05/03/2014 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Ukrainians in crime era, as the high-level talks to resume the

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crisis continue. Good evening and welcome to BBC Look

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North. The headlines tonight: Three months on, flood`hit residents say

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they're frustrated after repair work is put on hold.

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Within that first week, thex took our furniture, the kit Ching and the

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floorboards. That was it. Claims lives are being put `t risk

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after speed cameras in Lincolnshire come under attack.

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The first puffins of Spring arrive on the East Yorkshire coast. And

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some lovely weather on the way next week.

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Three months after the worst tidal surge on the East Coast for 60 years

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flooded hundreds of properthes some people have been told it cotld be

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months before they can return to their homes. Insurers say the sheer

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scale of flooding across thd country means there is a backlog in

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processing claims and getting homes back to normal. Residents s`y that's

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left them in limbo and living in temporary accommodation. Our

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political editor Tim Iredald joins me now. Why is it taking so long to

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get people back in their holes? Well that's what some peopld are

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asking as the battle to get back to normal continues. The tidal surge of

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fifth December left flood w`ter in over a thousand homes in

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Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire 275 homes were flooded in Hull, where

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the tidal barrier protected tens of thousands more properties. Hn

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Northern Lincolnshire 320 properties were flooded. In a moment wd'll hear

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from the people of South Ferriby, one of the worst affected areas But

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first Linsey Smith has been to Boston where 600 homes were affected

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by the tidal surge three months ago. This was my sitting room. The water

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may have receded, but the chaos remains. Three months on, this woman

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says insurance renovations on her home are frustrating. They took our

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furniture, the floorboards, the kitchen. We were put into

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accommodation and that was ht. They have done nothing since then. In

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Boston seems like this met residents. Seems a ?100 million

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tidal barrier should stop h`ppening again, but that is not planned until

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2017. If we had that tidal barrier, those homes would not have hn

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affected. The damage here from the 5th of December is plain to see The

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love people have bought this place is clear to see. We had a rdal

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Dunkirk spirit at the beginning with people pitching in. Tony just wants

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her family and pets to return home, but that could be another three

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months away. Here, a villagd surrounded by water. Wrote ht was

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about that high. Three months on, Michelle and their family `` and her

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family are returning home. They have lost everything. I have not really

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cried. This is the first tile she has cried since it happened. Part of

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me wants to come back and the rest doesn't. It is such a mess. Many are

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still living in caravans. Skips are overflowing and there are claims

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homes have been looted. This parish councillor patrols the area. She has

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set up an appeal fund to improve flood defences and help loc`l

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residents and businesses. Pdople are still angry. They are worridd about

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money and their jobs. Some local businesses have no business. There

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is a lot of anxiety about and fear for the future. Is the a lot of work

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to do and some uncertain tiles ahead by those affect by the blogs in

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December. Why are the floods still causing political debate?

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Of course, much attention rdcently has been focused on floods hn the

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south of England. Tomorrow people living on the Somerset Levels will

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ask the government directly for ?100 million for flood protection, even

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though far fewer homes were affected. Some Labour MPs claims

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there's been a north`south divide to the Government's response to the

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floods, but local Conservathves insist that's not the case. I am

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satisfied there will be extra funding coming for the rest of the

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country. Obviously my first responsibility is to make stre that

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comes to Northern Lincolnshhre and when the Environment Agency have put

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forward their capital progr`mme I will be lobbying very hard.

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Tonight the government says we can expect ministerial visits to our

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area over the next few weeks where further plans will be outlined to

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prevent further flooding on the Humber and Lincolnshire coast.

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In a moment on the programmd batch I will be asking the head of

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TransPennine Express why thdy are sending some of their trains to the

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south of England. ?100 million has been spent in

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Lincolnshire in the past fotr years fixing speed cameras that h`ve been

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attacked. Since January four cameras have been targeted, costing the

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taxpayer more than ?100,000. Road safety officials say the money could

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have been better spent educ`ting drivers and that the problel in

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Lincolnshire is one of the worst in the country.

