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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.


The headlines tonight. Lincolnshire County Council is told


to spend less on translation services despite its rising migrant


population. We are spending this money on a time when they are


cutting front line services and staff. The premature twins from


Grimsby saved by a hospital ward on wheels. The toasts for Burns Night


that require help from down south. The agricultural self portraits


making farmers famous. And unsettled weekend on the way.


The latest in 15 minutes. The man in charge of local


authorities says councils should stop wasting money on translating


documents and leaflets into foreign languages. The Communities Secretary


` Eric Pickles ` says people should be encouraged to learn English


instead. More than ?150 thousand will be spent on translation


services in Lincolnshire this year. But the County Council says it can't


reduce that cost because of the growing migrant population. More


from our Political Editor Tim Iredale.


English is not the first line which for many residents living in Boston.


Recent years have seen thousands of people arrive from Eastern Europe.


This man teaches English to migrants from Lithuania. She says most people


want to learn, but sometimes they need help. More and more people come


to the UK, and they need some support, and it's very important.


Especially in hospitals, and emergency matters. When children


come to school and they don't know where word. Eric Pickles has accused


councils of wasting money on translating leaflets and documents


into foreign languages. He says migrants should be encouraged to


speak English. It's not just councils which are trying to


overcome the language barrier. The NHS, police and courts are all


having to cope with the substantial cost of translation. We are spending


this money whilst we are cutting front line services and staff. We


are spending money on translation services ` is just wrong. The


government estimates the cost... Cost of translation is ?140 million


a year. Local authorities spend ?20 billion annually.


The government says you should be cutting the cost of translation. Is


that possible? We are lean and mean as it is. We look to every area to


make savings, but there are some areas, particularly in children's


social care, where we need to make sure that people are understanding


what's happening. The courts insist that we provide an interpreter, and


have to translate documents. There is no negotiation on that. With town


hall budgets under pressure, the cost of providing translation


services has become another battle in the war of words between council


chiefs and the government. Rita Chadha is the director of the


Refugee and Migrant Forum for East London. I spoke to her earlier and


started by asking if the money spent on translation services was money


well spent. Absolutely. Do not invest in translation is a false


economy. It's vital to make sure that our communities function


properly. How can we justify it? We have to, because its peoples lives


at stake. They need translation services at police stations, in


social services, with the NHS. But people watching would say that if


they choose to come to this country it should be their responsibility `


not taxpayers. We do have rules coming in from outside the EU.


People do have to have a level of English before they gain entry.


Inflation services will probably diminish in the future, but we're


not there yet. Eric Pickles once less spent on this. Is this a


sensible move, or is it making it harder for migrants to integrate?


The arguments that if you take away translation, evil but all of them


are automatically speak English `` will automatically speak English is


a false economy. If the translation is not there, it will force people


to learn quicker, won't it? Not necessarily. It might cause them to


become even more insular. Is it right that these services are


funded, when other services by local councils are being cut? All services


are under threat. That's a problem for local authorities across the


country. The issue is due not invest in translation means that people


could end up in a crisis situation. That result in them going back to a


knee or social services time and time again. It's a economy. `` A


or social services. Should councils have to cut the amount they spend on


translating documents into foreign languages? Will doing so help people


learn English? Or is it making it harder for communities to get access


to services? And there will be more on the cost of translators on this


weekend's Sunday Politics. That's at eleven o'clock on BBC One.


In a moment on Look North: The parents of seriously ill twins from


North East Lincolnshire have thanked the doctors and nurses that


transferred their premature girls from hospital in Grimsby to a


specialist unit in Sheffield. The Walden family said they couldn't


have managed without the help of Embrace ` a Yorkshire charity `


which moves seriously ill children hundreds of miles for treatment. The


team uses mobile intensive care units on the road, in planes and


helicopters. Crispin Rolfe reports. Twin babies with twin problems.


Amelia and Arrianna were born ten weeks early at Grimsby's Diana,


Princess of Wales Hospital. But within days Amelia ` incubator and


all ` was being transferred to experts in Sheffield by a specialist


child ambulance. The reason ` a blocked bowel preventing her from


going to the loo. We didn't know anything, so my head was all over


the place. I felt so upset. I couldn't do anything but cry. Her


tummy was swollen, and she wasn't tolerating her feeds. But for mum


and dad, almost instant relief in front of BBC cameras when medical


tests removed the blockage. The diet appears to be on blocking her bowel.


Worry over for Amelia, but not for her twin. She is now diagnosed with


the same problem. The Yorkshire charity provided ambulance carried


designed especially to protect vulnerable babies. This time, her


problem requires surgery. It came as a shock when they said that it was


more complicated this time. That's made it even worse. This time, days


spent in Sheffield became months of operations. We did manage to join


the twins together. Eight months on, and the twins are both home and


healthy. The family prays doctors and ambulances for their care. I'm


happy to see a happy ending. She is home and doing really well.


