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from the BBC News at Six. So it's goodbye from me. On BBC One we now

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join the BBC's news teams where you are.

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That's all from the BBC News at Six so

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

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debate whether high`stakes gambling machines should be banned from

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betting shops. In some ways, what seems to have

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happened is the most risky type of gambling has become most prevalent.

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Tributes are paid to two girls critically ill after being hit by a

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minibus on their way home from school.

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Up in smoke ` campaigners admit defeat over their plans to reopen an

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historic railway line. And could a name change for Goole

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mean more people want to come and visit?

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And a wet nights developing across most of the region. The latest

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coming up shortly. Good evening.

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They generate more than ?1 billion a year for the gambling industry but

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tonight there are calls for tougher rules on a type of betting machine.

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Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin is taking part in a debate in parliament to

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restrict the number of fixed odds machines that allow people to bet up

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to ?300 a minute. The government says they will look at changing the

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rules. Sarah Corker has this report. Described as high`speed gambling,

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these fixed odds games are driving profits and betting `` in betting

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shops. Place your bets on those numbers. At this bookmakers, these

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machines are popular. Players can bet ?100 at every spin of the wheel.

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If you want a quick gamble, play the machine, if you want a longer

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gamble, horse racing. But some people do get addicted? You can get

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addicted to anything. Labour have described them as toxic and they

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wanted to be banned altogether and councils should have greater powers

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to restrict the number bookmakers in their areas. This is a high`risk

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machine which is multiplying on our high streets. In some ways, what

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seems to have happened is that the most recent `` the most risky type

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of gambling has most prevalent. Councils have powers to tackle the

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is you and they should make use of it. I am not arguing that that is

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job done, but we have a review under way. There are over 33,000 fixed

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odds betting terminals in the UK, making ?1.5 billion for the big

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bookmakers. That is up to half of their annual profits. You can go

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back each day and think he will win, but you lose more and suddenly you

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have nothing. Some people have hardly anything and they Ban it in,

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hoping they can win something. Should they be banned? No, I don't

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think so. Bookmakers are limited to four machines are shot. Critics say

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that they can get round that by opening more branches. They can

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create clusters of betting shops on the high Street. If they were to be

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done away with totally, there would be a reduction of 25% of betting

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shops. It would put some shops out of business? Yes.

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Earlier, I spoke to Ciaran O'Brien from bookmakers Ladbrokes. I asked

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him how successful these machines had been.

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They are very popular with customers and they account for bookmakers ``

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half of bookmakers' revenue. There are 30,000 of these machines. Are

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they telling people from poor areas into gamblers on the chance of

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getting a win for? No, most customers spend what they can

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afford. Gambling is in decline, according to the National Health

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Service out before Christmas. But a player can spend ?100 every 20

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seconds and each machine makes you 825 thousand pounds a week profit.

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`` ?825 a week. I think that shows you that the return for the player

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is very high. You need to look at this sensibly. Most players spend

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about eight to ?10 every 15 minutes. We need to target the problem

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gambler, not a particular order. Some people say there are too many

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betting shops in deprived areas. There was limiting numbers and we

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would be willing to have a dialogue on planning. That is probably a

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sensible approach. Our bookmakers ruining the high`street? No, not at

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all. We are about 3% of retail, which is not overwhelming. But what

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has happened in a few areas is that there is competition because of this

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lift on supply. We are willing to have a dialogue on planning. Thank

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you. We want to hear from you on this

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story. Should there be more controls against these types of machines? Is

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it too easy to gamble now or should it be left to personal choice? Maybe

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you play the machines? Maybe you got addicted? Do you think the betting

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shops are ruining the high`street? In a moment, we'll be live in North

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Norfolk at the scene of the helicopter crash that killed four

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people last night. Two 11`year`old girls remain in a

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critical condition tonight, after being hit by a minibus near Bourne

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while on their way home from school. The incident happened on the A15 at

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Thurlby just before four o'clock yesterday afternoon. Both girls are

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pupils at the Bourne Academy. The head teacher has told Look North

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it's the worst possible start to the New Year. Gemma Dawson reports.

