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details throughout the evening. Thank you very much.


Good evening. The headlines: Fighting the sea and fighting for


compensation ` families on the coast say they've nowhere to go The


highest court in the country I got no money to buy a property and


no money to demolish my home. The highest court in the country rejects


prisoners fight for votes. On the day unemployment figures show a rise


in part of our area ` we follow four people in their search for work. I


am not lazy. I want a job. I need a job. I cannot get one. Horse riders


are told to clean up after their animals ` in a curb on anti`social


behaviour. It has been a dreary day but tomorrow is better.


She's already lost half her garden to the North Sea, but widow Janet


Ellis is refusing to move out of her house until the council give her


compensation. For almost thirty years the coast at Skipsea has been


her home and Janet believes she's owed the money because East Riding


Council chose not to build sea defences. The area has the fastest


eroding coastline in Europe. Our rural affairs correspondent Linsey


Smith reports. After serving in the Navy, Janet


Ellis dreamed of spending her life by the sea. But her garden is now


rapidly falling away. East Riding Of Yorkshire Council say she must


seriously think about leaving ` without any compensation. I will not


go because I have nowhere to go. They've got to help us. The council


put has here `` put us here in the first place. Otherwise I would not


be having this conversation. They passed all the planning for these


bungalows. Somebody has got to be made responsible for it. There are


20 homes here classed as high risk because of their proximity to the


edge, as the cliff falls in further and further that risk level will be


moved to imminent and the people will be asked to move their homes so


they can be demolished. Government policy is to build coastal defences


where most people live. Bridlington, with over 35,000 residents,


Withernsea with over 8,000, and Hornsea with over 6,000 all have


defences. But the policy for villages like Skipsea ` where almost


700 people live ` is to let nature take its course.


I would say to the government, if that is the policy, and we accept it


is, then I think there is a responsibility there to actually


offer some sort of financial support to the people that have to live with


that. Death row say the only money available is a ?6,000 grant for


demolition. It is not cash they want, they want to build their own


defences but have been told it is not allowed. I would have died


fighting for this country, but I feel let down by the government.


They are taking no notice of it. Very upset. I cannot do anything


about it so we just have to put up with it. Houses are still being


bought and sold on Green Lane ` despite one being demolished this


week. But residents like Janet say they will not be leaving. Linsey is


with me in the studio. What options have these residents got? Is the


only hope to move out of their homes? They say that is not an easy


option when you are in your eighties. Many of the residents we


spoke to firmly believe spending the last of their life savings on sea


defences on the beach beneath their homes would hold the sea off for the


time they need ` but they are not allowed to do this. What infuriates


them ` is that some businesses ` for example a caravan park nearby ` do


have defences, and they say this is unfair and the council must apply


the policy fairly to everyone. They also fear that these private


defences nearby are speeding up their erosion. Thank you. We want to


hear from you on this story, do you think people who face losing their


homes to erosion should get compensation? Or do you think it's a


risk people take with they choose to live by the sea? It is a subject we


have spoken about before and I'm sure we will again. Contact us...


In a moment: First steps as a Grimsby girl learns to walk after


magnets were implanted into her leg. A leading prison campaigner from


Hull says he'll continue to fight for inmates to have the right to


vote. Convicted axe killer John Hirst has been reacting to a court


judgement which rejected a case brought by two prisoners, who


claimed they should be allowed to vote under EU law. However, senior


East Yorkshire MP David Davis has told BBC Look North that parliament


will block any further attempt to enable inmates to take part in


elections. More from our Political Editor Tim Iredale. Taking to the


airwaves today, John Hirst was arguing his case that prisoners


should have the same right to have their say at the ballot box as the


rest of the population. His long`running legal battle has


received a setback after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal by two


serving prisoners who argued they should have a right to vote on the


law. But the former prisoner says he is not conceding defeat. You cannot


have supreme parliaments and Supreme Court, you can only have one or the


other. They will enforce it in Europe and as a result it will cost


the taxpayers more millions because of David Cameron's thinking he is


applying common sense. Back in 1979 John Hirst was jailed for


manslaughter after killing his landlady with an axe. In 2005 after


being released he won a landmark legal case in the European Court of


Human Rights ` which ruled the UK government should allow prisoners to


vote. But two years ago the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to


reject the idea of votes for prisoners. And that's led to a


position of stalemate. But East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire MPs are


