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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight:
Vulnerable children are having to travel 100 miles for mental health
care. The Government's asked to intervene.
We have in patient care for adults. Children, were it is more important
for them to be men are family, have no such service.
Claims that local people are being ignored in the debate about wind
farms. My message to Eric pickles is look at the information carefully.
The sea of rubbish that's been left uncollected on a Hull housing
estate. The Strictly Star who's come to see
where her dance partner's career began. A cool Mike on the cards, but
I can't day tomorrow. I will be back with a full forecast.
Some of the most vulnerable young people in Hull and East Yorkshire
are being forced to travel hundreds of miles for treatment after a
mental health unit stopped taking overnight patients. The West End
Centre in Hessle is now only open during the week and during the day,
meaning youngsters with severe problems have to be separated from
their homes and families. Tonight, the Hull MP Alan Johnson will hold a
debate in the House of Commons calling for a better service. Vicky
Johnson reports. This 13`year`old from Hull suffers
from such serious mental health problems that she's had to be
treated in special units on three separate occasions. After her local
inpatient unit was closed earlier this year, doctors couldn't find her
a bed on any of the psychiatric wards across Yorkshire, so she was
sent more than 100 miles away to Cheadle. We've replaced her voice to
protect her identity. I was really homesick and I missed
my mum and that was half my problems. I would have been much
better if I could have been closer to home where I could see Mum.
Tonight. The issue of the bed closures at the West End unit in
Hessle will be raised in the House of Commons.
In this city we have inpatient care of adults. Children, where it is
more important to see their families, have no such service at
all. Everyone I talked to in the city agrees that is wrong.
But NHS England has told us in a statement: The number of young
people locally who need inpatient care is very small and not enough to
support high`quality inpatient care 24 hours, seven days a week.
But Sane, the mental health charity, has called these closures a scandal.
They are shunted out miles away and can only be visited occasionally. It
will have long`term damage on the children and their families.
The teenager is now back home, and, according to local health officials,
the family should have access to out of hours support. But her mum claims
this just isn't the case. I just hope and pray on a Friday
night that she can be happy and that nothing goes wrong because there is
absolutely nothing. My worst nightmare is for us to have to go
through it all again. She is still very fragile, she is still
recovering. Her daughter, meanwhile, dreads
having to return to Cheadle Royal. It was really distressing, there
were alarms going off a lot and I am very sensitive to noise. ?? new line
Local health managers insist that young people with mental illness are
getting the support they need but that's not how this and other
families see it. Vicky's here now. What will the
debate mean? Alan Johnson should be able to get
ministers to sit up and take notice of what is happening locally. He
said since the health reforms were introduced, trying to get
information about how many children have been infected by the bed
closures at this facility has been nigh on impossible. He cannot find
out how many children but there are across Yorkshire. Having been on the
telephone myself to various authorities, I can vouch for it. It
In a moment: is a complicated picture.
Scotland's challenger to Hull in the race for City of Culture shows what
it has to offer. The Government's being accused of
ignoring local concerns over wind farm developments in Lincolnshire.
East Lindsey district council says decisions it's made to refuse
planning applications are being overturned by central government,
with little regard for the local impact. Over the last three years
the authority has spent almost half a million pounds fighting wind farm
appeals. Here's Tim Iredale. This village is the location for
Lincolnshire's latest proposed wind farm development. The application
was originally rejected by East Lindsey district council, but was
later approved on appeal. Much to the annoyance of some residents.
They are 200 metres high. It is half the height of the Eiffel Tower. What
do you say to people who say you are NIMBYs? I would say get stuck,
privately. The government are talking about big society and
localism. It is just not happening. When he was Energy Minister, the
Lincolnshire MP said local residents should have much more power to say
no to new wind farm developments. Councillors here say the government
isn't living up to its pledge. We have to defend the countryside. We
look to local communities to make their views known. They are keen
that we protect things we value. There are a raft of reasons why
local communities do not light wind turbines. The communities secretary
will decide the outcome of two other wind farm applications. East Lindsey
has spent almost half ?1 million fighting wind farm appeals. I think
East Lindsey are highlighting the problem we have seen in other parts
of the problem. I think central government are having a big think
about it. The government says its decision to call in more wind farm
appeals only applies to existing applications, not to decision that
have already been made. Councillor Craig Leyland is the deputy leader
of East Lindsey district council. He is in our Lincoln studio tonight.
