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


Marching on Parliament ` the teenagers call to lower the age we


can vote A bid for government money after December's floods in Boston.


If people can have sex and families, they should have the right


to vote. The fishermen who say new rules are putting them out of


business. Despite suffering a heart attack, the man who's determined to


reach his sporting goal. He turned his life around and is an


inspiration to people who do the training. A gust of 65 mph, a gusty


night installed with warnings in place, join me for the latest.


Good evening. They can legally smoke, dry a car, join the army and


start a family. So is it time that people under the age of 18 were


allowed to vote? Teenagers from East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have


joined a protest in London calling for the voting age to be lowered to


16. At the moment, young people in England have to wait until they are


18 to take part in elections, but some MPs including Scunthorpe's Nic


Dakin want to reduce the age limit. More from our Political Editor Tim


Iredale. The teenagers who marched on Parliament today have no direct


say on who represents them here. Some, including 16`year`old Thomas


from Hull, believe that should change. Young people in East


Yorkshire should be able to vote. They are under represented and do


not understand that they have the same power. They can influence the


country and realise that politics plays a part in their lives. While


under 18s in England can't vote under rules, 16 and 17`year`olds in


Scotland will be able to vote in this year's referendum on


independence. Some MPs believe the voting age should be lowered across


the UK. Why not have votes at 16? As somebody who has worked with 16 and


18`year`olds, my experience says they have as much sense as older


people at making judgements and they can vote. But would the majority of


young people use their vote? It's estimated that in last year's local


elections, 32% of 18`14 year olds turned out to vote, compared with


72% of over 65s. I asked college students in Goole whether they


wanted to see the voting age lowered? The way that teenagers are


acting in society, putting how the country runs into their hands, it


will go downhill. I think we should decide what happens in our local


community. Why'd you not want to vote? I am too young, really. It


should stay at 18 years old. Labour and the Liberal Democrats are


broadly in favour of lowering the voting age. But many Conservatives


are against the idea. So these would`be voters may have to wait a


little longer before they have their say at the ballot box. Professor Jon


Tonge chaired a commission in 2009 that advised the government against


reducing the voting age. He joins me now from Manchester. Good evening.


But some 16`year`olds are in full time work paying taxes, don't you


think they have the right to elect the politicians who will be spending


their taxed earnings? The majority would not vote. Only a minority


voted at the last four general elections, so those teenagers


marching on Parliament would be better advised having a word with


those teenagers who did not vote. The case would be easier to make if


they bothered to vote. If you are 16 or 17, you cannot buy alcohol,


tobacco, fireworks and you cannot serve on a jury. They can join the


Army, should they not be able to hold to account those political


leaders who are about to deploy them? They do not see front`line


service and they need parental permission, the same as getting


married. They are not full adults and are covered by a child laws. The


big problem is that they would not vote and it would not be democratic


to extend the franchise. The commission that I chaired, the Youth


Citizenship Commission, found that every age category was against


lowering the voting age and the commission found the same. Why is


Labour, in particular, so supportive of the idea? Ed Miliband said they


would legislate on this. It has momentum, this idea. Every political


party supports the lowering of the voting age, but there is no demands


among the 16 or 17`year`olds. They are divided themselves. If you look


at the unpopularity of Parliament and political institutions, the one


thing they like is the voting age. Four out of five of the general


public agree with the voting age being 18. Thank you for joining us.


Do you think 16`year`olds should get the vote because they're able to pay


tax? Or do you think they lack the knowledge needed to make political


decisions? It does vary, it is very different on the Isle of Man and in


Jersey. In a moment... Clearing the way for a ?10 million development


which could create hundreds of jobs. David Cameron's claim that money is


no object when it comes to flood recovery is going to be put to the


test by communities here that suffered flooding following


December's tidal surge. More than a thousand homes and businesses were


damaged but there are fears that the people affected may be forgotten as


the focus turns to the West Country and the banks of The Thames. Jake


Zuckerman has spent the day in Boston which is still recovering


from the worst conditions seen in more than 50 years. This was Boston


town centre little more than two months ago. The highest storm surge


in living memory sent flood water cascading through streets,


overwhelming homes and businesses. Today, volunteers were helping some


of those affected to apply for assistance from the local charity


get Boston back on its feet. What is the most urgent? A cooker, please.


