable food, so do they care? It matters a lot to me. I

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wouldn't buy if I knew they were the circumstances the animals were kept

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in. Would that knowledge make you choose the beef?

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permit. Meat from this farm is sold in major

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supermakets. Waitrose, Morrisons and Tesco tell us they are happy with

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the welfare standards for the animals. Waitrose say they will have

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been grazed outdoors for 80—90% of their lives. Both Morrisons and

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Waitrose have carried out their own inspections. But what about for

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those eating it? It had a huge impact on our health. If you keep

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the animals in better conditions, the meat is of a higher quality.

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Southfield Farm is not breaking the law. In fact, it's accredited by the

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Red Tractor scheme, which promises food has been produced responsible

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by British farmers. But campaigners say based on these images, what do

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these assurances about the food on our plates really mean?

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We asked Red Tractor for an interview but they refused. In a

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statement they told us that they are happy with Southfield Farm and said

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that Earlier I spoke the food critic and

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journalist Jay Rayner. I started by asking him if people should accept

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that cattle are likely to be kept in conditions we've just seen. You have

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to understand, all beef animals are finished indoors. I cannot comment

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on what we on what we have been looking at,

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because she would have to be there to see the circumstances. It is very

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possible to portray those is looking terribly rough and unhygienic, but

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there are standard practices. Welfare standards in the UK are

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generally much higher than they are in the rest of Europe. So people

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watching and C 3000 cows, is it actually the reality of modern—day

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farming? I think it is a reality. Those

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animals will have spent a lot of time outside as well, then they are

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brought in shortly before they are sent to slaughter. As a consumer,

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you can make decisions influenced the welfare of the meat you are

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eating. You can choose to eat British, because you know the

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standards are better than they are likely to be in the rest of Europe.

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What about supermarket versus high street butcher? The high street

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butcher is probably the way to go. I am a big believer in this. There is

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a campaign in Yorkshire, the meat crusade, which is about informing

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consumers to talk to the independent butcher, who should know exactly

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where the meat has come from and be able to tell you which farm and how

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it was weird. The reality is, you do get what you pay for. The trouble

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is, most people have to watch that Roger and want the cheapest possible

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meet. So it is our fault. I think we have become overly used to overly

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cheap food. We spend about 10% of our income on food, when it used to

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be 20%. Obviously, times are tough. We need to spend a little bit more

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so that it goes back to the farmers. That might mean going to the high

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street butchers, who will look after the food supply far better than many

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of the supermarkets. Very interesting to talk with you. Thank

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you very much. My pleasure. We want to know what you think. Are

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you be prepared to pay more for meat if animals are housed in better

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conditions? Or does the need for cheap meat mean we don't care how

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are animals are reared? In a moment: And talks begin to

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decide the future of Scartho Baths. We'll be live at the meeting in

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Grimsby later in the programme. A serious case review into the death

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of a 14—year—old girl has found that none of the services involved could

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have prevented it. Jessica Blake went missing from her home in

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Beverley last year and was later found dead. The Safeguarding

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Children's Board said that while no—one was to blame, agencies need

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to work closer together information in the future.

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Hull's three Labour MPs, including Diana Johnson, have been in

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Westminster to protest about what they say is unfair Government

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funding for the city. The MPs say the cuts are more severe in Hull

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compared to other parts of the country. And they're upset the

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city's hospitals won't get extra funding. On September the 10th, I

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learned that Hull will not get a penny set aside this winter. Can we

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have a debate on why Hull is not getting a fair share of funding?

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They have focused the resources they have in managing the greatest risks

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across the country. Well, lots of you got in touch about

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union plans to ballot city council staff over changes to their terms

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and conditions. It's a nightmare they hoped would

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never happen again. But for the second time in just over six years,

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people living in part of Scunthorpe have found their homes flooded

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because of a burst water main. The main pipe feeding the town burst

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this morning, leaving 14 homes inundated with water. Anglian Water

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has apologised, but people affected say they're angry it's happened

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again. Tolu Adee O Yay reports. Clearing up the morning after.

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People living on Ville Road in Scunthorpe woke in the middle of the

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night to find their homes flooded. About four inches high. It was like

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a torrent of water. It was going that way down the road. The council

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brought the sandbags. It was too late.

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About a dozen houses were affected after a major water main burst. It's

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the second time it's happened in just over six years. I am gutted,

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because I know what we will have to go through. The last time, it took

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months to dry out, we had to redecorate, the damp came through

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again, so we had to move out again. With water, you cannot see the

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damage. It is hidden. It gets in the plasterwork, under the floor. It is

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terrible. To go through it again, what can you say? Without crying.

