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all from the BBC News at Six. all from the BBC News at Six.

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On Good evening and welcome to BBC Look

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North. The headlines tonight: The leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, says

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people in Lincolnshire are being discriminated against in favour of

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migrants. It is cheap labour. But what about

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ordinary, decent working families in this country?

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Businesses in Lincoln urged to pay staff at least ?7.45 an hour. That

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extra pound and our, we could not afford it.

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Cut off by the sea ` walkers call for more warning signs after they

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were stranded on Spurn Point. The 400`year old story of

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witchcraft, but were the witches framed by an earl? Don't forget the

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all`important five day forecast. The leader of the UK Independence

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Party has told Look North xx. Nigel Farage is in Lincolnshire tonight

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for a recording of the BBC's Question Time Programme. The issue

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of immigration is likely to be brought into sharp focus as the show

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comes from Boston tonight. One report this week claims immigration

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has had a positive effect on the Lincolnshire economy with immigrants

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less likely to claim benefits than people born in the country. We will

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hear from Nigel Farage in a moment, but first, here's Tim Iredale.

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Arriving in Lincolnshire tonight, where UKIP leader Nigel farad is

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preparing to lock horns with the panel. The last time Question

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Time's cameras rolled into the county, the programme was dominated

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by one subject. Boston is at breaking point. The locals cannot

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cope any more. Doctors surgeries, hospitals, you go down to the high

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street in Austin and it is like you are in a foreign country. Dean ever

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organised an anti`immigration protest in the town last year. It

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prompted an in`depth report by the local council into the economic

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impact of immigration. He says nothing has changed. The fact that

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the government have let so many people in, and English kids cannot

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get away because the Polish nationals have got the work. This

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English teacher says most migrants have made a positive contribution to

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the area. They are very hard`working. They have a very good

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impact. I think their contribution is really good. One report claimed

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that immigrants who arrived after 1999 were 45% less likely to receive

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state benefit of tax credits and people born in the UK, and that

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migrates from the European economic area had contributed to 34% more in

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taxes than they received in benefits ` ` migrants. One report said people

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from European countries were less likely to pay benefits and pay more

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tax than the British. I think that is a variation on the truth, to be

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honest. We need to get more people from Britain into work, into the

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jobs these people are doing. As a national TV spotlight shines on

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Boston tonight, I think we can expect a lively debate from this

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corner of Lincolnshire. Within the last hour, I ask UKIP

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leader, Nigel Farage, what the main topic would be tonight. I have

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absolutely no doubt it will be immigration. It will be the fact

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we're about to open the borders the whole of Romania and Bulgaria, and

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it will be this report that shows in the next 25 years, the British

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population is going to go up to 70 million people. I think that will

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dominate tonight. This report from UCL says they contribute 34% more in

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taxes than those born in the UK. That is quite a figure. Well, who is

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to say? We had a report showing that non`EU migrants have cost is more

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than they have brought in. Also, the EU migrants have paid more tax than

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they have claimed in benefits. It may be true but it does not compute

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the number of British people on benefits because they have not got

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jobs because the migrants have them. We could argue until the cows come

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home about the economic benefits of this benefit. What I am certain of

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is when I go to something like Boston tonight, and I see in any

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500% rise in the number of non`British people there since the

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year 2001, their racket to cannot get primary school places, hospitals

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with long waiting lists. What about those people who are employers, the

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farmers? I spoke to one on the radio today and he said he would be so

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good if the migrants were not there. It is a complete myth that before

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Poland joined the EU, the cauliflowers rotted in the fields of

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Lincolnshire. They did not. I completely understand that for big

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employers, for big businesses and rich people, mass immigration has

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been great. It is cheap labour. What ordinary, decent working families in

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this country who find themselves unable to get work and are

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discriminated against in their own country? Your leader here has been

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thrown out of the party, taking five cancers with him. Embarrassing for

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you? ` ` taking five councillors with him. Look, when you grow as a

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party you are bound to have the odd hiccup. In the case of Chris Payne,

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who was the leader of that group for a brief time, he was found by the

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NEC to have put things on his Facebook that they believe to be

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racist. We have got no time for that in UKIP. General election in under

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two years. If you stood in Boston, would you be their first MP? I say

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race. Letters get over the hurdles of the European elections in six

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months, then asking the question, and I will answer it. Will you

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stand? Listen, I will stand somewhere in 2015. Are you going to

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stand in Boston? I will fight the European elections in six months

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with the intention that UKIP causes an earthquake in British electoral

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politics. I have no other thinking on my mind at the moment. Very good

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to talk to you tonight. Thank you for your time. Do you agree with

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Nigel Farage? Be good to hear from you tonight. We will have some

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before we finish. You can see Question Time from

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Boston tonight on BBC One straight after our late bulletin at 10.35pm.

