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itself. Thank you. That is all from the BBC

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Hello, good evening, you're watching BBC Look North. Our headlines

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tonight: The local councils making record profits from parking charges

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and fines. They can't set the parking charges

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higher than they need to for parking policy purposes just because there

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is a shortfall, works maintenance budget.

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Delays and cancellations as stormy conditions bring a difficult start

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for the Christmas getaway. The forecast was so bad, I decided to

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leave a little bit earlier. This time last year, Burton Fleming

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was flooded. Now engineers are looking at how to lower the flood

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risk. And after putting Grimsby on the

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map, Strictly's Kevin Clifton comes home to a hero's welcome.

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And a warning in place across much of our region. Join me for the

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latest. Our top story tonight: Drivers are

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in Hull and parts of Lincolnshire are funding record profits from

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parking charges and fines. According to figures released by a leading

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motoring organisation ` the City of Lincoln had the largest recorded

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surplus in our area. However, both Hull and North East Lincolnshire

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have seen big increases in the amount of money they raise from

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parking. Jessica Lane reports. Finding a place to park and paying

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for it. Subjects which can drive motorists around the bend. The RAC

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Foundation says we should know where our cash goes after we've put it in

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the machines. We would want every local authority to be required to

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give an annual report to explain why parking revenues Research by the RAC

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Foundation suggests that, in the last year, the City of Lincoln

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council made more than ?2 million from car parking charges and fines.

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Are what they are. Local authorities across the rest of Lincolnshire made

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more than ?2.5 million. Hull City Council had 1.9 million in surplus

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money, more than double that made in the East Riding of Yorkshire at

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?800,000. More than ?1 million was collected in North East Lincolnshire

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and nearly ?700,000 in North Lincolnshire. Some say the extra

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cash could be spent helping businesses. I would like to season

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them like a disabled permit given to each shop in the area, then if they

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have customers who are disabled, they can buy a permit. People in

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Hull are surprised about the money made from parking. It is outrageous.

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People come into the town to try to spend money and profit the time,

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when all profit is being made by the Council. It is an absolute fortune,

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and it could be used for an awful lot of things, I should think.

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Figures are calculated by adding up parking charges and penalties

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notices, and deducting running costs. The Council say it is not a

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profits. They had to spend some money on improvements.

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I'm joined live by the deputy leader of Hull City Council Daren Hale.

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Your authority has continued to increase the money it is made from

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parking charges. Our motorists are convenient cash cow? No, because

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that money goes into a load of transport schemes. In Hull, we have

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the bus pass for pensioners, so they can get a bus at any time, we have

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to pay for Park and right, parking schemes cost a lot of money. We have

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also got a load of money spent on road repairs and improvements. But

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that applies to all authorities. Your neighbour in the East Riding of

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Yorkshire has gone the other way. We only get funded for residents that

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live in Hull. East Riding residence, induced museums and the

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Art Gallery and so on. Councils do not make a profit out of anything.

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That money goes towards general council spending. It will be cuts

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this coming year. It goes towards funding transport schemes but also

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paying for vital services. Wouldn't it encourage people if parking

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charges were lower and they went good to get a ticket? A lot of

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businesses need that parking turnover. They need to stay in town

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just for a couple of hours. We do need turnover and we need parking

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enforcement. As parking schemes are in force. It is important we

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generate money and it contributes to vital other services like museums,

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galleries and theatres. Thank you very much.

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We'd love to hear from you on this story. If you're a driver who pays

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parking charges, are you happy that the profits are well spent or do you

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think they could be put to better use? Let us know what you think.

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Stay with us for Monday's Look North.

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The Premier League champions are coming to Hull ` the Tigers prepare

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to take on Man U. The high winds which caused severe

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disruption in the South and across Wales earlier today have been

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causing problems in Lincolnshire this afternoon. Train services have

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been disrupted, while drivers on the Humber Bridge have also been

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affected. Forecasters are warning that the bad weather will continue

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through the night. Caroline Bilton has been following events throughout

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the day. Where have the main problems been?

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The main problems have been on the trains. However, winds of up to

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50mph has lead to the Ouse Bridge on the M62 being closed to high sided

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vehicles. Speed restrictions on the Humber Bridge have been reduced to

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30mph. Let me bring you up to date on rail services.

