26/11/2013 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


The latest news, sport and weather for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Similar Content

Browse content similar to 26/11/2013. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!



That is all from BBC News At Six, I will be back with more from


Edinburgh at ten. Now we join Edinburgh at ten. Now we join the


news teams where you Good evening and welcome to BBC Look


North. The headlines: Waiting to see her children again after eight


months ` the woman falsely accused of hiring a hit man to kill her


husband. My life will never be the same.


People look at me different in the street. I have lost eight months


with my children. I am going to lose my house. Calls to improve roads to


the Humber ports, or risk losing trade.


The biggest problem is it would stop other companies locating to Hull. If


they saw the state of the traffic here, they would think, hang on a


second. The family that owns Hull City buy a


smaller club, five leagues below The Tigers.


Ian Burton's very public proposal to his girlfriend, but did she say yes?


A warm front brings milder conditions over the next 24`hour.


The very latest coming up shortly. A woman who was falsely accused of


hiring a hit man to kill her husband has told BBC Look North her life has


been left in ruins. Lisa Fairpo, who's from Hull, had her five


children taken away from her and fell into debt as she waited eight


months for her case to be heard in court. Tonight, the Crown


Prosecution Service has defended its decision to take bring the case to


court, but Lisa says she will never trust the legal system again. She's


been speaking to Anne`Marie Tasker. Finally back in her house in West


Hull, Lisa Fairpo's getting ready so her children can come back home. The


courts barred her from living here, or caring for her children, when she


was accused of hiring a hit man to kill her ex`husband. A charge she's


been cleared of. My life will never be the same. People look at me


different in the street. I have lost eight months with my children. They


are all so unhappy. Sophie especially, she is not the same


little girl that went away. She is only just starting to be happy the


last two days. It has had a dramatic affect on the children. Do you think


you can get over what has happened? Truthfully, no. I don't even feel


like I am Lisa any more. I have got a lot of anger inside me. My torch


and have still not been returned for something I never did. Lisa Fairpo


was arrested in April, and her three children and two foster children


were taken from her care. In September, she went on trial. Her


co`accused Darren Wilson, who's 46 and from Hull, was found guilty of


conspiracy to murder. But, when it came to Lisa Fairpo, the jury


couldn't reach a verdict. Last week she faced a retrial at Hull Crown


Court, where the jury found her not guilty. All I want my family, and to


forget all of this stigma that has ruined my reputation. From day one,


my solicitor said it won't go to trial, and the evidence they had was


always hearsay or circumstantial. I would not trust the police ever


again and I won't trust the court system either. The Crown Prosecution


Service would not be interviewed but has told Look North it's confident


it was the right decision, to bring Lisa Fairpo's case to court. It said


because her co`accused was convicted, it had established that


"a conspiracy to murder had taken place. The only question for the


jury was whether Lisa Fairpo was a part of that conspiracy." It added,


"Jurors are entitled to convict upon purely circumstantial evidence" if


they think there's "no other reasonable explanation in


determining guilt or innocence." Tomorrow, Lisa is meeting with Hull


City Council, hoping it will now finally let her bring her three


children and her foster son back home.


In a moment: The first of England's new local TV services goes on air in


Grimsby. Poor transport links are holding


back growth in the Humber ports. That's according to the House of


Commons Transport Committee, which says the Government should step in


to upgrade roads to the docks to prevent traffic jams. 20% of


Britain's imports come through Hull, Immingham and Grimsby, providing


jobs for thousands of people. Sarah Corker reports.


The Humber is one of the fastest growing trading areas in Europe. But


getting to and from the ports can be slow going. It can get really busy


downhill. It can add on 40 minutes to your journey time, going in or


out of Hull. Hauliers are concerned what effect those delays are having.


It is a major port, it is just let down by its road infrastructure. The


problem is it would stop other companies locating to Hull. If they


came and saw the state of the traffic here, then they would


think, hang on a second, can this place cope? Thoughts echoed by lorry


drivers in Immingham. It's total gridlock this is the only road going


in and out. It can get really bad at times. This one is not so bad, at


Ingham. The Humber Ports handle 30% of the coal and 25% of petrol that's


needed in the UK. Grimsby docks imports and exports half a million


vehicles a year. Around a quarter of all rail freight begins its journey


from Immingham. Quicker, easier access to our ports is seen as an


engine for growth. It is good for business. What today's report says


is it is up to the government to contribute to major road and rail


improvements connecting the dockside, rather than expecting port


operators to pick up the bill. The main problem in developing the ports


of Hull, a new medium and Grimsby is the road access. Somebody has to


take responsibility. The main roads to the port of Hull are the A63 and


A1033. Over in Immingham, the Government says one of its top


priorities is improving the A180 and A160 leading to the port. A long


awaited government scheme to upgrade the A63 was approved in the summer.


