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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