17/12/2013 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight. Police

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thank the truckers helping them catch criminals at the Humber ports.

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As you can see, it was well alight. Flaming fridges ` a family and

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Trading Standards warn people to check their appliances. The moment

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the tidal surge breached flood defences ` captured on street

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cameras. And how a 14`year`old boy created

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something special for other children in his local pub. Join me for the

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very latest weather forecast. Thousands of lorry drivers who use

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the Humber Ports have helped police catch smugglers targeting the area.

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Hauliers are being asked to give anonymous tip`offs about anything

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suspicious they see at the docks. In the last year, it's helped to stop

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thousands of pounds worth of illegal goods getting on to the streets.

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Nine other police forces are now using the same tactics as Humberside

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Police. Queuing up for the overnight ferry

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crossing from Hull to Rotterdam. I am from the police, there is nothing

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to worry about. As hauliers wait, it's a chance for Det Sergeant

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Laurie McIntyre and his officers to check if there's been any suspicious

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activity. They can see people getting into the back of wagons,

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they are being approached in Europe and in the UK. They are asked to

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carry packages for a feud thousand pounds. We are trying to get the

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honest drivers to ring Crimestoppers. It's impossible for

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them to check every lorry here. Andrew regularly travels through

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Hull to get between Ireland and Holland. Sometimes, it is to help us

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and the security of what we are doing as well as everybody else.

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They shouldn't be coming in. The trade of illegal goods spreads out

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along the M62 corridor and across Britain ` often the final link in an

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international chain of crime. More than a million passengers use the

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port every year. It is one of the busiest frock `` ports for freight.

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Intelligence information is vital to control what comes in and out of the

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UK. In the last year, police have worked with 3000 drivers. In terms

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of the cigarettes coming through, it is ?2.7 million worth of duty that

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would have been lost at those cigarettes come through. They seized

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a containment of fake cigarettes and had gone to the public, it would

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have caused serious health issues. And Crimestoppers are now getting

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many more tip offs the authorities can act on. What has been a

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Humberside project is gathering pace and going across the UK. Information

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has shot through the roof. They don't want to be caught up in any

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smuggling or human trafficking. So those who use the docks are helping

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to close down the opportunities smugglers have exploited and making

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sure nothing and no one comes back across the water illegally.

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Sarah joins me in the studio now. More illegal goods are being found

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at the ports, so are these tactics deterring criminals? Well the worry

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is that as one port tightens up security, smugglers look for another

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route in, targeting a different UK port. But this operation is now

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being used by nine other forces, including the entire Scottish police

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force. Officers are starting to work with German and Polish drivers at

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foreign ports. And it may seem like common sense, asking those who use

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the docks to pass on information about what they see. But before

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this, hauliers were reluctant to speak out, partly due to worries

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about their safety. So it helps that information is anonymous. Now even

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if drivers carry illegal items without their knowledge, they're the

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ones who are punished. So it's in their interest to keep the smugglers

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out. In a moment, faster internet in the

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villages that pestered the big companies for better broadband.

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A fire caused by a faulty fridge freezer has forced a family from

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Hull to move out of their home. The Clarke family saw their kitchen

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destroyed and according to firefighters were only saved from

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serious injury by their smoke alarm. The fire started because of an

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electrical fault in their Beko brand appliance. Hull City Council Trading

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Standards are now warning other householders to check all Beko

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fridge freezers. This is what was left of the Clark's

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family kitchen after their fridge went up in flames. As you can see

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from the charring, it was well allow `` well alight in a short space of

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time. On the November first they were woken up just before seven in

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the morning by their smoke alarm. Opened the door and the first thing

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I saw was the fridge freezer and flames everywhere. It is not the

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sort of thing you would expect to see a fire from. It can get very

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toxic and another few minutes could have made the difference between

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life and death. And it's not the first time a Beko fridge has caught

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fire. The company began recalling nearly half a million products in

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2010 after the London Fire Brigade linked certain models to 20 fires

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leaving 15 people injured and one person dead. The website warns some

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fridge freezer models manufactured between 2000 and 2006 could catch

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fire because of a faulty defrost time. Many have been found and

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repairs but there is still a number that haven't yet been identified.