A good road network is essential to a thriving economy. It is incumbent


upon the government to put that money into our infrastructure to


make sure it brings about that economic improvement. Until those


improvements happen, it is the final few miles to the ports where delays


will remain a daily frustration. I'm joined now by the Cleethorpes MP


Martin Vickers who is on the committee who wrote the report on


ports. Ports nationally are worth several


billion pounds, get our poor roads are holding growth back in the


Humber. The government have taken their eye off the ball with this


one, haven't they? I wouldn't say that. The report does provide


ammunition for those of us who are campaigning for even better access,


but we must recognise that the road into Immingham docks is on schedule


now, and the A63 is proceeding. We have had considerable investment


had. But the report says UK ports are at a disadvantage compare to


foreign ports. That is not acceptable, and it is not giving us


a chance. No, there does seem to be some confusion over grants and state


aid because most foreign ports are state or municipal owned, and that


is something that the committee are looking at. We have heard of lorry


drivers today taking 45 minutes to do a couple of miles through Hull.


We have this great motorway system, and then they get to where they want


to get, nearly there, and they can't do it. I accept that, and that is


why I am at the forefront of the campaign to improve access. The


ports are the engine of the local economy and it is absolutely vital


we maintain good access. You are a big supporter of the HS2 project,


but then we need to sort out our roads before building a train set


the goes a bit faster that the public are underwhelmed about? The


Transport Committee has interrogated the Transport Secretary today about


that, and as he pointed out, the investment in roads and other


aspects of rail is still going ahead, along with HS2. HS2, of


course, is over 17 years. But if there is money to build a new train


track, then there is money to sort out our roads, which needs doing


first. If it was either or, then I agree, but the government are


delivering both. Thank you for joining us.


We want to hear from you on this story.


You can e`mail us. Doubts are being raised about


whether the German wind turbine builder Siemens will commit to


opening a factory in Hull. The uncertainty has been sparked after


another German company, RWE, pulled out of building a large wind farm in


the Bristol Channel. Siemens say the decision is RWE's to make, but some


industry experts say it could have a knock on effect which would be bad


for the area. Siemens are not the top of the food


chain in terms of the offshore wind industry. Their customers are the


likes of RWE, and if these people are cancelling wind farms, then they


are not buying offshore wind turbines, which puts the investment


into the manufacturing of turbines into question.


A jury has been given details of mobile phone calls made by a man who


is being tried for aiding and abetting an arson attack on a mosque


in North East Lincolnshire. Grimsby Crown Court heard that, following an


attack on the Islamic centre in the town in May, Daniel Cressey from New


Haven made nine phone calls over three days. Records show they were


all to his cousin Stuart Harness, who has already pleaded guilty to


the attack along with Gavin Humphries.


Nurses from Spain have begun working at a Grimsby hospital this week. 22


nurses have been recruited from overseas, and now all of them have


permanent jobs at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital. It's


been so successful that the Trust has now started a second recruitment


drive in the country. We have had a problem recruiting


enough staff nurses to fill the vacancies we have had, and that has


been a rolling difficulty over the last few months. We knew that we


needed to take a different kind of approach to recruitment. We have run


local and national recruitment campaigns, and we knew we had to do


something different. It's one of the most distressing


complications of diabetes ` the need for toes or even limbs to be


amputated, and it seems in Hull there's a particular problem. The


city has one of the highest amputation rates in the country.


Late diagnosis of the disease is often the problem and now health


officials are encouraging people to get regular check`ups. Sarah Walton


has been to meet one diabetes patient.