among the most vocal opponents of inmates getting the chance to decide


who represents them at Westminster. I think they will decide no votes


for any prisoners other than those on remand. You don't think prisoners


will ever get the vote? I don't. If the European Court starts to push


the point it will lose the faith of the public because they do not want


it. I don't think they should be pandering for the votes of


prisoners. You could argue they have rights just as much as everybody


else but people have committed unforgivable crimes. They shouldn't


be able to vote. You have committed a crime and you are in prison, you


should lose your human rights. Is by this victory, most politicians seem


determined to block any prospect of Allott boxes behind bars. Earlier I


spoke to Trisha Bergan who represents victims of crime after


her son was murdered and Juliet Lyon from the prison reform trust. I


asked Juliet Lyon if she thought the fight had been lost for prisoners to


get the vote. What the judgement today said is the EU fast`track


route that was being tested is not going to work, but they uphold the


principles of the decision`makers back in 2005. The blanket ban is


unlawful. That was the European Court decision. They reinforce that


decision today. Do you accept these people, they are sent to prison to


lose their liberty, not their human rights. Yes. I really don't agree


with this. I am so pleased. I was absolutely disgusted when I heard


about it this morning and now I am so pleased that it has been refused


full up talking about human rights, or yes, these people have done


wrong. You have done the crime and you have got to do the time. Isn't


that what most people listening and watching will be thinking? There is


no question that people will not be serving their sentences, and if it


is a serious crime they will serve serious time. There is no question.


The decision is about whether while they are in prison they should be in


title to vote. I don't agree with what you said about people doing a


long sentence, that is not true at all. I belong to a charity and we


have over 4000 members, and the majority of those people feel


exactly the same as I do. We are slightly off the point with that. I


know you have said not giving prisoners the vote is morally


unsustainable. Do you really believe that? I do believe that. It is


important for people to lose their liberty if they commit a serious


crime. If there is to be an additional management, in France and


Germany, when they think the crime is particularly serious, the judge


adds the punishment of stripping someone of their voting rights. I


still don't agree with it. They have got right. What sort of right have


they got? What about us? I have lost my son ten years ago. Not a day goes


by I do not cry. I am grieving for my son. That is the sharp end of it.


Why should somebody believe a prisoner has a right to vote? It is


a real`life horror, it is devastating. Bereavement is terrible


and I understand that, each day is as bad as the next day, and it takes


a long time for any thing to begin to fall into place. This is not


about saying victims don't count, it is not about saying people should


not serve a serious punishment if they have committed a serious


offence, it is simply saying that while people are in prison, they


should exercise their civic responsibilities, they should have


the right not for their liberty, they have lost that, but to vote. It


is a fundamental human rights. You have been through so much. When you


hear people like John Hirst and Juliet arguing for prisoners rights,


how do you feel? I absolutely don't agree with it. Absolutely not. This


is something I have to live with for the rest of my life and I don't


think they should have that privilege, never mind about human


rights. Never mind about that. They should not have it I absolutely


don't agree with it. Thank you very much. The subject of prisoners, you


might have a view on this. Is being able to vote part of human rights or


should they lose them if they commit a crime? Text us will stop `` text


us. I look forward to getting your


views. The man at the head of Lincolnshire's troubled hospitals


has announced his retirement. Paul Richardson took up the post four and


a half years ago. The United Lincolnshire hospitals trust was


placed in special measures earlier this year following critical reports


into patient care. A new joint workshop for Police and Fire Service


vehicles and equipment is planned for Melton in East Yorkshire.


Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove says it


will save money for both organisations. A major clean`up has


been taking place after a lorry lost its load of pickled onions in East


Yorkshire. The HGV overturned on the road between Goole and Drax, close


to Rawcliffe. Emergency services closed the road for short time while


the onions were cleared and the lorry was recovered. A teenager from


Grimsby is back on her feet for the first time, after becoming the


youngest person in the UK to undergo a new treatment. Doctors have used a


magnetic implant to add six centimetres to Sophie Lewis' right


leg. It should make it easier for her to walk, and ease constant pain.


Jake Zuckerman reports. She's stretched her right leg by six


centimetres, now Sophie Lewis from Grimsby is standing on it again for


the first time. Today has been my first proper day of standing. I


stood up and I felt straight automatically before I am allowed to


walk. I am hoping it will be even better. A pelvic deformity made it


difficult for 17`year`old Sophie to walk and stand. But four months ago


she began pioneering treatment to lengthen her leg by 6cm. Her thigh


bone was broken and a metal rod, called a nail, was attached inside.


