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North. The headlines tonight. The inquiry into abuse by Jimmy
Savile will now look at his links to a hospital in East Yorkshire.
The Government has warned that cutting green taxes could hit local
jobs and plunge us into darkness. It is about providing energy and if
you don't do it right, let's could go out.
`` lights. The village that's had its phones cut off after copper
thieves strike again. Why fancy dress shops in North
Lincolnshire are all out of squirrel outfits.
And it is a windy evening out there at the moment, some guilt along the
coast this evening, but a fine weekend on the card. `` cards.
Good evening. A former East Yorkshire psychiatric hospital is
one of 19 hospitals added to the investigation into sexual abuse by
Jimmy Savile. The De La Pole Hospital in Willerby near Hull
closed 17 years ago. Our correspondent Paul Murphy has been
following this story and is in Willerby. Paul, what more do we know
about this planned investigation? Well, the yellow pole hospital, ``
De La Pole Hospital, was closed in 1997 but it is now one of 32
hospitals around the country with which Jimmy Savile had some form of
contact. It is part of a wide`ranging investigation which
will be overseen by a senior former barrister, who will produce a report
in the fullness of time. But already, there are concerns about
the scale of this enquiry and its timescale. It does not surprise me
that there has been a further 19 hospitals investigated. What
concerns me is this will delay the outcome of the report. The victims
gave their statements to Operation Yewtree a long time ago and they
await the outcome of this report eagerly. The Hull and East Yorkshire
hospitals trust, which has no direct connection to De La Pole Hospital,
has told us tonight it will investigate thoroughly, as
instructed by the Department of Health, but it is yet to see any of
the details of any of the allegations. There's a warning we
could be facing blackouts if the Government goes ahead with plans to
cut green taxes. Green levies currently add more than ?100 a year
to the typical household energy bill. The renewables industry is
asking the Chancellor not to cut these taxes in next week's Autumn
Statement, claiming they're vital for the creation of new jobs in East
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Our political editor Tim Iredale
reports. In this corner of East Yorkshire,
many people have become used to living in the shadow of wind
turbines. However, the boss of this caravan repair business is not a
happy man. Peter Mills has just received his latest energy bill. He
wants to know why it is so high. None of us householders or business
premises see anything that this tax we are being forced to pay. We
cannot opt out. I do not think the Government is even aware where the
green taxes going to. According to the Department and energy, consumers
are charged a range of green levies on their bills, designed to reduce
the UK's carbon emissions. It adds to `` adds up to 100 top and per
year for the typical household. There is a different side to this
story. Leading figures in the renewables energy sector claim green
taxes are vital if thousands of new jobs are to be created on the
Humber. This is the view of a leading industry trade body. There
is the opportunity around the Humber to develop a world beating industry,
exporting to many parts of the world. It is not just about the low
carbon agenda but abiding energy, and if we do not do it right, lights
could go out. The Government needs to be careful about changing course
in any way. Business leaders hoping to attract new companies to the
Humber region say it is vital the Chancellor stands out the right
message in his Autumn Statement next week. Now is the right time. We are
in the best locate a place in the UK to make the best investments in
offshore renewables. `` best located. With Labour pledging to
freeze energy bills if they win the next election, the Chancellor is
under pressure to secure a better deal for customers while ensuring
our lights stay on in future. In a moment we will hear from a
spokesman from the big energy companies. But first, we spoke to
consumers in Lincoln and this is what they told us.
Any sort of money which would be put into technology, making energy
green, is really good. In principle it is a good think. I feel the way
the Government is going up and down about it is disconcerting. If they
want to pay extra, let them. I do not want to. Lawrence Slade is from
Energy UK, who represent power companies. Earlier I started by
asking him why the big six are insisting on a reduction in green
levies, rather than taking a cut in their own profits. Well, there are
two points. First, the companies need to make a profit to enable them
to invest in a future generation in the UK. Secondly, no one has
actually said we want to get rid of these green levies, what we have
said is we are happy to talk to the Government and make sure that money
is being spent in the most efficient way, getting energy efficiency
measures to people that need it. But you do not need to make the
profits. You are making huge amounts of money. We are certainly making a
margin that is between 5% or 6%. ?30 from each bill in 2011, household,
?105 this year, figures from Ofgem today. That is a massive increase.
