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North. The headlines tonight: Millions of pounds for Lincolnshire


as a major oil company invests in fracking in the county.


This has been going on and has been done safely. It is not hugely


impacting in terms of the local community.


David Cameron visits Lincolnshire to give his support to fracking.


People can already see this is a safe and successful industry,


employing a local people. An inquest into the death of a Red


Arrows pilot hears an engineer who worked on his plane wasn't properly


authorised. The residents campaigning for the


removal of this eyesore in the Humber.


Two games from Wembley ` non`league North Ferriby reach the quarter


finals of the FA Trophy. And the forecast will follow later


in the programme. The major French oil company Total


has today announced it will invest ?28 million in Lincolnshire to carry


out fracking. To show his support for the industry, the Prime Minister


visited Lincolnshire this morning. On a trip to Gainsborough, he told


BBC Look North that fracking, which is the extraction of shale gas from


underground will bring huge benefits to the local economy. We'll hear


from David Cameron in a moment, but first let's look at how widespread


the impact of fracking could be for us here. The geology of our area


means large parts of East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have already been


licensed for fracking, the black areas. In the red areas, more


licences will be auctioned in the summer. So what does fracking


involve? It means drilling down and then injecting a mix of water, sand


and chemicals into the earth under high pressure. This then releases


the shale gas which flows back to ground level. Supporters say it will


mean cheap energy bills but environmental campaigners say the


process could cause contamination and lead to earth tremors. Our first


report tonight comes from our political editor, Tim Iredale.


We have nothing to fear from fracking. That was the Prime


Minister's message today, as he toured an oil depot near


Gainsborough. This is one of the areas earmarked by the French energy


giant Total which has announced the biggest ever investment in the UK


shale gas industry. We are promised lower energy bills. Here on the


Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire border, where we have oil and gas


extraction taking place right now, people can already see this is a


safe and successful industry, employing local people. It will be


even more so when they moved to exploiting shale gas opportunities


as well. But some remain sceptical about this new potential energy


source. The health impacts of methane in the water courses are of


a huge concern. Most importantly, it is local communities. They watch how


we function and operate every day. Their right to ask the questions,


but she'll gas... However, those already involved with shale gas


exploration say that risk is minimal. The Government accepts his


country as # this process is controversial, but he says people


will come to see the economic benefits of shale gas exploration.


I do apologise. That is a slight problem there with the film. I spoke


to the group that interest `` represents the interests of the oil


and gas industry and I asked what financial incentive Gainsborough


would get. It is difficult to say at this


process in time. In terms of funding, we have said five `?10


million per site over the lifetime of the asset. Most of it will come


in the first ten years. In terms of local communities, the Government


has talked about business rates being 1.7 million for each council.


This is a bribe, isn't it, to accept something that people do not want on


their back door. Now, it is not a bribe. It is an award for hosting


sites on behalf of others in the country. Secondly, it is a


commonplace scheme in terms of business rates and committee funds.


It comes from the onshore wind and give. Total is French. I gather fans


do not want it and have come knocking here. Total's announcement


today is very good in terms of energy security and economic


benefits. France have made a political decision not to do


hydraulic fracturing for this moment in time. That could change. We have


heard the earthquake story in Blackpool. We have seen frightening


pictures of tap water in America. We do not know if this is safe, do we?


We have a highly regulated industry in the UK. We have four different


regulators looking at this over a long period of time. We have been


chilling in this country for over 100 years. We have hydraulically


fractured very safely and environmentally sensitive way. But


we have seen what happened in Blackpool. It is untested. Our


broadcast area map almost identically is covered by the


fracking map. What you say to people who are concerned? There was a study


last year about induced seismicity. A situation like that will not


happen again. Is it a gamble? No. The fracking process has caused


widespread controversy, with environmental campaigners organising


protests whenever it has been tested in other parts of the country. But


supporters say it will mean more money for councils to spend on local


services. Our reporter has been to the village of Laughton near


Gainsborough to find out what people living there think of fracking in


the area. Laughton, a quiet Lincolnshire


village surrounded by fields. It is exactly the type of place companies


think could be perfect to explore for shale gas. Last year, plans were


approved to allow drilling on this field just outside the village.


