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


Jailed for 17 years ` the tdenager who stabbed his grandparents while


high on drugs. His father says he's distratght I


feel sick, physically sick, and I can't believe it. In the end.


Three months after the tidal surge, a warning farmers could miss out on


Government help for flood vhctims. In December, these fields wdre under


water ` but farmers can't claim compensation if they've alrdady


repaired the damage. Gravity scoops seven awards at the


Oscars ` including one for ` sound engineer from East Yorkshird.


Settling in their new home ` the gentoo penguins have arrived at the


Deep. You won't really get ` chance to see them in the wild, so really,


this is just a good experience. On whether come. That forecast is


shortly. `` a lot of weather to come.


A judge has described it as a ferocious and determined attack and


tonight, a Hull teenager has begun a 17 `year jail sentence for the


murder of his grandmother and attempted murder of his grandfather


while high on drugs. Last month Lewis Dale was found guilty of


stabbing them both while thdy slept. Sentencing him today, the jtdge said


he understood the human tragedy for the family, but added he had a


public duty to perform. In ` moment, we'll hear from Lewis Dale's father,


but first, this report from Emma Massey.


It was here in April last ydar where this tragedy for the Dale f`mily


began. Lewis Dale was staying with his grandparents in East Hull while


on bail for an alleged assatlt when he attacked them during the night


with kitchen knives. He'd bden taking MCAT in the hours before


Last month, his father left the court knowing his son would face a


lengthy prison term for the murder of his grandmother and the `ttempted


murder of his grandfather, who agreed to talk to us at the time. We


were a close`knit family. Wd always were and we always will be. He's my


first grandson, and you nevdr know what's around the corner, which I


didn't. Today, Dale was sentenced to a minimum of 17 years. Absolutely


horrendous. I feel sick, phxsically sick, and I can't believe it. I


can't believe it. I'm just so, so sad. In sentencing Dale, Judge


Jeremy Richardson addressed him directly. He said it was, "@


ferocious and determined attack with a knife upon an elderly,


defenceless, married couple ` your grandparents. You did so because you


had voluntarily taken the illegal and dangerous drug, MCAT." The


official name for the drug hs mephedrone. It has gained qtite a


following among teenagers. Ht is a synthetic drug which was once a


legal high, but headteachers led a campaign to get it banned bdcause it


was so widespread. In 2010, the Government made it illegal, and it


became a class B drug. But ht can still be bought for around ?10 a


gram. This morning, the judge has quite rightly given a subst`ntial


minimum sentence to Lewis D`le. The last year has been a very dhfficult


time for the Dale family. Hopefully this will now draw a line under the


matter, and they can start to move forward and rebuild their lhves


Thank you. The judge today stressed he was not unmindful of the human


tragedy for the family and the defendant. He also said he felt for


them in every way, but added that he had a public duty to perforl.


Earlier, I spoke to Lewis D`le's father, David, and asked hil for his


reaction to today's verdict. I asked him how his son was feeling. I spoke


to him. He is devastated, hd's crying, he's in total shock, as I


am. But you are standing by him Yes, I am, yes. Your son killed his


grandmother, your mum. How do you feel towards him? He's my son and I


love him, and I will always stand by him. This was not my son, it was the


drug MCAT. How do you cope with losing your own mother by the hands


of your son? Because I was very close to my mother, and I could talk


to her about anything. She was very understanding. She loved her


grandson, and if I'm honest, Peter, I'm trying to do one thing `t a


time, you know? But you've lost your own mother? Yeah, I know. And it's


difficult, because as I say, I was very close to my mother and she was


very close to her grandson. It may be harsh, but he was convicted of


murder. Is drugs and MCAT an excuse? No. No, the MCAT did this. Lewis


could never do this to his grandparents, never, never. But he


did do it. He did do it, but wasn't him who did it, it was the drug


Still convicted of murder? Xes, convicted by the jury, yes. What


about those watching, and there will be many, who will say ` and I'm not


being rude to you ` "He was just another druggie"? He wasn't a


druggie. No, he wasn't. But he was a druggie. No, he wasn't. And he


wasn't a heavy user either. He was a binge... MCAT is a binge drtg. What


is your message for youngstdrs who are taking this drug? Don't take it.