Labour are suggesting we need to invest over ?200 billion by 2020, to
make that kind of investment, you need to have a healthy, vibrant
energy sector. What do you say to the thousands of unemployed people
in this area who are desperate for investment in green energy two if
these green taxes are removed, that is not going to happen. What we want
to do is to make sure these dream levies are getting to the right
people in the right way. `` green levies. If your viewers are
concerned about their bills, it is really important that they get
indirect contract `` contact with their energy companies to stop but
they will be saying you do not need to make as much profit as you are,
do you agree with Ed Miliband, let's freeze the bills for a period of
time? The problem with that proposal, and we need to see more
about it, is that nearly half of everyone's energy bill is based on
wholesale energy prices. We are not in control of those prices. Yes, but
you talk about wholesale costs, if we make our own, through wind, for
example, you wouldn't need to worry about that. In the long`term, once
you have made that ?300 billion investment in the future of the
industry, all right. But somehow, that money has to be paid, it has to
be found between now and 2020. So we have to make these investments and
make a margin so we have to make these investments and make a that
investment on international markets. Would you welcome the removal of
these green levies and lower bills? Maybe you worry what that might mean
for the renewable energy industry here?
Your thoughts on this one. Yorkshire Water has announced its bills will
only rise in line with we look forward to hearing from you.
Sunday Politics will be discussing green taxes and how the Government
should tackle rising energy bill. The guests include MEP Godfrey
Bloom. Yorkshire Water has announced its
bills will only rise in line with inflation for the next six years.
The company says the move is designed to help ease the pressures
on households. Yorkshire Water has come under increasing pressure to
take action after it emerged it had paid no corporation tax, despite
making ?186 million profit last year.
We have heard the message about affordability, so we took the
decision to go for flat prices in the next periodic review, but also
to do that a year early. A former Scout leader has been
jailed after pleading guilty to 49 child sex offences in Lincolnshire.
The judge said 37``year`old David Sewell carried out a series of
"sordid and disturbing" attacks in the Grantham area, some on boys as
young as ten. Tonight he's starting an 18`year jail sentence. Jake
Zuckerman has been in court in Lincoln this afternoon. What more
can you tell us you Mac ``? Described as a dangerous and
predatory paedophile, David Sewell was a Scout leader in the Grantham
area and had been involved with the movement for over 20 years. The
court heard that between 2004 and his arrest this year, he'd committed
at least 49 offences against boys he'd come into contact with through
the Scouting Movement. Offences which included rape, sexual assault,
sexual touching and the possession of indecent images. For many years,
Sewell had operated under the radar, grooming Young Boys at his home in
Grantham. His offences only came to light after one of his victims
complained to the police. In sentencing him to 18 years in
prison, Judge Michael Heath said, "Over a ten`year period, you
systematically and gratuitously abused no fewer than 11 boys in a
sordid and disturbing manner. You met these boys in your capacity as a
Scout master of long standing. Their parents trusted you with sons and
you gravely breached their trust. Police have welcomed the sentence
and say his victims and their families are still suffering the
consequences of his abuse. I cannot begin to imagine what they are going
through. The judge commented on the horrific effect it has on victims
and their families. It is difficult to know how they can move forward.
But for ourselves, and the specialist third agencies, we are
there to support them. The Scout Association say Sewell had been
subject to an advanced criminal records check. But he had not been
charged at that time. They added, "We are pleased that he has pleaded
guilty to his crimes and that he has been suitably punished for his
actions. The Scout Association condemns the actions of Sewell."
Well, tonight, Sewell is beginning an 18`year prison sentence, and will
remain on the Sexual Offenders Register for life.
Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of a teenager who was killed
crossing a road in North Lincolnshire. 15`year`old Koen
Allwood died two weeks ago when he was hit by a car in Barton upon
Humber. Koen's classmates from Baysgarth School lined the streets
this morning. The headteacher described him today as a popular and
hardworking boy. Sarah Corker reports.
The church bells rang out across Barton as the funeral cortege made
its way to St Mary's. Mourners fell silent, lining the streets. Koen's
family walking behind his coffin. Remembered today as a much loved
son, brother and grandson. For 200 of his classmates, a chance to
reflect on his life. My best friend. `` a best friend to everyone. Held
in great affection, with a lot of respect. Those close to him have
been incredibly supportive. We will also miss his very dry sense of
humour. A bright student and a keen musician. Candles were lit at the
service and a book of condolence opened. Koen died when he was hit by
a car as he crossed this road just before 11pm on November 13. Please
have their call for witnesses, and are now can't trace a couple
described as being of Eastern European origin, who may have seen
this collision. A man has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of
death by dangerous driving. Flowers still mark the scene of the
accident. A memorial fund has been set up for the teenager. You will
have seen from the number of people at the service today, this sense of
community. We want to give it thought. It has to be a fitting
tribute to Koen. For those who knew and loved Koen, it was a day to say
goodbye and celebrate his life. Sarah Corker with that report.
Still ahead tonight... Clearing up after the copper thieves
who've left villagers cut off from the phone network.
