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it's goodbye from me and on BBC One it's goodbye from me and on BBC One

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we join the BBC's news teams where Good evening and welcome to BBC Look

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North. The headlines tonight: An inquest into the death of a Red

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Arrows pilot hears how his team mates watched in horror as he was

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ejected from his aircraft. Spiralling debts at a failing health

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trust ` patient groups fear services may have to go to balance the books.

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They have to reduce services to counteract the huge deficit.

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Could Lincolnshire beef be heading to China ` the county farmers

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developing trade links with the Far East.

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What goes bang in the night? The mystery noise that woke hundreds of

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people around the Humber. It got gradually louder and louder, walkers

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all up. It woke me up from a deep sleep, so it was quite loud. Your

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details forecast in ten minutes. Hello. An inquest into the death of

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a Red Arrows pilot has heard how his team mates watched in horror as he

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was ejected from his aircraft. Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham

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died when his ejector seat activated, while his plane was on

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the ground at RAF Scampton in November 2011. His family say they

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hope the inquest will provide much needed answers. Caroline Bilton's

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report contains some flash photography. They arrived today

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looking for answers. Two years ago, their son, brother, friend, fell 200

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feet to his death. 35`year`old red arrows pilot Sean Cunningham died

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after the ejector seat of his jet fired as the plane sat on the timer

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at RAF Scampton. `` sat on the tarmac. His parachute also failed to

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open. His death was the second in three months for the red arrows

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display team. Flight Lieutenant John egging died in the August. His

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family issued a statement saying: Caroline is in Lincoln tonight.

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What was said at today's inquest? The inquest heard from some of the

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most experienced pilots. The red arrows themselves. They spoke of

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their horror as they could only stand by and watch as their friend

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felt of the ground. One man gave evidence of how he saw Sean

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Cunningham's arms flailing around. His best friend described how he ran

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to be by his side, he desperately tried to cut him free but his

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efforts to save him were in vain. What did the leader of the team say?

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Hector Montsegur this afternoon, we heard from the boss `` well, Peter,

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this afternoon, we heard from the boss. Sean had taken the medication

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night nurse the night before, and that can have an effect on people.

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He said: He asked if he could speak to the family directly. He said, it

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has been a nightmare two years: Caroline, thank you.

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In a moment: The Lincolnshire man who's battling stormy weather to row

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the Atlantic. Hospitals in Lincolnshire say they

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must save ?6 million by the end of March. Even if they do they'll still

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have a deficit of 26 million. Managers say front line services

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won't be cut. Today an independent patients group has told Look North

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it has no confidence that the management of Lincolnshire's

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hospitals will be able to stop its debts spiralling out of control.

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Vicky Johnson reports. Who would be a hospital manager `

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having to balance the need to provide safe patient care with tight

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NHS budgets? Last year, Lincolnshire's hospitals were put in

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special measures. Too few staff to look after patients properly was an

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issue. Since more than ?4 million have been invested recruiting nurses

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from here and abroad. But now they need to save ?6 million

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before the end of March. In many of our nonclinical areas, we put a hold

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on recruitment. Regrettably, we are having to put a hold on some

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training and education. The Hospital Trust is certainly no

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stranger to debt. Three years ago, it was ?14 million in deficit. But

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by making savings of 15.5 million, they'd managed to break even by the

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following year. But they're now firmly back in the red. Even if they

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hit this year's total savings target, they'll still have debts of

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26 million. We responded to a discussion we had.

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Healthwatch, the lincolnshire patients group, say they're now

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losing confidence in the Trust's ability to manage the finances. The

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original deficit was misreported. They have come back at least twice

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with additional deficits, which is making the situation worse each

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time. It reduces the confidence anyone will have.

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As a former chair of the trust, David Bowles knows how hard it is to

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balance the books. For a range of reasons, Lincolnshire is badly

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treated. This could be a recurring thing.

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The financial future for Lincolnshire's hospitals looks red

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rather than rosy, and it's unlikely to improve any time soon.

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We'd like to hear your thoughts on this story.

