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to British coastlines, with winds of up to 80 mph. That's all from the


BBC Good evening and welcome to BBC Look


North. The headlines tonight: Anger over recycling rules.


Some people in Hull say they're boycotting collections. My gripe is


that they have changed the policy and not notified the residents. A


boost to business as M looks set to return to a Lincolnshire town. It


inspires confidence in the town that they are coming back, and perhaps


other retailers will follow. The inspiration for one of TV biggest


names. An 18th century botanist from Lincolnshire. They said you had


abandoned him at bay `` as a baby. I did not abandon child. And the film


producer from East Yorkshire hoping for more BAFTA success. You do feel


like you've been round the houses are bit, but it's really exciting.


More unsettled weather in the next 24 hours. I will be back later in


the programme with all the details. Bin men in Hull say they've been


verbally abused after refusing to collect recycling bins in the city.


The city council says it's strictly enforcing rules to make sure the


wrong material doesn't get into blue bins.


The authority says this is costing them hundreds of thousands of


pounds. Some householders say they'll boycott the service


completely because they say the rules are unclear. Caroline Bilton


reports. Collecting blue bins in Hull has


become a contentious issue in recent weeks. There's no abuse for these


bin men today but one who contacted Look North has told how they've been


spat at and threatened and it's all because of this. There's been a


crackdown on what can and can't go in the bin. This being has a black


bin bag in, and we recently wrote to the residents to say we could not


accept the waste in black bin bags. What is wrong with them? It's


difficult to recycle and some contain items we can't recycle. Bin


men have been instructed to check if there is contamination, such as


nappies, food waste and textiles. In the future, if there is evidence of


this, the bin won't be collected. The waste industry in the UK is


tightening up guidelines for everyone who collect recyclables and


in the future they will only accept waste of a certain level of quality.


Every local authority has to do this further down the line and we are


acting early. It is rubbish like this that is contaminating the


bins, and the recycling company dealing with the waste is now


charging an extra ?12 per tonne to get rid of it, costing whole city


council an extra ?288,000 per year `` Hull City council.


Clare Nolan has been recycling her rubbish for the past nine years but


not anymore. My gripe is that they have changed policy within the waste


disposal unit and not notified any of the residents. I think it's


absolutely appalling. I have decided not to recycle any more, and that's


difficult for me, because I like helping the environment, I like the


feeling it gives me. I am cutting my nose off to spite my face, but I'm


doing it any more. Claire says she still doesn't know what it was that


contaminated her bin. She says she's been recycling the same things for


years, so is still in the dark over what has changed. The council says


there hasn't been a change in policy. It is just a crackdown and


all residents will be informed over a ten`week period.


We would like your views on this one. Do you think the council is


right to enforce the rules so strictly? Is it the responsibility


of the council or the individual to check their own bin? Do you even


know what should and shouldn't go in the recycling bins? Maybe you have


not had your bin collected because there's not a `` because there is a


crisp packet in it. Should it be clearer?


Changing tastes. How the growing popularity of game is helping rural


businesses. The retail giant Marks and Spencer


says it wants to return to a Lincolnshire town, three years after


leaving. In 2011, the store in Grantham was shut down after the


company said it was not "financially viable". Today, M said it had


applied to open a shop on a retail park in the town ` a decision which


could create 50 jobs. As Jake Zuckerman reports, it's a decision


which has been welcomed by business leaders in the town.


This isn't just any empty retail unit. It's the site of a new M


Simply Food store. Three years after it closed its branch on Grantham


High Street, the company is planning its return to the town. Wonderful.


Absolutely wonderful. We should never have lost it in the first


place. A lot of the shops are shot down, so it will be good to have it


back. I think the high Street will be better, but even that just being


back is great. Experts often regard the presence of an M as a key part


of a town's retail environment, as they tend to generate more shopping


visits. People have been on the streets today saying how wonderful


it is that it's coming back. And it inspires confidence in the town that


they are coming back, and perhaps other retailers will follow. In


January 2011, the company closed three stores in Grantham, Skegness


and Scunthorpe, blaming falling sales. Then, in December 2011, plans


were approved for an out of town retail park in Scunthorpe which


included a new M branch With its plans for a new store in Grantham


the company is continuing its return to the region's towns. We lost Marks


and Spencer, and not only was that a loss to the high street, it was a


message out to the residents and people of Grantham of where it was


going. I think a lot of work has been done over that time to improve


Grantham, to develop Grantham and it is currently undergoing further


development plans. But not everyone will be happy as the new branch is


located away from Grantham's High Street. Marks Spencer say the new


store on the site will create 50 jobs, and the many people in


Grantham who have been living through tough times recently, it


will come as a real morale boost as well.