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East Coast Trains are running a reduced service due to speed

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restrictions being imposed to and from London Kings Cross. They're

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slowing everything down in case there are fallen trees. Ticket

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restrictions have been lifted to allow people to travel earlier

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should they wish to avoid delays. East Midlands Trains will also be

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running a reduce service to London. They're offering a full service on

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their other routes but journey times will be extended due to the speed

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restrictions. And there is disruption on First

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Hull Trains between Hull and Kings Cross ` trains may be delayed by up

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to an hour and some trains will start and terminate early. It's by

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no means been chaos but it has caused disruption for those trying

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to get home for Christmas. I decided to leave early because the forecast

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was so bad. I need to try and find a way to get home. We were booked in

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for one for 25 to three, but at Kings Cross, they are telling the

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body to just get on a train. The bad weather is expected to continue into

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the evening so there is potential for further problems on the rail

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network. Train operators are warning it could have a knock on effect on

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trains in the morning. The advice is to avoid travelling in rush hour

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tomorrow and perhaps delay your journey til later in the day when

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the weather is expected to improve. We have been urging people to travel

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today because the worst of the weather is expected to come this

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evening. We expect we will have to reduce services to just four trend

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in in and out of King's Cross inside of the normal seven. It will be

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quite challenging conditions out there. Perhaps today your journey

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For the latest travel information do listen to your local BBC Radio

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stations who will have updates every hour. Until later in the day. Thank

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you. Hull City Council says it must find

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?48 million in savings over the next two years after receiving

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information about its likely funding from the Government. The authority

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says that means it faces a cut of more than 23% and this will

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inevitably change the way that some services are provided. The

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Government says Hull's spending power will fall by only 5.5% over

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the next financial year. Police have started a search for a

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man who's gone missing at Bempton Cliffs near Bridlington. A camper

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van belonging to 47`year`old Simon Hodgson`Greaves was found parked at

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the RSPB visitor centre yesterday. Police say they're exploring the

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possibility that he may have gone walking and got into difficulties.

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An inmate who was found dead at Lindholme Prison near Scunthorpe at

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the weekend was stabbed, a postmortem examination has revealed.

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The 22`year`old man, who has not yet been named, was discovered on

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Saturday afternoon. Two other prisoners, aged 23 and 26, were

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arrested on suspicion of murder. They have since been released from

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police custody and returned to prison while inquiries continue.

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Three people from Hull who died in a crash near Malton at the end of last

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month have been named. 40`year`old Iwona Bartczak and her 18`year`old

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son Konrad died along with 47`year`old Rysard Orlowski after

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the car they were travelling in hit a van on the B1248.

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12 months ago, people in Burton Fleming spent last Christmas pumping

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out their homes and businesses. Now engineers are looking at three

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options to prevent future flooding in the East Yorkshire village. An

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alarm system's been installed in the beck and the Council's investigating

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ways to reduce the risk of any similar flooding in the future.

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Gemma Dawson reports. Whenever it rains here, people

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nervously watch the beck. That's because last Christmas, this is how

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the village looked. We were not back open to the end of February. We were

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out of work until then. Once we reopened, we have slowly, gradually

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been getting our customers back, but it has taken a long time to get up

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and running properly again. Prince Charles heard about what

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happened here and visited in the summer to meet the flood victims,

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including Joyce and Chris. We first met them in January, surveying the

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damage to their home. Christmas Eve, wasn't it? Every time it rains, you

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think, is it going to come again? An early warning alarm system has been

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installed in the beck here ` and the council's bought its own pumps. A

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recent report blamed record rainfall and high ground water levels for

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this flooding. There is no guarantee it won't happen again, but the

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council is investigating three ways to try and prevent it. One option is

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to lower the carriageway, which would allow floodwaters travel

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through the village in exceptional circumstances, and the road might be

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close, but that is better than having properties flooded. Another

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option is to upgrade the transport system.

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It's welcome news for Gillian, the new landlady at the Burton Arms. She

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wasn't here last Christmas when the pub's restaurant flooded, but

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remains optimistic this won't happen again. Hopefully, there have got on

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top of it now, and from here on, it will get better and be safer.

