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North. The headlines tonight: Campaigners meet to tell planners
that they don't want a new wind farm in Lincolnshire.
We'll be live at the meeting in Hemswell Cliff.
An unreserved apology after a patient dies from an allergic
reaction to penicillin at Lincoln County Hospital.
Government ministers are invited to the East Yorkshire coast to see the
effect of erosion on people there. Remembrance art ` Beverley Minster
is filled with 10,000 poppies. The barista from Bridlington
bringing a new taste to the town. There is wet and windy weather on
the way. I will be here with the details.
"An issue of national importance" ` that's the view of one senior
Conservative MP opposing the latest plans for a wind farm in
Lincolnshire. The Hemswell Cliff development is being considered by
planners tonight and Gainsborough MP Edward Leigh says it will ruin the
local landscape. Almost 100 people attended a public meeting earlier to
voice their opinions. Jake Zuckerman was there. Supporters and opponents
of the wind farm plans gather to have their say. My twilight years
will be ruined by this development. I cannot see will do me the area any
good whatsoever. I am actually hopping mad. I wanted to come here
today to see a balanced debate, so that the decision will be made on
local feeling and professional input. District councillors are
being urged to reject the scheme. It is on the basis that it affects the
setting of a grade one listed building. It is here that they want
to build ten turbines. If they are constructed, they will look
something like this. In a statement, the company said:
residents are up in arms, and at the meeting today local MP Edward Leigh
spoke. I think it will ruin the view. I think it is an issue of
national importance. In Lincolnshire, there are already more
than 100 turbines operating, and in the south of the county. More than
30 are under construction, and a further 37 have been approved by
planners. These include one wind farm which will be the largest in
the country. Councillors have heard closing arguments and will return
this evening to deliberate and come to a final decision whether to
approve or reject the scene. Whatever they decide, it may not be
the end of the story. The developer was still have the option to appeal
any decision. That could lead to a public enquiry.
Joining me now is John Lincoln from the group Alliance For Wind, who has
been attending today's meetings about the Hemswell Cliff wind farm.
The leader of Lincolnshire county council has said enough is enough.
Why do, ` ` why do companies keep submitting plans for wind turbines
when they are clearly not wanted? Those opposed to them are in a
minority. The silent majority are saying yes. Locals are saying they
think they spot the landscape and spoiled the natural beauty. ` `
spoil the landscape. Letters of support have gone
through. The impression we have got is people want wind farms and green
jobs. At the moment, wind is generating between one and 5% of UK
energy. We would need many more turbines to change that. Due welcome
more and more applications? Absolutely. We have taken 17% in the
last month from wind power alone. There are 100 turbines in
Lincolnshire at the moment. Is that enough for the council? I think we
should support a absolutely. Onshore and offshore. It will reduce carbon.
Good to talk to you. What do you think about this story
tonight? Has Lincolnshire already got too many wind farms or do we
just have to accept the turbines as an inevitable and essential part of
our landscape? Let me know your thoughts.
In a moment: Money well`spent? How new street lights could save
millions of pounds for our local councils.
Two men are being treated in hospital after an accident at the
Conoco Phillips oil refinery in North Lincolnshire. The owners of
the Humber Refinery at South Killingholme say the men were hurt
following a steam leak on the site this morning. They're both being
treated at the burns unit at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.
An investigation is under way into the death of a man from Lincolnshire
who was hit by an ambulance in Northumberland. The incident
happened on the A1 near Haggerston early yesterday evening. The
ambulance from the North East Service was transporting a non
emergency patient when the collision happened. The man, who's said to be
in his 50s and from the Mablethorpe area, died at the scene.
A hospital trust has apologised unreservedly after a woman died in a
Lincolnshire hospital because she was given a drug she was allergic
to. 61`year`old Susan Hammond had a severe reaction to penicillin, even
though her medical records and her medical alert bracelet said she
shouldn't have the medication. A coroner's inquest has been held in
Lincoln today. Sarah, what did the coroner have to say?
Well, he said this was a very tragic case. Susan Hammond was admitted to
Lincoln County Hospital with a suspected lung infection in July
2009. The doctor treating her told the inquest she knew about the
allergy but prescribed an anti`biotic containing penisillin
because there was no record of how serious her reaction could be. Then
the nurse who gave Mrs Hammond the medication failed to check her notes
or look at the red allergy alert bracelet she was wearing. Today, the
coroner said there had been serious errors in judgement and urged Mrs
Hammond's family to try and draw a line under case. How can you draw a
line when it is your mum and she has been taken from you? Anybody else
would be in prison. Why is it different for Doctor? Why? She knew
what she was doing, she knew. What has been the reaction from the
hospital trust? The United Lincolnshire Hospitals
Trust has appologised. It says "Following detailed investigations
the Trust has accepted that the treatment provided was
unsatisfactory." The coroner's asked them to look at introducing
different coloured charts for people with severe allergies. The police
have decided there's no criminal case to answer here and all the
staff concerned are still working. Mrs Hammond's family say they are
devastated that that's the case and they are considering taking their
own civil legal action. Thank you, Sarah. ?? new line East Riding of
Yorkshire Council say they will work hard to persuade a Government
Minister to visit Skipsea to witness the problems caused by coastal
erosion. The area has the fastest eroding coastline in Europe. 20
homes on Green Lane are now worryingly close to the edge. Today,
residents attended a meeting to learn of help available to them.
