19/02/2014 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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

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to single lanes ` could there be a new motorway from London to

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Lincolnshire? With a new road infrastructure

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here, it would As unemployment falls in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire,

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there are calls for more to be done to help over`50s into work.

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Inflict hugely. There needs to be a lot more help with opening doors.

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Fuel theft from petrol stations on the rise ` retailers say they could

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put them out of business. We speak to Hull's Olympic hero Luke

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Campbell ahead of his big fight this weekend.

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The father and son team hoping this film will put Lincolnshire on the

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movie`making map. After a pleasant day, it will turn more unsettled

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overnight and into tomorrow. I will be back later with the details.

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The Government says it's considering extending the motorway from London

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into Lincolnshire. It's refused to formally commit to the plan to

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extend the M11 from Cambridge but says it's one of a number of ideas

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being discussed for the next round of funding in six years' time. Some

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businesses have welcomed the news, but the county council says the

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money could be better spent upgrading existing roads. Simon

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Spark reports from Spalding. Lincolnshire's roads as we know them

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now. Many single carriageway, slowed by many lorries. No wonder, then,

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that even the slightest possibility of extending the M11 motorway into

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Lincolnshire has got people talking. I think it is a good idea, take

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lorries of the minor roads. It is bad enough without bringing more

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down here. A good idea, to get to London quicker. At the moment the

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M11 runs from London to Cambridge, extending it could see it running

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through Lincolnshire all the way to the Humber bridge. But this is only

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one idea, there are no proposed plans at present. But an extension

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is being considered as part of the next round of road funding beginning

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in 2020. The Department of Transport say they're currently working

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closely with local authorities and enterprise partnerships to study the

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challenges that exist across the road network. The first stages of

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these strategies will be published in spring 2014, with further details

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announced in 2015. Many think a motorway would have huge

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advantages, taking articulated lorries off our single carriageway

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roads. Others think it would boost tourism, giving easy access to the

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coast. Others think it would rip through the natural beauty of our

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rural county, something Lincolnshire has preserved for so long.

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But at this logistics forum in Spalding today, where hauliers were

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meeting to discuss the problems with the current road network, the

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benefits for them far outweighed any consequences. With the new road

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infrastructure, and the volume of vehicles we have come into this

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area, it would benefit hugely. At the moment, we are one of the areas

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that saturated with produce companies. We have a huge number of

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lorries coming in and out of South Holland on a daily basis. It would

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be of huge benefit to the district. Whether it's something many people

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want or not it would need the backing of the county council which

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it doesn't have. Lincolnshire county council said it would not be the

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best use of public money. Richard Davies is responsible for

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highways on Lincolnshire County Council. I asked him why the

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authority isn't in favour of what could be a huge investment for the

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county. My two questions are, is it a good new `` is it a good use of

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taxpayers money? Secondly, what advantages do motorways bring to

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those areas. For example, if you take the M 11, it has been fantastic

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for Cambridge, but hasn't seen significant growth brought to Essex

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that you travel through to get there? I think we can deliver many

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of the benefits of a motorway could bring for a fraction of the cost,

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then give a substantial amount of the money back to the taxpayer. Some

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businesses in Lincolnshire, especially in the more rural parts,

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say the current road network is holding them back. Absolutely. I

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have a huge amount of sympathy for that. We could deliver dual

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carriageway is across Lincolnshire. We could have a north`south dual

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carriageway, and is West one, that went to places people want to go to.

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The danger of driving a motorway is it won't go to Skegness, Wenger to

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Sleaford, would go to Lincoln. It will be an attractive piece of

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contraceptive or drive through on away to the Humber. It does not

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represent good value for money. How realistic do you think this project

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is? It is a lovely idea. There are always lots of lovely ideas floating

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around. Politicians love these kind of vanity projects. They are quite

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sexy, Arthur? Well, they are, but they are to try and help people.

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There must be a need. Yes, but not as solely for the people of

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Lincolnshire. The government really cared, they would start reinvesting

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civilians they get from diesel and petrol taxation on the road network.

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The government are not happy to spend the money they take of

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motorists on the roads. Thank you. Do you think it would be a good idea

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to build a motorway through Lincolnshire? How do you think it

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would benefit the economy? Perhaps you run a business and this could

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help you? Or do you agree with Councillor Davies that the money

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could be better spent elsewhere? In a moment: We find out why people

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are furious about this tree sculpture in Hull.

