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Good evening. The headlines tonight: Calls to electrify the railway to

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Hull and reduce journey times to London by half an hour.

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I think it would open up East Yorkshire and bring Hull back onto

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the map, where it belongs. How the tidal surge cut the land

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from beneath these east coast homes. We want someone to have a look, see

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the predicament we want someone to have a look, see the predicament

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we're in. We do not even get our local councillor here.

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A week after the storm The Princess Royal sees the damage to the

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historic Boston Stump. The East Yorkshire actor Eleanor

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Tomlinson tells us about her role in this Christmas period drama. Don't

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forget the detailed five day forecast.

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Hello. Rail bosses are urging the

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Government to give the go`ahead to plans to run faster train services

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in and out of Hull. Politicians say it's essential the area has better

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transport links in time for the City of Culture celebrations in 2017.

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First Hull Trains has submitted a ?90 million plan to electrify the

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line between Hull and Selby which would cut the journey time from East

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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to London by up to 30 minutes. More from Tim

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Iredale. Could East Yorkshire be about to

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join the high speed rail revolution? Passengers travelling from Hull to

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London could in future reach the capital in a little over two hours,

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shaving more than half an hour off the journey time. It can only be a

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good thing, because it opens up opportunities. It would open up East

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Yorkshire, and Hull. It would bring Hull back on the map.

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Work is under way to electrify the Transpennine route from Liverpool to

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Manchester to Leeds. The proposal from First Hull Trains would see

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overhead line equipment added to the route between Selby and Hull, which

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would link up with the East Coast mainline and in future years could

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connect East Yorkshire with the HS2 high speed link to London. It is an

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ambitious project. It would cost more than ?90 million, but rail

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bosses say the Government should give the go`ahead sooner rather than

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later. To electrify the route from Selby across to Liverpool but miss

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out that final step makes no sense. We need a decision by Christmas that

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allows us to move this project. The rail industry says electrification

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is cleaner and greener but most importantly it's faster. The javelin

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service from St Pancras to commuter towns in Kent has cut journey times

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by half. With the City of Culture coming in 2017, we need high`quality

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transport links to bring potentially hundreds of thousands of people into

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the city during that year. Network Rail's programme does not bring

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rectification to the city until some time after 2019, which is

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acceptable. The Department for Transport says it

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has hugely ambitious plans for electrification, with a commitment

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to deliver 900 miles by 2019 and said it was currently discussing the

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possibility of upgrading the Hull to Selby route with Hull Trains.

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I spoke to the transport journalist Christian Wolmar. He told me what

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difference having electric trains would make. Electric trains are far

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better than diesel trains. They are cleaner, they have better

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acceleration, they are smoother, cheaper to operate. Electric trains

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have everything going for them compared with the old diesels. Only

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35 miles, ?90 million, is it worth that? That sounds quite cheap. Not

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very many. It is a pretty good deal and definitely worth doing. It will

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make Hull much more connected with the existing network. Do we lose out

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because spending per head on public transport is lower here? Are we

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getting a raw deal? You have to view that slightly in context. There was

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a lot more public transport in London and the south`east than that

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is up north. Many people will use cars given the distances and the

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sparse population in some areas. That is why down south, we get more

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money for public transport. It will enable cheaper direct trains.

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Wherever there has been electric and, there is a Sparks perfect. It

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will attract more people onto the railways. But we have ridden by

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2017, City of Culture? That will be tight. It always takes a long time.

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Thank you. I would like to hear from you on

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this story. What difference would faster, electric trains make to this

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area? Maybe you think we don't get a fair share of transport money in

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this area? In a moment: The film makers who

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captured life on the dole in Scunthorpe estate could make a new

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series of Skint in Grimsby. Grimsby is like anywhere. It has

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good and bad. A teenager accused of killing his

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grandmother has told Hull Crown Court he can't remember attacking

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her because he was high on drugs. Irene Dale and her husband Allan

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were stabbed in bed at their home in Hull in April. Their grandson Lewis

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Dale admits stabbing his grandparents but denies murder and

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attempted murder. Jill Archbold reports from Hull Crown Court. Irene

