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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight: A
warning our personal medical records could fall into the wrong hands.
The NHS system up to now has been OK, but call me paranoid!
A call for action. The farmers who say not enough is being done to
tackle rural crime. The search continues for the
spitfires believed to be hidden underground in Burma.
From rags to riches, the bespoke clothes made from things we would
throw away. I thought they were amazing, I could not leave they were
made out of curtains. Heavy rain and gales tomorrow, the latest very
shortly. The NHS is insisting that a new
system to keep medical records will be secure, but an East Yorkshire MP
says the plan which would see everyone's details on a single
database is too risky. David Davis, the MP for Haltemprice and Howden,
says he is particularly concerned because he thinks the Department of
Health has a poor record for keeping data safe. Many doctors and patients
say they are worried private medical information could fall into the
wrong hands. Our health correspondent, Vicky Johnson,
reports. Three million people are seen by the
NHS in England every week, and every visit, and every treatment leaves a
paper trail. Now our medical records are going to be kept on a central
data base. This man is HIV positive. He's concerned that personal
information about his condition could fall into the wrong hands.
We've changed his voice to protect his identity.
They might share information with future employers. And they might
look at you and think, no, we can't have him here, he is a risk. It
could hold you back. It has never held me back because I don't tell
people about it, obviously. I don't think it's right that people share
that sort of information, it's confidential. It's between you and
your doctor. Leaflets telling us how the new
system will lead to better health care planning have gone out to most
homes. But here in Immingham, patients are still confused.
It is patient confidentiality that is going. That is what I am worried
about. We have not received anything at all through the door.
People can opt out of the data sharing, but they have to do so
through their surgery. I am not telling them to go one way
or the other, the information is of very great benefit locally and
nationally. But against that, the worry about results getting out,
information getting out. All the information will be
encrypted to make sure it's not easily identifiable. But the NHS's
reputation for keeping data secure is being called into question.
The biggest information technology failure in the history of mankind
was the one by the Department of Health. The same people are handling
this. So you have to be careful you do not overstrain the system and do
more than you can when you could get these benefits from a smaller system
with the permission of everybody. NHS officials insist they do have
strong safeguards in place to protect our personal information. If
you are planning to opt out, you ought to do it sooner rather than
later, as information will start being shared in the spring.
I have been talking to Roger Taylor, from the health research group
Doctor Foster, and asked him, what are the benefits of the system? We
will know whether patients are getting the care we deserve and we
will be able to spot poor quality care. The other benefit is that we
will know which treatments work and we have already seen drugs thought
to be safe turn out not to be because only by having this data can
we find that out. So the benefits outweigh concerns? And we are
hearing lots of concerns. Yes, the benefits do outweigh concerns. A lot
of concerns are not correct. We have had concerns about the police having
special access to this, that is not true. Concerns about insurance
companies, but these are not waste on the proposal being put forward.
Why so many GPs, and some have risked speaking publicly about
this, advised against it? We have heard a lot of false information.
But it is a complicated area and it is right people listen to this
debate and have the option to opt out if they are concerned. There are
always risks but they are small compared to the benefits. If
somebody has not had one of these leaflets, can they go into their GP
and say they want to opt out? Yes, they can. People should not do it
because it helps everybody if we all data, but they can do that. Or there
is a phone mine to opt out. `` a phone mine.
If people pour out, the idea is useless? `` pull. Yes, we would not
know if drugs were safe and we would lose out. Will you be opting out?
No, I will not. Thank you very much.
We would like to hear your thoughts on this story. Are you happy that
all your health records will be kept in one huge database, along with
everyone else's? Will you be opting out? Let us know what you think.
In a moment: No sign of a supermarket. The market town that is
inspiring campaigners in Lincolnshire.
It is a crime costing farmers in Lincolnshire almost ?2 million last
year. But there are claims little is being done to present `` to prevent
thefts from farms, despite the Police Commissioner calling rural
crimes a top priority. Today, the local MP met farmers to assure them
crime rates are dropping. He is looking at new technology.