Linsey Smith has more. Desperate not to loose their homes
to the sea. Residents of Green Lane attended today's meeting hoping for
help to save their properties, rather than grants to demolish them
and move out. We were not permitted to attend the meeting today. Now
coastal erosion is eating away at more of the area. We want him to
visit to see what the coastal erosion is for local Green Lane is
considered High Risk. Residents. One property has recently been
demolished. For others, time is ticking. Something residents
reflected on after today's meeting. Absolute waste of time. They will
not these properties down. There doesn't seem to be anybody who is
interested in our plight. An English man's home is his castle. Residents
have been told they will not be given permission to build their own
sea defences, and if they ignore this advice any defences will be
removed. But some local caravan parks have erected defences without
permission ` the council say they will not be removed. It leaves
residents feeling an unfairness ` that they are not only fighting the
powers of the sea, but the authorities. That is a story we have
followed closely over the years and we will continue to do so.
A study looking at the economic impact of this year's Freedom
Festival in Hull says the event generated ?2 million for the city.
The festival attracted 80,000 people over three days in September with
some attractions like The Deep benefitting from extra visitors.
Still ahead tonight: The calm before the storm ` Luke Campbell meets his
opponent before Saturday's big fight.
Forget fish and chips ` Bridlington's barista is bringing a
new taste to the town. Red Arrows at 2pm this afternoon
taken by Katie Sutton. Leila Howden spotted this in Hull City Centre.
As somebody at the council will be watching like this. I wonder who did
that. Spelling is not my strong point.
There is some wet and windy weather on the cards. It should Brighton
tomorrow. A few blustery showers. A lot of uncertainty about timings but
there will be heavy rain at times. Nothing like what happened in the
South on Monday. Just typically autumn weather. Quite a pleasant
day. In the last couple of hours we have not seen a little patchy rain.
Quite a gusty wind. Some clear spell spreading from the North. They could
be a bit of patchy mist and fog in places. Temperatures could in the
countryside get down to four or five degrees. So it should is to the day.
` ` so a chilly start to the day. A fresh start to the day, especially
in the north. It doesn't look like to buy the day. They will be some
bright spells. Bright and breezy with occasional showers. Some parts
will stay dry. The breeze, fresh from the South West. An unsettled
theme. It looks like the heavy rain will come through on Friday. Is
changeable. I sound a bit like Paul. Whenever I see you, I am nervous
because I never know what is around the corner.
It's costing millions of pounds of taxpayers' money, but councils
across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire say new street lighting
will save money in the long run and ensure that neighbourhoods are
safer. The new LED lighting is cheaper to run, appears brighter,
and lasts longer, saving running and maintenance costs long term. Crispin
Rolfe has been looking at the effects of switching over.
Dark days, and darker nights. Rising energy costs and council cuts have
made light a burning issue ` on our roads and by our homes. But as
authorities elsewhere switch off, our councils are turning to this `
LED lights, and an experiment at Brigg in North Lincolnshire.
Neighbours here have their own energy worries, but they've welcomed
the cheaper lights being trialled on their estate. It is a lot clearer
out and about on the street. The others, you were getting a yellow,
hazy glow which was not that good. It is safe to walk up and down the
street. If you have two go unanswered the door, it is an
improvement. We think his is the right way to go, to phase LEDs in.
We will keep the lights on. So at a time of council cuts, why
switch from orange to white light? Well, LEDs use significantly less
electricity, and because the bulbs last 20 years rather than six,
maintenance costs will also come down, plus it's claimed they're
safer for drivers. This is normally, in traditional street lighting, it
was a very yellow light which interferes with the perception. With
a white light, you get a very good clarity, the clear contrast and
better colour definition. But switching doesn't come cheap.
Hull's borrowing ?1.2 million for city centre LEDs, but that will save
?96,000 in running costs each year. The East Riding will spend ?4
million changing half its lamps, saving ?316,000 annually. And in
North East Lincolnshire, ?8.2 million will see almost all the
lights changed by 2015 ` saving the council ?22,000 per year.
Lincolnshire's already introduced 3,000 LEDs and will phase in more,
but all this doesn't necessarily mean the future's bright. Councils
can still dim LEDs to save even more money, though they say they'll
consult first. The alliance, it means there are more chances people
might try and break into houses. Greater safety, cheaper cost. That
is why they are finding the money for LEDs in darkened economic times.
And you might want to let me know what you think about the switch over
to LED street lighting. If you've got it where you live, what's your
experience of it? If you're going to get it ` how do you feel about that?
Yesterday we told you about calls by a senior headteacher for more state
schools to offer boarding places to pupils in rural areas like East
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. State run boarding schools have free
tuition, but accommodation has to be paid for. Ray McGovern said parents
should be prepared to pay up to ?12,000 a year if they wanted to
give their children a good education.