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Last night this road was closed for more than four hours. Police

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carrying out investigation work here after two schoolgirls were hit by a

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minibus after getting off their school bus. Today, residents told me

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of their shock. The neighbours told me that they have young children,

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they were crying. I heard sirens going and I said to my husband, I

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hope it is not those two little girls that always waved to me. My

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daughter was on the same bus as the two girls who had the accident but

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she didn't see anything because she was on the opposite side of the bus.

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The two girls had just got off the bus and were heading home from

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school. It was their first day back after Christmas. Both are pupils at

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the Bourne Academy, which is two miles from here. At the school

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today, pupils have been offered support and counselling. This is the

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worst possible start to 2014. To have a tragic accident like this, we

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are devastated. The chairman of the local parish council told me they

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have been campaigning for a crossing here. He says that the whole village

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is devastated. People are concerned that this could happen to two young

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girls, 11 years old, first year at secondary school. Tonight, people

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here thinking about the two girls who remain in a critical but stable

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condition. The emergency services are on the

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scene of a crash on the A15 at Thurlby near Bourne 24 hours after

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the two girls were seriously injured in the same area. Four cars have

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collided. It's not thought there are any serious injuries.

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Police say they're becoming increasingly concerned for the

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safety of a Lincoln man who went missing from a hospital last month.

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Ryan Morgan's family haven't seen the 28`year`old since he left the

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Peter Hodgkinson Centre at Lincoln County Hospital on 27th December.

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His mother says they're extremely worried. Please get in touch with

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us. We are extremely worried. We love you. We are not upset, just

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very, very worried for you. It is not the same without you, we cannot

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go on without you. Let us know that you are well.

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A Lincoln hospital worker has been cautioned by a NHS tribunal after

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posting offensive comments about patients and colleagues on a social

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networking site. Paul Nam worked in the operating theatres and was

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suspended in 2012 when his online remarks came to light. The caution

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will stay on his employment record for three years.

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It has been confirmed that improvements to the A63 in Hull will

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not be completed in time for the City of Culture celebrations in

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2017. The MP for West Hull and Hessle, Alan Johnson, says he has

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received a letter from the Transport Secretary saying the upgrade will

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not start until late 2016. A 400`metre cordon remains in place

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at the site of a helicopter crash in North Norfolk. Four American airmen

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were killed when the aircraft came down near Cley Next The Sea last

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night. The Pave Hawk helicopter had been taking part in a low flying

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exercise. Investigations are continuing in to what happened. Our

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reporter Alex Dunlop is in Salthouse near the scene for us tonight.

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Whatever the police been saying about the investigation? They are

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saying it is very much in their hands. Then they will hand over to

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the American air force crash investigators. The police cordon is

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still in place. About half a mile that way is where the accident site

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is. Police have been there all day. The bodies of the four servicemen

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are still in the body of that wreckage 24`hour zone. For those who

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are investigating the crash, who may well know these men, it must be a

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harrowing process. A few hours ago, we were given the latest. There are

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technical people here, both from the US and the UK military. In addition

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to that, or we have people who deal with crash sites from both the RAF

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and the US who will be able to assist in the recovery of the

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bodies. The Norfolk coroner has been here this morning. She has now given

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permission for these four bodies to be removed from the side. Astor when

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that happens, it is down to the crash investigators. `` as to when

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that happens. I think it is likely to happen tomorrow. Astor how this

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appalling accident happened, we have no clue. `` as to how this accident

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happened. This is a nature reserve and it could have been due to pilot

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error. Investigators are due to the year for the next few days. The cord

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and will be up until Monday. The area itself, bearing in mind that

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there are no lots of live ammunition bullets around, the area could be

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closed to the public for several weeks.

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Still ahead ` why campaigners say they've reached the end of the line

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over plans to bring back an historic railway.

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And could adding "Upon Ouse" to the name of an East Yorkshire town mean

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more people want to come and visit? Keep the pictures coming in. If you

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have a photograph you are proud of, send it in. We can show them on the

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programme. This was taken by Jeff Hall. Thank you very much.