Don't go anywhere near it, `nd if somebody is trying to sell xou it,


then tell your parents. Just stay away from it, because it's ruined


our family, and it's ruined my life. Ruined your life? Ruined my life.


I'm doing 16, 17 years with my son. Will he get out before that? No No.


How is he now? Is he full of sorrow? He has always been full of sorrow. I


see him every week, and I don't think he honestly knows what


happened even to this day. He doesn't understand what is


happening. And how are you? Shocking. Absolutely shocking. I


don't do anything normally. There is no life for me anymore, to be


honest. Your life is over? Ly life is over. I wish you well. Thank you


for coming in. Thank you. In a moment: Alan Pardew is charged


by the FA after head`butting Hull City's David Meyler.


Farmers in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire say they could miss out


on a share of ?10 million of Government money to help flood


victims. The cash has been set aside to repair agricultural land ` but


it's only available if repahr work has not yet been started. The NFU


says that penalises farmers who were flooded in December. Phillip Norton


reports. December's tidal surge left large


areas of agricultural land submerged under water. These were Petdr


Clappisons's fields in Welwhck, East Yorkshire. The Humber swept away


defences. Three months later, and this is the damage it caused. The


bank, which you can see in the distance, this section coll`psed.


You could walk into the Humber. Loads of wood has washed in. He s


one of many farmers who shotld now be looking out over a field of


sprouting crops, but it's unlikely he'll be able to harvest much from


the damaged land this year. He's already paid out for soil tdsts to


see the extent of the salt damage, and was one of many farmers who were


pleased to hear a Government fund had been set up to aid their


recovery ` but he won't be dligible to claim because he's already


carried out the work. It is only for people who are still flooded. I


won't be eligible. But it is just a drop in the ocean to the dalage that


has been done. It is a nonevent as far as I'm concerned. A sum of 10


million has been made avail`ble Farmers affected by flooding will be


able to apply for emergency funding up to ?5,000, but it's only


available to those who have not yet started work on repairs. Thdy have


already suffered horrendous expenses, so they should be entitled


to this money, even if they have already started the work. Wd are


working closely with the Environment Agency, and we hope we will get some


funding back to the farmers who have already started work. We do think it


is unfair. It's raised concdrn that the South will benefit much more


over people in the North whdn it comes to flood help ` something


Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Pdrcy says should be looked at. They whll be


farmers around the country, north and South, who were flooded in


December who have come against these rules. It has happened more by


accident than design, so we just have to get some flexibilitx into


the system. Defra says it acknowledges that some repahrs will


have already been made, and says it will work with farmers to assess if


other funds are available. Phil's in East Yorkshire thhs


evening. How much money are we talking about? A few weeks `go, I


would have been knee deep in water in this field, close to the Humber


estuary. What had been taken of the land. That took some work. One is to


Yorkshire Thelma Todd as he spent ?600,000 on machinery and ptbs to


help clear this water away from some of his land. Another farmer says he


won't be able to claim compdnsation. He is among those who say that the


?10 million of government money on the table is just a drop in the


ocean compared to the devastating damage they say has been catsed to


agricultural land across thd country in these devastating storms. Thank


you very much. Let us know what you think `bout


this story. Are the Governmdnt being fair to farmers in East Yorkshire


and Lincolnshire who may have already started their repair work?


Should the farmers have waited for proper permissions from the


Government before starting their work? Maybe you are a farmer


watching tonight. Get in totch. If you are a farmer or have a view,


we look forward to hearing from you. Some news now.


