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


All prisoners on day release will wear tags after a number of


walk—outs from North Sea Camp. The open stage is a very important stage


of ensuring the book can be released Concerns about response times as a


family waits half an hour, despite living two minutes from an ambulance


station. Safely back into the community. We


have an ambulance station two minutes away. There was an ambulance


parked. I do not see why we didn't get an ambulance.


The NHS steps in to save a swimming pool from closure.


A warning about the dangers of one of the country's best—loved autumn


sights. And I will be back with the full


forecast for the weekend, and it is a wet one.


The Government says it is so horrified by crimes committed by


prisoners on day release from open jails, it's going to electronically


tag them. In one of the latest cases, a prisoner from North Sea


Camp near Boston is alleged to have carried


a nearby village. The Ministry of Justice says tags will warn


authorities if offenders travel outside restricted areas. Jessica


Lane reports. Many of us might associate open


prisons with high—profile, low—risk cases. Like Vicky Pryce, jailed for


perverting the course of justice. Or Jeffrey Archer, jail for perjury.


But what about Lee Cyrus? He absconded from an open prison last


year, was caught after a mob and charged with more than a dozen


offences. Last month, Alan Wilmot went on the run while serving life


for robbery. He was later caught and arrested in connection with a


serious sexual assault. What they both have in common is they were


being held here, at North Sea Camp near Boston. The mother of a former


inmate claims not only do some prisoners abscond, but her son heard


dangerous criminals bragging about committing crimes while on day


release. They should not be allowed to be let out into the community by


themselves, without a prison officer with them. Because they have


definitely not been rehabilitated. The Ministry of Justice says as a


result of incidents, at three prisons, an investigation has


begun. It wants to strengthen the release on temporary licence system.


In a statement, the justice minister said...


The nearby villages are just a couple of miles from North Sea Camp.


Residents in both have told me they are not really concerned about their


props —— their proximity, although others have said they are becoming


increasingly worried about the thought of prisoners abscond. You


always think, I am pleased I did not see them in my garden. Does it


concern you? Sue—mac it does, of course. You do not know who you're


going to see. You want to be able to feel safe. We do not think they


should be on day release. The Ministry of Justice says the tagging


technology should be available next summer, so every movement prisoners


make well out of dozen can be monitored. That should reduce the


risk of prisoners at scolding and breaking the law while on day


release. Mark Day is from the Prison Reform


Trust, which campaigns for prisoners' rights. I asked him if we


should stop using open prisons for serious offenders. Well, open


prisons pay a very important role in the prison estate, particularly for


people sentenced to long sentences, coming towards the end of that


sentence, in terms of preparing them for release into the community. It


is a bit like coming out from a deep sea dive, where you have spent a


long time in the system, and you need to come up for air, to


reintegrate into the community and experience work, time on the


outside, before you release. Some people would say these people are


not ready for a day out, maybe not even ready for an open prison. The


Chief Inspector is currently conducting a review into the


circumstances that happened in a few open prisons. Any crime is of course


a tragedy for the victim and it is right that person has brought to


justice. The circumstances are thoroughly investigated. But on the


whole, it does work well. We know that in the vast majority of cases,


people released on temporary licence are released safely, and are safely


supervised by the prison had by the people in the community who also


have a responsibility for oversight of that person on release. What


about the tagging? Is it more like a holiday camp? It is not much


consolation who live in the nearby villages. A lot of community groups


actually openly work with the prisons, in terms of wanting to see


people being able to look —— to lead law—abiding lives when they are


released, and the open state is a very important stage of ensuring


that people can be released safely back into the communities. So, yes


or no for the tagging? It is important that the public has


confidence in security... So is that a yes? It needs looking into. The


Chief Inspector will be doing a review into what


will be important to listen to his recommendations.


Is tagging prisoners on day release the answer to the crimes that have


been committed? Are open prisons working? Maybe you live near North


Sea Camp. Your thoughts on the subject and what you have heard, we


might have some before we finish. We look forward to hearing from you.


Thank you for watching. In a moment...


