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weekend. That's all from us. Now the news

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where you are. Good evening and welcome to BBC Look

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North. The headlines tonight: a dark day for the steel town as more than

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300 job losses are announced. As a result of the recession, the demand

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has been reduced. I am live in Scunthorpe with reaction. It is

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going to be a ghost town. There is nothing in Scunthorpe any more.

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Rocketing fuel bills force a well`known sports club to the brink

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of closure. Calls for more state schools to

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provide boarding places for pupils. Preserving Royal palaces for the

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future, the Lincolnshire woman who says she's got the best job in

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history. And join me for the weather.

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Good evening. 340 jobs are under threat at Scunthorpe's goes private

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employer. Tata Steel say they are having to make job losses because

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they are not selling of steel to the construction industry. The company

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has been successful in bringing in big orders in recent months, but

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lost more than ?800 million last year. How much of the shop is

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today's news? Many outside observers will be

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shocked. It comes at a time when we are told that they UK manufacturing

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sector is improving. Tata Steel have also announced new orders. Speaking

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to staff today, it is clear that this announcement did not come out

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of the blue. Not for the fasting, workers arrived

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at the plant to your grim news. It is sort of expected. Something had

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to be done. We have a great workforce here. Tata Steel blamed

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weak demand. Union leaders say they are seeking an urgent meeting with

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the company to look at possible alternatives to job losses. We will

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not accept compulsory redundancies. We believe there will be a process

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that will follow, that ensures nobody leaves the Scunthorpe 's

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steelworks that does not want to. Just last week, a Labour MP visited

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the plant. In August it was announced that the steelworks were

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one of 60,000 `` won a 60,000 pounds order from Saudi Arabia. In

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September last year, Tata Steel won a contract for the French high`speed

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railway. In the 2011, 1200 jobs were lost at the site. We are in

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difficult times. That means a company like Tata Steel will be

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shaping its business into the future. The record numbers of

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apprenticeships take on `` taken on. But we can also have difficult

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news alongside that. If you take just the construction sector, which

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is the market we supply into, it is reduced by 50% since the date in

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2007. We do not see that the covering 14 years. Today's news is

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an example of how the global economy has cast a dark shadow over the

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workforce. We are told the majority of job losses will affect management

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and administration roles. That is one controversial aspect. That is

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that Tata Steel say the decision was largely based on EU environmental

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regulations. Tata Steel claims it has had a huge impact both here and

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in Europe. Expect a fierce debate on this to come. Some politicians are

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claiming that green taxes have killed jobs here in Scunthorpe and

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elsewhere. Thank you. Earlier I spoke to Jon Bolton from Tata Steel

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and asked him why Scunthorpe was losing jobs. We have announced a

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proposal to reduce our headcount by about 500. We will have to consult

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with trade unions. 340 of those are associated with Scunthorpe. The

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chance losses we have turned a corner. I thought things were

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getting better. Are you being premature? Now. We acknowledge

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things are getting better. But this is restructuring. If you look at the

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markets we supply into, particularly the market `` construction market,

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it is in a poorer state. We see some recovery but we will not too tongue

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to the previous levels until the end of the decade. These jobs, can you

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guarantee that you will be able to avoid compulsory job losses? We can

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never guarantee the avoidance of compulsory job losses. But we have a

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very good track record to avoid them as much as possible. During the last

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restructuring, were the work of job losses, double no compulsory

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redundancies. But it becomes more and more difficult. It is difficult

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for people to understand. You have orders from abroad. An order from

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Network Rail. Why are you making such big losses when you have orders

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like that? It was really positive news for this business. We have

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invested heavily in many sectors. We are a global force. However if you

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add up the volume of real that we supply, it is about half a million

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tonnes. The steel plant your produces 3.2 million. We have got to

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make sure that all that volume is a viable product. People in Scunthorpe

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have seen a job score on a regular basis. If you able to look them in

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the eye and tell them that Tata Steel is committed to the town?

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Absolutely. That is an important message. We are not taking out any

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capacity or capability. This is about making us more competitive.

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Thank you. The steelworks have been at the heart of the community for

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more than a century. People living here have always followed the

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fortunes of the industry. Today's News has prompted more feels about

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the economic future of the town. These schoolchildren could be

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hearing bad news at home. Many families are the affected by what

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has happened here. My husband works there. We are friends there. It is

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not good news. Especially at this time of year. Scunthorpe and

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steelworks have gone together naturally. Despite today's

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announcement, production is not in jeopardy. But people are downbeat.

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Not everybody is going to stay in work. My brother`in`law works there.

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He is wondering when he will lose his job. It is going to be very

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difficult. This evening, an empty town centre has prompted calls for

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Scunthorpe to diversify its job market into other industries. I

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think we will get a new look completely. It needs to happen

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sooner rather than later. The council will do everything in its

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power to help those affected. The town is asking what next. They are

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hoping will be jobs out there to ensure the committee does not

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struggle for employment. If you are affected by this

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announcement then we want to hear from you.