There was local opposition back then and villagers I've spoken to today


say cash incentives wouldn't have made any difference. I would rather


not have the fracking and not have any facilities that are likely to be


provided by any so`called intervention money. Now, it is


bribery. Out and out bribery. What we need here is not right money. So


why such negativity towards fracking? Reports of


mini`earthquakes, water contamination and environmental


damage and the effect on the environment has worried many. Joy


has lived here for 40 years. She believes any drilling nearby would


change the nature of the village. I do worry quite a lot about the


possibility of tremors. I am also annoyed about the aspect of


wildlife. This is an area with a tremendous variety of wildlife. How


that is good to be affected, I cannot begin to think. We will go


through an extremely rigorous planning process. The council says


the money offered by the Government won't influence decisions on whether


to grant planning applications, but in principle it has welcomed the


idea. It is nice that they are there, but it will not alter what we


have to do to check and make sure that the application is safe. There


has not been drilling here so far. After today's endorsements, it is


likely many villages in this area could see applications for gas apple


take `` gas exploration beneath them.


We would be very keen to hear yours. `` hear your thoughts on


this. Would you welcome fracking if it means bringing jobs and


investment to the area? How worried are you about the environmental


impacts, not just to Lincolnshire, but East Yorkshire as well? If you


want to get in touch, follow the details on screen.


An inquest into the death of a Red Arrows pilot has heard that a senior


engineer had warned about a risk to life because of a lack of manpower


and training of engineers working on his aircraft. Sean Cunningham died


when his ejection seat activated while his plane was on the ground at


RAF Scampton in November 2011. Today the inquest heard that the


authorisation for one of the engineers had lapsed shortly before


the accident. Jake Zuckerman has been in court. What was said about


the lapse in authorisation? Today, the inquest has focussed on


the maintenance undertaken on the ejection seat in Flight Lieutenant


Cunningham's aircraft prior to the incident which led to his death.


Cunningham's aircraft prior to the incident which led The inquest heard


from Sergeant Michael Poultney, an armourer working at RAF Scampton.


Prior to the incident, he had carried out work on the ejection


seat. He said he wasn't aware that over`tightening a particular bolt


could potentially lead to the seat failing to operate properly.


It also emerged that his authorisation to carry out the work


had lapsed, and that he should have undertaken a refresher course. The


inquest here from senior officers about the laps and authorisation?


The inquest also heard from Wing Commander Ross Priday, who was the


senior engineering officer for the Red Arrows. He said, the fact that


an authorisation had expired concerned me greatly. It was


unacceptable. The inquest was told that an audit of Sergeant Poultney's


work was carried out by the RAF, but no problems were highlighted. Wing


Commander Priday said, the conclusion of that is that the lapse


in authority posed no airworthiness or safety threat whatsoever and


therefore wasn't a factor in this accident. In the course of evidence,


it emerged that prior to the accident the Wing Commander had


raised concerns about the risk to life posed by a lack of manpower and


training issues on the engineering side at the Red Arrows. But he said


that he didn't believe that either of these issues had contributed to


the accident that killed Sean Cunningham. The inquest continues


tomorrow. Police have named a man from Louth who was found murdered


over the weekend. Richard Samuel Woods ` who was 32 ` was found at a


house on Spring Terrace in the early hours of Sunday morning. A


23`year`old man arrested at the scene remains in police custody.


Hull Crown Court has heard today how a 28`year`old woman died in a crash


after her car was hit by another vehicle driven in a tragic


coincidence by her younger sister. Rosie Ann Stone, who is 20, denies


causing the death of her sister Jennie Stone by careless driving on


the A165 near Fraisthorpe. The collision last February happened


just months after their soldier brother, Greg, was killed in


Afghanistan. The case continues. Hull City Council's cabinet has


backed a report recommending the closure of Endeavour High School


next year. The school, which opened in 2003, has been placed in special


measures three times and has seen a yearly fall in student numbers.


Railway services between Sleaford and Lincoln have returned to normal


today. The lime has been closed since Tuesday due to landslip.


Network Rail see that work to stabilise the bank has been


completed. It is claimed that a disused tidal


power generator in the Humber is an eyesore and is affecting house


prices in the area. Now a campaign has begun to have it removed. The


Neptune was built to provide power to The Deep, but the project was


scrapped when the company behind it went into liquidation. Emma Massey


reports. This is the Neptune, the result of


seven years of private investment. Its job ` to harness the power of


the River Humber to generate electricity. The project was


abandoned nearly a year ago, and so too was this yellow contraption. Now


we have got a pile of junk overlooking all the residents.


