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from me. And on BBC One we now join the


Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight: More


expense for households ` the councils putting up bills for


residents. But we are proposing is a moderate


`` modest increase to keep up with inflation, otherwise we will have


bigger reductions to make. ? A court hears how a woman killed in a


collision with her sister was known as a "speed demon".


The blind woman who walks too slowly to get a replacement guide dog. They


said you were too blind, you can't look after your dog, and you want to


slow, see you are not having another guide dog.


And BAFTA honours the man who makes space sound good on the silver


screen. Went to come tonight, but tomorrow is looking reasonable. The


forecast follows shortly. Good evening and welcome to BBC Look


North. Thousands of council tax payers are


facing an increase in their bills. Five authorities across Lincolnshire


and East Yorkshire say they're looking at a rise of up to 2% this


year. That would mean an extra ?30 a year for the average house. The


Government has called on town halls to freeze bills, but Labour`run Hull


and North East Lincolnshire say they're being forced to deliver more


services for less money. Here's our political editor, Tim Iredale.


Balancing the books has become a challenge for many of our local


authorities. North East Lincolnshire Council is looking to save up to


?500,000 from its libraries budget. So how do people here at the library


feel about paying an extra 2% on their council tax bills? Its 2% more


than I'm paying, and its 2% I have defined out of restricted funds. I'm


happy if it's used to pay the right services, such as libraries. If


not, it's questionable. Gratifying money somewhere, don't I? You don't


mind paying 2% to? No. The authorities are looking at


increasing taxes in these regions. Proposing a freeze our these


regions. We knew we had to make savings. Everybody knew the family


would be reduced. We have to be financially viable. In doing that,


Lincolnshire is able to freeze council tax. I think that is very


important. By some authorities may want to put up council tax to cover


a shortfall in funding, the government says town halls can't


raise the above 2% without consulting local people in a


referendum. In Hull, Abel Blair has broken out between the ruling Labour


group and opposition Liberal Democrats, who have proposed a rise


of 2%. Your Mac that we are proposing is a very modest increase


to keep in place with inflation. Otherwise when we will have bigger


reductions to make. We it the right thing to do is freeze council tax


is. We managed it last time in office. With the web should do the


same now. McCann will you find a? It doesn't mean cutting services. The


government has to look at what it is doing. It hard to read and always


has done. We have to be smarter and leaner as an organisation. We can


expect some fierce debate in our council chambers over the next few


weeks as budgets are set for the coming year.


I'm joined by Chris Shaw, who's the leader of North East Lincolnshire


Council. They are planning a 1.9% increase. Good evening. You want to


raise it by 1.9%. Is this because you have not budgeted well as other


councils are freezing their council tax? With freeze to add tags for


five years, but it can only go so far. We are the most efficient


authority in the area. Small management team, we've managed to


save services, but you can't keep doing that if you have more money


taken away. Other councils are facing cuts. Some are not putting


them up. Did they raise council tax in the previous five years? We


didn't. We're talking about 5p a day to save services. If we do do that,


we will have to make big cuts. They say it annoying freezing council tax


is attacking families. He is attacking hard`working families by


taking ?6 million away from taxpayers of North East Lincolnshire


Council a five`year period, meaning we have to manage with half the


budget we had two years ago. If you're council tax goes up in some


areas, it doesn't in others. It doesn't seem fair. Your Mac


character get the services. Your Mac Grimsby, Cleethorpes have seen major


development. We have put this into North East Lincolnshire. This will


increase rates, and 2% has increased. We've been asked why you


haven't had a referendum. increased. We've been asked why you


allowed to raise up to 2%. I suppose that is why it the Chancellor is not


under investigation. They say you could make cuts by ensuring staff.


We are already showing staff. We have already reduced management by


50%. That money has gone back into services. You were saying you have


no options, so services will get that of the customers. The services


will not get breast then we are planning, but we have to do is make


sure that David Cameron delivers social care, and services the public


wants us to deliver. Thank you for coming in.