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Hopefully, the measures they will put into place will not happen

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again, and I really hope it doesn't.

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So for now, residents here, hoping this Christmas will be a dry one.

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Still ahead on tonight's programme: Strictly's Kevin from Grimsby gets a

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standing ovation as he returns to his home town.

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You couldn't wish for a better Christmas, really.

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Sunset near North Newbald on the edge of the Wolds by Ian Lyall.

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Thank you very much for that. So, on a day when we faced chaos on the

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roads and disruption on the rail network, there is only one man to

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blame. Good evening to Paul Hudson. I am indebted to you. Of course, it

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was accurately forecast. Let us look at the warning in place for tonight

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and tomorrow. I think bed`macro will return `` I think gales will return.

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We are looking at 50 mph, even up to 60 mph in some places. Look how

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tightly packed these isobars are. There will be a lot of shelter for

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East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. I suspect many places through

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Christmas Eve will be trying. The main rain band is clearing. There

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was a wave on this, and it will come back for a second bite at the

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cherry. It will become dry just for a time. More rain sweeping up from

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the south`west. Lowest temperatures down to three or four Celsius. For

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Celsius is 39 Fahrenheit. Weather`wise, I think it will be

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bright with some sunshine. Many of those will be dry tomorrow. There

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will be that strong, south`west wind. Gales fairly widespread at

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times. Let us look at the top temperatures. It will feel pretty

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chilly outside. Highs of about six Celsius. That is slightly below

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average for late December. Christmas Day and Boxing Day look fine, with a

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lots of sunshine, and much less windy. Wind and leg`macro return on

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Friday. So it is looking a bit better for

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the white`haired man with a beard. I thought you were talking about

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Peter at first. Yes, it should be better for Father Christmas.

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Boxing Day at the KC Stadium in Hull sees the biggest game of the season

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since Hull City's promotion. The Tigers entertain champions

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Manchester United and that means a chance for Steve Bruce to meet his

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former side. Bruce has yet to beat the team with which he once lifted

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the Premier League trophy. Here's our sports reporter Simon Clark.

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It's perhaps too early to call these heady days for Hull City, but this

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game at West Bromwich Albion saw them claim their 20th point of the

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season. After Jake Livermore's goal, the Tigers were pegged back by this

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late equaliser. So far so good, though, this season. Just the small

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matter of the Champions next. For lovers at Hull, what better day to

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have it and Boxing Day `` for all of us at Hull. This is how Manchester

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United warmed up for their trip to East Yorkshire. They plunged a

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dagger through the heart of West Ham United at Old Trafford making the

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team of David Moyes look ominously like the one bestowed by Sir Alex

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Ferguson. Steve Bruce has done a really good job with Hull. He has

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done a great job. They will be a hard team to beat. They have found a

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bit of form. There were very convincing winners not the weekend.

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It is going to be difficult. There is no real expectation. All the

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expectations on them. So, the biggest game of the season is coming

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up. Whether you support the Tigers, the Iron or any of the other sites,

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the festive fixture list looks as tasty as turkey and stuffing itself.

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And those festive fixtures begin at the KC with Hull City against

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Manchester United It's a 12.45 kick off and you can hear full commentary

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on that game on BBC Radio Humberside. The build up starts at

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12. Scunthorpe United look for their

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first Boxing Day win since 2008 when they travel to Bury. The Iron are in

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good form and Saturday's 2`0 win over Morecambe means they're

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unbeaten in five league games. Another win on Boxing Day could take

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them top of League Two and make Russ Wilcox a strong favourite to get the

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manager's job permanently. All I can do is keep repairing the players the

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best I can each game, and give the credit to them. It is all about

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them. It is not about individuals who is in charge. It is a great

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group we have got here. The Iron's match at Bury is also

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covered on BBC Radio Humberside they'll have full commentary from

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Gigg Lane from three o'clock BBC Radio Humberside and BBC Radio

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Lincolnshire will both feature Lincoln City's match with Grimsby.