The organisation has raised ?11,000 pounds, which it wants to use to buy


white goods and other essentials for flood victims. People like Kevin


Storr, who lost almost everything. This was the kitchen, we had the


freezer here. We had a Welsh dresser along here. It is kind of hard to


imagine that it was a kitchen. Boston saw more than 500 properties


flooded in December. While there's no exact figure Boston Borough


Council says it's spent tens of thousands of pounds so far, trying


to get things back to normal. In North Lincolnshire more than 300


homes and businesses were damaged. The cost is expected to reach ?1


million. While in Hull more than 300 properties were damaged including


150 homes. Hull City Council says it's spent ?322,000 and that it


doesn't expect to get much of that money back from the government.


Yesterday David Cameron made this promise to flood victims. Money is


no object in this relief effort. Whatever money is needed for it will


be spent. Boston Borough Council plans to hold the Prime Minister to


his word. It's bidding for extra money to help those affected. One


example is council tax discounts and holidays, particularly where people


are living in difficult conditions and some cases, people are not


living in their homes. There are 150 families who are not in their


houses. Here in Boston they are still clearing up after December's


flooding and the community is still rallying around. People are still


concerns that their plight may be overlooked. `` concerned. High winds


have caused problems across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire this


afternoon and conditions could get worse this evening. Our reporter


Amanda White joins me now. How bad have things been? The winds have


been felt the most on the coast this afternoon. There were gusts of 75


miles per hour in Holbeach and 67 miles per hour at Wainfleet near


Skegness. Just up the road 1500 homes lost power at Burgh le Marsh


near Skegness at lunchtime. They all had power restored within two hours.


Further north a woman hurt her head after a number of trees fell on a


van and a car in Grimsby. And also in Grimsby fire fighters had to


dismantle a chimney that was swaying on a Grimsby rooftop before it


collapsed. We have heard tonight's passenger sailing from Hull to


Rotterdam has been delayed. It was due to leave at 8:30pm but will now


leave at midnight. Your local BBC Radio station will have more


information. And Paul Hudson will be here in a few minutes with a full


weather forecast for the next 24 hours. A group of Lincolnshire


farmers are raising money for people flooded in Somerset. They are part


of a group on Twitter called Club Hectare, and they say they've raised


hundreds of pounds so far. They've also arranged to send straw and food


to farmers in the South West of England. Humberside Police and Crime


Commissioner Matthew Grove has confirmed that people living in the


force area will pay nearly two percent more for policing from


April. Mr Grove says the rise will help protect some jobs and allow


investment in new technology. He's pressing ahead despite opposition


from the Police and Crime Panel. An inquiry looking into the proposed


Lincoln Eastern bypass has finished today. Highways and planning


officers have been hearing people's objections to parts of the planned


road. It's hoped the road will ease congestion in the city. Fishermen


say new rules being enforced on the East Coast will put them out of


business and damage the local tourist industry. Changes are being


made to the way sea fish can be caught, which the Environment Agency


says will make fishing more sustainable. But those affected say


the rules are unworkable and will destroy their livelihoods. Kate


Sweeting reports... They've made their living out of the sea for


decades. Shaun Wingham catches the fish and his wife Penny sells it in


her shop. But they say if new fishing rules are imposed, their


livelihood will be lost. It will put a lot of people out of business. It


is very sustainable and it has been going on for years, everything has


been working fine, and now they want to put the rules in, which they have


no right to do. These pictures show the method Shaun uses to catch


things like sea bass. The nets are left overnight for the fish to swim


into. The new rules mean he'd have to stay by those nets at all times,


something Shaun says is impossible. What they are asking us to do is


unworkable and unreasonable. And without the fish that Shaun catches,


there'd be nothing to sell in the shop. It would put us out of


business, we would struggle. We would struggle terribly, especially


in the summertime. We would not be here. And if this type of fishing is


lost there would be a wider impact. David Nowell runs the restaurant at


Tickton Grange in Beverley and says locally caught fish is a big pull


for customers. Quality is the issue, and the local source is very


important to us, it is what the menus are all about. We would have


to completely rethink its if we lost the ability to source locally. In a


statement the Environment Agency told us: It's a position which has


angered local food experts. told us: It's a position which has


angered local It is a box ticking exercise. The fishermen will meet


with the Environment Agency on the 4th of March, in the hope they say


of saving their way of life. Do you agree with the Environment Agency?


