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Monday. That is all from the BBC's News at

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

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job`seekers hanging on for work but getting big bills, the Government is

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asked to investigate a high cost phone line.

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Can we have a debate on how we can stop these exploitative racket to

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desperate people looking for work? A bus company wants to introduce

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cameras to keep other drivers out of their lanes.

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How the home of Dylan Thomas hopes to find the right words to beat Hull

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in the competition to become City of Culture.

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Pampered pet pigs getting five`star spa treatment in Lincolnshire. After

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a pleasant day, we are looking at wet weather on the cards,

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particularly tomorrow morning. I will be back with a forecast.

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There are calls tonight for a Government investigation into claims

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that vulnerable job`seekers are being tricked into calling a premium

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rate phone line. A number of unemployed people from East

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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire say they've run up big bills calling

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what they thought was a recruitment hotline ` but turned out to be an

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overseas call centre. The Hull North MP Diana Johnson told the Commons

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they've been victims of a "racket". More from Tim Iredale.

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These are two of the job`seekers who they phoned what they thought was a

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genuine recruitment service, but were left with a hefty bill. Sarah

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is a mum of two from North Lincolnshire. She's looking for work

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as an admin assistant or receptionist. I received an e`mail

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from a recruitment agency, asking me to call a number. I was on the phone

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about 45 minutes, and they said they would give me a call if anything

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came up. I checked and I had been charged ?20.

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Mark is self`employed from East Yorkshire. He tells a similar story.

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It was one more question, one more question, and after each question, I

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said, is that the last question, and they said, yes, but we have one more

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question. How much did it cost? I found out later it was ?3 50 minute

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plus a connection charge. The company in question is called SB

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Millers, and its operation appears to be based in an overseas call

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centre. How can I help you? Yes, the number of people have contacted our

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programme saying there have been calling you and been charged an

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awful lot of money, and you are not a genuine company offering genuine

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jobs. Is that true? No. You are genuine? Hello? They would not give

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me a number for anyone in authority. The e`mail address they gave me has

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bounced back, saying it doesn't exist. There is no sign of the

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company's website on the Internet. Can we have a debate on how we can

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stop these exploitative racket for people desperate looking for work?

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Today, the matter was raised in the Commons by a Hull MP. If they are

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sent an e`mail saying there is an opportunity, when this number, a lot

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of people will bring that number, acting in good faith, then find they

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are being ripped off. The premium phone line regulator

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says it is prepared to take action against firms which target the

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unemployed. We can find people up to ?250,000. Recently, we find a

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company doing something very similar to this.

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So those on the hunt for work are being warned they could end up

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paying a high price for one wrong call. If you have been affected by

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this, or if you have a view on this, get in touch.

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We will have some off your thoughts before we finish tonight. Thank you

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for watching this Thursday night. In a moment: Papua New Guinea

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players bringing the excitement of World Cup competition to a young

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audience. A bus company is calling for cameras

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to be used to fine drivers who go into bus lanes in Hull. The city

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council is looking at how it could enforce the proper use of lanes.

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East Yorkshire Motor Services says some car and van drivers are

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illegally blocking the lanes, making buses late. Phillip Norton reports.

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The morning rush hour in Hull, and one of the bus lanes that could soon

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be landing motorists with a fine. They're a controversial addition to

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the road network, but bus companies say more needs to be done to help

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keep them clear. The lanes really help goes. We would like to see

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consistent and fair enforcement with the lanes. CCTV and remote

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enforcement of that type is the fairest way to do it. And that may

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soon happen. Hull City Council's compiling a report which may see new

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methods of enforcement such as cameras being introduced. But it

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comes at a time when other cities such as Liverpool are getting rid of

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bus lanes altogether. This will allow the traffic to

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smoothly run through the city, and in that sense it will be more

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environmentally friendly because I do genuinely believe that bus lanes,

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in certain parts of the city, actually add to the congestion. Here

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in Hull, commuters had differing views. I suppose they are trying to

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help. We have to use public transport. People get the bus to get

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to work. If they are not the on`time, I don't mind is a car

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driver. With ?60 fines as a penalty, it could be the solution to keeping

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buses on time, at the risk of an outcry from cash`strapped motorists.