Let us know what you think about this story. Would you be prepared to


pay 2% more for your council tax to preserve or even improve council


services, or do you think they could cut back on their existing


expenditure? You have had `` you have heard stories from councils in


our area. We will have some of your thoughts


later. In a moment: People in one East


Yorkshire village say damage from last month's tidal surge could have


been prevented. Hull Crown Court has heard how a


woman, killed after a collision with her sister near Bridlington, was


known to be a "speed demon". Jennie Stone and her sister Rosie`Ann Stone


were both overtaking the same lorry when the accident happened on the


A165 at Fraisthorpe in February last year. Rosie`Ann Stone is accused of


causing her sister's death by careless driving. Amanda White has


been in court. Rosie`Ann Stone wept in court today


as she described the moment her car was hit by a vehicle from behind


here on the A165 near Fraisthorpe last February. She recalled seeing a


flash of blue and recognising her sister's blonde hair as both cars


and the lorry travelled 3`abreast on the main A165. Jennie Stone lost


control of her car and hit a tree. The court heard how the accident


came just eight months after the woman's brother, Private Gregg


Stone, was killed in Afghanistan whilst serving with the third


Batallion, The Yorkshire Regiment. His surviving siblings still wear


the red jacket of his Burma Company given to them by their brother's


comrades after his death. They've all been in court to support their


sister. In a statement read in court today, Rosie`Ann told police, "I


knew she was a speed demon. But the prosecution claims Rosie`Ann


made a fatal mistake when she failed to look over her shoulder before


pulling out to overtake the lorry. It was claimed she should have seen


Jennie Stone's car, but instead pulled into her path. Rosie`Ann,


though, maintained she came out of nowhere. A statement from the


sisters' mother, Angela Stone, was read to the jury, in which she said


that her eldest daughter, Jennie, was "always in a rush" and "lived


her life at 70mph," adding that Jennie's driving made her "feel


anxious". It was "erratic" and she had "increased her speed" since


getting a faster car. Rosie Ann Stone denies causing death by


dangerous driving. The trial continues. Amanda White, BBC Look


North, in Hull. The inquest into the death of Red


Arrows pilot Sean Cunningham has heard a possible reason why his


parachute didn't work. The Flight Lieutenant was ejected from his


stationary hawk`jet to a height of around 300ft. An engineer told the


inquest in Lincoln that the way a nut`and`bolt was tightened ` even


though it met the industry standard ` could have prevented the parachute


being released. Police investigating injuries to a


baby have taped off a house in Cleethorpes. Hospital staff called


police and say the child is in a serious condition. A couple have


been arrested. Police say they won't tolerate


football hooligans getting involved in protests in Lincoln on Saturday.


They say a significant number of officers will monitor demonstrations


by an anti`immigration group ` and a group opposed to racism.


You will see an increased number of police officers on the street in


Lincoln City Centre. We will be allowing the protesters to form a


procession to the protest locations, but it is important to us that


people are able to continue their daily business.


Six years ago, their village was identified as one which was under


threat from floods. But people living in Reedness say not enough


work has been done on defences, and that's why their homes were flooded


in the recent tidal surge. Villagers say a stretch of bank is around a


foot and a half lower than in the surrounding areas. But the


Environment Agency says there are no structural problems with the


defences. Anne`Marie Tasker is in Reedness this evening. How badly was


the village affected by the tidal surge? If you take a look behind the


cross the road, you can save yourself. There are caravans


peppered along the street where people have told me they will be


looking for the next six months. On the pavement, there is a huge pile


of debris were people have been forced to rip out the inside of


their homes. Down the road is the local park. That was supposed to be


the refuge centre during the floods, but even that was partially


underwater. When the tidal surge came last


month, this was the damage it caused. Homeowners say if the state


bank had been higher, houses would have been protected. Your Mac you


can see the whales, and pass had to come off. They need to get on with


it today, not in six or seven years time. And forget about us. Bradford


City have been built up, and they are around one and a half feet


higher at that point than they are at their lowest point here behind


the village. The villagers say it is at this point that the river


overtopped and poured through their home. 14 years ago, the Environment


Agency told residents the bank needed rating. The lower part is


right at the back of the village, so it is where all the houses are.


People out angry here that it has not been done. Budgets will only go


so far, and everyone will appreciate that. But when you are at your


kitchen table and what it comes through the back door, you feel


important. It affects you directly. The Environment Agency has told us


Reedness is one of many locations where we have identified the need


for further attention. In 2008, it identified it as an area for


potential investment. Now the area is pressing for that to happen. The


Environment Agency have identified improvements needed. Residents know


improvements are needed, and hopefully we can get that funding


round forward and get these improvements done as soon as


possible. People here waiting for the drainage board to fix damage


caused by the surge is that they hope work on raising the flood


defence will follow soon after. As the Environment Agency put any


timescale when they would be able to improve the defences? As I said in


my report, they said this area is earmarked for investment by 2000 and


30. They say that it's too long to wait. They told me people living


here but their MP is pressing for work to start here in June, but in


the meantime, people are hoping they don't see another Last Month. Thank


You Very Much. That Is The Story We Have Followed. Sentence Case. The


Key For Watching. Still Ahead Tonight: Sentence Case


First`class Journey ` The Bridlington Man Who's Rowed To


Victory In The World's Toughest Race Across The Atlantic.