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Extra pictures tonight. A big fat moggy! The producer says, what about

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the cat is Mike! But the question `` the producer says, what about the

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cat? Tomorrow cloudy with outbreaks of

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rain. It will improve slowly. This weather front will bring patchy rain

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on Friday night. The weekend is looking more settled. A bit colder

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but dry with some sunshine and frost at night. Now, we have this system

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pushing up from the south`west. It looks like we are in for a wet night

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at times. Let us hone in on the details. That rain is already in

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some western areas. It is pushing north eastwards. Eating for a time,

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but there could be heavy bursts later on. `` easing off for a time.

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So the sun will rise at these times. And these are the next high water

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times. So rather cloudy in the morning. Showery outbreaks of rain

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pushing down from the North West. As we head through the afternoon, there

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should be an improvement. Most part becoming dry and brighter. And

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improving picture through the afternoon. There will be a strong

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westerly wind. Looking further haired, during daylight hours,

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Friday is not looking too bad. Dry with some sunshine but it does cloud

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over. There will some sun `` there will be some sunshine and outbreaks

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of rain. The weekend is looking very pleasant. But there is a risk of

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frost at night. There were messages about the shirt

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and tie. William says, shocking pink does not even come close. I demand a

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pair of shades, do not wear it again. Goodbye!

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Campaigners fighting to get the railway reopened between York and

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Beverley say the plan has gone up in smoke. It comes after East Riding

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Council voted to allow building on the once`protected route. The

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council says it was unlikely the ?200 million needed for the scheme

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would ever be found. Anne`Marie Tasker is live in Market Weighton,

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which is on the route of the old line.

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Annemarie, is today Bosman decision really the end of this plan? `` is

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today? Campaigners have told me that they

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have one last glimmer of hope in that they have asked the local

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enterprise Council to maintain `` the local enterprise group to ask

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the council to maintain protections. The line has been partially built on

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and after today Bosman decision, the rest could have building as well.

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Campaigners like a bonfire, claiming plans to reopen in a York to

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Beverley rail line have big `` have gone up in smoke. A burn their

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position as East Riding Council does `` decided that some of the rail

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line can be built on. That route has been protected since 2005. We feel

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that if the protection is removed and houses. To be built and the line

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`` if the protection is removed, houses will start to be built. The

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cost will be too great to reopen it. This was the old stationmaster's

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house in Market Weighton. But this part of the railway line has already

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been built on. After this afternoon's decision from the

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council, the stretch of track between here and York could also be

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developed. It shouldn't be protected because in some instances, they go

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across perfectly legitimate development potential land around

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important towns in the East Riding. We should not prevent the organic

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growth `` the organic growth of East Riding towns for something which may

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or may not be a feasible scheme at some point in the future. After the

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decision, focus will move to the current main route the A1079. Some

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people say cannot serve the population. There is an ageing

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population around and they will not be able to drive. If they went to

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get to the main centres, we need a method of doing that and the railway

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seems to be the sensible answer. But after this decision, it seems that

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for now the only thing travelling along this old rail line will be

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riders and walkers. I'm joined now by the Beverley and

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Holderness MP, Graham Stuart. Good evening. Has the right decision been

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made today? What you have to remember is that years ago,

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campaigners went to see the Labour Minister and it was specifically

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ruled out. So the council are saying that they have to deal with the

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world as it is rather than as they would like it to be. But they are

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not ruling out the potential of a line in future. They cannot keep the

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whole line in aspic. I am disappointed but I understand the

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pressures they are under and the Labour government categorically

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ruled it out before. You were urging the minister to look at reopening in

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2006. Has the Minister let down the fastest`growing `` has the

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government let down is the fastest`growing population area? I

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certainly think the last government did. Instead of focusing on lines on

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the map, what we have got to do, what campaigners have to do, is make

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the business case. Because where we do make a strong case, then we can

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make progress. Because we know we were neglected in the area for a

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long time but in three years, the government has half the Humber

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Bridge tolls, has built a southern relief road for Beverley and is

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looking to improve the A63 in Hull. The truth is that if you make the

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right case and you work hard, and I have been working hard with my

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colleagues to get the electrification to Selby, then you

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can get a change. The council has to deal with the world as it is. And

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that is one in which the last government ruled out the line. But

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this is a large population area. I use or that the A1079 can deal with

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the population in the area? There have been improvements to the road,

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and I would like to see more. In answer to your question just now