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The company says it deeply regrets any incident involving any Beko

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product and is making a free of charge modification to all affected

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models. People don't understand or realise when these products have

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been recalled. Sometimes that is the fault of the manufacturer and they

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haven't managed to keep track of where those products have done. Hull

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City Council has urged residents to check the model of their fridge

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freezer. It says it doesn't want any other homes or lives put at risk. We

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would like people to take a look at their fridge. If it is a Beko and if

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they bought it before 2006, they need to check whether it needs

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repairing. The Clarks say they think more could have been done to warn

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customers about the fridges but say they've been satisfied with the

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support since the fire. They hope to move back home this weekend.

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Police have released CCTV pictures of three people they want to talk to

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about an attack on the Imam of Hull. The footage shows two men and a

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woman walking along Princes Avenue in the city on the night of 30th

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November. Rahmat Aziz Salik may lose the sight in one of his eyes after

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being attacked on Spring Bank West. One of the largest shareholders in

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Lincoln City Football Club is being investigated over alleged financial

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discrepancies. Lincolnshire Police have confirmed they are looking into

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the Lincoln City Supporters Trust, who were formed in 2001. The Trust

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say their account has been hacked and money has been stolen from it.

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Hospitals are urging people not to go to the city A because they are

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struggling with the number of patients. The Government's committed

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?1 million for a road scheme in East Yorkshire. The Department for

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Transport has pledged the money for the improvement to Holme Road

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Roundabout at Market Weighton, where there have been a number of

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accidents in recent years. It's been a day of traffic misery

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for commuters in Hull. This morning a broken down lorry and the closure

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of a major road caused hours of delays for drivers, and tonight

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there are more problems as people made their way home. Linsey Smith is

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in our newsroom. Linsey, how bad has it been? Well the chaos started this

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morning at eight o'clock when there was a broken down lorry on the A63

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in the centre of Hull. One lane had to be closed causing traffic to back

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up as far as the Humber Bridge. Some drivers said it added more than an

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hour onto their usual journey time. It took three hours for the lane to

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re`open and only now traffic is beginning to ease, more than five

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hours after that lorry broke down. And this all coincided with the

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start of one of Hull's busiest roads, Spring Bank West, being

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closed from today for the next two weeks while a railway bridge is

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re`built. This road closure and the broken down lorry led to big delays

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for many motorists on routes right across west Hull. Tonight we are

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getting reports that roads out of the city have been blocked with

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traffic. Commuters can expect delays.

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The owners of a North Lincolnshire hotel damaged by the coastal flood

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say they have closed. Several customers have told the BBC they are

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struggling to get in touch with the Reeds Country Hotel about their

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Christmas bookings. Street camera pictures of how Boston

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was flooded to have been released. We have been looking at those

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pictures. This was the moment on the evening of Thursday 5th of December

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when Boston's CCTV system caught the flood defences being overwhelmed.

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Sea water had surged down the eastern coast of England whipped up

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by a storm and made worse by a high tide. The water here trickling into

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Church Lane close to the offices of the Boston standard newspaper which

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would soon be flooded. Today, businesses on that street are open

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once more as life returns to normal. Those involved in organising the

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clean`up now plan a flood aid concert to raise money for the

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victims. It would help the community and the businesses to trade again.

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It has been amazing. We have put a Facebook page up for flood aid a few

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days ago and we have 1000 likes on it within a few hours. Local

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businesses are showing their support. We have the backing of the

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whole community. On that dramatic evening less than two weeks ago,

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Street in Boston looked liked canals. Wheelie bins washed away by

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the water and this police 4x4 showing the depths of the water. In

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the residential areas, 450 properties were flooded. Liz was one

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of those forced to flee her home. It could be months before she could

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live here again. Coffee tables, TV, a small sofa, dining room table and

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chairs, fridge freezer, Corker, tumble dryer, washing machine, pots,

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pans, there is nothing left. What the events were living memories of

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Boston for some time. With another high tide forecast for the 1st of

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January, it has led to calls for the speeding up the plans for a flood

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barrier for the time `` town so it seems like this will never happen

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again. Amazing pictures there. Good luck to

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those involved with the flood concert.