A remote control used magnets to extend the rod. And this stretched


and grew the bone until it reached the required length. Sophie used


this it will make a world of difference. I could never stand


normally and this will give me the chance. Sophie used this magnetic


control device to lengthen her leg mm by mm. How are you doing? Now


that stage of the treatment is over, and she's making good progress. We


will see her in six weeks take another x`ray, hopefully then she


will be able to walk properly and put weight through it. Long`term, we


are looking at once the ball is strong enough she will only see it


every few months. `` the bone is strong enough. Then we will take out


the nail. Sophie's the youngest person in the UK to have undergone


the procedure. In the past it would have required an external metal


cage, risking serious infection and scarring. Over the coming weeks and


months doctors will be keeping a close eye on her as she takes her


first tentative steps. Evaluating how this new procedure can help


other young people in a similar situation. We wish Sophie well.


Still ahead tonight: Respect our streets ` riders asked to clean up


after their horses. It is a nuisance. That is all. We are asking


for common courtesy. Tonight's photograph is of a nature


reserve. Must have waited ages to get that


one. Good evening. A large you? I am all


right. Talking about ratings for cafes and restaurants last night, it


must have inspired John Moffitt, he says we should rate weather


forecasters. I think it is a good idea. Apparently there are no minus


points. What about judging you on foreign languages? Last week it was


Latin and you said it was French full up `` you said it was French.


Full weather forecast, it will be brighter tomorrow, with some


sunshine in between systems. brighter tomorrow, with some


sunshine in Today's brain system is coming across, not until the end of


Friday, so effectively tomorrow will be bright with some sunshine. There


is the weather band, the cold front which brought the rain in from the


south`west will stop it is going to clear in the next couple of hours.


It has already cleared Lincolnshire. Some patches of


rainforest Yorkshire which will clear into the North Sea. The wind


will pick up and there will be a strong west or south`westerly, that


could drag 12 showers into western fringes, but effectively the night


will be dry. `` Dragone shower. That averages are just in double figures.


The sun will rise in the morning at around 7:32am. The high water


times... Much improved. It has been well


signalled as the best day of the week and it will be so. Mostly dry


with the odd shower. Variable cloud. Increasing amounts of sunshine.


Really pleasant. Plenty of blue sky. The wind will use. `` die down. The


top amateurs... `` temperatures. We are a bit above average. It could be


even 16 degrees. Looking further ahead on Friday, rather cloudy, rain


holding off until the end of the day. A mixture of sunny spells and a


scattering of showers. That is the forecast. We could score you like


they do on the television. Good night. Do call again. The latest


unemployment figures released today show an increase in the number of


people out of work in the East Midlands, which includes


Lincolnshire, with 177,000 people out of work ` that's up by 9,000. In


Yorkshire and the Humber, 242,000 people are now claiming jobless


benefits ` that's down by 3,000 on previous months. Gemma Dawson has


been to meet four people looking for work. Nationally unemployment is


falling, but here in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire thousands of people


are still looking for work. Like Teri ` she's 46 and lives in


Bridlington. She's been out of work for four years since being made


redundant. For Teri, the search for work is like a full`time job. First


stop ` the Job Centre, to sign`on, then to her local library to apply


for more jobs. stop ` the Job Centre, to sign`on,


then to her local library Teri's here several times a week. She says


she's filled in around 500 applications in the last four years.


It is the only way to keep myself going, by doing this and keeping


active. Keeping myself wanting to find a job. At the beach, Teri


reflects on what's been a tough four years filled with rejection. I feel


like nobody is interested in my abilities. I do not sit on offence


and do nothing, I am out there all the time looking for something.


Stefan too, is keen to find employment. He's 55 and lives in


Ruskington. He's been out of work for nearly 17 years due to his


epilepsy. Stefan can't drive because of his illness ` so he's getting the


train to Lincoln for his weekly computer class. His incapacity


benefit has been stopped so he needs new skills to help him find work.


This is Stefan's third session. He's hoping to get the European Computer


Driving Licence. When it comes to looking for work, as a 55`year`old,


if you can see I can work computer, that will increase my prospects.


During a coffee break, Stefan admits he's always wanted to go back to


work. You need that structure, no matter how much you complain in the


morning about getting up and going to work. There is something great


about it, you do like it. While teenagers Josh and Jess are just


starting out. They're both doing a traineeship in Horncastle. Looking


at the ladder, is it used correctly? It's their first week on their


course. Here they're learning the skills employers want. One of my


mates applied for the job I was going to and there were 30 people


onto it. You have two have details on your CV and make it stand out.


