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

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government acts accused of letting the public down because of turning

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its back on Warnings as a teenager is badly burnt by a bonfire.

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Coal. They have sat on their hands. A local youngster has been very

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badly hurt. The mysterious illness which is

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killing dogs ` now scientists say they may have found the cause.

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Skegness's new Jolly Fisherman is revealed for the first time. A

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Lincolnshire rider is the British Superbike champion but it was not

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easy. I am afraid the mild weather

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continues tomorrow, join me later on.

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A leading energy expert says the Government is letting the public

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down by investing so heavily in renewables and turning its back on

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coal. It comes on the day that another power company has announced

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a price increase. Npower says part of today's increase is to help pay

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for investment in green energy. Local authority figures show in

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parts of our region, one in five people is now facing fuel poverty.

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Well, Peter, the latest price rise comes on the day the government has

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given the go`ahead for the UK's first new nuclear power station in a

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generation. Energy firm Npower has become the third major supplier in

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the last ten days to announce price rises, with a dual`fuel bill to go

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up 10.4%, the highest increase announced by any supplier so far.

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SSE will increase prices by 8.2% and British Gas says prices will go up

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by 9.2%. I've been talking to a family who say these increases have

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caused a financial burden which is hard to bear.

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Working out what they can afford for this week's shop. Are we going for

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frozen or fresh vegetables? An out of work family from Lincoln are

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facing up to the reality of fuel poverty, where the cost of fuelling

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their home accounts for more than ten percent of their income. It

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means making some hard choices and not just about what they eat. Do we

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eat two meals a day or do we only have the one? We have two grades are

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washing on how dirty it is still depends on what cycle of wash it

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goes on. One of us has to be up about 1am so it goes on economy

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seven and then we just have strict washes. It's predicted the recent

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rise in energy prices could put a further 8,000 families into fuel

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poverty in Lincolnshire ` one in five homes. That takes the total

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number of families facing the situation to almost 80,000 across

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the county. Fuel companies blame the rise on government targets to

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replace dirty fuel with cleaner, renewable energy, but it's not ready

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yet. Over the last seven days it accounted for less than five percent

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of the Uk's energy. So it's unable to fill the gaps on the National

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Grid, a situation that many feel could have been avoided. This

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government have all been told we would run into the sort of situation

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by 2014 as various power stations are closed down for various reasons

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are not being be placed. The government have sat on their hands

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are not done anything about it. But Drax, a coal`fired power station

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near Goole, is looking at greener alternatives and ways to reduce its

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carbon emissions. I don't think this plant in its current form will be

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burning sustainable biomass in 30 years. There will be more efficient

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ways to do it but as transition technology, applying sustainable

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practices to them is a very good way to get the practice moving. There

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doesn't seem to be a quick solution to bring fuel prices down ` so many

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families will still have to budget carefully well into the future.

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Sam Pick represents the renewables industry and asked him what he

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thought of comments made by the Head of UK Coal that too much money was

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being poured into green energy. It is a simple choice. Coal is

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undisputedly the cheapest way of producing energy. The issue is that

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it is also by far the worst in terms of pollution and it has a huge

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impact in terms of planning. If you are worrying about your energy bill,

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you're not too worried about pollution. In my experience of

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talking to people, consumers and planning applications and so on,

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they are concerned about the environment and that is a valid

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issue. It is about compromise and we need to be investing in a mix of

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energy. The problem with coal specifically as it is so bad in

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terms of pollution. If these subsidies were cut, people say an

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average of ?110 would be cut from a bell. Here's the head of a wealthy

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multinational company which is making huge profit. Reading your

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balls are right now a more expensive way of producing energy. People are

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not convinced they work? They do work that they would not be building

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them if they did not. Why do I get e`mails seeing wind turbines do not

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turn and so one? The wind turbine is not turning our because the car on

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and find you occasionally stop them for maintenance, the power demand

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for this country is not flat, so you adjust them. It can mean there is no

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demand for it right now. The energy issue this country faces are really

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a complex problem with no single solution that will make everybody

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happy. It is about an energy mix and coal is a part of that but the

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simple solution is not a massive number of coal power stations.

