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soon. That is all from the BBC News at Six, goodbye from me. On BBC One


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


that this area could lose out on millions of pounds of European money


to help repair flood damage. MEPs vote to the government in January


saying, could you please ask for money for the UK flooded areas, and


so far they have not. Bigger warnings and smaller packs` how


tighter laws could help stop smoking Flowering too soon. How the early


spring is hitting the UK's daffodil industry And the tourist train


bringing a little bit of the seaside to Hull Homeowners and businesses


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


European compensation money because it's claimed the UK Government


doesn't want it. The tourist train bringing ethics of the seaside to


Hull. Detailed forecast is in 15 minutes.


Homeowners and businesses hit by the floods in December are missing out


on millions of pounds in compensation because it is claimed


the UK Government does not want it. The tidal surge affected more than a


thousand homes and businesses in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and


now Euro Mps say money is available to repair the damage. But the


Government says it won't be asking Brussels for financial help. Tim


Iredale reports. Could our flood hit towns and


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


help them get back on their feet? In Barrow Haven on the south bank of


the Humber they're still counting the cost of December's tidal surge.


The local pub has been closed for almost three months while repair


work is carried out. They are expecting it to be about half a


million, between 450 and ?500,000 worth. It will cost us some as well,


there are always going to be things we have forgotten about on


insurance. There will be an outlay for us but there we go. One of those


things. Back in 2007, there were similar calls for flood hit parts of


our area to receive financial help from the EU. I went to the European


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


have returned to Brussels where some MEPs are asking once again, what


happened to our flood money? We have asked the Lib Dems, MEPs all wrote


to the government on the seventh January saying can you please now


ask for money for the UK for flooded areas. So far they haven't done so,


which is a pity. Last year the EU Solidarity fund paid out more than


?300 million to parts of Europe affected by severe flooding,


including Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. I asked a leading


Conservative MEP why our government wasn't tapping into that emergency


fund? The government has made a lot of enquiries about the Solidarity


fund, it is there to help victims of major disasters. Where are we not


getting it? We have to look at the balance of whether it is a good


thing to ask for it or not whether we should be... Surely it is a good


thing if it is coming to help people? Not necessarily because by


taking that money it may well mean that is coming out of monies which


are also going to be paid to us out of the funds. There are a lot of


complications about this. Those complications will probably be


little consolation for communities who have paid a heavy price for this


winter's severe weather. Tim is in live in Barton`upon`Humber


this evening. Why doesn't the Government just go ahead and apply


for this money? For the origins of this row, you


have to turn back the clock 30 years to a time when Margaret Thatcher was


Prime Minister and famously handbag other European leaders into giving


back some of the money we pay towards the EU. It is that so`called


rebate the present government fears asking for help for. The Labour


government got some money from Europe in 2007, but not as much as


some people wanted. The bottom line is, who is best placed to decide how


flood`hit communities like this one receive financial help. Visit


Westminster or Europe? The government says it is not Brussels.


In a moment: 100 years on ` we tell the story of a Hull butcher who came


under attack in the First World War. With one of the highest rates of


smoking in the country, health professionals in Hull says tighter


laws on tobacco packaging will help to reduce the number of young people


taking up the habit. It comes as plans for bigger health warnings on


packets and a ban on flavoured cigarettes were approved by the


European Parliament. Stopping young people from ever


starting smoking. The focus of tighter EU wide laws on tobacco


packaging. Approved today ` larger health warnings on packets. A ban on


ten packs ` popular with younger people. And menthol cigarettes


phased out. Over 50 young people in our region start smoking every day.


A heavy smoker for 30 years, Mo is now getting help to quit at this


stop smoking service in Hull. The graphic images had a big effect on


her. I think it is scary. I can still remember pictures of a face


cancer, and vanity tells a woman, I don't want that to happen to me. I'm


part of brands Armistead, over 50% of people smoke. That is double the


national average `` on parts of the Bransholme estate, over 50% of


people smoke. Anything that will help people to not start in the


first place is a good idea. Millions have already been spent


stop smoking tv campaigns. But one local MP says these new rules go too


far. It is another example of the EU pushing their nose in where


Westminster is capable of dealing with it on their own. Youngsters


will just get through 20 much quicker than they did the town.