And why Scunthorpe United's supporters are going to try out a
new look at tomorrow's game. Thanks for watching. Tonight's
picture is of North Ferriby, sunset on the Humber, taken by John Wharam.
Julie Donovan is here. `` Keely. An e`mail says, the only thing my
husband wants for Christmas is a picture of Keely Donovan. You can
imagine how I feel about that! I think I can. I have a special
picture for you. Have you?
We have seen it before, but we love it.
Is that on the top of your Christmas list, Peter? Something is.
I'm sure! The forecast, very windy,
increasingly so throughout the course of the evening.
Tomorrow, it looks like a nice day. It could be the odd early shower but
most of the day will be dry with sunny spells, still on the cool
side. Over the weekend into next week, it looks largely settled.
High`pressure continuing to build from the Atlantic. Through today, it
was rather cloudy, damp and drizzly, but it worked up. The sunshine
developed. This evening and overnight, good deal of dry weather
with clear spells, we will see a fuchsia hours in eastern parts as we
head through the night. This evening, very windy along the
coastline, with the risk of gales. They will ease later. Inland,
temperatures in the countryside down to around three or four Celsius. The
sun will rise at 6:53am. `` 7:53am. A chilly day tomorrow. We should see
largely dry conditions. The odd shower skirting the coast, but
generally a decent day. Dry and fine with some decent spells of
sunshine. The breeze will be gentle from the north`west, so not windy as
today. Temperatures on the chilly side. Ranging from around six to
eight Celsius. Highest bridge along the coast, eight Celsius. `` highest
temperature. Sunday, more cloud will filter from the North but remaining
largely settled. I don't think it will feel quite as mild as
Saturday, because of all the cloud. Next week, settled weather but it
will be rather cloudy at times. We are framing that picture! You can
imagine Cathy's husband, watching the telly, going, no, not that one!
People living in a village in North integers say they have been cut off
after thieves stole copper cables for the sixth time in two years.
Internet and phone services were lost when the wires were stolen. BT
says the lines should be back up by Sunday but people living there say
they are becoming increasingly frustrated.
Cut off again for the sixth time in two years, phone engineers are once
again repairing the damage left by copper thieves. They were here doing
the same thing just six weeks ago. For this village in northern
Lincolnshire, this is Groundhog Day. The worst thing was last Christmas,
when it was two weeks. Every time the thieves strike, villagers are
left without a phone line, the latest incident was on Monday and
they are not likely to be able to use their phones until Sunday. I am
frustrated. I am not angry with the people who are trying to mend it.
But I am angry with BT who do not seem to care about their customers.
BT says this is costing them in excess of ?70,000. They say they are
working closely with the police to catch those responsible. Night
patrols have been increased in the area. Extra security measures are
now in place. Alarmed cables have been laid. On this occasion, they
were triggered, so the thieves were only able to steal a very small
amount of cable. Today, residents received leaflets asking them to be
vigilant and to report anything suspicious. But there was no comfort
for the likes of Barry, who feels let down by BT. For a company the
size of BT, it is a lack of being able to contact anybody, somebody
who has got the know`how and the power to be able to do something
about it. All we want is what we are paying for. At the end of the day,
it is the criminals who are responsible, not easy, but I want to
have a meeting in the village so we can talk to residents about what
else they want to see. And how residents can help catch these
people. While the village which to be connected, BT is having a reward
of ?1000 will happen to catch those responsible and end this misery once
and for all for their customers. Big response about the East
Yorkshire based Euro MP Godfrey Bloom, who has been criticised for
comments he's made about speeding drivers.Mr Bloom says he wants to
stand for Parliament as a "motorists' champion", but he's
angered some road safety campaigners by claiming that speed doesn't kill.
Thanks for your responses on this. Just a few of the many. James on
Twitter says, "I agree with Bloom's comments. It's dangerous driving and
overtaking that causes fatalities, not necessarily speeding."
Jenny from Bridlington sent this by text. "My son and two of his friends
were killed in a speeding accident. Speed does kill and those deaths
affect families forever." And Mike in Hull got in touch to
say, "Excessive speed is a bad thing. But a few miles per hour
should be tolerated, and the revenue from speed cameras is disgusting."
Thank you for those. Football, and Hull City faces
Liverpool on Sunday, looking to improve on a disappointing 1`0 home
defeat against Crystal Palace last weekend. Manager Steve Bruce says
he's looking forward to the challenge of playing one of the big
names of the Premier League. Emma Massey reports.
