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dual fuel customers will go up by more than 9%. That is all from the

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BBC News at Six. It is goodbye from me.

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

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parent criticises the school handing out free iPhones to teenagers. We

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came home and there it is. I could not believe it. A day off work for

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nurses who get a flu jab. I don't you get many freebies working for

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the NHS, so it is a nice incentive. A new multi`million pound leisure

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centre for Bridlington. I am live in the town to look at latest attempt

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to keep tourists coming in. Landmarks of Lincoln take over the

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monopoly board for a new version of the game.

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Hope you enjoyed the sunshine today. It is not going to last. The full

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details coming up. A Hull secondary school has handed

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out free iPhones to its students saying it will help them with

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research, revision and coursework.The father of one pupil

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contacted Look North saying he couldn't believe it when his

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daughter arrived home with the five hundred pound phone without any

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consultation.The move has also been criticised by supporters of

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traditional education. Jill Archbold has more. They've become icons of

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modern living, but smartphones are usually banned from the classroom

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not welcomed into them. Sydney Smith School in Hull has used more than

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?40,000 of technology funding to give every student interactive

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phones. The first parent Paul Bird knew of the idea was when his

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daughter came home with one. The letter states it has been loaned,

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but then it says other things. She has been given the iPhone without

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any consideration to our feelings. She is signing to say she will put

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on the house insurance she's 15. Headteacher Kevin Beaton says his

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school had the ringfenced money to spend and believes they have already

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had an impact on learning. With hindsight, we have acknowledged it

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would have been better to consult with parents first. They will use it

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mainly in school. If they choose to let their children put a Sim card in

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it and use it as an ordinary phone, that is up to them. Unsuprisingly,

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it's an idea that has gone down well with students. We feel amazed. We

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feel privileged as well. We don't think any of the school has this. We

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were really excited. They are going to be really helpful. There are any

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number of programmes the students could download for free. There is an

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application where they can watch videos of experiments. You can

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visualise equations in 3`D. You can download past exam papers. The

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phones are only on loan to students until the end of the academic year,

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but for now, most are happy to have the latest technology in their

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schoolbags. Chris McGovern is from the Campaign for Real Education. I

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asked him if teachers and students were wrong to support iPhones as a

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good way of learning. I think it is dangerous to feed an addiction, and

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this is an addiction to technology. It is undesirable and unhealthy, and

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I think quite unnecessary. Most of these children have phoned anyway.

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There is no difference. It is a distraction. They can be used in

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very negative ways, for bullying and so forth. There was a report last

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week on standards in education. Our youngsters come close to the bottom

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of league tables. People went to school in the 1950s where further up

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the top. These students can download things that will help with their

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learning. That must be a good thing. I don't think it be a classroom with

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a teacher teaching. Baroness Greenfield has shown that the

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make`up of the brain is changing. She talks about mind change being as

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dangerous as climate change. We do not know what the consequences are.

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I think this is a step too far. We are not Luddites and we do have to

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move with the times. Most children this age have a phone anyway.

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Doesn't it help the parents? Not at all. When I was a headteacher in

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north London, I allowed children to bring mobile phones as far as the

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school office so they could be contacted to and from school. Use of

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mobile phones in schools is a distraction. The school would be

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better spending money on textbooks, for example. Children are addicted

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to this. This parent e`mail then and is curious as to why the school did

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not contact the parents before. I think decisions like this must be

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made in consultation with parents. I would think parents are below the by

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this. Thank you. We would like to know what you think about this.

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Should students be given iPhones to help them learn? Is it a waste of

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taxpayers money? I would like your thoughts on this.

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In a moment: The church struck by lightning, getting ready to reopen

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following a year of repairs. For health workers in Hull and East

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Yorkshire the reward for receiving a flu jab is an extra day's holiday.

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Take up among their workers is now among the highest in the country.

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But other hospital trusts in our area say that's too expensive and

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they're hoping free sweets, stickers and pens will do the trick.