The family of a Lincolnshird man who died after an operation for prostate


cancer have attended an inqtest into his death. Ray Law died two days


after surgery at Lincoln Cotnty Hospital in 2010. His consultant, Mr


Ian Mark, admitted his was the third of three operations he'd conducted


that day, which he said was not normal. He also raised concdrns


about the time it took for Lr Law to receive a blood transfusion on the


day after surgery. Police are appealing for witnesses aftdr a


pedestrian was killed on a lain road in Lincolnshire. Police say the man,


thought to be in his 30s, w`s walking along the A16 after


midnight. They are keen to speak to anyone who saw a silver Jeep in the


area on Saturday night. The rail passenger group is condemning a


decision to transfer trains from the rail line between Hull and Leeds and


Manchester to rats in the south`east. Nine of the trahns are


to be switched to Chilton r`il, based in London and the south`east.


The rail companies say they are negotiating with the Departlent for


Transport to maintain capachty and timetabling improvements. Boris


Johnson is doing a really great job with London, making sure thdy have a


lot of trains. He doesn't nded ours. He's very good at getting what he


wants, isn't he? So, no, thdy shouldn't poach our trains `t all.


Everybody will be squashed tp, and obviously I want the best sdrvice.


We are quite capable of building more wagons ourselves, so why don't


we do it? We pay for it. Interesting story. Thank you for watching.


Still ahead tonight: A sound editor from East Yorkshire wins an Oscar


for his work on the most successful film of the night. We have come a


view `` long way. It was am`zing just hear the words GRAVITY.


We also have the Penguins still to come before 7pm. The! Not you!


This picture was taken by Pdrry No more e`mails asking for Paul to be


seen in his a concerned viewer asks whether


Peter knows if pensioners nded to receive their driving tests, and is


he worried? I think you will find that is offensive, and cert`inly is


to me. It looks set to be dry with some sunshine, although thex will be


some fog and fast first thing in the morning. Fairly bright across that


part of the world. We are stuck between weather systems. Prdssure


down to the south`west. One or two to the north. Things are settled for


the next couple of days. Th`t is great news, but it does mean some


frost and fog at night. We have managed 10 degrees today. Wd have


more in the wave cloud across southern part of Lincolnshire. There


could be to one or more isolated showers this evening. Very luch the


exception to dry rule. Many of us will be dry this evening, and


overnight. A lot of clear pdriods with the lowest temperatures down to


zero or `1 in rural areas. That will lead to fog, and fairly widdspread


frost. Watch out for ice patches on untreated surfaces. The sun will


rise in the morning at around 6:44am. Here are your next high


water tides. That fog could be quite stubborn in a few areas. Take a few


hours to clear, but it will do so, and then it is dry and bright with


some good spells of sunshind. Fairweather, patchy cloud ddveloping


later, and a small chance of rain, but a lot of fine weather. The


warmth in the spring sunshine, nine Celsius. That is 48 Fahrenhdit. A


light breeze from the south and south`west. More fog and frost.


Wednesday looks lovely, dry with sunshine. By the cloudy on Thursday.


Highs of 13 degrees on Frid`y. How about that, Peter?


Having just listened to the Paul Hudson weather show, I have to say


he's songs need to match thd weather prediction. Do you get Island discs


on the show? YES, I do. I got myself red`handed. Thank you.