Prior to last week, Hull City had not lost at home all season and are
struggling Crystal Palace had lost all of their previous five away
games. But it was not to be for the Tigers, who lost 1`0 against the ten
men of Crystal Palace. As for Hull City's weekend opponents, they face
Liverpool on Sunday with perhaps an even tougher match next week against
Arsenal. Whenever you are playing Liverpool or Chelsea or Man City, it
is always a big occasion. This season in particular, we have done
particularly well in the big games. We have not managed to win one of
them but we have team in the game, that is what we will try and do
Sunday, enjoy the challenge. Liverpool expect to have Daniel
Sturridge back in their side for the game. But they say they are
preparing for a tough match. Of the teams promoted, they have done
really well, they look to be heading on course to be a team in the middle
of the table. That will tell you it is good to be a difficult game for
us. But confidence is high. Our spirit is very strong at the moment.
Even though it will be tough, we hope we can get the points. Defeat
to Liverpool will see Hull City heading towards the bottom of the
Premier League, despite the strong start.
You can hear full commentary of Hull City's game against Liverpool on
Sunday. Their coverage is on FM from 1:30pm. Before that, tomorrow they
will have commentary on Scunthorpe United's match against Torquay
United from 2pm on all frequencies. They will also have coverage of
Grimsby Town's match at Coalville Town in the FA Trophy. And Radio
Lincolnshire will have commentary of Lincoln City's match against
Stalybridge. Enjoy your football over the
weekend. East Yorkshire based tennis player
Kyle Edmunds is beginning a three week training block with World
number four Andy Murray. The 18`year`old from Tickton near
Beverley is Britain's highest ranked male teenager and made the
semi`finals of the junior event at this year's Wimbledon.
More than 1,200 Seals have been born at Donna Nook Nature Reserve in
Lincolnshire. It's one of the largest mainland seal colonies in
the country and pups will continue to be born here for the next few
weeks. The spectacle attracts thousands of visitors.
That's amazing. As Scunthorpe United fans prepare to welcome their former
manager, Alan Knill, back to the club tomorrow, many have have been
going nuts for fancy dress. Stocks of squirrel outfits have sold out in
the town as Knill, who is now manager of Torquay, returns to
Glanford Park for the first time since he was sacked. He famously
blamed a poor performance by the Iron on a collision he suffered with
a squirrel while riding his bike. Phillip Norton reports.
Cute, bright eyed and she tailed, but hit one on a bike and they could
almost kill you. That was how former Scunthorpe United boss Alan Knill
laid down a string of defeats when he was in charge. I select run out
into the road, but I could not do anything about it. It stuck in my
wheel and hit my brakes and I went over the top and landed on my head
and shoulder. For a minute, you go... I am in trouble! The squirrel
died. Alan Knill was soon sacked for results, not animal collisions.
Tomorrow, he is back at Glanford Park, and so are the squirrels.
Customers have been asking to buy squirrel outfits, squirrel tails,
little whiskers, little noses. Ireland fans have bought out the
entire town supply of squirrel fancy dress outfits. There will even be
face painting before the game to give their former boss returned to
remember. It is completely grey, huge 6`foot bushy tail, huge
whiskers, and you get an acorn as well, about so big. It is poking fun
at the gate, so he should be more careful when he is riding his
bicycle. The club initially asked fans not to attend as squirrels but
are now taking a lighter approach. A careful in the Daggers. I hope no
nuts are flying about. I will be fully focused myself. `` careful in
the dugouts. Just enjoy the game and hopefully, go away happy. It is a
bushy tail of some fine football banter. For fans, the match day
suites have already been sorted. Squirrels in Scunthorpe. Don't
forget, if you have a story you think we should know about, and you
think we might be interested, do drop us an e`mail. Let's get a recap
of the national and regional headlines. The jury at Fusilier Lee
Rigby's murder trial hears how he died after having a car driven at
him and then being attacked with knives.
Links between Jimmy Savile and a former psychiatric hospital in East
Yorkshire are to form part of an investigation into abuse.
Tomorrow's weather, a fine day with day with any early showers in the
East clearing and the wind easing. Sunny spells and a maximum
temperature of eight Celsius. That discussion on the subject of
green levies. A big response. Not surprisingly. Robert says, they are
a monopoly taking advantage of us, leading green taxes is a smoke
screen for their greed. Sue says, I would rather have my energy bills
cut, David Cameron should be sorting out the big six. Ed says, the energy
firms can afford to cut bills and still invest, they are now just
tried to scare and bully people by threatening power cuts unless they
get their own way. That is not Ed Miliband! Joan disagrees, this new
system of advertising was once... What was once a public and industry
has made a mess but it is still better than the old system. Michael
says, why should my money be used to create jobs that depend on
subsidies? It is economic madness. Wind farms are a waste of money,
says Michael. Finally, Philip says, crack on with renewables, we need
our jobs in new businesses so we can afford to pay the bills. This
dithering will do no good. Bags for those. Have a peaceful weekend, look
after yourself and stop `` thanks for those.