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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight: Final
tributes for the rugby league legend Steve Prescott.
The fact the church was so busy says so much about what type of bloke he
was. A warning to drivers caught using
their mobile phone behind the wheel. You are gambling with your life and
you are gambling with other people 's lives.
Taking to the Strictly stage ` the the hero who jumped into a water
filled ditch to rescue a trap motorist. And taking to the Strictly
stage. A risk of ice and frost ahead.
Hundreds of people broke out in spontaneous applause as the coffin
of former Hull FC rugby league player Steve Prescott arrived at
church this morning for his funeral. The 39`year`old died this month
after he lost his seven year battle with a rare form of stomach cancer.
During that time he raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity
and retains a special place in the hearts of sports fans across the
country. Phillip Norton reports from his home town of St Helens.
From clubs of all colours. Family, friends and fundraisers. The
sporting world united in applause for Steve Prescott. St Mary's Lowe
House church in his native St Helens was packed for the service to
remember his life. More than 2,000 mourners, including the England
Rugby League team, gathered to say their farewells.
We are here to celebrate Steve's life. We have more and and we will
continue to do so but we must remember this great person.
Steve Prescott was a legend on the pitch for Hull FC, as well as St
Helens, England and Ireland. But in 2006, he was given just months to
live when he was diagnosed with a rare form of stomach cancer. He
remained defiant, courageously completing gruelling challenges and
marathons, raising almost half a million pounds for charity. His son
Taylor paid tribute to his dad during the service.
When I was five, I made him a promise that I would always do my
best and follow my dream of being a sportsman. I would make him as proud
of me as I am of him. We will miss him but we will love him for ever.
Outside, in drizzle and rain, the crowds remained. Hull FC fans and
representatives standing side by side with other mourners.
Towards the end of the service, his life was lovingly summed up. Thank
you but 39 years of hope and inspiration. We will make sure your
name goes on and on. We will let everyone know you were truly one in
a million. He was a fantastic bloke. He was one
of the best fullbacks I have ever seen. I'm just glad I could come.
A private service was held shortly afterwards. A final goodbye to an
inspiration and a man whose legacy will live on.
In a moment: As unemployment begins to fall in parts of the country `
how are these four job`seekers faring in their hunt for work? A
woman from Hull whose mother was killed by a texting driver says
mobile phones should be switched off completely when behind the wheel.
New figures show almost 5500 people in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
have points on their licence for driving while distracted. Now a
Yorkshire`based charity is calling for phones to be locked away before
drivers set off. Driven to distraction. Whether it's
the pressure of modern life or the tedium of the traffic, the claim is
too many reach for their mobile phone. But the consequences can be
severe. Dawn Timming's mother Mary died on an East Yorkshire road.
She'd just been given the all clear from cancer when she was involved in
a head on collision. The person that was driving towards
Hull was texting on their fallen and lost control of the beer call and
hit her head on. `` lost control of the vehicle. Those of us left behind
are trying to put our lives back together without that person.
A campaign group is calling for people to turn off their mobile
phones or pack them away safely. Pro`driving groups insist that
hands`free kits as a and people shouldn't have to turn their forms
of altogether. The deterrent against using even a
hand`held phone isn't great so we would like to see that buying put up
to a minimum of ?8,000 `` ?1000. I don't have Bluetooth or anything.
If I'm driving, I can ignore it. Of course there are other distractions
` cigarettes, food, even passengers. The question being posed by road
safety campaigners I would say turn it off, silence,
get it away, because the temptation is too great.
Earlier, I spoke to John Siddle from the Lincolnshire Road Safety
Partnership and asked him whether he thought phones in cars should be
banned completely. We talk about mobile phones and we
have the disparity here between a hand`held phone and hands`free
phones. The same applied to both, they are both as dangerous as each
other. People have been eating and drinking
behind the wheel for years. I can't see the difference.
There is a big difference. Statistically your reaction time is
35% slower when you are on the phone and driving than that of a drunk
driver. It can't be more dangerous than drinking.
If you need to drop your mobile if you are in trouble, you can. You can
suddenly sober up. We have found there is a physical
distraction. What about a parent with two
screaming kids in the back of the car? Would you ban them.
A man who jumped into a water`filled ditch to rescue a motorist who was
trapped upside down in a crashed car has been described as a hero by
police. Andy Stubbs says he went to help after his wife heard the crash
near their home in Brothertoft near Boston. He says the road where it
happened is an accident black spot and wants the council to make
improvements to make it safer. Amy Cole is there. It was purely by
chance that the driver got any help at all. Andy and his family were at
a remembrance service for someone who had died in a road traffic
accident when they heard a noise coming from the ditch. They could
see the car in the ditch and that it had started to take on water and the
driver was trapped inside. It was pitch black and getting cold. The
police say that the driver is very lucky to be alive.
It appears that the driver ended up in this ditch, for reasons unknown.
There was a car overturned in the dream. I helped to calm him down.
His head was above the water so we helped them a little bit until
people arrived. Andy reckons that the driver was in
the ditch for about 45 minutes. Lincolnshire Police praised Andy's
willingness to help. Lotsa people would say that lots of
other people would do that but only certain people can step up to the
mark. I think he saved the driver's life. We have had about eight or
nine incidents of people going into the drain. I have reported this to
the council but have had no success in getting anything done. He hopes
that the council will now act. Andy has told me that he has spoken
to the Highways Agency and the wheels `` they will send out people
to look at the ditch. That ditch has more than a ten foot vertical drop.