You would think they would be hard for thieves to slip away. But these
machines can sell for around ?200,000, making it some motivation.
It is a frustration for Adrian Howell. When these on board
computers worth ?16,000 were stolen, it held up work for days.
You have the impression this kit is stolen to order. Criminals know what
they are looking for. This piece of kit, people knew what they were
looking for and they perhaps had an order. We are told they are going
abroad. I would hate to think a farmer in this country is buying the
equipment knowing that it is stolen. Crime is falling, according to
Lincolnshire Police's own figures. But the county still has one of the
highest rural crime rates in the country, costing the area ?1.8
million in insurance claims. With tools, quad bikes and fuel being
most commonly stolen. Rural crime is not treated as
different. The Police and Crime Commissioner
met farmers today, many had been victims.
I bought a trailer and I had it for three weeks and it was stolen, the
guard dog was dope. " is the time and the trouble spent on security ``
the major impact. If a big tractor goes, it is one
tractor, but it is ?60,000 worth. Fingerprint devices, which means
that somebody can be identified from a fingerprint in two minutes where
it might have taken longer. Because of the rural nature of Lincolnshire,
it could have taken four hours, a big saving in police time.
Some say it is not new technology, but the presence of a patrol car or
officer would make them feel safer in some of the countryside's most
isolated locations. Why are farmers worried when the
latest figures show crime is falling in the county? It is falling, but
some farmers argue the commission has no idea how bad thefts from
farms are because they are not categorised.
If a family car was stolen, it would be recorded as vehicle theft. If a
piece of farm equipment was stolen, it could also be recorded as a
vehicle theft and they are very different crimes. One could be by an
individual and another could be by an organised gang shipping them out
of the country. The Crime Commissioner admitted it would be
useful to monitor farm crimes separately, he did not give promises
but said it was a priority and he wants to work with farmers.
Thank you, you might want to comment on this. Maybe you are a farmer who
has suffered at the hands of criminals, do you feel reassured
after the visit today? A reminder of the details.
Police investigating what they describe as a serious sexual assault
in Lincoln have released an image of a man they believe to be the
suspect. Officers were called to St Andrews Drive last week after
reports a woman was subjected to an attack after answering her door on
Sunday afternoon. Anybody with information is asked to get in touch
with police. Three people have been arrested in
connection with an armed robbery at a Post Office in East Yorkshire. A
large amount of money was taken from the Post Office in Hornsea two weeks
ago. A 54`year`old man, an 18`year`old man and a 53`year`old
woman, all from Hornsea, have been arrested.
A share of ?1 million has been awarded to Humberside Police to
develop mobile technology. The Police and Crime Commissioner
Matthew Grove says it means Police and Community Support Officers will
be able to spend more time on patrol, as they will be able to do
any paperwork remotely, rather than in the office.
Thanks to everyone who got in touch with us about claims that building a
supermarket in Louth would cause "lasting damage to the town."
Lincolnshire County Council has given its view during a consultation
into the future of the cattle market. The District Council wants
to sell the site, which could be worth ?12 million. Some people in
the town say a supermarket would put local shops out of business.
Thank you for all the responses. Lots of you got in touch on this
one. Louth isn't the only market town
that has battled to keep the supermarkets out of the city centre.
Hadleigh, in Suffolk, is very similar to Louth in many ways. It
has a number of independent shops that some local people thought would
be threatened by a large supermarket. Hadley, in Suffolk. ``
one. It has a co`op and a Morrisons. What it does not have is a Tesco.
Five miles from where I grew up, I am finding out why Hadleigh said no
to another big supermarket. We could not see benefits, what we
could see was the disruption of the central part of our town. A large
development close to our grade one listed centre. The Church, the
Guildhall, the tower. And we did not see that we particularly needed
another supermarket in the town. Like Louth, Hadleigh has a wealth of
independent local shops, but it has taken more than eight decade of
saying no to planning enquiries and councillors for the argument to
prevail `` a decade. Shoppers were travelling to it
switched to do their shopping which meant they were taking trade out of
town `` Ipswich. This would have resulted in the
creation of up to 120 jobs. It would have involved the refurbishment of a
derelict site. There was a proposal for 155 car parking spaces and
contributions to the boss network. It is rare to find High Street
stores like this that in dependent and local.