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Hospitals who don't hit Government targets will miss out on funding

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next year. Our health correspondent, Vicky Johnson reports. This year the

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flu fighter team is targeting meetings and wards to encourage more

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staff across northern Lincolnshire's hospitals to have the vaccine. Plus

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of course they get a sweet, a sticker and a pen. How they lacked

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easy to bribe? It is a culmination of making the vaccine easy to

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obtain, and a bit of fun as well. It is well`known you can have a free

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pen as well. Small incentives they may be, but the team is confident

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they'll help double the numbers of nhs staff being vaccinated. Across

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in Hull, and staff are literally queuing up to have their jab. Is it

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not a waste to be offering people a day off when you could just offer

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them a sweet? Well, it is a bit of a thank you. We look at the statistics

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over the last few years about the cost. Sickness levels have gone

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down, so it is financially viable. The scheme has certainly had an

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impact on sick leave. Last winter around 500 days were lost to colds

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and flu, when take up of the vaccine was around 80%. Two years before

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1,900 days were lost when only 14% of staff had had the jab. Is the

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inducement of an extra day's holiday really needed? It is important

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employers use a variety of means and methods to realise ` ` for staff to

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realise the importance of having their job. It is important to

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protect the children. I am on critical care so it is important to

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stay healthy. The Department of Health has said it wants to see at

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least 75% of health care workers vaccinated. NHS trusts have been

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warned that future funding could depend on them hitting this target.

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Another one I would like your opinion on. Should they have them as

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a matter of course and as part of their job?

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A member of staff at Humberside police has been arrested. The

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57`year`old man who hasn't been named is being investigated over a

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number of serious allegations including stalking and domestic

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abuse. The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints

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Commission. The Department for Education says it's taking

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allegations of false exam marking at a Lincoln school very seriously. The

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SATS results for all year six students at Manor Leas Junior

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academy have been thrown out. The results are used to grade schools in

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league tables. The school says there was a staffing issue which has been

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dealt with. He'll get more than ?60,000 a year for working two days

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a week. Darryl Stephenson is now Hull City Council's permanent chief

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executive after taking the post on a temporary basis last year. It's

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claimed his part time role will help save money but that's being

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questioned as the Council is now expected to appoint a supporting

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chief officer as well. Crispin Rolfe has been looking at the background

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to this appointment. We have to find ?48 million. It is a fortune in

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relative terms. The challenge facing Hull City Council How to balance the

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books. But will they save any money by the appointment of this man?

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Darryl Stephenson has gone from being the council's temporary part

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time chief executive to it's permanent one. But instead of a full

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time salary of ?160,000; for two days a week, he'll get 65,000

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instead. However, the council says a Chief Operating Officer is still

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needed at a salary in excess of ?120,000 which critics say means no

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savings at all. That will probably save over ?100,000 a year. I don't

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see the point of appointing another chief operating officer on

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?130,000. That could end up costing taxpayers more. But the authorities

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argue today's decision isn't about money, but continuity. The man now

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in charge is the same one who's been overseeing Hull's City of Culture

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bid and negotiating with Siemens. We have got Siemens investment, which

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people are working very hard on still. Hopefully, those things will

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come together. So little or no savings, and a lot to do.

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Potentially leaving critics to argue whether the city might have been

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better served by a full time appointment instead? I'm joined this

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evening by Daren Hale who's the deputy leader of Hull City Council.

