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shaking your head. That is horrible. That is all from the BBC's News at

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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight. 19

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missed chances to spot a fault which could have prevented the death of a

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Red Arrows pilot. The inquest into Sean Cunningham's

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death was told seven people didn't see that the ejection seat handle

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was in an unsafe position. Cutting the price at the pumps.

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Could EU funding reduce the cost of rural fuel?

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And the pupils planning to build and fly their own plane. The latest

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forecast comes up shortly. The inquest into the death of a Red

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Arrows pilot has been told seven people missed a fault with the

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plane's ejection seat. Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham died when

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the seat in his Hawk jet fired as he prepared to take off and the

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parachute failed to open. Today, experts from the Military Aviation

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Authority told the court that the safety pin on his ejector seat had

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not been inserted correctly. Caroline Bilton has been in court

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today. How significant was today's evidence? It was the first

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opportunity to hear the findings of that report. The aim was to

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investigate the accident, but to make sure safety was improved

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following the accident. There have been many twists and turns in the

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last few weeks of this inquest. Today, we got answers to some of the

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many questions that had been asked. He was a pilot who had flown

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thousands of times before, but today, at the inquest into his

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death, the findings of an inquiry by the Military Aviation Authority were

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given, headed up by this man, Commander Daniel Stemmbridge. They

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found that on the day of his accident Flight Lieutenant Sean

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Cunningham had not noticed the handle to his ejection seat ` one

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that he had sat in hundreds of times ` had been left in an unsafe

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position. Nor did he realise the safety pin preventing it from firing

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had been incorrectly inserted. But Sean hadn't been the only one to

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miss this. The service inquiry concluded that:

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Commander Stemmbridge will be back giving evidence tomorrow into the

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Military Aviation Authority's findings. It will be another week

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before the coroner makes his conclusions. We also learned a

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little about how the Red Arrows operate. The enquiry found that the

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time is taken from briefing to take off work although entirely

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appropriate and professional, too short to carry out the relevant

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safety checks. They were a lot shorter than those carried out by

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front man squadrons, for example. The service enquiry also found this

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quadrant had attended less and 50% of safety meetings. The enquiry

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concluded these may have been contributory factors to the

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accident. However, I must point out that throughout the inquest as the

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pilots have been interviewed, none of them said they felt rushed to

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carry out safety checks whilst in the aircraft.

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Thank you. In a moment: Prepare for more

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flooding ` caravan park owners are urged to put evacuation plans in

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place. A school in Hull and one in North

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Lincolnshire are among the worst` performing schools in the country

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according to new league tables. In contrast, some schools in

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Lincolnshire are among the best. The national tables are based on the

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latest GCSE results. Sarah Corker has been looking at the tables for

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us. The Government target is for 40% of

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pupils to get five GCSEs grade A`star to Cs, including English and

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Maths. But there's a wide variation in performance.

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Two schools in Lincolnshire feature amongst the best.

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Kesteven and Grantham Girls school got 100%, as did Caistor Grammar,

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putting them both into the top 100 schools nationally.

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But two of our academies had some of the lowest pass rates. Scunthorpe's

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Invenio Academy had a 24% pass rate. In Hull, only 20% of students at the

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Thomas Ferens Academy got the expected standard, putting both in

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the bottom ten. We only had the students to terms. They joined as in

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September 2012. The results were very disappointing. We worked

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incredibly hard with the students. Because we only have them for two

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terms, there was a limited amount we could do to rectify the situation we

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inherited. It's a mixed picture too for our

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local authorities. In Lincolnshire almost 62% achieved the standard,

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narrowly missing out on a place in the top third in the UK.