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Well, Phillip joins us live from a bus lane in the city now. Phil, how

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likely is it that Hull will get enforcement cameras in these lanes?

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Peter, this is still at the report stage. If councillors agreed that

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more needs to be done to enforce these lanes, powers could be ` `

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cameras could be installed as early as next year. These lanes tends to

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run only at certain times of day. Bus drivers say that it is

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infuriating when they are empty at times when drivers are allowed to

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use. I spoke to Rupert Lipton from the

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National Motorists Action Group on this one. I asked him whether using

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CCTV to police bus lanes was a good idea. It is not as simple as that.

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In some circumstances, it is appropriate. If motorists did not go

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into them, there would be no need for cameras. What this is really

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about is efficiency of road space. Too often, when the bus lane is 24

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hours, there is only one bus every 20 minutes, it is insanity to have a

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long queue of motorists trying to get where they are going. At the

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cameras to keep the buses running just as a revenue generator? To be

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fair, for some local authorities, I am sure it is the former. There is

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too much evidence to suggest that when local authorities are given

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this potential to find people, they use it with too much glee. Too

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often, it is the ideology, car bad, plus good that gets in the way. As

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we discussed this, Liverpool is scrapping them. His Liverpool right

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or wrong? Does it depend whether you are waiting for bus in the morning

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driving? Look, we will get very interesting evidence from what

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Liverpool are doing. They are clear it is a trial, which is sensible. We

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can wreak on being in nine`month time on the back of that experience.

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Very interesting to talk about. Thank you. Not at all.

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You might have a view on this story as well. Should there better

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enforcement on bus lanes? Maybe you think they should be removed?

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New ratings for hospital trusts put this area in the lowest categories.

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The Care Quality Commission has ranked all hospital trusts from one

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to six. Band one means they have a higher risk of providing poor care.

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Band six is for the best performing trusts. The data used to make the

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rankings, includes death rates, serious errors and patient surveys.

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In this area hospitals in Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, Grimsby,

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Scunthorpe and Goole, are run by trusts in band one. The Hull and

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East Yorkshire Trust, which runs Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill

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Hospital at Cottingham, is in band two.

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A multi`million pound agricultural college could be built at the

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Lincolnshire Showground. Bishop Burton currently runs agricultural

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courses at Riseholme College near the showground but says the

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University of Lincoln has decided not to extend the existing lease.

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It's applied for funding to develop a new site at the Lincolnshire

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Showground. The total cost will be ?30 million and we're hoping to get

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a glance towards that. ` ` we're hoping to get a grant towards that.

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A Scunthorpe woman accused of stealing thousands of pounds from

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her disabled daughter wept in court today as she gave evidence. Cathy

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Watson, seen here in the pink scarf, is accused of four offences of theft

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and one of transferring criminal property. Her daughter Samantha, now

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29 years old, was awarded 2.6 million in compensation for medical

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negligence. In her defence, Cathy Watson claimed her ex`husband,

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Robert Hills, was the one who dealt with finances and she had no idea he

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was using Samantha's money to buy houses and cars. The trial

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continues. Still ahead tonight: The home of

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Dylan Thomas. How Swansea Bay hopes to beat Hull

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to become City of Culture. And an unusual girls' night in for

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Mika, Molly and their owner in Lincolnshire.

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Keep the photographs coming in. Rainbow over Molescroft Primary

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School in Beverley, sent in by Matt Britton. K Donovan is here.

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You have made a new friend to day. Amanda Holden. You were exchanging

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little twits with her today. I was not. She was on the radio show

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today. You can tell me later.

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There is nothing to tell. I will get my own back, doomed worry.

