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independent Scotland. That is all from the News at six, so it is time

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to One, we now join the BBC's news

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teams where Good evening and welcome to BBC Look

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North. The headlines tonight. "Pointless and avoidable" ` the

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family of Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham speak out after the

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inquest into his death. The tragedy was preventable. We want to endure

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no family has to endure such a pointless death.

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Both the RAF and the company who made the ejection seat are

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criticised for their role in the death of the Red Arrows pilot. We

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have made and will continue to make every effort to make sure such a

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tragic accident could never happen again.

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Also tonight: Health experts welcome a proposed ban on smoking in cars

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where children are present. It's announced the Queen's Baton

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will come to Hull on its way to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Another dreary day tomorrow. The very latest five`day forecast

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follows shortly. "Pointless and avoidable." The words

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Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham's parents have used to describe his

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death. Today saw the end of a three`week inquest into how the Red

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Arrow's pilot died when his ejection seat went off at RAF Scapmton in

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2011. Today the coroner said Sean Cunnigham's death was preventable,

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reserving particular criticism for the company which made the ejection

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seat and the Ministry of Defence. Caroline Bilton was at the inquest

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in Lincoln today. Caroline, how significant were the findings?

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Well, Peter, he said no stone would be left unturned at the start of

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this inquest. All parties in this case were scrutinised. Today, we

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learned that mistakes were made. There were failures on many

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different levels. It was a job he loved, but it

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ultimately cost him his life. Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham died

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after his ejector seat went off during routine checks on the ground

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at RAF Scampton in 2011. At the inquest into his death, it was

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revealed the accident could have been prevented. His family have been

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coming here every day for three weeks to get the answers there have

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been searching for for two years. That weight had taken its toll when

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it came to giving their reaction today. Sean was blameless. Excuse

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me. His tragic death was preventable. We still find it

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difficult to accept so many people could have missed what should have

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been obvious to those having a duty to ensure the safety of the seat.

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The inquest heard about concerns over pressure timetable.

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Had his parachute worked, he would still be alive.

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Other foreign forces were informed, but not the RAF. In relation to the

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19 missed opportunities to notice the handle was not unsafe, the

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coroner said: we have made, and will continue to

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make, every effort to make sure such a tragic accident never happens

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again. With regards to this nut and bolt and Martin Baker's failure to

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notify the MoD of potential risks of over signing, Stuart Fisher said

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there was a very serious failure of communication by Martin Baker.

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The Red Arrows training session was given today in Sean pot`macro on.

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Business has resumed here. The family hope lessons learned from the

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death of their son mean these men and women are safer in the country

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`` in the future. What changes have there been since

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Sean's death? Martin Baker did not respond in a statement today to the

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criticism of their failure to communicate. The coroner in tents to

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write to the company about that issue. They have redesigned and

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developed a new type of bolt and firing handle, and they will be

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fitted and operational by the end of the year. The coroner will also

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write to the RAF. He says he still has concerns about the ongoing

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safety of the handle. HSE is still investigating this case and there

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could be a prosecution. Earlier I spoke to Andrew Brookes, a former

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RAF pilot specialising in flight safety, and asked him what he makes

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of the coroner's conclusions today. It is a sorry tale. He has

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highlighted the errors and omissions, and pointed the finger,

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and at the end of the day it is a sad indictment. It was unavoidable

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accident, but at the end of the day, somebody had to be dragged. The

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ejection seat makers have been heavily criticised. They describe

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the ejection seat is entirely useless. The handle had been

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misaligned. The safety pin was not doing its job. Why was it

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misaligned? Sean had something to do with it, his ground crew had

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something to do with not seeing it there is a link in this chain. It is

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so sad and so avoidable. The parachute didn't apply because

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somebody did not tighten it properly. You are a former pilot.

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How is seriously are the checks taken? Very. He would have checked

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it. He did not notice the problem. The ground crews checked it. It is a

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sophisticated piece of equipment. Everybody checks it. Is it safer now

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being a pilot? You can take it from the ever will make sure this never

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happens again. Everything has been done to stop it from happening

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again. The only things I take from it is these things are so rare. This

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wonderful piece of life`saving equipment is still there for the air

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forces of the world, to keep them safe. Good to talk to you. Thank you

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for your time. Health experts from East Yorkshire

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say they would welcome a ban on smoking in cars where children are

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present. It's claimed that passengers are 17 times more likely

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to be affected by smoke inhalation in a car than they would be at home.