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The Chief Executive of North Lincolnshire Council has apologised

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to the families of 200 children with special needs after the council lost

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a memory stick containing the children's personal details. The

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data stick contained the names, addresses and health conditions. The

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Information Commissioner has fined the Council ?80,000 for the beach.

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A teenager arrested in Lincoln after a 14`year`old boy was severely

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burned by a bonfire will police action. The 15`year`old was detained

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nine days ago. The 20 17th UK City of Culture will

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be announced on Wednesday the 20th of November. The government

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confirmed the date this morning. Hull is competing for the title

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against Leicester, Swansea and Dundee.

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It has inspired a generation of sports men and women but now Hull's

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Hull Young People Institute could be forced to close because of rising

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energy costs. The YPI has been in the city since the 1800s but it's

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sound is now up for sale. Pity by others and found the Sidekick was in

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a matter of months. Looking after sports claims can be

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expensive. Here at the Hull Young People Institute, spiralling energy

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bills mean this large site is now up for sale. The running costs of gas,

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electricity and especially the water have gone way of the scale. If no

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investor comes through then we will close. Founded in 1860, the charity

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has a long tradition of encouraging sporting talent. Today, this site is

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home to a range of clubs, from cricket, two balls and tennis. It is

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used as a training ground by Super League side Hull FC. But its

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buildings are outdated and its future is at risk. We have got 56

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rugby teams using it every single day. It is massively important ``

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five or six. The health of our sports clubs is a growing concern.

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Research shows that in the UK be spent 38% more on water rates in

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2012 computer the year before. Ten more percent on your chesty and 20%

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more on business rates. It would be a great shame if these linchpins of

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our community had to close. The government and local authorities

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must recognise that and do everything possible to keep the

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clubs and business. Sometimes the funding that is available as an

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enough to relieve financial pressures. On the back of clubs

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already struggling, this is a mountain for them to claim. A

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condition of the sale is that it would remain as a sports ground.

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Additional buyer is found it could close for good.

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Coming up. Would you be prepared to spend ?12,000 a year to send your

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child to state school. And behind`the`scenes of the Palace of

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the past. We get access to one of the country's most ancient

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buildings. Don't forget, you can send in your

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pictures. Here are some indecent. `` Soma this. `` Soma geese. Our

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director has made them move. Here is the weather forecast.

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Tomorrow, we are looking at a fine start to the day. There will be some

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strong winds. That is because of this cold front. Before then, we

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will have some fine weather, but the breeze were picked up. We have had

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some showers pushing through the day. You can see them on the

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satellite picture. It is a largely dry story and the temperatures are

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starting to fall. There is the risk of some rain, but for most places we

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are looking at a dry weather. Overnight, the breeze will calm

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down, and there will be some mist and fog. The temperatures will be in

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single figures. It might mean that out in the countryside there will be

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some ground frost. The sun will rise in the morning before seven o'clock.

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It was set later in the evening. Here are the tides. Tomorrow, one of

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those lovely autumnal mornings. It will be cold and clear. The lots of

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sunshine. In the early part of the afternoon there was be sunshine, but

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during the afternoon it will cloud over so that by tomorrow evening

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there will be some rain. Temperatures will be a bit higher

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than today, getting to 11 or 12 degrees. 11 is 52 Fahrenheit. On

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Thursday, there will be two weather systems. There will be high pressure

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bringing more settled conditions on Friday, and then it will be more

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autumnal on Saturday. We had lots of responses to the pictures yesterday.

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Parents should be prepared up to ?12,000 a year if they want to give

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their children a good education. That is the view of one senior head

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teacher. Ray McGovern says that more state schools should be asking ``

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offering boarding places in order to as `` cut travel time. State`run

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boarding schools have free tuition, but accommodation has to be paid

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for. First, our reporter has been to a state boarding school in

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Lincolnshire. A break from lessons for Lee and

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Leo. They are boarders and say that living near the classroom helps them

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academically and socially. The best thing is the friendship

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that you can make in the boarding house.

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It has made me become more knowledgeable. I know how to deal

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with social situations. It has hot meat there. It has helped my

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confidence. `` it has boosted my confidence.

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It costs a lot to stay here, but the education is free. If you contrast

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that with a private school, the financial advantages are clear.

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So does the headteacher believe that more state schools should offer

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boarding places? If schools feel that commitment to

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boarding, it will be a great addition. But they have to have the

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staffing and the expertise and the determination, because the skills

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required are diverse. According to the Independent Schools

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Council there were 479 boarding schools in the UK. Only 37 are state

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schools. We as parents if they would consider a boarding school.

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No, we like to spend time with our children. We like to keep our

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children at home to look after. The parents would get a break during

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the week and the children would have more of a social life.

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Would you let go to a boarding school? No.

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There is a number of problems with the boarding situation and that is

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because the parents have to pay. We think that there should be a school

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that every child can access. But with many children travelling

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long distances, having more that offer boarding may even persuade

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parents not to make costly moves to be near them.