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Unemployment has fallen across the country. The Government says youth

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unemployment in particular has fallen for a 20th successive month.

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But for thousands of older people in our area the hunt to find work goes

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on. One job seeker in his 50s says the Government must do more to help

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people his age and over back into work. Gemma Dawson has been having a

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closer look at the figures. Gemma, how do the local jobless totals

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compare to the national picture? The national fall in unemployment is

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echoed in our area. In the Yorkshire and the Humber region, 240,000

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people are now out of work. That's a fall of eight thousand on the

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previous three months. While in the East Midlands ` which includes

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Lincolnshire ` 162,000 people are unemployed. That's a drop of 4,000.

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But while the figures show that more people are in work, for many, the

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struggle to find a job continues. He's spent hours improving his

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computer skills, and has travelled to see a business advisor to help

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him set up his own literary company. But Stefan's hoping this job's fair

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in Lincoln will help him find part`time employment. I might go

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home this afternoon and think that was a waste, or I might get

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something positive. I spoke to one person and he said, I would like to

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employ you but you are a bit too old.

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Stefan's in his 50s. He used to work in a hotel and before that as a care

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assistant, but has been out of work for 17 years due to his epilepsy. He

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was declared fit for work more than a year ago ` so now needs to find a

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job. I am as capable of doing those jobs as anybody. Office work,

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actually work. There needs to be help with opening doors, getting

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into opportunities. Maybe a lot more help getting work experience,

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qualifications. I feel there needs to be more hands`on training.

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Here, he gets the chance to put his points to Lincoln MP ` Karl

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McCartney. But some here say they're still

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struggling to find work. I took the positions I look at require

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experience of qualifications I have not got, or they are looking for

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people without any qualifications. It is not easy to find work when you

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are older. If the young ones are not getting the jobs, how are we going

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to get a job at nearly 60? The thing I would so you can take heart from

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the fact that unemployment rates `` employment rate for the over 50s has

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improved. But for Stefan, his search for work

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continues. The Prime Minister says today's

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figures show the economy is moving forward, but critics claim many new

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jobs are low`paid and part`time. The big And as we've seen not everyone

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is finding it easy to get a job. Do you think the Government should

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do more to help people get back into employment? Are you in a similar

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situation to Stefan there and want to get back in work ` what more help

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would you want? The Government says flood victims

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will be exempt from paying council tax if they've had to move out of

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their homes. More than 1,000 properties were flooded in East

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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire on December fifth.

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Hundreds of public sector jobs in Lincolnshire could be transferred to

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a new private contractor. Serco has won the contract to run back office

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departments for the authority from Mouchel who had run the service. The

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County Council says 400 jobs will be transferred and the deal will save

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it millions of pounds. ?14 million savings over the five`year contract

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is good news. The job staying in Lincoln, again is good news. The

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services will be able to be better. Welcome the fact that the jobs will

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remain in the Lincoln area. Our members are feeling a little

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insecure as to the future and what that holds. We hope that circle will

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work with Unison `` Serco will work with Unison.

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Thanks to everyone who got in touch about advertising boards being

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banned from Stamford. Inspectors say there have been

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improvements at a hospital trust which was placed under special

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measures last July. The Care Quality Commission says standards are better

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at Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole hospitals. But the increased

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scrutiny from the government into the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole

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Trust will continue. Leanne Brown is at the Diana, Princess of Wales

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Hospital in Grimsby tonight. What did the inspectors find?

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Review took place to see if Grimsby and Scunthorpe Hospital had improved

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since the last inspection in February of last year. A team of

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inspectors including doctors and nurses looked at accident and

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emergency, maternity services, stroke and mental health care. They

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also interviewed over 100 patients and their families to get their

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experiences. In summary, report is very positive. They say the trust

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has made progress in improving services and most patients had

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received a good standard of care. They went on to say stuff had

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improved. The chief executive paid tribute to their efforts. It has

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been incredibly difficult. The staff had to working credibly had to get

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the required standard. It has been a very short timescale. They have

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delivered. We know we're not at the end. We are galvanised. We will

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continue. The chief executive has also said there was a long way to

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go. The trust was put in special measures in July of last year. At

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the moment, it is still there. She said they hope to be out of it by

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the end of spring, early summer this year.

