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North. The headlines tonight: Saving hundreds of children from sex
offenders ` the charity being praised by police.
Tributes for the rugby star who raised half a million for charity
during seven years with terminal cancer. An inspiring and humbling
individual. The game and the world is poorer for his passing.
A Government minister praises Hull's City of Culture bid on a tour of the
city. I think it was impressed by the bed. ` ` I think everyone is
impressed by the big. How this jazz band got themselves a
gig at the Albert Hall. After a dismal day, brighter prospects for
tomorrow. I will be back with the forecast.
A charity that has saved hundreds of children from sex offenders says the
problem of child grooming is far greater than they first thought.
Cornerhouse in Hull, which is partly funded by Children In Need, works
with young people at risk of being pursued by older men. Humberside
Police says the charity has been crucial in bringing offenders to
justice. Our reporter, Caroline Bilton, has been talking to some of
the teenagers who have been helped. I was drinking, I was taking drugs.
I was only 14 at the time. I'd be awake for seven, eight days
straight. She's not even 16 years old and yet she's already
experienced more than most. I was going to my drug dealer's
house. And spending days and days there. He would ask for sexual
favours for drugs and me, because I was drunk and young, and absolutely
off my face, I agreed. Anything to get another gram.
In the past year, Sarah ` a name she has asked us to use so as not to
reveal her identity, has been able to get her life back on track, and
it's thanks to this charity, Cornerhouse. Her drug dealer is now
in prison and she's now back at college and studying to become a
youth worker. She is one of many children this charity works with who
are in crisis and who are at risk of being exploited.
If you look at levels of one`to`one support, which we offer, I would
suggest at any one time the project is working with 30, 35 young people.
I think we're only touching the surface and, I hate to say that, but
I do believe that quite strongly. This video highlights to youngsters
dangers they may be putting themselves in, and highlights the
dangers of sexual grooming. I used to smoke weed every day. I took
speed and stuff like that. I know I am so lucky I did not get into that
type of danger. It was a massive eye`opener. Child sexual grooming is
not as big in this area as in some areas. I wouldn't like to scare
everybody in the area. Let's not be naive, it is happening everywhere.
We are tackling it front on. We are extremely proactive. We couldn't
make it happen without our partners at the Cornerhouse project, we
couldn't. There are people now in custody because of this project,
because people trusted us. How important is Children In Need to the
project? It means we can carry on. If we were not here, where with
these young people go? I have never known this sort of control of
myself. And of my life and where I'm heading in life for a very, very
long time. It's fantastic. ?NEWLINE Cornerhouse in Hull is one of more
than 2,700 organisations across the UK helped by Children in Need. Every
penny you raise or donate goes towards helping children in real
need, here in the UK. In a moment: Armistice Day services
are held across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
?? new line The Government minister in charge of culture says he is
impressed with the public support in Hull for the city's bid to be City
of Culture in 2017. Hull is up against Leicester, Dundee and
Swansea Bay for the title. The winner is announced in nine days.
The Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey, took a tour of Hull this morning. We
will hear more from him in a moment, but first, Jill Archbold has this
report. It's been four months since Hull
made the short list to be the UK's City of Culture, and now it's only a
short wait to find out if they win. Just days before the final bid
presentation, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey paid a visit to the city. He
was shown around Humber Street and the Marina, with members of the bid
team demonstrating how places like the fruit market are being
regenerated. Somewhere like Humber Street is a
really authentic environment. It is creative, it provides the right
environment for new industries, new creative and digital industries as
well as the arts. That is what makes us what we are, makes us unique,
quirky and this is why our bid is such a great bid.
At Fruit Trade Music a quick burst of song where father and son team
Malcom and Mikey have invested thousands to create music studios.
There are so many well`intentioned people here, right the way down the
street from people opening cafes, breweries, galleries, exhibition
centres to educational centres. There is so much positivity. We want
to give them the confidence if we are lucky enough to be granted the
City of Culture, that we will deliver.
No politicians are amongst those making the final decision, but the
Culture Minister did say Hull's bid was exciting and had the support of
people living here. Earlier, I spoke to the minister on
his visit to Hull's fruit market. What is your early in pressure Hull?