Christine had diabetes for two decades, and this is what can happen


when the condition goes untreated. Over the years, Christine's learnt


to cope. I had the toe taken off and a bit of the side of my foot. The


condition means she can't control blood sugar levels. But it also


affects circulation, so without regular checks some people can need


an amputation. I get frustrated that I can't do what I used to be able to


do. I used to do a full days work before I went to work and do a full


days work. I used to walk the dog, I brought up children, I run a three


bedroomed home, and I can't do any of that now. Figures from clinical


commissioning groups across the country suggest Hull has one of the


highest number of people needing an amputation ` 4.4 for every 1,000


diabetes patients. The average is 2.6. But the East Riding, North East


Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire East and South Lincolnshire are also above


average. We think that probably things like the early detection and


early referral of someone with a foot problem isn't happening as


quickly as it could, so the problem with the foot is escalating before


it is being picked up. The CCGs say they are committed to improving


diabetes care and in North East Lincolnshire figures for amputations


have been falling since 2010. There were nine amputations. Year after


that, there were five. This year, up till now, there were only two major


amputations. Year`on`year are improving, and we believe that the


work our team has done is showing its reward. There is still a lot of


work to be done and we will carry on. And that includes getting people


to come forward for checks in the first place, with regular


information events like this. If you look at one of our posters, it tells


you the amount of amputees, and it is not necessary. If we can reduce


our diabetes, and reduce all the negativity, get people to be


thinking positively, then maybe these amputations might happen so


much. So, both doctors and support groups are encouraging diabetics to


get regular checks, to look after their own health, and also reduce


the number of amputations. Still ahead tonight: New


premier`league owners for this village football club. The ground


down there is too small if they grow much further. It raises the spirits


of the village. They are doing very well.


Tonight's photo is an absolute stunner. It was by Martin Dean. Our


director says there is a double rainbow. Thank you very much for


that. It is turning milder from the


Northwest. There will be some sunshine to come tomorrow. Really


nice late autumn day to come, and relief from these chilly temperature


is. High pressure will still be in charge, so Thursday looks to be a


nice day. Friday to a lot of sunshine, although there will be a


temporary cold snap. That said, it should again be mostly dry. There is


a warm front in here, which is tracking south`east. It will


introduce milder air, but before that, cloud and some patchy


outbreaks of rain spilling down South East Woods `` south


eastwards, and later skies were clear once more across East


Yorkshire. A touch of ground frost tonight. The sun will rise at about


7:49am. There may be some drizzle first


thing, but that will soon think southwards, and sunny skies will


push in from the Northwest. A afternoon in prospect. `` a lovely


afternoon in prospect. Temperatures above average for a change. Highs of


ten or 11 degrees. First they will be dry, partly cloudy, some patchy


rain first thing on Friday, a chilly wind. Cold but sunny and breezy on


Saturday. Someone has said, and why the only


person who thinks the weather graphic looks like a cooked


chicken? I don't know what they are talking about!


Let's have a look. The family of Hull City owner Assem


Allam have taken control of a nearby non`league football team. North


Ferriby United, who are five divisions below The Tigers, now


belongs to Dr Allam's daughter Emen and son`in`law Steve Forster. Simon


Clark explains what it means for the club and sport in East Yorkshire.


It is one of the leafy, affluent suburbs that fringes howl. Tucked


away in the quarter is the media Stadium, the whole of North Ferriby


United. For 20 years, this man has built up the club, making it one of


Yorkshire's best`known non`league sides. Today he welcomes the new


investment which sees Steve Forster and his wife take control.


Certainly, now that he has committed to the football club, it gives me


that great opportunity to be able to add sustainability and stability to


the wonderful success that we have endured. It raises the spirits of


the village. They have been there a long time, they gradually get


promoted year by year, they are doing very well. It is a local team


and a lot of local people support them. It is really beneficial. The


purchase increases the family's interest. He has made a significant


short time commitment to Hull Kingston Rovers. Now his daughter


and son`in`law have bought North Ferriby United. They always play in


collaboration. What we will see is to business deals that are going to


be very distinct, and will run themselves in their own way. This


isn't about the family buying into the club, this is about his daughter


and husband, so they will be separate business entities. Therapy


is as clay`macro enjoying outstanding success. The club is


enjoying success. Steve Forster and his wife's involvement in the club


began as parents of children who are part of a growing junior section.


This is the football club that puts immunity at the heart of everything


it does. `` community. Scunthorpe United caretaker manager Russ Wilcox


takes charge of his second game tonight.


He replaced Brian Laws who was sacked last week, and started with a


win at Portsmouth at the weekend. He's interested in taking the job


full time, but just wants to think about tonight's game at Rochdale.


Might we met has been the two games. I just forget about the scenario


about myself, it is not about me. It is about the club and the players,


and their response to the situation has been top drawer.