Making space sound good ` the East Yorkshire technician heading to the


BAFTAs. Noddle Hill nature reserve near Hull taken by Helen Bovill. She


says she has not enhanced the colours. Thank you for that. Eddie


says dust bowl have two jobs? How any of these holidays if he only


looks `` books for the part`time. There is the award`winning but the


award`winning British victories out the weekend. Stop at! The headline


for the next 24 hours is not too bad. Variable amounts of cloud.


No pressure still in charge of our weather, and it looks like there is


little chance of any winter weather throughout the rest of January. It


is turning into a very mild winter in deed. We have February to calm


before the end of winter, but that's how it is at the moment. 11 degrees


today. That grass would be growing. The key to the west. This is a cold


front that would bring rain from the south`west overnight. It strike at


the moment with broken cloud, that we will see patchy rain, longer


outbreaks of rain, later in the night. Used over the tops, but it


should clear with temperatures down to four or five degrees. Nissan will


rise the morning at 8:10am. The next high water time is 4:38am. A bit of


a great start in places. Low cloud, sports event left. Skies were


Brighton. Variable cloud, and a few showers. But very hit and miss. I


suspect some places will stay dry. As I mentioned, it has been marred


today. 11 degrees the hive. Never tomorrow because we have that cold


front. Highs of eight Celsius. That is 46 Fahrenheit. Looking further


ahead, it is a similar day on Friday. Sunny intervals with a few


scattered showers. It looks more and settled on Saturday which I was


waiting to give longer outbreaks of rain at times, and that it is back


to sunny intervals with a few showers on Sunday. That's the


forecast. You keep `` you are quick to come in with a plug for the


weather show. I'm sure you will be missing. We are talking clouds this


weekend. We can't wait. Enjoy the weekend.


A blind pensioner from Lincolnshire who had her guide dog taken away


from her because she walked too slowly has been told she may now be


given a new dog. But the Blind work to strict criteria but say they will


be at Shirley's case again. This was the moment when Shirley


Waller from Market Deeping proudly carried the Olympic Torch as far as


she could. It felt wonderful. I felt as though the world was on my


shoulders, and I was in charge of the world. But she doesn't feel in


charge anymore. Her guide dog, Alfie, was taken away from her after


suffering problems following surgery. She asked the charity Guide


Dogs for the Blind if she could have a replacement, and this is what


happened next. The next thing I knew, two of the mobility officers


were here, and they sat over there in front of me and said, "You are


too blind, you can't look after your dog, and you are too slow, so you


are not having another guide dog." Shirley has had guide dogs for 25


years, and feels lost without one. I can't go out on my own. I went out


one time with the white cane and ended up in the middle of the road,


so I'm not going to do that again. It's just awful not being able to do


what I had done with a guide dog for 25 years. I was able to go whereever


I wanted, whenever I wanted. The charity says it takes the welfare of


its animals very seriously. We haven't actually ruled out Shirley


having a guide dog in the future. We would expect her to be reassessed,


and the key point we would need to consider is that Shirley is able to


walk the dog to the level and frequency that we would expect.


At the moment, life was surely is not the same. It looks like a


resolution is on the cards, as she may get another guide dog.


This is another story we'd like you thoughts on. Is it fair to leave


Shirley without a guide dog, or are the Guide Dogs for the Blind right


when they say it would be unfair to put a dog with Shirley because it


wouldn't get enough exercise? Thanks to everyone who got in touch


regarding the story about hospitals in our area which are struggling to


recruit full`time doctors to work in A departments. We talked about it


last night. The figures ` obtained by the Labour Party ` show that


spending on temporary staff in hospitals across Northern


Lincolnshire and Goole has risen to nearly a million pounds a year. Here


are a few of your responses. Concerned of Goole says: "Tell the


trainee doctors that the NHS is not a 9`to`5 job.


Jane says: And Meds in Hull says he used to work at Hull Royal


Infirmary. Thank you very much for those.