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Still ahead tonight: The Grimsby Santa's grotto created by a teenager

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to raise money for poorly children. Jack coming this is your favourite

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bit. Why is that? It is my favourite bit because it is Santa 's grotto

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and this is where the kids come in and get their present.

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That is a lovely story. Now for the pictures. A clear starry night at

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Claxby radar station near Caistor by Simon Boone.

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Good evening young man. Now for this one. Dogs Nativity by Nicola Jackson

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whose dogs live in Friskney. Joseph is looking a bit fed up

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there. He has a towel on his head! The headline is very unsettled. We

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are expecting rain to spread north eastwards. The heaviest of the rain

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will be reserved for tomorrow night. There would be a

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strengthening southerly wind. It has been a lovely day with sunshine all

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around. We have a ground frost already in places. The cloud will

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move in and it would being prepped `` patchy rain into Lincolnshire.

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Lowest temperatures down to one Celsius. The sun will rise at 815

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AM. Through the morning, that cloud will

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increase and it will bring patchy outbreaks of rain into east

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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. There will be some dry slots in between

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the bands of rain but it will turn into a grey, damp and miserable day.

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The wind will strengthen from the south`west and eventually we will

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get into the milder air. It will be a late thing where we will see

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temperatures of around nine Celsius in Gainsborough. Wednesday night

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looks very wet indeed. There could be localised flooding in places

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together with a strong wind. By first light on Thursday morning, it

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is clear again. Thursday looks pretty decent. There is a chilly

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wind and it is mostly dry with some sunshine. There is more rain to come

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on Friday night. This is my favourite e`mail. We are

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big fans of the pogrom and although we live in North Wales we get a

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signal for some reason. They watch every night.

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Do they want a forecast? It is cold on Mount Snowdon.

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I think I could have done that. Campaigners for high speed broadband

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in two North Lincolnshire villages are celebrating after getting the

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service installed in their homes. Residents in the Stallingbrough area

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were left out of a Government scheme to bring fast internet access to

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rural areas. But that didn't deter them and as our Business

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Correspondent Paul Murphy reports, they've now done a deal with a major

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broadband provider. For nearly two years this community

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has been camping to get connected to what they say is a vital utility.

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High`speed broadband is now being installed here offering new ways for

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people to work and play. To be able to access the online content I need

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for school and being able to get remote access has been really

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important. In the past, we would have to turn and lots of devices off

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in the house. Everything from online shopping to remote working now needs

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a fast connection. 700 people in these villages have signed up. Not

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so much for me but the younger people like to be on the Internet.

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We have been waiting and found out that it was coming. It is only here

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because local people took matters into their own hands. This community

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is one of several in our area to have mist out on a government scheme

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to bring high`speed broadband to rural areas. `` missed out. I hope

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this serves as an example to other communities that they don't have to

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put up with substandard services. If they are not happy, it means they

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can get together. They are spending ?530 million to roll out high`speed

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broadband. One of the big slices goes to Lincolnshire with just over

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?40 million of funding. North and North East Link and share the

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smaller sum of 3.1 million and across the Humber in the east

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Yorkshire, more than ?5 million has been approved though in Hull, no

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funding has been given because of their commitment by the local

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provider to deliver fast broadband. Places which don't get this funding

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must continue to try to persuade broadband suppliers to come in and

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in these North Lincolnshire villagers, they are pretty proud

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that they have achieved this. I spoke to Andrew Ferguson from

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thinkbroadband.com which provides information about internet services.

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I asked why local people were still having to find their own broadband

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providers, in spite of the super fast broadband roll out by the

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government. The problem is a national aim is 90% will have

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superfast broadband. People believe they will be in that last 10%. They

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are doing it themselves to make sure they don't miss out and wait even

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longer to get any benefits. Why is it so hit and miss? It is a problem

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with statistics. The whole project was planned nationally and it has

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been passed down to the county levels. It is easy for one or two

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postcodes or villagers to be overlooked or stop are there some

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places that will never get superfast broadband any time soon?

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Places of six to eight houses, it is 2018 before you get anything. Hull

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is unique. We lucky not to have Casey in this city? `` K C. It is a

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good thing. They have said they will by 2020 get everyone on good speeds.

