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teams Good evening and welcome to BBC Look


North. The headlines tonight: Criticism of the police accused of


giving cautions not convictions. I honestly don't think there should be


this get out clause. Buying your way out of crime.


Fears for the care of stroke patients as some services in Grimsby


are moved to another town. What was the point of ever having the


hospital? If gradually the services are being taken away.


The student who'll miss her graduation ceremony by six days as


she's forced to leave the country. The cookery show with all the


ingredients to give local business a boost.


After a very mild day, we have a wet night to come. I will be back later


with your full forecast. Good evening.


A woman violently assaulted by a stranger in the street says police


told her it would be a waste of tax`payers money to prosecute the


attacker. Hayley Clayton from Moulton Seas End, near Spalding,


wanted Lincolnshire Police to charge the woman who knocked her


unconscious but instead they gave her a caution. Critics say cautions


for violent crime are a growing problem. The Government is promising


to clamp down on their use. Gemma Dawson reports.


The Criminal Justice system is coming under scrutiny tonight from a


member of the public after she was attacked on a night out in Spalding.


This mum, from south Lincolnshire, is now calling for tougher


penalties. I am still disgusted, really. I just honestly don't think


there should be this get out clause. This photograph shows the


severity of Hayley's injuries. She needed ten stitches and has been


left with a scar after being knocked unconscious. But when police caught


the woman responsible, Hayley told me she was offered ?150 and an


apology or the woman could be cautioned. It was not about the


money. It was more about justice. This person had admitted what she


had done and knew it was wrong so we decided to go with the caution


because we were told we couldn't take both. They said it had no


chance of going to court. They said it was a waste of taxpayers of mini.


If somebody put graffiti on your wall or scratch your car, it is any


different league. It had been poorly dealt with. The police do have the


power to deal with some offences without having to go through the


courts. Last year nationally, almost 170,000 people who committed crimes


were cautioned. 493 were issued for crimes serious enough to be heard at


Crown Court if they had gone to trial. But overall, the use of


cautions has fallen by 42% in the last five years. We like to push


with restorative resolutions and all out`of`court punishments because


they are effective and efficient and allow the victim to have a say. More


importantly, there is research that says that offenders take into


account that if you actually speak to them, meeting the victim or


having to say sorry about raising a letter, does have a big impact on


them and their offending history. The Government says it's now


clamping down on the use of simple cautions. But still, Hayley and her


family told me they feel let down about the way they've been treated.


I spoke to the Hull MP Karl Turner, a former barrister who has


campaigned against the use of cautions. I asked him if he thought


Hayley Clayton's attacker should have gone to court. That ought to be


prosecuted by way of a charge. The defendant should go to court and


actually the defendant should receive a very heavy custodial


sentence, in my view. I understand the victim of this particular crime


received ten stitches. That is a serious offence. It is gross bodily


harm. It should not be dealt with by way of the caution and I can


understand this victim feeling like she had been dealt an injustice. Is


it a waste of money? It is about the victim. It is costly to take victims


to court but actually, at what price should we be considering justice?


The reality is that this victim has received a very serious injury and


deserves more than a caution caution for that. It costs ?1200 per day to


send somebody to Magistrates' Court. It is cheaper to give a caution.


Some would say that brings sense. It is cheaper and that is why there has


been a proliferation of these. I have an example of sexual assault.


The police ticked the box because they get election made up. Somebody


convinces and everybody is happy apart from the victim, who has been


dealt an injustice. `` somebody confesses. In this case, it seems as


if this woman has been dealt a serious injustice. The Government is


reviewing the use of cautions. Do you agree with the Government? I


agree with the Government but the Government talked off when the


reality is the CPS have had their funds cut for not investigating and


prosecuting cases properly. `` talk tough. The police have had their


funds cut saw dealing with cases in this way and actually the offenders


are getting off with really serious offences and the victims are


wondering what is going on. `` have had their funds cut saw dealing. We


would like your thoughts on this one. Can the case be made for police


cautions or should serious cases go to court? We'll have some of your on


this. Start the text with the word looknorth. Thank you for watching.


In a moment: A fuel for the future ` how straw's


being used to heat 60,000 homes. When stroke services in Grimsby


where criticised, hospital leaders decided patients would be safer if


services were moved. The trust had higher than expected death rates.


Despite assurances that care will improve, people in Grimsby say the


30 mile journey to Scunthorpe is wrong.


