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can now join the BBC's news Good evening and welcome to BBC Look
North. The headlines tonight: The Fire
Union says planned cuts to the Humberside service will put lives at
risk. Cuts have to be made somewhere or
the Budget reduced. Do more exercise ` the call to couch
potatoes costing taxpayers millions of pounds.
I live in Boston ahead of the CDs of high tides. The Environment Agency
is trying to reassure the public. The ?99 coat that's gone on sale in
a local charity shop. After a wet and windy evening, there
is a warning out for eyes. I will be back later in the programme. `` ice.
Good evening. Firefighters say public safety is
being put at risk by cuts to the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.
It's been announced today that more than 60 firefighter posts will be
lost and the number of engines reduced. Some engines will be
replaced by "Small Fires Units" but the Fire Brigades Union claim these
are little more than a garden pressure washer on the back of a
van. Tonight, the deputy chief fire officer has told BBC Look North the
public are "absolutely not at risk". We'll hear from him. First, Tolu
Adeoye reports. It took more than 20 firefighters to
battle this substation fire near Cottingham in April last year. We've
got sympathy with the authority. It is a different decision they have
had to make. Central government have reduced spending and basically, it
has ended up in this position where they have had to make some cuts. We
are shocked as to how the act has fallen.
Last year, Humberside Fire Authority outlined how it could save
?2.5million from the budget. Today, after a public consultation, it
revealed what would stay and what would go.
There are currently 450 Humberside firefighters. That's being to
reduced by more than 60, but none will be compulsory redundancies. The
11 fire engines in Hull and Grimsby are being reduced by two to nine.
And Grimsby's two fire stations will merge.
Under these changes, both these fire stations will go and be replaced but
smaller fire vehicles that can cope with minor incidents.
These are the fire units that will replace the engines. There was
concern today from villagers in Waltham about the changes. I am
gutted, really. They do do a lot in the village. In the event of a house
fire, you will have to wait longer for the service, I think it is
wrong. It should stay the way it is. The Fire Service says it has no
choice but to make the savings and that these were the best options.
But that's not the end of the cuts. A further ?3 million will still need
to be saved by April 2016. I spoke to Dean Sanders, the deputy
chief fire officer at Humberside Fire and Rescue. He is due to step
into the job as chief soon. I asked him if the cuts were really
necessary. It is entirely down to the cuts in
Aber funding, Peter. We were looking to save ?5.7 million by 2016 and
2017. Much of that budget is Sally, that is where we act. Why cut at
Hull and Grimsby were the biggest populations are and then keep
another two options open instead? The authority has decided that the
cuts that we can bear are better off in hull`mac and Grimsby. `` hull.
Some people say these small five units are not sufficient. They will
only attend house fires were necessary. We will still send two or
three fire engines as normal. But every fire engine will have less
people on them, five of four people. How can you justify that? We
maintain that we need nine people at a house fire. But per fire engine
you are making a reduction. Have you been overstaffed and asked
them? This time we will take the pumps in the vehicles. As safety
being put at risk because you have to save the money? Absolutely not.
We are committed to saving committees and firefighters. It does
not sound like it if you are reducing the number of people on
board. In all there are more able on board our five Asians than in other
similar sized cities. What reassuring seas can you give to
people in Waltham or Cleethorpes who are losing their full`sized fire
engines? The fire cover will come from Grimsby because that is the
quickest response. We are giving them an extra facility in terms of
medical and road accident response by tailoring these small fire units.
But they are losing a fire engine. We are using an on call fire engine.
That is correct, but we're changing it to a different type of fire
vehicle that will be more suited to the rest. If you did not have to
make the savings, would you be doing any of this? It is fair to say that
we would like to keep the service as it is at the moment but the cuts
from central government do not make this possible. Thank you, Dean
Sanders. Are the Fiire Service making the
cuts in the right way? Do you think small fires vehicles will fill gaps
in the service? The number of firefighters per engine in Hull
alone will be reduced. Contact us. In a moment: The new device which
zaps migrains away and could replace painkillers.
A massive land and sea search has taken place looking for a man who
went missing on a fishing trip. He failed to return home last night.