The manager of Newcastle Unhted has been charged with misconduct by the


Football Association followhng an incident against Hull City. Alan


Pardew head`butted Tigers' midfielder David Myler, and could


face serious sanctions. Our sports reporter, Simon Clark, was `t the


game. It is one of the most unsavoury


incidents in Premier League history, and it happened in whole. Alan


Pardew was pushed. What happened next was disbelieving. Parddw was


sent to the back of the stand for head`butting him. Haven't h`d too


many problems in the past. Xou get involved with a situation, `nd it


took the gloss of what has been a magnificent performance frol my


team. It is tarnished him and for them. They have had a great


afternoon in terms of the rdsults, which has obviously been let down by


the manager's actions. The club was fined ?100,000, and no action will


be taken. The FA have chargdd Pardew with improper conduct. He h`s been


involved in touchline inciddnt before. A commentator has


interviewed him many times. When interviewed him after games, and I


have them frequently, he is charming, but he does have this


switch that seems to flick when he is in the technical area in the heat


of the game. A Premier Leagte manager cannot behave in th`t


situation. It's the sort of thing you might see on Sunday morning and


the point is, we don't want that at any time. It does not set a good


example to anybody. The actions of Pardew glossdd over


Hull city's defeat of the sdason, and Aaron Stone's performance saw


the visitors come away with a 4`1 victory. That is not how thhs game


will be remembered. It is to be remembered for an incident but the


manager embarrassed himself and his sport. Scunthorpe United relain


second in League Two, despite being held by Newport County. Paddy Madden


scored an equaliser for the Iron after the Welsh team took the lead,


and Scunthorpe scored again through Dave Syers. Then, just as they


thought they'd won the game, Chris Zebroski snatched a draw to deny the


Iron victory. Late Kick`off returns tonight with Iron players S`m


Winnall and Paul Hayes going head`to`head in a new quiz. That's


on BBC One at 11:20. In non`league football, there were wins for


Grimsby. Hull FC suffered a second ddfeat of


the season at Warrington in a close match. Warrington, in blue, scored


all their points in the first half to lead 18`6. But a Hull fight`back


fell just short of victory, and it finished 18`16 to the home side


A music editor from East Yorkshire has won an Oscar for his work on the


space film Gravity. Chris Bdnstead, who grew up in Skirlaugh ne`r Hull,


picked up the award in Los @ngeles last night ` one of seven Academy


Awards for the film. Speaking after the ceremony, he said winning was a


"sensational" feeling, as otr arts and culture correspondent,


Anne`Marie Tasker, reports. On a night when Hollywood's A`list


were honoured, British cinela took home the lion's share of thd Oscars.


The space drama Gravity won seven Academy Awards, including one for


sound mixing. Explorer has been hit! On the sound team is Chris Benstead,


a music editor who grew up hn East Yorkshire, but last night w`s


celebrating the film's Oscar success in LA. It's a sensational fdeling.


It was absolutely amazing. H was very nervous, actually, bec`use


we've come a long way. We'vd been waiting a few days now for the


awards, but it was amazing just to hear the word "Gravity". Bedn away


from the kids. A lot of latd nights when I wasn't there. But I hope this


can make up for that, and m`ke everyone proud from the North as


well. It's fantastic. And this is where Chris's music career began,


the house where he grew up. His mum and dad have already watched him


winning a BAFTA this year, `nd are overwhelmed he has an Oscar to


match. The BAFTAs, first ond, and now the Oscars. It's just an amazing


couple of weeks. To put it hn Chris's own words, we are all over


the moon, pardon the pun. Absolutely fantastic news. He has workdd very


hard, very hard, to get to where he is, and the whole family is so proud


of him. Mervyn King taught Chris music at South Holderness Tdchnology


College, and he says his talent was clear from an early age. From the


thousands of students I must have taught in my career, he certainly


did stand out. He was very thoughtful and helpful, verx


creative. And a bit of a perfectionist, which I'm sure has


stood him in good stead in his career now. After the ceremony, the


stars moved to the Hollywood parties. Chris said being there `


clutching his Oscar ` was ilmense. Great story. Well done to Chris


They've travelled 5,000 milds, and now five gentoo penguins ard making


their new home in Hull. The birds were born at an aquarium in Texas


and were flown to the UK last month. They'll now form part of a new


Antarctic exhibition at the Deep. Their journey has been followed by


the naturalist Mike Dilger. The latest arrivals at the Deep


gentoo penguins, who travelled 000 miles to be here. You won't really


get a chance to see them in the wild, so really, this is just a good


experience looking at what they would be like in a natural habitat.


They are really cool, because when we put up these things, it looks


like they are actually a penguin, so they come close to you. Thex are


really good and exciting, and when they dive, they go fast. Thdy


started life at an aquarium in Galveston, Texas. Moody Gardens


stepped in to help when the Deep went on an international se`rch for


penguins. I got to visit thhs September, and visit the st`ff and


see the exhibits and meet everyone there, and that sealed the deal for


us. It's a great facility, we had the birds to send, so we were


willing to do so. The team designed and built the penguins' new home.


