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forces and protestors. That is all from BBC News. It is goodbye from

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me. Good evening and welcome to BBC Look

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North. The headlines tonight: The growing number of young people with

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mental health problems being sent far from home for treatment.

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Paralysed from the waist down ` the bricklayer who broke his back after

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falling three metres from faulty scaffolding.

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Taking on the developers with her own money because the local council

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can't afford to. It will take all my savings. I don't care. I am prepared

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to put my money where my work `` where my mouth is.

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Finally home after rowing the Atlantic ` tonight friends and

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neighbours congratulate Lincolnshire's Luke Birch. A bright

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and breezy day tomorrow. I will be back later with the details for the

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weekend as well. Figures obtained by the BBC have

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revealed a growing number of young people with mental health problems

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in East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire are being treated on

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adult wards or in units outside the region. In 2013, the Humber NHS

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Trust treated more than four times the number of under`18s in adult

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wards as it did in 2012, that's despite Government recommendations

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that this shouldn't happen. One mother has told Look North of a

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shortage of beds nationally, and says that's adding to the distress

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for families. Sarah Corker reports. Back home in Hull, a safe and

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familiar place for mother and daughter. But this teenager has

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suffered severe mental problems. For four months, she was treated more

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than 100 miles away in Cheshire. That distance different for the

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family to cope with. We've changed their voices to protect theIr

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identity. She was frightened and she was alone. She was in a strange

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place. Knocking was familiar. She was on the phone crying every day. I

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saw her a few hours a week, if that. It was really scary because all I

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wanted was my mum. It delayed my recovery because I had no one to

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talk to. I wanted my family and friends, and there wasn't anywhere

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to go. Since residential care was withdrawn from this unit last year

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in Hessle, the closest place for round`the`clock care have been in

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Leeds and York. NHS England says that while every effort is made to

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place patients as close to home as possible, there are times when due

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to specific needs and the number of birds locally, patients are placed

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further afield. In the past two years, nine children

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and teenagers with mental health problems were sent out of the East

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Riding for care. In the last year. That number's increased to 12. Some

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travelling to far afield as Colchester, 194 miles away. And on

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four occasions, teenagers aged between 16`18 were admitted to adult

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wards. They should not be treated on adult wards. It is becoming even

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more scandalous. We need the west end unit or an equivalent `` or an

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equivalent to open. And this woman told us that shortage

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of beds locally meant her 12`year`old daughter was moved to

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Stafford for treatment. She's critical of the standard of care. I

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would have travelled anywhere in the country for her, even to the

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Highlands, because if she was getting what she needed, in my

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opinion she was not getting what she needed, and it made it awful.

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The Government is now reviewing into the number of beds available for

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young people with severe mental illness.

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I've been talking to Norman Lamb, the Government's Care and support

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minister. I asked him why children are being sent almost two hundred

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miles away from The Humber NHS Trust area for treatment.

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This is intolerable. I've met with Alan Johnson and families involved,

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and I've made it clear we ought to ensure children are being cared for

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as close to home as is possible. Sometimes there are complex

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conditions which require care and support beyond their town or city,

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but the principle should always be care as close to home as possible.

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Sending them so far away and having children treated on adult ward flies

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in the face of recommendations from your own government. Why has this

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been allowed to happen? It's because of this situation occurring, and it

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has happened for very many years, I as the Minister responsible have set

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out this week the standards for crisis mental health care. We have

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never had this before. We have brought the key organisations

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together to set the standards should apply everywhere. Central to that is

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the need for children and young people to be cared for in

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appropriate settings and as close to home as possible. As you say, you

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are the Minister responsible. The buck stops with you. What is your

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message from our area who has had to a 388 round trip just to see her

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daughter? As I said to the families, it is unacceptable, and the reason

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why we have launched this new set of standards for crisis care is to

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address precisely this problem. I am on a mission to improve the

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standards of mental health care and to ensure mental health is always

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treated as seriously as physical health. That has never been the case

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until now. Mr Lamb, thank you. In a moment: The true scale of rural

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crime ` why farmers say they don't report every theft.