If you are a fisher man do you have concerns about getting fresh fish?


`` fishermen. If you want to get in touch with us, here is the e`mail


address. Thank you for watching, it is good to have you. Still ahead


tonight: the mist chances which saw the Tigers drop down the premier


league. `` the missed chances. After a suffering a heart attack we meet


the man whose turned his life around ` to run the London Marathon. It is


6:45pm, keep the photographs coming in. This is Bridlington South Shore


by Jean Button. A great picture, thank you for that, Jean. Let's get


the weather details from Paul. A wild night to come across


Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. The strongest winds have been along the


coast. The strongest winds have been 75 mph but they have eased a little


bit. They will pick back up over the next few hours so there is a warning


in place for widespread gales and gusts of 60 to 70 mph, possibly


higher than that in exposed places. A deep area of low pressure which


you can see with these tight isobars. They will open out a bit so


a better day tomorrow. This will bring more wins later on Friday. You


can see this, look at that, sweeping its way across this. Now we are


looking to the West as the winds picked up once more. Widespread


gales developing, and showers as well which may turn wintry later


tonight. They tend to ease, though. Temperatures are around two Celsius,


36 Fahrenheit. The sun will rise in the morning at 7:26am. Still windy


tomorrow but we will have lost the severe gales. A strong


south`westerly which will blow some gales in from the west. The showers


could gather across the far north of the area. Some of those showers


could be wintry. Let's look at the top temperatures, coming in at six


Celsius. Warnings in place for severe gales in the next few hours.


Thank you, Paul. More than 200 jobs could be created in Immingham after


Tesco announced that it had agreed to build a store in the town. The


?10 million development at the Kennedy Way shopping centre has


finally got under way, after many thought it would never happen. Simon


Spark reports. The centre of this town has started to change. The


Kennedy Way shopping centre has begun its multi`million pound


face`lift, and the smiling faces are as much relieved as happy. Even up


till last week it was not happening. In till we saw the fencing going


up, we thought that. There have been planning and development issues, a


lot of things behind the scenes. Let's look forwards and make it


right for the future. It is going to be of great project. The rain may be


pouring the fact that the safety fencing is up and the demolition has


begun will be a ray of sunshine for many people here. Some feared that


this day would never come but the whole area will now be transformed


before the end of the year. The plans are already up here, our first


glimpse of the change ahead. There are going to be 40,000 square feet


built. Now it has started, how people feeling? For Immingham,


especially, being able to get to Tesco's, will be great. Any


supermarket... It is good. They are stores that attract people so


wherever they are they will attract people. It has been a long time


coming, the sooner the better. Not only will it improve the look, there


will be 200 jobs and hopefully, further investment in the future.


We've had a big response to the story about NHS plans to store


medical records on a new, single database. The NHS insists the system


will be secure, but East Yorkshire MP David Davis says it's too risky


as the Department of Health has a poor record for keeping data safe.


Thanks for all your calls and emails on this one. Ian in Horncastle has


had several medical problems and says:


on this one. Ian in Horncastle has John in Hull disagrees: Stamford


gave us a call from Burstwick: Hull City came off second best against


Southampton in their latest Premier League encounter.


The Tigers lost 1`0 but it was a costly night in more ways than one.


Here's our sports reporter Simon Clark. The signs that this would not


be Hull City's night appeared quite early. Defender Paul McShane was


stretchered off with a serious ankle injury. Steve Bruce had to


re`organise and that handed the initiative to the opponents. Hull


City still had chances, Shane Long with this chance. But into the


second half Southampton made their superiority tell with this goal


after an hour. And it could have been worse. Former Scunthorpe United


player Jack Cork so near. 1`0 it finished and no complaints from the


Tigers. We kept possession too cheaply, in my opinion. We went too


long with the strikers. We kept giving the ball back to Southampton.


