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On the bright side, the days are That is something! That is all from
us. Good evening to you. Thank your for
joining u the headlines. Police criticised for naming people charged
with drink driving before they go to court.
We are 100% happy it is lawful to do so. It is. Noel practise to be able
to name people after charge. This is what our public want to see.
Killed trying to break up a New Year fight, tributes to this father of
two from Hull. Any problems if you want to be
cheered up in any way, just straight to Steve and he will sort you out.
It is disgusting another human being could do that to someone. Red Arrows
lined up, mark the opening of the 1965 season.
50 years of display, how the Red Arrows will celebrate this year.
And the secret of how Mrs Thatcher kept the perfect hair style even in
a crisis. And the wetter looks unsettled, a spell of wet weather,
becoming drier later. Join me later in the programme, I will have all
the details. Good evening. 74 people who have
been charged with drink`driving have been named and shamed by
Lincolnshire police since the first of December.
The force says that publishing names on the website and social media
isn't about shaming people, but is designed as a deterrent to prevent
accidents. However, the police have come in for criticism, over naming
people before they have been found guilty in a court of law.
The Christmas party season, for police forces across the UK, it is
when their campaign against drink`driving reaches its height.
But this year Lincolnshire police has courted controversy with a new
tactic, it has named those charged with drink driving before they have
been found guilty, in a court of law.
We are 100% happy it is lawful to do so, it is normal practise to be able
to name people after charge. We have not put lists like this out before,
we will look at the results of what we are have done to analyse what
difference it has made. We are happy at the moment this is contributing
to road safety. It's a policy that has received a mixed importance from
the public It is a good idea `` response. It is harsh if they have
not been convicted to be naming people before they are. If they are
innocent it will come out in court, won't it. Here on the Lincolnshire
police website are the names of 74 people charged with drink driving
over the Christmas period. While the police say that this is an important
deterrent, others have questioned the morality of putting the names on
here. Michael Pace is a Lincoln based solicitor who specialises in
road traffic law It brings up the moral question of why are the police
putting themselves in the position of a judge and naming people ahead
of a court having decide they are guilty and dealt with them on that
basis. Should they be doing this? Morally I don't think they should.
The most cent national figures show that 280 people were killed in
drink`drive related incidents in the space of a year. A rise of 17%
compared to the previous year. And across the UK, more than 55,000
drivers were convicted of drink`driving, leading to collisions
like this one near Boston in 2011, that claimed a woman's life.
Despite criticism from some quarters Lincolnshire police continue to
defend their new policy, which they say is helping keep the County's
roads safe. We will be asking for your thoughts
in a ept omit, joining me to discuss this one is Nick Freeman who has
defended motorists accused of drink`driving related incidents.
People see it as unacceptable, why shouldn't they be named and shamed
It is unacceptable. My problem is the timing of it. It is pre`empting
guilt before it has been established. I have no difficulty
with the people convicted named and shamed but at the time they are
named, they are people who have alleged to have committed an
offence, we have a presumption of innocence, it is one of the
foundations of ourening lib legal system and it is important that
remains in tact. At the moment the police seem to be taking the view
that they are entitled, which they are, to name people, and undoubtedly
some of those people will be acquitted. Why can't we wait, why
don't the police promote the fact there will be a hall of shame and
after Christmas when they are convicted, these people can be
displayed in this haul of shame. That would have the same defernt
effect. People said being named would make them think about the
consequences of drink`drive, doesn't that show that the idea is a good
one? I think, if you put to the public what I am suggesting to you,
that there will be a gallery of shame for all those people
convicted, I don't think in any way that dilutes the disincentive, the
deterrent effect. It will achieve the same goal but do it while
preserving that presumption of innocence, it is very important we
don't move towards a police stai state. We don't allow the police to
become judge and jury, there is a terrible stigma sobered with
drink`driving, and it is correct that those people who are convicted
are named and shamed but we don't want the ruin lives and humiliate
them if they are innocent. If one of the drivers charged was almost four
times over the limit, does that person not deserve to be named,
regardless of anything else, that part is fact. We don't know whether
it is fact or not. Do we know whether the machine was working
correctly? You are making assumption theres, we are making dangerous
assumptions because you are alleged to have committed an offence you are
assumed to be guilty. In fact the reverse is true, if you are alleged
to have committed an offence you are presumed to be innocent, when a
court finds that you are guilty, at the appropriate Burdon of proof,
that is time you should be named and shamed. It is an interesting thing.
Should people be named and name shamed before they have appeared in
court? What else would you like to see done to tackle the issues of
drink`driving. 280 people killed in drink`driving related incident. Get
in touch with we will have some of your thoughts
on that one before we finish. Now in a moment on the programme.