When they had a stroke four years ago. She says it has changed her


life forever but believes they care she had at the hospital helped is a


very dramatic situation. I thought that was it. Yes. I thought things


could not get any better, ever. But they give you encouragement all the


way. The hospital's emergency stroke services provides care up to three


days after a stroke. Wendy did not use at that service but says she


feels strongly that it should stay in Grimsby. National guidelines say


an emergency stroke service should train all front`line nurses and


doctors to recognise the stroke systems DAX teams. They must provide


quick diagnosis and treatment. `` stroke symptoms. In Grimsby and


Scunthorpe, it is currently only 12 hours a day. An NHS report said that


was inadequate. You need to be able to have emergency hyper acute stroke


care at any time of the day or night. If, at the moment, able


cannot get that, then they are getting a second class service.


Hospital managers have decided to provide a 24/7 service. We have an


improved service and should save lives and patients being disabled,


one of the major problems with having a stroke. Pain is worried


that the extra distance of these patients will have to travel could


jeopardise lives. We want to see what risk assessment has been done


for this temporary move in order to see that it really will not reduce


the life chances of somebody having a stroke, say as far away as they


have to get to Scunthorpe. What was the point of ever having this


wonderful hospital if the services are gradually being taken away? New


service will start running in Scunthorpe in two weeks' time.


Bosses say it will be months before the future is decided and that


longer term care will still be provided in Grimsby. Campaigners


worry that once the emergency services go, they will never return.


Plans for a wind turbine factory on the banks of the Humber have been


given a boost by the Government. Able UK want to build a marine Park


in North Killingholme. The Government says it will act as


guarantor so private lenders will get their money back if the scheme


doesn't pay. There are thousands of jobs potentially available through


investment in renewables on sites like these, where we are


prequalifying for a guarantee today. We have set out lots of other


policies, particularly the so`called strike prices that either developers


a certainty of the prices they will get for the energy generated. People


should be confident that this is a sector which will grow in the UK and


Hull and Humberside is one of the best locations in the country for


taking that forward. A young woman from Pakistan who has


studied in Hull for four years says the UK's immigration system means


she will miss her graduation ceremony, like this one, by just a


few days. If Komal Tariq stayed, she would be over`staying her visa and


breaking the law. Hull has thousands of international students who spend


millions of pounds. But one influential figure in education says


the UK is sending a message that the door is closing for foreign


students. Here's Emma Massey. Komal Tariq came to the UK in 2009


to study a degree in Business and Marketing at the University of Hull.


I fell in love with the country, Hull, it has been absolutely


brilliant. I mean, when I came to the UK I had never been here before.


Komal's two degrees have cost her parents over ?50,000 in tuition fees


and living expenses. But her visa to stay in the UK runs out just days


before her graduation ceremony, meaning she wont be able to


celebrate achieving her masters degree along with her fellow


students. I called the UK Border Agency and ask if I have any options


and they said that I don't have any options. I have to leave either


before the 25th or on that date. So I asked if I can apply for an


extension so they said no because you are not going to be a student


anymore. This about whether Komal can stay in


the UK for six days extra for her graduation ceremony here at Hull


University. But because of sensitivities over thousands of


students who've, in recent years, overstayed their visa, the


Government has clamped down with Komal finding no slack in the


system. Figures from the Home Office show


the number of visas issued to international students has fallen


sharply since the tougher rules were introduced ` from 286,000 in 2010 to


210,000 visas in 2011. So far this year, only 49,000 overseas students


have been given clearance to study in the UK. If a student is spending


a lot of money, a lot of time and dedicating their academic life to a


particular place then they don't have an opportunity to graduate and


sure that moment with friends and family then I think it is a problem.


The Home Office says that any student on a course for 12 months is


granted a visa to stay in the country for the duration of their


course plus an additional four months. One way International


Students can attend their graduation ceremonies is to leave the country


and return as a visitor. The University of Hull is looking at


ways to make graduation ceremonies fall within the period of visa


dates. I am very disappointed. But this won't help Komal who says if


her visa can't be extended, she'll feel short`changed.


Dominic Scott is the Chief Executive at the UK Council for International


Student Affairs. They promote the benefits of international students


coming to the UK. I asked him if Komal should be able to go to her


ceremony. I think the whole thing is desperately sad but is an


amalgamation of two things. Firstly, we have got very large number ofs of


international `` very large numbers of international students coming to


universities that they have a responsibility so that they can


complete. There is nothing worse than somebody who has spent


?80,000, four years in Britain, getting a degree which is going to


be the highlight of their academic career and not being able to stand


with the other students all around them for the ceremony. The whole


thing is an appalling incident. Some people were saying that she has her


degree, she has her degree, she is setup and running. It is only a


ceremony. I don't know if you have any children. Ask them if they want


to go to their degree ceremonies. Ask them if they spent three years


in British education, working, getting their honours degree and


want to stand proudly and see with their parents over they have done it


and it was worth the investment. " You let me do it and I have trial.