Phillip Gittens, who had enjoyed the views from his house for seven years


before it arrived, says his neighbours in Victoria Dock feel the


same way. It's an eyesore and they want it removed. If you were looking


at the window before that came, you looked onto the river. It was a nice


view. Now you look onto that monstrosity. For this house


particularly, it looks directly onto it. Neptune Renewable Energy


deployed it in January 2012 but despite testing and modifications


they were unable to achieve enough electricity. The company then went


into liquidation. It is not being maintained because the company


behind it has gone past. There is a problem with noise from it. We're


worried about vandalism on the site. We were promised when it first went


in that the area would be returned to the stated was before it went in,


and that is what we want to see happen. The Crown now owns the land


the device is on. They have to maintain it but they don't have to


remove it. That's the job of the Department for Energy and Climate


Change. It's says it's in "active discussions with partner agencies


for the safe and expedient decommissioning of the facility


following the owners going into liquidation". But this won't be a


quick process. You have got to think about the environment, navigational


safety. It is not just the case of killing of the bulldozer and taking


it away. It is a very complicated process that has to be going through


to decommission it. I would imagine the decommissioning process would


have been thought about when the original licence for the facility


was granted. There were high hopes for this


renewable energy device to power business and homes along the Humber.


Now the only hope is that it is removed. And while as yet there's no


frame for that, residents should feel safe in the knowledge that the


lease cannot be sold on. So once this eyesore has gone, it's gone for


good. We will let you know what happens on that one.


Still ahead tonight: Smoking allowed ` the fish producers who say their


protected status has been a waste of time.


The best and the worst ` one train spotter's journey around all of the


country's stations. Tonight's photograph is taken by


Terry Wilde in East Park Lake. Stunning picture. Thank you very


much. Send your photograph in. I thought we did a train anorak


piece last week? This is very embarrassing. Let's have a look at


the weather over the next 24 hours. There is a warning of is in place.


We have not seen that too often this winter. But we will have is for the


commute fostering in the morning. Tomorrow, a lovely winter's day, try


with sunshine. A ridge of high pressure before this weather system


brings rain in from the South West. In mild day to come on Wednesday.


This is the line of showers. This arm of showers came through


Birmingham with hailstones and torrential rain. It is heading


towards Lincolnshire in the next couple of hours. It will slowly


cloud over and there will be a scattering of showers, erratically


spreading north eastwards. We will see clearer skies developing right


towards the end of the night. That is when temperatures will take a dip


and there is a risk of icy patches on untreated surfaces. Lows in the


range of 1`3 Celsius. The sun will rise in the morning at 12 minutes


past eight. Your next high water time, there we are. Patchy fog and


icy patches. It will brighten up fairly steadily through the


first`half of the morning. It is a winter's day, that high insuring a


dry day with sunshine and just like West Southwest wind. Despite the


fact it will be a light wind, it will feel quite chilly with highs


below average of five Celsius. Rain to come on Tuesday night. Wednesday,


rain at fast and again late on. In between, mild and drive but cloudy


with, at the moment, Thursday and Friday looking dry with some


sunshine. That is the forecast. I tell you what, I will send you the


invoice for that one. See you tomorrow.


Four years ago, traditional Grimsby smoked fish joined the likes of


champagne and Wensleydale cheese, winning EU protected status. But


while it has led to increased sales for other foods, Grimsby's


smokehouses say they haven't seen the benefit at all, and the local


council isn't doing enough to promote them. Jill Archbold reports.


Here in Grimsby, they have been smoking fish to the traditional


recipe for more than 100 years. We have the salmon at the bottom, the


other biggest Sony do most smoke. They will be in for 24 hours. The


haddock is higher up in the smokers. Four years ago, Grimsby's


traditionally smoked fish won an award. But they say the council is


not supported industry enough. It is simple things like seeing this is


the home of Grimsby traditionally smoked fish. So that when people


enter the town they know will work to go. Protected geographical


indication was introduced by the European Union in 1993. Products


registered under the scheme have legal protection against imitation


flout the EU. 63 British prog... Products are protected. `` 63


British products are protected. The food tourism industry is worth ?70


million a year. If they do not promote it, they are missing a


trick. Grimsby is a lot larger than ours and the opportunity for them is


enormous. Not just an smoked fish, but also using other seafood


products. I am committed to getting as much out of tourism for the


borrower of knowledge. It is `` if it is through fish processing, we're


up for it. I would like to see what they would like the council to do.


Meanwhile, at the traditional fish docks, traditional smokers say there


is potential for to those based industry. `` 40 tourism based


industry. A BBC Inside Out investigation has


discovered the current leadership of the National Union of Mineworkers is


threatening to sue its former leader Arthur Scargill for just over


?100,000. The money was paid to cover legal bills run up by the


International Energy and Miners Organisation, of which mist Scargill


is president. The NUM has also stopped payments of ?20,000 a year


in subscriptions to the organisation.


The trouble happened when I was asked to justify paying that amount


of money and I asked to look at accounts and was refused to be


given. We'll do think that ?20,000 a year has been going? I have no idea.


That is why want to see the accounts.