And there was scepticism at this Lincoln newsagents too. The health


warnings worked when they first came out. Everybody has got used to them


that they do not really look at them. Taking effect in 2016,


campaigners say the legislation is a milestone in reducing the number


Dave Atherton is from "Freedom two Choose" and he joins me now.


Of smokers. You must welcome greater warning


signs on packages. It is not as if smokers are not aware of the


dangers. It is well`known by smokers, they do not need any


further warnings from the government, thank you very much. In


Australia, packs are almost entirely covered by warnings, and the


percentage of teenagers deterred from taking up smoking is far higher


than in this country, so it works. There is more teenagers in Australia


that's right. `` that smoke. The number of people that smoke has


remained constant. Will bigger warnings mean less smokers? No, not


at all. It is just nanny state. The only packs I notice these days are


the ones without health warnings. If somebody can only get ten cigarettes


and a packet, will help them smoke less? No. You sound a little bit


negative on these things. Don't you agree, we have heard about the high


rate of smoking in the city, we have to do something? If we are talking


about the directive, Sweden has the lowest rates of lung cancer. They


are making the effectiveness of EC directs reduced `` e`cigarettes. Do


you believe smokers are being slowly and surely socially alienate? I


think it is a matter of record. We are the only identified minority


that are discriminated against. Good to talk to you.


Let us know what you think about this story. If you're a smoker and


you couldn't buy them in packs of ten, would that affect your habit?


Is is a good idea to cover two thirds of the packaging with


warnings? A 25`year`old man has died after


what the police have described as a drink`related incident in


Scunthorpe. A police investigation is now under way into the


circumstances. The man, who has been named locally as Derick Hare, was


taken to hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning after attending a


house party. He died this morning. Those who knew him have paid tribute


to him. He was a lovely boy. Quiet. He was here a few times. He didn't


bother anybody. He was well liked. A genuinely lovely little boy. It is


such a shame. A plan has been drawn up to tackle


the problem of child poverty in Lincoln. The council says that one


in four children live in poverty in the city, which is over the national


average. They met with other local organisations earlier today to


discuss the issue. Motorists travelling to Hull today have faced


long delays after a serious accident. There is still some


congestion. A car and another vehicle were involved in the crash.


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


the unpredictable weather. The county's daffodil crop has flowered


at least two weeks early following unseasonably high temperatures. Paul


Murphy reports. Nearly half of the UK's daffodil


crop is grown in this fertile corner of Southern Lincolnshire. This is a


variety called Spring Dawn. At the moment it's growing too quickly and


the industry is nervous. There are just too many flowers on the market,


you know. There is a market for all of those flowers, providing they're


spread out over about ten weeks. But if they all come in five weeks,


there are just too many. Daffodils require a very precise sequence of


cold and then mild weather to make them commercially viable. It's fair


to say that in recent years, this industry has struggled to achieve


that. The changing climate means growers must try to stay one step


ahead of the weather. Where we used to look for varieties that were


early, we are now tending to look more for varieties that are late so


we can extend the season towards the end of April, beginning of May. And


retailers also need to keep a careful eye on how the season is


going. Daffodils start off in the Scilly Islands and then they come to


Cornwall and then currently we're sourcing them from Lincolnshire and


eventually towards the end of the season, they will come from


Scotland. There will be availability for quite a long period of time but


it is where they come to us from. Growers are fearful the market could


be flooded with daffodils in the coming weeks. Not great for profit


but perhaps good news for those buying for Mother's Day.


Still ahead tonight: The goal which gave Scunthorpe their 17th unbeaten


game ` so why were the players booed off the pitch last night? We are not


going to win every game. More importantly, we are not losing.