What if you have been here for 12 months or more, you have four months


extra at the end of your visa. `` you let me do it and I have


triumphed." That allows you to get everything done, pack up and make


your arrangements and go. That four months is completely tied. If you go


one day over, you have stayed too long and are illegal and could face


a lifetime ban and could not be able to come back to Britain. Do you


think the UK has become a less friendly place to study? There have


been about eight rule changes over the last. The biggest one was the


abolition of the poster study work scheme. Oestrogen used to be able to


come, get a degree and stay on for two years to work. `` a student used


to be able to come. That has gone and has sent messages that somehow


we are closing the doors. Thank you very much. I look forward to reading


Twitter when I get home. Another then you might have a few.


Remember you can get in touch. Thank you for watching this choose


tonight. Also coming up: Creating a show stopper, why


television shows mean a bigger and more extravagant cakes. The biggest


was a gypsy wedding cake. It was 18 years and an arch for them to walk


through. `` it was an 18 heard cake. If you are a fan of that show it


will be in ten minutes. We have some photos coming in.


If you are a fan of that show it will be in ten minutes. We have This


is a shellfish boat coming home. Thank you very much for that.


Good evening. This is from Andy, who obviously heard that you were on for


the next fortnight and is a big fan. Who isn't? ! "How do you expect me


to take notice of the weather for the next two weeks?"


Will you have that problem, Peter? You never listen! Pay attention.


Andy will be embarrassed that I read that but I did not leave it might


read his surname. Over the next 24 hours, we have got


quite a lot of rain to stop it has been a mild day. 17.6 was the high.


Things will cool down tomorrow but not before a mild night. Tomorrow,


rain. `` quite a lot of rain. It has been a mildly. We will get a ridge


of high pressure on Thursday saw some fine, settled conditions


through that period of time. We had a lot of cloud associated with the


rain but you can just about make out some clear slots have developed over


the last few hours, along with a few showers. Essentially, a good deal of


dry weather. Within this band of rain pushes on overnight. It could


be very happy indeed. Some winds on that band of rain also and it will


be very heavy, as I say. Possibly even fonder. Look at those


temperatures. A very mild night for a time of year. `` was ugly even


heavier. Tomorrow morning, we have got more rain on the cards and


again, there could be some heavy spells for a time. You can see the


blue colours on the weather map. As they go through the day, increasing


amounts of dry weather. By tomorrow afternoon, there is to be some


sunshine also but watch out, there was to be a shower risk tomorrow


afternoon. It is still going to be fairly breezy. The breeze will be


fresh from the West. You can see the temperatures are not quite as high


as today but not too bad. This is 15 Fahrenheit `` 59 Fahrenheit. It will


be cool overnight into Thursday and there will be some mist and fog.


That will make a dry day but the unsettled weather returns on


Friday. Some heavy rain on the cards once again. Shall I test you on what


I just said? I don't want to weeks of these


e`mails. " I just got drenched but the four


cat was `` forecast was probably very accurate."


Save those! Thank you very much.


A power station that will burn millions of tonnes of straw has been


fired up for the first time. It will provide electricity for tens of


thousands of homes and heat the local swimming pool. The opening


comes as the country debates the cost of gas and electricity and


whether we're able to produce enough for everyone. Here's our environment


correspondent, Linsey Smith. Some of the 50 bales of straw used


every minute by Sleaford's new power station. This huge shed needs to be


refilled every three days to keep the furnace ablaze. It has created a


market for straw, which is often a waste produce, for the benefit to


farmers. It puts a bit more mamma `` about my money back in the pockets.


65,000 homes will be powered by the energy created here. It is


considered carbon neutral. Just yesterday, David Cameron announced


the first nuclear power station to be built in the UK for 20 years, in


Somerset. But only 19% of our electricity is generated by nuclear


power. Coal and gas still make up the biggest share. Renewables


generate just over 11% and are a priority for the Government. This


plant brings many benefits to the local community. It will create at


least 30 jobs. Local farmers will have another option of making money


from the land and schools and community centres will get free


seat. Cheaper bills for the rest of us is not a benefit at the moment.


This is more expensive than traditional fossil energy. As things


stand today. But as fossil becomes skiers and scares, one would expect


that the cost of that, as consumers are experiencing, those costs are


increasing. `` comes more and more skiers. Neighbours originally had


concerns but the offer of free heating for various community


centres helped. The company behind it already has planning permission


for a similar plant elsewhere. Lots of response from claims that


the Government is wrong to invested so heavily in green energy. We ask


if it was worth the cost. Thank you very much indeed for


those. Players from Papua New Guinea and


France are being entertained at a civic section in Hull ahead of the


rugby league game in the city on Sunday. Fans arrived first at the


Guildhall, having made the short journey from the Hotel. They were


greeted by Paul's lord mayor herself. `` Hull's Lord Mayor. Some


derbies I have seen Ahmad so we are always pretty happy to come to Hull


and play. It is going to be a big game for us. We want the fans to be


there and hopefully support France and see how it goes. Let's hope they


have the happiest day. In Football, Scunthorpe United go to


Fleetwood tonight looking to recover from a heavy defeat at the weekend.