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It's whole not important enough for a full`time executive? We have

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demonstrated we can make huge savings in management and move the

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city forward by doing this on a part time basis. Is it that you couldn't

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find anyone or as a cost saving? We tried to appoint a chief executive

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when Daryl said he would leave. We persuaded him to stay. He wants to

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see the job through. He is going to be part`time and to help and there

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will be a chief operating officer, so you have not saved money. We are

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saving money. Mr Stevenson is on 64 and the chief operating officer is

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on hundred and 20, you were paying the last person 120. One post is

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just for two years and then we will be looking at it. There are other

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costs as well. In two years, will be no chief executive? The chances are

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there might not be. The city this size with no chief executive? Daryl

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has shown we can move this city forward on a part`time basis. This

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city is bidding to be City of Culture, waiting for results and

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Siemens, and you don't need a chief executive? We have got the a 63, we

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have got the City of Culture buried, and hopefully good news from

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Siemens. I think we're very well. It is up to your viewers to tell others

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whether having Daryl two days a week is better than paying somebody five

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times as much. Thank you for coming in. Most grateful to you. Still

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ahead tonight: The Lincolnshire super`biker heading for victory in

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the British championships. Ian Lyall sent this in of Hull Fair.

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Thank you for that. Good evening. I have had a number of people saying

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you are rather like Craig Revel Horwood. Correct if you could get

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the name right, it would be better. Oh, dear. Generally, it will be more

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cloud the tomorrow, with patchy outbreaks of rain. I hope you

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enjoyed the sunshine. It has been lovely. And isolated shower creeping

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across Lincolnshire now. The wind will fall. I think later, we will

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seek missed and fork. Some low cloud as well. If you are making a

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journey, watch out for that. It looks nice in Bridlington. We will

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look at the sunrise times. Tomorrow morning, quite misty and murky. It

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will take awhile to clear. Some brightness the coast. Later in the

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day, the risk of patchy rain. Top afternoon temperatures in

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Bridlington, about 13 degrees. Sunny intervals and scattered showers. An

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unsettled week to follow. That's the forecast. ` ` nobody saw the join

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there. Somebody has got in touch to say

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they're going to a nudist colony this weekend.

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In this weather? They must be mad. Are you joining them?

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No, thank you. ?20 million will be spent in Bridlington on a new

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leisure centre aimed at attracting more tourists. Planners have this

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afternoon agreed major improvements to the town's Leisure World. It's

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the latest investment in Bridlington which some experts argue needs to do

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more to secure it's future as a holiday destination. Paul Murphy

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reports. Leisure world has been a landmark here for more than a

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quarter of the century. It is looking tired. This is the vision

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for a replacement. Water slide, a climbing wall and the gym. Over ?20

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million of investment that has now been given the go`ahead. It is an

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exciting time. It is well past its sell by date. It is something

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residents will like and visitors will be attracted to. It has been a

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glorious day here. When the weather turns, Bridlington lacks indoor

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facilities. IPhone is part of this solution. It is bound to make a

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difference. It is somewhere for people to go to. ` ` Leisure World

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is part of this solution. It all began with the building of the spa.

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For over a decade, there has been heavy investment in the

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infrastructure here. It is a single`minded attempt to bring more

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people in, to win a bigger share of the UK tourism industry. Leanne

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Broadbent is a close observer of life in the town. She thinks

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Bridlington is turning a corner. It is a transitional phase in the town.

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Even though it is not perfect, money is being put into the town. I think

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that is something to be positive about. It is expected the new

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Leisure World will open in the autumn of 2015, another milestone in

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the regeneration of this seaside town. Paul's in Bridlington this

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evening. How much emphasis is being put on the importance of tourism

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there? All the facilities being built are

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focusing on this. The marketeers refer to resort families, and

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elusive group that every result is competing to get. A stay at bit

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longer and spend a bit more. Clearly, Leisure World is designed

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to bring people here when the weather is not as nice as it has

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been today. Tourism to put into an is worth about ?150 million every

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year. What is good for this town is good for the wider economy.

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Absolutely. Thank you. It's taken 17 months of hard work but a

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Lincolnshire church that was struck by lightening is finally ready to

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reopen. Sutton on Sea Methodist Church will hold a service on Sunday

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following extensive repairs. Today they've been completing the

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finishing touches. Amanda White reports. It's just the last few jobs

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to be finished before worship returns to this church for the first

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time since June last year. A lightning strike and fire devastated

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the building leaving worshippers with the enormous task of rebuilding

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their home. I can't believe it looks so good. To think that in the roof,

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it was so devastating after that fire. It made us cry. And now? Full

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of joy. It was August 2012 when I first saw the devastation here.