A building made from caravan bases to showcase architecture in Hull is


for sale AGAIN. The ARC was built in 2006 with more than ?500,000 of


public money. It sold for just ?21,000 last year, when the charity


that ran it closed. Now it's back on the market for ?75,000. Here is a


good story. A new bridge in Hull has won an


international award for its design. The Scale Lane swing bridge was


judged one of the best pieces of transport architecture ` even


beating the new Kings Cross Station in London. Well done.


Hull City have completed the signing of Everton striker Nikica Jelavic


today. The fee for the 3.5`year deal is undisclosed, but is thought to be


a club record for Hull. He has flowed through 30 foot


waves, and had his boat damaged by sea life has won what's described as


the world's toughest rowing race. 53`year`old Mike Burton and his


partner, Tom Salt, came first in the Talisker Challenge after rowing


3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. Jill Archbold reports on


their winning moment. The winning moment captured on


film. 41 days after they started, Bridlington's pair realised they had


finished among bungalow's toughest Boeing race. 16 crews set out on the


challenge from the Canary Islands in December, heading west across the


Atlantic and covering more than 3000 nautical miles to finish in Antigua.


Nelson's English habit was a welcome sight for this British winners.


Can't speak highly enough of this man. But across the line.


53`year`old Mike is no stranger to life at sea. Four years ago, he was


part of the team to group the hole and hammer could be in a ten month


race around the world. He met another with a taste for adventure


in his rowing partner Tom. Or`mac seen so many people and your loved


ones here is just phenomenal. Or`mac only they would be here, but I


didn't know who would make across. Despite their experience, posters


first`hand rollers and faced extreme weather conditions with waves up to


12 metres in height. Meanwhile, Lincolnshire's over the world record


by with two boys in a boat. It could be two weeks until they enjoy being


back on land. Your Mac I've been dreaming about this. I'm looking


forward to wearing clean clothes. If they finish, they will be the


youngest pair to work across the Atlantic.


The Oscar nominations tomorrow could bring even more good news for a


sound engineer from East Yorkshire. Chris Benstead has already been


nominated for a BAFTA for his sound work on the film Gravity. The


science`fiction movie starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock


got eleven BAFTA nominations in total, and is hotly tipped for the


Oscars. Simon Spark has been to meet Chris at the Pinewood Film Studios.


Pinewood Studios, one of the world's leading destinations for


film`makers. But why are we here in theatre seven of Pinewood Studios?


You know that film Gravity, with 11 BAFTA nominations? Not only was it


partially filmed here, but its sound production is down to someone with


connections much closer to home ` in Yorkshire, planet Earth. This is


Chris Benstead, a sound editor with a string of films to his name,


including Kingdom of Heaven, Thor, Brave, and Captain Phillips. But


it's his work on Gravity that has just got him his first BAFTA


nomination. What is your connection to Yorks and Lincs? I was born


there, raised there. I learnt music there. I wanted to be Noel Gallagher


for about five years, then realised it wasn't going to happen. But


luckily I've done enough on the technical side that I could go into


this area. This is ProTools. We use it to do everything ` record, edit,


and mix music. I do use other mixing desks as well, but we do a lot of


work in ProTools. So what does this BAFTA nomination mean to you? It's


amazing. It is absolutely thrilling. It is ridiculous, really. I never


thought this would happen when I was listening to Oasis. But it's


amazing. Fingers crossed, you know. You never know. It's just brilliant


to be nominated whether we wind or not. We will find out if Chris winds


his BAFTA at the ceremony in London on the 16th of February. If he does,


he's going to feel out of this world. Great story. His proud


parents will be watching. The Oscar nominations are about tomorrow. I


will talk on the radio with Chris about his music and the film.


Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines.


Child abuse is being carried out to order by British men on young girls


thousands of miles away in the Philippines.


Thousands of council tax payers face an increase in their bills `


households face rises of up to 2%. Tomorrow: Patchy low cloud and mist


at first. Clearing, then a day of variable cloud with sunny intervals


and a few showers. Maximum temperature eight Celsius. Responses


are now subject of council taxes. Time to cut the number of


councillors and make the rest room and with less like ask, one said.


Phil said that the people getting a freeze are financially better off.


Another woman said she hasn't had a pay rise but she has to find money


for another rise. See we have been asked to pay ?20 for green beans,


which will pave more of the council tax. We pay more for council tax and


get less. I've never seen a built in such poor condition. Steve says it


seems we will not have a council tax increase, but if services would


suffer in my area, then I would pay the increase to safeguard our


excellent service that we receive. Join me for the radio at midday.


Have a lovely evening. I'll be back at 6:30pm tomorrow night.


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