You've spent half a million pounds fighting wind farm appeals in the
last three years. The East Lindsey refused to many applications? We
look at each application. We do have a draft policy. We do have concerns
when communities raise those concerned with is that we try and
look act. Nearly half a million fighting appeals. It is wasted
money. Is it not just time you accepted turbines are part of our
countryside? I think we have to look at localism and the strategic
targets the government placed nationally. I think there is an
inherent conflict. July to decision that has been made by East Lindsey
to stand ` ` would you like the decision that has been made to
stand? When it goes through, I think the issue is that it is looked at
Furley. ` ` it is looked at Furley. We hope that the Secretary of State
will account these two applications and take into account the views of
locals. Finally, if he was watching, what would you say to the secretary
tonight? Oh, I do not think we have got long enough. I would ask him to
consider those applications very carefully. We value our landscape in
East Lindsey. We do not want to see an over industrialised landscape.
Thank you very much. We want to hear your views on this
story ` should central government over rule the council's decision on
wind farms? A 30`year`old man from Lincolnshire
has been jailed for at least 15 years for the murder of his
partner's baby daughter. 14`month`old Amelia Bowmar died in
hospital of brain injuries in July 2012. Nottingham Crown Court heard
Darryl Elliot lost his temper and shook the girl at her home in
Sutton`on`Sea. More than 100 protesters gathered
outside Ferrybridge power station. They claim a new multi`fuel power
project at the site will employ large numbers of foreign workers,
rather than local people. The members of the GMB and Unison unions
are calling on the contractors to support the local economy. New line
Hull is just weeks away from finding out whether it will be named City of
Culture for 2017. Months of hard work will culminate in one final
presentation before the judging panel makes their decision. Hull is
one of four cities short listed, but what do we know about the other
three places? Dundee, Swansea Bay and Leicester are all bidding
alongside Hull to secure the title. Over the next three days, Look North
will be visiting our rival cities to find out more about the culture on
offer and their bids. Tonight, Caroline Bilton reports from Dundee
in Scotland. I will be going on a journey to see what the other cities
have to offer. I will be starting here. At least it gives me time to
read up what is on offer and take a look at what Dundee plans to do,
should it win the City of Culture. This is where I am heading,
Scotland's fourth largest city on the banks of the River Tay. Said to
be built on it ` ` said to be built on jam and journalism. It was home
to among others, the the Beano. We can now see what Hull is against. I
am eating Kate Pickering, jewellery designer in this converted
warehouse. This entire mill is home to artists and designers. What would
winning the City of Culture mean for them, we create beautiful pieces of
jewellery here. The community is so strong. We want to widen it and
attract more attention. They may be miles apart but Dundee and Hull and
not too dissimilar. Both have their areas of deprivation. Dundee also
has its waterfront cut off from city centre by this main road. They are
spending ?1 billion connecting the two, and in a couple of years time,
the Victoria and Albert Museum will be opened here, which will be the
centrepiece of Dundee's cultural Revolution. This is all coming here
regardless of winning the bid, and it is not the only investment they
have made in the arts. This contemporary gallery shows work from
internationally renowned artists. Millions has been spent refurbishing
this art gallery and museum, which is where I have come to meet the man
behind them aid, Stuart Murdoch. We could've gone for City of Culture
this year, and the decision in 2009 was to wait and try to do more. The
waterfront will have been sorted by 2017. This place will bestow a
phenomenal social history Museum. We think we will have lined up as many
of the ducks as we can to be City of Culture. The question has to be
asked, can Dundee be a UK City of Culture if Scotland was to vote yes
in the referendum? It has no bearing on what we would do with this city.