A former Senior Detective in the Humberside police force has appeared


in court charged with several charges including rape, harassment


and stalking. Colin Andrews appeared at Manchester Magistrates Court


where he spoke only to confirm his name, age and address and that he


understood the charges. Lincolnshire's Police and Crime


Commissioner has responded to calls for him to apologise to the Chief


Constable. Alan Hardwick suspended Neil Rhodes over allegations about


his conduct, but a judge forced him to end that suspension.


Commissioner Hardwick told the police and crime panel he would


"communicate with the Chief Constable in the way suggested."


A spy plane from RAF Waddington has been used to help map the scale of


the flooding in the South West. The Sentinel aircraft left the county


last night. In one flight they were able to map the whole of Southern


England. The information will be used by groups including the


Environment Agency. In the next hour, a public meeting will begin to


discuss plans for a pedestrian crossing in a Lincolnshire village


where two school girls were seriously injured in a collision.


The 11`year`olds were hit by a mini`bus last month in Thurlby near


Bourne. Both have left hospital. Today the speed on the road was


reduced from 60 to 40 miles per hour. These crossings have to go


here, one here at Northolt, and one at Thirlby, because it's important


for people to get over to the other side of the road to catch a bus, to


walk or cycle. We need those crossings, and that is what we have


to go for tonight. Sir David Attenborough is in


Lincolnshire tonight to open a new exhibition which will celebrate the


explorer, naturalist and botanist Sir Joseph Banks. Sir David will


host a private event at The Collection in Lincoln and we'll be


speaking to him in just a moment, but first, Simon Spark explores the


life of Sir Joseph Banks and his Lincolnshire connections.


Sir Joseph Banks was born in London, but grew up in the Lincolnshire


countryside of Revesby near Horncastle. Becoming fascinated by


nature, botany and exploration he went on to become one of


Lincolnshire's greatest pioneers. And so this new exhibition at the


collection in Lincoln, both celebrates and explores his first


and most famous voyage. Everything he did has had a tremendous impact


on botany and the study of natural history since the 18th century. He


was such a pioneering man in what he did by going on the first voyage


with Captain Cook, he was the first person to take a team of artists and


naturalists along with him, so they could record unstudied all of these


new species which they came across. It's with artefacts from Captain


Cook's endeavour voyage that Sir Joseph is pictured here in this


iconic painting by Benjamin West and this forms the centrepiece of the


exhibition because the artefacts pictured are actually on display.


The exhibition opens tomorrow, until the 11th May.


Sir David Attenborough will be opening the exhibition in Lincoln


this evening. I spoke to him earlier and asked how important was Sir


Joseph Banks to our understanding of the planet.


Well, he was a great pioneering botanist. He was intoxicated by


plants as a young boy, 14`year`old. And he had the benefit of having a


huge fortune when he came to the age of 21, and with that fortune, he


deployed it so he became one of the foremost botanists in the world. It


was his worldwide view back came as a consequence of travelling with


Captain Cook on the first voyage into the Pacific that enabled him to


become, after that, a great centre of natural sciences. He was very


much responsible for making Kew Gardens a scientific institution for


scientific botany. We have had this extreme weather in the past couple


of weeks. Do you think that this is the future and we need to get used


to this? Well, people have been studying climate change the past 20


or 30 years, and they predicted this happen. It doesn't mean necessarily


that this was caused by climate change, but certainly climate change


would have helped this particular situation. With sea levels rising


and the world temperatures are rising and more moisture in the


atmosphere it seems that we are due to get these great disturbances that


made the storms we have experienced over the past month or so as a


matter of course as the years come. You have been lucky to see and tell


us about the great spectacles of the natural world. What can we do about


future generations and future people like you can witness them? Take care


of the dashing them. It's perfectly clear how you take care of them, and


it does cost space `` take care of them. We have to give space, and


money to them, come to that. They are very precious and we depend upon


the natural world. If we neglect the natural world and it is destroyed,


we are destroying and damaging ourselves. There we are, the


legendary Sir David Attenborough talking to me. He is in Lincoln at


this exhibition at the moment into Sir Joseph Banks. Enjoy it.


Still ahead tonight: Hull's rugby teams prepare for the new


Superleague season. And the film`makers from our region hoping


for BAFTA success. Keep your photos coming in. Tonight


was taken by Rod Stephens. `` tonight's was taken. Good evening,


Keely Donovan. My husband plays football at 6:30pm, but he will not


leave until you have been on. I'm surprised he's not in trouble for


that. If he does it this Friday, on Valentine's Day, he will be in


serious trouble. Go out now, Josh! Not great footballing weather,


unsettled weather to come and wet and windy conditions persist.