But in Hadleigh and Louth, that is what you get, so the question was
the Tesco would bring trade in for these shops or steel it altogether.
For these shops, the answer is clear.
What advice is therefore Louth? Definitely say no. Rejected. ``
rejects it. For the High Street, it would be a disaster.
The question for Louth now is if this Suffolk town got it right when
it decided to dead end a town centre supermarket.
Thank you for your company. Still ahead, Can Hull City's record
signings help the Tigers take three points from Southampton?
Yes, can they help the Tigers with victory against Southampton?
Send us your pictures if you have any UR proud of. Good evening, I
hear the radio called for your services at tea`time! `` any
pictures you are proud of. They asked for me and the Prime Minister!
So you were next to him? He went on for ever but I managed to
get on. Why have they lost Alex 's phone
number which to mark I have lost `` I have no idea, have you been on?
`` phone number? Move on! What's `` their widespread gales at
the end of tomorrow. Wintry showers in the morning. More heavy rain
later. And another area of low pressure from the south`west.
Thursday and Friday looking better. A nice afternoon developed with some
sunshine. But there are active showers across West and North Yorks.
They will head into East Yorkshire. Watch out for icy patches. There
could be organise showers tonight and some snow. Lowest temperatures
around freezing. The sun will rise in the morning at about 728 a.m.. `7
20 a.m.. A cloudy start, with showery outbreaks. More rain will
head in from the south`west late in the morning and through tomorrow
afternoon. The wind will pick up by the end of the day. There will be
widespread gales, up to around 70 miles per hour in exposed areas.
Temperatures around seven Celsius. Very windy tomorrow night. Thursday
is windy but brighter, with sunshine, mostly drive. More rain on
Friday night. `` mostly drive. `` drive.
This woman says, every night, my parents sent me the weather forecast
up in Glasgow. I was going to say, get a life, but
all views are welcome! A North Lincolnshire man is
continuing his search for spitfires he says were buried in Burma. He
believes many planes were hidden underground in the country including
a number near the airport. Last year, he spent weeks looking and
failed to find the aircraft. But he has not given up. This is the latest
survey report. They show buried metal, according to
David. This is where the new Dippel focus. He is continuing his search
for 124 macro to the police were buried around Burma, including areas
near the airport `120 Spitfires. He said he has permission to borehole a
site racked up by eyewitnesses saying they saw Spitfires being
buried. If the site used to contain
Spitfires, he has permission to dig. His hunt last year ended after
no evidence was found and he was reluctant to speak on camera while
his new search begins. But the fact he is in Burma a game
right now is thanks to a British company based there who have come to
his rescue `` again. This guy has a passion and belief
they are in Burma and we want to be the company facilitating that. So
when he finds them, we can say we played a small part. But there are
still a number of questions. It is a treasure hunt story and they are
always very exciting, the prospect of Gold at the end of the rainbow. I
would like to wish him every bit of Loch to find it, he has
determination. `` good luck. But why were they buried? When they were
buried, they were still worth a lot of money and they were still
operational. Why would a country buried them? David has devoted 16
years and his lifetime savings searching for the Spitfires and if
found and restored, they would be worth several million pounds each.
But it will not be easy to continue with his latest site has little to
show. `` if his latest. We wish him well with his hunt.
More than ?748,000 is to be spent on refurbishing a medieval church in
North Lincolnshire. All Saints Church, in the small town of
Winterton, is to undergo a major restoration starting in April and is
largely being financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Parts of the
Grade`One listed building date back to the 1100s. Work is due to be
finished by December of this year. People living in the South Kesteven
area of Lincolnshire are being asked to suggest sites for future housing
developments. The District Council is reviewing
the amount and location of potential areas for house building in the
future. Hull City are hoping Nikica Jelavic
and Shane Long can add to their goals tonight when Southampton visit
the KC Stadium. The visitors beat the Tigers 4`1 earlier in the
season, before the new players arrived. Our sports reporter, Simon
Clark, looks at what they have brought to the team.