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Last week, Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick

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told BBC Look North that the fight against Rural Crime remains one of

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his top priorities. But one local farmer who's had hundreds of pounds

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of diesel stolen says it's not worth reporting similar crimes because the

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police don't follow them up. Simon Hawkes from East Kirkby, has also

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had two tractors stolen this week. But as Crispin Rolfe reports,

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officers insist that information from farmers remains vital in

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tackling rural crime. Closing the gate on rural crime `

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all too late for Simon Hawkes. Just a week after Lincolnshire's Crime

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Commissioner made cracking down on farm theft a police priority, this

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East Kirkby farmer has had fuel and two valuable tractors stolen. Now,

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after being told police won't investigate the diesel theft

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further, he's questioning whether it's worth reporting smaller crimes

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in future: is there not going to achieve anything. There is no point

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wasting time trying to do it. It is small theft and small crimes. I

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think the big crimes, I taxes go missing, we would once the police

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here as soon as possible. And here's why Simon's

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disillusioned. A letter from Lincolnshire Police saying that

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"there are no further lines of enquiry to help us solve the crime."

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Though it does say that: "whilst we're unable to detect your crime,

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your report helps us to identify where and how crime is committed, so

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we can use our officers more effectively to prevent it."

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And that's the message the county's Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan

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Hardwick is now trying to send, with officers insisting they'd rather

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farmers over rather than under`reported incidents, even if it

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that doesn't necessarily result in immediate arrests. I would far

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rather send an officer to a suspicious incident that turns out

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to be not think there not send an officer at all. Withington you

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mentioned earlier, somebody had tractors starting, but didn't

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contact the police. Police admit the county remains a hot spots, with one

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point million pounds worth of goods stolen each year. The most common

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items are quad bikes, tools and fuel.

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In an age of CCTV, then, this seems to come down to a question of

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communication, with the National Farmers Union encouraging farmers to

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talk to the police more. Though officers acknowledge they still have

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work to do to convince farmers that they're not wasting police time.

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I'd like your thoughts on this story. What's your experience of

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reporting rural crime? Are the police simply being realistic when

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they say they can't investigate small scale thefts or do you think

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all thefts from farms should be investigated?

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A 32`year`old man has been arrested in connection with a raid at a post

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office on Monday night. Officers say two men, who appeared to be armed

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with a hammer, smashed through a protective glass screen before

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stealing a coin dispenser, and driving away. Humberside Police are

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still appealing for the public's help in identifying a second man

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from the e`fit image they released. ?1.5 million of government money is

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to be spent improving coastal defences along the South bank of the

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Humber. Stretches of the flood bank were damaged in the tidal surge in

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December. The Environment Agency says the work will help protect

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people living in nearby villages. Seven km of flood bank between

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Barton and Goxhill Haven, have already been repaired with more work

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planned between now and April. A meeting is being organised in

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Grimsby for people concerned about a new series of the Channel Four

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documentary series Skint, which is being filmed in the town. The

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original series was filmed on the Westcliff estate in Scunthorpe.

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Channel four has confirmed its carrying out screen testing for a

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new series. One charity says it's holding a meeting to allow residents

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to air their concerns about the impact it could have on the town.

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People are very concerned. They are concerned about the

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misrepresentation of the community and about children's lives been

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stigmatised, and about the community being stigmatised. Their concern

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about businesses and the industry. A man who has to spend the rest of his

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life in a wheelchair after he fell from 40 scaffolding says the builder

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who employed him should have been punished. Robert Wilkin broke his

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back when he fell three metres from the scaffolding at a warehouse last

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year. The man who hired him today was given a four`month suspended

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prison sentence. A year ago, life for Robert Wilkin

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was completely opposite to what it is now. I had to lift his legs up

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and put him in the bed, then turned him over. When subcontracted to work

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in a warehouse, his life changed for ever. This scaffolding was erected

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by his employer. The photograph is from the health and safety

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executive, to show how it breaches working height regulations. The

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company had never put scaffolding up before and use the Internet for

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instructions. Rockefeller distance of three metres, headfirst, breaking

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his back in two places. The doctor said the chances are he will not

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walk again. It is not a very nice thing to hear. Or come to terms

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with. Rodney Foyster left court with a four month suspended sentence, 200

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hours unpaid work and two thousand nine hundred forty one pounds in

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costs. Mr Foyster refused to speak today. He said he deeply regretted

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the incident. Looking up instructions on the Internet is not

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good enough. I think he has got off very lightly. He should be very

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thankful. He has one time today. All he has got that might hurt a little

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bit is a fine. The HSE say over half of the 4,000 major injuries reported

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to them every year, are easily preventable falls from height or

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from tripping over materials. For some they're life changing if left

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unchecked. Still ahead tonight: Remembering a

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rugby league hero as Hull FC prepare for the first Steve Prescott Cup.