Through tomorrow, a lot of showers, but the good news is we will see an


improvement, and here is the pressure chart. The isobars are


slightly wider, so less breezy and no fronts to speak of, so it looks


like a decent day until Sunday morning. A lot of cloud about. You


can see on the satellite picture it's all associated with the low


pressure which brought as wet and windy conditions. Very windy at the


moment, especially across Lincolnshire. We will see parts of


`` longer spells of showers and rein in the night, and the breeze will


continue to strengthen. A strong, gusty breeze, and the risk of gale


force winds around the wash and along the coastline `` Wash. As we


go through tomorrow it looks like it will be an unsettled day. The sun is


rising in the morning at 7:22am, setting at 7pm. Tomorrow, unsettled


day, very windy. The risk of gale force winds through parts of


Lincolnshire, so coastal parts most at risk. You can see from the


graphics, a lot of showers pushing in from the North. It might not be


until tomorrow evening we see a bit of a break in the showers. Some fine


conditions pushing in from the north, but by tomorrow evening the


breeze will ease down. Temperature is about average, but chilly in the


wind, around seven or eight Celsius. Frost as we make our way into


Sunday, then a fine day with good spells of sunshine, but enjoy it,


because Monday looks unsettled again. The breeze is picking up with


outbreaks of rain, and it turns more showery. The weather will tend to


calm down a bit as we go into next weekend. OK, Josh, you can go now.


What time you picking me up this evening? Twitter will be like


reading 50 shades of grey tonight. I should hope not!


The rural economy is being helped by the return of game to our kitchen


tables as meats like partridge and rabbit make a comeback.


The rural economy is being helped by Celebrity chefs and posh restaurants


have helped improve its popularity with it being served on dinner


tables across the country. The growing taste for everything from


partridge to venison is helping businesses in East Yorkshire and


Lincolnshire. Our rural affairs correspondent Linsey Smith explains.


It's no surprise to Chef Rachel Green that game and wild meats are


flying off the shelves. She's long included locally caught partridge,


pheasant and venison on her menus. What is the secret? People overcook


it. They don't have a lot of fat, very low in fat, so they are good to


you so unless you add lots of sauce. Because they haven't got a lot of


fat, they have a tendency to dry out, so you should undercoat ``


undercook them. Be very brutal. During wartime rationing, game


became increasingly popular. But at present prices they have to go a


long way. But sales fell when diseases like myxomatosis spread. 70


years on, this Grimsby butcher says it's firmly back on the menu.


Rabbits, we can't keep up. The number of people whether it's


casseroles, and the slow cookers and pot roast, those sort of meals, they


want to utilise it. Rabbit in the pot with all the veg and it keeps


everybody going. But it's not just rabbit and venison. Partridge sales


are said to have rocketed by over 200%. For those who provide it,


shooting brings ?1.6 billion to the economy and it supports 70,000 jobs.


Malcolm's main reason for shooting is deer management. But the company


he works with have taken on more staff this year to cope with demand


for the meat. It is to protect the woodland, woodland management and


agricultural issues. That is the main purpose. The venison is a


by`product, a very good by`product, but it is a by`product. Back at


Rachel's, Lincolnshire Venison with Yorkshire Rhubarb is served. A


Valentine's feast fit for any romantic meal.


Look at that. Fit for a queen. Good to see Rachel Green on the


television. Home Office Minister Damian Green


has denied any north`south divide when it comes to how the government


deals with flooding. He was speaking during last night's Question Time,


which was held in Scunthorpe. He said the flooding in the south of


England had received greater media attention, compared to East Coast


flooding in December. I remember at the time wondering why it was not


reported, and the truth was, it coincided with the death of Nelson


Mandela and the entire world media decamped to South Africa. So I


completely agree. It was underreported. A very lively


response, a big response on that one and a


story we will continue to follow. Work is about to begin on a new


multi`million pound agricultural college at the Lincolnshire


Showground. This afternoon, the first turf was cut where Bishop


Burton College's new campus will be built. It's due to open next


September and will include labs, a farm and accommodation for students.


To start on an absolutely clear sight, no services, and build a new


college campus is an astonishing thing in this country nowadays. For


that to happen in Lincolnshire, and new College, on the new site, I


think that is in keeping with the importance of it for the county.


Hard to believe but the Superleague season kicks off for the two Hull


clubs this weekend with Hull FC playing tonight at the KC Stadium.