Lots of people got in touch with us on this one.
Thank you for all of those. In football, Scunthorpe United
missed out on the chance of moving into the top three in League Two
last night. The Iron conceded four goals during the first half and
eventually lost 4`1 against York. Lincoln City got through to the
First Round of the FA Cup after beating Worcester 3`0. They'll now
play Plymouth on the ninth November. BBC Radio Humberside will have full
match commentary of Hull City's Capital One Cup tie at Tottenham
tonight. The Tigers can make it to the quarter finals for the first
time ever. The build`up has already started on Sports Talk.
Olympic gold`medal winning boxer Luke Campbell says he's hoping for a
long contest when he fights in his home city of Hull this weekend. Luke
faces Lee Connolly in his third professional fight on Saturday
night. He won his first two matches in one round, but says this time he
wants more time to show people what he's capable of in the ring. In my
fight, I usually get better each round. I want the fans to see more
what I can do. I think this is that fact where you will see a lot more
what I can do. It will be a tough fight, and I will be ready for it.
An art installation has been created with 10,000 poppies in Beverley
Minster. The poppy trench symbolises the men lost in battle and those
buried where they fell. Amanda White has taken a look. 10,000 poppies lie
here. That is one each for money half of the British troops killed on
the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Artist Martin Waters hopes
this trench describes the empathy people feel for those lost in
conflict. Trench is about the idea of the trenches, obviously. It is
also about mass graves. I like the simplicity of it. If you can say in
a simple way, you don't need a lot of other things. That was in 1945.
Alongside the poppies, Deraa images. There are photographs of battle
sites from all over the world. Somebody has left a piece of
concrete there. The old war memorials were Illtyd lest we
forget. This temporary installation is a reminder of past sacrifices. If
you want to see the poppies, they will be there until McCumber the
25th. A similar tribute is being created in the Holy Trinity Church
in Hull. ` ` they will be there until November 25.
A barista from Bridlington's latte has been crowned the best in the
country. 21`year`old Oakley Wheelwright runs Crema Espresso in
the town. He's beaten competition from the UK's major cities to win
the title ` putting Bridlington firmly on the map for those who
enjoy a more sophisticated hot beverage. Tolu Adeoye reports.
Bridlington. Fresh sea air, popular beaches, fish and chips ` just three
things you might associate with the town. And now it's home to the UK's
best latte. Oakley Wheelwright's beaten 200 others to win what the
Beverage Standards Association has called the Michelin star of the hot
drinks industry. Ecstatic. It was a real sense of achievement. It is
great that the best drinks were all outside of London.
Judges came to taste his drinks unannounced. His espresso bar is on
the same site as his mum's cafe. We have always been in catering as a
family business. We ran a mobile catering unit and we had a big
coffee machine. He just became so practised at making coffee, he has
become a coffee geek. Being a coffee geek has paid off.
Oakley's bar is one of just ten places across the country to hold
the top billed five cup rating. So what does it take to make a good
latte? You need to start with brilliant coffee is. You need good
equipment. That is a must. You need to have the know`how and skills. I
like the flavour. He just made a really nice coffee. I have tried
quite a lot, but I really think this is the best I have had. It is great
we have got something that is the best.
Next for Oakley, the National Barista Championships. For that he's
got to come up with a signature coffee. The recipe will be kept top
secret, but customers here in Brid will be first to get a taste.
Wonderful success story for Bridlington. The championships start
in April next year. Let's get a recap of the national
and regional headlines. The prosecution opens its case in the
phone hacking trial ` Rebecca Brooks and Andy Coulson are accused of
conspiring to intercept voicemails. A senior Conservative MP says the
the latest plans for a wind farm in Lincolnshire are "of national
importance" as 100 people voice their opinions at a public meeting.
Back to our top story, the meeting taking place to decide whether to
give the go`ahead to the Hemswell Cliff development. Jake Zuckerman is
at the meeting at the moment. If councillors reject the application,
will that be the end of it? Unfortunately, for the people who
have turned up, the issue is still far from over. Any decision can be
appealed by the company. It will go to the planning Inspectorate who
will prepare a report. That is likely to land on the desk of Eric
pickles. The concern is that even if it goes that far, it might be
overturned on appeal. Thank you. Just reading some of the
response on the subject to wind farms generally. Caroline in Grimsby
says, I think these people should take note we are running out of
energy, and at least wind turbines do not hurt the environment. Bill
says, whenever a wind farm supporter attempts to convince sceptics, ask
them how far their house is from the nearest multi`turbine wind farm. Roy
says, wind is free, use it. Richard says, wind power is in inefficient
and expensive, nuclear power is the only answer. Chris says, I have just
come back from Belgium and Germany, and wind farms have spoilt some
glorious scenery and countryside. Thank you for watching. Join me for
the radio tomorrow. Have a nice evening. See you tomorrow. Good
night. Everyday normal things that everybody
does is where I use my energy. I haven't got an extravagant
lifestyle, I've not got a hot tub outside or
something like that. In essence, it is
a choice between heating or eating. We will still eat
and we will still have heating