And there's commentary of Scunthorpe's match at Rochdale on


BBC Radio Humberside. You can get all the build up on Sports talk


which is on the air now. The first steam locomotives to visit


Horncastle in 50 years has been on public display today. Several


hundred people came to see the Jubilee class Bahamas. It is on its


way to be restored. The locomotives has received a lottery grant so


extensive work can be carried out. It took a detoured to stop off at


the home of railway Publishing in Lincolnshire. I have never seen a


day like it. It is amazing, to see the reaction from people young and


old, to see an engine which isn't even in steam yet. It is a


tremendous day. I really mean that. It has brought a lump to my throat,


to see the number of people here. The night has been a broadcasting


first in Grimsby with the launch of Estuary TV, a new local television


channel. The channels are being funded by advertising, sponsorship


and a commercial agreement with the BBC. It will be followed in the


spring by 18 more channels with even more in the pipeline.


Estuary TV launched live tonight from Grimsby, the first of 28 new


local channels, which will offer news and programmes from Northern


Lincolnshire. There are places that have had a knock, especially by


national media. The national media tend to come in, they will probably


trample over everybody that lives here, and then walk out again.


Though, will people be watching? I did think there is enough about our


area and the community. There's nothing wrong with having local


television. But there isn't enough every day all day. What could you


report? Local TV has been tried before. This one was set up in


Greenwich 40 years ago, and there are plenty of television channels


that have been consigned to the history books. For news, sport and


entertainment... But Estuary TV will be widely available on free view to


350,000 homes. It has governance support, and the BBC has put in more


than ?40 million. Scarborough, Leeds, Sheffield, a nationwide


network is on its way. In Grimsby, they have opened a new chapter in


broadcasting history. How has the launch on tonight? There


was a lot of local media industry experts, but the best person to


answer that question is the executive producer of Estuary TV.


Out of the first programme go? It went very well, thank you. Our


presenters did an absolutely fantastic job will stop off we go to


a good start. How successful do you think this venture will be because


it is quite a crowded media marketplace? Yes, but we know people


are still watching television. It is still the first place for people to


get their information, and we know that people desperately want local


news, more local news. They love what they get on Look North, but


they want to see more. Estuary TV will also be launching a channel in


Scarborough, which will happen in September. From the studio here,


back to you. Good luck to them.


Many men struggle to think of the perfect way to propose to their


partner, but Ian Burton from Scunthorpe knew his girlfriend would


want her friends and family to be involved.


So he set about planning the perfect, public proposal. Gemma


Dawson explains. You can see the surprise among


shoppers in Lincoln as dancers leap into action. And it's all for


Katrina Coupland. She'd always wanted a public proposal, so her


boyfriend set about planning this. I was nervous that it wouldn't work


and that she might even say no, which would be embarrassing. Ian


asked these dancers from the University to help, and they spent


weeks working on this routine. It was an amazing experience, something


I will never forget. It was nerve wracking because it was so


important, something that would change someone's life. I am so glad


we did it. When people were walking along, they stopped and they weren't


sure what was going on. Nearer the end, they realised. Katrina only


realised what was happening when her friend `` friends and family joined


in the flashmob. 48 hours later, she is still in shock. I was like, it is


a flashmob. Then I saw everybody and I started crying. I didn't stop for


the entire duration. Now you've done this, there's a lot of pressure for


the wedding day. Yes, there is. We haven't got very far yet. Plenty of


time to plan an even bigger surprise for their wedding guests.


Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines. The Scottish


First Minister Alex Salmond launches his government's independence


blueprint, calling it a "mission statement" for Scotland's future.


A woman falsely accused of hiring a hit man to kill her husband says the


legal system has ruined her life. Tomorrow's weather: A cloudy, damp


start in places, soon becoming dry and brightening up with good sunny


spells developing. Highs of ten Celsius.


A discussion there about roads to ports. David says, white do we as


car drivers pay the road fund licence, get up north nothing ever


gets done. London and the Southeast gets the lions share of


road`building. Sean says the Port Road and rail network is restricting


development throughout these counties. Sam says, the problem is


all the cup councils have sat back and read the revenue from these


ports while not having the foresight to see their growth and act


accordingly. And James says, "we need to focus on what we need, not


what we want. We don't need this HS2. We need better roads for our


ports, which will help our need for jobs and a better local economy".


Thank you for all those comments. Goodbye for now.


Download Subtitles