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The water main burst just after midnight and what began streaming

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all the way down Queensway and hit these houses.

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Anglian Water has apologised to those affected. Drying equipment has

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been sent to the area and staff have been helping residents. A heartfelt

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apology. We are really sorry for this situation. We know how

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difficult it is for them. We don't have these catastrophic events very

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often. The movement of the ground cracks the pipe.

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Work will continue to repair the pipe overnight so that the road can

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fully reopen by tomorrow evening, but putting these homes back in

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order will take far longer. Still ahead tonight: The baby eels

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which could hold the key to the survival of their species in

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Lincolnshire. Reunited — the lost wartime medal is

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returned to the family of the man who won it.

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Holy Trinity in Hull, sent in by Mike Walters. This is the roof of

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the church. Basically, it is the ceiling and the organ. Thank you for

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that. Do not take the word. — — don't say a word.

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You have bamboozled me tonight. We have got a wind warning. It is in

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force for the next six up to nine hours. We had a 60 mile an hour gust

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outside Cleethorpes. Tomorrow, mostly cloudy and still windy, but

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not as windy as it is now. The wind has driven in these showers. It is a

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showery, cold evening across East Yorkshire and Norfolk. We will

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continue to see those showers. Severe gale force nine win,

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gradually subsiding. Lowest temperatures down to eight Celsius.

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That is 46 degrees Fahrenheit. Take care. There is a bit of a risk of

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coastal flooding in places. Still strong winds in the morning. There

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will be a lot of low cloud from the North Sea. A bit of brightness

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possible. Increasing amount of cloud. Still windy, but not by gale

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force wind. Top temperatures 13 or 14. Quite a chilly feel, especially

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when you factor in the fact that there will be a lot of cloud. An

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uninspiring weekend. Mostly cloudy skies. There will be some patchy

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rain or drizzle at times. Temperatures quite close to average.

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That is the forecast. We got an e—mail saying, my father

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and I have just been to the Italian lakes and we tuned in to watch the

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programme every night. Thank you. See you tomorrow.

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Cheers. It's already been shut for a month,

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and a decision will be made tonight that could see the end of an

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historic Grimsby swimming pool. Scartho Baths closed last month

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because asbestos was found in the building. Now councillors have to

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decide whether the pool, which is due to be demolished in two years,

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will reopen at all. Crispin Rolfe reports. ?? new line Open last

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month, now closed because of asbestos, a building material known

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to be the single most great cause of work—related deaths. The council is

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meeting to decide if the pool can be used again after asbestos testing

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yesterday. We hope the test will prove positive, which means we can

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look at a plan to reopen the facility. If tests come back

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negative, we need to understand the detail of those and the

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implications, and look at what those mean. If so, reopening would be a

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temporary relief to membership holders, swimmers and staff. Scartho

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Baths is still due for demolition in two years time, in favour of this, a

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new £7 million Grimsby leisure centre with enabling competitive

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swimming pool, and a gym. There is no reason why they can't make this

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safe for well under £100,000. It is a considerable amount of money when

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they are going to demolish it in two years. Yes, but what can we do in

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the meantime? There is nowhere to swim at the moment nearby. Tonight,

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the council insists whether the bats reopen will be primarily down to

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health and safety, but of course, they will have to consider the cost

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of cleaning the pool, which is down to be demolished ultimately. Crispin

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is live in Grimsby for us tonight, councillors are making a decision

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right now in the Town Hall behind you. Could they make a final

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decision this evening? Indeed they could. That decision is

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expected any time soon. I have just come from the council chamber. They

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have been looking at the results of the asbestos survey. The results of

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that seem to be that itself, apart from two areas, has

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got a clean bill of health. It seems that if councillors do agree with

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that survey, with those findings, the decision could be made to reopen

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Scartho Baths this weekend. At the same time, questions have been asked

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about how we could have got to the stage where asbestos was found in

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the last month, . If we have any news later, we will

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let you know. New figures show Lincolnshire County

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Council has paid £350,000 to drivers for damage caused by potholes and

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other road defects. According to the insurance company behind the

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figures, this is the highest amount in the country. The council says it

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has to maintain the UK's fourth largest road network and has

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repaired 50,000 potholes in the past year.

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An extra £1.5 is to be spent on affordable housing in East Lindsey.

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The money will be used to build 120 new homes over the next five years.

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The district council says there is a need for affordable housing across

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the area. Prince Andrew has been visiting

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parts of East Yorkshire today, including the Yorkshire Wolds

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Cookery School in Driffield. The Duke of York also unveiled a plaque

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while he was there to commemorate his visit.

