26/02/2014 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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BBC News Channel, but now on BBC One, it's time for the news where

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you are. Good evening. Homeowners and

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businesses hit by December's floods are missing out on millions of

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pounds of European compensation money, because it's claimed the UK

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Government doesn't want it. The tidal surge affected more than ,000

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properties in East Yorkshird and Lincolnshire. Euro MPs say loney is

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available to repair the dam`ge, but the Government says it won't be

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asking Brussels for financi`l help. Our Political Editor Tim Irddale

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reports. Could our flood`hit towns and

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villages be missing out on lillions of pounds worth of European money to

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help them get back on their feet? In barrow on the South Bank of the

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Humber they are still counthng the cost of December's tidal surge, the

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local pub has been closed for almost three moneys while repair work is

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carried out. They expect it to about 500,000, between 4 hundred`400, 00

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worth. It will cost us, there will be things we have forgotten about,

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so there will be an outlay for u but there we go. One of those things.

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Back in 2007, there were sililar calls for flood`hit parts of our

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area to receive financial hdlp from the EU. I went to the Europdan

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Parliament, on the hunt for our missing millions. Seven years on, I

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have returned to Brussels. Where some MEPs are asking once again what

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happened to our flood money? We have asked the Liberal Democrats, MEPs

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approached the Government, 7th January saying can you ask for money

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for the United Kingdom for flooded areas and so far they haven't done,

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so which is a Piti. Last ye`r the EU Solidarity Fund paid out more than

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?3 hundred million to pars of Europe affect by veer flooding. Including

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Germany, trust and the Czech Republic.

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I asked a leading Conservathve MEP why our Government wasn't t`pping

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into that fund? The Governmdnt has made a lot of enquiries abott

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regarding that Solidarity Ftnd. It is there to help victims of major

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disaster, Why aren't we getting It Because we have to look at the

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balance of whether it's a good thing to ask for it or not. Or whdther we

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should be supplying... Surely it's a good thing By taking that money it

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may mean that is coming out of moneys that are going to be paid to

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us out of other funds, therd are a lot of complications about that

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Those complications will probably be little consolation for commtnities

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who have paid a heavy price for this wint tiers veer weather.

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Ge winter's veer weather Til is live in Barton`upon`Humber this dvening.

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. . Do you think the Governlent will change its mind? It is unlikely

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that is despite being questhoned being asked in the House of Commons

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from Diana Johnson among others for who wanted to know why flood`hit

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communities here were not entitled to this EU money. The reason behind

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it dates back 30 year, to the famous rebate negotiated by Margardt

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Thatcher, the money we can claw back every year from the EU f thd

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Government taps into this Solidarity Fund it means less money back to the

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Treasury and it says the Government says they are better off with local

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councils deciding which flood`hit communities get financial hdlp,

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without going cap in hand to Brussels.

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People living in East Lindsdy will pay more council tax from April The

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authority says it's putting its part of the council tax bill up by 1 99%.

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It says it's doing so to protect services and deliver a balanced

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budget. The European Parliament has approved

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increasing the size of health warnings on cigarette packaging

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Health professionals in Hull say stricter laws will help to reduce

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the number of young people taking up the habit. There will also be a ban

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on packets of ten, and menthol cigarettes will be phased ott. The

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regulations will come into force in two years' time.

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Police are investigating thd death of a 25`year`old man, after what

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officers describe as a drink`related incident in Scunthorpe. The man who

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has been named locally as Ddrick Hare, was taken to hospital in the

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early hours of Sunday after attending a house party. He died

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this morning. Those who knew him have paid tribute to him. Hd was a

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lovely boy, quiet boy, wouldn't hurt a fly, he only come in here a couple

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of times, played a couple of gapesles pool. He was well liked.

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But a really nice lovely box. Just such a shame.

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Flower growers in Lincolnshhre say the industry is the latest victim of

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the unpredictable weather. The county's daffodil crop has

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flowered at least two weeks early, following unseasonably high

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temperatures. Our Business Correspondent Paul Murphy rdports.

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Nearly half of the UK's daffodil crop is grown in this fertile corner

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of southern Lincolnshire. This is spring dawn. But at the momdnt, it

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is growing too quickly. The industry is nervous. There is just too many

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flowers on the market, you know there is a market for all of those

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flowers, providing they are spread out over about ten weeks but if they

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all come in five`week, therd is too many. Daffodils require a precise

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consequence of cold and then mild weather, to make them commercially

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viable. It is fair to say that in crept years this industry h`s

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struggled to achieve that. The changing climate means growers

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must try to stay one step ahead of the weather.

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Where Where we used to look for varieties that were early, we are

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now tending to look more for those that are late, so that we c`n extend

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the season, towards the end of April, beginning of May.

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And retailers need to keep ` careful eye on how the season is gohng.

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Daffodils start off in the Scilly island, then Cornwall, and then

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currently we are souring thdm from Lincolnshire, and eventuallx toward

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the end of the season, they come from Scotland, so there will be

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availability for a long perhod but it is where they come to us from.

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Growers are fearful the market could be flooded with daffodils in the

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coming week, not great for profits. But perhaps good news for those

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buying for Mother's Day. Let us take a look at the wdather

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now. Some rain on the way tonight, tomorrow that rain soon cle`rs and

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it is bright, with sunshine. The rain courtesy of this weathdr front

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into the North Sea midday on Thursday, but this feature could

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bring more rain through the course of Friday. Five fine at the moment,

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but cloud, wind and rain will spret in from the west during the early

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hour, turning wet indeed, temperatures down to four or five

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degrees Celsius. So Thursdax off to a wet start, that rain will pretty

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quickly clear into the North Sea by mid`morning. All parts will be

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bright with sunshine. One or two showers following from the west We

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have top temperatures round eight or nine degrees sells UK, some

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uncertainty about Friday, it looks cloudy with some outbreaks of rain.

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That is the forecast. That hs all from the late team tonight. We are

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back tomorrow at 6.25 with our breakfast bulletins. Enjoy the rest

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of your evening. Buy for now. `` bye for now.

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breeze blowing as well. Tricky into the weekend. And now we have the

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national forecast. Good evening. We know it has been a

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wet winter but it has also been mild and across England and Wales,

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lacking in snow. The last day of the season which we measure on Friday,

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might provide a bit of it. Friday's weather is coming from the small

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area of low pressure. These tiny low-pressure systems are difficult

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to track and a subtle change in position could have a big impact.

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Tonight we have more straightforward, a weather front

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spreading out rakes of rain across most areas. Turning windy as well.

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The rain will be heavy but will move through quickly because of the

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strength of the wind and it will be a mild night for most. The rain is

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lingering across Scotland and eastern England for the morning It

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will continue to be

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