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Lincolnshire Police say the two schoolgirls seriously injured in a

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collision on the A15 are still in a critical but stable condition. The

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11`year`olds are being treated at the Queens Medical Centre in

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Nottingham. They were hit by a minibus at Thurlby near Bourne on

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Tuesday. Lincolnshire County Council says the speed limit is to be

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reduced on the stretch of road where the collision happened, although

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that decision was made before the incident occurred.

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Yorkshire ambulance staff are being balloted for strike action over

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plans to change their shift patterns. The Unite union claims the

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changes could mean paramedics having to work ten hours without a meal

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break. They also say the new shifts are not "family friendly and will

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lead to an overtired workforce". The Yorkshire Ambulance Trust says

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Unite's claims are misleading and factually incorrect.

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The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson says it was "astonishing"

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to see the aftermath of the tidal surge which hit East Yorkshire and

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Lincolnshire in December. He was responding in the Commons to a

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question from Martin Vickers, the MP for Cleethorpes, who said local

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people need urgent action to protect their homes. It was astonishing to

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see that was a 500 year incident. I endorse his few there should be

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involvement of local people. I am happy for him to write to me and we

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can negotiate with the Environment Agency. I would encourage them to

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get local councils involved. A disabled women from Hull says she

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fears eviction because changes to housing benefits are pushing those

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with disabilities deeper into debt. Sandra Dove says her family need

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extra space for her wheelchair and a carer. But since April, people who

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get housing benefit have been charged extra for every spareroom.

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One charity is warning thousands of disabled people are living in fear

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of losing their homes. Sarah Corker reports.

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Sandra Dove's home on the Bransholme estate has been specially adapted so

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she can get around. 18 years ago, the family say they

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got permission to knock two box rooms into one so they could fit a

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wheelchair around the bed. The war went across here. You could not get

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through the door with the wheelchair.

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And they've got two other rooms for their son and a carer. But now the

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family say they've been told to pay back hundreds of pounds in so`called

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bedroom tax, because they have two spare rooms. The financial worries

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it is causing, you are paying your utility bills and all that.

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The problem is there's no record of permission from the council to

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convert the room, so it's deemed as a four`bed house. It is affecting

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disabled groups as well as other groups. We are finding it very

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difficult to try and meet needs or individuals.

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The Government has set aside extra money to help the most vulnerable

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residents. Hull City Council was given ?707,000 pounds, which so far

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has helped 3854 households. There's now ?30,000 left in the pot. The

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council has been allocated a further ?180,000. Whatever the arguments

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about number of bedrooms, are not a sufficient number of adapted

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properties for disabled people to move to. The Government says it

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needs to free up larger houses for families stuck on a waiting list.

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The government has said anybody who lives in the same house since the

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1st of January 1996 and continually received housing benefit since then

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should not have to pay extra for any spare rooms.

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And the council say that could apply to the Doves ` they've lived here

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for 30 years. For many others in adapted homes, they must find the

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extra money find a smaller home. We'd like to hear your thoughts on

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this story. Still ahead tonight: And the rugby

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star delivering aid to families in need ` 8,000 miles away.

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Thunder, an aircraft, or something more sinister? What caused the big

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bang that woke hundred along the banks of the Humber last night?

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I heard a high`pitched whine, but that was about 6:45pm.

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James Barlow took this of North Leverton Windmill south of

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Gainsborough. Another picture tomorrow night. Good evening.

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If that ban was us understand, I did not forecast that, did I? Somebody

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says, Peter goes red when he thinks you are going to see something rude,

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my wife June seem to see that every night. `` my wife tunes in to see

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that every night. Tomorrow, dry with some sunshine. It will cloud over

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from the West with patchy rain. Once it clears, the weekend is looking

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promising with plenty of sunshine, all parts dry. Last night, allegedly

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a thunderstorm that I did not forecast. As we head through this

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evening and overnight, I think it is going to be dry with good, clear

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periods. The wind will ease later. Lowest temperatures down to one

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Celsius. The sun will rise at around 8:15am. Tomorrow looks pleasant.