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The Labour proposal has been debated in the House of Lords today, but one

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Conservative peer from our area says the ban would be difficult to

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enforce. More from Tim Iredale. Are children being put at

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unnecessary risk of harm by the effects of second hand smoke when

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travelling in a car? Rebecca is a senior stop smoking specialist who

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works with pregnant women and their families in Hull and East Riding.

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She says many drivers are unaware of the dangers. Our advice to people

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would be to not do it at all when children are in the car. It can be

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up to 17 times more concentrated than in any other area. Not many

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people smoke in their homes because they realise the dangers of passive

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smoking. It is just getting people to realise that so applies to in the

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car. Of course, in the past few years, people have been banned from

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lighting up imports, clubs, restaurants and other enclosed

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spaces. How do smokers in Hull feel about being banned from lighting up

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in their cars? You are smokers. To think it should be banned in cars?

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It would make any difference to me a lot of people. My sister`in`law 's

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most with her kit in the car. We refused to let our children got in

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the car for that reason, so I would welcome it. Can't smoking cafes,

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can't smoke in shop, so car is a warm place to smoke and it is our

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property. Why shouldn't we? Labour want to ban smoking in cars

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where children are present ` a move which was debated today in the House

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of Lords. But one member from our area claims a ban could difficult to

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enforce. There is a view this as an extension of the nanny state and it

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is not up to the state to tell people. It is different from getting

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drivers to wear seat belts. This is people having an affect on third

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parties, children. The Government hasn't ruled out a

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ban on smoking in cars where where children are passengers. The Prime

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Minister has said he want to listen to the arguments.

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We want your views on this. Should smoking be banned in cars where

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children are passengers? Or is this a step too far and could the law be

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enforced? Almost ?15 million of Government

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money has been secured for a new energy park in North Lincolnshire.

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The Humber Local Enterprise partnership was one of 12 areas to

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get the money. Last month, ministers gave Able UK permission for a giant

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business park for energy companies on the south bank of the Humber. It

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will employ 4,000 people. Makes it all the more likely this will be

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good for offshore wind and renewable assembly. This is the energy vestry.

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15 million will help with construction jobs, looking at the

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energy supply, creating a quarter of a million square metres, getting the

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project going. A man's appeared in court charged

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with murder and robbery following the death of a man in Hull.

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51`year`old Keith Opray was found dead at his home on Wareham Close in

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Bransholme on Saturday. 40`year`old Duncan Keith Heaton from Hull was

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remanded in custody earlier today. Still ahead tonight: New claims a

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planned renewable energy site could damage the landscape. North Cave

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Wetlands, by Leigh Gawley. Looks like it is abroad. People have

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let me know you got a mention in the Daily Mail and the times and where

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described as a weather expert. First time for everything.

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More importantly, you stole my shirt and tie.

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I did not. It merges into your head collar and

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does not work. The headline is unsettled weather. There will be

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some ice on high`level routes. Tomorrow will be another dreary

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day. Patchy rain and cloudy. There might be a little bit of sleet.

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Commands will be small for many. Patchy rain, then we look to the

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West. Atlantic weather fronts coming in. No letters in this unsettled

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weather at all. The winds have been coming in from the east. Is there

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where a few breaks this afternoon, but the cloud will increase. It

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could thicken. A few flurries of snow possible, mainly over the tops

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of the walls. Watch out for icy patches. Cloudy tomorrow, dreary and

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damp. There may be longer outbreaks of rain. This will revert quickly

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back to rain. Ltd brightness, if any at all. Friday, wind and rain blows

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sweep in from the west late in the day.

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Somebody in Driffield said that Paul's eyebrows are invisible

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because they have been leaked by the sun on too many holidays. See you

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tomorrow. The latest proposal for a renewable energy scheme off the

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Lincolnshire coast has been heavily criticised, despite it being much

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smaller than the original plans. A leading county councillor says the

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onshore work needed for the Triton Knoll wind farm will 'trash' the

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countryside. The developer says plans will go through a rigorous

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public consultation. As is unsure, substations are required and miles

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of cabling. The developer wants to build this countryside. The idea of

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this is angering many. We're not going to let people trash the

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countryside because they want to do it. The proposed turbine field is

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about 20 miles off the road. The cable will run underground, then

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south for more than 13 miles. It was recently and now is that the whole

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project will be smaller. That is cold comfort to local residents.

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Killing them has a national grid connection point. `` Killingholme.

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Developers say they are trying to accommodate concerns about the

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countryside. I feel confident about the way we have gone about this.

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Once it is working, it is thought that Triton Knoll will develop

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enough power for 8000 homes. The decision will not be taken by local

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politicians. Ministers in Whitehall will have the final say. Is that it

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a process Lincolnshire county council says it will challenge.