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It has been a lovely day today. Rain through tomorrow morning. Heavy at

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first and a rather windy day. It is courtesy of this front. On Saturday,

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another band of rain pushing through. Potentially Anastas storm

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on Monday as well. You can see this mass of cloud. That will track

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northwards over the next few hours. It will turn increasingly cloudy and

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increasingly windy. Some wet weather will push up from the south. It will

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be a mild night. The sun will rise at 7:47am. It will be a bit of a

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Crotty start. Not a great commute. It will be windy and rainy. The rain

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will clear away and we will see dry and brighter conditions. The risk of

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the odd shower in the afternoon. For most places, and improvement during

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the day. It will be mild as well. Temperatures will make their way

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into the mid`are high teens. ` ` into the mid`or high teens. The

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potential for Anastas storm on Monday. ` ` the potential for a

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nasty storm on Monday. She showed me a little bit of

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respect, something you could learn from.

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I will take note of that. I liked the old days when you didn't

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say boo to a goose. I lead from the best, didn't I?

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To share. See you soon. Next month, Hull will find out if it

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has been named City of Culture for 2017. The hard work will end in one

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final presentation before the judging panel makes their decision.

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Hull is one of four cities short listed, but what do we know about

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the competitors? Swansea Bay, Dundee and Leicester are all bidding

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alongside Hull to secure the title. This week, Look North is visiting

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our rival cities to find out more about their bids and the culture on

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offer. Tonight, Caroline Bilton reports from Swansea in South Wales.

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Is my journey today takes me from east to west, into a different

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country, to the city by the sea, Swansea. I am here to see an area

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spread over 30 miles of coastline. Unlike the others, Wales has entered

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a joint bid, spread over three local authorities. It takes in the area of

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the mumbles, city of Swansea and East Carmarthen shire. What do we

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know of this area? Most of us probably know it for this, the place

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we send our car tax to. It is the birthplace of Dylan Thomas, the

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poet, and is flagged by some of the most picturesque countryside in

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Wales. This is my first port of call. Wills 's largest indoor

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market. I am going to meet a man who is lived in Swansea or his life. It

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will take the tour of the places he thinks will help Swansea Bay when

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the City of Culture. Hello. Mal Pope is a musician, broadcaster and

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writer, and the lover of all things Swansea. Have you ever had a Welsh

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cake? I have never had a Welsh cake. Whenever I went to university back,

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I would take some with me. This is a place where everybody meets. The

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Welsh and English have come here for years. It is not totally English and

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not totally Welsh. I am getting from you that culture is about people. It

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is about people, food, the way we talk, it is about the music,

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poetry, the pictures, it is about so much more. It was Swansea's most

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famous son Dylan Thomas who captured that in his poems. There are

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reminders of around the city, but this is the best place to learn

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about his work. Do not go gentle into that good night. He is a world

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literature classic figure. We forget that at our peril. Looking back

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through his work, you can see the heart of Swansea as well. He is an

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important part of our culture because he reflects our culture.

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Well, you have brought me to the top for our final place. What have you.

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Yeah. This really shows sitting nicely. ` ` this really shows the

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city nicely. It is looking out to the rest of the world, not looking

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inwards. His enthusiasm seems to be shared by many here. It is captured

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here on this dissent while. The city centre that, to be honest, has seen

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better days. That does not seem to be stopping people from believing

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that they can become City of Culture. People are coming to

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Swansea. Things have changed. There is regeneration, especially on the

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seafront. It would be well deserved. The football team has played in

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Europe. We can raise our profile. Dylan Thomas himself described it as

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an ugly town. Swansea, like Hull, has problems. It has boarded`up

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shops, unemployment. That is what makes his competition interesting,

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because it is not necessarily about the Posh galleries and museums.

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Swansea Bay's bid is about its people. That is something Hull can

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compete with. My trip here has shown me that perhaps we are on a more

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level playing field than we think. I agree with Caroline. If we have

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any competition, it probably is Swansea. We will be at Leicester

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tomorrow night about the same time. Lots of you got in touch with us

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overnight about wind farms. East Lindsey district council says

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planning applications it has rejected have been overturned by

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central government, with little regard for the local impact. The

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Government says the views of local communities should be listened to.

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Thank you for your messages on this. It's just days now until the start

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of the rugby league World Cup and today school children in Hull got

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the chance to find out what the excitement is all about. The players

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of Papua New Guinea took assembly at Stockwell Primary and it's a day

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no`one will forget. Simon Clark was with them.