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In North Lincolnshire the figure is almost 57% ` another improvement,

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but still below the national average. East Riding schools have

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also seen an improvement, 61% of pupils hitting the target, and

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moving into the top half of the table. The only authority to see a

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drop in results was North East Lincolnshire where all its schools

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are acadamies, 58.5% meeting the expected standard. In Hull it was

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50% ` that's above the Government target and an improvement. Six years

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ago Hull had the worst`performing schools. It's now eighth from the

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bottom. It is reaching 50% is the first step for Hull in making

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improvements across the city in terms of educational standards. It

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was in our minds, we felt it was a target we must try and reach. We

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have reached that and now we must press on and improve.

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Nationally more schools are achieving the GCSE standard and that

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performance is mirrored in most, but not all, of our schools.

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We want to hear from you on this story. What more can be done to

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improve standards in our secondary schools?

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An ?11 million technology college is to be built in Scunthorpe creating

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70 new jobs. The centre will help young people get the specialist

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skills they need for careers in engineering and renewable energy,

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and is backed by Able UK, Tata Steel and the University of Hull amongst

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others. Last month, the Government gave the green light to the ?450

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million Able Marine Energy Park. This has been two years in the

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planning. We're almost there is a skills shortage and that is what

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we're trying to address. We to be one of the first in this region to

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give people the opportunity to train for those engineering jobs that

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businesses are asking for. Parking charges for hospitals in

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Goole, Scunthorpe and Grimsby are to be reduced. Most tickets prices will

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fall by 50 pence so that parking for an hour will cost ?2, and a day

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ticket will be ?4.50. The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole hospitals

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trust says the new charges mean they'll still be able to invest in

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security and maintenance at the sites.

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Those campaigning for a cut in the cost of petrol and diesel in parts

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of rural Lincolnshire say they're encouraged by a response from the

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Government. Councillors in East Lindsey wrote to ministers asking

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them to reduce fuel duty. The government has responded saying they

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may consider applying to the EU for permission to offer a deduction.

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Jake Zuckerman reports. Customers fill up at the Windmill

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Garage in Saltfleet on the Lincolnshire coast. In this rural

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area fuel costs are higher. For local people it's a major issue.

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There is no bus service. Only in the morning, twice a day. Without a car,

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you are lost. I had to Curzon had to cut down one because it is such an

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expense. `` I had two cars and Motorists living in the remote

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Scottish Islands and Isles of Scilly already benefit from a fuel duty

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discount worth 5p a litre. Had to put down. Chief Secretary to

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the Treasury Danny Alexander, has applied to the EU to extend that

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scheme to other areas where there's a high of cost of transporting

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petrol and diesel, including towns in North Yorkshire, Cumbria and

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Devon. But Lincolnshire isn't on that list. When you get a big tanker

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going to Tesco, it is worth it. In Saltfleet today a litre of unleaded

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costs 132.9p compared to only 130.9 in Settle in North Yorkshire, and in

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Illfracombe in Devon it's 135.9p a litre. East Lindsey District

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Councillors have asked Danny Alexander to extend the discount to

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Lincolnshire. His reply reads: I think it would make a trend is

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difference. I hope Danny Alexander would listen to the people of

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Lincolnshire. But here they may have to prepare for disappointment. One

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of the key criteria for success is that towns have to be over 100 miles

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by road from the nearest refinery. The presence of oil refineries at

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nearby Killingholme seems to put Lincolnshire out of contention.

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You might also have a view on this story. Should there be a cut in the

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price of fuel in rural areas? Still ahead tonight: Ahead of his

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next fight Luke Campbell joins me to look back on an incredible 18

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months. This is a IMing rule, where these schoolchildren are building an

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aeroplane. `` I am in the.

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Lee Beel has just won second place in the Seasons category of the RHS

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Photographer of the Year 2013 Competition.

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It shows the Waters' Edge Country Park in Barton`upon`Humber in

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winter. Well done for that. Good evening, young man.

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When was that taken? In the winter.

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1963 something? I will cross over that. We have had

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a lot of comments about Keely Donovan being in Australia. Not one

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of them was broadcast or. Just do the forecast.

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You can't brush with all that make`up on. We will look at the

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headlines. More unsettled weather on the way. Perhaps a bright start but

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there will be rain and drizzle in from the West through the afternoon.