Josh is hoping for a career in retail, or to get a trade. While


Jess wants to work with children. But she's got the added pressure of


being a new mum. The past few days have been stressful but she will get


used to it. I've got to do this for myself. I don't want to be sat at


home I want to have an education. I don't want to have nothing to fall


back on. We'll be following these four in the coming months as they


continue their search for work. Back to our story on last night's Look


North about how Louth could finally get a town`centre supermarket.


Sainsbury's, Tesco, Asda and Morrisons are all interested in


buying the town's cattle market from the council following years of


opposition. Just a few of your responses. Jess says "Louth is stuck


in the dark ages, we need to wake up and catch up with the rest of the


world. A supermarket would be fantastic." Caroline says "I would


love a big supermarket in Louth, I would shop there more. I think there


is room for both and it would increase sales all round."


would shop there more. I think there is Tom says "Louth will be one of


many towns that will lose its unique town centre if a supermarket comes


in." is Tom says "Louth will be one of


Thank you for those. Scunthorpe's newly crowned World Speedway


Champion Tai Woffinden has officially opened the town's new


leisure centre. Tai won the title earlier this month at the Speedway


Grand Prix in Poland. He is the first British World Champion the


sport has seen for 13 years. He was presented with an award by North


Lincolnshire Council before officially opening The Pods this


afternoon ` despite undergoing surgery for an injury just hours


before. Obviously it is great to be recognised for something you have


achieved, and to be given the opportunity to open this, and a


civic reception from the Maher. It is a great feeling. A proud day and


a great day. How marvellous to have somebody born and bred here a world


champion. Someone that was really enthusiastic when we asked them to


come and open this. Having an operation this morning in Derby and


here he is back in Scunthorpe to open this facility. We are


delighted. Well done. Well, Lincolnshire could soon have another


motorcycling champion. Alex Lowes, who's from Lincoln, is currently in


joint first place in the British Superbike Championships. We'll be


hearing from Alex and his twin brother Sam, who's already a world


champion on tomorrow's programme. A man who planned to travel around the


world on a rickshaw has decided to abandon the project after a month.


Luke Parry from Eastrington near Howden was going to spend about 18


months travelling 16,000 miles, meeting people and offering them


lifts. But he said he wasn't enjoying the trip so has decided to


return home. Dog owners are used to having to clear up after their pets


or face a penalty. But what about if you own a slightly larger animal,


like a horse? Well, the problem of horse manure on the streets of North


East Lincolshire has got so bad that the council has decided to take


action. Jill Archbold reports. Residents in this village are used


to sharing their footpaths with cyclists and walkers. They are


growing tired of sharing it with this. If that was on there no


problem. We're calling for more courtesy. It is a nuisance. That is


all. As you can see, grass verges on either side, I am assured by horse


riders that they have indication when the horse wants to go to the


toilet, and we ask them, if they could pull onto the verge instead of


letting them do it on the footpath. For anyone who owns and what's a


dog, it is the moment that nobody looks forward to. But this is a much


bigger problem and some disagreement on how best to handle it. They have


turned to the British horse Society for advice.


At a nearby riding school, defence of riders who are dear to advice


that is not always easy to achieve. To be truthful, I would say you are


very lucky if you are on a horse that starts doing this and you can


get them to move. More often than not once they commit themselves to


that need, it is hard to get them to move and do it at the same time. It


is not against the law but in the coming weeks, the local council


hopes to visit a number of stables to establish an etiquette with


riders. Another one you might have a view on, if you are a horse rider or


not a horse rider, you might still have a view. Look forward to hearing


from you. If you have a story you think we should know about send us


an e`mail. The headlines: Unemployment is down again with the


biggest drop enjoyment `` employment figures for 16 years. And widow says


she will not move out of her home even though it could collapse into


the sea. The weather will be bright and breezy with thick cloud and


showers in the afternoon. Doctor averages 15 Celsius. 59 Fahrenheit.


`` top temperatures. On the subject of coastal erosion, if you choose to


live there you know what will happen. The seller needs to make the


buyer aware. Coastal communities are what keeps Yorkshire's tourism


strong and not compensating these people leaves these areas becoming


undesirable. Compensation is for negligence. The decision not to


build sea defences was sensible. No compensation, that is just a stupid


waste of money. Goodbye. Join me tomorrow, Nicholas Parsons will be


on the radio tomorrow. You ask us to get behind you


and why should we? You're punching above


your weight, aren't you? He wouldn't do that to me because


he wasn't that sort of a man.


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