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That is all from the BBC's news at six. It's goodbye from me. On BBC


One we can now join the Good evening ,and welcome to BBC


Look North. The headlines tonight: Calls to


review hospital parking as patients start using side streets to avoid


charges. I will continue to part here until they tell me that I


cannot. We need the hospital, they are doing it just to make money on


the parking. Who will lead the force?


Lincolnshire Police have only one application for the role of Chief


Constable. The situation is described as an embarrassment. You


only need to look at what has happened to the officers and


Lincolnshire Police to see why there is not a scramble for the job. In


from the cold ` the star attractions heading to The Deep.


And will it stay fine for this evening's bonfires? Stay with us to


find out. There are calls tonight for a review of the hospital


car`parking charges which see patients and visitors in Northern


Lincolnshire and Goole paying the highest parking fees in our area.


If you park in the Hospitals in Lincoln, Boston or Grantham you'll


pay ?1.20 for the first hour. At Hull Royal Infirmary it's ?1.50. But


in Goole, Grimsby and Scunthorpe it's ?2.50. And they're the only


hospitals which now charge for disabled badge holders. Hospital


managers say part of the money raised will go towards improving the


car parks. Now they're being asked to look again at the charges. Emma


Massey reports. Parking charges at Northern


Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals Trust almost doubled at the


beginning of September. Now some councillors are demanding a review.


It is another tax on health. We pay national insurance contributions for


our health service. This is an organisation that is supposed to


care about people who are ill and yet they charge them to go and get


treatment through their vehicles in the car park. But it's not just


those who need to park at the hospitals who're feeling the impact,


especially in Goole. Was hospital visitors no parking their cars right


outside the hospital on either side of the road to avoid the parking


charges it is causing real problems for the residents of Woodland


Avenue. Charlie and Amy Appleyard have lived on this street for 52


years. Only since the increased charges have they had reason to


complain. People will park anywhere rather than pay the fees. There was


one particular person and he locked his car up across the drive. I went


up to him. He said, I am entitled to park on the road. I said, not there.


But those visiting the hospital feel they have no choice but to park on


the road. I will continue to part here till we tell me differently. I


feel sorry for the residents. They must have trouble trying to park


their own cars and there is an empty car park ground there. If you need


the hospital, you need the hospital. They have done this to make money on


the parking. And the reason behind higher charges is now also under


scrutiny. My understanding is that this will go on improvements that


people will question why they are having to pay for them.


In a statement, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals


Trust said... East Riding of Yorkshire Council


says it plans to introduce parking restrictions immediately outside the


hospital, but that may drive people into streets further afield to park


their cars. Emma Massey BBC Look North.


I'm joined now by Julia Manning, who is part of a group which campaigns


for better health care around the UK.


Good evening. Good evening. Is this just an easy way of making money? We


keep coming back to this issue because no one is actually


explaining well why the charges are there in the first place. So the NHS


Trusts were local politicians or councillors are not actually


explaining to the public why the charges there. Where does this money


actually go? Good question. The hospital should be transparent about


where the money is going. They should be information for the public


to show exactly where the money is going, on security, on car park


maintenance. What the public need to realise is that if they are not


paying those car parking charges then the money for looking after the


car park, maintaining facilities, comes from the NHS budget. Every


pound that is spent on car parking and looking after maintenance is ?1


not spent on maintenance. Of we did not pay it, that would be nurses


salaries that could not be paid? So we should shut up? Most people do


not realise this. NHS Trusts should be transparent about what money they


raise and what it has been spent on so that they are accountable for


that money. But it winds people up, especially when the year that the


money will go on car parks. If people want to park their cars at


hospitals then the hospitals have to find some way of paying for the


facility, and it is either going to come out of the individuals's


pockets, or the NHS budget. We have an NHS budget that is under


unprecedented pressure over the next eight years. It will cost another


?30 billion to deliver services as they are now. There simply is not


that money. Everybody is looking for ways to cut money so that money can


be spent on patient care. We'd like your thoughts on this


story. Thank you very much. Are these hospitals being fair in


raising this money to pay for improvements to car parks and


patient services, or should they not charge patients and visitors to


park? Who should pay for hospital car parks?