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There will be extra motivation for us. He was a great bloke.

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Our picture tonight has been taken by Alf Bunting of a windsurfer he

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spotted at Fraisethorpe Beach at the weekend. You can see how choppy it

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is there. The masses orange to match Peter's faith and my dress fast ``

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my dress. My sister lives in Wales and has

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been watching this programme all week, but it has meant that my baby

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niece has had to forego in the night Garden.

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Maybe we should put that on instead of the weather.

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It has been changing today. It is on a bit cooler. But it's good thing

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for tomorrow. It will be another bright and breezy day. You can see

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from the pressure chart it will be a breezy day. Friday remains blustery.

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We have had some pleasant spells of sunshine. How cool night as well.

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Cooler is spreading from the West. There is the risk of a touch of

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Frost with temperatures down to around two or three degrees.

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Tomorrow morning, chilly start to the day. I will be a decent amount

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of dry and bright weather. A few showers pushing in from the west.

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Where is temperatures have been around 11 or 12, they will be back

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nearer the seasonal average of seven or eight. The better day of the

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weekend looks like Saturday. There will be a few early showers, but

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they will die away. The whole weekend looks breezy. Outbreaks of

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rain will spreading from the West. The next week remains unsettled.

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A pensioner from Lincolnshire says she'll spend thousands of pounds of

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her own money in a legal fight in the High Court to stop a power

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station being built in her community. Shirley Giles is

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concerned about pollution from the proposed biomass plant at Sutton

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Bridge. The development has already been given council planning

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permission, but now Mrs Giles is attempting to have that overturned.

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She's been speaking to Paul Murphy. Many 74`year`olds are enjoying

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gentle retirement, not preparing for legal battles with big business.

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Shirley Giles is different. This is the site at Sutton Bridge where

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planning permission has been given for a wood` burning power plant,

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near to an existing power station. Shirley says she's prepared to use

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thousands of pounds of her own money to challenge that planning decision

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in the courts. It will take all my savings. I don't care. I can

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survive. I have done it before. I do feel strongly about it and am

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prepared to put my money where my mouth is.

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Many local residents objected to the development because of concerns over

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its potential emissions. But the local parish council's abandoned

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it's objection fearful of rising legal costs that's where Shirley

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took over. This one`woman campaign to challenge

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the district council's decision to grant planning permission for the

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power station could end up costing the pensioner up to ?20,000, but

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it's a risk she's clearly prepared to take. In a statement the company

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behind the plant said: even if I have to take out equity, I

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will do that, because I believe it is absolutely necessary.

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South Holland district council has told us it understands that Mrs

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Giles intends to bring judicial review proceedings and it will

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respond in due course. So Shirley has a long fight ahead. A costly

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David and Goliath battle, but one which she feels compelled to enter.

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You've been getting in touch with us about a possible motorway linking

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Lincolnshire with London. The Government says it's considering a

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plan to extend the M11 from Cambridge. It's one of a number of

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

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But Lincolnshire County Council says the money could be better spent

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elsewhere. It won't go to Lincoln, Sleaford, Grantham. It will be an

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attractive piece of countryside people drive through on the way to

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the Humber. It does not represent good value for money.

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Thank you for those who got in touch.

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Experts say the recent stormy weather could cause a drop in the

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number of puffins in East Yorkshire The British Trust for Ornithology

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says record numbers of birds have washed up dead in France and Spain

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and that the bad weather could see fewer puffins returning to Bempton

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Cliffs. That December surge out in the North

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Sea, there will have been a lot of puffins out there. Some of the

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puffins from Bempton will have been in the Atlantic and just about

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making their way back now, through the Bay of Biscay and back into the

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North Sea to breed back at Bempton. We know normally there's about 4,000

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pairs at Bempton, so we're looking quite closely. A rugby league hero

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will be remembered as Hull FC travel to St Helen's tomorrow. The first

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Steve Prescott Cup is being dedicated to the former fullback who

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died from cancer last year. Crucial Superleague points are also at

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stake. Amanda White has more. Six second half tries earned Hull FC

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only the narrowest of victories over the Catalan Dragons last week. To

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beat St Helens at Langtree Park will need a much stronger defence. We

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want to get a result against a top quality outfit. We have some things

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to build on from last week and hopefully we can.