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Some sunshine, it will cloud over. Not as heavy as the rain was last

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night. Top temperatures close to average for this time of year.

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Outbreaks of rain and drizzle on Friday night. The weekend is looking

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very nice. Monday should be present with sunny spells.

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Anything else you want to forecast tonight?

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DVRs move for you, Peter? Good night.

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Business leaders from China are in Lincolnshire to discuss trading

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opportunities with farmers and rural industries. The Chinese delegation

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wants to buy beef from the county. Paul Murphy reports.

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There's always been a high demand for Tony Lockwood's high quality

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beef. But now there's interest from one of the biggest markets in the

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world. The Chinese have taken quite a shine to the cattle on this small

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Lincolnshire farm. On a personal level, we found them very open and

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inviting, and very interested in everything we were doing. They seem

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very open`minded. Would you encourage other farmers to think

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about this? Oh, definitely, yes. I think we could transfer a lot of

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what we're doing to help them and sellers to product at the same time.

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The Chinese are no strangers to Lincolnshire. There are already more

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than 1,500 Chinese students at Lincoln University, spending ?30

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million per year. There's heavy investment in high tech companies

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like Dynex, which makes components for China's railways. And it all

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comes as Britain attempts to forge an EU ` China Trade agreement which

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the Prime Minister believes will be worth tens of billions of pounds.

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Lincolnshire's farming industry is being urged to get involved in this

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strengthening relationship. They are trying to improve their own farming

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industry and are looking to talk to Lincolnshire farmers to see how they

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do it, and perhaps set up a cooperative project. I think it is

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an opportunity for Lincolnshire to showcase what they do best, and

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another at Unity for the Council to be seen on a worldwide stage.

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The delegation of Chinese investors arrived in Lincoln last this

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afternoon to talk business. They're thoughts summed up by an

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interpreter. They are very interested in making friends and

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also, they are representatives of other cultures, and Lincoln is an

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agricultural area, so that is why they come here.

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China is a nation hungry for Western produce and expertise, and if all

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goes to plan, then Lincolnshire beef will soon be the menu in the Far

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East. The US Air Force has begun to remove

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the bodies of four American airmen, who died in a helicopter crash in

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north Norfolk. British and American investigators are trying to

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establish what caused the Pave Hawk aircraft to come down at

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Clye`next`the`Sea during a training exercise on Tuesday night.

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Debbie Tubby is at Salthouse near the scene. Debbie, this is a

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delicate operation, what are the police and US Air Force saying? As

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you can see 48 hours after the crash, the police are still here,

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the road is still closed and the cord and is still in place. The four

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dead crew members have been taken away on what has been a very

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difficult day for those involved. American air force staff have been

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working on the crash site, coping with the rough terrain and the

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weather. The service was held in the church and prayers were said.

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Candles were lit. I thought it was appropriate to contact the wardens

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and say we would come in here, given the tragedy of the helicopter

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crash. We met this morning to do morning prayers, but focused on the

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four aircrew that were killed and their families and friends and

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colleagues. The investigation does continue. The marshes could be

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closed for several weeks. The red behind the is due to open on

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Monday. Staff that have been working here today can go home tonight

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knowing they have done a very difficult job, but also hopefully

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giving some comfort to those families involved. Thank you.

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A proposal to give local authorities greater powers to decide on the

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types of gambling machines in betting shops has been thrown out in

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the Commons. The Labour MP for Scunthorpe Nic Dakin wanted councils

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to be able to restrict the number of "fixed odds machines" that allow

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people to bet up to ?300 a minute. But last night the Planning Minster

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and MP for Grantham and Stamford Nick Boles said councils already

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have the power to intervene. A Lincolnshire man who's trying to

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row across the Atlantic says he's won't give up despite being battered

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by 13`foot high waves and nearly capsizing several times. Luke Birch

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from Doddington and his friend Jamie Sparks are taking part in the

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Talisker Atlantic Challenge, which is described as the world's toughest

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rowing race. Several boats have already been forced to give up after

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severe storms. Jill Archbold takes up the story.