In a statement, Mr Scargill told us the NUM had breached a decision of


its own conference by stopping the payments. He says the IEMO has


always presented accounts in accordance with the instruction of


its congress. And there's more on that story in a special Inside Out


investigation tonight on BBC One at 7.30pm.


A home tie in the quarterfinal of the FA Trophy is North Ferriby


United's reward for their 4`0 victory at Lincoln City. They'll now


play Gosport in the next round while Grimsby Town also have home


advantage. With all the football news, here's our sports reporter


Simon Clark. They have been playing on a


different planet this season, but a 4`0 victory at Lincoln City must be


one of the best in this history of North Ferriby United. It is given a


quarterfinal tie against Gosport. Gosport in the conference South.


They are not a team that is playing `` plying their trade at a higher


level. We have to consider home advantage is a great opportunity to


get to the semifinal. The draw for North Ferriby United against Gosport


means they have missed some of the bigger guns in the competition,


including Grimsby Town, who will play the winners of the Tamworth


`trolley replay. Hull City were having a more difficult time against


Chelsea in the Premier League. If it wasn't for Allan McGregor,


this could have been far worse. Time and again, Scotland's number one


came to the rescue with a number of fine saves from excellent Chelsea


play. In the end, he was blameless for the Chelsea goals. The first was


a splendid effort from Eden Hazard. The second near the end was struck


by Fernando Torres. The season will not be defined by games against


Chelsea. But over the last couple of months, especially against the big


boys, we have kept the ball better and played better as a team. Today,


first`half was OK, second`half, we will know will near posing a threat.


One of the special goals of the weekend came from Scunthorpe


United's Paul Hayes. Sign for a third spell, he kept United top of


League Two with the second. Some goal that, from Paul Hayes. Back to


the FA Trophy quarterfinals. They will be played on the 1st of


February, which could have an impact on the gate here. Just down the road


on the same day at the same time, Hull City will be playing Tottenham


Hotspur. Well done to them.


It Lincolnshire cricketer was one of the top performers as England's


woman won the Ashes. She scored a total of 103 in the victory.


Fantastic news. It has taken him four years and he's


covered thousands of miles in that time. Andrew Dowd has visited every


one of the 2,548 railway stations in Britain and he says Gainsborough's


central station is the worst one he visited. I've been talking to Andrew


about his visits and asked him what was wrong with Gainsborough.


Quite a lot of things, actually. It is inaccessible and could not give


your Friday. It was locked up. Only open on Saturday. It looked very


weedy, full of weeds and very unloved. That is not good news, is


it? What needs to be done to Gainsborough station, then? Better


services, maybe one in the morning and in the evening rather than all


on a Saturday. Bit of tell `` a bit of TLC as well. You are an expert.


What makes a good station? It would have to be staff, services, access


ability. For me personally, and is coughing on the platform. You're


going to the train station to train, not a coffee. You do look barrel


haven, don't you? Yes, I do. I am a big fan of not just visiting


stations, but exploring Britain. When you go a few metres away from


the station platform at Barrow Haven, it has the River Humber and


Humber Bridge in the background. You have all this information in your


bedroom. I do. It is on my computer ready for when they could be


published or make a book. You never know. I would love to read it. Very


good to have gone the programme. Thank you very much indeed. It has


been a pleasure. Andrew has been to every single railway station in the


country. Another study might want to comment


on. Is Andrew being unkind to Gainsborough station? He thinks it


is the worst in the country. Which would you vote as the best or worst


railway stations in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire? The contact details


are on screen. Look forward to hearing from you on the subject of


railway stations. Let's get a recap of the national


and regional headlines. Local councils which back fracking


are promised more money despite concerns from green groups.


David Cameron visits Lincolnshire to give his support to the exploration


for shale gas. People can already see that this is a safe and


successful industry, employing local people. The Prime Minister talking


on the programme. Tomorrow's weather: Patchy fog


clearing then dry and bright with sunny spells, although cloud will


increase later with rain spreading east in the evening and overnight.


clearing Maximum temperature, five Celsius.


A big response on the subject of fracking. Philip on Twitter says,


where else will we get gas from when the North Sea is out? I would rather


be energy independent and dependent on Russia. Paul says we need things


like this in the area. We need the jobs. Barry says


fracking is part of the future. Would the naysayers Professor Cole


mile or nuclear power station? Fracking is safe and I know what I


would prefer. This is small`minded and India is small`minded and


India's, get real. `` this is small mindedness.


David Cameron knows it is dangerous but all he sees as profit for he and


his mates, not the local economy. Lots of messages on this subject.


his mates, not the local economy. Lots of messages on We will have


more tomorrow lunchtime. Join me if you can the radio from midday.


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