Conjunction of the moon with Venus at 6.15 this morning taken near


Driffield by Trevor Appleton. Hm.


Many years ago, Trevor was a weather forecaster, and he was very


professional. That is a matter of opinion. If he


was overtaken that photograph at six this morning, he has got too much


time on his hands. Do you remember Trevor? It is a good


job he has a good sense of humour. Hello, Trevor. It looks like it was


out of wet, but brighten up with sunshine. Another Atlantic weather


fronts will bring ranging from the West. We will have to watch this


feature down to the south. It may bring more rain. The precise track


is uncertain so stay tuned with your local forecast. It has turned out to


be quite a nice day. Temperatures are been hovering about nine


Celsius. It's cloud over and Brent spread from the West after midnight.


Some persistent rain. A miserable end to the night. Lowest


temperatures down to four or five. The sun will rise at around 6:55am.


It will be a wet start. It will soon brighten up from the West. One or


two afternoon showers. Quite breezy. Above average for February. A great


deal of uncertainty for Friday. We are at risk of cloud and outbreaks


of them. Sunday looks fine at the moment.


What is the betting Alex Deakin will send in a photograph to try get on


the show tomorrow? I think he has got better things to


do. Sorry, Mrs Deacon, if you are


watching. In 1914, it was the first time for centuries that war was


brought right onto people's doorsteps.The Zeppelin raids of


World War I meant towns and cities were bombed. Feelings ran high,


particularly in Hull. In the latest in our World War I At Home series,


Jo Makel reports on how German families living here came under


attack. The death of Archduke Franz


Ferdinand and the stand` off in Europe must have seemed a distant


dispute. But on the day Britain declared against Germany, the war


was on people's doorsteps. And it was a family who had a butcher's


shop in Hull City centre who were among the first to suffer.


Within hours of the outbreak of war a Hohenrein shop had been attacked


on a perfectly nice afternoon, as a man who had enlisted in the war


decided to show his angst against the Germans by smashing the shop


window. The Hohenreins were a respectable


family of German descent. They were leading philanthropists,


they were involved in the cultural activity, everything in Hull. They


were part of Hull. Having been born in Britain, having traded in Britain


they were now going to be attacked for nothing other than the fact that


their surname was German, Hohenrein. ?? new line Anti`German protests and


attacks was happening in other parts of Britain and in France. But But in


Hull, feelings seemed to intensify as news came of soldiers lost,


trawlers sank at sea and the start of the Zeppelin raids. The The war


came to Hull, men and women and children especially were being


killed by aerial bombardments. For the first time in British


history, sustained bombing took place anywhere in Britain, here in


Hull. The attacks in 1915 and '16 sparked


outrage. And families like the Hohenreins became the focus for


hate. This recording from the Imperial War Museum is of George


Park. He was a child in Hull during World War I and recalls one


anti`German attack. We went looking for German spies.


There was a house down our street which was suspected of being German,


well, I can't remember what it was, but they threw a piano out of the


window and smashed the house up. This is a list of the prosecutions


that took place at the courts in Hull. There were 50 attacks the


roundabout, they took place around the city. `` there were around 50


attacks in the Hull. The courts took the attacks


seriously and jailed some of the offenders. But The Hohenreins never


made any official complaint. They chose instead to close their shops


and make an announcement in the local paper. They renounced and


abandoned the name Hohenrein and became the very English`sounding


Ross family. They did return to business after the war, as Ross


Butchers. But the conflict had been felt so closely at home, they never


returned to their German name. And if you want to hear more about


the untold stories from the home front, then go to the BBC website


where you'll be able to discover more World War I history from across


the UK. Thanks to everyone who got in touch with us about the Trent


Valley Academy in Gainsborough which is likely to change hands after


serious concerns were raised over its GCSE results.


We are looking for people to have their say about what we do here at


BBC Look North by joining our Regional Audience Panel. The group


meets three times a year and it's unpaid, although you would receive


expenses. If you're interested, you can pick up an information pack by


visiting the website. Or you can give us a call. The details are on


the screen now. The closing date is Friday March seventh.