It is a fantastic city. It is of whiskey a great historical city. I
have just been to the Museum of William Wilberforce, and he is a
great hero of mine. I bumped into Philip Larkin had I came off the
train. Andrew Marvell is from here. It is also very modern city. We have
such high unemployment. Is Hull the most deserving city to win, do you
think? Well, the best city with the best bid will win. What is brilliant
about the competition, if you like, is that it allows a lot of cities to
look at what they have got in terms of their cultural offerings, what
makes their city attractive, and put forward the best it. If Hull wins,
it will be because Hull has done the best bid. Everyone is saying our bid
is perhaps the most united. Is there anything else we can do in the final
ten days? I am sure your viewers will know it is an independent panel
who makes a choice, and not politicians. I know people are going
over to Londonderry to make their final pitches this Wednesday. That
is really the last gasp. I think everyone is impressed by their Hull
bid and how United the city is. Some people here fear that there might be
favourable treatment to Dundee in Scotland. What is your reaction to
that? At the risk of repeating myself, the
panel who will bet the final decision does not have a single
politician on it. It is chaired by Phil Redmond from Liverpool. I do
not think there will be thinking about which is the best city. The
best city for politics, I mean. If you were a betting man, who would
win? I can't possibly comment on that. Hull's bid is fantastic. It is
exciting. It has united the city. All parts of the community are
supporting it. It is not just led from the top. It should involve
everyone. And you have absolutely no inference whatsoever? Absolutely
not. There is no point in me saying you are the most charming minister I
have interviewed in 30 years? I think that could be helpful but not
in relation to the bid! Thank you. The culture minister talking to me
this morning. With the decision being made next
week, what would you like to see happen in Hull if the city wins
capital of culture? I look forward to hearing from you
about that. A woman from Hull has admitted
killing her baby daughter while she was suffering from post natal
depression. At Hull Crown Court this morning, 21`year`old Natasha Sultan,
seen here under the black umbrella, pleaded guilty to the infanticide of
five`week`old Amelia Lily Sultan`Curtis in October 2012. The
court heard the baby died from a head injury inflicted by Sultan when
suffering from mental health problems. The baby has died at the
hands of her mother. She would say due to the nature of the birth and
how tired she was, she was affected by that.
Still ahead tonight: Families and friends remembered as Armistice Day
is marked. Thank you for watching.
Karen Millington took this of Beverley Minster.
I noticed Keely Donovan appeared. He is not on holiday again?
I could not possibly comment. I think you code. ` ` I think you
code. The document last week for forgetting to change the timestamp.
You will be sick of methane. Tomorrow looks like a much brighter
day. It was very cloudy today. ` ` you will be sick of me soon. The
rest of the week doesn't look too bad. It will be very windy on
Thursday. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday do not look bad at all. We
did have a lots of cloud. We will see further outbreaks of rain and
drizzle spread from the north`west through the evening. You can see
those clearing south eastwards. They will linger around the wash towards
the end of the night. Temperatures will fall, the lowest around about
six or seven. Milder temperatures further north. It looks like a
decent day. We can't rule out the odd shower, but for most places, it
looks dry and bright with decent spells of sunshine. It was mild for
the time of year but it will be cooler tomorrow. Some places will
stay in single figures. Mostly, towns and cities will get up to ten
or 11 Celsius. As we had through the rest of the week, Wednesday, chilly
start. Friday and Saturday, bright. You looked a bit cagey then. I will
get to the bottom of it. Maybe I will just that fibbing and
say he's poorly. Business owners from the East Riding
will find out tonight if they have won at a prestigious prize ceremony
for tourism in Yorkshire Amongst the tourist attractions nominated are
the restaurant 1884 Dock Street Kitchen in Hull, and the Spa at
Bridlington nominated in the Best Business Tourism category at the
annual White Rose Awards. Tributes have been paid for Steve
Prescott, the former Hull FC rugby league player who died on Saturday
aged 39. For seven years, he fought a rare stomach cancer, and during
that time raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity.
Simon Clark looks at the mark Steve Prescott left on people's lives.
Steve Prescott had earned a very special place in Hull supporters'
hearts as an attacking full`back. But when he was struck down by his
illness he dedicated his remaining time to extreme charity fund raising
events. Like this multi`marathon from Hull to Manchester.
It was blowing a gale. It was hailstones, rain. Every weather you
can imagine, we suffered today. He wanted to raise money and awareness
as well. ?WHITE Hull FC will open a book of condolence on Wednesday, but
fans can still pay tribute on the club's web pages.
There has been talk about removing the number one shirt, and that is
something we will be looking at. We need something that will last and
create the right image of a man, and make sure his legacy is remembered
in the right way. Tributes from all over the rugby league world have
been paid to Steve Prescott ` such was his popularity with his fellow
professionals. A really close friend. Someone we admired. We'll
talk about him as a person, but I would also like to remember him as a
fantastic rugby league player. I would describe him as a really
humble individual with no edge on him. The game and the world will be
a lot poorer for his passing. Steve Prescott, here receiving a doctorate
from Hull University for his charity work, was a special player and a
special man. He'll be very sadly missed. Very sad news.
Simon Clark is at the KC Stadium, Steve Prescott was obviously very
well loved and will be greatly missed. What is being planned as a
memorial to him? Hull FC and Saint Helens have begun
negotiations and discussions already. They are the two clubs
Steve Prescott is most closely associated with. We done a precise
details. It could take the form of a challenge, for example. Nothing will
be decided until the involvement of the family. That once take place
until a significant time of mourning has passed. Peter.
Simon, thank you. We will of course keep you posted if we hear anything.