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The Superleague match is also a tribute to former Hull FC and Saints

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fullback Steve Prescott. He raised thousands for charity whilst

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battling cancer. A cup in his name will be fought over both league

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meetings between the sides, some competing remember playing alongside

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him. It will be extra motivation. It was a great bloke. We have great

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memories of him. For others, especially myself, he played a

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massive part in my career. We are looking to go down there.

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Hull Kingston Rovers, meanwhile, need to improve after being

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comprehensively beaten by Leeds last Sunday. The But winger David Hodgson

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is out for three months after damaging his knee while Michael

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Weyman must serve a two`match ban. Technically, he is guilty. That is

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rugby league for you. Rovers travel to Huddersfield Giants

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on Sunday. Family and neighbours of a student

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from Lincolnshire who became one of the youngest people to row across

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the Atlantic are celebrating his return tonight. People in Luke

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Birch's home village of Doddington have thrown him a welcome home

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party. Kate Sweeting reports. It's been an emotional few months

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for this 21`year`old from Lincolnshire. After spending eight

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weeks on a boat with only his friend Jamie Sparks for company, the pair

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rowed themselves into the record books, and returned to a hero's

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welcome. There were so many people. I can't believe they were there for

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others. It is ecstasy, and to see your family again, it was one of the

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best, if not the best, our author of my life. `` hour or so of my life.

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Today, it was time for his friends and neighbours in Doddington to

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congratulate him. Totally amazing. I think we thought it would never

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happen and people would be airlifted out. Every Woody was terrified.

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Really incredible. Amazing. Fabulous. Proud of him. It has been

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a difficult few months for others, knowing he was bobbing about in that

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time ago in the middle of the ocean for is but hugely proud. Completely

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delighted. I am slightly anxious he will try to do something else.

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Luke's journey took him from the Canary Islands, over 3,000 nautical

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miles to Antigua. A long and gruelling challenge.

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Almost a month on and the pain is becoming a distant memory. But after

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raising more than ?300,000 for Breast Cancer Care, the legacy of

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their achievement will live on. Kate is joining the celebrations

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this evening. Luke joins me now. Well done. What an achievement. What

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is it been acting friends and family again? It is wonderful. Seeing my

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family, I have not had that much time to spam with them. We have a

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small get`together. It looks like everyone has gone but there are some

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people here still. Have you been surprised at the level of support

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you have received? I have been completely blown over by it, to be

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honest. When you are in the ocean, you think, is anybody thinking about

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us? We were reminded some of the time by e`mail. Even been here, I

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could not believe these people were here to see me. It is very humbling.

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Also, the man of the nations we have had, it has been phenomenal. I think

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your dad wants you to construct on your studies. It has been difficult

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trying to do that. When you were out there, you teach your mind to drift

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away from the pain. Now when I try to read a piece of paper, my mind

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drifts off to something else. I'm trying to learn how to concentrate

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again. I bet. Well done. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines: More than 20 people have been killed in gunfire

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between police and protesters in Kiev.

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A growing number of children sent away from home for mental health

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care ` the Government tells Look North this is unacceptable. I am on

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a mission as the Minister to improve standards of mental health care, and

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to ensure mental health is always treated as seriously as physical

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health. Norman Lamb speaking to me earlier.

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A quick look at tomorrow's weather. We have had a lot of response about

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whether farm thefts, whether it is reasonable to expect these to ``

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police to investigate all crime. Pat says, all crime should be

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investigated, it seems police can always find an excuse not to do

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anything. Judith says, if less time and money was spent on Petri parking

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offences, perhaps there may be more resources for rural crime. This one

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says, I can see why farmers get upset, but rural houses are affected

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just as much. Sarah says, try and give the police resources and they

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might invest more time, they are stretched to the max and can barely

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cope with urgent calls. Thank you for watching. Have a good evening.

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