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It's been their home for 36 days, but these two best friends are now

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mid`way through an attempt to row their boat across the Atlantic. They

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are sailing into strong winds. If Luke Birch and Jamie Sparks complete

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the race ` they will become the youngest pair to row the Atlantic.

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But weather conditions are making it a dangerous journey. We almost went

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over twice. It is nerve wracking. Even if we do go over, I know it

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will be fine. It is just a lot of highs and lows. A long way from home

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comforts, the pair saw their only matress washed overboard, but say

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support from family back in Lincolnshire is keeping them going.

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They don't have access to Facebook, but we will read messages out over

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the phone. While the laptop was working, we could send e`mails with

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messages for them. For those watching nervously at home, they can

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track every stroke of the boat's progress. And victory is in sight `

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this duo are currently holding second place in the pairs race.

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I can't imagine being in that boat in the middle of the Atlantic at the

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moment. Good luck to them. A rugby star from East Yorkshire has

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delivered much`needed hospital and schools equipment to his home

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country of Papua New Guinea. Hull Kingston Rovers' Stanley Gene has

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lived in England for nearly 20 years but through his own charity he

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provides aid to remote and deprived areas. Here's Simon Clark.

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This is how we know Stanley Gene, a Hull Kingston Rovers luminary, who

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was also played for Hull FC. He returned home to Papa New Guinea

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this year, taking with him a lorry load of goods to remote

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communities, donated by the people of East Yorkshire. It gives you

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goose bumps. The container made an eight`hour journey from the port to

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the villages. The students and people in the villages are so

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appreciative of things it does seem ordinary here. Stanley delivers to

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hospitals and schools. Electricity is unreliable. There is one single

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Rd running through the village. People here do not have a lot. There

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are library books here. It is a real blessing. Thank you, Stanley. Stan

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is now carving out a career in England as a coach, but thoughts of

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helping those at home and never far away.

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It roused people from their sleep from Cottingham to Cleethorpes. But

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what was the big bang heard by many at 3.45 this morning? On social

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media, the speculation's ranged from one big thunderclap to a typhoon

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going supersonic. It got gradually louder and louder, will close. The

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cat went crazy. We had a customer who thought it was an explosion.

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A big bang in the early hours heard by Jim, and then kennel keeper John.

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But with locals successfully checking to see industry wasn't to

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blame, the questions started. What caused a loud bang across the Humber

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at 3.45 this morning? It woke me up from a deep sleep, so it was quite

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loud, but it was only the ones. When in doubt, turn to Twitter. Jenny

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Adams said she had e`mailed as well as head. Brilliant bright light,

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just like a nuclear explosion. It looked all my solar lights. Was it a

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solar flares? So was the shortest storm in history? Solar flares are

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silent, so the MoD say no. This was the weather forecast last night. No

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mention of thunder by the Met Office before or since. There is one other

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alternative. It could have been a small meteorite bought astroid

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coming into the atmosphere and grazing through it. Imagine a plate

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been skimmed across a pond. Bit fanciful, but that's the sort of

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idea of how you could get it. Possibly a meteor. Problem solved?

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Hardly, but it is a possibility. The question remains, what will wake you

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up tomorrow morning? Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines. The Metropolitan Police says it

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needs to do better in black communities in the wake of the

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Duggan inquest. An inquest into the death of a Red Arrows pilot hears

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how his team mates watched in horror as he was ejected from his aircraft.

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We were talking about hospitals and Lincolnshire that need to save ?6

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million by the end of March. Daniel said, good idea to get rid of

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overpaid managers, I am sure a matron could run hospitals better

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and cheaper. Kate said, if they make any more cuts, they were not built

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to provide the services required. Susan says, we do not need another

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change in management, we need enough money to bail to run the trust. This

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one is anonymous. It says, I work at a hospital Lincolnshire, and we have

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five staff on for 32 patients. We borrow essential equipment from

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other wards as we do not have any. Finally, Becky says, totally unfair

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to ask a hospital to cut back. They do a brilliant job.

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Thank you for those. Have a nice evening. Goodbye.

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TOM: # And if there's anybody left in here

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# That doesn't want to be out there... #

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