Humberside Police say they are working with Grimsby Town and
Scunthorpe United football clubs to promote the use of organised travel
to and from an FA Cup replay game next week. The first round tie ended
in a nil`nil draw on Saturday. After the game, there was a fight between
fans of both teams. 12 people were arrested and three are still on
bail. The winners of the FA Cup replay
between Grimsby Town and Scunthorpe United will play Northampton Town.
Lincoln City's prize for a replay win over Plymouth would be a match
against Welling United. The Hull City manager Steve Bruce
says he has no complaint after his side were beaten heavily by
Southampton. The Tigers were 3`0 down at half time. Before Yannick
Sagbo pulled a goal back. The game finished four one with Hull now 12th
in the Premier League. On Friday we told you fast food
chain Macdonald's is pulling out of Scunthorpe high street. The decision
has been blamed on a change in shopping habits, and local traders
called it a serious blow to the local economy. Thank you for your
responses on this. Two minutes' silence has been
observed to mark Armistice Day across East Yorkshire and
Lincolnshire. People paid their respects in city centres workplaces
and schools. At the Sentamu Academy in Hull, every pupil and teacher
released a balloon to mark their respects. Simon Spark reports.
At 11 o'clock, the only sound in our towns and cities was the rain
falling. Here in Hull, Standards were lowered as the two minutes'
silence began. On the high street in Lincoln, people gathered at the
memorial. And at the senotaph in Mablethorpe. And in the schools.
Here at the Sentamu Academy, they watched images of war while staying
silent. But then they continued to prepare for their own special
service. Here, 1,500 balloons were being filled to connect every pupil
and member of staff to what armistice day was all about. It is
important because my grandad was in the war and most of his friends died
in it. We want to show respect to people who have fallen, and people
in Afghanistan as well. We should never forget about what has
happened. They did it for our freedom. I hope you are hopeful like
me... Many years ago, they went into battle, not knowing if they would
come home, and fought for their current shape, and I think it is a
time to be very proud ` ` fought for their country. He was in the air
force, captured in Singapore. Put in a prison camp. Be thankful you can
stand with me, thinking of those who now cannot. At least we show they
are not forgot. Remembering earlier to day.
The City of Hull Youth Jazz Orchestra are preparing to perform
at the Royal Albert Hall in London this week. The band will join 3,000
young people from across the country who have demonstrated exceptional
talent during Music for Youth's annual festival which has taken
place over the spring and summer. We met the orchestra as they did some
final rehearsals. Amy Cole reports. From this small venue in Hull, to
the world's most famous stage, the Royal Albert Hall. Home to some of
the greatest musicians, such as Nigel Kennedy, and a regular haunt
of the BBC's Proms season. On Wednesday, The City of Hull Youth
Jazz Orchestra will perform a piece of music that has been specially com
posed for them. 17`year`old Becky Cooper is very enthusiastic. I think
it is great. I love how it has been written just for our band as well.
Nobody has come play. I think it is good. ` ` nobody else can play it.
The ban's Jenny has been a long one. A one original festival in March,
and there followed a national one in July. From that, they were handed a
golden ticket to the great Hall. I think it is the biggest thing they
have achieved. We have entered a few times over the years and got the
National Festival, but it has been the final hurdle to play well enough
to be invited to its. In terms of what we try and do, it is the
biggest thing we can achieve. Daniel is lead trombone. On Wednesday, he
will not only play a solo part, but it will be completely improvised.
That is the moment for me when it is like, everything flashes before
you. I have always ideas running through my head ready to, and play.
In that moment, I will be thinking, let's just do it, let's just have
some fun. All were musicians say they have worked really hard, and
can't wait to give it their all. Fantastic. Another Hull success. I
am sure the members of the orchestra will be tuned into night, so good
luck and enjoy Wednesday. If you have a story you think we should
know about and sent our cameras to, send an e`mail.
Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines. Rescuers in
the Philippines warn there are places in the disaster zone that
they've yet to reach ` more than ten thousand are feared dead. A Hull
charity that's saved hundreds of children from sex offenders is
praised by police. We were talking about the bid for
the City of Culture and I was chatting with the culture minister,
head crazy, who has been in town today. Steve says, tell us how much
it has cost Hull to bid for this, I can see it happening, if I lived in
another city, I wouldn't come here. Bit downbeat there. Somebody else
had, of course Hull will win it, what is not to like? That is from
Peter in Bridlington. Ben says, if Hull wins, they should put the tolls
down some people come to the city, I am from Grimsby. David said, I like
Hull, we visit regularly, it is a great place, lots of museums,
historic places and great shopping, and the location is great beside the
Humber history. David could have written a bit. I also like the deep,
it is a great asset, and we like going on the ferry to Europe.
Finally, Val has been in touch saying, good luck with the last few
days, Hull deserves the title. There is a final presentation on Wednesday
this week, then Wednesday next week, the announcement is made. Join
me tomorrow on the radio if you can. If not, see you tomorrow night. Take