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They should be swimming in their thousands through our rivers and

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canals, but wildlife experts say there's been a big drop in the

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number of eels. The population is a fraction of the levels 30 years ago,

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with fears they could be completely wiped out unless something

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Lincolnshire, to try to boost the population. Gemma Dawson reports. It

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might have been cold, wet and windy for the team releasing them, but

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this is the perfect habitat for eels. 20,000 have been released in

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Lincolnshire. It is a very big deal. This area has been chosen because of

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the unique habitat. It is hoped the eels in this box will survive here

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in Lincolnshire. They have already had a long journey to get here.

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Maybe eels hatch from Aix before making the 3000 mile trip to Europe.

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The number of deals arriving in Britain is decreased by about 90% in

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the last 30 years. These deals could help stop the species dying out

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completely. Once, thousands of millions arrived in the water of

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Europe, but we're now just down to hundreds of millions. This collapse

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in the population over the last 30 years has been so dramatic, that the

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deal has been listed as critically endangered. The team has made plans

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to monitor the population of the eels. ?? new line High winds mean

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the construction of the tallest ride at Hull Fair has been delayed. The

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70—metre high Starflyer is one of the country's biggest rides. But

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strong gusts of wind mean it's not safe to operate the 300 tonne crane

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needed to put it up. The ride won't now be up before the fair opens

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tomorrow. Hopefully, we can have another crane on Sunday. It is

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disappointing. The fair opens tomorrow night. An artist from Hull

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has made a sculpture of a character made famous in a song by the Beatles

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from bank notes. It took Leonard Brown six months to create this

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sculpture of Eleanor Rigby, which is on display at Treasure House Gallery

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in Beverley. He made a steel frame then built her up with £1 million

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worth of shredded bank notes, which he'd managed to persuade the Bank of

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England to give him. Hull FC have completed the signing

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of Tom Biggs who's switched codes from rugby union. I had no idea how

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big £1 million was. I thought it would be bigger. People

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brought in and put in the back of the car for me. Hull FC have

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completed the signing of Tom picks. The Bath winger, who was born in

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Hull, has signed a three—year contract.

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Gainsborough Trinity has lost its appeal against being kicked out of

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

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the FA says it didn't receive his paperwork in time. Gainsborough say

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they sent an email, but accept they should have checked it got through.

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The club has apologised to fans. When Katie and Paul Roberts dug up a

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First World War medal in their garden near Lincoln, they got in

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touch with BBC Look North for help. They wanted to return it to its

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owner — the family of a Sheffield seaman who'd fought in the Battle of

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Jutland nearly 90 years ago. Well, his grandaughter was watching and

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the medal has now been returned. Simon Spark was there for the

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reunion. When Katie Roberts and her husband

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found a World War I medal in their garden, they started an

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investigation. With help from history groups and friends they

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traced the service number and family tree — and discovered it belonged to

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Able Seaman Ernest Clarkson. So it was important to try and make

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contact with the family to give it back, which is where we came in. At

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the bottom of the report, there were all the names that came up. I said,

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that is your mother's name. They are my and's, my grandparents. I said,

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gosh, that is my family. Ann is the granddaughter of Ernest

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and remembers him well. He was lovely, and kind. He never did any

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shouting. He was a quiet guy. Did you know anything about involvement

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in the war? Did you asking? No, no. He never mentioned it. But records

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showed that Ernest had fought in the Battle of Jutland in 1916. A

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victorious but intense two—day fight. Britain retained control of

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the seas but 6,400 officers and men lost their lives.

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It makes you proud. Proud that he did all that. It must have been

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horrendous for him, really horrendous. It gives me great

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pleasure to give you this medal. I hope you treasure it. I certainly

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will. The family have no photographs of

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earnest, and they may never know how his medal ended up in a Saxilby

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flowerbed, but they now have a powerful reconnection with his past

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that could so easily have been lost for ever.

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Very powerful reunion there. And just a reminder that if you've

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got a story that you'd like us to follow up, please get in touch.

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Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines: Millions

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face higher energy costs as SSE puts up its bills — the typical customer

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could pay an extra £100. A farmer near Louth says he's

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committed to animal welfare as he faces claims the farm is causing

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environmental pollution. Response on the subject of food.

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This is from Captain John Greenfield. He said, I have flown

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over this farm and commented to passengers about the way the animals

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are crammed together. He says, it looks disgusting. Charlie says, I

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know the farm, and the pictures shown do not depict it. Marie says,

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on and away people 's Mac income, it is impossible to pay more. Another

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one says, it is important to know says, if you get your meat from good

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butchers, that is the best option. Your local butcher is better

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equipped to advise on the best cuts on how to cook it to make your money

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go further. Thank you for those. Have a nice

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evening. Goodbye.

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