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Dale and her husband had been asleep at their home when 18`year`old Allan

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Dale needed to get a teaser bathroom. It is alleged they

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grandson, who was living with them, lunged at his grandfather and

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stabbed him with a knife. I mean was also stabbed repeatedly. The

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defendant began to cry as he was giving evidence. He described his

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regular use of the drug M`Cat and said it made him paranoid. The jury

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heard what he said he could remember of that evening at the the afternoon

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taking that struck. He said he remembered going into his

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grandparents bedroom but nothing after that, only hearing his

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grandmother screaming. He said he remembered feeling he was being

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followed. The prosecutor accused Lewis Dale of blaming the drug and

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not taking the blame for the death of his grandmother. He said, I don't

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know. The case continues. Lincolnshire Police say they think a

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double stabbing on Monson Street in Lincoln yesterday evening was an

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isolated incident. Two men were attacked with a large kitchen knife

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at around half past five. Their injuries are not thought to be

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serious. Police say they don't believe there's a wider threat to

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the public. Health managers in Lincolnshire say

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improvements are already under way at a GP practice, which had been

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criticised by national inspectors. A team from the Care Quality

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Commission found mistakes had been made in the management of drugs at

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the Wolds Practice in Tetford, near Horncastle. Local managers say

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they're now working hard to ensure the surgery reaches the standards

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set by the CQC. Residents living along parts of the

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East Coast say they're desperate for help after the biggest tidal surge

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for 60 years left their homes at risk of falling into the sea. The

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storm surge last Thursday flooded more than 1,000 homes in East

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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Residents in Boston were worst hit.

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451 homes were flooded in the town. In North Lincolnshire there were

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more than three hundred, and in Hull and East Yorkshire a similar number

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were flooded. As the clean`up continues, people living along the

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coast say they need urgent help from the authorities. Amanda White

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reports. Teetering on the edge. These

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caravans, near Ulrome, were always living on borrowed time. But, after

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last week's storms, residents say more cliff crumbled like cake.

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Further up the coast in Skipsea it was a worrying time for Sheila

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Garforth. Like many on Green Lane her home is already at high risk of

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falling into the sea. I want someone to come and have a look at us to

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start to see the predicament we're in. We can't even get our local

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councillor here and local MP to come and have a look at how desperate we

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are. We know that we can't stop the cliff coming, eventually, over time

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but we would like someone to give us something that would help prolong a

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little bit longer yet. This was already the fastest eroding

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coastline in Europe. Government policy is to build coastal defences

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where most live. Bridlington with over 35,000 residents, Withernsea

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with over 8,000 and Hornsea over 6,000, all have defences. The policy

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for villages, like Skipsea, where almost 700 live is to let nature

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take its course. Experts at Hull University say the sheer ferocity of

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last week's storm surge means experts need to rethink their

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strategies. Every now and again we will get a storm surge. There's no

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question about that. Our first duty is to protect life and property. So

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we are going to have to make sure that the coast is defended against

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those storm surges and that means, in the future, spending money on

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coastal defences. East Riding of Yorkshire Council says it will

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undertake a survey of the damage. For residents like Sheila, this

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means another waiting game. The Princess Royal has been in Boston

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this afternoon to inspect the damage done by flood water to The Stump.

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Specialist teams are expected to stay there for a number of weeks

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while work is done to dry out the stonework and timbers. Sarah Corker

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reports. The flood damage Boston Stump

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welcomed a royal visitor. Princess Anne is the patron of the Church's

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restoration appeal, and visit every year. She has never seen it like

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this. She was surprised am quite shocked, I think, at the situation.

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She was very interested in how we're going to do with it in the short and

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long term. It is difficult to envisage how we will go forward. A

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specialist team has been brought in to dry out the centuries`old

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building. This chapel dates back to the 1400s. It is a delicate job. The

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water flowed through the masonry. We have a wooden floor here so we have

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to be very careful how we treat this. A wall of water cascaded into

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the church and flooded 400 homes as the River Haven burst its banks.