They enjoyed possession and they have three or four gifted


footballers, and on that performance they will have a wondrous career.


The result leaves the Tigers perilously close to the relegation


zone despite victory at Sunderland on Saturday. It's the tightest


battle for years. We have just got to worry about ourselves. We had a


good result at Sunderland but a disappointing one tonight. We need


to keep positive and picked points up where we can. We knew it was not


an easy league. It is the best league in the world. Steve Bruce


gets respite for the League with a Monday trip to Brighton in the FA


Cup. Australian Aaron Finch who won the Man of the Series award joins


the club. Yorkshire's captain believes it is a fantastic coup. He


had a fantastic one day 2020`macro series for Australia. That someone


on board like that is very special. Former prop Gareth Carvell has


re`joined Hull FC after five years away. The thirty two`year`old prop


will be in the squad to play Catalan at the KC Stadium on Friday. Carvell


spent time at Warrington and Bradford between his two Hull


spells. Paralympic wheelchair sprinter Jamie Carter from Market


Rasen has been at a school today trying to youngsters involved in


sport. The 17`year`old, who took part in London 2012, shared his


story with pupils at Witham St Hughs Primary in Lincoln. He also


encouraged the children to set themselves a challenge for Sport


Relief. It is massively important to raise awareness of sport, and be


able to fund them and allow them to do what they want to do. You can


take part in Sport Relief which takes place next month. If you want


to get involved you can go to the Sport Relief website. The address is


on screen now. A runner from Hull who had a heart attack in 2012 is


preparing to take part in this year's London Marathon. Lee


Popplewell has been given the all clear to take part in the challenge


and says he won't let his health scare stop him from taking part in


one of country's biggest sporting events. Jo Makel has been to meet


him. This is warrior training. It's tough, it's intense and it's all the


more remarkable that Lee is doing it. Because just 15 months ago he


was in hospital after a heart attack. I went out for a run but I


started getting chest pains, and I thought it was indigestion. I tried


turning it off but after 500 metres, it spread to my arms and they felt


like they were in vices, and I thought it was something serious.


Before his attack he'd lost about four stone in weight and had started


to get fit. He feels sure if he'd still been in this shape before his


fitness regime, the outcome may not have been so good. Now he trains


nearly every day. As you hate, sync your hips! Former Hull KR player


Iain Morrison puts his though his paces. He has followed the advice of


medical professionals, he could have easily pulled on his slippers and


dressing gown and polls the curtains shot, and that would've been him for


the rest of his life. `` shut. Lee's raising money for the RNLI. Having


completed the Bridlington half marathon last October, he's now


entering the London Marathon, raising money for the RNLI. I


remember watching it and being overwhelmed by people's efforts and


seeing young lads coming out from Afghanistan and Iraq and is see them


doing it, and I thought I would never be able to do that. It is kind


of something I set myself as a challenge. The marathon's in April.


So for now it's back to the warrior training. But getting back his


health is a battle he's already won. A great story, we wish him well.


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


office has issued its first ever read warning for the winter as for


McCain winds batter the country. Local teenagers have marched on


Parliament calling for a lower voting age. The weather is bright


with some voting age. The weather is bright


sunshine but a few wintry showers are possible. I have just heard that


the Ouze Bridge is closed on the M 62 to all vehicles. A response on


the question of voting. Sarah says, I did not have a good understanding


of politics at 16 to be able to vote. If we have the rights to start


a family at 16, why can we not vote? Surely starting a family is a bigger


responsibility than voting for something we would like to see


happen. Paul says, I do not think they have the political knowledge


until adult hood. Matt says that the professor does not know what he is


talking about. I am 16, Peter, and I would vote. Give us the opportunity.


This is from Abbey: I am a politics student and I think we should focus


on getting more 18 to 24`year`olds to vote before lowering it earlier.


Bunty says: The most difficult decision a 16`year`old makes is


which fast food restaurant to use that date, no matter which political


party should rule the country! Hanky for those. Join me tomorrow. Siewert


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