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It might be earlier than that. It looks like the chiefly light rain

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will come through on Friday afternoon. This is the satellite

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picture. It is not too bad. Some sharp showers working in from the

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west. There has been the odd clap of thunder reported. They will quickly

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move out of the way. Road surface temperatures will be below

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freezing. Watch out for icy patches on untreated areas. The sun will

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rise around about eight o'clock. A frosty stand. Watch out for that ice

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if big routers have not been on the roads. `` if it is have not been out

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on your roads. There will be a chilly south easterly wind. Top

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afternoon temperatures, really struggling. For, possibly five

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Celsius. That is 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Wind and rain will sweep

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in from the West. That is the forecast.

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Paul says, can you ask one of your engineers to look into interference

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on my television, or ask Paul to take the shirt off.

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Well, if you were asking, Peter. No, no, I would rather get an

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engineer and. Last month's tidal surge had a

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devastating impact on homes and businesses, including thousands of

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caravan and static home owners along the East Coast. Today, caravan park

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owners are being warned that they need to prepare for future flooding

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` and ensure their evacuation plans are in place. Paul Murphy has this

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report. Said this `` the devastation has been a wake`up call. Many static

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caravans are in areas of flood risk. Today's conference has brought

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together Park owners and experts, with only one thing on the agenda.

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The key thing from today is the safety angle. Should the worst

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happen, should the water come onto their site, we need them to be able

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to get out. This coastline is also haunted by the terrible flooding of

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1953, in which 42 people died in Lincolnshire alone. Warning systems

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and evacuation systems have improved since then. We have got

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inflatables, we have got sandbags and everything like that. The most

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important thing is we have told the occupiers to register for flood line

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to get the warnings, and then we have got a plan for them and by

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staff to actually evacuate as the alarms go off. In recent years,

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there has been a rapid expansion in the coastal caravan industry, but

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the concern is that this must continue to take place with safety

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in mind. Do we want our coastline to be safe, yes. We wanted to thrive.

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We want to be aware of what might happen and so be better prepared.

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This could also be a hidden community, knowing who is here and

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when is also sometimes difficult to establish. Just another challenge in

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keeping those here safe. Several MPs from our area have been discussing

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the issue of flooding in Parliament this afternoon. Martin Vickers

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secured a debate. My constituents want to hear a reassurance that

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everything possible will be done, and if additional resources are

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required, they will be made available. There is no price tag on

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that. Better warnings are provided. Does the honourable gentleman share

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with me concerned about flood insurance being available to small

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businesses in particular and other businesses, because they are vital

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to the economy in our local area, and the new government scheme which

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will exclude small businesses from the flood insurance scheme the

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government is proposing? Diana Johnson they're talking about

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flooding. We will continue to follow that story.

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Thanks to everyone who got in touch about the fall in unemployment. The

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Government says thousands more people are in work in the Yorkshire

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and Humber region and in the East Midlands, which includes

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Lincolnshire. The minister for Employment told Look North she

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believed there were opportunities to help unemployed people back into

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work locally. They shouldn't have to leave their area. Employment has

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gone up. There are opportunities. There is work across the spectrum of

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jobs, IT, leisure, retail. Apprenticeships has gone up. This

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started the debate. We were also talking to one of our MPs.

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Lots of responses on this one, many disputing the figures.

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Teaching staff what's up this morning in a dispute over pay. It is

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the third time they have taken industrial action in the past

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formance. Trade union say members have had to strike because staff

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have only been offered a 1% pay rise. We want something reasonable,

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something more in line with inflation and taking into

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consideration some catch up for the reduction over the past four years.

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The Queen has been visiting her local branch of the Women Institute

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in North Norfolk this afternoon. Her Majesty is the President of

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Sandringham W`I and likes to attend their January meeting while she's on

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her Christmas break in the county. The Queen has been a member of the

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Women's Institute since 1943. She is a pilot on Lincolnshire are

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featuring in a new film at the Science Museum in London showing

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visitors what it is like to fly a typhoon. `` pilots from

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Lincolnshire. It was shot last summer. I would love to see that.