In a moment: The mother found guilty of stealing more than ?350,000 from


her disabled daughter. Workers facing redundancy at Tata


Steel in Scunthorpe could benefit from millions of pounds of


Government money to bring new jobs to the area. Almost 500 new jobs


have already been created in North Lincolnshire using regional growth


grants. The Council says the ?6 million it's given out in the past


18 months has been "vital" to keeping the economy alive, and that


it still has almost ?4 million more to spend on job creation. Anne`Marie


Tasker reports. Without the Regional Growth Fund,


James Griffiths says he wouldn't have his job. A ?300,000 grant


helped him set up his woodwork business. He was made redundant in


March. But unlike his old colleagues, he's found work in North


Lincolnshire. Having that little bit of extra money has enabled me to


still work relatively close to where I live, I do not have a lot of


travel expenditure, whereas my former work colleagues are


travelling for and wide, to Leeds, York, much further than that as well


to find employment. In March, James was among the 400 people who lost


their jobs at Kimberley Clark in Barton. And last week, Tata Steel in


Scunthorpe announced plans to cut 340 jobs. Difficult times. We have


created 500 new jobs. It was a great blow to the area, but we now have a


new kit chins company that will create even more jobs. `` kitchen


company. And other pots of regeneration cash


are helping companies like Saxon Foods. It's taken on 173 extra


workers in the last year. And it has done it using a loan from the steel


industry's UK Steel Enterprise fund. In this economic climate growing a


business is pretty difficult, especially buying a new factory. We


called on UK Steel Enterprise to help us fund the growth. Over the


last year and a half we have had about half ?1 million worth of money


which has helped us refurbish this factory which has allowed us to win


a lot of new business. The UK Steel Enterprise fund has helped 30


businesses in North Lincolnshire in the past two years. But more than


1,500 job losses have been announced at Scunthorpe's steelworks in that


time. So more businesses will need to be helped before those figures


can be balanced out. A mother from Grimsby has been found


guilty of stealing more ?350,000 of compensation money from her own


disabled daughter. 44`year`old Cathy Watson broke down in tears as the


jury delivered their verdict at the end of a two`week case at Doncaster


Crown Court. The Judge warned Watson that she faces a "significant" jail


sentence for her distressing and serious crimes. Our reporter Jake


Zuckerman was in court to hear the verdict.


Cathy Watson was only 13 when she gave birth to her daughter Samantha


who had cerebral palsy as a result of medical negligence. She was


rewarded money in compensation which was supposed to allow


round`the`clock care for her for the rest of her life. But now most of


that money is gone, stolen by her own mother and father. The court


heard that they were the lavish lifestyle spending money on lavish


cars and jewellery and cosmetic surgery. They had requested money


from the Court of protection that was supposed to have been invested


in rental properties in North East Lincolnshire on Samantha's that


have, but they then money themselves. `` but they kept that


money. Cathy Watson broke down in tears when she was found guilty but


was also acquitted of one charge of theft. The couple will be sentenced


at a later date, but the judge warned Cathy Watson that she could


expect a custodial sentence of some significance.


Still ahead tonight: A call to arms ` the Pacific warriors lighting up


Craven Park. Moving North ` the new arrivals


heading for the Deep. Keep your pictures coming in.


Tonight's was taken by Jordan Maxwell. The weatherman is getting


excited about it. And I have an extra picture taken for you tonight


by Sarah Hand. She took it on the meteor yesterday. That's not a


meteor! That is a twin engined jet aircraft. I think she has been on


the sherry a bit early! Can IQ the cheesy graphics.


It will turn pretty windy through this evening and overnight as well.


Tomorrow this waving weather front will bring at least the risk of some


rain from the South West after what should be a fine start. Let's take a


look at that satellite picture. That cloud eventually cleared away into


the North Sea and we have some good clear spells. One or two showers


have made their way into East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. If


you're heading to bonfire do not forget your umbrella. A windy night


to come, though, with lowest temperatures down to four or five


Celsius. Perhaps three on the outskirts of Bridlington. And so the


sun will rise in the morning at 7:10am. I think that we are off to a


bright start first thing on Wednesday. Some hazy sunshine


around, most places drive. It should stay dry during the morning, in the


afternoon it clouds over, with the risk of some rain and Lincolnshire.


That might make its way into East Yorkshire later in the day. Some


uncertainty about the North for its progress of this rain, but it will


make its way all the way across our region at least by tomorrow evening.


The wind will ease the overnight temperatures, still chilly feel.