The Black and Whites meet French side Catalan Dragons while Hull KR


welcome Leeds Rhinos on Sunday. Looking ahead to the season, our


sports reporter Simon Clark. It has been all change with Hull FC


making the biggest alterations. Former captain Lee Radford takes


charge of the club in the first time tonight against Catalan. Radford is


34, and this is his first role as head coach. He won a world club


championship as a player at Bradford and played for policy and the grand


final of 2006. `` for Hull FC. If they perform, they get praise, if


they don't, they get criticised. That is one of the issues and the


gripes they had last year was that was not the case on many occasions.


It is something we looked to correct. There are new players for


both sides, and one is Mickey Pear. I like to be consistent. `` Paea. I


want to put in a good performance week in, week out, and if I do that,


I'll be happy. At Kingston Rovers, the manager is starting his third


season in charge. By his own admission, his playing career was


not illustrious, but he did appear for London Broncos. We have rebuilt


the squad and bought together a good bunch of players, and we feel that


we are in a better position this year than ever. Rovers have to make


up for the loss of the talisman Michael Dobson. Michael Wayman,


wearing ten, looks a good buy. But the surprise was the Route signing


Ben Cockayne `` the re`signing. After a brush with the law, he says


he's reformed. I got caught in some situations, and I won't make


excuses, because I was a pain in the backside. No excuses for it, as I


said. But moving on to new clubs, and the penny dropping, so to speak,


it made me realise that it was time to grow up. When Hull Kingston


Rovers stepped out against Leeds on Sunday they will break a record,


because with that new stand behind me there will be 10,500 in


attendance, higher than ever before. BBC Radio Humberside will have full


coverage of Hull FC against Catalan on AM. That kicks off at 8:00pm.


In football, Scunthorpe United's trip to Accrington will be on FM and


build up in on the air now. `` is on here right now. Tomorrow Grimsby


Town's FA Trophy Semi Final First leg at Cambridge will be on all


frequencies. Radio Lincolnshire will have commentary of Lincoln City


against Kidderminster tomorrow from 3:00pm. Finally on Sunday Hull KR


against Leeds will be live on BBC Radio Humberside. The programme


starts at 2:00pm. This weekend sees the BAFTAs, the awards often


described as the British Oscars. And this year there's plenty of interest


for us here in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire. "Rush", nominated for


best editing and best sound, was filmed at Cadwell Park race track in


Lincolnshire. Christopher Benstead, who grew up in East Yorkshire, is


nominated for best sound on "Gravity". The painter David


Hockney, who's been living in Bridlington, stars in "Tim's


Vermeer", nominated Best Documentary. And Tracey Seaward `


from Willerby, near Hull ` is nominated for Best Film and


Outstanding British Film as the producer of "Philomena". Anne`Marie


Tasker has been to meet her in London. Champagne or Bucks fizz? No,


thank you. You have to pave everything. Philomena, up for two


British Academy Awards, and their producer one BAFTA ten years ago


that says this double nomination is even more special. You can't take


nominations for granted. There is often a lot of great British movies


that will be omitted from the BAFTAs, especially now it's become


such a global machine. But it is a fantastic feeling. Not as fantastic


as 2012, when Tracy produced the Olympic opening ceremony and worked


with her Majesty the Queen. It feels almost mythical. You can't


quite believe that you really did it. I would never have anticipated


the success of the ceremony. If there is a hierarchy, it would


definitely be up there. You mentioned before that you would be


keen to produce the opening ceremony for the city of culture. Would you


still be looking at? It's a little time ahead, but I'm proud of the


city and I'd be more than happy to do it. Whole `` the city of whole is


my true heritage. I am proud to be from Willoughby and from Hull. And


I'm proud to support Hull City. And on Sunday, they will be rooting for


her and her film. Do you remember anything he said? Hello. It might


have just been high. `` hi. And if you want to watch the BAFTAs, it's


on BBC One at nine o'clock on Sunday night. Let's get a recap of the


national and regional headlines. Parts of Britain are battered again


as yet another big storm sweeps in from the Atlantic. Residents in Hull


say they'll no longer sort their rubbish after a crackdown on


recycling rules. Tomorrow's weather ` A windy day with showers, which


will ease later. Highs around 8C. That's 46 Fahrenheit. A response on


the subject of recycling in the blue bins. Ron says that the council is


paid and employed by us to serve us, not persecutors. Changing their


actions on recycling without notice or consultation is overuse of their


mandate. John says that everybody should stop recycling immediately


and puts all the rubbish in the general waste bin. The cost to the


council will soon make them back down over this overzealous


nit`picking. Judith in Horncastle says she has sympathy for summary


penalised over a mistake but what's the point of recycling bins if you


just put anything in them. Paul says recycling doesn't take much effort


and we should all do it. It is not rocket science, just put the right


stuff in the right bin. I give those, thank you for your responses,


thank you watching. `` thank you for those. Have a peaceful weekend. Good




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