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Everything was just ruined. A week on, my camp at a still overwhelmed

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by the damage. Kitchen has got to go. My husband built all this, he is

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a joiner, and it has been his love. Nicol has to go. We're trying to

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keep strong for each other, but it is making us feel poorly. They are

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insured but many others here are not. Repairs to flood defences

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damaged by the tidal surge are underway. Here, 200 sandbags are

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being used to strengthen the flood wall next to the rear. Long`term

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plans to protect the town are being fast tracked. We can protect 20,000

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properties more with the tidal barrier. We have 18 looking at how

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we can accelerate that programme. Back at the Stump, printers and was

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shown the tide marks on the wall. The full extent of the damage it

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won't be known until the stonework dries out, and that will take many

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weeks. BBC Radio Humberside will be

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broadcasting live from South Ferriby in the morning for a special

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breakfast programme. Lizzie and Carl are on air from 6am.

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Still ahead tonight: keep your photos coming in.

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Lincoln in the Mist by Tim Scott. Very nice, back.

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How are you? Alex Deakin is running a competition on twitter. You have

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to choose a tie. He will wear it on the news channel in the morning.

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I have seen that. They are all as dull as ditchwater. I think Alex has

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too much time on his hands. If Mr Deakin is watching, good

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evening. She will be drinking coffee at a

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coffee morning. We are opening the floodgates to a

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westerly part which will dominate towards the second half of December.

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There is a risk of some heavy rain at times and severe gales. The

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recipe is therefore something quite disturbed as we head through the

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second half of December. It is milder this evening compared with

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yesterday evening. MacLeod has given some patchy outbreaks of rain. It is

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the dull and dreary night. We are looking at lowest temperatures

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around seven or eight. It is a cloudy start. There will be

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outbreaks of rain. It will be a wet commute. Top temperatures, it is

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fairly mild. Highs of 11 looking further ahead, there is a vigorous

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weather front to come. Saturday and Sunday, daylight hours look fine and

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sunny. Next week looks very unsettled.

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In Kirby, I think you will find there would be having canapes at the

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moment `` therapy. You may remember a documentary

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series set in Scunthorpe earlier this year called Skint. It showed

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anti social behaviour, drug taking and shoplifting. But there were

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complaints that it only focused on the negative. Now Channel Four is

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considering a new series which could be set in Grimsby and there are

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worries there, about how the town will be portrayed. Sarah Walton

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reports. Earlier this year, life in Scunthorpe was the focus of this

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controversial broken. Some people did not like the way the town was

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shown. Now in Grimsby, filming has started for a possible second

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series. No sign of the cameras today but it does not take long to find

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somebody who has been interviewed. They came in the pub and we got

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talking to them. They wanted to talk to people who knew about the fishing

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community. Channel four has confirmed it is researching for a

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new series which it says would examine worthlessness. Some filming

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has already taken place here on the Marsh estate, an area where more

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than half of the people of working age are on benefits. John has been

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approached to take part in the programme. The fear was we had no

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control. It could be an opportunity. We could get our

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fingers severely burned. In Scunthorpe, people said there had

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been some benefit, with the council agreeing to renovate one area. As

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bad as it is, it needs programmes like that. People sit back on their

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laurels thinking, nothing is happening around here. But it is.

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Back in Grimsby, there are mixed thoughts about the show. People

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always play up to the cameras. I take it with a pinch of salt.

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Doesn't matter to those. Because never good for any place to be shown

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in the darkest of light. Grimsby is like anywhere. It has good and bad.

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More good, hopefully. Channel four will not say whether it will be set

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until next year. If it is here, there will be great interest in what

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it brings to the town. You might also have a view on this

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story if you're from Grimsby. Maybe you're from Scunthorpe and think the

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series damaged the image of the area. Libraries could be closed in

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North East Lincolnshire because of budget cuts. The authority says it's

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also looking at reducing opening hours. A two month consultation's

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started looking at the proposals, which would save half a million

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pounds. Money's been secured to redesign

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Hull's busy Garrison Road roundabout, which has been the scene

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of a number of accidents. The Highways Agency is spending ?4.5

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million completely rebuilding the junction. A main road will run

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through the middle supported by slip roads to take turning traffic.