Scunthorpe United remain second in league Two despite being held to a


draw by Bristol Rovers. Some fans booed the players off last night


even though the match was The Iron's 17th game unbeaten. Simon Clark


reports on the club's promotion chances.


They're the couple tearing up league two defences ` Sam Winnall and Paul


Hayes, Hayes is wearing the striking pink trousers. Having won two


promotions with Iron before, he thinks it can be third time lucky


this time. If you ask any claim to go that many games unbeaten, you


would snap somebody's handoff. We were disappointed we did not win


yesterday, you have to look at the whole picture. We are not good to


win every game, but we are not losing, more importantly Not that


all went to plan last night, although Winnall was on target with


a first half header. It was the late equaliser from Steven Giollespie


that hearlded boos from a few at Glanford Park. Expectations had gone


through the roof a little. We have to try and keep that night and


town, and concentrate. But in town today that frustration


was forgotten as fans began to heed Wilcox's words. They have made some


decent signings. It is maybe just that our archery. I am quite


surprised with Mr Wilcox. He was a good player. Good look to him.


Hopefully, we will get back up again. Good luck to them. I hope


they carry on and be successful and give some thought a good name. Let


us enjoy it and get behind the players and the manager and give


them the boost to keep on this good run. It is the nature of promotion


changes that every now and again a match comes along that is not going


to plan. With matches still to come, there is every possibility this club


could go 19 matches unbeaten. Good luck to Scunthorpe.


Despite scoring in the ninth minute at Southport last night, Grimsby


Town suffered a 2`1 defeat. The Mariners are ninth in the


Conference, four points off the play`offs but with several games in


hand. They're already successful in Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and


Bridlington, and now it's hoped that a land train will bring more


visitors and money into Hull City Centre. The man behind the idea


thinks a tourist train can bring day trippers further into the city.


Amanda White has been to find out more. Prepare for a little


adventure. Let me take you by the hand and take you through the


streets of Hull. I will show you something that will change your


mind. Come in, Amanda. Former trawlerman and author Mally


Welburn will be taking his train between The Deep and Hull City Hall


with the aim of keeping visitors longer in the city. They will see


the great buildings we have got to offer, they will see our cobbled


streets, and I just can't wait. I think it is the next big thing in


Hull. I love it. It is fantastic. So rich is Hull's transport heritage,


there is a museum devoted to it in the city. The city has never had a


land train before. The man who will be driving it used to drive this bus


for a living. As one of five people being employed


on this project, it's a happy end to a long job search for former bus


driver and trucker Mike. Really excited. Looking forward to getting


going. After being employed for a number of months, it is exciting to


get going and to get work again. The venture has been kick started by


the ENRG project which aims to get more entrepreneurs up and running.


We are delighted to help. I'm sure he is a man that can make something


a success. Hull is beginning to embrace the quirky. Molly


celebrating her 19th birthday with a rickshaw ride. It is really good,


especially for young people, because it is exciting. It is different for


is it isn't allowed on the road into the weekend, but this is a small


train with big ambitions to breathe extra life into its new hometown.


There we are. We hope it is a big success.


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


Fighting breaks out at the Old Bailey as the men who killed Lee


Rigby are sentenced to a life behind bars.


Claims the region's missing out on millions of pounds of European money


to help repair flood damage. Talking about cigarettes, big


response and packaging. Jake says, I am 17 and I have been smoking since


the age of ten. I don't think the bigger warnings will do anything. I


think selling Tampax will affect young smokers `` selling ten packs.


Alan said, selling cigarettes in packs of 20 is unfair on the smoker


desperate for a smoke but only has the price for ten. Dave says, I am a


sanctimonious ex`heavy smoker who quit following health problems.


However, warnings would not stop me and will not stop the majority of


other smokers. It is a strong drug. Andy says, the government only


half`heartedly wants people to stop because of the tax revenue. Thank


you for those. Have a nice evening.


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