While there was a debate going on, I think politics have been taken out
of this. Surprisingly, there is nothing here promoting the fact that
they are bidding to be City of Culture, so are people behind it,
like they are in Hull? I think it would be a recognition of the
amazing stuff that is happening here. Not everybody knows about it.
It would be amazing. It is a can of injection of enthusiasm, and the
jobs it is going to create. I am getting the feeling you are thinking
you have won a. I wouldn't go that far. We are all crossing our
fingers. Where better to end my journey than here, the top of Dundee
lock. Looking out over a city that is hoping that the City of Culture
status will raise it profile nationally and globally. There does
seem to be a well`established cultural scene already, but it is
just that they want more people to know about it. If they are competing
against Hull, they are going to have to shout louder.
Tomorrow night, we will be looking at another of our competitors,
Swansea. New line Still ahead tonight: new line A hero's
homecoming ` the British Superbike Champion returns to Lincolnshire. We
will see the sights. I expect some fish will be involved, and chips at
some stage. The Strictly Star who's come to
sample the delights of her dance partner's home town.
Alan Ward sent this in. Autumn at Haverholme Bridge near Sleaford.
Another photograph tomorrow. Keeley Donovan, good evening. Here is an
extra picture. Martin took a photograph of his daughter, Florence
Poppy Samuels. There she is enjoying last night's programme. As our
producer said wittily, I am trying to find the remote.
The washing machine sends me to sleep, but if that works!
Tomorrow is set to be largely fine and dry. There have been a few
showers today and it has been breezy. Tomorrow, ridge of high
pressure will bring more settled weather. There will be rain on the
cards on Friday. One or two showers creeping through, but a good deal of
sunshine. It is set to stay settled. The breeze is starting to
ease. With clear skies, it will allow a little mist and fog.
Temperatures dropping back well into single figures. Tomorrow, there will
be missed and fog in places, but that will readily left. There will
be hardly any cloud for the book of the day. I think by this time
tomorrow there will be more cloud around the breeze will start to pick
up again late in the day. It will brighten up and it will be a breezy
day on Friday. Saturday, rain spreading in from the west.
If anyone wants to read today's e`mail saying how wonderful you are,
they are in the been under my desk. New line People living on the
Bransholme estate in Hull say tonnes of rubbish which the council asked
to be left out hasn't been collected. The council say they have
received an unprecedented response as they tried to stop illegal
bonfires being lit in the run up to November fifth. Sarah Corker
reports. Unwanted furniture, toys and dirty
mattresses. All piled high on the pavement of this estate in Hull. The
council offered a collection service but they did not expect this much.
Peter Coates says it is becoming a health risk. There is just rubbish
everywhere. Kids get matches, there is that temptation to start a fire.
What happens then? Especially if it is never shared. People living here
receive a letter on Monday, informing them about a bring our job
rubbish day. It is part of the campaign to stop illegal bonfires at
this time of year. The council says it is a day behind a day behind on
its pick`ups due to the unprecedented amounts of rubbish
left on the streets. It has reassured the public collections are
being made. The aim of this campaign is to avoid scenes like this from
last year. Scorched land, the remains from illegal fires. In
reducing the amount of waste available to be set on fire, we will
be reducing the number and size of the fires. In 2012, we had far too
many bonfires in Hull. The residents had welcomed the free collections,
but says the council should have been better organised. They handed
out leaflets but they had not played it on time. They could have put
skips out. Most of this will be recycled instead of ending up on a
bonfire. New line Sarah is live in Bransholme tonight. Sarah, what
assurances are the council giving people about the rubbish that's left
over? Extra crews have been brought in.
Very windy tonight. We are sorry about that. We have lost our link.