Doing it themselves has helped to keep the costs down. You can't get a


penguin on eBay, and we said at the beginning, we are an environmental


charity ` if we're going to bring penguins here, we're going to bring


them to the most exciting, suitable site that we can. That doesn't come


cheap. It's costing us about ?600,000. Part of that cost is


transporting the penguins. They travelled loaded into a crate, and


were then flown cargo class on a jumbo jet. It was a little scary to


let them go into the cargo hold without us, but we've prepared well,


and I think they will do just fine. It is only when the birds are


unloaded at Heathrow's anim`l reception centre that everyone knows


they are OK. I see penguins They are all standing up. More than a day


after the gentoos left their home in Texas, they are finally in their new


enclosure in Hull. It feels like it's been quite a long journey, but


we are here now, and I think the whole team are thrilled, just


watching these little fellas running around, which is kind of magical,


really. It's lovely. In the next few months, the five penguins whll be


joined by five more, who will also take the trip from Texas. Aren't


they gorgeous? Earlier, I spoke to Mike and asked


him why the team had to go to Texas to find the penguins.


Peter, it was a tough job, but someone had to do it. The Ddep, the


aquarium at Hull, were determined to get hold of gentoo penguins, a


really interesting species. The third`largest. Only found on the


Antarctic islands, the Falklands, South Georgia. It seems the only


place where they cast the ndt far and wide was a lovely aquarhum


called Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas. That's why we went


international, transatlantic, and brought the penguins back from the


big old US of A. Was that tricky? It was very tricky, honestly. Going all


the way to sunny Texas, where it is cold and wet and windy in Htll. It


is really tough trying to transport these animals, because they are


sensitive creatures. They nded to travel in cold temperatures, so we


had to keep them at six degrees When they left the aquarium, they


went into a refrigerated cr`te in the belly of the plane. Thex had to


have glow sticks, like the dance rave glow sticks, all the thme, to


make sure they have light, because these penguins are afraid of the


dark. Then obviously when they arrived at the animal reception


centre at Heathrow, they had to be checked over by a vet. Eventually,


they made it. Fiona, the ond female, was a bit poorly, but I unddrstand


she's made a complete recovdry and they are doing very well. What is it


about penguins? Is it something to do with the way they walk? Dverybody


loves penguins, don't they? Peter, everybody loves penguins. I think it


is something about the bike he will element. Bipedal element. And they


get excited, they stand uprhght and flap their wings like this. They are


very sociable. They are verx noisy and gregarious. It is a bit naff to


anthropomorphise size, but they have bags of personality, and thd people


of Hull and Humberside and further a field, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire,


as so incredibly excited. It is almost like an honorary mamlal.


These birds have five star `ppeal. We look forward to seeing them, and


look forward to seeing the programme as well. Thank you very much. Always


a pleasure. And you can see more on the gentoo


penguins in Hull on tonight's Inside Out, which is on BBC One at 7:3 .


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


to surrender is issued as Rtssia sends more troops into the TK. ``


troops into the Ukraine. Tonight, Lewis Dale's father says he will


stand by his son. He is my son and I love him, and I will stand by him.


This was not my son. It was the drug MCAT. David Dell talking me`t


tonight. The weather forecast for tomorrow. Fog and frost at first,


but then it will clear. Top temperatures around nine degrees.


And I have just heard that the Environment Agency has issudd a


flood warning, the second hhghest level of alert, and also Easington


caravan park. This is because of high tides expected this evdning. We


talk about flooding and farlers on the programme. Just a few of the


messages. James says, homeowners have to pay insurance. Why don't


farmers? They are always wanting free hand`outs. Why can't f`rmers


sit around indefinitely waiting for the government to help flood


victims. Farmers are taking action themselves, and they should be


helped. Good response on thd story. Thank you for those. I will see you


tomorrow night.


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