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There is no need for a hard hat today. We have these lovely comfy

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chairs, a cosy carpet, new sound and video system. This church has simply

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been repaired, it has been reborn. I think friendships have deepened

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because we have been in this together if you see what I mean.

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Emotional. It is nice to see how A joyful chorus has returned to this

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church, but the long journey back will not be forgotten. Lovely

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stained`glass window again. A motorcyclist from Lincolnshire could

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win one of the country's top racing titles this weekend. Alex Lowes is

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currently second in the British Superbike Championship, with just

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one more round to go. And there's some family rivalry at stake. Sarah

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Walton has the story It's been a closely fought season for Alex and

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his number 22 bike. It has been a closely fought season for Alex and

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his bike. Sometimes, a little bit too close. I was I was approaching

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the finish line, I did not really know who has one. So back at team

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headquarters in Louth, they're now focussing on the final race day of

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the season at Brands Hatch this weekend. I have worked really hard

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in the gym. I have worked for this moment. I feel quite relaxed and I

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And while Alex says he's ready, engineers are getting his bike ready

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too. Am looking forward to it. I have no Alex since he was a lad. I

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used to race with his dad, so we have a bit of history in that way.

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To be part of doing what he's doing now is a privilege, more than

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anything else. It is not so much a job more than a personal thing. You

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could be forgiven for thinking Alex looks a bit familiar. This is

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identical twin brother Sam recently winning the World Supersport

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Championship. It feels incredible. I am very happy. I had tears in my eye

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and I am proud of myself and proud of the team. There is nothing quite

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like a bit of sibling rivalry. He has done really well and I am proud

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of him. I'm not sure I can put within bragging all winter.

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Lincoln is celebrating more national recognition after the City's streets

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and landmarks are featured on a brand new Monopoly Board. Steep

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Hill, Lincoln City's football ground and the most famous building in the

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City are all featured, as Simon Spark reports. My producer told me

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to go to jail this morning, straight to jail, not to pass go and not to

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think about any extra cash for going there. This is why. We thought it

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was time for Lincoln. We saw landmarks and historic pride. We

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could see how the board could begin to take place and be created that

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would be representative. Each colour represent a sector. Blue for

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attractions and museums. Orange for retail, such as the high street and

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Steep Hill. Brown is for the pie shop. I think it goes well together.

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There is nothing cheap about this establishment. We like to think not.

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At the other end of the board, the highest value item was voted for and

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the cathedral got it. Where you would put your hotel is another

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matter. My kids would tell you I hate board games. I will be playing

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this this Christmas. I just love it. What about the stations? These are

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replaced by the historic gates to the city. , Carney, MP for Lincoln,

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thought of this. I think the designers have done a very good job.

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It is lovely. As well as the famous landmarks, there are the details in

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the chants and community chest cards, such as the chance to win a

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shopping voucher to spend in Steep Hill, and getting stuck at the high

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street level crossing. The only thing I have yet to find is the free

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parking. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines British Gas raises fuel prices by 9% or eight

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million households. A school in Hull defends giving free iphones to more

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than a hundred teenagers. On the subject of phones, a pure

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waste and the do sick idea, giving iPhones to schoolchildren, the

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headteacher is a disgrace says Mrs Holland. Nicky said, just seen that

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story about iPhones and I think is ridiculous. David says, it is

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ridiculous, the school must be overfunded. Brian says, it is a

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brilliant idea, it allows students to adapt to new technology and learn

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in a secure environment. James says, I am a student and I believe giving

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out free bar phones is a complete waste of money and time. Thank you

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for those. Have a good evening. Good night.

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