Teenagers in rural areas criticise Government proposals to raise the


driving age. Two brothers from Hornsea in East


Yorkshire, whose father died on Tuesday night, believe he could have


survived if an ambulance had arrived within the target time set by the


Government. Ian and Simon Poole say they can't understand why it took 28


minutes to arrive, when they live close to an ambulance station. Their


MP, Graham Stuart, says response times in rural East Yorkshire are


appalling. Here's our health correspondent, Vicky Johnson.


Simon and Ian Poole are still struggling to understand why it took


so long for an ambulance to arrive when their father suddenly fell ill


earlier this week. We have an ambulance station two minutes away.


There was an ambulance parked, but the shot is work boarded up. I do


not see why we didn't get an ambulance from Hornsea or from


somewhere local. Coming from Hull to Hornsea, you will never make it in


more than 25 minutes. Simon, who's had first aid training, gave his


father cardiac massage while they waited for help to arrive. If they


could have been sooner, I think he would still be here. They have the


equipment to keep his heart going. They should have been here. This


family's experience isn't unusual. The Government demands that in 75%


of the most serious cases, ambulances should attend within


eight minutes. But in Hornsea, the average so far this year has been


just over 61% and in some Holderness villages, it dropped to 45%. I am


appalled at the current level of service. I met with the Chief


Executive of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service last year and he agreed it


was not good enough to stop there was a slight improvement over time


but we have now seen a deterioration. People in rural


Holderness deserve a high quality service. A paramedic, who wishes to


remain anonymous, is warning that proposed rota changes could mean


there will be even fewer ambulances on call at night. There will be less


ambulance crews at a certain time. After midnight, after 2am and after


4am, which will mean ambulances responding to emergencies or have to


travel further. It will possibly put at risk the lives of patients. The


crews can only do what they are asked to do. I do not know what the


answer is, but I am not gone to leave it here. I will move into it


further. Something needs to be fixed, if not for our family, for


other people's. The Yorkshire Ambulance Service says it will look


into the Poole family's case. Their records show that a clinician


arrived 15 minutes after the call, with an ambulance following 13


minutes later. But Graham Stuart says he'll raise these issues with


the head of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service when they meet next month.


An update on the 11—year—old boy who's been missing from his home in


Grimsby since Monday. Police said this afternoon that he had been


found safe and well. The Deputy Police and Crime


Commissioner for Humberside Police has been caught speeding. Paul


Robinson, seen here on the left, was driving at 90 miles an hour on the


M180 last month. He says he will give more attention to his driving


in future. A man arrested after an explosion at


the office of Nick Boles' Conservative Party office in Bourne


has pleaded guilty to possessing an explosive substance. Paul


Leversedge, who's 28 and from Bourne, will be sentenced at Lincoln


Crown Court at the end of November. Minor damage was caused to the


office in June. This road in Scunthorpe will stay


closed through the weekend while Anglian Water repairs a main. 14


homes were flooded when it burst on Queensway on Wednesday night.


A leisure centre in Grimsby, closed when asbestos was found in the


building, re—opened this afternoon. Campaigners fighting for the long


term future of Scartho Baths say they want to know why it took so


long to find the dangerous substance.


The NHS is giving more than £2 million to help keep open a swimming


pool in Hull for just one more year. —— more than £200,000. There were


protests when Hull City Council said it was closing Ennerdale in a move


to save money. Health experts said it was a backward step and offered


to help. Crispin Rolfe reports. This pool's been saved, but only


until April 2015. Hull's Ennerdale Leisure Centre, and the city


council, bailed out by the NHS, through a one—off £219,000 payment


from the city's Clinical Commissioning Group. What is killing


people now are things like obesity, smoking, lack of exercise. This is a


CCG saying, we think it is important and we are prepared to put some


money in, albeit on a short—term basis, because that is all we can


do. The pool had faced closure, with Hull City Council trying to get to


grips with £80 million worth of Government cuts. So, for those using


the pool today, relief. They have been saving for a year but it should


be longer. I think the pool should stay open. Especially as we are in


the larger side of the city. I just live across the road, it is so handy


for my children. I believe that people actually appreciate more a


facility, than the shock of a closure. It aims at home to people


that unless people use it, they will lose it. I'd like So, a temporary


fix of £219,000. But what happens when the money runs out in 2015?