And there will be more on the twins and their story on Children's


Emergency Rescue on BBC Two on Tuesday night at eight.


The inquest into the death of a red arrows pilot has heard that the


ejection seat which went off while his plane was on the ground was 35


years old. The man leading the military inquiry into the death of


Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham was cross examined for a second day.


Commander Daniel Stembridge told the inquest the seat had been in service


since 1976 Railings have been put up alongside the River Hull in memory


of a man who it's thought fell into the water and died. Staff from the


Yorkshire Ambulance Service have announced they will hold two strikes


next month. Members of the Unite Trade Union says proposed changes to


paramedic shifts could see them going more than ten hours without a


meal break. But ambulance managers believe the new rotas will improve


the current rules and reduce shift over`runs.


Some sports fans in Hull say having two stadiums in the city named after


the same company will be confusing. Hull KR have renamed Craven Park as


the KC Lightstream Stadium. The communications company already


sponsors the city's other major arena ` the KC Stadium. Sarah Walton


is in the city for us tonight ` there is already some confusion over


this amongst fans? Well the name change is still


sinking in. The sign here's still say Craven Park but it'll soon


change. This is the new name ` Lightsream is a news superfast


broadband being rolled out across Hull, and this brings new


sponsorship to Hull KR But we are just about five miles away from


where their biggest rivals, Hull FC play at The KC Stadium. So a little


earlier I asked the chief executive if that might cause some confusion.


I don't think the name matters. We are the east of the city, and the KC


Stadium is that the west side. I don't think there is any clash. It's


great that they've got the name on the East and on the West. Not an


issue. The club was involved in helping to choose the new name. A


lot of the street signs should be changed at some point. We've been


out on the streets to ask people what they think.


I'm with Rovers. What's the point of changing it, just who they can feel


better about themselves? You get a bit confused and don't know where to


go. It might cause a bit of opposition. Go for it. If it's going


to create jobs, give people opportunities to take part in sports


and achieve things. Go for it. It's interesting to note that the stadium


has been connected to this superfast broadband it's been named after. Any


houses over there can't get it ` because the area around the stadium


hasn't been connected yet! They are working on a programme to roll it


out to more part of the city. What do you think of this one? Will


having two KC stadiums be confusing? Will you even call it by it's new


name ` or will it always be Craven Park? Do you think the naming of


historic stadiums should be up for sale at all?


Well, there is rugby league commentary this weekend ` but at the


city's other KC Stadium. Hull FC and Rovers meet in a


pre`season friendly. Coverage starts at 1.30 on Sunday.


And we'll be looking ahead to Hull City's FA Cup match later in the


programme. Still ahead tonight: Why the Scots


can't celebrate Burns night without a helping hand from this region. The


farmers whose snapshots are making them internet stars.


The river and the Stump in Boston now St Botolphs footbridge has been


removed ready for the new bridge to go in.


Cynthia asks if Peter will play bingo with me! I think he's a real


dish. There were too warm fronts which


came in from the West, which brought in some rain. Let's have a look at


the weather. Tonight: Cloudy with rain spreading from the west.


Minimum temperature 4C. Moderate southerly wind. Tomorrow: A grey,


damp start, brightening up with sunny spells developing through the


morning, but with scattered squally showers likely especially later.


Maximum temperature 9C. Freshening southwest wind. Sunday: Bright


start. Wind and rain later. Next high water time is in


Bridlington at ten o'clock this evening. A slow start to Saturday,


with mist and drizzle. It should brighten up through the morning,


with sunny spells coming through. Through the afternoon, a risk of


showers. They could be quite heavy, with hail and thunder. Top


temperatures around nine. Let's look at those afternoon temperatures. A


little above average for this time of year, but there will be a fresh


wind. Those showers are clear by tomorrow evening. Sunday gets off to


a dry start. Heavy rain and strong winds will sweep in from the morning


will stop early next week, it is unsettled and quite showery. What


about bingo with Cynthia? You won't get a warm fronts from her!


Tomorrow, Scots from around the world will pay tribute to the


national poet Robert Burns. Drinkers might like to toast farmers here,


you are playing a major role in supplying the whiskey industry. Much


of the malt whiskey distilled in Scotland that its life in the fields


of east Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Late summer, and the Lincolnshire


harvest is almost over... But locally grown barley is into


more than beer and animal feed, it's ending up here in Scottish


Distilleries. Mark Ireland grows barley especially for malt whisky.


The whiskey producers don't want nitrogen content in excess of


1.65%. Anything for beer and lager can go up to 1.85%. We have


segregated some of the Bali across the yard, so we know which Lott will


go to which particular destination. `` segregated the Bali.