It is very dangerous and there are always people like Andy on hand
willing to help out. Well done to Andy.
Still ahead tonight: Putting on a show at the Blackpool tower ballroom
` the Grimsby dancers starring on the Strictly stage.
The roar as we came out was just phenomenal.
That's a great story. Tonight 's picture now. Tracy Needham took this
of Brantingham in East Yorkshire. I have had an e`mail saying that
they saw you in a cafe. They say you look better in the flesh.
For the next 24 hours it is colder. We will have a frost tonight but
plenty of sunshine tomorrow. Just the risk of one or two wintry
showers along the coast. The cold front is still across Lincolnshire
so still in narrow ribbon of rain pushing out. It will be cold
tonight. A widespread frost and watch out for icy patches. The sun
will rise at these times. Watch out on the roads first thing.
A crisp start but a sunny one. Just the hint of a new wintry showers
along the coast. Inland it will be dry but you will notice how cold the
air is. We morning has a wet start in places turning brighter. Sunny
intervals and scattered showers on Thursday.
You should be using their ibid more make up their need is to wet the
receding hairline. That got you! The latest figures show a fall in
unemployment across the country. But in the Yorkshire and Humber region
and across the East Midlands, which includes Lincolnshire, more than
400,000 people are still looking for work. Last month we introduced you
to these four ` Teri, Stefan, Josh and Jess `who're all hoping to find
employment. Four weeks on, Gemma Dawson has been to find out how
they're getting on. I'm job`hunting. I wonder if you
have any job vacancies. Teri has been unemployed for four years and
are starting to give up hope. Since I first met her last month, she has
spent hours pounding the pavements looking for vacancies. I have been
trying my best but it just gets me down. I can't do any more than my
best and I just feel upset. Back at her apartment, Teri admits she's
struggling with debt. This is the longest I've ever been
between jobs. I don't know what to do. Stephan has also remained
unemployed. `` Stefan. It's all right looking
for work but if you cannot get anybody to employ you, you have two
employ yourself. Josh is also making plans for the
future. He is one month into his traineeship and is hoping to work at
the builders merchants. I am still the siding which one to
choose. Jess is already getting a taste of
work. This is her first be helping out at the new primary school. It
has been stressful because it is the first day back at work but I have
enjoyed it and it has reassured me that working with children is
something that I want to do. But these four are still searching
for their happy ending as they continue to prepare for work.
We wish them well. And we'll continue to follow the four as they
try to find a job here on BBC Look North over the next few months.
They went to practice their scuba`diving but ended up at the
centre of one of the worst storms in history. Now soldiers have been
describing how they helped after the typhoon.
That is a typhoon coming in over the mountain.
We are talking a freight train passed the window and doors for two
hours. It was full on. We took shelter in what we thought was the
safest structure which was concrete building but we realised the
following morning that the roof had been lifted off.
This is where they were in relation to the eye of the storm. There were
hundreds of miles away but the storm still had power. Now back at their
base in East Yorkshire, they are taking stock of the recovery
operation. Most of the population live in rough
hearts with bamboo panels. `` rough huts.
We were clearing trees with machetes. We just did the best we
could with what we had. The locals are very resilient.
They have been lucky to escape one of the strongest storms in history.
This is one training exercise these men won't forget.
Volunteers from the Royal Voluntary Service have been told they'll have
to compete with high street brands to run coffee shops at hospitals in
Goole and Scunthorpe. North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust
says asking people to bid to run the catering facilities will improve the
service for patients and visitors. Utterly appalled and disgraced that
they could even consider this. We are told that hospitals are not
having budget cuts so there is no need for this.
The Strictly Come Dancing spotlight has been on Grimsby over the past
few weeks as 11 million people watch the progress of locally`born
professional dancer Kevin Clifton and his celebrity partner Susanna
Reid. This week though there was more than just Kevin representing
North Lincolnshire. It was a family affair on BBC One as the whole
Clifton family starred on the programme. Simon Spark reports.
On Saturday's Strictly, Grimsby's on Kevin Clifton and Susannah reads got
three tens. Kevin's sister, here on the right, .
Kevin and I danced on that floor for many years so it was emotional.
The rest of his family were there as well. They are seen here opening the
show. They were watching the show back today.
I didn't believe it at first. I thought it was a joke.
Every time that music comes on now, here stands up on the back of your
neck. The Road was just phenomenal. I cannot describe it. `` the roar.
Is it too early to dear to hope? As soon as they say his name, my
stomach goes... I was so proud. I had a few tears. I think they are
doing really well and I think they should win.
Fantastic dans on Saturday. It continues next Saturday. Let's get a
recap of the national and regional headlines.
Two Internet giants are to crack down on Internet child abuse search
terms. Hundreds line the streets to pay their respects to the Hull FC
star Steve Prescott. Tomorrow's weather: A frosty start
with icy patches. Otherwise most places dry with just a small chance
of a wintry shower, mainly along the coast. Cold with a maximum
temperature four Celsius. We've had a big response on the
story about driving with mobile phones. Annie says that phones
should be turned off and put in the boot of the car. Our daughter was
nearly knocked off her bike. Another correspondent says what about
changing the radio station? When is it going to stop? Steve says, nanny
state going over the top again. It won't along before the driver is
sealed in a separate box away from any distraction altogether. Have a
nice evening. Goodbye. 'We wanna do
a science fiction series.' CS Lewis meets HG Wells meets
Father Christmas, that's the Doctor.