Councillors say they're now working on a long—term plan to build more


cost—effective leisure facilities, and pull down those which aren't.


Which means the Ennerdale Swimming Pool is likely to face questions


over its future all over again in just 18 months time. For now though,


Hull's only competition sized pool stays open, though the authorities


say it's a case of use it or lose it, as they look for cost


efficiencies in 2015. Still ahead tonight...


The 80—year—old great—grandfather still working at Hull Fair.


The council warning about the dangers of horse chestnut trees.


Keep your photos coming in. Tonight's picture was taken at


Cleethorpes Pier, a double rainbow. Another picture on Monday night


around the same time. Keeley Donovan is here. She wasn't here last week,


he had loads of tweet —— tweets asking where you work. —— where you


were. You couldn't go clubbing in


Cleethorpes now, you would get mobbed! The Keeley Donovan Fanclub.


Have a nice weekend. Some councils in Yorkshire and


Lincolnshire have been criticised for not being open to social media.


Figures suggest many, including East Riding, are denying residents the


right to film, blog or tweet during council meetings. This is not the


real world, people are not bothered about recording cancel meetings or


filming cancel meetings. We are moving towards the election period.


It has started a bitterly! —— a bit early.


You can see that story in full on the Sunday Politics here on BBC One.


Teenagers who live in remote parts of East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire


have criticised Government plans to raise the driving age from 17 to 18.


It's being considered because younger drivers are more likely to


be in accidents than older drivers. But some we've spoken to say raising


the age limit would stop them getting to work and college. Tolu


Adeoye reports from Boothby Graffoe. Danielle Skayman and Ben Ray, both


18, both started learning to dry as soon as they could and passed their


tests a year ago at 17. —— learning to drive to stop it means I can get


to work easier, I am a lot more independent. My family do not have


to run the around. Danielle lives in the village of Ingam and needs her


car to get to work in nearby Sturton by Stow. If I had only just been


starting, that is like a whole year of experience I have missed out on.


Just because I was 17 when I started does not mean I was any less


competent. Young people have a disproportionate amount of accidents


compared to all the people. How should the Government get that


down? Maybe they could get a more experienced out on the road with


their parents so they have some are next to them, helping them and


advising them on what to do in situations. The Government wants to


increase the age when teenagers can learn to drive from 17 to 18, to cut


accidents. Under the proposals, new drivers would also face a night time


curfew, unless a passenger aged over 30 is in the car. Like Danielle, Ben


needed his driving licence straightaway, to be able to work as


a farmer in Boothby Graffoe. If I didn't have a car, I would had to ——


have to catch the bus service. It is much easier just to jump in your


car. It has massively impacted upon me. Both in my work and my college


life. The next bus here is not due for another 30 minutes. Danielle and


then say that as part of the problem, public transport links are


not as good in rural areas as they are in major cities. The


Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership runs sessions to teach teenagers


about safe driving. They've welcomed the ambition to improve standards,


but they say this is the wrong way to go about it. Putting the age will


not necessarily make a difference. We need to see structured road


safety training in amongst the driver training, so we can include


as mandatory items motorway driving, night driving and driving in bad


weather. If it is structured, it should work and we can bring these


casualties are levels down. Although any changes in future won't affect


Danielle and Ben, they say they still feel for young people who


could be affected. The proposals will be published later this year.


We are keen to get your views on whether the driving age should be


changed. There is the e—mail address. You can text us as well.


Hull Fair, one of the largest of its kind in the country, has been opened


by the Lord Mayor. I would like to declare Hull Fair 2013 officially


open. In doing so, I wish everyone...


open. In doing so, I wish That was the opening. Phillip Norton


is at the fairground. It is very windy at the moment, how is that


affecting things? It is well underway, despite the wind and the


rain. The star attraction is not open yet, it will reopen at the end


of the weekend. It is all down to the hard work have the show men


here, the oldest is 80 years old. Gilbert Chadwick. He has been


bringing attractions here for 50 years. I will do the hydraulics now.


