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Farmers in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are asking party goers
not to release sky lanterns this New Year's Eve. The small hot air
balloons which are made of paper have been linked to fires and the
death of livestock when the fallen litter is eaten by cattle. But
unlike other countries, the Government hasn't imposed a ban.
Linsey Smith reports. A spectacular skyline, or flying
bonfires. These lanterns cause real concern to cattle farmers like Chris
Hewis. I couldn't understand why they were all gathered together
around the hedgerow, and what I found was these three sky lanterns
that were trapped in the hedgerow there. I was alarmed cos it's fallen
just 20 metres short of a straw stack, which would've gone up in
flames. Chris is asking partygoers not to release them this New Year's
Eve. Our neighbour lost a bull. After a wedding in the village,
there was lots of sky lanterns sent off. Shortly afterwards, they lost a
bull ` it died. The results of a postmortem showed that it had the
wire from a sky lantern in it. Lanterns are not just a problem for
cattle. A barn owl died in Gloucestershire after becoming
entangled in the wire frame. Lanterns, on the left, have been
mistaken for distress flares, on the right. It's caused the RNLI to rush
to false alarms. And ?6 million worth of fire damage was caused at a
recyling plant near Birmingham. Moments before it ignited, CCTV
shows a sky lantern drifting into piles of plastic. They're very
cheap, aren't they, they're, what, two for ?1, and they're sold as a
way to make a wish, but frankly, the wish that we've got and that I hope
now that everyone who's listening to this realises how dangerous they can
be, the wish is that actually no`one will use them at New Year
celebrations, and we can bring in a ban through district councils.
Depsite these lanterns being banned in countries including Australia and
Germany, Defra have told us: For Chris, New Year's Day will start
with early checks to his land for lantern debris.
At the moment, it's the only way to ensure his cattle don't get an extra
meal which may be their last. A woman's died after being found
with life`threatening injuries at a flat on Peel Place in Hull.
23`year`old Rebecca Day was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary in the early
hours of Sunday morning, but died earlier today. A postmortem
examination will now take place to establish how she died. A
27`year`old man has been arrested and is being questioned by the
police. A man has been charged with arson
and endangering the lives of almost 1,000 fellow passengers on a North
Sea ferry. Six people were winched to safety after the fire late on
Saturday night just off the Yorkshire coast. 26`year`old Boden
Hughes has been charged with arson and affray.
Prison inspectors say there aren't enough medical staff at Lincoln
Prison to properly meet inmates' health needs. The jail was inspected
by the Care Quality Commission in November. The report also
highlighted concerns about the way prisoners had to queue to get
medication. The Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust says it's been
working with the prison governor to make improvements.
Now I'm sure the Christmas leftovers have gone by now, but one company in
East Yorkshire is working flat out to do it on an industrial scale.
Brocklesby in Brough converts old cooking oil and waste food into
biodiesel and biofuels. It's one of only a handful of factories in the
country but it's already a growing industry. Sarah Walton reports.
It's not the most appetising sight, but this is what's left over when
you cook large amounts of meat. Now, it's getting a new lease of life. We
take a range of products from food manufacturers and retailers across
the UK and Ireland ranging from oils recovered from rotisseries within
the supermarkets, right through to oils recovered from frying pans at
crisp manufacturers to produce a biofuel. We use a lot of steam to
heat our products and then centifruges to spin out any
impurities, to leave a very refined oil. Here in the control room, you
can see computers monitoring the reactors. Now, they process about
10,000 tonnes of food waste and 50,000 tonnes of oil every year, and
are operating 24/7, even through Christmas and the New Year. But
while they deal with industrial waste here, we're all being asked to
think carefully about leftovers. Earlier this year, fat washed down
people's sinks formed the biggest blockage ever found in London
sewers, weighing 16 tonnes. Back at the factory, tankers arrive to
collect the final product ` 55 million litres of biofuel a year.
This goes into diesel cars and lorries. Biofuel is blended with
diesel and would be part of the blend you would get at a supermarket
or a filling station around the country. It's a dirty job, but
biofuel production is a growing industry, and there's hope more
companies will start work, turning brown sludge into green fuel.
Let's move to sport now, and Scunthorpe United extended their
unbeaten run to seven games after beating Oxford United 2`0 yesterday.
The Iron now start the new year joint top of the table in League Two
on points, just behind Chesterfield on goal difference. Simon Spark
reports. It took Scunthorpe united 11 minutes
before a cross from Marcus Williams landed perfectly on the head of Deon
Burton. This was Burton's fourth goal in as many games for the Iron,
and the gap could have been widened, but the chance of a penalty after a
handball from Oxford United's Deane Smalley wasn't to be. Instead, the
Iron's second goal would come from David Syers in a much better second
half. Oxford's best chance came when goalkeeper Sam Slocombe received a
yellow card for this foul against James Constable, but managed to
correctly predict a save to stop Dean Smalley's attempt. This victory
puts them second in the table to Chesterfield with only goal
difference between them. A joint top start to the new year.
Some of Tom Huddlestone's hair, which was cut off after he scored
for Hull City at the weekend, is being auctioned for charity. The
midfielder scored his first goal in two`and`a half years against Fulham
at the weekend. After scoring for Tottenham in 2011, he pledged to
raise money for charity by not cutting his hair until he next found
the net. There have been strong winds across
much of our region today. This was the scene at Kilnsea in East
Yorkshire where high winds battered the coast. Elsewhere 48 mile an hour
winds were recored at RAF Scamton, while gusts topped 50 miles an hour
in Bridlington and 53 at Donna Nook. Good evening. Well, as the wet and
blustery weather front today clears away, it's drier and clearer for
much of the night. Cloud thickens up again later. Might see one or two
showers sneaking in to the west by the end of the night. Four Celsius,
your overnight low. A breeze already starting to pick up. Those showers
become more widespread tomorrow morning. Eventually, there'll be a
more persistent band of rain spreading from the west, late
morning, early afternoon, although most places do dry up again by the
end of the day with a bit of brightness. Fresher than today,
maybe not as windy, temperatures peaking at nine Celsius in Lincoln.
That's 48 Fahrenheit. If you're out and about tomorrow night bringing in
the New Year, most places should have some dry weather, still breezy,
maybe just the odd shower somewhere like Sheffield, and then if you're
out and about on New Year's Day itself, well, the next band of wet
and windy weather spreads in from the west, through the course of the
day, before we're back to brighter spells and blustery showers on
Thursday. Bye for Another day off strong winds, heavy
rain and flooding. At least things are quiet at the moment. The rain
has cleared off and the wind is lighter. There might be some ice in
Scotland, but through the night the wind picks up, lifting temperatures,
but more heavy rain pushing in. The rain band is not quite a significant
us today, but it will leave surface water flooding. Some heavy bursts
clearing Northern Ireland by first