New line You might also have a view on this story ` were the council
right to run this free collection in the run up to Bonfire night? New
line The new British Superbike Champion has returned home to
Lincolnshire after clinching the title at the weekend. 23`year`old
Alex Lowes from Lincoln became the youngest ever champion at Brands
Hatch, just days after his twin brother Sam took the world title in
another motorcycle competition. Phillip Norton has been to meet him
at his team base in Louth. A welcome home fit for a champion. Alex Lowes
returns to his Samsung Honda team in Louth after being crowned with the
British Superbike title. I feel fantastic. It is great to work so
hard for something and then to win. Everyone is happy with what we did.
My family and friends have been great. They know what has gone into
it. It has been awesome. I am definitely going to enjoy this time
in the next few weeks. Alex's title clincher at Brands Hatch on Sunday
came as twin brother Sam also claimed the world Supersport
Championship in France earlier this month. This week, we can chill out
together and enjoy what we have both achieved. IOL to him. It's a dream
come true for the Lincoln twins ` without embarassing them, this is
when they first featured on BBC Look North in 2006. I want to be world
champion. That would be a dream come true for may. I want to be world
champion. I love racing and that is all I want to do in my life. It is
nice what he said, he wants to be champion and he has gone and do
that. It is nice to look back and see where we have come from. With a
clutch of trophys and between them, it's hoped there's plenty more to
come. New line Scunthorpe United have moved to within a point of the
play off zone in League Two following a win last night. Sam
Winnall scored the only goal in the second half of their game at
Fleetwood. Manager Brian Laws says the win, which leaves the Iron 12th
in the table, is their biggest victory of the season so far. New
line Grimsby dancer Kevin Clifton is putting his home town firmly on the
map after bringing his Strictly Come Dancing partner Susanna Reid to meet
his mum and dad. The pair took time out of rehearsing the American
Smooth and arrived at Grimsby Town station at lunchtime, Amanda White
was there to meet them. New line Let's
Sassy and rebellious in the tango, Susanna Reid only ever used to be a
straight news presenter. Today was another new experience ` her dance
partner Kevin Clifton brought her to Grimsby. I don't know if you know,
but Kevin is from Grimsby. In fact, he doesn't have a surname any more.
He is just Kevin from Grimsby. He has very kindly invited me to his
hometown. We're going to do some filming and some dancing. For me, it
is well exciting. I am hoping to inspire Suzanna as much as Grimsby
inspired me. Practice makes perfect. Does it? You are so right.
This is where Kevin developed his passion for dance, under the
guidance of his parents, themselves world Latin champions. It is
terrific. Kevin started here, just the same as these kids. It just goes
to show what can be achieved if you put your mind to it. We have enjoyed
coming. I have loved it. It's lovely to meet them. We have just been
asked to leave, but there is a very good reason. The children are
getting a treat. They're getting a sneak preview of Saturday's dance. I
can't quite resist having a look myself. But it was over all too
quickly. It has been fantastic and really inspiring. Suzanna does
really well every week. I am hoping it will be the same. Hopefully,
Grimsby has inspired us. You can see the fruits of their labours on
Saturday night. Kevin from Lusby. ` ` Kevin from Grimsby. I expect they
might mention Grimsby again on Saturday night. Now the headlines.
800 jobs are to go and more are under threat after Scotland's
biggest industrial site closes following a dispute over pay and
pensions. The Government is asked to intervene
to stop youngsters from Hull with mental health problems having to
travel 100 miles for care. Thank you for the e`mails and
messages. We were talking about wind farm applications. A big response on
this. Simon in Grimsby said, what is the point of having local planning
applications if every time the company is turned down, they just
appeal to the government to when? What a waste of time. We were
talking about how nearly half ?1 million has been spent fighting.
Somebody else says, it is the most inefficient form of generating
electricity. Trevor says, if we all protest, no more will be built.
Another person says, wind farms are graceful and essential. When will
the NIMBYs shut up? Dave said, when other government going to accept
that the majority of sensible people do not want any of these silly
costly and inefficient eyesores? A very big response on this subject.
By the way, we will be discussing nuclear power versus wind power and
renewable power tomorrow on the radio. Join me if you can. Have a
nice evening. See you tomorrow.