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Hull City have signed right`back Elliot Kebbie until the end of the

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season. Hull boxer Luke Campbell is hoping

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to fill Hull Arena again when he fights his fifth professional

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contest next month. Luke tops a bill which includes fellow East Yorkshire

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fighters Tommy Coyle and Curtis Woodhouse.

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He's the golden boy with the magic gloves and life has been good to

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Luke Campbell since the Olympic Games. In four professional fights

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so far opponents have come and they have invariably fallen. Next up,

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26`year`old Norwich fighter Scott Moises ` will he go the way of the

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rest? I trying to put a great performance on. People come back and

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watch again. The bout in Hull also sees the farewell of

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footballer`turned`boxer Curtis Woodhouse. But the Driffield

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destroyer could bow out with a British title at Light Welterweight

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against Darren Hamilton. I am really excited about it. 28 fights. I aim

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to go out as a champion. We are delighted to be back in Hull. It is

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becoming our most popular visit to `` our most popular city to visit.

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Starved of top boxing for years, Hull's become a new centre for the

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professional ranks led by golden gloves Luke. We will see fee can win

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that fight. It is on February the 22nd. Hull City have signed

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right`back Elliot Kebbie until the end of the season. The 27`year`old

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joined the Tigers in 2012. Lincolnshire will have its first

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representative of the Winter Paralympics. J Hetherington, seen

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carrying the Olympic torch, so is one of the visually impaired skiers.

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The games begin in March. Pupils at a school in Goole are

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building a full sized, fully operational aeroplane. When it's

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finished, it'll be used to teach young people in East Yorkshire how

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to fly. Sarah Walton has been to see how they're getting on.

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It's not your average class project. Goole High is one of just four

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schools across the country taking part in a plane building project,

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led by a former RAF pilots. We are all getting older. We have got a

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generation gap. We need to get engineers in now to replace as old

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folk that are retiring soon. This is what the planes will look like. When

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it is done, it will teach people in East Yorkshire how to five.

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Biplanes were championed by the Wright Brothers in the early 1900s.

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And by the First World War, they were being used by the RAF. But with

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the development of faster planes they gradually fell out of use.

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These pupils are bringing them back. The plane comes in a kit. This is

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part of the few is a large. This is part of the wing. Pupils are having

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to learn specialist skills. We put it on the plane then put it

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together. I come every Monday and Saturday is on Thursdays if I can

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make it, but I can't always make it. It is a good opportunity to come

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and do engineering stuff. They are making something that will

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contribute to the community. It is an important thing for them to

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develop as they get older. Do you trust them? Would you go in it? I

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have said I will do. They are still raising the money needed to make the

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plane. They hope to have it in the air by the end of that year.

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

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NHS waiting times are branded unreliable ` the National Audit

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Office says delays are not being recorded properly.

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An inquest is told there were 19 missed chances to spot a fault which

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could have prevented the death of a Red Arrows pilot.

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We were talking about whether people who live in rural areas should get a

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reduction in the cost of fuel. Phil says, you choose to live in the

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countryside, nobody makes you, the government should cut fuel prices

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for everyone, not the favoured few. Ian says, I don't know where people

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get the idea that people in the countryside are wealthy, we cannot

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all live in towns and cities, I live in a large village but I have to

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travel to work the same as 90% of the people who live there. Another

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one saying, people choose to live in the countryside, why should they get

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a cut? I can't afford to live in the countryside. Sean says, it would be

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really helpful as we have to drive further distances to get to decent

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shops. Finally, Pete Jones says, no, there should be no cuts. Those

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others who live in and cities have to drive, but nobody ever talks

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about giving his money. If you don't like it, move. Thank you for

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watching. Join me for the radio if you can. Have a nice evening. Good

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night.

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