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This is a relatively common sight in Linconshire these days. Somdone has

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been charged in connection with this vandalism. But the problem hs

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costing the people of lincolnshire dearly Over the past four ydars the

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cost of repairing speed camdras in Lincolnshire has been significant.

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This camera is going to cost over 30,000 pounds to repair. It puts the

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drivers of Lincolnshire at risk In the Humber area they have only been

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a handful of attacks on spedd cameras in the last decade, so why

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is it such a problem in Lincolnshire. Most of our c`meras

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are in poor locations. Over the last few years, the cost of repahring

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speed cameras have risen. . So are motorists surprised at the scale of

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the problem? They are a nuisance, but if they are stopping accidents,

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we have to live with it. I then think vandalising them is the thing

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to do. More police on patrol or a camera with a camera showing the

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person who has on it. The most common form of vandalism on cameras

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is arson. This footage shows one in grantham set alight. Lincolnshire

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Road Safety Partnership says it s getting better at catching Those

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responsible. And the punishlent is severe. Ashley Rowland and @nthony

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Luty were both jailed in 2002 for attacking this camera in Helswell.

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But despite that deterrent, this is a problem that doesn't seem to be

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going away. Earlier I spoke to Independdnt MEP

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Godfrey Bloom who campaigns on behalf of the driver's union. I

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started by asking him if he likes speed cameras. No, I don't. Identity

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they work and they take mondy away from genuine road safety problems

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and cameras don't actually work But of all the sites in Lincolnshire

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where they have been speed cameras, there has been a 42% reducthon in

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speed cameras. They are not interpreting the statistics

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properly. They are not lookhng at things like the Simpsons paradox.

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Those statistics are put together by people who want to sell spedd

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cameras. At the road safety charity 's `` but the road safety charity 's

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do not want to sell speed c`meras. These charities are lay

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organisations without a gre`t deal of expertise. What you need to look

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at is the actual statistics here. They don't prove anything at all. In

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a survey, 79% of people thotght that speed cameras should be used to

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reduce road casualties. That is because they are not aware of the

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real situation. Even if we see a camera, we slow down. It shows they

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work. You do slow down, but maybe you hit the brakes it rationally and

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someone runs into the back of you. We have too many speed cameras and

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the reason people are getting frustrated is because of thd fines

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and that is why they are vandalising them, even though I don't condone

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that. Please let us don't your thoughts on speed cameras. Do you

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agree with them? Concern is growing for the safety of

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a missing woman in Revesby. 52`year`old Denise Gray hasn't been

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seen since Monday afternoon when she went for a walk. Lincolnshire Police

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and volunteers are continuing to search the area south of Horncastle

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for the American tourist. Pdople living close by are being asked to

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check sheds and farm buildings. We are really concerned. When someone

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leaves under these circumst`nces and they don't return, it is worrying.

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It has been very cold over the last couple of nights. If she is out

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there, it is not ideal. We `re really worried.

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Weeks earlier than usual thd first Puffin has been spotted on the East

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Yorkshire coast. There had been worries the winter storms h`d harmed

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sea bird colonies, but bird`watchers at Bempton Cliffs say the e`rly

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return is a sign that all is well on the coast.

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A beautiful day at Bempton Cliffs. Blue skies, a light breeze, perfect

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conditions it seems for a ptffin. It's very rare for them to be seen

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here this early in the year, but there's already been another. It was

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just the one. We had it on our CCTV camera. Things are happening. The

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season is on its way. Good news Especially after a winter of strong

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winds, which have lead to worries that many wont have survived. They

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usually stay out on the open seas during the winter. Their major food

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source is fish. Some of them died through

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starvation. And that's just what has happened elsewhere. In the last

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month over two thousand sea birds have been washed up dead on beaches

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in the south. But the RSPB dstimates twenty`eight thousand have been

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killed. Little sign of that at Bempton today, a relief to lany

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visitors. We did not expect to see much. The storms in December would

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have caused a lot of damage. This is the first time we have been back

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this year. It is nice to sed them. It is early days before the effects

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on wildlife is fully known, but things are looking good.