The game will be live on BBC Radio Humberside.


from a heavy defeat at the weekend. The game will be live on Build up


has begun on Sportstalk, which is on the air now.


A guide to the culture of Hull has been handed out at every station


stop on the way to London today. The guide was delivered by Andy, who


performs as a living statue. It includes a map pointing out quirky


facts and cultural hotspots. It is designed to attract new visitors and


promote Hull's bid to become the UK City of Culture. Taking the guide


down to London is really about demonstrating to people who


potentially could come to the city what a great cultural offering we


have. Hull wants this bid. Hull needs it. Hull can deliver it.


You're in it to win it. It is a real honour to be officially the quirky


cultural ambassador for Hull. I have been looking at it and there are


things on it I did not know. That is amazing and it is a really user


friendly thing to have. It is fun. It sums up everything about Hull.


There is a gold mine. It is getting very close and we will be taking a


look at the three other cities competing with Hull for City of


Culture. This is starting was tomorrow where we will be in today.


`` we will be an Dundee. It's the TV programme that's


encouraged many to take up baking. Demand for college courses in cake


making has doubled and one local baker says the Great British Bake


Off on BBC One has seen customers asking for increasing extravagant


designs and decorations. `` BBC Two. But for tonight's final, one


From castles to dinosaurs, this shop in Hessle clearly know how to create


a show stopper, and demand for fancy cakes is high. When I started, it


was mostly round and square, three`tiered cakes. Fairly


traditional. Now, people come in with all sorts of ideas. Maybe


because of cake programmes on the television. The biggest cake we did


was actually a gypsy wedding cake. It was 18 tiers and an arch for them


to walk through. Time for you to move your cakes, please. It is over.


Tonight, it's the final of the Great British Bake Off on BBC Two. And


with an expected eight million viewers, it seems to have captured


peoples imagination. Lucy, a gardener from Grimsby, was a


contender on this years show. She says more and more people are


getting into baking because it's something everyone can try at home.


There is nobody on the Bake Off who has ever worked in any professional


way in baking. It's just people who are passionate about it. We've got,


in the final, we've got a student, a psychologist and a children's


clothes designer. I know who the winner is but I'm sure people


wouldn't want me to reveal that but it's a really exciting final. Here


at Hull College, cake baking has become hugely popular. They are


involved in a take`off of their own. Students have to make two different


type of funds for their final assessment. Cooking and baking has


moved on in the last few years. Since the television show, we now


doubled the amount of students we have three years ago. It is on the


up which is good. One student is so good that he is through to a


worldwide competition next month. I have five and a half hours to make a


sugar peas with a carnival theme and then 15 afternoon tea pastries. ``


sugar peas. The competition is fierce. Amateur or professional, one


thing is for sure. Tonight, everybody is going to want a slice


of cake. It is the final tonight at 8pm. Good


luck to them. Lucy, who we saw there, she makes an appearance in


the programme. For the last time. Next in the series comes back, it


will be an BBC One. Let's get a recap of the national


and regional headlines. John Major calls for a one`off tax


on energy company profits and criticism on the police for giving


cautioned instead of taking criminals to court. Tomorrow's


weather ` Some heavy rain at first, clearing by midday to leave a mostly


dry afternoon with some bright or sunny spells. It will be windy with


a top temperature of 15 degrees Celsius. 16 Celsius. That is 51


Fahrenheit. 's bonds coming in on the subject of


police cautions. Thank you for all of these. `` response coming in.


Norma says, typical, innocent people being treated like second`class


citizens because the authorities are ticking boxes. Richard says cautions


are spot`on. The day on record for life and putting systems on each ``


putting points on licenses. Mr Woods says Lincolnshire police have taken


myself and many other court for speeding offences. I was fined for


going 20 mph over the speed limit. I could not get a caution or speed ``


points. Money in the bank and crimes solved. Alan says, when magistrates


send somebody for a month in jail for a rear is of council tax and


police Council funding for us all, the caution is obviously


inappropriate. for a rear is of council tax and


police Council funding for us Less caution and more prosecutions. Thank


you for those are for watching. Join me tomorrow lunchtime. Have a nice


evening. Goodbye.


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