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Thank you. Should the government look again at more traditional fuels

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like Coal to generate our energy or are they right to continue with

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their plans for green energy? As always, you can follow us Twitter.

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We will have some your responses before we finish at 7pm. And you can

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see more on the debate over whether the government should invest in coal

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on Inside Out tonight. It's on BBC One at half past seven.

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Thank you for watching. In a moment. A ?4 million boost for fishermen on

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the East Coast. A 14`year`old boy is being given

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specialist care after being badly burned by a bonfire in Lincoln.

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Police were called to a house in the east of the city after receiving

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reports two children were heart. `` hurt. It is thought five

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teenagers started this fire here and we are told that an Excel and was

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added and fire officers stored as it is the kind that is used in toy

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cars. `` accelerant. One boy was so seriously heart he has been taken to

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a specialist unit in Birmingham and his parents by his bedside tonight.

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Another 12`year`old boy was burned on the face but he has been

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released. Fire officers have said this serves as a warning to people

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not to put things on fires. We were alerted to children having formed a

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bonfire and when you ignite a vapour cloud, you can be standing in its

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path. I spoke to a neighbour who did not want to be filmed but said he

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heard the screams coming from the back garden and the police said

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earlier he hopes it will serve as a warning not to start fires in the

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run`up to bonfire night. This is an awful incident where the local

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youngster has been very badly heart and it demonstrates the dangers of

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messing around with fire and accelerants. This afternoon we have

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seen police officers making house`to`house enquiries here and

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the police have also arrested a 15`year`old boy who is helping them

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with their enquiries. A sweet factory in Skegness, which

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employs more than 80 people, is to close. Manufacturing at Glisten in

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the town is to be transferred to Leicester and the Czech Republic.

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Staff have been offered the chance to move to other UK sites.

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The steel works in Scunthorpe has won a contract to supply track to

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Network rail for at least the next five years. Tata steel will provide

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95% of Network rail's steel until 2019. Managers say they hope the

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contract will secure jobs at the plant, which employs 6500 people.

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Delays for communters using the Humber Bridge this morning were

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caused in part by a broken down vehicle. The Bridge master Peter

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Hill says his staff are working hard to minimise disruption to journeys

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caused by toll booth work. Additional repair work to the bridge

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has been delayed until next month. A disused church, used in the ITV

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production of 'Moll Flanders' has been badly damaged in a fire. The

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roof on St George's church at Goltho near Wragby, was destroyed by the

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blaze. Damage to the interior of the building is extensive. The roof is

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gone completely and internally it is still smouldering with all the

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fixtures and fittings still destroyed. The font has obviously

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been damaged when things falling down on it. It is a true disaster as

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far as the building is concerned and I cannot see how it is ever going to

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get back to like it was before. A fire at Boston's Pilgrim Hospital

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has caused most planned appointments to be cancelled this afternoon. The

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fire started near the X`ray department but nobody was heart.

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`` hurt. Concern is growing for the safety of

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a 73`year`old man who's gone missing from his home in Hull. Keith

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Thompson hasn't been seen since yesterday and police say they don't

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believe he has his medication. They're asking for people who may

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have seen his Silver Kia Rio in the West of the City.

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Scientists think they may have found the cause of an illness which has

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been killing dogs in several parts of our area. It's now peak season

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for Seasonal Canine illness and around 50 dogs have fallen ill this

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autum after visiting woods in North Norfolk including the royal estate

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in Sandringham. Now the estate has teamed up with the Animal Health

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Trust who say all the data they have collected points to a tiny bug as

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the strongest explanation. Leanne Brown has more.

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At this time of year dogs are at a high risk of catching Seasonal

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Canine illness, this vet recently saw half a dozen dogs in one day,

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all of which had been on the Sandringham Estate. The owners have

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said that the dog has started to shiver and shake and looks in pain

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and is being sick. They often had orange dust on them which we found

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to be caused by harvest mites. We looked under the microscope and

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could see them. The size of a pinhead, it's now thought the havent

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mite could be responsable for the illness. Living in the undergrowth

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they only bite during their larval stage in autumn. It wasn't something

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consistent with all cases and at first we thought it could be a

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coincidence because harvest mites are active at the same time of year.

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However, more recently it has become more consistent with more cases

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being reported that also have harvest might infestations.