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asked by a local question, we need to make sure that the 1079 can carry

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local bus services if we do not have a local bus service `` a rail

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service. The Chief Executive of Lincoln

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Cathedral has warned of "very uncomfortable" times ahead if

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visitor numbers don't increase. Phil Hamlyn Williams has said maintaining

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and keeping the historical landmark running could lead to a financial

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deficit of ?500,000. But he believes this could be turned around if

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visitor numbers and revenue double. We have, over the last few years,

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received a grant from English Heritage. That has now stopped. So

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now, when I look ahead, I am beginning to see a gap in our budget

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that could be as big as half ?1 million. So we are addressing it. We

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have 75,000 paying visitors a year. If we could double that, we can pay

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our way. Thanks to everyone who got in touch

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about the possibility of street lights being turned off in

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Lincolnshire The County Council is looking at ways to save money.

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Hundreds of street lights have already been dimmed, but now some

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areas could lose lighting altogether. Here are some

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suggestions from you on what should be done. Olive says, Why can't

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councils put solar pods on street lighting and get free lights at

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night? Thank you for those.

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The draw for the first round of Rugby League's Challenge cup has

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been made live on Radio Humberside. 44 teams are taking part in the

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first round with Super League sides Hull FC and Hull KR not joining the

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competition until the fourth round. You can see full details of the draw

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on the BBC Sport website. Finally, it's been done by the town

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of Staines in time for London 2012. Now Goole could be about do the same

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thing ahead of Hull 2017 ` and change its name! The East Yorkshire

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town is hoping to attract some of Hull's cultural trade, and a local

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hotelier says rebranding Goole as "Goole Upon Ouse" would help, as

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Crispin Rolfe reports. An hotelier with a vision for Goole,

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requiring investment. What I would love to do is have apartments and

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shops and offices by the dockside and really bring Goole up. But where

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will the money come for Howard Duckworth's dream? Well from this...

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The UK city of culture 2017 is Hull! And Howard's suggestion to change

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Goole's name to Goole Upon Ouse. 70% of the people going to hold macro

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will go `` to Hull, will go past Bourne Academy. If they see `` if

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they see a nicer name, they could come. And if you think that sounds

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radical, it's been done before. After being the butt of Ali G jokes,

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Staines in Surrey re`branded itself as Staines Upon Thames to benefit

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from the London 2012 Olympic boom. Changing pool's `` Goole's name is

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one thing, but there are some restrictions. There are lots of

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signs to change and potentially a referendum. So two extra words,

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which, whatever their popularity, could come at a cost. If we did

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change the name, we would still be known as Goole. As to whether

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changing the name of the town would change things all that drastically,

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I am not convinced. It is ridiculous. Why change the name? We

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have been Goole for so long, what difference would it make? It is

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modernisation, what difference would it make?

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You might have a view on that. What would you call Goole? Maybe this was

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a mistake. Get in touch. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines A jury decides Mark Duggan was lawfully

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killed by police ` an inquest find he did have a gun but threw it away

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before he was shot. MPs prepare to vote on legislation

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that could ban high stakes gambling machines from betting shops.

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Tomorrow's weather, mostly cloudy with showers at first. Turning dry

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and brighter. Sunny intervals and miles in the fresh westerly wind. ``

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and miles in the fresh westerly wind.

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Responses on the fixed odds betting machines. James says it is OK for

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banks to gamble with billions of taxpayers' money, but get a bailout.

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But Joe Public mustn't gamble with their own money. He says Blackpool

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works refused `` Blackpool was refused a casino but there are many

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in London. Another example of a nanny state. If people are daft

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enough to put their money in these machines, then so be it.

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This one is really interesting. Steve says, these machines are very

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interest `` very addictive. I got hooked on them. I spent ?900

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in 20 minutes. They ruined my life. I would tell anyone stay away. A

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message there from Steve. And Nick says, taking away the machines will

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not solve anything. If people want to gamble, they were

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gamble. The only way to solve this is to prohibit gambling altogether.

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Gambling is a personal choice, like drinking or smoking. If you don't

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have the money, don't do it. Or limit yourself to one day a week.

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Join me tomorrow if you can. See you tomorrow.

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