Thursday looks like a much better day, most places drive and bright


with some good spells of sunshine. On Friday and the weekend some


bright sunny spells with a scattering of showers. That is the


forecast. One viewer has asked if you're tied


times are about Regional Growth Fund `` your tide times are in BST? Now,


the R.N. GMT. Earlier I spoke to Richard Davies,


who ran for the position of Lincolnshire's Police and Crime


Commissioner last year, and asked him whether he was surprised that


only one candidate had applied for the Chief Constable's job How


surprising is it that there's been only one applicant for this job?


Would it have been any different if you'd have been in


United in front of the cameras, but it has been a trying year for the


two men responsible for keeping the streets of Lincolnshire say. Back in


February Neil Rhodes was suspended by Police and Crime Commissioner


Alan Hardwick because of potential conflict matters.


Alan Hardwick because of potential conflict The Chief constable of


Greater Manchester police was asked to investigate the allegations. He


was then reinstated. Our cameras were there at the first press call.


We are firmly committed to improving the quality of policing in this


county and I think it is important now that the story moves away and


focuses once again on the investigated for his alleged role in


a racial discrimination case at West Yorkshire Police. It took four


months for him to finally be cleared of any accusations of misconduct.


Still Mr Rhodes once the top job here. It is now been confirmed she


is the only person to apply to be chief constable on a permanent


basis. He will be interviewed later this month.


Earlier I spoke to Richard Davies, who ran for the position of


Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner last year, and asked


him whether he was surprised that only one candidate had applied for


the Chief Constable's job I think it is embarrassing, but


senior members of the force have a huge part to play in it. You only


have to look at what has happened to the senior officers in Lincolnshire


Police to see why there is not perhaps a scramble for the job. Does


this reflect badly on the Commissioner and the force that


nobody wants the top job? I do not think it reflects badly on the


force. I do not think it reflects very well on the Commissioner Ron


the Commissioner's team. When you look at the way that they have


handled the Chief Constable's office or the other officers, it asks


questions about whether we are going forward straight way. At this stage,


I would not have waited nine, nearly 12 months before making a decision


on the appointment. I would want to act and make people's positions


permanent very quickly. They cannot run an organisation when you are


relying on most of your senior management to be on temporary posts.


It is not effective. Is the Commissioner doing well? Now, he's


not. The way that the morale of the police force has been impacted since


November, and the way that it is being perceived outside of


Lincolnshire, that is triple. The fact that the wheels have not fallen


off is a tribute to the men and women of Lincolnshire Police. Do you


think that Chief Constable is like working with commissioners at all?


It varies around the country. It very much depends on whether the


chief constables see themselves in a commissioner role prior to them


starting. Neil Rhodes, he will be the only applicant as far as we


know, he has had this very public falling out with Alan Hardwick, can


he be effective as chief constable? He has been effective now and doing


a fantastic job of delivering what the people Lincolnshire want. What


you are saying is that you have a great chief constable and not a


great Commissioner? Absolutely. We spoke to Alan Hardwick a short while


ago and he said it would not be appropriate for him to comment while


the recruitment process is still ongoing.


A group campaigning for better rail services between Lincoln and


Nottingham claims the line that connects the two cities is one of


the worst in the UK. Business organisations and Lincolnshire


County Council are lobbying the government to reintroduce an extra


two trains per hour between the stations over the next five years.


I think that if we can get significantly reduced journey times


between Nottingham and Lincoln and that better times of day, because at


the weekend it is rather a pure service, so getting people to come


from Nottingham to visit Lincoln and see all of the lovely sites that we


have got. The Beverley and Holderness MP


Graham Stuart has asked the Government for more money for rural


communities. Last night, Mr Stuart handed in a petition at the House of


Commons. It's after claims that people living in rural areas earn


less, pay more council tax, and receive fewer Government grants than


those in towns and cities. Lots of you have been in touch with


your thoughts on this issue. Rob in Hull says, "If you and focuses once


again on the quality of policing. But Tracy from Bilton says, "We've


been told we can't have a play park because our village is too affluent.


The village hall committee and friends have desperately been


organising events to raise enough money to put a park in for our


children. It is ridiculous and unfair."


While Basil in Woodhall Spa says, "If we poor rural folk get more


central funding, it'll attract more townies to join us. Put another


jumper on, dust down the push bike, stop moaning, and enjoy your


countryside idyll." Rugby league fans in Hull are now


looking ahead to this weekend's World Cup match at the City's KC


stadium when England play Fiji. Last night it was the turn of Craven


Park, where nearly 7,000 people saw Samoa progress at the expense of


Papua New Guinea. Here's our sports reporter Simon Clark.