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The investigating team are now doing more research on the Sandringham

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Estate and want dog owners to help them. We are encouraging owners to

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speak to the vet about preventative treatments with the idea that if

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they use these and then the number of cases decreases, that could

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potentially be evidence that there is a link. Their study concludes

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next month and warning signs have been put up across Lincolnshire and

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North Norfolk, until they know for sure if this tiny mite has caused so

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much damage to dogs. If you are dull corner and have a

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view, a reminder of our contact details. `` a dog owner.

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Still ahead tonight: Putting the finishing touches to Skegness's new

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Jolly Fisherman. We are with the team celebrating the British

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Superbike success. Keep the pictures coming in and

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tonight's is sunrise over Beverley Westwood taken by Campbell Whyte.

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Another picture tomorrow night. Incredibly mild spell.

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It is incredibly mild. We have an exceptionally mild night on the

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cards with warm air coming up from the south. It will be wet once again

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at times. Through this morning, a band of rain from the south`west and

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it turns lighter and patchy and some of us to look to have a reasonable

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afternoon but then a scattering of showers which will fizzle out and

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for the bulk of the night it will be dry. Loads of around 14 Celsius. ``

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lows. Tomorrow morning, the sun will rise. These are the high water

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times. We hold on the southerly ear so it will be a mild day but once

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again, increasingly breezy. Some fairly heavy and persistent bursts.

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Some fairly heavy and persistent downpours but in more northern

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parts, it could be largely dry with temperatures much like today. This

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continues and overnight into Wednesday we are looking at strong

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and persistent showers. It may feel a little cold but there should be

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some showers around. We are once again looking at heavy rain from the

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south. More local jobs should be created in

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Withernsea following a multi`million pound investment in the town's

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Shellfish industry. Crab and lobster catches are worth up to a million

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pounds a year to the local economy. Now, a new compound and freezers are

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being built on the sea front which it's hoped will boost the industry.

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Our business Correspondent Paul Murphy reports.

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This is one of 11 shellfish boats operating out of here and the crew

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will soon be benefiting from a ?4 million project to improve the

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seafront compound where local fishermen store their catches. It

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should give the industry much more flexibility in the way we work, and

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we should be able to buy it in bulk and stored it, but at the moment we

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should have only small freezers at home. We will have more facilities.

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It will allow the industry to be far more competitive. In a town where

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unemployment is far higher than the regional average, people hope this

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industry can be developed further particularly for the next

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generation. By the time I left school, I had started school time

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and since then I have worked my way up and I am now the skipper. I love

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it. The fishermen have been working with the Yorkshire wildlife staff.

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Yorkshire land crab below a certain size are never taken from the sea.

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They also want to get more of what is caught here eating here. Most of

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it is exported at the moment but it has the potential to be marketed as

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a high`quality local food. It is fantastic. Any investment to move

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the town former is. We are told we are told the crabs and lobsters here

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are the best in Europe so we want to make the most of them. This fishery

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is worth ?1 million a year to the town but many believe it is a

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sleeping giant. Hopefully, the ongoing investment can help to make

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it. Let's hope for some good news.

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Thanks to everyone who's contacted us about our story on plans to breed

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dogs for medical testing in East Yorkshire. Campaigners gathered in

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Hull at the weekend to oppose B and K Universal's application to extend

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their site at Grimston. They already breed some smaller animals for lab

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work. UK law says all new medicines must be tested on animals. It's a

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controversial issue and we had a lot of messages from people on both

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sides of the debate. Jonathan says, "Medical trials should be carried

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out on willing volunteers, not animals. Many people would respond

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if they were terminally ill and it allowed them to make a difference

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for somebody else." Jordan thinks animal testing is

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wrong "because scientists can't be completely sure that the effects on

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the animals will be the same on us." While Chris says "I don't

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particularly like the idea of testing on dogs but my Mum died from

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cancer when I was 12. So if there is a chance to cure cancer and this is

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what you have to do, then do it." Greg Knight is to receive a

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knighthood. Downing Street confirmed today. He recently lost his job as a

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government whip in the reshuffle. A motorcyle racer from Lincoln is

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celebrating today after becoming British champion. 23`year`old Alex