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Still ahead ` the unique restoration job for a team from Lincoln. It was

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created to look like the footholds of the Swiss Alps, which in itself

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is unique. Tonight's picturd is of the red arrows.

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Several people are asking about the onesie. It is actually a baby grow.

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Let us take a look at the wdather. The emphasis is on dry weather. The

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breeze coming from the South means the temperatures will the above

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average. Whether France will clear and high pressure will develop over

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the weekend and for the first time since the first week in Decdmber,

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high pressure will dominate our weather next week. That means a lot

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of fine weather on the way. In the short term, we do have a cotple of

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whether France. Today we have 1 degrees, which is not bad for this

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time of the year. Overnight there will be a lot of clouds comhng in

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from the west. We should only have a few spots of rain and there will be

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no frost. Temperatures down to seven Celsius. The sun will rise `t around

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6:40am. Most the cloudy skids tomorrow. `` mostly cloudy skies

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tomorrow. Many parts will bd dry. Skies may brighten at times. The

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breeze a moderate south`westerly. Highs of ten or 11 Celsius. Friday,

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cloudy with some patchy rain in the morning. It will become dry in the

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afternoon. High pressure to the weekend. Quite a bit of clotds,

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especially on Saturday. Next week looks fine and settled. We look

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forward to getting the picttre from your wife or view in your onesie.

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See you tomorrow. There are fears that the rahl

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operator TransPennine Express running trains between Hull and

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Manchester may face a reduction in services. The operator will see nine

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of its seventy trains go to a company in the South East. The

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decision was put to David C`meron during Prime Minister's Questions

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earlier today. Does the prile ministers share my astonishlent at a

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decision announced yesterdax that TransPennine Express, which covers

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the North of England, is to lose one the North of England, is to lose one

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in eight of its trains which are to be transferred to Chilton r`il for

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the greater comfort and convenience of commuters in the south of

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England? We have plans to electrified the TransPennind Express

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and we are going ahead with the northern half, which will m`ke a

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difference. These are big steps forward. I have the managing

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director of TransPennine Express with me. Are you disappointdd with

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this situation? We are disappointed. In just a few weeks, we will

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increase the capacity across our net work by about 30%. That includes

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through places like Grimsby, whole and Selby. But you will be losing

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13% of your fleet in a year. You just can't go out tomorrow `nd by

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nine trains. That is correct. Our franchise ends in a year, so we

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don't have any commitments. We are talking to the Department for

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Transport about our new franchise. If you cannot find those nine trains

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by this time next year, won't it be impossible to run the service you

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are running at the moment Rtshton Mark it will be a challenge and that

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is why we are trying to find trains elsewhere. It will be a challenge.

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Somewhere there is a risk of capacity reductions. Bob Crow from

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the RMT has said, this move is nothing short of a scandal. Once

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again the North loses and wdll passengers have nothing to look

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forward to apart from overcrowding and chaos. Nothing short of a

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scandal. It is not a great situation. We are talking urgently

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with the Department for Transport in terms of securing rolling stock back

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into this operation. We need to sustain the capacity increase. Is

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the North the poor relation when it comes to train travel? Having said

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that, there is ?1 billion worth of investment coming to the North of

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England for electrification and capacity improvement. We ard excited

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about that. It is quite frustrating that the rolling stock capacity is

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squeezed against that. Is there someone you can call up and ask for

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nine trains? Berries, but it will take awhile to them. Thank xou for

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speaking to us. Nick Donovan there, the manager of TransPennine Express.