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2020 is a long time away. This variation across the country and

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across our patch, it really hacks people off, does net? They have

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heard a lot of it and have not seen anything happen for a couple of

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years. We are among the five European countries and by 2015 as

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long as they don't play a catch up game and bypass cars, which would

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keep that crown. Best advice if you haven't got it? Group together and

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pester your councillors, pester your MP. Find out what is going on and

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what public air `` public money is being spent in your area. Tell me

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your experience of broadband where you live and how you'll be affected

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if you can't access superfast broadband Scunthorpe United have

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Scunthorpe United have re`signed their former striker Paul Hayes from

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Brentford. It'll be his third spell at the club where he formed a

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formidable partnership with Gary Hooper. Hayes he'll not be eligible

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to play until the fourth of January because of FA rules.

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The Irish international, Paul McShane, says Hull City have made a

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solid start as the Premier League season reaches its mid`point. He

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shared a stage with fellow international Robbie Brady at a

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meeting of Tigers' supporters in East Yorkshire last night. Here's

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our sports reporter Simon Clark. A busy day for Hull city in their

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community yesterday. Hours after the entire first team wastes the poorly

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children at Hull Royal infirmary well, there was an Irish taste of

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the official list. Paul McShane offered his views on the season so

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far and the season ahead. We have given ourselves a good chance and we

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have been quite solid. We have performed well against all the

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teams. We heard we were in Christmas Day. It is a good feel about it

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being Christmas Day. There is a lot of games on consecutive days so we

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are looking forward to a tough challenge ahead but hopefully pick

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up some more points. Both have played their point `` part which

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sees them approaching 12th place and 19 points. A good return for the

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club. Things are going well at the moment. We have to build on it and

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in January, it we may have a few additional signings. We are looking

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all right. Steve Bruce has his eye on the January transfer window and

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has taken a Dutch striker on trial until the end of the week.

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A 14`year`old boy from Grimsby has created a winter wonderland to try

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and raise money for charity. Jack Barbour who is recovering from a

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rare form of cancer wanted to help other children who are suffering.

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It's due to open this weekend at The Mariners Rest which he built with

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the help of local people who donated all the decorations.

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My name is Jack and welcome to my North Pole.

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In a corner of a pub lies a Nativity, a snowy ice rink and a

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grotto. This is your favourite bit. Why's that? It is Santa's grotto.

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The kids come in and get their presence and it is so special I

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wanted to create it because we know these two children called Lucy and

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Ryan. Lucy has been really poorly with cancer and we wanted to help

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her out. We wanted to raise money for charity. Jack is now in

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remission after suffering a rare form of cancer of the larynx. He has

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created this winter wonderland to help others in the same situation.

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He is cheeky, a typical teenager but an inspiration. We have baking an

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appeal on Facebook and people have donated things. `` we have been

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making an appeal on Facebook. It has all come together and it has been

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fantastic. It is not the first time Jack has used his creative talents

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to raise money. We did a Halloween one as well. We had witches, a

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ghost. There was cough ins and a chamber and in our kitchen we had a

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butcher's one as well. We raised ?2000. Now the team behind this

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festive make over want to spread some cheer in the house that Jack

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built. Jack is our star of the night and

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they are hoping lots of people will turn up. It is open from five

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o'clock. If you have a story you think we

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should know about, drop us an e`mail. Let's get a recap of the

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national and regional headlines. New runways at Heathrow and Gatwick are

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among the options short`listed for expanding the UK's airport capacity.

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Police thank the truckers helping them catch criminals at the Humber

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ports. Tomorrow's weather: A cloudy and increasingly windy day with

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patchy outbreaks of rain spreading from west to east. Maximum

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temperature nine Celsius. Talking about broadband, Chris says

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where we live it is easier sending a carrier pigeon and streaming

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anything. Joanne says, my broadband is the worst. It is always dropping

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and you can't have anyone else. Meg says, our exchange was upgraded but

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we too far away from BT to upgrade our street boxes. Mark says, I pay a

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lot of money for super broadband. Steve says there are no plans to

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upgrade in Immingham. Finally, Gavin says, I moved to let is be a year

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ago and now only get a very slow and poor quality Internet connection. If

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I could get K see here, I would. Join me for the radio tomorrow if

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you can. BBC radio Lincolnshire from midday. See you tomorrow. Goodbye.

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