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It will be on AM, digital and the web on BBC Radio Humberside And

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across all frequencies on BBC Radio Lincolnshire. Kick off is at one

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o'clock. Kevin Clifton, better known to

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millions as "Kevin from Grimsby" thanks to his starring role in this

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year's Strictly Come Dancing, has been back on the dance floor in his

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home town. 12 million viewers watched as he and his dance partner,

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Susanna Reid, were beaten in Saturday night's "Strictly" final.

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But just 24 hours later he was dancing in Grimsby and he says he's

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been proud to put his home town on the map. Phillip Norton reports.

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It was a welcome home like no other. With his fiance, fellow Strictly

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Come Dancing performer Karen Haur, Kevin from Grimsby returned back to

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the dance floor in the town he's put on the map. I invented a few dances

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with my fiancee, Karen. Everyone is Marley and clapping you couldn't

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wish for a better Christmas. 24 hours earlier, he had put his home

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on the map again in the final. Where's Kevin from? Grimsby!! Oh yes

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will stop by look where I am from. I am proud of Grimsby `` I love where

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I am from. I am proud of Grimsby. The fact it gets mention the biggest

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show every week, brilliant. Millions of people had voted him and BBC

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presenter Susanna Reid through to the final three of this years

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competition. They were beaten by model Abby Clancy, but in the eyes

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of everyone at his family's annual dance school Christmas celebration,

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he was a winner. Last night, when he's danced his showdowns, I cried.

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I cried. It was beautiful. I am gone to watch him in one of the shows

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because they are brilliant. It is unbelievable. To see that polished

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performance, it is fantastic. And during the night, he swapped

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Susanna ` for Sue ` a lucky winner of the raffle for a dance with her

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hero. You are lovely. ??NEWILNE With his newly crowned ballroom champion

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sister watching on, it was a proud end to an incredible few months for

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the family Today the couple are heading to New York for Christmas.

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He never body was a winner. Absolutely. Today, the couple heads

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to New York but will be back again soon. I love my fish and chips and

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my mushy peas. I am from New York. New York, Venezuela and Grimsby.

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Kevin, the dancer from Grimsby, with a place in the nation's heart.

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Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines: heavy rain

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and gale force winds sweep the county causing chaos for people

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travelling this Christmas. Local councils in East Yorkshire and

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Lincolshire have made record from parking charges and fines.

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A big response on the money gained by councils and parking charges.

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Alan says, if you don't parking charges, leave your car at home.

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Janice says, I live in market raisin, I go to Louth, Grimsby or

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anywhere in preference to Lincoln because of its parking charges.

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Kayleigh says, parking charges are too expensive. The roads in the

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county of Lincolnshire are terrible. Brian says, I run a removal company

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Hull, and I would do jobs in the city centre because I immediately

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become a target for wardens. Thank you for your thoughts on that. This

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is the last full length Look North for this year, but we will be here

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with regular bulletins across the festive season. And we'll leave you

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tonight with the voices of the East Yorkshire based "All for One" choir.

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The choir was involved in supporting Hull's victorious bid to become City

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of Culture for 2017. We caught up with them at the city's Holy Trinity

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church to sing for us "Mary's Boy Child". Merry Christmas from all of

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us at Look North. # Long time ago in Bethlehem so the Holy Bible said #

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Mary's boy child Jesus Christ was born on Christmas Day # Hark now

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hear the angels sing a king was born today And man will live for evermore

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because of Christmas Day. Mary's boy child Jesus Christ was born on

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Christmas Day. While shepherds watched their flock by night,they

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see a bright new shining star, they hear a choir sing a song the music

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seemed to come from afar. Hark, now hear the angels sing, a king was

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born today, And man will live for evermore, because of Christmas Day.

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Now Joseph and his wife, Mary, came to Bethlehem that night, they found

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no place to bear her child, not a single room was in sight.

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For a moment all the world was aglow. Now Joseph and his wife,

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Mary, came to Bethlehem that night, they found no place to bear her

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child, not a single room was in sight. Hark, now hear the angels

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sing, a king was born today, And man will live for evermore, because of

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Christmas Day. # Hark, now hear the angels sing, a king was born today,

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And man will live for evermore, because of Christmas Day. # Oh, my

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lord... #.

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