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If they play as well as they sing, Papua New Guinea could go a long way

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in the World Cup. Children from Stockwell Primary were enchanted by

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the Kumuls, and responded with an East Hull Haka. It's a day they'll

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never forget. It has been incredible, actually. I've always

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wanted to meet someone who is very famous. It is been so good to make

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them. Awesome. . It has been great. We will never forget this day. We

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enjoyed it so much. Business followed for the players on the

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training pitch under the watchful eye of coaches Mal Meninga, the

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former Australian star and Adrian Lam, once of Wigan, and one other

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interested observer. The boys have played really well. I am sure Papa

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New Guinea will come out winners on Sunday. Meninga also held a coaching

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master class. Well, who wouldn't want to know what made a player who

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could do this tick? You have to have a strong work ethic. You have to be

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courageous in your decisions. They said they are going to the schools

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so it'll be great for the kids that are interested in rugby league. It

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might even bring some new youngsters to the game. It's really good. To

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come here and have the opportunity to speak to guys of this calibre,

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who have been at the very top of the game, it's a great opportunity. The

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indications are that upwards of 6000 tickets have been sold already. This

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brand`new North stand looks like it has sold out for the game. When Papa

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New Guinea take on France on Sunday, the city of Hull is ready.

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Good evening to those pupils, who I am sure will be tuned in. What a

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treat for you meeting those players. A senior aircraft man from RAF

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Coningsby has won the RAF's photograher of the year competition.

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Graham Taylor has been with the RAF for four years and only treated

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photography as as a hobby before that, but now he's beaten off stiff

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competition for the top accolade. He says his photos draw on messages he

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wanted to get across about the RAF. It is quite humbling experience I

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suppose. I wasn't expecting it. One of my favourite shots was of a

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typhoon in the Middle East. I wanted to show it was a 24`hour force. My

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other favourite is one of a Spitfire. I wanted to make it look

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alive, make it jump out the screen. It just fell into place. Very look

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it, really. Well done to Graham. After buying one micro`pig that

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turned into an 18`stone beast you'd think Janey Byrne from Lincolnshire

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would avoid pet pigs in the future. But instead, she bought another one,

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and that's also grown up to be a full`sized pig. Amanda White has

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been to meet Janey and her animals. Meet Mica, the 18`stone micro`pig,

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whose owner Janey was so unfased by her unexpected size, she bought her

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a friend. This is Molly. Come on, girls. Molly is supposed to be a

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micro peak as well. And together, the three ladies of

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the house enjoy quality together time. We had a pamper session. It

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was beautiful. I had a drink of wine. I had the nail varnish out. I

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did her nails, hair trotters. I cleaned their ears, moisturise them.

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They love it. Then they had a little Massad, and then we lie down

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together by the fire. ` ` they had a little Massad. But what about the

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man in the house? I wouldn't say it was relaxing. They are not the

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quietest of animals. They are always moaning and grunting. Don't be

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naughty. With a couple of animals like this, you will never be short

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of the talking point. One thing is for certain, these girls are not on

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the menu. Bacon is not allowed in the house. The I hate it.

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Molly and Mica might not have been spared the nail varnish, but at

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least they'll never fear the butcher. Heaven help us. Don't

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forget, if you have a story you think we should know about, send me

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an e`mail at the usual address. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines: Portuguese Police reopen their investigation

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into the disappearance of Madeline McCann five years after they

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originally closed it. Hull MP calls for a Government

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investigation into high cost phone lines targetting job`seekers.

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Big response on the subject of bus lanes. Stephen says, but cameras up

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and find every single one who uses them illegally. Jason says, my

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belief is the only thing the council is concerned about is hoovering up

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more money from the pockets of motorist. When says, motorists are

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getting taxed more and more and we are having more road space taken

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away for most, I would love one of the councillors to do my commute to

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work, it takes ten minutes in a morning, and anywhere between 40

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minutes and 90 minutes to get home at night. Thank you for those. We'll

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have some more tomorrow night. Enjoy your evening. Good night.

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