Has two dogs and rucksack were found on cliffs in Scarborough.
The search for Nigel Savage began at first light. His wife reported him
missing to Humberside Police when he read it and `` fields to return from
his fishing expedition. The search has been concentrated along the
Scotsman. They have found his car and his two springer spaniel 's and
fishing equipment but no fat `` so far no trace of him. The area is
being extensively searched by all areas. We have wrapped it up for
this afternoon and all any further information can come forward.
Mountain rescue teams have joined the coastguard in the search for Mr
Savage and there was drama this afternoon when one of their own men
had winched off the beach. DVLA dislocated has shoulder and had to
be rescued. The lease will make a decision something tomorrow as to
whether to resume their search. A former senior detective who worked
on some of the region's most high`profile cases has been charged
with a number of alleged offences including stalking and rape.
57`year`old Colin Andrews was a chief superintendent at Humberside
Police until his retirement. He's still employed as their business
manager. People who don't exercise enough are
costing taxpayers millions of pounds a year. It's the claim of
researchers who say Hull has among the highest level of inactive people
in the UK. They say it's putting a burden on the NHS and leading to
hundreds of premature deaths. They're calling for local councils
to do more to ensure people keep fit. Leanne Brown reports.
Launched today ` this outdoor gym is the latest way to get people moving.
I think there is a cultural problem, one of the things we must do with
our children is to get out and take exercise and it does not have to be
formal. It does not mean joining a gym. It can be as simple as getting
children walking and going into a park. If facilities like this are
free and available that helps. Vicky who works in a chip shop
nearby ` has been stugling with her weight and welcomes the new
facility. Since I have stopped playing rugby, I have put a lot of
weight on. People get caught up in their day`to`day life. It is
difficult, especially with the cost of things today. People cannot
afford to join a gym so that is why the likes of the parks are a good
idea. And the legal `` in the league table
of deaths linked to an activity, Hull is the second worst. `` sects
worst. It is costing the taxpayer in Hall ?23 million a. There are a
number of rich factors associated with an activity. Things like
increased blood pressure, increased risk of diabetes in later life.
Weight gain can be an issue as well. If one knows they must do more
physical activity but we need to look at how we support people and
get the confidence to get out there and do it.
On the high street this shop provides help to locals. They have
seen massive results. I have lost eight stone. I have completely
changed my lifestyle slowly and gradually. At first I wanted a quick
fix but I have realised that was not the way to go.
In this national TV advert, the government's health message is
clear. But it seems to many people are not paying attention. Leanne
Brown, BBC Look North, Hull. I spoke to David Stalker from UK
Active. The organisation that did the research. I asked him if he
thought he wanted local councils to nine people into doing exercise.
Absolutely not, I want councils to make things more available and for
people to get up and take action. Let us get the nation moving bit by
bit. You have had parks and things like that for years, some people
just do not want to take exercise, you cannot bully them. That is
correct, but what we can do is find out what they are interested in and
get them involved. We have not done enough research let us work together
and make a difference. If someone like myself who does not do any
sport or go to a gym, I costing the Council of health authorities? I
would not think so because I think you do other things. We are talking
about people who are not getting any activity for 30 minutes. But you
said this is costing Hull ?23 million, where'd you get that figure
from? From Freedom of Information data. That is the brutal reality of
it. You have an open`air gym today for able to attend, they will either
want to do it or not. They are not suddenly going to say, " I think I
will pop along and do some exercise." Yes, but it makes them
think, does it not? They can get involved in the community and I
think people will use it. Finally, would you say the figure is 30% of
adults watching and Hull tonight, slumped on there so, who do not do
exercise, would you like to give them a lecture? I do not want to
lecture them, I want to let them know about the facilities that are
available to them and hopefully your local authority will work with you
to make things happen. It is both the and our responsibility to make
things work. Thank you for that. As it up to councils to get people
off the sofa and out of the house? Should people take responsibility
for their own health? Contact us. Still to come: Hull City aim to end
their 20 14th goal drought. And how charity shops are going
upmarket in an effort to bring in new custom. `` 2014.