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It is interesting. I spoke to Ray McGovern, the chairman of the

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Boarding Schools' Association, and I asked him how he expected parents to

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pay the ?12,000 a year needed for a state boarding school. For some

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parents, it would be out of reach, but for other parents, they would

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have saved from Wendy child was born to make an investment into their

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education. So it would be an investment.

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But boarding schools are still elitist?

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That might be a popular view, but the schools that I have seen have

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been very diverse. They cover every type of social spectrum.

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If you run a business and you get home late, some people would say

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that these are all your childcare issues at a cheap cost?

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Well, then that is a win win situation for families.

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Some people think it is cruelty to stand there children away. Is that

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the demands? Some people might feel that a

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boarding school is not appropriate for them, and that is fine. But for

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many young people, they have made the decisions about where they want

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to go to school, whether they want to go to a boarding school. We

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listen to that before we admit them into the school.

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The average parent will not be able to afford to ?12,000, and, they can

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buy a car and take the children to school?

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That is a limited view. It does not take into account the amount of time

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he would spend in that car when you could be out using the swimming pool

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where playing football. Much more interactive for them to be involved

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with the peers at school. Thank you.

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There aren't many of these schools around the country. State boarding

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schools. Good idea? Would you pay ?12,000 for your child to live at

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school withs give us your thoughts. Here is the number. The e`mail

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address as well. Yorkshire has been voted one of the

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best places in the world to visit next year. It came third in a list

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of the top ten world regions for 2014, compiled by the travel guide

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company Lonely Planet. The guide calls it a welcoming region of

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rugged merlins, Heritage homes and cosy pubs.

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The Scunthorpe United manager Brian Laws says they can't afford to take

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York City lightly tonight, as his side aims to go joint top in League

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Two. There's full commentary on BBC Radio Humberside. Sportstalk is on

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the air now Radio Lincolnshire has commentary of Lincoln City's FA Cup

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replay against Worcester. The game kicks off at 7:45pm.

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The royal palaces like the Tower of London and Hampton Court are among

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the most important historic buildings in the country, and their

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chief curator is a historian from Lincolnshire. Tracy Borman, who's

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from Scothern, began her love of history at school in Lincoln. Now

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it's her job to preserve and promote the palaces and research the lives

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of those who lived there. Jo Makel's been to meet her.

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The beauty and grandeur of Hampton Court Palace attracts visitors from

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all over the world. But we are getting to see behind`the`scenes of

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this historic Royal palaces. Chief curator Tracy Berman brought me to

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the collection store, and Aladdin's cave full of historic artefacts.

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This is one of my favourite artefacts. It would have been found

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in the kitchens in Tudor times. It was a massive court, so the cooks

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would have been very well and many of them would have cooked make it.

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`` make it. It is Tracey's job to work in the

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court. Only in the area where the royal family does not live. Her love

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of history began in Lincoln. It was Mrs Jones who was my history

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teacher. She completely inspired me. She transformed the way I

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thought about history. She said it was all about people and stories. It

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is not a dry facts, that is part of it, but it is about human

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motivations. Tracy went on to study and teach at

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Hull University. Generating the royal palaces and revealing the

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lives of the monarchs who shaped them she says is her dream job.

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This was built by King William III. It was his party house.

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Maintaining the courts was a hugely expensive.

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The role is one that she shares with Doctor Lucy, who presents

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documentaries on television. It was a stage where the future of

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the monarchy was played out. Tracy's is also using television,

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magazines and her own books to make history enjoyable to a wider

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audience. History has two compete with reality TV shows, overnight

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celebrity. It is good to make an appeal, as

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long as we don't have it `` done it down to much. It is important to

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make an impact. So, and interest inspired in our

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area has led Tracy to one of the best jobs in history.

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We will have a recount of the main headlines.

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Buses from the big energy companies face MP's questions. Tata Steel

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talk about the job is to be lost at their plant.

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If the weather, it would be a dry morning, then a better afternoon.

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The temperatures will be 12 Celsius. Here is our main story. The 340 jobs

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at threats at Tata Steel in Scunthorpe. Our reporter is at the

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factory. What will happen now? The consultation process begins between

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management and the unions. The company said that it hopes to

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avoid compulsory redundancies as it has with recent job loss

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announcements here. Lincolnshire Council has set up a task force for

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workers who are affected. Many people have predicted the demise of

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this place in the past. Tata Steel says it is still committed to steel

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making in the town. Scunthorpe is still a steel`making town, it is

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still resilient. I will some of the messages. One man

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says he is one of the people due to have redundancy. It is the second

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time it has happened to me at Tata Steel. Will it end?

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Another man says it is another example of foreign companies taking

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over the firm and then closing it down.

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A man said that there was a large rail contract landed. Patricia asks

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why we are importing steel? The government needs to help the

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industry and restrict imports. Join us tomorrow. Goodbye.

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