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Work's expected to begin by 2016. The Lincolnshire Police and Crime

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Commissioner's plans to attract 1,000 unpaid volunteers prompted

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plenty of you to get in touch. Last night, six new recruits were

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welcomed to the force. They're volunteer Police Community Support

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Officers who will begin training in the New Year.

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Here are just a few of your thoughts on the subject.

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Hull City boss Steve Bruce says the debate on the club's name change

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should go away until the FA consider the matter. Earlier this week the

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club submitted a proposal to change its name to Hull Tigers which under

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FA regulations should be considered in April. Any more then once I have

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already spoken before get in the way. My important job was to beat

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Stoke on Saturday. The Louth`based Honda team have

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pulled out of the British Superbikes Championship for next season.

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They're the reigning champions and last season Alex Lowe won the riders

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championship for the team. They say they're pulling out of the

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competition for financial reasons. We've been following her progress

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here at Look North since she first appeared on the big screen five

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years ago. Now Eleanor Tomlinson, who grew up in Beverley, is in the

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new BBC costume drama which will be shown on Boxing Day. Some of the

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scenes have also been filmed in her home town. We will hear from her in

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a moment, but first Amy Cole has this.

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For the last five years, Eleanor Tomlinson has been gradually

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building her career and making a name for herself. You may From the

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teen romcom Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging in 2008 to a part

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in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland ` starring A`lister Johnny Depp ` in

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2010. He is the easy as you Here she is after the film's premiere with

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friends at Beverley High School discussing her appearance in a

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national magazine. Are the key you But Eleanor is not just a star of

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the big screen. She's now appearing in the BBC's

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adaptation of Death Comes To Pemberley Some scenes have been

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filmed in her home town of Beverley and the drama is be screened prime

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time on Boxing Day. The three`part murder mystery is

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likely to push her popularity even further.

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Earlier I spoke to Eleanor from York where some of the Death Comes To

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Pemberley was filmed. She told me about her role in the new drama. And

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I play Georgiana, Darcy's sister. It picks up about ten years on from

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pride and prejudice. Her brother wants to marry her off, but she does

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not want to marry the man he wants her to marry. But plenty of love

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interest for the character, I bet? Yes, absolutely. Why do you think

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these periods things are so popular at the moment? I think nobody does

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period drama like the British do. I think we have a knack for it. It is

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beautiful. It is a piece of history, and it is the chance to

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have something beautiful and very moving and a great story. No one

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really does about the British. Now you have found all this fame and

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fortune, have you abandoned Beverly and left? Absolutely not. Not at

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all. I come back occasionally to see my family. It is really nice. London

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is where the work is, so you have to go there. It is really nice to come

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back to Beverley. It was amazing to film here. What a fantastic slot

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this has got when it goes out. Yes, Boxing Day. Three consecutive

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nights. It is amazing. Will you be in Beverley watching it, or

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somewhere else? I think I will be hiding behind the sofa. My parents

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are really excited to see it. I am really proud of it. We look forward

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to seeing it. Congratulations on your success. Thank you very much,

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Peter. Great success story. Anna Maxwell Martin, who is also from

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Beverley, is also in the production. It is on at 8:15pm on BBC One on

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Boxing Day. Look out for the scenes shot in Beverley. Let's get a recap

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of the national and regional headlines. Some police and ambulance

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helicopters grounded earlier today because of safety fears have begun

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flying again. The ?90 million plan to electrify the rail network to

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Hull ` cutting travel times to London.

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Response on the subject of electrifying the line between Hull

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and Selby. Matt says, what a waste to save 30 minutes, why not put that

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money to local hospitals the state of the red? Becky said, yes, it

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takes an hour on the train between Hull and Doncaster, the same if he

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went on car. It would open allsorts of job prospects. James in and

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abusive, this investment is an excellent proposal with long`term

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benefits. People need to stop moaning. Julian has a warning here,

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she says, the money should be spent but it will mean more London

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residents moving north, pricing is out of the housing market. Thank you

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for those. Join me tomorrow lunchtime if you can on the radio.

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Goodbye.

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