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Thank you. Still ahead tonight: We talk to

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boxer Luke Campbell ahead of his big home town fight this weekend.

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The father and son team hoping this film will put Lincolnshire on the

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movie`making map. Our picture tonight is Bridlington

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Bay at sunrise taken by Sean Cooper. It's stunning.

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Continuing our running theme, you were like a whip it when we ran the

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whole ten care last year `` when we ran the Hull 10K last year.

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Running conditions tomorrow, perhaps not as nice as today. We have had a

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very pleasant conclusions. Tomorrow we'll get gradually cooler. Things

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turning unsettled. You can see from the pressure chart we are going to

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have breezy conditions. Today has been so pleasant. Temperatures got

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to around 12 degrees. The breeze will strengthen. You can see this

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band of rain washing in from the west. Some of it will be heavy.

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Temperatures down to six or seven degrees. A relatively mild night,

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but a breezy. Tomorrow morning, another band of rain spreading in

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from the West through the morning. It will brighten up and there will

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be sunny spells developing along with a scattering of showers.

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Temperatures tomorrow, they will get in double figures. We will keep the

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windy conditions through Friday hand the weekend.

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I shan't be running tomorrow. Me, neither. I am injured.

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Petrol stations have reported a rise in the number of people stealing

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petrol and diesel from forecourts. Police say two van drivers are

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thought to be responsible for nearly 30 fuel thefts in the East Riding

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since the beginning of the year. Two men have so far been arrested and

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bailed but officers are looking for more. Retailers claim the thefts are

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putting their businesses in jeopardy. Jill Archbold reports. A

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silver transit van pulling into fuel up, then driving away without

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paying. This driver is believed to have been involved in a spate of

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fuel left since January. We are dealing with a high number of fuel

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thefts. Specifically 15 relate to the east riding of Yorkshire. At

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this petrol garage in Hull, CCTV helps protect the shoppers Matt

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Scott, but does not deter some for failing to pay for their fuel. They

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will put their fuel in and then come in and say that the card would not

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work, and they say they will come back the next day. The Petrol

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Retailers Association is lobbying for prosecution against people who

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repeatedly failed to pay. The distinguishing factor is police tape

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drive off as a criminal offence. No means of payment is a civil offence.

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Other petrol garage is like this in Sheffield are using technology to

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deflate the tyres of drivers who tried to steal fuel. In Withernsea,

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this garage owner believes recognising regular customers help

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to prevent fuel theft. Our customers are all local. We know 75% of our

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customers. People buy less fuel. Police believed two fans are linked

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to theft in the East Riding, Hull, Scunthorpe and Grimsby areas,

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stealing over ?3000 of diesel. The offences have happened within the

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succession. Also, it would appear the number of cloned plates are

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swapped plates have been used. Last week, two men were arrested. Those

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still using this file are still wanted by police.

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Hull boxer Luke Campbell is hoping to fill Hull Ice Arena again when he

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fights his fifth professional contest this weekend. Luke tops a

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bill which includes fellow East Yorkshire fighters Tommy Coyle and

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Curtis Woodhouse. In the summer of 2012, Hull's Luke

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Campbell put himself and his city on the international map, with a

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historic Olympic win in the boxing ring. Long since golden post`boxes

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and banners, his hometown continues to champion the now professional

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boxer. Since the Olympics Luke has also found himself in the

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non`sporting spotlight ` adding an MBE to his name, becoming a father

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for the second time and even briefly swapping his boxing gloves for ice

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skates. Six months since he turned pro, Luke will hope to make it five

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wins in five on Saturday as he returns to the Hull Arena.

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Luke Campbell joins me in the studio. I have expected you to be

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taking part in the Winter Olympics. I am a bit busy with the boxing at

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the moment, otherwise it could been a possibility. So far, you have won

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four fights, and you are aiming to win a fifth. Out why you feeling?

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Great. It is the best I have felt. I am in shape. They are moving me fat.

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I have only been a pro six months now. Everything is going good.