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Please let us know your thotghts on the train service you receive in

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your area. A member of the clergy in North East Lincolnshire is going

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without food for 40 years to `` for 40 years to raise awareness about

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the poverty. He will live off fruit juice, vitamins and water for the

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duration of Lent. When I am hungry and I smell food, I am going to

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think, I am finding this difficult, but other people are doing this

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anyway and it is not a choice they have made. I am very fortun`te. I

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have friends and family who look out for me.

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Hull City vice chairman Ehab Allam has written an open letter to fans

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of the club explaining why he and his father want the club to be known

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as Hull Tigers. Mr Allam explained that with only seven per cent of

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income coming from gate recdipts, they needed to exploit forehgn

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markets. Fans group, City Thll We Die, said the letter didn't add

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anything to what they already knew. Rugby League's Player of thd Year

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award is going to be named `fter former Hull FC player Steve Prescott

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for his charity work. Steve lost a long battle with stomach cancer last

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year and the award will now be known as the Steve Prescott Man of Steel

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award after a campaign by Rtgby league fans.

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A team from the University of Lincoln is carrying out a unique

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restoration job on a 19th cdntury Swiss cottage. It was built by a

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rich landowner in Bedfordshhre to remind him of his holidays hn

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Switzerland but nearly two hundred years on it was in need of some

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expert repairs. Gemma Dawson has been to see the work.

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The quiet of the Swiss Garddn in Bedfordshire is being interrupted.

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Covered in scaffolding, a tdam from the University of Lincoln are

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carefully restoring this cottage's rustic porch using twigs and pine

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cones. We have removed the old 0s decoration. It had degraded and

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stood out against the rest of the declaration. We are trying to smooth

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the surface to put on new decoration. The cottage and its

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grounds were created by Lord Ongley in the 1820s. And this is now a rare

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example of a Regency`style garden. It was created to look like the

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footholds of the Swiss Alps, which is in itself unique, although at the

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time, which is when Jane Austin was writing about everyone being in

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Switzerland on their grand Tours, it was the in thing to bring b`ck ideas

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from that area. In the main room of the cottage ` conservators `re now

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cleaning and retouching the decoration... And they think they've

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made a big discovery. The tdam believes much of this interhor was

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salvaged from a Swiss cottage in Regents Park which was demolished in

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1875, just two years before work took place here. The team from

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Lincoln think this illustration proves their theory. You can see the

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similarities between the Chdvron designs. There are lots of dlements

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in the interior where you c`n see that it has been chopped up and

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created to fit this space. What we really could do with is a ptrchase

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order or something in the archives. A lot of work has been done, but as

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yet, we cannot find that absolute proof. The team from Lincoln think

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this illustration of the Regents Park cottage proves their theory...

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They'll now have to wait to see if their suspicions will elevate this

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iconic cottage ` to become ` Grade one listed building. But we leave

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the team from Lincoln pondering a problem How to attach the phne cones

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to the porch's ceiling to rdstore this cottage to it's former glory.

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Arica on the main regional `nd national headlines. Russia `nd

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America meet for the first time since the Ukraine crisis began.

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Three months on from Decembdr's flooding, some people are told it

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could be the summer before they can return to their homes. Tomorrow

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cloudy with some rain possible. Most places will remain dry. Temperatures

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up to 11 Celsius. Let's get back to the discussion about speed cameras.

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Ditch the speed cameras and get more police out on the roads pulling

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people over. John says, Lincolnshire Road safety partnership shotld stop

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using its 1970s technology cameras and invest in new ones. Thex will

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drastically reduce speeding and speed related accidents in the

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county. Marie says, speed c`meras do improve the roads as they slow

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people down and prevent acchdents. If they were not there, the roads

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would be more dangerous. Russell says, speed cameras don't c`tch

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drink drivers or careless drivers. Finally, Marie says, I have never

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been so incensed as I have hn watching the discussion on speed

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cameras. I live in a villagd and neighbours and I regularly see

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vehicles going over the 30 lph speed limit. It is a speed limit for a

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reason and that is safety. That is it for now. Have a good evening

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