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In a moment: Popping pills for depression ` why there's a large

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rise in prescriptions in Hull and East Yorkshire.

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Businesses in Lincoln have been told they should increase the minimum

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wage by more than ?1 an hour pay and pay what's known as the living wage.

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The call comes from the city council, which is one of the city's

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biggest employers and pays its staff the higher rate of ?7.45 an hour.

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Some employers say it's not realistic. Jake Zuckerman reports.

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For the lowest paid workers, the legal minimum wage is often the best

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they can expect to earn. With the rising cost of living, many are

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finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. It's led to a

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national campaign for a higher so`called "living wage" which has

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attracted cross`party support. The minimum hourly wage currently stands

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at ?6.31, but the City of Lincoln Council has pledged to pay its staff

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at least ?7.45 an hour. The council introduced the "living wage" in

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September. It's now written to 100 businesses in the city, urging them

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to follow suit. We're trying to grow the economy. Lope does help that.

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There is an important economic argument for it.

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Receptionist Lee Waterfield, from the Birchwood area of the city, says

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earning the living wage would make a big difference to her. It is just

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like, getting in from work and thinking, I would put my heating on

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for an hour. You would not be so tight with your heating. Nobody

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wants to have their kids running around the house in winter with

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three jumpers on. In this letter the council says a

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study in London found 80% of employers paying the living wage

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believed that it had enhanced the quality of work of its staff, while

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absenteeism fell by around a quarter." But some smaller

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businesses in Lincoln say it's not realistic. That extra pound we would

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have to give to the staff per hour, we could not afford to do it. We are

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a very small business. For medium`sized businesses and larger

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businesses, they can afford to do it. We're just coming out of

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recession and are in an environment with increasing costs, energy, fuel,

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business rates. It could be more than some businesses can cope with.

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But the council hopes other employers will follow its example,

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and that fewer workers will have to rely on benefits to top up low pay.

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This is another one we want to hear from you about. You may be run a

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business and think it is too much. Get in touch.

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A pilot has walked away with minor injuries after his light aircraft

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crash landed near Spalding. Lincolnshire police say the incident

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happened just after midday at the Fenland airfield at Holbeach st

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Johns. The pilot, who is 46, was the only person on board.

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A man's appeared in court charged with the murder of his cell mate at

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Lincoln prison. His 73 Alan Goode was found dead in his cell last

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week. His cell`mate Kristof Mroz was today remanded back into prison and

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will appear again in January. Network Rail has put forward its

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plans for a new footbridge over the railway line in Lincoln. A bridge

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would end delays for pedestrians at the High Street's level crossing,

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which closes up to 12 times an hour. ?? new line The Government is

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promising to think about extending electrification of the railway to

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Hull. The city is not included in the plans to electrify the

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Transpennine route, which will only upgrade the line as far as Selby. In

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the Commons, a Hull MP questioned the Transport Secretary. White is

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the electrification of the routes Hull going to stop at Selby, and

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will he do everything he can to support the Hull trains proposal to

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extend it to Hull? She's making yet another case for an education ` `

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electrification, and I will look at it again.

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There's been a 50% increase in prescriptions for anti`depressants

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in Hull and East Yorkshire. Pharmacists are giving out hundreds

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of thousands of doses of the drugs. And Look North has found that some

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people with depression are being told to take anti`depressants

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because counsellors are too busy to help them. Jill Archbold reports.