Perhaps it was the fearsome nature of the Samoa Haka. Maybe it was the


chill in the air. Whatever, Papua found themselves behind after only a


minute. That Samoan score by Suaia Matagi set the tone for the night.


At one stage the South Sea Islanders were scoring at a point a minute.


Papua contributed to their own downfall, the skills of Ben Roberts,


a cousin of former Everton footballer Tim Cahill, taking him


clear. Loudest cheer of the night was reserved for Jessie Joe Nandye's


Papua try, but it's Samoa who go marching on. We feel a bit


embarrassed. We have to go away and work on it. The confidence is there,


we have just got to get secure. I enjoyed it very much. When they were


throwing the ball about it was good. I did not think they have been as


good as they were in the past. Tension will turn here to the KC


Stadium on Saturday for England against Fiji. Provided England do


not mess it up they will play the losers of Samoa against France in


the quarterfinals. England have been back at their training camp today,


they arrive in the city on Friday. Bonfire Night celebrations are under


way across our area. These are the pictures from the big bonfire at


Heslam Park in Scunthorpe, which is going on right now. That's the home


of Scunthorpe Rugby Club. Bonfires and firework displays are due to


start shortly in Beverley Westwood, Swanland, and Brantingham Park.


There are fairground rides at Sleaford Town Football Club's ground


for the children to enjoy before the fireworks start at 7.30pm. And the


annual celebrations in Spilsby include a Guy Fawkes competition


which is going on right now. It's hoped that penguins at the The


Deep in Hull will bring in thousands more visitors and more investment in


conservation. A home is being specially prepared for the penguins


when they arrive from Texas next year. Here's Crispin Rolfe.


An antipodean aquatic attraction in Melbourne, Australia. These are


Gentoo penguins, the world's speediest underwater swimming birds,


and a species soon to be seen in Hull. But when they arrive in


England next year they will have flown from Texas, where Hull's


huddle has been captive`bred. We are really excited and keep getting


updates on them. We know which ones are penguins already, we know there


are traits and habits. It is nice to think that they will be here soon.


The Deep is already preparing for the penguins' arrival, with the hope


that this at`risk South Atlantic species will inspire youngsters and


highlight global environmental issues. But this is also seen as a


chance to bring in more visitors. So can penguins do for Hull, what


pandas have done for Edinburgh Zoo? Numbers there are up 50% since the


Chinese pandas' arrivals. And in Hull, it's hoped the Gentoo penguins


will increase footfall by 10% to more than 350,000 visitors a year.


First though, The Deep has got to house them. Right now it is a


building site, but here is where the Penguins will live when they arrive


in 2014. They will have climate control and LED lights to maintain


the sort of lighting that they are used to in the South Atlantic, where


they are from. And there is a room with a view across the Humber. We


will give them a balcony where they can quite see then get some fresh


air and ultraviolet light. There is lots of theme work wing on to make


their lives interesting and exciting. So this could be their


view. A far cry from the Falkland Islands from where these birds


originate. But as well as boosting visitors, the hope is that they'll


shine some light in Hull about the conservation challenges facing them


and their world. Let's get a recap of the national


and regional headlines. Police are cold in after Colchester Hospital


staff say they were bullied into falsifying data on cancer patients


Here, patients are parking in the streets around hospitals as new


parking charges at the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Trust hit


them in the pocket. Tomorrow's weather: Mostly dry and bright in


the morning. Clouding over in the afternoon with a risk of some patchy


rain spreading from the South West. Maximum temperature nine Celsius.


A big response on the subject of parking charges at hospitals. One


viewer says, I live near Scunthorpe General Hospital, charging patients


more is a joke and charging the disabled is disgraceful. Brian in


Spalding said, I am sure most people do not mind paying towards charging


in `` parking in hospitals, but the charges are disproportionately


council charges. One viewer says that they have leukaemia and have to


renew their parking tickets every week, the charges are insane. One


viewer says, my mother is a nurse and she has 2p. Stop moaning get on


with it. And another, if you can afford a


car, you can afford a car park. And Carol says that she began working in


Scunthorpe Hospital in 1966. For all the years I worked here we were


promised better staff and patient parking. We are still waiting, it


should be free. Have a nice evening. Be safe. Good




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