OK. Goodbye. 80 years old, and Showman of the


Year. Gilbert Chadwick Senior has seen huge changes at this famous


fair. I have been attending the fair for about the last 50 years, before


that I was with my mum and dad. The wall of death has gone. Now we have


fast, hydraulic white knuckle rides that spin you around. This


great—grandad shows no sign of hanging up his spanners — he built


his Fun House and still adds to it every year. I want to pull it to


pieces. I want to pollute abuses before I throw it away. Ask me how I


feel about 55, 60. There is nothing I can't do, everything still works,


I am very fortunate. I can still do push—ups, life is good. It is all


the fun of the fair, it is great. Yesterday he had a job to do on the


hydraulics and it started to blow and I said, don't tell me you're


going to go up there. I said, oh, no. I put the brakes on because he


would just keep going. I say, that is enough now, you are 80, not 28.


Have a rest. The sprawling site will welcome thousands of visitors over


the next nine days, after the huge task of setting up. It is one of


them is —— them things, it is a highlight for Hull. You have a week


to get ready, it is just a big buzz. Back in Gilbert's quarters, time to


reflect on his life on the road. I would not change it for anything. In


the winter, I have chopped firewood, I went to work in the


steelworks. I like the fairground. You go around with a smile on your


face because you know it is good to be good. You all say good morning to


each other, everyone is happy. But we do not like the wind and we do


not like the rain. We like the sunshine! It is a great life and I


enjoy it. What more can I say? Such a fantastic man, Gilbert Chadwick's


story, he is down there now, manning his fun house with all those great


characters, who help to make this fantastic fare. It is slightly windy


up here! That is why people keep coming from Hull and the surrounding


areas to support this fantastic event, year after year.


That fair is officially open, if you're going over the next week or


so, enjoy, despite the fact the forecast is not brilliant!


In local football, Grimsby Town and Lincoln City will look to move into


the Conference play off places this weekend. The Mariners visit


Salisbury with that game live on BBC Radio Humberside. Coverage starts at


2pm tomorrow afternoon. Lincoln host Aldershot with kick off at 3pm on


Saturday. Commentary on BBC Radio Lincolnshire.


Conkers are so dangerous that in recent years, children have had to


wear safety goggles while playing with them. One council stripped a


tree of conkers to prevent children throwing sticks to knock them down.


Now, City of Lincoln Council has tweeted to warn pedestrians of the


dangers of falling conkers. Simon Spark investigates. Be careful


where you what, because danger can luck from above.


When conquerors were dangerously hanging from the city of Lincoln


cancel coquetry, they tweeted an alert. If you're heading to


Hall, be aware that the conquerors are starting to fall from the trees,


suggest be careful. This is the offending tree. As you can see,


there is evidence of recently fallen conquerors, so I have come prepared


so I can stand here and speak to you safely. But if a conqueror was to


land on your head, how much damage would it actually do? To find out,


we came to this country Park, which is a number of chestnut tree


varieties, to assess the danger. I think the horse chestnut wood hurt


the most. They seem to be slightly harder. We hear have a red horse


chestnut, which is similar. We also have a lot of sweet chestnuts, which


have very hard seed cases, they are coming down in the wind. So, there


is danger there, but the reaction on Twitter was less sympathetic.


Now I know there are conquerors on it, I might give the bitterness. The


council told us the treat was light—hearted, as they would not


want their visitors to receive a bump on the head. But we advise that


you either use your head, or wear a hard hat, like me. Health and


safety, that old chestnut! Let's get a recap of the national


and regional headlines. The three main political parties


reach a deal on press regulation after months of wrangling between


politicians and the press. The Government says prisoners on day


release will be tagged after a number of them walked out of North


Sea Camp near Boston. Tomorrow's weather, cloudy with rain


and drizzle continuing in places through the day. Some heavier and


more persistent spells expected across Lincolnshire, especially


later and through the evening. Maximum temperature of 14 Celsius.


On the subject of open prisons, Daniel says, no prisoners should be


allowed out. Our penal system is a joke. Judith says, these incidents


are worrying but the consequences of visitors transferring overnight from


high security to total liberty would be worse.


This is, as a former inmate at North Sea Camp, there were a lot more


incidents with inmates released on temporary licence than those that


are reported. Inmates should be tagged for public


safety. Thanks for all the messages this week and all of our subjects,


most brutal to you. Have a good weekend, look after


yourself. See you on Monday.


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