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Depression affects one in every five people ` and when it does, guidance

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for doctors are to treat it with psychological therapy. When John's

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marriage broke down, he sought therapy for depression from his GP

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in East Yorkshire. He asked us to protect his full identity. I was

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told there would be three months until an assessment and another

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three months for an appointment. I said that I could not wait six

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months. They said all they could offer was a course of

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antidepressants in the meantime. John says his medication made him

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feel worse, but nationally the number of these drugs being

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dispensed is at an all`time high. In 2012, the average number of

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prescriptions given across East Yorkshire was around 26,000 every

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month. In Hull, the figure is similarly high. Over 24,000 every

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month. Figures show an increase year on year in the number of

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antidepressants prescribed in the city.

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The alternative or complementary treatment is talking therapies, like

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this session recreated at mental health charity Mind in Hull.

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People have to understand that antidepressants are not a cure in

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themselves for the depression. It is a support mechanism. It will help

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you get through the way you are feeling until such times as you can

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access other treatments. The Humber NHS Trust say the average

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wait to see counsellors in East Yorkshire is between four and six

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weeks. I have a lovely daughter who helped

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me through it. She made me promise not to go down the suicide route. I

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have a grandson of five and she made me promise not to do anything. I

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said it to myself every time I got those thoughts. I have done it

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myself, where as I could have done with some help ready. Still ahead on

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the programme: One of the stars of Hull City's season won't play for

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two months. Hanged for casting spells, but were

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the Belvoir witches framed? Keep your photos coming in.

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Jon Coupland took this at RAF Stenigot, which was a Second World

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War radar station. Another picture tomorrow. Good evening.

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I have a message here. Peter, I noticed Paul has been on three days

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in a row, time for another holiday me thinks.

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It is funny you should do that. Letters look at the headlines. It is

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not bad. Just like today, although it is generally unsettled, there

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will be plenty of is in China around. Much of the shower activity

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is in the West. There is a risk of some showers pushing in to

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north`west Norfolk and South Lincolnshire perhaps. You can see a

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bit of rain down to the south`east, but we are blessed in some areas. As

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we head through the evening, it is basically fine. Just the chance of

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some isolated showers. The breeze will ease a little bit. Nothing out

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of the ordinary for early November. Temperatures will be a bit high.

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We're off to another lovely start. Blue skies and a good deal of

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sunshine. Just a risk of some patchy rain pushing into the far south. The

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rest of us, generally dry and remaining bright. Top temperatures

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similar to today, ran about nine or 10 Celsius. Saturday mostly dry.

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That is the forecast. Jeff says, Paul's holiday cannot

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come quickly enough, the more we see of Keeley the better. Do not say

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anything. The safety of visitors to the Spurn

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Point nature reserve in East Yorkshire has been reviewed after a

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group of people got cut off by the high tides. Warning signs have now

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been put up warning people of the dangers. Caroline Bilton has the

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story. It was a day like this. The perfect

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conditions to go for a walk along Spurn Point and visit the

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lighthouse, but for one group of people, getting back to their cars

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proved to more difficult than they expected. A couple of people were up

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to their knees in water and decided to turn back.

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Martin Reed was one of nine people who got cut off by the tide here.

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It's a beach today, but on Sunday, water was lapping over the top. This

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is where the water came over. Andy Gibson has worked for the

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust here on Spurn for years and knows only too

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well of its dangers. There will be my water crossing here. You have no

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idea how strong that is, or how big that NextWave is.

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For the stricken group, help came in the form of one of these. A 4X4

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shuttle service that's currently being used to get Humber Pilots to

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their permament base at Spurn Head. We gave instructions for our driver

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to shepherd that group back to safety. The principal aim is to keep

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a good eye on marine traffic in the river. One of that of their other

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duties is to keep a general look out around the peninsular. It is good

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their vigilance helps resolve this situation. Some 70,000 people visit

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this nature reserve every year. What awaits them on the other side of

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this gate is an ever`changing landscape that needs to be

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understood. These temporary signs and now in place. Pamela was will be

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here by the weekend, in the hope that those who come here will be

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more vigilant ` ` permanent ones will be here. People need to know if

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they go out and it is high side, possibly there will not get back. It

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is hoped visitors to this beautiful but wild place will take heed of the

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warnings. A World War II veteran from

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Lincolnshire who flew in dozens of missions as part of RAF Bomber

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Command has died at the age of 97. Douglas Hudson, who was from

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Heighington, flew Lancaster and Blenheim bombers during the war, and

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won the distinguished Flying Cross for his work as a navigator. He was

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also involved in the successful campaign to have a bomber command

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memorial erected in Lincoln Cathedral. His family said he had

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lived with prostate cancer for several years and died peacefully on

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Tuesday. It has always been my hope that one day, we will help create

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more awareness to the effect of the losses, those who flew in bomber

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command. It is beginning to happen now, but it has taken a long time.