Thank you for all of the pictures, keep sending them to us. This is
Mark Foster's picture of Humber Bridge. It was taken at
Barton`upon`Humber. Have you missed me, Paul said he had
missed me? The weather as the weather!
Unfortunately I could not bring any Australian weather back with me, it
is horrible and their, it is wet and windy and we have the concern for
ice tomorrow. There will be some and treated surfaces, so take care. You
can see the isobars are tightly packed and we are in store for a
windy weekend, particularly on Saturday. You can see all of the
cloud associated with this area of low pressure that is spreading from
the West and producing heavy spells of rain and strong winds. Slowly
this main body of rain will ease away out into the North Sea. It will
be followed by a few showers but it will be dry overnight and our
attention turns to the ice. These are the temperatures in the air so
on the ground temperatures will drop to freezing.
Some icy stretches to start the day tomorrow. It is not all doom and
gloom for the weekend but it will be windy. Tomorrow morning there will
be some sunshine and as we head through Saturday we will see those
showers kicking in and by this time tomorrow the showers will have
merged into longer spells of rain. It will not be quite as cold
tomorrow but factoring in that strong wind from the South East, it
will feel like jelly. Six or seven Celsius. Sunday works to be better.
One or two showers. It will still be windy. We start the day on Monday.
It will turn wet and windy to the afternoon and remains unsettled for
the rest of the week. Paul has just sent me a text message
and says he is in Brisbane! Can you believe it? ! Nice to see you back.
A national expert on headaches who works in hell says rain covers for
migraines and bad headaches will become a thing of the past. Two of
his patients are benefiting from a life`changing machine that zaps away
the pain. Vicky Johnson has more. Excruciating headaches made that
I'm's life unbearable he thought he would have to give up his job at
this potato factory in Lincoln. I went into shock because the pain was
so severe. I collapsed and would be out of it. I had to take morphine
just to give me some kind of relief. But it was not reducing the pain, it
just made it Bible. Recently he and other migraine sufferers have taken
part in a trial and Hull to use this gadget to clear away the pain. It
has just given me my life back. I was not going to appointments with
friends, Bailey got to work. This has just change that. The device
works by sending electrical pulses to the brain to short`circuit the
elliptical storm that causes the symptoms of migraine. According to
recent research 39% of patients were found to be pain`free after two
hours. It also reduced the number of attacks by around 40%. It is like
getting out of prison. Doing a life sentence and walking out as a free
man. I have gone from constant pain to one or two headaches each month.
Whilst this machine is working well, it is a little cumbersome. At this
clinic, the doctor showed what is currently being developed. This is
one which will stimulate a nerve on the right side of the face. Within a
couple of minutes it feature migraine with drugs but not through
tablets or injections, that is a thing of the past. People will be
able to say that they treat their migraine with a device they carry in
their pocket. Darren does not go anywhere without his new head
blasting machine. He is hoping it will soon be available on the NHS so
that others can benefit. The Environment Agency says it newly
repaired flood defences in Boston will hold back high tides tonight
and over the weekend. Water reached its high point a few weeks ago. Our
correspondent is in Boston at the moment. How convinced and the
Environment Agency of these defences? The Environment Agency are
confident in the work they have done over the past few months since that
people search caused that the damage last year. The high`paid has passed
here. You can just see is of the work that has been done by the
Environment Agency. Some of the barriers that have been put in
place. It is estimated that 100 homes are still empty as a result of
that flood damage. Ahead of the high`paid over the next few days the
Environment Agency said it should not pose too much of a problem. I
would like to reassure people that those defences have been designed to
do their job. High`paid 's are coming and this weekend and again, I
want to reassure people that the high`paid itself normally only
happens twice a month and does not cause flooding. We must watch the
weather forecast for the pressure and high winds and this weekend we
do not have the low pressures and the wind is in a favourable
condition so we do not expect to see any further events of the end of
last year. Further out on the coast repairs
have been made to sea defences and at the nature reserve at Gibraltan
Point. Are still in place for Bridlington. The Environment Agency
said a flood alert has been issued for the town, articulate around
Harbour Road and the floral Pavilion. It is monitoring the
situation very closely. There has been a new site for
Lincoln football club's Stadium. Silicon bank is being looked at as a
possibility. Chairman Mr Dorrian says things could rapidly develop.