Pregnant women miss out as a Hospital Trust admits it can't
afford to open a new maternity unit. He is going to be deeply missed, the
words of Steve Herbert's work colleagues as they paid tribute to
him today. He was a father of two, he was attacked on a Hull street on
New Year's Day as he tried to break up a fight. He died later from his
injury, the police who are investigating his murder say they
have had a good response to the CCTV footage, which they released last
night. Floral tributes now show where Steve Herbert was beaten, and
left for dead on New Year's Day. The 34`year`old father of two was trying
to be a peace keeper. Stepping in to stop a fight.
His death has shocked those who knew him. His kids have lost a great guy.
Whoever it is needs to come forward, they really do lost a great person.
Today, at the bar where he worked as a chef, a collection for Steve's
family. His colleagues told me of the man who was a larger than life
character, whose death has left a huge void. Uncle Steve, that is what
we called him. Understandingle Steve. He is going to be deeply
missed. Any problems if you wanted to be cheered up in any way, just
straight o to Steve and he will sortout out It is disgusting. I
makes me ashamed to be from Hull, for something like that to happen,
and it is just, it is disgusting that another human being could do
that to someone. Especially to Steve.
This CCTV shows Steve just moments before he was attacked. Police are
keen to talk to these four people, who are believed to have picked up a
taxi just moments later. After he was assaulted and left for dead on
the ground, the group of four people ran off and flagged down a taxi,
that was at the junction of Strand Close, what we want do is identify
the taxi driver who picked them up. Floral tributes are growing here at
the site where Steve was attacked. Messages to a gentle giant, a one of
a kind. But what is clear from all of these messages, is that people
are struggling to comprehend how this could have happened to such a
kind man. They have lost their father on a night of celebration,
but New Year for this family has turned into a nightmare.
Caroline is at the scene of the attack tonight. What is the latest
with this investigation? Peter, a 21`year`old man, a 22`year`old man,
and a 23`year`old woman are currently being intervowed by
detectives in connection with the murder of Steve Herbert. Police say
that CCTV footage they released, they have had a huge response from
the public on that, and that has been key in helping them identify
those those people and help them to arrest them. But they have stressed
to me tonight, they are still keen for people to come forward with any
information, that may help them piece together the final moments of
Steve's life, before his death. Steve's family want answers, and
hopefully in time they will be able to make sense of what happened here.
We will continue to follow that story.
Some more news now in brief. The work of the Humber rescues services
has been praised by the Hull West and Hessle MP Alan on Johnson, he
thanked volunteer, he boarded the rescue vessel, for a short trip, on
the choppy waters of the Humber today.
Firefighters across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire took part in
further strike action the morning. The two hour walk out began at 6.30.
It is the ninth time industrial action has been taken in a dispute
over pensions. BBC Look North has learned that financial problems are
behind the delay in opening a midwife`led birth unit in Hull. The
hospital unit which would offer maternity care without doctors and
cull stands was due to open a year ago. `` consultants. It has left
some angry they can't have the birth they want.
Sulman was born in hospital but what his mum really wanted was to use a
midwife`led unit. She says she wanted a homely environment, with
the safety of knowing doctors were nearby, and was shocked to find that
wasn't available. I just thought it was par for the course an area that
this large would have a midwife`led unit, but it seems to be put off,
and postponed, and I was told July, then I was told August, then no
news. She is not alone. Hannah is 24 weeks pregnant, she is angry there
is no midwife`led you nit to give birth It is important I have the
medical care I do need because of my pregnancy history, but I am allowed
to just get on with what I need to do and have the home comforts round
me. The midwife`led unit at castle hill hospital closed in 2011,
because of concerns is about staffing levels. A unit to replace
it was due to open in Hull last January.
Some midwives who couldn't speak to me on camera have told me they
haven't been told about the process o `` progress of the you nit here.
The NHS Trust says it is committed to providing midwife`led births but
finance has thread problems. It says it has to revise its ams bys for the
unit. It hopes to launch the new unit during 2014. The Royal College
of Midwives says the unit would have financial and health benefits.
They are more likely to need less postnatal pain leaf, they are more
likely to department to looking after and caring for their baby and
breast`feeding in the postnatal period and less interventions for
mums, obviously, equals less costs for organisations It is hoped the
unit will open this year, but with costs and design to be finalised
pregnant women like Hannah may find it is too late for them.
You might want to comment on that. Maybe you are a mum to be hoping to
give birth in the unite. Just a reminder of the contact numbers.
Thank you for watching. Still ahead on the programme
tonight. Grimsby Town look to upset a team three leagues higher in the
FA Cup. And the secrets of this famous hair
do made public after 30 years. Now if you have a picture you are
proud of send it in. This is South Bay in Bridlington. That was taken
by after Fred Button. Another picture on Monday.