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Douglas Hudson, who has died at the age of 97. Hull City have been dealt

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a huge blow to their Premier League ambitions after a key player has

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been ruled out through injury until February. Nigerian Midfielder Sone

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Aluko has a torn achilles. The Club's manager Steve Bruce has also

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been fined ?10,000 by the FA for his comments about a referee. Amanda

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White has more. Sone Aluko has been one of only a

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handful who've scored for Hull City this season. This brilliant effort

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secured a 3`2 victory over Newcastle. But a lack of goals has

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been a worry for City fans, today's news making it more worrying still.

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It has unfortunately put a damper on everything. It has been confirmed

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yesterday he has got it in his Achilles. It will keep him out until

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at least February. We will wait until the specialists have seen him

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and find out the best way forward for him. He will certainly be

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missing for the next eight of ten matches.

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Aluko's injury has also cast doubt on his future at Hull City. Talks

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over extending his contract beyond the end of the season have been

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suspended until his fitness can be established. And there was more bad

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news for manager Steve Bruce today. Surely a bit of common sense the

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referees have will say, that is not deliberate. These comments after the

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Tigers controversial league defeat against Tottenham Hotspur last month

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have earned him a ?10,000 fine. Surely on his mind is how to might

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with this man, and cope with the growing list of injuries to ensure

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more happy days in the Premier League.

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It's a story which has been passed down through generations for

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hundreds of years, but now a prominent historian has cast new

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light on a famous Lincolnshire legend. The story centres on a

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family of women, who were accused of killing two boys using witchcraft.

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They were hanged at Lincoln Castle. But now a new book suggests that the

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women were framed. Jo Makel has more.

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It's a chilling tale of magic and murder. But were the women hanged at

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Lincoln really guilty of witchcraft? In the early 17th century, Joan

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Flower and her two daughters Margaret and Phillipa had been

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servants at Belvoir Castle near Grantham, working for the Earl of

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Rutland. When Margaret was accused of stealing and other misdemeanors,

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the story is that they took their revenge, casting spells on the Earl

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and his family. The story has been handed down from generation to

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generation. People were terrified of these women, and people were scared

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of which is in general. Once which pointed a finger at you, that was

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you cursed for ever and ever. But the story of the Flower women is now

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the subject of a new book by historian Tracy Borman. You would

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probably be elderly, and terrifyingly, that meant over 40.

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She says her research has found the women may have been framed. At the

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heart of this, was quite a dark, devilish conspiracy. I think James

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the first favourite, the Duke of Buckingham, wanted to marry the

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sister of those two boys, and she would be a very rich woman if her

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brothers died. I think it is possible that Buckingham had a hand

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in their death. He framed the three local women for it and accuse them

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of witchcraft, and convince everyone they were to blame. And it was easy,

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says Tracy, for women in those times to be branded as witches. They

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probably fell victim to the fact they were poor, they were probably

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not liked in their community, so it was a way of getting rid of your

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enemies, basically. Whether guilty or not, the legend of the flower

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women has lasted for 400 years. And our fascination with witches will

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ensure the tale lives on. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines: A recording has been released of the moment a

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Royal Marine allegedly shot dead a wounded prisoner in Afghanistan.

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The leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, says people in Lincolnshire are

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being discriminated against in favour of migrants.

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Unsurprisingly, big response after that chat with Nigel Farage.

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Somebody says, the majority of immigrants in Boston work`out and

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contribute to the economy of the town. It is a town where there are

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very few boarded up shops. Jeff says, businesses bemoan people not

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having good English language skills and then happily employed

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immigrants. Somebody else says, UKIP will get my vote. This is from

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somebody who says, I completely disagree with Nigel Farage, being

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able dairy and, I do not accept that we are favoured when it comes to a

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position. I have never claim benefits, and worked really hard to

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get where I am. Darren says, I think the diversity in Lincolnshire is the

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best thing that has happened to this county. Thank you for all of those.

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Join me for the radio if you can tomorrow. Good night.

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