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Everything is on track. You are back fighting in Hull. What is it like

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having fans from your home city there. Does it help? Oh, yes. It is

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priceless. I love fighting in Hull. This is the third time, so it is

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good. I am begging all the time to convert Hull. You have had an

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exhilarating 18 months. You have had an MBE, done some modelling,

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ice`skating. What is next? I am just focusing on my boxing. I won the

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Olympics and I achieve that dream. My dream is now to be the best in

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the world as a professional boxer. It comes with a lot of hard work and

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dedication. I just had to get my head down and work hard. I have a

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few other things coming up as well. Best of luck. Thanks. The football

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Association has suspended Cal Collie from all football activity in the

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begin of October after he confronted fans at a game in January. He was

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sacked after this incident, when he was sent off. He has admitted an

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improper conduct charge. Grimsby Town lost away to Barnet

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last night in the Conference Premier. The Mariners conceded a

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late goal to give the home side a 2`1 win.

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There's anger from people living on a tree`lined street in Hull that

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council workers have destroyed one that had been carved into a mermaid.

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Council workers inadvertently chopped it down after being

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instructed to clear up the area following the recent storms. People

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living in Salisbury Street say it was chain sawed into pieces without

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warning or consultation. Crispin Rolfe reports.

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All that remains. Fragments of tree, which until last week were a

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scultped stump shaped as a Mermaid. This week a hole in Hull's

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conservation area ` the Avenues. The stump, admittedly rotted, chopped

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down not by vandals, but by the City Council's Tree Gang. It is extremely

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disappointing. It was hard work to organise these cultures. They can

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just be removed without consultation. The mermaid wasn't

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alone. A unicorn and a dragon are among the tree sculpture which

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survive from a 15`year`old conservation project. There are only

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a handful of these cultures left in the avenues, which is why the loss

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of the mermaid is felt so cleanly. Hull City Council have apologised.

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To make amends, they want more stumps to be sculptured. It's some

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consolation to the Mermaid's sculptor, Jackie Ward Lomax. So you

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use But she still missing her favourite work. This is looking at

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the Gap today, it is sad `` having looked at the Gap today, it is sad.

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It is silly to talk about sculpture like that. There was a presence to

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her. It felt awful she had been chopped into Grix and taken away

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like she was scrap wood. Sadly a cultural ending for the City of

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Culture 2017. The council insists it will make us for it.

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Earlier this week, some of the biggest names in British film were

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honoured at the BAFTAs, and next month the Oscars ceremony will take

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place in America. But a father and son team from Lincolnshire say they

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hope that more films will be made closer to home in the future. And

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they've already got support from a major TV personality, as Jessica

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Lane reports. Could this be the next big BAFTA

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winner? Forget Hollywood, Bollywood and Pinewood. Our Shining Sword, a

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film about a Bomber Command pilot, will be entirely made in Sleaford in

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Lincolnshire. It will be a big project people can get behind and be

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proud of. Aircraft hangars are perfect studios. It has got great

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big skies, great light. The company was set up just two years ago. They

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have so far focused on military history. They say they want to bring

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that the tradition of the great British war film.

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Andy's office a desk in the corner of the living room. Callum,

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meanwhile, works in his bedroom upstairs.

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Both say it's possible to make professional films with some home

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made props. For instance, this tank scene from another of their movies

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was all made with this toy. Thousands of people go to the

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cinema. They will be on the edge of their seats. They will think they're

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watching a good Hollywood blockbuster. There will be blown

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away. We just need the funding. To get that financial support,

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they're using a technique called crowd sourcing. People can donate an

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amount from ?5`?5,000. And as for personal support, how's this? A

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tweet from actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry.

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It is so flattering to have somebody like him know who we are. When he

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did a speech at the BAFTAs and told aspiring film`makers to go for it,

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we felt like he was talking to others.

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Andy and Callum hope our shining sword will be released early in

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2016, and that it might be the movie that puts Lincolnshire firmly on the

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film` making map. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines. The phone hacking trial is told Tony Blair

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offered to advise the Murdoch family at the height of the crisis.

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Could it be an end to single lanes ` plans for a new motorway through

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Lincolnshire. You plenty of you have been

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e`mailing in. Joanne says, he duelling the roads would sacrifice

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the acres of wonderful Lincolnshire countryside which other countries

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which they still had in exchange for polluting and unnecessary

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motorways, makes no sense. Make says, takes the same time to get

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from Peter Brent to Boston as it does from London to beat a breath,

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we need to connect with the motorway network, it should be a priority.

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Colin says, I think people forget that building the Humber Bridge was

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the start of the East Coast motorway. How many years ago was

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that? Thank you for getting in touch. I will be on the radio

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tomorrow. Goodbye.

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