It is a lively moment. Let us get the details from Kay. Certainly is
lively, as we go into the weekend, it is going to stay unsettled, those
the winds won't be as strong, we will have spells of rain at time,
once that clears we are looking at the risk of frost, so what is going
on, you can see this waving front through tomorrow morning, that
introduces a spell of wet weather, but the isobars are not tightly
squeezed. Once again, wet and windy weather on Sunday. It will be to the
end of the day. This evening it is windy, a strong and gusty
south`westerly breeze blowing through a scattering of showers, not
even will see one and they will largely die out overnight.
Under clearer skies temperatures will be three or four, so we are
looking at a up the of frost, sportsperson `` especially in more
rural spots. The sun will rise at 18 minutes past eight. Setting again at
five to four. Those are the high water tides. So, a cold and frosty
start and watch out for icy stretches. It will be a fine start
but we see clouds increasing, the band of rain comes from the south.
It will head to the feeft but it will give us a spell of heavy rain
before it clears through, by the end of the day it should be largely dry.
It will feel chilly tomorrow, temperatures probably round where
they have been today, seven or eight. Eight is 48 in Fahrenheit.
But the breeze tomorrow won't be as strong, just a moderate breeze from
the south`west. O so it will be a dry end to the
day, clearing skies so widespread frost into Sunday and we have the
risk of to patch, but it will be a final start until we see the wet and
windy weather. Strong winds on Monday.
Thank you. Now it is 50 year since the Red Arrows first took to the
skies as a display team, and to mark the anniversary of their jets are
going to be given a makeover. Exact details are expected to be revealed
in the next few months but the Lincolnshire based crew are working
on their new routine for their big anniversary year.
This is what the Red Arrows are famous for. Action`packed display,
that entertain the crowds. And they have been doing it for nearly 50
years. They will probably steal the show
where ever they appear. It was a combination of several display team,
and so we have a fairly illustrious history, to respect that in our 50th
display season is a great honour. Over the last 50 year, the Red
Arrows have performed more than 4500 displays, in 55 countries. But it is
not just about the pilots. It takes more than one hundred people to get
the Red Arrows off the ground. Last month, the team returned from a
tour of the Middle East and since ten they have been busy preparing
this year's display. Training is going very well at the
moment. The weather has been kind to us, I am hoping we can push ahead.
It's a massive season for the team. We have been going a long time.
But the future of the Red Arrows has been questioned in cent years, and
the team has recently suffered tragedy, with the deaths of Flight
Lieutenant Jon Egging and Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham.
The following year the team performed with just seven aircraft,
before bringing back their signature Diamond Nine formation last year.
Now at the start of their special anniversary year, the Red Arrows are
planning a few surprises. There is certain elements to the aircraft
that may be changing that is significant. We are anticipating
about 80 displays, but intermittent within that season is very special
events that I shall be arranging. So lots to look forward to for
enthusiasts and a busy 12 months for the team.
Wonder what they will do? A big year for them. We wish them well with
their display season. Grimsby Town will be looking to cause an upset
when they take on Football League opposition in the FA Cup third round
tomorrow. The non`league Mariners play Huddersfield Town who are in
the Championship three divisions above them. With more on that and
Hull City's tie against Middlesbrough, here is Simon Clark.
This week a different outcome. Instead of meeting one of their
non`league rivals the Mariners are back in the big type. There is
nothing like a third round FA Cup tie to test you. And despite being
to leaves below Huddersfield Town, this is a club that believes it can
create an upset. I want the players to be confident. We spoke about
that, about being brave and not letting sort of the name of
Huddersfield at least be what beats us, we make sure that it is, you
know, their team that is out there, and make them earn the victory if
that is what they are going to get. The fans that will have bought
tickets up to 6,500 expected tomorrow, think their team could be
the giant killers We have had big nights in the FA Cup, they are
playing good football, and it is just good to watch them. I think it
will be good. It is good for the town when the club get a run in the
cup and we haven't had one for a number of years so, it is a good
thing I think. In Yorkshire, the short back and
sides of star player tud tud could get a cup run in the north riding at
Middlesbrough. Huddlestone hopes it is not a hair`raising game. I think
that have won four out of four in the league, so we know it is going
to be tough. Especially away from home, but as you say, the last few
not so much the result bus the performances like Manchester United,
the Fulham result and performance, we know that we can give them a good
game and we have to go there looking to win the match. Today
Huddlestone's team`mate signed a new two`and`a`half year deal with the
club. He won't play in the cup as he has been out injured since October.
Yesterday the Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert claimed most Premier
League teams aren't interested in the FA Cup. That is not true of
Grimsby Town. Club like that are round which the magic of the cup is
woven. Commentary of the Grimsby Town FA
Cup tie will be available online and for Hull City, there is full
commentary of the build up on BBC Radio Humberside Saturday sport,
that is from 1.30 tomorrow. And in the Conference Lincoln City meet
Luton Town. BBC Radio Lincolnshire will have commentary of the match,
and the kick off is at 1.00. Enjoy your football.