Hull City has had a slump in form, making January their worst month
since returning to the top flight. They have not scored a goal this
month, can be put it right? Simon Clark reports.
This was the latest clash when the Tigers to a point. Try as they met
they could not find a way past Crystal Palace on Tuesday. This was
despite Jelavic and Shane Long starting together for the first
time. No matter, as the Tigers lost 1`0, tomorrow's opponents Tottenham
Hotspur lost five of the # 5`1 to Manchester City. It is
another game for us and we have done very well at home. We must produce a
big performance to get anything tomorrow. We must produce a big
performance at home but we know we are capable of doing. Let us hope we
can. Being a football manager and a player is tough, but I think being
in the hot seat takes the biscuit. Steve Bruce will know what I am
talking about. To try and remain in the league is difficult but he has
made a good fist of it so far. And this transfer deadline day, Jake
Livermore has been confirmed as staying on loan from Tottenham
Hotspur but Danny Graham could leave. He has played in every game
possible. He is a big player for Hull City. The relationship that
Livermore and Huddlestone have in the middle of the park is fantastic.
When Hull City play Tottenham Hotspur they will have Steve Harper
in goal for the suspended Alan McGregor. Jake Livermore cannot play
against his parents club but it will be all eyes on the new strike
partnership of Jelavic and Shane Long. It will be hoped that they can
stop this scoring who do and make a great impact.
BBC Radio Humberside will have full commentary of Hull's match on FM.
Scunthorpe United's League Two trip to Hartlepool tomorrow will be on
AM. Scunthorpe United's League Two trip
to Hartlepool tomorrow will That kicks off at 3pm. And on digital and
the website will be commentary of Grimsby Town's game with Tamworth in
the FA Trophy. While Lincoln City's Conference Premier game against
Halifax will be on BBC Radio Lincolnshire. Coverage starts at
2pm. When you need ?100 just to buy one
victim it adds fuel to stories that charity shops have become shut
commercial operators on our high streets. One Hull high`street shop
with a ?99 coat on sale has caused A*. For one Yorkshire entrepreneur
of the joy of finding a bargain has led to him creating a website rating
the best charity shops in the country. Whether your taste is
cashmere or cotton, charity shops stock has always promised one thing,
and appealing price tag. This keen shopper thinks there is more to it
and he has completed his own website to help others find the best rated
shops. If we put in courting and you can then read what the viewers think
about the shots and that tone. Charity shops are getting used to
the idea that people Mary then. So far the reviews have been positive.
This shop seems to be very well rated. You can pick up a bargain and
all sorts of things. I got a pair of shoes for ?3. At another shop in
Hull, currently with a four out of five star rating, this is an hate
that cannot be rivalled, a brand`new designer caught with a hefty price
tag to match. We're trying to raise as much money
as they can for the disabled and their families. So when you see a
jacket like this, fantastic quality, we can get a great place for it. Can
you still get a bargain in a charity shop? My friends here and have
agreed to help me. I have got a pair of jeans and a nice shot, both for
?3. I have a lovely grey top that was in the sale for ?1.99. This pair
of French connection jeans was only ?3 50.
It seems the appetite for a bargain buys will keep on benefiting these
charities. A ?99 coat, just tweaking this from
Jim Hogan. He says there is a sofa on sale today for ?700 in a charity
shop. Amanda Knox chase you will never
return to Italy after a court decides that she was guilty of
modelling British student Meredith Kercher.
Humberside Fire service has defended plans to cut more than 60
firefighter posts. They say there is no risk to safety.
Tomorrow is a great start but there will be rain later in the day. Top
temperatures of seven Celsius. We have had a lot of opinions from
you about the Fire Service. Rob says having been a firefighter for 26
years, we have always provided domestic fire cover with four
people. Times change and everyone needs to change with it. Fire risk
as Regis and due to better education and precautions. Thank you for all
of your messages, not just to make but throughout the week. Goodbye.
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