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Lowes claimed the British Superbike title just days after his twin

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brother Sam took the title in another motorcycle competition. Our

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sports reporter Simon Clark has been in Louth where Alex's successful

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team is based. It was a close run thing. Very

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close. Three astonishing races at the legendary brands Hatch came down

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to this. Alex had to finish ahead of the defending champion. The

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36`year`old veteran did everything he could to hold him off. Then the

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championship changed hands in the blink of an eye. The young man from

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Lincoln held on to wind the championship he had clearly always

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cherished. You could see it in his eyes. I tried to keep focused and

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once he passed me, I thought, their letters. I just gave it my best and

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it was enough. Today the team left them behind in Kent still revelling

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in a job well done. Really, really good to work with. The hardest

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working lad there is, honest and hard`working. If you think we are

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going to rest on their laurels having won this title, think again,

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because development on the 2014 team bike starts almost straightaway

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which will hopefully wield more of these for next season.

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A man from Hull who helped to write the laws of football 150 years ago

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has been honoured at a special 'blue plaque' ceremony in London today.

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Ebeneezer Cobb Morley was one of the game's eight pioneers. Today

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relatives of his colleagues attended the historic event at Wembley after

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the Football Association launched a search to try to find some living

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descendents. The Association says the game's seen many changes. It was

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a bit of a free for all with regard to the height of the crossbar and

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pitch size and so on. We still talk about the current rules and see the

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need to be changed and we get frustrated.

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Hull City will be without striker Danny Graham for three weeks after

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he suffered an injury during their match at Everton. The Tigers went

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down 2`1 at Goodison Park, with people talking about Everton's

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Gareth Barry. He appeared to be offside when the first goal was

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scored, and then got himself booked for a dangerous tackle on City's

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Sone Aluko. Scunthorpe United suffered their

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worst defeat of the season as they lost four nil at home to Exeter. It

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ended a six match unbeaten run and leaves them in 13th in League Two.

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For more than 100 years, the Jolly Fisherman has been a symbol for

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holiday`makers in Skegness. One revised design was ejected but

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finally the sculpture has been cast and is almost ready to be shown to

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the public. Gemma Dawson has been to Buckinghamshire to see the new

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sculpture. He's a familiar site in Skegness.

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But inside this workshop in Buckinghamshire, a new Jolly taking

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shape. He is very bright at the moment but he looks good. Now he is

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out of the mould and you can see the colours and what he looks like and

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how it is actually evil thing into a finished piece. The new statue is

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made from fibreglass. `` evolving. Lynne's now filing down the joins

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then she'll need to treat the surface of the statue. But it's been

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a long and controversial process to get to this point.

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This was one of the original designs ` but it received local opposition.

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So it was decided the new statue should look like the original, which

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was removed from Skegness Station earlier this year. Back in

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Buckinghamshire, artist Siobhan Coppinger has arrived to see the new

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sculpture for the first time. I was delighted. I know how much work it

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is to make a cast like this and although there are flaws at this

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stage, it will be fabulous. Siobhan's no stranger to Jolly. She

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made the old station statue more than 20 years ago. The original

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piece was designed specifically to beyond the platform all in one

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sense, I am slightly sad he is going outside but having said that,

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obviously people were very proud of him and want him to be seen. There

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are just some finishing touches to do before this can be installed in

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its new position. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines. The first nuclear power station to be built in

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the UK for a is approved. The government is accused of letting the

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public down by turning its back on call. Tomorrow's weather ` A mostly

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dry and cloudy start, before rain pushes in becoming heavier and more

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persistent by early afternoon. `` on coal.

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We were talking about power and one man says, how can the spokesman for

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the renewables industry say they are days when the wind turbines do not

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need to generate power when the industry is still seeking planning

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permission for more sites. Will they stand idle as well? If the last

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Labour government had not been sought antinuclear, we would be

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enjoying carbon dioxide free energy. We now Britain has vast coal

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reserves and we know smoke emissions can be cleaned so why no new coal

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minds? That's it from us. It is two weeks tomorrow since that incredible

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story of the passenger who landed the plane at Humberside airport and

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tomorrow I will be talking to him about how he did it on the radio.

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Have a nice evening, goodbye.

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