Here is a fantastic story, a retired couple from Hull have won ?1 million
on the National Lottery. Bernard Grundy and his partner have been
celebrating at the KC Stadium after their win on the millionaire Ralph.
The couple were due `` millionaire raffle. They returned home from the
dales because of the bad wetter up in the dale, buying two tickets from
their local shop. They hope to return to the Dales again, this time
to buy a house. Well done to Bernard and Heather: It
is as famous a trademark as a handbag and her suits and was an
essential part of the former Prime Minister's look. Now the secrets of
this famous hair do have been revealed. Despite facing some of the
biggest crises of her leader ship ship in 1984 Margaret Thatcher's
hair was never out of place. But, as Simon Spark has been finding out, it
took some maintaining. 1984 buzz year that included the
bitter battle of the miners' strike. And the IRA bombing of the Brighton
hotel. Today as new documents released from the naver naff under
the 30 year rule give more details of her appointments diary, yet again
the division of those who loved and loathed her has resurfaced. But
despite the opposition, the upheaval. The divide, one thing was
never argued with. Her hair was always immaculate.
Today, we see why. Her appointment diary shows he has
118 hair appointment in 12 months. In June when she was hosting an
economic summit she had hair appointments five days running and
she scheduled them before 8.30 in the morning. It is fair to say not
only was he is a politician but she was an international icon and
somebody who took pride in her appearance, and the fact that she
represented her party and the country, an wanted to make the best
of it. At the twirls and curls salon, we
got further insight. She would have probably had it permed every three
to six months, her roots would have probably needed doing about once a
fortnight and set on a weekly, if not twice weekly basis.
Waste of money isn't it. Our money. Lucky. Who, I wish I could afford it
o `` afford it. I think she needed to in her position. All we can say
the she had got her hair done in Grantham she could have looked as
good as this. Joining me is Michael Brown the
former Conservative MP who was a backbench MP when Mrs Thatcher was
Prime Minister. Good evening to you. Can you ever remember a day when her
hair was anything less than immaculate. Never ever, I have been
searching all my own personal records of myself and others, with
Margaret Thatcher, throughout the whole of her political career, when
I was in the House of Commons, with her, and then after she retired, and
after left the House of Commons, there is not a single photo anywhere
in any archive, Google it whatever, you will not find a photo like
Cherie Blair when she answered the front door after her husband became
Prime Minister. You couldn't resist that one! That Barnet and that
handbag, they, it was like a melt, and it was Margaret Thatcher's
warrior clothing, that she wore into every battle, whether it be against
Arthur Scargill or Communism. What is this about a bee? Did it think it
was a hive? My friend Lord Sherborne, her private secretary,
said he was with her in Downing Street in the study, she was in full
cry, he tried to interrupt her, she said be quiet. In desperation he
said Prime Minister, I think the smell, the sweet smell of your, the
lacquer on your hair is attracting a bee. It is about to go endo your
hair, so finally he managed to shut the Prime Minister up to make sure
that a bee didn't do any damage to her or the hair. But she did shout
be careful, mind the hair. I think it is fair to say you might be
biassed, you two were great friend as well. I was indeed. I kept in
touch wither right up to the end. I had lunch with her just before
Christmas last year, and I believe in your records, there is a picture
of me taking her to dinner in 2009. That is only three`and`a`half, four
years ago, and that hair is the same then as it was 20, 30 years ago.
Yours is a bit all over the shop to be honest. It is. Yes. I am raddled
with age. Age has condemned me from brabg to brown, to white, but
Margaret Thatcher's blonde hair was the same until I last saw her on the
4th December last year. Very good to have you on the programme tonight. I
wish you well. Have a good weekend. Now let us recap of the main
headlines. Flooding as another massive storm sweeps up the entire
west coast of the UK. Lincolnshire police defend naming people charged
with drink`driving before they go to court, saying it is what the public
want. Room 's weather then, cloud and rain
after a mostly dry and bright start. The rain can fall as snow over the
higher ground. Top temperatures in the afternoon, getting up to round 8
C. That is 46 Fahrenheit. Naming and shaping drink`drivers, a
big response from this. Elaine says I can't see the problem with naming
before conviction people arrested and charged with murder are named
before trial and conviction so why not other crimes? James says so now
the police are self appointed judge and jury, short and sweet. Is a
serving officer, has sweet tweeted this. Is it the offence that makes
anyone question naming those in charge, do they feel the same about
those charged with others? Joe says aI degree with the guest, publishing
names before conviction is against our British cons tube, we are
innocent in this country, until proven guilty. Thank you for those.
Have a good weekend. I will see you on Monday.