This is a match where the emerging strike partnership of Shane Long and
Nikica Jelavic will be put to the test. Both scored in the win at
Sunderland at the weekend, Long with this cheeky header. Jelavic signed
from Everton for ?6.5 million last month, hadn't scored for 11 months,
but the former Rangers man put that right on Saturday.
And one of their team`mates says that their inclusion has had a
positive effect and they can look forward to overturning the 4`1
reverse at Southampton earlier in the season. They have been
fantastic. They give you options, which not many clubs can have these
days. They are strong and quick, they work hard, and they work very
well together, considering the short amount of time they have had.
No`one can be happier than Steve Bruce. He always views top strikers
as the priority for keeping Hull City in the Premier League.
Shane Long has got some and it was great for Nikica Jelavic to school
because he had six, H chances in three games `` to score. `` eight.
What a striking needs is to score and the foot gates open. `` a
striker. But Southampton have threats all
over, as they proved in the reverse fixture at St Mary's.
Simon joins me now from the KC Stadium, ahead of the game. How
important are the two forwards for Hull City's survival in the
Premiership? They are crucial. So far, so good.
Three goals in two games. The site have yielded four points. The kind
of form you need to be and to avoid the drop zone. But Southhampton are
a good side. Steve Rees said they are the best outside the elite in
the Premier League this season. That adds up to a crucial game for the
side. You can listen to it on the radio tonight! I will have the
radio, thank you! And there will be full commentary of
Hull City's match with Southampton tonight on BBC Radio Humberside.
That is on FM, and the build`up is in Sportstalk, which is on the air
now. Grimsby Town's match at Dartford
tonight has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch. There is
something very different about this fashion show. All the outfits are
made from old clothes and scrap material, but they have been given a
new look by fashion students from East Yorkshire.
This outfit is made from an old sarong. This is made out of 12 pairs
of jeans. In the middle, it is four shirts and old ties. Today, it just
looked beautiful. Really professional. Some of them you could
see on London catwalks. Behind the glamour of the runway,
there is a more serious message. The competition is designed to highlight
how many clothes people throw away, and promote recycling.
We have recycle bins all over the East Riding and it is time will
think about creating something of their own.
It is a good idea because you do not need to buy other clothes, you can
make what you have stylish. I have brought this great top with
me, it is boring, so Nicol will tell me how I can change it.
Change the neckline by cutting down and give it a fringe. Cut the
sleeves, but something on the sleeves.
Sounds good. The imaginative ways in which these
otherwise throwaway products can be reused strikes me, to make stunning
outfits. It is about being aware of how much waste we produce and how
simple it could be to divert that away from being waste.
So before you buy that must`have new outfit, the message here is clear,
take another look in your wardrobe, or maybe at those old curtains. You
might be surprised what can be created with a little bit of
imagination. Paul was already wearing curtains!
Ahead of his time! Let's get a recap of the national
and regional headlines. 1,000 homes are evacuated after the most
exceptional period of rain for almost 200 years. And a warning from
doctors that our personal medical records could fall into the wrong
hands. Tomorrow's weather: Clouding over,
with rain, which will be heavy at times, spreading from the South
West. Gales likely by the end of the afternoon. Top temperature, six
Celsius. Talking about medical records, a big
response. Barry says, grow up, it is 2014, access to electronic data will
help get the latest treatment. Paper records almost warm rubble to loss
and theft. `` and vulnerable. This woman will be opting out, she
says these records will be unregulated.
This man says that if it improves the NHS, it he is all for one
database, anything to make the service better.
Brad says, I will be opting out first thing tomorrow as I do not
want anybody knowing my health and medication records, as rationally if
it is available online. Chris opted out the day after receiving the
leaflet. No objection to sharing information
in the NHS but never with private health. Thank you, and if you go to
your GP, you can opt out. You need to do that soon. Join me on
the radio at midday tomorrow, have a good evening.