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Thanks for the e mails and texts after we told you about the Hull

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North MP Diana Johnson, who's hoping to limit the locations of lap

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dancing clubs. A temporary swimming pool which was

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used by athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games has been installed in

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Bridlington. The pool will provide swimming for two years in the town,

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while the Leisure World complex is closed for a twenty million pound

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refurbishment. Olympic bronze medallist Jo Jackson, used the pool

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at the Olympic Park for warming up and training.

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In Football, Hull City lost 1`0 at Crystal Palace last after conceding

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a goal in the first half. The Tigers also had goalkeeper Alan Macgregor

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sent off leaving Steve Bruce unhappy about the decision. He has

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retaliated. It was no more than a yellow card in my opinion.

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There was better news for Grimsby Town as they won 2`1 away against

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promotion rivals Cambridge United. The Mariners are fourth in the

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Conference Premier. The Olympic Torch relay was a huge

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success travelling through East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire ahead of

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the London Games in 2012. It's now hoped that the Queen's baton event

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will be able to recreate some of that magic. Today it was announced

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that a relay will take place in England two weeks before the

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Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ` and it's coming to Hull. Leanne Brown

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has more. No`one knows what it says, but in

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October last year the Queen put a message in the Commonwealth Baton.

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Since then it's been travelling around the world and will visit 70

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countries before returning back to the uk ahead of the Commonwealth

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Games in Glasgow. At a knitting club in Hull today, 91`year`old Jean

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Bishop ` who ran with the Olympic Torch ` welcomed the news it was

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coming to Hull. I think it is lovely. It is something different,

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for a change. I am looking forward to it. Do you fancy carrying it

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yourself? Oh, yes, I am in for anything. Definitely. It would be

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lovely to have it all again. I often wish I could have it again. Little

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things I felt I did wrong, I could Freeview it. `` I could do it again.

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It is my pleasure to declare the 17 Commonwealth Games open.

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Once the batton has finished its tour, the Queen will then read out

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her message, like she did at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

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Dame Kelly Holmes is a Commonwealth Gold medallist from those games

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which Leanne mentioned in her report there It was in Manchester in 2002

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that she took Gold in the fifteen hundred Metres. Two years later she

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won two Olympic golds in Beijing. She's a big supporter of the

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Commonwealth Baton, and a little earlier I asked her whether the

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baton will capture the imagination like the Olympic Torch did two years

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ago. You I think what is important to get across is that the Queens

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battened relay is different from the torch. The relay means it is going

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round 17 nations in total. When it comes to Great Britain and England

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in particular, we are going around 15 locations. What is different is

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we can pick the location. As you said, we are in Hull. We are trying

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to get people to come to those events. We want people to celebrate

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sport. It is fantastic for Hull. I wonder

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what is written in the pattern for the Queen. You are so important, you

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probably know. That is a good one. I am sure we will all find out. It is

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a lovely baton. We really want to support team England. England have

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some incredible sports people. We won the public behind it. Great to

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chat with you. I met you last time you will in Hull in 2006, but I

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expect you have forgotten. No. I got a doctorate at the University. I was

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very grateful for that. All dressed up in your robes. You look exactly

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the same. I wish I could say the same about me. Very good to talk to

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you. Have a good evening. Thank you.

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

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of the Bank of England says sharing the pound could work if Scotland

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votes for independence, but the new authority would have to give up some

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powers. Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham's

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parents say his death was "pointless and avoidable" at the end of his

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inquest. Will talk about smoking in cars. The

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Lords has voted for a ban on people smoking in cars carrying children.

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The government will have to consider what to do next. Big response.

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Lorraine says, trying to ban smoking in your car is not only ridiculous

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but unenforceable. It is your own private space. Who do these people

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think they are? Big Brother gone mad. Mitch said, surely it is a good

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idea for any driver. It is selfish. Gary says, of course it should, I

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think it will be widely welcomed, but how can it be policed? Graham

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says, surely common sense should prevail and the child's health be

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paramount. Parents should not contemplate smoking anywhere near

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them. Thank you for watching for. Good night.

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'The cost of living crisis goes deep into people's lives,

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'deep into the way our country is run,

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'deep into who our country is run for.

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'the solutions need to be deep as well.'

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I opened a pub six years ago in Hackney,

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about ten minutes' walk from my house.

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One of the things that really struck me was that

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most of the beers that we sold weren't London beers.

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They were international beers, UK beers, but from further afield.

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"Wouldn't it be really great to open our own community brewery

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"right here in the heart of London, in Hackney?"

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