Mark's farm near Sleaford is part of a co`operative that sends barley to


Bridlington for malting. Only the best barley makes the grade to be


malted here. Bali has characteristics which is the


harvesters are looking for. Barley There's going to be a 20% increase


in that requirement in the next five years here in the kiln, it's


incredibly humid, as the moisture from the germinated Wali is cooked


away. The Scottish whiskey production is


so large that we must meet the demands for the barley one. It is an


expanding markets. A 20% growth is expected in the next


five years and it's a chance for farmers in East Yorkshire and


Lincolnshire to turn this into this even if they have to wait a decade


ot two to enjoy the fruits of their labours.


Yesterday, we talked about schools in Hull and North Lincolnshire that


were amongst the worst in the country according to new league


tables. Big response on this one. The Essex club are led by Phil Brown


who took Hull into the Premier League during the two years he was


in charge at the KC Stadium. Our sports reporter Simon Clark has


been looking at the impact he has had at his new club.


He was a man who celebrated success. And manager who would publicly


chastise his players. This was a man who could croon with the best of


them. This is former Hull City manager Phil Brown. He is now the


manager of Southend United, charged with plotting the downfall of the


Tigers in the FA Cup fourth round. It's a different manager. He's the


only player that is left here that I was with. It's completely different


now. We are taking on the Premier League opposition, and we will


hopefully put our best foot forward. He's a cult hero here at Hull.


Ladies of a certain age swoon at his feet. Has that cold followed him


here to Southend? `` has that cult followed him. This is how he finds


the present`day Mr Brown. Hello and welcome to BBC News. He's brought


players that like to hit the ball on the deck. The fans have engaged with


him will stop Southend are playing very successfully. They are probably


tied in the league to at the moment. People will be dubious at first, but


they have really turned around. He seems to have had some very early


this summer success. He certainly turned the team around. He really


has. Will Phil Brown find a way to bridge the gap between East and


Hull? Meanwhile, the Tigers have recalled


Jack Hobbs from his season long loan at Nottingham Forest. The defender


had been about to sign a permanent deal with the Championship club, but


he's been brought back to Hull after an injury to James Chester. He's not


available for the FA Cup match with Southend. And BBC Radio Humberside


will have full commentary of that game on FM and online. Coverage


starts in Saturday Sport from half past one.


Scunthorpe's trip to Dagenham Redbridge will be on AM.


Kick off is at three. And there's commentary of Grimsby Town's trip to


Wrexham on digital and on the website. BBC Radio Lincolnshire will


be at Lincoln City's home match with Woking. Coverage starts at two.


. HMS Grimsby has docked this morning in its adopted town for the


first time in two years. Senior officers say it's vital that the


minesweeper maintains the links that it has made with the port. It will


be open to the public during its visit. Grimsby in particular,


because of the maritime connection, it really understands and welcomes


the ship. Any time we are at home it's great, and Grimsby in


particular understands the importance of maritime trade. And


what's the Royal Navy means for the UK.


It's a craze that's been sweeping the celebrity world ` famous people


taking pictures of themselves on their mobile phone. Even the word


selfie is now in the Oxford English Dictionary. But it's not just


celebrities. Farmers in our area have been joining in. Phillip Norton


explains. It's been touted as the greatest


photographic trend of our time. Everyone from Barack Obama and David


Cameron, to Pope Francis. All taking selfie is. It was the words of the


year, last year. But selfie is so 2014. Or farmers, it's all about the


felfie. It's just farmers showing themselves


with their livestock. Chickens, pigs, cows. It has become really


popular. Last year, use of the word was


around 17%. It was only a matter of time before it evolved. This was the


winner of the first farmer selfie competition. It makes you realise


that there are people out there who are struggling, the same as you.


Having a hard day, or once during up. Rachel admits that there is a


degree of one`upmanship, as to what you get in the background. They are


uniting the farming world. Quite a few where competing as to who could


get photographs in front of the latest model of whatever will stop


with the livestock people, it's just too can get the biggest case of


their cow! Who would have thought that with the rise of mobile


technology, new words with the invented, and farmers across


Yorkshire would be united. I've just done my first selfie! It's


not a pretty sight. Let's get a recap of the national


and regional headlines The Conservatives claim take home pay


has risen faster than inflation in the last year ` Labour accuse them


of fiddling the figures. The Government has calls on Lincolnshire


County Council to spend less on translation services despite its


growing migrant population. Tomorrow: A grey, damp start,


brightening up with sunny spells developing through the morning, but


with scattered squally showers likely especially later. Maximum


temperature 9C. A big response on the subject of translation.


Colin says, where I live in Spain, no translation is provided by local


governments. If you can't speak Spanish, you pay for your own


translators. When we go abroad, there are


translation services everywhere. I don't see the problem will stop they


should not be allowed in the country if they don't understand the


language. It is a sorry state of affairs that allows councils to


spend our taxes on migrant translators, while we Brits are


constantly under the threat of library closures. To spend that


amount of money on translation services is an absolute disgrace. A


very big response on that story. Thank you for watching. Have a


peaceful weekend.


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